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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: 151,431 · 22nd Nov 2007
4.16 MB 151,431 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaOttoman.zip

Size: 90.5 KB · Downloads: 142,636 · 22nd Nov 2007
90.5 KB 142,636 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaNoCushion.zip

Size: 162.5 KB · Downloads: 142,188 · 22nd Nov 2007
162.5 KB 142,188 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa.zip

Size: 460.8 KB · Downloads: 165,214 · 22nd Nov 2007
460.8 KB 165,214 22nd Nov 2007
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
#76 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:40 PM
Wow... I love it! =D It's super perfect and those pictures make the sofas look even better. Thanks!

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#77 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:48 PM
Great job, as usual... wait for more...

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#78 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:49 PM
Oh WOW - gorgeous job ! Love those sofas ! *swoon*

Thanx so much for sharing !

Silvi
Field Researcher
#79 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 3:55 PM
I'm totally in love with these. And all of your stuff. Thanks bunches. And please do upload the rest of your stuff, too.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 4:13 PM
Eeeeek! I love-love-LOVE them! Thank you a million times.

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Field Researcher
#81 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 4:28 PM
I have no words. You are my god.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 5:37 PM
Beautiful work! Thank you to both of you, I love the sofa and all the brilliant textures
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#83 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 6:05 PM
Amazing work! A true work of art!
I love those perfect textures. Thanks a million blake boy

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#84 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 6:11 PM
These are gorgeously gorgeous! Thank you to you and your gf both! :D
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 6:21 PM
Poly's be damned! On with the ceiling light!!
Field Researcher
#86 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 7:05 PM
best modular sofa EVER ! lol

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#87 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 7:11 PM
Modular sofas are my fav. Great texturing job too. Thank you so both for sharing them with us.

ETA thank you for making these easier to recolor. I haven't tried to do so yet, but I'll take your word. I tried and tried to recolor the Dana sofa, but it was a bit of a nightmare. :P

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Test Subject
#88 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 7:28 PM
Thank you very much for this modular furniture, I' ve all EP's and it works perfectly
Forum Resident
#89 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 7:58 PM
I will echo the sentiments of all the above posts...
You make wonderful goodies for my simmies. Thanks for sharing!

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Field Researcher
#90 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 10:14 PM
I thought you're other one was great, but these ARE even better! Wow! And Georgie did a gorgeous job with the textures. Awesome!
Field Researcher
#91 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 11:10 PM
I am so excited to see these. They look lovely, and they're so much nicer than the modular sofas that came with the game/EPs. I can't wait to use them. Thanks!

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Test Subject
#92 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 1:07 AM
These are great, wonderful, amazing ...and your first modular sofa was too, the only difference is we can have more combinations with these
Thanks
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 7:35 AM
Something i noticed but it's not a real biggie is that once you connect the ottomans together the swatch tool wouldn't recolor the connected pieces. the sofa pieces on the other hand would work with the swatch tool once connected though.
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Original Poster
#94 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 8:34 AM
jlonier: haha yeah, its true, the dana sofa is an absolute mess with its uvmapping! I think youll find these much easier to recolour
swmeek: thanks for the info, Ive just noticed that too
Instructor
#95 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 10:46 AM
*hugs* This is exactly the style and coloring and texturing that I adore!!! Thank you so much for this!!! You're amazing!!!
Field Researcher
#96 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 11:26 AM
Awww, man. These are friggin amazing!! I love the variety these give me! Glad to hear that all is good with the gf too

Cheers again! :D
Test Subject
#97 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 12:44 PM
I think I have found my favourite new set!!
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 3:26 PM
Okay, I've been a decorating diva using your creation and I have to tell you that I'm naming the next Sim boy baby Blake in your honor! You are FABULOUS.
Field Researcher
#99 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 4:15 PM Last edited by angel f : 18th Oct 2007 at 4:32 PM.
Wow amazing sofas ! I love the realism of the textures, it seems comfortable too It's a masterpiece like everybody said.
I don't often rate, but this time I love this set so much that I give you 5 stars !
Test Subject
#100 Old 18th Oct 2007 at 4:50 PM
Thank you so much for uploading this, I've been looking for these kinds of sofas for ever, but I've never found any

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