Move Over Dahlen
Updated: 10th Nov 2013 at 4:03 AM - add collection file info
So this is what you get - 6 modular pieces, 4 of which are fully functional bookcases - if you leave them empty books appear from nowhere.... The two small bits are purely decorative and have NO bookcase functions. They have slots though. And slots - need books.
The books are purely decorative and have NO bookcase functions - there are two "types" of books - the fullshelves on the right of the picture (numbered 1 to 9) and the mini-stacks on the left (numbered 1 to 6). These books are placeable pretty much everywhere that you can place a small deco object.
I imagined that people might want to build book cases that went round corners so in the Dahlen extras file are some edge bits for the outer corners (like in the shot with the alien). The deco pieces will go over a door and the sim can still use the door - same for the edges - they are intersectable by objects and sims so there should be no routing issues.
|Empty Dahlen Bookcase||Hobbies/Knowledge||460||1||189|
|Small Empty Dahlen Bookcase||Hobbies/Knowledge||260||1||103|
|Dahlen Bit for the Corner||Hobbies/Knowledge||360||1||324|
|Dahlen Smaller Bit for the Corner||Hobbies/Knowledge||160||1||176|
|Dahlen Over the Corner Bit||Hobbies/Knowledge||50||1||118|
|Dahlen Over the Door Bit||Hobbies/Knowledge||50||1||78|
|Dahlen Bookcases Bit for Outer Corner||Deco/Sculptures||20||1||60|
|Dahlen Bookcases Short Bit for Outer Corner||Deco/Sculptures||20||1||58|
|Dahlen Bookcases Tiny Bit for Outer Corner||Deco/Sculptures||20||1||40|
|Dahlen Bookcases Trim||Deco/Sculptures/Misc||20||1||24|
|Dahlen Bookcases Other Trim||Deco/Sculptures/Misc||20||1||24|
What files to download?
Usually I don't split uploads up like this - I hate having to download 50 million separate files instead of just one, so I hope you will forgive me for that, and here is the explanation of why I have done this.
If you are looking to use a collection file and want to keep things in the catalog tidy then there are COLLECTION files and CATALOG FILES. The items in the collection files will NOT show in the game catalog but only in the collection file. The CATALOG files will show in the catalog.
The Extras and bookstacks are just base - so there are only two options - collection or catalog.
The dahlen bookcase is a university item, but it is partly slaved to a basegame bookcase and uses a booktexture identical to the base game bookcase books. So - I made it basegame and slaved it to the Basegame Craftmeister Booknook. (GASP - now you now why I called it move over dahlen .) However, as of FreeTime the functions of bookcases were expanded by EA and so in this upload there are BASEGAME (BG) and FreeTime and above (FT) files, split into CATALOG and COLLECTION.
I used the same GUIDS for all variations, so you can only have one set. Don't forget to get the COLLECTION FILE - it has a custom icon of a blue leefish on a bright yellow background. Place the collection file in your downloads folder.
The BOOKS - Placement tips
To make it totally flexible on the flat cases each shelf has three slots. One on the left, one in the middle, one on the right.
a full stack will fill a WHOLE shelf (so you put them in the middle slot). If you put them on the outer edges they will stick out - I did it deliberately with some - it can look quite nice.
a mini stack (numbers 1 to 4) will fill a single slot so you can have them any slot
a ministack (numbers 5 and 6) will fill half a shelf - so you put one on the left, one on the right, leave the middle empty
Press M to cycle through the slots
On the corners there are 4 slots per level - 2 per shelf. The ministacks 5 and 6 fill the shelf, the other ministacks (1 -4) are for either right or left. Most of them fit fine. You can't really use the long pieces on the corners.
Using the Over the Door Bit
The over the door bit is fully intersectable by objects and sims, but unfortunately I cannot guarantee that the objects you place in the slots are also fully intersectable. Following a tip from MSD I made a table thing that you can place an object on and pick up and put down - and pow - intersectable object. Then staying in buymode place it on the shelf you use over the door. The object will be intersectable and you can use the door properly with it opening and closing.
Henry's suit by fanseelamb, paintings by Plasticbox.
iCad, HugeLunatic for helping with the collection file, FantasyRogue for her great sharing policy - (I snaffled some book colours from one of her uploads - you can find that HERE), and MTS
Netmicro for this awesome object
Bookstore Available: I also made a small bookstore using these bookcases - you can find it
26 Jan 2012
- added a left side for the trim bit
--Updated Catalog Extras, Collection Extras, Collection File
--Added Catalog location to Overview
- updated description in transformer Object
--Added Catalog location to Overview
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below for more information.
Too much information to load! Please check each package file individually inside the Downloads tab!
| Use this to make objects that you place in the over the door bit intersectable so that the door will close.
Size: 3.2 KB · Downloads: 16,725 · 13th Dec 2011
|3.2 KB||16,725||13th Dec 2011|
| 2 recolours
Size: 119.8 KB · Downloads: 19,679 · 11th Dec 2011
|119.8 KB||19,679||11th Dec 2011|
Move over Dahlen Collection File.rar
| The collection File. You need this if you download the collection only files.
Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 14,901 · 11th Dec 2011
|2.8 KB||14,901||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Extras - Collection Version.rar
| Extra bits - will NOT show in catalog
Size: 19.3 KB · Downloads: 12,120 · 11th Dec 2011
|19.3 KB||12,120||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Extras - Catalog Version.rar
| Extra bits - will show in catalog
Size: 19.3 KB · Downloads: 16,705 · 11th Dec 2011
|19.3 KB||16,705||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookstacks Collection Version.rar
| will NOT show in catalog
Size: 62.3 KB · Downloads: 12,197 · 11th Dec 2011
|62.3 KB||12,197||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookstacks Catalog Version.rar
| will show in catalog
Size: 62.3 KB · Downloads: 17,203 · 11th Dec 2011
|62.3 KB||17,203||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookcases - FT Collection Version.rar
| FT and above menu - will NOT show in catalog
Size: 376.5 KB · Downloads: 12,288 · 11th Dec 2011
|376.5 KB||12,288||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookcases - FT Catalog Version.rar
| FT and above menu - will show in catalog
Size: 376.4 KB · Downloads: 17,344 · 11th Dec 2011
|376.4 KB||17,344||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookcases - BG Collection.rar
| BG menu - will NOT show in catalog
Size: 377.4 KB · Downloads: 11,433 · 11th Dec 2011
|377.4 KB||11,433||11th Dec 2011|
Dahlen Bookcases - BG Catalog.rar
| BG menu - will show in catalog
Size: 376.3 KB · Downloads: 15,729 · 11th Dec 2011
|376.3 KB||15,729||11th Dec 2011|
- - File was updated after upload was posted
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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\
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- Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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- If you don't have a Downloads folder, just make one. See instructions at: Game Help: No Downloads Folder.
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Extra Policy Information
Please feel free to use my meshes in your lots as long as you give me credit for it and please do not share elsewhere as your own work.
The only exception to my policy for uploading with lots is the milk bottle door changer, which should not be uploaded in a lot.
Feel free to include any of my meshes in mesh packs etc in your uploads EXCEPT for on Pay Sites.
If you use my items I would love to know about it, but you don't have to tell me if you don't want to.