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Picked upload! "Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART II - UPD 06/Dec/07: New Meshes!

by MaryLou Posted 6th May 2007 at 4:56 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 4:46 PM by MaryLou : Fixed images'url
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
3-4 Tiles Windows - Expansion set for the "Independent Expressions Inc."
Compatible with any EP and the BASE GAME


Get all the items to complete the whole set.
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART I
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART III
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - DOORS and ARCH


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Update 06 Dec. 07 - New Meshes
As a request from TwirlyGirly, I have made these new meshes because is NOT possible to build 3 windows in the middle of 4 or 6 wall panels without a space in-between: the only way is to have a 3 tiles window that is placed on 4 tiles.


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Four new meshes "3 tiles centered on 4 tiles" for the Independent Expressions set: PrivacyWindow, Window with Standard height. Tall Window and Tall Window with double chequered frame.



These new windows do NOT have the diagonal shapes that would be too long.

The new archive is ML_IndependentExpressions_3Tiles_Centered.rar, available in the download attachments.
The new files are also added inside the archive ML_IndependentExpressions_3-4Tiles_ALL.rar and in the both collection files.
I hope that, now, this set is really finished
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Update 29 Aug. 07 - Collections Files
Updated the Collections files: residential and community with the doors and arch.
You'll find them in the archive IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar
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Update 19 Aug. 07 - Collections Files
Added the Collections files: residential and community
You'll find them in the archive IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar

Update 16-Aug-07- BUG FIXED!
The meshes of some windows were slightly defective: now this problem has been fixed.
Once installed the new files, all the windows existing in your lots will be automatically updated: no need to manually change anything.
Please, RE-DOWNLOAD!

Update 22-June-07- BUG FIXED!
I have checked that the "diffuse" lights of the 3 tiles windows do NOT work without OFB.
Now the problem is fixed. The "diffuse" lights now work fine also without OFB.
Please, re-download.

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3 and 4 tiles windows in three different shapes to expand, and complete, the original Maxis' windows "Independent Expressions Inc."

- 3 Tiles Privacy Window.
- 3 Tiles Window with Standard height.
- 3 Tiles Tall Window.



All the 3 Tiles windows have the automatic diagonal that show up when you put a window on a diagonal wall.
The diagonal meshes seem to be like..........the 4 tiles one........
This thing has been made of intention, is not an error.

- 4 Tiles Privacy Window.
- 4 Tiles Window with Standard height.
- 4 Tiles Tall Window.


The 4 tiles windows do NOT have the diagonal because is tool long to have it.

In Game usage

Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (use an archive program, or the Q-Xpress auto-installer)
You'll find the elements in the Build Mode catalog - Windows, as usally.

RECOLORS
All these elements borrow the textures from the original "Indipendent Epressions Inc." window therefore, if you want to recolour them just create a recolour for the originale window.
Use Object Workshop and create a recolour for the Window - 2 Tile - Plate Glass, that is the master of the entire set.
Your recolor will apply to all the orginal windows and to all these new elements.
Every recolour for the original window that you may already have will be automatically available for the all the new shapes.

You can found my other shapes ( 1 and 2 tiles) to expand and complete this set HERE

All these windows have been created using my Enhanced Templates for Windows

Licence Agreement
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
The items can be included in lots posted ONLY on free sites (NOT EXCHANGE!!!) no paysite, as long as credits are given to MaryLou and a link to this page is provided.
If anyone is interested in creating recolours, they can be posted anywhere (even paysites) but NOT INCLUDING the meshes: on the contrary, a link to the meshes on this page must be provided.

Polygon Counts:
The polygon count is different according with the shape.
vertices: from a minim 883 to a maximum 1174
faces: from a minim 462 to a maximum 600

Additional Credits:
Maxis: For the original "Indipendent Epressions Inc." windows.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ML_IndependentExpressions_3-4Tiles_ALL.rar 247.6 KB 30,857 6th May 2007
IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar 11.3 KB 13,756 19th Aug 2007
ML_IndependentExpressions_3Tiles_Centered.rar 85.5 KB 12,203 7th Dec 2007
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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\

-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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