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UPDATE THE CHAIR GLOBAL PATCH URL: New Mesh:Picnic Table with Bench

by momma"b" Posted 20th May 2007 at 3:42 AM - Updated 9th Sep 2007 at 8:45 PM by momma"b" : UPDATE THE CHAIR GLOBAL PATCH URL
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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.
Hello everyone,

**Please download a global called 'IsChairABoothGlobal', located at, 1st one on the list, for this to work.**

This is one of my lastest creations, a picnic table with bench. I started on this project about 2 years ago and cloned a standard table and the park bench. I worked and worked with the package to get the bench to work right,
but it just would not with the bench I cloned it from. I saved the MilkShapes files for when I had more time to redo the whole thing, and then after I recieved the expansion 'Open For Business', where the booth came from I think, I decided to retry the picnic table and bench, cloning them from 'The Great Taste Dinning Table' and 'Jucuster's Last Stand Sectional Booth'. Needless to say, they both work this time.

They were both created in MilkShape back then and modified in Maya now and back to MilkShape for final settings for positions and imported with the mesh tool in the package. Since the bench is part of the table, both can be found in the 'Surface' catagory under 'tables', or 'Outdoor' catagory under 'tables'.

There are 5 colors including the main one. It is color enabled, so if you would like to make your own recolors, your welcome to do so. If you do recolor and post them on a site, preferably here, leave a link to the main mesh here and give credit to the creator.

I uploaded some pics, of the different colors and sims using the table for a cookout, for you to see.

I have played them in the game for about 2 days (our days) and they work fine in my game, but I would like if you would test them out and tell me if you have any problems with them.

You can download all of them at once with PicnicTable-BenchPack or download separately. The main single one is the one without any color or number at the end.

As with all my creation, you can use for your own purpose, but please do not post on any paysites.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy them.


Polygon Counts:
table-515 faces, 222 vertices
bench-62 faces, 124 vertices

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 Open for Business
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 20th May 2007 at 3:59 AM
This is awesome. I've been wanting a picnic table since i got the first game about two years ago. Thanks! :D

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#3 Old 20th May 2007 at 4:17 AM
It's exactly what I need for my parks! Lovely work!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 20th May 2007 at 4:58 AM
This is a great object! I wonder why Maxis never made this, oh well. However, I noticed a small glitch; when I get more than one sims to sit around the table, an action command, "sit" for the bench, glitches by saying "no action available" unless I point the cursor on a specific area on the bench.

I'm just letting you know, but this is still a great object, thanks again!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 20th May 2007 at 6:01 AM Last edited by momma"b" : 20th May 2007 at 7:20 AM. Reason: About the glitch
Default Worked Ok for Me
Thank you for letting me know about the glitch. I am looking into now and will let you know about it.

I just checked it in my game and it works fine in there. I posted 2 pics to let you see that I clicked on the bench with the one lady that has a white diamond over her head and it came up 'sit' and I had her move to that side. I didn't have any trouble with clicking any spot on that part of the bench. The bench does come in separate meshes and joined in the middle and when one part is occupied you can't click that one, but the other side is clickable. Also, I was wandering if you read the first line in the description? It says you need that global for it to work. It might be that, if you didn't download it. Does anyone else have that problem or any other problem they see with it? Please let me know and I can fix it. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 20th May 2007 at 6:23 PM Last edited by aprouty : 20th May 2007 at 6:46 PM.
Yes, I did downloaded the patch and it works fine. I really mean when one of my sims is already sitting on one of the benches and when I want her/him to sit on other bench, the action is not available until my sim gets off.

Also I just noticed yet other glitch. When my sim is serving meals and places a plate of food for other guests. When two of the quests sit next to the plate of food, they got their plates but didn't place them on the table because of the serve plate. Instead, the guests hold their plates and those plates went though the table.

Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 20th May 2007 at 7:58 PM
Thanks again aprouty,
I am not sure what is going on with the 'sit' command for you because it works fine for the one property I have 3 sims living at. But I am still looking into that with different households of mine. Also thank you for telling me about the second glitch. I haven't had that happen to me yet, but I'm going to see if I can get mine to do that and get it fixed for you and let you know.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 21st May 2007 at 12:24 AM
I have played a couple of different families and so far I haven't had any problem with the 'sit' command. I'm still testing that out in others too. I have also tried to get the sims to sit and eat when the server plate is put on the one side of a table but haven't had much luck with that one either. The sim just goes somewhere else to eat when the food is on that end, but I'm still checking on the issues.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 21st May 2007 at 2:14 AM
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for making such essential outdoor furniture! I can't wait to try them!

Oh, and if you're trying to get your Sims to sit at the table where the serving platter is, you'll have to delete all the other chairs on the lot. If you don't, they'll just go sit somewhere else to eat!

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st May 2007 at 3:43 PM
Cool, thank you!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 4th Sep 2007 at 5:30 AM
I'm having trouble finding the global patch you mentioned. The link doesn't seem to work. I get an error message that the topic or board is missing or off limits, even if I'm logged on to that site. To be honest I couldn't find any downloads from the support forum at all. Could you please tell me who wrote the gobal, perhaps I can find a copy of it somewhere. I would really like to use your tables.
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th May 2010 at 9:05 AM
Originally Posted by Tovlah
I'm having trouble finding the global patch you mentioned. The link doesn't seem to work. I get an error message that the topic or board is missing or off limits, even if I'm logged on to that site. To be honest I couldn't find any downloads from the support forum at all. Could you please tell me who wrote the global, perhaps I can find a copy of it somewhere. I would really like to use your tables.

i do not have that problem, the site might have been down for an update when you where trying maybe?
it was up when i tried so give it another shot maybe it will work this time...

also momma"b" Thanks so much for this awesome work it must have been insanely hard, KUDOS! (not the TSR kind)
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 9:56 PM
Thank You