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Coastal New England - Roofs

by heaven Posted 28th Jun 2018 at 6:20 AM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
I'd originally only planned on making a single default replacement recolor of that hideous yellow tile roof. And then decided maybe I'd add one more. And then another. And here we are.

Shakewood with white trim as seen on alverdine's The Blue Rooster

Additional Info about All Roofs:
  • All of these roofs are base game compatible and found in the roofing catalogue as optional recolors.
  • All white trim versions have the same white trim (after trying various combinations, this was the one I liked the best thus it's different than white trim versions by other creators).
  • All roofs are grouped appropriately with the EA matching white trim next to their defaults, and each regular/white trim custom side-by-side.
  • All custom roofs with regular trim have the same trim as each other, but different than the white (see screenshots).
  • I've split the files up into sets so you can grab just the shingles or just the slate, or just the matching white trim. Alternatively, if you want it all (hey, I won't judge, I made them, remember) there is an archive with all the individual files included.

Additional Info about Specific Colors:
  • Weathered is a darker version of the EA distressed shingle.
  • Barkwood is a desaturated version of the EA wood shingle.
  • The yellow default replacement is a desaturated version of the asphalt shingle - it does not have a 'custom' thumb like the rest, but the thumb has been adjusted for the right color.
  • The specular on the shiny scalloped roof may look a bit weird but that's because EA used an odd specular for their version and, since the goal was matching, I left it alone. (I also, against my better judgment, did not create a default replacement package to correct their spelling - which means my white trim version is also misspelled and please don't get me started on this because I am trying not to think about it.)

*All textures used to create these roofs come directly from the original roof textures and have just been adjusted in an image editor to change hue/saturation/brightness/etc

Additional Credits:
Buckley for her assistance (and encouragement).

Other Tools Used:

S3OC, S3PE, STBL Editor, Gimp
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
heaven_ShingleCustomColors.7z 1.96 MB 401 28th Jun 2018
heaven_SlateCustomColors.7z 687.5 KB 336 28th Jun 2018
heaven_WhiteTrim-Matching.7z 2.21 MB 408 28th Jun 2018
heaven_YellowTileDefaultReplacement.7z 219.5 KB 302 28th Jun 2018
heaven_AllRoofs.7z 4.74 MB 1,631 28th Jun 2018
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see:

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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