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Posted 17th Jun 2012 at 08:46 PM - Updated 17th Sep 2012 at 07:55 PM by Sophie-David - Viewed 10723 times. Direct link to this thread
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Tags: #Seasons Wishing Well, #Garden Club Wishing Well, #open well, #antique well, #fantasy well, #medieval well, #ancient well
Information (Click for more details):
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
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 MTS2 - check the sidebar.
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Title: 70+ Tiny Fizesize Seasons Wishing Well Recolours
1) In response to suzannesugarbaker's and HisBeachgirl's requests, to supply an invisible recolour for the Seasons Garden Club Wishing Well's cover, so that only the well's base is visible.
2) To supply a variety of recolours for the Wishing Well's base and cover, ensuring that each recolour is less than 3 kBytes in size. My hope is to provide a low resource option for creators and players of period lots, which tend to be very heavy with custom content.
3) To provide four full-sized wishing well base recolours using Michelle 111's special medieval and rustic textures.
How to Obtain the Wishing Well
The Seasons Wishing Well may be earned as a reward from the Garden Club for maintaining a clean and attractive garden. The well is also available via a cheat here or a buyable object here (found in Decorative/Sculpture at a cost of §2500).
Base Brick Recolours - Blue, Brown, Dark, Green, Grey, Medium, Topped, White
Base Clay Recolours - Dark, Light, Medium, Pot, Red, weathered
Base Concrete Recolours - Black, Dark, Light, Medium, White
Base Marble Recolours - Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red, White
Base Michelle Recolours - Michelle-BrownWood, Michelle-MedievalGrey, Michelle-RusticGreen, Michelle-RusticGrey
Base Rock Recolours - Granite-Dark, Granite-Light, Granite-Medium, Grey-Dark, Grey-Light, Grey-Medium, Sandstone-Dark, Sandstone-Light, Sandstone-Medium, Sandstone-Weathered, Weathered
Base Slate Recolours - Black, Dark, Light, Medium, White
Base Stone Recolours - Black, Brown, Dark, Green, Medium, Sand
Base Stones Recolour - Red
Base Tile Recolours - Granite-Black, Granite-Brown, Hex-Grey, Moroccan-Blue, Red-Dark, Red-Light, Red-Medium, Square-Brown, Square-Grey
Base Wood Recolours - Ash, Cedar, Ebony, Elm, Green, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Weathered
Cover Special Recolour - Invisible
Cover Wood Recolours - Cedar, Ebony, Elm, Green, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Weathered
Tiny Filesize Recolours
Small filesizes tend to reduce computer resource usage in general, allowing a computer to run the Sims 2 somewhat more efficiently as well as saving hard disk space.
Tiny filesize or "textureless" recolours are achieved by avoiding the addition of Texture Image (TXTR) resources to a recolour package. Instead, the recolour creator uses the Material Definition (TXMT) resource's stdMatBaseTextureName property to link the package to a texture that is already in the game. These external textures may be located in either in the object's master package, or in some other completely different location. Simple texture maps - such as those used by the wishing well's base subset - are more adaptable to being used with non-related textures than complex ones.
Interestingly enough, it appears that EA provided an actual library of external textures within the basegame environment - in TSData\Res\Sims3D\Textures.package - which they used as a source to build more complex objects such as counters. Most of these, except for the walls, may be referenced directly by the stdMatBaseTextureName property.
To increase the available recolour possibilities, the TXMT stdMatDiffCoef property can also be used to tint and shade any given texture. This technique is easiest if the source texture is itself predominantly white or light grey. Disadvantages to this procedure are that the whole texture is affected, and that the creator cannot see the results of this tweaking without loading the game.
Additionally, the TXMT stdMatEnvCubeTextureName reference is another method of using textures that are external to the recolour package. And lastly, in some cases the TXMTs can also be eliminated from the package if the Material Override (MMAT) resource's Name field points to a suitable external TXMT. For example, invisible recolours can be easily provided for most objects by simply making the MMAT Name value equal "null", as demonstrated by sdWishingWellSsn_cover_Invisible.package, the invisible well recolour.
Please note: the four base recolours that use Michelle 111's textures may not be uploaded to pay sites.
You may include the rest of these recolours in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page. It would be nice if you sent me a PM with a link to your uploaded creation, but this is not necessary.
Michelle 111 for the use of her Rustic/Medieval Recolours as premium options for the Wishing Wells.
IrfranView, Microsoft Paint and Photo Editor for graphics evaluation, processing, sizing, and labeling
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object recolours
The screenshots of the Hermit wishing at the well is from "Harlech Castle", and the PlantSim drinking at the well is from "Peasant Hovel 2", both part of StephSim's Shadows of Gwrych Medieval Neighborhood.
For more information about this creator and their policies or details, click here.
Expansion / Stuff Packs Required
You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed above installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.
This is a Maxis Recolour
This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available here:
Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor
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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:
Need more information?
#Seasons Wishing Well, #Garden Club Wishing Well, #open well, #antique well, #fantasy well, #medieval well, #ancient well
The creator also recommends you check the following:
Five "Life Changing" Seasons Wells + Roofless
Buyable wishing well
Some additional full sized well recolours are available at Plumb Bob Keep or here.
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