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A Collector's Dream

by Lisen801 Posted 29th Jan 2011 at 5:54 PM - Updated 26th May 2012 at 12:10 AM by Lisen801 : uPDATING
190 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated for Pets and patch

Updated for Pets and patch and tested in game. It works and all the slots are there




Originally I made this for my sim could hold all the souvenirs, gems and other things as they collect.
Unfortunately, it appeared that gems have a footprint that makes it impossible to place two stones next to each other, with other small items that's fine. But even if you leave a blank space between the stones the shelf can hold 33 gems. In the gaps other small objects can be placed.

Both the shelf and the rack has three color channels and can be found at storage - misc. The same place wwhere you can find the
storage racks for wine.

The shelf costs $ 145 and the rack $ 165.

Polygon Counts:
The shelf have 732 vertices and 634 faces and the rack 312 vertices and 156 faces.

Additional Credits:
I want to thank EA for the game, the developers of the software I use, the autors of tutorials and all the helpful folks here and there
Tags: #collector, #shelf, #rack, #storage

Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Lisen_Collector'sShelfandRack.7z

Size: 287.6 KB · Downloads: 43,966 · 26th May 2012
287.6 KB 43,966 26th May 2012
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
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.).

For Sims3Pack files:

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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
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.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Test Subject
#51 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 2:19 PM
WHY I cant download this ;__; Its like .7z and i dont know how to do with that, can only .zip and .rar .....
Field Researcher
#52 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 5:26 PM
I agree with Ciablue - I have no problems storing gems side-by-side, as long as I don't want to use stands . I'm unsure why you thought they couldn't fit? Sometimes it takes a bit of effort to get the gem exactly where you want it, but that can be achieved by filling up empty holes temporarily, and then moving the objects again.

Thank you, this is great!

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Test Subject
#53 Old 25th Feb 2011 at 10:50 PM
The overview says that you cannot place gems right next to each other on the 55 slot shelf. I was playing on an 'apartment' lot, and was able to place gems right next to each other, and fill all 55 slots with gems. However when I moved my family to a lot w/ a house I was not able to fill the shelf.

There must be different coding for the apartment lots versus the house lots. It's not the shelf or the gems themselves that are causing the issue.

This is a great idea. Thanks for taking the time to make it!
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#54 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 1:58 AM
baratron and JenXOr...

Thank you that's great news!
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#55 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 6:04 AM
Very good idea. Thanks
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#56 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 9:08 AM
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Originally Posted by sarppe
WHY I cant download this ;__; Its like .7z and i dont know how to do with that, can only .zip and .rar .....


I assume you mean "Why can't I EXTRACT this"? If you are using Windows as your OS, then you need a program called "7-Zip", for Mac it would be "7zX" and for Linux "p7zip". If you have trouble finding the required programs, feel free to use google
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#57 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 11:15 AM
hey Lisen thanks so much for these! just a possible suggestion - what if the case was 1 column thick and then multiple ones were placed manually together - being separate items would fix the gem problem right? just an idea if you've got the time or if anybody else wants to do this

keep up the good work :D
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#58 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 12:42 PM
Oh god, that shelf is amazing. thank you ever so much.
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#59 Old 14th Mar 2011 at 7:45 PM
I love these! Thank you!
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#60 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 6:39 AM
What a super-duper item! All those crazy little rocks and nothing to do but carry them around in a backback.... Big, Big Thanks!!!
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#61 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 10:23 PM
perfect for my sims! big thanks!
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#62 Old 26th Mar 2011 at 10:34 AM
Holy Crap! This is brilliant! THX SOO MUCH! *hughs*
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#63 Old 7th Apr 2011 at 5:20 PM
so cool! thank you, i really needed this kind of object!!
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#64 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 3:09 PM
Thank you SO much for this. My little boy loves to collect rocks and bugs LOL. Its perfect.
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#65 Old 16th Apr 2011 at 12:51 PM
I love you forever. ;w;
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#66 Old 5th May 2011 at 2:35 PM
will the one with tons of little squares hold fish bowls?
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#67 Old 5th May 2011 at 4:20 PM
Amazing, thank you!
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#68 Old 26th May 2011 at 7:09 AM
Perfect idea! Thanks so much for sharing this! =)
Field Researcher
#69 Old 26th May 2011 at 8:15 AM
I was also able to put my gems side by side using the move objects cheat and this was on a regular residential lot not an apartment. However when i moved homes I was not able to put the gems side by side, even using MOO, in my new home (which was also not an apartment). Very peculiar indeed.
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#70 Old 26th May 2011 at 11:38 PM
Thanks so much for this! My Sim is a gem hoarder, and this is a good looking stand with a ton of room
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#71 Old 30th May 2011 at 2:30 AM
"A Collector's Dream" indeed.
I LOVE THIS! [:
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#72 Old 8th Jun 2011 at 12:45 PM
真是不錯!!! 這下子終於有地方能好好的北放我的收藏品了
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#73 Old 8th Jun 2011 at 7:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by okuftr
真是不錯!!! 這下子終於有地方能好好的北放我的收藏品了


我的关照,感谢
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#74 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 1:02 PM
Just what my Sim needed, thank you!
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#75 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 7:03 PM
I'm enjoying your pages enormously, you have great quality objects - and very useful too! Thank you for your hard work and thank you for sharing with us!
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