MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Glass and Wood Desk Mat: For that empty desk space.

by hisui_hana Posted 14th Dec 2009 at 12:31 AM - Updated 27th Mar 2010 at 6:03 PM by hisui_hana
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
I just can't take empty space. I'm one of those people that just has to fill it up. And that huge empty desk space was getting on my nerves. So, I decided to fix my problem. Maybe you can enjoy it too. I created a glass and wood desk mat. Almost like the one I used to use at work.

Mat On Desk

I cloned this package from the Designer end table. It still has it's original functions as an end table. You can use it that way if you want. Just remember it was scaled as a desk mat. The height is adjusted to fit every desk in the base game (sits right on top), and the object is thin.
End table Use

Also, because of the height adjustment flat objects like magazines and notepads may sit in the glass. Take a look below.

It uses all the recolor options and is CAStable in game. As usual, the glass may be recolored following Orangemittens' tutorial. Look in the attachments to see the clarity of the glass

Look for it in Buy->Decor->MiscDecor->Glass Desk Mat for 25 simoleans. To use this item you must use the Moveobjects On cheat to place mat on the desk (remember it still functions as an end table). Then hold ALT to center where you like. Objects that are too big for and endtable, like computers, will still sit on the desk. This way you can use them and the mat at the same time.

Object Description
Need something to fill that empty space on the desk. How about a desk mat. Use cheat moveobjects on to place on desk and hold the Alt key to center. Then you can just place smaller clutter pieces on top. Just be careful not to break it. Created by Hisui_hana

Edit-Teens will use the desk for homework like normal with the mat on top. See screenshots for additional photos. Remember, the notebook is a flat object.

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
Orangemittens- Tutorial
Delphy- TS3 Install Helper Monkey
Inge & Peter- S3PE, S3OC Wes Howe- Object tools

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
hisui_hana_GlassDeskMat_Clutter.rar | Object file

Size: 463.8 KB · Downloads: 3,302 · 27th Mar 2010
463.8 KB 3,302 27th Mar 2010
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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
10 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Field Researcher
#2 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 4:08 AM
This is really cool!! Great job and thanks

My Site
Please wait a moment while I vomit from your stupidity.
Test Subject
#3 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 11:31 AM
This is lovely! But will Children and Teens still use the desk for their homework? Or will they look for somewhere else to do it?
#4 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 12:38 PM
Very beautiful and useful.Downloading your mat,its a great object.Thank you for sharing your talent and your work with us.
I adore the pic of your little office/library.So cozy!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 1:29 PM
thank you cool
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 6:05 PM
Thank you!! I was in need of this!! But I have the same question as GlitchingGeko.

Originally Posted by GlitchingGecko
Will Children and Teens still use the desk for their homework?

Thanks for creating!
Feel free of kindly correcting my spelling mistakes
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 8:36 PM Last edited by hisui_hana : 15th Dec 2009 at 1:55 AM.
Gecko and Yoko, I do not know. I don't have any teens yet and didn't think about trying that out. EDIT The teen sims will use the desk like normal with the mat on it. I posted new photos in the attachments.
Test Subject
#8 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 5:40 AM
The mat looks great but when I zoom out, the color becomes red, and it kinda blinks. I only have the base game, updated til 1.7 and I have direct x 9. Any suggestions on what to do so I can keep this in my game?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 12th Feb 2010 at 4:48 AM
I'm not sure what would cause that. All I have is the base game right now too,and it works fine. Please try deleting the one purchased and get a new on in game. Let me know if the problem persists.
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 2:30 PM
Thank you! Ah I can't stand the empty space either, I need clutter! :D
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 12th Apr 2012 at 4:24 PM
I saw this download on your profile, I was just about to download it.... And I didn't realise that it's for sims 3! :'(
Oh well, I'll still download it