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Picked upload! Sliding bookcase " Hidden door " - Up to 27 deco slots + BONUS !!

by Lunararc Posted 20th Sep 2012 at 2:24 PM - Updated 26th Aug 2013 at 10:48 PM by Lunararc
67 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
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.
Works with the base game patch 1.31.118 and higher thanks to EsmeraldaF for testing it

Hey guys,It's me again

Finally, I've been working on this project the last 6-7 months about half a year trying to fix every piece in this upload , The last month I couldn't fix a problem and I decided to gave up and to delete all this upload cause it was a massive problem in 3 sliding bookcases but thanks to my Bro <3 he fixed all the problems " and I tested it over 100000 times, It works with the game without any problems " Hope you like the Idea and all the objects included in the upload. Enjoy !!





Note :

- These bookcases hidden door don't function as bookcase " your Sims can't grab a book and read from the bookcase " , They consists of deco slots that bind to the sliding door for your clutters and deco objects.
- Made and tested with The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack Version " 12.0.273.01501 "

Contents of the upload :

This upload consists of 18 objects in two sets, The fist set called "Sliding Bookcase Set" consists of 5 objects 3 versions of the sliding bookcase hidden door ( without shelves , Separators or clutters ) The bookcases extracted from the Sims 3 Bookcase " I modified them and fixed the UV map and bind arch door to them " so they have the same multiplier map of the game. the other 2 objects are the shelf " with 3 deco slots and the separator. see picture below

The other set called "Sliding Bookcase Clutters" and consists of 13 objects, 9 of them Mini book stacks with different styles, The other 3 books " BONUS " and LG TV that I made specially to fit in the bookcase and it can be put on the shelves. see picture below




Object information :

In this set each bookcase bind to arch door that " doesn't animate or move with the bookcase " and the bookcase is fully functionally as a door but with slots to fit the shelves and the separator in, I tried to lower the poly counts of every single object in this upload as much as possible and they still look pretty. Below are the detailed informations about object's names, prices, channels, poly counts, number of slots, and catalog location.

Object namePriceChannelsPoly count Faces (High/Low )SlotsLocation in the game
Sliding bookcase hidden door9002504/48011Build mode/Doors
Sliding bookcase hidden door version 210003628/49011Build mode/Doors
Sliding bookcase hidden door version 312003652/49011Build mode/Doors
Sliding Bookcase Shelf20130/123Surfaces/Misc Surfaces
Sliding Bookcase Separator30130/10-Surfaces/Misc Surfaces


Object namePriceChannelsPoly count Faces (High/Low )SlotsLocation in the game
Mini book stack - 150-74/72-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 250-88/86-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 350-50/48-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 450-72/70-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 550-84/82-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 650-24/20-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 750-24/20-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 850-24/20-Decor/Misc Decor
Mini book stack - 950-24/20-Decor/Misc Decor
Stackable Book 130-106/881Decor/Misc Decor
Stackable Book - R230-106/881Decor/Misc Decor
Stackable Book - R330-106/881Decor/Misc Decor
LG - LCD Television7003190/176-Decor/Misc Decor


How does it work :

This set is castable as you see so you can create your own Bookcase using the shelf and the separator you can skip shelf and leave the other, put 2 separators or no separators and finally you can organize the books on the shelves. As I told you before this bookcase works as a door so you can hide a room behind the secret door and click on it and lock the the door for every one except you so you can hide your Sims's precious things lol,and if you want to put the bookcase in the living room or the bed room don't forget to put the Tv in the bookcase so your Sims can watch Tv While the other Sims can pass through the door " just saying " see picture below

Note: -Each Bookcase " Hidden door " has 1 foot print so you can put them beside each other and they still work also " I fixed the the bookcase on the diagonal walls " so they work now on the diagonal walls pretty good " see picture 11 below.




