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GLOBAL MODs: "Counter-friendly Windows" UPD 9Feb2008: Bug Fixed - Redownload!

by MaryLou Posted 11th Jan 2007 at 9:53 AM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 12:23 AM by MaryLou : Update the url of the images
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"Counter-friendly Windows"
Four GLOBAL MODs to make windows line-up correctly with kitchen counters and stoves


9 Feb 2008: Bug fixed
There was a graphical glitch that affected the wallmask of the Craftsman window. Now is fixed. Many thanks to melyanna to have reported this.
The update rar are
ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.rar
ML_Windows-GlobalMod_ALL.rar
Please re-download.
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9 Oct 2007: Bug fixed
There was a graphical glitch that affected the wallmask of the Lafenetre and Craftsman windows, when the graphic settings were set to medium or low. Now everything is fixed.
The update rars are
ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.rar
ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.rar
ML_Windows-GlobalMod_ALL.rar
Please re-download.
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Warning:these are global mods who effect only the specific shapes they refer to, they are not hacks:
- they would not unknowingly included in your uploaded lots, if this happen use the Clean Installer to remove them.
- they would not copy in your windows clone with Simpe, in any case is strongly suggested to remove them or to uncheck the Downloads folder in the File Table.

Why these MODs?
I've never understood the excessively uneven heights and ugly overlaps with counters that Maxis has set for certain windows
So, I've created these Global Mod that not only ensures an even height for several windows, but also makes them line-up correctly with kitchen counters and stoves: no more ugly overlaps occur

- ML_OpenMe_GLOBAL-MOD.package
This mod required NL

If you don't have NL you don't need it.
If you are interested to allow the light indoor for the OpenME 2Tile that it doesn't, you can find my Global Fix here
Global Fix: Light indoor for the "OpenMe 2Tile Window"




- ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.



- ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.



- ML_HighTech_GLBOAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.
This mod fixes the mask of the diagonal shape too.



Compatibility with other windows hacks
These mods are all compatibility with this hack:
Atavera-AnimatedWindowHackV1.package
If you have got this hack your windows open/close correctly
You can find this hack here
Animated Windows Hack v.1

Install/Unistall
Extract the packages from the rar archive and put them into your Downloads folder; you can also use the Q-Xpress, if you like.
To uninstall, delete simply the files from your Downloads folder.

Licence Agreement
Do not clone - Do not repost anywhere.
Tags: #windows, #global, #mod

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
ML_Windows-GlobalMod_ALL.rar

Size: 96.1 KB · Downloads: 18,153 · 11th Jan 2007
96.1 KB 18,153 11th Jan 2007
ML_HighTech_GLBOAL-MOD.rar

Size: 16.2 KB · Downloads: 7,142 · 11th Jan 2007
16.2 KB 7,142 11th Jan 2007
ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 7,328 · 11th Jan 2007
19.2 KB 7,328 11th Jan 2007
ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 27.7 KB · Downloads: 7,498 · 11th Jan 2007
27.7 KB 7,498 11th Jan 2007
ML_OpenMe_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 33.1 KB · Downloads: 8,381 · 11th Jan 2007
33.1 KB 8,381 11th Jan 2007
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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 2:32 AM
Another annoyance taken care of. This is just brilliant, thank you!!!!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 3:20 AM
Wonderful! Those windows always bothered me, so I would just keep them away from my counters. Thank-you!
Theorist
#28 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 4:15 AM
thank you!!!
Instructor
#29 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 6:15 AM
This also bugged me, but didn't really know what to do about it. You rock! Thanks!
Test Subject
#30 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 8:16 AM
Thats what I've been waiting for since the first day.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 11:15 AM
Beautiful Work
Thank you so much MaryLou! These windows where so needed!

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Lab Assistant
#32 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 1:39 PM
This is beyond perfection! A HUGE pet peeve with me in game, you are amazing! THANK YOU!

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Lab Assistant
#33 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 2:28 PM
Amazing!! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 2:33 PM
Thank you! I never understood it either. This is much appreciated!
Test Subject
#35 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 2:47 PM
Love these! I agree, I never understood why on earth the window frame overlapped the counters. I can't wait to try these out. Thanx so much for sharing.

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Test Subject
#36 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 5:54 PM
Wow this is great! Luckily I had the hack saved in my pc, so I re-enabled it. TY!

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Scholar
#37 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 2:05 AM
I've always wondered why Maxis did that, too. Thanks for fixing it!

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Lab Assistant
#38 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 11:45 PM
Thank you SO Much! K
Test Subject
#39 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 9:00 PM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Test Subject
#40 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 6:05 AM
Thanks!!³
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 8:46 PM
Many, many thanks!!!!!!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#42 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 4:53 PM
Moving the mods to the "Finished" section.
Thanks to all helped testing them.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Test Subject
#43 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 2:35 AM
Will this hack work with the working windows hack?

In any case I love the idea :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#44 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 6:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simbu
Will this hack work with the working windows hack?


If you refer to Atavera's hack to open/close the windows: yes, these mods are all compatible with the Atavera-AnimatedWindowHack.
The windows, fixed with the mods, open/close correctly

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Forum Resident
#45 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 1:45 AM
Can you include the "OpenMe Window Wide Fix" from windkeeper to your mod? I already asked windkeeper to make the fix as global mod, but there is no answer from windkeeper yet.
Scholar
#46 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 3:56 AM
will you make more windows "do this" with this mod? or are these the only windows?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#47 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 7:03 AM Last edited by MaryLou : 12th Feb 2007 at 7:56 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by anak_ponti
Can you include the "OpenMe Window Wide Fix" from windkeeper to your mod? I already asked windkeeper to make the fix as global mod, but there is no answer from windkeeper yet.


I can't include "OpenMe Window Wide Fix" from windkeeper into my mod. And I cant' made a mod for widkeeper's windows........its a custom window, its not a good idea include custom items in global mod or hack.

I'll try to fix my mod............ to make the 2 tile windows allow the light indoor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sim~obsessor
will you make more windows "do this" with this mod? or are these the only windows?

These are the only windows I have found with this ugly overlaps.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Forum Resident
#48 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 2:02 AM
Okay, thanks MaryLou
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 7:54 PM
Thanks for this and all your hard work, you make the gaming experience better.

I was wondering if I can put your mod files in a sub folder in my downloads if they will show up or if they have to be in the download folder themselves. Thanks for any help.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#50 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 9:23 PM
You can put them in a sub folder

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
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