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Picked upload! Island Counter Desks

by Honeywell Posted 8th Mar 2015 at 11:57 PM - Updated 12th Mar 2015 at 9:37 PM by Honeywell
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Island Counter Desks
Here are three objects you can use in conjunction with an island counter and barstool that lets the counterspace work like a desk. They're not perfect but they add some cute gameplay opportunities and my kitchens are a bit more active with a desk or two in them for Sims to use.
  • Island Counter Chair - Surfaces/Desks $0
  • Island Counter Desk - Surfaces/Desks $0
  • Island Counter Slot Blocker - Surfaces/Desks $0 (Sized tiny so it doesn't cover bills and homework.)

  • Works with any barstool and island counter combination including custom content.
  • Make All Visible option for easy removal or adjustments.
  • Basegame Compatible

Placement (placement video)
The move objects on cheat is required for placement! (Not allowing intersection on these prevents two Sims from using the chair template and barstool at the same time.)

1. Place the slot blocker on the counter.
2. Place the desk over the counter.
3. Place a barstool on the chair OMSP.

Once everything is in place and working use the design tool to make everything invisible.

The animations are not the best. (See video) The barstools use chair animations so getting on and off of the barstools is noticeably off. The child animations are particularly bad getting off of the stool. Feet and legs also clip into the counters. Using barstool animations for the chair template created a different set of problems. The animations were out of sync which was more jaring (barstools moving by themselves etc.) so this is as good as I can do and the final version.

Terms of Use: None

Photo Credits: Super cute iSim Tablet by MLC

Polygon Counts:
Chair 12 | Desk 36 | Slot Blocker 12

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Milkshape and special thanks to julsfes for allowing me to use her visible/invisible BHAVs from her wonderful OMSP Controller.

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
HW_islandDesk.zip 37.7 KB 2,713 8th Mar 2015
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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\


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

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