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Scarborough Kitchen Collection - Testers Wanted *Updated 10 April*

by RGiles Posted 8th Apr 2005 at 4:57 AM - Updated 7th Jun 2005 at 11:34 PM by RGiles : Added texture templates
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a complete kitchen counter and cabinet collection. There are 6 counters, 7 cabinets and an island included. All are fully recolorable and share the same textures. Recolor one and you've recolored them all.

Added 7th June 2005: Texture templates for the set. There are 3 files in the texture templates zip file. There is a Photoshop PSD file which includes the wireframe and a layer called "shading" which holds all the shadows I used for my textures... I thought that might be useful to some. Also included are 2 PNG format files of the template, one sized 1024x1024 and one sized 512x512. All final textures should be scaled to 512x512 before importing to the game, but I find it easier to work with a big image and then reduce the scale.

An additional upper cabinet (it goes above the regular cabinets) by Aimoss can be found here. Thanks for sharing it, Aimoss.

There are some great recolors for this set already. You can find some here:
JessicaRitchie's Recolors
Xianah's (aka SimderZ) Retextures
Dewshine's Recolors

Update 10 April: If you are not using the University EP, please download the additional zip file called RGiles_Counter_Thyme-UPDATED.zip and use the RGiles_Counter_Thyme.package file included instead of the one in the original download. This file will work for both University and the Original game, but if you're using Uni you don't really need to update unless you feel like it. This version of the package will not crash the Original game. Any recolors will still work just fine after the update.

Upper cabinet door fronts can have their color changed independently of the rest of the cabinet. This is so I could include glass doors as well as wood ones. Cabinets are decorative only, and you'll find them under wallhangings.

2 textures are included at the moment: the one pictured and a second which is dark wood with gold accents. A texture template will be uploaded soon-ish.

All objects are well below the Maxis guidelines for vertex count, and don't seem to slow down my game at all... for those who worry about that.



Installation
Unzip to your downloads folder or any subdirectory of it.

You can choose which pieces to install. However the file called
RGiles_Counter_Sage.package
includes the master textures and must be installed for any of the other parts to work.

Also the file called
RGiles_Cabinet_Sage.package
is required for any of the cabinets to work properly.

Coming Soon
a stove exhaust fan that fits under the half-height Parsley cabinet and a set of mugs to keep in the open Rosemary display cabinet. Both are shown in the screenshot of the full collection.

Coming Later
Stuff to put on the shelves of all the cabinets and the one open counter. These will use the cose for the rugs so that they can be placed in the same tile as something else without moveobjects on. The glass doors really aren't too useful with nothing on the shelves. Suggestions are welcome, but may not be practical.

Terms of Use
You may use, recolor, clone, hack to bits, or wear these files in your pants. Recolors and clones can be shared on this or any other free site. If you think of it, please let me know where you've posted a recolor.

You may not share any clones, recolors or derivatives of these objects on any pay site unless it it a section that's always free. Free rotation does not count. You may not sell these files as a part of any collection. You may of course wear them in your pants while browsing a pay site. Please do not share the originals on other free sites while they are in beta testing. And as always, avoid sharing any beta items with lots.

Credits
Huge thanks to Quaxi, Miche and Delphy for SimPE and the Mesh tool, without which none of these objects would be possible. Counter tops for all counters are maxis originals (it's not possible to fully replace them yet, so I didn't.) Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our understanding of how mesh and textures work in the game. Far more people than I could possible name, so I won't even try.

Hope you like 'em.

