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Maxis Centerpiece... as Centerpiece! (Centerpiece Enabler for Maxis Small Objects) - Updated 2008/11/23, Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray

by Lord Darcy Posted 29th May 2008 at 11:36 AM - Updated 18th Nov 2011 at 8:34 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.0e: Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.
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2008-11-23: Updated to v1.0e. Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.


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As of NL, many Maxis small objects like vases or table lamps work as "centerpieces". If you put one of those centerpieces on a dining table, Sims can still use that table as an eating surface. (Sims won't put plates on it when they're Serving a Meal from fridge, though.)

However, a lot of Maxis small objects are not valid centerpieces, despite their small size. For example, every single object from Happy Holiday Stuff doesn't work as a valid centerpiece. (See the screenshot above.) If you put one of those invalid centerpieces on a dining table, Sims will refuse to use that table to dine on. (Like the tables on the back patio at Crypt O'Night in NL downtown, where small candles prevent Sims from using those tables.)

This mod makes nearly all Maxis small objects up to Mansion & Garden Stuff Pack to function as valid centerpieces. If there are missing small objects, please let me know.
It does NOT work for custom objects.
  • Decorative: small decorative objects (sculptures and plants)
  • Dish: plates, bowls, platters and cakes
  • Electronics: some small electronics
  • Lamp: table lamps

Required EP: NL or later. Even if you don't have any EP, it will work if you have at least one SP. (Except for Happy Holiday Stuff)

Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)


Technical Stuff: Valid centerpieces have "CT - Allow With Food" BHAV. If you want to make custom objects to work as valid centerpieces, extract one of BHAVs from this mod and add it to the custom object. Change the group of newly added BHAV to 0xFFFFFFFF, otherwise your custom object will work as a hack! Make sure to adjust Instance number to prevent resource conflict.


Changelog:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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LdDarcy_MaxisObjectsCenterpieceEnabler.zip

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 48,347 · 25th Mar 2009
3.5 KB 48,347 25th Mar 2009
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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 26th Aug 2008 at 5:27 AM
Thank you! That has been bothering me for the longest time!
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#52 Old 6th Sep 2008 at 11:49 PM
Default Updated to v1.0c
2008-09-07: v1.0c - Updated to Apartment Life. Added several AL objects and 3 table phones.

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#53 Old 25th Sep 2008 at 9:57 AM
I ALLWAYS hated this stupid problem, and it also destroys the films/strories I make. Thank u ver very much!
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#54 Old 30th Sep 2008 at 10:01 AM
Thank you!
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#55 Old 10th Oct 2008 at 10:46 PM
I LOVE YOU i always wanted to put nice beautiful flowers on the table besides that small little ugly one thank you so much
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#56 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 12:29 AM
Is there any chance of adding serving plates to this mod as well or is it not possible?
I only recently noticed that if a serving plate or bowl is placed on a table it makes the surrounding eating slots unavailable.
Usually I have a table in the kitchen so the food is served and anything left is placed on a counter but a house I recently played has the table in a different room so only two places are served, the plate or bowl placed on the table and then the server takes a helping for themselves and goes and sits on the sofa instead of at the table.

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#57 Old 18th Oct 2008 at 2:01 AM
OMG i love u =)
Very nice work! Thanks!
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#58 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 5:57 AM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 19th Oct 2008 at 6:23 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Is there any chance of adding serving plates to this mod as well or is it not possible?
The centerpiece BHAV does work on plates and bowls as well. The only problem is that it does not produce very good results due to the size of serving plates and bowls, as shown in the screenshot.



I can probably add an additional file for dishes, bowls, FT platters and cakes. As usual it won't work on custom cakes or custom plates.

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#59 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 6:34 AM
Default Updated to v1.0d
2008-10-19: Updated to v1.0d. Added an additional file for plates, bowls, FT platters and cakes, as requested by Menaceman44.

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#60 Old 20th Oct 2008 at 2:05 PM
Wow cheers! I shall download and try it out straight away.
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#61 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 8:57 AM
It is normal that when I start the game it show me yellow warning sing on this download?
#62 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 9:07 AM
Yes.

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#63 Old 23rd Nov 2008 at 6:19 AM
Default Updated to v1.0e
2008-11-23: Updated to v1.0e. Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.

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#64 Old 31st Jan 2009 at 5:26 PM
Wonderful! just what I needed!
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#65 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 1:51 AM
Ahh! All hail Lord Darcy! Thanks soo much!
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#66 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 10:23 PM
oh my gosh THANKS! I noticed this and it was annoying the heck out of me o_O but NOW its fixed thanks to you :3 thanks again you rock!~
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#67 Old 18th Mar 2009 at 6:04 PM
Cool! Thanks :D
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#68 Old 24th Mar 2009 at 8:37 PM
Hey Lord Darcy, please fix the download link, which is actually still for the old version 1.0d from 10-19-2008
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#69 Old 25th Mar 2009 at 4:50 PM
Must have been inadvertently oldversioned due to the recent server crash.
New version was reuploaded. Thanks for the heads up.

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#70 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 1:29 AM
Thank you! I love your work!!!
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#71 Old 15th Jun 2009 at 7:01 AM
Another instant hall of fame mod that makes you sit back and thank God there are people out there who have the brains, patience and creativity to create things like this.

Thank you Lord Darcy! ^_^
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#72 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 6:16 AM
Fabulous. This was very much needed. Thanks!
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#73 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 3:56 PM
Seems lime most of this should be fixed in a patch by now, but thanks for doing Maxis' work for them!
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#74 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 8:32 PM
Re-::nab::bed, in case I downloaded prior to the updates, as I now have everything up to M&G except Store Edition and Happy Holiday.
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