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Painting Pandemonium! 15 non-default paintings for your sims! [Minor Update Aug. 6th]

by QBUILDERZ Posted 6th Aug 2009 at 11:44 AM - Updated 12th Apr 2013 at 7:10 PM by QBUILDERZ
77 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
WARNING: Some people have reported these paintings causing their game to crash. As of 2013, use at your OWN RISK.

For those of you who downloaded the "Antique" pictures, there is a slight fix - There was a spelling error in the "Mystery Man" painting. It said "eb teh" and it has been corrected to properly read "be the". This will NOT effect your game play at all, but if it bothers you as much as it does me, the package has been updated

Yup, I learned something new! These pictures have been sitting around the
whole break and I have finally applied them to something. Thanks to
Canoodle for helping me find a better way of presenting and organizing these
for you guys. Let me break it down for you. There are even pictures!

Colorful Set

Antique Set

Natural Set


I really hope you enjoy them guys! Any questions, comments, concerns, pop
them down into the comments section, I will gladly answer anything you
have to ask about them! Have an awesome day yinz guys!


Additional Info
This is the tutorial that I learned from, by xanathon

To stack the paintings, I used BOTH of my techniques called "acrostacking" and "geoblending"

Polygon Counts:
Exact same as each of the paintings currently in your game.

Additional Credits:
Cthru - For helping me get the program working
Canoodle - For EXCELLENT support and feedback, they look so much better than what I was going to present
Leesester - For pushing me to get off my butt and do these!
Flabaliki - The wonderful animated picture :D
Fanseelamb - For feedback throughout the process

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

Size: 2.66 MB · Downloads: 24,110 · 6th Aug 2009
2.66 MB 24,110 6th Aug 2009

Size: 2.77 MB · Downloads: 28,214 · 6th Aug 2009
2.77 MB 28,214 6th Aug 2009

Size: 2.78 MB · Downloads: 27,311 · 6th Aug 2009
2.78 MB 27,311 6th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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:
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Test Subject
#26 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:05 PM
Brilliant! Thank you for what I know was terribly hard work.
The Attack Cat
retired moderator
#27 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:11 PM
Lovely paintings Q, im so glad they turned out well!
Test Subject
#28 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:41 PM
shriek ! Flamingos! Thank you for making your paintings available!
Top Secret Researcher
#29 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:48 PM
These are fantastic QBUILDERZ! Great job.
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:51 PM
Fantastic job & work!! We need more paintings in our game!
Test Subject
#31 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 6:23 PM
thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 6:28 PM
Originally Posted by Shavit
Great job!
I loved it
how do you make these?
TS3 paintings look awful and there's only like 20...

I agree.
I've already used all the EA paintings and half of them are ugly or don't go with anything :\

Thanks for the upload ^^ These will look much better in my homes :D
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 6:30 PM
These look Great!,Thank you
Mostly Harmless
retired moderator
#34 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 6:35 PM
These are simply wonderful Q! Outstanding job as usual

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Test Subject
#35 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 7:38 PM
I downloaded them and used them and I LOVE them... I sort of replaced all the old ones with yours in the lot I'm working on atm. I especially love the black and white ones.
I wish I could do that too... I guess I would plaster all my walls with pictures of my japanese gardens... *laugh*
Field Researcher
#36 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 8:01 PM
These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#37 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:11 PM
They're great. I love the antique ones. Thanks for the amazing download.
Test Subject
#38 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:36 PM
Thank you soooo much the game really needed more paintings I was getting sick of the default ones. These look amazing!!!!
Mad Poster
#39 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:57 PM
These are amazing! We totally needed more painting for those snobs who constantly want more and more paintings. I hate hanging multiple coppies of the same painting in the same house, but now I'll have more options!
Mad Poster
#40 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:59 PM
Q, I love you. (NGW)
#41 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 10:40 PM
hey Q thanks for the art!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Top Secret Researcher
#42 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 10:41 PM
so darn useful! thanks a bunches!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 11:17 PM
Yay! They are finally up! I am very impressed, as these are marvelous! Thanks for sharing!!
#44 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 11:53 PM
Ahh they got approved, and Picked! wtg! :D
Field Researcher
#45 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 2:31 AM
Paintings! Yay! Thank you!
Test Subject
#46 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 3:40 AM
Nice job Q! my house have been lacking in the way of art
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#47 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 4:57 AM
*stunned* Picked, 44 comments and 7000 dls in less than a DAY! You guys are the BEST, do you know that? I really hope you do :D

All questions asked have been answered in the main post, with links and pictures and whatnot.

Again, thank you all SO SUPERLY MUCH! I am so grateful


Now streaming on at or - whichever is easier for you to type in your browser.
Test Subject
#48 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 5:14 AM
LOVE the natural set! Hope to see more from you soon. =]
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 5:59 AM
Great set, very well polished
Forum Resident
#50 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 7:20 PM
YAAAAY, I can never have enough paintings! Thank you very much!
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