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Featured upload! "Chez Moi" Modular Kitchen Set

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 21st Oct 2006 at 12:09 AM - Updated 31st Mar 2007 at 4:23 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Updated Trash Compactor to SSN
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"CHEZ MOI" MODULAR KITCHEN SET
by MaryLou & Numenor




If you liked the "CounterCulture" Modular set, there's good news for you!
Two more kitchen sets have been made "modular":
the "Chez Moi" (Colonial) set and the "Way Coolinary" (Groovy) set.

Let's bring the Maxis furniture to a top-quality level!

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NEWS AND UPDATES
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31 MAR 2007 - UPDATED: Trash Compactor (Seasons interactions and mesh fix)
Now the Trash Compactor has the "Add to Compost" option.
The new version is included in the archive "ChezMoiSet_Appliances.rar", attached to this post.

28 OCT 2006 - UPDATED: GLOBAL MOD
This new version of the Global Mod extends to the Maxis counters a feature already existing in our custom counters: the large appliances installed under the counters will not show the metal sides. Read more details below.

24 OCT 2006 - Multi - Junction
Is your kitchen clogged by odd signs reading "Get the Multi-Junction"?

Get the new Multi-Junction HERE

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DESCRIPTION AND INFO
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Just like our "CounterCulture" set, this new "Chez Moi" set will allow you to create the kitchen of your dreams:
  • You can connect flawlessly counters, islands and bar counters, without ugly "back trims" on the counters, and perfectly pairing the surfaces of the island and the counters.
  • You can create fancy-shaped islands, mixing and matching the new no-trim counters, the connecting island and even the original Maxis counters with back trim.
  • The appliances (trash compactor and dishwasher) are perfectly coordinated with the counters, and are really encased in the counter: no metal panels will be visible!
  • You can put small appliances on the corner island! (Note: If you want the "usable corners" feature also on MAXIS counters and islands, download The SEP (Slot Enable Package))
  • Using our special (optional) "Global Mod", you can also FIX the ugly appearance of the Maxis "Chez Moi" counters and islands (look at the screenshot below, to see the difference!). This will allow you to flawlessly mix our counters and our island with Maxis' ones.
  • The updated version of the Global Mod will hide the metal sides of the large appliances even if you mount them under Maxis counters.


AVAILABLE MODULES
  • In the archive "ChezMoiSet_Counters+Islands.rar": No-trim counter (doors/drawer version) and Connecting Island;
  • In the archive "ChezMoiSet_Appliances.rar": Trash Compactor and Dishwasher;
  • In the archive "ChezMoiSet_Recolours.rar": CherryWood and LightWood recolours (they will apply to the whole set at once);
  • In the archive "ChezMoiSet_GLOBAL-MOD.rar": Optional global mod to fix the appearance of the Maxis "Chez Moi" counters and island.
Once installed, you will find three more icons in the "Surfaces/Counters" catalog (two counters and one island); two more icons in the "Appliances/Large Appliances" catalog (Trash compactor and Dishwasher).
(NOTE: the installation of the "Global Mod" doesn't create any new icon in the catalog).


IN-GAME USAGE
The "no-trim" ChezMoi counters can be used just like any Maxis counter. On the other hand, our "Connecting Island" is different: they will automatically modify their shape to flawlessly connect to adjacent counters (at least two islands are required for this).
Please note that:
  • The island is capable of forming corners, but this feature is available only to NL or OFB users: the base game and UNI don't include this feature.
  • Both the island and the counters allow the sims to prepare meals on them, and get dirty (like all the other counters ).
  • The island corners are usable by the sims: you can put an espresso machine, a mixer, a telephone or whatever on them, and the sims can correctly interact with the objects.
  • The metal sides of the dishwasher are not visible any more, but only if you use our "NoTrim" Counters! If you mount our dishwasher on a Maxis counter, the metal sides will be visible.
  • The new optional GLOBAL MOD will hide the metal sides of the large appliances even if you mount them under Maxis counters.
  • If you have installed the optional Global Mod, the look of the Maxis "Chez Moi" counters and island will be greatly improved, and will better match our Modular Set.

