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Recolorable Wisteria

by heaven Posted 20th Jul 2018 at 10:40 PM
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
While scrolling through my tumblr, I stumbled across a reply one of the people I follow had answered asking whether there were any recolors of the Dragon Valley wisteria. The answer was no: only for TS2 and possibly TS4 and then some custom wisteria that crowkeeperthesimmer had made. None of the actual DV plant itself. I figured, hey, why not take on another project so I can procrastinate on the things I should be doing. And here we are!

These are new, base game compatible clones of the wisteria that came with Dragon Valley. They will not overwrite or conflict with the store version, nor is the store version required.

Things to Know:
  • Found in Decor > Plants
  • Costs §300 (same as the originals)
  • Wisteria02-05 are slaved to Wisteria01. You must have Wisteria01 in your game so that the rest have textures as they are linked to keep the package sizes down. This is clearly notated in the file names as well (master vs slave) so that you don't accidentally delete the one with the IMG files.
  • Each wisteria package comes in 2 presets: 1 has flowers, 1 does not.
  • Can be moved up and down the wall (same as the originals)
  • Visible in World Builder, in case you want to use them in CAW off lot

Channel Information:
Catalogue NamePreset 1Preset 2
Wisteria01Ascending Wisteria2 channels; leaves & flowers1 channel; leaves
Wisteria02Wandering Wisteria2 channels; leaves & flowers1 channel; leaves
Wisteria03Scaling Wisteria2 channels; leaves & flowers1 channel; leaves
Wisteria04Rising Wisteria2 channels; leaves & flowers1 channel; leaves
Wisteria05Root of Wisteria3 channels; leaves & flowers & trunk2 channels; leaves & stalk


Other Tools Used:
S3OC, S3PE, TT3, Gimp

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 3
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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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#2 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 11:24 PM
Thank you for making these recolorable! Beautiful
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 12:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful Wisteria. Which Patch Level was used?

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#4 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 12:41 AM
(⁄ ⁄✪⁄꒪⁄✪⁄ ⁄) It's so lovely!!
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#5 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Llial
Thank you for the wonderful Wisteria. Which Patch Level was used?


Oops, let me go ahead and add that (silly me missed it). I am at 1.67

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
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#6 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 12:50 AM
AWESOME!
Forum Resident
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#7 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 4:03 AM
Amazing, thank you so much heaven. I love the wisteria and this makes it so much more versatile <3
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#8 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 7:29 AM
Thank you so much for doing this! It's absolutely perfect because the leaves on the EA version were a little too light anyway and it was very limiting to only have one colour of flower, so I can't wait to put these in my game!
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#9 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 2:39 PM
Thank you for making these not default replacements. I don't have Dragon Valley but I'm always in need of more flowers and plants in my games.
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#10 Old 23rd Jul 2018 at 12:04 AM
This is lovely, thank you!
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#11 Old 23rd Jul 2018 at 12:57 AM
Although I suppose plaid wisteria would probably still not work well.
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#12 Old 23rd Jul 2018 at 1:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghost sdoj
Although I suppose plaid wisteria would probably still not work well.


Hey, I won't judge! I scaled the map down far enough that you could probably put smaller textures on it and see what happens. You do you!

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
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#13 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 10:44 AM
Thank you so much! I am so glad that someone did this. It is terribly boring just to have the violet ones. I never understood why EA sometimes is so damn lazy that they just don't make this possible for any object in the game. It is like they often forget to make things shiftable. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us. :)
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#14 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 9:59 PM
I told myself not to download anything else, but I must make an exception for this :D
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#15 Old 26th Aug 2018 at 9:38 PM
These are so pretty! I guess it gives me a great excuse to go back to building some other plant-y house! Thank you <3