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Picked upload! No, the windows aren't dirty! ~Privacy Film for your Sims' Windows~

by mustluvcatz Posted 10th Mar 2011 at 6:41 PM - Updated 11th Mar 2011 at 12:21 AM by mustluvcatz : screenshots and changing which recolors are uploaded
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 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.
I was wandering around a wallpaper site one day and saw privacy film. You know- the sticky film you can put over your windows so people can't see in? Me being me, I got an idea.

Here's the result: 3 new meshes (long 1-tile, long 2-tile and short 1-tile) with working diagonals. They were cloned from a curtain, fit IN the wall, can be used with curtains using "moveobjects on" and are totally basegame. The long 1-tile is the master and is needed for the other 2 to work in game.

Please look at the screenshots full size to see what these really look like:


12 recolors are included- 3 chicken wire (gold, silver, black) a striped, a floral and 7 transparent colors. More recolors are welcome and the mesh is ridiculously easy to recolor. (See note below about that!) I DO have some patterned recolors I'm working on and hope to have done very soon.

Notes:
* If you recolor these- be sure the texture isn't cut off on any of the edges. The way the 2-tile is mapped, any cut-off bits will repeat and not look right.
* These work on all kinds of windows, custom and Maxis. I have over 100 windows in my game and tried them on most of those. The only windows that don't look quite right are the double-paned, opening Maxis windows.
* For windows over 2 tiles, just use the 1-tile mesh for each tile. I didn't see the point in making these any larger than 2 tile.
* There may be windows these won't fit width-wise. Since I can use the "setquartertileplacement on" cheat, I could shift these to fit windows that are centered on tiles.
*One of the screenshots has a 3-tile window- I used 2, 2-tile meshes. They're not perfect that way, due to the way the window glass is, but it works.

One more thing- depending on the size of the windows used, the texture won't always be "cut off" in the same place. I used these on different windows in the same room and it wasn't terrible looking.

Polygon Counts:
Polycount for ALL: 12

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2, MaryLou for the windows I used, Buggybooz for the coffee table and CTNutmegger for the macrame plant. (Thank you!)

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-PrivacyFilm.rar | Description: All meshes and 12 recolors. 493.4 KB 6,494 10th Mar 2011
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\

-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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Gone Fishin'
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#26 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 10:26 PM
This is brilliant! YOU are brilliant! Not only do these look fabulous, they also put a born and bred city gal's mind at ease - when I use full-length windows in my Sims' homes, I always feel as if their neighbours will be able to see my poor Sims' every move. But no more, thanks to you!
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#27 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 11:51 PM
Awesome!

Just awesome!

Can't wait for the recolor packs to start popping up!
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#28 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 4:28 AM
These are simply... well they're... gosh darn I can't even think of a good word!!! As always, brilliant work. These will be well-abused in my game.
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#29 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 7:59 AM
Thankies!


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Originally Posted by Zirconia Wolf
Can't wait for the recolor packs to start popping up!


Well, don't know about anyone else..but I'll have some done tomorrowish.
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#30 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 6:36 PM
I was just going to request something like this at BPS..Thank goodness I found yours!
I am hoping that some grunged up. cracked recolors will show up soon!
I love all your creations!! Thank you
Former Hamster
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#31 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 4:06 AM
Thanks for the compliment. And you're welcome.

Grunged up? I've got 2 of those.. I'm trying out different ideas and they're just about done.
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#32 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 3:41 PM
wonderful!! I will be watching for them.
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#33 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 6:09 PM
I am planning on doing some scratched and broken recolors of these, They will probably only make it to GOS and my Dreamwidth though since I really don't put anything up on here.
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#34 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 9:05 PM
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Originally Posted by miserydoll12
I am planning on doing some scratched and broken recolors of these, They will probably only make it to GOS and my Dreamwidth though since I really don't put anything up on here.



Great! I will have to watch GOS for their updates!! looking forward to seeing them :P
Former Hamster
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#35 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 2:31 AM
miserydoll - I'll forget about the cracked recolors I was going to do then..since there's 10-12 others done, you can haz the cracked ones. You'll probably have to play around with the placement though- the 2 tile mesh tends to repeat depending on where a pattern is. (I tried to fix that without making the 2 tile the master and got nowhere.) Do you mind if your recolors are linked here when they're done and up?
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#36 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 10:21 AM
You did a good job and i have downloaded both not dirty and dirty privacy film window thank you ALOT!
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#37 Old 28th May 2011 at 10:04 AM
Your idea is perfect! It's just needed right now. I love creative ideas like this. Thank you!
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#38 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 12:29 AM
Thank you!
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#39 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 6:19 AM
Hello I been trying to get your set http://mustluvcatz-sims-stuffs.blog...t-old.html#more but neither file would download. I really need these windows for a house projects i'm doing. Thank you.
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#40 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 6:38 AM
@RyanBrestan
Both of those files downloaded just fine for me. Could you try another time or two? If they still won't download, send me a message and I'll send them to you.
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#41 Old 29th Oct 2017 at 1:21 AM
I was trying to make The Church of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich to go with my download of the unofficial A&N EP, and I sat, wracking my brain for a way to make a stained glass window. After much confusion, I remembered these existed, and now, by dividing my recolor into a left/right/center, and framing it inside various windows, I have a delightful Grilled Cheese stained glass! Thanks for making the mesh go all the way to the edges of the walls so it comes out seamless!
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