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Eco Lifestyle - Roof Pattern - Solar Panels

by Bakie Posted 4th Sep 2020 at 4:49 PM - Updated 6th Sep 2020 at 12:32 PM by Bakie
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.


For more information especially about how to add the solar panels only to a part of the roof, please click this Youtube Video Link:
Eco Lifestyle - Roof Pattern - Solar Panels

Eco Lifestyle - Roof Pattern - Solar Panels
As the Solar Tile roof pattern that came with the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack isn't looking that great in my opinion, I've decided to make a new Solar Panels roof pattern.
It comes in 5 different blue-colored recolors as I wanted it to look as realistic as possible. Now I know that most solar panels are black, but that didn't looked that good in-game.
Just as the Solar Tile roof pattern it produces power and counts towards a Green Eco Footprint. It also has a small positive environment score of 1.

If you want to add the solar panels only to a part of the roof, like can be seen on the thumbnail, then you'll have to work with multiple roof sections.
Always start with a small extra room on top of the floor you would normally add your roof. Make it only a few tiles wide depending on the width of your roof and add a gabled roof to it. This part only functions as the ridge of the roof.
Then for the roof-side on which you want to add the solar panels, start with a gabled roof on one side and make it fit to the ridge of the roof. This can be done by holding shift while shortening the upper eave. Copy-paste it to the other side when you're done, so a gap will appear in between them (unless you want the solar panels on a side that is). Then copy-paste this same roof again, place it in the middle and drag it from the center of the entire roof, out to the edge of the roof. This will make it shorter and the gap to be in between 4 roof section. Copy the side panel one last time and fit it in between the other in the middle (so over that short roof from the former step). Now add the solar panel roof pattern to this last part. You might want to shorten the lower eave (while holding shift), so it won't overlap the 'normal roof'.
As this might sound a bit complicated, I've also showed how to do this in my video. Click the video link at the top for more information about it!

Object information:
This mod requires the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack.
It's a Standalone pattern, so it won't override any other patterns in game.
To find it, go to the roof pattern section in build mode.
It can be recognized by my "BakieGaming" icon in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
The costs are: 0 Simoleons

Game Requirements:
Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack

Game Version:
Tested with gameversion: 1.66.139.1020

Custom Content visible on the Thumbnail made by me:
Animated - Sprinkler
Animated - Steamy Street Storm Drain
Animated - Placeable Birds - Pigeons
Natural Branches Fence
Animated - Placeable Birds - Chickens
Animated - Flowers + Bumblebees

Other Creators:
Chicken Coop made by Icemunmun

I hope you like this Eco Lifestyle Solar Panels roof pattern and if you do, please leave a comment!
If you want to use it in screenshots or videos, be sure to give me some credit!

>> Want to share my mods? <<
Besides giving me credit and linking back to this page, I would appreciate it if you could add my video instead of (only) the thumbnail.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Sims 4 Studio
Thanks Adobe for making Photoshop

Style: Modern
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 4th Sep 2020 at 6:28 PM
Oh Bakie, thanks for great idea.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 5th Sep 2020 at 5:53 AM
Thanks Bakiegaming!!! Can you make these in different colors??? Such as dark green, so they can be used in an underground house where the top portion is a dome??? I think these look way more colorful than EA's and I was working on a build when you came out with this. I am hoping there will be more colors on the way.
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#4 Old 6th Sep 2020 at 7:48 AM
You're a genius! Thank you so much for this great roof pattern! It's free and there is no more reason for my sims to ruin themselves for getting a green footprint :-))
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#5 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 8:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dragonier
Oh Bakie, thanks for great idea.
You're welcome!
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Originally Posted by BrittaMA
You're a genius! Thank you so much for this great roof pattern! It's free and there is no more reason for my sims to ruin themselves for getting a green footprint :-))
Thanks Britta! Hope your Sims will like it too :P
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Originally Posted by Lunamist2
Thanks Bakiegaming!!! Can you make these in different colors??? Such as dark green, so they can be used in an underground house where the top portion is a dome??? I think these look way more colorful than EA's and I was working on a build when you came out with this. I am hoping there will be more colors on the way.
There's one already green-ish. For now I have no plans for making more recolors. But I can keep it in mind.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 5th Nov 2020 at 3:04 AM
Yessssss more Eco Lifestyle items!
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#7 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 6:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Nightingale21
Yessssss more Eco Lifestyle items!
Yesss, enjoy more eco friendly gameplay!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Space Pony
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#8 Old 23rd Jun 2021 at 2:31 PM
Thank you so much! <3
You make the coolest stuff. Were those chickens walking around in one of the yards in the tutorial video?
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#9 Old 24th Jun 2021 at 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by suceress
Thank you so much! <3
You make the coolest stuff. Were those chickens walking around in one of the yards in the tutorial video?
Thanks Suceress! The chickens can be found HERE

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
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#10 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 6:14 PM

genial como siempre
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#11 Old 4th Jul 2021 at 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by elena1962
genial como siempre
Thanks! Happy to see you like it!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
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#12 Old 24th Aug 2021 at 3:33 PM
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing!
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#13 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by aloneguy950
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing!
You're welcome!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Bakie also recommends you check the following:

I have also made other CC like Animated Objects/Walls/Floors/Animals, Invisible Dance Floors, Pool Water Recolors, Backdrop Replacements, (Dynamic Light) Objects & Clothing, Unlocked Item Packs and more! To see and or download them, please take a look at my profile page: http://modthesims.info/member.php?u=3751119