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Ikea Bookcases Emptied with 21 Slots

by leefish Posted 30th Dec 2009 at 12:50 AM - Updated 15th Nov 2015 at 3:48 PM by leefish : upload updated files
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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.
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Its been a while....But here I am, back again with an upload - and this time its NOT a window.

Have you ever noticed how CREEPY sims bookcases are if you line them up? All the books in the same place - even the same photos in the photoframe (in the same place)? Brrr.....creepy.

So I took MY favourite bookcases (IKEA Billy) and EMPTIED them. I added three slots per shelf, and then made a tall and a short version. So you can put items on the shelf the way you want to have them. See pic.

However, I kept the bookcase options, so the empty bookcase can still generate books magically as if from nowhere.....Hmm.

So I made some deco books. (Did I REALLY just empty this bookcase and fill it up again? I guess I did...duh). The books are DECO - they have no book case functions. However, they are sized to fit perfectly on the billy shelves - you can mix and match and move them about on the bookcase using the ctrl+m command.

There are six variations, all repo linked to the base game value books. Which are HIDEOUS. But have no fear - MTS to the rescue!!

Plasticbox did some AWESOME recolours of these books, and I recommend you go get 'em. I have them linked in the related tab and HERE

Some interesting notes on bookcases

Bookcases were updated in FreeTime. This update was additional menu options, defined in the OBJD. Its not possible to mark in the object two different menu options, so I have made TWO versions -
base game +IKEA
FreeTime or AL+IKEA.

If you just decorate and dont play - get the base versions. If you play and have FT or above - get the FT version. You can only have ONE - I used the same GUID for both...(lets not waste GUIDs people).

These bookcases have a little gap either side - filled by the BENNO CD rack. Or - see pic - You can position them next to each other with the "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" cheat in combination with moveobjects on.

Prices and location
Both bookcases = 160 simoleons. In the hobbies section of the catalogue
All books = 5 simoleons. In the deco sculptures section of the catalogue
BENNO rack = 80 simoleons. In the deco sculptures section of the catalogue

Polygon Counts:
Tall empty BILLY (both versions) 551 polys/822 vertices
Small empty BILLY (both versions) 371 polys/588 vertices
Bookstack1 34 faces/68 vertices
Bookstack2 44 faces/88 vertices
Bookstack3 48 faces/96 vertices
Bookstack4 48 faces/96 vertices
Bookstack5 24 faces/48 vertices
Bookstack6 24 faces/48 vertices
BENNO CD tower 988 faces/1494 vertices

Special thanks:
MTS (for giving me a place to share), SimPE for making it possible, and MissLoaf for having the idea in the first place.

Handy to know
If you want to make your own objects with simple deco slots then go check out this awesome tutorial by Huge Lunatic HERE

Style: Modern
Room: Living Dining Study
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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 + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BookcasesFT.rar | Bookcases with FT and above menu

Size: 578.7 KB · Downloads: 19,214 · 15th Nov 2015
578.7 KB 19,214 15th Nov 2015
BookcasesBG.rar | Bookcases with base menu

Size: 596.1 KB · Downloads: 13,885 · 15th Nov 2015
596.1 KB 13,885 15th Nov 2015
DecoBooks.rar | Basically sculptures shaped like books. Designed to go in the shelves

Size: 24.2 KB · Downloads: 20,310 · 30th Dec 2009
24.2 KB 20,310 30th Dec 2009
Benno rack.rar | Deco item - intersectable

Size: 18.6 KB · Downloads: 17,584 · 30th Dec 2009
18.6 KB 17,584 30th Dec 2009
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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:01 AM
Love this idea; makes TS2 much more realistic!
1st thank, 1st comment, 1st download... for all but basegame variant. =)
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:14 AM
well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#4 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:24 AM
Love it! I always use that seamless bookcase in alternating colors to add variation. This'll be so much better!
#5 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:24 AM
This is a great job. Thank you so much!!!

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Forum Resident
#6 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:28 AM
Excellent! These will be so useful, thank you!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:40 AM
I love this. I have also thought that bookcases with the same books on everyone looked funny. Now things will loook alot more like real life, thank you so much!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 1:46 AM
You have made me so happy! Thank you. This is the kind of thing that is really missing in in The Sims 2. I could never build a decent library or make a bookstore because of the same arrangement of books -- it just looked weird. I am also glad you made so many slots. Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 2:32 AM
This is great! I've been waiting for something like this! Thank you!

Okay, kitten, that's enough.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 2:47 AM
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 3:10 AM
Yey! Now I wanted to creat a book shop/coffee shop because of your screenshot! Thanks so much for your hardwork!
Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 3:38 AM
crap... i just read that I need Ikea pack oh well, when i get it im coming back for this one!!!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 4:42 AM
"Did I REALLY just empty this bookcase and fill it up again? I guess I did...duh"

LOL! That really made me laugh out loud. Love this idea though! It's true, sim bookcases are really creepy when you think about it. Love the look of this and the versatility. And my sims can ALWAYS use deco books. Can't ever have enough honestly.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 7:13 AM
I love it !
#15 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 7:50 AM
So perfect, thank you! =)
#16 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 8:04 AM
Positively brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 10:33 AM
Really great idea and realization! I love when I'm who can decorates shelves!
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 11:26 AM
I love you, I love you, I love you!

You have no idea how long I've waited for someone to do this. Major Props (;
#19 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 12:13 PM
This has been much needed for years and you executed it brilliantly. Love the 'bookstore' pic, have to go and redo all my sim's libraries now. Thank you so much.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 2:51 PM
Hold up a second now people ...

Lee. THE window maker. Did Buy Mode? *checks temperature*

Fair enough. These are awesome Lee! Really cool!!!

Nacho average teen.
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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 4:07 PM
Brilliant! I've been wanting something like this for a very long time. Thank you so much! :D
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#22 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 5:12 PM
Originally Posted by Dj Music
Hold up a second now people ...

Lee. THE window maker. Did Buy Mode? *checks temperature*

Hey, a fish gotta spread her fins every once in a while, right? Great job, Lee!

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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#23 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 6:56 PM
This is absolutely brilliant! It's enough to make me want to get the IKEA stuff pack right away (I know, as a Swede, I should be ashamed I don't have it already) - and I'm totally nabbing the deco books in the meantime. Thank you!!
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retired moderator
#24 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 7:39 PM
I wish I had Ikea stuff just for this! Awesome Lee.

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Zombie Socks
#25 Old 30th Dec 2009 at 8:29 PM
This is going in my download folder. RIGHT NOW. Amazing, Lee! Amazing!

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