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Horizontal Clapboard - Fixed

by CircusWolf Posted 16th Mar 2021 at 4:51 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2021 at 2:37 PM by CircusWolf
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Overview
I wanted a simple BGC plastic/vinyl clapboard wall that I could just set up and forget about for prefab homes (single channel for when I don't really need contrasting colours, as there's millions of other options that look similar to this one and has contrast when I want it). The base game does offer a cute single channel clapboard, but it looked HORRENDOUS in lighting and for some reason had seams when you tried to use the L/R pieces.

Pulling it apart, I found the normals were extremely wonky, and had seams, so I redid the normals to remove the seams and correct them. Now it's a cute little clapboard that is true to colour and has no seams at all.

This is a merged file with Fixed normal maps overriding a set of base game walls. Full information is listed below for any potential conflicts. This mod can be installed to Packages or Overrides where necessary and shouldn't conflict with any mod that modifies this BG wall. I did not change anything else, such as adding additional channels or any category/preset changes.

Default Replacement Info:
Items Replaced:
Horizontal Clapboard - Price 8 Simoleans - Build Mode - Walls
Horizontal Clapboard (Left Edge) - Price 8 Simoleans - Build Mode - Walls
Horizontal Clapboard (Right Edge) - Price 8 Simoleans - Build Mode - Walls

Resources Replaced:
_IMG - 0xA3DDBE658D4EE691 ( Wall_Full_Siding_n_0xa3ddbe658d4ee691 - Horizontal Clapboard)
_IMG - 0x0210E4E2D43897C5 ( Wall_Full_Siding_Le_0x0210e4e2d43897c5 - Horizontal Clapboard - Left Edge)
_IMG - 0xE9A55479214C4612 ( Wall_Full_Siding_Ri_0xe9a55479214c4612 - Horizontal Clapboard - Right Edge)

Additional Credits:
Textures were done in Photoshop using The Intel TextureWorks Plugin.

Type:

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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CW_HorizontalClapboardFixed.zip

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 16th Mar 2021 at 6:12 PM
Wow, didn't realize it was so messed up! Thank you so much for the fix, definitely looks better with your edits.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 16th Mar 2021 at 8:38 PM
Thank you for fixing a 12 year old problem CircusWolf!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 16th Mar 2021 at 9:12 PM
Always thought this looked odd due to lighting so I never bothered to look for myself! Thanks for the fix <3
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 2:19 AM
Literally perfect! I don't even know what the original was going for, your fix is perfect!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 3:46 AM
always thought it looked weird. it's like they mixed up the shadow colour with the main colour put them in backwards??
Instructor
Original Poster
#7 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 3:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amidnightblue
always thought it looked weird. it's like they mixed up the shadow colour with the main colour put them in backwards??


No, It was simply the Normal (Bump) map was made wrong, it was more or less inverted, which in game causes it to light up weird. I just redid the normals to fix that issue.

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What kind of Sim loves like this?
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Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 10:48 AM
I wondered why my exteriors always looked a bit odd. This fix is wonderful! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 18th Mar 2021 at 4:11 PM
Who knew that EA put in a texture in 2009 and just said "eh we can live with it"
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 19th Mar 2021 at 10:08 AM
Excellent
Scholar
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#11 Old 20th Mar 2021 at 10:20 PM
Those seams have been bothering me since forever, so this is a very welcome fix. Thanks.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 24th Mar 2021 at 6:28 PM
I've reinstalled TS3 and fixes like this are amazing!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 28th Mar 2021 at 8:43 AM
What a surprise, this is like, fixing an eternal bug, thanks!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 4th Apr 2021 at 10:22 AM
Thank you, this looks perfect!