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A simple dining table – Update 2014-08-27: Rigfix

by plasticbox Posted 3rd Feb 2010 at 7:29 PM - Updated 2nd Sep 2014 at 9:45 PM by plasticbox
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
A simple and versatile dining table for four sims. Can be styled to fit into almost any context.

Update 2014-08-27: Ran this through granthes' RigFix and now it is fixed. Pets-or-later users, please remove the old package and use the “rigfix” one instead! Thanks for testing, FH|RA! =)

Update, 2010-06-11:

The table now has two additional deco slots, thanks to cmomoney – see screenshots in post #24 of this thread. Redownload the package and let it overwrite the old version (I don't think the instance of the object has changed and you wouldn't need the same table twice anyway).

Two recolourable channels (top and body); the drawer handle is always silver. It costs 120§ in game and is in Surfaces > Dining tables (cloned from the Bistro dining table). Made from 1.8.25 files; I have no idea how it behaves in lesser versions.

It has four custom presets (see the "presets" screenshot below); three of them are using default EA texures so it's easy to match stuff, plus a weathered outdoorsy version. The shadow texture is rendered in blender, so it's as accurate as it can be. The mapping is as seamless as I could make it; the left and right sides of the tabletop are mapped perpendicular to the top side but this is on purpose – I didn't want to bend wood textures at 90°. Think of it as a strip that's laminated around the edge.

Made in blender with the help of s3pe, s3oc, Aorta, Milkshape, S3 Object Mesh Tool, BBEdit, Photoshop and others. Many thanks to cmomoney who helped me figure out how to map it the way I want it to (without making the game throw up) and who also wrote this tutorial on custom presets.

Polygon Counts:
The high-resolution mesh has 160 faces, 245 vertices. The low resolution one has I think 74 faces (no bevels on the tabletop; drawer handle is a box).

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 3
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Size: 533.4 KB · Downloads: 1,823 · 2nd Sep 2014
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Size: 543.2 KB · Downloads: 12,030 · 3rd Feb 2010
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 8:20 PM
Nice! Going to my mods/packages folder...
Test Subject
#3 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 8:36 PM
The simplest yet most practical desk i have ever downloaded!! Love it!!!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#4 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 9:10 PM
Beautiful. Thank you for this simple item. (Is that Dieter in the pics?)

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#5 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 10:22 PM
thanks for your work
#6 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 10:42 PM
#7 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 11:00 PM
Love it...could have used that size many neighborhoods ago..thank you for sharing..
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#8 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 1:57 AM
Yay! It turned out great!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 2:19 AM
Very versatile! Thanks for taking the time to create and share this, PB.
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 3:28 AM
yay! ive been waiting for one of these
#11 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 3:21 PM
Thank you I love this
#12 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 4:44 PM
Looks so much better in a child's room than a full size desk. Thank you so much for this!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 5:53 PM
This is wonderful! And just look at the preset colours / styles; they're brilliant!
Thanks for sharing! :D
#14 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 6:43 PM
That's such a cute desk - really good work, thanks.

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 6:57 PM
simple but very useful! thanks!
#16 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 7:43 PM
Simple is beautiful,and so classy.
Thank you so much for this amazing dining table.
Criminal Mastermind
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#17 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 9:18 PM
This is fantastic! Single-tile tables are my favorite.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 1:06 AM
Thank you again!!! Great work!
Forum Resident
#19 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 2:46 PM
Oooh! This is awesome, thanks PB!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 9:03 PM
Very nice. A simple, versatile, pleasant little table. Thanks.
#21 Old 6th Feb 2010 at 7:27 AM
Thanks, this is going to be useful!
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Feb 2010 at 10:37 PM
This is really lovely, very simple and neat design, reminds me of Shaker style tables.

* I am not a smurf*
Test Subject
#23 Old 29th Mar 2010 at 9:30 PM
Thanks to HughLunatic for recommending you now I can love your work too!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 1:09 AM
Update: cmomoney added two deco slots to this table, making it look much more desk-like when used as desk – you can now place a table lamp where it would normally be (in one of the corners), and still have room for a computer. See screenshots below.

Anyone who wants these slots, please redownload – I've replaced the package in the first post.

Thank you, cmomoney!

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Test Subject
#25 Old 7th May 2011 at 4:56 PM
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