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dARE's ComPutOr

by d4RE Posted 11th May 2017 at 5:48 PM - Updated 10th May 2017 at 4:08 AM by d4RE : corrections
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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.
I have never liked the EAxis tower-type computers on the desktops. It looks so gauche, so unsafe, so...wrong. My desk would break if I put my server tower on it!

Here I have attempted to create a computer that looks like it belongs on the desktop, without hiding it under a clunky monitor. I wanted something that looked both unfamiliar and realistically possible. After a few redesigns, and a nod to Daedalus Industries' dedication to adding transparent glass to everything, I think I'm happy with this model. I hope you like it, too.

I've included some recolors in the package to provide a little variety. There is a new subset, as well, so you can choose a color for the monitor stand independently of the overall color of the computer.

Some technical info:
All textures are EAxis, with some manipulation in GIMP
GUID-d586CE10, face count-1821, in-game price-3000, Catalog placement- Electronics>TV and Computer

KNOWN ISSUES: I tried to add transparency to all the screens that pop up while using computers in Sims 2, [IMG]transparent.jpg[/IMG] but a few (like blog or write novel)[IMG]screen-writenovel.jpg[/IMG] evidently have other masters that override my attempts. I'll fix it eventually, hopefully . Any advice or instruction is welcome.

Tools used: SimPE, Blender 2.77, GIMP 2.8

Self-promotion: I notice I let my upcoming Maxwell Lord Desk sneak into a couple of the pictures. It is not only a monster of a desk, but will come with a whole office suite of matching furniture and accessories.

Polygon Counts:
cd - 192
groundshadow - 5
computercheap-computer - 493
metal - 1003
screen - 128

Additional Credits:
Thanks to:
Quaxi and the team for SimPE
for his Blender tutes that greatly improved my UV mapping
JWoods and Lethe_S for the Blender version of Start to finish Object Creation tutorial
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
dARE-ComPutOr.rar 234.0 KB 1,982 11th May 2017
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\


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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Tags: #computer, #electronics, #sci-fi, #screen, #cool