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Alternate Decoration Boxes

by Teknikah Posted 30th Apr 2020 at 8:40 PM - Updated 4th May 2020 at 9:52 PM by Teknikah : French translation
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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.

I never really liked having the Seasons decorations box hanging around my houses, I didn't like having these plastic tubs stacked in the corner somewhere. Especially playing mostly in old style houses, it just didn't look right.

So I added the decoration box functionality to some other items. A barrel, chest, and present pile.
Only the present pile opens up, the other 2 may look strange as your sim plunges their hands straight through the lids.
These items made sense to me to use as alternatives, I also added bows and ribbons to them to make it a bit more festive

The presents have 3 swatches, the barrel has 5, and the chest has 40

This is NOT a replacer, it will add 3 new objects

Catalogue details:
All 3 can be found in the same place as the original
Activities and Skills > Outdoor Activities
all 3 cost §100

Polygon Counts:
[LOD 0] • Closed = 561 • Open = 661 • Shadow Closed = 338 • Shadow Open = 296
[LOD 1] • Closed = 304 • Open = 397 • Shadow Closed = 160 • Shadow Open = 136

• LOD 0 = 266 • Shadow 0 = 204
• LOD 1 = 266 • Shadow 1 = 204
• LOD 2 = 266 • Shadow 2 = 204

• LOD 0 = 1354 • Shadow 0 = 600
• LOD 1 = 1160 • Shadow 1 = 436

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio


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 4 Seasons

This is a multi-part download:

*French translation requires main (English) version*
"Original obligatoire pour la trad" - Arzaz
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Alternate Decoration Boxes FR By Arzaz.rar | [FR] French translation by Arzaz. Main (English) file required! [Original obligatoire pour la trad - Arzaz]

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 377 · 3rd May 2020
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Alternate Decoration

Size: 5.93 MB · Downloads: 2,030 · 30th Apr 2020
5.93 MB 2,030 30th Apr 2020
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Apr 2020 at 9:01 PM
These will definitely fit better into my houses :) thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Apr 2020 at 9:11 PM
hey, i have a request, can you make the vampire coffins (the version when they're open when the sim is getting in) into bedframes? (the cc versions you can mix-and-match bedframes with mattresses)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 30th Apr 2020 at 9:24 PM
I really like this! I never cared much for the original, and you've given us some nice options!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 1st May 2020 at 1:38 AM
YES!! Thank you, thank you! I hate those stupid boxes that I can never find...these are great! Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st May 2020 at 10:53 PM
Omg these are absolutely perfect! I HATE the box pile. I can't thank you enough for making and sharing this!
Test Subject
#7 Old 3rd May 2020 at 5:59 PM
Thanks! I also found it unfitting to have those super colorful default boxes lying around. These are so much better for matching different themes. XD
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 9th May 2020 at 3:26 AM
Camouflaged decoration boxes. Good for all kinds of lot. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 21st May 2020 at 4:41 AM
Very clever and truly needed - Thank You

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Forum Resident
#10 Old 15th Nov 2021 at 4:13 PM
I agree with the comments above. Those bright boxes from the game are not suitable for every save. Thank you!