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Picked upload! Counter Dummies: Mock kitchen, island and commercial counters.

by Honeywell Posted 5th Aug 2011 at 8:50 PM - Updated 17th Oct 2011 at 8:02 PM by Honeywell
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Kitchen Counter Dummy

Catalog Description:
A mock kitchen counter that can be used to form and maintain a corner on your counters. Once you have your counters arranged, use the design tool to make the Kitchen Counter Dummies invisible.

This Kitchen Counter is based on a Template by Numenor -

Catalog Sort:
Surfaces/Counter - $0

Island Counter Dummy

Catalog Description:
A mock counter that can be used to form and maintain a corner on an island counter. Once you have your island arranged, use the design tool to make the Island Counter Dummies invisible.

Catalog Sort:
Surfaces/Counter - $0

Commercial Counter Dummy

Catalog Description:
A mock counter that can be used to form and maintain a corner on your commercial counters. Once you have your counters arranged, use the design tool to make the Commercial Counter Dummies invisible.

Catalog Sort:
Surfaces/Counter - $0

  • Allows object and sim intersection.
  • Base Game Compatible

When working with the islands sometimes the island will spin, disappear or just act funky. Putting it down and picking it up again will reset it.

Recommended Mod
I highly recommend The SEP (Slot Enable Package) by Numenor if you don't have it yet. In addition to adding more slots to your counters, it will let your sims use objects placed in the corners--a great space saver.

Terms of Use
As always, feel free to use however you'd like.

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 12
Vertices: 16

8-6-2011 Uploaded new files to correct a slot error on the green (kitchen) counter type. Please re-download, sorry for the inconvenience.

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Wings3D, GIMP, and MTS of course. And special thanks to HugeLunatic and Echo--every time I ran into a problem it was one or the other who had already posted the solutions in response to someone else.

And finally, the idea for these originated in a thread here at MTS where user826 wanted the DecraChill display to connect to the counters the same way that refrigerators do. Ghost sdoj suggested this idea as a possible solution but that thread has since been deleted archived so I'm not sure who to credit. Sorry about that!

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 | ***Updated 8-6-2011*** Contains all three counter types.

Size: 62.3 KB · Downloads: 5,890 · 6th Aug 2011
62.3 KB 5,890 6th Aug 2011
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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\
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 5:03 AM
Originally Posted by Honeywell
You use them like you would any other counter...I'm not sure how else to explain it. The only thing you have to me mindful of is which direction the arrow is facing when you place them--it should be the same direction as your regular counters. I hope that helps, if not, describe how you're trying to use them and maybe I can give step by step instructions.

Good luck and thank you (and everyone else!) for the feedback.

This seems like such a wonderful idea! However, I too can't make heads or tails of how to use this!

So I bought one counter, namely the "Kampft Industries Value Counter" just to try it out, and I tried to use the green square, to see if I can make my dummy counter, but nothing happens. I tried placing the squares directly on the sides, them behind, and finally in front and nothing changes?

Then I tried it against the wall with a few counters, and it worked in some occasions but not others? Maybe I don't really understand it. But I love the idea! :P
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 12:16 PM
I've been wanting something to do this since forever. Thank You!
Former Hamster
retired moderator
#28 Old 30th Apr 2013 at 11:45 PM
Did you know: that these can be used with custom counters too? I don't know for sure if they can be used with ALL custom counters, but I used the kitchen one with Buggy's Shakerlicious counter.

Now that I know that, this download is even more useful to me.
Test Subject
#29 Old 11th Jul 2014 at 9:21 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#30 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 2:26 PM
An FYI for my fellow idiots: the rotation of the dummies is very important! You need to ensure they are orientated the same way an actual counter would be. I used these with phoenix_phaerie's Manor House set, and it looks great!
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