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Basic Log Cabin Kit by Loggin Kannuck

by Corsetcrush Posted 19th Sep 2007 at 2:07 AM - Updated 1st Sep 2008 at 12:47 PM by Corsetcrush : Required site uploads update
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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.
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Basic Log Cabin Kit by Loggin Kannuck

Imagine, the home of your dreams nestled far up in the mountains, all thoughts of civilization left behind. Built with your own hands, every cut made with love and care. In the spring, tulips cheerfully snuggle against the walls, summer brings cannonballs in a lake, echoing children’s laughter. Sweet smells of apple pie, pumpkins, and leaves in fall are carried on the winds that blow by. With winter brings frostbitten noses, snowball fights, and marshmallow filled mugs of hot chocolate by the fireside as the snow quietly drifts down. Home is where the heart is and Loggin Kannuck Industries can help you get there.

This is a project that I started nearly a year ago and kept getting sidetracked or simply discouraged with UV mapping or creating textures. I began working on it because the buildings in the mountain lots from Sims 1 Vacation looked funny without them. I kept waiting to see that someone had done them, always expecting they would (the base concept is relatively easy), but none were to be found. I can say I was significantly annoyed but delighted when Bon Voyage came out and Maxis' log cabin corners consisted of log ends pasted on wallpaper (that's pathetic). I simply wanted to have a more rustic set for some of my more reclusive Sims. The Cabin Corners in this set are decorative objects that need to be placed outside the walls with the “moveObjects on” cheat.

What is included:

LogCabinKitMESH
Log Cabin Corner
Log Cabin Foundation Corner

CabinCornerRECOLORS & FoundationCabinCornerRECOLORS
6 additional wood recolors each for both meshes
7 matching snow recolors each for both meshes

LogCabinWalls&Floors
7 matching wood walls
7 matching snow walls
7 matching wood floors

Loggin Kannuck Collection (this is the catalog sort for residential and community collections for the Base Log Cabin Kit.)*

Loggin Kannuck Collection
Loggin Kannuck Community Collection
LogginKannuckIcon

Best of all it’s base game compatible! NO Seasons required, but looks great with Seasons as well.

Cabin corners are found in Decorations->Statues
Walls are found in Wallpaper->Siding
Floors are found in Flooring->Wood

Installation Instructions:

LogCabinKitMESH
CabinCornerRECOLORS
FoundationCabinCornerRECOLORS
LogCabinWalls&Floors
Extract into My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads

*Special Installation Instructions:
Extract Loggin Kannuck Collection into empty folder on the desktop.

Loggin Kannuck Collection
Loggin Kannuck Community Collection
Place in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections folder

LogginKannuckIcon
Place in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections\Icons folder

Terms & Conditions:

Recolors: 100% allowed as long as 1.) if the recolor is posted on the net that you send me a link, I’d love to see how others would decorate my meshes! 2.) Link back to this post to obtain the original mesh 3.) if my textures are used but recolored (turning something from blue to green) proper credit is required 4.) do not, now or ever, upload them to pay sites (it’s mean and evil, you fiend!)

Lots: My meshes can be uploaded to lots on Mod as long as proper credit (and a link here would be nice) are given. Do NOT upload my objects on lots being posted to other sites, unless permission is given, the Exchange or pay sites are not allowed. And as always, let me know! I want to see your wonderful work as well!

Meshes: Do NOT clone my meshes, do NOT post my meshes on other sites, free or otherwise, most especially not on the Exchange! (it’s not hard to register on Mod.) A lot of time and hard work went into the creation of the meshes, and I’d like people to know where to look if I ever update them or add more, similar things in a set. It’s easier to post a link than it is to steal someone’s work.

If you really, really, really want to use part of a mesh I have made, contact me. Depending on what alterations/additions/subtractions/etc. would be desired, a compromise may be allowed. This is not a guarantee however, there must be enough change to the mesh to make it into a noticeably different object.

The sole reason for posting my work on Mod is to give back to the wonderful community that has already given me so much.

Polygon Counts:
Log Cabin Corner- faces = 434, vertices = 580
Log Cabin Foundation Corner- faces = 434, vertices = 580

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to the creators of: SimPE Milkshape
UV Mapper Pro
…And JWoods for the Object Creation Tutorial I still refer to continually.

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
Loggin Cannuck Collection.rar

Size: 66.1 KB · Downloads: 10,658 · 19th Sep 2007
66.1 KB 10,658 19th Sep 2007
FoundationCabinCornerRECOLORS.rar

Size: 6.33 MB · Downloads: 11,415 · 19th Sep 2007
6.33 MB 11,415 19th Sep 2007
LogCabinWalls&Floors.rar

Size: 928.4 KB · Downloads: 11,622 · 19th Sep 2007
928.4 KB 11,622 19th Sep 2007
CabinCornerRECOLORS.rar

Size: 6.33 MB · Downloads: 10,967 · 19th Sep 2007
6.33 MB 10,967 19th Sep 2007
LogCabinKitMESH.rar

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 11,421 · 19th Sep 2007
1.05 MB 11,421 19th Sep 2007
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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:58 AM
You've been reading my mind for some time haven't you? Thank you very much for sharing these as I've been wanting something like this for a long time.
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#3 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 9:55 AM
Great set! Ty so much for sharing =)

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Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 10:21 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I have always wanted to build a real log cabin! Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing!
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Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:39 AM
that's just great! thanks! :D
Scholar
#6 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 12:11 PM
These look fabulous. It amazes me how the community continues to outperform Maxis!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Alchemist
#7 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:42 PM
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#8 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 3:44 PM
This is awesome! Thanks for all your hard work :D

Need to know which object came with which EP or SP? Check the CEP Object database
Field Researcher
#9 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 5:22 PM
Lincoln Logs! That's what these remind me of. Thanks for doing this - they're awesome.

