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Annie Modular Sofa UPDATED 22 Nov 2007

by blake_boy Posted 16th Oct 2007 at 2:52 PM - Updated 10th Dec 2008 at 11:38 PM by whitesiren
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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.
UPDATED 22 Nov 2007

Ive updated a bad wallshadow and the recolours, so please redownload the meshes and recolours and replace the old files with these new ones in your downloads folder please!




Ive always wanted to make another modular sofa, because I thought my first sofa was a real mess. Well, with a bit of spare time, I've gotten around to making them.
These sofas are pretty much far from perfect, but I reckon theyre a mark improvement from the first one. Want to mention that I went through a rough patch with my gf recently, we decided to make this set as a team, and corny as it sounds, it made us closer than ever.
So, I want everyone to know that my georgie did the texturing of the sofas and I couldnt have been danm prouder of her.

Ok, enough with reallife blogging, and on to the sofas, hehe. There are basically 3 different meshes in this set, theyre shown below:


You can use these sofas to create different modular shapes, as shown on my pictures and lots more shapes you can think up of. I used the repository technique, thanks to Jwoods and his tute/ modding infocentre, which prooved extremely useful here.

Important Notes:

- You'll need to download the main mesh, (with the cushions) in order for the other 2 to work with their textures.

- These are modular sofas which will join up when put next to each other. You'll need Inge's sectionalsofa patch in your downloads folder from here:http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1393933
Unfortunately, if you have Shaklin's sectionalsofa patch, you'll have to remove that from your downloads folder in order for these to work

- The beauty of these sofas is that I've made an overlay of the shadows on the texture, so it makes recolouring childs play. You can simply wack on your flat fabric or wood or texture of choice, and the shadows mesh does all the hard work for you and will make the sofas look good in game. Ive attached the uvmapping if anyone's interested in recolouring.

- If you want to recolour the sofas, you just need to recolour the main mesh, (with the cushions)

- Much improved (less) poly counts from my first sofa.

- I think youll need Nightlife for these sofas to work correctly

- These sofas do not have wall shadows on them, I had a problem with them and just couldn't get them to work

- The design tool does not work on the ottoman and sofa without cushions when theyre joined up. Not sure how to fix that

- These sofas are listed in the catalog under Comfort > sofas


On to the screenies:





Thats it, hope you enjoy the sofas and have fun experimenting with the different modular shapes.
and thanks again mts2 for being such an awesome place to be in

Polygon Counts:
Main mesh:
Highest poly faces - 1342
Average poly faces - 1100

No cushion:
Highest poly faces - 1342
Average poly faces - 1000

Ottoman (no arm, no back):
Highest poly faces - 698
Average poly faces - 630

Additional Credits:
Jwoods tute/modding infocentre on repository technique
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=82227

The ususal suspects: simpe, mts2

The rest of the objects in the pics are Maxis or I made, and might upload them in the future.

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

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa-RECOLOURS.zip

Size: 4.16 MB · Downloads: 151,614 · 22nd Nov 2007
4.16 MB 151,614 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaOttoman.zip

Size: 90.5 KB · Downloads: 142,808 · 22nd Nov 2007
90.5 KB 142,808 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaNoCushion.zip

Size: 162.5 KB · Downloads: 142,349 · 22nd Nov 2007
162.5 KB 142,349 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa.zip

Size: 460.8 KB · Downloads: 165,409 · 22nd Nov 2007
460.8 KB 165,409 22nd Nov 2007
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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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Test Subject
#101 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 8:27 PM
so majestic and Realistic!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:07 AM
I have to agree, the textures are just gorgeous, kudos to Georgie! And great meshing job, I have all EP's, no SP's though, and no matter what I do, the chair's won't connect, no matter what combination I try, they stay chairs, just placed side by side. Perhaps because I don't have Glamour? Is there a trick I'm missing?
Research Worker
#103 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:10 AM
Thank you for this fantastic detailed set. You are such a fine artist, I love your bathroom too.
Field Researcher
#104 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 9:50 AM
These look great! I loved your other set, and when I saw this new set, I got excited. XD
Test Subject
#105 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 10:30 AM
Wow .. absolutly stunning!!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us :D
Test Subject
#106 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 11:08 AM
OMG! They are beautifull...Thank you so much for share ...
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 2:32 PM
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much!

Your Dana sofa is one of my all time favourite sofas, and I'm betting this one will be too!

Thanks bunches, Georgie and Blake! :D

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Test Subject
#108 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 3:36 PM
Great work - thank you so much
Test Subject
#109 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 6:34 PM
O.M.F.G!!! These are the best ever!

I loved your first ones . . I used them in like every house, and recently I wiped my downloads so I was looking for the originals when this popped up in the featured downloads! What's the chances??

Congrats on the feature and thanks for making my Friday!!
Test Subject
#110 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 6:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thayet
I have to agree, the textures are just gorgeous, kudos to Georgie! And great meshing job, I have all EP's, no SP's though, and no matter what I do, the chair's won't connect, no matter what combination I try, they stay chairs, just placed side by side. Perhaps because I don't have Glamour? Is there a trick I'm missing?


Sorry if you've already done this, but when I downloaded the first set I had the exact same problem, until I re-read the post and realised I forgot to download the sofa patch thing . . -> http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1393933

Sorry if you've already done this . . . .
Test Subject
#111 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 7:25 PM Last edited by Ediz! : 31st Jan 2008 at 10:58 AM.
YAY blake_boy i really love them. The Meshes look awesome! So do recolors. Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#112 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 7:27 PM
Very nice!
The textures look amazing!
Congrats for your job
Test Subject
#113 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 8:56 PM
This is one of the best sofas i have ever seen!!! You did an amazing job!
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 9:34 PM
Amazing job, I can't wait to see and use them in my game! :D

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Lab Assistant
#115 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 10:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eva1Player
Sorry if you've already done this, but when I downloaded the first set I had the exact same problem, until I re-read the post and realised I forgot to download the sofa patch thing . . -> http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1393933

Sorry if you've already done this . . . .


Oh I'm so embarrased! Clearly I didn't read all the info as well as I thought! *doh* *blush* Thank you so much for the help Eva!
Field Researcher
#116 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 10:48 PM
These look amazing, very nice job and congrats on a well deserved feature!

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Field Researcher
#117 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 11:45 PM
this is amazing, there's so much you can do with this, I'm going to have a play with it an see how many different types of sofa's I can put together!

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative
Test Subject
#118 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 11:49 PM
WOOOW damm they look so real
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
goood job
Test Subject
#119 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 1:23 AM
Great job! I think these are my new favorites. Thank you so much!

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Instructor
#120 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 1:47 AM
Bout time hey? Well deserved!
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 2:45 AM
wow thank you so much they are beautiful!
#122 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 4:31 AM
Wow these are AMAZING!!!! Congrats on the well deserved feature!
Inventor
#123 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 7:43 AM
Wonderful

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Lab Assistant
#124 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 9:22 AM
Ok, well, I loved your other so very much! This is really the cherry on top!
Test Subject
#125 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 9:42 AM
I can't find the words to say how I love this new set...
Dana is the most incredible sofa set I've ever seen... till now. My sims are preparing a big party to celebrate you're new (amazing!) post, and you and you're gf are invited. Her textures are so beutiful; you're a great team, for sure, and I just can't wait to see you're next.
Thanks a lot for sharing with us.

PS: I love that plant, I need that plant... Please, please, upload it...
Thanks again.

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