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Picked upload! Von Trapp Windows and Arts&Crafts Doors

by leefish Posted 1st Dec 2011 at 4:11 AM - Updated 31st Oct 2013 at 6:27 AM by leefish : text edit
71 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 9 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.
Finally. No really - never again. After several months of prevarication - the Von Trapp windows and Arts & Crafts doors and some random extra bits. This window and door set is slaved to the Apartment Life Classical Curves Windows. It consists of 8 windows, 3 doors, 4 arches, a pair of curtains (????) and some architecture bits.






Despite my whimpering sounds in the file descriptions I am quite proud of them and am glad to get them off my harddrive and secure on MTS. As they are repository linked to the Apartment Life windows any recolours you have in your downloads folder for those windows will recolour these too.

Some fish like bla bla
The original Apartment Life windows had two recolourable subsets - the stone outer surround and the wooden interior bit. These do too. There never was a matching door for these windows (not really) and so I made a door. However, it is nice to have doors where the door has independent colours on both sides (so these do) and so I was bit stumped on the stone bits.

SOLUTION : Snap-on stone bits. Drop a stone surround over a door frame. Diagonals are provided. And, since I was there - a DOUBLE stone arch as well.

The ONE TILE STRAIGHT DOOR is the master for all the doors and arches - that is the one with the INNER wood colour of the door.

ItempolycountsubsetCatalogue LocationPrice
Privacy Window 1 tile3602Build Mode Doors and Windows60
Tiny window 1 and 2 tile3602Build Mode Doors and Windows80
Short window 1 and 2 tile4462Build Mode Doors and Windows160
Kitchen window 1 and 2 tile4602Build Mode Doors and Windows200
Double 2 on 3 Window9202Build Mode Doors and Windows300
Single Surround1241Buy Mode Deco Miscellaneous10
Double Surround1661Buy Mode Deco Miscellaneous10
Architecture Bit671Buy Mode Deco Miscellaneous10
Architecture Bit Corner341Buy Mode Deco Miscellaneous5
Master Arts and Crafts Door10802 (inside and outside colour separately)Build Mode Doors and Windows200
1 on 2 tile Arts and Crafts Door10802 (Repo linked to Master door)Build Mode Doors and Windows200
Double Arts and Crafts Door1936(ulp)2 (Repo linked to Master door)Build Mode Doors and Windows350
Arts and Crafts Arch2122 (inside and outside colour separately)Build Mode Doors and Windows100
1 on 2 tile Arts and Crafts Arch2122 (Repo linked to Master door)Build Mode Doors and Windows100
Double Arts and Crafts Arch2522 (Repo linked to Master door)Build Mode Doors and Windows180
Random Stone Arch3421Build Mode Doors and Windows180
Curtain3542 (repo linked to the Maxis Stewart Cafe Curtains)Buy Mode Deco Curtains80


Downloading - what files?
If it all looks nice - grab the last file on the list - that's everything in one rar. Nice and easy. If you just want bits grab the bits you want. The MASTER DOOR file is really there if someone shares a lot or something with a door or arch in but no master door. That is to stop stuff flashing blue, and maybe that lot downloader won't want all the other stuff.

Polygon Counts:
Polygon counts are applicable for the diagonal and straight versions.

Additional Credits:
All those simmers who have ever thanked or commented on one of my downloads and have made my day. Thank you to all of you.

SimPE, MTS, EA.

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

Apartment Life

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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 6:59 AM
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Originally Posted by leesester
Hi Rensim - sorry to hear that there is a problem. I was able to use these in my game fine but I don't have Mansion and Garden. Try taking the surrounds/architecture bits out - they are the ONLY thing that may be classed as unusual.


I tried one file at a time initially to see which were causing me to crash. I thought at first maybe it was an issue with the 2tiled objects, but the single door centered on 2tiles works fine for me. I also wonder at this moment if it's a thumbnail issue, since the crash only happens when I try to access the categories - however, I should mention, trying to access the door category with only a window in my downloads folder causes a crash too.

Hrm... I have overrides for the country doors (http://sims2artists.com/index.php?topic=1855.0) and morrocan window (http://sims2artists.com/index.php?topic=3394.0 see mod link here too), both by HugeLunatic. By any strange chance, do your packages reference either original maxis objects?
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#52 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 12:15 PM
The windows and doors are referenced to the AL Classical curves window. The glass in the door is referenced to the base game privacy window.

It is hard to help as I still do not know what file is causing the crashing. If there is a conflict I would expect it to be with any file that overwrites the Classical Curves.

Once you can say which of my files is causing the crash I can help more.

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Test Subject
#53 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 7:32 PM
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Originally Posted by leesester
The windows and doors are referenced to the AL Classical curves window. The glass in the door is referenced to the base game privacy window.

It is hard to help as I still do not know what file is causing the crashing. If there is a conflict I would expect it to be with any file that overwrites the Classical Curves.

Once you can say which of my files is causing the crash I can help more.


Oh I thought I said which files were giving me errors in my first post: the double door, the 2tile surround, and all the windows.

I don't have any overrides for the classical curves maxis mesh :/
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#54 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 7:37 PM Last edited by leesester : 21st Dec 2011 at 2:25 PM.
well in that case I cannot help you. I have all those files in my game and all tested (by me and other users). They are obviously conflicting with something else you have and you may well have to choose which you want.

I notice you said you had these : simnuts curved window expansion. Try taking those out and see if mine still crash. Or you could try one of my other expansion sets for the same windows and see if those crash.
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#55 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 5:22 AM
I started a process of elimination. First, I deleted several items: AVENIDA invisible door and window, 4ESF bedroom 12 window, 4esf bedroom 8 glassblock window, chrissy6930@TSR luxury build set, and the slatted 2tile full window by moon_ez (http://www.modthesims.info/d/97332).

