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The Complete Modular Gutter System !!!!!!!!!! ***36 New Meshes*** UPD 2/20/07 House Link Added !!!!!!!!

by Cooldadx4 Posted 3rd Dec 2006 at 10:12 PM - Updated 17th Apr 2007 at 1:13 PM by tigdadx4 : Updated with link to fixed gutters
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UPDATED: I have reworked the gutters and the utility pole stuff and the fixed versions can be found HERE !
please still download this set as normal just get the updated ones and replace ......

Here is a complete gutter system designed for all types of houses ...You can use this system on 1 and 2 story houses with or without foundations ....Before I go any further though I do have to give credit to AbstractSIMmer187 for the original idea of gutters ...I just took his idea for gutters and made a complete set for use in numerous situations as you can clearly see from the pictures later in this post ....

****************UPDATE 2-20-07*******************
Here is the link to the thread that contains the house pictured in the screenshots as requested by many people HERE !!!!

**************UPDATE 12/10/06 RECOLORS ADDED**************
I have added 8 recolors to this set ...The colors are BLUE BROWN GRAY GREEN MAROON PURPLE TAN and YELLOW ... In order to get the recolors to work on the rest of the pieces you MUST REDOWNLOAD ALL the gutters again as I had to enable color options on the entire set... The good News though is ALL gutters are in ONE .rar file named completegutters.rar ...The recolors are uploaded individually or as an entire set for those who might only want a few of the colors ...The entire set is named gutterrecolorsall.rar ....If you have a color you do not see please feel free to ask , If you can give me a RGB value of the specific color that would greatly speed up the process......Enjoy
Here are the pics of the recolors !

You will have to use various techniques in order to place these gutters the right way as I will explain throughout this post ....You can however place the 1 story gutters without anything except for moveObjects cheat ...Once you get into the two story and houses with foundations it will get a little tricky ..

Here are some screenshots of the gutters in place on various types of houses :

In order to place 2 story gutters if the gutter is being placed over a room on the first floor you will have to place a FLAT roof on the floor below where the gutters are going to be placed and then you will have to manually add the roof of your choice over the flat roof ...But you MUST keep the flat roof in place or else the gutters will appear as if they were inside that room below...You must also use the 1 story gutters above said room because the 2 story would be up too high ....If you are placing gutters just on the edge of a 2 story roof with no room below it you can just use the 2 story version of the gutter you wish to place ...Also if you want to place a gutter pipe against a wall you will have to use the correct downspout which has wall attached to the file name or else the gutter pipe will be burried in the wall ...

In order to use these gutters on houses with foundations there is a trick ...I did not want to make another 26 or so NEW meshes added to the already 36 Meshes in this package ...I have included pics of the easiest way to make these work for foundations... Advanced house builders should know how to do this so you can just skip the following steps ....










STEP 10:

STEP 11:

What you can do using the various pieces and this technique :

These were cloned from the apple of the eye statue and should be base game compatible although I do have every expansion pack and stuff pack installed ....
The gutters all pull their textures from the 2 main base gutter packages..1 story gutters pull from the 1 story base gutter and the 2 story pull theirs from the 2 story base gutter ...Some of the 2 story extensions might pull their textures from the 1 story base gutter...I got really confused after making 36 new meshes but I tried to keep them grouped together ...
The following are all the poly and vert counts for the various pieces .....I am only going to list the 1 story as all the 2 story versions are exactly the same except for being higher up... Here they are :

Base Gutter : Poly : 356 Verts : 384
Inside Corner No Spout: Poly : 328 Verts : 352
Left Corner Gutter : Poly : 590 Verts : 684
Left End Cap : Poly : 352 Verts : 430
Left End Cap No Spout : Poly : 320 Verts : 328
Left Gutter Pipe : Poly : 540 Verts : 400
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Left Gutter Pipe Tip : Poly : 720 Verts : 524
Left Gutter Pipe Wall : Poly : 540 Verts : 410
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Outside Corner No Spout : Poly : 520 Verts : 560

If you find any problems with this set or would like to see something added I might have missed please feel free to tell me about it ...

