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Picked upload! Testers wanted: Castle kitchen set *updated jan 17, 2007*

by Lethe_s Posted 28th Jun 2005 at 11:09 PM - Updated 17th Jan 2007 at 9:53 PM by Lethe_s : added two meshes
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
***Update jan 17, 2007***
The medieval stove is now recolorable.
Thanks to amjoie and IB for pointing out it wasn't



hello,
here's a predictably medieval themed kitchen set for ya
The hearth is based on photo's of a reconstructed medieval kitchen, and then simplified
The oven to me kinda looks like an italian pizza oven, but maybe that's just me Based on what I think is a woodcut. Don't know if it's authentic though.
My thanks goes to besen, who again has taken the time to translate all my silly texts to german.

ok, I've got way too much to say, so bear with me and read everything carefully before downloading.
All of the following was made with varying combinations of Blender3d, SimPE 0.4, UVMapper, and Paint shop.
They should work with both versions of the game, unless stated otherwise.
All meshes come with catalog entries for Dutch, German and French. Everyone else gets English.


Legals:
The meshes: Feel free to recolour, hack, fiddle with these and post your work. Just give a link to the original mesh here and tell me all about it. Please don't post the actual mesh anywhere without asking me first.
The recolours: I have no idea why anyone would want to steal these :err: Just don't.
Please don't put any of the above in a downloadable lot. We don't want to scare unsuspecting players.

Package 1: appliances, contains

The hearth (barbeque)
Price: 750
Poly count: 1773
The game thinks this is a one-tile object. That means you can put stuff under the 'hood', like I did with the cauldron in the screenshot. The little cauldron is part of the mesh.
Known issue: Spontaneous combustion. Some people commented on this. After testing again I think I figured out what caused it. It seems that maxis made all barbeques catch fire if they are used indoors. Since the hearth is cloned from what is essentially an outdoor bbq, it's not healthy to use it indoors. I'll see if I can hack it, or find someone to hack it for me. Untill then, keep the hearth outside or keep an extinguisher near

The oven (stove)
Price: 650
Poly count: 338 (ridiculously low)
Known issue: 'Invisible door syndrome'. Simmies keep opening things that aren't there.


Package 2: Waste bucket

This was just made for fun
The waste bucket is a trash can (duh)
Price: 40
Polys: 358

Package 3: Recolours

The dining set are recolours of the Contempto Penn Station side chair and the Myne Cafeteria Table (uni needed for this)
I added a matching counter, recoloured from the Locker room counter (uni again)
And because it looks so good, there's also a recolour of JWoods Panrack. You'll need the mesh for that, get it here:http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70717
That's four very different things in one package. The package names should tell you which is which, if you want to chuck some out.


The waterbutt
Price: 460
Poly's: 516
This one again suffers from Invisible Taps Syndrome *sigh*

Also in the package: a recolour for the waterbutt and a matching waste bucket in a darker wood.

Package 5: Mortar and pestle
as requested
a converted food processor
Price: 210
Poly's: 752

I went a bit mad with the recolouring bit, so next to the default black stone one, you get: Red, Durango, Orange, Pink, Olive, White, Green and Ostrich, all in pretty stone textures (see screenshot)

Screenies:








There's some other of my stuff in the screenies (subtle aren't I )
The big cauldron is here: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showt...?t=72554&page=1
The fire alarm is here: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=69615


Right, enjoy
and feel free to comment or criticize.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
medikitchen2-waste.rar 96.7 KB 42,387 28th Jun 2005
medikitchenset3-recolours.rar 406.3 KB 42,030 28th Jun 2005
medikitchen4-waterbutt+recolours.rar 486.2 KB 42,018 30th Jun 2005
medikitchen5-mortar+recolours.rar 313.1 KB 41,502 30th Jun 2005
Lethe_s_medikitchen1-appliances-jan17.rar 903.6 KB 28,200 17th Jan 2007
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 8:34 AM
Amazing!:D
Field Researcher
#27 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 6:04 PM
You are genius Lethe!!!

