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4 Boxwood Bush Variations

by sweetdevil Posted 27th Oct 2016 at 7:32 PM - Updated 1st Dec 2016 at 3:23 PM by sweetdevil
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Edit: that's what you get for rushing, I guess... No modifications to the files themselves, just a few mentions.

Landscaping can sometimes be difficult when you have to restrict yourself to using only certain plants, for fear of colors clashing.
Not only that, but some EA bushes are too saturated. Therefore, I made a few recolors of the basegame Boxwood bush.

  • four color variations: lighter, darker, and withered (light and dark versions), all slightly more desaturated than the game Boxwood.
  • can be found under Build Mode \ Shrubs, and World Builder \ Landmarks;
  • can now be placed on slopes*;
  • they cost $50 like the original Boxwood bush;
  • you don't need any EPs or SPs to use them, as they use basegame resources.
  • they animate properly (moving around, swaying in the wind);
  • they don't replace the existing Boxwood bush (unless you use a DR version, of course).

* I also made a small OBJD modification to the original Boxwood bush, making it visible in the World Builder and placeable on sloped terrain. You can get the file here: http://simfileshare.net/download/127823/

You can use them to build a variety of lots with different "personalities", from sunny parks to run-down abandoned houses.

Additional Credits:
S3OC, brntwaffles for their Frozen lighting mod (for the screenshots)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sweetdevil_BoxwoodRecolors_DR.zip | Description: Default replacement versions. Choose only one! 705.8 KB 454 27th Oct 2016
sweetdevil_BoxwoodRecolors_NDR.zip | Description: Non-default replacement versions. Use as many as you want! 730.3 KB 1,187 27th Oct 2016
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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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If you need more info, see:

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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