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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 42,382 28th Jun 2005
medikitchenset3-recolours.rar 406.3 KB 42,025 28th Jun 2005
medikitchen4-waterbutt+recolours.rar 486.2 KB 42,013 30th Jun 2005
medikitchen5-mortar+recolours.rar 313.1 KB 41,497 30th Jun 2005
Lethe_s_medikitchen1-appliances-jan17.rar 903.6 KB 28,195 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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Iridescence
#76 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 2:57 PM
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said.

Thank you, these are beautiful.
Fluffy
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#77 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 5:01 PM
southwesternicedtea,
hmm, anything in particular that doesn't work? or is it all of it?
I know that the hearth, because it's a barbeque, won't work untill after noon
(the setting sims on fire bit goes away once they have some cooking skill point, btw )
and the clickable area of the waterbutt is a bit tricky, just go for the top of the barrel or the bottom end of the drain
but
you're one of the non-ep people?
I'll have to check the codes
but usually, if things aren't non-ep-compatible, they just don't show up in the catalog. :confused:
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 5:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lethe_s
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


would you be able to tell me where you found these textures?
thanls :D
Test Subject
#79 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 6:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lethe_s
southwesternicedtea,
hmm, anything in particular that doesn't work? or is it all of it?
I know that the hearth, because it's a barbeque, won't work untill after noon
(the setting sims on fire bit goes away once they have some cooking skill point, btw )
and the clickable area of the waterbutt is a bit tricky, just go for the top of the barrel or the bottom end of the drain
but
you're one of the non-ep people?
I'll have to check the codes
but usually, if things aren't non-ep-compatible, they just don't show up in the catalog. :confused:


Lethe_s, so far it's been everything that didn't work, but since it DOES show up in the catalogue I guess it's not a non-ep problem. I'll keep experimenting and if I figure anything out I'll let you know.
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#80 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 10:12 PM
ok, I checked the codes, and it probably isn't an ep-thing
you have me stumped, here....
and when you say everything, you don't mean the recolours too, right?
cause in that case, it might be something with your lot
I've never known recolours to not work
maybe more people reporting this problem will help us solve it...
Test Subject
#81 Old 19th Jul 2005 at 10:33 PM
i love the midieval kitchen, but i am having a problem with the fireplace/barbeque.....everything always burns on it, even when my sims have maxed cooking. i love this set though.
Field Researcher
#82 Old 20th Jul 2005 at 9:53 PM
WOOOOW thank you so much !!!! :D:D:D:D
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#83 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 1:15 AM
Lethe_s, thankyou! These are great, you are so clever!

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Test Subject
#84 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 3:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lethe_s
ok, I checked the codes, and it probably isn't an ep-thing
you have me stumped, here....
and when you say everything, you don't mean the recolours too, right?
cause in that case, it might be something with your lot
I've never known recolours to not work
maybe more people reporting this problem will help us solve it...


My game actually doesnt even SHOW recolors. And I don't think it's a specific lot because I've tried it on more than one. This is odd
Fluffy
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#85 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 9:24 AM
in that case, southwesternicedtea,
you may have to change the settings of your game
two things I can think of right now are:
- in game settings, make sure the 'show custom content' is checked
- download the latest CEP:http://sims.ambertation.de/
it's in Additional Downloads: Colour Options Enabler. You don't have to actually get SimPE for it to work.
Maybe check the game help forum here on mts2 and try to fix your game so it shows everything you download.
If you've done that, and still have trouble, come back to me
For now, I'm going to hope that it's your game, I'm sorry.
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 9:37 PM
You are so creative. Thanks a lot for these rare objects.
My fav is the idea of using the barrel for washing. Brilliant.
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 8:52 PM
Incredible, hats off to you!
Test Subject
#88 Old 24th Jul 2005 at 8:28 AM
This is my first post.

I think all the stuff you make is really awesome! Thanks... it really adds authenticity to the medieval theme!
Test Subject
#89 Old 24th Jul 2005 at 10:49 PM
Lethe, if it weren't for your items I wouldn't even HAVE a medieval neighbourhood. Even better in an already great collection. Thank you so much! I hope you're planning more. =)
Test Subject
#90 Old 29th Jul 2005 at 8:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lethe_s
in that case, southwesternicedtea,
you may have to change the settings of your game
two things I can think of right now are:
- in game settings, make sure the 'show custom content' is checked
- download the latest CEP:http://sims.ambertation.de/
it's in Additional Downloads: Colour Options Enabler. You don't have to actually get SimPE for it to work.
Maybe check the game help forum here on mts2 and try to fix your game so it shows everything you download.
If you've done that, and still have trouble, come back to me
For now, I'm going to hope that it's your game, I'm sorry.


Alright, so I've been trying things out in the game and here's what I've found:
My game settings already showed the custom content, and I had already downlaoded the latest CEP.
The water barrel works and the recolors for it show up. No recolors show up for the oven, and I haven't been able to get it to work even when I wait until after 12pm Sim time. 1 recolor shows up for the stove, but it's still not selectable in playing mode.
Any other ideas?
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#91 Old 29th Jul 2005 at 11:43 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 4th Aug 2005 at 6:40 PM.
southwesternicedtea,
I think I misunderstood you, there,
I thought you couldn't get the recolours of the table and chairs and things to work either,
I'm sorry
it's logical that no recolours show up for the oven or the hearth, because there are none yet
at least not to my knowledge,
if the stove (that's the oven, right?) has a recolour, what does it look like? is it the same as the original?
in that case you may have the object in your downloads folder twice, and they will start interfering with each other
if it's something else, there could be some kind of guid conflict with another object
maybe try to find that object?

as for the oven, I rechecked the files, and I may have found something
but it's weird that this should only cause conflicts for you
i'll attache a reworked package to this post
if you've tried what I said above, and still don't feel like giving up, try this:
get rid of my previous oven, cause the new package will not overwrite it.
do a search in your downloads folder for lethes-mesh-medioven and take it out
put this one in
pm me when you've downloaded it, I'll take it back down then, to avoid general confusion

anyone else reading this: the download is not meant for you!
it's for testing purposes only, I'm trying to solve a conflict with southwesternicedtea here
if it turns out to be the answer, I'll post the new package in the first post
Field Researcher
#92 Old 1st Aug 2005 at 1:13 AM
Thanx the set looks great
Test Subject
#93 Old 5th Aug 2005 at 11:15 PM
Awesome job! Any chance of making them .zip?

Thanks either way.
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#94 Old 6th Aug 2005 at 1:18 PM
the chance of getting a zip file out of me are minuscule
getting an extractor will make your life a lot easier
find about a dozen links to programs here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=78295
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 12:41 AM
Hah. I love your work because I have Sims who are less modern. I did not read about the combustion issue when I downloaded, or maybe I just did not care and forgot, as my Sims rarely grill. Nannies, however, do. My Sim family had invited the headmaster over, and during his visit the nanny lit the kitchen on fire three times. But that is okay. It just looked like she could not cook.
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 17th Aug 2005 at 3:01 PM
wow.... *gapes at stuff open-mouthed* I LOVE this! thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#97 Old 19th Aug 2005 at 2:42 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 3:27 AM
Thnx so much! This is awsome!
Forum Resident
#99 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 5:53 AM
This set is beautiful!!! I can't believe I didn't notice it earlier. It is just what I need for my medieval neighborhood, no more trying to hide the stove in the fireplace.
Lab Assistant
#100 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 6:55 AM
Wow, I love you ;_;
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