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Ye Olde Cooper's Barrels & Sacks

by Sophie-David Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 2:24 PM - Updated 27th Jan 2016 at 5:28 PM by Sophie-David
64 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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 download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Title: Ye Olde Cooper's Barrels & Sacks

The Story

Ye Old Cooper wast a master craftsman who sayeth always, "If ye can't make with a barrel, it ain't worth the making". He has long past, yet nowe his son John thrives in the industrie. With his goodwife Mary, who now maketh sacking, and their son Jimmy, yon Coopers keepeth a goodly house and lande, and maketh many worthy things of cunning purpose and comely designe.





Purpose

1) To provide a useful set of Sims 2 basegame barrels based on the Seasons planter barrel mesh and texture. The master object is the Trash Barrel which contains the barrel, contents and shadow textures required by the rest of the set.

2) To provide a stackable horizontal sack based on the Basegame "Sack Baby" mesh and texture. This sack is the master object for the "comfy" bucket seat and bar barrel cushion textures.

Contents: A Set of 13 Objects with two Variants

Trash Barrel - sdTrashBarrelMaster.package - found in Misc/Misc, §76
- trash disposal that never needs emptying

Trash Bucket - sdTtrashBucketNoCheat_Basegame.package - Misc/Misc, §55
- trash disposal that visibily fills and needs emptying
- in Seasons, provides a source for composting

Storage Bucket - sdStorageBucket_Basegame.package - Sufaces/Misc, §56
- low stackable decorative container with adjustable fill height and slots

Storage Barrel - sdStorageBarrel_Basegame.package - Surfaces/Misc, §86
- stackable decorative container with adjustable fill height and slots

Simple Bucket - sdSimpleBucket_Basegame.package - Surfaces/Misc, §46
- stackable basic container with slots, which Sims will not use
alternate - sdSimpleBucketAutonomous_Basegame.package - Sims will place objects in slots

Simple Barrel - sdSimpleBarrel_Basegame.package - Surfaces/End Table, §66
- reduced height stackable table with slots, to place under dining and chess tables

End Table Barrel - sdEndtableBarrel_Basegame.package - Surfaces/End Table, §76
- stackable table with slots, will hold bills and meals

Table Bucket - sdTableBucket_Basegame.package - Surfaces/Coffee Table, §46
- low stackable table with slots, will hold bills and meals

Bucket Seat - sdChairBucket_Basegame.package - Comfort/Dining Chair, §66
- cheap, uncomfortable dining, desk, and gaming chair

More Comfy Bucket Seat - sdComfyChairBucket_Basegame.package
- Comfort/Dining Chair, §166
- medium comfort dining, desk and gaming chair

Bar Barrel - sdBarBarrel_Basegame.package - Comfort/Misc, §86
- cheap, uncomfortable bar stool

More Comfy Bar Barrel - sdComfyBarBarrel_Basegame.package - Comfort/Misc, §186
- medium comfort bar stool

Horizontal Stacking Sack - sdHorizontalSackMaster_Basegame.package
- Surfaces/Coffee Table, §76
- very low stackable table with slots, will hold bills and meals

The set also contains 19 barrel surface recolours, a total of 52 barrel contents recolours, and 10 sack recolours. Several objects also contain a user removable shadow to make them appear more realistic in a stack.

In addition, built-in invisible recolours are present in each master object, which makes the whole set (except for seating and trash disposal) usable as convenient multi-slot and height adjustable OMSPs.

Installation Notes

Please refer to the Install Instructions tab for complete directions.






Terms of Use

You may include these objects in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page. It would be nice if you sent me a PM with a link to your uploaded creation, but this is not required.


Polygon Count

Trash Barrel: 578 faces, 496 vertices
Trash Bucket: 554 faces, 531 vertices
Storage Bucket: 554 faces, 531 vertices
Storage Barrel: 758 faces, 619 vertices
Simple Bucket: 254 faces, 326 vertices
Simple Barrel: 242 faces, 278 vertices
End Table Barrel: 242 faces, 278 vertices
Table Bucket: 254 faces, 326 vertices
Bucket Seat: 254 faces, 326 vertices
More Comfy Bucket Seat: 1378 faces, 1121 vertices
Bar Barrel: 242 faces, 278 vertices
More Comfy Bar Barrel: 1366 faces, 1073 vertices
Horizontal Stacking Sack: 1126 faces, 799 vertices


Credits:

