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Posted 31st Jan 2011 at 5:37 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2011 at 2:39 PM by armiel - Viewed 93628 times. Direct link to this thread
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
First of all, a huge thank to Inge from Simlogical for helping me make these. Thank you for all the countless hours you spent working on these with me, thanks for your patience with all my questions and frustration. Thank you
Thanks to LeeFish for making me make these and dragging Inge to #create so she could help me. Thanks for testing. Thank you
[SIZE=6][COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]CAST yourself a chimney![/COLOR][/SIZE]
After some playing with all the fake chimney pieces, I was told that all this could be made so that EA fireplaces used my pieces automatically instead of the original un-castable chimneys.
That started a time of fiddling with pieces, mappings, weird files I had never heard of, programs I only barely knew how to use, and a lot of testing :P
I am happy to finally present you the REAL CASTable CHIMNEYS that are placed automatically when you place an EA fireplace
What did I do then?
There is a file on that allows EA chimneys to use my castable chimney pieces instead of EA's non-castable ones. At this moment it has been impossible for me to make individual files for all the fireplaces, so I have made one file, that changes the chimneys of 6 EA fireplaces.
I have also made improved chimney pieces. Mapped them as good as I ever could, and made them work together without seams.
The chimney cap that the smoke comes out, that I couldn't get working my making a replacement, so Inge was kind enough to recolour it for me, to use black instead of red bricks.
I also made a fake chimney cap bottom, which doesn't place automatically. It is optional for you to download and use.
Here is a picture of the fireplaces that can use the new castable chimneys:
I can't give you the names of the fireplaces, as I play in finnish. They are all found in the build mode, next to the EA original fireplaces. Prices are the same as originals.
Info you should read:
- ALL THIS IS BASEGAME COMPATIBLE!
- All though there is only one file that changes the behavior of the fireplaces (base, wa, amb), you CAN use the file even if you only had only base game, or just ambitions for example. The fireplaces of EP's you don't have, show on your catalog, you just can't use them.
- The lack of EP's does not make your game crash, this has been all tested by many testers.
What do I download?
NEEDED: Download armiel_CAST yourself a chimney!. for the chimney pieces and the file that allows the fireplaces to use them.
OPTIONAL: Download armiel_chimney_cap_fake (optional).rar to get the fake cap bottom.
How to use?
I have made a video about how to use these.
If for some reason you can't watch the video, here is a basic written how to:
- place the files from the rar(s) to your mods/packages folder.
- run the game
- make a house
- place a fireplace
- cast it (only the part behind fireplace has ability to be clicked for cast, you need to drag the pattern in cas-tool to the rest of the pieces.)
How to use the optional fake chimney cap bottom?
(also shown on video)
- open cheat panel by ctrl+shift+ C and type in: moveobjects on
- you need to have floor of grid on the floor you want to place the piece.
- place a fake cap bottom (found in misc. deco)(the piece can be moved up and down by holding mouse and dragging, if you have 1.17 or higher)
Inge Jones for being such a great help and making these possible!
Leesester for making me do these and testing.
Flabaliki, Werismyki, Daluved1, Zandvoort and a friend of Inge for testing.
Milkshape, TSRW, S3PE, S3OC, Photoshop, Paint.NET, UVMapper and Lithunwrap for being the programs I used making these.
Everyone at #create for support!
Cmomoney for pointing me to the right direction with vertices. Thank you!
Polycounts and prices of the pieces:
Chimney Foundation - 25§
High: 118 vertices 50 faces
Low: 114 vertices 48 faces
Recolourable Chimney Mantle - 60§
High: 158 vertices 68 faces
Low: 154 vertices 66 faces
Chimney side - 100
High: 42 vertices 18 faces
low: 38 vertices 16 faces
Chimney narrow top - 15§
High: 63 vertices 36 faces
Low: 59 vertices 34 faces
Chimney narrow wall - 60§
High: 62 vertices 36 faces
Low: 58 vertices 34 faces
Chimney cap bottom - 5§
High: 63 vertices 36 faces
Low: 59 vertices 34 faces
EA chimney cap, recoloured by Inge Jones (not buyable)
High: 500 vertices 162 faces
Low: 356 vertices 110 faces
I didn't want to fill this post with pictures. There are few more in the screenhots, about tiling, and some other pics.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy these!
Please credit with a link when using on your creations
Download the chimneys for Pets fireplaces here
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