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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 am

Ok..have a request..or how to..

This bookshelf I love..but it's just to modern for some of my neighborhoods..



It comes with being a teacher (Education) as a Career Reward..

I have no idea how to pull it up in SimPE and well I have no idea how to recolor the books..the bookshelf I probably could but would like someone else to do it for me lol.. shame

I need books and bookshelf recolored in rustic, old and worn..if at all possible..

Can anyone help me please.. prettyplease

Thank you for your help in advance.. happygroup



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Postcaravirt on Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:37 pm

Oh ... that´s a really cute bookshelf - never saw it in my game (probably cause I never played the teacher career till now giggle )

I cannot promise, that I´ll be able to find it in SimPE or recol it, but I´ll have a look in the evening and tell you bighugs2


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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:41 pm

Thank you sosooso much Carmen.. bighugs2

You never had a sim wanting Education for their platinum wants..lol..at least one out of 4 sims wants that as I create them in CAS and then put them on a lot lol..

If you can't that is ok.. sm1 giggle

Right now I am playing Medieval, rustic and country all in one lol..and have those bookshelves..up and they just don't look right with that wall lol..

If you can I will as always be forever in your debt lol.. together



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Postcaravirt on Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:33 pm

Ok, good news: I found the bookshelf in SimPE. ;)
But - bad news: the texture for the books is not included - this is lend from a 'parent bookshelf'.
I could´nt figure out, which one exactly ... so I extracted several from other bookshelves, that seem to match. Now I´ll do some test recols to find out the right one.


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PostBroomhilda on Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:53 am

Thank you so much Carmen..girl I keep saying your my Angle and I owe you big time and forever in your debt..lol..but it is true.. :girlie5:



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Postcroiduire on Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:53 pm

Guys, before you go to so much work, have you seen these (Feenwald's reward bookcase default replacement mesh for ssns/ft/al made buyable in Shasta's rustic colours) and these by Michelle? They look really nice in game.



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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:58 am

Yes I just seen the first one's at GOS..and then Michelle's but they are to modern not rustic enough..and the books are just to clean..lol..and to modern..thank you for your help Croi bighugs2



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Postcroiduire on Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:54 am

Oh, Broomie, you literally made me cringe with your comment about "too clean" books (and no, I'm not going to make a porn joke here). During the Middle Ages, books were so valuable, if a household could afford even one book, they were considered fairly affluent; books were not allowed to get even a little bit dirty or to ever be mishandled. Even a large, prestigious university library might own only 1000 books.

In the 14th century a small, unornamented book might cost a pound. In comparison, two chickens could be purchased for a penny, the finest ale cost 6 farthings/gal, and a sheep was 1s.5d. An army officer (an esquire, constable, or centenar) earned 1s/day; highly skilled archers, 3d/day; a labourer well worth his hire, at most L2/year (that's less than 2d/day); and a master craftsman, c. 5d/day.

Even if you move up closer to modern times, like colonial or immediately post-revolutionary America, books were expensive. In Virginia, for example (cited because it has very good historical records), an independent farmer made around L10 per year; the best master craftsmen had annual incomes between L30 and L100, yet some 330 years after Johannes Gutenberg revolutionised printing, a bible still cost L1.1s, and an almanac, that indispensable planting aid to farmers of the era and meant to be replaced each year, cost nearly a shilling! Bibles were kept in secure "bible boxes" (here's a gorgeous example c. 1640-1680) and woe betide the child who dared touch it.

So, yeah, the thought of a book that cost up to half a year's wage being treated carelessly blows my mind.

(quick explanation of the money system used in all my references:
1 pound (L) = 20 shillings (s)
1pound (L) = 5 crowns
1 crown = 5 shillings (s)
1 shilling = 12 pence (d)
1 penny (d) = 4 farthings)



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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:13 pm

maybe "to clean" isn't the word..they are to modern..PBK has a lot of books on there that are old..but kept up..I play Medieval, Rustic, Country all wrapped up in one.. lol..so I love my things old, worn, rustic, and things like that..

I love, love that Bible box..omgosh I want that in my game lol..

I love books..and I read them until I am duct taping them together..lol..I keep mine clean, dust free for the most part..and try really hard not to tear them up..but most of mine are worn out from reading them so much..

You look at the books in that bookshelf and they are way to modern for Medieval, rustic, old look..



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Postcroiduire on Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:30 pm

Have you looked at these? I think Michelle did a nice job on the books.

For my taste, the bookcase itself is way too modern, and those spindly little legs supporting that much weight looks like a disaster waiting to happen (I know, I know, Sims physics, but still. I wish someone could clone the reward bookcase into this book, or one like it.



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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 pm

See that is the kind of books I want lol..old, rustic, medieval type..the one from PBK..



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:30 am

Here, I give you something drool-worthy, the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Thirty-five glorious volumes that changed European history, leather-bound and gold embossed.




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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:35 am

Those are nice..I love them..

I love old things..



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am

Broomie, I just had a thought: how hard would it be to empty that bookcase entirely whilst retaining all its functionality? Part of what makes it look way too modern is the casual, almost haphazard, arrangement of books on the shelf; that is not the way books were treated when each volume represented the equivalent investment of a car today! But there are a lot of deco book meshes that could be recoloured to give you exactly the effect you want. I'm thinking of these that Leefish did, but there are many others.



