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Tuscan Kitchen Set *UPDATED*

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jun 2006 at 5:51 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2006 at 10:49 PM by phoenix_phaerie : Updated Stove Meshe
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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.
Update June 11:
To all those who who have already downloaded this and given me kind words of encouragement on my first set, I'd just like to say 'Thank you'....and you have to redownload the set

Well, not really. If you have already downloaded the set, all you need to do is download the fix for the stove and potrack. Download the cmtuscanstove.zip and cmtuscanpotrack.zip and allow the new versions to overwrite the ones already in your downloads folder. You may also have to delete and re-buy any stove or potrack that is already in your sims homes.

The original stove file has been fixed (a million and one thanks to the awesome Echo for that) so that it no longer has problems accepting cooking commands. Hopefully this fix will work for all versions of the game.

The potrack had a small issue with it's MMAT still redirecting to the base object it was cloned from.


If you downloaded the set when there was only a fix for the stove and NOT the potrack, then you likely caught me before I got a chance to upload it. You will most likely need to download the potrack fix. The stove should be fine.

For those who are downloading the set for the first time, the newly fixed stove and potrack have been included in the TuscanKitchenSet.rar file, so you need not worry


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Hello all! This my first foray into object making for TS2 and it's called the Tuscan Kitchen. I had originally envisioned this as a TS1 set, but never got around to it. So here it is now in all it's 3D glory!

The Tuscan Kitchen is a classicly elegant set with a touch of Old-World charm and warmth.

The ornate nature of this set means it has very high poly counts. Nothing too ridiculous, but please, please know your machine's limitations before downloading this set. I have listed each object's poly count in parentheses.

All the items in this set should be base-compliant. Everything here is cloned from objects shipped in the original Sims 2 game, and should work for those who have only have the base game. But please keep in mind that there are modded objects that may still be buggy.



Tuscan Kitchen Pieces:

counter w/doors (1197)

counter w/drawers (1437)

island (1392)

short cabinet (644)

short cabinet w/glass (1690)

long cabinet (1990)

stove hood (1495)

stove (2326)

dinette table (2412)

dinette chair (1094)

chandelier (1542)

hanging potrack (1558)


Note: Cabinets, stove hood and potrack are found in the miscellaneous portion of the 'Decoratives' section.

I know the glass-front cabinets have really high counts. If there's enough of a demand for it, I can make low-poly versions with fewer dishes.

These items may need CEP. As a rule, all simmers should already have this amazing piece of software. If not, tsk-tsk! For shame!

You will also need to download WinRAR to unzip this file. I cannot provide .zips for these.

Credits:
Thanks to Numenor for his lovely counter and 2x2 table templates. Also, thanks to Echo for fixing the stove and thanks to everyone on the boards who answered my incessant newbie questions.


Terms:
Please feel free to recolor this set, but do not host the files anywhere else. Please simply link back to this thread and allow users to download the actual set from here. If you'd like to include these pieces in a lot, that's fine, so long as they are NOT uploaded to ANY paysite. Please also give me full credit and a link back. Thanks. Please let me know what you think!

I am not allowing this set to be cloned, hacked, or uploaded to the exchange.


Update June 14:
I have included some very basic/rudimentary recolor templates for the stove and hood. I feel that these are the only objects that really require the use of templates since they both have so many different parts. The other objects of this set are textured in a pretty cut and dry way and are easy to dissect.

There is also a reame included with some friendly advice for those looking to recolor this set.

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
recolor_templates.zip

Size: 21.0 KB · Downloads: 136,466 · 14th Jun 2006
21.0 KB 136,466 14th Jun 2006
cmtuscanpotrack.zip

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 153,441 · 11th Jun 2006
78.9 KB 153,441 11th Jun 2006
TuscanKitchenSet.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 187,908 · 11th Jun 2006
1.39 MB 187,908 11th Jun 2006
cmtuscanstove.zip

Size: 278.8 KB · Downloads: 168,798 · 11th Jun 2006
278.8 KB 168,798 11th Jun 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
#76 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 10:32 AM
It's amazing. Thank you so much.
5 stars.

...Maybe somewhere out there even a devil may cry when he loses a loved one...

DMC3
Scholar
#77 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 11:06 AM
Gorgeous,
many thanks for sharing

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

My Sims 2 videos
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 1:19 PM
Thanks for the high poly warning! Very considerate of you to do this, but I still love this too much and am going to use it anyway, high poly's be damned!

When one must, one can.
Yiddish Proverb
Field Researcher
#79 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 1:54 PM
Default Wonderful
This set looks fantastic in the pictures . I am downloading now. One day I will conquer the 3d programs I promise.
Top Secret Researcher
#80 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 2:15 PM
Wow! This is beautiful. I look forward to the recolors -- hoping one is a deep almost walnut mahogany with a dark copper stove... ooh and also white cabinets ... bet they would look charming in buttercup yellow, and ....

