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Updated 9 June 2009 Tivoli, Plantation timber furnitures

by blake_boy Posted 31st Mar 2009 at 5:59 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2009 at 3:45 AM by blake_boy
214 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated 5 June 2009
Anyone who had problems with the single bed having a huge clickable area, can now download the fixed file, and replace the old one. Thanks to HugeLunatic for fixing the file. I haven't tested it out myself, but I trust HugeLunatic that it has been fixed now. Apologies for updating again.



Updated 26 April 2009

I've updated the set with fixes to the problems with the wallshadows and blinking blue textures. I'm still not convinced that I've fixed everything, so if you can keep an eye on any improvements I can make on the objects that would be fantastic.
Thanks again to those that were willing to test out these objects and found the problems, and also thanks for your patience, I know I'm not the speediest when it comes to fixing things.




I love wood, and woodworking was a passion of mine which I sadly abandoned some time ago. So with my virtual hands, I started crafting furnitures. The results weren't all too bad but nothing like marvelling a real timber product you've just finished.



There are 19 furnitures that I'd like to share with you at the moment, and more to come I suspect. I was surprised at how quick and easy it was to create the meshes without making individual textures, thanks to the repository technique.

The important thing to note is that the MASTER file is the "tivoli 2-tiled coffee table", which I've labelled as 1) in the attached diagram of complete furnitures. So you'll need to have at least this object in your downloads folder for the other objects to lend the wood texture from this object.


Here are the rest of the details:
(You can refer to the diagram with the complete set of furnitures attached as a picture guide with the numbering)

Tivoli Plantation Whole Set: all the files in one zip 1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip
- This is the MASTER file. All the other slave objects (2 - 19) borrow the wood texture from this little bugger.
- You will need to have this file in your downloads folder for the other objects to show their textures correctly.
- Recolour this object and the other objects in the collection will pick up the recolours. I've provided some recolours in Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip
- Under Buy > Decorative > misc.

6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip
- Has an additional slot to put tiny decorative items on the lower compartment, and one on the centre on top of the table.
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > coffe tables

10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > end tables

11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip
- Has 2 additional slots to put tiny decorative items on the lower tray
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip
- Has 3 additional slots to put tiny decorative items on the lower tray
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip
- Has 3 additional slots to put tiny decorative items under the table
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip
- Has 2 additional slots to put tiny decorative items under the table
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > desks

16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip
- Under Buy > Surfaces > dining tables

17) Blake's-Plantation-single-bed.zip
- this is a slave of the double bed
- Under Buy > Comfort > beds

18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip
- Under Buy > Comfort > beds

19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip
- Mirror face recoloureable into paintings, I've provided some recolours in Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip
- Under Buy > Decorative > mirrors


Note:
In order to place items in the furnitures with extra slots, (eg the console table) you will need to place either a small plant or small sculpture on the top surface by hitting the "M" key the object will jump to the different slots that you desire to position. Thanks to acelsey for letting me know on this.
For basegame players, there seem to be a limitation on this, so you'll have to place a small decorative object at the top surface, then another at the bottom etc.

Polygon Counts:
The poly counts are medium-low, with the highest being the "Plantation buffet table" having 1300, which is still reasonable

Additional Credits: SimPE and the brilliant teaching resources in this site including jwood's repository technique tutorial and those who helped me laerned more about slots.

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
17) Blake's-Plantation-single-bed.zip

Size: 88.2 KB · Downloads: 16,412 · 5th Jun 2009
88.2 KB 16,412 5th Jun 2009
19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 17,863 · 26th Apr 2009
8.5 KB 17,863 26th Apr 2009
18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip

Size: 146.4 KB · Downloads: 19,020 · 26th Apr 2009
146.4 KB 19,020 26th Apr 2009
16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip

Size: 48.9 KB · Downloads: 17,071 · 26th Apr 2009
48.9 KB 17,071 26th Apr 2009
15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 16,709 · 26th Apr 2009
28.3 KB 16,709 26th Apr 2009
14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip

Size: 29.0 KB · Downloads: 16,993 · 26th Apr 2009
29.0 KB 16,993 26th Apr 2009
13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 16,827 · 26th Apr 2009
30.5 KB 16,827 26th Apr 2009
12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip

Size: 35.8 KB · Downloads: 16,530 · 26th Apr 2009
35.8 KB 16,530 26th Apr 2009
11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip

Size: 34.6 KB · Downloads: 16,944 · 26th Apr 2009
34.6 KB 16,944 26th Apr 2009
10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 16,649 · 26th Apr 2009
41.9 KB 16,649 26th Apr 2009
9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip

