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A Simple, but Stylish Planter Box > Updated

by SimFused Posted 31st Mar 2014 at 1:57 PM - Updated 1st Jun 2017 at 8:00 AM by SimFused : Small Modification to Shrub File
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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.
Updated: 10Apr 2014 > made a small modification and replaced shrub file > Please redownload just the shrub file
Updated: replaced files and added additional screenshots > Please redownload just the box file (with mesh) and the fill file

Hi Everyone,

We have something new for you today, probably because the idea of Spring has put us in a plant decorating mood. We have taken the outdoor Maxis shrubs, recolored them, and put them in with the other decorative plants in Buy mode. Then we created a planter box to put them in so they can be put anywhere now. The new shrubs have their own GUID, so they will not conflict with the Maxis ones. Custom shrub recolors by Michelle and Planter Box mesh by Debra.

These are Base Game objects - No EP's or SP's needed

Planter: 2 subsets = the box and the fill (soil) Lots of possible combinations
Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Miscellaneous
Price: ยง15
Environment/Room Rating: 10

Shrubs: Lots of colors, many are custom by Michelle
Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Plants
Price: ยง33
Environment/Room Rating: 2

Files have been compressed and have been tested in game


~ ~ Debra & Michelle ~ ~

Polygon Counts:
Poly Count:
Planter Box: 48
Shrubs: (a bit high, but same as the Maxis shrubs)
Bougainvillea = 652
Hibiscus = 2686
Hydrangea = 832
Oleander = 1102
Phlox = 1152
Rose = 1160

Additional Credits:
Additional Credits and Thanks: SimPE ~ CEP ~ GIMP ~ MSPaint ~ EA/Maxis ~ MTS
Google Images ~ FastStone Capture ~ The Compressorizer!
Jon of The Ninth Wave Sims for his Olive Tree
IgnorantBliss, for her tutorial on creating recolorable subsets here at MTS.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Shrubs.rar 2.15 MB 1,110 31st Mar 2014
A Simple Planter_Box.rar 4.84 MB 1,021 31st Mar 2014
A Simple Planter_Fill.rar 1.87 MB 992 31st Mar 2014
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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Room: Kitchen Living Dining Bedroom Nursery Bathroom Study Outdoor
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Tags: #Planter, #Plant Box, #Plants, #Garden, #Shrubs, #Bougainvillea, #Hibiscus, #Hydrangea, #Oleander, #Phlox, #Rose, #Decorative, #Clay, #Concrete, #Marble, #Rock, #Stone, #Stucco