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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: 2,177 · 14th Mar 2009
468.7 KB 2,177 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Electronics ONLY.rar

Size: 678.4 KB · Downloads: 2,226 · 14th Mar 2009
678.4 KB 2,226 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Lighting ONLY.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 3,005 · 14th Mar 2009
1.34 MB 3,005 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: 3,327 · 14th Mar 2009
3.88 MB 3,327 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Set--ALL.rar

Size: 7.01 MB · Downloads: 15,646 · 14th Mar 2009
7.01 MB 15,646 14th Mar 2009
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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:
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:03 AM
Bravo, my friend! Absolutely splendiferous set! I will recolor!
Test Subject
#27 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:15 AM
This set is simply beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing! =)
Top Secret Researcher
#28 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 8:15 AM
Now I can see by your work that you are one talented person and the work that must of went into this set.
Your work is quality and full of all kinds of objects for us to decorate with.
Thank you!!
Forum Resident
#29 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 9:25 AM
O. M. G! What a truly fantastic set! You must have put an enormous amount of work into finishing this... you even put the effort into animating and adding slots to some of the pieces! Amazing job, thankyou so much!!
#30 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 10:09 AM
Thankyou very much for this amazing set
Test Subject
#31 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 11:07 AM
what awesomeness!!
yay!! great job, you should be proud!

when in rome..
Field Researcher
#32 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 12:19 PM
Wow! you should work for EAxis! you're very good at meshing and texturing!Bravo!!!!!

The Sim Supply!

Call me PD :)
Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 2:02 PM
Oh freaking wow, just beautiful.
#34 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 4:20 PM
Holy Smokes! This was a lot of work and you did a great job, sweetswami77!

Thanks bunches!
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#35 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:18 PM
Thank you all so much! I'm doing a happy dance that you all like the set. It does this mesher's heart good! ;o)

Let me know what you think after you've seen it in the game, mmmkay?
Test Subject
#36 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 4:56 AM
This is a very beautiful set, I hope to see more of your great work. Thank you so much for sharing.

Coffee, anyone?
retired moderator
#37 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 5:16 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 5th Aug 2008 at 9:03 AM.
Just stunning! I know this will become one of my favorite sets. I am also looking forward to recolors!
ETA: I just looked at this in game, and noticed the end table has a shadow problem. There is a black square underneath it (on the floor tile) no matter where I place it. Also, I meant to ask earlier, is that TV FT ready? Does it have movies and enthusiasm?

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 3:43 PM
Wonderful work! Thanks so much!
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Original Poster
#39 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 6:12 PM
Thanks, guys!

Canoodle, thanks for letting me know about the shadow. I don't play with shadows in my game, so I didn't notice it. I must have forgotten to turn them on to check before uploading. I'll work on it and post an update.

Also, the TV is base game only, but I could easily make a version that is FT compatible (*infamous last words*). Give me a couple of days to fix these things (hubby's on vacation, so I need to spend a little time with him while I can ;o) ) and I'll see what I can do.
Coffee, anyone?
retired moderator
#40 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 3:55 AM
You're a doll Sweetswami. No hurry. If nothing else, I am a patient person. And take some time with your sweetie.

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
#41 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 3:56 AM
wow wow wow wow wow wow

Stunning, gorgeous, thank you millions.
Test Subject
#42 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 10:22 AM
This set is amazing! Thank you so much!

Plays well with others
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 2:59 PM
Whoa this looks freaking awesome! I'm definitely downloading this... thanks!
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#44 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 7:49 PM
Hey sweetswami - your set is FANTASTIC! Beautiful and looks lovely in-game. There's just a few issues I've noticed:

- The end table, both sets of pillows, the tv, and the funky statue have the black square shadow thing all happening. Still beautiful, but it does look very odd in-game when you have shadows on (which I always do).
- There's a couple little mesh holes near the corners of the front of the cushion on the armchair. There's also a strange sharp seam on the arm too - looks like an issue with normals.
- There seems to be a bit of use of pure black on some items, like the statue thing and part of the fan. Not a hugely big deal but it does make it so any shading/highlighting that the game would add falls into a black hole.
- I only count 27 new meshes, both in the in-game collection and in your polygon list. Am I missing something?

I'm not trying to nitpick you to death here - I'd still use all of the pieces that don't have the strange shadows, regardless of little holes and blackness... I think it's a beautiful set and one of the most realistically casual, lovely ones I've seen. Just figured if you hadn't noticed those things, I'd point them out in case you'd be willing to fix them. If not, no biggie - just figured you should be aware. Thanks for the beautiful set - the work you've put into it is obvious from the quality.

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Original Poster
#45 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 8:04 PM
Thanks, everyone!

HP, wow! I really regret not trying everything out with shadows on in my game. I had no idea. I'll definitely take a look at the packages and see what I can do.

As for the armchair, I know about the sharp seam in the arm. That happened when I was using the DirectX Mesh Tool in Milkshape to lower the poly count. I tried making it a little less harsh (you should have seen it before!), but I guess I could try again. I hadn't noticed the holes in the mesh, though, so I'll take a look for those as well.

None of the items are black fill, but some do look fairly dark in the game. I could try to lighten them up a bit and see if that helps. As for the number of meshes, I didn't actually count them before I put them all together. There were 31 in the archive, but it didn't dawn on me until you said something that 4 of them were the diagonals for the curtains. (I had to go back and check.) So, no, they wouldn't show up in the catalog. Woops! I'll make sure to change the title of the post so it's not misleading.

Sorry about all that. And here I thought I'd done everything right... *sigh*

Field Researcher
#46 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 4:25 PM
I'm glad you fixed the the problems for this beautiful set.
Coffee, anyone?
retired moderator
#47 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 12:08 AM
Wow! That was fast. I never expected you to come through so fast. As a side note: I am really enjoying this collection. I just adore it. Thank you again for being so kind as to share your creations with us.

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 4:45 AM
I love the armillary sphere and the ceiling fan! They are very unique pieces. Nice job.
Mad Poster
#49 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 6:40 PM
I have to come back again and thank you for that beautiful WORKING ceiling fan! I have missed this item since Sims 1 and others I've downloaded were not animated. Again congrats on a great set and I'm already snagging recolors! :D
Test Subject
#50 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 9:33 PM
Wow, these are just beautiful! I LOVE them!! thank you so much for this, the entire set is fantastic!
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