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~Homey Touches: The Living Room Set~ 27 New Meshes!

by sweetswami77 Posted 2nd Aug 2008 at 4:15 AM - Updated 30th Apr 2009 at 8:05 PM by sweetswami77 : Added fixed files
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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.
Fixed the problem with the sofa table laying on its side. Please re-download the table!! If this is your first time downloading the set, you do not need to download the extra file--this only affects those who have downloaded the set since the server crash in March.

I can't believe I'm actually finished with this set! By sheer dint of will, I am thrilled to be bringing you the newest addition to the Homey Touches collection--the living room set.

This set includes: sofa, loveseat, armchair, end table, coffee table, two and three tile sofa tables, TV cabinet, stereo, single and double width long drapes, single and double width Roman shades, potted ivy, calla lilies, decorative vases, armillary sphere, large basket, two sets of sofa pillows, wall shelf with orchid, area rug, ceiling fan, wall sconce, table and floor lamps, and a privacy screen. (The framed scrolls in the last picture are part of my Homey Touches bedroom set, found here .)

As a special bonus, I'm also including the walls I made for the screen shots. (They're not included in the "Living Room Set-ALL" package. They must be downloaded separately.)

Amythestfenix has made some incredible recolors of the Roman shades in nearly every color under the sun, and one floral design. You can find them here and here . Thanks so much for all your hard work, AF!

Goldaline has made some bright and cheery recolors of the full length curtains and large basket. You can find them here. And check out these! Thanks for the great recolors, Goldaline!

Special features of this set include the animated ceiling fan and additional slots added to the TV cabinet, end table and coffee table. I added three slots to the TV cabinet (bottom shelf, top shelf, and top of cabinet) so you can put the stereo and TV together, like in a true media cabinet. (Makes sense, huh?)

NOTE: some items (such as the sofa pillows) require "moveobjects on" and "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" cheats to be placed correctly.

I've included a collection file and UV maps for anyone interested in recoloring the set.

NOTE: the ceiling fan animation is done by animation cell textures of the blades, which means they can be easily changed by recoloring them. If you're interested in doing so, JWoods has written a great tutorial on animation cell recolors. Or you can ask me for specifics related to the fan. I don't bite. Promise!

As always, ENJOY!!

Polygon Counts:
End Table - 1054
Sofa Table - 1106
Long Sofa Table - 2090
Coffee Table - 1126
Sofa - 3066
Loveseat - 2839
Armchair - 1809
TV Cabinet - 1054
Stereo - 24
Long Drapes, Single - 528
Long Drapes, Double - 528
One Tile Roman Shade - 1290
Two Tile Roman Shade - 1502
Potted Ivy - 1360
Calla Lilies - 1114
Decorative Vases - 1651
Armillary Sphere - 818
Large Basket - 979
Sofa Pillows 1 - 290
Sofa Pillows 2 - 290
Wall Shelf - 2415
Area Rug - 12
Ceiling Fan - 1892
Wall Sconce - 518
Large Table Lamp - 1456
Floor Lamp - 1394
Privacy screen - 2080

Additional Credits:
Thanks to jgwhiteus for the ceiling tiles shown in the screen shots. Boy, do they come in handy!

Thank you to everyone on the creators' forums for your help and support. I never could have finished this without you!

And, of course, all you awesome creators out there who freely share your hard work with the rest of us. Rock on!
Tags: #wrought iron, #stone

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
Homey Touches Sofa Table.rar | Fixed file--if your table is laying on its side, replace it with this!!

Size: 120.1 KB · Downloads: 2,929 · 30th Apr 2009
120.1 KB 2,929 30th Apr 2009
Rustic Tuscan Walls.rar

Size: 662.1 KB · Downloads: 3,779 · 14th Mar 2009
662.1 KB 3,779 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Collection.rar

Size: 139.3 KB · Downloads: 3,914 · 14th Mar 2009
139.3 KB 3,914 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room UV Maps.rar

Size: 468.7 KB · Downloads: 2,178 · 14th Mar 2009
468.7 KB 2,178 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Electronics ONLY.rar

Size: 678.4 KB · Downloads: 2,227 · 14th Mar 2009
678.4 KB 2,227 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Lighting ONLY.rar

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 3,006 · 14th Mar 2009
1.34 MB 3,006 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Seating ONLY.rar

Size: 810.4 KB · Downloads: 2,267 · 14th Mar 2009
810.4 KB 2,267 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Decor ONLY.rar

Size: 3.88 MB · Downloads: 3,328 · 14th Mar 2009
3.88 MB 3,328 14th Mar 2009
Homey Touches Living Room Set--ALL.rar

Size: 7.01 MB · Downloads: 15,649 · 14th Mar 2009
7.01 MB 15,649 14th Mar 2009
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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#51 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 3:44 AM
Are the contents of Homey Touches Living Room Collection.rar included in Homey Touches Living Room Set--ALL.rar?

