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Medieval/Renaissance-Style Piano

by Esmeralda Posted 29th Apr 2016 at 7:18 PM - Updated 3rd May 2016 at 9:25 PM by Esmeralda : Minor LOD3 fix
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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.
(Minor update May 3 2016: Fixed a small issue on the lowest LOD mesh which would have affected players playing on Low graphics, giving a texture flaw on one corner of the back of the lid when zoomed out. This was due to an unnoticed glitch introduced when reducing the poly count for that mesh. If you previously downloaded this and you're on Low graphics and/or have seen the flaw, please re-download, with my apologies!)

This is a funky little colourful piano made in the style of Medieval/Renaissance keyboard instruments (virginals). Less anachronistic for medieval sims than having to play a default grand piano, and also nice for modern-day antique collectors, folksy hippies, or fantasy characters. It's found in the Activities section in Buy Mode where the other pianos are found, and costs 800 simoelons.

It comes in four retextures as below, with background paintings taken from classic artwork ranging from the 1300s to the 1600s.





Can be used for medieval or Renaissance characters such as the below musical knight playing the particularly colourful Medieval Tapestry retexture in red tones. He plays knightly and sometimes daily too.



Also can be useful for nature-loving fae folk, especially the idyllic nature scene retexture:



Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this little piano useful.


INSTALLATION:
Unzip the zip file and move the .package file to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Horse sim is by me (TS3 mesh conversion) but not uploaded anywhere (not ready for prime time!).
Paintings used on the pianos are by Lorenzetti (1338), Anonymous tapestry (c1430), Grauwels (c1580), and ter Borch (c1655).

Polygon Counts:
686 polys.

Additional Credits:
Piano meshed by me in Milkshape and Blender. Table and seat are modified base game items.

Packaged with Sims 4 Studio, outdoor shadow imported with TSRW.

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 4
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Size: 1.72 MB · Downloads: 23,574 · 3rd May 2016
1.72 MB 23,574 3rd May 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 7:42 PM
Wow! Love it
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 7:46 PM
Best mods! I have all of your mods almost in my game! Thanks for the great work!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 9:17 PM
Beautiful stuff, really.
Theorist
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#5 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 9:20 PM
They're beautiful.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 11:39 PM
Thanks for this very nice piano for all of us to enjoy!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 1:30 AM
This is beautiful! Thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 3:01 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain early pianos' key colors were reversed (white being the color of today's black keys and black being the color of today's white keys). I also do not suppose they usually had embedded paintings.

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Test Subject
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#9 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 4:12 AM
Awesome work!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 6:16 AM
This is gorgeous and takes up so much less room! Thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 10:31 AM
A big thank you for these wonderful pianos. I came here today hoping to find something nice to download and I did...namely these
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 10:49 AM Last edited by Esmeralda : 18th Jul 2016 at 6:09 PM.
Thanks, everyone! Hope you'll find this funky little colourful curio enjoyable.
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Originally Posted by Modder12
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain early pianos' key colors were reversed (white being the color of today's black keys and black being the color of today's white keys). I also do not suppose they usually had embedded paintings.

See pic of real-life reference examples I provided in the row of pics at the top of the Description page. They have the key colours I used and have embedded paintings, including one of the paintings I used for my own piano.

ETA: A Google of many similar examples here if interested: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%...iw=1248&bih=569
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 2:46 PM
Beautiful looking piece of work,thanks for sharing all your work which is always fun to see in game.
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#14 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 3:28 PM
Very very nice. Thank you so much
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#15 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 6:41 PM
Ermahgerd piano how very beautiful thank you!!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 6:52 PM
This is absolutely darling! Thank you very much!
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#17 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 8:02 PM
This piano is beautiful and perfect! I love its artwork on it and the mesh it great.
Forum Resident
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#18 Old 1st May 2016 at 2:41 AM
Wonderful and so well done!!! thank you!!11
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 1st May 2016 at 3:12 AM
Thank you for making something out of the ordinary.
This is awesome. Thank you
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 1st May 2016 at 5:36 PM
Beautiful! I remember seeing things like this at a museum collection of historical instruments.
Instructor
#21 Old 1st May 2016 at 10:26 PM
I love this and Fae Bell absolutely adores it! Thanks!


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I've been searching low and high.
Mad Poster
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#22 Old 2nd May 2016 at 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SimJymm
I love this and Fae Bell absolutely adores it! Thanks!

Aww, what a cute picture, love it! Thanks so much for posting!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 5th May 2016 at 3:38 AM
How lovely! Thank you for making this. Not only is it beautiful, but I like the sizing.
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#24 Old 5th May 2016 at 5:35 AM
This looks awesome in my sim's home. It's gorgeous, really brightens up the room, and plays wonderfully! I like even more that it takes up far less room than the baby grand does. It really helps when they're living in the smaller homes. Thank you for this!
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#25 Old 5th May 2016 at 8:43 PM
Very interesting. We need more different kinds of piano like this.
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