You can recolor these but you will only have to recolor the 2 base gutters the 1 story and 2 story versions as the other items in this set pull their textures from them 2 items ...Please DO NOT include the original meshes with your recolors just link back to this thread here ....Do not upload these to ANY paysite ....You can however upload to free sites with your houses just make sure you link back to this thread and give credit to me for the meshes....DO NOT upload to the exchange for ANY reason .....

************Updated 12/08/06 ************

I have made a collection file (thecompleteguttercollection.rar) and added to the downloads ..You will see the main picture as the icon for ease of use !!!!!!

The files are listed individually for those who dont want all of them ...Plus there is a COMPLETE .rar named completegutters.rar for those who want them all ....

Just a quick heads up on a NEW project im starting to make houses even more realistic ....I will be starting a project today that will compliment this one sort of ....All I can say right now is It has to do with electricity and should be just as good as this one if not better !!!!!!!

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Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#51 Old 6th Dec 2006 at 12:57 PM
No ...The completeguttercollection is the collection file that you place in the eagames/sims2/collections folder for being able to find all the pieces at the same place ....The completegutters.rar is the file with all the gutter parts ....
Top Secret Researcher
#52 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 10:23 AM
Great job! It's fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Field Researcher
#53 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 1:49 PM
congratulations on the feature! looking forward to seeing your next project!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#54 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 2:58 PM
Thank You !!!!

If you take a look at the bottom of the post you will see a sneak peak of the next project I plan on uploading pretty soon !!!!!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 11:33 PM
Hey tigmomx4, this is really awsome. I've already downloaded and it looks great in game. I think I'm going to use this in one of my new houses I plan to upload soon. When do you plan on releases your new project?
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#56 Old 9th Dec 2006 at 4:31 AM
it should be out within the next few days or so depending on if i think of anything else to add to it ...I do still have about 4 or so meshes that need to be made completely and a few of the ones already made need some tweeking but it will be done soon ....
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 9th Dec 2006 at 6:30 AM
That cool... I'll keep my eye out and I'll inclued them in the house I'm making...
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 8:30 PM
Is this house available for download? I love it! I love that electricity post in front of the house too !
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#59 Old 15th Dec 2006 at 10:11 AM
no the house is just a shell nothing inside ...i guess I could turn it into a usable house and upload it ..The electrical stuff will be posted shortly im working on the final pieces now ....
Test Subject
#60 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 5:54 AM
Thanks for the sharings. I've been waiting this kind of stuffs for long.
Lab Assistant
20th Dec 2006 at 7:04 PM
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Test Subject
#61 Old 25th Dec 2006 at 7:21 PM
Big Thanks! Love your ideas.
Test Subject
#62 Old 26th Dec 2006 at 9:52 PM
i have an idea for a new 'Project' you could do...trim. Trim for around windows and doors! I would LOVE trim:P
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#63 Old 27th Dec 2006 at 5:37 AM
Like aluminum trim ????

If so that would be very difficult as i would have to make trim pieces for ALL the windows in game and that would be time consuming ...
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 29th Dec 2006 at 1:54 PM
NOWAY! THIS IS INCREDIBLE~~~!!! OMG!! You are just brilliant! These are just brilliant! THank you so so so much! Sim homes are going to look so realistic now!


"I cannot live without MODTHESIMS2! :D ><

Sims has never been this much fun..."
Field Researcher
#65 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 5:20 AM
Nice Touch Of Realism Into The Game....

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Field Researcher
#66 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 4:04 AM
Hi Tigmomx4! First I wanted to tell you how nice the houses look with your gutters on them and how well made I feel they are.

