As before, there are two (and a half) parts to this set, and you can use them together or
First, have you ever watched one of the home decorating shows? Maybe I've just seen too many episodes of Sell This House
, but it seems like they're always using random leftover fabric to make cheap coordinating wall art. So...now your Sims can, too.
I slaved four base game paintings to Jonesi's bed blanket, which comes in a gazillion recolors. The paintings are "Transcendence"
, "The Meaning of Fruit"
, "Bella Squared"
, and "Sim City at Night"
. They will show up as separate items in the catalog but are otherwise identical to the originals except that I changed the price from hundreds of Simoleans to 120-140. The environment scores are still at the original settings for those paintings (6, 10, 8, and 3, in order). I figure the boost is due to how clever your Sim decorator will feel. Jonesi's bed blanket mesh and recolors are not included. Try this set for a start, or look up more.
You can see from the photo that "Transcendence" mirrors the image and the two-tile "Sim City at Night" stretches it sideways. If you use a solid-color or lightly-textured bed blanket recolor (like...many, many of the recolors out there), this doesn't make any difference, but I used a more directional pattern in the preview so you could see what you were getting. (I prefer them a little less than completely identical, but if you like your wall art to match exactly, then just don't combine different paintings.)
Second, I recolored the frames using iCad
's 12 wood colors for furniture. (I also replaced the backs on some of the paintings and increased the texture size to improve on the detail. The detail isn't as good on "Sim City at Night" because of how that one is mapped to the frame.)
You can see some details here and a full chart of recolors below:
Finally (this is the "and a half"), I pulled the matching textures that were already in the game for the "Transcendence" and "Meaning of Fruit" frames. There are 5 recolors for "Transcendence" and 13 (!) for "The Meaning of Fruit". Some of them are rather dull and some of them are a little...weird...but since they pull existing in-game textures they are only about 1.4 KB each.
This set is entirely mix-and-match. The recolors will work with both the slaved paintings and the Maxis originals, and you can use the slaved paintings without any of the recolors (they will pull the original Maxis textures for the frames). All files are clearly labeled and have been compressed.
As you can see in most of the pictures I have attached, "The Meaning of Fruit" has a darker shadow than the other paintings. This is original to the game.
However, in case you don't like it or just want things to match, I have "fixed" it (it wasn't really broken
, just different) by pulling the shadows from another square painting ("Transcendence"). You will need to download that file separately
. (Only use one
of my slaved versions of each painting, of course.) There is also a "fixed" package for the base game file--if you put it in your Downloads folder, your other "Meaning of Fruit" paintings in the game will have the same lighter shadow. (This gives it the custom content star, so be sure not to delete it from inside the game! If you don't want to take the chance you can try placing it in the relevant bin folder if you know how to do that.) One of the attached pictures illustrates the difference. All of the others show the Maxis original, darker-shadow version.
The photos use iCad
's wood floors
and wood colors.
The fabrics are from sarah*rose's recolors
of Jonesi's bed blanket
. The chair is mine
All editing and such done in SimPE
and the GIMP (thanks to iCad for GIMP-friendly colors!)