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#52 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 5:16 AM
GOD, ;o)

I'm not sure I understand your question. The collection file doesn't contain any items, it just organizes everything in-game. It goes in your "Collections" folder rather than your "Downloads" folder, and yes, it includes everything in the "Homey Touches Living Room Set--ALL" rar package. Does that answer your question?
#53 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 5:30 AM
You noticed.
Not exactly. I was asking if the contents of the Collection archive were in the All archive. I infer that the answer is "no": the Collection archive contains the collection package, whilst the All archive contains everything except the collection package. Thus, if I want the collection, in addition to the content, I need to download the Collection archive in addition to the All archive. Correct?

Also, I have --accidentally!-- installed collections in Downloads and had them show up correctly in-game!

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#54 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 2:39 AM
Sorry about the late response.

I understand what you're saying now, and you're right. The collection file is not included in the ALL archive. I didn't put it in there because I thought it had to be put in the collections folder to work. But now that I know it can be placed in the Downloads folder, I may start including the collection files in with the ALL archives from here on out. Thanks for the tidbit!
#55 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 3:19 AM
You`re welcome. Thank you.

However, please be aware that I do not have the base game. I have DoubleDeluxe plus a couple stuff packs. People who have only the base game or perhaps that plus a very few of the earliest expansions may need to put collection packages in the "Collections" folder for them to work. I`m not sure just when the change was made, but a few expansions into the series, the restrictions on what goes where were eased significantly. If you do choose to include the collection in the main archive, please warn that users of early titles may need to relocate it for the collection to appear in-game.

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#56 Old 2nd Nov 2008 at 5:52 AM
Dear gawd in heaven - I've been on dial-up speeds for the last 3 weeks and I totally missed this set! Argh thats not good =) Its too gorgeous and I love it! Ty sweet (oh better check my pm's while I am here lol)

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#57 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 9:54 AM
Congrats on the Feature!!!! :D

The Sim Supply!

Call me PD :)
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#58 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 7:55 PM
Thanks, Pokedude!! I'm doin' a happy dance...
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#59 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 10:05 PM
Thats so amazing, i downloaded all of your furniture sets
#60 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 10:28 PM
This Set is Charming! ThankYou for Sharing It!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
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#61 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 2:51 AM
Appreciate you saying so! Thanks so much!
#62 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 5:04 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the details, and the fan looks really great!
I don't know much about meshing and recoloring, but I know quality when I see it, and this is top quality! You SO deserve to be featured! Thanks so much!!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
#63 Old 5th Jan 2009 at 5:56 PM
Originally Posted by sweetswami77
Wow! Thank you all so much! I'm glad you like it. So gratifying to know that all those nights spent pulling my hair out and enduring my husband grumbling something about "those damn Sims" were worth it! ;o)

YAY its just wow and XD Any more words to add?
#64 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 3:48 AM
Fabulous set! I really love the ceiling fan; that's the "crowning touch". Thank you, SS! :p

* Pickles *
#65 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 6:32 AM
Very cool!
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#66 Old 3rd Apr 2009 at 9:27 PM
This set is absolutely stunning! So warm and inviting. I generally go for the more modern look, but this one is breathtaking and I HAD to have it Thank you for the hard work and making this available to those of us without expansions!
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#67 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 2:39 AM
Hey, I absolutely love this set. I did come across one issue though. The two-tile sofa table is turned on its side:

So far everything else is looking really good though. Great job!
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#68 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 7:54 PM
Wow, that's weird! I know that can happen sometimes when the XYZ order gets mixed up when importing the mesh into SimPE, but I haven't touched that file in ages. I must have grabbed the wrong file when re-compressing everything after the server crash. No worries, I fixed it. You'll have to re-download. Sorry about that, but thanks for bringing it to my attention!

#69 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 8:31 PM my copy, from before the crash, is OK, and I don`t need to re-download? [I`m not sure if I`ve used that table yet, so I don`t know if my copy is bad.]

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#70 Old 30th Apr 2009 at 11:17 PM
GOD, it should be okay. I hadn't heard from anyone about it before then, and I know I replaced all those files after the crash (not because they were lost, I just did it as a general thread clean-up while I was replacing all the files from my other posts that were affected). I had to re-compress them all, so it's possible that I had two sofa table packages in two different places, although I don't know how. All my sets go in their own folders, and I couldn't locate another sofa table file anywhere. To tell the truth, I have no idea what happened, but I did check this file in the game, and it's working fine, so if you want to be on the safe side, you could always re-download it. It won't hurt anything.
#71 Old 1st May 2009 at 8:25 PM
Thank you. I will, if I notice the odd table in-game, but I don`t think I`ll bother if I don`t. I do still have the original archive, so if you would for any reason like me to [temporarily] attach it to this thread, I can.

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#72 Old 1st May 2009 at 8:40 PM
Thanks, GOD! I'll PM you if I need it. Nice of you to offer!
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#73 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 12:16 PM
What a beautiful set i absolutely adore the lamps
Thank you for sharing and your wonderful generous policy
#74 Old 14th Sep 2009 at 8:37 PM
You`re welcome. I try to be nice. I like the feeling it gives me. .

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#75 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 11:07 PM
I <3 this set, its gorgeous! I like it almost as much as your nursery set cause who could go past those muffin chairs and tables!! thanks so much
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