GAME COMPATIBILITY
The entire "Chez Moi" Modular Set is compatible with any game, from the base game to Pets.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
The "Collection" files are NOT to be put in the Downloads! They go in (Documents)\EA Games\Collections.
You'll find all the information you may need in this thread: please read it carefully before asking "Can you post it in ZIP, please?" And when you have read that thread, DON'T ask for zips! :D
The (optional) Global Mod, too, should be put in the Downloads, along with the other packages.

THE "COLLECTION" FILES
The Collections do not contain any object: they are just a list of all the ChezMoi items.
Once installed, you can open the collections from the Buy Mode catalog (click on the icon that looks like a folder) and you will find all the existing collections. Among them, there is the "ChezMoi Set", that groups together all the ChezMoi items, including the Maxis counters.

RECOLOURS
All the counters, the island and the appliances borrow the textures from the original Maxis "Chez Moi" counter: therefore, if you want to recolour our set, just create a recolour for the Maxis "Chez Moi" counter. On the other hand, every recolour for the Maxis counter that you may already have in your Downloads will be automatically available for the whole "Chez Moi" Modular set.


POLY COUNT
Our counters and appliances are derived from the Maxis original: in many cases, the poly count of our meshes is lower than the Maxis originals; and in most cases it is greatly lower than Maxis ones


CREDITS
MaryLou for all the meshes, the custom textures and the *new UVmap* for the Maxis counters contained in the Global Mod;
Numenor for animations, usable corners and various "hidden" tweakings...
Maxis for the original Chez Moi counters.


LICENCE AGREEMENT
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
You can freely create recolours, and post them on any site, but DON'T INCLUDE THE MESHES IN YOUR RECOLOURS; post a link to this thread, instead.
You can include this set in your lots uploaded to completely free sites (NO EXCHANGE), as long as you grant credits to MaryLou & Numenor and you provide a link to this thread (not just to MTS2!).
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ChezMoiSet_Counters+Islands.rar 233.4 KB 23,570 21st Oct 2006
ChezMoiSet_Appliances.rar 88.8 KB 23,456 21st Oct 2006
ChezMoiSet_Recolours.rar 450.8 KB 22,703 21st Oct 2006
ChezMoiSet_GLOBAL-MOD.rar 134.6 KB 22,047 21st Oct 2006
ChezMoiSet_Collections_DO-NO-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS.rar 4.1 KB 13,268 21st Oct 2006
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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: 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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 4:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Oh, what a cute sign...!

If this "bug" affects all the three kitchen sets, perhaps it's not a bug...


Have we forgotten something? Mmhhh... I don't think so!
The regular corner is so ordinary and boring...

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Scholar
#27 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 5:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Oh, what a cute sign...!

If this "bug" affects all the three kitchen sets, perhaps it's not a bug...


if its not a bug...then what is it...and how can we fix it?
~what are you ot on about...did you do this on purpose maybe? no...you wouldnt do that...im confused....uim going away now
Forum Resident
#28 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 6:30 PM
another boring maxis set I never use made awesome by you. Thanks!!!
Test Subject
#29 Old 22nd Oct 2006 at 11:44 PM
Please tell us what it is so that we may use your beautiful kitchen set.
Field Researcher
#30 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 5:26 AM
I seem to have the same "non bug????" affecting my counters. I looked and looked in all the posts, and I don't see this counter culture connecting element the "cute little sign" is telling me to download. Can you help? Thank you.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.- Maya Angelou

Avalon
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#31 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 9:17 AM
"Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s, Thy God’s, and truth’s."


If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 12:00 PM
I am having the same thing happen in the corners. It says to download multi junction seperate piece ?
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 12:31 PM
hmmm curious!! I feel like I'm missing the punchline to some halarious joke. I'm sure all we will become clear in time... hopefully not too much time, as I would like to use these counters.

