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Maxis Lost & Found: BENNO Coffee Table from the IKEA Stuff Pack

by Honeywell Posted 21st Jan 2011 at 6:10 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2013 at 8:59 PM by Honeywell
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 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.
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BENNO Coffee Table

As I was rummaging about looking for some missing textures for the BENNO TV I came across a coffee table that was never finished. I thought it was probably a bonus object I was just missing but I wasn't able to come up with anything doing a search. So I created the package and voilà!...a new coffee table for your sims!

Catalog Description
Adjustable shelf for storing newspapers, remote controls etc. that comes in a clear lacquered beech veneer.

Well, that's what you'd get if you shop at IKEA but lucky for you this is the Sims! Here, you'll get two additional veneers (birch and black-brown) and some extra slots for your clutter.

Lost & Found Object
The mesh and textures are Maxis but for whatever reason were never completed. I just added the missing pieces to create a working package.

Catalog Sort
Surfaces - Coffeetable - $170

It's also available using room sort under Study and Livingroom.

Features
  • Base Game Compatible
  • Quarter Tile Placeable
  • Two additional center slots for a total of 4 slots.
  • Three finishes.

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 272
Vertices: 399

Additional Credits:
Maxis, SimPE, GIMP and MTS, of course. Special thanks to HugeLunatic, leesester and Echo for taking the time to answer my questions on the creator forums--not to mention the great tutorials.

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
benno-coffee-table.zip

Size: 161.1 KB · Downloads: 24,741 · 21st Jan 2011
161.1 KB 24,741 21st Jan 2011
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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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Not actually evil.
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#2 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 6:17 PM
Extra slots for clutter, mmmm, clutter. :D
Nice, simple piece. My modern sims and my student sims will get lots of use from this.
Instructor
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#3 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 6:24 PM
How exciting to find a "lost" object after so many years! Thank you for finding and sharing with us.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#4 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 7:47 PM
This is great. Most coffee tables are so ultra modern or old and ornate. This is just a simple wood table. Brilliant IKEA, and thanks so much, Honeywell, for finding and finishing it!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 8:07 PM
Oh goodie! Excellent piece, thanks so much for rescuing it!
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 10:33 PM
Thanks!
Helptato
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#7 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 10:54 PM
Yay, a nice simple table, thanks!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#8 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 10:58 PM
That is so cool - I'm amazed there is still stuff left to find Great work.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 12:00 AM
This is fabulous! Thank you for restoring it I just love IKEA stuff! (plus it's maxis-match<3)
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 12:29 AM
Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 1:04 AM
Yay! Thank you
Test Subject
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#12 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 1:33 AM
People were talking about this over at MATY, and I'm so glad someone has finally extracted it. Thank you so much.
*shrugs*
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#13 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 5:31 AM
Very nice! Only requires the Base Game?! Even better! :D
Forum Resident
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#14 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 6:59 AM
Nice! I love Ikea stuff! Thanks!
Instructor
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#15 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 9:56 AM
Yay! I'm glad you found this. I love simple, everyday stuff... Plus we have that coffee table in our house! XD Simself's house will be even more accurate now!
Theorist
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#16 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Sphynxed
People were talking about this over at MATY, and I'm so glad someone has finally extracted it. Thank you so much.

That's crazy! People knew about this and didn't put it together? As soon as I realized it was a new item I stopped everything I was doing to put it together--I couldn't wait to see it in game.

Do you have a link to that thread? I searched MATY with every term I could think of to find it but came up with nothing.

If there are more "missing" items out there I know lots of people would be willing to dig for the pieces and put them together. It's not hard just a little time consuming--I didn't even know what I was doing or where to look and I managed it. It was such a cool feeling to find something new I spent another few hours looking for more. Until I woke up, realized I'd lost my freakin' mind and stopped, that is.

P.S.
Thanks for commenting. You're welcome and everyone else too!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 2:28 PM
This is great. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 3:36 PM
Thank you for your find! I love the colors. Simple and perfect!
Gone Fishin'
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#19 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 5:14 PM
Wonderful!! I really like simple coffee tables, and simple coffee tables with extra slots even more so. Silly Maxis, not finishing this - but hooray that you did!
Instructor
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#20 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 9:13 PM
Thank you ever so much. Love Ikea stuff!
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 23rd Jan 2011 at 1:07 PM
Thanks a lot, it looks so good!
I love your pictures of it, too. Good job! XD
Scholar
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#22 Old 12th Feb 2011 at 7:24 AM
This is great! Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 11:35 PM
Where are the curtains from? BTW, nice Lost&Found item! Thanks a lot!
Theorist
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#24 Old 18th Feb 2011 at 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina
Where are the curtains from? BTW, nice Lost&Found item! Thanks a lot!
That's a new mesh that's part of a collection slaved to Jonesi's bed blanket that I've been working on. I really like them but they're a bit bucket fill looking since the fabric lacks any shading so I haven't decided if I want to leave them slaved to the bed blanket or create new textures for them. I'm glad you noticed them and were interested enough to ask though. If I get a chance maybe I'll work on the curtains this weekend.
Inventor
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#25 Old 25th Feb 2011 at 12:06 PM
That's a really nice coffee table. The design fits well to many interior styles. It's really a shame Maxis didn't finish this one but luckily you did it. Thank you. I like this table a lot.
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