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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: 23,387 · 21st Oct 2006
626.2 KB 23,387 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 112.5 KB · Downloads: 22,447 · 21st Oct 2006
112.5 KB 22,447 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: 22,934 · 21st Oct 2006
416.5 KB 22,934 21st Oct 2006
CounterCultureSet_Counters+Islands.rar

Size: 562.0 KB · Downloads: 24,395 · 21st Oct 2006
562.0 KB 24,395 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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Test Subject
#151 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 1:39 PM
Great job...Thanks
Field Researcher
#152 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 8:43 AM
looks great thanx
Instructor
#153 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 1:59 PM
o please please please do this for more maxis counters.
Forum Resident
#154 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 11:59 AM
I see an inverse corner for the counters in this set in your pictures. Is this an upcoming update or what?
The ModFather
retired moderator
#155 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 4:53 PM
Yes, an upcoming update... hopefully!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Forum Resident
#156 Old 25th Jun 2006 at 11:40 AM
Let me guess:
all those in the attached picture are yet to be released, right?
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
#157 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 5:34 AM
this is really great. i like the coordinating appliances..the maxis ones always look so ugly and out of place. thanks a lot!

step to the disco tech.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#158 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 10:13 AM
Fat D, that's correct

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Forum Resident
#159 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 11:00 AM
can't wait to see them!
Test Subject
#160 Old 11th Jul 2006 at 10:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Fat D, that's correct


Very cool. I thought I'd lost my mind for a second there. :P

Please don't forget the Thanks button if you like my work. It let's me know that people enjoy them.
Test Subject
#161 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 8:30 PM
Oh wow! This is amazing! Great idea, they look great! Thanks so much, you guys.
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 12:22 AM
....WOW! Wonderful. Magnificent! Perfect for our games. We bow to you MaryLou and Numenor for this wonderful addition to our SIM's lives! Thank you!

~Santa reading~ Yep! You were nice! Oh wait… that’s not you.
Lab Assistant
#163 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 2:21 PM
Thank you so much! I loathe that back trim sometimes. Great job. :D
Test Subject
#164 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 2:44 PM
Thank you so much. Your stuff is always so great.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#165 Old 16th Aug 2006 at 6:09 PM
THANK YOU! Finally I will be able to create the kitchen of my Simmies dreams. Wonderful and creative work.
Thanks also for the shelving.
Test Subject
#166 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 1:36 PM
Thank you!!! This is Awesome..... I've always think that kitchen in sims don't realy look like a kitchen, but after this downlaod I am sure that it's will look great!!!!
Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!
Test Subject
#167 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 5:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whytewolfsangel
Amazing work y'all ... Just wanted to let you know that you can't download the files with Firefox due to the ampersand (&) in the filenames I had to go in and use the evil blue e (Internet Explorer) to be able to get these! Needless to say, I got them and got out LOL ... so if there's a download problem by others, this is why!


I use Firefox, but I haven't had any problems at all. True, I use Q-Xpress, because it's infinitely easier, but I tested out downloading it the traditional way. No problems. Maybe there's an extension out there that works? Incidentally, Firefox has an extension that allows for an IE tab so that you really don't have to ever use IE.

But, this download is awesome enough that it would be worth it to use IE.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#168 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 5:39 PM
Ferryboy, that problem doesn't affect any more Firefox; Delphy has fixed it some times ago. Now Firefox users have no problems in downloading these attachments.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Top Secret Researcher
#169 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 7:21 PM
Default Thrilling!
A huge thanks Mary Lou for doing these amazing hangings!!
Didn't try the counters yet...

Look what i've been able to do! Its really amazing!!!

err but i have 2 small questions, if i may:
on the hangings pictures are the flashy yellow with brown waves & the orange squares recolors? 'cause i have all the expansions & these colors aren't in it... Too bad. I really like it ^^

and lastly why is the red hanging elements with the chimney doesn't really match with the red other hangings, as you can see in the same picture - if i'm able to upload it ^^ nerver tried in this forum yet

again, THANKS a LOT! it's awesome!
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#170 Old 21st Oct 2006 at 3:01 AM
Default Thread Update!
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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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)

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Lab Assistant
#171 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 11:07 PM
Hmm.. I absolutely love this set, but I've downloaded it twice now and there's no multi-junction (corner unit)...the upper one is there, just not the lower. I've rechecked a ton of times to make sure. Please help
Field Researcher
#172 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 6:39 AM
Since I have also experienced the lack of the "multi-junction" corner unit (lower) and have examined all three sets to see if it were part of one any of them, and perhaps I had missed it, and having redownloaded SEP to see if this would fix my corner problem, I must admit to being stumped. In the other posts, you say that since it affects all three sets it is a "non-bug". Ok... so, what is the mystery I don't seem to be getting. I love all three sets...they are amazing, and I was so excited to build my kitchen, but, no matter what way I put things together I get the "cute little sign" in the corner, and it tells me to download the "counter culture connecting element" or "multi-junction unit". So...is that something that will be coming soon? Help?

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.- Maya Angelou

Avalon
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#173 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 10:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by carol6552
So...is that something that will be coming soon?


"Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s, Thy God’s, and truth’s."


If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
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