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55 Medieval Open/Closed + Hanging Business Signs *Updated*

by sunni9676 Posted 11th Apr 2010 at 2:25 PM - Updated 25th Jul 2010 at 5:01 AM by sunni9676 : Added Pawnbroker's Signs
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


This set includes 55 Open/Closed Business Signs and 54 matching Hanging Signs. These classic wooden signs feature etched images that encompass a variety of trades and business types suitable for themed hoods such as Medieval, Ancient, Western, Victorian, Fantasy and Modern Rural.

The Open/Closed Business Signs are all clones of the original, meaning they are their own unique object (not a recolor). There are 54 wooden signs plus an invisible version. The invisible sign is great for outdoor businesses like an open market or other type where a sign might not look appropriate. The wooden signs contain the same image whether open or closed so that they may be used all the time as a decorative business sign. The cost is $0 and they may be found under Decorative -> Miscellaneous.

The Hanging Signs are all recolors and will be found with the original sign in the Decor section of the catalog.

UPDATE 7/14/10: - Added Pawnbroker's OFB and Hanging signs by request.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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sunni9676-PawnbrokerSigns.rar

Size: 93.2 KB · Downloads: 8,332 · 24th Jul 2010
93.2 KB 8,332 24th Jul 2010
sunni9676-MedievalSigns.rar

Size: 5.58 MB · Downloads: 13,317 · 11th Apr 2010
5.58 MB 13,317 11th Apr 2010
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 2:40 PM
These are wonderfull! You did a great job, thank you! I'm gonna go put one in my sims medieval pub right now!
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#3 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 3:07 PM
What a clever idea and the textures are BEAUTIFUL. Just really amazing. Though personally, them not having different open and closed textures will bother me a lot, I can certainly appreciate a good upload when I see it!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 3:11 PM
Sunni, You're simply amazing!
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#5 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 3:43 PM
55! You crazy person. They're all well-made and looking nice!

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#6 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 6:07 PM
this is amazing! thank you!

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#7 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 6:38 PM
These are great! They will come in handy for medieval shops! Thanks for these!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 7:22 PM
These are amazing! Thanks so much. I have been looking for something like this for ages. You did a great job!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 7:29 PM
greaaat!!! thank you!!!! this was much needed!! and really nice textures
Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 9:50 PM
Awesomeness! Thanks!
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#11 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 10:38 PM
Wow sunni, these are gorgeous! Just gorgeous.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 10:39 PM
These are really lovely. Thanks so much :D
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 10:41 PM
This is something that I need very much for my medieval hood. Thank you so much! :D
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 11:09 PM
Gorgeous! I'm so glad you made them cause something like this is really needed!
Thanks so much for sharing :D

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 3:20 AM
This is very nice and well detailed.
I wish there were a generic open/close sign though. I don't think I would want to have so many signs for specific lots.
Great options, as is, for those making stories or movies though.
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Original Poster
#16 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 4:40 AM
saber2185 - I'd be happy to make a open/closed sign in this style that is animated (meaning two different images), but I'm not certain what images would be appropriate for medieval times to denote open/closed. I had chosen simple images for peasant/commoner businesses because they couldn't read and planned to use them all the time as their primary sign because some would be too poor or too rural to have a fancy hanging sign.

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 4:52 AM
I think they are fantastic and will populate my businesses with them in my Medievaltropolis. Thanks for these!

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Test Subject
#18 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 9:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunni9676
saber2185 - I'd be happy to make a open/closed sign in this style that is animated (meaning two different images), but I'm not certain what images would be appropriate for medieval times to denote open/closed. I had chosen simple images for peasant/commoner businesses because they couldn't read and planned to use them all the time as their primary sign because some would be too poor or too rural to have a fancy hanging sign.


You could consider simply making a closed version the same image with a big X over it to indicate no whatever-it-is-they-are-selling today.
Test Subject
#19 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 10:47 AM
Very nicely done. I was getting quite sick of that boring old green sign, thanks for this.
Inventor
#20 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 3:14 PM
The textures are stunning. You did a very good job with those signs and so many of them... enough for a whole medieval city.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 2:24 AM
These are fantastic! What a great addition to my medieval hood!
Thank you!

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Instructor
#22 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 2:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pleun
You could consider simply making a closed version the same image with a big X over it to indicate no whatever-it-is-they-are-selling today.


I was thinking something similar. Even just a "/" through them would be sufficient.
Instructor
#23 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 11:53 AM
Or a note 'pinned' on the original sign with an X, or saying "Out of stock" or "Closed today" in Simlish.
But oh how I wish we could have recolours for the original open/closed sign.
I will use the hanging signs though - they are beautiful!
Test Subject
#24 Old 14th Apr 2010 at 9:43 AM
these are lovely,thanks.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 5:02 PM
These are really nice, thanks. I think they'd go great in my little French village aswell as my medieval towns. Great job!

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