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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
17) Blake's-Plantation-single-bed.zip

Size: 88.2 KB · Downloads: 16,374 · 5th Jun 2009
88.2 KB 16,374 5th Jun 2009
19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 17,828 · 26th Apr 2009
8.5 KB 17,828 26th Apr 2009
18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip

Size: 146.4 KB · Downloads: 18,978 · 26th Apr 2009
146.4 KB 18,978 26th Apr 2009
16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip

Size: 48.9 KB · Downloads: 17,034 · 26th Apr 2009
48.9 KB 17,034 26th Apr 2009
15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 16,676 · 26th Apr 2009
28.3 KB 16,676 26th Apr 2009
14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip

Size: 29.0 KB · Downloads: 16,958 · 26th Apr 2009
29.0 KB 16,958 26th Apr 2009
13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 16,795 · 26th Apr 2009
30.5 KB 16,795 26th Apr 2009
12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip

Size: 35.8 KB · Downloads: 16,500 · 26th Apr 2009
35.8 KB 16,500 26th Apr 2009
11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip

Size: 34.6 KB · Downloads: 16,913 · 26th Apr 2009
34.6 KB 16,913 26th Apr 2009
10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 16,615 · 26th Apr 2009
41.9 KB 16,615 26th Apr 2009
9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip

Size: 34.1 KB · Downloads: 16,447 · 26th Apr 2009
34.1 KB 16,447 26th Apr 2009
8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 16,793 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 16,793 26th Apr 2009
7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip

Size: 23.4 KB · Downloads: 16,536 · 26th Apr 2009
23.4 KB 16,536 26th Apr 2009
6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 16,469 · 26th Apr 2009
23.3 KB 16,469 26th Apr 2009
5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip

Size: 23.0 KB · Downloads: 17,518 · 26th Apr 2009
23.0 KB 17,518 26th Apr 2009
4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip

Size: 31.2 KB · Downloads: 17,642 · 26th Apr 2009
31.2 KB 17,642 26th Apr 2009
3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 19.9 KB · Downloads: 17,442 · 26th Apr 2009
19.9 KB 17,442 26th Apr 2009
2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 18,274 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 18,274 26th Apr 2009
1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 210.2 KB · Downloads: 21,516 · 26th Apr 2009
210.2 KB 21,516 26th Apr 2009
Tivoli Plantation Whole Set.zip

Size: 882.4 KB · Downloads: 53,580 · 26th Apr 2009
882.4 KB 53,580 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip

Size: 404.3 KB · Downloads: 39,685 · 26th Apr 2009
404.3 KB 39,685 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 56,616 · 31st Mar 2009
1.32 MB 56,616 31st Mar 2009
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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 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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:26 PM Last edited by Poppstar : 1st Apr 2009 at 3:28 PM. Reason: found something wrong
Blake Boy! This is soooo awesome! Thank you so much for this great looking set and for sharing it with all of us!

Quote:
Originally Posted by midge719
Love the set, however the small end table with the drawer in my game shows blue underneath and when you place it the chrome handle is blue. Apart from that one small problem the rest are awesome in game.


After looking at it in game, I found the same problem as Midge.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:26 PM
This set is gorgeous! Can't wait to play with it in game. And thanks for putting it in zip format - I can't use rar and it is so annoying when I can't download things!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:31 PM
This is awesome, can't wait to see everything in game :D
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:35 PM
finally a new set by you and it looks amazing like always!!! thanks!!!!!!
Instructor
#6 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:47 PM
I Love, love, love this set. I'm definetely gonna use them often in my game. In fact they are my new fav. things. Thank you for making and sharing these.
Btw, I have some stuffs from your Great Aussie Bathroom set in a long time. I put the sink and the toilet seat in almost every household in my game. They're just awesome.
Again, thank you so much for your wonderful creations!

