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Tester wanted - Roof recolor - tropical / straw roof

by Cilou Posted 21st Nov 2005 at 10:01 PM - Updated 21st Nov 2005 at 10:08 PM by Cilou
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback 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.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Hi !!

This is my first upload here so please correct me if I'm doing something wrong !

I needed this kind of roof for a story I write and I thought maybe some of you would like to have it too. I think it's great for little houses on the beach.

click to enlarge

I followed Numenor's tutorial, and took a new GUID for this roof, so it should be ok for both original game and EPs. (I have Uni and NL and it works fine, but please test this for me if you only have the base game )

By the way, I wanted to thank Numenor for his great help with the main texture (without him I wouldn't have been able to do this!)

I tried to work on the edge and trim textures to make them straw-like too, but it was no good so I made them black (the best I could do)

Hope you'll like it !
Any comment is welcome !

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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 21st Nov 2005 at 11:34 PM
How did you get the roof to show up from underneath like that?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 21st Nov 2005 at 11:37 PM
Lovely roof and house will you upload that house?
#4 Old 21st Nov 2005 at 11:45 PM
Not to bad thanks!
#5 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 12:04 AM
Hi Cilou! I love your roof and it's perfect for beach houses. thank you
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 12:06 AM
Thanks !

For pictures I use GunMod Camera Mod, you can download it here :
Using the TAB key, you can do almost everything with your camera, and take pictures like the one I posted. It's a really usefull mod I think ! Especially for creators and storytellers !

As for the house, I build it only to take pictures of the roof and for my SimStory I made it really quickly and with custom content that is not all mine, so I can't upload it.
But I was planning to make another one like that only with my custom content and upload it as well :D
I'll tell you when it's ready !

Edit : Hi Rhondalatte ! And thank you ! :D
Field Researcher
#7 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 12:12 AM
Very cool, thank you.
#8 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 1:22 AM
very nice
was wanting something like this a while ago and now i can go and refurbish that house.
well done on following the tutorial i had a go today and had to give up hehe
Field Researcher
#9 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 3:04 AM
Tres bien! Perfect for my POTC simmies!

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 7:25 AM
cool....... I love that roof....thanx
that is what I need for the beach!

thanx so much!

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#11 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 1:22 PM
love the new roof - can never have to many roofs. thanks!
Test Subject
#12 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 9:26 PM
Hi! it looks great, I have a question, how do you get the water of the sea to look like that, like the first screenshot. mine looks a little invisible and blue, but not so good like the one you have in the shots. It looks like it has waves also. If you can help me. it would be great to travel to a beach like that thanx!

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Original Poster
#13 Old 12th Dec 2005 at 9:21 AM
Thanks, all of you ! :moose:
For the water, I downloaded some water textures (on Casa d'Arte I think, here ) and I mixed them on the lot in order to have something a bit realistic (dark blue for deep sea, light blue for the small waves on the beach). And for the "waves" I just used terrain tool to elevate or dig the terrain to make it look like waves.
You'll see, the first time it will perhaps be a little long to make, but then you'll get use to it, and it's really easy ! :nod: (I have an entire neighborhood with lots like this one !)
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th Dec 2005 at 5:21 PM
Job well done..I also like your tropical vilage.

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 2nd Jan 2006 at 2:18 PM
Thank you so much. I have been lamenting a lack of straw or thatch roofing in my game. It looks beautiful.

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 11:33 AM
hey ive noticed a few ppl have ocean on their lots, how did u get that? I downloaded ur roof for a beach house im workin on it looks really kewl tanx
#17 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 11:54 AM
take a look here:
Loverat's Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

Please dont upload my creations to paysites.
But please feel free to use
ANY other way you like

Test Subject
Original Poster
#18 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 3:03 PM
Thanks everyone !!
I'm glad you like it !

Jonsey : I explained how I made the ocean in a previous post on this page. (post #13) It's really easy to make when you have good groundfloors, you'll see !
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 12:21 AM
thanks a bunch u guys xxx


Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 8:17 AM
Great! I was looking for a straw roof and it seems I've found myself one.
You made me very happy ^_^
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 12:57 PM
And I'm happy I made you happy!! ^__^
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Sep 2006 at 4:42 PM
Awesome, you can never have too many roofs :P

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#23 Old 30th Sep 2006 at 6:04 PM
cool! thanks