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dARE's ComPutOr

by d4RE Posted 11th May 2017 at 6:48 PM - Updated 10th May 2017 at 5:08 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

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

Sims 2
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 2,040 11th May 2017
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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

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Test Subject
#2 Old 11th May 2017 at 11:02 PM
Very nice!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 12th May 2017 at 6:35 AM
ooohhhh..... a curved screen! Very cool!
#4 Old 12th May 2017 at 3:54 PM
oh I love it!
#5 Old 27th Aug 2017 at 11:40 AM
I'm always looking for newer technology things for TS2. I stick to the game, but technology is way further than 2009.
This makes up for it a bit.
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Sep 2017 at 4:20 PM
Looks crazy! For a real gamer!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 4:50 AM
want to try this
Field Researcher
#8 Old 19th Oct 2017 at 11:47 PM
Apple will probably come up with this in a few years, except maybe for the CD drive