Thanks a lot for all this fantastic kitchen stuff! A medieval kitchen was absolutely in need! I hated it to see my ancient sims using a modern owen etc... so you did a great job! Keep on with your ideas and your good work!

besen
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 8:16 PM
OMG this is amazing! THanks :D
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 10:18 PM
Omg, I love you!!!!(j/k, of course) I can't stand having to use that modern food processor in the medieval and victorian houses I create. This is wonderful!
Test Subject
#30 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 10:28 PM
I've been dying for themed appliances. Thank you soo much!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 11:29 PM
It is wonderful. People like you make up for the few shortcoming in the Sims, not everyone is American middle class, etc. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#32 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 1:05 AM
:yippee: LOVE it - Magnificent! I can use this for my rustic tuscan homes now as well! :bow2: Thank you!
Field Researcher
#33 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 1:09 AM
Oh wow! Thank you so much for making the mortar and pestle!! I almost mentioned an ice box/food storage thing instead of a fridge. I'm trying to figure out what would be the appropriate replacement for a fridge.. Some sort of pantry or something. Anyone know?
I'm not trying to pester you into making one, don't worry. I'm just pondering... Anyone know?
I really really really appreciate that you went and made the mortar and pestle. I can't wait to try it out!
Thank you!!
Test Subject
#34 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 2:41 AM
This is really cool. I can't wait to try it out!

KatAnubis
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 3:21 AM
Yeah, a great addition to this would be a fridge that looks like a cupboard or pantry or something.

Arenaria on TSR has made a 19th century century/country kitchen with an antique oven and icebox (and just today updated with a coffeegrinder, breadbox/microwave, deep sink, and some other stuff). I have a Victorian neighborhood so I'm getting a lot of satisfaction for that. However, I've been hungering for something different that I could use for the poorer families. These are perfect for them. Also, I have been dying for a suitable replacement for a waste bucket ... and the mortar and pestle is perfectly inspired! :D
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#36 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 8:56 AM
Annalisa and suceress,
about the pantry
I've been thinking about that since the day I started on the kitchen
but I'm afraid that what I have in mind is too hard for me to make at this point
and it's no good making something that's only half good
I will check out the one on tsr though (hope its free right now)
thanks for the tip!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 2:54 PM
I saw that someone named cashcraft made some cool picnic baskets modded from refrigerators. None of it is free right now though. :-(
I'm trying to find out if he/she has a website.
If I didn't have 3 everquest accounts, 3 star wars galaxies accounts, 2 world of warcraft accounts, a subscription to allakhazam, and really high medical bills (cardiologists are expensive) I would get a TSR premium membership.
Scholar
#38 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 3:23 PM
wow! absolutely stunning! thanks so much for helping our medieval sims outfit their kitchens!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 4:30 PM
your stuff is so great!!! thank you.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 10:55 PM
Lethe_s!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! The modern stoves look so . . . out of place in Raistlin's castle . . . *tsk, tsk*. <:^D Great job! Can't wait to try them out! ;^D
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 2nd Jul 2005 at 1:48 AM
Great set I will gladly help test this. I will let you know how it works in my game.
Field Researcher
#42 Old 2nd Jul 2005 at 3:38 AM Last edited by suceress : 2nd Jul 2005 at 5:27 AM.
I meant to ask, where did you find the texture for the stove? It looks really cool.
I'm also wondering if there are cabinets with that brick/stone look.. I may have to see if I can learn how to make some.
Thank you so much for making this stuff. If you ever need me to find pictures of stuff for you, let me know. I can spend hours and hours searching through google images to find stuff. :-)
Fluffy
retired moderator
Original Poster
#43 Old 2nd Jul 2005 at 9:04 AM
suceress,
I hoard textures , I have a big map full of all sorts of brick, wood and metal textures. The stove is a combination of about four of them, with added copy/pasting for the arch and some colour adjustments and resizing
I hardly even remember where I got all of them. I just go to google images and type 'copper' or 'old brick' :D
Guest
#44 Old 2nd Jul 2005 at 3:28 PM
You are sooo cool! I was beginning to despair for the lack of medieval ware!
Field Researcher
#45 Old 2nd Jul 2005 at 5:44 PM
Its beautiful, every single thing, thank you very much!!
Field Researcher
#46 Old 3rd Jul 2005 at 2:19 AM
Awesome! I also have a whole bunch of pictures and junk that I save for reference. :-)
Someone got me photoshop 7.0 as a gift (I think they got it for like $50 in ebay) so now I can play with textures and such. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it but I see there is a feature to save textures. It should come in handy.
Once I attach my wacom drawing tablet and figure out how everything works I'll play around with stuff some more. Then I can try my hand at making stuff. Right now I'm just a wannabe.
Instructor
#47 Old 3rd Jul 2005 at 4:59 PM
wow this is treally good thank you for sharing it with us
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 3rd Jul 2005 at 11:45 PM
Incredible, these are fantastic. Can't thank you enough
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 4th Jul 2005 at 4:56 AM
Thank you so much for these! I was getting prepared to make the same set myself. I even researched the oven and cookpot (and from the look of it, found the same pictures on the web as you did). Fantastic job!!
Instructor
#50 Old 4th Jul 2005 at 7:17 AM
This Kitchen set is a dream come true! It's perfect for my medieval fantasy story I'm planning to do. Thanks alot!
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