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(TS2 to TS3-ish) Ikea EKTORP Living Room Set

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 1st Jan 2011 at 10:33 PM - Updated 20th Mar 2012 at 2:54 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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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.
EKTORP. EKTORP. EKTORP! Say it out loud! It's fun to say!

This is a conversion/adaptation of one of my favourite TS2 living room sets, from the Ikea Stuff Pack, to work in TS3. Even if you're not an Ikea fan, this set is still a nice, classic-shaped, mid-priced set - without looking too squishy or too stiff.

I know this had been converted before, but I'm sort of a stickler for things working right with CASt, so I decided to entirely remap the whole thing, removing the mirrored mapping that makes patterns look wonky, realigning it so plaids and so forth will repeat fairly well down the fronts of the cushions with the patterns lining up, patterns in the right directions down the sides, etc., and made a footstool (categorized as a coffee table) to round out the set. Pricing of the pieces included originally in TS2 is the same with my TS3 versions. I had to make up a price for the footstool, since I created that myself (there is a similar footstool in the real life EKTORP set by Ikea, but not in the Ikea SP).

The mapping isn't -exactly- perfect. Because they are rather complex shapes to both map properly and get to work right with CASt for all patterns, there are a couple spots that are very slightly wonky, but they're really not that noticeable in-game.

All pieces include the real EKTORP colours from Ikea (11 in total) and all are pictured. Default is bright red. My favourite is the dark brown suede. YUM!

All pieces are fully recolourable, take patterns well, and have 2 recolourable parts - the fabric, and the feet. I didn't take pictures of the feet because, to be honest, they're -really- hard to see, and tiny, but the original TS2 pieces had different coloured feet, so these do too.


Updated 20 Mar 2012

I have (finally) updated this set to do the rigfixing required for it to work properly with the 1.26 and greater patch levels. Please download the new files. It's too much of a pain to fix the sims3pack versions, so I've just removed those.


Set Includes:

4 pieces:

Armchair:
  • Category: Comfort/Living Chairs
  • Comfy: 25
  • Environment: 6
  • 460 Simoleons
  • Polygon Count: 887/1080 (Main) and 32/26 (Shadow) Vertices/Faces

Loveseat:
  • Category: Comfort/Sofas
  • Comfy: 25
  • Environment: 8
  • 630 Simoleons
  • Polygon Count: 1207/1528 (Main) and 32/26 (Shadow) Vertices/Faces

Sofa:
  • Category: Comfort/Sofas
  • Comfy: 20
  • Environment: 9
  • 660 Simoleons
  • Polygon Count: 1487/1960 (Main) and 16/18 (Shadow) Vertices/Faces

Footstool:
  • Category: Surfaces/Coffee Tables
  • 110 Simoleons
  • 9 Slots (slightly staggered for realism)
  • Polygon Count: 602/754 (Main) and 32/26 (Shadow) Vertices/Faces


Polygon Counts:
(See above)

Additional Credits: S3PE SimPE TSRW
Milkshape
3DS Max
Tags: #ikea, #ektorp

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 3
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EktorpSet.7z

Size: 868.7 KB · Downloads: 26,396 · 1st Jan 2011
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Scholar
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#2 Old 1st Jan 2011 at 10:45 PM
Great set! Thank you!!!
Alchemist
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#3 Old 1st Jan 2011 at 11:32 PM
I cannot thank you enough. I miss the IKEA stuff more than anything from TS2 (well, aside from interactions & animations, lol.)
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 1st Jan 2011 at 11:47 PM
I love IKEA, now if only you'd make some Hemnes bedroom furniture like what I have in my room. *wink wink*.... Thank you for making these!
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#5 Old 1st Jan 2011 at 11:52 PM
^ What they all said

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RETROTROUT
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#6 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 1:21 AM
nice :D
Scholar
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#7 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 2:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robodl95
^ What they all said

THANKS!



Ditto for me as well; thank you for sharing!!
Scholar
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#8 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 5:12 AM
Wonderful, I'm not fond of many of the couches in TS3 Huge Ikea fan
Test Subject
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#9 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 6:25 AM
You always do great work, thanx.
Veteran Finn
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#10 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 6:40 AM
They turned out better than great HP
Inventor
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#11 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 8:28 AM
Awww... I just looooove IKEA furniture. This is not my favourite IKEA sofa and chair but I love it anyway, especially the one with blue and white striped patterern. It looks much better than the original.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 12:04 PM
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Cant wait to use these in my houses!
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#13 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 12:11 PM
thank you for thinking of this! i have been missing alot of stuff from the sims 2 and forget about them until i see them!
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#14 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 12:27 PM
Oh so many thanks and you're wonderful and this set makes me very happy. Thank you for sharing :-)
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 12:55 PM
Ah, my Ektorp loveseat from my living room, real life!
I love Ektorp because it fits both contemporary or Victorian, modern or classic, country or urban rooms enterieurs. Of course I download this! Very nice work.
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 2:19 PM
My favorite living room set from TS2, thank you very much!

Sims3Pack download not working.
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
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#17 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 2:30 PM
I just fixed the link for the sims3pack version - sorry for the inconvenience. Rapidshare is teh sux.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 6:41 PM
Lovely. Thank you!
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#19 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 11:38 PM
thank you, and btw, ektorp means "oak cottage" in swedish^
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#20 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 12:39 AM Last edited by pierreandreply4 : 3rd Jan 2011 at 10:22 PM. Reason: fixing my post
thank you much for this great set this will be very useful in my game
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#21 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 2:03 AM
thnx not thrs actually nice furniture in ts3 all the stuff i have now is so boring now all my households will have awesome longeroom p.s wish IKEA was in australia
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#22 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 5:06 AM
Oh man I use to LOVE this set in S2 and you are so awesome for making it for sims 3! I cant wait to get it into my sims homes! The Ikea set was my all time favorite SP I really do hope they convince EA to let them make another one for sims 3
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#23 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 5:31 AM
WOW!!! Awesome! thank you!
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#24 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 6:45 AM
Thanks for making the footstool too, and for the time and effort in making a great mapping. I have downloaded a few versions with sucky texture that make flowered patterns uggly. This version is pure perfection.
Scholar
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#25 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 8:50 PM
Thank you so much, I've been getting sick and tired of using the same stuff again and again, now I have new furniture :D

Thank you a ton HP!
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