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Mirrored Desks

by leefish Posted 7th Aug 2010 at 5:22 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2010 at 6:48 PM by leesester
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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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What is it with all this buy mode nowadays? I'm supposed to be a window fish....

Anyway, I was making a lot in my game and I wanted a more Industrial type desk. I could not find one, so I made this.




Then I realised I wanted to put them back to back. So I made a mirrored version.




Then I wanted more slots on the desk - my desk is super cluttered - my sim desk should be too. So I added a couple of slots. Now my sim can have a lamp and a phone and pile of books on the desk.




After adding all these slots and flipping footprints and what not I did some heavy testing - mainly with kids and their pesky homework. Yes, both desks work with the homework locator; the only problem is that on the mirrored desk the tile on the left has to be empty, otherwise the kid will throw a hissy fit and put his/her homework on the floor. If you put the homework on the desk the kid does the homework.



Catalogue Location and Price:

In the catalogue with the rest of the desks, price 455 simoleons. Your sim will be delighted to have this desk as it IS a design classic (kinda).

Recolours:

The standard desk has two frame colours and three desktop and drawer colours. By an AMAZING coincidence (cough - pinched texture - cough) the desk top colours perfectly match the AL chairs in the pics. By an equally amazing coincidence this desk frame looks really nice and matchy-matchy with the Robot station from OFB...

IMPORTANT: the mirrored desk is REPO to the standard desk - you will need BOTH packages in game to use the mirrored desk.

EXTRA RECOLOURS I made some AL chair wood matching recolours which you can get HERE on my site leefish.nl


Polygon Counts:
Both desks
a staggering 1150 polys. Why is this so high...well, the desk top is rounded and ALL the frame pieces have chamfered edges - which looks good, but is high poly.....

Additional Credits:
SIMPE, MTS, all the tutorial writers, my GF B for making me redo ALL the pics.....

The typewriter in the picture is from GOS and you can find more detail here :http://www.modthesims.info/finds/find/256

In the big office shot its mainly Maxis stuff and a couple of items of personal CC.
Tags: #retro, #gispen, #desk, #OFB, #AL

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GISPENSIM desk.rar | Includes both desks

Size: 189.9 KB · Downloads: 12,165 · 7th Aug 2010
189.9 KB 12,165 7th Aug 2010
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 5:40 PM
Wow, very good Lee. Let me guess, the 0,1 OBJD for the mirrored desk is set to -257?


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#3 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 5:46 PM
Looks amazing! Love it!

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#4 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 5:59 PM
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Originally Posted by fway
Wow, very good Lee. Let me guess, the 0,1 OBJD for the mirrored desk is set to -257?


Close, -256

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#5 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 6:16 PM
Squee! Industrial desk! For cubicle sims and grad student sims and police stations and... so many uses!

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#6 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 6:18 PM
I do like! Practical, and looks like it fits with the sets from the game.. Thanks ^_^


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#7 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 6:32 PM
Thank you! Just what I needed.
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 7:02 PM
Oh, it looks wonderful! Thank you!

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#9 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 7:03 PM
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What is it with all this buy mode nowadays? I'm supposed to be a window fish....

Even fish need buy mode every once in a while.

I needed a new desk for my Sims and this looks perfect for them. :D

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#10 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 9:24 PM
Very neat. I really like the mirrored desk and wish all the desks were like that. Thanks!
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#11 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 9:25 PM
wow, the extra slots are super awesome! Nice idea with the mirrored version, too! Great creation, thank you!

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#12 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 9:41 PM
I adore these new desks! Nice colour, perfect shape! Thank your very much!
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#13 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 10:44 PM
Dear fish,

I love when you do buy mode stuff. These desks are completely fabulous. Thank you.

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lamb
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#14 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 11:15 PM
Looks awesome, Lee!! *grabs*
Mad Poster
#15 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 3:13 AM
Sweet. Will use in schools and such! :D


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#16 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 5:29 AM
Great desks, thanks! =D

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 6:41 AM
Thank you!

This is such a wonderful idea. So often rooms are small and two regular desks don't fit, but with one mirrored it'll be another story.

As someone earlier said, I wish all desks were mirrored al well.
Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 9:53 AM
Amazing stuff! Thumbs up!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 3:25 AM
Thank you for these new desks....they look great, perfect for offices, and that chair from AL! And how neat that you made a mirrored version!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 4:35 PM
Why didn't I realize there was something odd about maxis desk all this time... thank you, they are perfect for my sims's office I'm just about to make!!
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#21 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
I really like the mirrored desk and wish all the desks were like that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garambola
As someone earlier said, I wish all desks were mirrored al well.
I had a couple of people requesting this of me too, but I never got around to it. If it's not that difficult I'm sure it would be a big hit. And if that's not enough, tack on some three tile desks with the chair centered. Or a two tile with an off grid center chair? Now I'm just going crazy. XD Anyways, love what you did here, good breakthrough.
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#22 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 12:54 AM
Hmm, actually it would NOT be that hard to do mirrored versions of the maxis desks......The only drag would be repositioning the slots to fit a Maxis desk (these are a bit smaller, they dont fill the footprint), and I guess I would only have to do that once - and they are already repo......hmmm.

The hard bit was making the first one

Re the centred two tile - it MIGHT be a possibility with M&G and the quartertile cheat.....

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#23 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 2:43 AM
I wouldn't waste time with the centered desk, there was way more interest in mirrored maxis desks.
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#24 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:13 AM
Hey, hey, Lee! I love this new desk! Congrats. It looks great!
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#25 Old 26th Aug 2010 at 1:58 AM
These are great! I love the modern style!

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