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Medieval/Renaissance-Style Piano

by Esmeralda Posted 29th Apr 2016 at 7:18 PM - Updated 3rd May 2016 at 9:25 PM by Esmeralda : Minor LOD3 fix
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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.
(Minor update May 3 2016: Fixed a small issue on the lowest LOD mesh which would have affected players playing on Low graphics, giving a texture flaw on one corner of the back of the lid when zoomed out. This was due to an unnoticed glitch introduced when reducing the poly count for that mesh. If you previously downloaded this and you're on Low graphics and/or have seen the flaw, please re-download, with my apologies!)

This is a funky little colourful piano made in the style of Medieval/Renaissance keyboard instruments (virginals). Less anachronistic for medieval sims than having to play a default grand piano, and also nice for modern-day antique collectors, folksy hippies, or fantasy characters. It's found in the Activities section in Buy Mode where the other pianos are found, and costs 800 simoelons.

It comes in four retextures as below, with background paintings taken from classic artwork ranging from the 1300s to the 1600s.

Can be used for medieval or Renaissance characters such as the below musical knight playing the particularly colourful Medieval Tapestry retexture in red tones. He plays knightly and sometimes daily too.

Also can be useful for nature-loving fae folk, especially the idyllic nature scene retexture:

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this little piano useful.

Unzip the zip file and move the .package file to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Horse sim is by me (TS3 mesh conversion) but not uploaded anywhere (not ready for prime time!).
Paintings used on the pianos are by Lorenzetti (1338), Anonymous tapestry (c1430), Grauwels (c1580), and ter Borch (c1655).

Polygon Counts:
686 polys.

Additional Credits:
Piano meshed by me in Milkshape and Blender. Table and seat are modified base game items.

Packaged with Sims 4 Studio, outdoor shadow imported with TSRW.
Download files
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Esmeralda_Medieval-RenaissancePiano.zip 1.72 MB 12,345 3rd May 2016
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Style: Antique Fantasy
Room: Living Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #medieval, #renaissance, #virginals, #keyboard, #clavichord, #antique