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Compost Heap - Non- Default.

by Aysarth Posted 31st Dec 2016 at 8:39 PM - Updated 21st Oct 2017 at 9:48 AM by Aysarth
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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.
Some time ago, I uploaded a compost heap as a default replacement for the Eaxi's compost bin. I got some comments that people would prefer a non-default version, so they could choose on a lot by lot basis which one they used. That was beyond my ability at the time, as it involved modding BHAVs.

However, following extensive study and quite a bit of trial by error, I am pleased to present my non- default compost heap and its associated garden plot mod! The mod is required to make the garden plot look for compost (and use compost) from the heap in addition to the bin.

You can have both compost heaps and compost bins on the same lot. In this case, the garden plots will take compost from the bins first, and switch over to the heaps when the bins are empty.

I have uploaded two versions of the compost heap + mod combo. The Free Time version (FT) raises hobby enthusiasm for Nature, as well as earning gardening badges. You need at minimum Seasons + Free Time to use this. The standard version requires Seasons only. Both versions have been tested in my game (all EPs/SPs). As AGS won't work on my Windows 10 computer, I haven't been able to test it in other game configurations, sorry.

The compost heaps have the same GUID and will overwrite each other. They cost $50 (compared to $150 for the bin) and are found in Garden Center/Gardening in build mode.

PLEASE NOTE: The bins will make compost quite happily without the mod. However, to use the compost you definitely need the mod as well!

(Note to moderators. I wasn't certain whether to upload to garden center or to the mods category. Please move this if appropriate.)

Polygon Counts:
CompostheapND 536 vertices.
CompostheapNDFT 536 vertices

EDITED 21.10.17 Garden plot mods re-uploaded to correct a looping error when no compost was available. PLEASE RE DOWNLOAD.

Additional Credits:
My grateful thanks to Echo for her tutorials on BHAV modding.
Also to Celebkiriedhel for her tutorial on object modding found here
Also to the maker of the MJ custom garden plot, which proved to me that it could be cloned. I think this was Wintermuteai1
Also of course to the makers of Simpe.
Lastly, to Cher Moutarde, who gained a gold gardening badge helping me to test this.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Modgargenplot.rar | Garden plot mod NO freetime

Size: 1.0 KB · Downloads: 213 · 21st Oct 2017
1.0 KB 213 21st Oct 2017
ModgardenplotFT.rar | Garden plot mod for Freetime

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 577 · 21st Oct 2017
1.2 KB 577 21st Oct 2017
CompostheapNDFT.rar | Non default compost heap (Free Time)

Size: 459.2 KB · Downloads: 913 · 31st Dec 2016
459.2 KB 913 31st Dec 2016
CompostheapND.rar | Non default compost heap

Size: 463.5 KB · Downloads: 464 · 31st Dec 2016
463.5 KB 464 31st Dec 2016

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Tags: #Green, #Living, #Compost, #Garden, #Plot, #fertiliser, #fertilizer, #heap, #bin, #dung, #hill, #crops