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"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - DOORS and ARCH

by MaryLou Posted 29th Aug 2007 at 10:06 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 3:55 PM by MaryLou : Fixed images' url
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"Independent Expressions Inc." - Expansion Set - DOORS and ARCH
Compatible with any EP and the BASE GAME

Get all the items to complete the whole set.
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART I
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART II
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART III

Update 06 Dec. 07 - Update the collection files
Added to both the collections, residential and community, the new "3tiles shapes" that are placed in the middle of 4 tiles.
The update file is IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar

For more details see the "Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART II
As I have promised here are for you the doors and, in addition, the arch to match with the windows

Hope you like them.

Even if I have tested all the items in different game configuration, I'd like to know if someone get problems with the lights of the single doors that I have manually added to them......... any report will be appreciate.
  • Single and Double Arch.

  • Single and Double Door with Glass.

  • Single and Double Door with Glass and chequered frame.

  • Single and Double Wooden Door.

In the archive ML_IndependentExpression_DoorsAndArch_ALL.rar you'll find ALL the doors and arch.

In the archive IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar you'll find booth the file collections: residential and community with ALL my items (doors, arch and windows) plus the 2 original Maxis' windows.( Put them in the Collections folder "MyDocuments/EA Games/The Sims 2/Collections")

In-game usage
Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (except for the collection files)

You'll find the items in the Build Mode catalog - Doors/Arch, as usually.

All the items have the automatic diagonal that shows up when you put a door/arch on a diagonal wall.

All these items borrow the textures from the original "Independent Expressions Inc." window therefore, if you want to recolour them just create a recolour for the original window.
Use Object Workshop and create a recolour for the Window - 2 Tile - Plate Glass, that is the master of the entire set.
Your recolour will apply to the original windows, as well as to these new elements.
Every recolour for the original window that you may already have will be automatically available for all the doors and arch.

Licence Agreement
Please, read my full policy in my profile

Polygon Counts:
The polygon count is different according with the shape.

Additional Credits:
Maxis: For the original "Independent Expressions Inc." windows.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:22 PM
Thank You
Grazie mille
Merci !

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

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#3 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:44 PM
Wow! I am building a house that these doors and arches are made for! What a nice surprise to see them here on the downloads page today! Can't wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:44 PM
Wow! The doors especially are gorgeous. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 10:56 PM
Love these!!! Thank you so much!
I have all your windows & I just love this style!
This is a very welcome addition to the game!
Thanks again for all you share with us!!

You can find some of my older houses HERE
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 11:12 PM
Yessssss I have been waiting for these ever since the first set!
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 11:39 PM
These are perfect! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 29th Aug 2007 at 11:43 PM
Fantastic work. I was just about to go hunting for double doors and voila, here they are. I have all your sets and I am truly in awe. cheers
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:08 AM
fantastic ... just love them ... its a MUST DOWNLOAD!!!!
#10 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:27 AM
Marylou = <3.
Mi amore'

Thanks very much, (lulz, i don't think i know italian that well. :P)
Field Researcher
#11 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:49 AM
Another fabulous addition to my favorite window set of all time! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

More of my work can be found @
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 1:16 AM
Stunning, Thank you for matching a maxis set that needed to be matched!

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 2:54 AM
Thanks! They are awesome
#14 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 3:21 AM
Like everything else from you - perfect. Thank you Mary Lou. It also should be featured.
#15 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 4:49 AM
The missing piece in the puzzle ! Thank you so much.

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 6:27 AM
These are beautiful Mary-Lou! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 7:34 AM
Great! Thanks for sharing
Mad Poster
#18 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 8:48 AM
They look wonderful!!! And they were much needed. Thank you so much for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 8:55 AM
Its so great thanks
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 9:24 AM
Outstanding - can't wait to try them out. Thanks for these (and all the other independent expressions sets - they're all beautiful).
Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 9:24 AM
Marylou, you never fail to surprise us with your outstanding creations! I love this set just as much as I love the first one.

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein
#22 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:14 PM
The Independant Expressions Set is indispensable for my game. Thanks!
#23 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 4:08 PM
I absolutely LOVE these expansion sets! Thank you so much.

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Field Researcher
#24 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 4:44 PM
Thank you a lot, they are great.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 4:58 PM
Woot !! Can't wait to add them in my lots, very nice doors ! thank you !
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