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Moderate and Subordinate Intellect Bookcases

by plasticbox Posted 10th Mar 2015 at 12:02 AM - Updated 10th Aug 2015 at 3:43 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.
Two lower-height bookshelves that match the Maxis “Towering Intellect” bookcase, specifically my mesh edit for it (which makes it less clunky). They have slots for deco items on top and are very useful as sideboards or to put underneath windows.

Some recolours for these (and also the Towering Intellect) are available here.

Update 2015-03-29: Fixed the TV slots and reuploaded (thanks to Panoca for reporting the problem!). Not sure whether this only became an issue with 1.5.139 or was already broken before that, in any case the slots now work properly when used with TVs. See also the “slots_1.5.139” screenshot -- the blue tissue boxes sit on small deco slots, the green ones on Medium.

These are referencing all textures from the existing Maxis bookcase, so they’re guaranteed to match and are also very lightweight. Any texture overrides you have for the original (like the ones from here) will also work for these. The books are in a different order in each one, so that they don’t look overly repetitive when used in combination ‒ see the “combo” screenshots for that. The backside looks reasonably nice as well (that is remapped as well, not stretched/squeezed) so they work nicely as room dividers too.

Tuning is the generic Maxis bookcase tuning (i.e. like the original item), deco points are a bit less than that since these are quite a lot cheaper. Found in Bookcases for 480§ (Subordinate Intellect ‒ the one-story shelf) / 800§ (Moderate Intellect), three colour options each.

The “combo” screenshots show a recolour that is available here; mesh/mapping/slots are the same. All of the other screenshots are taken using these texture overrides (the wood texture is unchanged on that, but the colours of the books are different from the Maxis default).


BY-NC-SA Creative Commons; for the Attribution please link to this post. Also, I would suggest you recolour the Maxis bookcase and then reference that, instead of recolouring just these.

Polygon Counts:

Moderate Intellect ‒ High/Mid Poly: 780V/422F
Moderate Intellect ‒ Sun Shadow: 148V/88F
Subordinate Intellect ‒ High/Mid Poly: 426V/244F
Subordinate Intellect ‒ Sun Shadow: 126V/76F

blender, s4pe, Milkshape, TSRW, ModdingToolkit. Special thanks to Buzzler for writing the float<->hex number conversion tool I used to re-do the slots.
Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living Bedroom Study
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.

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Size: 14.2 KB · Downloads: 29,528 · 29th Mar 2015
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Size: 18.5 KB · Downloads: 32,132 · 29th Mar 2015
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#26 Old 12th Aug 2015 at 9:05 PM
Re-downloaded all your updated items (8/11), all of them, because it came up as "updated" but the files all read the same as the last time even to the last past date of updated. Confused? Are they updated but the date didn't change for some reason or does it mean something totally different and is not really an item update???
This goes for all the bookcases that came up Updated. Except the one today. Have not checked it, yet. (8/12)
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#27 Old 12th Aug 2015 at 9:35 PM
Ummm .. what exactly do you mean by “came up as updated”? Do you go by the list in My Downloads? There are two kinds of “updated” in that – one when files have been updated (green “Has Update” icon), and one when the post has been updated (“Last Modified”).

I updated the *post* recently (i.e. the upload description) to add in links for the new single-tile versions in the “Related Downloads” tab, but I did not update the files. They are still from March 29th.

I don’t have my own uploads listed in My Downloads so I can’t check what it does when I update a post .. in case that list misbehaves, can you post in Site Issues?

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#28 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 9:55 PM
Latest Sims 4 Downloads : Showing 497 items
When I click the link for the latest updates on objects.
View: This list is sorted by latest uploaded. For latest updates (all), click here #, or click here # (files only)
(I put # where they had the link button.)
Several of your items pop up as recently updated.

" by plasticbox Posted 9th Mar 2015 at 2:02 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2015 at 5:43 AM by plasticbox"

It's confusing. I guess the sorter is not program to differentiate when a description is updated or the Download is replaced and updated. Had same issue with Blackgriffen and a few others I follow, on occasion. They pull all your DL you change in anyway to the forefront of the updated download list link listed above. Making it seem like the file was recently updated.

In future will look for your Green Hi-light that shows the OBJECT was updated.
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#29 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 10:07 PM
Ah that. Well, like it says there .. the first "here" means all updates (including updates of the description), the second "here" is file updates only. That sorts by the date the *file* was updated last, which would be what you want.

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Test Subject
#30 Old 5th Jan 2016 at 4:10 AM
Thanks. A smaller, shorter bookcase is nice
Test Subject
#31 Old 5th Jul 2016 at 9:01 AM
would you ever consider making a one-tile version of these? i think that would be incredibly useful!
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