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Posted 2nd Mar 2018 at 1:49 AM - Updated 3rd Mar 2018 at 7:34 AM by ankoyume - Viewed 12259 times. Direct link to this thread
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IN-AND-OUT INVISIBLE POOL SPOT
Update 03/0318 :
Update 02/03/18 :
Here is a new little modded object to make our sims fishier (in a good way) than ever !
With this object, sims can dive in the pool from the floor anytime they want : no need to go all the way to the ladder or diving board to get in the pool. And it's way funnier than a ladder !
They can even get out of the pool witout a ladder too, as in real life, with their muscles !
Last (but not the least), because of the Pet theme of February Monthly Contest, I've added a way for large dogs to swim in pool !
Just download the version that you want (pet or no pet) and the marco polo fix, and here you are !
With this pool 2 tiles object, child throught elder get 1 new way to get in pool but 2 animations chosen randomly : canon and straight ; and 1 new "muscular" way to get out of pool. You can place many tiles because the mesh is not heavy at all. Sims start building body skill and fitness enthousiasm while using it of course (the same as pool ladder).
Beware : if you remove this pool spot and there is no pool ladder, sims will die.
The 2 diving animations are from Seasons EP (autonomous marco polo interaction) and the "getting out" animations are from Bon Voyage EP (log roll object).
About dogs, only large dogs can swim for now, as I haven't made animations for small dogs yet. I don't plan to make it available for cats, puppies and kittens. Remember that dogs can't go out without my pool spot, however I don't think they'll die, they'll keep on swimming... The 3 files in the .zip are needed.
However, if you don't have Pet EP, I've made a "no pet" version : there's only one file, that will conflict with the pet version, and you won't get swimming pets of course !
In addition to those files, you got a default for avoiding the bug when playing Marco Polo.
>> Pet version = 4 files / No pet version = 2 files.
To make it possible, I had to default some Maxis files : Idle Large Dog ; Pool Controller ; Pool Globals ; Pet Globals ; Destination - For Go Here And Shoo.
There was a strange "sub index definition" value that I couldn't find and modify in my object, so I had to default Marco Polo Controller too (otherwise the sim tries to use the pool spot to get back in pool and it failed and then bugged)
Moreover, you get 2 recolors : blue and invisible. The blue default one is usefull to place or retrieve it, as you won't forget where you've put all of them. Afterwards, thought, it can be set to invisible in live Mode only or always, for one or all. Just set it as you wish by clicking on it "Option".
How to find all the pool tiles when always invisible ?
So that you know, the blue texture is from Maxis and it is ugly and not needed as it certainly won't match your deco. If I were you, I would make it invisible in game.
However, when everything is invisible and you want to remember where they are, no need to worry : as there's a mesh, the tiles are always clickable. Just click "Option>Make visible one or all"
You can also buy a new one and change the options of all of them from this one.
You'll find it in : >>> Build category > Miscellenous > Pool > 20$
Now poor sims can swim without buying a diving board and pool ladders ! I didn't put it to 0$ so that it shouldn't reduce the environment rating.
*CC interaction "go near water" working as "go here" when clicking on floor, because the maxis interaction isn't working (the mesh tiles prevent it to work).
Easy to use
Just place as many blue tiles as you want around the pool. If you want, in live mode, click on one to make them all invisible in one click.
Then, just click on the pool "enter" or on the floor "go here" menus : if there's one nearer to the sim than the ladder or diving board, it will be chosen, otherwise the sim will get in or out as usual.
Nevertheless, you can force the sim to use it by clicking directly on the tile too, if the sim is too far away. There will be a special icon interaction.
Pregnant sims can't use it, unless they're not in last period and it is to get in (straight jump only) (because, Hey !, beware of the baby !).
sims can use it autonomously (the fun attractiveness is the same as the diving board)
Large dogs can use it with cheats "boolprop ControlPets on", and maybe autonomously (I haven't tested it)
The modding category of the object is pool ladder, so that sim could use it autonomously, but with an unique GUID
There was a bug sometimes when getting out of pool and there's a sim right on the object, they don't shoo them, they will just get trapped in the ground. It should be fixed now, tell me if it is not for you.
However, there's some little glitches too :
- it's recolorable but I don't think it is useful : when invisible in live mode only, it will go back to its original texture (the blue one) in buy mode.
Differences with version 1 at Leefish web site
I have already uploaded version 1 a year ago at Leefish web site.
Since then, I have sorted the pie menu strings and turned the TTAB to be more autonomy available (in hope sims would use it to get in autonomously more often).
The Pet addon is new too.
Anyway the two files will override each other and they are almost the same : you need only one.
As I had to default some Maxis files, there might be conflicts with other mods if they change some lines :
NEEDEDSeasons (because of diving animations) and Bon Voyage (because of the "getting out" animations), and Appartment Life (because I cloned the ladder with it installed).
Obviously Pet EP and the cheat "boolprop ControlPets on" are needed for the pet version.
Hoping you'll appreciate,
I've examined a lot of Chris Hatch BHAV, but not his "jump in spot" because mine is from a ladder, so completly different. I've taken his jump in spot's catalog description thought.
I've used many things from maxis (animations, ladder's and jump in spot's bhav).
HugeLunatic's slot tutorial was very useful.
At last, thanks to d4RE and Rosebine for helping during test process.
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