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Umbrella Stand Collection (plus optional recat file)

by Menaceman44 Posted 29th Jan 2021 at 7:02 PM - Updated 12th Jul 2021 at 4:35 PM by Menaceman44 : Updated Files
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 17 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.
Description
I have been working on this project for SOOO long. Too long in fact. My project folder has a creation date of February 2020!
Anywho, the whole reason I started on this project is because I was disappointed that EA only gave us one style of umbrella stand with Seasons and the fact that it didn't exactly fit into many styles of home decor.
So, what I bring to you today is not one, not two, but THREE new umbrella stands, each with multiple swatches to hopefully fit a wider variety of decor choices.

There is also an added optional file that recategorises the EA umbrella stand into the Storage > Miscellaneous section of the catalogue so that you no longer have to sift through random decorations to find this functional object for STORING umbrellas in.

Info

*On the left we have the "Drainwright Umbrella Stand" which sports a plain and simple design available in 13 swatches for a cost of 100 simoleons.
*In the centre we have the "MoBrolly Stand" with a more ornate look to it which is actually based on the MoBev drinks trolly from Vintage Glamour Stuff (Vintage Glamour is not required). It comes in 11 swatches at a cost of 165 simoleons.
* Finally, on the right we have "Granny's Brolly Vase" which is more of a repurposed object than something designed specifically as an umbrella stand. It comes in the original 8 EA swatches with an additional 9th swatch by me and costs 260 simoleons.

All of the available swatches for each object, as well as their catalogue entries can be found in the attached screenshots.
All three stands are found under the Storage > Miscellaneous section of the Buy catalogue.

Notes
Each stand can also be found in the catalogue by searching for "Menaceman44".
The optional recat file is not required for these stands to function.
The optional recat file may conflict with any other default replacement you may have for the EA umbrella stand.

Updates
12-JUL-2021
Updated the optional recat file to correct an issue with the prices not being consistent with the EA original.

27-APR-2021
Chinese translation fixed for MoBrolly Stand and Granny's Brolly Vase to no longer override all other languages.

03-FEB-2021
Package kindly translated into Chinese by Nessie Li

Polygon Counts:
Drainwright Umbrella Stand
High 579
Medium 331

MoBrolly Stand
High 752
Medium 576

Granny's Brolly Vase
High 581
Medium 381

Additional Credits:
s4studio,
blender,
photoshop.

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
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MMUmbrellaStandCollection.zip

Size: 1.26 MB · Downloads: 11,300 · 12th Jul 2021
1.26 MB 11,300 12th Jul 2021
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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\
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  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Instructor
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#2 Old 28th Jan 2021 at 10:44 PM
I love these! I definitely love the very modern one and the more traditional styles too!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 28th Jan 2021 at 11:28 PM
Love these! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 12:08 AM
I was just looking for custom umbrella stands recently and couldn't find any to my liking. So I'm glad you made these! They look great.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 1:35 AM Last edited by amidnightblue : 30th Jan 2021 at 3:38 AM.
Lovely! I've definitely seen the Granny one in irl granny houses :D

edit: I've just realised that I don't think I've ever seen an umbrella stand that isn't a big old vase?? Usually not that fancy, they're like a terracotta sort of pot/vase. Is this an Aussie thing or ??
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 1:42 AM
Never knew I needed these!
Scholar
#7 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 12:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amidnightblue
Lovely! I've definitely seen the Granny one in irl granny houses :D

Just wanted to write same.
Great idea.
Vic ^_^

Here you can see more of my creations and conversions for sims 3. ;) I`ll glad to see your comments in.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 1:18 PM
Ummm.... Thank you just won't cover it... (((VIRTUAL HUG))) Finally some real options!!!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 30th Jan 2021 at 12:01 AM
So excited someone actually made this! It was such a bummer having the regular umbrella stand in a mansion
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 30th Jan 2021 at 3:20 AM
Amazing! Thank you
Inventor
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#11 Old 30th Jan 2021 at 12:21 PM
I love it!! The one with glass is perfect for my style of houses! But... can I ask you something? When you make your CC, how do you get rid of that wrench icon in the swatches?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#12 Old 30th Jan 2021 at 2:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iSandor
I love it!! The one with glass is perfect for my style of houses! But... can I ask you something? When you make your CC, how do you get rid of that wrench icon in the swatches?

Thanks. I use a mod. There's a few available. Just search for "wrench" in the download section to find one that suits your needs.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Inventor
#13 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 6:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Thanks. I use a mod. There's a few available. Just search for "wrench" in the download section to find one that suits your needs.


Oh, thank you!!



Hello, simmers!! :)

Welcome to my profile page!

If you guys are looking for cool builds (both residential and community lots) and great custom content for your game, you've spotted into the right place! Welcome home!

Feel free to visit my blog!

Test Subject
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#14 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 11:09 PM
OH MY GOD YES!! I've been so annoyed that there was a single umbrella stand that I sometimes just use MCCC to set their favourite umbrella without having to use the stand!
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 11:39 PM
This is such a smart idea, well executed!!!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 1st Feb 2021 at 2:11 AM
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 1st Feb 2021 at 1:47 PM
Thank you very much!! These are so awesome!!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 1st Feb 2021 at 6:13 PM
I love this! Great Job!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 1:33 PM
Awesome. I have an umbrella stand in every home and this is just what I needed! Thanks man.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 6th Feb 2021 at 3:16 AM
This has been so needed!! Thank you so much.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 7th Feb 2021 at 11:56 PM
Beautiful! I've wanted more than the one umbrella rack for so long.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 6:30 AM
Hey Menaceman44, the Granny's Brolly Vase and MoBrolly Stand are using Chinese translation than English. Can you fix it? My Chinese is not good anymore, I can only read basic Chinese words. lol.
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 4:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sycamore17
Never knew I needed these!


haha, me either! But I love variety in by building and decorating!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#24 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 5:57 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonRMJ
Hey Menaceman44, the Granny's Brolly Vase and MoBrolly Stand are using Chinese translation than English. Can you fix it? My Chinese is not good anymore, I can only read basic Chinese words. lol.

Thanks for pointing that out! I'm not sure how I managed that but I've updated the files so that the Chinese translation is correctly only used for Chinese language installations. Redownload the file to get the fix.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu