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Picked upload! "Free, No Obligation!" Window Set

by Nysha Posted 5th Oct 2016 at 9:19 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2017 at 2:52 PM by Nysha
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Sam and Barbra are sick of their draughty, damp, cold home. As every sucker knows, damp mostly resides in the windows! Well, the good news for Sam and Barbra is that they can call NOW to get their FREE NO OBLIGATION quote NOW, if they call NOW, on a number shouted by a white guy in a cheap suit, NOW. And so can you! Fill that hole in the living room wall! Enable your children to jump blissfully on the bed with only minimal risk of falling out the window! Fill your home with cheerful tshirt-wearing bit actors who only just know which end of the screwdriver to hold, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

NOW!


If you were alive and paying attention in the UK about 15 years ago, that wall of confusing hyperbole will be all too familiar! While I really don't miss the SafeStyle ads, it's always struck me as odd that EA never made any regular, boring, UPVC windows for sims. And now that I'm building tonnes of suburban houses, I really can't keep going without them. So here they are!



This set consists of six matching windows, plus counterheight and centred versions of each, ranging in size from one tile up to four tiles wide. Something for every room! You can click the thumbnails in the table below to zoom in on the images.

NameSizeImageCentred version?Works on diagonals?PricePolycount
Privacy1 tileYesYes70236
Transom1 tileYesYes120280
Transom Counterheight1 tileYesYes115280
Double Opening1 tileYesYes150372
Double Opening Counterheight1 tileYesYes145372
Standard2 tilesYesYes200465
Standard Counterheight2 tilesYesYes195465
3 Tile Standard3 tilesYesNon-centred version only275816
3 Tile Counterheight3 tilesYesNon-centred version only270816
4 Tile Standard4 tilesNoNo350816
4 Tile Counterheight4 tilesNoNo345816

The white texture shown in the images above is the default texture; also included are four recolours, pictured above, in light and dark brown, with or without wood effect.

The entire set is slaved to the regular height 2 tile window. If you want to recolour this set, recolour the regular height 2 tile window. If you delete the mesh for the regular height 2 tile window, the set will stop working.

I've UV mapped the set so it's extremely easy to recolour. If you get stuck, I suggest downloading the grouped MS3D mesh from the Files tab and taking a look at the mapping yourself.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
See table

Additional Credits:
zookini for the 4 tile window I cloned, and a variety of people including IgnorantBliss, Numenor and cmomoney for their techniques and tutorials.

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
Free No Obligation Windows - Full Set.7z | Description: Everything you need! Download this if you want the whole set. 208.5 KB 3,518 5th Oct 2016
Free No Obligation Windows - Regular Height.7z | Description: Just the regular height meshes, no retextures. 90.3 KB 955 5th Oct 2016
Free No Obligation Windows - Counterheight + Master.7z | Description: Just the counterheight and master meshes, no retextures. 80.6 KB 939 5th Oct 2016
Free No Obligation Windows - Flat & Wood Recolours.7z | Description: Just the retextures, no meshes. 100.4 KB 977 5th Oct 2016
Grouped meshes + texture PSD.7z | Description: Grouped MS3D master mesh and texture PSD, for retexturing or making add-ons. 369.1 KB 1,170 5th Oct 2016
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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