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Colonial Fireplace - TS3 Conversion

by HugeLunatic Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 12:55 AM - Updated 8th Jul 2021 at 2:57 PM by HugeLunatic
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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.
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A friend had asked if this fireplace from TS3 could be converted to TS2, and well with something involving fireplaces and mirrors I couldn't hardly say no! This has been a month long process, with many failures along the way. I still didn't get the end result I wanted in regards to the mirror, but this is an acceptable substitute.

The fireplace and mirror are two separate objects to be placed. The mirror is in an odd place if used by itself since the mesh was placed in the footprint to allow it to fit snugly into the fireplace. The mirror is priced at §0 because it really only was designed for the fireplace, and the fireplace already costs §1850.
  • Fireplace is in Build/Fireplace for §1850
  • Mirror is in Deco/Mirrors for §0



The mirror will require the use of the moveobjects cheat to place. Now normally I can override this easily in the BHAV, but mirrors don't have them in the package by default. And in my OCD quest to have packages as lean as I know how to make, I didn't feel the need to add in resources just to avoid this. I also felt this is acceptable since once placed you probably won't be moving either the fireplace or the mirror.

As you can see sims have no difficulty using either the fireplace or the mirror when placed.

  • Put the text file in C:\Users\UserName\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\Scriptorium_Fireplaces
No Scriptorium
  • Append the contents of the text file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\fireplaces.txt file

If you would like to recolor these I have the UVMaps Here

Polygon Counts:
Fireplace - 2893
Mirror - 14
Tags: #fireplace, #colonial, #ts3

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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\
  • 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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#2 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:14 AM
this is perfect! I really like TS3 to TS2 conversations, and this one is beautiful!

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#3 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:15 AM
This is so pretty! Perfect for my more formal rooms!

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#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:03 AM
I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us. :D

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#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:10 AM
Oh, hey, you got it to work! I was hoping you'd get this uploaded! I love it!

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#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:12 AM
Amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us! (can never get enough fireplaces!)
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#7 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 6:04 AM
Swe-eet! I cannot wait for recolors. I am always disappointed on the lack of traditional fireplaces in TS2; everyone seems to want to make modern.

Thanks a bunch!

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#8 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:40 AM
This is just perfect...better: excellent! Thank you
#9 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:58 AM
Oh, I so wanted this for my game, thank you! =)
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#10 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:58 PM
THANK YOU!! Although I had way too many problems with The Sims 3 and never felt it had the "finished" quality of The Sims 2 (especially the camera/mouse/scroll movement- whatever it is called- was like being on a boat) and I gave it, and WA away to family. There were certain objects that I missed from it. One being THIS fireplace! The other being The Regal Set from the store. So again Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I can't wait to use this creation in my game! And in my humble opinion this should definitely be a featured pick! GREAT JOB!
#11 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 5:44 PM
Thank you so much for this, its great to have it in sims 2, yay!
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#12 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 6:30 PM
This is beautiful, thank you!

(And I agree, it should definitely be featured!)
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#13 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 12:52 AM Last edited by TheSimsWorldSims : 18th Apr 2010 at 5:55 AM.
Thank you for TS3 conversions....I really love all the conversions people are making, as I too when I first played TS3 was disappointed in a lot of aspects of the game, yet still would enjoy some items from there for my beloved Sims 2! Great job on this really do a very thorough job on all of your creations, and I look forward to seeing any recolors people make for this grand fireplace!
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#14 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:15 AM
Thank you everyone for feeling this is feature/picked worthy. I appreciate it. But please stop. 1) It is against site rules and 2)Click thanks and maybe it will get a star!
#15 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 3:26 PM
thanks for the conversion HugeLunatic you are amazing !

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#16 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 11:33 PM
Thank you HL!! This is so pretty and I'm glad that you converted this to TS2!

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#17 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 2:03 PM
Okay, what would be the point in the text file would be for? and it's purpose what will it do as far as the game is concerned?
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#19 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 2:14 AM
okay I was wondering thanks for clearing that up for me. Sad I can patch my system for 3rd party win7 themes and replace the explorer.exe but this boggled me!
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#20 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 5:14 PM
love it using now
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#21 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 6:43 AM
An Aussie friend got me hooked on your stuff. That is about all she has in her download folder. This fireplace was "love-at-first-sight"! Thank you!
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#22 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 12:38 PM
I really like this item, I always think there aren't enough grand fireplaces in the game
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#23 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 12:24 PM
Who needs Sims 3 when we've got HugeLunatic? This is awesome! Thanks!

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#24 Old 13th Sep 2010 at 10:21 AM
This is an amazing fireplace, gorgeous, thanks for creating it!
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#25 Old 12th Jan 2011 at 12:37 AM
I put it in my game and it isnt working
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