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Picked upload! Holiday Roof Lights

by Honeywell Posted 3rd Nov 2017 at 7:09 AM - Updated 6th Jan 2018 at 3:08 PM by Honeywell
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 18 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.***

  • 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 Note: These are cloned from curtains and require Goggalor's ALL shiftables to be height adjustable. I recommend installing all of them (so everything in game shifts) but if you'd rather not all you need Lee's shiftcurtains2 here for the DIY wall lights to shift.


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.

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 2,553 3rd Nov 2017
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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:
  • 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

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The Great AntiJen
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#2 Old 3rd Nov 2017 at 5:25 PM
Now my chavvy sims are one step closer to:


These are great - thanks

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 12:51 PM
Thank you so much! I'm just so excited to try it all in game.
Test Subject
#4 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 3:36 AM
Wonderful! Thank you so much!
#5 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 5:11 AM
Are the DIY lights supposed to be shiftable up and down? If they are, it isn't working for me.

♫ Keeping this here until EA gives us a proper playable woodwind/brass instrument ♫
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 6:02 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 6th Jan 2018 at 3:20 PM.
Originally Posted by bassoon_crazy
Are the DIY lights supposed to be shiftable up and down? If they are, it isn't working for me.

Yes, not the octogonal roof piece, but the vertical & horizontal wall ones should shift with Apartment Life. If I remember correctly, I cloned these from curtains so they might shift because I have these shiftable mods in by Goggalor and Lee (which I recommend if anyone doesn't have them).

Thanks for letting me know you have a problem. I can't look at them tonight but I'll check them and update if needed. ETA: bassoon_crazy, these do need Lee's shiftable curtain mod to shift. I recommend all of the shiftables but if you just want the curtain mod for the lights to shift you can get that by itself here.
#7 Old 8th Jan 2018 at 12:57 AM
^Thank you, that worked!

♫ Keeping this here until EA gives us a proper playable woodwind/brass instrument ♫