RG

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
ScarboroughKitchenTemplate.zip

Size: 371.5 KB · Downloads: 50,116 · 7th Jun 2005
371.5 KB 50,116 7th Jun 2005
RGiles_Counter_Thyme-UPDATED.zip

Size: 107.4 KB · Downloads: 62,543 · 10th Apr 2005
107.4 KB 62,543 10th Apr 2005
RGiles_Scarborough_Kitchen_Collection.zip

Size: 1.53 MB · Downloads: 74,705 · 9th Apr 2005
1.53 MB 74,705 9th Apr 2005
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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The Quiet One
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#2 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:04 AM
Me first! It's beeeeyooootifuuuulllll!
Instructor
#3 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:14 AM Last edited by VAMPY BITES V^^^^V : 21st Jan 2006 at 1:45 AM. Reason: UPDATING
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Hey all!
I'm just updating my post to inform you that this set has been up dated so it will be much easier to find in your build mode.
Did you notice though that if you try to set up the kitchen you have to go looking all through decorative and wall art?
Well,with this new file, the catalog location has been changed to sort the files so they'll show up with all the cabinets in the surfaces section.
This was done by ForeverJadon.
HEY RGILES,Empty you PM box,it's too full! LOL

With that said,here's the new UPDATE!


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SWEET!!!!!


Thank you sooooooooo MUCH!


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Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar MTS2_216142_ForeverJadon_Scarborough_Kitchen_Cabinets.rar (1.38 MB, 521 downloads)
Forum Resident
#4 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:15 AM Last edited by snugglebunner : 8th Apr 2005 at 5:19 AM.
Loves it! Can't wait for more!!!!

OOOO! Since you're taking requests...Can you make a cabinet that attaches to the end of the island that is shelving (like the ones you have in the pic's for the wall cabinets)? So it makes a rounded corner? :D
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:15 AM
Me second! I'm amazed you found time to create these beautiful pieces with all those underpants to inspect. Talk about effective multi-tasking! Thank you!
Guest
#6 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:19 AM
Very nice good job
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:20 AM
WOW. I'm so impressed Great job!
Ice Princess
#8 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:20 AM
very nice doll
Forum Resident
#9 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:22 AM
these are fantastic. gosh... i'm speechless.
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:22 AM
Ohhhh.... Pretty.....

So hard to find a nice, calm little kicthen like this one. I think I maybe in love. Great work.
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:25 AM
RG this is a beautiful set and I can't wait until it is complete....some suggestions that you asked for...in the open base cabinet you could make some baskets filled with produce like potatoes and apples would be cool. Also a set of cook books.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:38 AM
Exquisite! Thank you

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary..........Oscar Wilde
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 5:38 AM
Being that i havent played the game in FOREVER..... these are DEFINATELY stunning!

*FAPfapFAPfapFAPfapFAP* *Splurt*
Administrator of Loverat's Tea and Underpants
Original Poster
#14 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:01 AM
Thanks for the compliments. And the suggestions.

snugglebunner, I was thinking the same sort of thing for the island. I'll give it a try. I'm not sure how well it would work because of the design of the thing... but it would be very cool if it does work
Test Subject
#15 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:09 AM Last edited by Whoselinefanatic : 8th Apr 2005 at 10:00 AM.
Great job RGiles! Very nice I love them.... but what really sets them apart is all the little details...they are beautiful...and as tempting as wearing the files in my pants is I think I will just download them!....Thank You!
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:15 AM
Can we share them after we've worn them in our pants?? LOL Just kidding....these are beyond a doubt the most beautiful cabinets I've seen...thank you so much!

Susie
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:16 AM
Wow, this set is great, especially the round shelves and the upper cabinet with the cups.
Could you make a darker version of this too, like darker wood and a dark stone/marble countertop?
Administrator of Loverat's Tea and Underpants
Original Poster
#18 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:25 AM
vadixiegal, yes of course you can share them after wearing them in your pants... but will anybody want them after?

Yuurei, there is already a darker wood finish included (I didn't put it in the pictures) but I still need to do a dark countertop.

RG
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:31 AM
Thank you, I adore you for these counters!
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:55 AM
Thanks RGiles, absolutely wonderful
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 6:58 AM
This is really one of the best I've seen! Great job!
Test Subject
#22 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 7:00 AM
Brilliant! I've been looking for this color wood in a kitchen for quite a while now. The detail is very beautiful also.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 7:02 AM
Oh my!!!! This is a stunning set!!! Thank you so much, all the time and work - I love it! Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 7:08 AM
i love it, thank you so much. :baloons: for you.
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 7:14 AM
wow.......these are great..... tyvm for them
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