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Ohhh man did this one take a lot of work.

Okay, yes, one more good step on the road to defaulting out every single little thing, and there are a LOT of little things in the average Sim's kitchen.

For tomorrow, we shall diet.

First of all, let me just say that yes, some of my textures look fairly flat here. I'd change that if I could, but usually instead of being proper textures, they're actually just plain flat color that I could change using the TXMT. Believe me, if I could've made them better, I would've. Hard.

Second, allow me to note first of all that these are, again, default replacements-- as with Immortals, there can be only one. If you want to use these, you'll have to remove any other default for the same item.

Third, but in some ways most important, I have to thank Graverobber over at Garden of Shadows-- Graverobber took my quick question about dish defaults and turned it into a working template. Yay for Graverobber! Graverobber is made of AWESOME.

More boilerplate at the end-- for now, pictures!

First you have to buy food. This will probably look familiar to anyone who saw my defaults on GoS back in December-- in fact, all of those are getting re-run here. However, they've been neatly named and properly compressorized. Anyway, this replaces the shopping basket, both when the delivery person drops it off and when your Sims go to the grocery store. Yes, the egg carton still looks ridiculous.

Then you have to pull the food out of the fridge. The ingredients tray WAS blue, now it's... um, plain-colored? This is another one of those TXMT replacements, so I couldn't do too much with it, much as I wanted to.

Then you have to prepare the food... and I couldn't get a good shot of the knife. The blade is the same color, but instead of being black, the handle is brown. ... I admit, I may be taking this 'default replace everything' kick a little too seriously.

Sometimes you have to mix the food. The mixing bowl is new as of March 7, 2010.

There are four ways to cook food-- I fiddled with all of them. I made the stainless steel baking pan a little more like iron, instead (what? Like you've never cooked lobster thermidor in your corset)...

Darkened the frying pan and the spatula (the spatula has a wood-colored handle now instead of black plastic)...

The pot was darkened to match the pan, and the spice shaker went from stainless steel to... tarnished SOMETHING. Probably brass or bronze. The kitchen one matches the candy machine shaker, which I also included...

And if I had to change the spatula for the stove, I had to make the barbeque spatula look like iron, too, didn't I?

Then you have to serve dinner, of course, on a sturdy metal platter...

Or a good crockery bowl.

Eating should be done on a plate...

Or from a bowl. Both are fine carved wood, because that's sturdy AND period-appropriate.

Here's the inside of the bowl. The edges have been fixed-- you can see that in the pic with the full bowl-- and the little orange spot at the bottom is actually the 'empty' graphic.

Speaking of wooden bowls, don't forget to feed the baby! The toddler bowl is included in the dish default package, but is also available separately with the toddler goodies.

After dinner, of course you'll want something sweet. Dessert plates also work for the muffins kids can bake in the toy oven. Platter, serving bowl, dinner plate, individual bowl, dessert plate, and toddler bowl all come in one handy-dandy package, so alas you can't mix and match.

After dinner is a good time to relax and talk over a cup of coffee. Although I no longer use Morague's Wheat dishes, these cups match them-- I liked the color.

Of course you have to make the coffee before you can do more than juggle the mugs-- but the logo and barcode on the original bag had to go. Plain brown paper, that's the ticket.

Not interested in regular coffee? How about espresso, instead? The mugs are more detailed stoneware, this time. (I like them better than the coffee cups.)

Once dessert and coffee are cleared away, it's time to clean up. There wasn't really anything wrong with the old sponge, I just wanted a nice rag to use, instead.

The mop, however, was funky blue and green plastic. It's still not perfect, but at least it's wood.

Not only does the trash bag have a burlap texture, I removed the reflectivity, too, so it isn't CHROME burlap.

If everythng's clean, might as well goof off a little. Juggling helps with fun and social, but the plastic water bottles just weren't cutting it. The wine bottles look more impressive, anyway.

If you get hungry later, you can have a snack-- the kids' wooden stepstool is included with the kitchen defaults as well as the kids' defaults.

Snack choices include cookies in a burlap sack...

