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Wallie Lamp Collection - Industrial Chic Lighting for Posh Homes

by d4RE Posted 2nd Jul 2017 at 10:18 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.
Wallis Wallie was a middling design artist here at Daedalus Industries. Evidently, he ate too much fast food, which led to a massive coronary at his drafting table. We found a lamp design among his papers, and it tested through the roof with focus groups, so we named it after old Wallie and started production.

Inspired by yet another TV show set, I started on these thinking it would be a quickie project, due to the simple design. Well... lamps seem to have a way of turning "quickie" into "a lot of %*&^ing work." Needless to say, I now know a little about BHAVS, change states, #STR lists, and material/mesh changes. So much goes on inside these little lamps!

To keep them visually interesting, I made the shades metallic grates instead of glass.

I also spent a few hours learning how to use the beveling tool in Blender, but the results (even though AMAZING in Blender) don't really show very well in the game.

This set uses the repository system, with the floor lamp as MASTER. This means that the floor lamp MUST to be in your downloads folder, whether you use it or not, in order for the textures to show on the other lamps. As usual, please feel free to recolor, include in lots, and pretty much anything you like, as long as I get credited for the mesh.

I'm calling the style of these lamps Industrial Chic. Hope you like them.

Some technical info:
All textures were generated with Genetica Viewer and manipulated in GIMP 2.8.
Floor lamp
GUID-D586C114, face count- 168, in-game price-237, Catalog placement- Lighting>Floor lamps
Table lamp
GUID-D586C115, face count-172, in-game price-123, Catalog placement- Lighting>Table lamps
Ceiling lamp
GUID-D586C116, face count- 318, in-game price- 308, Catalog placement- Lighting>Ceiling lamps
Wall lamp
GUID- D586C117, face count- 294, in-game price- 222, Catalog placement- Lighting>Wall lamps

Tools Used: SimPE GIMP 2.8
Blender 2.77 & 2.78c
Genetica Viewer

Polygon Counts:
Floor Lamp: base-84, shadow-2, bulb-50, shade-32

Table Lamp: base-84, lightpattern-4, bulb-50, shadow-2, shade-32

Ceiling Lamp: base-154, bulb-100, shade-64

Wall Lamp: base-124, bulb-100, lightpattern-4, shadow-2, shade-64

Additional Credits:
The staff and members of Mod the Sims (couldn't do any of this without you.)
Quaxi & team for SimPE A special thank you for Numenor, RGiles, Quaxi, and the others who helped with the CEP. I have a newfound respect for just how important and helpful this package truly is.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
wallie.rar 378.8 KB 250 2nd Jul 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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Style: Contemporary Modern Ultra Modern
Room: Kitchen Living Dining Bedroom Bathroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #industrial chic, #modern lighting, #avant-garde