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~Homey Touches: The Living Room Set~ 27 New Meshes!

by sweetswami77 Posted 2nd Aug 2008 at 4:15 AM - Updated 30th Apr 2009 at 8:05 PM by sweetswami77 : Added fixed files
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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 a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Fixed the problem with the sofa table laying on its side. Please re-download the table!! If this is your first time downloading the set, you do not need to download the extra file--this only affects those who have downloaded the set since the server crash in March.

I can't believe I'm actually finished with this set! By sheer dint of will, I am thrilled to be bringing you the newest addition to the Homey Touches collection--the living room set.

This set includes: sofa, loveseat, armchair, end table, coffee table, two and three tile sofa tables, TV cabinet, stereo, single and double width long drapes, single and double width Roman shades, potted ivy, calla lilies, decorative vases, armillary sphere, large basket, two sets of sofa pillows, wall shelf with orchid, area rug, ceiling fan, wall sconce, table and floor lamps, and a privacy screen. (The framed scrolls in the last picture are part of my Homey Touches bedroom set, found here .)

As a special bonus, I'm also including the walls I made for the screen shots. (They're not included in the "Living Room Set-ALL" package. They must be downloaded separately.)

Amythestfenix has made some incredible recolors of the Roman shades in nearly every color under the sun, and one floral design. You can find them here and here . Thanks so much for all your hard work, AF!

Goldaline has made some bright and cheery recolors of the full length curtains and large basket. You can find them here. And check out these! Thanks for the great recolors, Goldaline!

Special features of this set include the animated ceiling fan and additional slots added to the TV cabinet, end table and coffee table. I added three slots to the TV cabinet (bottom shelf, top shelf, and top of cabinet) so you can put the stereo and TV together, like in a true media cabinet. (Makes sense, huh?)

NOTE: some items (such as the sofa pillows) require "moveobjects on" and "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" cheats to be placed correctly.

I've included a collection file and UV maps for anyone interested in recoloring the set.

NOTE: the ceiling fan animation is done by animation cell textures of the blades, which means they can be easily changed by recoloring them. If you're interested in doing so, JWoods has written a great tutorial on animation cell recolors. Or you can ask me for specifics related to the fan. I don't bite. Promise!

As always, ENJOY!!

Polygon Counts:
End Table - 1054
Sofa Table - 1106
Long Sofa Table - 2090
Coffee Table - 1126
Sofa - 3066
Loveseat - 2839
Armchair - 1809
TV Cabinet - 1054
Stereo - 24
Long Drapes, Single - 528
Long Drapes, Double - 528
One Tile Roman Shade - 1290
Two Tile Roman Shade - 1502
Potted Ivy - 1360
Calla Lilies - 1114
Decorative Vases - 1651
Armillary Sphere - 818
Large Basket - 979
Sofa Pillows 1 - 290
Sofa Pillows 2 - 290
Wall Shelf - 2415
Area Rug - 12
Ceiling Fan - 1892
Wall Sconce - 518
Large Table Lamp - 1456
Floor Lamp - 1394
Privacy screen - 2080

Additional Credits:
Thanks to jgwhiteus for the ceiling tiles shown in the screen shots. Boy, do they come in handy!

Thank you to everyone on the creators' forums for your help and support. I never could have finished this without you!

And, of course, all you awesome creators out there who freely share your hard work with the rest of us. Rock on!
Tags: #wrought iron, #stone

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
Homey Touches Sofa Table.rar | Fixed file--if your table is laying on its side, replace it with this!!

Size: 120.1 KB · Downloads: 2,929 · 30th Apr 2009
120.1 KB 2,929 30th Apr 2009
Rustic Tuscan Walls.rar

Size: 662.1 KB · Downloads: 3,779 · 14th Mar 2009
662.1 KB 3,779 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Collection.rar

Size: 139.3 KB · Downloads: 3,914 · 14th Mar 2009
139.3 KB 3,914 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room UV Maps.rar

Size: 468.7 KB · Downloads: 2,178 · 14th Mar 2009
468.7 KB 2,178 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Electronics ONLY.rar

Size: 678.4 KB · Downloads: 2,227 · 14th Mar 2009
678.4 KB 2,227 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Lighting ONLY.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 3,006 · 14th Mar 2009
1.34 MB 3,006 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Seating ONLY.rar

Size: 810.4 KB · Downloads: 2,267 · 14th Mar 2009
810.4 KB 2,267 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Decor ONLY.rar

Size: 3.88 MB · Downloads: 3,328 · 14th Mar 2009
3.88 MB 3,328 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Set--ALL.rar

Size: 7.01 MB · Downloads: 15,649 · 14th Mar 2009
7.01 MB 15,649 14th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 2:15 PM
Just gorgeous - seems so realistic and, well, homey. Beautiful job.

