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Fields of Tulips - 15 colors, 2 sizes

by Pygmy Posted 14th Mar 2015 at 11:26 AM - Updated 20th Mar 2015 at 11:08 PM by MissRosehip : Fixed some errors in the package
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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.
| UPDATE 2015-03-20
| Baby Pink and Black colors didn't show up ingame. It should be fixed now. Please tell me in the comment section if there's still any problems!
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| UPDATE 2015-03-19
| By the recommendation of Arsil, I removed some unnecessary files from the package and compressed the texture, which resulted in a much smaller package size.
| No worries, it still looks the same, and if you've downloaded the flowers earlier, all you have to do is replace the package file(s). This will save you some space on your harddrive.
| I've also made a package file containing all the colors and sizes. Someone requested that in the comment section before; it wasn't possible since the file size limit is 50MB.
| Now it is!
|
| UPDATE 2015-03-17
| Added a black recolor by request. Went ahead and made three blue
| recolors too. I know blue tulips don't exist in reality, so it looks kinda
| weird, but maybe someone will like it anyways.


These tulips are (almost) completely custom made by me.

They are "real" plants, and copied from the base games heather, which also means they
are NOT 3D objects, but a flat image of the tulips, that always faces the player, just like the heather does.

I still think they look lovely though. :D



I've used these in CAW too, and they group together just like any other plant.

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There are 15 colors and two different sizes and they show up in the flowers category in game, for the price of 20 simoleons.

Since it's not an object like a chair or a table, these are not recolor-able through Create-A-Style Tool.

You are welcome to do as you please with these. No need to ask permission or such. I'm only glad if people find these useful.

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Polygon Counts:
There is no polygon count that I can find within the .spt file, so I'll just copy what the Speedtree program says.

Triangles: Branches(8) Leaves(218) Fronds(0) Billboards(0) Total(226) <-Large Tulip Field

Triangles: Branches(8) Leaves(60) Fronds(0) Billboards(0) Total(68) <- Small Tulip Field

Since they are basically 2D images I can't imagine it would take a toll on the computer rendering, but I'd be glad to receive feedback on this.

Additional Credits:
The hedges in the screenshot is from LunaSims

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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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Tulip Field - All 15 colors [S&L].rar

Size: 22.89 MB · Downloads: 13,103 · 20th Mar 2015
22.89 MB 13,103 20th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Baby Pink [S&L].rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 2,306 · 20th Mar 2015
1.83 MB 2,306 20th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Black [S&L].rar

Size: 1.77 MB · Downloads: 1,669 · 20th Mar 2015
1.77 MB 1,669 20th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Yellow [S&L].rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 2,376 · 19th Mar 2015
1.83 MB 2,376 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - White [S&L].rar

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 2,588 · 19th Mar 2015
1.78 MB 2,588 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Red [S&L].rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 2,621 · 19th Mar 2015
1.83 MB 2,621 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Peach [S&L].rar

Size: 1.84 MB · Downloads: 2,264 · 19th Mar 2015
1.84 MB 2,264 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Orange [S&L].rar

Size: 1.83 MB · Downloads: 2,084 · 19th Mar 2015
1.83 MB 2,084 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Mixed [S&L].rar

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 2,735 · 19th Mar 2015
1.78 MB 2,735 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Light Purple [S&L].rar

Size: 1.79 MB · Downloads: 2,316 · 19th Mar 2015
1.79 MB 2,316 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Ice Blue [S&L].rar

Size: 1.81 MB · Downloads: 2,244 · 19th Mar 2015
1.81 MB 2,244 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Hot Pink [S&L].rar

Size: 1.82 MB · Downloads: 2,521 · 19th Mar 2015
1.82 MB 2,521 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Dark Purple [S&L].rar

Size: 1.80 MB · Downloads: 2,301 · 19th Mar 2015
1.80 MB 2,301 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Dark Blue [S&L].rar

Size: 1.79 MB · Downloads: 2,048 · 19th Mar 2015
1.79 MB 2,048 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Burgundy [S&L].rar

Size: 1.82 MB · Downloads: 2,340 · 19th Mar 2015
1.82 MB 2,340 19th Mar 2015
Tulip Field - Blue [S&L].rar

Size: 1.82 MB · Downloads: 2,616 · 19th Mar 2015
1.82 MB 2,616 19th Mar 2015
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#51 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MissRosehip
Oh no! I'll check the package files and see if I can produce the same result on my end. If I find the problem I'll try to fix it as soon as possible.


