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IKEA - Karlstad Seating

by HugeLunatic Posted 11th Nov 2009 at 10:47 PM - Updated 19th Oct 2011 at 6:43 AM by HugeLunatic
43 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
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One of my favorite sets in The Sims 2 from the IKEA SP. This takes the original sofa and chair from Eaxis along with my loveseat mesh. Shown with a variety of patterns to hopefully represent different tiling.
  • 3 Recolorable Channels - Legs/Seat/Back cushion
  • Sofa found in Comfort/Sofas & Loveseats for $335
  • Loveseat found in Comfort/Sofas & Loveseats for $225
  • Chair found in Comfort/Living Chairs for $115

Each was cloned from the Designer seating so they take all default colors from those. I left them because they actually look good on it.

Polygon Counts:
Sofa - 2192
Loveseat - 2192
Chair - 1024
Tags: #ikea, #karlstad, #living, #modern

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
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Size: 2.32 MB · Downloads: 26,229 · 11th Nov 2009
2.32 MB 26,229 11th Nov 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

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.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 10th Dec 2009 at 12:23 AM
Very nice. Thanks
Test Subject
#27 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 4:00 AM
It's beautiful. Thank you.
Test Subject
#28 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 9:46 PM
Thank you! It looks fantastic in game!
Test Subject
#29 Old 20th Dec 2009 at 3:01 PM
I'm getting an Error
Test Subject
#30 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 4:07 PM
Thanks so much! I really need some new furniture for my sims, and the game sofas and chairs aren't very... usable. I will put these to good use
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 10th Jan 2010 at 6:15 PM
Top quality. Thank you! Please convert more IKEA stuff =)

There used to be a tree, Where we took our pretty things, We'd hook them by a thread, Golden egg lipstick and feathers, And watch the light shine through, I'm afraid to forget you, I am remembering you, You were sparkling - My brightest diamond
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 29th Mar 2010 at 12:43 AM
Hi I really love this set but I am getting under the love seat and couch a wierd flickering when I move the screen. It doesn't do it with the chair.
Test Subject
#33 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 7:48 PM
Go Sweden!
#34 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 7:04 AM
Oh HL! This is PERFECT for taking pics of modern patterns. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 5:44 PM
^^ realy kewl i own a leather stitched loveseat karlstad myselve with build in chairez lounge. could you make a lounge section of the karlstad aswel? would be so neat (if its posible to build it into the coutch so you have a corner lounge coutch) xD
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 11:30 AM
Love Ikea, but too bad it doesn't last long
Test Subject
#37 Old 28th Dec 2010 at 4:11 AM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 14th Apr 2011 at 5:45 PM
I love IKEA Stuff from Sims 2, now I can use it in Sims 3 and I hope you can make more IKEA furnitures for Sims 3. Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#40 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 6:12 PM
lol i live in karlstad
#41 Old 23rd Jan 2012 at 10:41 PM
yeah you make my day better HL thank you very much !
Test Subject
#42 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 3:55 PM
I live 40 minutes away from Karlstad (Carl's Town)!

Lab Assistant
#43 Old 18th Dec 2012 at 8:59 AM
I love Ikea. Will you be doing any of the rest from the sims 2 ikea stuff?
Test Subject
#44 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 8:53 PM
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