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Naus' TS2 Conversion Set I

by Naus Allien Posted 31st Dec 2016 at 10:44 PM - Updated 8th Mar 2018 at 4:04 PM by Naus Allien
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NAUS' CONVERSION SET FROM THE SIMS 2 BASE +HOLIDAY SP + TEEN STYLE SP + SEASONS EP + FREETIME EP



Happy holidays, everyone! I wanted to share some things I've been working on this past few months so you can a star a new year with new stuff in your favorite Sims game. I have shared some of these conversions but I wanted to upload them to a place where more people could find them. They don't follow any sort of logic or reasoning and they're mostly random things that were either requested by some friends or that I wanted to have in my game. I worked really hard to make them as perfect as possible but there are some issues I'll tell you later. All objects but one are fully CAStable and functional objects are animated properly.




THIS SET CONSISTS OF:

BASE GAME:
- The Sims 2 TV Flat 44" Expensive
- The Sims 2 Stereo Modern Expensive

HOLIDAY SP:
- The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Gingerbread House
- The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Fireworks Box - Requires treeag's storage mod

TEEN STYLE SP:
- The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bed
- The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bookcase
- The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic End Table

SEASONS EP:
- The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Chair
- The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Table

FREETIME EP:
- The Sims 2 FreeTime Stove
- The Sims 2 FreeTime Food Processor
- The Sims 2 FreeTime Basketball Court Rug




BASE GAME ELECTRONICS:



I converted my two favorite TS2 base game electronics, the flat screen TV and the "modern" expensive stereo. I could not be happier with the results. I even got to experiment and learn a lot more about speculars thanks to this two items. Both are CAStable with three channels each, but they have some electronics as an overlay so you won't be able to CASt them. The reasoning behind this is that the textures were too complex to look good with most patterns making just certain parts the overlay, such as buttons and led screens, was an extremely complex task. The also come with a couple of presets.




TS2 TEEN STYLE GOTHIC BEDROOM:



This set was quite the headache. I was also going to include the chair, but I just couldn't make it work properly. I might give it another try at a later date. This set includes the bed, the end table and the bookcase with geostates. The bed has four CAStable channels and the third preset includes a different, cleaner mask and multiplier. The end table has two CAStable channels and the third preset doesn't include the checker pattern on the top. The bookcase has two CAStable channels. All animations work as they should but there are a couple of bugs I want to mention:
- The bed has some strange artifacts when placed outside. I could not solve this problem nor understand what's causing it. If you have any idea let me know. It works fine as long as you place it INSIDE your house.
- I added a deco slot to the end table but unlike the ones I added to the stereo, this one works a little bit buggy. If you place something on that deco slot and then move the table, the item will remain where the table was before and it won't move "attached" to the table. I think I know what's causing this, I'll update the set if I can fix it.




TS2 SEASONS BISTRO SET:



One of the most difficult sets to make CAStable due to the nature of its UV mapping. Thanks to this item I learned how to remapped objects from scratch using Blender. I'm glad I did because the result was superb and it works really well with any pattern now. The first for presets include the original stencils from TS2 Seasons and one recolorable channel (frame). The fifth preset has two recolorable channels including the top of the table. The same applies to the chair, which was done in a similar manner.




TS2 FREETIME STOVE & FOOD PROCESSOR:





I always loved the FreeTime Kitchen set and I wanted to convert the whole thing. But sadly it is a lot of work so for now I just converted my two favorite items of that set, the stove and the food processor. Both items were quite complicated to convert, especially the food processor because it required to combine a lot of different meshes and textures, as well as make sure all animations work ok. The stove has three CAStable channels, whereas the food processor has two. Some areas in both objects are not CAStable for obvious reasons.



TS2 FREETIME BASKETBALL COURT RUG:



I always loved this rug that helps you to create basketball courts easily. It's great if you have the basketball hoop Store content. I included the original texture as the first preset but I did something different for the second preset. I made everything transparent but the lines and markings so you can use it on any floor. You can also CASt the color of the lines, though I still need to work on the second channel that doesn't seem to be working as I wanted. You'll find it in the Deco / Rugs category.




