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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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: 4,419 · 13th May 2020
1,016.9 KB 4,419 13th May 2020
ModernistLampsCollection.rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 11,655 · 10th May 2020
1.83 MB 11,655 10th May 2020
VintageLampsCollection.rar

Size: 5.89 MB · Downloads: 12,282 · 3rd May 2020
5.89 MB 12,282 3rd May 2020
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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\
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#51 Old 31st May 2020 at 9:43 PM
Lovely set. Once I installed it I had to go through lots and upgrade the lighting.
Instructor
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#52 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 12:37 PM
This is such a wonderful set. So many options and everything just looks gorgeous!
Test Subject
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#53 Old 6th Jun 2020 at 12:28 PM
These lamp collection is my favorite.
Test Subject
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#54 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 10:41 PM
WOW!!!
Test Subject
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#55 Old 11th Jun 2020 at 9:34 AM
Wow wow wow! What an amazing set! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#56 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 4:16 PM
Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
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#57 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 11:44 AM
Wow Wow Wow! This is amazing. I love them all!
Test Subject
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#58 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 9:19 AM
I think this upload may be the solution to all my simming woes (okay, that may be an overstatement)! The one thing I have lamented for years and never found a solution to is a desperate need for more! lighting! options! so i generally use the same, generic, inoffensive lamps constantly. No more! For now there is variety aplenty! And for that, I thank you!
Instructor
THANKS POST
#59 Old 8th Nov 2020 at 6:43 PM
Man, these are great! This is the kind of stuff I want to see more. Large, contextual collections that just give me a lot of one thing. I love it! Your lamps look fantastic!
Lab Assistant
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#60 Old 23rd Nov 2020 at 8:52 AM
Amazing! I especially liked the vintage lamps and their colours! Really universal in terms of using, thank you.
Mad Poster
#61 Old 30th Dec 2020 at 6:58 PM
Love your lights! ...but...they just are not bright enough for me. Like some "candle" lights, you can see the light, but they don't light up a room. But I use them just for the pretty factor.

Namaste... or "go"
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#62 Old 31st Dec 2020 at 10:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Love your lights! ...but...they just are not bright enough for me. Like some "candle" lights, you can see the light, but they don't light up a room. But I use them just for the pretty factor.

Most of these are meant as decorative lights anyway, not task lights
And you can always add more light. Try invisible lamps https://nixedsims.wordpress.com/201...nvisible-lamps/
Test Subject
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#63 Old 6th Jan 2021 at 1:39 PM
love these
Field Researcher
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#64 Old 8th Jan 2021 at 12:19 AM
one of the best custom content sets I have ever laid my eyes upon. good cc lamps are severely lacking, so this is amazing. thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#65 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 2:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
Most of these are meant as decorative lights anyway, not task lights
And you can always add more light. Try invisible lamps https://nixedsims.wordpress.com/201...nvisible-lamps/

Thanks; those will be helpful for lots of places..

Namaste... or "go"
Test Subject
#66 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 12:34 PM
I tried downloading a few times but each time my computer claims all of the files are broken archives.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#67 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 1:56 PM
Your file archiver software is outdated. Get the latest 7-zip or WinRAR.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gdjica
I tried downloading a few times but each time my computer claims all of the files are broken archives.
Test Subject
#68 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 8:08 AM
These lamps are absolutely amazing, thank you. One question though, some lamps in the glass & brass set are emitting a cool light instead of warm like majority of the set. Is that intentional? And is it possible to get an all warm light version of the glass & brass set?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#69 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 10:35 PM Last edited by PineappleForest : 11th Apr 2021 at 1:43 AM.
@beetuin
Sure, I can modify the meshes for you (but that's gonna take a while ) You'd have to specify, which lamps you'd like me to edit.
Do you use any lighting mods? Some of these affect the lamp lights.
I prefer warmer light settings myself but there aren't that many to choose from. When used in large ceiling lamps, sometimes that light is not bright enough.

(OR maybe you didn't mean "Glass & Brass" Set.. but the Gameroom Set - all white light?)
Test Subject
#70 Old 11th Apr 2021 at 4:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@beetuin
Sure, I can modify the meshes for you (but that's gonna take a while ) You'd have to specify, which lamps you'd like me to edit.
Do you use any lighting mods? Some of these affect the lamp lights.
I prefer warmer light settings myself but there aren't that many to choose from. When used in large ceiling lamps, sometimes that light is not bright enough.

(OR maybe you didn't mean "Glass & Brass" Set.. but the Gameroom Set - all white light?)


Just the standing lamps in the set would be great honestly but I understand if it's too much trouble.
That's what I first thought too, I thought I had a mod conflicting with the lights or something that's why their light color looked different from the other lamps in the set. I use gunmod's radiant lighting system, but as far as I know it only makes the lighting more realistic. And yes I meant the glass & brass set, The pretty, stained glass looking lights.
I wish the sims 2 gave you the option to choose which color of light you want a lamp to emit just like in the sims 3.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#71 Old 12th Apr 2021 at 9:49 AM
I don't use Radiance but I think it does affect the lamp light.
Pyramid floor lamp uses Moroccan ceiling lamp settings - it's definitely not a cool light, it has amber tones (take a look at the screenshot with Retro Set lamps turned on).
Many lamps in G&B set use those settings.. Fantastical lamp uses Swing arm floor lamp light settings - brighter, kinda pale yellow.
I've changed both to Club wall sconce (candelabra) settings, let me know if it looks better.

Yeah, it would be really nice to have the option to change the lamp light in the game. I recommend you google invisible lamps, I use these a lot.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip G&B_FloorLamps_AlternativeLightSettings.zip (70.0 KB, 16 downloads)
Test Subject
#72 Old 13th Apr 2021 at 2:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
I don't use Radiance but I think it does affect the lamp light.
Pyramid floor lamp uses Moroccan ceiling lamp settings - it's definitely not a cool light, it has amber tones (take a look at the screenshot with Retro Set lamps turned on).
Many lamps in G&B set use those settings.. Fantastical lamp uses Swing arm floor lamp light settings - brighter, kinda pale yellow.
I've changed both to Club wall sconce (candelabra) settings, let me know if it looks better.

Yeah, it would be really nice to have the option to change the lamp light in the game. I recommend you google invisible lamps, I use these a lot.


These are perfect, thank you for taking the time to edit the lamps. I already have invisible lamps I use them all the time. Problem is they aren't shiftable so I can only use them on lamps that have the light source coming from the same place since I use a lighting mod.
Test Subject
#73 Old 16th Apr 2021 at 11:15 AM
Conversion
Wow, these do look fantastic! I totally fell in love with this lamp collection.
I have however a maybe inappropriate question for you. Would you ever consider conversing them to Sims 4? I, myself, am a bigger Sims 2 gameplay fan, however these lamps would look fantastic combined with Sims 4 building tools... I hope I have not disrespected your work with my request. In any way - You are really talented.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#74 Old 16th Apr 2021 at 3:18 PM
@mashaa999
I don't play TS4 but I don't mind others converting my stuff, so you may try to ask somebody who did TS2 to TS4 lights.
My lamps could be a bit tricky to convert though (especially Glass&Brass set).
Test Subject
#75 Old 16th Apr 2021 at 3:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
@mashaa999
I don't play TS4 but I don't mind others converting my stuff, so you may try to ask somebody who did TS2 to TS4 lights.
My lamps could be a bit tricky to convert though (especially Glass&Brass set).

Okey, thank you! :P
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