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Tuscan Kitchen Set *UPDATED*

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jun 2006 at 4:51 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2006 at 9:49 PM by phoenix_phaerie : Updated Stove Meshe
255 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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: 136,301 · 14th Jun 2006
21.0 KB 136,301 14th Jun 2006
cmtuscanpotrack.zip

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 153,266 · 11th Jun 2006
78.9 KB 153,266 11th Jun 2006
TuscanKitchenSet.rar

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 187,679 · 11th Jun 2006
1.39 MB 187,679 11th Jun 2006
cmtuscanstove.zip

Size: 278.8 KB · Downloads: 168,615 · 11th Jun 2006
278.8 KB 168,615 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
#176 Old 6th Nov 2006 at 10:44 PM
This is by far the most beautiful kitchen I have seen. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I have done some recolors but am unable to change the stove. Even so it looks great
Test Subject
#177 Old 26th Nov 2006 at 9:55 AM
I just can't understand why people can make such nice kitchens
Keep up the good work and thnx alot.
Test Subject
#178 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:34 PM
Beautiful, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#179 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 9:14 PM
This is abolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#180 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 11:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you very very much. ^-^

"With cold fingers I trace the tearstains on your cheek
In a trembling voice 'Return to the sky' I repeat" ~Malice Mizer
Top Secret Researcher
#181 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 1:29 AM
This set is gorgeous, thank you so muh.
Test Subject
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Mad Poster
#182 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 7:54 PM
I am so in love with this set but I've downloaded it six times and the only thing that shows up in my game is the potrack and the stove. Why??? Are there some other files I need? Please help!!!
Test Subject
#183 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 10:43 PM
Absolutely astounding! Your hard work is not without appreciation! Thank you! ^-^!
Test Subject
#184 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 7:11 AM
thank you for this as well as your other amazing objects. it definitely brings to mind the tuscan items from TS1 which i miss. thanks and keep up the great work.
Test Subject
#185 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 5:40 PM
Beautiful!!!! Thank-you.
Field Researcher
#186 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 10:37 AM
Oh wow--I don't normally use custom content, but I will make an exception here! This is beyond stunning--it is simply unbelievable. Thanks so much!!!

Mairi

"Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein
Test Subject
#187 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 3:36 AM
On the table in there, when my sims use the table half the time it can't be used and they go into it. I don't know if it's a bug or what but can you please fix it. Except for that great job. I LOVE IT!! THANK YOU

ORBITCARS!!!!
Lab Assistant
#188 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 6:36 AM
Looks Fantastic. Great work.

Birman Kat aka mal1958

A fantastic wife, a fantastic son, My computer, and The SIMS 2. Life is good!

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." Frederick Douglass
Test Subject
#189 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 4:43 AM
does anyone know where the clutter is that goes with this set I can not seem to find it now??
Test Subject
#190 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 5:39 AM
Beautiful. Thank you.

--Aki
Test Subject
#191 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 9:55 AM
lovely! thank you so much!!!! xoxo
Field Researcher
#192 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 12:33 AM
Great Collection Of Items...

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Test Subject
#193 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 9:51 AM
Absolutely beautiful!! :3
Test Subject
#194 Old 12th May 2007 at 5:55 PM
Ugh...when I attempt to download this with Q-Xpress (version 1.9), it says:

"Run-time error '75':

Path/file access error"

What do I do? This looks such a neat set..
Scholar
#195 Old 13th May 2007 at 7:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goddess
I think this set looks absolutely BEE-YOO-TEE-FUL! I haven't yet tried it in game, as I'm somewhat of a download-aholic... but I'm eager to try it out. I shall let you know if I find any problems with it. Thanks so much for making it!
I'm Also A Download-Aholic I Cant Wait To Use It In My Tuscan Neigborhood I LOVE It While Got To Go By The Way
Test Subject
#196 Old 14th May 2007 at 2:11 AM
So beautiful. I turned and looked at my homely kitchen and heard a big sigh...I want this for my home! hahaha thanks
Invara
Lab Assistant
#197 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 4:10 AM
This is probably the prettiest sim kitchen I've seen!

"With cold fingers I trace the tearstains on your cheek
In a trembling voice 'Return to the sky' I repeat" ~Malice Mizer
Test Subject
#198 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 4:39 AM
Wow I really like this. Thank you for putting Up. I love the Craftsmanships it has

Mika-Chan & Nicca-Chan
Test Subject
#199 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 8:07 PM
beautiful set! *downloads*

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