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Neighbhorhood Tree Default Replacements

by Honeywell Posted 15th Apr 2019 at 1:40 AM
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Neighbhorhood Tree Default Replacements
Here are some pretty default replacements for the neighborhood birch and oak trees and the individual Ginko, Redbud and Walnut trees that came with University. The textures have less detail and are darker/less luminous than the Maxis originals. These aren't "better" in terms of quality but after 15 years I think they're a nice change.

COMPUTER FRIENDLY
These are all low poly meshes with small, low-res textures (exactly what maxis uses) and use the smallest number of textures possible with no duplicates. These will not place any additional demand/strain on your computer (or exacerbate any pink texture issues if you experience that).

The downside is these are still low poly, low res textures just like the Maxis trees so you're not going to want to place these too close to your lots. The trees look their best from neighborhood view i.e. from above and at a distance.

SEASONS COMPATIBLE
These are enabled for Seasons (although Seasons isn't required) and have updated Fall textures where needed. I removed the fallen leaves under the oak trees but will offer an alternate file that keeps the original ground leaves if anyone requests it. The winter textures remain unchanged.



KNOWN CONFLICTS
Criquette's Linden trees as default replacements by Lowedeus will conflict with my oak tree file. Silent Dragon replaced all of the neighborhood tree textures so some of their files will conflict with mine.


See above pic for specific files that conflict. If you'd like to mix and match some of my trees with any of the above (very nice, higher quality replacements ) and aren't sure which files are which you're welcome to ask and I'll do my best to help.

RESOURCE OVERRIDES


TERMS OF USE: None

SPECIAL THANKS
To jellybeanery, peppermint-ginger, jennamaxon, omorkvao and iCad who generously playtested and shared screenshots of these on tumblr - all of which helped immensely! I can't thank you each enough.

Additional Credits:
Maxis for the textures, Photoshop, Milkshape, SimPE and MTS as always for hosting.

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
HW_nhFloraTreeDefaults.zip 481.4 KB 231 15th Apr 2019
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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