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Lamp Collection

by PineappleForest Posted 3rd May 2020 at 12:26 PM - Updated 14th Apr 2021 at 9:23 AM by PineappleForest
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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.
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Hi!
It took me a while to prepare, but here it is. Four sets, 48 lights, split into two packs.
All base game compatible, and with reasonable poly-count.

Each pack contains a collection file - to be placed in Collections folder,
or directly in Downloads folder.

Instructions for Mac users:

Note: Radiance Lighting Mod users, apparently that mod changes the way how floor lamp light looks in the game.
I've edited two floor lamps from G&B set to emit brighter, warmer light. Look for the file in the comments section (bottom of page 3).

Modernist Lamps Collection
Includes two very similar sets. Lamps from Retro Lights Set emit warm, yellowish light.
Lamps from Cool Lights Set emit cold white light (that works well with bright recolors).

Retro Lights Set:

Retro Ball-Wand Sconce is a master mesh.
Retro Ball Sconce
Retro Hemisphere Sconce
Retro Quatrefoil Sconce
- all cost 282 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps

Retro Ball Pendant Light - 538 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps

Retro Table Lamp - 286 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps

Retro Floor Lamp - 389 S - Wooden parts pull texture from base game "Club Counter".
Buy Mode/Lighting/Floor Lamps


Cool Lights Set :

Cool Ball-Wand Sconce is a master mesh.
Cool Ball Sconce
Cool Hemisphere Sconce
Cool Quatrefoil Sconce
Cool Swing-Arm Lamp
- all cost 281 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps

Cool Ball Pendant Light - 538 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps

Cool Desk Lamp
Cool Table Lamp
- both cost 286 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps

..And two small additions:
Power cord for wall lamps
Longer power cord for wall lamps (new!)
- both costs 5 S - a low poly mesh, cord with a switch and a plug.
Found in Buy Mode/Lighting/Miscellaneous, each file includes recolors.
The shorter cord will be useful if you can shift wall lamps
(but you can also use OMSP to place it on end-tables etc).
I use these to transform base game wall lights into bedside lamps.


The second pack:Vintage Lamps Collection Also contains two sets.

GameRoom Set:

Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps
Gameroom 3-Shade Lamp - 540 S - classic billiard lamp, master mesh.
GameTable Hanging Lamp - 230 S
Industrial Pendant Light - 200 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps
Gameroom Desk Lamp - costs 290 S


Glass & Brass Set (G&B) is a massive set, that includes a few mini-sets.

Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps:

G&B Antique Billiard Lamp - 540 S - is a master mesh.
Blown Glass Pendant Light - 328 S
Bell Pendant Light - 329 S
Berry Pendant Light - 330 S
Lantern Pendant Light - 331 S
Fantastical Pendant Light - 854 S
Fantastical Chandelier - costs 6500 S - giant ceiling lamp, two storeys high.
This one is more high-poly than the rest, 3437 polygons. But you won't fit a lot of these in one house anyway..

Ribbed Sphere Ceiling Lamp - costs 550 S
needs second master mesh: Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp.

Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps:

Lantern Sconce - 288 S
Quatrefoil Sconce - 288 S
Bell Sconce - 289 S
Pyramid Sconce - S 290
Round Wall Lamp- 290 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps:

Table lamps:
Saturn - costs 288 S
Apple - costs 289 S
Pyramid Table Lamp - 290 S
Banker Desk Lamp - 290 S
Bell Table Lamp - 290 S
Small Hexagon Table Lamp - 294 S
- lamp base pulls textures from base game "CleenSheen Basin".
Hexagon Table Lamp - 295 S
Round Table Lamp - 300 S
Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp - 300 S
- shares wooden base textures with Ribbed Ceiling Lamp (recolors included).
Ribbed Tetrapod - 301 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Floor Lamps
Floor Lamps:
Pyramid - 390 S
Fantastical - 950 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Outdoor:
Lantern Fence Light - 280 S
Lantern Post - 280 S
Garden Lamp - 580 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Miscellaneous:
Fantastical Street Lamp - 2500 S

Enjoy!


