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Two Glass Walls

by orangemittens Posted 25th Jan 2010 at 9:10 PM
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
Here are two glass walls for decorating with. One is ceiling height and the other is the height of an EA shower stall. Both have a recolorable base. The glass is clear and cannot be recolored. Both walls will fit over the low EA brick wall border as shown in the picture below.

The walls are intended for the indoors and placement outside will result in a somewhat odd-looking shadow that I could not fix. If you want to place them outside I recommend putting them under a tree, on a covered porch, or some other place that will provide shade for them.

The decorative walls can be found in Buy/Decor/Misc.

Shower height wall - $5.00
Ceiling height wall - $10.00

Both have an environment score of 3.

The walls were cloned from the EA decorative bathroom towel cabinet thing in the base game with no patches.

Thank you to:

Ilee who came up with the idea of a glass wall that would sit on EA's border wall and who gave advice on making these walls.

HazuiTokage who let me use her glass window for sizing and for the base of my object.

HugeLunatic who provided good ideas (I will get to the base-less walls soon )

hisui hana who shared her perfect glass shader numbers in the meshing section - I've used them on these objects.

In the pictures below:

The subway tile shown in the bathroom was created by JaneSamborski and can be found in the MTS pattern section.

The backless shower was created by Petallotus and can be found in Buy/Plumbing here at MTS.

Shower height wall (cheat used to place them):



Ceiling height wall:



Wall on EA border wall (no cheat required to place like this):



I hope you enjoy them.

OM



Polygon Counts:
For both items:

Faces: 126
Vertices: 232

Additional Credits:
Inge & Peter Jones - S3OC & S3PE WesHowe - S3ObjTool

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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OM_GlassWalls.rar | Two glass walls - shower and ceiling height

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 47,064 · 25th Jan 2010
1.50 MB 47,064 25th Jan 2010
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 25th Jan 2010 at 9:22 PM
These are what you were working on for the guy who wanted a window on a fence, right? I'm glad they were finished, they're awesome I always have houses where I think "I want a wall here, but I dont want it to actually be a wall"(if that makes sense) and these are PERFECT.
Scholar
#3 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 9:45 PM
Love it!! Thank you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 9:59 PM
It's great! I can't wait to use it.
Thank you.
Inventor
#5 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 10:24 PM
Finally, nice glass showers in my bathrooms! Thank you!
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Jan 2010 at 11:26 PM
Thank God for the CC creators who can give us what EAXIS cannot. Can't wait to put them in my houses.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 3:09 AM
very coool
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 4:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claeric
These are what you were working on for the guy who wanted a window on a fence, right? I'm glad they were finished, they're awesome I always have houses where I think "I want a wall here, but I dont want it to actually be a wall"(if that makes sense) and these are PERFECT.


Yeah that's me Thanks again OM
Scholar
#9 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 10:03 AM
This is a great creation.A big step forward in our game.Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent and your efforts.Hugs.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#10 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 3:18 PM
I'm happy these are finally out! Thanks so much :-)
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 3:21 PM
How did you do that with the shower? (just the shower head and taps), I only have the cheap shower and the dear shower
Theorist
#12 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 4:48 PM
These will work great for my sims house thank you :-)
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 4:54 PM
That's what I needed
Thanks
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 6:30 PM
Thank you - this is awesome! Is it possible to get it in different format in order to use it in World adventures? Thank you.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#15 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 10:14 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone...it's nice of you to post And you're most welcome Ilee. Claeric, that actually does make sense and I sometimes get that same feeling when decorating, lol.

Conor, to make the shower I used Petallotus' single tile backless shower which she cloned from one of the EA single-tile shower stalls. I used the moveobjects on cheat to place it on the same tile that the back glass wall is on after constructing the glass shower stall.

Petallotus' backless shower is here at MTS in the plumbing section.

Smikis, I'm not sure what format you need. I tested the glass walls in my patchless base game and my World Adventures game that is patched through December. Both walls work fine in both games. Could you explain what is happening when you try to use the glass walls?
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 27th Jan 2010 at 12:26 AM
Very clever indeed!! Thank you so much for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 28th Jan 2010 at 2:11 PM
Very cool!
Mad Poster
#18 Old 29th Jan 2010 at 7:38 AM
WOW ! I love this wall ! Immediate download with a ton of thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#19 Old 30th Jan 2010 at 2:38 AM
WA and monkey helper
Smikis, I'm not sure what format you need. I tested the glass walls in my patchless base game and my World Adventures game that is patched through December. Both walls work fine in both games. Could you explain what is happening when you try to use the glass walls?[/QUOTE]

Thank you so much for coming back to me. Unfortunately I've installed the WA and now when ever I want to use files with monkey helper my game crashes (somehow my EA download manager gets corrupted); I've tried reinstalling game many times and still 0 results. All the forums confirmed that EA downloaded in WA often clashes with older format files. So at the moment I just sitting tight and hoping that EA team will fix the bug. Keep up the great work you are doing and I hope that one day I'll be able to use it to!
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Jan 2010 at 2:40 AM
P.S. This crash is not happening only with your glass walls but with all the Monkey helper format files
Alchemist
Original Poster
#21 Old 30th Jan 2010 at 6:17 PM
Thank you again for the nice comments. Smikis, I'm sorry to hear that you're having this problem. I hope somehow it gets straightened out for you soon.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 5:44 PM
This is just what I've been waiting for; Fantastic! Thank you so much!! This will look amazing in my japanese-modern bathoom! <3
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 10:13 PM
Thank you so much! These are so gorgeous; I can't wait to use them!
Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 12:59 AM
I was wondering where I could find the shower... the only showers they have in the game are the ones enclosed and your screenshot shows a plain shower w/c u enclosed in ur glass walls.
Test Subject
#25 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 3:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by puking_king
I was wondering where I could find the shower... the only showers they have in the game are the ones enclosed and your screenshot shows a plain shower w/c u enclosed in ur glass walls.


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