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Picked upload! The Smaller Closure Door

by HugeLunatic Posted 26th Feb 2011 at 8:12 PM - Updated 1st Feb 2012 at 8:21 PM by HugeLunatic
78 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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.
After several weeks of head-to-desk banging (resulting in an odd bulge in my forehead) I give you...The Closure! This is 3-tile version of the EA garage door that came with base game. Designed for that second garage or just for small homes that want to enclose parking spaces. This fits on 3 straight tiles and 2 diagonal tiles.



The Technical Bits
  • Channels 2 (door/frame)
  • 550
  • Build/Doors
  • Has diagonal
  • Has all the same presets as EA 4-tile door

...now where is that ice pack...

Polygon Counts:
High - 1850
Low - 1009

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_GarageDoorSmall.rar 1.19 MB 23,929 26th Feb 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Dancing Flamingo
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#26 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 3:10 PM
Ok updated the file..I have no idea why it wasn't showing up for you but I rezipped with the one that is showing up in my downloads folder. Tested in W7 with version 7.0.55 and on OS X version 1.18.44 and works for both. If this new version doesn't show up then be sure to delete your caches/thumbnails and verify that ALL your games are patched. The launcher only patches base + Latest EP!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 3:43 PM
Working now! Thanks so much for making and fixing these.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
There is no limit to what you can accomplish when you're supposed to be doing something else.
Field Researcher
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#28 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 5:34 PM
wonderful, just what I needed
Thanks a Million!
Field Researcher
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#29 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 6:06 PM
Finally someone's made this! Thanks so much
Top Secret Researcher
#30 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 1:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srikandi
Hmm... everybody I know who has a double garage has two separate doors. Could be a regional thing though I guess


My parents have a double garage with one HUGE door. Very common where I grew up... in the NorthEast and the Great White North.

Lunie, perfect!! Been looking for a smaller one for ages ~~hugs~~
Test Subject
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#31 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 7:18 AM
yay!! thanks for fixing the file, I was so sad when it didnt show up in the game.
Forum Resident
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#32 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 9:42 AM
Thanks very much for this. I love building homes but if you want to add a garage door that doesn't bleed into the house you must build it on 6 tiles so that it's even in the middle of the wall. Now I can use less space for my garages and they won't be wider than the actual homes.
Test Subject
#33 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 7:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bordew5
Thanks this is great, you should make a 6 tile door next.

I
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisfyre
My parents have a double garage with one HUGE door. Very common where I grew up... in the NorthEast and the Great White North.

Lunie, perfect!! Been looking for a smaller one for ages ~~hugs~~

It is indeed very common here in the midwest.
Lab Assistant
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#34 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 9:46 PM
Well, it's about time! Thank you so much! Now when I make a "retro" home it'll actually look retro!
Lab Assistant
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#35 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 11:23 PM
This is THE single greatest object available for the game! Thanks from someone who builds very small houses on very small lots!
Instructor
#36 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 6:33 AM
Thanks a lot for fixing! Only now I've realized how incredibly lame the car animations are in Sims 3... what's with the car going into the inventory instead of the garage!?
:p

"Deep down I'm pretty superficial"

Test Subject
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#37 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 5:13 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE This - the diagonal is just awesome! Thank you and hope your headache is gone
Test Subject
#38 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 10:11 AM
Headbangin himm i had made this and uploaded on tsr a month ago also made double garage and new bauhaus style garage doors in small normal and double
Test Subject
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#39 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 9:45 PM
I've waited for this for so long! It'll be that nice edge to make my homes more realistic with a double garage (one small door, one normal sized door. Thanks!
Test Subject
#40 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 10:20 AM
I'm also not finding it in my game - What was the solution?
Dancing Flamingo
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#41 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 1:49 PM
Test Subject
#42 Old 8th Mar 2011 at 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbert_
I'm also not finding it in my game - What was the solution?


If you haven't redownloaded the files, do so.

As well as deleting your cache files (the usual with CC).

Good luck!
Mad Poster
#43 Old 8th Mar 2011 at 4:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexpilgrim
Thanks a lot for fixing! Only now I've realized how incredibly lame the car animations are in Sims 3... what's with the car going into the inventory instead of the garage!?
:p


I've noticed they do that sometimes if your Sim visits a lot with no place to park so when they get home the car returns to the inventory instead of the parking space.
Usually dropping it back onto the parking space fixes it until the next time they visit a lot with no parking.


Thanks for this HL. I'm going to give the new file a try as I couldn't get it to show previously either.

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Test Subject
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#44 Old 25th Mar 2011 at 3:21 AM
Very useful, thx a lot!
Test Subject
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#45 Old 20th Apr 2011 at 4:30 AM Last edited by ericb : 20th Apr 2011 at 5:02 AM.
bless your heart for this one...big thumbs up...
edit, however, it is not showing up in game. I definitely have it in the right folder. Am I missing where its located in game? Is it not under "doors"?
Any help is appreciated. I can't wait to get the smaller garage doors in game.
Dancing Flamingo
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#46 Old 20th Apr 2011 at 5:59 PM
Test Subject
#47 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 1:18 AM
when its in my game and i put any garage door in a wall with a roof, the doors turn black -- no matter what colour they really are. Reinstalling...hope it helps b/c i love this soo much
Dancing Flamingo
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#48 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 1:38 AM
Mad Poster
#49 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 2:52 PM
And a bug that they deny exists. I contacted them about it and after a week of messaging back and forth they blamed it on my graphics card.

Although, that being said, they're not black in your game are they? Or are you using the trick of having lights placed near them on the inside?

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Test Subject
#50 Old 25th Apr 2011 at 4:47 PM
I have no idea how to fix them, but its with all garage doors that have a ceiling. Is there any fix? Because i built my entire house around my garage lol. Im SOL. Any help pleeeease!
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