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Picked upload! Holiday Roof Lights

by Honeywell Posted 3rd Nov 2017 at 8:09 AM
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


Holiday Roof Lights:
Seasons or higher expansion pack required

I love the creator themes and I enjoy them even more when I get excited about an idea - like roof lights for the Seasons and Celebrations theme! I repurposed some Maxis meshes and made them into roof deco so you can go all out decorating your Sims houses this season.


***These are cloned from roof decorations so you'll need any expansion pack Seasons or higher for them to work.***


FEATURES
  • Collection File
  • Player/Live mode friendly (deco hides with the roof off)
  • Covers Hipped and Mansard rooves
  • 45, 35 and 15 angles for Gabled and Shed rooves
  • DIY wall set that's building cheat friendly

NOTES

Video: Some babble and demonstration. Unfortunately the video quality turned out poor - the lights are pretty in game.
  • The wreaths and pine tree are lighted but the roof lights aren't (too much light with every tile lit up!). I recommend using invisible lights where needed. Nix has a lovely set of invisible lights here .
  • These won't be replaced with a Maxis object if you remove these from your download folder.
  • The Gable Wreath is the master for the set.
CATALOG SORT


Everything is located in Lighting / Miscellaneous and is priced to sort in a logical order for ease of use.

Lights: 10 - 38 / 1 subset
Wreath: 300 / 2 subsets
Pine Tree: 300 / 2 subsets

TERMS OF USE: None. Happy holidays and thank you for downloading.

Polygon Counts:
Lights: Range from 238 to 745 (see chart)
Wreath: 1182
Pine Tree: 1167

These aren't particularly high poly but they're not low. If you need to limit your landscaping for performance reasons you'll probably want to limit how many of these lights you place too.

Additional Credits:
The pine tree was cloned from Gwenke's seasonal shrubs and was a life saver! SimPE, Maxis for the meshes and textures and MTS as always for hosting, the knowledge and for the inspiration too.

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
HW_roofLightsHoliday.zip 1.84 MB 774 3rd Nov 2017
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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20 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 8:59 AM
So pretty -- I love twinkly lights! ^_^
Alchemist
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#3 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 9:20 AM
This is one of those things that seems like it should have been obvious for EAxis to include in the actual game... why are they so blind to such things?

Still, definitely a worthy addition to any holiday household!
Moderator
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#4 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 10:22 AM
I was already tempted to load my "real" game because of a house I want to recreate.. now I KNOW that's what I'm going to do! Then I'm going to go to bed knowing that when I get up my game will be ready (well, will have been for a while.. it doesn't take hours to load, lol) and I can get to building AND decorating! Thanks for these!! <3
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 11:45 AM
These are so great, I really liked the roof lights in sims 3 and really wished we had something like it for sims 2. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 1:13 PM
I love it! Visions of a holiday village are dancing in my head. Thank you, so much, for all that you do!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 3:01 PM
Oh my word they are GORGEOUS! What a fabulous idea for this theme! Thank you so much for making them, and for sharing with the rest of us. Can't wait to try them out in my game!
Now what dammit?
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#8 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 6:25 PM
Now my chavvy sims are one step closer to:

http://www.sandcore.net/making-your...ynch-house-jpg/

These are great - thanks

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#9 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 7:47 PM
These are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing, HW!

And @maxon hahaha you made me giggle!
Gone Fishin'
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#10 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 8:23 PM
Delurking to say THANK YOU for these gorgeously gorgeous lights! We Swedes love our holiday lights ('cause it's dark up here at this time of year) and my Sims do, too, and now their 'hoods can look properly festive. So thank you! (And thanks for the shout-out!)
Test Subject
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#11 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 4:43 AM
HOW CUTE IS THAT! Thank you :)
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 7:11 PM
Wonderful set ... thank you.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 11:11 PM
This set is truly Fab! I can't wait to use it! And I always do a little happy dance when I see a collection folder included!

May I ask about the gorgeous house in your photos? I wouldn't mind having that as well...
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 2:11 PM
Brilliant! I love everything about this set. Thank you so much!
Theorist
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#15 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 10:18 PM
Another wonderful Honeywell creation, fantastic!!
Forum Resident
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#16 Old 6th Nov 2017 at 5:56 AM
They're so pretty, and you're so amazing! Thanks for sharing and including color options, I love them.
just a girl
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#17 Old 6th Nov 2017 at 9:45 PM
Prettiness!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 1:51 PM
Thank you so much! I'm just so excited to try it all in game.
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 6:54 PM
What a nice addition to holiday decorations!
Thanks for sharing this!
Not actually evil.
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#20 Old 11th Nov 2017 at 8:12 PM
Charming! I feel cozy just looking at these. Now I want gingerbread.
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 4:36 AM
Wonderful! Thank you so much!