Starfleet Clutter III: Coffee Mugs (Plain and with Starfleet Insignia)

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: $10
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

No matter what they say, it’s coffee (or possibly tea, Earl Grey, hot), not dilithium, that makes Starfleet go ’round. So of course your Trek Sims – and your Trekker Sims – need some coffee mugs to clutter up their desks!

There are two sets of recolours: one plain and unadorned, and one with various Starfleet insignia. (The Starfleet mugs have the insignia on both sides of the mug, so that left-handed people like me and Bruce Greenwood can show them off as well. Also, the black isn’t quite as light-suckingly black in game as it looks like in the screenshots.) You also get six different kinds of beverages.

Department insignia by Star Trek Minutiae.

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The folder in the zip file below has two subfolders. The “Plain Mugs” folder contains the plain recols, the beverages, and most importantly, the mesh. The “Starfleet Mugs” folder contains the Starfleet insignia recols.

If you only want the plain mugs but not the Starfleet ones, you can safely delete the “Starfleet Mugs” folder – but if you only want the Starfleet mugs but not the plain ones, make sure you don’t delete the file called obj_nixnivis_coffeemug_MESH.package from the Plain folder (this would be the plain, white mug in game). As the name implies, this is the mesh, so none of the recolours will show up without it.



6 thoughts on “Starfleet Clutter III: Coffee Mugs (Plain and with Starfleet Insignia)

  1. I am really excited to use these and the fact that you actually put a liquid into them makes it that much more than a simple recolour. I’ll let you know if I run into any issues although I probably won’t πŸ˜€

    • Fancy meeting you here. πŸ˜‰ And thanks! Yeah, it always bugged me that Maxis couldn’t bother to put liquid in their coffee cups. If they’d wanted to, they could even have added liquid AND make it go away when the Sim had finished drinking by adding a BHAV to the drinking interaction, but of course they didn’t.
      I’ve tested these without problems on a computer that’s only ever known the basegame, so they should play nice with all games. Still, it’s always good to have other people check things out as well! πŸ™‚

      • They look fantastic in game now I only wish they could be used to replace the default usable coffee cup but maybe in time I’ll be able to figure that out lol. I’m almost everywhere when it comes to the Sims lol πŸ˜€

        • Making this a replacement mesh should be doable, it isn’t that difficult per se (just extract the original GMDC and don’t give it a new GUID or touch the instance numbers). The tricky-ish part would be the liquid, it would need it’s own TXMT lest you’ll end up with white coffee. Then again, playing with the TXMT is fun! Hmm… I’ll have to have a look at this. πŸ™‚
          BTW, I used the DXT3 format on the insignia mugs, DXT1 wouldn’t have done the details very well. I think I used DXT3 on the plain mugs as well, but that’s just because I was too lazy to change the format. πŸ˜‰ DXT1 would have worked there.

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