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"CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set *UPD 20mar08*

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 24th Mar 2006 at 11:50 PM - Updated 20th Mar 2008 at 10:03 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Fridge updated to FreeTime
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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.
"COUNTERCULTURE" MODULAR KITCHEN SET
by MaryLou & Numenor





IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
*All* the attachments are located at the end of THIS post, but the description of the various elements are located as follows:
  1. Counters, Islands, Recolours and coordinated Floors -> Post #2
  2. Hanging Modules -> Post #3
  3. Appliances -> Post #4


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NEWS AND UPDATES
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20 mar 2008 - UPDATE: Fridge
The Fridge now has the FreeTime options "Serve Platter..." and "Prepare for Contest". The updated fridge is included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
(Click image to enlarge)



14 FEB 2008 - BUGFIX: Fridge
Removed tooltip (this time for real! I swear! )
The updated fridge is included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #4

09 FEB 2008 - ADDED: "Tower cabinets"
The updated versions are included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_HangingModules.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #3

09 FEB 2008 - BUGFIX: Fridge
There was an annoying tooltip, now removed, that showed up when clicking on the fridge.

15 APR 2007 - UPDATED: Fridge (Seasons - "Stock" interaction now works)
The updated versions are included in the archive "CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.
Read details for this update from Post #4

31 MAR 2007 - UPDATED: Fridge and Trash Compactor (Seasons interaction now available)

20 OCT 2006 - HUGE UPDATE!
  • UPDATED - Counters and Islands, all of them: PLEASE REDOWNLOAD (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Appliances: Multi-Fridge and Multi-Stove (info on Post #4)
  • ADDED - Hanging module: Hanging T-Junction (info on Post #3)
  • ADDED - Recolours: Sun (for top and finish), StripedWood-Vertical and StripedWood-Horizontal (for top only) (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Floor: Wood-Sycamorepearl (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Global Mod to fix the appearance of the Maxis CounterCulture counters (info on Post #2)
  • ADDED - Collection packages, to easily find the many CounterCulture items (residential and community collections)


17 JUNE 2006 - ADDED: HANGING MODULES (Read details from Post #3)


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NOTES AND LINKS
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If you like the "CounterCulture" Modular set, you may be interested also in the "CHEZ MOI" Modular set and the "WAY COOLINARY" Modular set
If you want the "usable corners" feature also on MAXIS counters, go download The SEP (Slot Enable Package)



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DESCRIPTION AND INFO
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The "CounterCulture" furniture is kinda boring... right? WRONG!
If you think so, it's because you've never tried our "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set! :D

Your kitchen will never be the same, with this marvellous set of counters, islands, appliances and floors!

Here is what you'll never find in other kitchen sets:

  • [Pic1] [Pic2] [Pic3] You can now connect flawlessly counters, island and bar counters, without ugly "back trims" on the counters, and perfectly pairing the surfaces of the islands and the counters!
  • [Pic4] You can create fancy-shaped islands, mixing and matching the modules (Slim Counter and Islands, Island Top, and even the original Maxis counters) at your heart's content!
  • [Pic5] The appliances are coordinated with the counters, and they are really encased in the counter: no metal panels will be visible!
  • [Pic6] You can finally put small appliances on the corner counter, and make your sims use them!
  • [Pic7] Coordinated flooring is provided along with the set, in both Wood and Marble!


GAME COMPATIBILITY
The entire "CounterCulture" Modular set is compatible with any game, from the base game to Seasons.


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
The "Collection" files are NOT to be put in the Downloads! They go in (Documents)\EA Games\Collections.
All the other files go into your Downloads folder. If you have problems, you'll find all the information you may need in this thread: please read it carefully before asking "Can you post it in ZIP, please?" And when you have read that thread, DON'T ask for zips! :D


THE "COLLECTION" FILES
The Collections do not contain any object: they are just a list of all the CounterCulture items.
Once installed, you can open the collections from the Buy Mode catalog (click on the icon that looks like a folder) and you will find all the existing collections. Among them, there is the "CounterCulture Set", that groups together all the CCulture items, including the coordinated floors and the Maxis counters.


RECOLOURS
All the counters and the islands borrow the textures from the original Maxis "CounterCulture" counter: therefore, if you want to recolour our set, just create a recolour for the Maxis counter. On the other hand, every recolour for the Maxis counter that you may already have in your Downloads will be automatically available for the whole "CounterCulture" set.
Only exceptions are the Appliances (Trash compactor and Dishwasher): they have their own texture, that must be recoloured separately.


POLY COUNT
Our counters and appliances are derived from the Maxis original: in some cases, the poly count of our meshes is slightly lower than the Maxis originals; and in most cases it is greatly lower than Maxis'
In detail, here is the poly count (for each category, we provide a range, min->max):
  • Counters: Faces 239->1411 / Vert 334->1510
  • Slim Islands: Faces 471->1502 / Vert 788->2577
  • Island Tops: Faces 108->456 / Vert 124->1093
  • Appliances: Faces 1165->1570 / Vert 1551->1964


CREDITS
MaryLou for all the meshes and custom textures;
Numenor for animations, usable corners and various "hidden" tweakings...
Maxis for the original CounterCulture counters.


LICENCE AGREEMENT
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
You can freely create recolours, and post them on any site, but DON'T INCLUDE THE MESHES IN YOUR RECOLOURS; post a link to this thread, instead.
You can include this set in lots uploaded to completely free sites (NO EXCHANGE!), as long as you grant credits to MaryLou and Numenor and you provide a link to this thread (not just to MTS2!).