Notice:
I've generated random GUIDs for these items.

I recommend you get collection files, note how many lamps you've downloaded
and make sure it all shows up in each collection folder.

I've made all the 3D meshes aside from round Wall Lamp, that borrows parts and shape from Tiffany Lamp by Maxis.
Most of these were inspired by lamps I've seen on internet etc. Fantastical mini-set is my own design.
I still have a few lamps in my WIP folder.. But for now, I've switched to plumbing


Credits:
EA Maxis, for "Belle Epoque" Tiffany lamp mesh.

Large window by TheJim07

Polygon Counts:
Bell Pendant Light: 254 poly,
Pyramid Table Lamp: 307 poly,
Power cord for wall lamps: 313 poly,
Cool & Retro Hemisphere Sconce: 382 poly,
Cool Table Lamp: 400 poly,
Lantern Sconce: 406 poly,
Blown Glass Pendant Light: 452 poly,
Bell Sconce: 458 poly,
Industrial Pendant Light: 472 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball Sconce: 477 poly,
Retro Table Lamp: 484 poly,
Pyramid Floor Lamp: 500 poly,
Saturn Table Lamp: 511 poly,
Lantern Fence Light: 522 poly,
Hanging Lantern: 556 poly,
Small & large Hexagon Table Lamp: 558 poly,
GameTable Lamp: 623 poly,
Apple Table Lamp: 653 poly,
Cool Swing-Arm Lamp: 653 poly,
Cool & Retro Quatrefoil Sconce: 666 poly,
Cool Desk Lamp: 688 poly,
Gameroom Desk Lamp: 729 poly,
Banker Table Lamp: 769 poly,
Round Table Lamp: 784 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball Pendant Light: 845 poly,
G&B Quatrefoil Sconce: 861 poly,
Pyramid Sconce: 869 poly,
Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp: 908 poly,
Ribbed Sphere Ceiling Lamp: 908 poly,
Ribbed Tetrapod Table Lamp: 923 poly,
Bell Table Lamp: 950 poly,
Berry Pendant Light; 992 poly,
Antique Billiard Lamp: 1021 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball-Wand Sconce: 1140 poly,
Retro Floor Lamp: 1164 poly,
Round Wall Lamp: 1167 poly,
Fantastical Floor Lamp: 1648 poly,
Garden Lamp: 1655 poly,
Fantastical Pendant Light: 1756 poly,
Fantastical Street Lamp: 1952 poly.
Gameroom 3-Shade Lamp: 1977 poly,
Fantastical Chandelier: 3437 poly,

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Compressorizer, Blender

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
Mac-CompatibleMeshReplacements.rar | File for Mac users

Size: 1,016.9 KB · Downloads: 4,405 · 13th May 2020
1,016.9 KB 4,405 13th May 2020
ModernistLampsCollection.rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 11,607 · 10th May 2020
1.83 MB 11,607 10th May 2020
VintageLampsCollection.rar

Size: 5.89 MB · Downloads: 12,229 · 3rd May 2020
5.89 MB 12,229 3rd May 2020
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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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#26 Old 4th May 2020 at 11:32 PM
Wonderful set, well done!
Link Ninja
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#27 Old 6th May 2020 at 12:19 AM
So charming and colorful I adore it so much!
Test Subject
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#28 Old 6th May 2020 at 1:00 AM
Congrats! The best collection lamps for TS2 for sure!! Thanks!! ))
Test Subject
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#29 Old 6th May 2020 at 9:21 AM
Beautiful! Great! Now taste test!
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 6th May 2020 at 3:00 PM
Default Beautiful...but
They're really lovely, but they made my game crash. Not sure why, but there you have it. I'm on a Mac so there's no telling why they don't work.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#31 Old 6th May 2020 at 4:54 PM Last edited by PineappleForest : 10th May 2020 at 4:10 PM.
@zheyrryhn
Did your game crash on loading screen? Or was it while you were picking up a particular lamp from the catalog?
Edit:
Muridae figured out it's two lamps from Modernist Pack that cause the crash: Retro Floor Lamp and Cool Desk Lamp - the game should work if you delete those.
There's no easy fix for Vintage Collection.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#32 Old 7th May 2020 at 6:54 PM
Can't resist.... these are fantastic!
btw, Macs do have a CC file limit - if you go past a certain number of files (not GBs, but actual files), the game will not work. I was never able to figure out how to successfully get around that in newer version of MacOS, so I switched to an old PC.
Because there are a lot of meshes in this download @zheyrryhn, it might have knocked you over the edge of the file limit.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#33 Old 7th May 2020 at 9:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by toadstool333
Macs do have a CC file limit

