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Illuminated Shop Sign

by MogHughson Posted 9th Aug 2009 at 9:08 PM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 12:08 PM by MogHughson
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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.
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If you want your shop to stand out on the High Street, don't just have a plain ordinary sign - what you really want is an illuminated shop sign.

This base game compatible illuminated shop sign is designed to fit snuggly just above the top of your shop door and windows, and for this reason it is six tiles in width. If you would like other sizes, please let me know.

It can be found in Decorative/Misc, along with the various other shop signs.

Of course the real power of illuminated advertising happens at night time, after dark is when your shop will now really stand out.

Colour choices
This package has one very basic sign and two sets of recolours. I was asked to make both Simlish and English versions of the signs, but I do suspect that most people will only want one or the other, but not both. So there is a package of English signs and a package of Simlish signs to match. The base object has a single colour with no text - really it's just there as a place holder - but I had to make a design with no writing on it which was a little odd for me as I imagined these signs mainly in order to put big writing on them. Since the recolours are actually bigger than the object, hopefully this means you have less stuff in your download folder than if I had put both lots of recolours (Simlish and English) in the package and not bothered with the default sign. If you actually like the default sign then even better!

Each recolour package comes with the base object and four different sign designs - two of them designed to match pre-existing Maxi shingles. If you want both sets of recolours, you can safely delete the duplicate copy of the base object that you will obtain by downloading both.

Want your own signs - not learned to recolour yet?
First step is designing a sign - I'm no good at that. If you would like to see your own sign designs appear as recolours of these signs, grab the template sign from the download tab and "colour it in" using your favourite paint program keeping the design inside the border line. Send it to me and I will make you a recolour.


Polygon Counts:
Faces=63, Vertices=53
Faces=63, Vertices=53

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Creators of Wings 3dwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
SIMale for the Simlish Font.
Echo for allowing me to peek at her Pinata object which got me 90% of the way there with how to make this recolourable.
SnowStorm for the comment on correct naming for linkage here which got me the rest of the way - I was so stuck.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Sign-Template-6tiles.rar | Want to see your sign as one of these? Draw your sign in this template and send it to me - I'll make you a recolour.

Size: 831 Bytes · Downloads: 17,953 · 14th Oct 2009
831 Bytes 17,953 14th Oct 2009
shop-sign-6tiles-Mog-20090620-simlish.rar | Sign Object and Simlish Recolours

Size: 94.2 KB · Downloads: 21,014 · 9th Aug 2009
94.2 KB 21,014 9th Aug 2009
shop-sign-6tiles-Mog-20090620-english.rar | Sign Object and English Recolours

Size: 97.7 KB · Downloads: 33,876 · 9th Aug 2009
97.7 KB 33,876 9th Aug 2009

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Style: Modern
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #shopping, #sign, #light, #British High Street