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Simple Siding – 6 patterns, horizontal and vertical

by plasticbox Posted 14th Oct 2009 at 12:11 AM - Updated 12th Oct 2009 at 7:51 AM by plasticbox
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These are really simple siding patterns with NO wood structure, for those occasions where you just want the look of paint in shiny colours. The vertical versions are particularly useful for sloped walls.

The horizontal siding is pretty much like the EA wood siding style but with less clunky shadows. The vertical version is a tongue-and-groove kind of thing, also modeled after one of the existing styles. The important difference here is that these are patterns, not wall styles, so they can be applied e.g. to the barn style walls that I use on pretty much every house I build.

See the detail screenshots for close-up views (1:1, taken with texture detail on High).


Versions
There are 3 horizontal and 3 vertical versions with planks of different width. Lower number = wider planks, see the "Overview" screenshot. In the bottom right corner is the EA outdoor siding for comparison.

Colours; Catalogue
All of these are monochrome; the default colour is the yellow you see on the screenshots. I put them in Plastics and Rubber since they don't have any discernible surface structure (just a little noise but that's hardly visible).

Additional uses
The smallest vertical siding works quite well as a sort of "expansion set" / replacement for two of the EA interior paneling styles – it's not glossy like that one, but otherwise it's as close as I could get it. See the "Int01" screenshot; the leftmost two tiles (with the high panel) is the EA paneling, the other ones are various paint/wallpaper styles with the "V4" pattern applied.

Other than that, these are of very limited usefulness – you can perhaps use them for furniture that looks like it's just put together from straight planks (simple shelves, boxes and the like). It looks OK as flooring too, albeit a little boring.


Made with Photoshop, SquishDDS 1.1.3 and PatternPackager running in mono/OS X. Thanks to Delphy for providing the dev version!
In-Game Category: Plastic and Rubber

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Scholar
#2 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 12:16 AM
Wow! I completely forgot about these, thank you for making them yourself! They came out great!
Scholar
#3 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 12:23 AM
Adore your patterns.Pure white,blue,yellow: I enjoy them in advance.Thank you for sharing.Hugs.
Instructor
#4 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 12:33 AM
These look great, thank you so much.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 12:46 AM
Yes, this is what my game needed! Thanks alot plasticbox!

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Instructor
#6 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 1:08 AM
Thank you so much for these! I'm gonna use and abuse them.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 3:11 AM
These are SO NEEDED in my game. Thank you for taking the time to make them.

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Instructor
#8 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 3:33 AM
Thank-you so much! The EA horizontal sidings leave l lot to be desired as you know. These are so great. I like a house thats siding has a fresh painted and well kept look, now my game houses can have that too.
Instructor
#9 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 7:10 AM
Very nice, I love simple stuff in my game!

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#10 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 9:00 AM
I've searched high and low for something like these. Thanks PB!
You made them just in time
Mad Poster
#11 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 10:53 AM
So useful and with fantastic colors ! Thanks
Instructor
#12 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 5:02 PM
PB, Thank you so much! Very useful and needed.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 10:19 PM
So so nice ! ^^ thank you
Theorist
#14 Old 31st Oct 2009 at 6:32 PM
Best siding patterns I've found :D

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 12:45 PM Last edited by Zhaana : 11th Nov 2009 at 1:05 PM.
Mmm I use the wallstyle with a 3/4 panel but when i apply your vertical pattern it shows the ea panel below... argh XD

How did you do to be able to not see it ? like in your screenshots.
Any wise advices ?
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Original Poster
#16 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 10:22 PM
Are you trying to apply a siding pattern on an area that already *is* siding?

The 3/4 panel on my screenshot (leftmost 2 tiles) is the EA one, for comparison. There is no blank version of that style that I know of.

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 12th Nov 2009 at 5:16 PM
Yep Ohh that's why .... I thought it was your pattern apply on a blank style because I don't have the same effect on the pattern. Oh well.... anyway LOL sorry to distub you

(Ea should have done this wallstyle blanked ! lazy men)
Forum Resident
#18 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 2:39 AM
Thankyou! So simple, yet something I really missed from TS2.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 11:35 PM
Sorry to tell that Delphys Blue Lot Object Fixer declare these files as corrupt ...

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#20 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 2:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simsanne
Sorry to tell that Delphys Blue Lot Object Fixer declare these files as corrupt ...

These are patterns, not objects.

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#21 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 8:16 PM
Simsanne: No, it does not. Theres nothing to fix, since they are patterns, and I checked them against the fixer and it declares them already working.

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 3:12 PM
Thank you for your explanation, I didn't know that there is a difference between patten and object in that way, sorry! I'll get them now, too, they look very nice!

... as the name says "object" fixer - I'm stupid

Hoffnung ist nicht die Gewissheit dass etwas gut ausgeht, sondern dass es Sinn macht, egal wie es ausgeht. (W.Havel)
- I try to translate - who finds errors can keep them ;-) :
"Hope is not being sure for a good end, but that it has sense, whatever comes."
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Test Subject
#23 Old 30th May 2010 at 2:48 AM
Thank you! I needed this badly.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 8th Dec 2010 at 11:23 PM
i love you so much for this. the sidings that come in the game were getting sooo annoying to deal with in terms of coloring and whatnot.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#25 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 9:18 PM
Thank you!
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