HOLIDAY SP BONUS ITEMS:



FIREWORKS BOX REQUIRES TREEAG'S STORAGE MOD

As a gift from Christmas, I converted these two items. The fireworks box requires treeag's storage mod. The idea is that you can store all your fireworks and don't have them cluttering your Sims' inventories. It has three presets. The first one includes the original texture as an overlay, the second one allows you to CASt the contents of the box, and the third one allows you to CASt the box itself as well as the petards. I might convert the other two boxes in the future.



The Gingerbread House is just a small, not CAStable object that you can place pretty much everywhere. It's just for deco and I didn't see a point in making it CAStable, especially given the fact that it has a tiny, tiny texture.




CATALOG LOCATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS/PRICES:

FIREWORKS BOX:
- Sort by Function -> Storage -> Miscellaneous

GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
- Sort by Function -> Decor -> Sculptures

BASKETBALL COURT RUG:
- Sort by Function -> Decor -> Rugs

All other objects are located in their usual categories.

Here you can read all catalog descriptions and pricing (which the same as TS2's originals) as well as see some of the presets:



Polygon Counts:

The Sims 2 TV Flat 44" Expensive
High LOD: 1809 faces
Medium LOD: 1041 faces

The Sims 2 Stereo Modern Expensive
High LOD: 1436 faces
Medium LOD: 901 faces

The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bed
High LOD: 3078 faces
Medium LOD: 1320 faces

The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bookcase
High LOD: 1340 faces
Medium LOD: 893 faces

The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic End Table
High LOD: 1276 faces
Medium LOD: 600 faces

The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Table
High LOD: 1526 faces
Medium LOD: 702 faces

The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Chair
High LOD: 1514 faces
Medium LOD: 720 faces

The Sims 2 FreeTime Stove
High LOD: 1490 faces
Medium LOD: 1050 faces

The Sims 2 FreeTime Food Processor
High LOD: 1228 faces
Medium LOD: 392 faces

The Sims 2 FreeTime Basketball Court Rug
High LOD: 196 faces

The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Fireworks Box
High LOD: 684 faces
Medium LOD: 333 faces

The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Gingerbread House
High LOD: 1090 faces
Medium LOD: 402 faces



Additional Credits:
- EA for the base meshes and textures.
- TSR Workshop
- Milkshape 3D
- Blender
- Photoshop
- TS3 EP Compatibility Tool
- TextureTweaker
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NausAllien-TS2FTFoodProcessor.rar | Description: The Sims 2 FreeTime Food Processor 264.7 KB 1,349 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2FTStove.rar | Description: The Sims 2 FreeTime Stove 425.0 KB 1,303 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2GingerbreadHouse.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Gingerbread House 107.2 KB 1,188 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2SBistroChair.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Chair 388.4 KB 1,370 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2SBistroTable.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Seasons Bistro Table 522.7 KB 1,356 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2StereoModern.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Stereo Modern Expensive 465.6 KB 1,575 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2TSGothicBed.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bed 1.02 MB 1,186 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2TSGothicBookcase.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic Bookcase 168.9 KB 1,078 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2TSGothicEndTable.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff Gothic End Table 389.7 KB 1,078 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2TVFlatExpensive.rar | Description: The Sims 2 TV Flat 44" Expensive 506.1 KB 1,734 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2BasketballCourtRug.rar | Description: The Sims 2 FreeTime Basketball Court Rug 4.15 MB 1,240 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2FireworksBox.rar | Description: The Sims 2 Holiday Stuff Fireworks Box - Requires treeag's storage mod 269.7 KB 965 31st Dec 2016
NausAllien-TS2ConversionSetI-ALL.rar | Description: Download the whole set with one click 8.59 MB 3,038 31st Dec 2016
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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