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Multi-Junctions for kitchen counters

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 24th Oct 2006 at 5:57 PM - Updated 6th Nov 2006 at 10:45 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Updated "CouinterCulture" Multi-Junction
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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.
MULTI - JUNCTION FOR KITCHEN COUNTERS
by MaryLou and Numenor




Are you missing - by chance - a corner counter?
Is your kithcen clogged by odd signs reading "Get the Multi-Junction"?

Well, you are in the right place!

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NEWS AND UPDATES
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06 NOV 2006 - UPDATED: "CounterCulture" Multi-Junction. The right-handed "X" junction has been given a new UVmap: now the top lines up perfectly with the adjacent counters (the improvements are mostly visible when the "StripedWood" recolours are used for the top).

24 OCT 2006 - RELEASED: Multi-Junction for the following kitchen sets:


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NOTES AND LINKS
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In order to use these Multi-Junctions, it's not required to download anything else: they work perfectly even with the Maxis original counters. But of course these Multi-Junctions look at best with the CounterCulture Modular Set, the Way Coolinary Modular Set and the Chez Moi.
If you want the "usable corners" feature also on MAXIS counters, go download The SEP (Slot Enable Package)
You can put on the Multi-Junctions any small appliance, electronic device, etc, but not the coffee machines (neither the large nor the small one): the sims can't use the coffee machines if placed on the Multi-Junctions.



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DESCRIPTION AND INFO
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Confess! You always wanted to create a T-shaped counter, or two rows of counters crossing in the middle, or place you counters in one of the million shapes not allowed by the Maxis counters...

Now you can do it all, and even more! :D


HOW TO USE THE MULTI-JUNCTIONS - Basic usage
As soon as you pick the multi-junction from the catalog, it's in auto-mesh mode: the mesh will change automatically, according to the walls that are detected near the junctions; moving the junction around will cause its shape to change continuously.


Then, when you go to Live Mode, the auto-mesh feature will be permanently deactivated, and the shape can be changed at will using the pie menus.


The pie menus have the following options:
  • Change Model: lets you choose between L-Junction (the standard corner used also by Maxis counters), T-Junction (to connect two rows of counters in a T position), X-Junction (to connect two rows of counters crossing in the middle), and Inverted L-Junction (to create convex L-shaped angles, or used as terminal of a row of counters).
  • Back Trim: lets you trigger the backtrims (i.e. the backsplashes) up and down; according to the chosen model, you can have the option to hide/reveal one or two backtrims (or none, for the X-Junction).
  • Orientation: the T-Junction and the X-Junction can be "flipped" horizontally, to better match your counter configuration; you can choose between Left-handed and Right-handed.

HINT: the most efficient way to use the multi-junctions is to start placing the normal counters, leaving empty the places where the corners are needed; then buy the multi-junctions, filing the empty spaces in your counters, and lastly go to live mode and adjust the multi-junction as desired, using the pie menu.


HOW TO USE THE MULTI-JUNCTIONS - Advanced usage
there are many users that build lots without sims, and therefore can't go to live mode and access the pie menu.
The multi-junction have an two more automatic functions that help in these cases; both functions are activated using the "Pick & Drop" tecnique.
PD1 PD2
The "Pick & Drop" tecnique is very easy to use: every time you pick the object from the floor and then drop it again, the mesh will change as follow:
  • If the junction is in the middle of the room, you can cycle between Inverted L-Junction, Left X-Junction, Inverted L-Junction (again) and Right X-Junction.
  • If the junction is near a flat wall (not corner), you can cycle between: Left T-Junction and Right T-Junction.
The Pick&Drop won't have any effect if the junction is placed in a wall corner.


GAME COMPATIBILITY
The "CounterCulture" and the "Chez Moi" Multi-Junctions are compatible with any game, from the base game to Pets.
The "Way Coolinary" Multi-Junction requires the University EP


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpack the files to your Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress).
If you have problems, you'll find all the information you may need in this thread: please read it carefully before asking "Can you post it in ZIP, please?" And when you have read that thread, DON'T ask for zips! :D


RECOLOURS
All the Multi-Junctions borrow the textures from the corresponding original Maxis counters (CounterCulture, Way Coolinary, Chez Moi): therefore, if you want to recolour our set, just create a recolour for the Maxis counter. On the other hand, every recolour for the Maxis counters that you may already have in your Downloads will be automatically available for the corresponding Multi-Junction.


