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« Reply #2865 on: 2010 April 20, 13:40:13 »
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A question about desks.

I prefer desks that have the workspace (with computer and chair) in the middle and doors/drawers at both sides, and I've always found it annoying how Maxis desks have the workspace at one side and drawers or doors at the other. Of course you can use cheats and invisibles to place computers and chairs in the middle of the desk, but while it looks better (IMO) it means that sims can't use the computer.

My question is how do you feel about this and - more specifically - which one of these two desks do you prefer?





The top one works like any ordinary Maxis desk. For the bottom one Sims will either sit with their leg in the righthand cabinet or you must use cheats and invisibles to place chair and computer in the middle - which then means that your Sims can't use it.

Thanks in advance for any input.  Smiley

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« Reply #2866 on: 2010 April 20, 15:14:05 »
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Moune; I really like the second desk, I haven't seen a lot of desks with that design and love it! Nice work there. 
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« Reply #2867 on: 2010 April 20, 16:12:39 »
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I'm actually going to say the first one is better.  Its still different and is likely to be  a lot less problematic in game.
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« Reply #2868 on: 2010 April 20, 17:24:17 »
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Is it against the rules to have both? 
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« Reply #2869 on: 2010 April 20, 17:56:50 »
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Well, the second one is useless since it still doesn't "work" as intended and you need a code and the computer won't work anyway.

BTW, why don't you clone a 3 tiles desk? Your problem would be solved. Sure, it would be bigger and all but at least it would work perfectly. Or try to modify the placement in the grid for a 2 tiles desk; which seems like a huge headache Sad
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« Reply #2870 on: 2010 April 21, 08:05:53 »
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So it's two votes for the 'ordinary' one and one for the 'centered' one - although if we count me in, too, it becomes a draw because I prefer the centered one.

Hmmm ....

Might end up with Scurvy Cat's solution and post both, so that people can choose themselves.

Dr House, there are no 3-tiled desks. I could clone a 3-tiled dining table, but it wouldn't have the functions of a desk - like attracting homework. Modifying a 2-tiled desk so that the computer places in the middle isn't that difficult, but I don't think there's any way to make the chair place outside the grid without cheats. And that's really the problem. If the chair is outside the grid it won't pull in to the desk (or dining table, for that matter). Sims can still sit on it, but it won't work with the desk/table itself.
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« Reply #2871 on: 2010 April 21, 13:45:39 »
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No 3 tiles desk? Oops. I saw some (CC) so I assumed it was cloned off an EA one. So I guess that the third tile doesn't exist in fact; well I do hope the makers modified the grid to at least avoid sims walking into the sides.

3 tiles dining table isn't an option either due to the homework? Why should it be important? It never worked correctly in sims 2 without mods and in that case you had to put the special object on the desk to locate the 'drop your fucking homework here you dork'! Without these mods homeworks always ended near the bus drop, or when I was lucky on the living floor. I only had one house setup where God knows why the kid always dropped it on his bedroom floor; which was still better than at that fucking bus drop.
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« Reply #2872 on: 2010 April 21, 20:12:08 »
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Okay, Scurvy Cat won. I'm posting both desks. Maybe I'll add an extra computer slot to the 'centered' desk, so that people can choose if they want their sims to be able to use the computer on the desk or if they just want it to look good.

Dr House, the third tile does exist, but only in dining tables. You clone a 3-tiled dining table and put a 3-tiled desk mesh in it. The problem is it might look like a desk, but it still is a dining table, and sims will want to eat from it rather than place their homework on it.

And that's exactly why you might need some kind of mod to ensure that kids drop their homework in front of the desk. Because too many creators have used dining tables (2-tiled) as bases for desks. They don't attract homework, but sims with plates in their hands. The mod you're talking about was probably cloned from a desk and then modified, which is why it would attract homework. But it would never have been necessary if all creators had cloned their desks from ... desks.  Wink
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« Reply #2873 on: 2010 April 22, 00:35:18 »
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Doesn't the 3-tile desk at MTS function like a desk should? I can't remember who made it- it's an older mesh and I think "Hudson" is in the name of it. It's in my dl folder and I have used it- but I don't think any of my sims have actually sat at it...and if they have, I don't remember. But I do know that you can put a computer on it.
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« Reply #2874 on: 2010 April 22, 04:50:36 »
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I win! I win!  What do I get.

Two cool desks by one of the cooooooolest designers on the web, that's what.

I've gotta get out more.
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« Reply #2875 on: 2010 April 22, 08:30:42 »
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Scurvy Cat,  Cheesy Wow, you make me blush. Thanks.

Mlc, it's entirely possible that there is a working 3-tile desk out there. But you can actually put a computer on all dining tables too, and your sims can use them. The real difference is attracting homework. That can most likely be modified in one of the BHAV's, but I must admit I'm not terribly motivated for starting to mess around with that.

It turns out Sims can use a computer placed in the center of a desk. It just looks a little funny, because the chair still has to be placed to the right in the grid, so they are somewhat displaced and the sim still has one leg in the righthand cabinet. Like this:



But at least it works and looks good when sims aren't actually on the computer, and if people don't like it, they can get the other one.

The set is pretty much done and all I need to do is make some proper screenshots and then upload. Here's some of what's comming with the desks:

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« Reply #2876 on: 2010 April 23, 05:37:05 »
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Oh I really like these. Especially the cabinets and the bookcase.

I like the second desk actually. Even if they sim's legs go through it.
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« Reply #2877 on: 2010 April 23, 07:19:33 »
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It turns out Sims can use a computer placed in the center of a desk. It just looks a little funny, because the chair still has to be placed to the right in the grid, so they are somewhat displaced and the sim still has one leg in the righthand cabinet. Like this

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« Reply #2878 on: 2010 April 23, 11:55:47 »
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Well, you fix it then. That's what you do, isn't it? Mess around with code and stuff and fix that kind of things.

I don't do that. I make pretty furniture. Which, on the other hand, is something you don't.  Wink
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« Reply #2879 on: 2010 April 24, 12:13:37 »
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It turns out Sims can use a computer placed in the center of a desk. It just looks a little funny, because the chair still has to be placed to the right in the grid, so they are somewhat displaced and the sim still has one leg in the righthand cabinet. Like this:

Have you tried modifying the routing slots? It's a really nice set, but if you find yourself playing with the routing slots you could make your sim sit in the right place.


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Ah, and I forgot to mention. I fixed an EAxian fail:

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