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A Better Washroom Door

by daluved1 Posted 4th Jan 2011 at 6:51 PM
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 7:23 PM
Thank you very much for making these.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 8:08 PM
Nice! Much better than the EA ones!! Thanks for sharing!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 8:55 PM
I love these doors! They are simple and functional. I hate the ea doors, now I can make a nice club without the ugly doors!
Test Subject
#5 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 10:12 PM
Thank you so much for these! They're so much nicer than the regular EA doors :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 10:18 PM
Thank you! Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing - Robert
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 10:31 PM
I like the EA ones but - HELLO! - these are AWESOME! Thanks for the work you did; will use them a lot!!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 2:59 AM
What is a "washroom"?

Forum Resident
#9 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 4:21 AM
Lovely mapping! These look very good.

Originally Posted by eduardog3000
What is a "washroom"?


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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 12:55 PM
I love these. Thank you SO MUCH!

This is a small and unimportant request, but do you think you could make them residential? I'm building a large hotel as an apartment, so I need some gender-bias doors for the public washrooms.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 2:36 PM
Bless your for your classic taste! The EA doors drive me nuts- I never build with them so my simmies always have unisex bathrooms! These are wonderful- I'm going to put them everywhere!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 2:46 PM
These are so much better-looking for posh clubs, etc, than those funky EA bathroom doors, thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 4:35 PM
These are being used in my Apartment's Buildings Public Powder Room ( Posh word for Washroom duh!)
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 5:10 PM
A much needed improvement! Thank you, they're very attractive.
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Jan 2011 at 8:06 AM
Thank you! This is just what I needing for my simmies.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th Jan 2011 at 4:24 AM
Ooooh. So pretty. Things like this make me wish my computer could handle the sims 3.
Test Subject
#17 Old 28th Jan 2011 at 6:01 PM
So glad to have these.
Why would I need them for Residential? Because the common areas in my LN apartment building need some bathrooms. Oh well, off to change them on my own.
#18 Old 1st Feb 2011 at 5:48 PM
These look great! Very stylish. Thanks for making these and sharing,
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Mar 2011 at 12:35 AM
Thank you so much!! These are so much better looking for higher-end clubs/hotels/etc. I love them!!

But I'm wondering if anyone would be able to tell me (or direct me somewhere) how to turn the washroom doors residential?
I'm also making a high-rise apartment with a small restaurant/coffee shop on the main floor and would looooove to have separate bathrooms (they'd be nice in the pool room/gym in the basement too, hehehee).

Any help would be so greatly appreciated. :D
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Apr 2011 at 7:33 PM
Thank you so very much for doing this! The ones that come with the game look like they belong on a construction site port-a-potty.
Space Pony
#21 Old 4th May 2011 at 7:12 PM
Ooh, These are very nice! Thank you!
One silly question though: Which one is the male bathroom and which is the female? Is the female the one with the longer Simlish word?
I suppose I should just download and see if it is in the descriptions. :-)
It would be wonderful if this worked with residential (I can't remember whether or not there is a cheat to make it so community objects are available in residential-- but I always use buydebug on so I shall find out).
Thank you!
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Jul 2011 at 3:52 AM
one of the greatest cc ever made! thanks!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 4:37 PM
Genius! Everything you've been making is pure genius.
Test Subject
#24 Old 10th Nov 2011 at 3:33 AM
I am sooo diggin' the re-colorable (sp?) door knobs!! I wish alllll the doors and cabinets had re-howeveryouspellit knobs
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 4th Jun 2012 at 2:41 AM
so loving these! I never could find a pretty little washroom door for my rather swanky digs but you've managed to help fix that problem!
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