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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?) - 24 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.
THESE WILL -NOT- REPLACE YOUR CURRENT PICTURES

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




AGAIN, THESE WILL -NOT- REPLACE YOUR CURRENT PICTURES


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!

~Q

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
Colorful.zip

Size: 2.66 MB · Downloads: 24,076 · 6th Aug 2009
2.66 MB 24,076 6th Aug 2009
Nature.zip

Size: 2.77 MB · Downloads: 28,177 · 6th Aug 2009
2.77 MB 28,177 6th Aug 2009
Antique.zip

Size: 2.78 MB · Downloads: 27,272 · 6th Aug 2009
2.78 MB 27,272 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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Field Researcher
#51 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 11:10 PM
The eb teh bomb! Thank you!
Test Subject
#52 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 5:31 AM
Very nice I can always use some good art! Thank you!

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Test Subject
#53 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 5:31 AM
Great job love them

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Test Subject
#54 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 9:38 PM
I'm getting sick of the paintings shipped with the game.
I'm downloading all of these right away!
Thanks so much!!
Test Subject
#55 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 6:30 AM
Thanks for this; I've been wanting some more pictures!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 2:57 AM
Thanks! Lovely pics, grabbing them all.
Test Subject
#57 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 2:46 PM
I still don't get how you can put the paintings in different hights?
Scholar
#58 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 12:28 AM
I ADORE this wonderful work.Very grateful to you for sharing so beautiful paintings.They will be the first custom paintings in my game.A huge Thank you and a big hug.
Test Subject
#59 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 11:27 PM
Yeah, I agree with komaja8.
How DO you put the paintings in different heights?

Thanks a bunch for the art btw!
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#60 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 11:58 PM
Thanks again SO much for all the comments guys! I -am- in the process of making mroe paintings, hopefully they will be even BETTER than these ones :D


Komaja8 and Hedvig - Please read the main post

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Lab Assistant
#61 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 6:38 AM
Paints
Damn!!!!!

You do your thing they are great

I am in love
Mad Poster
#62 Old 1st Sep 2009 at 4:52 AM
haha, the mystery man description made me lol. They look excellent as usual. :P

"When life gives you lemons, see the lemons, feels the lemons, BE THE LEMONS!"

Take a look-see, hmm...? Go on, click them:
The Super Mario Project, Nintendorks Island-Celebrating 2 Years Online!
Test Subject
#63 Old 1st Sep 2009 at 11:56 AM
These are fabulous, thank you very much. Have been looking for great paintings for my houses for ages!
Test Subject
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12th Sep 2009 at 11:33 AM
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Test Subject
#64 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 11:34 AM
Did you use acrostacking and geoblending to put the paintings like that becouse I just don't get it. I must be stupied...
Forum Resident
#65 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 7:01 PM
Oh! Sims3 paintings are awful! thank you for these! (I love your new avatar too )
Test Subject
#66 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 11:48 AM
really nice stuff! thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#67 Old 4th Oct 2009 at 12:15 AM
Hey!!!! These are awesome!!!
The Nature and Antique ones work great, but the Colorful set won't unzip. Is there any way tou can re upload or something? Thanks for all of your hard work, they are awesome!!!
<3 Pennyjen
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#68 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 2:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pennyjen
Hey!!!! These are awesome!!!
The Nature and Antique ones work great, but the Colorful set won't unzip. Is there any way tou can re upload or something? Thanks for all of your hard work, they are awesome!!!
<3 Pennyjen



I just downloaded the file to check and had no problems, try again maybe?

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Forum Resident
#69 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 2:35 AM
Thanks heaps! More variety is always welcome!
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 28th Jan 2010 at 2:01 PM Last edited by mtsimguy : 1st Feb 2010 at 5:12 AM. Reason: Found out that problem was caused by corrupt TXTC
Default Painting is a blank frame when stolen
I'm having a problem with "Across the Day," a painting from your Natural set. It is the same problem that I'm having with my custom paintings and I have no idea how to solve.

As an experiment I hung "Across the Day" in the art gallery in Riverview and then had my kleptomaniac sim attempt to steal it. He stole the EA created Detention Hall poster, the vase and finally on the third attempt he stole "Across the Day."

When I took the tagged stolen painting out of the family inventory and hung it on the wall, all that was left is the blank frame. The image on the painting has disappeared. When I go into Buy Mode, pick up and move the tagged stolen painting around, the changed image and description show up. A tiny thumbnail icon of the painting also appears when I instruct my sim to view the painting, but the painting itself is only a blank frame.

When I take an untagged painting out of the Buy catalog and hang it on the wall, the image shows up on the painting.

Eureka! I just installed and ran Delphys Dahsboard, wondering what the program did. After I ran it, the Dashboard highlighted "Across the Day" and my custom paintings (which were also created with an early version of the cloner) and indicated that the paintings had corrupt TXTC. I elected to fix the problems.

The paintings tagged as having been stolen no longer had blank wooden frames when I took them out of the family inventory and hung them on the wall.
Screenshots
Test Subject
#71 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 5:20 AM
Great paintings! That I would so love to download to my game, but my editor keeps saying all those files are corrupt? Can you offer any help at all? I'd really, really appreciate it. Thanks again for all your hardwork. They're truly great!
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#72 Old 29th Dec 2010 at 4:53 PM
Hmm, they shouldn't be corrupt files because I reinstalled mine and they worked. Maybe try again?

Mtsimguy - I am so sorry I missed your post! I am glad you got it fixed though

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Field Researcher
#73 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 11:59 PM
Seems these files are corrupt indeed, they were causing major problems in my game (which is fine without these files, took me 4 days to go through all my content to find the problem) so unless this gets fixed or updated I wouldn't suggest downloading these.
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#74 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 5:39 PM
^ Major in what ways? These are very, very old (like first when TS3 came out old) and I do not have the means of fixing these while in college. Clarification would be great.

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