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Silversong Porch Build Set - updated placement info

by Reyn Posted 13th Aug 2007 at 2:14 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2008 at 10:51 PM by Reyn
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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.
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Here it is - a porch set for those who want a nice, simple wooded porch.

The timbers for the set are from last november and are under fences, as are the fence recolours of the Maxis wooden fence [ the one that matches the stair rails ] - these both require University [ or I think any one other expansion ] - They come in basic brown, black, gold and white.

The lattice is a column - I did this because it makes recolours less invasive than if you had them as a fence. These come in four heights, though they could come in any height or colour you want. As you can see in the picture, they can be placed up against normal porch lattice, are fully alpha'd and come in not only the basic brown, but in black, gold and white as well.

The floors will not line up perfectly with the maxis floor, otherwise, they are recolours of the deck flooring in black, gold and white.

The stair recolours require Numenor's recolourable stairs found here - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159

They will work for both his and my open wooden stairs.

Known issues - Because the lattice is a column, you need to use moveobjects on for alot of placing choices. Also, it does not follow the terrain, and you need to place each section. Also, to use as underpining, you need to make sure the foundation level is level, and at either 4, 8, 12 or 16 clicks.

Language issues - I have no idea why, but some of the stuff, upon upload, seem to have gained a spanish description. I have no idea why, and when opened in simpe, its not there.

---Because I'm very good at procrastination, here is updated notes. One, apparently these all work with the base game, which is wonderful news to me as a creator, and one reason I don't upload as many houses anymore.

Also, you need to use the moveobjects chest if you use these on your porches, since as columns, they have a footprint. If you turn on the moveobjects cheat and place the footprint [ the green stuff] on the air, you should be fine!

Lattice - 10 faces, 12 vertices
Timber - 12 faces, 24 vertices
Column - 12 faces, 24 vertices



Polygon Counts:
Lattice - 10 faces, 12 vertices
Timber - 12 faces, 24 vertices
Column - 12 faces, 24 vertices

The other meshes are either recolours of the timber fence or the wooden fence, which is a maxis object.

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to everyone who has helped me over the past 7 or 8 months in figuring out why something was not working. I'm sorry I only remember one name, and that's because the help was this morning, and that's Paleoanth.

Numenor for making recolouring stairs possible.

EA devs for neglecting the fact that lattice can come in other colours besides brown, and driving me to finding a solution, even if its not the most elegant one.
Tags: #porch, #wood, #lattice

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Sims 2 University
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PorchSet.rar

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Scholar
#26 Old 22nd Aug 2007 at 6:13 PM
A great addition !!! Thank you a lot Reyn !

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Lab Assistant
#27 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 9:41 AM
Reyn and everyone I have made recolours that sit just on the half wall (5.5 clicks high apporx.) in all colours for here and Will upload them soon
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#28 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 9:02 PM
Sounds great! Look forward to seeing them!

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 7th Sep 2007 at 10:44 PM
Oh I've been looking for it...
I found it...
I'm so HAPPY ^^
They look beautiful, finally a porch with matching stairs and fence and everything~~ *.*
Beautiful work, THANK YOU!!!
Test Subject
#30 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 8:04 PM
Very nice! Can't wait to see it in game. Should make my houses look more quaint now

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#31 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 9:34 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 25th Sep 2007 at 1:29 AM. Reason: is a 'thanks' post :)
Wonderfully done
Really loving your 'Porch Build Set –Thank you so much.

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#32 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 5:29 PM
Reyn,

I noticed that sims can't walk across the footprint of the columns -- in this kind of situation (columns with only one tile of space sext to them -- the front porch on the pic), builders need to really pay attention where they place the columns (in the air, not on the porch, otherwise they'll block the path).

Maybe make note of that in the OP? It's kinda obvious once you think about it, but not *that* obvious .. there is nothing actually on the footprint that would have to be walk-through-prevented. Or if it were possible to fix this (make the columns "walk-through-able"), that would be even better.

Also: I'm happy to report that this does not need Uni -- any EP will do (for the fences), the rest works in the Base Game as well.

Thanks!

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#33 Old 30th Nov 2007 at 1:23 PM
I'll take a look at this, once I get back from my vacation, It might be possible, and it might even be within my skill levels. I'd thought I'd made the suggestion on the OP to double check the footprint, but I'll double check until I get a moment to fix them.

Been a busy couple of months, I even missed the current challenge ;.; Fantasy is my favorite genre too.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 10:34 AM
They're sooooooo lovely, thanks.
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#35 Old 30th Jul 2010 at 7:01 AM
Great! I've been looking for more lattice options for a while!
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#36 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 11:49 PM
do ya happen to have this for the sims 3? Im looking all over for it
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#37 Old 16th Dec 2012 at 5:15 PM
I love the white! Wonderful!
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#38 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 7:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ardra Allen
do ya happen to have this for the sims 3? Im looking all over for it
I never got around to modding the sims 3 much - but I could probably look into porting it over unless someone else has already done something like it.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
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#39 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 12:19 AM
I was looking for this from ages!!! Thank you so much, it's very beautiful!
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#40 Old 27th Aug 2014 at 8:55 PM
Really, really awesome job!
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#41 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 2:59 AM
thanks
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#42 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 6:48 PM
this will help me finish so many of my lots . thank you ......awesome work
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#43 Old 26th Aug 2015 at 6:37 AM
I can't wait to make my houses even more unique. Thanks!
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#44 Old 12th Jan 2016 at 3:55 PM
I am surely going to enjoy the white set
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#45 Old 2nd Apr 2016 at 6:43 PM
Thank you
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#46 Old 2nd Feb 2018 at 12:14 AM
This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. Thank-you! These are brilliant!
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#47 Old 1st Oct 2018 at 5:21 PM Last edited by Lucydique : 17th Oct 2018 at 9:45 PM.
I just checked all my downloads with SimPE for duplicate GUIDs and it showed me that 2 of your files use the same main GUID. It's RS_TimberColumn_081207 and RS_TimberColumn_112806 I'm guessing the numbers at the end are a date and those are updated versions? Can you tell me if I'm right? Am I supposed to only keep the 081207 one? Thanks!
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#48 Old 30th May 2019 at 10:08 PM Last edited by jasperville : 1st Jun 2019 at 5:55 AM.
You are a genius indeed, and I wasn't. I didn't fully understand what this set was, it is a series of columns that look like fences. So I kept looking in fences and could not find them. So I finally found them all in columns.

My only issue is sometimes the game eats the column fences if it doesn't like where they are, even with the move objects cheat. Creating a fence would solve these problems, but perhaps fences are harder to create than columns? Either way these look great in game, big love and thanks!
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