TSM Braziers – with Effects!

Five TSM Braziers with Effects

Category: Lighting -> Floor Lamps
EPs Required: None – base game compatible
Cost : Varies
Poly Count: Low poly to Medium poly

Well, she said, I’m back, and I come bearing conversions. Yes, it is quite possible these have been done before, but I wanted them for my own game and was too lazy to scour the Internet for them, so.

Thus I bring you five of the braziers from The Sims Medieval (plus one bonus crystal ball because I like to play with envcubes), all fired up and ready to go – and I do mean fired up. They all have fire effects. :mrgreen:


Originally I wanted to do all of the TSM braziers, but some of them didn’t like to get extracted for some reason – or rather, they didn’t like to get decompiled (not that I blame them, it sounds quite painful), which means I couldn’t get the mesh out. 😦 So, five is what you get. I haven’t touched the poly count on any of them, so some might be a bit on the high-ish side. Also, the effects used are harder to render than animations, so if you’re on a slow computer that doesn’t do graphics very well, you might want to give some of these a pass.

All the pictures of the recolours are taken outdoors to allow you to see them properly. The size comparison pictures are taken indoors; they show you the actual light from the lamp.
 

So. First, we have the Resolute Fieldstone Crisis Beacon, which costs $105 and is Low poly poly (>1000). The base and the pot have separate recolours, so you can mix and match ’em ’til your heart’s content.

Beacon Recolours

Size Comparison with Sim
(Melisandre did such a great job showcasing my own brazier, I’m going to let her handle these as well.)

 
Next is the Ars Magique Arachnoid Brazier – $110, Low poly poly.

Arachnoid recols

Size Comparison with Sim
 
Then we have the Triped Courtroom Coalpot – $125, Medium poly poly (>2000). Now, the TSM original is almost as tall as a Sim, which might work in courtyards but not quite so well indoors, so I’ve made a scaled-down, indoors-appropriate version of it as well. You can mix and match the pot and the leg recols for these, too, but note that if you delete a recolour, you delete it for both the legs and the pot. Also, I’ve used the repository technique for these, so the large tripod is slaved to the small one.

Size Comparison with Sim
 
Next up is the Great DΓΊnhelirath Brazier – $300, Medium poly poly. Again, the TSM original is quite large – you could fry a Sim in it and still have room to spare – so you get a scaled down version of this one as well. Also, the large brazier is a little larger than one tile, so if you place it right next to a wall, there will be clipping. (Yes, it probably would have been happier on four tiles, but multi-tile floor lamps… yeah, that won’t be happening.) You can move it with the M&G quartertile cheat, though.

These, too, are repositoried, so the large brazier is slaved to the small one. Also, the large brazier uses no less than three different effects to get a decent-sized fire, so if your computer have problems rendering effects, you might want to give it a pass (hence why this is the slave and not the master).

Size Comparison with Sim
 
And finally, we have the Elevated DΓΊnhelirath Brazier – $320, Medium poly poly. This one, too, comes in two different sizes, the large TSM original and a scaled-down version thereof. Again, they are repositoried, with the large brazier slaved to the small one, and again, the large one uses several effects, so you might want to skip it if you’re on a graphics-challenged computer. You can mix and match the base and the pot recols – and the base is bump mapped. πŸ˜€

Size Comparison with Sim
 
But wait! We’re not done yet! I promised you a crystal ball, didn’t I? πŸ˜‰ The VermenKrakki Crystal Glimmer Orb costs $75 and is Low poly poly. It doesn’t use effects, but the crystal ball is animated and changes colour ever so slightly when the lamp is turned on. You get both a floor version (which is the TSM original) and a table one, and the table lamp is slaved to the floor lamp. You can mix and match the colours of the twirly part and the straight part of the base, but just as with the tripod, if you delete a recolour, you delete it for both parts.

Off and On

 

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18 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    nonni222 said,

    Well done! Your presentation with the size comparisons is so helpful, I know that took some time. Thank you for sharing,

    • 2

      NixNivis said,

      Thank you, Nonni! I’m glad you like them. πŸ˜€ Yes, if you haven’t played TSM, you have no idea how large these are supposed to be (and even if you have, you have no idea how large my smaller versions are), so size comparisons felt like a necessity. But thank God for poseboxes! πŸ˜‰

      • 3

        nonni222 said,

        Exactly! Hope you are prospering my fellow Trekker! I just got out of hospital (day surgery) but I am doing so much better now. My grandchildren are coming for 2 weeks at Christmas and I am looking forward to being able to do things with them. Love your updates here.

