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Museum Cabinets / Display Cases

by lagermonkey Posted 28th Feb 2007 at 12:12 PM - Updated 17th Oct 2008 at 1:43 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For all you fans of putting stuff on display here is something to put your stuff in.

There are five cabinets of various sizes for various sizes of stuff.
They are cloned from the end tables and coffee tables.
You can find them under surfaces miscellaneous.

You must download the CabinetTexture and at least one of the cabinets for them to show up in your game.

They have been tested in the base game and with expansion packs using numenor's BaseGameStater Pro

I have made them so that your Sims can't put stuff on them or take stuff off of them. I thought it might be a bit annoying if they started reaching through the glass and putting newspapers inside the display cases.

EDIT: Someone asked if they could be made usable by Sims.
SimUseablecabinets has all the cabinets in and sims can place things on them and take them off again. I have tested them for shopping and restocking and they seem to work fine. You still need to download CabinetTextures in addition to simuseablecabinets.
They have new GUID's so they will coexist with the other cabinets.

Your Sims will still be able to view the decorative objects you put inside the cases because the glass isn't part of the bounding box.
What this means though is if you have your cursor over the glass part only you wont be able to pick it up and move it. It shouldn't be much of a problem because you would have to be looking from a pretty weird angle not to get you cursor over the cabinet part.
The textures were from Texture and Colour Which is a good source of textures that you can use freely for most things.
It also has lots of information about tiling textures and such like if your feeling like a texture geek.

The Glass and the cabinet are both recolourable.
You need to make a recolour of the CabinetTexture file and that will recolour all the cabinets.

Now for the numbers
Faces 448 Vertices 807
Faces 450 Vertices 804
Faces 328 Vertices 638
Faces 348 Vertices 687
Faces 328 Vertices 608

The models were made in 3ds max
The textures were fiddled with in Photoshop
And the packages were poked about with in SimPE I think that's everything I hope you like them and can find a use for them.
Tags: #cabinet, #display, #case, #museum

Style: Retro
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 12:17 PM
they are awesome! Thank you so much! :D

Love is the Greatest Power!!! :)
#3 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 12:45 PM
nice and usefull thanks!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 12:46 PM
Very cool

If i find something useful to put in them i will get them. Actually, i may just get them anyway! I like the colour

Now we just need some mummies >.<

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 12:53 PM
Now we just need some mummies

Do you know that was one of things I was thinking of making to go in them I thought the long low one would look good with a mummy in.

Go and have nice a cup of tea.
It will make everything better.
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 1:15 PM
Very nice job, they look awesome!!! Thank you very much for this!! ^_^
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 4:09 PM
These are supercool! What a great idea -- I love history/natural history museums (even though I'm sorta creeped out by them, too). Now we just need a caveman diorama and a whale hanging from the ceiling!
great work, thanks...
Forum Resident
#8 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 4:23 PM
Your things are awesome! Thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 5:33 PM
Thank you for the beautiful Museum Cabinet

Please excuses my bad english. I translate your language with Google
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 5:40 PM
They look great but i was wondering if you could make them so we could use them as display counters in shops too. I have a art gallery in my game and i would love to be able to put objects in these that i can sell. Im not bothered that my sims hands will go through the glass, I think they would just look cool never the less.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 6:07 PM Last edited by lagermonkey : 28th Feb 2007 at 6:33 PM.
Originally Posted by barbwirex
They look great but i was wondering if you could make them so we could use them as display counters in shops too. I have a art gallery in my game and i would love to be able to put objects in these that i can sell. Im not bothered that my sims hands will go through the glass, I think they would just look cool never the less.

I shall see what I can do. I made them so they would be compatible with the base game and I don't know what was changed in OFB maybe you can help can you sell and restock things off of side tables and coffee tables? I cant remember.
Edit: I just checked and yes you can and it works so it shouldn't be a problem.

Go and have nice a cup of tea.
It will make everything better.
#12 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 7:03 PM
Your objects are so cool.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 1:14 AM
This is a great idea! Thankyou for sharing.
Forum Resident
#14 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 3:39 AM
wow!! This is nice!! Thank you so much..,
Test Subject
#15 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 6:33 AM
This is such a cool idea! I think I'm going to make a museum with this... Now I just need some mummies or something like that!
#16 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 3:31 PM
This is exactly what I needed for my Greek collection. Thanks so so so much
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Mar 2007 at 9:15 PM
Wow, thank you so much. I have been using OFB shelves for my museums, but this will make it so much better and more realistic. Now, my Egyptian pieces and some maxis pieces will be on display as they would be in a real museum. Thank you again and keep up the good work.
Test Subject
#18 Old 3rd Mar 2007 at 1:13 PM
That's f-ing brilliant !!!! I LOVE them !!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 4:11 AM
This is such an awesome idea! So creative. Thank you!
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Mar 2007 at 4:32 AM
Wow! this is near the quality of a Maxis Item.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 7:23 PM
These are seriously cool, thanks!

Test Subject
#22 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 6:44 PM
when i use it they are all blue i have the colour enable package but it dosent work what should i do
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Apr 2009 at 9:09 PM
Been long while I guess since a post, but the textures will not download... otherwise, love the Job..
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 6:48 PM
well, i just have to build a museum now and have these!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 4:26 PM
thanks this will be useful
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