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French Chandelier

by jhd1189 Posted 10th Feb 2008 at 2:35 AM - Updated 15th Sep 2008 at 10:28 PM by jhd1189
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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.

I've always wondered why there were never any candlelit chandeliers for the Sims--or any crystal chandeliers for that matter--so I decided to make one for myself. And... I think it turned out decently, especially for technically being the first object I've ever uploaded. (It's not the first object I've ever made, but... I'd rather not talk about some of the other ones. )

So anyway, here are the specs for this thing. The chandelier and its crystals are actually two separate objects, and there are several reasons for that (objects groups, poly counts, being able to have a crystal-less chandelier if you so desire, me not knowing my way around SimPE too well, etc.). All you have to do is place the chandelier over a table, or in the middle of your ballroom, or wherever else you want it, and then place the crystals on top of it. You don't need to use move_objects on or anything to place it; just drop it on top and you're good to go.

The crystals are actually transparent, the chandelier will NOT disappear when you zoom in (that's something that has always bothered me about the chandeliers Maxis gave us), and even though you can place a table underneath it, your Sims will not walk through it (their heads would reach inside of the chandelier, which would look goofy).

The only downside is the poly count, which I guess is the price you have to pay for something covered in crystals. The chandelier itself is only about 1290 polys, which isn't too unreasonable... but the hanging crystals are around 2800. I did my best to reduce the poly count, but the chandelier just didn't look right with any less detail. Use this with discretion, I guess.

Ok, one last thing. As an added bonus, I have included a set of hanging crystals that can be draped over the Maxis colonial wall candles that came with the base game. This chandelier is supposed to match those wall candles, so I thought the match would be even closer if you had the option of adding more crystals. (The wall crystals have a poly count of 776)

Aaannddd.... that's about it. Feel free to include this in lot uploads (with a link back to here, of course) and to recolor it to your heart's content. I'd prefer if you didn't include the mesh with your recolors, but I probably won't kill you in your sleep if you do. Probably. Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Chandelier - 1290
Hanging Crystals - 2800 (use with discretion)
Wall Crystals - 776

Additional Credits:
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank HystericalParoxysm and Jasana_BugBreeder for helping me navigate through SimPE, Stormwench for teaching me how to make my crystals actually resemble crystals, and Numenor, Lethe, and everyone else who wrote the tutorials that taught me how to make this chandelier.

Oh... and Maxis, of course, for giving me a base to start this object with, and MTS2 for being as helpful and encouraging to new creators as it is.

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
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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 14th Feb 2008 at 8:32 PM
^_^ It's lovely. Thank you.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Test Subject
#3 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 8:34 PM
Thank you so much for sharing it! I've spent a lot of time looking for a chandelier and this is simply perfect!

Kind Regards!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:06 PM
Wow is true what you say there is not enouch the sims 2 world..i think so far the only site that i know it gots them is reflex sims but is on donations..but this is great thnx for sharing it looks nice.....any chance you making more?
Test Subject
#5 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:44 PM
Yay thankyou so much! There is a severe lack of chandeliers around!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:49 PM
Very pretty! I actually like it more without the cristals, but very pretty indeed. Thank you so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:52 PM
Aww They are so adorable!
Thank U!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:52 PM
This is really lovely thing! Thank you for sharing!
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#9 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 9:53 PM
Originally Posted by crocobaura
Very pretty! I actually like it more without the cristals, but very pretty indeed. Thank you so much for sharing.

And that's one of the reasons why I decided to make it available both ways.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'm glad you all like it.

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#10 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 10:04 PM

i never knew you had this in you,lol. This is absolutely awesome. Amazing work, especially for a first!

Really, fantastic job! :D
Field Researcher
#11 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 10:47 PM
beautiful! every fancy home needs a good crystal Chandelier
good job and thank you for sharing this with us
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 11:44 PM
wow! thanks a lot for creating this chandelier!
#13 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 12:06 AM
Gorgeous! Thank you!!!!!

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 1:20 AM
Awesome thanks for sharing..
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 5:30 AM
This is beautiful!

Perfect for baroque the lot I'm creating at the moment!
#16 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 5:32 AM
This is lovely, and a very nice looking first object upload. Thanks so much for posting the poly count for the objects too, many of us really appreciate knowing what we're putting in our games.

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 5:44 AM
I love chandeliers.. thanx so much!!
Test Subject
#18 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 5:58 AM
Love it thanks soooo much
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 8:02 AM
Thank You so much this is so very beautiful.
#20 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 8:49 AM
Elegant and classical! Thanks,
Field Researcher
#21 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 12:11 PM
ohh so pretty! some sims are gonna get some glam lighting today!
thanks for sharing

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Test Subject
#22 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 12:33 PM
THANKYOU! This is seriously wonderful work! =)
#23 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 12:54 PM
Your Chandelier is stunning.A perfect beauty.I adore it.Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation.
Thanks too for your friendly policy and your sense of humour.Big hugs.
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Feb 2008 at 4:48 AM
This is great, thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 16th Feb 2008 at 6:32 AM
i was just glancing at the screenshots from afar and thought "if I didn't know this was MTS2, i could've totally sworn that those photos were taken in a grand hotel or something" XD
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