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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
329 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
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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: 151,421 · 22nd Nov 2007
4.16 MB 151,421 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaOttoman.zip

Size: 90.5 KB · Downloads: 142,626 · 22nd Nov 2007
90.5 KB 142,626 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaNoCushion.zip

Size: 162.5 KB · Downloads: 142,179 · 22nd Nov 2007
162.5 KB 142,179 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa.zip

Size: 460.8 KB · Downloads: 165,202 · 22nd Nov 2007
460.8 KB 165,202 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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Scholar
#26 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 10:21 PM
This is sooo amazing!!! The texture, meshes and everything is just beautiful! Seriously, this is magnificant!

Such a great set! Thanks so much, I cant get over how great they look! :D
Field Researcher
#27 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 10:30 PM
Blake_boy, I disagree, I don't think your first sofa was a mess, it was fantastic.

You always come up with something very stylish...this set is fabutastic! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 10:37 PM
OMG! :O These are lovely, thanks
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 10:42 PM
YOU'RE BACK!!!! WOOT! Great sofas.... yay! *dances*

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Inventor
#30 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:17 PM
Wow!! Great job!! I love everything you have made!!! Thank you! :D

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Top Secret Researcher
#31 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:21 PM
These look FABULOUS!! I love all the colors & textures. Thanks so much for the effort you put into these & for sharing them BIG BIG THANK YOU!!!
Instructor
#32 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:22 PM
Thanks for sharing, blake_boy. I have several of your creations downloaded and use them all the time when playing/building. Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#33 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:25 PM
amazing! i wish i had these sofas in my real apt!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:26 PM
very realistic excellent job!

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Lab Assistant
#35 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:40 PM
Love 'em! Love'm a lot! Thank you!
Test Subject
#36 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:48 PM
I love your first set and these are also gorgeous. Keep messin up for us.. hehe
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:54 PM
Thank you ever so much, Blake_boy! It's amazing!

Never kiss a cow's bottom with your tongue!
Scholar
#38 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:56 PM
o my... i love this set so much

you make such nice high quality things... keep it up

are those ceiling lights in the pics yours? are you gonna uplaod them?! :P
Test Subject
#39 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 12:42 AM
Great Job Thank you so much there beautiful.......perfect for my modern houses
Field Researcher
#40 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 12:49 AM
WOW!! the couches are fantastic and I love the textures. Well done to the both of you. You make a great team. thanks for sharing. cheers
Scholar
#41 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 1:02 AM
Wow, wow, Wow!!! Awesome! I LOVE 'em!...The colors;The textures...! Thanks so much! :D

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Test Subject
#42 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 1:16 AM
These are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing them!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 1:52 AM
Wow - I rarely ever dowload furniture anymore, but this is a must have. So many options so few files! The recolors are amazing. LOVE IT! Whoot!
Scholar
#44 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 1:57 AM
I loved your first set. So I'm obviously downloading this one. I guess this should work with BV since the first modular sofa works for mine perfectly, and it should require NL since it makes use of the sectional function.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 2:27 AM
Love them-love them-love them!!

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Instructor
#46 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 2:31 AM Last edited by angel f : 17th Oct 2007 at 4:11 PM.
They look super. Thanks to both of you for making and sharing them.
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 2:57 AM
You've both done a great job - these look awesome!! I'm not sure how I missed your first set but I've got them both now! Thanks so much for sharing!

You can find all of my creations here

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Instructor
#48 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:06 AM Last edited by angel f : 17th Oct 2007 at 4:10 PM.
I am going to quit making objects now. You seriously kicked my butt with these. They are wonderful!

Cogito ergo nupta non sum.
Scholar
#49 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:12 AM
o yes as for working with BV
i have BV and these work WONDERFULY i LOVE these... they come in every color that i normaly use so now i can have nice furniture for my sims and not the same club distress loveseat :P
thanks alot again!
(and if u upload again and put in the post "its not as i wanted/its not perfect/i dont like it... ill go to austraila and hit you... this and all your sets are the best meshing ive ever seen)
Instructor
#50 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:24 AM
THANK YOU! I loved your last set too, they're so detailed and work very well. Thank you for these as well! They look awesome!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
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