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Island Appliances

by Honeywell Posted 28th Aug 2013 at 5:19 AM - Updated 16th Dec 2015 at 11:53 PM by Honeywell
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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.
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Island Appliances

Appliances for islands are something I've always wanted in my game and has been a half done project of mine for over a year now. For some reason I had it in the back of my mind that what I was doing wasn't good enough and that I really needed to edit the island BHAVs so they worked like regular counters do. But revisiting this project just recently, I realized that that would be a worse solution because (in addition to new appliances) you'd have to have duplicate island meshes for each and every counter since they don't have the same mesh parts. I can't imagine anyone who'd want a catalog full of duplicate counters so here you have it, my original low tech solution, finally finished. I hope you'll get a lot of use out of these.



These are mesh and BHAV edits done on all of the Maxis dishwashers, trash compactors and Targa's wonderful SupaFridge (works like a full size fridge, see this post for details) so they can be used with island counters. They're completely functional, can be placed without cheats and allow for more versatility in how you arrange your kitchens. Freetime versions are available as well.
  • Wishy-Washer from Brandname LX - Appliances/Large $550 - Basegame
  • Shiny Things Inc. Whisp-Aire Dishwasher - Appliances/Large $950 - Basegame
  • Gagmia Simore "RefuseNik" Trash Compactor - Appliances/Large $375 - Basegame
  • Big and Brown Dishwasher by Romantic Notions - Appliances/Large $1,100 - Kitchens & Baths
  • Garbage Ninja by Kitchensations - Appliances/Large $600 - Kitchens & Baths
  • Gravitrash by Jackson Compaction - Appliances/Large $500 - Freetime
  • The Dish De-atomizer - Appliances/Large $850 - Freetime
  • The SupaFridge by Targa - Appliances/Refrigerator $369 - University & Freetime or higher



(Don't mind the arguing and crying in the background --Julien Cook stopped by to smack Dora around for spying on him.)

They're practical, fully animated and work well but they're not perfect. All of the islands are slightly different so I had to compromise and make these in a way that worked best for the majority of counters. Because of that, they're not flush with the counter tops (they stick out) and on some counters the knobs or other parts of the counter may poke through a bit as well. The way I set up my kitchen islands I never see the actual appliances anyway just the animations so, for me, those issues are very small and it's a compromise I'm happy to make. Although I did make every effort to make these as nice as I could from the appliance side of the island too.

Computer Friendly CC:
All of the meshes are slaved to the originals so the file sizes are kept to a minimum and as an added benefit, these will pick up any recolors you might have. They also have less polys than the originals.

Terms of Use:
None.

Special Thanks:
Credit goes to Targa and Lord Darcy for the modded mini fridge I cloned and Lord Darcy again for the extracted Freetime resources. This project was possible/much easier because of their hard work and generous policy.

Polygon Counts:
Wishy-Washer from Brandname LX - Faces 1,376, Vertices 1,513
Shiny Things Inc. Whisp-Aire Dishwasher - Faces 1,258, Vertices 1,432
Gagmia Simore "RefuseNik" Trash Compactor - Faces 774, Vertices 879
Big and Brown Dishwasher by Romantic Notions - Faces 1,032, Vertices 1,182
Garbage Ninja by Kitchensations - Faces 949, Vertices 1,033
Gravitrash by Jackson Compaction - Faces 842, Vertices 974
The Dish De-atomizer - Faces 618, Vertices 738
The SupaFridge by Targa - Faces 414, Vertices 683

Additional Credits:
SimPE, AGS, s3pe, s3oc, Milkshape, Gimp 2.8, Fraps, Freemake Video Converter, and EA for the meshes and textures.

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
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HW_IslandAppliances_SupaFridge_UNIVERSITY_FREETIME.zip | Modded mini fridge. University and Freetime are required.

Size: 38.0 KB · Downloads: 7,281 · 28th Aug 2013
38.0 KB 7,281 28th Aug 2013
HW_IslandAppliances_FREETIME.zip | Freetime appliances.

Size: 45.4 KB · Downloads: 6,347 · 28th Aug 2013
45.4 KB 6,347 28th Aug 2013
HW_IslandAppliances_KITCHENS_FREETIME.zip | Kitchen & Bath appliances for those with Freetime.

Size: 58.4 KB · Downloads: 7,334 · 28th Aug 2013
58.4 KB 7,334 28th Aug 2013
HW_IslandAppliances_KITCHENS.zip | Kitchen & Bath appliances.

Size: 56.8 KB · Downloads: 5,204 · 28th Aug 2013
56.8 KB 5,204 28th Aug 2013
HW_IslandAppliances_BASEGAME_FREETIME.zip | Basegame appliance for those with Freetime.

Size: 84.7 KB · Downloads: 7,194 · 28th Aug 2013
84.7 KB 7,194 28th Aug 2013
HW_IslandAppliances_BASEGAME.zip | Basegame appliances.

