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Picked upload! No, the windows aren't dirty! ~Privacy Film for your Sims' Windows~

by mustluvcatz Posted 10th Mar 2011 at 7:41 PM - Updated 11th Mar 2011 at 1:21 AM by mustluvcatz : screenshots and changing which recolors are uploaded
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I was wandering around a wallpaper site one day and saw privacy film. You know- the sticky film you can put over your windows so people can't see in? Me being me, I got an idea.

Here's the result: 3 new meshes (long 1-tile, long 2-tile and short 1-tile) with working diagonals. They were cloned from a curtain, fit IN the wall, can be used with curtains using "moveobjects on" and are totally basegame. The long 1-tile is the master and is needed for the other 2 to work in game.

Please look at the screenshots full size to see what these really look like:


12 recolors are included- 3 chicken wire (gold, silver, black) a striped, a floral and 7 transparent colors. More recolors are welcome and the mesh is ridiculously easy to recolor. (See note below about that!) I DO have some patterned recolors I'm working on and hope to have done very soon.

Notes:
* If you recolor these- be sure the texture isn't cut off on any of the edges. The way the 2-tile is mapped, any cut-off bits will repeat and not look right.
* These work on all kinds of windows, custom and Maxis. I have over 100 windows in my game and tried them on most of those. The only windows that don't look quite right are the double-paned, opening Maxis windows.
* For windows over 2 tiles, just use the 1-tile mesh for each tile. I didn't see the point in making these any larger than 2 tile.
* There may be windows these won't fit width-wise. Since I can use the "setquartertileplacement on" cheat, I could shift these to fit windows that are centered on tiles.
*One of the screenshots has a 3-tile window- I used 2, 2-tile meshes. They're not perfect that way, due to the way the window glass is, but it works.

One more thing- depending on the size of the windows used, the texture won't always be "cut off" in the same place. I used these on different windows in the same room and it wasn't terrible looking.

Polygon Counts:
Polycount for ALL: 12

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2, MaryLou for the windows I used, Buggybooz for the coffee table and CTNutmegger for the macrame plant. (Thank you!)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-PrivacyFilm.rar | Description: All meshes and 12 recolors. 493.4 KB 6,367 10th Mar 2011
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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\
  • 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\

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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
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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#26 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 11:26 PM
This is brilliant! YOU are brilliant! Not only do these look fabulous, they also put a born and bred city gal's mind at ease - when I use full-length windows in my Sims' homes, I always feel as if their neighbours will be able to see my poor Sims' every move. But no more, thanks to you!
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#27 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 12:51 AM
Awesome!

Just awesome!

Can't wait for the recolor packs to start popping up!
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#28 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 5:28 AM
These are simply... well they're... gosh darn I can't even think of a good word!!! As always, brilliant work. These will be well-abused in my game.
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#29 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 8:59 AM
Thankies!


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Originally Posted by Zirconia Wolf
Can't wait for the recolor packs to start popping up!


Well, don't know about anyone else..but I'll have some done tomorrowish.
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#30 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 7:36 PM
I was just going to request something like this at BPS..Thank goodness I found yours!
I am hoping that some grunged up. cracked recolors will show up soon!
I love all your creations!! Thank you
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#31 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 5:06 AM
Thanks for the compliment. And you're welcome.

Grunged up? I've got 2 of those.. I'm trying out different ideas and they're just about done.
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#32 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 4:41 PM
wonderful!! I will be watching for them.
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#33 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 7:09 PM
I am planning on doing some scratched and broken recolors of these, They will probably only make it to GOS and my Dreamwidth though since I really don't put anything up on here.
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#34 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by miserydoll12
I am planning on doing some scratched and broken recolors of these, They will probably only make it to GOS and my Dreamwidth though since I really don't put anything up on here.



Great! I will have to watch GOS for their updates!! looking forward to seeing them :P
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#35 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 3:31 AM
miserydoll - I'll forget about the cracked recolors I was going to do then..since there's 10-12 others done, you can haz the cracked ones. You'll probably have to play around with the placement though- the 2 tile mesh tends to repeat depending on where a pattern is. (I tried to fix that without making the 2 tile the master and got nowhere.) Do you mind if your recolors are linked here when they're done and up?
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#36 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 11:21 AM
You did a good job and i have downloaded both not dirty and dirty privacy film window thank you ALOT!
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#37 Old 28th May 2011 at 11:04 AM
Your idea is perfect! It's just needed right now. I love creative ideas like this. Thank you!
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#38 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 1:29 AM
Thank you!
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#39 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 7:19 AM
Hello I been trying to get your set http://mustluvcatz-sims-stuffs.blog...t-old.html#more but neither file would download. I really need these windows for a house projects i'm doing. Thank you.
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#40 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 7:38 AM
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Both of those files downloaded just fine for me. Could you try another time or two? If they still won't download, send me a message and I'll send them to you.
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#41 Old 29th Oct 2017 at 2:21 AM
I was trying to make The Church of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich to go with my download of the unofficial A&N EP, and I sat, wracking my brain for a way to make a stained glass window. After much confusion, I remembered these existed, and now, by dividing my recolor into a left/right/center, and framing it inside various windows, I have a delightful Grilled Cheese stained glass! Thanks for making the mesh go all the way to the edges of the walls so it comes out seamless!
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