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Picked upload! Retro Meets Modern - New Kitchen Meshes

by mustluvcatz Posted 29th May 2012 at 6:27 PM - Updated 3rd Jun 2012 at 1:30 AM by mustluvcatz
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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.
There has been one report of a lot crashing if Maxis dishwashers or trash compactors are used with this set and the lot is saved. While working on this, I didn't have any problems- and I did have a test lot that was saved. However, since the set has been up I have had a lot crash too. I will be looking into this and try to get it fixed. In the meantime- I suggest using a sink and garbage can or the garbage chute to be safe. Thank you for telling me about this. And I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause/has caused.

This whole set came about because I had a table and chairs. A table and chairs that are slaved to Buggybooz' Kitchen Basic. I promised myself I'd do a non-slaved version of that little set. The I got to thinking that a table and chairs needed a counter. If you've got a table, chairs and a counter- you need an island. So my promise to myself kind of blossomed into a whole new kitchen.



Why retro meets modern? The meshes, original color and recolors are very retro looking. While checking them out in game, I realized that there were no regular wood colors- me being me, off I went to recolor some more. I noticed that these meshes looked a lot different wearing Maxis-wood-texture clothing- so retro meets modern was born.

What you get:
17 meshes & 18 recolors. See pics for the meshes and recolors. I was playing with the recolors- you can get a lot of different looks with them. And I mean A LOT. Play around with them and you'll see what I mean! There are 5 shelves in this set. All of them have slots- the larger shelves have 3 per shelf, the 2 smaller wall shelves have 1 per shelf.

Important:
This set uses the repository technique. The counter is the MASTER so you must have that in game for any of the other meshes to work.
Also- counter and island shadows are funny creatures. Since mine didn't want to behave and show up properly I had to work around them. So- the counter wall shadows are slaved to the UPPER CABINET wallshadow. The corner island groundshadow is slaved to the CORNER ISLAND SHELF groundshadow. So you have to have those 2 meshes in your game or you will have blinking shadows. Sorry about any inconvenience this might cause- I really did try to get them to work without slaving them to anything else.

One more important thing:
There is a metal trim on all of the meshes. Adding the trim to some parts warped the countertop, which caused problems. After spending a couple of days trying to fix that- including doing the trim separately, I gave up and made a piece of trim for the backs of the counters (if needed) and islands. There is a screenshot showing this- you have to have the green "footprint" facing away from the back of the counter/island to place this trim. Then it will go into place with no cheats and in the right spot. There is also a piece of trim for a counter with a sink- placing a sink made the trim disappear no matter how I added the trim. You don't have to use the trim but I do recommend using it. It's part of the "retro look" of this set! The front trim is higher poly than the back- this is because it has 3 sides.



If you're wondering about the 3 tables: the 2x2 with the doors on the base is the original table. After I got more of the set done I wanted a plainer table, which is how the other 2 came about. Since the original big table was done I included it. If you don't want any of the tables, just delete them from your download folder.




In the above pic with the corner island shelves- putting 4 together like that WILL leave a "hole" in the middle. I covered it up using a deco object on an OMSP.

ItemPolyCountCatalog LocationSubsetsPrice
Counter1247/1163/638/223Surfaces>Counters2150
Island1241/1253/1253/310Surfaces>Counters2200
1x1 Table878Surfaces>Tables195
2x2 Table2256Surfaces>Tables2195
2x2 Table Two876Surfaces>Tables1150
Barstool1382Comfort>Misc255
Chair1382Comfort>Dining Chairs245
Island Shelf836Surfaces>Shelves2100
Corner Shelf L&R444Surfaces>Shelves2100
Upper Shelf L&R442Surfaces>Shelves2100
Upper Cabinet654Surfaces>Shelves2100
Short Upper Cabinet654Surfaces>Shelves275
Tall Cabinet1266Surfaces>Shelves2125
Back Trim24Deco>Misc1Free
Front Trim (3 sides)90Deco>Misc1Free


Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2 and Numenor for the counter templates.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-RetroKitchen-Recolors.rar | Description: Recolors only. 3.61 MB 12,740 29th May 2012
MLC-RetroKitchen-Meshes.rar 561.6 KB 11,606 29th May 2012
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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