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A Better Washroom Door

by daluved1 Posted 4th Jan 2011 at 6:51 PM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Ever find yourself building a nice fancy social spot for your sims, and instead of having...ya know...a normal looking washroom door, you have to slap down that stupid looking door with the big awkward picture on it? The EA washroom doors are nice for more industrial, cheaper settings but look weird when used in more classier environments.

After a little fiddling around in TSRW, I was able to come up with the A Better Washroom Door set. I looked for the most basic, universal door and put little "Ladies" and "Mens" signs on it to signify its a washroom door. The signs are in Simlish, of course, but you can tell which is which by looking at the plaques.

The doors have the proper gender bias. Meaning, males will not go through the female doors and vice versa.

The doors have 4 recolorable channels: Door frame, main door, door-knob and metal plaque. I sacrificed the ability to color both sides of the door differently for more customization of the look of the door. The little metal plaque on the top of the door is on both sides, so you can freely choose which side to have the door handles.

Both doors are found under Build -> Doors in Community Mode, just like the originals, for 125 simoleons. I do not have the hack to use them on residential lots because...well..why would you need that? Feel free to convert to residential use if you must.

You will need WA or any EP after that. The base game does not come with the gender bias doors.

Additional Credits:
Armiel, and others in #create who tested the door for me.

Made with TSRW.

Simlish font by SIMale
Tags: #bathroom, #WC, #washroom, #toilet, #door, #lavatory

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

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Test Subject
#26 Old 9th Dec 2013 at 6:40 PM
This is great! Now my fancy victorian vampire lounge can have gender specific bathrooms!
Test Subject
#27 Old 5th May 2014 at 8:35 PM're so kind
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 16th Dec 2015 at 5:36 PM
This is just what I came out here looking for and it's perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#29 Old 14th Oct 2017 at 4:58 PM
'-> love them
Test Subject
#30 Old 2nd Apr 2018 at 4:15 PM
Thank you. I love these for bathrooms in a more "upscale" setting.
Test Subject
#31 Old 30th May 2018 at 1:05 AM
I so needed these when I was building a NightClub in my First basement. I couldn't even find the ugly doors you speak of for some reason. Then I went and put a Bowling Alley in my Third basement. I am absolutely going to replace the doors I have in place with yours. And who knows what I'll put in if I build a Fourth basement! (My Second basement is all workshops for the specialty machines.) It's my first build - I'm new to Sims and I WANT IT ALL!!
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