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The Sims 2 Upright Saloon Piano - UPDATE: 8 new plain textures

by Esmeralda Posted 20th Mar 2015 at 9:32 PM - Updated 2nd Apr 2016 at 8:55 PM by Esmeralda : Added new plainer version
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 17 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.
UPDATE April 2 2016: I decided to have a little variety and made an additional version of this piano in which I removed the 'fancy' trim from the mesh and gave it a new plain wood texture. The second version comes in 8 colours, as depicted below in the 4th composite pic below.

I also updated the original version to re-fix the footprint, which started to not work quite right after some patch or other. If you've had any footprint issues with the original version (eg, sims walking through the piano instead of around it), please download the new April 2016 version and copy it to your Mods folder and let it overwrite the old .package.

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Here's a conversion of the funky old 'Chimeway and Daughters' upright Saloon Piano from The Sims 2, to give us another compact cc piano we can use in our sims' homes instead of those massive grand pianos the game came with. It's found in the Activities section in Buy Mode and costs 1000 simoleons.

As well as the original Sims 2 saloon piano texture, it's also packaged with two new themed textures. Below, Mr Skeleto plays those bones on the original TS2 version:



Next, a Gothic-themed piano in black and muted purples:



And finally, a flashy and lurid Steampunk-themed version in burled wood with lots of dials and gears:



And as mentioned in the above April 2 2016 update, I've now made a second version of the piano for variety, with a plain wood texture and the fancy bits of trim removed from the mesh. Still funky, just not fancy. It comes in, as seen below, four neutral textures in beech, walnut, white, and black, and four colourful textures in blue, violet, fuschia, and green. You can use both versions of the piano in your game at the same time, they do not conflict with each other.



PLEASE NOTE: For some reason, I couldn't get the custom thumbnails for the plain version to work, so when you go into the catalogue they will appear as game-generated thumbnails showing the backs of the pianos instead of the fronts...

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this smaller-sized piano a useful item.


INSTALLATION:
Unzip one or both of the zip files depending on whether you want just one or both versions, and move the .package file(s) to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Polygon Counts:
Original fancy version: 3033 polys
Modified plain version: 2424 polys

Additional Credits:
Made with Sims 4 Studio, Milkshape and Blender.
Tags: #piano, #upright, #TS2, #Steampunk, #Gothic, #music

Style: Antique Retro Fantasy Sci-Fi
Room: Living
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Esmeralda_Sims2UprightPiano.zip | Original mesh and texture plus 2 new fancy textures

Size: 916.4 KB · Downloads: 13,918 · 2nd Apr 2016
916.4 KB 13,918 2nd Apr 2016
Esmeralda_Sims2UprightPianoV2-Modernised.zip | Modified version with 8 plain textures and fancy trim removed

Size: 1.44 MB · Downloads: 7,332 · 2nd Apr 2016
1.44 MB 7,332 2nd Apr 2016
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Scholar
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#2 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 10:26 PM
Excellent!! Thank you so much!!!
Instructor
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#3 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 10:33 PM
What a great idea ...Love it :D
Test Subject
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#4 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 12:02 AM
Thank you so much!!!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 12:33 AM
Very nice looking!
Instructor
#6 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 1:18 AM
Haha, I've been waiting for this. Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 1:20 AM
It is beautiful. A perfect compromise between the sensible upright piano created here and the high end grand piano by Maxis. Thank you for this. I love pianos.
Scholar
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#8 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 2:00 AM
Perfect!
Deceased
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#9 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 3:09 AM
Very nice, thanks!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 9:38 AM
wow, sehr schoen, danke
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 12:11 PM
Yes yes yes love it thank you!
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#12 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 5:49 PM
The piano looks beautiful Es.!
Mad Poster
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#13 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 7:51 PM
Thanks, everyone!
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Originally Posted by Mendota
It is beautiful. A perfect compromise between the sensible upright piano created here and the high end grand piano by Maxis. Thank you for this. I love pianos.

That's what I was thinking - ugly.breath/Shredded made a nice modern upright, and this old-fashioned upright would be sort of halfway between that one and the grand pianos. More variety!
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#14 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 10:05 PM
Спасибо..
Test Subject
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#15 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 1:26 AM
Thanks for this nice upright piano, Esmeralda, for all of to enjoy using !
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 4:18 AM
Thanks. A very nice conversion. More variety its appreciated. I like it very much.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 7:40 PM
really cool bro!!!! thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 4:16 PM
OMG, Esmeralda, I BEG you, Convert it to Sims 3, please?
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 5:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Eggyslav
OMG, Esmeralda, I BEG you, Convert it to Sims 3, please?

