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Picked upload! Daughters of Chimeway Piano -Dedicated to Mom-

by Phaenoh Posted 26th Feb 2011 at 8:46 PM - Updated 28th Feb 2011 at 5:13 AM by Phaenoh
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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.
I can not believe this hasn't been done before. Looking through MTS's music downloads, there are very few new pianos. There are a couple keyboards and a bunch of recolors, but very few new good looking pianos. I much prefer to give my sims a piano rather than give them a guitar or a bass, but I'm so tired of that awful redish antiquey salon piano. It looks nothing like what I grew up with. I want to give my sims my mom's piano, the one she played Fur Elise on and music from Star Trek, and the one where I struggled with my scales and later Greensleeves. That's a piano to me. This upload is dedicated to my mom. We'd been moving around a lot lately so we put the piano in storage and she has been without it for a year and a half now. Luckily, it's been scheduled to be brought home again.



The Daughters of Chimeway Upright Piano comes in a lovely Oak wood, but also is available in Walnut, Cherry, and an Ebony finish. It can be yours for the fair price of $2,500, coming in under the original by a thousand dollars.



Polygon Counts:
FaceCount: 1735
VertexCount: 2633

For reference, the Maxis piano is 3210/4220. For a four tile object, that's still within normal limits, but it's still a lot! My simplified version is half of Maxis.

Known Issues:
Because of how much shorter my mesh is, the tuning animation is a little weirder. See pic below. I don't find it to be too much of a problem because tuning isn't the main animation, so it doesn't get called all that often.



Additional Credits:
Creds to Frances Midlock, a LaFiesta Tech student turned Piano Virtuoso. And to Ninika for her outfit.

Thanks Mom for everything! You are my best friend and I know how much you love your piano, hopefully some of my simmies will feel the same about their new pianos, Frances does!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Phaenoh_UprightPiano.rar 282.7 KB 12,623 26th Feb 2011
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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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Style: Retro Contemporary Modern
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #piano, #oak, #walnut, #cherry, #ebony, #keyboard, #music, #creativity

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