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Japanese Low Dining Table (TS2 Bon Voyage)

by Naus Allien Posted 21st Jun 2016 at 12:31 PM - Updated 22nd Jun 2016 at 11:52 PM by Naus Allien
5 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 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: I changed the script for the pillow. Now it should be as an unobservable as pillows should, i.e. it should behave like a rug and not a sculpture. Thanks to Arsil for reminding me.

It's been ages since I've uploaded something. I've been creating stuff, but sometimes I'm too hard on myself and I don't upload my work because I want it to be perfect. Well, perfection is overrated. Inspired by Arsil's new mod, I'm bringing you a modified version of The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Tea Table. You need to install Arsil's mod in order for the table to work. I'm also including the pillow as a separate, single object so you can either use it with this table or wherever you want.

REQUIREMENT: Arsil's Japanese Low Dinner Table mod →

* The pillow does not require anything.

The Process:
Since this table was designed to be used as a tea table, I needed to remove all tea-related elements. I also needed to modify the mesh heavely so it would fit Arsil's animations (which required the mesh to be more or less the size of a 1x1 coffee table). After that, I encounter some problems related to the placement and thanks to Arsil's help I was able to spot them and fix them. It turns out it was not my fault but a bug related to bone assignments when exporting meshes with TSRW. Textures are not as perfect as I would like, mainly the legs. Since I had to increase the height of the table, there was no way this could be fixed, unless I redid the whole UV mapping, which was a lot of work. As a result, certain pattern won't look very good. But as I said, perfection is overrated.
The pillow works 100% like a rug (even though the base object was a sculpture) so you can place it anywhere you could place a rug. Sims would walk all over it.

Both objects are fully castable and they have one channel:

Catalog Locations:

Dining Table:
Sort by Room -> Dining room -> Dining tables
Sort by Function -> Tables -> Miscellaneous Tables

Sort by Function -> Decor -> Rugs

Closer look and CASt Info:

Base Preset:

CASt Showcase:

Catalog description / presets:

Polygon Counts:
High Detail Mesh: 1219
Low Detail Mesh: 969

High Detail Mesh: 185
Low Detail Mesh: 90

Additional Credits:
- Arsil for making an amazing and inspiring mod
- TSR Workshop
- Milkshape 3D
- Photoshop
- Maxis/EA for the base mesh and UV mapping.

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
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NausAllien-TS2BV-JapaneseTable.rar | Japanese Low Dining Table - Requires Arsil s Low Dining Table Mod

Size: 67.9 KB · Downloads: 6,173 · 22nd Jun 2016
67.9 KB 6,173 22nd Jun 2016
NausAllien-TS2BV-JapaneseTable-PillowUpdated.rar | Japanese Low Dining Table Pillow - Updated

Size: 37.3 KB · Downloads: 7,730 · 22nd Jun 2016
37.3 KB 7,730 22nd Jun 2016
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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.).

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 21st Jun 2016 at 12:55 PM
Oh!! I miss TS2 !!! Those are beautiful !! I've downloaded them!! Thank you so much!!!!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 21st Jun 2016 at 5:53 PM
What a neat idea. Any chance of you using your fab talents and making the tea table just like it was in TS2 except for the Sims 3? I really miss the tea serving ceremony.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 22nd Jun 2016 at 6:18 PM
LOL, Arsil's mod is fantastic, but this table looks a bit more Japanese. I imagine it will look very Japanese in dark brown or black. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 22nd Jun 2016 at 11:19 PM
Thank you! I've missed that little table from TS2 :)
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st Jul 2016 at 10:58 PM
Beautiful work - thanks so much!! :-)