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Updated: Simple Symmetry Edit/Add-Ons

by plasticbox Posted 11th May 2015 at 7:03 PM - Updated 17th Feb 2016 at 3:48 PM by plasticbox
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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.
These are three additional shelves (a medium-height bookcase and two displays) plus a mesh override for the original Maxis “Simple Symmetry” bookshelf (Base Game). They sit flush next to each other and use the Counter shader so there’s no issues with uneven lighting. I also moved all of them back against the wall and added slots on top of the original (the new ones also have appropriate slots of course).

Update 2015-11-25: Reuploaded the zip; the low-height display and bookcase had an issue with placing TVs on top of them which should now be fixed. Thanks to Datch for the heads-up!

Update 2015-07-30: I gave the low-height display and bookcase a less stupid footprint and reuploaded. It was too high previously, leading to annoyingness when trying to e.g. hang a painting above them (one would need bb.moveobjects to do that, which I apparently had turned on anyway so I didn’t notice)





Screenshots show the medium display, medium bookcase, tall display from left to right (plus the mesh-overridden original bookcase on the right of the fourth picture). The rugs in the foreground are from here.


The zip contains four separate packages:
  • Medium Display Shelf ‒ 295§, in Displays
  • Tall Display Shelf ‒ 495§, in Displays
  • Medium Bookcase ‒ 595§, in Bookcases, tuning is that of the high one
  • Mesh override for the high bookcase ‒ moves it back against the wall, changes the shader to Counters, moves the rig, adds slots on top, and edits the LITE so that stuff on the shelves will be properly lit

All of them reference the textures of the original bookshelf, eight colour options each. The displays are re-mapped to get rid of the painted-on shadows on the shelf boards.


Polygon Counts:

Tall Display: 134V/96F
Sun Shadow: 40V/56F

Medium Display: 131V/97F
Sun Shadow: 33V/47F

Medium Bookcase: 294V/164F
Sun Shadow: 33V/47F


blender, TSRW/Milkshape, s4pe.

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Sims 4
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pbox_simplesymmetry-add-ons.zip

Size: 62.3 KB · Downloads: 24,406 · 25th Nov 2015
62.3 KB 24,406 25th Nov 2015
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#2 Old 11th May 2015 at 11:25 PM
Great Job :)
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#3 Old 12th May 2015 at 9:01 AM
Cool idea! Thanks!
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#4 Old 12th May 2015 at 12:47 PM
cat wait to try in game
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#5 Old 14th May 2015 at 5:51 PM
Its a cool idea and a very great Job.I wait to more
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#6 Old 16th May 2015 at 12:30 AM
Thanks so much!
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#7 Old 21st May 2015 at 5:03 PM
very nice...perfect
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#8 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 2:23 PM
Thank you so much for making more display space!!!
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#9 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 2:55 PM
Question. I'm trying to place a TV on top like you have in your photos, but it is not letting me. How did you do this?
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#10 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 9:00 PM
You might need the “Electronics anywhere” mod, see my profile. Or perhaps using bb.moveobjects is sufficient? Off the top of my head I don’t remember, but you can try that first.

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#11 Old 4th Jul 2015 at 8:17 PM
Great!! Thank you. :)
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#12 Old 31st Jul 2015 at 3:50 PM
Updated with the silly feetprint of the low-height versions fixed.

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#13 Old 3rd Aug 2015 at 3:53 PM
THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. YOU ARE THE BEST, THANKS
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#14 Old 9th Aug 2015 at 6:29 PM
beautifull! Can you make smaller ones too?
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#15 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 2:23 AM
Hi. First of all thanks for these objects and for your content in general, it's awesome. I just got TS4 and already have most of your mods/CC in my game!

The game does let me place the TV on the bookshelf or display as shown in your pictures (with bb.moveobjects on), however when sims try to watch the TV, the interaction fails: sims sit on the couch and then are promptly teleported, standing, at the back of the couch and the watch TV action is dropped. Any idea why that might be? Anyone else having this bug?

I do have your "place electronics anywhere" mod. And I'm running the base game only, with the latest update.
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#16 Old 21st Nov 2015 at 10:21 PM
Did you check whether this also happens without other CC? If not then please see the Help forum.

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#17 Old 24th Nov 2015 at 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Did you check whether this also happens without other CC? If not then please see the Help forum.


Thanks for your answer. I just run some tests for this issue on a new game. I removed everything in my mods folder except these 4 files:
- simple symmetry low display
- simple symmetry high display
- simple symmetry bookcase
- your "place electronics anywhere" mod.

I started a new household in a new game. The reset problem is still present. The TV doesn't turn on, the sim simply resets and drops the interaction, as described before.

This issue happens whether the TV is placed on top of the low display, the high display or the bookcase. It happens no matter which TV I used. The issue does not happen when I place the TV on top of the EA base game displays, or on top of the EA bookcases.

My game version is 1.10.118.1220 (mac) which I believe is the latest update.
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#18 Old 24th Nov 2015 at 1:17 AM
Do you mean 1.12.118? That would be the current version .. I don't think 1.10.118 existed at all.

I'll take a look, thank you. (There are some outdated social interaction mods arounds which are breaking TVs, that's why I was asking)

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#19 Old 24th Nov 2015 at 4:47 AM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Do you mean 1.12.118? That would be the current version .. I don't think 1.10.118 existed at all.

I'll take a look, thank you. (There are some outdated social interaction mods arounds which are breaking TVs, that's why I was asking)


Oh oops, yes, I meant 1.12.118, that was a typo, I apologize. Thanks for looking into it.
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#20 Old 24th Nov 2015 at 4:56 PM
Okay, fixed (I think) -- attached is an edited bookcase-low package; can you check if it works for you too? You are one patch ahead of me =). Thanks!
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File Type: zip pbox_bookcase-simplesymmetry-low.zip (16.7 KB, 9 downloads)

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#21 Old 25th Nov 2015 at 1:27 AM
Yes, it does work! Sims watch a TV placed on top of the bookcase with the new package, no resetting. Thanks for looking into it!
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#22 Old 25th Nov 2015 at 12:26 PM
Okay, I reuploded; it is fixed in the low-height display now as well. Didn't do anythign about the tall ones because I don't really see anyone placing a TV on top of a 2m shelf. Thanks again!

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#23 Old 21st Dec 2015 at 8:37 PM
Lovely! Thanx 4 the great share...
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#24 Old 23rd Dec 2015 at 11:33 PM
i love shelves. the more the better. thank yu
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#25 Old 22nd Jan 2016 at 10:43 PM
Hey i love this its superb but is there any way of being able to recolour it for own use? i tried opening it in sims 4 studio but i cant see a texture there to export... please could you get back to me? thanks
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