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Socialite Expansion Set - Part One

by leefish Posted 25th Mar 2009 at 11:15 PM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 2:44 PM by leesester
56 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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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I started these windows a long time ago, then I saw that fway was making them so I abandoned them a couple of windows in. Then, sadly, fway had a total harddrive failure before he had the chance to upload. So I started again - but RL and train stations got in the way, and so several months later, here it is, the Socialite Expansion Set, Part 1.



The set is quite small as there are two different socialite windows - the Perfect Pediment and the Classical Curves. This set is the Perfect Pediment and consists of four windows and two doors. The pic above shows a 1 tile version of the Maxis window; as you can see, I made it so it tiles.



I took the big window and shrank it down to a petite version of itself, and made a 1 tile and 2 tile version of it - (see picture with all 4 windows) and made a privacy window as well.

But what are windows without doors? I had a request to make a one tile version of the Socialite double doors, and while making it thought it would be cool if I could get a surround on it to match the windows. I managed it, just, and - see pic - it tiles and so looks very grand.



Of course not everyone likes grand so I am also uploading the original requested door by Phaenoh. The stone surround door looks like this on the inside.



And finally - yes, these are custom windows, so I took an interior shot for you to see that the small windows sit nicely above a counter. See screenshots at end of post.

LATE EDIT: I forgot to mention, these are repository windows and doors and so will pick up any recolours of the original Maxis items that you may have in your downloads folder. In the related tab there is a link to Guardgians white recolours of the doors used in this set.




Polygon Counts:
POLY COUNTS APPLY TO DIAGONAL AND STRAIGHT

Equally Eloquent Doorway = 1324 polys and 350 simoleons
Perfect Pediment Door = 1666 polys and 350 simoleons
Petite Perfect Pediment 1 tile and 2 tile = 1066 polys and 170 simoleons
Perfect Pediment Window 1 tile = 1082 polys and 293 simoleons
Private Perfect Pediment Window = 566 polys and 85 simoleons

Additional Credits:
Maxis, for providing the original mesh and textures, SIMPE, Phaenoh for asking for the door, all the tutorial writers on MTS2, fway for being a sport and helping me when my UV map got screwed up, and MTS2 for giving me a place to share my stuff.

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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Social Set Part 1.rar

Size: 227.6 KB · Downloads: 24,749 · 25th Mar 2009
227.6 KB 24,749 25th Mar 2009
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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Instructor
#26 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 9:31 AM
Terrific set. Thank you. You did marvelous work!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 1:14 PM
Wonderful job and very well done. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#28 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 3:26 PM
Thank you very much! That's exactly what I was looking for!
Wiki Wizard
#29 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 7:16 PM
These are so frickin raw lee!!! I LURV them! thanks


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Test Subject
#30 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 7:38 PM
Default Great windows
Sweet windows! I did not download them but may do that still.
Forum Resident
#31 Old 28th Mar 2009 at 5:39 AM
OOhhh!! Thanks Lee!!
Scholar
#32 Old 29th Mar 2009 at 12:24 PM
Wonderful addition to the EA items! Well done Thank you!

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Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 7:07 PM
The maxis windows have always been my favorite, their gorgeous. Thank you for adding to them and for sharing <3
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 8th Apr 2009 at 4:34 PM
Amazing, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 8th Apr 2009 at 10:36 PM
Very nice. Thank you.
Test Subject
#36 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 12:05 PM
Thanks so much! Just what I needed. It has always annoyed me why Maxis can't make matching sets like this.
Test Subject
#37 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 4:34 PM
I'm so glad meshers actually did this. I adore these Maxis windows and really wished that there were shorter ones and such to accompany the one type in game. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 11:30 AM
there is one word for this; awesome

thank you for sharing
~Rose
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 21st May 2009 at 7:24 PM
Beautiful as always, Lee. <3
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 9:43 PM
This set combined with the one that Simnuts made are the best I have ever seen!

Now all I need to do is rebuild all of my lots :D

smaller,faster,better....
Forum Resident
#41 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 3:46 PM
These are great. Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 7th Oct 2009 at 8:21 PM
Any chance for some two story versions?
Eventrough Sims3 is out and installed on my pc I still have much more joy with the Sims2!

I hope you have the time to do a part 2 with two-story windows (maybe even a door? )

Ask Simnuts to use his chopped off meshes to then, you guys are the best!

Thanks,

Erwin

smaller,faster,better....
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 26th Nov 2009 at 7:45 AM
Assuming you'd still be interested in doing it, I also would like to see what else you had planned to further expand this set. While the Simnuts set is nice, it isn't repository to the EA originals and I know I would just forget which window I have to keep to not break the set.

In any case, thanks for part one. I've used it allot since I first downloaded it.
Inventor
#44 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 11:27 AM
Amazing job. These windows are great. Thank you very much.
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Original Poster
#45 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 7:13 PM
Default Part two???
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moon Dragon
Assuming you'd still be interested in doing it, I also would like to see what else you had planned to further expand this set. While the Simnuts set is nice, it isn't repository to the EA originals and I know I would just forget which window I have to keep to not break the set.

In any case, thanks for part one. I've used it allot since I first downloaded it.


Well, I originally planned to redo the other set, but since simnut had done them I saw no point. You could always ask simnut to repo them?

I have to admit, every time I see these windows I feel guilty - maybe I should just make em one at once, and upload the rest in pieces rather than hanging on to make a set.

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Test Subject
#46 Old 2nd Jan 2010 at 7:32 AM
I rarely comment (but I almost always thank everything I download). I have to say, these windows are my FAVORITE for Sims 2! They're absolutely gorgeous!
Test Subject
#47 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 1:14 PM
This is amazing! Thank you so much! =]
Test Subject
#48 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 9:24 PM
Thank you for your time making the windows! I wanted such version since I saw the original one in-game! Great work!
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#49 Old 15th Apr 2011 at 7:00 PM
Awesome! Must download...!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#50 Old 12th May 2011 at 6:27 AM
These are fantastic work! That you!
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