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Tuscan Kitchen Set *UPDATED*

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jun 2006 at 4:51 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2006 at 9:49 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.

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
recolor_templates.zip

Size: 21.0 KB · Downloads: 136,354 · 14th Jun 2006
21.0 KB 136,354 14th Jun 2006
cmtuscanpotrack.zip

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 153,321 · 11th Jun 2006
78.9 KB 153,321 11th Jun 2006
TuscanKitchenSet.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 187,745 · 11th Jun 2006
1.39 MB 187,745 11th Jun 2006
cmtuscanstove.zip

Size: 278.8 KB · Downloads: 168,671 · 11th Jun 2006
278.8 KB 168,671 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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Field Researcher
#151 Old 29th Jun 2006 at 9:27 AM
Wonderful kitchen set! Thank you so much

To err is human. To forgive is divine. Sometimes:)
Test Subject
#152 Old 29th Jun 2006 at 6:15 PM
Oh My Gosh. I can't believe how beautiful this is. It is beyond words. I can't wait to use this in my game
Test Subject
#153 Old 2nd Jul 2006 at 10:02 AM
that is awsome! gr8 1st set keep up the gd work
Test Subject
#154 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 5:29 PM



WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE BEST I'VE SEEN
Test Subject
#155 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 10:27 PM
Thank you sooo much. Its great to have a real looking set in the game finally. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.
Test Subject
#156 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:47 AM
abSOLUTELY Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely results for all your hard work. you are very much appreciated by all us simmies especially us who cannot do these wonderful things you do. Again Thanks
Test Subject
#157 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 1:38 PM
This is one hell of an upload. I am hugely impressed. I'll definitly enjoy playing with these. Fantastic job, well done!
Test Subject
#158 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 7:02 PM
This is by far, hand-down, without any doubt, the BEST download on any site anywhere in the world for the sims 2. i create realistic houses and this kitchen is the absolute best kitchen for the sims. i have used this in every single house i build. thanx
Test Subject
#159 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 9:51 PM
I love this kitchen! It looks perfect in game and it's hard to resist using it for every home. But I have a problem with the stove, and I've downloaded the updates...my sims go to make something on the stove, and then they sort of 'jump' and can never get it off of the stove. Is it possible something I have would be conflicting with it?

Thanks again for all of your hard work. It's beautiful. :9
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#160 Old 14th Jul 2006 at 11:37 PM
Thank you so much for such a wonderfully detailed kitchen.

Please do not PM me with Game or Site Help questions. Post them in the appropriate section after going through the FAQs.

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Field Researcher
#161 Old 15th Jul 2006 at 12:53 AM
I have died and gone to virtual heaven ,thanx so much,love this in the dark wood recolor that's available.this is so nice,fanlly i really really good looking set for free,all the great room sets r form paysites,thank u so much.
Test Subject
#162 Old 16th Jul 2006 at 5:47 AM
Default Absolutely Super Fantastic!!
If this is your first item, I can't wait to see what you will do next!! Keep up the good work...I am now a die hard fan!!
Lab Assistant
#163 Old 24th Jul 2006 at 8:42 PM
Default Wow!
I was in awe when I first saw this! Thank you so much for its creation, I can't wait to use it in the game. It's such a beautiful kitchen, I love it!
Field Researcher
#164 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 5:05 PM
I almost fainted when I saw this kitchen. It is the most gorgeous kitchen! I love it because I've been looking through real home magazines for ideas, and have seen kitchens like this for months, and not been able to recreate them in my game....now I can!!

It will be terribly hard not to put this kitchen in all of my Sim's homes. Thanks so much for sharing this freely with all of us!

--green
Test Subject
#165 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 9:07 PM
Wow, this kitchen is amazing and I'm glad I found it!

Kudos <3
Test Subject
#166 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 3:28 PM
The greatest kitchen I've ever see))
Test Subject
#167 Old 6th Aug 2006 at 8:33 PM Last edited by ericb : 21st Sep 2006 at 9:13 PM.
Here's to the best kitchen ever created!! I have had a recent problem with "the glass cabinet that doesn't extend to the counter" though. It disappears if connected to the wooden door cabinet. It disappears once I rotate to look at it from behind. Wondering if any insight could be given thanks much!
Test Subject
#168 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 9:52 PM
I love this kitchen, it is so gorgeous I've used it in every house I've built lately, thank you!

I don't know if you take requests, but if you had thought about including a 2x1 or 3x1 table for the set, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#169 Old 27th Aug 2006 at 5:03 AM
This is a really beautiful kitchen. It looks great in the game. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#170 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 2:19 PM
Finally a kitchen that's... well, different. Great work! Will it work with Numenor's SEP(slot enabler package) not that it matters but, I noticed some custom kithchen sets are not effected by the SEP.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#171 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 5:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaerisch
Finally a kitchen that's... well, different. Great work! Will it work with Numenor's SEP(slot enabler package) not that it matters but, I noticed some custom kithchen sets are not effected by the SEP.


Hm. I have NO clue. The table is cloned from a base created by Numenor, so...maybe??
Test Subject
#172 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 9:32 PM
I just love this set!!! I download it yesterday ( the update version) but it is impossible to cook something on the stove!!!! I have all episode, english version. I download all the things with Q-Xpress.
Test Subject
#173 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 3:37 AM
Hey me again!!!

It's working now I redownload the files of the stove and now it's working!! Thanks anyway.
Instructor
#174 Old 12th Sep 2006 at 7:14 AM
pink isn't my thing lol but a recolor looks very nice good job
Instructor
#175 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 11:13 AM
Abosulutely amazing Thank you

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