PS. If you don't mind I ask, where did you get those paintings in your screenshot? They're really gorgeous. Thx!
Test Subject
#7 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 5:56 PM
Fantatic work! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#8 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:10 PM
Absolutely stunning! I've been waiting for someone to make a beautiful and realistic set like this for a long time. You've got my thanks!
Scholar
#9 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:13 PM
these are amazing! ive miised your creations so much!
any idea when well get the plants and lamps? :P
Forum Resident
#10 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:13 PM
I love! *Does happy dance* I love your creations and am very pleased that you found the time to spoil us with a nice new collection. Much appreciated.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:17 PM
These are AMAZING! But is there any way you could make a file with everything in it? Because my computer is slow (really slow) and it takes about an hour for me to download everything, and I would really appreciate it if you put it all on one file

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Instructor
#12 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:42 PM
This whole set is simply gorgeous!! I'd love to know where you got the lamps used in the screenies, too.
Instructor
#13 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:08 PM
Just seeing your name makes me excited and you didn't disappoint my expectations. The set is amazing, thank you! And may I ask if there is a chance to get the lamps? (you can't see me but I flutter my lashes in a horrible attempt to look cute and innocent )))
Inventor
#14 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:14 PM
This set looks pretty nice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndraNaberrie
I can't use rar and it is so annoying when I can't download things!

Everybody can use rar files.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:29 PM
Love the set, however the small end table with the drawer in my game shows blue underneath and when you place it the chrome handle is blue. Apart from that one small problem the rest are awesome in game.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:31 PM
Wow! This set is stunning, so many versatile pieces! Fantastic to see you creating again
Mad Poster
#17 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:38 PM
Dang! Just started my game, but will come back to download these. I am so happy you are creating again Blake Boy. I love all your creations!!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:39 PM
I have to take them all, wow. Fantastic. I love your creations.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:44 PM
I freakin' love that one-tile desk. There aren't many tables that make good one-tile desks. Thank you. This set is gorgeous.
Test Subject
#20 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:56 PM
Simple, detailed, realistic, high quality, low poly .... what else could one expect??
It is simply perfect!

Thanks a lot
Instructor
#21 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 8:27 PM
I love these! I grabbed the lot, thankyou very much
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#22 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 8:34 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 31st Mar 2009 at 8:48 PM.
Simply beautiful set of furniture. Modern shapes, but warm wood materials, so it doesn't look harsh. Can't wait to see more from you!

However, I don't quite believe the "low poly". I looked at the picture of item 16, the buffet table. 2300 polys? Did you make a typo and actually mean 230? 2300 is more than some clothing meshes, and those need to have lots of polys for curves and hands and fingers. The buffet table has lots of flat surfaces, many of which could be only one poly. The tabletop itself, how many polys in that?

- The tabletop could be made with just one hexahedron (6 polys).

- There's four legs, 4 hexahedra (24 polys).

- Then there is the front, back, and sides. I note the sides have wooden slats. If the slats were part of the texture, and not the mesh, you could do the front, back, and sides as one hex, slighly recessed from the legs, so that's 6 more polys. The cabinet doors could be part of the texture.

- If you wanted to keep fully 3D slats, not have them be painted on, that's only a few more more polys. Say there are 10 slats per side. Each slat could be made with 2 polygons. So that's 40 more polys.

- Then there are the 3d door handles. They are not particularly curvy, so say 3 hexes per handle, 6 handles, that's 108 polys for the handles.

Total this up, I estimate roughly about 180 polys would have sufficed for the buffet table. Let's say there are beveled edges on everything. That would double, maybe triple the poly count, but it still would not be 2300.

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Inventor
#23 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 8:54 PM Last edited by GreenDaySim74 : 31st Mar 2009 at 8:55 PM. Reason: Typing too fast, lol.
Wow. This is an awesome set. I can't wait to use it in my game.

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Test Subject
#24 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 9:05 PM
Wow amazing object.
thank you.
Instructor
#25 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 9:12 PM
This is more than awesome!
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