Size: 82.3 KB · Downloads: 6,574 · 28th Aug 2013
82.3 KB 6,574 28th Aug 2013
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 5:41 AM
wow. simple but great idea. this'll open up a lot of new layouts for the kitchen. no wonder you got picked. excellent job...
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 5:48 AM
Love it, thanks Honeywell
Former Hamster
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#4 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 6:11 AM
Thank You! <3
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 6:51 AM
Oh WOW!!! You don't know how many times I've tried to force those dag-gumbed appliances under an Island counter... well, maybe you do
This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you SOOOO much!
Yay <3 <3
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#6 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 7:47 AM
Thank you Honeywell, so useful.
Instructor
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#7 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 8:03 AM
Why hasn't EA done this? It's brilliant. Thanks a lot!
Constant Contestant
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#8 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 8:21 AM
Wow Honeywell thank you
Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 11:01 AM
Really useful, I've wanted this for so long, thanks
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 11:07 AM
Finally! Thank you, Honeywell!
Beautiful Dinosaur
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#11 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 11:57 AM
Awesome job! Thank you so much
Theorist
#12 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 2:51 PM
I love this idea, thank you! Question, which do I download if I have all packs and use the fridge?
Theorist
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#13 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 3:01 PM
Thank you guys for the nice comments! I'm happy you like these.

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Originally Posted by Duine
I love this idea, thank you! Question, which do I download if I have all packs and use the fridge?

Hi Duine, if you have University, Kitchen & Bath, and Freetime and want all of the appliances you'd download these files (all the ones with Freetime in the name):

HW_IslandAppliances_BASEGAME_FREETIME.zip
HW_IslandAppliances_KITCHENS_FREETIME.zip
HW_IslandAppliances_FREETIME.zip
HW_IslandAppliances_SupaFridge_UNIVERSITY_FREETIME.zip
Instructor
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#14 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 3:59 PM
Don't play TS2 anymore, but this is an amazing idea and will definitely be useful for people!
Theorist
#15 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 4:33 PM
Thank you for quick reply!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 6:22 PM
thank you....they are just simply wonderful
Test Subject
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#17 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 6:29 PM
Thank You ^^
Instructor
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#18 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 6:52 PM
I've been waiting for this a long time. Thank you, I'm so excited I can't wait to try them out.
*shrugs*
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#19 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 12:23 AM
YES! OMG!!!!!111

This will definitely improve kitchens and bar areas. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 1:37 AM
This is great! Thank you for making functional the spaces beneath the islands! No longer will the part of the kitchen that I see be covered in rows of appliances, but neatly tucked behind the island!
Former Hamster
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#21 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 1:51 AM
For those of you who may be wondering - these look awesome and work just as they should in game. They're something I've been wanting for a very long time. So thanks again, HW!

Seriously. You want these in your game. You really do.
Banned
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#22 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 1:55 AM
Perfect! Just what's been missing. We've needed this for so long.
Instructor
#23 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 8:49 AM
This was a real good idea and the funny of it, is that I was actually looking for something alike yesterday. The fact that you slaved the objects and called for computer friendly is a problem for me. In fact I'm using TS2 objects in the little Life Stories and slaved objects forces me to clone and adapt the originals, what causes enormous quantity of clones just to color the slaves. Though the LS original game core is old, it is supporting practically all available objects both from TS2 and custom creations. In the present case, the objects that you slaved are most from the TS2 base game and are also included in LS. But I have possibilities to use All creations existing if the creators were kind enough to supply a full colored alternative by side of the slaved ones, meant for TS2 players. Thanks for your talent.
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#24 Old 29th Aug 2013 at 10:07 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 29th Aug 2013 at 10:27 AM.
@MLC You're crazy and I love you. And thanks again for all of your comments -- it's really nice of you to take the time to do that and it makes my day to read them.

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Originally Posted by xptl297
This was a real good idea and the funny of it, is that I was actually looking for something alike yesterday. The fact that you slaved the objects and called for computer friendly is a problem for me. In fact I'm using TS2 objects in the little Life Stories and slaved objects forces me to clone and adapt the originals, what causes enormous quantity of clones just to color the slaves. Though the LS original game core is old, it is supporting practically all available objects both from TS2 and custom creations. In the present case, the objects that you slaved are most from the TS2 base game and are also included in LS. But I have possibilities to use All creations existing if the creators were kind enough to supply a full colored alternative by side of the slaved ones, meant for TS2 players. Thanks for your talent.

I'm sorry, but I only create for the Sims 2 and the way I've made these is resource and computer friendly even if they don't suit your purposes.

You're welcome to modify them for your game, of course, but I'm not creating for a game I don't play -- it's more than enough work trying to provide different expansion pack versions to accommodate as many Sims 2 players as possible now. So maybe it would be less work for you if I made my cc to suit your needs but it certainly isn't less work for me and I think it's unreasonable to request that I be "kind" and do so.
Theorist
#25 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 12:44 AM
Great idea - thank for sharing!
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