Hehehe...
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 3:48 PM
please don't torture us anymore by witholding the solution
just tell us ,please

my dear lord, it's the ferocious black beast of Rhipsanydoridontodontodontodon, with its large black teeth that can eat 3 humans at once, mate 3 times a year, can reach an average speed of 80 miles/hour, and is 50 ft aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggghhh

P.S. if you have seen him put this in your signature
Forum Resident
#35 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 6:34 PM
perhaps it's their way of "coming soon" to tease more people.
The Quiet One
staff: retired moderator
#36 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 8:56 PM
Numenor, a tease? You know, the Modfather always has something up his sleeve.

DDO
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#37 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 10:14 PM
Do you think we are hiding something? Mmmhh... Who knows?
We are not hiding anything: on the contrary, everything is shown in all its glory in many screenshots

Don't you think that this cake depicted in the renewed CounterCulture set is quite attractive?


And what about this lovely puppy from the "Way Coolinary" thread?


But let's not think about it right now. After all... tomorrow it's another day!

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Test Subject
#38 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 12:32 AM
cool thanks for the wicked stuff
Field Researcher
#39 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 7:34 AM
tomorrow kind of like Scarlett in Gone With the Wind....lol...ok....tomorrow it is.... I will be back

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.- Maya Angelou

Avalon
Dancing Flamingo
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#40 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 3:24 PM
Forum Resident
#41 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 3:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou & Numenor
Do you think we are hiding something? Mmmhh... Who knows?
We are not hiding anything: on the contrary, everything is shown in all its glory in many screenshots

I've seen that in the hanging modules pics, too.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#42 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 5:18 PM
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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24 OCT 2006 - Multi - Junction

Are you missing - by chance - a corner counter?
Is your kitchen clogged by odd signs reading "Get the Multi-Junction"?



Get the new Multi-Junction HERE

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 25th Oct 2006 at 5:56 PM
Really nice! Thanks! :-)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#44 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 5:01 PM
Default Thread Update!
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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28 OCT 2006 - UPDATED: GLOBAL MOD
This new version of the Global Mod extends to the Maxis counters a feature already existing in our custom counters: the large appliances installed under the counters will not show the metal sides.

The new Global Mod will hide the metal sides of the large appliances even if you mount them under Maxis counters.
Only exception: the Maxis dishwasher, when mounted under a Maxis counter, will show the back panel (not the sides).

On the other hands, our custom trash compactor and custom dishwasher will fit perfectly under any Maxis or custom counter, even without the Global Mod.

Please note that the Global Mod is optional, it is not needed for the Chez Moi custom set to work. The purpose of the Global Mod is to make the Maxis counters look better, and more consistent with our custom counters.

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Instructor
#45 Old 29th Oct 2006 at 2:16 AM
I really hope your next matching set will be the epikouros counter one.

You two make THE best stuff.
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
#46 Old 29th Oct 2006 at 2:25 AM
Epikouros? Preference noted. But don't expect it soon! LOL!
It was very funny doing the CCulture, WayCoolinary and ChezMoi sets, but it was also fatiguing! -
I can speak for myself only, but I need a vacation from kitchen furniture! :D

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Instructor
#47 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 11:31 PM
I am so confused on what the global mod does
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
#48 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 2:03 AM
The global mod does two things:
1) makes the top of the Maxis original counters look better, and more consistent with our set;
2) when you mount an appliance under a Maxis counter, the counter will have wooden sides to cover the metal parts of the appliance.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#49 Old 9th Nov 2006 at 10:59 PM
Wow I'm impressed =D

I loved the multi-junction counters, and a whole set to match is just amazing!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#50 Old 31st Mar 2007 at 4:24 PM
Default Thread Update
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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31 MAR 2007 - UPDATED: Trash Compactor (Seasons interactions and mesh fix)
Now the Trash Compactor has the "Add to Compost" option.
The new version is included in the archive "ChezMoiSet_Appliances.rar":
download it from the first post or by clicking HERE.

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
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