I retired from creating for TS3 about two years ago, but someone else already converted it for TS3, here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=460006
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 5:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Esmeralda
I retired from creating for TS3 about two years ago, but someone else already converted it for TS3, here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=460006


Thanks for the Link, Already dl-ed it, but It's too plain in looks, I really need that steampunk themed piano you got there, but I guess I'll settle with the one from armiel....
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 8:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Eggyslav
Thanks for the Link, Already dl-ed it, but It's too plain in looks, I really need that steampunk themed piano you got there, but I guess I'll settle with the one from armiel....

It's a shame armiel says she re-mapped her piano instead of using the original TS2 mapping. I used the original TS2 map for my piano, and if she hadn't changed it on hers, you could have extracted the Steampunk texture .dds file from my piano and imported it into a clone of her piano. But as it is, you could try to achieve a similar Steampunk-ish effect on armiel's piano if you can find yourself three TS3 patterns similar to those of mine: a fancy burled wood for the main part of the piano, a Steampunky pattern with gears and/or dials for the trim, and a Victorian seat cushion pattern for the seat, and then apply them in CaST. Hopefully you could CaST it to look pretty good if you can find the right patterns.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 24th Mar 2015 at 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Esmeralda
It's a shame armiel says she re-mapped her piano instead of using the original TS2 mapping. I used the original TS2 map for my piano, and if she hadn't changed it on hers, you could have extracted the Steampunk texture .dds file from my piano and imported it into a clone of her piano. But as it is, you could try to achieve a similar Steampunk-ish effect on armiel's piano if you can find yourself three TS3 patterns similar to those of mine: a fancy burled wood for the main part of the piano, a Steampunky pattern with gears and/or dials for the trim, and a Victorian seat cushion pattern for the seat, and then apply them in CaST. Hopefully you could CaST it to look pretty good if you can find the right patterns.


Hmmm, I have Victorian Brocade patterns, a metal Clockwork pattern with gears, and I guess I can find suitable wood pattern... Also, what program do I use to extract textures? And, How do I clone objects? When It comes to modding Sims, I'm a total Noob, but I have some experience in modding The Elder Scrolls games. I think I might get into it, Try to make some objects....... Are Sims a difficult game to mod?
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#23 Old 24th Mar 2015 at 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Eggyslav
Hmmm, I have Victorian Brocade patterns, a metal Clockwork pattern with gears, and I guess I can find suitable wood pattern... Also, what program do I use to extract textures? And, How do I clone objects? When It comes to modding Sims, I'm a total Noob, but I have some experience in modding The Elder Scrolls games. I think I might get into it, Try to make some objects....... Are Sims a difficult game to mod?

If the patterns you have are TS3 pattern .packages, then no modding is necessary - just put them in your Mods/Packages folder and use them to CaST the piano in-game. If they are not, you can make them into TS3 .packages with Delphy's Pattern Packager (I've never used this tool, so can't advise on it, but there is a link to a tutorial on its download page).

Sims modding can range from fairly easy to very difficult depending on what you're trying to do. If you want to, eg, convert the TS2 piano yourself for TS3, you need SimPE to extract the piano mesh and textures from the TS2 base game. You'll be extracting the mesh as an .obj file and the texture as a .bmp file, so you need a meshing program that works with .obj and has the plugins to convert the .obj to TS3 object format (only Milkshape or Blender have the necessary plugins AFAIK) and a graphics program that can export .dds files (the graphics format TS3 uses) such as Photoshop, GIMP, or Paint.net. For importing the piano to TS3, you need either the s3pe/s3oc/Texture Tweaker combination, or TSR Workshop. For how to proceed, check the Sims 3 Creation forums where you can read tutorials and post questions. Good luck!
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#24 Old 24th Mar 2015 at 2:17 PM
Thanks for all the info, I have Paint.Net, and Blender, maybe someday I'll look into doing something, and make some Sims 2->Sims3 conversions......
Test Subject
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#25 Old 4th Apr 2015 at 4:11 PM
This is great! I don't have room for the sims 4 piano in my house and I was thinking of how I missed the sims 2 piano, and here it is! Thank you!
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