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Off Grid Bath and Shower Tubs

by K9DB Posted 24th Feb 2020 at 3:31 AM - Updated 2nd Oct 2020 at 2:16 AM by K9DB
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Hi guys,

Compatible with game version: 1.66.139.1020 (Batuu Patch)

- Removed the ones that are now officially "Off the Grid" in game.
- Updated the ones I had, but weren't made "Off the Grid".
- Left the Deco pipes too, in case you want them for some DIY looking realism.

Made some bathtubs and shower/bathtubs off the grid compatible. Interactions are available for both sims and mersims (expect soaking...because apparently...mersims don't have that option...argh...)

Features:
- Function both "off the grid" and "on the grid" (There will be duplicate grayed out interactions when "off grid", these are the ones that use the normal "on the grid" water and produce bills...so you still have that option when "on the grid")
- I added two optional off grid water heating systems (deco) to attach to your tubs for some extra realism. They are modified from the Strangerville showertub and come in two varieties: One with the tank under the taps and the other without (with only the heating coils and tank at the back). They come in a bunch of colours to match with the tubs. They contain no tuning.
- The tubs use override tuning, and I added "off the grid" text in the description where necessary, but I altered nothing else about them.

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Interactions made available:
- Take bath
- Take bubble bath
- Give dog bath
- Give toddler bath
- Toddler can ask for bath
- Nap in bath
- Play in bath
- Take bath with soaks (because if you went to the trouble of getting a bathtub and rigging it off the grid...you'll all about relaxation!)

Bathtubs available:
- Wooden tubs: While I was working on them I noticed Anonymouse85 post a version of the wooden ones, so I removed them from mine. You can get hers HERE
- Princess Cordelia Bathtub (Base Game)
- Timeless Luxury Bathtub (Get Together)

Showertubs Available:
- Undersea Showertub (Base Game)
- Sheer Will Showertub (Vampires)
- DIY Showertub (Strangerville)
- Xtreme Showertub (Parenthood)

The tubs and showertubs can all be found in their usual spots, the heating systems are also with the bathtubs and in the sculptures section and cost §50

Enjoy!



Polycounts:

Water heating with front tank:
- High 400
- Medium 289
- Low 174

Water heating without front tank:
- High 362
- Medium 267
- Low 154





Additional Credits:
Made using Sims4Studio, Sims4PE, Notepad++ and Blender

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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DB_OffGrid_TimelessLuxuryBathtub.rar | Get Together

Size: 7.6 KB · Downloads: 5,148 · 29th Aug 2020
7.6 KB 5,148 29th Aug 2020
DB_OffGrid_PrincessCordeliaBathtub.rar | Base Game

Size: 6.8 KB · Downloads: 6,210 · 29th Aug 2020
6.8 KB 6,210 29th Aug 2020
DB_CompletelyOffGrid_XtremeShowerTub.rar | Parenthood

Size: 7.4 KB · Downloads: 5,040 · 29th Aug 2020
7.4 KB 5,040 29th Aug 2020
DB_OffGrid_BathtubWaterHeater.rar | Heating system with front and back tank and heating pipes underneath

Size: 6.07 MB · Downloads: 5,572 · 24th Feb 2020
6.07 MB 5,572 24th Feb 2020
DB_OffGrid_BathtubHeater.rar | Heating system without the front tank, with back tank and heating pipes underneath

Size: 6.57 MB · Downloads: 5,178 · 24th Feb 2020
6.57 MB 5,178 24th Feb 2020
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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 8:09 AM
A fantastic job and it works perfectly on off-grid lot. When I look inside your packages, I am impressed.
You did a colossal job!
I will try to do it on my Cask & Barrel Antique Tub Reworked, if you allow me, but it's not sure that I can do it.
http://www.modthesims.info/d/631678...b-reworked.html
Thank you very much for your great job !
Test Subject
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#3 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 9:17 AM
Teach me your secrets about the tuning.
And if I struggle to understand, would you mind if I just, copy pasted? But I will credit you!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 10:46 AM
Thank you soo much for all your OffTheGrid items.

Best regards from Austria
Eve
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#5 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 1:49 PM
You're a legend, you're the ultimate MVP!!!
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#6 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 9:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LongLiveHarryPotter7
You're a legend, you're the ultimate MVP!!!


Awe shucks, thanks LongLiveHarryPotter7 You guys are my MVPs :D
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#7 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 9:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ladyeve
Thank you soo much for all your OffTheGrid items.

