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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?) - 25 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 11:43 PM
As always....Wonderful....

Thanks for Sharing!!!
Test Subject
#77 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 12:18 AM
Thanks a gazillion for a set with good concept behind it and beautiful textures. I am enjoying it already. 2 little problems though:
- one endtable shines blue
- one 2 tile coffeetable has a weird shadow with the walls up.
Again thank you indeed for this set
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 12:20 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Great looking textures you've used here!
Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#79 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 1:20 AM
The single bed, in addition to the shadows mentioned in previous posts, also has a bad shadow when placed next to a wall (it's blue).
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 4:29 AM
These are simply beautiful...it this is the type of work you did...you were a true craftsperson. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#81 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 11:56 AM
Thanks to all that tested out the objects, the constructive comments were really helpful.
I realise that I haven't worked on the wallshadows for almost all of the objects, and linking problems with the end tables and coffee tables with the handles.
I apologise to all whove downloaded this set, Ill probably have to withdraw the uploads and work on them before I rerelease for the updated version.
I guess part of the problem with uploading large number of contents at a time is the inevitable increase in chance of making mistakes.
I'm don't have access to my computer at the moment, and will not have for a couple of days, so please be patient and keep an eye on the updated version soon.
Again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Forum Resident
#82 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 12:10 PM
Love the set, I will definitely download the updated ones but am enjoying them as they are. I'd like to know where you got those nice lamps from... :o)

Remember, being paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Test Subject
#83 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 4:21 PM

hi you excuse someone he/she knows why I see him/it so me from this problem
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 5:18 PM
Fantastic and useful set! I cant wait for you to update it :]

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Test Subject
#85 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 5:43 PM
You rock! Thanks for your great creation! Awesome!
Instructor
#86 Old 3rd Apr 2009 at 3:02 AM
My god, the quality of this set is amazing. Hope you get around to updating it soon. (:
Test Subject
#87 Old 3rd Apr 2009 at 12:48 PM
splendide! you did an amazing pack, so elegant and realistic. so thank you very much, i hope you'll continue to produce such objects!
Test Subject
#88 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 4:17 PM
Gorgeous set! yet again you create something I wish I had in my own home!
Scholar
#89 Old 5th Apr 2009 at 4:47 PM
Your set is marvelous.Everything is so wonderful that I don't know what comment I could add.Your textures are delightful,I can easily imagine my hands touching the wood.THANK YOU so much for sharing your wonderful talent and your work with us.Big hugs.
Scholar
#90 Old 6th Apr 2009 at 2:01 AM
Great set. I'll keep an eye out for the update with the meshes
Test Subject
#91 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 12:09 PM
One of the best sets I have in my game. I love it. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your time and talents.
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 2:22 PM
I'm so thank you naka.
Test Subject
#93 Old 7th Apr 2009 at 9:08 PM
Hi Blake boy, I love your stuff, real neat!! Is it possible to add a bookcase and chess table?? It will finish off my simmies the study just perfectly?? O yes, and the chair is gorgeous did you make it?? and the paintings??? I am waiting patiently for the little one tile handle table to be rectified!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work so generously!!
Field Researcher
#94 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 1:20 AM
I absolutely love this set. I downloaded it but can't find it anywhere in my folder. Down loaded it again and still nothing. Just the file for the recolor. Where do I get the mesh??? All my residences use allnatural furnishing and this set would be an awesome addition.
Instructor
#95 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 11:25 AM
This is a beautiful set! Can't wait till you re-upload it. :D
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 12:20 PM
LOVE these, thanks!

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Test Subject
#97 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 2:10 PM
I like this set very much, but how can I do to get mesh files? in download section of this page I've found only recolor zip...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#98 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 2:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by meridiana
I like this set very much, but how can I do to get mesh files? in download section of this page I've found only recolor zip...


There was a problem with the wallshadows, so I'm in the process of fixing that before I reupload the meshes.
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 11:29 PM
Blake! Nice looking set here and looking forward to it. I admit, I have plenty of your stuff, and it's done well. I'm thinking you must like Crate and Barrel.
Test Subject
#100 Old 13th Apr 2009 at 10:32 AM
beautiful furniture but it doesn't work in my game
does anybody know why?
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