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Tiny Filesize Invisible Driveway for Lot Builders

by Sophie-David Posted 18th Apr 2010 at 9:08 PM - Updated 9th Feb 2011 at 10:08 PM by Sophie-David : Put technical notes in an infobutton
45 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

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Title: Tiny Filesize Invisible Driveway for Lot Builders


Purpose

To provide a replacement invisible driveway recolour of trivial - less than 2 kB - filesize. Both the driveway and the driveway extension may be made invisible. This recolour is compatible with both Nightlife and FreeTime.



Terms of Use

You may include this recolour in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page.


Additional Credits:
StephSim for her object requests, general inspiration, and the use of her medieval challenge Parson's Lot to model this recolour. Hexameter's Farm Wagon is shown on the driveway
SimPE and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
Corel Web Photo Paint, IrfranView, Microsoft Photo Editor and GIMP 2 for graphics file conversion, processing and sizing
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sdDrivewayNightlife_Invisible.zip | Tiny Filesize Invisible Driveway Recolour

Size: 730 Bytes · Downloads: 24,720 · 18th Apr 2010
730 Bytes 24,720 18th Apr 2010
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
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.


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Scholar
#2 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 9:39 PM
thank you soooooo much for sharing this!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 11:24 PM
Thank you for this, will be used quite a bit in my game! The smaller file size was needed, indeed. Thanks ^_^
Theorist
#4 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 12:08 AM
"I tested if this recolour is automatically packaged with lots. Using AnyGameStarter I discovered that with EPs from Nightlife through to Seasons these recolours will be included by the lot packager, but with Bon Voyage and later EPs they will not. As far as I can tell, this appears to be a game bug, and apart from making this recolour into a standalone object - which would defeat the purpose of making a tiny filesize invisible driveway"

Frillen did this in 2006 (2.47KB) and I'm almost positive this shows up even with all expansion packs installed or maybe I just never noticed? Here's some links for Frillen's if you want to check it out and see what you did differently:

http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/lot...user_id=1313446
Or
http://www.sims2you.dk/downloads.as...4&sorter=nyeste

P.S.
I'm thrilled when I check in and see things like this or your barrels--so thank you for creating for Sims 2. It's appreciated.
Theorist
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 2:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeywell
Frillen did this in 2006 (2.47KB) and I'm almost positive this shows up even with all expansion packs installed or maybe I just never noticed?
Thanks for the reference Honeywell, I was not aware of Frillen's invisible driveway. I just ran it through the same tests and - at least on my machine - got identical results as I did with my recolour. Both files automatically package with EPs up to Seasons but then fail to package with Bon Voyage and later EPs.

You are welcome, pegasaus, Goldlion122, and Honeywell.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 6:11 PM
Thank you for this! Yay for small file sizes! :D

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 8:14 PM
Wonderful idea!!! Thank you for sharing this!!

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 22nd Apr 2010 at 7:19 AM
I love the original, but if I can have the same thing for a smaller size, it's always an improvement!

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Theorist
Original Poster
#9 Old 22nd Apr 2010 at 10:03 PM
You're welcome nichellerj, ange1face20 and Quinctia - thank you for the encouragement!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 6:18 AM
Thanks! It's always good when I can cut down some of the file sizes in my game.
Theorist
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 7:11 AM
You're welcome Nieri.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 5:07 AM
this rocks ive always hated the driveways
Theorist
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Original Poster
#13 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 6:14 PM
Glad you like.
Miss BHAVing
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#14 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 7:08 PM
Thank you so much for this - I have included it in my Parcheggio Mall which allows a car park in the middle, and it just wouldn't look good without this. I have also recommended any one trying to make the same sort of lot with my Park in the Car Park mod, should use this too.
Theorist
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Original Poster
#15 Old 11th Nov 2010 at 2:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Thank you so much for this - I have included it in my Parcheggio Mall which allows a car park in the middle, and it just wouldn't look good without this. I have also recommended any one trying to make the same sort of lot with my Park in the Car Park mod, should use this too.
Thank you for the recommendation, and I'm glad you found it useful.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 6:12 PM
I love it! Awesome job!!!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 23rd May 2011 at 9:57 PM
I use this in every single lot in my game (and I've got about 150!). Thanks so much for creating this!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#18 Old 25th May 2011 at 3:51 AM
Thanks for the encouragement romyta and Yaya.
Instructor
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#19 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 11:26 AM
Great idea! Just the thing to make my medieval lots a bit less modern-day. Thank you!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#20 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 6:12 PM
Yes, I made it with medieval usage in mind. You're welcome, alchemist.
Scholar
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#21 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 4:52 AM
One word for you Sophie-David. Genius.
Theorist
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Original Poster
#22 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 5:13 AM
This project really didn't take genius, but thank you.
Scholar
#23 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 1:46 AM
Very Much Needed! I am trying to repair a "Drive In Movie" Lot... Thankyou!

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Original Poster
#24 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 3:12 AM
You're welcome Tiya.
Test Subject
#25 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 5:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quinctia
I love the original, but if I can have the same thing for a smaller size, it's always an improvement!

Do you think that she could make 1 that was could be commpatible for ts2 base game, university, freetime and seasons.
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