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Artemide "Chimera" - *First object with multiple custom lights!!!

by Numenor Posted 11th Jan 2006 at 11:27 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 2:22 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
ARTEMIDE "CHIMERA" and "MEZZA CHIMERA"

The very first objects that contains custom light definitions!



"One of the most beautiful examples of the Italian Style: created by Artemide back in 1970, the "Chimera" and the "Mezza Chimera" (Half Chimera) were never discontinued, and still today they are a must-have piece of modern furniture!"

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FEATURES
  • The lamp is provided in two sizes: the "Mezza Chimera" - smaller - is to be placed on tables (any height); the "Chimera" - taller - just sits on the ground.
  • The light intensity can be set to three different levels: Low, Medium and High (see operating instructions below)
  • The bulb colours can be set to eight (eight!) different colours, including the default White and a special, animated "Magic Light" (see operating instruction below)
  • Both lamps, and all their coloured custom light, work with any game configuration (non-NL users will particularly appreciate these lamps, I think, since these are the only non-NL lamps with multi-coloured light :D)
  • The Chimera lamps are NOT recolourable (the different textures and lights are applied via internal BHAV routines)
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IN-GAME OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The lamps can be operated like any other Maxis lamps: they can be set to On, Off and Auto-light; in addition - but only when the lamp is LIT - there are two more menu options: "Intensity" -> Low/Medium/High; and "Change Bulbs" -> (8 different colour options).
Mind that you can change the bulbs, but the external plexiglas part is always white (therefore, when the lamp is off, it will always be white; this is intentional: Artemide never produced this lamp in other colours).
Please note also that the current setting aren't visible in the menus: i.e., if the lamp is lit you won't find the option "Turn on / This Light" (you'll find only "Turn on / This Room" and ".../All lights); if the bulbs are red you won't find the "Red" option; if the Intensity is set to medium, you won't find the "Medium" option.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
The basic installation requires downloading and installing only the "Artemide_Chimera_lamps.zip": install it just like any other object (extract the two .package files from the zip archive and put both of them into your Downloads folder). Then, read the following important paragraph.

KNOWN BUG (Nightlife only!) and WORKAROUND
Almost all Maxis lights definitions are placed outside the object package, and are contained in several text files located in a specific folder in the game installation dir; only few Maxis objects, and now these lamps contain the light definitions inside the package itself.
There is a known bug that affects all the objects of this last type (including the Maxis ones): with Nightlife, exiting and re-entering the lot prevents the light to be reflected by walls and floor ; only the objects will reflect the light. Technically speaking, the "diffusion light" stops working, while the "direct light" is not affected.
The only WORKAROUND for this problem is to install a small text file, containing the light definitions, in the proper game installation dir. Here is how to do that:
  1. Be sure to have installed the SCRIPTORIUM .
  2. Download the attached "Chimera_Light_Definitions.zip" and extract the file contained within (it is called "numenor_chimera_light.nlo", it's a plaint text file).
  3. Put the .nlo file in the folder "Scriptorium_CustomLights", easily accessible from the shortcut in your Downloads.

CREDITS
Credits for the original (real) lamp to Artemide
Credits (and many thanks!) to MaryLou for the beautiful textures and for the excellent beta-testing (and for the screenshots! )
Credits to Numenor (that's me! ) for having decoded and implemented the custom lights into an object package, for the mesh, the BHAVs and anything else... :p



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Style: Retro
Room: Living Bedroom
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
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Chimera_Light_Definitions.zip

Size: 825 Bytes · Downloads: 49,851 · 11th Jan 2006
825 Bytes 49,851 11th Jan 2006
Artemide_Chimera_Lamps.zip

Size: 435.5 KB · Downloads: 55,496 · 11th Jan 2006
435.5 KB 55,496 11th Jan 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
#26 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:01 AM
And I still love you ...Thanx :nyah: :ds:

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#27 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:01 AM
You are really a genius!!! Congratulation to the programming! That's an extraordinary work. Thank you for investing so much time and that I'm allowed to use your object.
Thank's to your partner, too!

hexameter
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:03 AM
these are awesome! but you probably knew that already. thanks so much for making them.
Field Researcher
#29 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:05 AM
Brilliant job!thank you very much Numenor.

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#30 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:05 AM
fantastic XD

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#31 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:08 AM
Default amazing
I`m about to try this new object, You`re the best Numenor!

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Test Subject
#32 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:18 AM
omg you are wonderful
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#33 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:18 AM
Thanks Numenor its always a pleasure waiting for your next innovation you crazy bugger!

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#34 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:24 AM
Wow! This is the most amazing thing I've seen in a while! You are an extremely talented individual Numenor! Thank you for sharing this with us! :bandit:

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#35 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 1:33 AM
Your work is always so fantastic.
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#36 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 2:28 AM
Don't tell my boyfriend, but I think I'm in love.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 2:44 AM
Bowing to you
You are a god. No, let me amend that; a GOD!!! What an incredible awesome object. :bow: :jig: Happy dance. Can't wait to try this out.

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#38 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 2:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FionaAzreal
Thank you so much!!!!! This is so great!!



*Edit* Hmm, it seems that I don't have a TSData folder inside my TheSims2 folder. Any idea why? Can I just create the folder myself?


You won't find it in the Sims2 folder in your "My Documents," but look in your programs folder on your main hard drive, for example: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData

BRAVO, NUMENOR!!!

Great stuff once again!
Test Subject
#39 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 2:56 AM
Wow -- thanks a lot! These are absolutely b-e-a-utiful!
Instructor
#40 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:08 AM
Once again your work is astounding!

Looking at the download stats tho it appears that 30 or so people are not going to have this work in their game.

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Lab Assistant
#41 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmsLvrGrl
You won't find it in the Sims2 folder in your "My Documents," but look in your programs folder on your main hard drive, for example: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData

BRAVO, NUMENOR!!!

Great stuff once again!



Great, I found it! I appreciate the help =)
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#42 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:15 AM
wow very cool Thank you for sharing!!

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#43 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:19 AM
gosh, every time I see your name, Numenor I know I'll be surprised. this is just amazing.

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#44 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:22 AM
SimJymm,

Remember that the bug affects only Nightlife which is what the second file fixes. So, the download stats will always be off.

Numenor & MaryLou,

It always amazes me what you guys can do - I could never do anything so beautiful. Kudos!

Delphy.

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#45 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphy
SimJymm,

Remember that the bug affects only Nightlife which is what the second file fixes. So, the download stats will always be off.


Ooops! Nevermind

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I've been searching low and high.
Field Researcher
#46 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:30 AM
Thanks!!! I can't tell you how excited I got when I saw your name Numenor You are a Legend in the Sims community.
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#47 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:39 AM
No words can define your generosity of
doing such wonderful works and share it with everyone
of us... :bow2:

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#48 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 3:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FionaAzreal
*Edit* Hmm, it seems that I don't have a TSData folder inside my TheSims2 folder. Any idea why? Can I just create the folder myself?

This is not in My Documents. This is in (C: or another drive) Program Files/EA Games/The Sims 2/TSData.

DDO
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 4:06 AM
Wow!! Thank you!
Test Subject
#50 Old 12th Jan 2006 at 4:33 AM
Those are so pretty! Thanks for uploading.
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