StephSim for her object requests and general inspiration, for creating one of the contents textures (its a secret which one!), for the idea to put a sack on the chair barrels to increase comfort, and for very creative use of this set in her medieval Shadows of Gwrych neighbourhood
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
Milkshape 3D and Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro, for 3D modeling
Corel Web Photo Paint for colouring and texturing
Gadwin PrintScreen for enhanced screen captures
IrfranView, Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Photo Editor and GIMP 2 for graphics file conversion, processing and sizing
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing
Wikimedia Commons freely usable media files for some of the barrel contents source textures
The Guild Masters Dark Project, for the costumes used in the demo pictures. StephSim's Shadows of Gwrych Parson's and Reeve's lots are the enviroment for the screen shots: please see her thread for the creator credits.

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
sdBarrel_Contents_ExtraRecolours.zip | Eleven additional Contents recolours

Size: 110.1 KB · Downloads: 13,889 · 8th Aug 2010
110.1 KB 13,889 8th Aug 2010
sdCollectionPetsAndLater_Barrels.zip | Optional Collection File for Pets and Later EPs

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 14,759 · 17th Apr 2010
2.0 KB 14,759 17th Apr 2010
sdCollectionPrePets_Barrels.zip | Optional Collection File for Basegame and any EPs prior to Pets

Size: 4.0 KB · Downloads: 10,345 · 17th Apr 2010
4.0 KB 10,345 17th Apr 2010
sdBarrelsAlternate_Basegame.zip | May use instead of sdBarrelsDefault, with Master Mesh

Size: 49.0 KB · Downloads: 11,878 · 17th Apr 2010
49.0 KB 11,878 17th Apr 2010
sdBarrelsDefault_Basegame.zip | A Simple Bucket, with Master Mesh

Size: 48.9 KB · Downloads: 14,078 · 17th Apr 2010
48.9 KB 14,078 17th Apr 2010
sdBarrelsSack_Basegame.zip | 12 Basegame Barrel & Sack Objects with Recolours, including Master Mesh

Size: 1.47 MB · Downloads: 21,289 · 17th Apr 2010
1.47 MB 21,289 17th Apr 2010
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#26 Old 21st May 2010 at 1:19 PM
And, here I thought that I was the only one attracted to buckets, barrels, and boxes! And, I have no idea why, either :-) So, indeed, I'm absolutely fascinated by the time and care - and patient explanations - for your creations. Thank you.
Theorist
Original Poster
#27 Old 21st May 2010 at 5:51 PM
Thank you Skanning, I appreciate your encouragement.
Instructor
#28 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 8:34 PM
These are fantastic, thank you!

Crazy question: where did you find that mailbox recolor??
Theorist
Original Poster
#29 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 8:15 PM
Default Mansions & Gardens Recolourable Mailbox
Quote:
Originally Posted by katalina522
These are fantastic, thank you!

Crazy question: where did you find that mailbox recolor??

The recolourable mailbox comes with Mansion & Garden Stuff, as shown.
Screenshots
Theorist
Original Poster
#30 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 4:45 AM Last edited by Sophie-David : 15th Jun 2010 at 8:47 PM.
Minor Bugfix: June 14, 2010
Obscure Bugfix: June 14, 2010

This release updates the Critique menu option available to serious Sims while using the End Table Barrel, Horizontal Sack, Storage Barrel, Storage Bucket and Table Bucket. There was a one in six chance that serious Sims would not properly complete the critique. (serious Sims are defined as those with one or less Fun points). This was a benign error only. sdBarrelsSack_Basegame.zip contains the updated files.
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#31 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 11:18 AM
This is all so really cool. Thanks! Really awesome.
Theorist
Original Poster
#32 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 7:54 PM
You're welcome billie, I'm glad you like them.
Theorist
Original Poster
#33 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 3:15 AM Last edited by Sophie-David : 8th Aug 2010 at 4:32 AM. Reason: Added note about updating the thumbnails
Major Upgrade: August 7, 2010
Enhanced Mesh, Catalogue, Animation & Extra Recolours: August 7, 2010

Please be sure to download the new archive sdBarrel_Contents_ExtraRecolours.zip and the revised versions of sdBarrelsSack_Basegame.zip, sdBarrelsDefault_Basegame.zip and/or sdBarrelsAlternate_Basegame.zip to gain the following upgrades:

1) Mesh enhancements which increase the clarity of the Contents textures, the bottom Surface of the barrels and the catalogue thumbnails, while in some cases reducing the poly count and filesize. This is a very noticeable improvement!

