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Purplepaws's Pattern Pack 1

by Purplepaws Posted 21st Jul 2009 at 11:55 AM - Updated 22nd Jan 2010 at 7:22 AM by Purplepaws : Properly categorized for search function... Thanks Delphy!
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When I first learned about the complicated process involved with making patterns for The Sims 3, I had written it off as something too difficult to bother with. But eventually, my urge to create got the better of me, and now I’m completely addicted.

My first pattern pack consists of five fun and useful designs (in two different sizes), all completely seamless and meticulously perfected.


(Shown below in default colors.)



Comfy - Carpet, 1 Channel
Aloha - Theme, 2 Channels
Polkadot - Geometric, 4 Channels
Apples - Theme, 4 Channels
Quilted - Fabric, 1 Channel


You may recognize the first pattern from a carpet set I did for TS2. It's basically the same, just tweaked a little to look better with both light and dark colors using the same grayscale image. And the quilt pattern is actually an EA texture that I grabbed off a bedding from the Teen Style Stuff pack. I had used it as an overlay for all of my own beddings and I thought it would make a good TS3 pattern. The other three I had to make seamless myself and then retrace for the highest quality possible.

I hope you all enjoy these! I had a lot of fun making them. Please stay tuned for another project I have in the works (which actually should be right on the heels of this one), and do feel free to leave feedback. It really makes my day.

~Rachael

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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:13 PM
Very nice, thanks for uploading.
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#3 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:19 PM
Thank you very much these are simply gorgous great job in making these

Pierre
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#4 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:40 PM
Thanks! They are beautiful!
Scholar
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#5 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:41 PM
Wow wonderful designs that don't hurt my eyes. Wonderfully done I like the apples most of all.

-Apple
Inventor
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#6 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:53 PM
I have been missing your carpet sooo bad! Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:08 PM
I am such a pattern addict... I wonder if theres a cap to how many you can have in game. Thanks so much. Wonderful work.
Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:40 PM
very beautiful patterns! thx!
Instructor
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#9 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 6:11 PM
Those apples are so freakin' cute!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 6:33 PM
thank you. love the patterns.
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#11 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 8:13 PM
I love the apple pattern! It's so crisp!

But my favorite is the quilted one. I'm so glad you brought that back. I've been missing it quite a bit.

Thank you!
Instructor
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#12 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 8:32 PM
I was totally going to make an apple pattern almost just like that and now I don't have to! xD *dance*

I love all of these, especially the polka dots. Thanks!
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#13 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:19 PM
These look good. Can't wait to test em out. Thanks a million!
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#14 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 11:56 PM
These look great!! I've been putting off making them for a while now, I have all the stuff there it just looks so hard. :/

Thanks for these!! Great work by the looks of it, and worth the time!
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#15 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 2:16 AM
Yea ! a carpet that actually looks like carpet ! (and i dig the others too)
Top Secret Researcher
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#16 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 4:06 AM
Oh very cute.
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#17 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 5:10 AM
Very cue pattens.. I especially like the apples I'm sure it's gonna look great in my teens room!
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#18 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 8:01 AM
love them! Especially the apples
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 4:53 PM
Thank you they look good in game :-)
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#20 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 7:25 PM
These are great! I especially love the apple pattern! =)
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#21 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 9:47 PM
I love the apples! Thanks a lot!
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#22 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 10:54 AM
Thank you so much. Loved your creations from Sims 2, and I am so glad you've 'caved' in and started creating for Sims 2.
Thanks again
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#23 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 1:36 PM
great looking pattern can't wait to try out!
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 9:45 AM
I really love your pokadots!
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 10:17 PM
Purplepaws, I used your carpet pattern in my TS3 upload "Writer's Block" for the Summer of Love neighborhood project in the Build n' Share challenge forums. Thanks for the great patterns.
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