Category: Hobbies -> Knowledge
Poly Count: ( < 700)
EPs Required: Base-game compatible (provided that you get the base-game variation)
Not all of my medieval Sims are into bookcases. Some might like to keep a pile of books on their desks, to have them readily at hand when they write letters. Others might be wizards or philosophers, who have so many books, they just don’t have shelf-space for them all. Others again might have spent their very last Simoleon on that precious, precious book, and can’t afford a bookcase as well. And still others might be the kind of Sims who think the floor is a perfectly acceptable place to put their books, clothes, food…
So, to meet their varying needs, I took the decorative book stacks from TSM (except for one that didn’t want to play) and turned them into functional bookcases: three larger ones that go on the floor only, and two smaller ones that can be placed either on the floor or on tables (or other surfaces).
We’ll start with the floor ones. They are, in order from left to right:
The Scriptorium Book Bank for $30, poly (< 400)
The Moderate Tome Tower, also for $30 and also < 400 polys
And the Tall Tome Tower for $45; a little higher in poly, but still (< 700).
They only come with the one recol you see, sorry – but they can of course be recoloured in case you want to make some of your own.
Marek the Wizard is helping us with the demonstration today. You might recognise him
– he is also the proud owner of a humongous orrery. 😉
Then we have the two smaller book stacks, that you can put either on a table/other surface or on the floor. I made them with tables in mind, though, and set the animations accordingly, so if you choose put them on the floor instead, be aware that your Sims will be grabbing books out of thin air. 😛
To the left, you have the Small Book Bank, and to the right is the Small Tome Tower, both for $15. As the names imply they are indeed scaled-down versions of the Scriptorium Book Bank and the Moderate Tome Tower, so the poly count is the same. They are not repositoried to their larger siblings, though, simply because there might be downloaders who only want the table ones (and I don’t want to force people to have files cluttering up their Downloads folder they don’t want).
All of the book stacks have one slot on top, that takes anything that goes on end tables. This also means that you can stack the smaller stacks, both with each other and with the larger stacks. The sky’s the limit. 😉
Whatever you do. Do. Not. Sneeze.
Also, with all of them your Sims can get their books from any side – back, front, left, right, whichever you prefer. This means you don’t have to pay any attention to which side faces the front (unless you want to), but can twist and turn your stacks according to taste.
The book stacks have two variations: one for those of you who have Free Time/Apartment Life and one for those who don’t. Choose the one that fits your game configuration. (If you have FT/AL and choose the base-game variation, all that will happen is that you won’t get the extra menu options – but if you don’t have FT/AL and try to use the FT variation, it will crash your game. So please choose wisely.)