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Featured upload! Fully animated multi-purpose Coal Stove - *UPDATED 21feb06* - REDOWNLOAD!

by Numenor Posted 15th Feb 2006 at 8:43 PM - Updated 7th Oct 2013 at 11:03 PM by leefish : fix image
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.



P.S. The Coal Stove works fine with the OFB, too, but only as a normal "home" stove: it doesn't allow to cook multiple meals. The special custom animation, the fire effect and the custom light just make it impossible to use it in a Business environment. And after all, cooking meals on the Coal Stove is too a slow process, if you are going to use it in your bakery or restaurant.


Thanks to the reports by the users, now the Coal Stove has been greatly improved: every type of trash can be burned into it, including not fully prepared meals, paper airplanes, ordinary trash and anything else...
The "Clean" otion now is correctly available whenever the Stove gets dirty, and the meals cooking in the oven can always be taken out.
Moreover, a real flame has been added to the stove: watch it burn whenever the sims open the oven door! :D

Many thanks (again) to MaryLou for her estensive and throughly testing of the new stove, and for all the other users that reported mulfunctions for the old one


Feel the thrill of a jump into the past! Cook your meals like your grand-grand-mother used to do! Try the GOOD OL' DAYS COAL STOVE!

It's a range: you can cook meals on it.
It's an oven: from turkeys to Santa cookis, everything can be cooked into the burning cell.
It's a trash burner: why burn only coal? All your trash, used dishes, old newspapers and such can be thrown and burnt into this stove!
It fits many house styles: if your favourite family leaves in a castle, a victorian mansion, a "cowboy" retreat or a "trashy" house, finally you can dismiss any modern and expensive stove: your sims (and UNI students) have found the right appliance for them!

You can use the Coal Stove as a normal stove with oven. Plus, the sims will use it to dispose trash (like the trash compactor).
Every time you throw something in the stove, it will emit a dense black smoke (from the chimney, too!); the smoke will cease in few seconds.
If the smoke doesn't stop (and - on the contrary - a green smoke can be seen in conjunction of the black one), this means that the stove is dirty: clean it, or you risk a fire!.
Your sims will LOVE to watch the trash burning in the stove, and often will open the lid to peek in (watch the suggesting trembling light flowing out of the stove every time they will open the lid ).
The Coal Stove will be cleaned by the maid, if needed.
Please note that children are not allowed to use the Coal Stove, nor for cooking (obviously), nor for disposing trash. Teens, young adults, adults and elders can use it at will.

As usual, extract the package from the rar archive, and put it in the Downloads folder; remove the package to uninstall.
Tthe Coal Stove work with any game configuration (but it doesn't have the special Business functions added with OFB).

The mesh is a modification of the Maxis "Estomago" Pot Belly stove; the textures used by the Coal Stove are borrowed from the "Estomago" fireplace, and every recolour made for the "Estomago" will automatically apply to the Coal Stove, too.
The animations have been taken from the cheap "Dialectric" range, and tailored to the Coal Stove. A heavy BHAV editing was needed in order to implement all the desired functions.

This Coal Stove it's a very complex object: I've done my best to check and double check everything (a special 'thank you' to MaryLou for the beta-testing ), but obviously you might find little glitches or problems; in this case, please let me know.

Credits to Maxis for the original mesh and for the textures. Credits to Numenor (that's me! ) for anything else.
You can create recolours for the stove (you have to recolour the "Estomago" stove, actually), and you can post your recolours anywhere.
You can include the Coal Stove in you lots, but only if you upload the lot to FREE sites, give credits to Numenor and PUT A LINK to this thread.

Have fun!
Style: Antique
Room: Kitchen Living
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
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Size: 67.8 KB · Downloads: 59,084 · 21st Feb 2006
67.8 KB 59,084 21st Feb 2006
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 download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#301 Old 16th Jul 2014 at 10:50 AM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#302 Old 6th Aug 2014 at 10:36 PM
I have always wished for this. Thank you so much !
Lab Assistant
#303 Old 27th Sep 2014 at 6:52 AM
This rocks, it's beyond words. Thank you so much for your hard work in creating this, and then also sharing it with everyone. :)
Test Subject
#304 Old 3rd Nov 2014 at 12:52 PM
Wow! It's late but... Thank you, it's an amazing job! Bravo, NMN!
Lab Assistant
#305 Old 4th Dec 2016 at 9:08 PM
Perfect! Thanks!
#306 Old 8th Feb 2018 at 3:30 PM
Amazing work! This is very useful.
Lab Assistant
#307 Old 28th May 2018 at 11:29 AM
I love this stove.
Test Subject
#308 Old 2nd Jan 2021 at 8:53 PM
Perfect for my cabins in the woods. Always drove me nuts how many items I had to put in those to make it functional, kind of ruined the atmosphere I was going for. This will help keep it as rustic and simple as I envisioned. :D
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