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Featured upload! Grungy Victorian (you had me at hello) - 11 pattern set

by robokitty Posted 23rd Jun 2009 at 12:05 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2009 at 3:58 PM by robokitty
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
(you had me at hello) because I probably made too many of these.

This is a set of 11 patterns in a dirty, grungy, faded, yucky Victorian theme. Each pattern has either 3 or 4 colors and a separate dirt layer. The layers include 1 or 2 pattern fade layers that blend with the base color, so you can get a multi-dimensional faded/dirty/neon/whatever effect.

Randomly zoinked the names of each pattern from Pride & Prejudice b/c it's the only Victorian era book I remember enough about, and even then it's all fuzzy for me. Enjoy!

armchair -
bed - Mrs. Bennet
rug - Mr. Bennet
loveseat - Kitty
wall - Lydia

armchair -
bed - Caroline
rug - Mary
loveseat - Jane
left wall - Mr. Darcy
right wall - Mr. Collins

Check other pics for additional recolors. Located in Fabrics.

A kind person over PM has alerted me that P&P was actually not in the Victorian era, which is a little disheartening to me since... well, I guess you can't trust everything you learn in your high school honors English classes, huh? In any case, I acknowledge the error, but the misnomer will remain because I am SO not renaming all those files and redoing graphics.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy & Hysterical Paroxysm for the nifty program and tutorial. Several of the damask designs were taken from http://pixelsandicecream.deviantart.com/ and http://insurrectionx.deviantart.com/
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
rbk_grungyvictorianALL.rar | Description: All 11 patterns 2.42 MB 43,154 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv3bingly.rar 169.9 KB 1,889 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv3kitty.rar 205.4 KB 1,472 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv3lydia.rar 176.1 KB 1,531 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv3mrsbennet.rar 201.5 KB 1,518 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4caroline.rar 252.1 KB 1,458 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4elizabeth.rar 236.5 KB 1,264 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4jane.rar 251.9 KB 1,381 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4mary.rar 209.1 KB 1,377 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4mrbennet.rar 254.6 KB 1,313 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4mrcollins.rar 249.6 KB 1,287 23rd Jun 2009
rbk_gv4mrdarcy.rar 274.7 KB 1,592 23rd Jun 2009
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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.).

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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.).

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Test Subject
#26 Old 29th Oct 2009 at 11:54 AM
Awesome designs love the pride and prejudice names.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 6:55 PM
reminds me of my grandmas furniture! thanks!!!!
Test Subject
#28 Old 20th Dec 2009 at 9:27 PM
These patterns are beautiful, wonderful job!
Test Subject
#29 Old 31st Dec 2009 at 9:51 PM
these are absolutely amazing, downloaded them a few days ago and have actually had to restrain myself from covering *Everything* in them (where it doesnt match the character of the family but its something i want to see in the house or whatever)... the possiblilities with the recolor options are endless and gorgeous. thank you so much for making these!
9th Jan 2010 at 9:40 PM
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#30 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 12:03 AM
great for a steampunk themed place! good job!!
Test Subject
#31 Old 23rd Jan 2010 at 12:10 AM
Great colors & patterns!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 10:23 PM
Confusing the Regency era and the Victorian era is a fairly common mistake for people without a clue about that period of history, but five minutes (or less) on Wikipedia will tell you the difference. That's not a good mistake for a teacher to be making. @_+

These are lovely, lovely patterns. I love 'em. They're wonderful. Thank you for making them.
Thankfully, this sort of pattern fits the character needs of pretty much every Sim family I have ever made, elsewise I'd have the problem mentioned above.
Test Subject
#33 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 8:47 AM
These were so gorgeous that I just had to thank you and download them. I was making an elegant mansion, and this was exactly what I needed to decorate it. Now that I actually have used them in-game, I have to say that they work perfectly! Absolutely no problem using them at all, and they look even more awesome in-game than they do in the screen captures!
Test Subject
#34 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 6:13 AM
I really like these, thank you for making them. I also enjoy reading the comments and seeing people telling you over and over again about the confusion with time periods. Maybe the Victorians would have named them after things from the Regency period because it was after...you know like, some kind of homage or whatever. Anyway, thanks because I'm not creative and I get bored with the same old stuff :D

When the kids on the street say
What's your problem girl?
And the weight of their smile gets too much for you to bare
When they all make you feel like you're a problem girl
You're no problem at all
-Rob Thomas "Problem Girl"
Test Subject
#35 Old 28th Feb 2010 at 10:54 PM
So much nicer that than S3 original!
Test Subject
#36 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 9:19 AM
Thanks, these is goods ror me)
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 8:42 PM
These are great. Thanks!
Test Subject
#38 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 9:53 PM
Wow, these are beautiful...thanks! :D
Test Subject
#39 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 10:21 PM
FINALLY! I adore these and they look great in game!!! Thanks so much ; )
#40 Old 2nd Apr 2011 at 10:54 AM
Love them, did you know they work in Medieval too?
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 9:30 PM
Originally Posted by alexpilgrim
Love them, did you know they work in Medieval too?

This is why I'm re-downloading them! Awesome patterns, should be beautiful in Medieval. Thank you again!
Test Subject
#42 Old 21st Apr 2011 at 9:41 PM
I love Pride and Prejudice! And these patterns! They are so versatile! Not just Victorian, but would work well in a hippy dippy trippy situation too! Totally inspired.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 8:11 AM
Thanks for these, I use them all in The Sims Medieval and Pirates and Nobles.
Test Subject
#44 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 12:29 PM
wow, beautiful patterns!:D
Field Researcher
#45 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 6:06 AM
Haha, That's awesome how you named them after Pride and Prejudice; It's one of my favourite books. They're brilliant.
And you guys back there talking about history, are you talking about the patterns themselves being from the Regency period, or the fact that they're named after the Austen characters?
Test Subject
#46 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 9:48 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#47 Old 7th Mar 2012 at 7:07 AM
Cannot find in game sadly. /:
Test Subject
#48 Old 25th May 2012 at 7:01 PM
These are, hands down, the BEST patterns available for Sims 3
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 9:45 PM
Love these! Very pretty! Perfect for apocalypse and Silent Hill. Thanks so much!
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In-Game Category: Fabric

Tags: #victorian, #baroque, #damask, #grunge, #dirty, #worn, #old, #vintage, #retro, #antique