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Testers Wanted: Porch Swing w/ Awning

by momma"b" Posted 18th Jul 2005 at 3:20 AM - Updated 10th Apr 2009 at 6:15 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
Hi I was wandering if you would test this next item out for me. Both items were made with the original game items so they should work with the original as well as the EP. Its a porch swing that comes in 2 parts, the swing and the frame. I made it that way so if people would like to hang the swing from the porch they can or if you have a pavilian you can put it under there or just put it on the frame. No, its not animated like the swing, but can be used as a seat. I tried and tried to make it have the swingsets animations, but it was so difficult, I gave up. To use the swing with the frame, you need to use the "moveobjects on" cheat since both are occupying the same tile spaces. The polys for the swing are 1860 and the vertices are 980. The polys for the frame are 1124 and the vertices are 584. You can find the objects in the game under "seating/misc" for the swing and under "seating/all" for the frame, or under room assortment "outside/seating". I put it in seating since it was ment for seating.

I made 3 recolors of the swing that are exactly the same recolors I made for the frame. Both are colorenabled so if you would like to make your own recolors. If you post them here on MTS2, please give some credit to the creator. If you would like me to make a certain color, leave a message and I will be glad to make them for you.

I uploaded several pics of places I put the swing, the colors of them and showing my simmies sitting on it. The swing looks the best, in my opinion, on the frame or on the porch. As you can see from the pavilian pic., its not bad, but I think it looks funny with the roof down.

If you have any problems, please leave a message and I will try to fix it.
All feedback is welcome as I like to hear what others think about my work.

As with all my other creations, you can use for your own purpose, but please don't put on any paysites.

Have a very nice day and I hope you enjoy it!!!

Edit: I made another recolor from a request and uploaded another pic of what it looks like. I made it for both the swing and the frame. I hope the recolor is the color you wanted. Please let me know if this one is ok. I can fix it the way you want. Any more recolors, just leave me a message. Thank You.
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
mjb_porchswing&frame071205.rar 162.0 KB 6,810 18th Jul 2005
porchswing_recolors.rar 76.9 KB 6,303 18th Jul 2005
porchswingframe_recolors.rar 79.5 KB 5,728 18th Jul 2005
pink_recolor_porchswing.rar 21.5 KB 4,345 18th Jul 2005
pink_recolor_porchswingframe.rar 22.4 KB 4,236 18th Jul 2005
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