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Recolourable FullPoster "Wall Overlay - Wall Animation" *Update 06/11*

by Pixelhate Posted 1st Aug 2007 at 12:28 AM - Updated 28th Aug 2011 at 2:44 AM by leesester
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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.
*Update 06/11* BoilingOil have made an improved version of the wall overlays : available here ('ll try the updated the meshes in this very thread asap but it won't be possible before August 2011.)
* The overlays were originally sold at §30, but were mostly used for adding cracks, smudges and filth to walls... things that would normally LOWER the value of a lot. So he made them FREE. (much more logical!)
* Room score was removed (adding cracks and graffs is not really improving environment !)
* As wall hangings, the overlays are considered art-work: sims will view them, comment on them, and approve or disapprove of them as if they were precious works of art! A damaged wall doesn't deserve such attention... So he found out how to disable that!


For those who want to learn how to make such changes themselves BoilingOil has written an article Please have a look

Hi,
Animations, when placed on any existing walls will add moving "things" to it, while overlay will add "enhancement" such as graffs, torn posters, cracks, dirt, holes or blood splats. Or anything else you can imagine and draw...

A full heigh 1 tile or 2 tiles poster with animated or non animated recolour, the Mesh is static. It has its own GUID.
The polycount is minimum faces: 2 Vertex: 4. (The smallest possible object !)
It is base game and Ep's compatible, thanks to Numenor.
Can be found under decoration/painting

If you like to place the poster without to pick it each time in the catalogue, hold Shift while clicking to place an object

I didn't make this object, it's a gift to everyone from Numenor, passing through me, so all thanks and credits goes to him.
I'm only responsible for the recolours.

The Degradation Kit !
wall overlays to give your walls some history to wear...

Graffiti
Various tags, graffs and stencils. A light transparency has been added to allow the underlying pattern of the wall to be slightly visible. N°14 is reproduction of a Banksy's stencil at real size. Make your own tag, now!
Urban Art everywhere yay !


Posters
Some people glue posters, others tear them apart. Both are unaware that, together, they create beautiful abstract art pieces.


Degradation
A serie of crackles, scribbles, holes and dirt. Some walls are responding better to the treatment than other. You'll find out.


Bloody
Several Blood splats for gore fanatics, works better on walls with light colours.


Animations

Laser Beam
Security laser beam with subtle movements.

SIMatrix panel
Really moving Simlish walls in a matrix style.

Alien Wall Diseases
2 totally useless (and therefore essential) and ugly animated "things" from outer space. It's breathing, it conquered the wall, it's alive ! (the texture used is pretty big, so watch out, if you plan an invasion with many creatures, that it doesn't bug your computer)


N.B. : The animations will only work in life mode, it won't move in building or buying mode.

Installation
Place the "1tile-ThankyouNumenor_MESH", "2tilesThankyouNumenor_MESH" and the recolors you like in your Downloads folder.
The thumbnails will appear with coloured background for easy sorting, but the objects are transparent.

To have it fully working, you'll need to send a loving thought to Numenor, I like to have him flooded with positive vibrations , so help me out people !

Recoloring
You're very welcome to make your own recolour and share them ! You can add the original mesh in your lot upload, a link directing to this thread is appreciated. Thank you.
The template is needed for making animated recolour. Along with the template, a little recolouring guide has been provided, please be sure to have a look at it.
Pixelhate.

Polygon Counts:
Faces:2 vertex:4
Faces:2 vertex:4

Additional Credits:
Respect given up to Numenor, "The Modfather"
This object was partly inspired by Qortex's big poster and Pacotacoplayer's replaceable graffiti . May they be thanked as deserved !
Plasticbox, Dewshine, JLonier for useful and nice suggestions.
Simenroute for suggesting clearer description.
BoilingOil for bringing the possibility to improve the mesh

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Fixed_FullPosters-Mesh.rar

Size: 116.5 KB · Downloads: 33,836 · 12th Aug 2007
116.5 KB 33,836 12th Aug 2007
FullPoster-Animation-Recolor.rar

Size: 467.3 KB · Downloads: 24,338 · 1st Aug 2007
467.3 KB 24,338 1st Aug 2007
FullPoster-DegradationKit-Recolor.rar

Size: 3.11 MB · Downloads: 28,175 · 1st Aug 2007
3.11 MB 28,175 1st Aug 2007
FullPoster-Template&Guide.rar

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 22,709 · 1st Aug 2007
1.06 MB 22,709 1st Aug 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 12:51 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 1st Aug 2007 at 12:56 AM.
Yay I'm first!!1!

This is a brilliant idea, graffiti without having to hamster 2 billion different wallpapers! Thanks for the link to the pacotacoplayer ones as well, I hadn't seen them yet, but I'll admit I like yours better since they're transparent =) .. looking forward to check them out in-game!

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Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 1:18 AM
Great job, this will come in handy! Thank you!!

Need to check those animated ones especially, look like fun , hehe!

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 1:20 AM
Oh my, this sounds too awesome to be true! Lots of loving thoughts to you and Numenor from me, I can't wait to try them out. They will add a wonderful realism to my urban 'hood!

