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Nine Recolorable Carpets (Traditional)

by sionelle Posted 17th Sep 2012 at 11:35 PM
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
In a change of pace for the modern carpets I made a few months back, I've made some traditional designs to augment your classic decor. These are all four-channel carpets. All parts of the carpets are recolorable. See below for screenshots and examples of color changes, as well as an illustration of the RGBA masks.

As with my other carpets, these are located in the Decor category, under Rugs. The group will show up as a new item called "Traditional 3 x 2 Rugs." There will be one thumbnail that looks like one of the rugs styles shown in the screenshots. All of the other rugs are available using that thumbnail -- just click, wait for a second for the description to appear and scroll through the options; or click on the rug with the artist's palette to choose a version in Create-a-Style. Each rug costs 450 simoleons.


Additional Credits:
Thanks to cmomoney for the excellent tutorial on rugs and for the tutorial on adding multiple images to the same object. Also to the creators of S3PE, S3OC and TextureTweaker, all of which are amazing!

In addition to basic Photoshop brushes, I used brushes from one or more of the following sites or creators: brusheezy.com, libertiny.com/brushportfolio/, obsidian dawn, pixelsand icecream or kissmypixels.

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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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.).

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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.
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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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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 3:37 AM
This is wonderful! Exactly what kind of rugs we need!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 3:37 AM
These are great! Thank you for sharing. I love the screenshots. Nice rooms.
Inconceivable!
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#4 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 4:21 AM
Wow, beautiful! I loved your modern rugs, and I love these! Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 8:41 AM
These really are beautifully done. Just had to snag them for my game
Test Subject
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#6 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 12:46 PM
Gorgeous detailing and they're recolorable, couldn't ask for more, thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 1:20 PM
These are really great! It's about time that someone thought of it. Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 1:59 PM
Stunning. Simply stunning.
Instructor
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#9 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 2:19 PM
These are superb! Thank you!
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#10 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 3:09 PM
Oh these are perfect, so well made and it's so great to be able to switch up patterns and collours. I'm guessing it takes a lot of effort, but I can't help wishing for bigger ones too, sorry, it's just they're so great that EA's rugs are really dull in comparison! :-)
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 3:16 PM
Sionelle, you are simply amazing! You have literally revolutionized the way we all decorate! You have made the game so much more enjoyable for me and everything you make, I have to have! Thank you so much for everything!
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#12 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 5:11 PM
Oh, they're beautiful! Much more in keeping with my own style. I'll download these as soon as I fix my game!
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#13 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 6:34 PM
Love these ^^ we really needed some non modern antique rugs! I hope to see more B)
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#14 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 7:24 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you.
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#15 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 11:44 PM
♥♥~gorgeous~♥♥
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#16 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 9:47 AM
These're so nice!!! Thank you!! *Downloading*
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#17 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 2:02 PM
Great work, thanks for uploading this decent piece of art for us. ^^
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#18 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 1:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ViolettaVie
These are great! Thank you for sharing. I love the screenshots. Nice rooms.

Thanks! The Egyptian looking room is from a tomb build that I plan to upload soon. Glad you like them, and that you like the rugs.
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Originally Posted by paigeturnersims
I'm guessing it takes a lot of effort, but I can't help wishing for bigger ones too, sorry, it's just they're so great that EA's rugs are really dull in comparison! :-)

They do take a bit of time to get right, but they're not that complicated, so I do plan to do larger ones (I really want to do the big square rug and the bigger rectangle, as well as maybe a circle.) I just need to find the time! Curse you, full time job.
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Sionelle, you are simply amazing! You have literally revolutionized the way we all decorate! You have made the game so much more enjoyable for me and everything you make, I have to have!

Wow, that's really nice of you to say. I didn't think I did anything too revolutionary but I'm so glad I've added to your enjoyment! Thanks for the feedback.
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#19 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 11:23 AM
Ah this is great I thought we might get some nice, traditional, castable rugs with SPN... imagine how I felt when I realized the three rugs I thought I'd seen in prerelease screens were actually one object And only partly CaSTable at that.

This is exactly what that should have been :D

Lots of great CaSTable rugs out there, but almost all modern ><
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#20 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 8:06 PM
Beautiful! Gorgeous and they can be used in so many houses
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#21 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 9:38 PM
thanks epic rugs
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#22 Old 30th Sep 2012 at 7:38 AM
Beautiful work as always. Thank you!
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#23 Old 13th Oct 2012 at 9:37 PM
Each rug is beautiful, thank you!
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#24 Old 22nd Feb 2013 at 3:26 PM
I can't have enough rugs. Beautiful work! Thank you. [:
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#25 Old 20th Apr 2013 at 6:06 AM
This is just what I was looking for. The maxis rugs are a bit boring. I know I'm going to love playing with these. Thanks so much!
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