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Picked upload! IKEA *Extras* - Updated for NEW CEP - 01 June 2009

by HugeLunatic Posted 6th Apr 2009 at 6:00 PM - Updated 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:44 AM by HugeLunatic
97 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
IKEA is my favorite Stuff Pack, but there are just so many items that are single items, or just missing essential pieces to the set. And what is with the Ektorp and Klippan sets not being full repository? And not even sharing the same colors?

This set contains 11 new meshes that all take there textures from an object in the IKEA SP plus a Repository file for two living sets, the Ektorp and Klippan.

Additional New Meshes - See the first posts in the Comments to download.
  • LACK
  • MALM

This first post contains the Repository fix for the sofas, and additional new meshes are contained in the comments section.

Ektorp - Sofa now repository for Chair and Loveseat
This fix makes the Ektorp Chair and Ektorp Loveseat take there textures from the Ektorp Sofa. If you recolor, you only need to recolor the Ektorp Sofa. Also, any recolors you currently have for the sofa should recolor both the chair and loveseat. This means you can remove any recolors for the chair and loveseat. Lighten the downloads a bit, or allow room for more.

Klippan - Loveseat now repository for Sofa
This also makes the Klippan Sofa take its texture from the Klippan Loveseat. If you recolor the loveseat all the colors will apply to the sofa. Any recolors you have of the loveseat should be available for the sofa. This means you can remove any recolors of the sofa. This does not recolor the heart pillow on the sofa though. (see comments section for a version with the square pillow) The heart deco pillow is not recolorable since it takes its texture from the heart pillow in the decorative section which is not recolorable. I have included UVMaps for this set along with a brightly colored map to show the placement of textures. There is one defect in one of EA's colors, the floral one called skatelovcloth. A large section in the middle was left grey so that is how it is shown on the sofa.

You can place this in your downloads folder, it does not give the * for custom content. Otherwise place in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\your latest ep\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins. And if you recolor this set and offer it on your own or any other site, please point downloaders here so that they may also have this fix. At this time this is not included in the CEP, if Numenor at some point in the future adds this, then I will post here when/if it is not needed and remove the file.

This is one file that contains the fix for both the Ektorp and Klippan set. Please see the comments section to get the rest of the new meshes.

Karlstad - Chair now slaved to Sofa
This file is separate from the Ektrorp/Klippan repository fix. This file takes the chair that came with IKEA and slaves it to the Sofa. All custom and IKEA colors will apply to the chair. You only need sofa recolors.

This set requires IKEA!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

+ 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
_HL_IKEA_SofaRepository.zip 135.5 KB 14,093 6th Apr 2009
Klippan UVMAps.zip 435.0 KB 9,116 6th Apr 2009
HL_IKEA_Karlstad_REPOSITORY.rar 16.2 KB 9,647 31st Oct 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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?
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Test Subject
#76 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 2:02 AM
Thank you so much! Ikea is my favorite SP, and the discrepancies among the sofas and chairs were annoying. This is exactly what I need, in a very nice collection.
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 14th Dec 2010 at 4:02 AM Last edited by Camping Stove : 14th Dec 2010 at 9:26 PM. Reason: forgot
Love Ikea, love this - thank you so much.
One small problem I have run into...the book case isn't showing up anywhere. Is it hidden in some weird spot? I've been searching for it, as I covet more slots...but no luck.
Everything else seems to be fine.
Thanks for any help!!
- oh, and I recently downloaded the newest version of CEP
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 25th Dec 2010 at 1:35 AM
I Looooooove your work. Thanks a million for sharing!!
Test Subject
#79 Old 10th Jan 2011 at 12:25 PM
Thank you SO much! You're amazing! It constantly bugged me that people paid money (...cough) for a stuff pack that EA never even bothered to complete!
Test Subject
#80 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 7:44 PM
Hmm, just thought I'd let you know that the bins in the Expedit bookcase are showing up as bright blue squares :L
Dancing Flamingo
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Original Poster
#81 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 8:02 PM
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 10:22 PM
I can't find the book case in my game, but everything else is working great.
Any idea what might be going on?
Thanks for the great download!
Dancing Flamingo
staff: administrator
Original Poster
#83 Old 12th Jan 2011 at 2:31 AM
Test Subject
#84 Old 13th Jan 2011 at 4:44 PM
Oh, okay! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 9:44 PM
Thanks HL!
Unfortunately the new Expedit book case did not show up, either. I even tried a new AnyGameStarter with just Ikea and Seasons...still didn't show up.
I don't have FT, and I wonder if that might be the problem - has anyone had success with the pre-FT file?
Oh well, I will eventually get FT, so I can use it then! Thanks again.
Field Researcher
#86 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 3:50 AM
this is BRILLIANT work! i mean really...these are essential downloads! EA should have none this themselves! tisk tisk!! thanks so much!
Test Subject
#87 Old 27th Apr 2011 at 1:00 PM
Oh how I love those extras!! Very much needed!
Thank you HL
Test Subject
#88 Old 2nd Jun 2011 at 4:52 PM
Thank you this is great! :D
Test Subject
#89 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 12:57 AM
I have OFB, UNI and FT. Which expedit bookcase should i use?
#91 Old 20th Aug 2011 at 11:22 AM
I like Ikea and this set is great!
Test Subject
#92 Old 23rd Sep 2011 at 12:36 AM
These'll be awsome especially with my recolourors from PiggiSims!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 16th Jan 2012 at 7:56 AM
These sets are so awesome. I love all your repository stuff.
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 10:11 AM
Thank you SO much for making the Ikea items more use-worthy!
#95 Old 9th Jun 2014 at 9:20 PM Last edited by Apsalar : 12th Jun 2014 at 3:19 AM.
I have an issue with the ektorp loveseat - it's completely invisible with the sofarepository fix. I have the latest CEP. When I load the game without it, they show up as they should. I'll try to load it again, maybe it works now, but any idea why it happens? I've tried both the version that goes in program files and this one.

Edit: Nvm! I managed to get it working by moving the file to the zCEP-Extra folder.

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
Test Subject
#96 Old 16th Dec 2014 at 3:56 PM
I love IKEA for Sims2. Thank you and regards from Bremen, Germany
#97 Old 8th May 2015 at 8:28 PM
The IKEA sp is my favorite one too!
I love the furniture so much - a real huge thank you! :D
Test Subject
#98 Old 30th Jun 2016 at 11:12 AM
I'm having an issue with the EXPEDIT bookshelf. I have Free Time and I'm using the FT .package file in my Downloads folder, but I can't get it to appear in-game -- not under Bookshelves, or anything else. The desk (two-tile) shows up like a charm, though.

Should I try the UNI + OFB file instead?
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