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"CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set *UPD 20mar08*

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 24th Mar 2006 at 11:50 PM - Updated 20th Mar 2008 at 10:03 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Fridge updated to FreeTime
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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.
"COUNTERCULTURE" MODULAR KITCHEN SET
by MaryLou & Numenor





IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
*All* the attachments are located at the end of THIS post, but the description of the various elements are located as follows:
  1. Counters, Islands, Recolours and coordinated Floors -> Post #2
  2. Hanging Modules -> Post #3
  3. Appliances -> Post #4


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NEWS AND UPDATES
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20 mar 2008 - UPDATE: Fridge
The Fridge now has the FreeTime options "Serve Platter..." and "Prepare for Contest". The updated fridge is included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
(Click image to enlarge)



14 FEB 2008 - BUGFIX: Fridge
Removed tooltip (this time for real! I swear! )
The updated fridge is included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #4

09 FEB 2008 - ADDED: "Tower cabinets"
The updated versions are included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_HangingModules.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #3

09 FEB 2008 - BUGFIX: Fridge
There was an annoying tooltip, now removed, that showed up when clicking on the fridge.

15 APR 2007 - UPDATED: Fridge (Seasons - "Stock" interaction now works)
The updated versions are included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #4

31 MAR 2007 - UPDATED: Fridge and Trash Compactor (Seasons interaction now available)

20 OCT 2006 - HUGE UPDATE!
  • UPDATED - Counters and Islands, all of them: PLEASE REDOWNLOAD (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Appliances: Multi-Fridge and Multi-Stove (info on Post #4)
  • ADDED - Hanging module: Hanging T-Junction (info on Post #3)
  • ADDED - Recolours: Sun (for top and finish), StripedWood-Vertical and StripedWood-Horizontal (for top only) (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Floor: Wood-Sycamorepearl (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Global Mod to fix the appearance of the Maxis CounterCulture counters (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Collection packages, to easily find the many CounterCulture items (residential and community collections)


17 JUNE 2006 - ADDED: HANGING MODULES (Read details from Post #3)


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NOTES AND LINKS
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If you like the "CounterCulture" Modular set, you may be interested also in the "CHEZ MOI" Modular set and the "WAY COOLINARY" Modular set
If you want the "usable corners" feature also on MAXIS counters, go download The SEP (Slot Enable Package)



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DESCRIPTION AND INFO
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The "CounterCulture" furniture is kinda boring... right? WRONG!
If you think so, it's because you've never tried our "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set! :D

Your kitchen will never be the same, with this marvellous set of counters, islands, appliances and floors!

Here is what you'll never find in other kitchen sets:

  • [Pic1] [Pic2] [Pic3] You can now connect flawlessly counters, island and bar counters, without ugly "back trims" on the counters, and perfectly pairing the surfaces of the islands and the counters!
  • [Pic4] You can create fancy-shaped islands, mixing and matching the modules (Slim Counter and Islands, Island Top, and even the original Maxis counters) at your heart's content!
  • [Pic5] The appliances are coordinated with the counters, and they are really encased in the counter: no metal panels will be visible!
  • [Pic6] You can finally put small appliances on the corner counter, and make your sims use them!
  • [Pic7] Coordinated flooring is provided along with the set, in both Wood and Marble!


GAME COMPATIBILITY
The entire "CounterCulture" Modular set is compatible with any game, from the base game to Seasons.


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
The "Collection" files are NOT to be put in the Downloads! They go in (Documents)\EA Games\Collections.
All the other files go into your Downloads folder. If you have problems, you'll find all the information you may need in this thread: please read it carefully before asking "Can you post it in ZIP, please?" And when you have read that thread, DON'T ask for zips! :D


THE "COLLECTION" FILES
The Collections do not contain any object: they are just a list of all the CounterCulture items.
Once installed, you can open the collections from the Buy Mode catalog (click on the icon that looks like a folder) and you will find all the existing collections. Among them, there is the "CounterCulture Set", that groups together all the CCulture items, including the coordinated floors and the Maxis counters.


RECOLOURS
All the counters and the islands borrow the textures from the original Maxis "CounterCulture" counter: therefore, if you want to recolour our set, just create a recolour for the Maxis counter. On the other hand, every recolour for the Maxis counter that you may already have in your Downloads will be automatically available for the whole "CounterCulture" set.
Only exceptions are the Appliances (Trash compactor and Dishwasher): they have their own texture, that must be recoloured separately.


POLY COUNT
Our counters and appliances are derived from the Maxis original: in some cases, the poly count of our meshes is slightly lower than the Maxis originals; and in most cases it is greatly lower than Maxis'
In detail, here is the poly count (for each category, we provide a range, min->max):
  • Counters: Faces 239->1411 / Vert 334->1510
  • Slim Islands: Faces 471->1502 / Vert 788->2577
  • Island Tops: Faces 108->456 / Vert 124->1093
  • Appliances: Faces 1165->1570 / Vert 1551->1964


CREDITS
MaryLou for all the meshes and custom textures;
Numenor for animations, usable corners and various "hidden" tweakings...
Maxis for the original CounterCulture counters.