Really? That's horrible!
It seems to be a different issue though. Zheyrryhn's game did launch but It crashed after opening lamps category in buy mode.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#34 Old 8th May 2020 at 2:35 PM
Great Job!! Always grateful for more variety of lamps! Thank you.
Test Subject
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Top Secret Researcher
#35 Old 9th May 2020 at 6:28 AM
Just a question. I only wanted some of the glass and brass set. The recolours folder only mentions the antique billiards set which I didn't download. Do I need to in order to get recolours? Many thanks.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#36 Old 9th May 2020 at 7:58 AM
@yavannatw
Yes, G&B Antique Billiard Lamp is a master mesh, you need it in your game. It shares recolors with all the other lights in this set.
Test Subject
#37 Old 9th May 2020 at 8:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
Really? That's horrible!
It seems to be a different issue though. Zheyrryhn's game did launch but It crashed after opening lamps category in buy mode.


These lamps are are awesome, so I had to download them. I have a Mac also, and my game crashes when I load the lighting category in buy mode.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#38 Old 9th May 2020 at 10:45 AM Last edited by PineappleForest : 10th May 2020 at 4:09 PM.
@Harrahboy
Have you installed all sets with all the items at once? Maybe try installing one set at a time? It's quite possible that only one mesh is causing the crash.
Glass & brass set has a lot of slaved items in it, maybe macs are not able to handle it?

Edit:
Muridae figured out it's two lamps from Modernist Pack that cause the crash: Retro Floor Lamp and Cool Desk Lamp - the game should work if you delete those.
There's no easy fix for Vintage Collection.
Test Subject
#39 Old 9th May 2020 at 2:50 PM
Is anyone else having problems extracting these files? When I go to extract them I get an error message:

C:\Users\Debbie\Downloads\SIMS\MTS_PineappleForest_1923874_ModernistLampsCollection.rar: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#40 Old 9th May 2020 at 4:38 PM
@jadesstar
Most likely you need to update your 7-Zip or WinRAR.
Test Subject
#41 Old 10th May 2020 at 9:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@Harrahboy
Have you installed all sets with all the items at once? Maybe try installing one set at a time? It's quite possible that only one mesh is causing the crash.

Glass & brass set has a lot of slaved items in it, maybe macs are not able to handle it?
If you only wanted to install the Glass & Brass set, start with master mesh (Antique Billiard Lamp) with no recolors, see if your game works, and if it does - start adding more mesh files, one by one.


I tried the modernist lamps without the antique lamps and the antique lamps without the modernist lamps. I also tried just the antique billiard lamp by itself. I unfortunately crashed all during all of those tests.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#42 Old 10th May 2020 at 12:16 PM Last edited by PineappleForest : 10th May 2020 at 4:08 PM.
@Harrahboy
That's a shame :/
My lamps have much more subsets / object states than your usual maxis lamp*.. I guess it could be the reason why these don't work on a mac (?).
Thank you for the testing and feedback.

*well, master meshes from modernist set aren't actually that complicated.. it's weird these would cause any issues.
Edit:
Muridae figured out it's two lamps from Modernist Pack that cause the crash: Retro Floor Lamp and Cool Desk Lamp - the game should work if you delete those.
There's no easy fix for Vintage Collection.
Field Researcher
#43 Old 10th May 2020 at 1:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@Harrahboy
That's a shame :/
My lamps have much more subsets / object states than your usual maxis lamp.. I guess it could be the reason why these don't work on a mac (?).
I'm afraid the only solution would be to remake all lamps from scratch, without any extra subsets.
Thank you for the testing and feedback.


