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-Floor Overlays- Add Character to Your Lots! (Sidewalk Chalk!)

by Phaenoh Posted 13th Aug 2009 at 12:53 AM - Updated 11th Sep 2012 at 10:53 PM by Phaenoh
114 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks 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.
For a couple of months now Lee has been wanting me to make her some transparent floor overlays so she can make her floors dirtier. Dirt isn't my specialty so I approached Pixelhate about doing this as a joint project with me. Happily Pix agreed. He has done some AMAZING recolors, (be sure to check out his thread) and I did the mesh. Yes, it's a rather simple mesh but it was not as easily made as it looks. We kept running into outdoor shadow issues, then clickability problems and odd repository remnants from the object we cloned from (thank you Echo for your wonderful rug!)

I've created some sidewalk drawings for your sim kids to claim as their own as well as some leaves and some animated marching ants!

These wonderful little overlays are even visible from the neighborhood!

Now, you might have some slight difficulties at first figuring out how to pick these overlays back up or use the recolor tool on them. They are ONLY clickable in the center. See the mesh picture included at the bottom. This was done so you can still direct sims to 'Walk To' over the texture in case you completely cover your room with them. This isn't too likely with my recolors, but it is with Pixelhates'. The clickable space is large enough that once you know where it is, it's not that finicky. I didn't have any trouble with them and hopefully you won't either, now that you know about this silly little caveat.

The meshes have the textures with our names on them. DO NOT DELETE the mesh! It won't work without that one! All other packages can be deleted as you like with no consequence.

Change in policy for these meshes only: YES you may include the mesh in your lot upload! I usually do not allow this in case I want to update the mesh, but I'm pretty sure that this one is good and done. Have at it! Recolor to your heart's content, but still do not include the mesh with your recolor upload.


P.S. I love reading your comments and make sure you check out Pixelhate's recolors, they are wicked sweet!

Polygon Counts:
Both meshes:
Vertices: 8, Facecount: 4

Additional Credits:
Leesester, Q, and the rest of #create who kept me going on this project.
Echo and Lethe who made the predecessors of these floor overlays.

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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Phaenoh_NatureRecolors.rar | Leaves and Marching Ants

Size: 156.7 KB · Downloads: 33,180 · 13th Aug 2009
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Phaenoh_ChalkRecolors.rar | Chalk recolors for both meshes

Size: 307.8 KB · Downloads: 39,620 · 13th Aug 2009
307.8 KB 39,620 13th Aug 2009

Size: 40.6 KB · Downloads: 44,779 · 13th Aug 2009
40.6 KB 44,779 13th Aug 2009

Size: 38.2 KB · Downloads: 48,092 · 13th Aug 2009
38.2 KB 48,092 13th Aug 2009
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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30th Jul 2013 at 11:15 AM
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#101 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 11:16 AM
these are awesome but can someone please tell me what category they're under?
i tried finding them in buy mod but i couldnt find them
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#102 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 2:33 PM
Deco > Misc.
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 7:56 AM
Wonderful idea, works really well for that extra bit of detail to a lot. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#104 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 11:30 PM
I love these floor overlays. The chalk ones really like cute.
Test Subject
#105 Old 6th Apr 2014 at 9:36 AM
Very cool! Thank you!
#106 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:55 AM
Thanks! I love the hopscotch drawing!
Test Subject
#107 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 12:19 PM
Love your creations!
Test Subject
#108 Old 29th Feb 2016 at 1:41 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
#109 Old 6th Jun 2016 at 6:22 PM
What a brilliant creation, thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#110 Old 25th Jun 2016 at 6:02 AM
These sure are even more fascinating than they may look!

I like trains.
Test Subject
#111 Old 25th Jun 2016 at 8:38 AM
It really works! Thanks, this is great! Love it!
Test Subject
#112 Old 18th Sep 2018 at 6:12 PM
Oh, yes, another set that I really, really need to add to my collection! <3
#113 Old 13th Jul 2020 at 12:39 AM
I love these so much. Been feeling a lot of extra gratitude lately for the mesh, because I needed it for a couple of things. I shared an accessible parking overlay on my simblr that came out nice. Thanks, again, for all the work that went into making this mesh work!
Mad Poster
#114 Old 13th Jul 2020 at 5:39 AM
Thanks!I needed these for another flooring set and thought they'd look great on a family friendly apartment lot.
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