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More Decorative Slots for Maxis Furniture - Dressers, Desks, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Vanity and more (Updated 2008/11/10, Seasons Country Sink and Toilet were added)

by Lord Darcy Posted 28th Jul 2008 at 7:39 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2011 at 2:07 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.05: Seasons Country Sink and Toilet were added.
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2008-11-10: Updated to v1.05. Seasons Country Sink and Toilet were added. (Misc)

2008-09-18: Updated to v1.04. 7 TVs, 4 stereos, all 6 fridges and NL bowling rack were added.
zLdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot_Vanity_Teen-FT.package is now part of Overrides file. Remove it from your Overrides folder.

2008-08-28: Updated to v1.03. AL compatible version was added.

2008-08-09: Updated to v1.02. Coffee tables and 1 end table (Moroccan) were added.

2008-08-02: Updated to v1.01. 2 desks from base game (Value, Central Asian) were added. (1 slot for Value, 3 slots for Central Asian)

2008-07-28: Added an alternative version. You can put two objects over one another in 1-tiled dressers/armoires just like 2-tiled ones.


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For all clutter junkies out there...
This mod adds decorative slots on top of many Maxis furniture, like dressers or vanity tables, as shown in the screenshot.

Unlike "standard" surfaces like tables or counters, dressers come in all different heights. Some low dressers come close to counter heights, but not all of them. I made this mod to cut back the amount of OMSPs that I use in my game. OMSPs are great for objects with standard heights. But I don't want to carry 30+ different OMSPs that are only usable for just one dresser.


Be sure to get ONLY ONE version.
  • LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot.zip : If you have at least one EP or SP (except for Happy Holiday Stuff). Including Deluxe (Base+NL) and Double Deluxe (Base+NL+CEL).
    If you have AL or M&G, get the one tagged with AL.
    (LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-AL.zip)

  • LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-SlotOverlap.zip : Same as above, except that you can put two objects over one another in 1-tiled dressers/armoires just like 2-tiled ones. (See the screenshot below.) I made it as an alternative version, because this feature can be either useful or annoying depending on your preference.
    If you have AL or M&G, get the one tagged with AL.
    (LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-SlotOverlap-AL.zip)

  • LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-BaseGame.zip : Base game, or Base Game + Happy Holiday Stuff.

You must sell and re-buy objects for them to pick up the change.

It will conflict with other similar slot mods like Anoeskab's Maxis More Functional set. Unlike Anoeskab's, which doesn't cover SP objects, mine covers ALL Maxis dressers/armoires (except for Seasons coat rack, for obvious reason) up to Apartment Life, all 3 vanity tables, 5 desks, several end tables/coffee tables, several TVs and stereos, all 6 fridges, NL bowling rack and OFB Decra-Chill food display. (And it's FREE, of course. )

It does NOT conflict with any other my Stuff Pack fixes, like LdDarcy_SPObjectsFix_Downloads_AL.package, LdDarcy_TSSObjectDataFix_FT.package or LdDarcy_SP6TSSArmoireAnimFix.package. Just ignore if Hack Conflict Detection Utility reports a possible conflict.



Files are grouped by object type.

Dresser

2-tiled pre-OFB Large dressers don't have any decorative slots on top. New 3 decorative slots were created on top.
2-tiled Medium dressers already have 3 decorative slots enabled on top by default. But their usefulness is limited., as they can't accept lots of objects that are unprepared for decorative slots. With this mod, they can accept the same kind of objects that can be placed on end tables.

1-tiled Small dressers already have 1 decorative slot on top, but they were never used before IKEA pack. The unused slot is now salvaged. IKEA small dressers will accept the same kind of objects that can be placed on end tables.
2 Step Tansu dressers have 7 decorative slots enabled for each step.

This mod also raises the support strength of all Medium and Small dressers (Maxis and custom alike). No need to turn moveobjects cheat on to put small objects on top of custom low dressers.
(But custom dressers will still refuse to accept objects that are unprepared for decorative slots. Use netmicro's awesome Decoration Transformer to circumvent this problem.)

AL finally created decorative slots on top of most Maxis dressers.
The only exceptions are Teen Surfer dresser and 2 Step Tansu dressers. You still need this mod to put things on these 3 neglected dressers. Get the new AL version.
Slot offsets were adjusted so that they are positioned near the center of the dresser top.
You can put small objects that are unprepared for decorative slots without turning moveobjects cheat on.


Armoire

Armoires don't have any decorative slots by default.
For pre-OFB Large armoires, 3 decorative slots were created on top.
OFB-style Medium armoires also have 3 decorative slots on top, but they are placed more closely than those for Large armoires. Use center slot only, or left and right slots without center slot for the best result.
1-tiled Small armoires have 1 decorative slot on top.


Desk

Slots were added only for 5 desks.
(FT Tech, IKEA Fredrik, Seasons Country, Base Game Value and Central Asian)
Also makes the left side of AtomicAgeKids desk more useful. It will now accept objects that are unprepared for decorative slots.
Each side of shelf desks was given half of newly created slots. Move the object to the other side to use all slots.


