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Multi-Purpose Furniture: Desk/Bookshelves

by Ilex Posted 16th Sep 2021 at 3:09 PM - Updated 22nd Sep 2021 at 4:20 AM by Ilex
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If a desk has books as built-in clutter it now functions as a bookshelf. EynSims has already created the City Living and Discover University ones so please download those from them if you need them separately. I only included my versions in my merged file so you can get them all as one download if that's what you're looking for.

These are overrides to the EA objects, creating a custom tuning that's a mashup of bookshelf and desk tuning and moving them to the Bookshelf category in addition to desks. It shouldn't conflict with anything unless you have something else that happens to modify these objects specifically, but please let me know if you have any problems with it.

Update 9/21:
  • Added a basegame desk that I had previously missed.
  • As a result of the new addition I reorganized the Merged file to have a folder per pack and instructions
  • Basegame Antique Desk*
  • Basegame Desk NEW
  • City Living Bookshelf Desk**
  • Discover University Desk**
  • Dream Home Decorator Desk
  • Paranormal Stuff Pack Desk
*This is a reward from the writing career and the mod does not change that
**If you're downloading the separate files please download these ones from EynSims since they made them first.

Known issues
  • You can't LiveDrag a book to the surface for a sim to use (like homework or whatever). If you try to do that it will go into the bookshelf inventory. The fix for this is to remove the ability to drop books there, but I like that functionality too much to give it up. However, if I get requests I can make an alternate version with drop functionality removed.

Future Plans
  • If you know of an item I missed let me know

If you're an object creator and want to use my tuning you totally can. Just link people to my stuff to download it and send me a link to your work if you want me to share it.
Type: Object Mods

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 City Living Discover University + 1 GPs + 1 SPs

This is a multi-part download:


The "Merged" file contains a file with all the objects and a version separated by pack so you can get only what you want. The "Separate" file is exactly what it sounds like: each object separate with a required TUNING file. If you don't have all the listed expansions you should use the separate ones.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ilex_ALL_DeskBookshelves1.1_Separate.zip | No matter which files you use, the TUNING file is required

Size: 7.9 KB · Downloads: 355 · 22nd Sep 2021
7.9 KB 355 22nd Sep 2021
Ilex_ALL_DeskBookshelves1.1_Merged.zip

Size: 21.3 KB · Downloads: 1,031 · 22nd Sep 2021
21.3 KB 1,031 22nd Sep 2021
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  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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THANKS POST
#2 Old 5th Oct 2021 at 3:48 PM
This is great! I have been wanting this for a long time (added to favorites).
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THANKS POST
#3 Old 1st Nov 2021 at 5:26 AM
this should be happen early,this is awesome