While doing this I recognized a CC bed in my test lot, which was odd because it was a maxis lot.

SO... I tried to eyedrop it and crashed. Next load I tried to recolor it, and found out it was the sims24ever.de.vu "teenroom" bed, overwriting the "caress of teak" maxis bed. After removing the bed, and having deleted a few windows, I tried loading your double doors and 2tile surrounds. And it worked! So I just now tossed all your windows back in to the game... and am staring at the lovely :D

Problem is I still don't know for sure where the conflict lies. But I guess, if anyone has a crashing issue like I did, look for the above items in your DL folder? Or maybe I really did reach some sort of max allowed windows :/ Either way.. yay new windows!
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#56 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 6:00 AM
Aww, well it is a shame indeed if you reached a max limit on windows in catalog. I realise that collection files are popular, but I sort of hate the way multiple files in downloads kill my stats. I will see what I can do.

I am glad you were able to sort it out, and it does seem very odd that you found no GUID conflicts etc.

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#57 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 8:40 PM
Leesester, anyone who makes 2-tiled windows to go with their set is O.K. by me. Many thanks!
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#58 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 5:47 PM
Squeeeee!! What a great job you've done on these! Can't wait to get them in my game so I can abuse them thoroughly! Thank you!!
Field Researcher
#59 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 5:59 AM
the windows are crashing my game now as well, which doesn't make any sense because i made and uploaded a lot with the windows: http://simsurbania.com/index.php?topic=3389.0 and they were working fine in my game before. i assume they must be clashing with something that i recently downloaded. i'll report back once i figure out what it is.
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#60 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 8:51 AM
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the windows are crashing my game now as well, which doesn't make any sense because i made and uploaded a lot with the windows: http://simsurbania.com/index.php?topic=3389.0 and they were working fine in my game before. i assume they must be clashing with something that i recently downloaded. i'll report back once i figure out what it is.


OK, thank you very much. I have them in my game with no issues, but I don't have a lot of CC. Have you looked for GUID conflicts?

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#61 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 10:07 AM
yes i did a GUID conflict first. i had some files that were conflicting and i removed them, but the crashing still occurred.

i then removed a few build mode objects that i downloaded recently. so far i'm sure they clash with huge lunatics mid century fireplace. not sure why, but when i removed it - with your windows installed, the crashing stopped. however, without your windows the fireplace works.

i then reinstalled the rest of the new downloads that i initially removed to test the game and the crashing occurred again. so now i'm weeding through the rest of items to see what else the windows are clashing with. i'll report back...
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#62 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 11:42 AM
Ok, I am bewildered as to why they crash though. I would of course like to fix it - there is no GUID conflict with the fireplace?

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#63 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 12:38 PM Last edited by mocha0030 : 21st Apr 2012 at 12:55 PM.
i ran my entire downloads folder through simPE, but not with your windows installed, which of course defeats the purpose. but i figured there was a problem with one of my other downloads since the windows worked in my game before.

the windows are also not working with salix's loft stairs (can't link because the site is down), and a woodforsims fence. both items work when the windows aren't installed. i'll run another GUID check with everything including the windows and see what happens. i'm really curious to get to the bottom of this because i absolutely love this window set and do not want to part with it. i'm willing to sacrifice a few downloads to have them, but they seem to be clashing with a number of totally random items, and i worry what will happen if i want to install other downloads.
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#64 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 2:40 PM
It is really odd, they seem to be clashing with totally random items. If you manage to get to the bottom of the cause (maybe one rogue file) then I will

1) Fix it
2) Make you a custom window of your choice .

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#65 Old 21st Apr 2012 at 4:10 PM
a custom window of my choice you say??? if i can get just three 2-tile windows that look like this (any three as long as they're different):





i will do the GUID check again (i have 17 gigs of downloads). and test each window individually in-game. i was going to do it anyway, but if you're offering me a window of my choice i might as well try to sweeten the pot. :D
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#66 Old 22nd Apr 2012 at 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mocha0030
a custom window of my choice you say??? if i can get just three 2-tile windows that look like this (any three as long as they're different):

i will do the GUID check again (i have 17 gigs of downloads). and test each window individually in-game. i was going to do it anyway, but if you're offering me a window of my choice i might as well try to sweeten the pot. :D


Ok, I am not totally sure what you mean, but you mean a two tile window that completely fills the wall so that it tiles seamlessly? And then you would like some variation in the panel layout to make them look a bit more exciting - right?

Is it an idea to make them match up with the tiggy windows or do you want a new texture etc?

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Field Researcher
#67 Old 23rd Apr 2012 at 3:52 AM
yes, i'd like the windows to tile seamlessly with variations in the panels. you can pick whichever variation you like.

there was no GUID conflict with your windows or any of the files they're clashing with. i'm in the process of checking the files in the set one by one in-game. i have a lot of downloads so my game takes awhile to load. i'm hoping its just one rogue window. *fingers crossed*
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#68 Old 14th May 2012 at 5:09 PM
I love these! Just what I needed. :D
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#69 Old 31st May 2012 at 1:43 PM
These are beautiful, as well as very neat and precise-looking - and I really appreciate it that the windows do not break the lip on kitchen counters. So kudos!
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#70 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 10:39 AM
Just what I needed. Thank you so much.
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#71 Old 11th Dec 2013 at 11:35 PM
Thank you, this is awesome. Enjoy your evil thanked number!
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#72 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 4:56 AM
I smile whenever someone creates a "Download All" option in their file list.
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