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TwoHexy End Table (Unintentional Mod #5)

by d4RE Posted 9th Aug 2017 at 5:07 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2017 at 10:58 PM by d4RE : texture and mesh fixes, new screenshots
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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.
This is another '"kinda"- unintentional creation: It was supposed to be a coffee table, but I went and drew the mesh and mapped out the slots without using any game mesh for a reference. Everything was at end table height, so this became an end table instead. I still want the coffee table in my game, so once it's finished there will be a matched set.

I saw (yup, again on a TV show) a cool hex coffee table that was basically two nested pieces that spread out into two separate tables. Not really feasible in Sims 2 without a lot of coding, but I thought it would be cool if one of the pieces was all glass. Here's what happened:

I re-used the textures from the MoldiCube table, with the addition of orange. After that Right Said Fred song got stuck in my head, I could only envision this table as bright orange with green glass. Didn't go overboard or get fancy on the slots this time, they're just logically placed for the shape of the tabletop, and there's plenty of them to make it useful.

Some Technical info:

All plastic textures generated in Blender 2.77 and 2.78
All glass textures made in SimPE in-game price - 207
in-game location - Surfaces>End Tables
total faces - 196

Tools used: Blender 2.77 &2.78, SimPE, Gimp 2.8

Polygon Counts:
shadows - 10
endtable - 120
glass hex- 68

Additional Credits:
MTS - Delphy, the fine volunteer staff, and community for making me want to contribute
Quaxi and the SimPEteam - their work is invaluable
Numenor - for the CEP and so much more
Frillen- transparency acumen
pixelhate- guide for navigating the TXMTs
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-TwoHexyEndTable.zip 130.7 KB 240 9th Aug 2017
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: Living Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #glass, #modern, #hexy