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Featured upload! Interior Wall Collection: A catalog makeover.

by Honeywell Posted 5th Mar 2016 at 11:38 PM - Updated 6th May 2017 at 1:48 PM by Honeywell
71 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


INTERIOR WALL COLLECTION
A catalog makeover.

I've spent an inordinate amount of time on this project and could prattle on endlessly about the how's and why's of making these walls (and I will if you have any questions) but I'll keep this post short and to the point since there's a lot of information to convey.

OVERVIEW

All of the walls (764 and 1 floor tile) are as complete as possible with appropriate names, pricing and descriptions. There's a little bit of everything (interior wall wise) but the collection as a whole is rather neutral in tone as the walls were made to be the practical, catalog staples I reach for most of the time.

The textures are a mishmash of mostly EA, two web sourced patterns and some hand painting. They're new, bright and clean and don't have as much detail or artifacting as Maxis textures by design - but they're still very much Maxis Match, IMO.

The trim and moldings are white wood by default. A small number of colors come in light and medium wood as well. When toggled on, AL ceilings will cut off part of the crown moldings.

The wall colors (43) are a combination of original Maxis paints, derivatives of Maxis wallpapers and new colors that I probably chose to match existing content. Because of that, the paint colors work well or "look right" in game. There's a mix of light, dark, vibrant and muted colors.

DETAILS



DOWNLOADING

"These walls are amazing, I want them all!"
"That's way too many walls, I don't want them all."
TERMS OF USE: None. Thanks for downloading. I hope you enjoy them.

Additional Credits:
Internet sourced patterns: stripe and floral. Also, Maxis, Homecrafter, Photoshop and MTS for the nifty table and hosting.

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
1.All.Walls.zip 16.43 MB 11,763 5th Mar 2016
2.Collection.File.zip 22.0 KB 4,794 5th Mar 2016
3.Color.Swatches.zip 1.35 MB 3,842 5th Mar 2016
Category_Brick.zip 2.63 MB 2,303 5th Mar 2016
Category_Paints.zip 8.91 MB 2,690 5th Mar 2016
Category_Paneling.zip 1,001.5 KB 2,234 5th Mar 2016
Category_Poured.zip 2.28 MB 2,067 5th Mar 2016
Category_Tile.zip 138.4 KB 2,202 5th Mar 2016
Category_Wallpaper.zip 1.50 MB 2,380 5th Mar 2016
SAMPLER_All.wall.styles.in.3.colors.zip 1.06 MB 2,659 5th Mar 2016
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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Theorist
#2 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 12:05 AM
Flippin heck honeywell, this is legend - wait for it - ary!! So blown away, had been looking ages for a complete set to maxis walls, someone a long time ago had started a big set and it never was finished, but this, well this just exceeds all!! Said it before and will say it again, you rock!!

Rome wasn't built in a day

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Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 12:26 AM
I'm always on the lookout for new walls, thank you!

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Original Poster
#4 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 3:14 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 6th Mar 2016 at 3:26 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by applefeather2
Thank you very much.... but I have to ask. Why just one floor tile? Not that I'm complaining one bit, but very curious?


I thought about making coordinating floors for about two seconds but I wouldn't use them and I don't think many others would either? There's also existing Maxis content that work with these walls and there's 15 years worth of really nice CC floors to pick from too. And since this sort of project is satisfying to complete and use, but pure drudgery (for me) to create, I'm more than happy to use the floors I already have. The only exception was the tile wall -- that needed a coordinating floor tile so of course I included that.

Thanks for asking a question so I could blather, Applefeather, and thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I'm really happy to see others will get some use out of these too.
Alchemist
#5 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 9:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeywell
I thought about making coordinating floors for about two seconds but I wouldn't use them and I don't think many others would either? There's also existing Maxis content that work with these walls and there's 15 years worth of really nice CC floors to pick from too. And since this sort of project is satisfying to complete and use, but pure drudgery (for me) to create, I'm more than happy to use the floors I already have. The only exception was the tile wall -- that needed a coordinating floor tile so of course I included that.

Thanks for asking a question so I could blather, Applefeather, and thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I'm really happy to see others will get some use out of these too.

Love your blather! (And I have it on good authority that I am not alone.)
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