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Featured upload! Lamp Collection

by PineappleForest Posted 3rd May 2020 at 1:26 PM - Updated 18th May 2020 at 2:14 PM by PineappleForest
66 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It took me a while to prepare, but here it is. Four sets, 48 lights, split into two packs.
All base game compatible, and with reasonable poly-count.

Each pack contains a collection file - to be placed in Collections folder,
or directly in Downloads folder.

Mac users:
It's most likely that some of these lamps will not work for you.
You need to download new meshes and replace the problem lamps.
Replacement meshes had to be simplified and don't look exactly like the originals,
but hopefully won't cause any issues
More info:

Thanks go to Muridae, who identified the problem meshes and did the testing.
You may also want to read Muridae's post on
Increasing the mac file limit

Modernist Lamps Collection
Includes two very similar sets. Lamps from Retro Lights Set emit warm, yellowish light.
Lamps from Cool Lights Set emit cold white light (that works well with bright recolors).

Retro Lights Set:

Retro Ball-Wand Sconce is a master mesh.
Retro Ball Sconce
Retro Hemisphere Sconce
Retro Quatrefoil Sconce
- all cost 282 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps

Retro Ball Pendant Light - 538 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps

Retro Table Lamp - 286 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps

Retro Floor Lamp - 389 S - Wooden parts pull texture from base game "Club Counter".
Buy Mode/Lighting/Floor Lamps

Cool Lights Set :

Cool Ball-Wand Sconce is a master mesh.
Cool Ball Sconce
Cool Hemisphere Sconce
Cool Quatrefoil Sconce
Cool Swing-Arm Lamp
- all cost 281 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps

Cool Ball Pendant Light - 538 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps

Cool Desk Lamp
Cool Table Lamp
- both cost 286 S
Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps

..And two small additions:
Power cord for wall lamps
Longer power cord for wall lamps (new!)
- both costs 5 S - a low poly mesh, cord with a switch and a plug.
Found in Buy Mode/Lighting/Miscellaneous, each file includes recolors.
The shorter cord will be useful if you can shift wall lamps
(but you can also use OMSP to place it on end-tables etc).
I use these to transform base game wall lights into bedside lamps.

The second pack:Vintage Lamps Collection Also contains two sets.

GameRoom Set:

Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps
Gameroom 3-Shade Lamp - 540 S - classic billiard lamp, master mesh.
GameTable Hanging Lamp - 230 S
Industrial Pendant Light - 200 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps
Gameroom Desk Lamp - costs 290 S

Glass & Brass Set (G&B) is a massive set, that includes a few mini-sets.

Buy Mode/Lighting/Ceiling Lamps:

G&B Antique Billiard Lamp - 540 S - is a master mesh.
Blown Glass Pendant Light - 328 S
Bell Pendant Light - 329 S
Berry Pendant Light - 330 S
Lantern Pendant Light - 331 S
Fantastical Pendant Light - 854 S
Fantastical Chandelier - costs 6500 S - giant ceiling lamp, two storeys high.
This one is more high-poly than the rest, 3437 polygons. But you won't fit a lot of these in one house anyway..

Ribbed Sphere Ceiling Lamp - costs 550 S
needs second master mesh: Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp.

Buy Mode/Lighting/Wall Lamps:

Lantern Sconce - 288 S
Quatrefoil Sconce - 288 S
Bell Sconce - 289 S
Pyramid Sconce - S 290
Round Wall Lamp- 290 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Table Lamps:

Table lamps:
Saturn - costs 288 S
Apple - costs 289 S
Pyramid Table Lamp - 290 S
Banker Desk Lamp - 290 S
Bell Table Lamp - 290 S
Small Hexagon Table Lamp - 294 S
- lamp base pulls textures from base game "CleenSheen Basin".
Hexagon Table Lamp - 295 S
Round Table Lamp - 300 S
Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp - 300 S
- shares wooden base textures with Ribbed Ceiling Lamp (recolors included).
Ribbed Tetrapod - 301 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Floor Lamps
Floor Lamps:
Pyramid - 390 S
Fantastical - 950 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Outdoor:
Lantern Fence Light - 280 S
Lantern Post - 280 S
Garden Lamp - 580 S

Buy Mode/Lighting/Miscellaneous:
Fantastical Street Lamp - 2500 S


I've generated random GUIDs for these items.

I recommend you get collection files, note how many lamps you've downloaded
and make sure it all shows up in each collection folder.

I've made all the 3D meshes aside from round Wall Lamp, that borrows parts and shape from Tiffany Lamp by Maxis.
Most of these were inspired by lamps I've seen on internet etc. Fantastical mini-set is my own design.
I still have a few lamps in my WIP folder.. But for now, I've switched to plumbing

EA Maxis, for "Belle Epoque" Tiffany lamp mesh.

