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Picked upload! Island Counter Desks

by Honeywell Posted 8th Mar 2015 at 10:57 PM - Updated 12th Mar 2015 at 8:37 PM by Honeywell
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Island Counter Desks
Here are three objects you can use in conjunction with an island counter and barstool that lets the counterspace work like a desk. They're not perfect but they add some cute gameplay opportunities and my kitchens are a bit more active with a desk or two in them for Sims to use.
  • Island Counter Chair - Surfaces/Desks $0
  • Island Counter Desk - Surfaces/Desks $0
  • Island Counter Slot Blocker - Surfaces/Desks $0 (Sized tiny so it doesn't cover bills and homework.)

  • Works with any barstool and island counter combination including custom content.
  • Make All Visible option for easy removal or adjustments.
  • Basegame Compatible

Placement (placement video)
The move objects on cheat is required for placement! (Not allowing intersection on these prevents two Sims from using the chair template and barstool at the same time.)

1. Place the slot blocker on the counter.
2. Place the desk over the counter.
3. Place a barstool on the chair OMSP.

Once everything is in place and working use the design tool to make everything invisible.

The animations are not the best. (See video) The barstools use chair animations so getting on and off of the barstools is noticeably off. The child animations are particularly bad getting off of the stool. Feet and legs also clip into the counters. Using barstool animations for the chair template created a different set of problems. The animations were out of sync which was more jaring (barstools moving by themselves etc.) so this is as good as I can do and the final version.

Terms of Use: None

Photo Credits: Super cute iSim Tablet by MLC

Polygon Counts:
Chair 12 | Desk 36 | Slot Blocker 12

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Milkshape and special thanks to julsfes for allowing me to use her visible/invisible BHAVs from her wonderful OMSP Controller.

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
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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
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Test Subject
#26 Old 15th Apr 2015 at 9:56 PM
Island Counter Desks
Originally Posted by Honeywell
Thank you all for the nice comments! It's so nice to see people are still playing the Sims 2.

Yes, it blocks the counter slot. Whether you want to use it or not is up to you; I usually only put it on the counters with computers.

People love the Sims 2. Including me. I have almost all of the Sims 2 expansion packs, all I need is apartment life. :P
Test Subject
#27 Old 15th Apr 2015 at 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by LilSister
I have wanted my Sims to be able to use their laptops seated at a counter for as long as I've been playing the Sims. Your creative ability in finding a way to allow us to do this is awesome! The animation imperfections are minor and does not matter as far as I'm concerned. Thank you for your ingenuity and fulfilling one of my wants. I'm having a Sim platinum aspiration moment right now.

How do you have a laptop in your game? The Sims 2 doesn't have laptops.
#28 Old 26th Apr 2015 at 2:41 PM Last edited by LilSister : 31st May 2015 at 1:47 PM.
Default Island Counter Desk
Frozengirl I am a bit surprised by your question and comment as you are not new to the Sims 2 game or to MTS. There are several laptops available for your Sims 2 game right here at MTS.

***Now for the real reason that I came here today - I absolutely love this mod, however I ran into a bit of a snag, I think, maybe it's just me, but I was wondering has anyone tried this in an OFB setting and did it work?***

Edit 5/31 - Works on Community Lots - User error ... :D
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 21st May 2015 at 7:54 PM
This is crazy, just the other day I was trying to make this happen in my game. Unfortunately my previous set of OMSP's does not work haha.

...And then I came across this! THANK YOU!!! Now my studio apartments will look realistic :D
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 21st May 2015 at 7:55 PM
Originally Posted by Frozengirl1234
How do you have a laptop in your game? The Sims 2 doesn't have laptops.

You can get downloads, check out some of the apple ones, they are really good.

'If you wish to live wisely, ignore sayings including this one.'
Top Secret Researcher
#31 Old 29th May 2015 at 4:20 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#32 Old 18th Jun 2015 at 8:11 AM
Thank you :)
Test Subject
#33 Old 3rd Jul 2015 at 11:44 PM
thank you
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 12th Sep 2015 at 2:39 PM
This is amazing and so perfect! I've always wanted something like this. Thank you!!
Test Subject
#35 Old 25th Sep 2015 at 10:13 AM
Thanks, this is great
Test Subject
#36 Old 14th May 2016 at 4:08 PM
Thank You
Test Subject
#37 Old 15th Oct 2016 at 5:24 PM
This is perfect! Thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
#38 Old 23rd Dec 2016 at 3:55 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 2:29 PM
I love stuff like this! Thankyou!
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