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Adobe Tiled Awning

by Qahne Posted 27th Feb 2021 at 7:37 PM - Updated 27th Feb 2021 at 8:21 PM by Qahne
2 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 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.
The Sims 4 has a lot of diverse build styles, some of which we've never really had in the other games, and of particular interest to me are many of the essential southwestern build items. I've decided to adapt some of the key items over.

In the hot, harsh environment of the American Southwest - and a lot of other places, too - putting some shade up against your windows is essential. TS4 has a really nice selection of awnings for just that purpose, and I've always liked the basegame Made In The Shade Tiled Awning for its low-hanging style. So I converted it over for TS3, making it fully recolourable in the process. The first channel is for the wooden support structure, the other three are for the tiles, so you can really play around and get a good amount of variation and weathering in there. The second preset has the default TS4 tile texture as an overlay, just in case you'd want that.

In addition, I made a few changes to the mesh, the biggest of which is removing the rear support beam, as this interfered with windows and made the awning a little less than useful. For maximum flexibility, it can also shift up and down walls.

You can find it in Buy / Window Decorations for ?415.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 474 polygons
LOD1: 366 polygons

Additional Credits:
Mesh and textures modified from The Sims 4

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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Adobe Tile

Size: 872.0 KB · Downloads: 591 · 27th Feb 2021
872.0 KB 591 27th Feb 2021
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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 28th Feb 2021 at 9:03 AM
Looks great thank you for adding these little gems to our games!
Test Subject
#3 Old 1st Mar 2021 at 9:04 AM
love this! Thank you for making it shift able up the wall too!!