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FLOWER BOX for Balconies and Fences - UPD 08August2007

by MaryLou Posted 20th Sep 2006 at 12:39 AM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 5:10 PM by MaryLou : Fixed images' url
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
FLOWER BOX for Balconies and Fences

It works IN ANY GAME CONFIGURATION (base-game alone or with any EP)

Update 08 August 2007: diagonal mesh show-up correctly also in community lot.
There was a bug in the diagonal mesh that prevented it to show up in the buy mod catalog in community lots.
Now the problem is solved.
Thanks to anak_ponti for report the problem.

The update file is ML_FlowerBox_Mesh-Diagonal.rar
It is also included in the archive ML_FlowerBox_MESHS.rar
Please, redownload.

Make your houses more beautiful with "realistic" flower boxes on balconies and fences !!!

This flower box can be applied to all the half-walls, to all the fences and the windows whose height and position allow to have it.

The flower box is provided in two separate elements : straight and diagonal.
There are two recolourable parts, "flowers" and "vase", that can be recoloured altogether or separately.
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_MESHES.rar you'll find the two meshes:
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh-Diagonal.package
The element without the back panel is a recolour of the main flower box! It is not a separate element!

In the archive ML_FlowerBox_RECOLORS.rar you'll find 5 custom recolors, two for the flower box only, and three for the flowers only:
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Vase-Gold.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Vase-Gray.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Red.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Purple.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Blue.package

Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (use an archive program, or the Q-Xpress auto-installer)

In the game, you can find the flower boxes in Buy Mode catalog -> Decorative -> Miscellaneous.

I have made special recolors to coordinate the flower box with the Fences "Classical Ascension" and "Gelander".
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_Recolor_Fence-ClassicalAscension.rar you'll find a recolour package in a unique format, that contains all the three recolours (white, red, blue) for the "Classical Ascension" coordinated with the flower box recolors, (gray, gold and marble)
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_Recolor_Fence-Gelander.rar you'll find a recolour package in a unique format, that contains all the three recolours (yellow, purple, pink) for the "Gelander" coordinated with the flower box recolors, (gray, gold and marble)
Look at the screenshots!

You must recolor only the file MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh.package
Open the file with Object Workshop in SimPE and select the subset "vase" and/or "flowers". You can choose the texture with or without "invisible part".
The recolors will apply automatically on the diagonal model. You can follow this tutorial.
It's really easy to make custom recolors for the floxer box using my default textures as a template.


- Vertices: 2652
- Faces: 1781

The Flower Boxes can be included in lots posted on free sites (NOT EXCHANGE!!!), no paysite, as long as credits are given to MaryLou and a link to this page is provided.
If anyone is interested in creating recolours, they can be posted anywhere (even paysites) but NOT INCLUDING the meshes: on the contrary, a link to the meshes on this page must be provided.

Hope you like!

Again, thanks to Numenor for his advice and suggestions !

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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Size: 49.7 KB · Downloads: 13,835 · 8th Aug 2007
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Size: 75.7 KB · Downloads: 29,381 · 20th Sep 2006
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#51 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 11:10 AM
Thank you MaryLou! All balconies and fences and windows will be coloured and perfumed thanks to your flowers now! and thanks for the community update too... I'll try not to exaggerate in using them
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23rd Jul 2008 at 3:25 AM Last edited by Dabrooklynboi : 23rd Jul 2008 at 3:26 AM. Reason: mispelling
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#52 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 12:44 PM
that's really awesome!you did a wonderful job!i love these cute flowers
Mad Poster
#53 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 9:46 PM
this is genius; they NEED it 4 ts3!
Mad Poster
#54 Old 24th Apr 2017 at 7:11 PM
Thank you
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