Now, the problem. It's probably just my game or the lot I tried them on or the fact that I only have S2,Uni,NL and OFB. Anyway, I installed them on a Sim Sunday while the whole family was inside. Once done, I told the fat Dad and Mom to go swimming (trying to get them to lose some weight). They both went to the back door and stood throwing a fit. I was paying too much attention to them as I was focused on their teens. I finally noticed though, but not in time to see the little pictures of what was wrong. I told them again to get in the pool and this time I noticed that the Dad was seeing a little black and white picture of the gutters. I thought, "What? You are on the first floor and the gutters are on the second floor. What in the world would the gutters have with you not being able to get out the door?" Because they were both still in the house. Anyway, I tried the front door, the garage. Nothing. I had to remove the gutters, then they had no problem going outside.

Like I said, it's probably just my game, but I thought I would post it and see if anyone else has had this problem. If not, I'll start trying to take things out of my downloads to see if there may be something else causing it, but adding the gutters were the only thing I had changed.
Test Subject
#67 Old 19th Jan 2007 at 3:57 PM
It's cool

But.... I have to download them one by one,

i think i am bizy for half an hour or something xD
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#68 Old 19th Jan 2007 at 6:33 PM
Simsane - You know what now that you mentioned that , it just dawned on me that these are cloned from a statue and therefore when they are placed they will act like a statue and retain the footprint of the statue ...I guess i need to figure out a way to remove that footprint and allow them to be walked through...

erikfrancke - Why do you have to download them individually ????? there is a completegutters.rar with ALL the gutters and is only 355.4 kb
Test Subject
#69 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 8:30 PM
Originally Posted by tigmomx4
Thanks all !!!!

bradyseitz : there are only 2 parts of this set with actual textures ..the rest pull their texture from these 2 objects ...Make sure you have the basegutter1xnf and the basegutter2xnf package files in your downloads folder and ALL other gutters should have the correct textures for the gutters not lining up ??? I tested all the pieces in game and none of them that i could see had gaps .....If you tell me which pieces exactly dont line up right i can look and see whats going on ...All the packages are uniquely named for the piece that they are ....

Does this mean they will show up blue in the catalogue? Mine do, and I always install with Q-Express, I tried redownloading and they still show up blue. I have yet to use them because, well, I figured they were broken.
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#70 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 8:30 PM
If you do not have the 2 MAIN gutter files they will not show any texture... I have no idea if they would show up blue in the catalogue but i know in game they will if you do not have the 2 basegutter's in place in your downloads folder ...If you have both them then i guess you just need to delete your thumbnails from the folder to refresh the catalogue view ....
Field Researcher
#71 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 10:25 AM
Originally Posted by tigmomx4
Simsane - You know what now that you mentioned that , it just dawned on me that these are cloned from a statue and therefore when they are placed they will act like a statue and retain the footprint of the statue ...I guess i need to figure out a way to remove that footprint and allow them to be walked through...

Hi tigmomx4, I just remembered earlier today that I had posted regarding the gutters, lol! Have had a lot on my mind lately. Anyway, that makes sense. If you work out the problem I would love to re-download these as they give my house a nice finished appearance. Funny how you don't realize something's missing until you actually see it, isn't it?

Also, the person stating that they were flashing blue, isn't that usually related to needing the Color Enabler? Or am I remembering incorrectly and that's related to not having the right EP's? Anyway, just throwing out ideas.
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#72 Old 3rd May 2007 at 3:19 AM
Man I need to keep up with my downloads ....If you happen to read this and don't know it yet , there are updated gutters available now ....Look at the very top of the post ...Sorry for not responding back sooner .
Test Subject
#73 Old 26th Aug 2007 at 12:25 AM
i am still haveing truble putting them on my house
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#74 Old 27th Aug 2007 at 1:55 AM
well i need a little more info than that to try and help you out ... just telling me your having trouble helps me in no way figure out what could be wrong ...Please explain your problem and i mightbe able to help you out
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