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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: 16,476 · 5th Jun 2009
88.2 KB 16,476 5th Jun 2009
19) Blake's-Plantation-mirror-buffet-3tile.zip

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 17,913 · 26th Apr 2009
8.5 KB 17,913 26th Apr 2009
18) Blake's-Plantation-double-bed.zip

Size: 146.4 KB · Downloads: 19,074 · 26th Apr 2009
146.4 KB 19,074 26th Apr 2009
16) Blake's-Plantation-buffet-table.zip

Size: 48.9 KB · Downloads: 17,120 · 26th Apr 2009
48.9 KB 17,120 26th Apr 2009
15) Blake's-Plantation-desk-1tile.zip

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 16,761 · 26th Apr 2009
28.3 KB 16,761 26th Apr 2009
14) Blake's-Plantation-desk-2tile.zip

Size: 29.0 KB · Downloads: 17,046 · 26th Apr 2009
29.0 KB 17,046 26th Apr 2009
13) Blake's-Plantation-desk-3tile.zip

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 16,872 · 26th Apr 2009
30.5 KB 16,872 26th Apr 2009
12) Blake's-plantation-console-3tile.zip

Size: 35.8 KB · Downloads: 16,577 · 26th Apr 2009
35.8 KB 16,577 26th Apr 2009
11) Blake's-Plantation-Console-2tile.zip

Size: 34.6 KB · Downloads: 16,991 · 26th Apr 2009
34.6 KB 16,991 26th Apr 2009
10) Blake's-Plantation-end-table-handles.zip

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 16,695 · 26th Apr 2009
41.9 KB 16,695 26th Apr 2009
9) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-1tile-handles.zip

Size: 34.1 KB · Downloads: 16,526 · 26th Apr 2009
34.1 KB 16,526 26th Apr 2009
8) Blake's-plantation-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 16,873 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 16,873 26th Apr 2009
7) Blake's-Plantation-end-table.zip

Size: 23.4 KB · Downloads: 16,618 · 26th Apr 2009
23.4 KB 16,618 26th Apr 2009
6) Blake's-Plantation-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 23.3 KB · Downloads: 16,545 · 26th Apr 2009
23.3 KB 16,545 26th Apr 2009
5) Blake's-Plantation-desk-drawers.zip

Size: 23.0 KB · Downloads: 17,598 · 26th Apr 2009
23.0 KB 17,598 26th Apr 2009
4) Blake's-Tivoli-buffet-table.zip

Size: 31.2 KB · Downloads: 17,721 · 26th Apr 2009
31.2 KB 17,721 26th Apr 2009
3) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-1tile.zip

Size: 19.9 KB · Downloads: 17,522 · 26th Apr 2009
19.9 KB 17,522 26th Apr 2009
2) Blake's-Tivoli-end-table.zip

Size: 19.5 KB · Downloads: 18,352 · 26th Apr 2009
19.5 KB 18,352 26th Apr 2009
1) Blake's-Tivoli-coffee-table-2tile.zip

Size: 210.2 KB · Downloads: 21,598 · 26th Apr 2009
210.2 KB 21,598 26th Apr 2009
Tivoli Plantation Whole Set.zip

Size: 882.4 KB · Downloads: 53,841 · 26th Apr 2009
882.4 KB 53,841 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-MirrorPaintingRecolours.zip

Size: 404.3 KB · Downloads: 39,851 · 26th Apr 2009
404.3 KB 39,851 26th Apr 2009
Blake's-WoodRecolours.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 56,818 · 31st Mar 2009
1.32 MB 56,818 31st Mar 2009
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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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Test Subject
#151 Old 12th May 2009 at 11:05 PM
haha, i very much dislike taking screen captures also... the loading time in-between drives me insane.

if and when you get the chance that would be great though c: thanks!
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 12th May 2009 at 11:47 PM
hi, blake, you might already be aware of this, or someone may have mentioned it, but the single bed for me had spread its domain into other rooms. For instance, with a bedroom next to a bathroom, I'd click on the toilet, and actually it would be clicking the bed. This happened at first in design mode, too. I'd highlight something and the bed was what was highlighted even though the cursor wasn't near the bed.
Lab Assistant
#153 Old 14th May 2009 at 12:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blake_boy
- Those lamps and chairs: Ill try my best to upload those in the future.
Oh good. I am dying to have those chairs and just about drove myself CRAZY trying to find them on here. I'll be on the look out for them.
Lab Assistant
#154 Old 14th May 2009 at 4:49 PM
This set is fantastic and I so am in love with the color of the wood that you chose....and love the chair that you will be realeasing...obsolutely beautiful.....thank you so much..This set is truly fantastic, can't wait to use it in my game....thank you, thank you
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Test Subject
#155 Old 16th May 2009 at 5:59 AM
Simply stunning
Test Subject
#156 Old 18th May 2009 at 9:45 AM
Aww goosh. This set is stunning. Thank you so much
Test Subject
#157 Old 18th May 2009 at 1:50 PM
Beautiful textures...great work, thanx!
Test Subject
#158 Old 19th May 2009 at 12:37 AM
how about that chair? its really nice. id like that.
i love the set btw =D
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#159 Old 19th May 2009 at 7:12 AM
Honestly NOTHING gets me going more than awesome wood textures and BlakeBoy always delivers them *smack* in the face =) Ty once again for sharing your beautiful work [ps: my grandfather was a woodworker and I have an an unladylike habit of *fondling* wooden furniture wherever I go - its in th blood ]

<:3))~~ Loverat
"In some cultures what I do is considered normal"

www.loverat.net Check it out for other recolours & lot uploads =D
Lab Assistant
#160 Old 21st May 2009 at 8:14 PM
Amazing work!

but...