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
Field Researcher
#10 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 5:42 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 22nd Sep 2007 at 7:29 AM. Reason: is a thanks post
These do remind me of Lincoln Logs! My hermit sims have been complying for years that their cabins were pathetic looking. Now I have an alternative to give them a real-looking hideout.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:19 PM
LOOOVE THIS!!!! this is fantabulous and wonderful for my earthy sims too who love the country. would you be opposed to uploading that gorgeous house displaying your work? I suck at building houses tehehe.
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:40 PM
THANK YOU so much for these. They look great! I loved the ones I had for sims 1 and had been looking for a sims 2 version.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 12:11 AM
I have looked forever for a really good cabin set. Thanks so so much for sharing this. Really cool!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 2:21 AM
This is really AWESOME! Thank you for making this
Test Subject
#15 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 3:15 AM
Been lookin' for this kinda stuff fer awhile...thanks...great work!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 10:45 PM
House Upload
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Originally Posted by sweetrapture
LOOOVE THIS!!!! this is fantabulous and wonderful for my earthy sims too who love the country. would you be opposed to uploading that gorgeous house displaying your work? I suck at building houses tehehe.


I had actually made the house to test the cabin corners, wallpaper, and flooring. The inside empty except for lights, a bathroom, and a fridge. However I've been considering uploading the lot after I've had some time to make it Mod worthy, but I'm also in the middle of another project at the moment. It's a small lot, but in one of the pics you can see the corner of the garage. Right off the top of my head I think it would take Nightlife and Seasons, but I'd have to double check that. I tried to have only Maxis stuff in the pics other than my content in the post.

I'm really glad that everyone has liked it so well, it's the first time I've done a complete set like this. I still don't know why Maxis thought that pasting log end pics on wallpaper was 'good enough'. Oh well, At least my efforts weren't wasted then!

Many Thanks,

~Corsetcrush
Instructor
#17 Old 12th Oct 2007 at 1:29 AM
Corsetcrush, this is one of those gorgeous additions to the game that revitalise my faith in the game's potential. It is a beautiful piece of work you have done here, and I am happy to add it to my game. This will add to the immersion in a way that all the EPs combined cannot accomplish! Thank you!

PS: I am adding you to my favourite artists!!

I have only one God, Choice. If you remove the right to choose from any equation, how have you improved the world?
Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Oct 2007 at 11:07 AM
I've been looking for something like this, thank you. I love to make cozy cabin-like neighbourhoods so this will really come in handy
Instructor
#19 Old 26th Oct 2007 at 11:53 AM
This is freaking GORGEOUS! I rarely download build items, but I am so getting this.

Cogito ergo nupta non sum.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 2:45 PM
Amazing! Just what I was looking for. Thanks!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 2:34 AM
I had never even thought about making a log cabbin but now I will thanks.
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th Jun 2008 at 12:02 AM
Thank you! I always wanted to make a log cabin for my sims, although I cant seem to find that roof with snow anywhere (its in the full view of the snowy cabin), is it included in the set? If it is can you tell me where it is? Beautiful work and thanks again.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 9:24 PM
This set it's perfect! I used this and added Wooden lace set created by Jeka to give it a different look and I'm very happy with the result ^^ But I can't find a roof with snow or some stairs I like but I'll keep searching in order to build the perfect dream house for my sims =D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 2:34 PM
As for the snow on the roof: It's from Seasons.

I have tried to make snow (before Seasons) and from personal experience the snow from that expansion is FAR superior. I don't know if it is the proper wording, but I often think of it as 'dynamic' snow, it's not just a flat mesh that's plopped on top of all major surfaces. If you look really close to the corner of the garage (far left) and at the bottoms of all the cabin corners, it shows that there is actual lumps and variations in the snow, its not a singular flat mesh.

In addition to that, if I remember correctly, the height of the snow on the roof varies from standard depth to deep snow (like in the pic.) When Sims walk though it the snow has an effect that makes it look like poofing (think of the fight cloud effect), and leaves a trail (temporarily) behind them.

If that wasn't enough, the part that I truly adore is how it interacts with the object meshes themselves. If you look REALLY closely at the handrail on the stairs It looks a bit like pixelated snow, which it is, but the game can recognize the tops of meshes and varies the amount of snow between the light sprinkling (like on the handrail) or a solid thin coat (it's why the top of the steps are white).

I added the snowy log recolors (and matching wallpaper) for the people who don't have Seasons, but they still have a snowy decor. The easiest way to do that is to find snowy terrain, snow roof tiles and whatnot to download. The snowy wallpaper logs were included so when the actual meshes had the thin bit of snow on them that they would all match and not stick out like a sore thumb.

Hope this helps.

~Corsetcrush
Field Researcher
#25 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 3:11 PM
This is great! Thank you!
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