CREDITS
MaryLou for all the meshes and custom textures;
Numenor for animations, usable corners and various "hidden" tweakings...
Maxis for the original CounterCulture, Way Coolinary and Chez Moi counters.


LICENCE AGREEMENT
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
You can freely create recolours, and post them on any site, but DON'T INCLUDE THE MESHES IN YOUR RECOLOURS; post a link to this thread, instead.
You can include this set in lots uploaded to completely free sites (NO EXCHANGE!), as long as you grant credits to MaryLou and Numenor and you provide a link to this thread (not just to MTS2!).

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
Multi-Junction_ChezMoi.rar

Size: 100.5 KB · Downloads: 43,738 · 24th Oct 2006
100.5 KB 43,738 24th Oct 2006
Multi-Junction_WayCoolinary.rar

Size: 81.1 KB · Downloads: 41,378 · 24th Oct 2006
81.1 KB 41,378 24th Oct 2006
Multi-Junction_CounterCulture.rar

Size: 97.4 KB · Downloads: 47,352 · 24th Oct 2006
97.4 KB 47,352 24th Oct 2006
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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\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:15 PM
Yay! Thanks for this. No wonder it took you longer to make. The alternate models are a great touch.
#3 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:15 PM
Whoa this is pretty awesome i think it needs a feature wow thanks alot.

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Forum Resident
#4 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:16 PM
This is amazing! Thanks guys!! :D

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Instructor
#5 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:25 PM
You both have amazing talent. You make my game so realistic. Thank you so much for all your hard work and keeping it free. Awesome work.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:32 PM
you naughty person, making us wait for this
but thanks anyways, its great

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:33 PM
This looks awesome! Another superb object from MaryLou & Numenor duo! Thanks.

[~]
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:52 PM
thank you for yet another set of AWESOME counters

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:56 PM
These are fantabulous and I love them. Great work and thanks for sharing with us
Test Subject
#10 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 6:57 PM
Wow very nice!! Will always become useful
Thanks
RVP

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 7:03 PM
Of course it is featured. Great job.

I'm going to stop modding the sims 2.
Mad Poster
#12 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 7:19 PM
These are awsome!!!!! Thank you for making them!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 7:22 PM
I was waiting so long for these. Thank-you so much!
Mad Poster
#14 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 7:32 PM
Really useful ! maxis junction are ....worse than boring me !
thank you both

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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Scholar
#15 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 8:47 PM
yay thank you! :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 8:53 PM
WOW :D

Seriously! These will come in handy! ^^
Thank you SO much!

Potato, Potatah
Scholar
#17 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 9:09 PM
Holy crap!! This is soooo great!!
You two know how to make unbelievable thigs, Thanks a lot for sharing your work!!
Instructor
#18 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 9:25 PM
oh wow this just is fantastic thank you, run's off to download

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#19 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 9:38 PM
Yes I really missed that

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Instructor
#20 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 9:55 PM
Oh this is entirely too cool!! thank you!

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Forum Resident
#21 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 11:16 PM
Great job on a great idea..

Thank you for sharing,
Makai

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 11:36 PM
you bastards! do you have any idea how long i spent trying to figure out which of those darn pieces was supposed to be the multi-junction? of course somewhere in your post you probably said it was coming later......it's definitely worth waiting for. *runs off to stash it in the already bulging folder full of your stuff...*
Forum Resident
#23 Old 25th Oct 2006 at 12:17 AM
Very sneaky, you two!!! But I love it - thanks!


Julie =)

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Test Subject
#24 Old 25th Oct 2006 at 12:22 AM
I'm encountering problems with this item. i dont know if its something Im doing. First off i have installed Sims 2, Uni, Nl, OFB, FF. Ok when i place this junction, a sale sign like stand up sale sign is in its place. Am i supposed to do something with that sign? Because its in live mode? Is that how you access the pie menu, but the junction counters disappears? I tried to send IMs to Numenor and Marylou but no option was available, so i hope they will check back here. By the way I love your creations, thank you so much for your generosity.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 25th Oct 2006 at 12:49 AM
Left-handed?

...

I love you guys. ^.^ Great download.

Gott weiß ich will kein Engel sein.
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