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Annie Modular Sofa UPDATED 22 Nov 2007

by blake_boy Posted 16th Oct 2007 at 1:52 PM - Updated 10th Dec 2008 at 10:38 PM by whitesiren
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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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UPDATED 22 Nov 2007

Ive updated a bad wallshadow and the recolours, so please redownload the meshes and recolours and replace the old files with these new ones in your downloads folder please!




Ive always wanted to make another modular sofa, because I thought my first sofa was a real mess. Well, with a bit of spare time, I've gotten around to making them.
These sofas are pretty much far from perfect, but I reckon theyre a mark improvement from the first one. Want to mention that I went through a rough patch with my gf recently, we decided to make this set as a team, and corny as it sounds, it made us closer than ever.
So, I want everyone to know that my georgie did the texturing of the sofas and I couldnt have been danm prouder of her.

Ok, enough with reallife blogging, and on to the sofas, hehe. There are basically 3 different meshes in this set, theyre shown below:


You can use these sofas to create different modular shapes, as shown on my pictures and lots more shapes you can think up of. I used the repository technique, thanks to Jwoods and his tute/ modding infocentre, which prooved extremely useful here.

Important Notes:

- You'll need to download the main mesh, (with the cushions) in order for the other 2 to work with their textures.

- These are modular sofas which will join up when put next to each other. You'll need Inge's sectionalsofa patch in your downloads folder from here:http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1393933
Unfortunately, if you have Shaklin's sectionalsofa patch, you'll have to remove that from your downloads folder in order for these to work

- The beauty of these sofas is that I've made an overlay of the shadows on the texture, so it makes recolouring childs play. You can simply wack on your flat fabric or wood or texture of choice, and the shadows mesh does all the hard work for you and will make the sofas look good in game. Ive attached the uvmapping if anyone's interested in recolouring.

- If you want to recolour the sofas, you just need to recolour the main mesh, (with the cushions)

- Much improved (less) poly counts from my first sofa.

- I think youll need Nightlife for these sofas to work correctly

- These sofas do not have wall shadows on them, I had a problem with them and just couldn't get them to work

- The design tool does not work on the ottoman and sofa without cushions when theyre joined up. Not sure how to fix that

- These sofas are listed in the catalog under Comfort > sofas


On to the screenies:





Thats it, hope you enjoy the sofas and have fun experimenting with the different modular shapes.
and thanks again mts2 for being such an awesome place to be in

Polygon Counts:
Main mesh:
Highest poly faces - 1342
Average poly faces - 1100

No cushion:
Highest poly faces - 1342
Average poly faces - 1000

Ottoman (no arm, no back):
Highest poly faces - 698
Average poly faces - 630

Additional Credits:
Jwoods tute/modding infocentre on repository technique
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=82227

The ususal suspects: simpe, mts2

The rest of the objects in the pics are Maxis or I made, and might upload them in the future.

Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living
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.

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa-RECOLOURS.zip

Size: 4.16 MB · Downloads: 151,244 · 22nd Nov 2007
4.16 MB 151,244 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaOttoman.zip

Size: 90.5 KB · Downloads: 142,451 · 22nd Nov 2007
90.5 KB 142,451 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-SofaNoCushion.zip

Size: 162.5 KB · Downloads: 142,015 · 22nd Nov 2007
162.5 KB 142,015 22nd Nov 2007
Blake's-Annie-Modular-Sofa.zip

Size: 460.8 KB · Downloads: 165,013 · 22nd Nov 2007
460.8 KB 165,013 22nd Nov 2007
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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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Scholar
#2 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 6:57 PM
Wow this is fantastic! Very clever and very well done. Keep up the great work!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 6:59 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 16th Oct 2007 at 7:20 PM.
Don't apologize for this, it's wonderful! they look amazing and I cant wait to use them in my game. They are totally my style so huge thanks!

PS If you are the creator of that little brown, rattan looking end table then please consider uploading it. It looks great.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:01 PM
Nice work!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:04 PM
I love these! They're beautiful. I love all of your stuff and I'm glad to see more of your downloads. For the record, I loved the first couches too
Field Researcher
#6 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:16 PM
wooow!! this even better than holysimoly furniture....
amazing!!! and great patterns!
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:16 PM
Sensational! These are the best sofas I've seen in a long time. Thank you so much- to you and your gf. I'm glad things are getting back on track for you both-you make a great team
xx
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:23 PM
love, love, love these! gorgeous! thank you.

i'm a hazard to myself
Field Researcher
#9 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:23 PM
Fabulous! I loved your old sofas but these are just awesome! (Way better than any pay sofas out there.) Thanks a ton to the two of you and kudos on the sofas, working well together, and patching things up! Glad to hear you two are happy again! Again, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:28 PM
Well, it looks nice and realistic. I will check thi set when I again install my game.
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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:28 PM
What are you talking about? These are wonderful! Thank you!
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#12 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:41 PM
These look great!! Very versatile-looking.

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Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:42 PM
I have all expansion packs including Bon Voyage, and these sofas work wonderfully. Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:47 PM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Oct 2007 at 6:09 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Wow! Very impressive!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:47 PM
simply gorgeous your really amazing great stufff i loooove :-P
Mad Poster
#16 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:54 PM
These are just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 7:56 PM
I don't know how anything could be greater than your Dana sofa. I completely love it!!! But I'll give it a try!! Thanks!!
Test Subject
#18 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 8:01 PM
Great Job! Don't apologize!!! LOL These are by far the best pair out there. Love the colors. Can't wait to use them in my game. Keep up the work!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 8:12 PM
Thank you so much; I'm a huge fan of sectionals and this has to be the best I've seen. Keep up the wonderful work!

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Test Subject
#20 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 8:21 PM
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 9:02 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 16th Oct 2007 at 10:32 PM.
It's beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 9:08 PM
Fantastic - many, many thanks. The best of taste, wonderful textures and design.

Great work!!!

Hugs!
Test Subject
#23 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 9:09 PM
one can have only this set and no other sofas and he can still furnish a load of houses.. so many options thank you lots!! :D
Instructor
#24 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 9:15 PM
dude,I love you!

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#25 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 9:19 PM
I love modular furniture it gives much more space for imagination
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