BONUS !! :

Well the Bonus objects are " Stackable Book 1, Stackable Book - R2 ,Stackable Book - R3 " They came with 3 colors " Blue, green , red " and they can't be recolored, The new thing is that each book has one deco slot above it so you can make a pile of books
Note: make sure that the pile of books doesn't reach more than 14 book in order to be put on any surface

Additional Credits :

Sry for my bad English and * Special thanks to : To my bro for fixing all the Sliding bookcases ,HystericalParoxysm " She inspired me to start this project and for bothering her a lot lol "

Polygon Counts:
See above

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

TS3 Base Game

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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

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.
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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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Scholar
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#2 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 4:16 PM
Wow! This was a great idea and it's a fantastic creation. A TREASURE !
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing set.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 4:24 PM
This is AWESOME
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#4 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 5:09 PM
Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU!!
I was looking for something like this since I started plaiyng sims!
Awesome!

and again, thank you!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 6:12 PM
Awww thanks finally a secret door Will go test it later, till now a thousand thanks my dear.
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 6:24 PM
I agree, this is a wonderful idea and I find it Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing and creating this wonderful gem for our games. Yay!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 8:06 PM
Great! That's what I needed for my secret family vault :D
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 8:12 PM
O.M.G. That is brilliant, thanks!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 8:17 PM
Thanks. I will test it... loved the idea!
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#10 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 8:27 PM
I request this back a while ago but no wanted to do it so i'm so happy you made the bookcase with the books as clutter. I think this is wonderful! I love you just for this set!
Instructor
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#11 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 8:37 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad that you love it

Knight Of The Moon
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#12 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 9:35 PM
awesome! great idea, great work. thank you for sharing your talent
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#13 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 10:47 PM
This is great - the sliding bookcase door in Supernatural is so big, it's not useful in small tombs or hallways. I have a question, though; is Showtime really required, or just the patch level?
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#14 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 11:28 PM
DUDE! No wonder I haven't heard from you! This is really cool.
Instructor
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#15 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 11:57 PM Last edited by Lunararc : 21st Sep 2012 at 3:29 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tasselcat
This is great - the sliding bookcase door in Supernatural is so big, it's not useful in small tombs or hallways. I have a question, though; is Showtime really required, or just the patch level?


I think it will work only with showtime " The EP " not the patch cause I didn't test it with the base game or any other EP lower than showtime, If it works its with the base game it's great

Edit: It didn't require Showtime EP just the patch

Knight Of The Moon
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#16 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:25 AM
Congratulations! This is very neat! I don't have Showtime so I won't be downloading it, but it makes me happy to know it exists!

Edited: Crossed mental connection: I *do* have Showtime, I don't have *Supernatural*. Maybe this will be going in my game after all!
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#17 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:31 AM
This is a wonderful work ! I can now hide my secret vampire coffin and/or prison
And I like the stackable "bonus books" too !
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#18 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 10:34 AM
totally awesome thanks so much cant wait to play in game
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:22 PM
Just amazing - and diagonal, too! No wonder it took you a while! I am glad you didn't give up - thank you!
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:39 PM Last edited by EsmeraldaF : 21st Sep 2012 at 3:04 PM.
Very clever idea, nice work!

ETA: Just came back to confirm that it does work in Base Game only - I have a base game installation of TS3 on my laptop, patched up to date, and this item works beautifully there! So a patch at some point must have added the ability to use it without needing any expansions. Looks and works fantastic in game - great work!
Instructor
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#21 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 3:26 PM
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Originally Posted by EsmeraldaF
Very clever idea, nice work!

ETA: Just came back to confirm that it does work in Base Game only - I have a base game installation of TS3 on my laptop, patched up to date, and this item works beautifully there! So a patch at some point must have added the ability to use it without needing any expansions. Looks and works fantastic in game - great work!


Really thanks EsmeraldaF for testing it

Knight Of The Moon
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#22 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 3:59 PM Last edited by magical-bra : 21st Sep 2012 at 4:12 PM.
Wow!! And you worked on it for so long! Puts to shame all the people who knock something out in an afternoon and expect everyone to love it. This is simply amazing *bows at your feet*
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#23 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 5:56 PM
this is very awesome, indeed! but one question: is that random drop shadow supposed to be there once the bookshelf moves to the side, revealing the frame?
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#24 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 6:26 PM
Sweetness! You just made my day!
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#25 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 6:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeMyu
this is very awesome, indeed! but one question: is that random drop shadow supposed to be there once the bookshelf moves to the side, revealing the frame?


Yes cause the shadow is related to the arch door " frame " not the sliding bookcase it self If you look closer you will see the shadow at the same line of the wall not in front of it also it wont move with the bookcase see this animated picture HERE and thanks for your comment and all the other simmers ^_^

Knight Of The Moon
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