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Creeping Ivy (TS3>TS2 Conversion)

by mustluvcatz Posted 4th Apr 2013 at 6:24 PM - Updated 8th Apr 2013 at 9:54 PM by mustluvcatz : lunie rocks, lol
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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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This I made for me. No Mary's, no sims in cute little shacks. They can stomp their little simmy feet all they want. They've got their spiffy new plants, sinks and outlets. Okokok, you got me. I did make this for them- but after what I put myself through with this set, it's mine, all mine I tell ya! So. What did I put myself through making this set? Let me show you:

First I started out with a simple conversion of lemoncandy's Creeping Ivy. Simple enough. 4 meshes, done faster than the speed of lightning.

That's when I lost my mind. 4 pieces? That's it? Fine. How about 4 more that are upside down versions of the first 4.

It all went downhill from there. After those 4 I decided that some full wall versions were needed, so there are 3 full wall versions. Oh, and did I mention that diagonal walls look pretty with ivy on them too? They do! So 4 meshes became 8, 8 meshes became 11 and 11 meshes became 22 with the addition of the diagonal versions. Whew! That's good enough. Right? Wrong. That's when I got to thinking that the ivy looked a little strange with nothing behind it. I mean.. ivy grows on vines. So I added vines to all 22 meshes.

To further torture myself I made a bazillion recolors of all. Recolors? But of course! Have I ever uploaded anything without recolors? No? (At least I don't think I have, lol.) Since I'd already gone crazy, I kept on. These are the recolors you get:
Ivy- 3 recolors (different types of ivy/leaves) along with the default color. Those recolors have recolors of their own- there are 3 fall-ish recolors for each type of ivy. One has pretty colors and full leaves, one has not as pretty colors and not as many leaves and the last has a decidedly non-pretty color with a lot less leaves. (See screenshots!)
Vines- have recolors in different heights since the ivy comes in different heights. There are also upside down versions of the vines. AND all vines come in a green recolor and a brownish-gold recolor.
Did I mention that the ivy and vines also have invisible recolors? Well.. they do, for those times you might not want the ivy to show or the vines to show.

Hopefully you've read this far because I'm not quite done. (I'm done with ivy for a while, that's true! But I'm not done typing quite yet.) Now that you know all the boring stuff, here's the stuff you really need to know:
*MLC Ivy1 MASTER is the master of ALL the other meshes. So you have to keep that one in your game for any of the other 21 to work! Files are named to help you remember which is which.
*NONE of the meshes will shift if you can shift objects. Which should be alright since they tile pretty good from floor to floor. (See screenshot.) To make it up to you...
*NO cheats are needed to place any of the meshes. You can stack all of them on one tile if you really want to. But if you do that...
*Be sure to have the recolors you want chosen before adding another mesh on a tile- you won't be able to use the design tool on any mesh that's under another mesh. You will be able to use it on the top mesh just fine.
*Will go down with walls.
*All meshes can be found in 2 places. Buy Mode in Deco>Plants and in Build Mode, Garden Center>Shrubs- there is a Residential collection file included and the cost of each mesh is 1 Simoleon. Super cheap since these are like Lay's potato chips, you can't stop with just one. Well, maybe you could, but do you really want to?

PLEASE NOTE: Two of the full wall meshes are over 1,000 polys. I couldn't reduce the polys on those meshes at all. SO- if you're worried about those 2 meshes, you can delete them.

Hope you enjoy this set!

Polygon Counts:
1 and UPDN1 - 250
2 and UPDN2- 438
3 and UPDN3- 654
4 and UPDN4- 862
Full wall 1- 1298
Full wall 2- 1090
Full wall 3- 686

The diagonal versions have the same polycount as their straight version.

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, s3pe, s3Objtool, PhotoShop CS2 and lemoncandy for the original TS3 meshes.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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MLC CreepingIvy TS3toTS2Conversion.rar

Size: 2.06 MB · Downloads: 16,242 · 4th Apr 2013
2.06 MB 16,242 4th Apr 2013
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#2 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 6:52 PM
They're gorgeous, MLC. And well done with the top and bottom meshes that's a great idea.
Constant Contestant
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#3 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 7:03 PM
They're lovely MLC You can never have too many ivies in your game.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 7:38 PM
These are must have for my game. Thanks!
Test Subject
#5 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 7:40 PM
Well it should belong to you.. you did all the work after all.. but in sim world we all know that they are very needy creatures, and the more you do, the more they expect, though you cant blame them when the quality is such as yours! Thank you for going the extra mile for your sims so mine could live so richly!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 8:53 PM
I love it, I need it, I will use it all the time, thank you for the beautiful ivy!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 10:51 PM
WOW!!! These are gorgeous (of course ;-))

Just yesterday I was working on my Tudor cottage - struggling away with what other ivy vines I could find for my dear sweet pixel darlings... Now I can't wait for my game to load so I can rip 'em all out and replace them with these. Thank YOU!!!
#8 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:17 PM
Fabulous! I can always use more ivy in my game, I love variety. :3
Mad Poster
#9 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:40 PM
These are beautiful! I have a plan for an old ivy covered church in my head already. Oooh, and a manor house! Thanks for sharing! :-)
#10 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 2:06 AM
o0o0o0 was it u last year who was working on ivy in creator feedback that never finished? I hope these act like the maxis and disappear with walls down because these will def take over my cape cod cottage island now so thank you and an even bigger thank you for diagonals.
Former Hamster
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Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:13 AM
SingleClawDesigns - Yes, that was me. I would've loved to finish that set. *sigh* These will go down with the walls since they were cloned from curtains. I should add that to the post.

Thanks for the comments and/or downloading! And you're very welcome.
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 9:16 AM
Love these and now that I know that they exist I know what I have been missing. Can't wait to use them on my houses.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 9:26 AM
I love them. I have a bunch of familiar ones ingame, but yours look more realistic. Thanks for that
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 11:43 AM
Finally, ivy that can over upper stories in a more realistic way! Much appreciated
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 1:23 PM
Ooh, yes! Downloading now!

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#16 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 3:45 PM
Fabulous and so much needed, thanks!!
Mad Poster
#17 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 4:38 PM
These are lovely, and the added point of 'will go down with walls' definitely does the trick!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 5:46 PM
You are wonderful - every idea of a creation becomes a masterpiece due to your unstopped effort. I really liked to read your way of creating this upload and I looove your textures (especially the second one). Splendid! Thank you!
Mostly Harmless
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#19 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 5:51 PM
They look fantastic, MLC!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 11:55 PM
Those look great! Thanks!
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 8:53 AM
another fab creation MLC! My download folder is bulging now! but This is too good to pass up!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 11:31 AM
Gorgeous conversion ! Thank you !
Field Researcher
#23 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 12:15 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 2:06 PM
Even tho I do not play TS2 anymore, just reading and starring at the picture filled me with joy. You did well :D

Still struggling with CAW :x
Gone Fishin'
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#25 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 6:14 PM
Ivy! With vines! That goes on diagonal walls! I... I love you.
Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
Super cheap since these are like Lay's potato chips, you can't stop with just one. Well, maybe you could, but do you really want to?
You might want to stop with one, but I promise you the ivy will have other ideas. (But you're right, who would want just one... I don't even know what they would be called in the singular. Tendril? Strand? Creep? )
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