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Pixel Anachronisms: Six TS3 Single Beds, Made Awesome

by Nysha Posted 22nd Nov 2012 at 5:32 AM - Updated 17th Nov 2013 at 7:08 PM by Nysha
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One thing that irks me when building is that I never have enough single beds - just normal, simple, non-fancy single beds that don't look like they were recently thrown out of a junk shop. I end up using the same handful of beds over and over again, which is terribly dull. So, I decided to convert a couple of my favourite TS3 beds... and then got a bit carried away and converted basically all of them. And recoloured them to match the IKEA MALM furniture. C'est la vie.



The beds each come with all of the TS3 presets, plus five MALM woods. The two metal beds don't come with MALM woods, because that would just be silly. They do come with improved metal textures, though - another thing EA just can't do right...
Each bed comes with two meshes - a basegame version and a Pets version. The Pets version allows pets to sit on/sleep on/destroy the beds and, obviously, requires Pets; the basegame version is self-explanatory. You can use the basegame version with Pets installed if you're some kind of kitty-hating freak; but don't use the Pets version without Pets installed, and don't try to install both versions at once.

All files have been compressorised and had silly unused orphan textures removed.

So, onto the juicy details! Go on, click on the thumbnails - your reading experience will not be interrupted .

PicPic 2NameAssociated witticismPricePolycountTS3 original
The 'Issa' BedIssa Bed. You can sleep on it. What more do you want?§2751264BedSingleCheapFirehouse (Amb)
Le CurveFormerly known as "Modern". Geeze, EA, what is the snail doing without its imagination?§10001856BedSingleModern (BG)
The Marrr!itime BedThis is one of those gimmicky Generations things that I never use. Ever. Ever. Well... maybe. I kinda fell in love with this bed during the conversion process, especially all that time spent getting intimate with its SHPE.§12502791 - High poly! Sorry about that - it's all the curvy bits.BedSingleGenBoat (Gen)
The BedsteadI'm pretty sure I've never actually slept in - or even seen - one of these beds. Nevertheless, I have a deep-rooted association between iron bedsteads and stubbed toes. Make sure your sims wear steel-toed boots around this one.§5652608 - Another high poly one here.BedSingleBrass (even though EA didn't include a decent brass preset...) (BG)
The Head BedGeddit?! Geddit?! Yeah, it is pretty weak.§7201358BedSingleRanchHorse (Pets)
The QuadramidsShut up! It was funny when I thought of it!§7501638BedSingleGenTeen (Gen)


Polygon Counts:
Issa: 1264
Le Curve: 1856
Marrr!itime: 2781
Bedstead: 2608
Head Bed: 1358
Quadramids: 1638

Additional Credits:
Made using SimPE, Photoshop, Milkshape, Blender, and Wood Workshop. Thanks to the lovely Morphead for his tutorial on baking multis in Blender (sometimes an EA texture just can't be saved).

There's all sorts of CC in the pics, most of which I can't even identify right now. I do know that there are contributions from...
Yeah, I said there was a lot. Thanks, yo! .

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The Quadramids.rar

Size: 2.30 MB · Downloads: 13,100 · 22nd Nov 2012
2.30 MB 13,100 22nd Nov 2012
The Head Bed.rar

Size: 2.43 MB · Downloads: 12,673 · 22nd Nov 2012
2.43 MB 12,673 22nd Nov 2012
The Bedstead.rar

Size: 1.23 MB · Downloads: 14,422 · 22nd Nov 2012
1.23 MB 14,422 22nd Nov 2012
Marrritime Bed.rar

Size: 2.43 MB · Downloads: 12,607 · 22nd Nov 2012
2.43 MB 12,607 22nd Nov 2012
Le Curve.rar

Size: 2.36 MB · Downloads: 14,697 · 22nd Nov 2012
2.36 MB 14,697 22nd Nov 2012
Issa Bed.rar

Size: 702.3 KB · Downloads: 14,534 · 22nd Nov 2012
702.3 KB 14,534 22nd Nov 2012
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#2 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 5:51 AM Last edited by Simonut : 22nd Nov 2012 at 6:21 AM.
Oh no you didn't ! Oh yes you did, this is great, wonderful and I feel just like you, I have always wanted some other styles in a single bed for my Sims. Thanks so much

A question Please what is the comfort and energy level for these single beds ? And will it work with Lord Darcy high comfort and energy for maxis beds or not ?
If your beds have a good comfort and energy level then I will not have to worry about it.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 5:51 AM
Wow! These are fantastic! I'm of the same mind, the game needed more decent single beds! Thank you for uploading!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 5:56 AM
Aw, thanks! Love them.
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 6:35 AM
Great job! Looking forward to many more great conversions from you!
Scholar
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#6 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 8:32 AM
A good single bed is always a worthy find in my eyes - so six of them are six time worthier. In other words: I'm a compulsive single-bed collector.
And I am so grateful for these.
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#7 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 8:51 AM
Awesome, I hope you convert more beds from sims 3 .
Née whiterider
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#8 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 10:20 AM
Simonut, I forget the exact comfort and energy values for these, but I can check later when I get home - they range from 1/3 (for the Issa bed, seeing as how it's so cheap and scabby), to around 6/7 for the fancier beds, I doubt that Lord Darcy's patch will affect these, though it's not impossible.