Or potato chips in a slightly greasy paper bag. (Later, I will do juice. It's just going in a download with all the other cans-- protein shakes, sodas, et cetera-- too.)

... what do you know, I'm all out of pictures. Must be time to restate my policy and other such boilerplate!

NO PAYSITES. Normally I'm fine with it as long as I get my cut of the proceeds (because no paysite owner is EVER going to send me 25% of their profit on something), but not with defaults. NEVER with defaults. Take the damn time to extract your own crap if you want to charge for a default replacement.

However, if you're going to keep it free, you can totally use my defaults as templates for building your own. If you want a full template for anything (so you can change the mesh), just ask me and I'll be happy to post it for you. If you use my dishes as templates instead of Graverobber's templates (probably easier, since on MOST of them you just need a circle that fills the square texture, but the dessert plate's circle doesn't nearly fill the square), you still have to give credit where credit is due, and credit is due to Graverobber, yo.

Aside from the dishes, each item is in its own package file. This is for your convenience, really-- one big package is easier to install, sure, but with a million little ones you can use the water bottles but not the coffee mugs or the burlap trash bag but not the sponge.

Yes, I use a lot of custom content and custom food. If you want to know where to find anything, please ask! S'what the comments are for, right?

... Okay, I'm out of boilerplate.


If you downloaded this set before March 7, 2010, please either redownload the whole set or nab the mixing bowl default at the link below. I can't believe I missed one!


Date: 2010-02-20 12:43 am (UTC)
silvainshadows: I am terrible at interacting with other people.   Sorry. (Default)
From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
OMG YES! Now I can remove the boring wooden dish defaults I was using... they were well-made, but boring, which yours are most certainly not. Your dish defaults are awesome (I especially like the dessert plate). And yay for defaults for all the little things like the knife and spatulas and whatnot.

Date: 2010-02-20 12:45 am (UTC)
silvainshadows: I am terrible at interacting with other people.   Sorry. (Default)
From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
they were well-made, but boring, which yours are most certainly not.

Not boring, that is- they most certainly are well made. *headdesk* I fail at phrasing things clearly today.

Date: 2010-02-20 04:13 am (UTC)
silvainshadows: I am terrible at interacting with other people.   Sorry. (Default)
From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
Ooh, awesome linkage, thank you! Doubt I ever would have found those myself.

I'm glad you like the dessert plate, too, since I actually did some color work on that one.

Huh- that's very cool, since I especially like it because the color looks nice.

Yay, more defaults!

Date: 2010-02-20 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Thank you so much, Hat! Love these new defaults, can't wait to see them in the game. :)

Also, does the chick in the first picture have ... fangs? (The one in the black dress.)

Re: Yay, more defaults!

Date: 2010-02-20 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Nothing like the flavor of decayed flesh to add that "certain something" to one's morning coffee. ;)

Thanks so much for sharing the names of your replacement defaults. Some of the Maxian creature defaults I can put up with, the others ... not so much.

And Puppy is an adorable name, even if it's only for a testersim. I wonder how much Puppy will like that name in a few years, though. ;)

Date: 2010-02-21 08:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] savagedamsel
These are absolutely gorgeous, Hat! <3

I LOVE the dishes -- such detail! And I have most of your other defaults as well. They're all wonderful. Thank you so much for banishing the Maxis horrors with medieval prettiness!

Date: 2010-03-11 09:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] currantpotpie
Thank you so much! I remember once upon a time that I went through the agony of default replacing everything in the Sims 1. So, I can definitely appreciate this journey!

Date: 2010-03-27 08:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Wow, you've been busy haven't you :P Goodness Hat, these are so over the top fantastic! Again, thank you :)

Date: 2010-04-26 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
the metal serving platter is so awesome. Thankyou!

Date: 2015-01-28 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halcionne.livejournal.com
Thank you for all of the great creations you share. I don't play a historical game, or even use Pooklet's hair textures, but I still enjoy your blog immensely and my game is better for it.

I'm wondering if you ever uploaded the juice defaults? I could maybe see may way to make a small donation, if you need any incentive.

Date: 2015-01-31 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halcionne.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'll check those out!

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