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Tuscan Kitchen Set *UPDATED*

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jun 2006 at 5:51 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2006 at 10:49 PM by phoenix_phaerie : Updated Stove Meshe
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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.
Update June 11:
To all those who who have already downloaded this and given me kind words of encouragement on my first set, I'd just like to say 'Thank you'....and you have to redownload the set

Well, not really. If you have already downloaded the set, all you need to do is download the fix for the stove and potrack. Download the and and allow the new versions to overwrite the ones already in your downloads folder. You may also have to delete and re-buy any stove or potrack that is already in your sims homes.

The original stove file has been fixed (a million and one thanks to the awesome Echo for that) so that it no longer has problems accepting cooking commands. Hopefully this fix will work for all versions of the game.

The potrack had a small issue with it's MMAT still redirecting to the base object it was cloned from.

If you downloaded the set when there was only a fix for the stove and NOT the potrack, then you likely caught me before I got a chance to upload it. You will most likely need to download the potrack fix. The stove should be fine.

For those who are downloading the set for the first time, the newly fixed stove and potrack have been included in the TuscanKitchenSet.rar file, so you need not worry


Hello all! This my first foray into object making for TS2 and it's called the Tuscan Kitchen. I had originally envisioned this as a TS1 set, but never got around to it. So here it is now in all it's 3D glory!

The Tuscan Kitchen is a classicly elegant set with a touch of Old-World charm and warmth.

The ornate nature of this set means it has very high poly counts. Nothing too ridiculous, but please, please know your machine's limitations before downloading this set. I have listed each object's poly count in parentheses.

All the items in this set should be base-compliant. Everything here is cloned from objects shipped in the original Sims 2 game, and should work for those who have only have the base game. But please keep in mind that there are modded objects that may still be buggy.

Tuscan Kitchen Pieces:

counter w/doors (1197)

counter w/drawers (1437)

island (1392)

short cabinet (644)

short cabinet w/glass (1690)

long cabinet (1990)

stove hood (1495)

stove (2326)

dinette table (2412)

dinette chair (1094)

chandelier (1542)

hanging potrack (1558)

Note: Cabinets, stove hood and potrack are found in the miscellaneous portion of the 'Decoratives' section.

I know the glass-front cabinets have really high counts. If there's enough of a demand for it, I can make low-poly versions with fewer dishes.

These items may need CEP. As a rule, all simmers should already have this amazing piece of software. If not, tsk-tsk! For shame!

You will also need to download WinRAR to unzip this file. I cannot provide .zips for these.

Thanks to Numenor for his lovely counter and 2x2 table templates. Also, thanks to Echo for fixing the stove and thanks to everyone on the boards who answered my incessant newbie questions.

Please feel free to recolor this set, but do not host the files anywhere else. Please simply link back to this thread and allow users to download the actual set from here. If you'd like to include these pieces in a lot, that's fine, so long as they are NOT uploaded to ANY paysite. Please also give me full credit and a link back. Thanks. Please let me know what you think!

I am not allowing this set to be cloned, hacked, or uploaded to the exchange.

Update June 14:
I have included some very basic/rudimentary recolor templates for the stove and hood. I feel that these are the only objects that really require the use of templates since they both have so many different parts. The other objects of this set are textured in a pretty cut and dry way and are easy to dissect.

There is also a reame included with some friendly advice for those looking to recolor this set.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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Top Secret Researcher
#101 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 3:29 AM
Thank You so much this kitchen is breath taking and so nice and clean.
Test Subject
#102 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 3:49 AM
What a beautiful set! I'm looking forward to trying it out in my game! Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 4:13 AM
That's a lovely set! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 5:35 AM
Absolutely beautiful.. Very well done.. best Sim kitchen I have ever seen..
I want it for MY real kitchen
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 6:41 AM
Cookin' With Style!!!!
Test Subject
#106 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 9:54 AM
OMG, this set is amazing! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
#107 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 10:26 AM Last edited by Katy_76 : 11th Jun 2006 at 10:50 AM.
Originally Posted by luslipz73
Ive tested more today and your correct when you click the stove it works fine when you click the fridge the food disappears like they never had it I havent had the food retreval problem yet but I just got to start my game ill edit my post as I play with it more.

P.S. phoenix phaerie I just wanted to say weather or not the stove works properly now or later once you get the kinks worked out or not its a BEAUTIFUL set ESPECIALLY for a frist try(patting you on your back) and Im not deleting anything and Im soooooo waiting for the recolors :D



Here at many people a problem with an oven. I think, those people who has written it, they really plan to play with this kitchen set. I precisely plan . It would be quite good to fix this small defect certainly.
For the developer: you have made magnificent set! I am truely impressed by your ability to create such objects. I raited it in 5 stars and it's worthy even if the oven works not absolutely correctly.

Greetings, Katy
Test Subject
#108 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 2:56 PM
I agree with everyone else that this set is *beautiful* --- I guarantee I will be using the counters in all my Sim homes. I also have the problem with the stove (and I use the North American version of the game), but that seems so minor compared to the beauty of the set. Can't wait for it to be at 100%.
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 3:34 PM
A very nice addition indeed ^_^
Thanks for sharing!

I'm pretty, huh? I'm not even PRETTY enough to FIT my shoes!
Test Subject
#110 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 3:49 PM
Love it, just what I want on my new lot Many Thanks.
Test Subject
#111 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 4:58 PM
Tuscan kitchen set.
I love this set. I am playing it in game already. I am having no problems. Any chance for recolors? Thank you so much. This is the kitchen of my dreams.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#112 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 8:53 PM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 11th Jun 2006 at 10:08 PM.
Hi everyone! Thanks for all your kind words! I managed to get the wonderful Echo to help me with the stove so all should be well now (crossing my fingers!).

If you have already downloaded the set, please download the fixed up stove. It has been included in a seperate .zip, so you don't need to redownload the entire set.

If you have yet to download the set, the fixed stove has been icluded in the main set, so you should have no problems
#113 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 9:33 PM
Thank you very mush. I'm really very glad that i can play now with your wonderful Kitchen Set !! :-) You are super!
#114 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 9:44 PM
Bella, Bella, Bella! This is the kitchen I have been looking for for such a long time. Thank you!
Test Subject
#115 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 11:06 PM
nice style! But I downloaded it and play with it... found out that the sim can't clean the leftover pan on the oven. It's seem problem with it. I tried to delete the oven but won't until the sim pick it up. It's not working.
Test Subject
#116 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 11:14 PM
Default Tuscan Kitchen Set
Absolutely wonderful! Even more so for a first, keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#117 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 11:39 PM
This is SO PRETTY!!!
The thing is I am having trouble with downloading it...I need help please!
I really love his style that you have created!!! :p
Test Subject
#118 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 11:58 PM
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Test Subject
#120 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 5:00 AM
This is gorgeous, Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful creation
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 7:57 AM
love the kitchen keep up your great work cant wait too see more stuff.
Top Secret Researcher
#122 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 8:05 AM
Im glad you got this many thanks...well deserved, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#123 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 9:15 AM
These a just so beautiful
Test Subject
#124 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 9:53 AM
This set is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!

Non si vede bene che col cuore, l'essenziale è invisibile agli occhi.
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Lab Assistant
#125 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 1:16 PM
This looks soooo beautiful in the game! I haven't noticed any slowing down, despite the high poly count. Thank you for taking the time and effort. It is much appreciated!

When one must, one can.
Yiddish Proverb
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