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Toddler Dining Chairs

by Danjaley Posted 16th Dec 2013 at 7:52 AM - Updated 3rd May 2018 at 4:41 PM by Danjaley
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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.
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Ever since I bought The Sims 2, it bothered me, that toddlers could not eat at the table with the rest of the family. And now they can!
These are technically highchairs, but they are approached from the side, so they can be placed against a dining-table. I made them look like base-game chairs, adapted for toddler use. There are two with a square cushion, two with a round cushion, and two where I altered the hight of the seat.

Installing/Uninstalling:
Installing as such is easy, these are just normal packages.
I made two versions of my chairs. One with right-side-, and one with left-side access (left and right from the toddler's point of view). The access side is stated in the chair's name and in the description.
They won't overwrite, so you can have both versions in your game. Or you can have three chairs left-access, and three right access. They are all independent objects.
I named the chairs after their resource name, not after the oh-so-funny ingame name. You might want to compare the attached pictures to find out which is which.
To uninstall, just remove the package from the folder, but I recommend to make sure, there is no toddler currently sitting in one of the chairs you are uninstalling. You might actually get away with that, but I don't guarantee!

In game usage



Slots

I decided against back-cushions, but I added a slot where you can place any deco-cushions you might have.
The slot which originally was on the tray is still there. You can use it to place a decorative plate, and the parent will even push it towards the child, while seating. Also it won't prevent the baby food or bottle from being placed.



Object Details

All six chairs have the CAST-presets of the original EA-chairs, and those with a cushion have an extra channel for the cushion to be recoloured. They are all a bit leaner than the original, so they won't cut through the wall, if you place them against one.



NamePricePolygons CountsPresetsChannels
Cheap Chair40498As EAAs EA
Chair Club801045As EAAs EA
Chair Country1001014As EAAs EA
Chair Danish Modern120670As EAAs EA
Chair Office50638As EAAs EA
Chair Quaint115966As EAAs EA


Additional links:
Second Toddler Chair Set
Universal Toddler Seats
Highchairs with side-access

Credits for Screenshot Content
Lamb Cushion: mensure at TSR
Deco Plate: mutske at TSR
Toddler Long Pigtails: Wojtek0 at TSR
Toddler Short Pigtails: Wojtek0 at TSR
Lot: EA, Sunset Valley, Landgraab Avenue 86

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of S3PE, S3OC, Texture Tweaker, Wrappers, Blender, Blender Slot Editor, Milkshape, and Gimp.
Special thanks to Bloom for answering my question when I was stuck...
...and Leefish for the great reformatting!
Thanks also to EA for the chair-meshes, and for making the highchair-tray the same height as the dining table

Style: Childrens
Room: Dining Nursery
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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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ToddlerDiningChairsLEFT.zip

Size: 1.40 MB · Downloads: 12,440 · 16th Dec 2013
1.40 MB 12,440 16th Dec 2013
ToddlerDiningChairsRIGHT.zip

Size: 1.40 MB · Downloads: 15,431 · 16th Dec 2013
1.40 MB 15,431 16th Dec 2013
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Quick Guide:

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.).


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Instructor
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#2 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 7:59 AM
I'm going to be doing the One Adult / Seven Toddler Challenge soon so these will come in handy. Thanks!
is going to be a cat when she grows up.
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#3 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 8:25 AM
What a great idea! This will get a lot of use in my game. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 11:06 AM
I love this thank you so much for creating! ❤ I will definitely be using this a lot.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 11:53 AM
I have a lot of toddlers in my game right now, and I hate using the high chair. Now my kids can eat at the table with the adults! Thanks for making these!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 12:32 PM
This is adorable! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 2:12 PM
Oh my gosh, I've needed this since I started playing years ago. Christmas came early. Thank you so much!
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#8 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 2:27 PM
Sweet idea!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 2:30 PM
Can't wait to try this, thanks so much!
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 2:58 PM
Holy crap, the cuteness!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 3:40 PM
This is brilliant! What a clever improvement to the game.
Scholar
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#12 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 3:47 PM
These are AWESOME. Why isn't this a "picked" upload? Seriously mods!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 4:04 PM
I always wanted this in my game ! It made no sense that the poor toddlers had to eat alone :/
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#14 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 4:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kattenijin
These are AWESOME. Why isn't this a "picked" upload? Seriously mods!


Its been up less than a day. Let me drink my coffee first

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#15 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 4:45 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, everyone! And thank you, Leefish for getting me through the queue super quickly, and seriously improving my post.
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#16 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 4:50 PM
This is brilliant thankyou so much!!!!
Instructor
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#17 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 4:53 PM
Great idea! Thanks for creating this!
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#18 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 5:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Danjaley
.........thank you, Leefish for seriously improving my post.


You are welcome; I saw it in the uploads queue and wanted to approve it. Such a cool upload deserves a super-nice format. Thanks for letting me edit.

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#19 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 6:45 PM
This is really great. I thought it was impossible to do and you did it ! A big thank for your idea. I'm so happy to have this in my game. Thank you.
Instructor
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#20 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 10:13 PM
wOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, so, so amazing, I'm speechless, out-of-this-world creation. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 11:14 PM
Awesome can't wait to start using these!
Quick question does it say what approach they are in buy mode or no?
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#22 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 11:15 PM
I always thought the kids looked lonely off to the side. In real life kids usually have their high-chairs at the table, so this is very nice. Thank you.
Mad Poster
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#23 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 1:33 AM
What an excellent idea and a great job putting it together so nicely. I really appreciate that you created and sharing with us now. Thank you very much!
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 2:33 AM
This is by far my favourite upload this month!! Thank you so much, I'm in love!!
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#25 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 5:00 AM
What a fantastic idea!!! I'll make my sims have a baby just to use these chairs!!
Thank you!
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