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BlandCo Wood Countertops

by plasticbox Posted 28th Jul 2015 at 10:13 PM - Updated 31st Jan 2016 at 12:04 PM by plasticbox
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 11 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.
These are some wood countertops for the Maxis “BlandCo” counters and islands ‒ they only contain the countertop diffuse textures, all of the other ones are referenced from the original items so they will match them exactly and also pick up any texture overrides you already have. Same goes for other overrides such as this rig edit (corner appliance placement).


Compatibility: These are working fine with the dishwasher from 1.10 (2015-08-06 patch), no changes / “fixes” necessary.

Update 2016-01-31: Updated with a fix for the countertop texture of one island colour variant getting lost on the low LOD. Thanks to inrez for finding this!







Three of the colour variants have a lightwood top, the other three dark wood; the texture is identical for each wood colour. The round corner/end parts aren’t seamless on my screenshots because I placed them “the wrong way around” as far as the game is concerned; it does the same thing with other counters too though.

Note that all screenshots are taken using texture overrides from this post which replace the umm .. non-top (body? bottom?) part of the pink counters and islands with green and of the grey ones with white; this is not included with this upload. I would also recommend to get the shader edit for the cabinets from that upload so that they will match the counters at all (this is also used in the screenshots). The tile panels on the screenshots are from here / here / here.


The counters and islands cost the same as the Maxis ones; I’ve put them in the same catalogue thumbnail as well. Note that due to them being in the same thumbnail, the game doesn’t understand when you switch *between* Maxis and mine with the in-world design tool; it will show the “old” texture until you let go and actually apply the one you have chosen. I made my swatches so that the countertop colour is at the top (i.e. the other way around from Maxis) and they also sort before the Maxis ones, to make this less ambiguous. (Didn’t really want to clutter up the catalogue with a separate entry when each one only has six colour options, that’s why I did it this way.)

To confuse you even more, my catalogue screenshot still has the default swatches for the regular counters. Ignore those, they look like on the island counters now (those are correct on the screenshot).


s4pe, HexEdit, Paint.net.

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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pbox_counter_blandco-woodtop.zip

Size: 398.3 KB · Downloads: 17,268 · 31st Jan 2016
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pbox_counter_blandco_woodtop-nosplash.zip

Size: 211.4 KB · Downloads: 9,970 · 13th Nov 2015
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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 1:00 AM
BlandCo is not looking so bland anymore! Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 5:17 AM
Oh bless you, these look SO much better!
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#4 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 3:37 PM
I made some bars that match these; see OP for the link. I also removed the separate countertop textures yesterday (because of matchingness issues with said bars) and reuploaded this, so the early birds may want to redownload.

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#5 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 7:30 AM
They are more beautiful , thank you for this mod , it's great
Instructor
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#6 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 5:40 PM
They look great
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#7 Old 17th Aug 2015 at 3:53 PM
Thank you!!
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#8 Old 17th Sep 2015 at 12:20 AM
You are my favorite creator. Thank you for all the great things you make.
Instructor
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#9 Old 15th Dec 2015 at 5:01 AM
Man, I wish these were optional. I'd love to have the choice between wood and no wood. Especially for the slurp counter bar.
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#10 Old 15th Dec 2015 at 5:17 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 15th Dec 2015 at 5:28 AM.
???

Firstly, have you actually tried to use these? If there are issues with them (like the original countertops not showing up or something), please be more specific. Please also test without other CC before you report issues.

Secondly, if you want stuff that is not contained in some upload, please visit the Create forum and do not post "wishlists" at random strangers. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 4:13 AM
Hi Plasticbox, many thanks for everything you have created and shared with us.

I wanted to let you know about something minor I found with just one recolour (blue counter with pine top) on the island counter. I took out everything in my mods folder and redownloaded a new zip today and I still have the issue when I zoom out (it only affects the island counter, not the counter or matching bar). I don't know if my graphic settings play a part so I took a screenshot of those too.

I am not asking for a fix as it won't stop me from using this item, and thanks again.
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#12 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 4:31 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 31st Jan 2016 at 12:05 PM.
Oh, good catch.

I think I found the issue, I only can't test right now -- do you want to check?


File removed, is uploaded.

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#13 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 11:38 AM
Wow you are fast, and yes it fixed the issue. Thank you.
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#14 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 12:04 PM
Thanks! I updated the main post with this version.

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#15 Old 16th Nov 2016 at 3:03 PM
these are very beautiful... thank you
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#16 Old 14th Apr 2017 at 4:20 AM
I use the bland co counters and cabinets a lot. I really appreciate all the work you have done on them. They would be pretty useless without the improvents you have made to them. Your work makes them the most usable ones in the game.
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#17 Old 17th Jul 2018 at 10:44 PM
Thank you!
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#18 Old 16th Sep 2021 at 6:44 AM
Doesnt look like this is usable as both splashless and with splash, even tho it seems to say it is. When I add the splashless package, only the splashless version shows up in game.