I have problem with single bed from your set. Once it's placed in the lot I cannot move it, because there is a bug with placing it again when redecorating.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#161 Old 22nd May 2009 at 4:02 PM
I'm aware of that desdemonia, but I'm afraid I don't have a solution for that problem at the moment.
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 26th May 2009 at 3:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ianbradley26
hi, blake, you might already be aware of this, or someone may have mentioned it, but the single bed for me had spread its domain into other rooms. For instance, with a bedroom next to a bathroom, I'd click on the toilet, and actually it would be clicking the bed. This happened at first in design mode, too. I'd highlight something and the bed was what was highlighted even though the cursor wasn't near the bed.


I am having the same problem with the twin bed. The clickable area is just huge and it seems to get in the way when I'm trying to click things that should be several feet away from it. Otherwise, the set is beautiful and this is the only problem I've had so far.
Test Subject
#163 Old 29th May 2009 at 5:45 PM
I too am having issues with the single bed, but it's so beautiful that I don't really care. I just make sure it's the last thing I place in the bedroom so I can still recolor/click other objects if need be.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
staff: administrator
#164 Old 31st May 2009 at 4:44 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 6th Jun 2009 at 2:10 PM. Reason: removed link
I love this set, you've done a fabulous job. I hope you don't mind but I do believe I have fixed the issue with the single bed.

[link removed]

The issue appeared to be your bounding box on your shadow subset, it was too big.

May I please have that dining chair. Now.
Test Subject
#165 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 6:06 PM
If your real woodworking was as good as your virtual woodworking, it must have been really fantastic. This is beautiful.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#166 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 3:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
I love this set, you've done a fabulous job. I hope you don't mind but I do believe I have fixed the issue with the single bed.

You may download here. Once you have it I will remove the link, at least I hope I remember!

The issue appeared to be your bounding box on your shadow subset, it was too big.

May I please have that dining chair. Now.



Cheers, I appreciate that! Ill update the zip with the fixed one now. If you don't mind me asking how did you fix the bounding box size? because I ve jut found I have the same problem with all of my beds and would like to fix all of them.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
staff: administrator
#167 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 2:14 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 12th Nov 2012 at 4:26 PM.
Your welcome!

Fairly easy to do, either reimport the entire mesh part (all subsets in the GMDC) or for non-jointed meshes see a quick tutorial here

This usually happens when you import just one subset of your mesh into your GMDC, SimPE makes this the bounding box instead. I've never seen this on just a shadow subset, but hey first time for everything!
Test Subject
#168 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 9:13 PM
This is the best set have seen in quite some time. Great work!! I'l use pretty much all of it, quite often.
Lab Assistant
#169 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 12:35 AM
Amazing quality man. Nice stuff downloading as we speak. Think you could do a TV cabinet?

-DuffDog-


-I AM taking BASIC requests.-
-Just PM to see if I might be able to do it.-
Test Subject
#170 Old 11th Jun 2009 at 8:01 AM
Hey thanks blake, i use these objects often in my houses they are great. I would love to get my hands on that chair i personally think the chair is better than any other of you objects. Cant wait for you to upload it for all of us to enjoy.
Test Subject
#171 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 9:27 PM
awwwww i dontk know why but i have soooo bad luck when i donwload furnitures .... since i download this awesome set of furniture, my screen stayed load so much time, is that normal?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#172 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 2:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by manymazatlan
awwwww i dontk know why but i have soooo bad luck when i donwload furnitures .... since i download this awesome set of furniture, my screen stayed load so much time, is that normal?


Not quite sure what the problem is here... usually this happens when youve put in objects that are not compatible with your game's version. But Ive checked with all the objects in this set, they require only base game...
Test Subject
#173 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 9:51 PM Last edited by Sr.KiT : 16th Jun 2009 at 10:21 PM.
Default Beds Problem
really great work, thanks for sharing this with us
but i too have this problem:
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndraNaberrie
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.

did that thing that HugeLunatic said solved the problem?
and if it did, did you already uploaded a new file so that we could download it?
and what file(s) should we download to have that problem solved?
sory for too much questions...
again great work!

You may read this ONLY if I have written something wrong in the post above:
Sorry for my bad english!
Test Subject
#174 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 3:10 PM Last edited by N_F_Y : 21st Jun 2009 at 3:11 PM. Reason: I forgot ''ís''
This is amazing!
I took all objects.
Thanks a lot!
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