Large window by TheJim07

Polygon Counts:
Bell Pendant Light: 254 poly,
Pyramid Table Lamp: 307 poly,
Power cord for wall lamps: 313 poly,
Cool & Retro Hemisphere Sconce: 382 poly,
Cool Table Lamp: 400 poly,
Lantern Sconce: 406 poly,
Blown Glass Pendant Light: 452 poly,
Bell Sconce: 458 poly,
Industrial Pendant Light: 472 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball Sconce: 477 poly,
Retro Table Lamp: 484 poly,
Pyramid Floor Lamp: 500 poly,
Saturn Table Lamp: 511 poly,
Lantern Fence Light: 522 poly,
Hanging Lantern: 556 poly,
Small & large Hexagon Table Lamp: 558 poly,
GameTable Lamp: 623 poly,
Apple Table Lamp: 653 poly,
Cool Swing-Arm Lamp: 653 poly,
Cool & Retro Quatrefoil Sconce: 666 poly,
Cool Desk Lamp: 688 poly,
Gameroom Desk Lamp: 729 poly,
Banker Table Lamp: 769 poly,
Round Table Lamp: 784 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball Pendant Light: 845 poly,
G&B Quatrefoil Sconce: 861 poly,
Pyramid Sconce: 869 poly,
Ribbed Sphere Table Lamp: 908 poly,
Ribbed Sphere Ceiling Lamp: 908 poly,
Ribbed Tetrapod Table Lamp: 923 poly,
Bell Table Lamp: 950 poly,
Berry Pendant Light; 992 poly,
Antique Billiard Lamp: 1021 poly,
Cool & Retro Ball-Wand Sconce: 1140 poly,
Retro Floor Lamp: 1164 poly,
Round Wall Lamp: 1167 poly,
Fantastical Floor Lamp: 1648 poly,
Garden Lamp: 1655 poly,
Fantastical Pendant Light: 1756 poly,
Fantastical Street Lamp: 1952 poly.
Gameroom 3-Shade Lamp: 1977 poly,
Fantastical Chandelier: 3437 poly,

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Compressorizer, Blender

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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Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 7,070 · 10th May 2020
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Size: 5.89 MB · Downloads: 7,486 · 3rd May 2020
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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
#51 Old 31st May 2020 at 10:43 PM
Lovely set. Once I installed it I had to go through lots and upgrade the lighting.
#52 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 1:37 PM
This is such a wonderful set. So many options and everything just looks gorgeous!
Test Subject
#53 Old 6th Jun 2020 at 1:28 PM
These lamp collection is my favorite.
Test Subject
#54 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 11:41 PM
Test Subject
#55 Old 11th Jun 2020 at 10:34 AM
Wow wow wow! What an amazing set! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#56 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 5:16 PM
Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#57 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 12:44 PM
Wow Wow Wow! This is amazing. I love them all!
Test Subject
#58 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 10:19 AM
I think this upload may be the solution to all my simming woes (okay, that may be an overstatement)! The one thing I have lamented for years and never found a solution to is a desperate need for more! lighting! options! so i generally use the same, generic, inoffensive lamps constantly. No more! For now there is variety aplenty! And for that, I thank you!
#59 Old 8th Nov 2020 at 7:43 PM
Man, these are great! This is the kind of stuff I want to see more. Large, contextual collections that just give me a lot of one thing. I love it! Your lamps look fantastic!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 23rd Nov 2020 at 9:52 AM
Amazing! I especially liked the vintage lamps and their colours! Really universal in terms of using, thank you.
Mad Poster
#61 Old 30th Dec 2020 at 7:58 PM
Love your lights! ...but...they just are not bright enough for me. Like some "candle" lights, you can see the light, but they don't light up a room. But I use them just for the pretty factor.

Namaste... or "go"
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#62 Old 31st Dec 2020 at 11:15 AM
Originally Posted by grammapat
Love your lights! ...but...they just are not bright enough for me. Like some "candle" lights, you can see the light, but they don't light up a room. But I use them just for the pretty factor.

Most of these are meant as decorative lights anyway, not task lights
And you can always add more light. Try invisible lamps
Test Subject
#63 Old 6th Jan 2021 at 2:39 PM
love these
Field Researcher
#64 Old 8th Jan 2021 at 1:19 AM
one of the best custom content sets I have ever laid my eyes upon. good cc lamps are severely lacking, so this is amazing. thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#65 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 3:22 AM
Originally Posted by PineappleForest
Most of these are meant as decorative lights anyway, not task lights
And you can always add more light. Try invisible lamps

Thanks; those will be helpful for lots of places..

Namaste... or "go"
Test Subject
#66 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 1:34 PM
I tried downloading a few times but each time my computer claims all of the files are broken archives.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#67 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 2:56 PM
Your file archiver software is outdated. Get the latest 7-zip or WinRAR.
Originally Posted by Gdjica
I tried downloading a few times but each time my computer claims all of the files are broken archives.
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