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Picked upload! An Improved Thicker Transparent Wall

by hazuitokage Posted 12th Nov 2009 at 7:44 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2012 at 12:03 AM by hazuitokage : Fixed version of the set added !
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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.
New version of the set, tested for patch 1.33 and fixed with Granthes fix for pets !!
A huge thank you to Volvenom and Corpntr for fixing the set in my place, since I've been mostly absentee for the past year (and more).
Unfortunately, the diagonal are still borked, but there seem to be no fix for that.
You'll find the whole fixed set in it's own zip file, it is named "TransparentSetFixed".
Enjoy and once again a big THANKS to Volvenom and Corpntr !!

Here is the upgraded version of my full wall transparent window, straight and diagonal.
Note that:
- it is not seamless on purpose. I am working on a seamless version.
- This version will NOT overwrite my previous version of a Thicker Transparent Window. If you decide to use this one over the other, just delete the old one.
- If you wish to be alerted to eventual upgrades to this new version, please subscribe to this thread.

It features :
- The best luminosity a window can bring (it's cloned on the most luminous one-tile window in the game).
- A new and improved mesh (better reflections on the sides of the window pane).

Added to the set are 3 full wall transparent doors (warning : they do not look good on diagonal walls due to the difference in size) :
- One with transparent handle (a simple conversion from the full wall door in the game)
- One with no handle whatsoever, essentially similar to the glass window.
- One similar to the precedent, but with a round glass inset to indicate where the door is.

Plus a thin glass column I made as an experiment. I have no real use for it at the moment, but I'm including it.

All items cost 10 simoleons and are located in their respective categories.





One last thing : making glass objects and making a glass FLOOR tile are very VERY different matters. A glass floor is NOT possible at the moment, so please, do not request one. Once someone finds out a way of making them, I'm pretty sure they will be offered for download asap.

Have fun ! ^^

Polygon Counts:
Window straight and diagonal : vertices : 528 /triangles : 572
door with handle and no-handle : vertices : 306 /triangles : 344
door b : vertices : 146 /triangles : 88
column : vertices : 104 /triangles : 74

Additional Credits:
Peter and Inge Jones, Wes Howe for giving us the tools, and everybody at the Create MTS forum.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GlassWallV2.zip 478.3 KB 100,866 12th Nov 2009
GlassWalDoorsV2.zip 1.49 MB 96,122 12th Nov 2009
Columntransparent.zip 309.1 KB 74,143 12th Nov 2009
TransparentSetFixed.zip 2.29 MB 34,651 21st Jul 2012
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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Test Subject
#51 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 5:41 PM
hi i just get corrupt xtc when i try and install shame looked interesting
Test Subject
#52 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 11:45 PM
these are wonderful but they make my game crash! Im no cc creator so i dont know what the problem is but im looking forward to seeing them fixed ^_^
Test Subject
#53 Old 25th Jun 2010 at 10:29 AM
I am now 1 step closer to simply seeing through my WHOLE HOUSE, Thanks dude
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#54 Old 25th Jun 2010 at 3:45 PM
These are genius. Thank you so much for sharing! Is it possible to make the same objects with a possibility to recolor the glass? AND it would be genius to make a fence in glass as well. It would be lovely together with concrete fence.
Test Subject
#55 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 1:13 PM
Umm are you still working on seamless glass walls or has that project been abandoned ???
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#56 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 8:23 AM
There are corrupt,please check again
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#57 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 5:54 PM
Is there a version that y'all know of for Sims 2? I've been looking all over for this and almost cried when I found out it was EXACTLY what i needed, but was for Sims 3.
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 4th Aug 2010 at 3:33 PM
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Originally Posted by x0xkitkat
Is there a version that y'all know of for Sims 2? I've been looking all over for this and almost cried when I found out it was EXACTLY what i needed, but was for Sims 3.


Over here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=70222
Test Subject
#59 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 7:15 PM
I'm facing a problem with these windows. When I place them on to a wall, it just becomes a blank space. Kind of like when you demolish a section of a wall. There's no glass reflection that's supposed to come from a window.
Help please!
Test Subject
#60 Old 30th Aug 2010 at 12:31 PM
In Delphy's Manager it says the files are corrupt. I've tried downloading and installing them time and again but it still always says they're corrupt! Why!?

