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Moi's Oktaplex (Seasons differences:Maxis raised the bar of HW for the caustic animation, but I've a fix for the pool surface :)

by niol Posted 11th Nov 2006 at 9:24 AM - Updated 1st May 2007 at 2:13 AM by niol
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Lot Name: Oktaplex


A. Brief Intro:

In Islet Arksa, Oktaplex is yet another favourite place for swimming... Unlike Arksadi, the whole swimming region is high up in a huge octagonal bowl of pool with some decorative lighting and "aquatiques"... If you wanna fool around the surrounding at night for some peace of mind, you'll be delighted by the beautiful auto-illuminant genetically-engineered plants... which some tourists and local residents call "stars on the earth" or "earth-stars". Getting hungry, then back on the ground to have some grilled food at the BBQ site.

1. For the caustic animation to work, the caustic generator recolour-mod is necessary and is downloadable here For further infos, please read part 3 of the linked thread.
2. this can be an example to show how the pool-surface tiles can be used.

B. Copyright Issues:
B1. Feel free to decorate/re-decorate it... (Feel free to remodify and if share, you can only claim credits for what you've done on it.
B2. This lot is banned to be for any direct or indirect commercial or trading usage.)
B3. No permission is necessary for redistribution of this lot WITH proper instruction like this page unless stated. (so, keep this info file along with the lot.)

C. System specifications (when the lot was made):
C1. hack-free (the recolour-mod is NOT included.)
C2. some customised contents (check with the Clean Installer; for authors, credits, and links for infos & downloads, please read part H.)
C3. made without any EP (So, EP what and/or what not required)
C4. Running smooth @ build mode & @ play mode in a system (OS = MS-winxp-sp2; P4 3.0GHz; 1Gb DDR RAM; video card = 8x 128Mb) If any problem, welcome to report your system settings for providing info to other readers.

D. Lot Specifications:
D1. Lot Size: 4 x 4
D2. Lot type: Community
D3. Price: nil

E. Building Specifications:
E1. Major Theme: a open-wide futuristic swim-pool!
E2. Major Colourational Style: white, bluish, purplish, cyanish...for the overall.
E3. Major Structural Characteristics: one big octagonal swim-pool, with a small apratment on the side for convinience and rest, the odd landscape with auto-illuminant genetically-engineered plants..
E4. Building Motivation: aesthetic usage >= efficiently functional usage

F. File Decompression & Install Tips:
F0. If rar is not used, whether the furnished or the unfurnished version, only 7-zip (.7z) has been used unless specified.
F1. unzip the zip downloaded file with zip-supported compressor or above or else by right-clicking and "extract...(whichever way)"
F2. you'll find a file with an extension ".7z" or called 7-zip. just decompress/extract it as if it's "rar" or "zip" when WinRAR >=3.41, 7-zip-manager >=3, IZArc >=3.5, power archiver >=9, ZipGenius >=6 or else... by right-clicking and "extract...(whichever way)"
F3. double click on the sims2pack to open it. To install it with Clean Installer is recommended coz you can choose what to install to avoid unwanted or redundant contents installed into your game system.
F4. Installation of a lot without ensuring the presence of the corresponding terrain paints can be destructive to the lot files.
F5. [No restart of the game] is needed to [install a lot in sims2pack file] and [access the installed lot @ "house bin"]. The trick is by any means to have your neighbourhood screen reload. Say, entering a lot and go back to the neighbourhood screen, or switching to another neighbourhood. After a neighbourhood screen has reloaded, the installed lot will appear in the house bin without the game restart. This is true when the Clean Installer is used.
F6. Floor tiles, wallpapers, terrain paints have to be installed earlier than or at the same time as the lot is installed for them to show up in a lot.

G. Play-tips:
G1. Whenever geting a new house, you can scan and choose for things in the package with Clean Installer before installation
G2. You can ALWAYS check the playability of the lots to your system @ lot-building mode in the neighbourhood screen before playing them.
G3. Should you need, you can play-test it with the cheat "BoolProp TestingCheatsEnabled (True/false)".
H. Credits, links and authors:

000-artists (All NOT included EXCEPT the tiles & wallpapers..., yet the texture hosts for HCP products are not included)

Moi's recolours for Numenor's Wall-windows 20060424 update (Wall-boundry Ag recolours)
swim-pool surface by niol @ MTS2, 20060831 [the whole set]
Caustic pool tiles & wallpapers: Simstone Pool-set, TS2 Default Set & more Nov2006 [the simstone pool set; the caustic generator recolour-mod {the matte-sphere sphere recolour}, an invisible recolour of the matte-sphere stand]
Moi's recolours for Numenor's Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere [Numenor(MTS2)_SphereMatte_Moi_sphere_011-poolsurfacel-R0=wavy for the shpere]
Moi's C-thru series001 (2-sided/doubly-sided transparent tiles)

Artemide "Chimera" - *First object with multiple custom lights!!!
Bella & Mortimer *Animated* Snow Globe
"WallWindow" glass set [all sets]
Miscellaneous - Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere (Numenor_SphereMatte_GrayAndGlass; electric blue recolour)

Ascension V2 - more colors (and recolorable)

The Mod Squad (NOT included though necessary)
The SimStones!! A Complete Themed Set! [the tile and wallpaper set]

Starlamp (tm)

As for those Maxis recolours, floor tiles, wallpapers, and terrain paints with "Moi_" prefix, they were made/"sim"-ulated by this lot author "niol". Thus, they're provided with the lot "as if" any other free things. Credits are not to be claimed on but these Maxis recolours, floor tiles, wallpapers, and terrain paints are regarded as the world public's things. So, feel free to use them however and redistribute them wherever with no permission needed, except that file renaming or any direct and/or indirect commercial or trading usage is prohibited. For some of the used textures, credits back to Maxis. (included)

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