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Place Anywhere Deep Surfaces. Snow, Water, Mud, Slime!

by ShanOw Posted 1st Jan 2009 at 8:23 PM - Updated 24th May 2009 at 8:14 AM by ShanOw
68 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
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Hi everyone!
Today I share something which I, and many of you, may find very useful...

What are they?
The place anywhere deep surfaces are a set of 2 knee deep meshes which look like realistic surfaces. Included is Snow, Mud, Slime & Water. The meshes are in 2 sizes: 9x9 & 18x18 and are cloned from rugs so Sims and objects can move through them like their not even there!

What are they for?
The place anywhere surfaces can be used by storytellers or moviemakers to create realistic environments for shooting. They are also great for screenshots etc. For example, if you have just made some winter clothing but don't want to have to wait til winter to take screenshots, just wack over the buyable snow and you have an instant winter!

What kind of scenes can I use them for?
Imagine your creating a Sim movie involving a flood: Just use the buyable water. Trudging through a swamp. Use the mud or green water.

Water is semi-transparent & reflective!

Water is semi-transparent & reflective!

The meshes are also fully recolorable so its easy to make your own scene. In fact, the UV Map is so simple that its just one big 1024x1024 texture to buildDXT right over.

Polygon Counts:
Both Meshes 12 Polygons (Very, VERY! low)

Additional Credits:
Whew... credits:
To Corsetcrush, For the original idea and the chance to look at her (now abandoned) project.
Big thanks to Echo for the original rug, which I cloned to create these.
MsBarrows, for the tutorial on the repository technique which I mastered, yet decided against using.
To ~ for the base texture (Snow) which I used to create all the other textures.
Paint.NET and Microsoft GIF Creator for the graphics side of the project. Wings3D & UV Mapper for the 3d modelling.
Last but not least, All the creators of SimPE, especially Numenor and Quaxi who also gave us the CEP.
Tags: #buyable, #surfaces, #water, #mud, #slime, #ground, #deep, #snow

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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 2
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Size: 214.3 KB · Downloads: 11,393 · 17th Mar 2009
214.3 KB 11,393 17th Mar 2009
18x18 Recolors.rar | Requires DeepSurface_18x18_MESH

Size: 690.0 KB · Downloads: 11,336 · 1st Jan 2009
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9x9 Recolors.rar | Requires DeepSurface_9x9_MESH

Size: 685.3 KB · Downloads: 12,744 · 1st Jan 2009
685.3 KB 12,744 1st Jan 2009

Size: 223.1 KB · Downloads: 16,569 · 1st Jan 2009
223.1 KB 16,569 1st Jan 2009
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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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11th Dec 2009 at 9:59 PM
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 9:14 PM
what a fantastic idea... thanks so much! Can't wait to try these out! =)

PS - round and diagonal versions would be a great if you could... just adding my vote!
Field Researcher
#52 Old 21st Apr 2010 at 3:10 PM
Huge idea!
I adore it! Thank You so much!
Test Subject
#53 Old 30th Jul 2010 at 8:34 PM
Originally Posted by SomeSimmer
I'm surprised nobody's made this yet - great job

correction there is made allready before this a water/slime/mud thingy
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Original Poster
#54 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 9:36 AM
Originally Posted by riikonen
correction there is made allready before this a water/slime/mud thingy

Yes, they are floorpaints, not actual objects.
Test Subject
16th Aug 2010 at 11:44 PM
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Test Subject
#55 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 12:53 AM
I wanted to vote for all of the above. ^_^;
The blood, mist, round and diagonal ones. Thanks for all your hard work and great creations.
Test Subject
#56 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 10:50 PM
This is awesome. I've been looking around for a couple hours for something like this...had an idea for a house, but realized I couldn't make it unless I had some sort of 'loose' water. This is a bit big, unfortunately, but I will find uses for it, oh yes...and I'll keep an eye out just in case you DO end up making some that are smaller, different in shape, or different colours.
Test Subject
#57 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 9:27 AM
it wont let me download it keeps saying its timed out it looks really great
Test Subject
#58 Old 27th Dec 2010 at 6:34 AM
one thing.

is it possible to create this exact same type of thing to sims 3?
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Original Poster
#59 Old 27th Dec 2010 at 2:48 PM
Yes, I imagine it would be quite simple.
Test Subject
#60 Old 3rd Dec 2011 at 5:51 PM
It doesnt work for me :c
Test Subject
#61 Old 25th Mar 2012 at 11:04 PM
Can u stack them?!
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Original Poster
#62 Old 27th Mar 2012 at 2:03 PM
Originally Posted by suddes1234
Can u stack them?!

No, they are based on rugs.
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 5:41 PM
Quite late, I know, but I second jsullivan277's comment (having these for The Sims 3), though I haven't the slightest clue how to do it myself, especially if I want lava that vaguely glows... >.< I know how to make terrain paint... that is all. Things like this make me REALLY wish I'd bought TS2 back in the day.
Test Subject
#64 Old 8th Jun 2013 at 11:19 PM
Just wanted to warn you, I downloaded this along with a recolor and it showed up in game. But when I went into "Live" mode and tried to unpause, it totally froze the game up, to the point that I actually had to manually turn off the PC. I don't know if it was the recolor or the mesh, but I do know that it messed up that lot. I deleted the lot and everything appears ok now, but that obviously shouldn't have happened. I am running Double Deluxe + all EPs. I've heard that DD has had some issues with CC more so than just regular base game, so it might be just this version of the game that reacts this way. Anyway, it looks like a nice object, I'm glad it's worked out well for most everyone else.

If you're interested in my machinima work, you can find me on YouTube. My username is UncleBugEye! O_o
Forum Resident
#65 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 4:30 PM
Test Subject
#66 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 10:21 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#67 Old 27th Oct 2016 at 5:12 AM
I love these, thanks you!!
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