End Table

8 end tables from various EPs/SPs which have some space to put things on under the table.


Coffee Table

1 decorative slot was created in the center of all 2-tiled coffee tables. (Some have multiple slots under the table.)
Sims won't put cups or other objects on the center slot, and the animation will be misaligned for small electronics. Use it solely for decoration.
3 one-tiled coffee tables from the various EPs/SPs which have some space to put things on under the table.


Vanity Table

Vanity tables already have 2 decorative slots on each side, but they were never used by the game.
The unused 2 slots are now salvaged. 1 slot (2 for Marble Vanity from Uni) was created in the center.


Decra-Chill

For OFB Decra-Chill Food Display only. 3 decorative slots were created on top. They can be used only after you fully stock the display.
To use with custom objects that were specifically designed with Decra-Chill's height in mind (like mdhttr323's Antique Bakery Set), turn moveobjects cheat on, put the custom objects first, THEN put the Decra-Chill display.


TV & Stereo

7 TVs and 4 stereos from various EPs/SPs which have some space to put things.
TV: Base Game - Moderate & Expensive, BV - Hotel, FT - Comfy & Family, AL - Jock and IKEA - Expedit
Stereo: Base Game Expensive, NL Jukebox, GLS Luxury and FT Comfy


Fridge

1 decorative slot was created on top of all 6 Maxis fridges.


Misc

Contains NL Bowling Rack sculpture, Seasons Country Sink and Toilet.


Wrong existing slot positions were painstakingly fixed.
For dressers and armoires, slot ID references were removed from the front blank tiles to reduce slot overlapping, like IKEA small dressers.



Placement Tip / Known issues:

For multi-tile objects (except for desks), pick only one side for putting the things to avoid slot overlapping.
As of AL, slot overlapping was entirely eliminated in 2-tiled dressers by default.

After you place the object on the slot, press M to move objects to the next slot. (Note: This shortcut does not work in Base Game, and possibly in pre-OFB EPs.)

It is not recommended to put objects with which Sims can interact (e.g. phones, alarm clocks) on the decorative slots, as the animation will be at incorrect height. Use my Usable Counter OMSP for most of medium/small dressers.

Sims will not travel to Seasons Country desk to put homework when they get off the school bus. It has nothing to do with this mod, this desk was designed to block homework route in the first place.

For some unknown reason, TVs, stereos, fridges and sink cannot hold certain objects like OFB craftables.

The center slot of AL Jock TV must be filled from right side. Otherwise Sims will not be able to watch TV, complaining that something is blocking their way.


Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)

The only exception is SP Overrides file for FreeTime or later EP.

zLdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot_Overrides.package (Only needed for FT or later EP)

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 <Your Latest EP>\TSData\Res\Overrides
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game isn't installed in C:\Program Files)

If your latest EP is Apartment Life, the location will be like this.
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Overrides

Mansion and Garden Stuff is more like a mini EP than a SP. If you have M&G, you should use M&G folder instead of FT or AL folder.

zLdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot_Vanity_Teen-FT.package is now part of Overrides file. Remove it from your Overrides folder.


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release. Alternative version added. (2008/07/28)
v1.01: 2 desks from base game (Value, Central Asian) were added. (2008/08/02)
v1.02: Coffee tables and 1 end table were added. (2008/08/09)
v1.03: AL version was added. (2008/08/28)
v1.04: 7 TVs, 4 stereos, all 6 fridges and NL bowling rack were added. (2008/09/18)
v1.05: Seasons Country Sink and Toilet were added. (2008/11/10)


Just to clarify, I didn't steal Anoeskab's work in this mod. I started to make it even before I became aware of the existence of her mod. If you closely look into the file you'll see the subtle difference.


Additional Credits:

Numenor and Atavera for Modding InfoCenter article about Slots
Everyone who contributed to the development of SimPE

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 2
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LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-SlotOverlap-AL.zip | AL/M&amp;G (2 overlapping slots for 1-tiled small dressers)

Size: 47.5 KB · Downloads: 33,886 · 28th Apr 2009
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LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-AL.zip | AL/M&amp;G

Size: 47.4 KB · Downloads: 32,657 · 28th Apr 2009
47.4 KB 32,657 28th Apr 2009
LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-BaseGame.zip | BaseGame Only or BaseGame + Happy Holiday Stuff

Size: 30.9 KB · Downloads: 22,557 · 28th Apr 2009
30.9 KB 22,557 28th Apr 2009
LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot-SlotOverlap.zip | Uni/NL/OFB/Pets/SNS/BV/FT, or a SP except for Holiday (2 overlapping slots for 1-tiled small dressers)

Size: 48.6 KB · Downloads: 25,627 · 28th Apr 2009
48.6 KB 25,627 28th Apr 2009
LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot.zip | Uni/NL/OFB/Pets/SNS/BV/FT, or a SP except for Holiday

Size: 48.8 KB · Downloads: 37,544 · 28th Apr 2009
48.8 KB 37,544 28th Apr 2009
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#2 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:39 PM
Hi, my name is HystericalParoxysm, and I'm a clutter addict. I've been clutter free for several months now but you've knocked me clean off the wagon... *sobs* Damn you! Thank you, and damn you!

