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Featured upload! Early American "Colonial Style" Fireplaces *new mesh* UPDATED 7 Oct 2011

by CTNutmegger Posted 17th May 2006 at 3:49 PM - Updated 7th Oct 2011 at 7:00 PM by CTNutmegger : Updated Base Mesh for Compatibility with Numenor's Scriptorium
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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.
Again with the update, it's been a long, long time! I was recently asked to add a re-colorable subset to the mesh, after numerous attempts I resorted to totally redoing it instead. It now has re-colorable inserts that you can mix or match to the frame to suit your taste or mood.

**Please note that any recolors made for the old mesh will not work properly on this new version, I'm sorry about that but it was the only way I could get it to work.

(OLD UPDATE) Major Update for compatibility with the New Scriptorium Installer by Numenor

I've been building early American style homes and wanted fireplaces for them that matched the style. The ones in the game just don't look right and you probably know what I think of them anyway :D.

It works exactly like the Maxis fireplaces, even has the same chimney.
For a fireplace, it is low poly, 1424, and vert, 1601.

You are welcome to post and share any recolors of the mesh that you create wherever you wish, just provide a link to the mesh on MTS2 or to my own site so the correct installation instructions can be found.

Very important, you must follow these instructions carefully or the fireplace will not show up in your game. These instructions are based on installing my fireplace using Numenor's THE SCRIPTORIUM Installer.

In the zip you will find a txt file named, "99_CTNColonial_Fireplace.txt".

After installing the Scriptorium go to your, ".....\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads", folder and double click on a the new shortcut you will find there named, "Scriptorium_Fireplaces".

It will open the folder where you must put that txt file, no editing of any Maxis files involved. (This is the actual path that the shortcut takes you to, "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\Scriptorium_Fireplaces".)

**Please remember to remove the old txt file from the Scriptorium folder.**

Then just place the fireplace package and it's recolors in your usual Downloads folder.

That's it, Enjoy

Install instructions are also included in the zip.

Enjoy, Kathy

This should work with all versions of TS2, if you have any problems please let me know.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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
4. Install Scriptorium Files: Put the .txt file(s) in your in the proper Scriptorium folder (Scriptorium_ModularStairs, Scriptorium_Fireplaces, Scriptorium_CustomLights, or Scriptorium_Walls). You will find these folders inside your Downloads folder once the Scriptorium is installed.

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Test Subject
#151 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 12:42 AM
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 16th Jul 2015 at 3:39 PM
Same issue as reported in above two posts. Have removed the mesh, recolours and Scriptorium file for now until there is a fix - to get the in-game Colonial fireplace back. Is a shame as this is a lovely fireplace but think there may be a name clash with the in-game one?
Mad Poster
#153 Old 27th Apr 2016 at 1:59 AM
Oddly, these lovely recolors DO now show up, even though the 1st item that shows under Fireplaces is just the "no pic", which is not anything placeable. And yes, the Maxis color is available too; the Maxis Gentrific fireplace was messed up in my game because of a stack of firewood called "invisible fire place", and another one called "Happy Camper Campfire". When I removed them the original Gentrific showed, and also these recolors.

Namaste... or "go"
Mad Poster
#154 Old 27th Apr 2016 at 5:59 PM
...but @grammapat - this is supposed to be a "NEW" mesh - not just recolors of the BG Gentrific fireplace
So, this is still broken

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Test Subject
#155 Old 23rd May 2016 at 3:54 AM
This is lovely but it's not showing up in my game. All I'm getting is a second listing of the Gentrific Fireplace.
Test Subject
22nd Aug 2016 at 8:54 PM
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#156 Old 12th May 2017 at 4:57 PM
Thank you
Field Researcher
#157 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 8:37 PM
Here's a fixed version. All credit and thanks to CTNutmegger
Mad Poster
#158 Old 17th Jul 2017 at 1:28 AM
@Shastakiss - OMG!!! Thank YOU soooooo much!

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#159 Old 25th Jul 2017 at 7:25 PM
Originally Posted by shastakiss
Here's a fixed version. All credit and thanks to CTNutmegger

@shastakiss, Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#160 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 6:04 PM
Originally Posted by shastakiss
Here's a fixed version. All credit and thanks to CTNutmegger


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Lab Assistant
#161 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 1:07 PM
Time to test the fix again... Will be back.
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 1:59 PM
Yay! It works! Thanks shastakiss for the fix and thanks CTNutmegger for the mesh and recolours...
Test Subject
#163 Old 27th Mar 2018 at 2:24 PM
Yes, I love this FP. It's all here. Thank you. And thank you, Shastakiss, for your mesh adjustment! :rofl:
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