Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

"Essential Home" recolors of the Dana Modular Sofa

by Deastrumquodvicis Posted 2nd Feb 2018 at 6:26 PM - Updated 2nd Feb 2018 at 5:31 PM by Deastrumquodvicis
Open thumbnail gallery
89 Thanks  Thanks     16 Favourited
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I've always loved the colors and fabric styles offered by Target's Home Essentials collection, so now I'm bringing it to the Sims 2. (Technically, it's not my first creation in the pallette, I've done entire swathes of walls and floors but since I made them in HomeCrafter, I have to go back and rename them, so I'm stalling on that.) What better way to introduce a wonderful color and fabric set than by recoloring a lovely modern sectional sofa? The Dana's stylings seemed perfect for this, and nicely matched that style that I was looking for. Plus, I figured out how to keep my textures from degrading after a save.

For the most part, each color is titled the same as the color of the fabric storage bin at Target (except the yellow, that wound up too dark to be called "yellow" imo, so it's "reef gold"), so if you're familiar with Target, you'll know what's what. The preview images are mostly done with a white as the bare neutral so I could show how the pillows don't have to go with the sofa in question, since it is two subsets, and all the photos were taken inside an EAxis house at 8am in the autumn, for whatever effect that has on the lighting.

Cost for each segment of the sofa is ยง179, plus the ยง15 should you want to recolor them. 90% sure I remembered to Compressorize them, but if you have the compressorizer, obviously you're welcome to re-compress. All other instructions are in the original thread.

Additional Credits:
Target.com for the photos of the fabric storage bins (x) (x) (x, for some reason the pink is no longer displayed) (x) (x)
Adobe Photoshop
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EssentialHome Dana Modular Sofa.zip 20.63 MB 2,612 2nd Feb 2018

Meshes needed
This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:

Dana Modular Sofa by blake_boy
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:

2 Comments / replies (Who?)



Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #target, #sofa, #modular, #home essentials, #essential home