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#3 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:41 PM
Hello HP! Thanks for sharing. *clap clap* I'm CatOfEvilGenius and I am a clutter addict. I have cluttered all clutterable surfaces in my sims homes, businesses, and even community lots. Lord Darcy has just enabled me even more! *sob sniff*

Yoink! *grab download, run off to clutter up game some more*

(Thanks for all the work that went into this. That's a LOT of objects!)

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#4 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:44 PM
Awesome! What's the point in having all that furniture without knick-knacks? I wish I could click the thank you button more than once, so instead...Thank you, thank you, and thank you~! ^.^
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#5 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:52 PM
I love you. Seriously.
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#6 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:58 PM
Thank you so, so much. I always thought it was weird that I couldn't place objects on dressers :S
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#7 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:03 AM
Wow. Those desks in particular have always bugged me - they're just crying out for some decorative clutter. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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#8 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:15 AM
Thank you, this is amazing! Now we can all have better looking sim homes!
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#9 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:24 AM
AWSOME!!! Thank you so much for making and sharing this!!!
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#10 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:30 AM
I used to be clutter-free, but ever since free time came out... with all the new clutter objects... my clutter dependency has been gradually increasing ><

Always swore never to download a OMSP, but you've just shattered my main self-protective strategy.

Poor Sim maids... all the extra dusting they'll have now
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#11 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:33 AM
Thanks I just love clutter for my sims .
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#12 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:39 AM
Amazing! Now my sims' rooms will look more realistic. Thanks
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#13 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:41 AM
YAY! I can put even MORE clutter in my sims homes... My Barbara Scragg crazy cat lady sim will love you! LOL! Thanks!
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#14 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:51 AM
Don't listen to jenwar, I love you more...seriously! LOL
This is great, thanks so much!
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#15 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:53 AM
I always wanted to put stuff on the shelves of those desks. And now I can. You're awesome.
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#16 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 12:58 AM
This is just amazing! It gives our sims' homes more reality! You rock!
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#17 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 1:59 AM
Dude, I can just feel the awesomeness oozing out of this mod! Seriously, thanks man
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#18 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 2:52 AM
Thanksthisisgreat! This feels like the *right* solution for this age-old annoyance.

One question -- about the M shortcut: you write,

"For multi-tile objects (except for desks), pick only one side for putting the things to avoid slot overlapping. After you place the object on the slot, press M to move objects to the next slot."

I just tried this out in the BaseGame/OSX, both with an armoire and with the only half-high dresser (the most expensive one): nothing happens when I press M, neither while still holding the object nor after letting it go. Could this be because shortcuts in general are different under OSX? Or does this not work in the Base Game? Or am I doing something wrong? I tried with the BaseGame version.

No problem if it doesn't work for me -- there is no such option by default either --, I just want to know if I could have this little luxury if I did something different.

Thank you!

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#19 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 5:19 AM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 31st Jul 2008 at 1:22 PM.
Um it's strange... this download doesn't seem to appear in the main page anymore. I had to enter Game Mods section to access this page.
ETA: It appears in several pages back... Looks like the main page is sorted by the actual posting date.

Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
One question -- about the M shortcut: you write,

"For multi-tile objects (except for desks), pick only one side for putting the things to avoid slot overlapping. After you place the object on the slot, press M to move objects to the next slot."

I just tried this out in the BaseGame/OSX, both with an armoire and with the only half-high dresser (the most expensive one): nothing happens when I press M, neither while still holding the object nor after letting it go. Could this be because shortcuts in general are different under OSX? Or does this not work in the Base Game? Or am I doing something wrong? I tried with the BaseGame version.

I use Windoze, and the M shortcut doesn't work for me in my base game Anygame either. I just forgot to mention it. I think M shortcut was introduced by one of EPs (possibly OFB). Before OFB introduced display shelves, there was little need for such a shortcut.
For end tables, you have to fill the main slot first to use the second slot.

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#20 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 10:20 AM
Absolutely wonderful and invaluable thank you so much. :D
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#21 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 10:23 AM
I can't wait to try this hack! Thank you, you're great!
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#22 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 10:49 AM
it looks like the sims 1 do you have 3D off?
Thanks!
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#23 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 1:33 PM
Great idea, but *dun dun dun* you missed one.

But love the rest its amazing!
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#24 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 2:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Hi, my name is HystericalParoxysm, and I'm a clutter addict.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
I'm CatOfEvilGenius and I am a clutter addict.

Roffle. I'm sorry for being a bane to all those recovering addicts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by chazzhay
Great idea, but *dun dun dun* you missed one.
<snip>

D'oh! I totally forgot that desk. I'll add it in the next version, thanks for reminding me!

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#25 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 2:58 PM
Awesome, totally awesome! :D
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