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Featured upload! Maxis Shower/Tub Combo Backless

by HugeLunatic Posted 30th Apr 2008 at 2:15 AM - Updated 14th Jan 2009 at 4:21 AM by HugeLunatic : adding non pets version...
177 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I love to have a combo tub/shower for my smaller homes, but the surround that Maxis put seems much too thick and unrealistic to me. Not to mention the sides don't go down so you can't see! So I removed the surrounds and connected the missing dots.

If you would like the expensive shower with the surround removed you can find it here

I also increased the stats in the tub/shower combo unit to match the Maxis Colonial tub.

The original tub/shower combo was not mapped correctly by Maxis, leaving the showerhead not recolorable. My version now correctly recolors.

NOTE: These are a slave object to the original Maxis objects. All recolors of the original Maxis showers will apply to this.









The showers begin with HL...Slave. Those are the two modified meshes. The HL....SpringtimeRiver are the two recolors that will work with these and the original Maxis meshes.

Curtains are Maxis bedding match by CTNutmegger at N99; Double and Single

Added a pre-pets version! Please note there are two versions. Please download the version that ends with BASE if you do not have any EP's later than Pets.

Versions:
  • HL_TubShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Pets or Later
  • HL_TubShowerBacklessSlaveBASE.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Base Game
  • HL_CheapShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip - Clean Water Shower System MESH
  • HL_TubShowerSpringtimeRiver.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall RECOLOR
  • HL_CheapShowerSpringTimeRiver.package.zip - Clean Water Shower System RECOLOR


Policy:
  • You may include this with uploaded lots to free sites only.
  • Also included is my recolor of the original Maxis showers shown in photo

Polygon Counts:
1342 - Less than Maxis due to the only changes made were removing the surrounds.

Additional Credits:

Thanks to jmeyers655 for testing my pre-pets version. Thanks to plasticbox and Daggs for testing the first one, which requires the Pets EP OR LATER!

Thanks to all who contributed to SimPE otherwise I wouldn't have all these cute little matching items for my sims.

HystericalParoxysm for a tutorial on how to make tilable textures. Still loving her!
Spaik and SimAddict99 for helping me solve my issue with non crisp edges.
SimAddict99 and MsBarrows for the tutorial on the Repository/Slave technique.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

TS2 Original Game

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:22 PM
Amazing job! I just never use the Maxis ones because of the ugly walls, these are so much better, thanks!
Test Subject
#27 Old 1st May 2008 at 3:15 PM
These are fabulous! These showers & tubs are so much more realistic for small or low income homes, but the backs always made me cringe!
Test Subject
#28 Old 1st May 2008 at 3:16 PM
SWEET! We needed this!
Test Subject
#29 Old 1st May 2008 at 3:19 PM
Fan-freaking-tabulous! Looks like all my Sims are now due for a bathroom renovation...
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 1st May 2008 at 3:36 PM
oh snap! This is EXACTLY what I wanted. AND you fixed the shower head?!? AND you boosted the stats?!? thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Now that all my dreams have come true, I need to go lie down
Coffee, anyone?
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#31 Old 1st May 2008 at 4:18 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:22 PM.
I'm going to join in the Hallalujah chorus! This has been sorely needed for ages. The fact that it will pull recolors is just wonderful. *runs off to redecorate all my lower end to middle class houses* Now I need to find some good shower curtain recolors (yours are lovely..snapped them up too)!

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Mad Poster
#32 Old 1st May 2008 at 4:23 PM
Kewl!! I've never used these two items because the Maxis ones are so FRACKIN' UGLY and unrealistic looking. But these are great, sleek and crisp looking. The bathrooms you designed with them are also great looking! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!:D
Test Subject
#33 Old 1st May 2008 at 4:46 PM
It looks wonderful, can't wait to try them out..
Field Researcher
#34 Old 1st May 2008 at 4:48 PM
Wonderful! Thanks so much for doing this!
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st May 2008 at 5:08 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:21 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post. And yes, read the text..the curtains are in a seperate file.
It"s really a good idea, and now Bathroom will be more realistic with the same tile on all the walls. Wonderfull job!! Yours Bathroom'pictures are so pretty! I like the cutains too, it' s yours? Where do you find it? please. I would like a beautiful spring bathroom like that for my sims. Thanks again.
Not actually evil.
#36 Old 1st May 2008 at 5:20 PM
I hated that tub, now it's useful! Thank you.

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Field Researcher
#37 Old 1st May 2008 at 7:00 PM
This has got to be the best thing since sliced bread. Thanks a ton!!
Test Subject
#38 Old 1st May 2008 at 7:11 PM
At the hazard of sounding repetitious here, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This is something I've also wanted since the game first came out! Kudos!

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Demon Sheep
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#39 Old 1st May 2008 at 7:21 PM
I've been happily playing with no custom objects for months and months.... and have no desire to go back to a stuffed downloads folder. But this, my dear, is the first custom object since then that's made me squee and install immediately. It's so simple yet so useful - and includes a pretty shower curtain to boot! I thank you. My downloads folder rolls it's eyes and thanks you. Yay!
Test Subject
#40 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:58 PM
I Love You!!!!
Scholar
#41 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:08 PM
So needed and appreciated! Thanks!
Test Subject
#42 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:12 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 1st May 2008 at 9:17 PM. Reason: converted to "feedback" post - it's a good question! :)
these are great, just a quick question though - do these have the freetime tinkering options available?

thanks

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Test Subject
#43 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:21 PM
I love the look of these but when I ty to install them my sims2 won't start up. When I take them back off it starts again.

Ay ideas what might be causing it. I have nightlife,university, OFB, and family fun pack.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:54 PM
Thank you so much, these are wonderful!
Top Secret Researcher
#45 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:56 PM
This is so great! I also liked and used this combo but was always annoyed by these walls. Now that they're gone it will add so much variety and realism to my bathrooms. Thank you! And that slave thing is genious of course!
Oh, and your curtain recolor is very pretty, too!
Field Researcher
#46 Old 1st May 2008 at 10:19 PM
I love love this!!! The very best part is that it is linked to the originals.
I also have a question along the same lines as Aliwag.... does it have the options to bathe your dogs? Thanks!
Field Researcher
#47 Old 1st May 2008 at 10:38 PM
thanks so much! i've always hated that shower because I couldn't see past it! these are fantastic!
Test Subject
#48 Old 1st May 2008 at 10:54 PM
I to would like to say thankyou, I didn't like using the maxis tub in my game but now I will use it more often. Must ask though I love the fish on the wall! Where can I find these? Keep up the great work, look forward to seeing more. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:22 PM
Wonderful job, thank you :-)
Instructor
#50 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:22 PM
These are cool. I despise the Maxis showers/tubs but this makes me reconsider using them for sure, now!
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