Size: 34.1 KB · Downloads: 16,479 · 26th Apr 2009
34.1 KB 16,479 26th Apr 2009
8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 16,825 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 16,825 26th Apr 2009
7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip

Size: 23.4 KB · Downloads: 16,569 · 26th Apr 2009
23.4 KB 16,569 26th Apr 2009
6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 16,499 · 26th Apr 2009
23.3 KB 16,499 26th Apr 2009
5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip

Size: 23.0 KB · Downloads: 17,550 · 26th Apr 2009
23.0 KB 17,550 26th Apr 2009
4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip

Size: 31.2 KB · Downloads: 17,675 · 26th Apr 2009
31.2 KB 17,675 26th Apr 2009
3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 19.9 KB · Downloads: 17,475 · 26th Apr 2009
19.9 KB 17,475 26th Apr 2009
2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 18,307 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 18,307 26th Apr 2009
1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 210.2 KB · Downloads: 21,551 · 26th Apr 2009
210.2 KB 21,551 26th Apr 2009
Tivoli Plantation Whole Set.zip

Size: 882.4 KB · Downloads: 53,683 · 26th Apr 2009
882.4 KB 53,683 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip

Size: 404.3 KB · Downloads: 39,746 · 26th Apr 2009
404.3 KB 39,746 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 56,696 · 31st Mar 2009
1.32 MB 56,696 31st Mar 2009
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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Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#51 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 5:48 AM
These are beautiful, Blake! I'm glad to see you creating again.

There's always money in the banana stand.
#52 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 6:04 AM
I wish there was a file to download them all at once....
Test Subject
#53 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 6:04 AM
This is extremely good work! A must have for me. Thanks so much for such a detailed and delightful download!
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 6:06 AM
-insert jaw drop here- wow. Beautiful work, this is going in my "to be downloaded folder to be downloaded when I get the chance.

Absolutely amazing!
Test Subject
#55 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 6:20 AM
i LOVE this set. i am bookmarking you and waiting for more wooden creations. maybe a log set?
Instructor
#56 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 7:22 AM
You haven't lost your touch. Wonderful work. I'm wondering if you're off at Home Depot checking out the "tools" section Thank you for this.
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 7:32 AM
Wow! Really, I just said 'wow' out loud. This is beautiful! Thank you for going to all this work to create such lovely objects, and thank you for sharing them with the community. You're awesome.
Test Subject
#58 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 8:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by midge719
Love the set, however the small end table with the drawer in my game shows blue underneath and when you place it the chrome handle is blue. Apart from that one small problem the rest are awesome in game.


Same here! But beside of that, it's a really, really nice set!
Test Subject
#59 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 9:19 AM
This set is absolutely beyond awesome.
It's great to see you back here - I love everything you make!
Field Researcher
#60 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 9:31 AM
Great work. Thank you so much.
Instructor
#61 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 11:09 AM
OMG you are brilliant Thankyou!
Field Researcher
#62 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 11:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blake_boy
Note:
In order to place items in the furnitures with extra slots, (eg the console table) you will need to place either a small plant or small sculpture on the top surface and place in the same tile another small plant or sculpture on the lower slot/compartment.


I haven't fired up my game yet, but often you can use the 'M' key on your keyboard to toggle through slots. Can anyone confirm if that is the case with these objects?
If I get to the game before anybody replies, I'll edit this post to confirm.

Set look wonderful - really beautiful! Can't wait to give it use it.

Please call me Ace
Test Subject
#63 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 11:22 AM
Your sets are more than amazing...Thanks!
Test Subject
#64 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 11:44 AM
Most Awesome. Thank you very much.
Space Pony
#65 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 2:10 PM
What a stunning set - awesome wood textures - love it !

Thank you so much !

Silvi
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 2:19 PM
Blake, I'm so happy you're creating again, and this is such a wonderful and large set! Thank you!
Scholar
#67 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 3:23 PM
Your furniture set is simply beautiful....wonderful work! Thank you for sharing them.
Test Subject
#68 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 3:59 PM
adorable set, thank you so much for sharing!!!
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 4:21 PM
Dear Lord these are GORGEOUS!! I REALLY hope you plan to upload the chairs, we've got people going nutters over at Black Pearl Sims in the WCIF thread asking for them!!! LOL

Fantastic work!!

~DidaDragonfly~
Forum Resident
#70 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 7:29 PM
wow, this is an awesome set. thanks so much
Test Subject
#71 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 7:58 PM
Great work. I love this set. Thank you.
Test Subject
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Instructor
#72 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 9:12 PM
I never download furniture, but this truly looks amazing enough for me to want to start
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 9:53 PM
This is realy a wonderfull set, thank you for making and sharing this.
Top Secret Researcher
#74 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 10:50 PM
oh, this set is awesome! The texture is perfect!

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