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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
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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.
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: 16,485 · 5th Jun 2009
88.2 KB 16,485 5th Jun 2009
19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 17,921 · 26th Apr 2009
8.5 KB 17,921 26th Apr 2009
18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip

Size: 146.4 KB · Downloads: 19,082 · 26th Apr 2009
146.4 KB 19,082 26th Apr 2009
16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip

Size: 48.9 KB · Downloads: 17,127 · 26th Apr 2009
48.9 KB 17,127 26th Apr 2009
15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 16,769 · 26th Apr 2009
28.3 KB 16,769 26th Apr 2009
14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip

Size: 29.0 KB · Downloads: 17,054 · 26th Apr 2009
29.0 KB 17,054 26th Apr 2009
13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 16,879 · 26th Apr 2009
30.5 KB 16,879 26th Apr 2009
12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip

Size: 35.8 KB · Downloads: 16,585 · 26th Apr 2009
35.8 KB 16,585 26th Apr 2009
11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip

Size: 34.6 KB · Downloads: 16,999 · 26th Apr 2009
34.6 KB 16,999 26th Apr 2009
10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 16,702 · 26th Apr 2009
41.9 KB 16,702 26th Apr 2009
9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip

Size: 34.1 KB · Downloads: 16,533 · 26th Apr 2009
34.1 KB 16,533 26th Apr 2009
8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 16,880 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 16,880 26th Apr 2009
7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip

Size: 23.4 KB · Downloads: 16,626 · 26th Apr 2009
23.4 KB 16,626 26th Apr 2009
6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 16,552 · 26th Apr 2009
23.3 KB 16,552 26th Apr 2009
5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip

Size: 23.0 KB · Downloads: 17,605 · 26th Apr 2009
23.0 KB 17,605 26th Apr 2009
4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip

Size: 31.2 KB · Downloads: 17,728 · 26th Apr 2009
31.2 KB 17,728 26th Apr 2009
3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 19.9 KB · Downloads: 17,529 · 26th Apr 2009
19.9 KB 17,529 26th Apr 2009
2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 18,359 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 18,359 26th Apr 2009
1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 210.2 KB · Downloads: 21,605 · 26th Apr 2009
210.2 KB 21,605 26th Apr 2009
Tivoli Plantation Whole Set.zip

Size: 882.4 KB · Downloads: 53,867 · 26th Apr 2009
882.4 KB 53,867 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip

Size: 404.3 KB · Downloads: 39,864 · 26th Apr 2009
404.3 KB 39,864 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 56,829 · 31st Mar 2009
1.32 MB 56,829 31st Mar 2009
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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:
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Test Subject
#101 Old 13th Apr 2009 at 10:37 AM
sorry it's me again I read you have pb with, so I'll wait. this set is really gorgeous
thank you blake boy
Field Researcher
#102 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 2:33 AM
It is a beutiful set. But when i download all I get are coffee table recolours, no beds am i missing some other important file?
Forum Resident
#103 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 10:04 AM
DarkLolita; Reading is your friend... the set has been taken down for repairs.

Good luck getting it fixed Blake_Boy, any chance of an 'all' zip when it goes up again?
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 3:10 PM
This set looks amazing, can't wait to try it out! Hope the fixes are going well and not causing you to much grief!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#105 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 1:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShanOw
DarkLolita; Reading is your friend... the set has been taken down for repairs.

Good luck getting it fixed Blake_Boy, any chance of an 'all' zip when it goes up again?


Yeh Ill include an all zip thanks.
I'm sorry I'm a bit slow with the update I'm a bit swamped with rl stuff and well sad to say my sims life comes second now :-)
Test Subject
#106 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 9:19 PM
I go on Hiatus from the simming world and community and this is what I find. More great uploads from the one and only blake_boy! Can't wait for the updated set, till then I'll wait patiently and admire the screenshots. If you need any one test out the set I wouldn't mind doing it again.
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 18th Apr 2009 at 8:02 AM
Every couple days I stop by this thread to see if it's been updated. It's becoming a vigil. :p

I hope you work out whatever's wrong with the meshes so I can finally enjoy them in game. (I missed this when it first came out, so I never actually had the opportunity to see it in game. The screenshots are pretty drool-worthy, though.)
Test Subject
#108 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 11:19 PM
blake_boy, I have never seen anything "chicer" in the Simming community (based on observation) than your stuff. You're on top of my list. I'm an interior designer and I've been looking everywhere for stuff that is really well made and sort of realistic. There are a couple faves of mine, but your stuff is the best I've seen so far. EA has great stuff, but you know sometimes their stuff is kinda weird or foreign-looking. You just put the official EA stuff to shame! I cannot wait for the update... I always check ev eryday.

We saw in your screenshots that you have beautiful lamps (how come EA never comes up with stuff like yours?), and that cushioned chair as well as the one in the Madrid Chandelier screenshot. Are they going to be available for the public? Because everyone is dying to have them in their games... especially me
Test Subject
#109 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 6:22 PM
I with wandersfar I keep checking to see if this gorgeous set has been re-uploaded really looking forward to it whats real life anyway there is only the sims . . . is'nt there!
Test Subject
#110 Old 24th Apr 2009 at 12:20 AM
The set is incredible, I love your creations... I have all your stuff in my game. The problem is that I wan't it all: every lamp, plant, the chairs, that you show us in the pictures.
I'm always looking for lamps, don't like maxis ones... But nothing I find can satisfy me... Please, I adore those lamps in your pictures... Is ther any possibility for us to get them?

