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Golden Christmas Forest Dining Set - Update 11-19-05

by simdebster Posted 12th Nov 2005 at 6:16 PM - Updated 13th Jun 2013 at 3:51 PM by simdebster : Adding Yggdrasil's table mesh which is file share friendly and I had been given permission back in 2005 to repost the mesh.
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Continuing with this set, here is the dining furniture. I recolored Yggdrasil's Tablecloth Centerpiece Dining Table because it is just gorgeous. I love her meshes, so be looking to see them in my future, as well as past sets. She is very talented and also very generous in making her meshes file-share-friendly. If you do not have this mesh, make sure that you get it via the following link.

11-19-05 Three new curtain recolors. Solid green tablecloth (ygg's mesh) per request. See the Bed, Bath & Beyond set for new lamp recolors.
I created a Collection for the Holiday Party Pack by Maxis. It has a gift icon. A screenshot is included below (the screenshot is a bit glitzy, but I wanted to show that it was for the holiday items. I think that I got my point across :santa: .). Everything should be in it except for the Halloween items, you can add these if you want.
11-16-05 fixed recolor of Gromit's Welsh Dresser - fixed bottom side of dresser (and doors). QA (me) was a little lax here.
11-15-05 recolor of Gromit's Welsh Dresser for this set. Make sure that you get the mesh if you do not have it.

Link to set that matches this set:
Golden Christmas Forest Bed, Bath & Beyond set

Links to meshes:
I have included the mesh to Yggdrasil's tables in the downloads below because the link at Sims 2 Friends is not working.. (Updated 13 June 13)
Welsh Dresser mesh by Gromit

The set includes:
- Dining chair
- 2 Highchairs (both dark and Maxis wood)
- Recolor of Ygg's table
- Chandelier
- Dark wood (dining chair) This file is in the complete dining zip and is offered as a separate file because I intend to use this wood again in future sets.

I made a dark wood to match the wing back chair's wood, the darker Maxis dining table, and just because it looks more formal. The highchair comes in two woods in order to give you a choice in wood color. The screenshots below show the chairs with both the Maxis table and Ygg's table. If you have a large family to invite over or just a lot of friends, you can slide two of Ygg's tables together to make one long table. I flipped one of the tables to give the centerpiece two different looks.

My recolor files are always "File-Share-Friendly" and must remain FREE for download (that means if they are included in a house that is posted on a paysite, then the house itself has to be a free download).

A big thanks to Yggdrasil for making the beautiful table mesh and to Gromit for the wonderful Welsh Dresser. And speaking of thanks, do not forget to click the Thank You button if you like this set. I love to read your comments and see the Thanked numbers go up.

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Ygg's Table Mesh

Size: 7.02 MB · Downloads: 662 · 13th Jun 2013
7.02 MB 662 13th Jun 2013

Size: 9.0 KB · Downloads: 5,494 · 20th Nov 2005
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Size: 50.0 KB · Downloads: 5,481 · 20th Nov 2005
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Size: 48.7 KB · Downloads: 5,897 · 20th Nov 2005
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Size: 253.8 KB · Downloads: 5,887 · 16th Nov 2005
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Size: 42.8 KB · Downloads: 6,759 · 12th Nov 2005
42.8 KB 6,759 12th Nov 2005

Size: 917.3 KB · Downloads: 7,536 · 12th Nov 2005
917.3 KB 7,536 12th Nov 2005
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
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 12th Nov 2005 at 6:37 PM
SO pretty! Great work and thanks for sharing. :D
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 12th Nov 2005 at 6:44 PM
thank you this is amazing i love it!

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#4 Old 12th Nov 2005 at 9:38 PM
Terrific ! Thank you very much
#5 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 3:41 AM
So beautiful! Thank you! :clap:

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 4:35 AM
its veru nice but all i want it the floweral center peice how do i get it??
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Original Poster
#7 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 5:23 AM
silkrose8378: The floral centerpiece is part of the table mesh. You cannot have one without the other. So, I guess you are stuck with the decision of going without it or downloading the set. :santa:

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Test Subject
#8 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 12:36 PM
Wow, I usually hate Christmas-themed items but that is gorgeous :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 7:37 PM
It' lovely!!! thanx
Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th Nov 2005 at 12:13 AM
Very pretty set, thank you for sharing them.
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 8:52 PM
Ooh, that's my favorite dresser - glad to see it now matches the set. I love that you matched the high chair to the rest of the dining set - it looks great in game. I honestly do not "do" holidays ingame, but I use this set anyway because it is so very classy.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 10:13 PM
Thank you femdrag0n and everyone for your wonderful comments! This is my favorite dresser, too, which is why I asked Gromit if I could recolor it. He is so nice to say yes and to give all of us such a beautiful mesh. Very generous! I am so lucky to be able to include my favorite custom meshes with my sets. We have a lot of great talent out there and we all get to benefit from it. :clap:

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 15th Nov 2005 at 11:17 PM
Beautiful have downloaded all from this set so far. Looks really great in game =) Keep up the good work!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 5:31 AM
Default Beautiful
Wonderful, Rich, Warm, and Inviting. Beautiful, simply beautiful. Ty you for the hard work you gave.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 5:57 AM
Beautiful! I've downloaded every piece!
(In the original tablecloth set mesh- I was wondering if you could recolor the plain tablecloth- no centerpieces or anything- to that deep green. I need to put one in the middle of two tables to make it wider...I prefer wide tables to long ones.)

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Original Poster
#16 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 7:38 AM
Depp_Dom_Dreams: That should not be a problem. Check back for it or PM me with your e-mail address if you want to be on my list for update notifications.

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 23rd Nov 2005 at 5:49 AM
Thank you so much for doing the solid recolor! You rock!

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#18 Old 7th Dec 2005 at 7:26 PM
What a beautiful set. My Sims thank you from the bottom of their festive little hearts (and so do I)

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Test Subject
#19 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 9:19 PM
this is a wonderful set - think i'm gonna renew an old tradition - Christmas in July! anyone else wanna join in?
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 6:31 AM
Simply... Thank you! I Love this set!

Its very beautiful


Someday I will make and recoulor things for Sims2... when
ever that is! =]
Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Sep 2012 at 8:12 PM
This set is the most popular of your downloads, there should be 2000 Thanks here! I still love the birds most, the calm greens in it. Thank you.
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#22 Old 27th Nov 2014 at 9:21 PM
Thank you