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Ribbon Window - Counterheight

by HugeLunatic Posted 12th Aug 2009 at 6:38 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2009 at 5:05 PM by HugeLunatic
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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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After this window, it's amazing I have any hair left. This was the window I started with, but the diagonal wasn't working. So I left this one to work on my Limbo window instead. An interesting discovery? If a window has the same number of tiles when placed on the diagonal as the straight, it has an automatic diagonal. and no additional mesh is needed.

There is one package and it contains both the straight window and diagonal window.

It has a custom icon and can be found directly next to the original, and it takes all colors of the original window plus any CAST colors.

Custom Recolor

The Mesh

Original Left - Mine Right

NOTE: This should be considered in testing and a BETA version, as all current content should be. All tools, packages, etc, are still evolving. I have had this window in my game for well over a week, of course the diagonal had been reverting to the original.

Polygon Counts:
516 - Same as original window.

Additional Credits:
Inge & Peter Jones for S3OC and s3pe.
Wes_H for his Milkshape Plugin & Object Tool
teko for pointing me in the direction of the wallmask
daluved1 for her tutorials - finally figured out the wallmask! =) and dds and alpha's

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
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Size: 643.5 KB · Downloads: 66,445 · 12th Aug 2009
643.5 KB 66,445 12th Aug 2009
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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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 10:18 AM
Hi HL, have these been updated for LN? Thanks
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#52 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 4:02 PM
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 4:06 PM
Ok thanks.
#54 Old 9th Apr 2014 at 12:29 AM
its wonderfull
Test Subject
#55 Old 6th May 2014 at 2:18 PM
thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#56 Old 18th May 2014 at 10:16 AM
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#57 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 2:06 PM
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#58 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 12:02 PM
Thanks, obvious and unmissable. I use them a lot.
Test Subject
#59 Old 30th May 2016 at 6:49 AM
Where have these been all my sim life! Thank you so much for this.
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