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Livingroom "Bibliothek" - Update: Now with desk, chair and corner bookcases!

by Hek Posted 31st Dec 2008 at 7:16 PM - Updated 3rd May 2009 at 10:21 AM by Hek : Update
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback 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.
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Update 13.2.08 : Added a desk, a chair and corners for the bookcases!
The chair gets its texture from the loveseat, so it needs that file to work!
Same with the desk (gets texture from sideboard) and the bookcases (from "hangingbookcase1")

I've been working on this set a long time now (with breaks of.....ehm...several months in between... ) and I was originally planning to make more elements for the bookcases (corners, etc.), more sofa recolors and versions of the bookcases with expansion-pack functions. I might add them later, but I thought it would be better to just upload what I had by now.

The "Bibliothek" Livingroom consists of:

A bookcase system with three different tall bookcases, two shorter bookcases and two hanging bookcases (decorative).
It comes in nine wood colors and two recolors of the books.
All textures are linked to the "hangingbookcase1".
Because they are meshed to join if placed side by side they are a bit bigger than one tile.

A sideboard, an endtable and two coffeetables in the same wood colors.
All textures are linked to the sideboard.
The books in the sideboard are seperatly recolorable

One sofa and one loveseat with six different leather frames and seven different cushions and pillows.
Textures of the sofa are linked to the loveseat.
Unfortunately I could not make the cushion-texture smaller without losing all the detail on the pillows, so it's kind of big (1024x512). Sorry for that.

Polygon Counts:
bookcase1: 626 faces
bookcase2: 616 faces
bookcase3: 572 faces
hangingbookcase1: 283 faces
hangingbookcase2: 198 faces
shortbookcase1: 282 faces
shortbookcase2: 235 faces
coffeetable1-tile: 402 faces
coffeetable2-tile: 708 faces
endtable: 548 faces
sideboard: 1010 faces
sofa: 2522 faces
loveseat: 1902 faces
desk: 624 faces
chair: 668 faces
short corner bookcase: 369 faces
tall corner bookcase: 695 faces
hanging corner bookcase: 368 faces

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
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bibliothek ALL FILES.rar

Size: 7.80 MB · Downloads: 19,469 · 3rd May 2009
7.80 MB 19,469 3rd May 2009
bibliothek corner bookcases.rar

Size: 597.0 KB · Downloads: 6,951 · 13th Feb 2009
597.0 KB 6,951 13th Feb 2009
bibliothek desk and chair.rar

Size: 289.1 KB · Downloads: 7,654 · 13th Feb 2009
289.1 KB 7,654 13th Feb 2009
bibliothek surfaces recolors.rar

Size: 763.1 KB · Downloads: 11,164 · 31st Dec 2008
763.1 KB 11,164 31st Dec 2008
bibliothek surfaces meshes.rar

Size: 231.8 KB · Downloads: 13,295 · 31st Dec 2008
231.8 KB 13,295 31st Dec 2008
bibliothek seating recolors.rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 11,923 · 31st Dec 2008
1.83 MB 11,923 31st Dec 2008
bibliothek seating meshes.rar

Size: 502.2 KB · Downloads: 13,391 · 31st Dec 2008
502.2 KB 13,391 31st Dec 2008
bibliothek bookcase recolors.rar

Size: 1.92 MB · Downloads: 12,217 · 31st Dec 2008
1.92 MB 12,217 31st Dec 2008
bibliothek bookcase meshes.rar

Size: 1.73 MB · Downloads: 14,840 · 31st Dec 2008
1.73 MB 14,840 31st Dec 2008
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 7:19 PM
so pretty

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 7:41 PM
Gorgeous! The window, butterfly wall hangings and lamp are also very nice. Could you tell me where I could find them?
Test Subject
#4 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 7:51 PM
lizzylovebird: The window is from Apartment life EP (or maybe some add-on from fway's set that can be found somewhere here on MTS) and the pictures are also from some expansion pack, unfortunately I don't know which one.

Thanks for this set, it's really really nice!
#5 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 7:56 PM
The butterfly wall hanging is from Nightlife EP, the window is from Apartment Life and the lamp is from OFB.

A beautiful set anyway! I love it.
Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 8:09 PM
what an awesome set! great work! thanks!
Forum Resident
#7 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 8:17 PM
Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
31st Dec 2008 at 9:03 PM
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#8 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 9:53 PM
Really good and useful. I searched all over the net in the last days looking for a short and classic bookcase also sharable and I can tell you that there are only a couple of them. Thank you for sharing this project, I totally like it even if it's in modern style it looks really versatile. It's also good that the books come in more then 1 color.
Thanks again and happy new year
Field Researcher
#9 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 10:35 PM
This is a lovely set! Thanks so much for sharing it. If you should have the time, and feel like doing it, it would be great to have a matching desk for this set.

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 12:10 AM

So nice. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 12:37 AM
such a nice set, thanks dude

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 1:03 AM
Beautiful set! Thanks so much

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Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 9:53 AM
Wonderful set. Thank you.
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 12:55 PM
Great set!
Space Pony
#15 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 1:40 PM
What a gorgeous study set !! WOW !! Thank you so much !

Field Researcher
#16 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 1:46 PM
This is such a gorgeous set. I especially love that you made short bookcases. The clutter on the shelves looks great too and the woods have such nice textures. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 1:50 PM
lizzylovebird: Yep, everyting in the screenshots is either mine or from the game.

amythestfenix: Actually, when I was taking the pictures, I thought: "Why didn't I make a desk?!", so it's very likely I'll make one!

everyone: thanks for the comments!
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#18 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 6:59 PM
This is very nice, just what I am looking for, but I am not sure from your post if only the hanging bookcases are decorative. Are the half size bookcases usable by the Sim?

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#19 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 10:26 PM
The short bookcases are usable, just the hanging bookcases are decorative.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 7:42 AM
This set is gorgeous! Thanks Hek!
#21 Old 3rd Jan 2009 at 12:14 PM
Great set
Thankyou very much
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 8:40 PM
Wow, this is great. I absolutely love the script on the pillows; it's a stroke of genius. =]
#23 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 5:38 AM
WOW, WOW, love this, pretty amazing. Thank you so very muchl.
#24 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 5:01 AM
Looks like you put a lot of hard work into this wonderful set. Thank you for sharing!

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#25 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 12:34 AM
I looooove all your work Hek - your textures are absolutely gorgeous! Ty so much for sharing =)

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