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Laundry Day Part 1 ~ Washer and Dryer

by mustluvcatz Posted 13th Dec 2015 at 7:17 AM - Updated 6th Sep 2021 at 4:51 PM by mustluvcatz
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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.
Inspired by a WCIF right HERE at MTS, my sims now have enough new goodies to open their own laundromats. It's a pretty big set with a lot of files, so I've split it up and this is Part 1: a functional washer and dryer. Functional? Well, sims won't actually wash and dry their clothes but thanks to Rebecah and iCad, I was able to make this set and let my sims at least *seem* to be doing their laundry.

While Rebecah did the original coding, it was iCad's edited versions that I cloned to make mine since her edits were what I wanted in my objects. I further edited the BHAVs, adding a few more animations, a coin flip here, a coin flip there.. so your sims won't do the exact same thing all the time. Depending on the coin flip, your sims just might have a bad experience with a "broken" washer or dryer and feel the need to take it out on the poor washer or dryer.

What You Get:
A functional washer
A functional dryer
A decorative washer
A decorative dryer
14 recolors (4 are in the package file)

What You Need To Know:
The set is repository - the washer is the MASTER of the set and is needed for the other 3 files to work in your game.
Nothing is perfect in this world and that included these meshes. There will be a little bit of clipping when your sims open/close the washer/dryer and check the laundry in the dryer. (You can see this in the video.)
Continuing with the nothing is perfect theme, there will be times the lid of the washer and/or door of the dryer won't close. If this happens, click on it and choose "close" from the pie menu.
Still not perfect, lol - there are no shadows to these meshes. The size of them means that walls would eat the shadows - and a tiny portion of the meshes, so I didn't give them shadows!
The functional and decorative dryers both have 5 slots on the top.

Question You May Have:
Why are there decorative versions of the washer and dryer?
Because while working on this set, I noticed that which washers/dryers my sims used was pretty random. There were some that were never used at all. So I added the decorative versions - that way I (and now, you too) can have just a certain area of a laundromat be functional. With a large laundromat, this is actually pretty darned handy .. as my sim Sally Sudzington would tell you.

Catalog Information:
The functional washer and dryer can be found in Large Appliances for 150 Simoleons.
The decorative washer and dryer can be found in Deco>Miscellaneous for 75 Simoleons.

Thanks to Zx-Ta for the original TS3>TS2 washer and dryer conversions. I took apart her meshes to make mine. The texture used is one I made myself using some of Anna's new colors (that I got here) and some of iCad's colors from her recolors of Rebecah's meshes. (Already linked above in post.)

PART 2 (Table Set) HERE
PART 3 (Clothing) HERE

Polygon Counts:
Functional Washer: 478
Functional Dryer: 510
Deco Washer: 266
Deco Dryer: 293

Additional Credits:
PhotoShop CS2, MilkShape, SimPE

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-FunctionalWasherAndDryer-DecoIncluded.rar | All meshes and recolors.

Size: 2.77 MB · Downloads: 14,725 · 13th Dec 2015
2.77 MB 14,725 13th Dec 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 7:35 AM
These are so wonderful! Putting them into my game right away.
#3 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 8:04 AM
It's absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 8:48 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!

The definitive washer and dryer set is here!

Edit: Also not purposely stalking @honeywell

Constant Contestant
retired moderator THANKS POST
#5 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 10:22 AM
Fantastic MLC! They look so much more realistic now.

BTW I can't get the two links to Zx-Ta to work, can you fix them please
Former Hamster
retired moderator
Original Poster
#6 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 11:32 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! *hugs*
Karen - realistic is 100% what I was going for and the reason I picked Zx-Ta's meshes to work with. The dryer looks almost identical to the one I have.

The links are fixed. I guess that's what I get when I'm typing and clicking too fast. (And I didn't even think to check them before I posted. Duh @ myself.)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 11:41 AM
I LOVE it!!! Thank you ALL for taking the time to make this!!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 12:21 PM
These look awesome! I can't wait to build a laundromat for my simmies :-)

And "Part 1"?! I look forward to see what other laundry day stuff you have for us! :-D
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator THANKS POST
#9 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 1:44 PM
Nice work - thanks
#10 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 2:22 PM
Wonderful work! :O
Thank you so much for sharing - my sims really appreciate the washers and dryers!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 2:27 PM
Love the look of these! Thank you for the creation and sharing of these!
Test Subject
#12 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 6:43 PM
Just wonderful! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#13 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 7:05 PM
*SQUEEEEE* I have wanted a 'working' washer/dryer set - that looks great - forEVER!!!!
I'm so glad you're still creating S2 goodies for us

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#14 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 9:06 PM
Forum Resident
#15 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 10:11 PM
Do I have to pull out iCad's (or rebbecah's) version to install these?
Former Hamster
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Original Poster
#16 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by Diovanlestat
Do I have to pull out iCad's (or rebbecah's) version to install these?

No, not as far as I know. Mine have different GUIDs and don't need either of those versions to work. I had iCad's version in my game at the same time I was working on these.
Forum Resident
#17 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 10:29 PM
This is great, thanks for sharing.
Forum Resident
#18 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 11:53 PM
Yippie - Thanks Mustluvcatz.... now to make the best laundry ever with all your new stuff
Needs Coffee
retired moderator
#19 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 11:27 AM
I love these but am already using gummilutt's version which took away motive gain, could that be added? I think it would be nice if all the modifications to the washer and dryer could be combined.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
#20 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 7:22 PM Last edited by ankoyume : 14th Dec 2015 at 7:23 PM. Reason: orthograph
What a good creation ! It needs to be featured !
I already had rebecah's one but it wouldn't fit for business. I'm looking forward to try it in my game.
Thanks to keep on doing wonderful things for TS2 !
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 15th Dec 2015 at 7:00 AM
Amazing work -- thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to put this in my game. And see the rest of the set
Test Subject
#22 Old 15th Dec 2015 at 9:03 AM
Awesome! Thank you. :-D
Forum Resident
#23 Old 15th Dec 2015 at 9:10 PM
you are amazing.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 17th Dec 2015 at 11:22 PM
thank you very much for these
#25 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 8:31 PM
Love these MLC, thank you!
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