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Picked upload! -Floor Overlays- Add Character to Your Lots! (Sidewalk Chalk!)

by Phaenoh Posted 13th Aug 2009 at 12:53 AM - Updated 11th Sep 2012 at 10:53 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
For a couple of months now Lee has been wanting me to make her some transparent floor overlays so she can make her floors dirtier. Dirt isn't my specialty so I approached Pixelhate about doing this as a joint project with me. Happily Pix agreed. He has done some AMAZING recolors, (be sure to check out his thread) and I did the mesh. Yes, it's a rather simple mesh but it was not as easily made as it looks. We kept running into outdoor shadow issues, then clickability problems and odd repository remnants from the object we cloned from (thank you Echo for your wonderful rug!)

I've created some sidewalk drawings for your sim kids to claim as their own as well as some leaves and some animated marching ants!


These wonderful little overlays are even visible from the neighborhood!


Now, you might have some slight difficulties at first figuring out how to pick these overlays back up or use the recolor tool on them. They are ONLY clickable in the center. See the mesh picture included at the bottom. This was done so you can still direct sims to 'Walk To' over the texture in case you completely cover your room with them. This isn't too likely with my recolors, but it is with Pixelhates'. The clickable space is large enough that once you know where it is, it's not that finicky. I didn't have any trouble with them and hopefully you won't either, now that you know about this silly little caveat.

The meshes have the textures with our names on them. DO NOT DELETE the mesh! It won't work without that one! All other packages can be deleted as you like with no consequence.

Change in policy for these meshes only: YES you may include the mesh in your lot upload! I usually do not allow this in case I want to update the mesh, but I'm pretty sure that this one is good and done. Have at it! Recolor to your heart's content, but still do not include the mesh with your recolor upload.

Thanks!
-Phae

P.S. I love reading your comments and make sure you check out Pixelhate's recolors, they are wicked sweet!

Polygon Counts:
Both meshes:
Vertices: 8, Facecount: 4

Additional Credits:
Leesester, Q, and the rest of #create who kept me going on this project.
Echo and Lethe who made the predecessors of these floor overlays.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Phaenoh_FloorOverlay1x1MESH.rar 38.2 KB 43,935 13th Aug 2009
Phaenoh_FloorOverlay2x2MESH.rar 40.6 KB 40,791 13th Aug 2009
Phaenoh_ChalkRecolors.rar | Description: Chalk recolors for both meshes 307.8 KB 36,220 13th Aug 2009
Phaenoh_NatureRecolors.rar | Description: Leaves and Marching Ants 156.7 KB 30,357 13th Aug 2009
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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#101 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 11:16 AM
these are awesome but can someone please tell me what category they're under?
i tried finding them in buy mod but i couldnt find them
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#102 Old 30th Jul 2013 at 2:33 PM
Deco > Misc.
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#103 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 7:56 AM
Wonderful idea, works really well for that extra bit of detail to a lot. Thanks!
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#104 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 10:30 PM
I love these floor overlays. The chalk ones really like cute.
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#105 Old 6th Apr 2014 at 9:36 AM
Very cool! Thank you!
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#106 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:55 AM
Thanks! I love the hopscotch drawing!
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#107 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 11:19 AM
Love your creations!
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#108 Old 29th Feb 2016 at 12:41 AM
Thank you
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#109 Old 6th Jun 2016 at 6:22 PM
What a brilliant creation, thanks for sharing
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#110 Old 25th Jun 2016 at 6:02 AM
These sure are even more fascinating than they may look!

I like trains.
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#111 Old 25th Jun 2016 at 8:38 AM
It really works! Thanks, this is great! Love it!
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Sims 2

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Style: Childrens
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #floor overlay, #sidewalk chalk, #drawings, #kids, #leaves, #ants, #hopscotch, #plumbob, #rug