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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 cmtuscanstove.zip and cmtuscanpotrack.zip 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


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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.

Credits:
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.


Terms:
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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
recolor_templates.zip

Size: 21.0 KB · Downloads: 136,408 · 14th Jun 2006
21.0 KB 136,408 14th Jun 2006
cmtuscanpotrack.zip

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 153,383 · 11th Jun 2006
78.9 KB 153,383 11th Jun 2006
TuscanKitchenSet.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 187,822 · 11th Jun 2006
1.39 MB 187,822 11th Jun 2006
cmtuscanstove.zip

Size: 278.8 KB · Downloads: 168,736 · 11th Jun 2006
278.8 KB 168,736 11th Jun 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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Test Subject
#126 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 2:52 PM
Beautiful set, thanks for creating it
Field Researcher
#127 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 8:52 PM
OMG! I got up out of my chair & did a dance (managed to spill my coffee in the process) when I logged on to MtS2 & found not only the origional set but recolors! YAY! The antique white is so perfect...

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Test Subject
#128 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 9:22 PM
Can simple words describe the joy of finding a set as wonderful as this? Thank you and let's hope for a long, succesfull career as a fantastic creator.
Test Subject
#129 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 8:16 AM
mwah mwah, thankyou very much for fixing this, as I think it is absolutley beautiful and was very reluctant to delete it from my downloads
Test Subject
#130 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 1:07 PM
it looks really nice i need it lol ... o n look it is downloaded:D
Field Researcher
#131 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 5:37 PM
WOW ♥ This is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! Thank you so much. Amazing work!!! Can't wait to use it!

Can't. Stop. Downloading.!!!
Field Researcher
#132 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 1:31 AM
Woo Hoo....thanks for the fix, and the recolor permission. This set is one of the nicest kitchen sets I have seen. Thank you a million times again.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.- Maya Angelou

Avalon
Field Researcher
#133 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 6:38 PM Last edited by JessicaRitchie : 27th Jun 2006 at 4:20 PM. Reason: added link
Just fantastic!! I did some re-colors and the only thing I found was that when I recolored the stove, the wood color changed but the stove itself did not pick up the color. You can see larger pictures HERE
to see the detail.
Thank you very much for this beautiful set!

You can find these sets at Spiffy Sims


"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work"
Sophisticated Sims
Featured Artist at Spiffy Sims
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#134 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 10:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JessicaRitchie
Just fantastic!! I did some re-colors and the only thing I found was that when I recolored the stove, the wood color changed but the stove itself did not pick up the color. You can see larger pictures HERE
to see the detail.
Thank you very much for this beautiful set!


Oh wow! Those look stunning! I think you did an excellent job on those!
Test Subject
#135 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 10:28 PM
really nice , thank you
Instructor
#136 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 2:35 AM
the recolors I did are now posted if you want to have a look at them.. you can find them here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=166224

Dee

Geezus, Mary, and Joseph....
visit my yahoo grouphttp://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/DeesElegantDecor/
and a great forumhttp://www.reflexsimsforum.com/
Test Subject
#137 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 2:47 AM
It reminds me of the osbournes kitchen XD I dont know why it just does
Lab Assistant
#138 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 3:11 AM
This is hands down the best kitchen I've ever seen. I know it's high poly count, but I'm willing to risk the lag to have this beautiful set!

Thank you so, so much!
Test Subject
#139 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 8:57 AM
it's fantastic! thank you
Test Subject
#140 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 7:18 PM
WOW!!! This is a gorgeous kitchen set. I just can't believe it is your first object. I can't wait to use this in my game. Great job, and thank you soo much.
Field Researcher
#141 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 1:07 AM
hi, i love this kitchen! but once i placed some of the cabinets in my game, they disappeared...i also have luslipz73's recolors, and will be posting there too, but is anyone having or had this problem as well and would you know how to fix it?
Field Researcher
#142 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 9:40 AM
This is absolutely fabulous. It looks a bit like the kitchen in The OC. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Scholar
#143 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 12:31 AM
Its so wonderful ....Breathtaking.Thanks forever.
Lab Assistant
#144 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 7:21 AM
What a unique set! Oh, and I just wanted to say that your Small Town America set was the best d/l I ever got from TSR. Keep up the good work!

"My most shocking moment in the Sims can be summed up in three little words: Guinea Pig Disease."
Test Subject
#145 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:05 PM
Default Amazing!
Absouletly Amazing!!
You should get a reward or something for your work.I have no idea about creating objects(i figure they r too darn hard for me)..but i know what would look wonderful in my houses and this is it..Hugeeee thanks and congrats!
Keep it up plss!

I am a build maniac!Luf to build..build..build.
Only if i could upload my houses here!

Pinoska
Test Subject
#146 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 9:31 PM
I love this set. It really is beautiful. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#147 Old 24th Jun 2006 at 1:04 AM
Default Love It!!!
I love this set so much...I just wish you could make a collection folder for it. I spend half the time looking for all the objects to put it together!. Please if you can , could you include a collection folder?

Again thanks so much for this esquisit set

My Avatar was made by the wonderful people of SIMply elau using one of my own sims.
Test Subject
#148 Old 24th Jun 2006 at 3:15 PM
Thank you very much ^^!!
Lab Assistant
#149 Old 28th Jun 2006 at 7:27 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#150 Old 29th Jun 2006 at 8:29 AM
I adore this set and use it in every house of mine! I would be SOOO happy if you would make the kitchen stove top hood into a fire alarm? If possible! Again, great work!
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