        • 4

          NixNivis said,

          Yeah, it always annoys me when someone uploads a statue or whatever and says that “you get this in in small, medium and large,” but only shows how large the statues are in relation to each other, not in relation to anything else. There’s quite a difference between something being “large” compared to a garden gnome and “large” compared to one of the Big Yard Dude statues. πŸ˜›

          I’m so glad to hear you’re doing better after your surgery! ♥ Christmas with the grandchildren sounds lovely. πŸ™‚ I’ve had some health issues myself; I have a chronic illness that likes to flare up every now and then, and I’ve just had a flare that’s only now starting to settle down. I’m still not quite back to where I was, but I, too, am doing much better. And that’s the important thing. πŸ™‚

          • 5

            nonni222 said,

            Wow, I had such a different vision of you being very young and healthy and so very smart. I mean not that you are not young and smart… πŸ™‚ Our preconceived notions about people we have only met in print could be really amusing.

            I hope your flare ups stay in the past tense or at least be very mild.

            • 6

              NixNivis said,

              Awww. πŸ™‚ Well, while I do hope I have a somewhat decent brain in my head, whether or not I’m young is a matter of perspective – I’m in my mid-thirties, so I’m sure there are lots of simmers out there who think I’m, like, TOTALLY old and stuff. πŸ˜› And I know, I always have these images in my head of what people I meet online look and sound like… and I’m almost always dead wrong. πŸ˜€

  2. 7

    Amazing! I have to have these. As always, I am impressed and inspired by your work, Nix. And I hope you get to feeling better.

    • 8

      NixNivis said,

      Glad you like! These were fun to make; I’ve never been one to pass up a chance to set things on fire play with effects. πŸ˜‰ And thank you, I’m doing much better now.

  3. 9

    StephSim said,

    I came for the illustrious orbs (“crystal balls”) and got sidetracked by your conversation with Nonni! πŸ™‚ I don’t know why…but I always figured that you and I were about the same age Nix (me being finally and fabulously 40). Of course, having major health issues at a younger age can be interesting in and of itself. You must learn to find a healthy balance for yourself, outside of social norms around age and health. I suspect you have found a balance for yourself Nix and I suspect your Sim creations (both stories and giftees) play a small role in healthful ways of coping! πŸ˜‰ Regardless, I’m glad to know “of” you through the bits of ourselves we share in this massive Sims 2 community.

    BTW – Thanks for the braziers and the orbs! These are indeed brilliant and the abundance is much more than I expected!

    • 10

      NixNivis said,

      First of all, glad you like the braziers and the orbs! πŸ˜€ Unlike Captain Janeway, I’m not a woman who occasionally knows when to stop, so I couldn’t convert just one brazier; I had to do them all. πŸ˜‰ And I love playing with effects!

      I am closer to forty than I am to thirty, so you were indeed quite right. πŸ™‚ But yeah, getting hit with health issues mid-life can be a challenge, and it’s forced me to change my life plans quite a bit. But I do think I have found a balance now – and you’re right that Sim creation of different kinds is a not insignificant part of that balance. And this really is a great community (as long as you stay away from the more toxic parts of it, anyway). So simming is good for me. πŸ™‚

  4. 11

    olga said,

    Thank you!

  5. 13

    Asyli said,

    Nice work
    Thank you for sharing,

  6. 15

    grinEvilly said,

    Wow, what an excellent job you did with these! You know what? The Ars Magique Arachnoid Brazier, and both the Elevated and regular Great DΓΊnhelirath Braziers (large or small) would make GREAT fire pits!!

    I guess they’d have to be cloned from a campfire or the bonfire, instead of lamps, in order to make that work, huh? They would look REALLY cool at my sim’s vacation home on the beaches of Twikkii Island! I can picture ’em roasting marshmallows and warming their behinds, even now! =)

    • 16

      NixNivis said,

      So sorry for the late reply! I somehow missed this comment. 😦

      Anyway, glad you like them! πŸ˜€ And that’s a really interesting idea about the fire pits, I hadn’t thought of that. πŸ™‚ What would be best to clone depends a lot on how Maxis has screwed set things up, though; some stuff doesn’t clone well, so sometimes it’s actually easier to clone something simple, like a vase, and then slap new BHAVs onto it, than it is to clone the real object. (For example, it’s much easier to add fireplace functions to a lamp than it is to clone an actual fireplace.) It depends a lot on what you’re after.

      I can’t make any promises, but I’ll definitely look into this and see what I can do. Thanks for the idea!

  7. 17

    Joke Dam said,

    Thank you so much for all your great work and for share it with us. These braziers are awesome!

    • 18

      NixNivis said,

      And thank you for commenting, it makes my day when somebody does! ❀ It really means a lot when somebody doesn't just download (even though that's great too, of course, that people want to download my things), but takes that extra time to stop and say "thank you." And I'm very glad you like the braziers, too!


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