Glad you all like them .

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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#9 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 11:21 AM
Thanks for these, white. I've gone back to playing TS2 because even after all the expansions, I'm thoroughly bored with TS3 (and fed up with all the bugs, and pudding sims, and rabbitholes, and sheer general lack of charm). I'd like to have the boat bed and horsehead bed in my TS2 game, so these will be a great addition.
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#10 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 12:58 PM
Nicely done, thanks for these.
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#11 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 1:16 PM
Wow, thank you, will be downloading these when I get home from work
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 1:49 PM
These are lovely! I just love all the TS3 to TS2 conversions!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 2:17 PM
Yay! More stuff for us TS2 players to lap up!

I had to laugh at your *description* of that funky nautical bed (whose existence I was unaware of as I have never played TS3) because it seems to capture the way I feel about a vast majority of the themed content bestowed on us by dear EA. I swear, if there were a prize for taking a basic premise & stretching it to its most ludicrously impractical conclusion, the winners of said prize would most assuredly be the EA/Maxis design team!

"You known what would be fun? A nautical-like theme."
"Cool! And the bed has cute little pictures of things like anchors & starfish on it- right?"
"Are you kidding?! Screw that! Gimme full rigging, man!"

Nice to see that they kept up the tradition with TS3...if *nice* is the right word...

Anyway, thanks for the downloads & the laugh!

**** Leader of the MoonBats! ****
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#14 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 3:54 PM
Yay! I love TS3 to TS2 conversions! Especially since I can't run TS3 on my laptop anymore Thanks so much for all your hard work
Former Hamster
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#15 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 4:23 PM
Very awesome. Thank you.

Any chance of double bed versions of some of them? (I'd be willing to help with that if you want...) Not sure if any of them have already been done as double beds though.
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#16 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 4:28 PM
Oh my. I love these!
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#17 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 4:36 PM
A few of them have been done, mlc: http://322cdb.livejournal.com/tag/-comfort%3A%20beds

The others are certainly on my list, but I don't feel so limited by the available double beds in TS2, so they're not a top priority. I'd be delighted to work with you on them, though - perhaps let me know what you had in mind via PM?

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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#18 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 6:17 PM
These are all great, thanks!
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#19 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 6:57 PM
Love these conversions!

By the way, Simonut, if you use Marhis' hack "Same energy gain for all beds", it will undoubtedly apply to these beds: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=320275
Quote:
it's a a global mod, therefore it works the same on every neighborhood and lot.
It provides the same energy gain rate on any bed in game, regardless they're Maxis or custom, overriding their settings.
Children have a different (slower) energy gain rate, compared to adults, teens and elders.
Comfort gain rate, on the other hand, is not modified: it will be the original one, built in with the bed.
The energy rating value advertised in the catalog will still be shown as the original value, but it will matter no more.


I've never been without that mod. It works with custom and Maxis beds alike.
*shrugs*
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#20 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 7:23 PM
I love TS3-to-TS2 Conversions. Great job! :D
Instructor
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#21 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 7:26 PM
Fantastic! Thank you so, so much for sharing!
Interstellar Traveler
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#22 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 8:57 PM
Awesome, white! Thank ya!
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#23 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 9:19 PM
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Originally Posted by FranH
Love these conversions!

By the way, Simonut, if you use Marhis' hack "Same energy gain for all beds", it will undoubtedly apply to these beds: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=320275
I've never been without that mod. It works with custom and Maxis beds alike


Thanks FranH, for the tip I have try Marhis hack I do not like the way it work, I had "Big problems" with it, because it change the Sim behaviors and affected my game. I rather stick with Lord Darcy who I have been using for years and trust. His beds do not change the Sims behavior pattern, it just give more level of energy comfort for the bed.

But I so love what Whiterider had done here with sharing a different style for single.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Gone Fishin'
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#24 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 9:57 PM
Thank you for these! I, too, never have enough single beds for my Sims, so these are a welcome addition indeed.
Mad Poster
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#25 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 10:35 PM
I couldn't agree more. Most single beds in TS2 are awful, and I find myself using the same 2-3 in every household. In the past I didn't mind my houses looking the same, but nowadays I do like some variety so these will come in handy. Thanks a lot!

I especially love that you matched the colors with Malm, as IKEA-items are what I use pretty much always. On top of that, it means I'll always have furniture that matches if I want to be matchy-matchy =P
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