Evereyone - recolours plz! :D

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#5 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 1:34 AM
Awesome. I love objects like these. I absolutely despise having 20 different wallpapers with the same pattern just to get a used look. I adore the ones at tsr, its so great that theres some available to everybody now and these have cracks and dirt. ^_^ this makes me happy. heh

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#6 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 2:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorriganRane
... I adore the ones at tsr, its so great that theres some available to everybody now and these have cracks and dirt. ^_^ this makes me happy. heh


What are you refering to ?

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#7 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 2:38 AM
Brilliant concept, lovely execution! Happy thoughts all around!
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#8 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 5:13 AM
Oooh these are fabuloso - of course thanks to the uber one Numenor and to you pixel for the wonderful recolours - I can't wait to have a play with them =) And yes anything to prune the walls folder is a GREAT GREAT thing!

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#9 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 5:21 AM
Awesome! I'm so happy to see this project finished. *rubs grubby paws together* I'm inspired to make even more recolors for these meshes!

Thanks to Numenor for them, and you Pixel for the wonderful recolors.

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#10 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 6:16 AM
Amazing.
Thank you Pixelhate, and Numenor, for these fantastic - and genius - wall overlays.
You rock!

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Mad Poster
#11 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 8:34 AM
Thank you both!!! These will come in handy in my city neighbourhood. Can't wait to test them out!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 9:57 AM
woooow! always wanted to have something like that!!! it's sooo useful! thanx to you and numenor!!!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 7:52 PM
My thoughts have already been said by other people above. It's a marvelous idea indeed and you worked it out with great creativity. The versatility of this object will definately help me clean out my walls folder! Thank you and Numenor as well!

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Scholar
#14 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 10:25 PM
These are absolutely fantastic. They make so much more sense than making a bunch of various recolours of the same wall. I especially love the crayon drawings. :D
I hope someone makes some good simlish recolours of this.

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#15 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 1:07 PM
Yeah! Thank you and thanks to Numenor, you both are giving us so many genius gifts! Love these, I can't wait till this evening for playing with them, the animated especially. Thanks again and ciao.
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#16 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 6:14 PM
What a fantastic idea! Your items are very useful to make Sims 2 stories.
Thanks your great job, always.
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#17 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 8:52 PM
I may have found a little issue with this -- not sure if it's intentional, but just in case it isn't: the overlay is a little bit off the wall, which becomes noticeable when there's an object with its back against the wall in front of it (like a fridge for example) .. is that on purpose?

By no means a critique -- in 99.9% of all cases the difference is not visible --, I just thought since you're such a perfectionist you might want to know =). Thanks again, these look great in my game (I'll just put my fridges elsewhere).

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#18 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 10:00 PM
I see what you're meaning, I guess it's unavoidable as the mesh is cloned from a poster, and these are a bit off of the wall. Unless this can be change in the 3D mesh (wich is not my field), I have no solution for it... (looking at Numenor direction)

Every feedback is precious to me, so thank you for bringing this one to me. I'm glad you have use of my stuff. Thanks for your appreciation.

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#19 Old 11th Aug 2007 at 11:33 PM Last edited by Numenor : 12th Aug 2007 at 12:37 AM.
This set is a *must-have*!!! I mean, the idea of putting degradated overlays over existing wallpapers is so brilliant! And the graphics is fantastic, too

The overlays are too far from the wall? Let me check them in game, and I will tell you if something can be done.


EDIT: Check your PM's *wink* The overlays were definitely too far from the walls. My bad -

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My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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#20 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 1:05 AM
It's magical ! Thank you very much ModFather !
The position of the meshes (the distance from the wall) is now fixed.
Plus! now they can be placed on walls that already have something attached to it (wall lamps, paintings, windows or even other graffiti) Multi-overlay is now very easy!
The Catalog Description is also fixed.
Please redownload the Mesh.

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"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
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#21 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 1:34 AM
Wow, that was a quick fix. Thank you both! =)

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#22 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 1:42 AM
Now it's your turn, Plasticbox: let us dream with a lot in perfect "urban abandon" style! :D

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My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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#23 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 1:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixelhate
It's magical ! Thank you very much ModFather !
The position of the meshes (the distance from the wall) is now fixed.
Plus! now they can be placed on walls that already have something attached to it (wall lamps, paintings, windows or even other graffiti) Multi-overlay is now very easy!
The Catalog Description is also fixed.
Please redownload the Mesh.


I redownloaded fixed mesh, thank you for the message and Numenor's fixing.
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#24 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 9:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Now it's your turn, Plasticbox: let us dream with a lot in perfect "urban abandon" style! :D


You know, I'd love to =) but right now I don't have any time to build stuff .. plus, my last upload was such a monster project, it's good to take a break for a while. But, you know, that's the great thing about these posters: you can just slap them onto any lot -> voilà, instant abandon =).

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#25 Old 16th Aug 2007 at 1:43 AM
Well, then... I'll "abandon" some of your Newbie Lane lots myself The "less than §10,000" are perfect for the purpose -

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