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Picked upload! Maxis "Lost & Found" #8: Water Tower *UPD 11 JULY*

by Numenor Posted 29th Apr 2005 at 2:14 AM - Updated 11th Jul 2005 at 2:17 PM by Numenor : Fixed recolour issue
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
11 JULY 2005: Fixed an issue that prevented the user-created recolours to show up in the catalog. All the 5 Water Towers have been updated. Added a sample recolour (for the Big and Medium versions only).

14 MAY 2005: IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! Somehow, the GUIDs of these water towers conflict with another object of mine: the glass double door (from the Wall-Window set). I've updated the GUIDs in all the Water Towers (except the huge one, that was correct), so PLEASE RE-DOWNLOAD!


This Water Tower represents a real landmark in Pleasantview, I'm sure that everyone will recognize it

Now it can be bought from the Buy Mode catalog (in Misc/Misc section).

It comes in 5 sizes, ranging from Huge to Mini (Polygon count: 1406, regardless the size).
To help you get an idea of the relative dimensions, in the attached picture they are compared to a 5 storey building. The Huge version is really oversize: to look at the top, you have to switch to First Person camera! (And the huge version is 50% of the original mesh!).

Much to my surprise, I've found that the mesh is very detailed, as you can see from the pictures.

Known issues:
1) Oddly enough, the Water Towers placed in the lots *are not* displayed in Neighborhood view;
2) Though some of them are really big, all of them are 1-tile objects: I suggest to place them at the corner of the lot, otherwise your sims might pass through them.

The Water Towers are EP-ready, have unique GUIDs and are recolourable (the only recolourable part is the "Sims2" design).

When you select it from the catalog, don't forget to read the description! :D
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Numenor_WaterTower_Huge_UPD-11July.rar 77.5 KB 4,078 11th Jul 2005
Numenor_WaterTower_Big_UPD-11July.rar 84.4 KB 4,190 11th Jul 2005
Numenor_WaterTower_Medium_UPD-11July.rar 91.2 KB 4,525 11th Jul 2005
Numenor_WaterTower_Small_UPD-11July.rar 101.8 KB 4,238 11th Jul 2005
Numenor_WaterTower_Mini_UPD-11July.rar 73.2 KB 4,050 11th Jul 2005
WaterTower (Big+Medium)_Recolour_Numenor.rar 11.9 KB 3,647 11th Jul 2005
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

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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