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Featured upload! Vivid Waters II - 7 New Fountains With Improved Animations NO EP

by jon119 Posted 14th Dec 2008 at 4:37 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2013 at 1:48 AM by HugeLunatic
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Good evening, everyone! It is time to show you the new version of my "Vivid Waters" fountain set today.
Please don't think that I'm running out of ideas as all included meshes are either completely new and redesigned interpretations of the 5 old themes or one new style. I don't want to beat around the bush any longer and so here's a short list with the improvements from Vivid waters I to II:
  • much more realistic animations, not just flickering white points
  • more detailed textures and better UV-mapping so the fountains are easier to recolor and retexture by others now
  • more elaborate meshes
  • most of them now fit the squares better and won't touch walls
  • two additional styles

Here's a video that despite of the poor quality may give you an impression of the animations.

Of course that doesn't mean that version I will be removed. The older meshes have smaller file sizes and probably you'' liked the meshes before the redesign better. The new files won't overwrite Vivid Waters I.

Chania is the new version of my Mediterranean amphora fountain. It feautures a beautiful ancient terracotta vase placed on a rock and some fresh green water plants.
Antequera is the successor of the old marble fountain which was, to tell the truth, rather a testing object. This is certainly not true for this one with its decorative stone ornaments.

Kyoto is not so different from the old bamboo fountain but now has two flowers floating on the water and some fern for a more natural look. A recolor without fern and moss is included.
Stockholm is one of the new styles, a contemporary rock waterfall with a minimalist basin and afresh green plant.
Témara is the second fountain without counterpart in version I. It was inspired by traditional oriental wall fountains with their nice colorful ceramic tiles.

Cambridge is the name of my plaza fountain, you can find similar ones in many european cities. The lion gargoyles and owl ornaments are symbols for bravery and wisdom. Sandstone and marble are both included.
Paviken is the new wooden fountain. The fresh water gushes out of a source rock into the simple wooden bowl. It fits medieval, fantasy, rural and many other lots.

I really hope that you like them and if so don't forget to hit the thanks button . Recolors posted here on MTS are always welcome as well as on other free sites but please don't forget to link back here for the meshes!

Polygon Counts:
Antequera 1494
Cambridge 1460
Chania 1437
Kyoto 735
Paviken 342
Stockholm 782
Temara 489

Additional Credits:
Paint.NET SimPE Blender
Numenor for the BGS
Maylin who helped me when the inside of my mesh was turned outside
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
JB-VividWaters2-ALL.zip 6.26 MB 98,467 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Antequera.zip 915.3 KB 23,832 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Cambridge.zip 1.14 MB 22,421 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Chania.zip 981.8 KB 23,056 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Kyoto.zip 1.07 MB 22,462 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Paviken.zip 744.5 KB 19,265 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Stockholm.zip 765.7 KB 25,175 14th Dec 2008
JB-ViWa2-Temara.zip 746.6 KB 16,828 14th Dec 2008
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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Style: Antique Retro Contemporary Modern Fantasy
Room: Living Bathroom Outdoor
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