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Pattern Giganto Pack. 64 Patterns.

by JaneSamborski Posted 20th Jul 2009 at 11:07 PM - Updated 20th Jul 2009 at 3:18 PM by JaneSamborski
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For various reasons I had to delay my installation of TS3 for several weeks after the release date. During that time I entertained myself by creating patterns (I just knew I'd be frustrated with the EA options). These are the fruits of that labor.

This upload contains 64 patterns most of which come in three sizes (for a grand total of 188 files). All of the .package files are in the Downloads section. However, because this upload is so large, you will need to check out the Comments section to preview all the offerings.

The screenshot of each pattern gives the file name, the thumbnail for each available size, number of recolor-able channels, and its in-game location. The largest version of each pattern is shown on the walls, the medium scale on the chairs/bed and the smallest on the rug/lamp. I've also included a group of swatches from photoshop that will give you a better idea of the detail in each pattern. A swatch shows a full repeat of the largest version of each pattern. The medium pattern is 1/2 scale and the small 1/3 scale.

I've placed most of my patterns in Abstract based on my personal preference. Those patterns placed in geometric are those that I really felt had to go there, since the category is already full of content and loads slowly enough as is. Themed has been reserved for patterns I felt were only useable for children or in bathrooms.

I hope you like them.



Patterns contained in Abstract1of2.zip




Thanks to:

Delphy for tools.
Tags: #pattern, #jane, #giganto, #pack

In-Game Category:

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Theme.zip

Size: 4.79 MB · Downloads: 19,962 · 20th Jul 2009
4.79 MB 19,962 20th Jul 2009
Geometric.zip

Size: 2.59 MB · Downloads: 17,580 · 20th Jul 2009
2.59 MB 17,580 20th Jul 2009
Abstract2of2.zip

Size: 7.74 MB · Downloads: 18,084 · 20th Jul 2009
7.74 MB 18,084 20th Jul 2009
Abstract1of2.zip

Size: 8.07 MB · Downloads: 19,638 · 20th Jul 2009
8.07 MB 19,638 20th Jul 2009
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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.).


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Eminence Grise
#26 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:14 AM Last edited by Srikandi : 21st Jul 2009 at 5:39 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minion3
Hmm I Can't Seem To Get The Geometric Ones To Download. I Got The Rest But When I Try To Download Those It Just Keeps Loading Like Its Going To But Never Does :S


The download's fine -- try again
Field Researcher
#27 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 6:35 AM
I love your boredom! ;D Thank you for these, they look great! My jaw is on the floor.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 7:54 AM
Wow!

And wow again!!

When I first saw this post, I thought to myself, 'Man, I wish they'd made each pattern available for individual download,' since, as is usually the case, I don't find a lot of designs that appeal to me.

Well, was I wrong! I want them all. Especially - and I'm not trying to play favorites or anything, but - the BUNNIES!!!!!

Ahem. Thank you so much for these. They are *greatly* appreciated.
Test Subject
#29 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 8:37 AM
Wow, these are amazing! Thank you so much for uploading these...now to get my computer to actually let me change textures...
Test Subject
#30 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:01 AM
So many amazing patterns! I LOVE it, thank you!
Test Subject
#31 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:22 AM
Ohhh Thank you so much, this is just a pattern revolution for my sims, :D
Top Secret Researcher
#32 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:18 AM
Woah this took a lot of time as I can see and they are all fantastic!
Field Researcher
#33 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:10 PM
Holy moly!!!

My username here is sweetichigodream, but I am better known as Helena and/or Funny Bunny! :) would love to change username...
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:13 PM
These are AMAZING! All of them! Thank you thank you thank you :D
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:12 PM
o.o omg omg omg just like christmas!

*worships you*
Test Subject
#36 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:39 PM
Brilliant! They are all amazing! I downloaded all but the geometric (I have some similar patterns), and they're just wonderful! Good Job!
Test Subject
#37 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:06 PM
deserves to be featured :D
Test Subject
#38 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 4:05 AM
These are amazing!!! wow, so many and they are cool too!! a lotta times ppl just put recolored patterns on or patterns that are a bit blurry...but these are just fabulous keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#39 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 5:58 AM
Wow you rock!!! This is amazing!!! Bows to you creativity!
Field Researcher
#40 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 9:13 AM
Thank you so much for all of these. It is surprising how fast you can get tired of the same old thing over and over (Maxis patterns).

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Field Researcher
#41 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 9:34 PM
Wooow... Love it. Most of them are gorgeous, and the rest of them are useful, generic patterns that will most certainly be useful for background noise at least. Yaaaay.
Kids Weather, Arrows, Vintage Pinwheel, Ornamental Thin Lines, Graphic Damask Flowers, Leaves As Flowers, and Diamond Swirl, are some of my favorites. ^^ Soo awesome. And Bubbles is just plain /useful/ for Kid's rooms, of course. xD Love it!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#42 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 11:37 PM
Thanks to everyone for the support. *giddy* I always figure that while all my sims have style, they don't all have the same tastes... and I can't handle the same pattern being the focal point in more than one room. Anyway, I'm glad everyone is enjoying these so much. Thanks!
Test Subject
#43 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 4:43 AM
Holly cow! Thanks a million :D
Test Subject
#44 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 1:36 PM
Thank you so much for the time, effort and patience you have put in to these fabulous patterns. Hats off to you!!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 7:36 PM
WOW! Awesome job - thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#46 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 12:43 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Test Subject
#47 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 8:57 PM
WOWEE WOW WOW WOW!! I got pretty quickly bored with the patterns in the game too and this is awesome! Like one stop shopping and not at Wal-Mart either...Really classy work. Thank you!!

The prospect of a long day at the beach makes me panic. There is no harder work I can think of than taking myself off to somewhere pleasant, where I am forced to stay for hours and 'have fun'.
~Phillip Lopate
Field Researcher
#48 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 10:57 PM Last edited by Mimi52861 : 24th Jul 2009 at 11:35 PM.
Thanks a bunch for these! But I can't download the Geometric zip either. I got the other 3 with no problems. I've tried it several times...even closed my browser, checked & rechecked my Internet connection, made sure nothing else is d/l at the same time, re-opened MTS & this thread & tried it again. No go. I get this message:

"Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive. If you downloaded this file, try downloading the file again." Then WinZIP opens but there's no files in it.

I will keep trying.

Edit: Well, this is odd. I just tried to d/l the geometric zip with DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) and it d/led & opened just fine. Wierd huh? Anyways, thanks again for all your work!

Not having a sig IS my sig. Oh wait, this is a sig, isn't it? Nevermind...
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#49 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 11:06 PM
I just checked, and the geometric is working fine for me. I'm not sure what the issue is, probably just MTS's servers getting bogged down or something. All I can recommend is trying agin later, as annoying as that is.
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 11:11 PM
This is absolutely fantastic! Great work =)

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