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The Half-Fake Window

by d4RE Posted 5th May 2017 at 10:53 PM
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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.
Another unintentional mod, kinda. More of a happy accident, actually. Ever since I discovered the half-fake door in Numenor's WallWindows , I've wanted and searched for half-fake windows to complement it. Now, thanks to screwing up while following Ignorant Bliss' excellent window creation tutorialhttp://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=98436 , I finally have a half-fake window.

It's quite simple, really: On one side of the wall there is a window, and on the other side - nothing but wall. There's a diagonal version as well, so you'll need to install both files. I could go on and on about it, but the facts won't change - it's just a one-way window, that is undetectable on the other side. There's not even a fake mirror to give it away. Speaking of giving it away, please download if you think it sounds fun or if you can find a practical use for such an item.

Some technical info:
All window colors made in SimPE. All frame textures are generated by Wood Workshop by Spiral Graphics[url=http://spiralgraphics.biz/products.htm]) and edited in GIMP.

GUID-d586CE35, face count-66, in-game price-105, Catalog placement- Build>Doors & Windows>Windows

Tools used: SimPE, Blender 2.77, GIMP, Wood Workshop

Terms of Use: Feel free to recolor, and include in your lots. I only ask a link to this page instead of reposting the mesh elsewhere, and credit for the mesh creation/concept.

Polygon Counts:
glass- 2
shadow - 16
frame - 48

Additional Credits:
I'm extremely grateful for the MTS Community(thanks, Delphy) . Thanks to Quaxi et al for SimPE. Numenor for... well, for pretty much everything. Frillen for transparency knowledge , IgnorantBliss for window creation tutorial, BornCG for informative Blender tips and tutorialshttps://www.youtube.com/user/cgboorman
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half-fake.rar 76.6 KB 148 5th May 2017
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\


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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Tags: #window, #one-way, #invisible, #hidden