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Backless Showers

by HugeLunatic Posted 11th Mar 2010 at 12:24 AM
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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.
Simple Shower
The base game simple shower, you know the square one with the horrid 70's waffley glass surrounding it? I removed the surround and the base (channels too!). And as you can see the small floor drain is still there and now it fits much nicer in more modern surroundings.
  • 1 Channel
  • §225
  • Plumbing/Showers

Exhilarating X-Foliator
This is the expensive shower that is designed for corners. It is still designed for corners, it just has the back tiled part removed (channel too!).
  • 3 Channels (Base, Rail, Fixture)
  • §650
  • Plumbing/Showers want to have your showers as blue leopard spots?
Who am I to ask what you want to do in your own bathroom? mumbles...mumbles....crazy new-age decorators... Well for those of you that really truly must do this, take a look at this photo.

Default Colors
The default colors for both showers is the same as the corresponding base game showers. The picture shows the Simple Shower, but the X-Foliator one has the same colors. Plus all the rails in the X-Foliator are the same, so it seemed redundant to take a picture of that.

Made with Game Version 1.7.9. Should work with any patched game.

Polygon Counts:
Simple Shower 554 - High/Low are the same since so much was removed
X-Foliator 1209/671
Tags: #shower, #backless, #EA match

Style: Retro Contemporary Modern Ultra Modern
Room: Bathroom
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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Sims 3
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Size: 88.3 KB · Downloads: 111,576 · 11th Mar 2010
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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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 11:44 AM
I've been hoping for something like this for a long time. Thank you so much!

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#27 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 12:51 PM
Thanks, these are so needed to create better bathrooms. BTW: I would love to know about the wall/window too.
Rogue Redeemer
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#28 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 12:57 PM
I downloaded a similar backless shower from somewhere, but it was missing the sewer, which looked quite odd, so I'm very happy that this one has the sewer, yeah! :D
Test Subject
#29 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 1:40 PM
Thank you, this is perfect!!
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Original Poster
#30 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 2:23 PM
Far as I know the any moodlets the originals give should be here, my evil sim who tested has the cold shower one - even after before impaled with errant shower bits on early versions.

These are not defaults, and they cost a bit less the original EA ones.

Those wall windows - my windows put there with cheats and the other half of the window hangs outside. :p
Field Researcher
#31 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 2:52 PM
"(channel too!)"…
Thank you. I always use bare bone showers where I can, so much more versatile ! :D
Test Subject
#32 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 2:52 PM
It looks great and it is something a lot of people will want/need, but unfortunately it doesn't really work well.

You can't fit two backless showers next to one another as one will become unreachable. Also the setup shown in your 1st picture is not working. The shower on the righthandside is unreachable. This is due to the fact that the showers still need to be entered from the side
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 2:57 PM
~singing~ Hugelunatic is smart! S-M-R-T smart!! la-la-la! And may I suggest orangemittens Two Glass Walls for shower walls?!? Can't wait to try that out myself!!

Thank you!
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Original Poster
#34 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 3:01 PM
They work exactly the same as the original showers. The entry/exit points of the shower are unchangable. So if mine "doesn't really work well" then neither do the EA ones.
Test Subject
#35 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 3:47 PM Last edited by Bimbette : 11th Mar 2010 at 3:48 PM. Reason: Typo
Hehe good point HugeLunatic

I'm sorry I did not mean to sound rude or so, I was just trying to point out that the setup is not possible.

In the Sims2 we used to have the same type of shower, but it was accessible from the front and therefore we were able to place multiple of them right next to one another as in a dorm or as in any kind of multiple showerroom (soccer changingroom/ indoorswimmingpool changingroom etc etc)
Forum Resident
#36 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 5:18 PM
Thanks Lunie! These are awesome!!

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11th Mar 2010 at 5:21 PM
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#37 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 5:50 PM
You are my hero!! Thanks hun ~~hugs~~
Test Subject
#38 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 8:06 PM
Thank you! This is brilliant. I've missed something like this ever since the game came out.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 8:50 PM
awesome! Custom Bathrooms here I come!

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#40 Old 11th Mar 2010 at 9:06 PM
Hats off to you my good lady! You have made an excellent piece of content that was so DESPERATELY needed!

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Test Subject
#41 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 1:37 AM
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#42 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 4:46 AM
yes... embarrassing group showers after gym class here i come *evil laugh*
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 12:56 PM Last edited by Panther559 : 12th Mar 2010 at 1:18 PM.
This is definitely what I've been looking for!! As Arisuka said, I downloaded one from somewhere else, but it didn't have the little sewer, so it didn't really do much justice for the realistic feel I was looking for (still give credit for effort though... ). Much appreciated!!

Does anyone know where I can get the combo (tub and shower unit) as a backless unit with just the front glass slider (like the Sims2 one)? Or has it even been made yet? Just wondering, not requesting unless someone knows how to do it.

HL, you rock!! :D
Test Subject
#44 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 3:59 PM
Thank you very much! Love them. I have and use the ones that you did for Sims 2.

Lab Assistant
#45 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 8:16 PM
ooooh thanks !
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Field Researcher
#46 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 2:32 AM
Yay Thanks!!!!

My username here is sweetichigodream, but I am better known as Helena and/or Funny Bunny! :) would love to change username...
Test Subject
#47 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 9:02 PM
Thank you and can you upload those windows. Thanks again!
Field Researcher
#48 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 10:42 PM
Thank you for these. They are much needed for the game.

I am also looking for the expensive tub/shower that is all glass instead of the stupid solid front section. Does anyone know if it exists anywhere? If not, then HugeLunatic, would you be interested in doing one since you did such a good job with these showers? Just asking, no pressure.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
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