Best regards from Austria
Eve


Thanks Eve! Cool Austria! *waves at you from across the equator*
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#8 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 9:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ElvinGearMaster
Teach me your secrets about the tuning.
And if I struggle to understand, would you mind if I just, copy pasted? But I will credit you!


Hi again @ElvinGearMaster ! No problem, PM me if you want to learn or need help, but sure, you can Copypasto if you want
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#9 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 9:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Serinion
A fantastic job and it works perfectly on off-grid lot. When I look inside your packages, I am impressed.
You did a colossal job!
I will try to do it on my Cask & Barrel Antique Tub Reworked, if you allow me, but it's not sure that I can do it.
http://www.modthesims.info/d/631678...b-reworked.html
Thank you very much for your great job !


Thanks @Serinion , that means a lot! Your creations are gorgeous too! I love how you added the extra metal attachments to the tub, it looks so good! and all the detail you put into your work. I'll have to download a bunch of your stuff when I get back to playing!

Sure, let me know if you need help...And thanks for letting me know
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 26th Feb 2020 at 1:39 AM
Another wonderful item from you! Now I can bath off grid and wash dogs, except that these are really to attractive to put dogs in... Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 27th Feb 2020 at 11:30 AM
Appreciate your hard work, thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 27th Feb 2020 at 12:17 PM
Aww thank you! I was trying for weeks to figure out how to do it and couldn't. Sneaky, very well hidden files sometimes. Gotta improve my searching skills :D
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#13 Old 29th Feb 2020 at 2:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymouse85
Aww thank you! I was trying for weeks to figure out how to do it and couldn't. Sneaky, very well hidden files sometimes. Gotta improve my searching skills :D


Hi @Anonymouse85 ! Argh, I know, sometimes modding is so frustrating! Especially those hidden files, that XML that must be linked from somewhere...but wheeere?! Let me know if you need help...or you can pick apart my files if you want
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th Mar 2020 at 5:43 AM
Do these have any negatives like regular off the grid plumbing or are they exactly the same as the vanilla versions?
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#15 Old 4th Mar 2020 at 5:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Deer_Lord
Do these have any negatives like regular off the grid plumbing or are they exactly the same as the vanilla versions?


These don't have negatives, it's all high quality plumbing!
I did consider adding those too, but after all the testing I just got annoyed that my sims were constantly unhappy with their off grid life. Thought I'd wait and see...what do you think?
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#16 Old 8th Mar 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by K9DB
Hi @Anonymouse85 ! Argh, I know, sometimes modding is so frustrating! Especially those hidden files, that XML that must be linked from somewhere...but wheeere?! Let me know if you need help...or you can pick apart my files if you want


Lol precisely And thank you!
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#17 Old 9th Mar 2020 at 12:46 AM
Thanks for this mod! Any chance you'll add the wooden ones since they're no longer a part of Anonymouse85's mod anymore?
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#18 Old 12th Mar 2020 at 5:25 PM
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Originally Posted by eesh
Thanks for this mod! Any chance you'll add the wooden ones since they're no longer a part of Anonymouse85's mod anymore?


Will do if Anonymouse85 doesn't want to do them anymore? At the moment it looks like she's still working on them and just needs a little time fix them?
Test Subject
#19 Old 26th Apr 2020 at 7:59 AM
ok so im using island living and trying to live completely off grid, no home, no power etc, can this work with that? i downloaded it and placed it under bath but cant get it to work
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#20 Old 18th Jun 2020 at 8:25 PM
Can anyone tell me if this mod still works in Eco Lifestyle?
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 4:49 AM
WIth the new Eco Lifestyle update, these don't seem to work so well anymore. Could you update them so they are green and all that and also are off the grid still? Thanks
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#22 Old 24th Jul 2020 at 7:34 PM
I'll use it well. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 30th Aug 2020 at 4:40 AM
Question: My tubs all seem to have the option to "restore off grid functionality" or something along those lines whenever my lot has a water surplus. I wondered if that was coming from your mod somehow or if that's intended game function?
The main reason I wondered is because I noticed it on tubs, but not my refrigerator, and I really want to make my refrigerator function like it's off grid despite the geothermal lot trait(need that for the sauna to work) so that I will still have to add ice to it. I don't know how to mod that into happening myself, but if I were to decide to harass some poor moder about that then it would help to know if that's coming from you or the game.
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#24 Old 31st Aug 2020 at 7:45 PM
This is a cool mod. Thank you!