Some one please help! I really want these windows =(
Test Subject
#61 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 9:42 PM
Love the walls but they are showing up as Corrupt on Delphy's Dashboard program. I've just started using this program so don't know yet if they are a problem ( both these files and those associated with your other thicker glass walls). Perhaps it is the transparency causing it to read corrupt - would appreciate it if anyone else has looked at these with Dashboard to let me know what this means!
Test Subject
#62 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 8:16 AM
I'm facing the same problem. Some one please help us?
Why is it showing as corrupt? =(
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#63 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:11 PM
cool stuff!
but it dosen t work with the new patch (16.10.10)
pls update!
Test Subject
#64 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:13 PM
cool stuff!
but it dosen t work with the new patch (16.10.10)
pls. uplate

sorry i post this before (but a thanks post)
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#65 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 2:47 PM
I'm aware of the New Patch (Late Night) problem. Working on it.
Test Subject
#66 Old 2nd Nov 2010 at 4:45 AM
They are amazing and I used them everywhere... They don't make my game crash, but I'm having a few problems. I think it's because of the "moveobjects on" cheat, but I don't know if that's it or if it's because of something Fast Lane did after I installed it (That's when it started not working.), they make these windows be put inside the walls or something like it. After Late Night even with the moveobjects off they still disappear. Still trying to fix here, but there seems to be some catch to it. If anyone else had problems, especially with Fast Lane (And Late Night) please comment.
Test Subject
#67 Old 2nd Nov 2010 at 3:50 PM
It does NOT work with Late Night..
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THANKS POST
#68 Old 3rd Nov 2010 at 7:01 PM
It does not work with Late Night and Fast Lane.. Patch ?
Test Subject
#69 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by hazuitokage
I'm aware of the New Patch (Late Night) problem. Working on it.


Thank you, I'm so pleased to read this.
Test Subject
#70 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 4:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazuitokage
I'm aware of the New Patch (Late Night) problem. Working on it.


Thank you so much! Your amazing wall/windows are all over my neighborhood..... I couldn't go without. Your efforts are so appreciated.
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THANKS POST
#71 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 4:40 PM
Thanks Haz, appreciate all you do to make our building\playing experience all that it can be. And I sure hope someone figures out how to do a matching floor tile soon, seems like EA has done all they can to try to stop outside cc being created so that they can reap all the benefits in their store...ugh...just keep up the great work you do and have fun doing it...hugs TnT_Terry\AKA-Tazz5840
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#72 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 8:14 PM
I downloaded this wall a few days ago, it worked perfectly and I really liked it.
yesterday I downloaded the new update from the sims. Today I wanted to make something with these windows. First I had a probleem with my walls which where verry thin, but that changed back to normal after a while. I thought: fine, now I can add the glass.. wrong, the glass isn't see trough anymore; Does anyone else have this problem with this new update? If yes, can this be solved? I really liked the glass!
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#73 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 6:34 PM
i LOVE this set...i had no idea how reliant i was on them until the update. Thankfully with how i use them i can place arches around them and they still work...if you're wondering how i use them:

custom showers
recessed display cases
pool viewing from a basement
steam room

all but the showers i'm able to work around using arches...but let it be known that of the over 200 windows i have this is my absolute favorite it's so universal...though i don't know that i've ever used the glass column...it's nice to know i have it just in case i do need it

thank you again for this and thank you for working on an update
Test Subject
#74 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xa-n-ax
i LOVE this set...i had no idea how reliant i was on them until the update. Thankfully with how i use them i can place arches around them and they still work...if you're wondering how i use them:

custom showers
recessed display cases
pool viewing from a basement
steam room

all but the showers i'm able to work around using arches...but let it be known that of the over 200 windows i have this is my absolute favorite it's so universal...though i don't know that i've ever used the glass column...it's nice to know i have it just in case i do need it

thank you again for this and thank you for working on an update


Glass columns are awesome for filling in the gap between these windows and a wall. You know how you get that unsightly gap at certain camera angles........ (moveobjects on) and fill them up with the columns. It works great.

Still waiting for a fix, there are so many artists struggling to get their items back into circulation. Could you maybe make these in a sims3pack, as I'm cycling out all .package files?

These are the single most important objects to me. I appreciate all that the update accomplished, but gosh EA, did you have to mess with this aspect of our game??
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