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The Smaller Closure Door

by HugeLunatic Posted 26th Feb 2011 at 8:12 PM - Updated 1st Feb 2012 at 8:21 PM by HugeLunatic
82 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
After several weeks of head-to-desk banging (resulting in an odd bulge in my forehead) I give you...The Closure! This is 3-tile version of the EA garage door that came with base game. Designed for that second garage or just for small homes that want to enclose parking spaces. This fits on 3 straight tiles and 2 diagonal tiles.



The Technical Bits
  • Channels 2 (door/frame)
  • §550
  • Build/Doors
  • Has diagonal
  • Has all the same presets as EA 4-tile door

...now where is that ice pack...

Polygon Counts:
High - 1850
Low - 1009

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_GarageDoorSmall.rar

Size: 1.19 MB · Downloads: 28,411 · 26th Feb 2011
1.19 MB 28,411 26th Feb 2011
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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:19 PM
Definitely taking this one! I sure hope you let that poor sim out
Eminence Grise
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#3 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:24 PM
Very nice! I had no idea I needed this until I saw it, but now I definitely do
Test Subject
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#4 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:27 PM
Thank you so much!
I've been looking for something like this for ages.
I hope your forehead feels better.
^^
Instructor
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26th Feb 2011 at 8:42 PM
This message has been deleted by Wojtek. Reason: No pain no gain
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:46 PM
Totally awesome! Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#6 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 9:11 PM
*Snags* This is great!
Forum Resident
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#7 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 9:41 PM
This is great! I think this is a great addition to to the game. I will use this a lot. Thank You.
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:01 PM
Perfect!
I'm always having trouble with those big doors and I'm glad you've made this.
Thank you.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:22 PM
Thanks this is great, you should make a 6 tile door next, since most homes have a door large enough for 2 cars.
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:25 PM
Nice, I always thought it odd they only gave one size of garage doors. Thanks.
Eminence Grise
#11 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Bordew5
Thanks this is great, you should make a 6 tile door next, since most homes have a door large enough for 2 cars.


Hmm... everybody I know who has a double garage has two separate doors. Could be a regional thing though I guess
Inventor
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#12 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:27 PM
Thank You! Sooo needed!

Agree with Bordew5, 6 would be nice too.


Srikandi, maybe it is regional, we don't have a double now but our old neighbor hood everyone did.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 11:10 PM
This is great! Thanks a bunch!
Forum Resident
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#14 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 11:13 PM
This is perfect! Sometimes I need a smaller garage for when I'm building on tiny lots and the EA one takes up too space. This will work perfectly!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 11:22 PM
Fantastic! Now I am one step closer to finishing my home's replica! :D
Test Subject
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#16 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 11:40 PM
God bless you!!! I stopped doing garages 'cause of the ea doors.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 12:00 AM
I was just creating a small lot last night and was getting so frustrated that EA's door was too big, so I had to turn my garage into a carport instead. Now thanks to you I can go back and edit it back to being a garage as intended. Cheers!
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 12:31 AM
Now I can build the little garages I always wanted, instead making them carports with surrounding walls. Thanks Lunie! You always come up with the best stuff for building in the game.
Alchemist
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#19 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 12:33 AM
Uhmazing, thanks! It's perfect for building after a real design
Is your forehead okay again?
Forum Resident
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#20 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 2:28 AM
YES THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 2:51 AM
Must of taken some head banging because this door rocks!!!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 3:07 AM Last edited by varian67 : 28th Feb 2011 at 1:23 AM. Reason: Problem Fixed
Thanks! I've been searching for something like this for some time. However, for some reason, I can't get it to show up in my game. It's in my packages folder, so I don't know why it isn't appearing.

EDIT: Thank you HL, it works now! I'm relieved to know that I wasn't the only one experiencing the problem.
Instructor
#23 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 9:36 AM Last edited by alexpilgrim : 27th Feb 2011 at 1:46 PM.
Same here, sorry... I looked under doors in build mode and vehicles in buy mode and nothing... and it must be in the right folder since my other package files are showing up just right. My game version is 7.0.55.010001 and I play on a mac, if that can be useful.

But thanks, great idea though, those huge garage doors were annoying.

"Deep down I'm pretty superficial"

Field Researcher
#24 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 11:00 AM Last edited by GiveTheNineARide : 27th Feb 2011 at 11:17 AM.
Same here. Put it in my game and can't find it anywhere.
EDIT: Game version 7.0.55

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Original Poster
#25 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 3:10 PM
Ok updated the file..I have no idea why it wasn't showing up for you but I rezipped with the one that is showing up in my downloads folder. Tested in W7 with version 7.0.55 and on OS X version 1.18.44 and works for both. If this new version doesn't show up then be sure to delete your caches/thumbnails and verify that ALL your games are patched. The launcher only patches base + Latest EP!
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