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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: 136,336 · 14th Jun 2006
21.0 KB 136,336 14th Jun 2006
cmtuscanpotrack.zip

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 153,299 · 11th Jun 2006
78.9 KB 153,299 11th Jun 2006
TuscanKitchenSet.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 187,720 · 11th Jun 2006
1.39 MB 187,720 11th Jun 2006
cmtuscanstove.zip

Size: 278.8 KB · Downloads: 168,652 · 11th Jun 2006
278.8 KB 168,652 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
#201 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 7:12 PM
Oooh! This is beautiful! As soon as my game is working again, this adorable set will be downloaded at once! thank you

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" - Albus Dumbledore
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Forum Resident
#202 Old 3rd Jul 2007 at 6:09 PM
first thank you very much for the set and the recolours, and second,thank you also for sharing your items, I'm about to upload a castle which has got your set as the whole kitchen furniture!!! (sorry if there are any mistakes, I'm spanish!)
Test Subject
#203 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 9:59 PM
This is so beautiful I am actually in awe, I can't wait to play it! I've been searching for a great kitchen for years! THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!
Field Researcher
#204 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 3:02 PM
I finally decided to download this set! I'm so glad I did. You did such an amazing job. I know I'm the 204th person saying this and so it's nothing new...but I just wanted to thank you! I wouldn't feel right if I didn't. Keep up the good work!
Lab Assistant
#205 Old 6th Aug 2007 at 12:27 AM
I am redownloading this set.I had to reformat.I am so glad I found this again.I think this is my favorite kitchen.I had so much fun with it the last time. Thank you for all the hard work you do for us.

I chase yarn balls,,,,meow.
Lab Assistant
#206 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 8:28 PM
well, i didn't have to reformat, but i did have to reinstall windows. i somehow screwed up one of my saves and lost almost everything. this was the first thing i re-downloaded after hacks. thanks much for this terrific set.
Test Subject
#207 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 10:07 AM
Um I am having problems with the Q Express Installer and I never had any problems with it until my husband put Windows Vista on our computer. I have the latest version of the Q express installer but I keep getting a error message when I click install. It says "Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument". ????? I tried looking in the Faq for the Q Express Installer and other technical forums but have found nothing. Could you please help me or tell me what to do?

Lost with confusion in MN.
Test Subject
#208 Old 4th Sep 2007 at 10:00 PM
Ok I love this set, I just down loded it yesterday, every thing works great except for the Stove, it shows all the colors I need but when I pick a color all I get is the cream colored one. I just now down loaded the cmtuscanstove.zip to see if this will fix it. I hope so because it is a beautiful set.
Lab Assistant
#209 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 11:20 PM
WOW! Love it! You read my mind! Thanks

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing!
Test Subject
#210 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 1:50 PM
I downloaded this set a few days ago, and just used it in a new lot...well, it is just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for offering this, great job!!
Test Subject
#211 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 7:02 AM
phoenix phaerie this the most beautiful and elegant kitchen set i have ever seen and this is one kitchen set that i use 100% of the time in my game. you truly have a gift and is very talented. i am a big fan o your creations. keep the good work.
Instructor
#212 Old 23rd Dec 2007 at 12:13 AM
I have to jump on the bandwagon and give you a big "Thanks" for your Tuscan kitchen set! It's splendiforous!!! My Sims will love it!

* Pickles *
Test Subject
#213 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 6:54 PM
This is my absolutely FAVORITE set in my whole game. Thank you so much for this beautiful kitchen!!
Field Researcher
#214 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 10:00 AM
Gorgeous, Thank You.
Instructor
#215 Old 7th Feb 2008 at 12:14 PM
I love it!! Thanks so much!! :D
Lab Assistant
#216 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 10:08 PM
Absolutley beautiful. I had to uninstall my game and I had this, so I had to come back for it!
Test Subject
#217 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 1:19 AM
I'm having a problem where I add the higher cupboards and the stove hood, and I can see them, but when I go into play mode, they dissappear. I also cannot delete them as they do not show up?? They don't seem to have slowed down my game at all. Could I somehow be missing a mesh?

However, I did have one sim actually acknowledge the stove hood.
Test Subject
#218 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 7:50 AM Last edited by alliesarafanfic : 9th Mar 2008 at 3:30 AM. Reason: Updating it
Update
Just wanted to say Thanks Age in. Do you know if anyones recolour it yet? If so can you tell their user name? I had then before but kind of lost ever thing in my downlodes, Just my luck I know. LOL Well at lest you know that I liked this so much that I got it again. Really THANKS FOR THE GREAT *WAIT WHYS CAPS LOCK ON* -TURNS off - *um huh* kitchen set.

~Ariana or Tristan~

P.S. Ariana and Tristan are the same person not two people.

Update: Um never mind I found them. LOL They seem to work with Free Time as well. LOL I hope other enjoy them as much as I do. :D
Lab Assistant
#219 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 7:27 AM
Yeeeowza! You really did a wonderful job! This looked great when I came across it, and it worked out great in my game, too! I just had to scurry back here to let you know. Keep up the great work. I finally have a kitchen that looks more like a typical farm kitchen from around here instead of a fancy city kitchen! *hee hee*

Never burn bridges, you may need to cross them again! - Kalamity_Katie
Test Subject
#220 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 5:00 PM
This set won't work in my game, i simply extract it but get errors on 3 files, and the only file working is the chandeleir..the lamp, that is...what am i doing wrong? I've downloaded all of the files above and haven't installed the set earlier...i really want this kitchen, it's incredible!
Lab Assistant
#221 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 12:32 AM
Wow oh Wow
Ok now I want My kitchen to look like this Wow you are amazing truly incredibly wonderfully amazing. I am hoplessly addicted to your awsome work.
I wish I could create beautifull content like this but alas I cannot.
Test Subject
#222 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 10:35 AM
This is amazing thank you!

Don't Stop If I Fall
And Don't Look Back
Oh Baby, Don't Stop Bury Me
And Fade To Black!
Test Subject
#223 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 4:46 AM
I adore this set!!!!
Test Subject
#224 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 3:41 AM
I absolutely love this kitchen. Have in my Bon Voyage game and it is great. I downloaded it for Life Stories and all is well except the backsplash and the handles on the cabinets flash blue. Any ideas.
Thanks.
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