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Less Formal Buffet Tables - NEW MESHES - Picnic, Bar, and Cheap Folding styles: Now Pets Patch Compatible

by lhawk07 Posted 3rd Oct 2011 at 4:21 PM - Updated 18th Oct 2011 at 5:13 PM by lhawk07 : Fixing content for new patch
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated, fixed, and tested for compatibility with the new "Pets" 1.26.89 patch - please re-download


Sick of looking at that same yellow and white skirted formal buffet table, I made some alternate styles. Let's face it, who lays out a formal table like that for every house party?! I thought some more down-to-earth options was necessary for those laid back get-togethers. I offer you the following 3 new meshes.



Picnic Table Buffet
Bar Buffet
Cheap Folding Table Buffet

at only 100 simoleons each!

These work just like the regular buffet table. I had a heck of a time get them to fit the textures, dimensions, groups, and all that nonsense of the standard buffet table, so I hope you enjoy them!

These are base game compatible, and I have all current patches applied to my game so I don’t know if they are needed but it’s possible.

All pieces have 2 recolorable channels as shown in the example below along with a couple examples of CAS patterns applied to the mesh to show tiling.

I separated them into 3 packages in case you didn't want all 3 of them. Feel free to split them up as you like or download them all.

Feel free to recolor, retexture, or anything you like. Just please credit me for the meshes.

Polygon Counts:
Folding Table: 342
Picnic Table: 430
Bar: 2435

Additional Credits:
Made with:
* Milkshape 3D 1.8.5
* TSR Workshop
* Gimp

Style: Modern
Room: Dining
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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Less formal picnic table buffet.rar

Size: 82.4 KB · Downloads: 13,574 · 18th Oct 2011
82.4 KB 13,574 18th Oct 2011
Cheap folding table buffet.rar

Size: 174.1 KB · Downloads: 13,287 · 18th Oct 2011
174.1 KB 13,287 18th Oct 2011
Bar style buffet table_lhawk07.rar

Size: 941.4 KB · Downloads: 20,181 · 18th Oct 2011
941.4 KB 20,181 18th Oct 2011
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


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Forum Resident
#2 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 4:45 PM
First post! Ahem. I really like the bar its much more appropriate for a buffet. You could make a great All You Can Eat restaurant with that. :D

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Alchemist
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#3 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 5:02 PM
Great idea! Thanks so much, these will all be very useful.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 5:02 PM
This is really useful, thank you! <3
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 5:04 PM
Thank you so much for this! I was really getting sick of the EA buffet table. <3
Scholar
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#6 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 5:21 PM
Love the cheap folding table buffet! It looks like a more normal party than the usual one. Thanks for making these and for sharing them with us.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 5:39 PM
wonderful Idea! Always hated that fancy thing after a wile plus no one eats off it any way. This will Make my Images look so much better.

thanks alot.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 6:29 PM
This had to be a major project, but boy was it needed! Thanks so much for your creativity!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 7:14 PM
Ah awesome! I wish they'd have given us more than 3 plates. The buffets I go to have tons of plates of food XD
Test Subject
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#10 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 8:58 PM
You are now the love of my life. Hahaha These are sooo perfect. Thank you so much for creating them and sharing them!!!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 9:13 PM
Thank you so much for these! The game totally needed these! Thank you
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 9:31 PM
I totally appreciate your hard work! Man, I need this, perfect for the house parties, the park, and less swanky hangout places! Thank you very much.
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 10:10 PM
Thank you SO much! Backyard buffets will finally 'look' right!
Forum Resident
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#14 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 10:33 PM
Excellent! I especially like the folding table version. Great for a pot-luck type setting, rather than a Wedding Buffet. XD
Test Subject
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#15 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 10:51 PM
This! This is perfect! Thank you so much, I hated the buffet table. <333
Lab Assistant
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Original Poster
#16 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 12:22 AM
Thank you all so much!!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 4:06 AM
Amazing! Thank you! Now if only they had given us the option to pick the food we want to serve...
Instructor
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#18 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 9:01 AM
These are fantastic! Well done! :D
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 11:21 AM
EA have a very strange idea of decor, yours is far nicer thanks.
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 3:17 PM
One of the BEST flippin ideas I've seen of correcting another disastrous EA goof-up! What a great creation--I know, who needs the same uber-formal buffet table for every event?
Scholar
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#21 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 3:40 PM
I can only agree with the others. Great idea...the EA table is stuffy & usually out of place.

Thanks!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 3:54 PM
Thanks so much! Love them!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 10:17 PM
thnx for the great table's!

@ BeautyWitch, I totally agree! That would be perfect!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 11:24 PM
THANK YOU - this was so needed!!
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 6:42 AM
Awesome! Thank you very much!
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