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Featured upload! "WallWindows" glass set V.3

by Numenor Posted 17th Jun 2005 at 1:48 AM - Updated 10th Nov 2008 at 8:45 AM by Numenor : Fixed inline image
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
WALLWINDOWS (GLASS SET) V. 3
by Numenor


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22 JUNE 2006 - ADDED: GARAGE DOOR (Nightlife required)

15.JAN.2006 - UPDATED: WALL BOUNDARY - If you have downloaded the Seamless or the Standard set since the release of V.3 (09 jan 2006), please REDOWNLOAD the attached "WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip" file.
What's new: Now the Wall Boundary can be placed on upper floors, and will not delete any more the fences. Please note that you can put wall-mounted objects on the same wall where there is a WallBoundary, but you can't put windows on that wall.
Note also that tou can put two WallBoundaries on the two sides of a straight wall, but you can use only one side of the diagonal walls (this limitation can be workarounded using the "move_objects on" cheat).
This new version of the WallBoundary is compatible with the old versions: therefore, your old lots will work fine without editing them. But since this version is improved, you may find useful to replace only some wallboundaries (for instance, the old ones that "delete" the fences).


09.JAN.2006
After more than 30,000 downloads and almost 9 months since the first release, it's time for a complete renewal of the WallWindow set.
This thread has grown too long and untidy, and needs a good clean up.

WHAT'S NEW
  • First off, the layout of this thread: all the info are now contained in the "WallWindow documentation" - downloadable below - that describes (with pictures) the various WallWindow items and their usage. The documentation is provided in RTF and PDF format, so that anyone can easily open it, even using the WordPad program provided by Windows.
  • Important changes have been done to almost all the WallWindows items: the UVmapping, the meshes, the alignments (no more "gaps" between angled windows!), even the price of the items (for a better displacement in the game catalogue).
  • See the documentation for details.

WHAT IS *NOT* CHANGED
  • Fear not! All the lots that include the old WallWindow v.2 will still work: only, they will look better!
  • And all the existing recolours will apply flawlessly to the new v.3.

FOR THE NEWCOMERS: WHAT IS THE WALLWINDOW SET?
It's a set of windows, doors and other items that have in common these two feature: 1) they are made of glass; 2) they completely cover a wall section, side to side and floor to ceiling. The WallWindows can be used to build glass walls, big display windows, greenhouses, and many many other beautiful things

FAQ: HAVE I TO DOWNLOAD ALL THIS STUFF?
The minimum requirement is the "Seamless BASIC set" (and the Documentation, where you can find info about the content of the various archives).

FAQ: WHERE CAN I FIND THE TRANSPARENT FLOOR TILES THAT ARE SHOWN IN THE PICTURES? HOW TO BUILD THAT TRANSPARENT ROOF?
They were made by RGiles, and can be downloaded HERE. A tutorial for building the glass roof is HERE

HOW TO INSTALL
Put all the packages in the Downloads folder: no furter actions are required. You'll find the WallWindow items in the Build Mode catalog, among the other windows, doors, arches and columns.

FAQ: MY COMPUTER DOESN'T TOLERATE "RAR" FILES, CAN YOU PLEASE POST A "ZIP"?
OK, you won... YES! Here are the ZIPs!


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And now, just for the records, a "cleaned up" version of the older post follows:


08 DIC 2005 - ADDED: INWARDS Slanted Corners and Vertical-to-slanted INWARDS Junction
08 DIC 2005 - UPDATED: Half-fake door
02 DIC 2005 - ADDED: Slanted Sliding Door and Vertical-to-slanted Junction
28 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Slanted Windows (5-pieces set)
26 NOV 2005 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Fake Door.
26 NOV 2005 - ADDED: "Half-Fake" Door (as per request by Niol)
25 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Fence and Gate (many thanks to Niol for his complete beta-testing and his advices )
02 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Opaque recolour pack (as per request by Jonesi).
02 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Seamless FAKE Door (as per request by Redeth20)
23 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Curved DOOR 135°
16 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Glass Column set (as per request by Mojo_Leowski2)
15 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Wall Boundary (again)
11 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Wall Boundary
09 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Curved 135° WallWindow
08 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Curved 135° WallWindow
28 SEPT - Fixed again the Wall Boundary
27 SEPT - Fixed the "Flashing Purple" issue with the hidden windows
18 SEPT - Fixed the rar containing the INVISIBLE GLASS
13 SEPT - Added: Invisible recolour for the glass and Wall Boundary
04 AUG - Luslipz73 has created some very nice recolours (LINK)
30 JUNE - Added a special "Invisible Recolour" for the handles
30 JUNE - Additional recolours for the WallWindow set has been made by FatD (LINK)
27 JUNE - Both sets have been updated: now the handles are recolourable
25 JUNE - Mira04 has posted her beautiful recolours (LINK)
25 JUNE - HoneyB has created some very nice recolours (LINK)
25 JUNE - Added Frosted Glass recolour
21 JUNE - Fixed STANDARD Double Door diagonal
21 JUNE - Fixed Recolour template
18 JUNE - Tiggy027 has created some beautiful frames for the WallWindow glass set (LINK)
17 JUNE - Due to the numerous requests, I've completely reworked the WallWindow set. Now you can have it in two flavors: Standard and Seamless.

Please report any issue, and feel free to request additional items. I don't promise anything , but I'll try to fulfil you requests.

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
WallWindow_Seamless_CURVED_set.zip 77.2 KB 154,596 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_SLANTED_set.zip 39.9 KB 149,224 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_FAKE+HIDDEN_set.zip 33.0 KB 144,998 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_EXTRA_items.zip 75.7 KB 147,342 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_RECOLOUR_PACK.zip 364.5 KB 152,678 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_documentation_(RTF).zip 8.96 MB 87,172 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip 89.9 KB 178,887 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Standard_Set_(DISCONTINUED)_UPD-15jan06.zip 109.0 KB 124,220 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow documentation_(PDF).zip 4.35 MB 70,757 10th Feb 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_GarageDoor_NL-REQUIRED.rar 12.1 KB 125,691 22nd Jun 2006
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\

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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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