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Picked upload! 2 Tile Colonial Style Window - Maxis Match

by leefish Posted 28th Oct 2008 at 4:09 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2011 at 12:44 PM by leesester : updated to base game compatible
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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 build a lot of houses and the colonial window (the Midnight Ride) is my favourite window - but I cannot find a two tile version without the shutters. So here is a two tile version, fully recolourable with correct shadows, it is priced at 150 simoleons like the original window. As you can see from main pic below all the window colours are exact same as Maxis, it is linked to the original 1 tile windows for recolouring.

I originally made this using my game set up, and I have all the SPs and EPs, but I have tested this with Numenors AnyGame Starter and it works with BaseGame plus an EP - the ones I tested are below - I did not test on all variants as I have lost/loaned out/broken some of the discs

Base + NL
Base + seasons
Base + AL
Base + BV

Now base game compatible - download the rar file with the BG compatible suffix

You need to download both packages from the rar files for the diagonal to work, enjoy!

"Creator Policy:"

Please only upload to MTS2, I made it using the skills I learned here, I would like it to stay here. If you use it in a lot I would like to know so I can see how it was used - you can include it in a lot no problem, and a link to mesh would be nice but not vital.

If you like this window, please see my matching downloads as below

2 tile la FenÍtre no shutters
1 tile colonial style window with shutters
1 tile la FenÍtre with shutters
1/2 size LaFenÍtre window on 2 tiles

Polygon Counts:
Double midnight ride = 616 polys
Diagonal midnight ride = 590 polys

Additional Credits:
JWoods for object creation tutorial, IgnorantBliss for the custom window tutorial, Numenor for the diagonal window tutorial, SimPE, MTS2 for giving a place to learn

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

TS2 Original Game
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Colonial window.rar 92.1 KB 6,628 28th Oct 2008
Double midnight ride BG compatible.rar 92.1 KB 4,546 29th Oct 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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