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:43 am

There are several empty bookcases for Sims2..just well they are to clean, new looking for what I want..

I had those at one time from Leefish..but they aren't working for what I want..

And I know Carmen she will do a fantastic job in recoloring this bookcase/books for me..lol



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Of course she will; Carmen's recolours are gorgeous. But I must say, you've confused me. Do you actually like that mesh?! I thought you were just trying to preserve the reward functionality.



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:25 pm

lol I have no idea what the mesh looks like hehe..I love the reward functionality..it gives you everything that other bookcases don't..all in one..and I use it a lot..I have a mod that will allow you to get it with aspiration points and the Sim Blender you can get it that way as well without being a teacher..it goes into ALL my homes..lol



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Postamythestfenix on Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:13 pm

Carmen,

I believe that the books subset of the reward bookcase was not made recolorable by Maxis. Dharden at MTS made a CEP for it that makes the books recolorable, but slaves them to Michelle's Buyable Books for Education.

Currently, the only way I know to have these books recolorable is to put dharden's CEP and Michelle's bookcase in the game and make recolors for Michelle's books. Broomhilda will need to put these in her game as well to use your book recolors.

An invisible recolor of the books would make the shelves look empty and allow other books to be placed with OMSPs for different looks.

I hope this information is helpful! Do let me know if you find another solution pinkflowers
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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:39 pm

Thank you Amy for that information..

It's not just the books Carmen is recoloring it's the bookcase as well..

I don't want it empty..I want to be able to use the bookcase..and omsp's omgosh those are for people not like me..that actually play the game lol..and use the bookcase..

Whatever Carmen comes up with will be amazing that is for sure..she is also the one that taught me to recolor..and she is a very patient Angel lol..with a heart of gold.. valentine1f



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Postcaravirt on Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:19 pm

Amy ... thank you soo much for your help and this info. express

I tried several parent textures in vain and searched through some SimPE tuts, hoping to get a clue, what could be wrong in my attempts. Thought I had to change an entry in Math Defs or something else. ;)

I also inbetween suggested the buyable bookcase from Michelle to Sam.
Looked into the mesh and found both textures (frame and books) recolorable (maybe I have Dharden's CEP already in my game - will check that later giggle)

So now I´ll do my very best to create a more worn and old version ... thank you all for your great support and advices. hugme3  

... and Sam, please don´t praise me to the skies - that allways makes me blush and feeling embarrassed baghead


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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:51 pm

lol Carmen..

I don't want you to feel embarrassed..that is not my intentions.. Love2

But that is how I feel about you..you are an amazing creator/designer/and all around awesome person..now that I have said that..hehe..get to work..or the angry rolling pin and the will be used

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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:54 pm

Oh by the way Carmen..if you can't recolor this bookcase/and the books it's ok..maybe you can recolor Michelle's to make them look more rustic/old/medieval looking..if her TOU allows it..

Sorry if I am putting so much pressure on you..I don't want you to feel pressured.. shame



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Postcroiduire on Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:43 pm

Broomie, you mentioned that you put these cases in every house. Shastakiss made julsfels' bookcase default mesh buyable on residential and commercial lots as part of Sophie-David's buyable rewards. Julsfel's mesh has recolourable books (as does Michelle's, a very worthwhile alternative). Carmen could recolour that mesh (available here) to your taste without having to completely reinvent the wheel. Why do you not want her to build on the ton of amazing work others (HugeLunatic, Sophie-David, julsfels, and Shastakiss) have already done?



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PostBroomhilda on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:20 am

Ok Croi let me explain what the teacher's award bookcase does..it does everything..

Cooking, Mechanical, Cleaning, Charisma, Body, Logic and Creativity..

Instead of standing in front of a mirror for Charisma you can read about it..same with each of these others..you don't have to clean to get your points..if you are full and at the top of Body you can't do anymore body..no jump rope, no weights, no treadmill..if you try and get them to do something for Body they just stop..so reading about it is the only way to finish getting your points..

In ALL of the other bookcases..including Michelle's that she has redone..you can only read: I just put Michelle's bookcase in my game and checked it out..no can do..

Cooking, Mechanical, and Cleaning..

No other bookshelf I have found does what the Aspiration Bookshelf does..

I hope you understand now why I love that bookcase..

So please..me and Carmen have been pm'ing each other and we are working things out..and if she can't do this..it's ok..I will have to live with the Aspiration Bookshelf..I have been for years..

Thank you for trying to help..

But if you do happen to find a bookshelf that does ALL of the Aspiration Points..and it looks old, rustic , country, Medieval please let me know..lol



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PostBroomhilda on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:58 am

Now Rebecah over at Affinity Sims..does have a gaming Medieval, rustic, country table..that I love as well..and you can play to earn your aspiration points..and I do use that..a lot..but it's not like the bookcase..that all sims want when you put them on a lot without one..lol..

It's called Skill Learning Game Table link

I love this thing but if you play modern this really wouldn't look right in your homes lol..unless you put it outside under an awning or something..but unless you have the mod for not getting your kids taken away from you because they are either to hot or to cold..from being outside..well..you know what that means..SOCIAL WORKER runcircle

I have the mod for keeping the temps where even the toddlers can go outside all year around and not get to hot or cold..I love that as well lol..



Time for a Spring Siggi lol
Thank you so much Crissi, it's beautiful
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I am so proud of all of you..
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