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Decor with a Purpose: Functional Vampires Radiator

by Ilex Posted 6th Sep 2021 at 11:33 AM - Updated 16th Sep 2021 at 3:57 PM by Ilex
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We have ways to heat houses now, but the radiator from the Vampires pack remains useless without mods. So here's my take on functionality for it, with versions for both Snowy Escape and Seasons.

I actually created this a while ago for myself and then forgot about it. So now that I started uploading mods I recreated it to make sure I did it right.

This is an override for a Vampires item. It will continue to appear in all the same categories as before plus now appearing in the Electronics category. Since posting this I've realized that another creator already made something similar so if you want a version that isn't an override you should check out this one by Teknikah: https://modthesims.info/d/651976/vi...tor-heater.html

Update 9/16:
  • Added new English-only strings to the Snowy Escape version, replacing "Space Heater" with "Radiator" in the buff. Yes, the icon is still a space heater but I don't hate it.
  • Added optional STRING file for Seasons version. This will replace the buff strings to say "From Temperature set to Warmer" instead of "From Thermostat set to Warmer" (in English only) to make sense with both thermostats and this object. I tried to find a way to do it without overriding the one for the thermostat but I can't figure out how they hook together so this is the next best thing.

Past Updates


Pack Requirements:
  • The tuning for the SE version is based on the Snowy Escape space heater and uses a variation of that buff so this requires both Vampires and Snowy Escape.
  • The tuning for the SNS version is based on the Seasons thermostat and uses those buffs so this requires both Vampires and Seasons.

For the Snowy Escape version, unlike the space heater there is no visual indicator that the heater is on. It actually originally inherited the glowing lines but I removed them because floating red lines look stupid. You just have to figure it out from the buffs and from clicking. I haven't had a radiator since I was a kid but I don't remember those having a visual indicator anyway.

For the Seasons versions the STRINGS file is optional and will replace the buff strings to say "From Temperature set to Warmer" instead of "From Thermostat set to Warmer" (in English only) to make sense with both thermostats and the Seasons versions of this object.

It's also worth noting that all of my strings are in English only at the moment. I don't speak any other languages nearly well enough to translate them so I welcome any translations that anyone can offer and will credit all translators so please reach out if you can and want to help.

If you're an object creator and want to use my tuning you totally can. Just link people to my stuff to download it and send me a link to your work if you want me to share it.

Archive: Ilex_VMP_FunctionalRadiator1.2.zip
File: Ilex_VMP_RadiatorHeater_SE.package

Price: 185

Functionalities/Categories

* The following information shares where to find it in buy-mode, any buffs/moodlets they get from it and what it can be used for!

Functions
Buy
MiscDecoration
Temperature
MiscElectronics
Bonuses
Happy : 1
Games used: + 1 EPs/SPs
File: Ilex_VMP_RadiatorThermostat_SNS.package

Price: 185

Functionalities/Categories

* The following information shares where to find it in buy-mode, any buffs/moodlets they get from it and what it can be used for!

Functions
Buy
MiscDecoration
Temperature
MiscElectronics
Bonuses
Happy : 1

Interactions: (2)

Set Radiator: Warmer
Set Radiator: Off
Games used: + 1 EPs/SPs


This is a multi-part download:


Choose either the SE or SNS version from the zip. If you use SNS you can also use the STRING file.

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Archive: Ilex_VMP_FunctionalRadiator1.2.zip
File: Ilex_VMP_RadiatorHeater_SE.package

Price: 185

Functionalities/Categories

* The following information shares where to find it in buy-mode, any buffs/moodlets they get from it and what it can be used for!

Functions
Buy
MiscDecoration
Temperature
MiscElectronics
Bonuses
Happy : 1
Games used: + 1 EPs/SPs
File: Ilex_VMP_RadiatorThermostat_SNS.package

Price: 185

Functionalities/Categories

* The following information shares where to find it in buy-mode, any buffs/moodlets they get from it and what it can be used for!

Functions
Buy
MiscDecoration
Temperature
MiscElectronics
Bonuses
Happy : 1

Interactions: (2)

Set Radiator: Warmer
Set Radiator: Off
Games used: + 1 EPs/SPs
 
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4 Seasons Snowy Escape + 1 GPs

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