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Mistral Sliding Glass Door

by d4RE Posted 14th Feb 2018 at 1:42 AM - Updated 17th Feb 2018 at 2:14 PM by d4RE : corrected price and location
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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.
I didn't really expect the Mistral Staircase to be so popular, but I'm glad it is, because maybe it means my tastes are no so outre as I feared. Here's a matching sliding door to expand the theme:

This is intended primarily as an interior door, but works as an exterior as well, providing you don't mind the gap between the two glass panes. There's nothing fancy here, just a plain old sliding door with clean lines and transparent surfaces. It also works on diagonal walls.

Recolorable wood and glass, just like the stairs. This door was made using the same textures and material definitions used in the mistral stairs and fence. It is not repositoried because a few alterations were necessary to get the shadows in the right places. Also, you may notice in these pics that some of the glass colors look pale and chalky. I had trouble getting the lighting right while making these screenshots. It's the effect of too many lights and not a difference in color that make them look weird. They still match; I'm just a terrible photographer.

.Technical Data:

in-game price: 454

location: Build Tools > Doors & Windows > Doors

All wood textures are Eaxis, taken from Simple Structure Staircase and Stare Stepper
Glass created in GIMP and SimPE, with a texture generated using Genetica Viewer

total face count - 676

Tools used: SimPE, Blender, GIMP, Genetica Viewer. Compressorizer

Polygon Counts:
straight and diagonal have same poly counts

doorframe_N: frame-98, shadow-17
doorframe_S: frame-100, shadow-17
r_door_N: frame-80, glass-10
r_door_S: frame-129, glass-6
l_door_N: frame-136, glass-10
l_door_S: frame-67, glass-6

Additional Credits:
I stood on a lot of shoulders to make this little door. Credit and thanks to the following for their pioneering work and helpful advice:

Quaxi and the SimPE team, Numenor, Tashiketh, RGiles, jfade, HugeLunatic, Jasana_Bugbreeder, boblishman, leefish
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mistral sliding door.rar | Description: Sliding door to match Mistral Staircase and fences. Includes diagonal 220.5 KB 1,361 14th Feb 2018
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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Tags: #sliding door, #glass door, #sliding glass door, #mistral, #interior door

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