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Genuine 50's Florida Alligator Bookshelf

by kithri Posted 12th Jul 2012 at 3:30 PM - Updated 19th Sep 2012 at 6:51 PM by kithri
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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.
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Made of genuine faux Florida alligators! My, what big teeth it has....Genuine faux gator bits supplemented with real Formica™ and garage-sale library books!

The Genuine 50's Florida Alligator Bookshelf is a real bookshelf with Sim animation and full and empty states (technically termed “geostates”).

It will behave just like a regular bookshelf, and will appear empty when your Sim has removed most of the books. But wait, there’s more!

It is also a fully-functioning storage shelf! It has 14 slots that will hold small clutter/deco items. A few of the tall items in game that are classified as small might cause problems if they poke into the next shelf. If your Sim stamps a foot and complains, remove the item and put a smaller one in its place. Appropriate clutter items include gems, small rocks, small flower pots and plants, and small toys.

Because it was made with real Formica™ and not that expensive wood stuff, it’s cheap! And very small, with a 1-tile footprint, so it can go into the tiniest of apartments…Don’t lean too hard on it, though…

No expansion or stuff packs are needed. The Genuine 50's Florida Alligator Bookshelf was play tested on a fully-patched base game and on a game full of expansions and stuff packs. Tested with patch 1.36 and 1.33, and possibly works with other patch levels.

There are three variations:
1. Let’s Go to the Hop
2. It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To
3. Twilight Time

You can find all the variations of the Genuine 50's Florida Alligator Bookshelf in the Function -> Storage -> Bookshelves and in the Room -> Study -> Bookshelves sections of the Buy Catalog.

Cost: 75 Simoleans
Environment: 0
Fun: 2
Books: Comes with only the basics, + Handiness, +Logic, +Cooking, and a few odd pieces of fiction. What do you expect for 75 Simoleans?

Tools used: Maya, Blender, Milkshape, TSRW, S3PE, UV Mapper, Sims 3 Pack MultiInstaller, Photoshop 6.0, a hammer, some nails, and The Gimp

Custom Content: All the lovely plants and the pretty geode are from Lisen801 ( Cmomoney ( and Purplepaws ( here at MTS. The cut glass vase is by me and not yet available 

Caution: Known to cause an irresistible urge to wear a poodle skirt. Use at your own risk.

Polygon Counts:
HighLOD Poly: 866
HighLOD Vert: 1195

MedLOD Poly: 352
MedLOD Vert: 692

Additional Credits:
Thanks to: Delphy, Inge & Peter Jones, Cmomoney for Blender plugins, Wes Howe for MS plugins, Armiel for Builder’s Island, Twallan for Master Controller, SIMu8rReviews for his tutorial on geostates. Thanks also to Morphead, Bloomsbase, Cmomoney, and MarcusSims91 for input re: slots.

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