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'Hold your Hurdy Gurdles!' Austrian Dining Bench (+ bonus cushions)

by Deluxe Designs Posted 30th Aug 2010 at 8:31 AM - Updated 30th Aug 2010 at 11:19 PM by Deluxe Designs
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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.
'Hold your Hurdy Gurldes!' Austrian Dining Bench

'With this sturdy wooden dining bench you can ensure that your young whiper snappers are never slouching, the obscenely straight back causes a 'stick up the arse' posture that is bound to straighten out not only their spine but their bad behaviour too!'

Dining benches are a common type of seating used throughout Austria, and I really love their interesting and unique designs! This dining bench that I have created is in fact one that my family owns in Austria, we brought it and lovingly restored it, and this is a like for like replica of it, right down to the patterns and colours.

Now, this dining bench has created a lot of firsts for me, and I learnt a lot of new proccesses along the way, I learnt how to bake and edit multipliers, how to change normals, use welding, adjust hardness, create and edit slots, properly UV map, and stitch seams! So all in all, this has been a steep learning curve for me, but I was determined to make this object look really good in game, and not just a rubbish ugly boxy thing.

The bench has two slots on it, one on each side, this is so that the decorative cushions can be placed on the sofa without having to use any cheats. I should also note that this is a sofa and cannot be used to eat at with a dining table, however it is based on a dining bench. It can be found under the seating category in the loveseat subsection, I have also included it in the dining chairs subsection of seating. The chair has 3 recolourable channels, and the cushions both have 1 recolourable channel, these can be seen in the image below. Other than that, i hope you enjoy it!

Polygon Counts:
Bench: [vertices - 870] [faces - 568] [price - $980]
Single Cushion: [vertices - 156] [faces - 204] [price - $18]
Twin Cushion: [vertices - 312] [faces - 408] [price - $18]

Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone in the meshers help forum who have supported me and taught me so much over the last couple of weeks.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Dining Bench.rar 210.1 KB 7,847 30th Aug 2010
Cushions.rar 349.8 KB 6,695 30th Aug 2010
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Style: Antique
Room: Kitchen Living Dining
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #austrian, #hurdy, #gurdy, #dining, #bench, #kitchen, #living, #sofa, #chair, #loveseat, #gingham, #seat, #seating, #comfort, #cushion, #pillow