The fix worked. Thanks.
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#52 Old 7th Apr 2015 at 10:47 PM
so pretty, nice work!
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#53 Old 13th Apr 2015 at 11:13 PM
One of the members over on the Sims Daily is creating lots (for the rest of us mere mortals) and has used these flowers. Sooooooo pretty! Which is why I am here today, downloading them. Thanks for sharing these. I can definitely see them being used in all my towns.
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#54 Old 16th May 2015 at 7:05 AM
They are stunning! I love tulips, thank you so much. :)
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#55 Old 19th May 2015 at 7:52 PM
wonderful a must have for gardens thank you !
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#56 Old 22nd May 2015 at 1:36 AM
Hermoso!
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#57 Old 22nd May 2015 at 6:05 PM
loveliness
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#58 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 8:33 PM
I just want to know why you did so many colors, considering we can just recolor them? If you didn't make them recastable, then that is poor of a creator to do. If you did, then making all of those colors for them seems like too much work.
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#59 Old 4th Aug 2015 at 8:25 PM
Very beautiful!! 😏 I wonder about, is that possible to make tulips (with/from seeds) for gardening. I was thinking about it yesterday that this would be great is you could grow tulips in your garden and take them to vases and they could wither. Great & Very beautiful!! 💐
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#60 Old 7th Aug 2015 at 11:11 PM
These just show up as a big black blob in my game. I guess I'm doing something wrong? Is there a mesh somewhere that I'm supposed to download, too?
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#61 Old 30th Aug 2015 at 4:36 AM
Thank you for fixing the roof pieces!
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#62 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 5:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Okalanit
I just want to know why you did so many colors, considering we can just recolor them? If you didn't make them recastable, then that is poor of a creator to do. If you did, then making all of those colors for them seems like too much work.



They are not recolorable because the file is a Speedtree file, and just like trees and bushes ingame aren't CASt-able, neither are these tulips, sadly...
That's why I made a whole bunch of colors, so people wouldn't feel like they were missing some.

Of course, if you know how to change package files and such, then you can make your own recolors, but not everyone has that knowledge or patience to do that so...
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#63 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 5:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PorcelainMelody
Very beautiful!! 😏 I wonder about, is that possible to make tulips (with/from seeds) for gardening. I was thinking about it yesterday that this would be great is you could grow tulips in your garden and take them to vases and they could wither. Great & Very beautiful!! 💐


That would be wonderful. Brings back memories from The Sims 2, with the flower station and all.
I'm afraid I can't even begin to imagine how I'd make that though. My knowledge of modding is very small, and all I've figured out so far is how to remake trees and such.
I'm glad that you liked the tulips anyways :D
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#64 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 5:24 PM
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Originally Posted by violentend
These just show up as a big black blob in my game. I guess I'm doing something wrong? Is there a mesh somewhere that I'm supposed to download, too?


Hmm... That's weird. Sounds like the texture isn't loading properly. Have you tried deleting the package file and downloading it again? Maybe there was a hick-up in the downloading process that messed up the file.

Edit: Oh, and no, all the meshes and such are included in the package. Nothing more is required. :D
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#65 Old 23rd Oct 2015 at 3:46 PM
These are so beautiful!! I am unclear what you mean they are just 3d images, do they change with seasons? Thanks for making this item.
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#66 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 7:30 PM
they are so beautiful !!
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#67 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:31 AM
I would be one of those people who think blue tulips are completely awesome, even though they can't be found in the real world. Thank you! ^-^
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#68 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 7:42 PM
Very pretty :) Thank you.
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#69 Old 8th May 2016 at 8:22 PM
These are really gorgeous! They look a bit funny from above (oh no! Someone's trampled me tulips!) but from ground level they're fantastic. Thank you!
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#70 Old 6th Mar 2018 at 1:23 AM
I saw these tulips, saw that they're TWO-D OBJECTS (yssssss), and I just... I needed them, they're so pretty.
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#71 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 1:22 PM
Beautiful flowers
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#72 Old 26th Jan 2019 at 8:56 AM
I'm happy so many people still find these enjoyable!
All those hours tearing my hair out because I had no clue what I was doing... worth it!
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#73 Old 19th Jan 2021 at 3:16 AM
Love this! Exactly what I'm looking for.
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