Hi, @PineappleForest.

Another Mac user here. I can confirm that it's not a problem with the Mac file limit (as I have mine raised ridiculously high and am also testing in a game where I'm rebuilding CC so don't have much). I've not seen any issues with multiple subsets either, or repositoried objects. It does appear that the Mac version is being fussy about certain of the files. I've checked them all out, and these are the problem files:

CoolLights:
PF_CoolDeskLamp_SlaVeMesh.package - crashes when the Lights catalog is selected - this one's really determined to annoy the game

RetroLights:
PF_RetroFloorLamp_SlaVeMesh.package - crashes when the Lights/Floor Lamps subcatalog is selected

If you exclude those two packages, the Cool Lights and Retro Lights sets are otherwise okay to use on a Mac. Unfortunately the other sets crash on the master meshes, so are more of a problem. I tried all the other meshes though, averting my eyes from the distressing blue "where's my texture gone?" appearance, and most of them would be okay if they could find their repositories textures:

Gameroom:
PF_Gameroom3shadeLamp_MasterMESH.package - crashes when the Lights/Hanging Lamps subcatalog is selected
PF_Gameroom-GameTableHangingLamp_SlaVeMesh.package - crashes when the Lights/Hanging Lamps subcatalog is selected
(I obviously couldn't test the recolours)

Glass&Brass:
PF_G&B_AntiqueBilliardLamp_MASTERmesh.package - crashes when the Lights/Hanging Lamps subcatalog is selected
PF_G&B_BerryPendantLight_SLaVeMesh.package - crashes when the Lights/Hanging Lamps subcatalog is selected
PF_G&B_BellPendantLight_SLaVeMesh.package - crashes when the Lights/Hanging Lamps subcatalog is selected

With the exception of the Cool Lights desk lamp, everything that crashes seems to be either a hanging lamp or a floor one.

The power cord and switch also works, although as Mac users don't have AL, none of the lights are shiftable to bring down to where it ends. Is there any chance of getting a version of that which runs high enough to use with some of the wall lights in their default positions? It's a wonderful accessory, and I'd love to be able to use it.

I'd really like to use all of it, so I do hope that you'll be able to spot what the problem is and make at least the two problem master meshes Mac compatible. It's a beautiful set.

Disclaimer: I've not gone into Live mode, only switched between night and day in Buy. I've also not tried either of the collection files.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#44 Old 10th May 2020 at 1:46 PM
@muridae

I'm in the middle of making a longer power cord mesh
As for the lamps, when I find out where the problem is I'm going to remake these
Thanks for the testing and info!
Field Researcher
#45 Old 10th May 2020 at 1:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@muridae

I'm in the middle of making a longer power cord mesh
As for the lamps, when I find out where the problem is I'm going to remake these
Thanks for the testing and info!


@PineappleForest - that’s great. I used to have a bedside light with a power cord just like that, so it’s nicely nostalgic for me.

Good luck figuring out the problem. If you need a tester, I’m happy to help, though I might not always be very fast about it. :-)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#46 Old 11th May 2020 at 10:53 AM
Dear PineappleForest, your uploads never fail to disappoint. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to add some spanking new lamps to my game.
Test Subject
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#47 Old 11th May 2020 at 8:22 PM
OMG Beautiful. Thank you. <3
Test Subject
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#48 Old 15th May 2020 at 6:49 AM
yay awsome thanks
Test Subject
#49 Old 19th May 2020 at 3:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@Harrahboy
That's a shame :/
My lamps have much more subsets / object states than your usual maxis lamp*.. I guess it could be the reason why these don't work on a mac (?).
Thank you for the testing and feedback.

*well, master meshes from modernist set aren't actually that complicated.. it's weird these would cause any issues.
Edit:
Muridae figured out it's two lamps from Modernist Pack that cause the crash: Retro Floor Lamp and Cool Desk Lamp - the game should work if you delete those.
There's no easy fix for Vintage Collection.


It is working now. I followed the instructions to replace the meshes, and the game does not crash. Thank you for working to help make these accessible for Mac users.
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