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Cottage Kitchen

by HugeLunatic Posted 7th Mar 2010 at 5:45 PM - Updated 23rd Nov 2020 at 3:59 PM by HugeLunatic
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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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I found a counter at Garden Breeze that I loved. But I was put off by the fact that it was over 5000 polys! So I thought I would see if I could make a lower poly one, and slaved to Maxis meshes. So the Cottage Kitchen set began.

This set is entirely slaved to a Base Game Quaint item. There are no textures! I ripped apart several base game meshes and put them back together in different ways, remapping them to use existing textures.

The Meshes
The counter has 6 meshes insides: counter, corner, no door/drawers, no drawer, and counter only (used for appliances). The island has 4 meshes: counter, corner, west end, and east end.

As with all counters, the package has two that show in catalog. This package has one with a lower shelf and one without, but all corners have a lower shelf.


Textures
Buffet is slaved to Quaint Armoire
Counter Base is slaved to Quaint Desk
Counter Top is slaved to Counter Culture
Upper Cabinets are slaved to Quaint Armoire

The slots
Each counter that has a lower shelf has an added slot for it; the open upper cabinets have 3 slots per shelf; and the buffet has 3 slots per shelf plus 3 on the very top.

Each counter also has the corner slot as usable. Thanks to Numenor for creating the SEP which allowed me to study it and add this to my package.

Catalog Location/Price
  • Buffet - Surfaces/Misc §225
  • Counter - Surfaces/Counters §125
  • Fridge Upper - Surfaces/Misc §105
  • Short Upper - Surfaces/Misc §125
  • Tall Upper - Surfaces/Misc §145

Known Issues: The lower slots on the counters are not accessible once you place an item there. I've tried adjusting everything I know how to change this but nothing worked. I even tested other similar counters that are open underneath, and they too have this issue. So the only way to recolor or remove an object from that shelf is to delete the counter. I left the slots in because they are still useful.

Polygon Counts:
Buffet - 3709
Counter - 1578
Island - 1536
Fridge Upper - 1597
Short Upper - 1597
Tall Upper - 2102

The polys are a bit higher for these than I wanted, but it is the handles that are so high. Blame Maxis, I took them from the desk and armoire!

Bonus
I have added a CEP file that makes the base game Quaint Armoire have the handles recolorable separately from the Armoire. Which means my upper cabinets and buffet will also have this option if you have this package. I recommend placing in the zCEP-EXTRA folder after installing Numenor's CEP.

Recommended
CEP- extras by hafiseasale slaved the OFB smaller armoire to the base game

Additional Credits:
Numenor for his Counter Templates
Garden Breeze for the idea for the counter design
Kitchen Clutter is by buggybooz and Cassandre at BPS
Valances are by me, textures by amythestfenix
Tags: #counter, #quaint, #cottage, #cep

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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 6:09 PM
This is absolutely brilliant!!! It is so perfect and unique! Once again, you rock!!! Thanks!!!
Instructor
#3 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 6:20 PM
These are beautiful. But anything less would not be expected from you. I can always use more well designed kitchen stuffs! Thank you so much!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Field Researcher
#4 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 6:26 PM
Thank you so much! The counters in the game always appear to clunky to me for my more elegant kitchens and especially the bathrooms, which tend to be smaller. These will be perfect.
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 6:53 PM
These are lovely counters, thank you so much!
Banned
#6 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 7:07 PM
Looks great HL! My favorite is the large dining room china cabinet.
Scholar
#7 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 7:21 PM
Beautiful work! I like it very much! Perfect set

The end of magical Pegasaus's era through the world of sims
Instructor
#8 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 7:43 PM
I never really used that set because it didn't fit with my style, but these are great! Now I have a reason to make country homes!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 10:27 PM
Thank you - I will use this set now that it has your expanded pieces. Thank you so much for you excellent work!

Jody
(Pawzim / jrb2037)
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 1:11 AM
I love this, it reminds me of some of the old farm kitchens where I grew up. I do have one question though. Where can I find the appliances (stove, fridge, etc) that you show in the pictures?
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Original Poster
#11 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 1:16 AM
Forum Resident
#12 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 1:52 AM
Fabulous set, thank you! :D

Remember, being paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Instructor
#13 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 8:04 AM
I can always use more maxis match stuff. I love this. Thank you very much.
Scholar
#14 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 3:41 PM
Marvelous! I love how the set is complete with cabinets and all the other goodies. You're a true pro.

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 3:56 PM
Say HUWAAAAT? Slaved to pre-existing maxis stuff? A set this gorgeous and yet low poly? I think I just died and went to sim heaven Its really no wonder that my downloads folder is peppered with your creations
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 6:12 PM
Thanks so much for your work. These are great!
Mad Poster
#17 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 9:25 PM
Oooh... nice! I think my Sims will have to have these.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 8:01 AM
Really adorable, thank you, and just goes to show that Maxis stuff can be prettified.
Test Subject
#19 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 4:31 PM
Thank you for wonderful set! Can't wait to use it in game!
Test Subject
#20 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 8:54 PM
This set is gorgeous. Thank you so much! I adore your stuff!
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 9:09 PM
Love this, thanks! In your pictures I noticed a nice striped rug and a dining table with a tablecloth that I thought was really cute too. Any chance you know where I can find them?
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#22 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 9:20 PM
Rug is by nengi at Sims Crossing, dining table is Seasons, and the tablecloth...not sure of who it was originally but I am using a slaved version by hokade at my site.
Forum Resident
#23 Old 17th Mar 2010 at 8:20 PM
Ooohhh.... I love the cabinets!!!! I thinks I might have to make time to play soon. Bookmarks for later use.
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 5:22 AM
Exactly what I have been looking for.Thanks.Great work.
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 12:19 PM
i LOVE how you are a slave to slaving.. i think i have all your stuff
i thank you AND my dl folder thanks you too <3
Lab Assistant
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