LICENCE AGREEMENT
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
You can freely create recolours, and post them on any site, but DON'T INCLUDE THE MESHES IN YOUR RECOLOURS; post a link to this thread, instead.
You can include this set in lots uploaded to completely free sites (NO EXCHANGE!), as long as you grant credits to MaryLou and Numenor and you provide a link to this thread (not just to MTS2!).

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
CounterCultureSet_Collections_DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS.rar

Size: 5.4 KB · Downloads: 15,284 · 21st Oct 2006
5.4 KB 15,284 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar

Size: 730.5 KB · Downloads: 24,796 · 21st Oct 2006
730.5 KB 24,796 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_HangingModules.rar

Size: 626.2 KB · Downloads: 23,406 · 21st Oct 2006
626.2 KB 23,406 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 112.5 KB · Downloads: 22,467 · 21st Oct 2006
112.5 KB 22,467 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Floors.rar

Size: 241.1 KB · Downloads: 21,211 · 21st Oct 2006
241.1 KB 21,211 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Recolors.rar

Size: 416.5 KB · Downloads: 22,953 · 21st Oct 2006
416.5 KB 22,953 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Counters+Islands.rar

Size: 562.0 KB · Downloads: 24,416 · 21st Oct 2006
562.0 KB 24,416 21st Oct 2006
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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Field Researcher
#126 Old 28th Apr 2006 at 12:13 PM
this reminds me a lot of the sims 1's curvy style counter. good work!

you're all a bunch of nerds like me <3
Field Researcher
#127 Old 2nd May 2006 at 1:26 PM
This is not only great Sim-object design, but excellent furniture design, period! Those angled connecting pieces are genius.

Big THANKS to both of you!!
Test Subject
#128 Old 6th May 2006 at 2:59 AM
This falls under the subtle, yet highly regarded heading of "Brilliantly Awesome".
I've been waiting for this for a LOOOONG time!

Muchos Thank-o's, folks.
Test Subject
#129 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:41 PM
These are great, I hated those metal sides of appliances.
thank you

"As finishing touch God created the DUTCH!"
Instructor
#130 Old 24th May 2006 at 5:35 PM
Cool, i like it!
Test Subject
#131 Old 25th May 2006 at 5:44 AM
Default Brilliant!
I haven't tried it yet. But, if it does everything you claim, it is, by far, one of the most useful hacks I have ever had the pleasure of downloading. Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#132 Old 27th May 2006 at 4:49 AM
Great work on the counters I'm using them all the time now I love them.One question though where can I get the purple re-color and other re-colors of this counter? Help would be greatly appriciated. thanks

I'm sure I don't know darling I just covered the basics
The ModFather
retired moderator
#133 Old 27th May 2006 at 11:22 AM
What purple recolour? The CounterCulture set uses the same recolours as the Maxis counters, and in the screenshots you can see only Maxis original colours...

Anyway, any recolour made for the original Maxis CounterCulture counters will automatically apply to our kitchen set, too (except for the appliances); so, try browsing the download forum in search of recolours for the Maxis counters.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#134 Old 27th May 2006 at 5:51 PM
Hi Numenor, sorry for being confused, but in the screenshot at the top of this page, the 3 pic. on the right looks like purple or lavender to me, for some reason that colour is not showing up in my game. I have been doing searches to see if there are more colours for this set. Anyway thanks for your help and for the counters!

I'm sure I don't know darling I just covered the basics
The ModFather
retired moderator
#135 Old 27th May 2006 at 6:18 PM
Oh, it's just a light effect... That colour is the Maxis dark brown, included with the original CounterCulture counters.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#136 Old 27th May 2006 at 6:53 PM
Weeelllll now I feel incredibly oh let me see what word should I use...STUPID! LOL I have been searching and searching for a purple counter no wonder I couldn't find it there isn't one hahahaha. Oh my heavens I have been driving myself crazy trying to find it. In the meantime I have downloaded your tut. on recolouring so maybe I'll have a go at it. But if I can't tell the difference between purple and brown I better hang it up. Thanks for getting back to me on this and straightening me out. I really appreciate your help and everything you make!!!!!

I'm sure I don't know darling I just covered the basics
Instructor
#137 Old 29th May 2006 at 9:56 AM
This is very great download. But if I put Maxi's dishwasher or trashcan into your counters it makes error in the game: my Sim cannot put plate to dishwasher or rubbish in trashcan. Also when comes fireman he was not able to extinguish a fire and in his mind was appear this counter as obstacle on the way and he complained about it till I made enable buy-mode with cheater and removed your counter and Maxi's dishwasher. I'm sorry, but in this way I cannot use this object.
Field Researcher
#138 Old 31st May 2006 at 2:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy_76
But if I put Maxi's dishwasher or trashcan into your counters it makes error in the game: my Sim cannot put plate to dishwasher or rubbish in trashcan.Also when comes fireman he was not able to extinguish a fire and in his mind was appear this counter as obstacle on the way and he complained about it till I made enable buy-mode with cheater and removed your counter and Maxi's dishwasher. I'm sorry, but in this way I cannot use this object.


