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Featured upload! Interior Wall Collection: A catalog makeover.

by Honeywell Posted 5th Mar 2016 at 10:38 PM - Updated 7th Mar 2016 at 5:53 PM by Honeywell
63 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


INTERIOR WALL COLLECTION
A catalog makeover.

I've spent an inordinate amount of time on this project and could prattle on endlessly about the how's and why's of making these walls (and I will if you have any questions) but I'll keep this post short and to the point since there's a lot of information to convey.

OVERVIEW

All of the walls (764 and 1 floor tile) are as complete as possible with appropriate names, pricing and descriptions. There's a little bit of everything (interior wall wise) but the collection as a whole is rather neutral in tone as the walls were made to be the practical, catalog staples I reach for most of the time.

The textures are a mishmash of mostly EA, two web sourced patterns and some hand painting. They're new, bright and clean and don't have as much detail or artifacting as Maxis textures by design - but they're still very much Maxis Match, IMO.

The trim and moldings are white wood by default. A small number of colors come in light and medium wood as well. When toggled on, AL ceilings will cut off part of the crown moldings.

The wall colors (43) are a combination of original Maxis paints, derivatives of Maxis wallpapers and new colors that I probably chose to match existing content. Because of that, the paint colors work well or "look right" in game. There's a mix of light, dark, vibrant and muted colors.

DETAILS



DOWNLOADING

"These walls are amazing, I want them all!"
"That's way too many walls, I don't want them all."
TERMS OF USE: None. Thanks for downloading. I hope you enjoy them.

Additional Credits:
Internet sourced patterns: stripe and floral. Also, Maxis, Homecrafter, Photoshop and MTS for the nifty table and hosting.

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
1.All.Walls.zip 16.43 MB 8,463 5th Mar 2016
2.Collection.File.zip 22.0 KB 3,443 5th Mar 2016
3.Color.Swatches.zip 1.35 MB 2,808 5th Mar 2016
Category_Brick.zip 2.63 MB 1,661 5th Mar 2016
Category_Paints.zip 8.91 MB 1,927 5th Mar 2016
Category_Paneling.zip 1,001.5 KB 1,607 5th Mar 2016
Category_Poured.zip 2.28 MB 1,492 5th Mar 2016
Category_Tile.zip 138.4 KB 1,604 5th Mar 2016
Category_Wallpaper.zip 1.50 MB 1,709 5th Mar 2016
SAMPLER_All.wall.styles.in.3.colors.zip 1.06 MB 1,897 5th Mar 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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63 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 57 Thanks Posts
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#51 Old 12th Jul 2016 at 1:04 PM
These are perfect, Thank you! :-)
Lab Assistant
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#52 Old 14th Jul 2016 at 9:25 AM
lovely without being over the top and looking like they do not belong in the sims world
Test Subject
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#53 Old 3rd Aug 2016 at 11:42 PM
an incredible set thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
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#54 Old 9th Aug 2016 at 9:29 AM
A huge thank you, not only for the actual walls, but for going through the trouble to label and organise them, having such detailed images and tables PLUS creating the collection folder. Seeing how massive the amount was, I almost shyed away since I don't have the patience to plop 700+ walls in my DL folder and then go through them all in-game, but the Sampler file (along with the Category files) makes it much easier for us downloaders to enjoy your work.
This truly deserves to be featured.
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#55 Old 26th Aug 2016 at 9:20 PM
I can't always find Maxis wallpapers that go well with my interior decor, so it's very nice to have so many new choices :)
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#56 Old 28th Sep 2016 at 1:22 PM
This is wonderful! Thank you.
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#57 Old 3rd Oct 2016 at 5:16 PM
This is amazingly useful!! I have to go redo a bunch of homes now, lol. Thanks a billion.
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#58 Old 28th Oct 2016 at 8:26 PM
I've been playing a lot of Sims 4 and 3, I decided to re-visit Sims 2 and while building houses I never realized how UGLY the wall colours are. So thank god I found this!! Thank you so much.
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#59 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 8:57 AM
These look very nice and beautiful, but I just wish these were also for The Sims 3 instead of just The Sims 2.
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#60 Old 10th Nov 2016 at 2:59 AM
How am I just seeing this? Thank you so much for your time and effort!
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#61 Old 8th Jan 2017 at 12:31 AM
Wonderful Work!! Many Thanks!
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#62 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 7:21 PM
The words 'thank you' do not adequately express how grateful I am for you doing this.
Instructor
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#63 Old 9th Mar 2017 at 9:49 PM
Wow!! These are Amazing thank you for sharing your hard work with us.
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#64 Old 17th Mar 2017 at 11:29 PM
Yeah.. I did download them all.
They're lovely! <3
Good work - I love to see different things in the modding community.
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