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Ribbon Window - Counterheight

by HugeLunatic Posted 12th Aug 2009 at 6:38 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2009 at 5:05 PM by HugeLunatic
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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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After this window, it's amazing I have any hair left. This was the window I started with, but the diagonal wasn't working. So I left this one to work on my Limbo window instead. An interesting discovery? If a window has the same number of tiles when placed on the diagonal as the straight, it has an automatic diagonal. and no additional mesh is needed.

There is one package and it contains both the straight window and diagonal window.

It has a custom icon and can be found directly next to the original, and it takes all colors of the original window plus any CAST colors.

Custom Recolor

The Mesh

Original Left - Mine Right

NOTE: This should be considered in testing and a BETA version, as all current content should be. All tools, packages, etc, are still evolving. I have had this window in my game for well over a week, of course the diagonal had been reverting to the original.

Polygon Counts:
516 - Same as original window.

Additional Credits:
Inge & Peter Jones for S3OC and s3pe.
Wes_H for his Milkshape Plugin & Object Tool
teko for pointing me in the direction of the wallmask
daluved1 for her tutorials - finally figured out the wallmask! =) and dds and alpha's

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 3
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Size: 643.5 KB · Downloads: 66,438 · 12th Aug 2009
643.5 KB 66,438 12th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

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.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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#2 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 6:44 PM
Thank you so much for creating and sharing this! I'm really loving all the new things coming out that give more variety with building and decorating homes.
Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 6:54 PM
I love that you are doing these. Thanks. Now we just need more window treatments since there seems to be so few that work on different windows.
Test Subject
#4 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 6:56 PM
This is excellent Well Done & Thanks
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:06 PM
Great job and thanks for sharing. I hope the smoke from your over fryed brain has cleared out from your work space so you can create more great things! :-)
#6 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:07 PM
Oh! Beautiful windows! I can't wait to get home to download them!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:25 PM
Oh my god, this looks real cool! Can´t wait to try it!
Thanks a lot for your hard work, it was worth it!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:32 PM
Is it X-mas already?? I got JUST what I wanted! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#9 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:47 PM
This is beautiful! I love many of the windows in TS3 but we do need more variety in height and sizes! Thanks for making building much more satisfying!!! :D
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#10 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 7:56 PM
Glad to see you got it to work!

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#11 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 8:07 PM
WHERE! Can I get that house?
#12 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 8:14 PM
I'm sooo Happy!!! Thank You!!
#13 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 8:40 PM
Creative solution to an annoying problem....great idea.....thank you for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 9:22 PM
i like this alot !

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#15 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 9:54 PM
Love these windows, thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:01 PM
Love it! I can't wait to build my Sims 3 house!
Mad Poster
#17 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:18 PM
Finally! lol. I hate the windows with the base game, all my modern houses look funky.
#18 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:32 PM
Yessssssss! More totally awesome windows!

Thanks again for a great job, HL!
#19 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:41 PM
Very nice, not sure where I'll use them yet, but I will for sure

Can't find stuff in build and buy mode?
Test Subject
#20 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:50 PM
thank you soo much! now all i need is a frameless window!
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#21 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 11:58 PM
This is wonderful. I'll be using these for sure! Thanks!
Forum Resident
#22 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 12:03 AM
Thank you very much!
Its amazing!
I hope that we will see more of you soon!

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#23 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 12:28 AM
Awesome, keep it up
Test Subject
#24 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 2:04 AM
Thanks! Really appreciate the hard work!

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#25 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 5:14 AM
Love it! Thanks so much.
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