I don't know why you get these problems. I'm sure our counters works fine with Maxis' dishwasher and trashcan. Also the fireman, he extinguishes a fire as always without any problem.

As you can see
Screenshots

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Instructor
#139 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 4:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou
I don't know why you get these problems. I'm sure our counters works fine with Maxis' dishwasher and trashcan. Also the fireman, he extinguishes a fire as always without any problem.

As you can see


<<I don't know why you get these problems>> - I also don't know
I posted here my reply to see advice or suggestions. This is really interesting, because i'm playing without cheaters and global hacks, so normally this counter must work fine. I wanted to include this counter in my favorite objects. So i try to understand why this object dosn't work. If you have a idea, please, help me!!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#140 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 5:31 PM
Do you have any other download related to counters? I'm thinking that perhaps some custom counter (or dishwasher etc...), though officially declared as "safe" (not containing global modifications), might have some problem, possibly unknown to the creator himself...

Or maybe the lot you are playing has some problem? Does this issue occur in every lot, or in specific lots only?

You should try and remove from the downloads anything but the CounterCulture counters; then start the game and create a brand new lot (don't load existing lots: they won't be loaded properly, after removing all the downloads).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Instructor
#141 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 9:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Do you have any other download related to counters? I'm thinking that perhaps some custom counter (or dishwasher etc...), though officially declared as "safe" (not containing global modifications), might have some problem, possibly unknown to the creator himself...

Or maybe the lot you are playing has some problem? Does this issue occur in every lot, or in specific lots only?

You should try and remove from the downloads anything but the CounterCulture counters; then start the game and create a brand new lot (don't load existing lots: they won't be loaded properly, after removing all the downloads).


Thank you Numenor for your good advice! I tested how you wrote me here.
It's very difficult to explain by English but i will try. If i put any house in base game "The Sims 2"
into neighbourhood this house disappeared from "lots and houses"-bin.
When i installed all other EP's i wanted this houses again from pleasantview because they was
little and convenient to play.
So i took this houses from other computer (where only base game without EP's installed) as package-File
and copied custom to my folder with lots of neighbourhood.
And now if i put this houses in neighbourhood (with all EP installed) my Sims complain even about
standard objects, they cannot come to them. But if i build myself any house in the city it works.
And your counters also work.
I never thought that could be occure such problem.

Thank you for your good advice ones again.
The forum exists to help each other to find a solution, isn't?
The ModFather
retired moderator
#142 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 12:12 AM
I've perfectly understood your explanation
And I'm glad you found out the cause of this issue.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#143 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 12:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy_76
If i put any house in base game "The Sims 2"
into neighbourhood this house disappeared from "lots and houses"-bin.
When i installed all other EP's i wanted this houses again from pleasantview because they was
little and convenient to play.
So i took this houses from other computer (where only base game without EP's installed) as package-File
and copied custom to my folder with lots of neighbourhood.
And now if i put this houses in neighbourhood (with all EP installed) my Sims complain even about
standard objects, they cannot come to them. But if i build myself any house in the city it works.
And your counters also work.
I never thought that could be occure such problem.

Thank you for your good advice ones again.
The forum exists to help each other to find a solution, isn't?


Hi Katy
I've perfectly understood your explanation too.
And I've got this problem too, becouse I've made the same thing. But it's very, very difficult for me to explain by my bad english my "little-solution".
I've made a lot of experiment to recover lots created in the game base ( or in a different EPs) that I want to play with any EPs. And, as you, I want some houses again from pleasantview, in the neighboorhood catalog.
If you don't know how you can, I'll try to explain you.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Test Subject
#144 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 8:43 PM
I don't know if this has already been said, but I think it would be cool if there was a backing that sloped down to the surface.
Another cool thing you could do would be putting a rounded corner on the backing.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#145 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 4:32 PM Last edited by MaryLou & Numenor : 17th Jun 2006 at 4:38 PM.
Default Breaking news!!!
"CounterCulture" Modular Hangings
by MaryLou & Numenor




Finally, the long-awaited update is here!


These new hanging modules will complete your modular CounterCulture kitchen in the best of taste! The new modules are:
  • Multi-model Shelves
  • Multi-model Shelves with Decorative Plates
  • Multi-model Corner
  • Multi-model Top Bracket
  • Multi-model Cooker Hood


Download them all from POST #2!

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Lab Assistant
#146 Old 18th Jun 2006 at 2:10 AM
These look great thank you
Lab Assistant
#147 Old 18th Jun 2006 at 3:07 AM
Grazie per aver fatto questi oggetti - bravi!!
Space Pony
#148 Old 18th Jun 2006 at 11:26 AM
That´s such a genious idea ! :clap: :clap: Thanx so much !

Silvi
Test Subject
#149 Old 18th Jun 2006 at 12:46 PM
Thank you, Very good!
Siete veramente bravi!..grazie mille
Lab Assistant
#150 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 1:51 AM
Awesomeness. ^^
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