2) Custom catalogue thumbnails which tilt the barrels so that you can more easily select the desired Contents recolours. If you first installed this set prior to August 7, 2010 and are using one of the later EPs, please Control-Right-Click on each thumbnail to update it.

3) Improved animations for use with the trash barrel and trash bucket, so that Sims no longer remove an invisible lid.

4) Smaller package filesizes, using SIMPE's built-in compression.

5) Eleven additional Contents recolours.

6) For all barrels and buckets that contain Contents, they now appear full when moving or recolouring, no matter what their state during live mode. This feature makes recolouring easier.

7) Eat and Salvage are now available from the Trash Barrel and Trash Bucket, not only for Sloppy Sims but for all Zombies and Active Werewolves.

8) The No-Cheat Trash Bucket no longer allows Apartment rent bills to be destroyed.
Mad Poster
#34 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 9:32 PM
I don't know why I didn't grab these when I saw them the first time around... but now I'm glad I waited! Thanks!!!

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Theorist
Original Poster
#35 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 11:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
I don't know why I didn't grab these when I saw them the first time around... but now I'm glad I waited! Thanks!!!
You're welcome Catherine! And I do hope that others who like these barrels will notice the upgrade, because the Contents recolours do look considerably better, and in particular it is much easier to find the Contents you want from the catalogue or when using the recolour cursor. It was rather frustrating tracking down the recolour that you wanted before!
Mad Poster
#36 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 8:19 PM
I downloaded these last night, and I'm having two minor problems. The first is that I can't get the contents to change: the recolor shows up in the icons but stays the green and eggs pattern in the bucket. The second is that there is no 'compost contents' option on the trash bin, only the option for the sim to take the trash to the streetside bin. I'm pretty sure it's something I did wrong in the download/installation process, but I'm not sure what, if you can help that'd be wonderful.
Other than that, very cool set.
Theorist
Original Poster
#37 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 5:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunbee
I downloaded these last night, and I'm having two minor problems. The first is that I can't get the contents to change: the recolor shows up in the icons but stays the green and eggs pattern in the bucket. The second is that there is no 'compost contents' option on the trash bin, only the option for the sim to take the trash to the streetside bin. I'm pretty sure it's something I did wrong in the download/installation process, but I'm not sure what, if you can help that'd be wonderful.
Other than that, very cool set.
I don't know why the recolours would not be working. Perhaps try temporarily changing the barrel surface recolour also and see if that helps.

The trash bucket is basically a Basegame object, although there is some support for later EPs. I did not put in Seasons support for composting because I always intended to make a Seasons specific set, including a barrel composter. But I will look at the Basegame compatible trash bucket again and see how practical it would be to support composting also.
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#38 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 9:56 PM
Thanks, Sophie-David. The recolors started working all by themselves when I fired the game up yesterday. No idea why, but I'm happy.
I'll keep my eyes open for the Seasons set when you get around to it. JM Pescado's macro-->clean function errors on emptying the trash without the compost option, so I'll be looking forward to it!
Theorist
Original Poster
#39 Old 2nd Nov 2010 at 12:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunbee
Thanks, Sophie-David. The recolors started working all by themselves when I fired the game up yesterday. No idea why, but I'm happy.
I'll keep my eyes open for the Seasons set when you get around to it. JM Pescado's macro-->clean function errors on emptying the trash without the compost option, so I'll be looking forward to it!
Good news about the recolours, and thank you for letting me know. I'll send you a PM when (one way or the other) I have composting support for the trash bucket.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 9th Jan 2011 at 2:50 PM
You always like yir' medieval don't ye? Great work ^_^ Keep em' comin!

away to cookie land
YUM YUM!
Theorist
Original Poster
#41 Old 10th Jan 2011 at 2:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tencidad
You always like yir' medieval don't ye? Great work ^_^ Keep em' comin!
You're welcome! Yes, the medieval theme is currently my primary interest in the Sims 2.
Theorist
Original Poster
#42 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 4:51 AM Last edited by Sophie-David : 16th Feb 2011 at 4:20 PM.
Default Upgrade #2: Compost Sourcing, Enhanced Viewing & Skill Building
Upgrade #2: Compost Sourcing, Enhanced Viewing & Skill Building, Feb 15/11

Please download the new releases of sdBarrelsSack_Basegame.zip, sdBarrelsDefault_Basegame.zip and/or sdBarrelsAlternate_Basegame.zip to gain the following enhancements:

1) Contents recolours now select properly, even when an object is first obtained from the catalogue.

