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Picked upload! **New Fireplaces** sort of!! *UPDATED 11/09*

by CTNutmegger Posted 11th Sep 2005 at 6:18 AM - Updated 24th Nov 2009 at 2:33 AM by CTNutmegger : Added link to recolors
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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.
Updated to fix a couple of mapping errors, Nov 2009.


Maxis fireplaces are really not my thing, can you say ugly? , so I thought I could do better. Since adding new ones is not really something I want to tackle, this is the next best thing. Cover them up with fashionable fakes.

These meshes are cloned on a rug base, so even though you see them, they can be placed anywhere without interfering with the actions of what they are set on.

To use them in the game, just choose and place a Maxis fireplace, then select one of the four styles you want and just plop it on top of the real one, instant style with function.

Remember for safety to install those Smoke Detectors.

Very low poly and vert counts --
Standard - P 76 V 142
Modern - P146 V267
Standard Tall w/Niche - P128 V215
Adobe - P218 V348

Many thanks to Echo, Windkeeper and Numenor for allowing use of the rug bases that make these possible.

My rules for my meshes --
Free to re-color as you want, however if you post on a pay site, my meshes are to remain a free download, or post a link to a free download. You may post the meshes on your site, but "do not rename" and/or claim them as your own.
Anything made by me is File-Share-Friendly and MUST remain that way.

Have fun, Kathy

Edited to add-

I was asked to rename the files, but it's a little late for that. All four are in the one zip file, if you don't want them all, just delete the one or ones you don't want when you run the game.

Or if you want to do it before you install, here they are by the numbers --
01 = Standard
02 = Tall Standard with Niche
03 = Modern
04 = Adobe

I've made several recolors, they can be found HERE
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CTN_FalseFireplaces.zip 176.7 KB 7,330 24th Nov 2009
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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I've made several recolors, they can be found HERE