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Picked upload! Base Game Halfwalls FIXED!!!

by simsi45 Posted 15th Jul 2017 at 8:39 PM
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Some backstory
When I first heard half walls were coming to TS3 I got very excited, only to find out they came completely broken. The saddest thing is that no attempt was ever made by the developers to fix them, so I resulted in never using them.
Anyhow, about a month ago I reached my breaking point and I decided to attempt to fix them myself for my personal game. Then I thought there might be more people like me out there, so I decided to share it in case anyone else is as bugged by this as I was.

Chances are most of you haven't even noticed yet, but trust me it can really make a difference.

So what does this mod do exactly?
It's simple. It is a default replacement mod, meaning that it replaces all the (base game) half walls that have been used and/or will be used, to their altered fixed versions automatically. Let me show you what exactly has been fixed:
  • The main issue with the half walls was that the mesh was cut around the edges (I guess a mistake from the developers' part) so they looked cut in half.
    This mod fixes that.

  • Another issue was the fact that the corners looked broken (for the same reasons as above.) but it's also fixed.

  • Lastly I have modified a couple of texture files to make the half walls look better. (changes such as the texture for the glass of the deco wave wall, multiplier and specular textures etc.)


NOTE
In order for the half walls' thumbnails to get regenerated it is required that you delete all your cache files and your ObjectThumbnails.package found under:
Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 and Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Thumbnails accordingly. Don't worry these files will get regenrated as soon as the game launches.

Warning!
The mod has been built and tested on game version 1.67/1.69. It should work fine from version 1.17 and up, however I haven't tested it myself. Any confirmation would be kindly appreciated.


Aaand that's pretty much it. A quite simple but also very necessary mod (at least to me )
Have fun and happy building!!





Additional Credits:
Credits go to s3oc, s3pe, Photoshop and EA for the meshes.

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 3

This is a multi-part download:


Choose either the "Half walls fixed - all" file OR choose and combine any of the remaining stand-alone files. Do NOT combine the "Half walls fixed - all" file with the other remaining six.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Half walls fixed - all.rar | Description: All of the fixed half walls combined in one single package. 97.8 KB 451 15th Jul 2017
Half wall flat fix.rar | Description: Contains the fix for the half wall numbered #1 3.7 KB 27 15th Jul 2017
Half wall quaint fix.rar | Description: Contains the fix for the half wall numbered #2 12.7 KB 26 15th Jul 2017
Half wall divebar fix.rar | Description: Contains the fix for the half wall numbered #3 6.9 KB 25 15th Jul 2017
Half wall modern fix.rar | Description: Contains the fix for the half wall numbered #4 5.8 KB 25 15th Jul 2017
Half wall modern deco fix.rar | Description: Contains the fix for the half wall numbered #5 61.2 KB 25 15th Jul 2017
Half wall asian fix.rar 11.5 KB 28 15th Jul 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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As the mesh crumbles....
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#2 Old 15th Jul 2017 at 8:41 PM
Yippee! Thanks for fixing this! It is much appreciated.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 15th Jul 2017 at 8:57 PM
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Originally Posted by porkypine
Yippee! Thanks for fixing this! It is much appreciated.
Haha, you're welcome! Glad I could help :D
Instructor
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#4 Old 15th Jul 2017 at 9:23 PM
This is so great, that corner bugged me so many times. Thank you!
Scholar
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#5 Old 15th Jul 2017 at 11:22 PM
Yeah that corner thing has been bugging me too. Thanks for fixing it!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 1:36 AM
Omg, thank you!!! This has always bothered me as well, but I never could find a mod that did all of this...and have an option of having it all in one single package file. So, thank you for doing this! You've saved us! Ha, ha!
Instructor
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#7 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 1:57 AM
Thank you ! That corner has annoyed me forever, it always looks so half finished and untidy. Thanks for fixing what EA never bothered to ( as usual ) and for including an all in one file !
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 4:30 AM
Thanks so much! This has always bothered me. Great job!
Forum Resident
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#9 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 4:54 AM
Very, very nice. Many thanks.
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 7:40 AM
Thank you, this helps very much
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 2:31 PM
I'm actually surprised so many of you were bugged by this! Eitherway I'm happy you're all enjoying the mod
Theorist
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#12 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 4:18 PM
Now this is a detail which has bothered me ever since I've started using half walls more. Will make a huge difference in any future houses. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 5:36 PM
*happy tears*
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 18th Jul 2017 at 7:49 PM
How will this affect custom half walls, or will it?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 18th Jul 2017 at 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Thnkr0917
How will this affect custom half walls, or will it?
This doesn't affect any custom walls. It affects just the 6 half walls, that are included in the base game.
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 19th Jul 2017 at 12:46 AM
Love this!!! I'm a huge fan of mods that fix broken EA "features" that they were too lazy to acknowledge and fix themselves!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 19th Jul 2017 at 4:53 PM
Omg Thanks!! The dark days of the bugged edges are over ♥♥♥
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 19th Jul 2017 at 7:19 PM
The ends never bothered me that much but the corners used to drive me mad. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 20th Jul 2017 at 2:22 PM
Thank you for sharing this! The broken corners has always bugged me, too.