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

A la Mancha, manchega, que hay mucho vino...
Mucho pan, mucho aceite y mucho tocino...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#111 Old 24th Apr 2009 at 3:51 AM
I'm almost done with the update, just need to work on the beds now. Thanks again to those people who diagnosed those problems with the objects. On some queries in the thread:
- Those lamps and chairs: Ill try my best to upload those in the future.
- Thanks to acelsey19861 for letting me know about the slots selection. I just found that out and the M works beautifully
- atOfEvilGenius, I rechecked the poly count and it was around 1200. Yeh I agree with you, I guess it is fair enough that the buffet table and the beds not so low poly. I think the reason why it has higher poly is that I meshed them with shadows as meshes to allow the versatility of having one wood texture share all the meshes. i guess its about compromise. But Ill try to reduce the polys further. Thanks for the criticism.
Scholar
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This message has been deleted by Jasumi. Reason: double post
Scholar
#112 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 12:27 AM
Sorry to double-post, but I have noticed that the desk section is now crashing. Your furniture is the only set I have download prior to the sudden crash. After removing all of the desk packages, the crashing has desisted.

Personally, I have had desk section crashing before. So it could possibly be a hack conflct of some sort.
Test Subject
#113 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 5:14 AM
I just made some screenshots in-game to share to all of you. After downloading the set today, I immediately went to the house that I'm working on and started decorating. This house has long been on hold, I could not finish because I wan't to use Blake_boy's furnitures.

The Bedroom


The Living room w/ blake_boy's "Opera" Modular Sofa


The hallway to the Bedroom... If you'll notice there's a shadow on the right side of the buffet when placed next to a wall, but that shadow vanishes when it's not against it. It's a minor flaw, other than that it's perfect.


So far, I haven't experienced crashing or any problem with the furnitures. I love love them. They're fabulous! Thank you! Thank you blake_boy!
Test Subject
#114 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 6:48 PM
utterly fantastic!
Lab Assistant
#115 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 6:50 PM
I been using this set since it came out and I've noticed a couple of problems.

1. After placing beds, option to click on objects near it sometimes vanishes and just left with a unclickable arrow, or you click on an object near the bed and it comes up with the options for the bed e.g relax, sleep in underwear etc.

2. When placed against walls the bed sides dissappear into them slightly. I know this probably cannot be fixed because of the fixed tile positions but I just thought I'd mention it.

Otherwise this is a great set that always finds a place in the design of my modern homes!
Scholar
#116 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 9:11 AM
Fantastic set! Thank you!

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#117 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 11:35 AM
Really a beautiful set – your wood textures are so detailed and realistic!

I looked at it in the base game yesterday; two things you might want to know:

1. the M shortcut for changing slots doesn't work in the base game (it was only implemented later -- so if you get problem reports from other base game users, that's why), but the bottom slots on the console tables didn't work for me with the "oldfashioned" method either (placing items on top first, then use the bottom slots). I have no idea whether that is *also* a game limitation or something that's fixable. Maybe I should have used moveobjects on? I don't think I tried that.

2. the one-tile desk didn't place for me. This could very well be a game limitation, perhaps the base game can only deal with two-tile desks? I don't know .. I think I have no other one-tile desks that are actual desks, only one-tile dinner tables that I'm using as desks. If it is a game limitation, maybe make a note in the post, so that other base game users will be aware?

I didn't see any issues with shadows or placement, everything worked beautifully =). To me the beds cutting into the walls looked like it was intentional -- two single beds next to each other form a very convincing double bed that way; this wouldn't work if they were less wide.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Scholar
#118 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 1:02 PM
How beautiful! Your woodtextures are to die for.Thank you so much for sharing this magnificent creation.Hugs.
Field Researcher
#119 Old 29th Apr 2009 at 1:36 AM
Yay this looks a thousand times better now! This is a gorgeous set Now...how 'bout that chair? :P
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#120 Old 29th Apr 2009 at 8:15 AM
Jasumi: Im not sure why the desks are crashing your game. They are all based on base-game dining tables so it should be compatible with all versions. Actually, maybe it's because they are cloned off from dining tables and put into the desks category?

AndraNaberrie: The bed problems that you described also drove me crazy, because sometimes it happens, other times it doesn't. I've tried making the packages from scratch again, but the problems still persist some of the time. So I really don't know how to fix that sorry.

plasticbox: ok thanks for the info on the "M". For the console tables, using the "oldfashioned way", what I found is that if you put anything other than small decorative objects such as table lamps on the top slot first, the bottom one cannot be placed. So you will have to place only small decorative objects on the top first, then you can put things at the bottom.
The desks problem.. I'm really not sure what the cause of the problem is and or how to fix it, but I'll see if anyone else has that problem and will try to work it out.
Thanks for the comments again everyone.
Scholar
#121 Old 29th Apr 2009 at 5:29 PM
Blakeboy, I confirmed my suspicions that it is specifically the 1-tile desk crashing the game. The two and three tile desk function well.

I noticed that I do not have any 1-tile desks in that category. There may be a limitation built into the game regarding such. I recategorized the 1-tile desk as a dinning table, and it has hence been functioning properly.

On a further note, I have all Expansion packs.
Test Subject
#122 Old 1st May 2009 at 1:48 AM
Great set, love it but am having the same problem as Midge, flashing blue areas on all pieces
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#123 Old 1st May 2009 at 10:53 AM
Jasumi, ok thanks for letting me know. I think instead of fixing the one-tiled desk, I'm going to upload a separate one categorized as a dining table. That way those people that experience the same problem can just download that version. thanks again.

lilfeathers, have you downloaded the updated files? I've fixed the linking problems. Also, make sure you have the master file which is the tivoli 2 tiled coffee table.
Scholar
#124 Old 1st May 2009 at 9:01 PM
That's a good idea Blakeboy. And thanks again for the great set.
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