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Double and Single Tubular Bed Frames

by Samekh Posted 10th May 2005 at 6:46 PM - Updated 23rd Oct 2008 at 3:01 PM by whitesiren
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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.
Please go here and help JWoods

JWoods has been such an aid to us meshers here. P

I have not been given permission to do this from him or the boss. I could get a smacked bum. I don't know how I stand with this but please help.

The polygon counts for these frames are
single: 838
double: 874

There are eight independent recolour packages. Indoor shadows. They use the full selection of bedding. EP ready. You'll need the Colour Enabler Package. Thanks to the SimPE and Meshtool creators and for all the help I've had at the Quick Guide to Colour Enabling thread.

I know this style is very similar to some of the beds already posted here but I did make them from scratch, I promise. I was always trying to get a bed like this into the Sims 1 but processing the animations for beds was always so difficult. I hope they're OK, they don't cause any problems with my game.

Update 24 October 2005.

I've posted modified versions of these two beds but I've left the older versions here as an option.

The new beds poly counts are double: 922 single: 918. The single is higher now because I put extra struts in and I think they're both a little higher because (oops and sorry) there are extra segments in the bends. These ones are mapped differently (after much experimentation I've settled for the planar way of mapping a cylander), the shadows are more precise. The major difference is that they are linked to a repository object. I'll need to explain this.

I'm including useless object here which is two cubes, one contains all the colour options for anything that looks like tubular steel (metal) and one contains all the colour options for wood. I've made other things and linked them, now, to this repository which means that if you want to download the updated dining table, the chair that goes with it, or a crib that I'm going to upload, or the coffee table, or the wardrobe I'm going to upload, they're all linked to either this repository item or a second one (or both) and therefore seperate recolours are not needed. For instance: the crib is linked to the repository with metal in it (for the frame) and also to the other repository (for the fabric). The table and chair are linked to this repository (metal and wood) the wardrobe is linked to two repositories, this one for the wood and the second one for surfaces. This means, hopefully, that if someone happens to have a couple of my uploads they are all colour co-ordinated and only the repository needs a recolour and it will be available for the other things I've made.

If you just want these beds then you'll still need the wood and metal repository but you can delete all the recolours for 'wood' and it should still save space for you (if you get both the double and the single).

These beds are also slightly different in that the struts are now the same colour as the rest of the frame and there is no wood texture for them. So swings and roundabouts. Oh, and these ones have been smoothed with Wings so they should look nice and shiny and, well, smoother.

I hope this isn't too confusing, let me know if you have any questions or issues.

The bottom two zip files contain both the beds and the repository.
Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Bedroom
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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Repositry Wood and

Size: 608.9 KB · Downloads: 4,825 · 24th Oct 2005
608.9 KB 4,825 24th Oct 2005
Tubular Steel

Size: 285.8 KB · Downloads: 5,299 · 24th Oct 2005
285.8 KB 5,299 24th Oct 2005

Size: 641.3 KB · Downloads: 7,662 · 10th May 2005
641.3 KB 7,662 10th May 2005

Size: 599.6 KB · Downloads: 9,433 · 10th May 2005
599.6 KB 9,433 10th May 2005
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#2 Old 10th May 2005 at 6:49 PM
Oh god these are so gorgeous! *downloads with the zeal of a true Sims junkie* *kisses, hugs, adores Samekh!*

mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! I am first! mine, all mine!
#3 Old 10th May 2005 at 7:10 PM
REAL looking hospital bed finally! With the side crank and all! Love them!
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th May 2005 at 7:19 PM

hi , very awesome beds,

thank you for your creation,
Test Subject
#5 Old 10th May 2005 at 7:20 PM
really nice style - thanx for the beds
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 10th May 2005 at 7:45 PM
I'm trying to see the 'side crank' :D. I think you're talking about the supports for the mattress. I've not spent that much time in hospital and I'm not sure what a side crank looks like! :D
Field Researcher
#7 Old 10th May 2005 at 8:20 PM
Very nice :thumb:
Thank you for sharing :D
Field Researcher
#8 Old 10th May 2005 at 10:03 PM
they are lovely beds i like the bar beds i sleep in one myself good for tieing up (lol)
but i can tell your beds are nothing like the ones on mts2 already they are great to and i use them loads to make my prisons and the bunks are the best and reservable beds so sims can go sleeping in the kids beds
so if anyone hasnt seen them and would like the beds you can get them

thanks for the hard work you put into the work of these beds
Mesh Maestro
#9 Old 10th May 2005 at 11:21 PM
Samekh: Very nice work... They do look a tad like a hospital bed if the imagination wonders a bit... Good usage of cylinders(tubes) with a great poly count to match...
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 11th May 2005 at 12:17 AM
Cool...thank you! :clap:
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 11th May 2005 at 2:23 AM
Exactly what I've been missing...Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 11th May 2005 at 8:32 AM
Yay! I'm so happy. I had beds a bit like this before downloaded from this site but got rid of them because of high poly count. Yours look great and are nice and low in polys. Thanks! Will let you know if I have any problems.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 12th May 2005 at 3:07 AM
Love the tube stuff. I think it looks great in the game. Thank you.
#14 Old 12th May 2005 at 6:24 AM
Originally Posted by Samekh
I'm trying to see the 'side crank' :D. I think you're talking about the supports for the mattress. I've not spent that much time in hospital and I'm not sure what a side crank looks like! :D

Hi Samekh,

Underneath the mattress near the top - would be and looks identical to the side crank used in hospitals to raise and lower the head of the bed (or at least when I worked in hospitals! - there was one at the foot of the bed on the footboard too for the bottom half of the bed to bed it where the patients knees would bend or to raise the foot of the bed - for when the legs needed to be elevated).

But this is good great for a hospital bed as is!

Field Researcher
#15 Old 12th May 2005 at 3:52 PM
Wow! I'm really like it! Thanks! xx Anne
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 12th May 2005 at 5:37 PM
Field Researcher
#17 Old 12th May 2005 at 9:55 PM
I love the simple things, and here you go again creating them. Thanks for recoloring ok? Just thought I'd ask since you didn't mention it. Thanks
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 12th May 2005 at 10:25 PM
Yes (sorry I should have mentioned) they're recolourable. One thing I'll point out, if you want to make your own recolours and have matching double and single recolours you need to make a colour package for both the double and the single. They both use the same sized texture image and are mapped the same so it's not too tricky. Just make your texture image, save it and use the same one for both recolours.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 12th May 2005 at 10:32 PM
Thank you so much, by the way, I uploaded several of your wonderful highchairs today to my site. Thanks so much for your help!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 13th May 2005 at 1:39 PM
I was sure I answered this last night.. Yes, recolouring is fine and it's, hopefully, quite easy to see how the textures are applied.
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th May 2005 at 12:00 AM
I've been looking for something like this. Thanks a bunch
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 15th May 2005 at 3:49 AM
When my sister and I were little, we slept in a bed just like this! (The twin size) We had to share, and she was a kicker! Thanks for bringing back memories!
#23 Old 16th May 2005 at 1:24 PM
Absolutely fntastic! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 17th May 2005 at 2:16 AM
:jig: Totally awesome beds! Thanks for sharing them.
#25 Old 21st May 2005 at 5:52 PM
This is very very cool. Good work. Thank you very much
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