So I thought it was high time for a spot of tea and there’s no better way to do it than at a fancy English-style tea room. Imagine a nice cup of darjeeling with scones, finger sandwiches and cupcakes. The centerpiece of high tea is the tower with all those tasty treats and I happen to have made a lovely high tea tower for my game, which I’m going to share as a little holiday present for you all.
Let’s have a look at the goods!
This high tea tower is inspired by a real one from the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon and is a completely new mesh made by yours truly. It comes in a recolourable version as well as four overlays that are semi-recolourable.
- It shows up under miscellaneous decor and costs 200§ (which is a steal, really).
- Comes in two versions of different poly counts but both are VERY high. If you already have problems with high poly objects, these won’t be for you.
- Regular version: 7k polys (high), 3500 (medium)
- Higher poly version: 12k polys (high), 3500 (medium)
- For the regular version, the plates are a little bit blockier, which is especially noticeable with the overlay versions. The higher poly version was purely to satisfy my own perfectionism and is ideal for close-up pictures where the sharp edges of the regular version are noticeable.
- 3 Recolourable channels. I don’t recommend using patterns with this, though it works fine.
- Plate ring
- 4 overlay versions with different plate patterns. One has white Royal Copenhagen plates (because I’m Danish yo), the rest are three Versace plates. These are semi-recolourable, in the sense that you can still recolour the stand.
- Proper LOD’s (It won’t turn into potted plant while loading)
- Proper sunshadow (Take it outside and its shadow won’t look like a flamingo)
- No occlusion shadow (It won’t cast dark shadows everywhere)
- No slots, meaning you’ll have to place items on it with OMSPs or the Decorator’s Best Friend.
- I’m working on a version with slots but I need to learn how to go about that – if anyone has a good resource for learning, hit me up.
Apart from the missing slots (which isn’t so much an issue as it is pure laziness on my part), there’s a slight distortion on the ring at the top and it’s leaving a tiny, tiny, tiny seam where you can sometimes see the background through. Honestly, you probably won’t notice it ever, but for the sake of transparency, here you are.
Bottom of plate overlay: Source.
Royal Copenhagen plate overlay: Source.
Versace Byzantine Dreams: Source.
Versace Medusa Blue: Source.
Versace Medusa Gala Gold: Source.
Software: Blender, GIMP, TSR Workshop, Milkshape, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer.
- Edit it to suit your own needs
- Convert it to other games
- Share those edits/conversions
- Sharing unedited versions (it’s a waste of time man, it’s not that great)
- Putting any versions behind paywalls/adfly
Besides this, I like credit – it’s nice, so feel free to give me some of that. I also ask that you let others freely edit your edited versions. I share things that I make because I want to contribute to the community that I’ve been a part of for a long time now. This community wouldn’t be anything without the things we create and share and I’m 100% for taking that creativity further by building on my work.
That said, I know people will probably disregard this – the Internet is a cesspool. Do your worst.
The download comes in both .package and .sims3pack versions. All you get this time is a single file so it’s ready to drop into your game. Downloading has never been this fast (if you ignore all the blabbering you’ve had to scroll past to get here)!
Higher Poly Version
For .package versions, see below:
A Note on .Package Files
For most of the time I’ve been doing CC, I’ve been exporting a .package file directly from tsrw rather than exporting a .sims3pack and converting that to a .package. Unfortunately, I somehow didn’t realise that the process of converting to .sims3pack compresses the file, making it much, much smaller in size. In some instances, my .package files are therefore 10 or 20 times bigger than their .sims3pack counterparts.
Obviously, they still work, but they take up a lot of space on your computer and I don’t recommend using these old .package files. Below is a folder containing compressed versions of the files that I had uploaded in uncompressed versions. This only counts for the .package. If you want to download a .sims3pack version, simply follow the regular download link above. And otherwise, use the links pasted below. I’m sorry for any inconvenience caused by this!
Thanks to downloaders and readers and lurkers and all of that. I hope I’ll be putting out a little ‘my year in pictures’ thing before the year ends, but otherwise this is one of the last posts. Thanks to everyone who’s read, liked, commented, and lurked in 2019. This blog is better for having you all.