This fireplace has been in my game for quite a while. Someone saw it in the screenshots for my Medieval Dining Room Set and inquired where I got it. I explained that it was an unreleased creation of mine and she asked if I would make it available for download, so here it is!
About the Mesh:
A few years ago, I downloaded a fireplace from a now closed TS2 site and discovered that the creator had made it as a 1-tile decorative object. It was also oversized (5 tiles wide) and Sims would walk through parts of the fireplace (something I absolutely hate). The mesh that was used had been downloaded from a site that offers free 3D meshes. I liked the design so I decided that I would create a working object from the mesh just for my own game. Then I found that the original mesh had a lot of errors that had to be corrected and also was improperly sized to fit the TS2 fireplace animations. In addition, the mapping was a nightmare. It was so bad that it was virtually impossible to easily make recolors and any textures with horizontal or vertical designs (like bricks) couldn't be used at all because they would skew.
So, I went to work and started editing and remapping and making new textures for the fireplace. After I finished, the fireplace resembled the original only slightly. The result is The Column Fireplace that is both animated and functional.
The download includes the default texture (a rustic dirty plaster) and 3 recolors (white marble, gray stone and yellow plaster) that should work for different styles of game play. I personally play both a Medieval period game and a game set in a modern day era and my recolors work for both styles. I plan on making additional recolors in the near future and will offer them for download. If anyone wants a specific recolor, feel free to submit a request with the specifications and I'll do my best to accommodate.
An In-Game Screenshot:
Faces: 1548 on 2 tiles (774/tile)
Appears in the catalog under Appliances/Miscellaneous for 499 Simoleons.
Three mantel slots. The slots have been coded to accept anything that an endtable will accept...table lamps, sculptures and tabletop flower arrangements.
Tested in a vanilla game with all expansions plus M&G.
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