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Tink's Fireplace ~ Functional Version

by mustluvcatz Posted 12th Jan 2012 at 5:28 PM - Updated 12th Jan 2012 at 7:28 PM by mustluvcatz
82 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks 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.
Tinkle at Black Pearl Sims made a decorative fireplace that I really like. I somehow got it into my head that a functional version might be wanted, so with her's the functional version of that fireplace.

There are 9 recolors included - five of those are Kim's original recolors for Tinkle's version, 2 are Maxis textures (as is the default red brick) and the other 2 random ones I picked out.

If you have Tinkle's version, both can be used in game at the same time. Since I remapped her mesh, added the logs and ten slots, I didn't reuse her GUID's. My version can be found in Appliances>Misc for 499 simoleons.

I've played with this fireplace for the last 3 weeks. The only issue is the animations (see attached pics)- they are off just a tad when lighting/poking. I tried to minimize the clipping as much as I could. The warm self animation is fine, and I have to say it's awfully cute when a sim is warming his/her behind.

Recolors are more than welcome, hope your sims enjoy their new fireplace! (Mine used to laugh at it, but he got over it eventually and seems to appreciate it, lol.)

A huge thanks to Huge Lunatic for fixing a light issue for me.

Polygon Counts:
Fireplace -1969

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2

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
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Size: 1.37 MB · Downloads: 38,228 · 12th Jan 2012
1.37 MB 38,228 12th Jan 2012
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 5:41 PM
Great, really beautiful! I was looking forward for it since it have been posted in the creator feedback forum!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 5:54 PM
Great Job!!..You make fine work!!!!..thanks a lot!!!
Not actually evil.
#4 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 6:01 PM
Functional stuff with slots for the win!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#5 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 6:03 PM
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 6:54 PM
Thank you so much for this Maria!!
Undead Molten Llama
#7 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 7:48 PM
OK, so I've imposed a moratorium on myself for downloading custom objects, sticking to Maxis recolors instead. But I have to have this, especially since it has all those lovely slots. Thank you! I think...
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 8:52 PM
Wow! I love this... Keep telling myself 'Must-Stop-Downloading' But... Wow! Just got to have this. Great Job.
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#9 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 8:57 PM
*snags* These turned out very well. Great job! :D
Constant Contestant
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#10 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 10:13 PM
Wow, they're here - loved watching the progression in the CFF. Thank you.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#11 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 10:17 PM
Very nice indeed Thank you.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 11:03 PM
What an appropriate download for a snowy day. (At least it's snowy where I am today. ) This is a beautiful fireplace and will receive much use in my game. Thank you.
Test Subject
#13 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 12:18 AM
Very nicely done!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 12:46 AM
That's what was missing in that lovely mesh! Great work! Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 1:20 AM
Yay, Thanks! Now I'm really tempted to finally use this fireplace
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 1:34 AM
Thank you!
This fireplace is nice!
Thank you for making it functional.
#17 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 5:54 AM
Thank you (and Tinkle) for really awesome work! I love it!
Former Hamster
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Original Poster
#18 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 7:06 AM Last edited by mustluvcatz : 14th Jan 2012 at 2:23 AM.
(Well, so much for taking a nap, lol. It turned into a real sleep. Good thing I didn't have to work tonight.)

Thank you so much for the comments and you're welcome. Thanks to HL for the light fix and the queue mod for thinking it could be fixed, too. (You two are awesome!)

iCad- it'll still be a custom object, but f it makes you feel any better, I think there was talk of Maxis match stucco recolors.

MacApple- it's snowy here, too. And cold! It makes me want to crawl into my test sim's neighborhood. I'd much rather light a fire on a cooler night after playing on the beach than have to light one just to be warmer, lol.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 4:49 PM
Hi Mustluvcatz: Just downloaded your fireplace. I love the design of it. I looked at the pictures, in re to the animations, but I personally didn't see a problem. Even if they are a little off, the fireplace is still fantastic. Thanks so much, for making this a usable fireplace.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 1:50 AM
It's stinking hot over here in Australia, but I still want it!

Thanks so much to you both.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 10:02 AM
They are beautiful fireplaces! Thank you so much!
Gone Fishin'
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#22 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 5:36 PM
Functional + lotsa slots + pretty recolours = love. I just want to curl up in front of it together with my dog, especially since winter has finally remembered it's January and it's supposed to be snowy and cold up here in the north. Thank you!
#23 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 6:36 PM
Another brilliant item from you, thankyou so much
Test Subject
#24 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 7:21 PM
very nice, thank you well done
Former Hamster
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Original Poster
#25 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 8:54 PM
shahannah: thanks for mentioning the animations. Yes, they're off a bit- but that didn't really bother me too much. You're welcome & thanks!

NixNivis, Pomerani, allybaba, ekrubynaffit: You're welcome and thank you!

off topic: Brilliant..hmm..I just recently found out that my oldest & dearest thinks I'm wasting my talent making stuff for free for a game and should get a real job designing stuff. I'd hate to tell him this, but I like doing what I do and couldn't see HAVING to do it for a living. Ill keep the job I have and keep my hobby. Thankies for the compliment, ekrubynaffit.
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