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Featured upload! The Time Factor : Walls

by Pixelhate Posted 25th Nov 2008 at 3:13 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2015 at 4:54 PM by leefish
107 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It is safe to say that nothing in this world remains untouched by Time or Weather.
As a constant reminder of Impermanence, Time is ageing, weathering, distressing things and beings, giving them an identity and an history, marking them up with details.
Details make things unique and therefore beautiful.
And uniqueness calls variations.
So, here are varieties of walls with life stigmata features. Some are hard beaten, some are softly faded.

Although, like in real life, categories doesn't have a real meaning -they're made to make us feel secure-, and after solving vital dilemmas like: should painted bricks go in brick or in paint ?, I've ordered, subjectively, the 325 walls, more or less, according the game categories:
- Bricks (40), Masonry (30), Siding (60), Poured (45), Paint (40), Wallpaper (65), Tiles (20), Wood (25).

Some series are seamless (at least horizontally), each panel can be placed in any order and match the others. Price: 7.
Some series needs to be placed in a particular order to match and keep the continuity, like a strip. Price: 5.
Here and there you will find some clean and untouched wall. Price: 7.
All series are Mac friendly.

Hopefully, package naming is comprehensible... In order to prevent nervous breakdown caused by searching the matching wall, a collection file is provided with each categories.

I've tried to personalise almost each panel by collage and other deconstruction/reconstruction and with all the possible tricks I've learned all these years. Home-made drawn material, personal photos, tweaked computer generated textures have also been used.
Nothing "artistic" here. I torture pixels through software attempting to bring realism in a virtual world I use to escape Reality.


Some of these may look familiar as I don't know all the walls created worldwide. Sources used are free and some are coming from well known websites:
GC Textures, Spectralogue, Arroway Textures, Lemog3D, Animax Turbo squid

More ?
This set was originally bigger (+400 walls) but rejected because of use of other game textures and the deficiency of authorizations.
I've pruned it from all the files coming from other game textures or those without proof of "free to use" or from unsure origin.
I've made and modified those for myself but I'm glad to share them, while all credits goes to their original creators, I'm unable to name them.
You'll find the additional walls(78) here. None of them are pictured here. Have them for your personal use.

From the bottom of my heart, a huge THANKS to anyone who consider me as one of their favourite creator, have taken the time to comment or pushed the fuzzy-feeling thanks button during all these years.
I'm honoured every time One is using my stuff for One's pleasure...
With Love,
Pixelhate. 2008.




Additional Credits:
This post is dedicated to :
The earlier Trash Makers who have inspired me in the beginning: Dumbblonde, Bink13y, The_Balloon_Dog and their caretaker: Dewshine.
And all the weathered material lovers and trash Hunters out there... You know who you are.
Tags: #Distressed, #grunge, #trash, #urban, #old, #aged, #wall

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
TimeFactor-Bricks.rar 2.63 MB 24,423 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Masonry.rar 1.93 MB 20,293 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Siding.rar 3.37 MB 18,977 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Poured.rar 2.76 MB 19,568 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Paint.rar 2.48 MB 20,671 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wallpaper.rar 3.92 MB 22,383 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Tile.rar 1.25 MB 18,926 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wood.rar 1.58 MB 20,060 25th Nov 2008
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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Test Subject
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#101 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 9:37 PM
Thank you ! :)
Instructor
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#102 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:53 PM
I love the masonry, but all of it is amazing really. The fine details! (It's something that I feel the Maxis content is often missing.) It must have been a lot of work and it really looks great.
Lab Assistant
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#103 Old 22nd Nov 2015 at 9:17 PM
This is great - thanks so much!
Mad Poster
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#104 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 2:37 AM
I was looking for a worn effect for an outside shower (I doubt the wood is going to be in pristine condition under those circumstances!) and the paneling was perfect for what I wanted. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#105 Old 16th Mar 2016 at 6:02 PM
Perfect for my story! Many thanks to you!
Lab Assistant
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#106 Old 28th Jun 2016 at 4:05 PM
Thanks for all your work, not just this one.
Field Researcher
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#107 Old 15th Sep 2016 at 7:25 AM
Thanks!I can have wall coverings for my poorest sims now.
Test Subject
#108 Old 31st Jan 2017 at 7:42 PM
These are fantastic! I think I use them in about half my houses - certainly any time I need a family struggling with finances, or that is oppressed in some way (servants' quarters, anyone?)... I don't know what I did before I discovered them.
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