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#3 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 2:22 PM
Looks so comfortable and well matched! Thanks,
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#4 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 2:29 PM
Oh I love everything in this set. I'm glad it all worked out for you and congratulations on getting it picked! It does look so real and loads of little items (I love them). Thanks for creating and sharing, Manga x
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#5 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 2:37 PM
Sooo pretty! My simmies thank yew x]]

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#6 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 2:54 PM
Lovely set! I've been looking for some great, new decorative objects to liven up my houses.

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#7 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 3:24 PM
This is such an awesome piece of work. Well done and thank you very much. Who needs EA anyway?

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#8 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 4:08 PM
congrats on getting picked! you deserve it! :D

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#9 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 4:42 PM
Wonderful set, so much work. Thank you!

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#10 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 4:56 PM
Wow! Thank you all so much! I'm glad you like it. So gratifying to know that all those nights spent pulling my hair out and enduring my husband grumbling something about "those damn Sims" were worth it! ;o)

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#11 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 5:37 PM
This is just wonderful! I really love the celing fan. *downloads Yay!

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#12 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:00 PM
I don't know where to begin...I love the ceiling fan and the lights, and the round thingy with an arrow thru' it...tables, lamps, sofas,'s all so cool!!! Thank you for this GREAT set!! Oh yeah, and room dividers, deco...this set has so many great pieces!!! XOXOXO :D
#13 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:10 PM
It is lovely! I shall be making recolours of this, too!

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#14 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:17 PM
Thank you. I've been waiting for this set. Can't wait to try it out!
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#15 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:20 PM
Wow, you've put loads of effort into this and it really shows. Thank you!
Test Subject
#16 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:26 PM
This is a beautiful set. The attention to detail is great. All the extra touches are beautiful and useful. Super job!
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#17 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 6:45 PM
Wow, this is a wonderful set, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!
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#18 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 7:21 PM
Thanks, everyone! Have fun!

Ghanima--color away! I'd love to see what you can do with it!
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#19 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 8:35 PM
All the pieces in the set look beautiful together, and they're great looking standalone pieces, too! Thank you! :D
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#20 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 12:01 AM
This is a wonderful set, and I especially love the armillary. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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#21 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 12:05 AM
This is so lovely. Who needs paysites when we have this kind of talent at MTS2 for free? Thankyou so much
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#22 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 2:23 AM Last edited by amythestfenix : 4th Aug 2008 at 2:29 AM. Reason: spelling
I think this set is absolutely great! So many beautiful objects to work with.

AND it has something in it I've been looking for for a long, long time; hardly noticeable in the pics, but truly an excellent piece of work. What can I be referring to, you wonder? The incredibly useful Roman Shades! They come in 1 and 2-tile widths, they recolor beautifully, AND (not found in almost any other shade out there- I know because I've been looking) they are short! They do not sit at the top of the wall- thus, they will not hide wall molding or borders. They do not have to be placed with snapon cheats to avoid clipping the wall or the curtains that I like to place over them. And most fantastic of all, you've got a great and generous recolor policy, allowing the mesh to be distributed with the recolors (which I have to have for one of the sites I work for), a combination not to be found (at least by me) anywhere! Sweetswami77, you are my hero! You will be seeing many, many recolors of this...

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#23 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 2:32 AM
You've been busy!! I love it. Thanks!
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#24 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 2:35 AM
Oh yay!! Amythestfenix, if you post the recolors on another site, please let me know. I'd love to snag them for myself! ;o) Thanks so much!!
#25 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 3:34 AM
I can definately see a great deal of work put into this Fantastic job!

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