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

by moune999 Posted 12th Aug 2010 at 2:36 AM - Updated 3rd Dec 2010 at 9:45 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 – 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 won’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 you’d want to use – 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 I’ve made some recolors to start out with. Here’s the window mesh and its six recolors:



And here’s the fake staircase/balcony mesh with its recolors. There are seven of the wall/plaster texture – they match the walls in part 4 of this set – and seven of the metal railing – 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 – Master objects
Part 2 – Windows, Doors and Archways
Part 3 – Window Accessories
Part 4 – Walls and Floors
Part 5 – Staircases
Part 6 – Fences and Borders
Part 7 – Wall Cut-outs and Accessories
Part 8 – Privacy Window with Accessories
Part 9 – Columns

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

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How to recolor the fake staircase/balcony to match almost any wall you’d like to use:

1) Open the wall you want to use in SimPE and extract the texture. If it’s a Maxis wall you’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 ‘Wall’ subset of the staircase/balcony and import the texture into it.

4) And voila, the staircase/balcony should now match your wall – 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.

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

Polygon Counts:
Two storey window – 828
Fake staircase/balcony – 789

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, UV Mapper, Photoshop

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
Moune_Torrox_Part1_MasterObjects.rar 227.2 KB 41,282 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_Recolors_StairBalcony.rar 469.6 KB 34,716 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_Recolors_TwoStoreyWindow.rar 932.1 KB 34,820 12th Aug 2010
Moune_Torrox_CollectionFile.rar 4.3 KB 27,101 29th Nov 2010
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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 3:04 AM Last edited by gizmokatz : 12th Aug 2010 at 3:35 AM.
Moune...You've finished! YAY!

I'm Edward

Thank you!
Alchemist
#3 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 3:25 AM
This is exciting! I hope you build a house using all of these for us to download. I'd love that. :-)
Instructor
#4 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 6:59 AM Last edited by Alma70 : 12th Aug 2010 at 7:00 AM. Reason: Can't spell properly...
Absolutely amazing work, thank you so much! Can't wait to have a look at the other objects as well. =)
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 7:37 AM
Well done!


Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 8:03 AM
Thank you SO much for this whole set! I live in the southwest myself and have long wished for some more items so my simmies houses could reflect my part of the world. Now it's possible!
Forum Resident
#7 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 8:16 AM
Awesome Moune Keep it up!
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 8:42 AM
Awesome new set Moune! I was looking for windows and doors like that for a long time.
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 11:20 AM
I adore the whole set. I can't remember the last time when I was so excited about building something new!
Thank you very much.

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
Instructor
#10 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 1:09 PM
What a fantastic set! Thanks very much
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 5:33 PM
This is a fantastic set! I have always found it difficult to build southwestern homes, but now I can start filling up those desert landscapes. Thank you.
Test Subject
#12 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 8:36 PM
Gosh, so many gorgeous uploads! These are really lovely, and very versatile. I don't have any Spanish style neighborhoods but they suit my rustic Italian village perfectly! Nice to see people are still creating fab things for the sims 2 for those of us who can't run 3! Thanks again :D
Scholar
#13 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 4:06 PM
this project is awesome! I like Spanish architecture a LOT!

The end of magical Pegasaus's era through the world of sims
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 10:53 AM
Oh wow - this whole set looks absolutely fantastic - I really can't wait to try it out and see what wonders it'll create. Thank you so much!! =)
Test Subject
#15 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 8:28 PM
Like the others posting here, I am looking forward to trying this set in my game. I have one question:

Is it correct that the files in archive MTS_moune999_1127413_Moune_Torrox_Recolors_TwoStoreyWindow.rar have the filename mounerecol_TorroxWoodBeam_Recx.package? I only ask because I would expect the window recolors to have "window" in the filename rather than "beam". :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 9:59 PM
A big thank you to all of your for your kind comments. I hope it may all come to good use in your games.

Fcc2, yes, that is correct. The two storey window recolors contain the textures for all wooden items - which are not just the windows, but also shutters, window sills and possibly others to come in the future. That's why I named the recolor files like that.

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Mad Poster
#17 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 6:25 AM Last edited by Guardgian : 16th Sep 2010 at 7:57 AM.
WOW, fantastic !

Congratulations for the truly deserved golden cup Your set is absolutely amazing and I am happy it has been rewarded.

Thanks a ton again for sharing this fabulous creation with us
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:34 AM
wow! I love it
too bad the house itself isnt downloadable
could u make it downloadable? :0
anyway, all stuff is geourgeous!
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 12:51 PM
I love ALL of your creations...but this set is simply fantastic.And its HUGE! Thank you so much, i feel really inspired to build a house!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 6:02 PM
I love the entire set - which I just got done downloading!! I am anxious to use it in-game. Thank you very much for your creativity. Happy Simming!

Jody
(Pawzim / jrb2037)
Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 4:01 PM
Oh wow, Moune, this set is just fantastic!

I´ve been looking forward to downloading it ever since you talked about it on Juniper Sun. As I´ve mentioned a few times before, I love your creations and this set is no exception.

Thank you so, so much for continuing creating fantastic things for the Sims2 and for sharing them with us!!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 4:41 PM
Thanks for your effort you've put in it!! I'm now downloading all for building a mexican village.. Thank you a lot!!

Please feel free to correct me, if I make mistakes. I want to improve my English. Thanks! - My website
Test Subject
#23 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 6:33 AM
Thank you..

So beautiful ><!!
Test Subject
#24 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 4:12 PM
Thanks!!! These look beautiful!!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 3:50 PM
Very beautiful =)
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