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Picked upload! Patternable/ Recolorable Decorative Plates and Custom Patterns

by BabaYaga Posted 24th Sep 2009 at 12:25 AM - Updated 1st Mar 2010 at 5:46 AM by BabaYaga : uploaded wrong file, duh
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

The first part of my offering today consists of two types of decorative plate, each in two sizes for your cluttering needs.

The wall plate comes in large and small sizes and, as the name implies, hangs on the wall. Fittingly, then, it can be found in the wall art section of the catalog. Small size is $40, large is $50.

Next, the standing plate. The standing plate comes with a stand. This is because plates cannot stand on their own.

Like the wall plate, the standing plate also comes in two sizes which, interestingly, can also be described as large and small. Goes on tabletops, counters and anywhere else clutter can usually be found. In the catalog under decorative- miscellaneous. Costs $45 and $55, because stands aren't free, you know.

All of the plates can be recolored in Create-A-Style with any of the patterns you have, like any other recolorable object. (The stands are not recolorable.) They have reasonably accurate shadows, and are a little bit shiny. You may notice that the plates in the screenshots have non-repeated, very plate-like designs on them, which brings me to...

the second part of my upload: I have made a fair number of special custom patterns specifically designed for these meshes:

As far as the game knows, they are perfectly ordinary patterns. The only thing different about them is that they are designed so they fit these particular objects in a satisfyingly plate-like way.

The trade-off is that the patterns aren't useful for anything else. (That's why I've included them in this post, rather than making a separate entry for them in the patterns section of the site.) You can, of course, apply them to anything in the game that will take a pattern, but I wouldn't, unless you really want a sofa with big plates all over it.

The patterns even show up in the Create-a-Style catalog with a little teeny plate in the thumbnail, so you know which ones they are and can thus avoid the plates-all-over-your-sofa thing. (You may take this for granted, but figuring out how to do it caused me some psychic pain, so I insist on pointing it out)

I've made several colorways of most patterns, except the group of two-color patterns labeled blue-and-white plates, which are only included in, yes, blue and white. You can download each group of patterns separately, or get all of them at once. Screenshot thumbnails are included in the zips so you can easily pick just the ones you want.

The plate with the woman's profile comes in a left-facing and a right-facing version, but I only included a thumbnail pic for the right-facing version, because of my deep and abiding confidence in your ability to figure out what the left-facing version looks like. Also laziness. But just in case, here's a pic of them together as a set:

I think that's everything. Enjoy!

EDIT: as HeyBubbe noticed, the sunflower plate patterns were missing, so I added them, both in their own file and in the zip with all the other patterns.


Thanks to Killc*a for pointing out that there was a problem with the small standing plate-- l seem to have inadvertently uploaded the wrong version of the file. Fixed now. Hopefully that's all for the problems. Gah!


Mesh files have now been updated for compatibility with WA and with patch 1.7.9. Please re-download fixed versions.

Update 2-28-20: Small standing plate had the wrong shadow. Will I never learn the perils of disorganization?

I've upploaded the correct version-- please re-download the fixed version! Thank you to groovilicious for letting me know about the problem.

Polygon Counts:
plate with stand, both sizes: 486 polys
wall plate, both sizes: 264 polys

Additional Credits:
s3pe, s3oc, milkshape, s3objtool, plus extra thanks to WesHowe for general ongoing helpfulness

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
babayaga_blueandwhite_plate_patterns.zip 1.15 MB 5,079 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_chrysanthemum_plate_patterns.zip 1.00 MB 4,085 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_delft_plate_patterns.zip 624.4 KB 3,886 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_morningglory_plate_patterns.zip 882.8 KB 3,863 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_plumblossom_plate_pattern.zip 933.1 KB 3,862 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_poppy_plate_pattern.zip 864.3 KB 3,466 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_profile_plate_patterns.zip 1.26 MB 3,407 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_spiral_lillies_plate_pattern.zip 846.4 KB 3,609 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_retro_flower_plate_pattern.zip 703.9 KB 3,492 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_plate_patterns_ALL.zip 7.71 MB 11,756 24th Sep 2009
babayaga_sunflower_plate_pattern.zip 842.1 KB 3,569 24th Sep 2009
Babayaga_Patterned_PlateWithStand_Large-fixed.zip | Description: updated for WA and patch 1.7.9 67.8 KB 2,689 10th Dec 2009
Babayaga_Patterned_Wall_Plate_Large-fixed.zip | Description: updated for WA and patch 1.7.9 63.3 KB 2,514 10th Dec 2009
Babayaga_Patterned_Wall_Plate_Small-fixed.zip | Description: updated for WA and patch 1.7.9 60.5 KB 2,387 10th Dec 2009
Babayaga_Patterned_PlateWithStand_Small-fixed.zip | Description: fixed shadow issue 77.8 KB 2,147 1st Mar 2010
Babayaga_Patterned_Plates_All_Meshes_fixed.zip | Description: fixed shadow issue 269.3 KB 6,430 1st Mar 2010
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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