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Silversong Porch Build Set - updated placement info

by Reyn Posted 13th Aug 2007 at 2:14 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2008 at 10:51 PM by Reyn
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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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Here it is - a porch set for those who want a nice, simple wooded porch.

The timbers for the set are from last november and are under fences, as are the fence recolours of the Maxis wooden fence [ the one that matches the stair rails ] - these both require University [ or I think any one other expansion ] - They come in basic brown, black, gold and white.

The lattice is a column - I did this because it makes recolours less invasive than if you had them as a fence. These come in four heights, though they could come in any height or colour you want. As you can see in the picture, they can be placed up against normal porch lattice, are fully alpha'd and come in not only the basic brown, but in black, gold and white as well.

The floors will not line up perfectly with the maxis floor, otherwise, they are recolours of the deck flooring in black, gold and white.

The stair recolours require Numenor's recolourable stairs found here - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159

They will work for both his and my open wooden stairs.

Known issues - Because the lattice is a column, you need to use moveobjects on for alot of placing choices. Also, it does not follow the terrain, and you need to place each section. Also, to use as underpining, you need to make sure the foundation level is level, and at either 4, 8, 12 or 16 clicks.

Language issues - I have no idea why, but some of the stuff, upon upload, seem to have gained a spanish description. I have no idea why, and when opened in simpe, its not there.

---Because I'm very good at procrastination, here is updated notes. One, apparently these all work with the base game, which is wonderful news to me as a creator, and one reason I don't upload as many houses anymore.

Also, you need to use the moveobjects chest if you use these on your porches, since as columns, they have a footprint. If you turn on the moveobjects cheat and place the footprint [ the green stuff] on the air, you should be fine!

Lattice - 10 faces, 12 vertices
Timber - 12 faces, 24 vertices
Column - 12 faces, 24 vertices



Polygon Counts:
Lattice - 10 faces, 12 vertices
Timber - 12 faces, 24 vertices
Column - 12 faces, 24 vertices

The other meshes are either recolours of the timber fence or the wooden fence, which is a maxis object.

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to everyone who has helped me over the past 7 or 8 months in figuring out why something was not working. I'm sorry I only remember one name, and that's because the help was this morning, and that's Paleoanth.

Numenor for making recolouring stairs possible.

EA devs for neglecting the fact that lattice can come in other colours besides brown, and driving me to finding a solution, even if its not the most elegant one.
Tags: #porch, #wood, #lattice

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 University
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PorchSet.rar

Size: 1.02 MB · Downloads: 32,113 · 13th Aug 2007
1.02 MB 32,113 13th Aug 2007
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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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Alchemist
#2 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 12:53 PM
This is wonderful, Reyn, and fills the heart of all simarchitects with joy! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 1:28 PM
Nice and useful set... immediate download and use !
thank you reyn

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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* The more I fail the more I approach the success

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Fluffy
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#4 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 2:32 PM
this looks really nice and well made.
will definitely give it a whirl in my game
Inventor
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 3:07 PM
There is one other slight problem when using the shorter recolours - you might have to rotate the camera a bit to click on other things. But I do like to minimize the stuff I have to sort through, and fences drive me up the wall in that regard. :D

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Instructor
#6 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 3:55 PM
Thanks very much, your idea is sooo cool and wonderfully executed, I, like patul, will immediately download and use.
Knitting fiend
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#7 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 4:08 PM
Oooh, love it! Finally some recolors of the decking with the lattice. Thank you!

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
Test Subject
#8 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 6:06 PM
WOW!!!
I've been looking for these and never found it!!! Thank you so much!!!
Instructor
#9 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 7:56 PM
OOOOOh, this will be so useful! Awesome work, thank you!!!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Moderator
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#10 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 9:05 PM
This is great. Thanks for sharing!

Formerly known as boolPropped
Field Researcher
#11 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 9:32 PM
This is great!

Quote:
and fills the heart of all simarchitects with joy!

^ That's so true!!!

Thanks bunches!
~Roxanne
AKA: SIMcredible's Painter
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 11:26 PM
"The stair recolours require Numenor's recolourable stairs..." I am assuming that this can be extracted straight into the downloads folder and does not require Numenor's Scriptorium?

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#13 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 11:52 PM
The recolours? Yes
Numenor's strairs? Yes as well.

You'd only need scriptorium if you also installed my open wooden stairs [ which need Numenor's stairs too. ]

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 12:19 AM
woo it's fantastic !! Thank you !
Test Subject
#15 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 12:26 AM Last edited by wewilllgo : 20th Aug 2007 at 12:26 AM. Reason: Not a thanks post
The file is corrupt for me?
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Original Poster
#16 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 12:43 AM
Hmm - let me check it.


--It was fine when I downloaded it - try redownloading it and see if that fixes it? You might have just had it go wonky the first time.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#17 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 2:10 AM
oooh ohhh great stuffies thank you Reyn!

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Test Subject
#18 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 7:36 AM
I have a small problem. I try to install the file whit sim file maid. But it comes up "no files installed" and I can not find anything in the game. Please what am I doing wrong?
Inventor
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#19 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 1:47 PM
I'm afraid I don't know much about file maid.

However, if you just unrar into your download's file, I've put everything into subfolders already, for easy recolouring and deletion [ if you need to. ]

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 4:24 PM
Now I get a messege saying "Erreur de CRC!" I dont know what that is? Anyone else who kows? I realy like this download. So I dont want to let it go!
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#21 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 6:11 PM
Do you have Numenor's recolourable stairs installed?

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Test Subject
#22 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 11:08 PM
I try to install both youres and Numeros stairs. If I use Q-express to install i get the messege "Run-Time error "11" division by zero" Anyone who knows what that means?
Test Subject
#23 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 11:37 PM
Hi, this is great! Did you recolour the trellis fence? If so, how?! I've been trying to find it in SimPE and failed every time!
Good work!

I'm not evil, I'm just good looking
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#24 Old 21st Aug 2007 at 3:08 AM Last edited by Reyn : 21st Aug 2007 at 4:59 AM.
What I did was make a 256x512 column mesh, lined up with the walls - Then, I took the textures for the trellis fence. Its not as versatile in placement, but it allows for recolouring, and catches both sides of the base trellis, if you use it to cover.

Stinapinan, All I can suggest is instead of using q-install on the stairs, use the rar file - WinRAR is free to use, and at most becomes nagware, and you can then make sure that the file for my stairs goes to the right place, in the scriptorium mod stairs [ numenor's don't need that step, since it replaces the original ones. ] Hope that helps.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Instructor
#25 Old 22nd Aug 2007 at 4:33 PM
I missed this on upload! They are wonderful looking fences.

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