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22 Hidden Maxis Accessories (Objects) as Kitchen Clutter (Updated 26/08/20)

by BartekStu Posted 27th Apr 2020 at 2:28 PM - Updated 26th Aug 2020 at 9:00 PM by BartekStu : Made a small fix, added a collection version
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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.
26/08/20 Update:
•There are now two versions to download: A version with the items in the catalogue under Decorative/Miscellaneous, and a version with the items showing up in a collection only. Download one or the other, not both.
•Made the fallback GUIDs invalid so items disappear when removed instead of being potentially replaced on removal

I'll cut to the chase. I've always thought the details put into the accessories and hidden items of the game were really neat - and admittedly, I am rather fond of the wonky "Maxis-match"ness of it - which made me want to use them as clutter items. The closest thing I could find were collection files which included these hidden items - unfortunately, these were either patched for Bon Voyage, or they didn't have everything I was quite looking for. So I decided to make my own:


From top left: A baking pan, a baking tray, large pot, frying pan, measuring cup, sugar dispenser, water glass, mixing bowl, coffee mug, plate, flute, cooking knife, spoon, butterknife, fork, a large spatula, a wooden spoon, and a small spatula.


From top left: milk carton, a bag of coffee, a cutting board with ingredients, a blender

Note that these are in fact independent clones with unique IDs, not the items themselves from the objects.package.

This does have some drawbacks and benefits:
The benefits:
  • Since these are clones, you ought to be able to delete them without borking your game. Woo!
  • This also frees me up to perhaps add some functionality to these, which is something I would be interested in doing.
The downside:
  • These being clones, they take up space despite being content that you essentially have in your game already (boo). I did however do my best to strip them of anything unnecessary and ran the Compressorizer - I think these ended up being relatively smaller.

All of these can be found in Decorations -> Miscellaneous. Each item has been priced and given a "Maxis-match" description, because I like it that way.

Things to keep an eye out for:
These shouldn't pick up any defaults you're using, but if they do let me know as that's not supposed to happen. They shouldn't affect Sims' motives either: They are meant to be purely for the player's benefit.

I made these primarily based on how I like to decorate, and as such highly recommend that you pick up these OMSPs : especially for ones such as the kitchen knife which has a quite awkward default angle.

And that would be it! Below are some cool screenshots for how these can be used, in-game descriptions and prices, as well as polygon counts.
Pictures:


In-Game Descriptions:


Also as a disclaimer, I can't really claim any sort of copyright over these (apart from maybe the descriptions) though I don't really want to, anyway. If you want to do anything with these, go ahead.

Polygon Counts:
All of these meshes are identical to Maxis'.
Wooden Spoon: 176 Polygons
Water Glass: 352 Polygons
Juice Flute: 360 Pol...
Small Spatula: 248
Sugar Dispenser: 138
Tablespoon: 305
Mixing Bowl: 576
Plate: 248
Large Pot: 698
Ingredients w/ cutting board: 1708
Cooking Knife: 328
Measuring Cup: 384
Milk Carton: 54
Fork: 509
Frying Pan: 986
Coffee Bag: 68
Coffee Mug: 164
Blender: 324
Butterknife: 158
Baking Pan: 604
Baking Tray: 316
Large Spatula: 222

Credits:
The creators of SimPE MTS

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs

This is a multi-part download:


Please download only one version, either catalogue-only or collection-only.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BartekStu-KitchenClutterInCatalogue.rar

Size: 457.8 KB · Downloads: 86 · 26th Aug 2020
457.8 KB 86 26th Aug 2020
BartekStu-KitchenClutterInCollectionONLY.rar

Size: 460.0 KB · Downloads: 46 · 26th Aug 2020
460.0 KB 46 26th Aug 2020
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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 5:14 PM
This is incredibly cool!!!
The sims 2 is an old game but its details...I was and still am always awed by the number of objects you see popping in existence while playing...
Thank you!!!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 5:25 PM
These will be fun to use! I love your descriptions and humor also, thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 7:25 PM
Very nice collection, and congratulations on your first upload!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 11:15 PM
Thank you - these will be useful indeed!

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Mad Poster
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#6 Old 28th Apr 2020 at 8:04 AM
Now this is awesome! Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 28th Apr 2020 at 10:51 PM
I love it! As soon as I get my comp fixed so I can play, I'm going to download these. I adore clutter items, especially ones that match the game aesthetic.
Link Ninja
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#8 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 12:15 AM
Brilliant! Thank you for these!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 12:52 AM
i love stuff like this! it blends in much better with the kitchen because you see your sims using this stuff al the time! thanks!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 8:26 AM
Thanks for those items, it adds so much more personality to the kitchens while staying in the style of the game !
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 6th May 2020 at 10:56 PM
Oddly I was just looking at the collection set today, and thinking to myself, I really should delve into those hidden objects to see what has not been cloned. I truly appreciate seeing this particular creation, and just had to say...

Thank You!