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Picked upload! Harvest Porch

by justJones Posted 14th Oct 2017 at 8:48 PM - Updated 22nd Oct 2017 at 3:12 AM by justJones
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 19 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update 10/21/17: The candle was in the wrong catalog section (misc>misc), I've now put it back in the right one (deco>misc). If you don't mind it being in misc>misc, there's no need to redownload, but if you'd like it in deco>misc, go ahead and grab the new one Thanks for the heads up, Rosawyn!

I was just going to make a couple plants, but a couple things is never enough for me, so now you get more

This set was made with the intention of it being porch decor, though it wouldn't have to be. But as that was my intention, if you use room sort in the catalog, it's all only in Outdoors. Function sort locations are listed in the table bellow.

The plants (just the plants, not the planters) and the lanterns are modified TS4 conversions.

The lanterns have one deco slot, for the candle or whatever else you might have that looks good. Or leave them empty if you'd like

Everything but the Harvest Sign and Lantern has 2 recolorable subsets.

Now the info:

Harvest Sign1220Deco>Misc
Lantern (Large)33220Deco>Misc
Lantern (Medium)33215Deco>Misc
Lantern (Small)33210Deco>Misc
Harvest Candle15410Deco>Misc
Pumpkin Planter148865Deco>Plants
Tub O'Plants2875150Deco>Plants
Harvest Bench1510350Comfort>Misc

Yes, the Tub O'Plants is pretty high poly, but it does have 4 plants in it. and sits on 2 tiles. (It looks like only 3 plants, but there are actually 2 Hollyhocks.

I think that's everything you need to know. Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Harvest Sign -12
Lantern (Large) -332
Lantern (Medium) -332
Lantern (Small) -332
Harvest Candle -154
Pumpkin Planter -1488
Tub O'Plants -2875
Harvest Bench -1510

All patterns are from ColourLovers

Pattern Templates colored by me:

méridienne by jjolimie
-in Headache palette by joy_of_summer
Scozzese by nausica_f
o2b Paisley Floral by o2bqueen
Glitter Curtains by ycc2106

Full Patterns:
Escape To Autumn by joy_of_summer
rosa pumpkin 3 by Rosalie409

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Harvest Porch.zip 4.09 MB 1,739 22nd Oct 2017
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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\


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

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#2 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 1:27 AM
It looks really great, but the object names aren't showing up correctly in my game; the lanterns and harvest sign are all showing as "measure of a sim."
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#3 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 6:02 AM
That's really odd, @Rosawyn. I don't understand why. I've double checked the packages in simPE, they all have the proper names.

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#4 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 9:41 AM
Yeah, it is odd. :/ I don't have the first idea what could be causing that. But if it's just happening for me, then I guess it must be something specific to my game.
#5 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 1:36 AM
In the process of actually trying to edit fridge menus for custom foods, my husband and I inadvertently stumbled upon the solution to our problem with these objects: English UK. We were able to edit the English UK catalog descriptions to be the same as the default English, and now everything's showing as it should in game.

Well, that is except for the Harvest Candle, which is in "Misc>Misc" instead of "Deco>Misc"? All we changed was the text in the catalog description so it no longer said "Holiday Candle," so I don't think we broke it? (Is it showing up in "Deco>Misc" for everyone else?) It took us a while to even find the candle in the catalog, because we wouldn't normally think to look in "Misc>Misc" for a candle. We're still pretty new to SimPE and have no idea how to recategorize an object, though I imagine tutorials do in fact exist. I'm just filling you in on what we discovered in case the candle somehow got miscategorized on your end and that's something you'll want to fix in your package. Of course, if we did manage to nudge it out of place while poking at catalog descriptions in SimPE, that wouldn't be nearly the most embarrassing rookie mistake we managed with SimPE just today.
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#6 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 3:04 AM
That one is my bad. I don't know how I managed that one, lol. When I tested in game, it was definitely in the right category. Somehow though it's not now I will fix it and update the file. Thanks for the heads up!

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