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Featured upload! Torrox Spanish/Southwestern Build Set Part 1 - Master Objects

by moune999 Posted 12th Aug 2010 at 1:36 AM - Updated 3rd Dec 2010 at 8:45 PM by moune999
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Proudly presenting my summer holiday project: A large set of Spanish/Southwestern inspired build mode items and other architectural objects. Doors, windows and archways. Ledges, shutters, beams and bars to customize your windows. Walls and floors. Stairs, fences and borders.Wall cut-outs and window sills with slots. And possibly even more to come in the future.

If you would like to have any of all that you should start here and download these two master objects โ€“ a two storey window with a support beam above it and a fake staircase/balcony with lots of room for plants and decorative pots.

All the rest of the items in this set (except walls, floors and fences) are linked to these two objects and wonโ€™t work without them. At the same time if you recolor the two master objects you will have recolored more than 50 slave objects in one go. As a practical detail the staircase/balcony can be easily recolored to match almost any wall youโ€™d want to use โ€“ and with it the real staircase, the window ledges and the wall cut-outs from other parts of the set. See explanation of how to do this below.

Of course Iโ€™ve made some recolors to start out with. Hereโ€™s the window mesh and its six recolors:

And hereโ€™s the fake staircase/balcony mesh with its recolors. There are seven of the wall/plaster texture โ€“ they match the walls in part 4 of this set โ€“ and seven of the metal railing โ€“ including a transparent one which makes the railing disappear.

Oh, and before I forget: The stairs/balcony has 12 slots where you can place lamps, plants and other deco objects. It fits all counter-height windows.

To help keeping track of things, here's a list of what the Torrox Spanish/Southwestern Build Set consists of so far:

Part 1 โ€“ Master objects
Part 2 โ€“ Windows, Doors and Archways
Part 3 โ€“ Window Accessories
Part 4 โ€“ Walls and Floors
Part 5 โ€“ Staircases
Part 6 โ€“ Fences and Borders
Part 7 โ€“ Wall Cut-outs and Accessories
Part 8 โ€“ Privacy Window with Accessories
Part 9 โ€“ Columns

The collection file includes all 9 parts of the set, except fences.


How to recolor the fake staircase/balcony to match almost any wall youโ€™d like to use:

1) Open the wall you want to use in SimPE and extract the texture. If itโ€™s a Maxis wall youโ€™ll have to make a clone in HomeCrafter first.

2) Use a graphics program to change the size of the extracted texture to 256 x 512 pixels.

3) Make a recolor of the โ€˜Wallโ€™ subset of the staircase/balcony and import the texture into it.

4) And voila, the staircase/balcony should now match your wall โ€“ and so should the real staircase in part 5 of this set and the wall cut-outs in part 7.

5) Please note that not all walls work equally well as recolors. Finely patterned wallpapers and tiled walls might not look as good as plaster and painted walls.


Catalogue placement:
Two storey window in Build Mode โ€“ Two storey windows at 213 simoleons
Fake staircase/balcony in Decorative โ€“ Miscellaneous at 212 simoleons

Polygon Counts:
Two storey window โ€“ 828
Fake staircase/balcony โ€“ 789

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, UV Mapper, Photoshop
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Moune_Torrox_Part1_MasterObjects.rar 227.2 KB 41,885 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_Recolors_StairBalcony.rar 469.6 KB 35,201 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_Recolors_TwoStoreyWindow.rar 932.1 KB 35,301 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_CollectionFile.rar 4.3 KB 27,552 29th Nov 2010
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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\


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

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Test Subject
#26 Old 6th Sep 2010 at 10:30 PM
This is simply fantastic. I've tried several times to build the finca in Torrox I've once been to and now that I've found all those stylish bulid items I hope I can get even closer. Thank you very much .
#27 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 1:34 AM
You've created a beautiful and huge and very useful set. As a plus, it's ideal for my Mediterranean-inspired hood. Thank you very much!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#28 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 1:00 AM
Congratulations on your feature Very well done.

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#29 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 3:41 AM
Congrats moune!

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Original Poster
#30 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 8:20 AM
Thank you very much Leesester and fway! I'm still a little speechless and very honoured to be in such distinguished company.

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#31 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 5:25 PM
Wiki Wizard
#32 Old 16th Sep 2010 at 5:29 PM
Outstanding Thank you!

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Mostly Harmless
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#33 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 2:41 PM
Congrats on the feature, this really deserved it!

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Field Researcher
#34 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 3:54 PM
These items are so lovely. Now my Southwestern houses will have what they were missing. Thank you!
Test Subject
18th Sep 2010 at 5:04 PM
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Test Subject
#35 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 1:43 AM
This is stunning work and I can't wait to see it and play it in my game!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#36 Old 3rd Oct 2010 at 2:31 AM
This is great! I really love the windows especially ^_^
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 9th Oct 2010 at 2:45 PM
It`s beautiful-but what about TS3 ... can we also have it please?
Test Subject
#38 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 11:00 PM
The spiral staircase will not show up in my game no matter what I do. I have base game, NL, and OFB. Please help me if you can Other than that, I love this set! Thank you so much for making it, now I can have proper stucco arches and not have to deal withe those ugly wooden arches anymore. YAY!
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#39 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 8:17 AM
Fnordathoth, you may have a GUID conflict - meaning that there is another object in your game that has the same GUID as the spiral staircase. You can use Delphy's Download Organizer to check if that is the case.

If it is indeed a GUID conflict you need to remove the other object from your DL folder in order for the spiral staircase to show up. Or give it a new GUID, of course.

Moune's Neighbourhood
If you need a cool place for your sims to chill out.
Test Subject
#40 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 12:33 PM
Wow this look so awesome!! THNX!!
Test Subject
#41 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 10:26 PM
thanks is very beautiful
As the mesh crumbles....
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#42 Old 18th Nov 2010 at 3:18 PM
This is a very nice set! Thank you! :0)
Test Subject
#43 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 8:04 AM
Test Subject
#44 Old 17th Dec 2010 at 8:06 AM
Test Subject
#45 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 7:39 PM
I can use this for my baroque towns! (In other words, all of them! Big dresses, big hair! Lot of fabulousness! [Whatever that means!] XD)
Test Subject
#46 Old 6th May 2011 at 9:55 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#47 Old 7th Aug 2011 at 12:25 PM
Very beautiful
Test Subject
#48 Old 9th Sep 2011 at 6:26 AM
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#49 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 6:24 PM
This is exciting! I hope you build a house using all of these for us to download. I'd love that. :-)
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Tags: #Torrox, #Spanish, #Southwestern, #build set

Also recommended:

Torrox Part 2 - Windows, doors, archways: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415933
Torrox Part 3 – Window accessories: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415934
Torrox Part 4 – Walls and floors: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415935
Torrox Part 5 – Staircases: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415936
Torrox Part 6 – Fences and borders: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415937
Torrox Part 7 – Wall cut-outs: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415938
Torrox Part 8 – Privacy Window: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=417372
Torrox Part 10 – Toilet / dorm / hotel / apartment doors: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=427134