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Early American "Colonial Style" Fireplaces *new mesh* UPDATED 7 Oct 2011

by CTNutmegger Posted 17th May 2006 at 2:49 PM - Updated 7th Oct 2011 at 6:00 PM by CTNutmegger : Updated Base Mesh for Compatibility with Numenor's Scriptorium
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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.
Again with the update, it's been a long, long time! I was recently asked to add a re-colorable subset to the mesh, after numerous attempts I resorted to totally redoing it instead. It now has re-colorable inserts that you can mix or match to the frame to suit your taste or mood.

**Please note that any recolors made for the old mesh will not work properly on this new version, I'm sorry about that but it was the only way I could get it to work.

(OLD UPDATE) Major Update for compatibility with the New Scriptorium Installer by Numenor

I've been building early American style homes and wanted fireplaces for them that matched the style. The ones in the game just don't look right and you probably know what I think of them anyway :D.

It works exactly like the Maxis fireplaces, even has the same chimney.
For a fireplace, it is low poly, 1424, and vert, 1601.

You are welcome to post and share any recolors of the mesh that you create wherever you wish, just provide a link to the mesh on MTS2 or to my own site so the correct installation instructions can be found.

Very important, you must follow these instructions carefully or the fireplace will not show up in your game. These instructions are based on installing my fireplace using Numenor's THE SCRIPTORIUM Installer.

In the zip you will find a txt file named, "99_CTNColonial_Fireplace.txt".

After installing the Scriptorium go to your, ".....\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads", folder and double click on a the new shortcut you will find there named, "Scriptorium_Fireplaces".

It will open the folder where you must put that txt file, no editing of any Maxis files involved. (This is the actual path that the shortcut takes you to, "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\Scriptorium_Fireplaces".)

**Please remember to remove the old txt file from the Scriptorium folder.**

Then just place the fireplace package and it's recolors in your usual Downloads folder.

That's it, Enjoy

Install instructions are also included in the zip.

Enjoy, Kathy

This should work with all versions of TS2, if you have any problems please let me know.

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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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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#2 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:03 PM
Awesome job- I dont think Ive seen new fireplaces before like these- just beautiful

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#3 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:03 PM
wooooow thanks!
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#4 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:15 PM
:clap: Absolutely wonderful new fireplaces! Thank you very much for these 'jewels'

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#5 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:14 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your Early American "Colonial Style" Fireplaces
Field Researcher
#6 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:21 PM
These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
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#7 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:21 PM
Amazing job! Very elegant! Thank you for sharing!

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#8 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:22 PM
These fireplaces are awesome! Thank you very much! :P

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#9 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:35 PM
Very lovely! Thankyou
#10 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:44 PM
The look incredibly real! wow, amazing job! Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful job :D

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#11 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:54 PM
Wow this is nice downloading now !! Keep up the good work!!
#12 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:10 PM
Very nice!
Thanks CT!

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#13 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:12 PM
i see a lot of these being from Connecticut. these are amazingly realistic. thanks for sharing.

::And I've been looking for my shadow::
::But this place is so bright and so clean::

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#14 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:20 PM
You did an awesome job!I cant wait to use them in my game.Thanks for sharing.
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#15 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:22 PM
I never really liked the fireplaces that came with the game, but these are just wonderful! Thanks for creating and sharing them!

#16 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:29 PM
these fireplaces look so relistic.
i thought the screnshots were of real ones that had been photographed

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#17 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:30 PM
Absolutely beautiful! By any chance, are you thinking of "Early American" furniture? With your talent, I know that anything you produce will be wonderful. Thank you!
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#18 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:35 PM
Oh you really are a treasure! This is a fantastic addition to the builders arsenal thank you!

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#19 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:36 PM
WOW!! what a gift! thank you very much, they are really looking wonderful!
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#20 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:45 PM
This is a great clean design. I think it will look nice with lots of different decorating styles! I was getting really bored with the ones from Maxis... they are just too bulky or specific to certain styles. None of them look good with retro... so naturally I hate them. LOL! But this one could... thanks!

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#21 Old 17th May 2006 at 4:50 PM
Thank you for such wonderful fireplaces. I also want to thank you for advising me how to add the icon onto the game. Thanks a bunch!

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#22 Old 17th May 2006 at 5:02 PM
Many thanks for this lovely fireplace!!! Thanks for sharing it is really gorgeous!
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#23 Old 17th May 2006 at 5:02 PM
Oh Finally your new update on MTS2!!!
I was waiting for some more new fireplaces for ages
THe first one (pic) is most adorable/

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#24 Old 17th May 2006 at 5:19 PM
Default Lovely fireplaces
I think your fireplaces are beautiful and I would love to have them in my game because I'm not fond of the ones that come with the game either. However, I am a computer idiot and the installation instructions scare me to death. So sadly I won't be downloading the fireplaces.
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#25 Old 17th May 2006 at 5:26 PM
Ah, these are fantastic! I have an entire neighborhood of Victorian houses that -need- these fireplaces! Thank you so very much for sharing them!

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