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More Bookshelf Clutter (extracted from EAxis bookcases)

by d4RE Posted 19th Jul 2018 at 4:07 PM
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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.
Spring cleaning is still going on here, and has spilled over into my Sims 2 workspace. I've been trying to clear out all these half-finished projects so I can focus on a couple of pet research ideas. This one has been hanging over my head for a while - the completion of turning all the shelf details from the EAxis bookcases into modularized deco sculptures that simmers can place at will to customize empty bookcases, tables, or anything with a slot. These four sets - Goth, Tech, Elite, and BILLY - should bring this little exercise to an end.



Just a few notes:

-- These sets are from non-basegame bookcases, but these deco objects are made to work with basegame setups, as well as with any combo of EPs and SPs. Therefore, they are NOT repositoried (slaved) to the original bookcases and their recolors.

-- All objects in this upload are recolorable, even though I got lazy and didn't work up any recolors (YET - keep an eye on the UPDATES page...) To recolor them yourself, the 1(a) mesh package of each set has the texture for all that set's subsets, meaning...

-- each of the four sets are repositoried to the 01(a) meshes. (You need to have the #1(a) mesh of each set in your downloads folder for all the other subsets to show textures or recolors.) There is a slight exception in the case of the Better Bookshelf set: I added some transparency to the bottle (mesh 03c) as well as creating a couple of new bottle meshes. They are all slaved to the 01a mesh for textures AND slaved to the 03a mesh for the material definition that allows them to have transparency.

-- There is an extra .rar that includes collection folders for each of the booksets I've uploaded. They are not essential, but will help in finding all this minutiae as well as making it possible to clean up your buy mode a little. There are also collection folders for previous booksets I've uploaded, which can be found here , here , and here .





Technical Info:

All meshes and textures are either directly taken from EAxis game objects or slightly altered in GIMP and /or Blender. I make no claim on these meshes at all. Do with them as you will.

In-game price: 7

Catalog location: Decorative>Sculptures

All packages have been Compressorized (thanks jfade) and tested in both a fully loaded game (all EPs and SPs) and my basegame (actually Double Deluxe).



Polygon Counts:
BILLY

1a (details-20, shadow-2)
1b (details-36, shadow-2)
1c (details-316, shadow-2)
2a (details-34, shadow-2)
2b (details-22, shadow-2)
3a (details-87, shadow-6)
3b (details-52, shadow-2)
4a (details-10, shadow-2)
4b (details-52, shadow-2)
4c (details-22, shadow-2)
4d (details-43, shadow-2)
5 (details-28, shadow-2)
6a (details-50, shadow-2)
6b (details-31, shadow-2)
6c (details-31, shadow-2)


Elite

1a (details-36, shadow-2)
1b (details-180, shadow-2)
2a (details-103, shadow-2)
2b (details-124, shadow-2)
3a (details-56, shadow-2)
3b (details-36, shadow-2)
3c (details-65, shadow-2)
4a (details-91, shadow-2)
4b (details-36, shadow-2)
4c (details-62, shadow-2)
5a (details-76, shadow-2)
5b (details-12, shadow-2)
6a (details-10, shadow-2)
6b (details-48, shadow-2)
6c (details-150, shadow-4)


Goth

1a (details-102, shadow-2)
1b (details-60, shadow-4)
1c (details-36, shadow-2)
2a (details-36, shadow-2)
2n (details-44, shadow-2)
3a (details-56, shadow-2)
3b (details-40, shadow-4)
4 (details-80, shadow-2)
5a (details-120, shadow-2)
5b (details-68, shadow-2)
6a (details-20, shadow-2)
6b (details-60, shadow-4)


Tech

1 (details-36, shadow-2)
2 (details-36, shadow-2)
3 (details-48, shadow-2)
4 (details-36, shadow-2)
5 (details-24, shadow-2)
6 (details-48, shadow-2)

Additional Credits: SimPE - Quaxi and all the geniuses that helped create this essential tool

Mod the Sims - All the nice people here who are eager to support fellow simmers and , of course, Tashiketh for keeping it all together and running smoothly

The CEP - The wonderful gift given us by Numenor and RGiles
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BetterBookshelf Booksets.rar | Description: Deco books & details extracted from The Better Bookshelf by IT Creations 368.9 KB 423 19th Jul 2018
BILLY Booksets.rar | Description: Deco books & details extracted from BILLY Bookcase 323.7 KB 379 19th Jul 2018
Higher Education Booksets.rar | Description: Deco books & details extracted from Higher Education by Darkness bookcase 308.3 KB 388 19th Jul 2018
TrekBuks Booksets.rar | Description: Deco books & details extracted from TrekBuks bookcase 152.5 KB 372 19th Jul 2018
Collections.rar | Description: Collections folders for all Booksets by d4RE 18.4 KB 350 19th Jul 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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