This set will look good in whatever colors suit your eye. Thank you for so generously sharing.
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 2:27 PM
Beautiful!!!! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 3:12 PM
If I could i would give you more than 5 stars, awesome job , this will be my favorite kitchen in game , thanks a lot for sharing with us
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 3:52 PM
hey ^.^
i really love your kitchen, but whenever my sims are trying to cook breakfast on the stove the game says that there's an error ö.ö
Test Subject
#84 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 4:05 PM
Default Bravo!!
absolutely brilliant work! Can't wait to see recolor's! Black and white would be so pretty!!!


Many thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#85 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 4:34 PM
Wow!Beautiful set.God job and thank you very much!
Test Subject
#86 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 5:06 PM
Question ?
Do you have this file in zip verison ??
If not thats okay. Just wonderin .
Field Researcher
#87 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 6:04 PM
This is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much. I look forward to recolors as well. Great job.

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

Avalon
Test Subject
#88 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 6:05 PM
this kitchen comes in collection or i'll have to browse? (I HATE TO BROWSE!)

There are people that don't believe in something just because is out of THEIR reality...
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 6:18 PM
absolutely wonderful set, love it, however, I am having problems with the stove as well, the meal bubbles away on the stove, when I click on the sim to "resume Cooking"
she just stands there...the meal in the pot bubbles away (not burning) I had to use the "moveobjects" cheat to get rid of it. Other than that, the rest of the set works great... (I have original and Nightlife) Looking forward to recolours..<clap, clap, clap>

"Play it Sam..."

Also known as ~Drew elsewhere

~Drew's Sim Stories (Sims 2)
Test Subject
#90 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 11:08 PM
This kitchen is so beautiful!!! I love it! Thank you!
Test Subject
#91 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 11:16 PM
Default Tuscan Kitchen set
That is a beautiful set but unfornuatley the stove won't let the sims remove the food the stove that they cook and now i have a stove on the patio that nobody will get the pork chops off of any suggestions thanks...
Test Subject
#92 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 11:29 PM
I have university and the pancake pan has stuck on the back right hotplate so now they won't make pancakes anymore. Also it won't allow the user to make toaster pastry. Beautiful kitchen though.
Kaz
Test Subject
#93 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 11:54 PM
very hot
Instructor
#94 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 12:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogart61
absolutely wonderful set, love it, however, I am having problems with the stove as well, the meal bubbles away on the stove, when I click on the sim to "resume Cooking"
she just stands there...the meal in the pot bubbles away (not burning) I had to use the "moveobjects" cheat to get rid of it. Other than that, the rest of the set works great... (I have original and Nightlife) Looking forward to recolours..<clap, clap, clap>


I have the same problem with cooking on this stove. I tested and saw that stove would be work fine it needs to check on the stove to cook something and not on the fridge. In last case definitly the error is occured.
Test Subject
#95 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 12:31 AM
Awesome!!!!
This is just GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thankyou so much!!!!
Field Researcher
#96 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 12:37 AM
I have the same problems like bogart61 and how Katy_76 already described.

At me is the English version. The meal disappears and the Sim is reset.
The stove cannot handle a cooking command sended by the fridge.
On the stove itself the cooking command works fifty fifty. So it needs
to check that. In object function something is not right.

nothing there
Instructor
#97 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 1:20 AM
First Download??? Dayum!!! I gotta see your other downloads. NICE!!!

Sims 2 *Mo' addictive than a Peanut Butter and Crack Sandwich*
Test Subject
#98 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 1:26 AM
Its beautiful, but I have tested and am having problems with the stove, I'm from New Zealand and on the back of my game it says that its only for distribution in New Zealand, so this might be why as you say it works fine in the North American version of the game, but when my sims go to use the stove, they reset themselves when cooking, and when I direct them to get the food they walk up to the stove to do so and then re-set before they get there, this happens with the stove on its own and with the Tuscan themed range hood is attached, I hope that it can be fixed as I really think this set is beautiful and I don't want to delete it. but if it can't I'm sure I can keep all the other Tuscan themed items
Test Subject
#99 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 1:47 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! This set is very very classy. Well Done!
Instructor
#100 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 2:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katy_76
Maybe the problem that I have german version. At me toaster pastrys don't work! But me and my Sim can live without toaster pastrys
Other food works perfect.
Thank you again for your creation!

-->> I tested more now. I think with every version (english as well) stove will not work with toaster pastrys if you will give command to cook food on the fridge pie-menu. If the command will clicked on the stove - toaster pastrys work.
Ive tested more today and your correct when you click the stove it works fine when you click the fridge the food disappears like they never had it I havent had the food retreval problem yet but I just got to start my game ill edit my post as I play with it more.

P.S. phoenix phaerie I just wanted to say weather or not the stove works properly now or later once you get the kinks worked out or not its a BEAUTIFUL set ESPECIALLY for a frist try(patting you on your back) and Im not deleting anything and Im soooooo waiting for the recolors :D

GREAT JOB!!

Dee

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