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Featured upload! Once Upon a Blue Moon Set

by bluetexasbonnie Posted 9th Feb 2008 at 5:03 AM - Updated 18th May 2009 at 5:00 AM by bluetexasbonnie
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This download is part of the SciFi Creator Challenge
If you are interested in my lot that started all of this, it is available at The Sorceress and Company, http://www.thesorceressandcompany.com/.




For all you Sci-Fi builders and decorators out there -- here are some build and decorate things to make a Blue Moon neighborhood that is on the Sim-i-verse list of Who's Who and Who's Blue.

Almost everything in this set is basegame compatible. I believe that the sofa sectional recolor and the large Two Dogs & an Olive painting recolors are the only things that requires NightLife.

010 -- The Neighborhood.
This is a modification of Qwinsepia's Waterworld terrain replacer http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169909. This requires at least one EP.

Extract this file to your downloads folder and then any neighborhood with the "Dirt" terrain will have this terrain substituted instead of the ugly brown grass. The big picture is a lot view, the small inserts are Patul's Lebos Island, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168975 and Strangetown. I tried this with a lot of neighborhoods and IMO it generally looks best in smaller, custom neighborhoods with a variety of elevations.

Delete from downloads to get the Maxis look back. You can only have one terrain modifier open in your downloads folder at a time.

A special thanks to Rowenaenchantress, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=168235 who helped get me started on how to modify Qwinsepia's file. And an extra big Thanks to Qwinsepia who was the genius behind this. It is really her hard work & know-how that made this possible. All I did was substitute in some pretty pictures.

020 -- The Terrains.
I made many of these unique seamless terrains from actual pictures of mineral specimens. (Making a nice, seamless texture out of a picture of a pretty rock was a lot harder than I thought -- but all you folks who make seamless textures, already knew that, didn't you?) Others came from Pixelperfect, http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/...ery.php/cat/603. IMO, they are both realistic and alien.

Because of the detail involved, I used fairly large texture files. I do not believe these will work for Mac users. Sorry.

030 -- Plants, Rocks and Stuff
You don't expect to find your Grandma Maxis same old tired trees and bushes on the Blue Moon do you? Well I sure don't, so here are a few things to make your garden special.



My favorite Maxis tree is the basegame willow -- and here are 4 recolors that coordinate and contrast with the Blue Moon terrain - the very full peacock tree, the drapey blue fern tree, the spring time peach blossom tree and the barely there, wispy peacock feather tree.

Lethe_S made the catapillar forest for the fantasy theme -- and Sci Fi is fantasy using technology rather than magic -- what better set to grace your Blue Moon Garden. I must admit that I am particularly partial to those electric blue mushrooms! Download mesh here:
http://freya.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=259850

Rocks are the perfect acessory for gardens -- and you would expect some rocks of a different color on the Blue Moon. Macarossi has the rocks and I have the different colors. Get the meshes PagodaRocks_Pond_Collection_2007, PondBorderStones_macarossi_PondCollection2007, and
waterfall_baseGameWith_Sound_PondCollection2007 here:
http://freya.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=237912. The rocks and waterfall come in 5 Sci-Fi Terrain coordinating colors.

040 - Windows, Floor trim, walls & floors.
When I think futuristic building, Iimmediately think of Numenor's wall-window set, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222.

The set of wall-window recolors includes an electric blue that matches Olemantiker's tube fence,
http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=36159, a blue-brown patterned art glass, solid rock wall and 7 variously shaped windows in rock wall. Download the mesh here:
http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222. The rock wallwindows take their stone pattern from several of the rock wallpaints below. You can see most of them in the opening shot.

Have you ever noticed how ugly the exposed edge of a floor tile is? Here are some Pixelhate-Numenor wall poster recolors that can be used to cover that ugly edge. These match the trim on the rock walls below.

Download the mesh here: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=242442



On a colony planet, they would initially build out of native materials -- rock and partially processed rock. I personally dislike the look of 'uniform' rock walls, so I made a huge set of rock walls. It consists of 2 sets (A-D and E-H) of 4-wall seamless rock paints. Each set of 4 is also seamless top & bottom with the other set of 4. On the A thru D set there are two polished stone trim variations -- plain and star. There is an additional 'polished stone' wall that matches the trim. It works great for accenting walls with windows or doors. I know, it is overkill for most builders, but there are a few (you know who you are) who share my passion for variety.