2) The Traditional Trash Bucket is now a source for Seasons compostable waste.

3) To reflect its size compared to typical trash receptacles, the capacity of the Traditional Trash Bucket has been moderately increased.

4) NPCs and playable characters will now empty the Trash Bucket even if it only contains unwanted objects, rather than just conventional trash.

5) The Omnivorous Trash Bucket (for Cheaters) has been removed but will be released in a new thread. It now has its own GUID and is fully autonomous.

6) All Viewable objects in the set now build Creativity Skill at a rate of 2/3 that of the Painting Easel.

7) The hidden "Easter egg" now works more reliably, and players will be given a hint when a Sim gains a point of Creativity.

8) If FreeTime, Apartment Life, or Mansion & Garden Stuff is installed, Viewing or Critiquing builds Arts & Crafts Enthusiasm.

9) If FreeTime or the later games are installed, the "View Many" option is available - on all lots. This works well for skill building.

10) Autonomous viewing can be annoying, so Sims will not autonomously view any of these objects unless a player directs a Sim to do so. From that point on, any Sim may autonomously view the object, although this mode will time out in 30 to 36 game hours, or if "Reset Autonomy" is selected.
Theorist
Original Poster
#43 Old 18th Dec 2011 at 5:33 AM Last edited by Sophie-David : 28th Jan 2012 at 5:16 PM.
Default Ye Olde Cooper's Trash Barrel in Pooklet Naturals

Michelle 111 has posted a clean and attractive recolour set - Ye Olde Cooper's Trash Barrel in Pooklet Naturals - at Plumb Bob Keep.

Theorist
Original Poster
#44 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 1:55 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 28th Jan 2012 at 5:16 PM.
Default Rustic/Medieval Recolours of Ye Olde Cooper's Trash Barrel

Michelle 111 has graciously fulfilled my request for Ye Olde Cooper's Barrels in her four special recolours. They can be found at the Plumb Bob Keep: Rustic/Medieval Recolours of Ye Olde Cooper's Trash Barrel
Theorist
Original Poster
#45 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 8:36 PM
Default Michelle's Updated Barrel Recolours

Michelle 111 updated her two wonderful sets of barrel recolours on Feb. 20, 2012. They are both available at the Plumb Bob Keep: Pooklet Naturals and Rustic/Medieval. The Rustic/Medieval set is also available at MTS.
Theorist
Original Poster
#46 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 8:44 PM
Default Ye Ole Cooper's Waterbucket Starter Set


StephSim has uploaded an interim release of Ye Ole Cooper's Waterbucket Starter Set that were previously only available by downloading her Gwrych lots. The Starter Set contains some new recolours, and the objects themselves have been updated.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#47 Old 8th Apr 2012 at 6:37 PM
These are essential to my historical game. Thanks so much for making and sharing them! My frontiersmen thank you! Not only is their cabin furnished with many "supplies", once the town has grown they've been selling them to their neighbors. :D
Theorist
THANKS POST
Original Poster
#48 Old 9th Apr 2012 at 12:59 AM
Thank you, its good to hear that you are finding them useful in your game.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#49 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 3:11 PM
Awsome medieval stuff, grate job!
Theorist
THANKS POST
Original Poster
#50 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 4:37 PM
Thank you kaof.
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Sophie-David also recommends you check the following:

The invisible dishwasher featured with this set can be downloaded here: Tiny Filesize Invisible Appliances for Lot Builders
StephSim made extensive use of this set in her 45 lot Shadows of Gwrych project and several other Gwrych uploads

StephSim has uploaded an interim release of Ye Ole Cooper's Waterbucket Starter Set that were previously only available by downloading her Gwrych lots. The Starter Set contains some new recolours, and the objects themselves have been updated.

The Trash Barrel is available as a default replacement here
Barrels for Brigands features cheaters versions of the Trash Barrel and Trash Bucket

Michelle 111 updated her two wonderful sets of barrel recolours on Feb. 20, 2012. They are both available at the Plumb Bob Keep: Pooklet Naturals and Rustic/Medieval. The Rustic/Medieval set is also available at MTS.

New Upload: May 31, 2014
Ye Olde Cooper's Muck for the Masses

Inspired by all the filthy uploads for PBK's Unwashed Masses theme, this upload contains 12 barrel contents recolours.


These recolours may or may not be endorsed by Sophie-David.