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Featured upload! Updated 9 June 2009 Tivoli, Plantation timber furnitures

by blake_boy Posted 31st Mar 2009 at 4:59 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2009 at 2:45 AM by blake_boy
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated 5 June 2009
Anyone who had problems with the single bed having a huge clickable area, can now download the fixed file, and replace the old one. Thanks to HugeLunatic for fixing the file. I haven't tested it out myself, but I trust HugeLunatic that it has been fixed now. Apologies for updating again.



Updated 26 April 2009

I've updated the set with fixes to the problems with the wallshadows and blinking blue textures. I'm still not convinced that I've fixed everything, so if you can keep an eye on any improvements I can make on the objects that would be fantastic.
Thanks again to those that were willing to test out these objects and found the problems, and also thanks for your patience, I know I'm not the speediest when it comes to fixing things.




I love wood, and woodworking was a passion of mine which I sadly abandoned some time ago. So with my virtual hands, I started crafting furnitures. The results weren't all too bad but nothing like marvelling a real timber product you've just finished.



There are 19 furnitures that I'd like to share with you at the moment, and more to come I suspect. I was surprised at how quick and easy it was to create the meshes without making individual textures, thanks to the repository technique.

The important thing to note is that the MASTER file is the "tivoli 2-tiled coffee table", which I've labelled as 1) in the attached diagram of complete furnitures. So you'll need to have at least this object in your downloads folder for the other objects to lend the wood texture from this object.


Here are the rest of the details:
(You can refer to the diagram with the complete set of furnitures attached as a picture guide with the numbering)

Tivoli Plantation Whole Set: all the files in one zip 1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip
- This is the MASTER file. All the other slave objects (2 - 19) borrow the wood texture from this little bugger.
- You will need to have this file in your downloads folder for the other objects to show their textures correctly.
- Recolour this object and the other objects in the collection will pick up the recolours. I've provided some recolours in Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip
- Under Buy > Decorative > misc.

6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip
- Has an additional slot to put tiny decorative items on the lower compartment, and one on the centre on top of the table.
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip
- Has 2 additional slots to put tiny decorative items on the lower tray
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip
- Has 3 additional slots to put tiny decorative items on the lower tray
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip
- Has 3 additional slots to put tiny decorative items under the table
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip
- Has 2 additional slots to put tiny decorative items under the table
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

17) Blake's-Plantation-single-bed.zip
- this is a slave of the double bed
- Under Buy > Comfort > beds

18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip
- Under Buy > Comfort > beds

19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip
- Mirror face recoloureable into paintings, I've provided some recolours in Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip
- Under Buy > Decorative > mirrors


Note:
In order to place items in the furnitures with extra slots, (eg the console table) you will need to place either a small plant or small sculpture on the top surface by hitting the "M" key the object will jump to the different slots that you desire to position. Thanks to acelsey for letting me know on this.
For basegame players, there seem to be a limitation on this, so you'll have to place a small decorative object at the top surface, then another at the bottom etc.

Polygon Counts:
The poly counts are medium-low, with the highest being the "Plantation buffet table" having 1300, which is still reasonable

Additional Credits: SimPE and the brilliant teaching resources in this site including jwood's repository technique tutorial and those who helped me laerned more about slots.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip 1.32 MB 51,211 31st Mar 2009
Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip 404.3 KB 35,088 26th Apr 2009
Tivoli Plantation Whole Set.zip 882.4 KB 47,206 26th Apr 2009
1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip 210.2 KB 18,901 26th Apr 2009
2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip 19.5 KB 15,880 26th Apr 2009
3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip 19.9 KB 15,093 26th Apr 2009
4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip 31.2 KB 15,285 26th Apr 2009
5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip 23.0 KB 15,172 26th Apr 2009
6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip 23.3 KB 14,194 26th Apr 2009
7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip 23.4 KB 14,227 26th Apr 2009
8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip 19.5 KB 14,480 26th Apr 2009
9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip 34.1 KB 14,154 26th Apr 2009
10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip 41.9 KB 14,288 26th Apr 2009
11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip 34.6 KB 14,607 26th Apr 2009
12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip 35.8 KB 14,200 26th Apr 2009
13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip 30.5 KB 14,481 26th Apr 2009
14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip 29.0 KB 14,578 26th Apr 2009
15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip 28.3 KB 14,329 26th Apr 2009
16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip 48.9 KB 14,673 26th Apr 2009
18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip 146.4 KB 16,431 26th Apr 2009
19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip 8.5 KB 15,417 26th Apr 2009
17) Blake's-Plantation-single-bed.zip 88.2 KB 13,730 5th Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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