There are two polished stone floors, and two colored-patterned rock 5-tile floors -- beautifully seamless & richly hued. To wrap up the series, there is a light colored tile floor whose colors coordinate nicely with all the other parts of this set.

Finally, there is a series of deceptively simple looking interior walls. When you have them in game, take a close look at the rich, varied tones that give them a deep, realistic look.

050 - Decorator items.



You wouldn't expect to find the same old tired Maxis art on the Blue Moon -- so here are some recolors of The Lady in Red, Two Dogs & an Olive, The chimes, and rare recolors of the Korean Keumongo. On earth, you would have a Maxis potted fig -- on the BlueMoon, you can have a potted peacock tree. A few more Pixelhate Poster recolors round out the set. There are two Pixelhate space-scapes (not pictured in art image, but you can see one in the furniture pic) which are lightly translucent. I used them as view screens in a control room.

060 - The furniture



An assortment of Maxis recolors to get your decorating started. The Nightlife sectional sofa is warm and inviting in a plush dawn-fawn color. Pair it with the loft bookcase -- either in a matching fawn-dawn color or a contrasting soft blue. The outdoor chess set is available in a deeper fawn color, a blue-moon bornite rock and a highly reflective blue-green peacock color. The egg chairs come in fawn, deep blue and a translucent blue.

You can fully equip your kitchen with the blue counters and matching appliances-stove, refrigerator, dishwasher & trash compactor. The lights and table in the picture are by Olemantiker.

edit 5/16/2009: http://www.insimenator.net/forumdisplay.php?f=199.
Olemantiker's set can now be found at Male Order Bride




You are welcome to include these recolors in your lots. At the time of this posting, the referenced custom meshes were allowed to be included in lots. Creators do change their policies occassionally, so be sure to read them and adhere to the policy in effect at the time of your use.




Custom Content by Me:
- BlueMoon dirt terrain replacement
- RoseQuartz
- Beusite
- Bistrite
- Sci Fi 161
- Sci Fi 302
- BTB-SciFi-Lumpy-1
- Zinkenite
- Sci Fi 165
- Dull Bornite
- Biotite
- Titanite
- Biphosphammite
- Sci Fi 12
- Barite
- Sci Fi 86
- Bornite
- SciFi Dull Rock
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Pixelhate Poster Recolor
- Pixelhate Poster Recolor
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci-Fi Stone D - Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone D
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci Fi Light Plain
- Sci-Fi Stone H
- Sci-Fi Stone A - Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B - Star trim
- Sci-Fi Stone F
- Sci-Fi Stone D-Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B
- Sci-Fi Stone A - trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B-Trim
- Sci Fi Light Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone C
- Sci-Fi Stone A
- Sci-Fi Stone C-Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Polished Stone-Plain
- Polished Stone - Star Trim
- Sci Fi Polished Rock - diamond Trim
- Sci Fi Rock 2
- Sci Fi Rock Floor - plain
- Sci Fi Magic Crystal
- Sci Fi Light Brick
- Sci Fi Interior-10
- Sci Fi Crystal 1
- Sci-Fi Interior 6
- Sci-Fi Interior 7
- Sci Fi Crystal 2
- Sci Fi Interior 11
- Maxis Fig Recolor
- Maxis Keumongo Recolor
- Maxis Keumongo Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis Dishwasher Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Refrig recolor
- Maxis Refrig recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Island recolor
- Maxis Trash Compactor Recolor
- Maxis Wall TV recolor

Additional Credits:
Qwinsepia Terrain Replacements: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169909

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

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
010-BlueMoonTerrainModifier.rar 650.6 KB 7,298 9th Feb 2008
020-BTB-Sci-Fi Terrains.rar 2.68 MB 7,061 9th Feb 2008
030-BTB-BlueMoon_Plants_and_Rocks.rar 4.53 MB 8,203 9th Feb 2008
040-BTB-Sci-Fi Build.rar 2.22 MB 7,787 9th Feb 2008
050-BTB-Decorator_Art.rar 1.63 MB 7,484 9th Feb 2008
060-BTB-Maxis Furnishings Sci-Fi.rar 1.38 MB 7,143 9th Feb 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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\

-or-

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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