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Streets Of Montreal :: Art!

by billielith Posted 7th May 2012 at 2:04 PM - Updated 4th May 2016 at 2:26 PM by billielith
35 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
Set in 2 parts:

1) This set
2) Streets Of Montreal :: Street Decay Tools

Hello all!

I have a set of particular Ground Cover for you today. Not really intended for natural grounds, but rather to beautify environments of sand, concrete or dirt. (No EP necessary)

Street Art!!
12 14 colors of acrylic paint for your streets and sidewalks! Paint anything you want on the ground.

Cyan (blue)

Simple drawings look good! But the terrain paint tool is not very precise and it demands a bit of patience and dexterity to draw details.

You can download just the White and Yellow and make real streets with custom street lines. If you look at a real city, each street has its own particularities with yellow lines, white lines, dashed lines, pedestrian zones, bicycle zones, parking spaces, pre-repairs markings, etc etc etc. You can recreate any of that with this set.

Try them along with the Maxis tools to shape terrain, you can create speed bumps and these concrete blocker bars often found around parking lots. Other than White and Yellow, I've seen Ochre and Cyan used often for these things in real life.

Pink, Ochre and Brown, if well used, can allow you to draw portraits with some highlights and shadows. You can also try going very lightly with the colors and combine them to create more colors. Like creating a deep blue by using Cyan Indigo with some Violet. If you space two or more colors a little, but they still overlay, you can make gradients. You can also use the small Terrain Paint tool all over a drawing to create a sort of mosaic. There's many, many possibilities.

You draw what you want, where you want it on your terrain. It's all in your hands. Your lots' ground becomes your canvas.

In the next set (Street Decay), I'll add a 13th paint color to the mix: Blood Red.

I've been told Blue and Green were not present enough in this palette, so I added two new colors! Teal and Indigo!

If you are unsure how to create a street within a lot, you can keep rows of empty space in large lots. Or you can use Mootilda's Lot Adjuster and include roads in your lots and paint on them, too. If you have Nightlife and use cars, you can use special tools like MogHughson's 'Park in the Car Park' mod, and you'll see your cars use your streets.

Streets over here are never smooth, even when the asphalt is brand new it's never of great quality and it shows through paint. And, real acrylic colors themselves show differences between each other in their texture and transparency, and it's the same here, each color has its particular texture. For example, yellow has the best looking texture, and white is chalky and the least transparent of the bunch. :P

Thanks for trying this. Have fun!

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Pixelhate for his kind advice, encouragements and mini-tutorial for this set and its next parts. It's been great to get help from someone with so much experience and talent.
Thanks to maybesomethingdunno for her kind encouragements also!
Thanks to all the people who looked at this in the Creators Feedback forum and loved it!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BillieLith_StreetsOfMontreal_ALL_12_Colors.zip 648.2 KB 1,965 7th May 2012
BillieLith_StreetsOfMontreal_Only_White_n_Yellow.zip 101.7 KB 523 7th May 2012
BillieLith_StreetsOfMontreal_NewColors_Teal_n_Indigo.zip 88.3 KB 834 9th May 2012
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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\
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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
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  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
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  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th May 2012 at 2:33 PM
Great idea. Thank you so much! Can't wait for start painting ingame, haha
Field Researcher
#3 Old 7th May 2012 at 4:11 PM
A short story...

The last 7 hours I've been working on a video for a school project concerning Street Art. My teacher has been trying to convince me to take this project... the last 2 months.

I've seen more than 200 graffiti pieces (stencils, 3D, even stickers and posters) today. I've just wanted to take a minute-break searching MTS.

Please let me know one thing. ARE YOU MY TEACHER? Or are you in any way related to her?


Anyway, great upload! Keep up with good ideas!

Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th May 2012 at 4:43 PM
this is an awesome idea, I can't wait to try it out! :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th May 2012 at 5:20 PM
Absolutely amazing I love it!
#6 Old 7th May 2012 at 5:36 PM
This has got to be one of the most original concepts I have ever seen for TS2.

Huge thank you and a bigger well done, my dear!
Test Subject
#7 Old 7th May 2012 at 6:17 PM
What an awesome idea! :D
#8 Old 7th May 2012 at 8:17 PM
Great idea! It will be very useful.
Original Poster
#9 Old 7th May 2012 at 8:21 PM
Thank you very much everyone, glad you like this!

MAB-2000, unfortunately I am not a teacher and can't do anything for your grades, lol. Some graffitis are really cool. We have a lot of really nice ones in Montreal. Here's a few links:
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th May 2012 at 9:27 PM
I wouldn't need this, but this is awesome! Great job!
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th May 2012 at 9:36 PM
I didn't even know I needed something like this, so thanks a lot for pointing this out to me :D
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 7th May 2012 at 11:27 PM
I love these! Such a fantastic idea. I am going to get very creative using these. Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 8th May 2012 at 12:24 AM
Very clever idea! This is one of those 'I never knew I needed this until someone created it' moments. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th May 2012 at 4:16 AM
A very clever idea, indeed.

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Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 8th May 2012 at 8:24 AM
This is such a lovely idea!
Bowties are cool.
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#16 Old 8th May 2012 at 9:30 AM
So neat and original! A fantastic idea, and looks lovely, too.
#17 Old 8th May 2012 at 11:49 AM
I like it very much : it's simple, original and neatly executed. It's fun and creative, it will give you fun and make you creative !
Field Researcher
#18 Old 8th May 2012 at 2:51 PM
billielith, very nice links!
Some of them might fit into my project.

Too bad you are not my teacher...
Field Researcher
#19 Old 8th May 2012 at 4:06 PM
really, it's a great idea !!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 8th May 2012 at 5:05 PM
This will be so much fun in game! You win the unique-idea-of-the-year award. :D
(Loved your pac man painting.)
Original Poster
#21 Old 8th May 2012 at 8:08 PM Last edited by billielith : 9th May 2012 at 9:44 AM.
lol, thanks MacApple. Thanks, everyone else. Glad if you are enthousiast about trying this.

There's a Street Art event like this in real life in my city happening in June every year. 40+ artists get to paint each a giant drawing in the street with acrylic colors. The informations on how to participate as artist are !"/$% difficult to find, lol, and for a 4th consecutive year I arrive too late at this step, so I'm making it possible at least in Sims 2 this year, I'll be a spectator again this summer and hopefully I'll take part next year.

You can post your pictures here if you make drawings in your lots. I'd love to see them.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th May 2012 at 6:50 PM
This is so clever! Yay for unique graffiti!
Original Poster
#23 Old 28th May 2012 at 12:39 AM
Thank you very much Owfin!
Love your white vases. Maxis vases come in so odd colors sometimes, and I have a lot of white cc, so it's good to have stuff that will match it.
Site Helper
#24 Old 28th May 2012 at 11:53 PM
Cool idea!
Original Poster
#25 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 6:35 AM
Thanks fakepeeps! You think your sim kids will like? :P
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