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
CounterCultureSet_Collections_DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS.rar

Size: 5.4 KB · Downloads: 15,270 · 21st Oct 2006
5.4 KB 15,270 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Appliances.rar

Size: 730.5 KB · Downloads: 24,777 · 21st Oct 2006
730.5 KB 24,777 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_HangingModules.rar

Size: 626.2 KB · Downloads: 23,386 · 21st Oct 2006
626.2 KB 23,386 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 112.5 KB · Downloads: 22,445 · 21st Oct 2006
112.5 KB 22,445 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Floors.rar

Size: 241.1 KB · Downloads: 21,193 · 21st Oct 2006
241.1 KB 21,193 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Recolors.rar

Size: 416.5 KB · Downloads: 22,932 · 21st Oct 2006
416.5 KB 22,932 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Counters+Islands.rar

Size: 562.0 KB · Downloads: 24,393 · 21st Oct 2006
562.0 KB 24,393 21st Oct 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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 7:44 AM
Oh, I love you! Once again awesome members of the community add things to this game that should have been part of it.

Thank you so much, and I'm giddy just thinking about the updates.
Field Researcher
#52 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:30 AM
With each new creation I am blown away and almost convinced that you cannot top it! Excellent work and if I hadn't of just quit playing to go to bed I'd load the game and check them out now, but since it's 1:30 am I will have to wait til tomorrow.
Thanks so much for sharing,
Karr
Test Subject
#53 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:34 AM
Ooo, these look nice! I love the matching floors as well, that's so cool! You guys did an awesome job. Thanks so much! :D
Test Subject
#54 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:53 AM
WoW Numenor, sometimes I think... you're even better than maxis! Incredeble work man! downloading now and than check them out right away! :D
Test Subject
#55 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:08 AM
OMG!! that is too godly!! im not worthy of using it haha !!! great job

just to make sure when you say the corners only work in nf/ofb you mean making the generic island corner and not a normal counter correct? im assuming that you can still use the basic counter top as a corner counter? or is it the corner for objects?


sorry im over reading i know but its better to find out now that im a moron who does read clearly then find out later i should have read clearer... X_X'

but again great job
Field Researcher
#56 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:20 AM
Fantastic....thank you :D

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do !!
Field Researcher
#57 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:22 AM Last edited by MaryLou : 25th Mar 2006 at 9:37 AM.
I'm very happy you love this work
This is my first work in 3D :D
Thank you very match to everyone!!!
Someone asks for the others maxis-counters too.....ehm....
At this time I don't know..... make full set to every maxis-counter is a more long and hard work :insane:

We'll think over

Sorry for my bad english and thanks again to everyone!

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
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Lab Assistant
#58 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:33 AM
I looked at the screenshots before I read the text, and when I saw "Usable Corners," I knew I had to try this. What a great idea.

One question - I notice in the screenshot that the appliance in the corner is rotated 45 degrees. Does that happen automatically, or do I need to use a cheat code to rotate the appliance?

Thanks!
Scholar
#59 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:33 AM
Wow I hope you two make all maxis counters like that. Thanks it's amazing.
Field Researcher
#60 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by beckster
One question - I notice in the screenshot that the appliance in the corner is rotated 45 degrees. Does that happen automatically, or do I need to use a cheat code to rotate the appliance?


It happens automatically Great Numenor's work.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:55 AM
Fantastic! Thanks for the quick reply, MaryLou. (And thanks to Numenor for making the corner usage so realistic!)

Test Subject
#62 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 9:58 AM
This is very very nice.
You guys did a fantastic job. i cant wait for more updates and to use these in my homes!

My sims will love it

Thank you for sharing your awesome work!!!!!

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Forum Resident
#64 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 10:39 AM
Just awesome!!!


This is not only a correction of what maxis objects lack, it's also the first creation that makes me interested in maxis recolours (as that set only has boring colours in the base game).
The ModFather
retired moderator
#65 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 11:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darcius
just to make sure when you say the corners only work in nf/ofb you mean making the generic island corner and not a normal counter correct? im assuming that you can still use the basic counter top as a corner counter? or is it the corner for objects?


With the base game, you'll be able to create and use with objects counters corners only, not island corners.

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My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Field Researcher
#66 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 11:25 AM
stunning :salute:you are the greatest :wave: :nod:
Field Researcher
#67 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 1:06 PM
Outstanding! Thank you very much!!!
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 2:11 PM
Thanks--this is awesome! You all did a wonderful job.
Inventor
#69 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 3:49 PM
That's fantastic work! Thanks a lot both of you! :sci:


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Lab Assistant
#70 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 4:03 PM
Amazing job!! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 6:00 PM
Thanks bunches you 2 for your hard work and awesome creativity. This is an awesome set!
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 7:17 PM
Dose this show up in the original counters in the game, or will it have the little star to let you know it is custom? I sort of tried to play last night, but I was so sleepy. The darn flu jas kicked my butt, so I wasnt paying to much attention to were the counters were.
Forum Resident
#73 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:48 PM
Once again, great job, to both of you! Thank you very much, MaryLou & Numenor!
Forum Resident
#74 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:49 PM
it's a huge set of many NEW counters.
Theorist
#75 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 10:22 PM
Love This Thanks!
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