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Picked upload! Colonial Fireplace - TS3 Conversion

by HugeLunatic Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 12:55 AM
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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.
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A friend had asked if this fireplace from TS3 could be converted to TS2, and well with something involving fireplaces and mirrors I couldn't hardly say no! This has been a month long process, with many failures along the way. I still didn't get the end result I wanted in regards to the mirror, but this is an acceptable substitute.

The fireplace and mirror are two separate objects to be placed. The mirror is in an odd place if used by itself since the mesh was placed in the footprint to allow it to fit snugly into the fireplace. The mirror is priced at ยง0 because it really only was designed for the fireplace, and the fireplace already costs ยง1850.
  • Fireplace is in Build/Fireplace for ยง1850
  • Mirror is in Deco/Mirrors for ยง0

Fireplace




Mirror


The mirror will require the use of the moveobjects cheat to place. Now normally I can override this easily in the BHAV, but mirrors don't have them in the package by default. And in my OCD quest to have packages as lean as I know how to make, I didn't feel the need to add in resources just to avoid this. I also felt this is acceptable since once placed you probably won't be moving either the fireplace or the mirror.

As you can see sims have no difficulty using either the fireplace or the mirror when placed.

Installation
Scriptorium
  • Put the text file in C:\Users\UserName\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\Scriptorium_Fireplaces
No Scriptorium
  • Append the contents of the text file to the C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\fireplaces.txt file

If you would like to recolor these I have the UVMaps Here

Polygon Counts:
Fireplace - 2893
Mirror - 14
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HL_ColonialFireplaceTS3Convert.rar 644.6 KB 28,499 17th Apr 2010
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: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
4. Install Scriptorium Files: Put the .txt file(s) in your in the proper Scriptorium folder (Scriptorium_ModularStairs, Scriptorium_Fireplaces, Scriptorium_CustomLights, or Scriptorium_Walls). You will find these folders inside your Downloads folder once the Scriptorium is installed.


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