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UPDATE 02/15/2012: AL-matching roof windows

by bienchen83 Posted 30th Mar 2009 at 6:12 PM - Updated 15th Feb 2012 at 7:21 AM by bienchen83
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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.
small UV-map and slave fixes by julsfels. Please redownload.

julsfels fixed the issue with the weird shadow for me. She also made a new version requiring only Apartment Life, not Mansion and Garden. Furthermore, she slaved the textures to the windowless ALroofs.

With the Mansion and Garden Stuff Pack, there came new roof tiles similar to those of Apartment Life. More interesting is, there also came some windows mathing these roof tiles.
I've now created matching windows for the roof tiles which came with Apartment Life.


Known Issues: The round roof window produces a slightly odd shadow (see first picture).

Polygon Counts:
1449 - window I
1517 - window II

Additional Credits:
mond.kuss (for testing and providing the screen shots)

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 Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sim2me_al-matching-roof-windows_novg.rar | only AL required

Size: 102.2 KB · Downloads: 3,656 · 12th Feb 2012
102.2 KB 3,656 12th Feb 2012

Size: 102.2 KB · Downloads: 9,623 · 30th Mar 2009
102.2 KB 9,623 30th Mar 2009
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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 6:21 PM
Amazing! Thank you!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 6:27 PM
I have been so annoyed with the lack of windows. Thank you!! These are really nice.
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#4 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 6:51 PM
wahey!!! fab - was gonna make em - but you did ! Whoo! More time to build!! Trots off to DL

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:27 PM
Very nice!

Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:41 PM
heh ive been looking for this for ages thanks so much .. and typical maxis . why cant they think of "matching items?" i mean is it me? hahah @
#7 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 7:51 PM
Thanks bienchen!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:05 PM
I don't have Mansions and Gardens, but I do have Apartment Life. I'm a little confused. You said that you created these for the AL roof tiles. Are they recolors or new meshes?
I realize that if they're only recolors I will need the M&G expansion pack.
Great work anyway!

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Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:11 PM
EllenCurry: These are new meshes, but you'll still need the Stuff Pack for them to work as they're cloned from the M&G Windows.
It's sad, I know (especially as I do not own the stuff pack myself), but it's a new type of windows and I wasn't able to clone them from an existing window. They simply wouldn't come out right.

all: Thanks for the feedback!
Test Subject
#10 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:21 PM
Thank you, bienchen83, for letting me know. I'm going to dl them anyway, because I'm thinking of buying M&G. I'll just put them aside until I get it. Thank you you, so much, for sharing your work with us!

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Original Poster
#11 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:25 PM
I'm still working on a version which does not require AL, Ellen. I'll keep you in mind and let you now if I succeed.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:41 PM
This is exactly what I was looking for!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Field Researcher
#13 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 8:41 PM
Oh, when I got M&G I immediately thought well why didn't they do this for the AL windows?! Thank you so much for these!

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Mad Poster
#14 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:05 PM
WOW ! Fantastic ! This is a great and so useful idea ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:23 PM
I was hoping someone would do this, because it bugged me they made windows for the M&G one's but not for these. Thank you
#16 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 9:30 PM
wouldnt recolors worked just as well?

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#17 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 10:20 PM
knightguy82, no because the M&G roof pieces are curved, not straight like the AL pieces.

Wonderful work! These should fit great!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 12:55 AM
These are fabulous. Many thanks!
#19 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 6:49 AM
A very needed addition to the AL french roofs Thank you for the idea, creating and sharing with us!

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Test Subject
#20 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 7:46 AM
These are wonderful, thank you so much! I love those roofs, but without windows in them, they were most useless. Great job!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 8:29 PM
Yes! Really great idea! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 9:25 PM
This is such a good idea! I like the M&G roofs, but I never use the AL roofs. Maybe I actually will now. Thank you so much for making these!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 11:36 PM
omfg! you have answered my prayers!

i hated not having windows for the AL rooftops...

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#24 Old 3rd May 2009 at 2:19 AM
This is very useful. Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 7:32 PM
thank a lot for this
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