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Picked upload! Garden Plant Gussy Up

by Aysarth Posted 21st Jan 2018 at 12:18 PM
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It always bothered me that the six original garden crops shared only two mesh sets and one texture, when they were six such different plants. Well, I decided to change that, by creating default replacements with their own individual meshes and textures, and here they are. I have uploaded them separately, because you do NOT have to have them all, you CAN pick and choose.

Apart from the meshes and textures, there are two other differences from the originals. Firstly, I made these visible from Hood view. Secondly, there was an error introduced by a later EP, Apartment Life I think, where the plants did not disappear immediately on harvest. I cloned these in a Seasons only environment and made the Clean Up function private, so if you had problems in the past you should now find the plants work properly without needing a mod. Each one also includes a mesh tweak for its fruit crop on the plant, so the crop appears at the right height and position.

I also tested these out with the custom garden plot made by @Honeywell and included in the patio set uploaded here http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=470191 and they work well.

If you already have growing plants when you install these defaults, you will probably find your plants have turned invisible. You can either compost them and replant, or using testing cheats choose "DEBUG - make harvestable" which will bring them back in the new configuration ready for harvest. (N.B. The Eggplant is a little difficult to locate when invisible, because the clickable area is off-centre.) I personally would recommend harvesting your crops first, then install the defaults before replanting.

My special thanks to @Bienchen83 who gave permission for me to use the excellent mesh from her own harvestable strawberry plant found here http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=162336 which I heartily recommend to anyone who doesn't have the Seasons EP.

The vertex counts for the meshes are found under the spoiler.

And the texture attributions are also under this spoiler

Polygon Counts:
Included in main text under spoiler.

Additional Credits:
The Makers of Simpe, Blender and Paint.net
Bienchen83 for permission to use her mesh.
The writers of all the tutorials, without whom we could do nothing at all.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CucumberDR.rar | Description: Cucumber 176.0 KB 1,489 21st Jan 2018
EggplantDR.rar | Description: Eggplant 195.1 KB 1,459 21st Jan 2018
PepperDR.rar | Description: Pepper 189.7 KB 1,435 21st Jan 2018
PolebeanDR.rar | Description: Pole bean 210.2 KB 1,441 21st Jan 2018
StrawberryDR.rar | Description: Strawberry 174.4 KB 1,470 21st Jan 2018
TomatoDR.rar | Description: Tomato 186.9 KB 1,439 21st Jan 2018
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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