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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
65 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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: 18,143 · 11th Jan 2007
96.1 KB 18,143 11th Jan 2007
ML_HighTech_GLBOAL-MOD.rar

Size: 16.2 KB · Downloads: 7,140 · 11th Jan 2007
16.2 KB 7,140 11th Jan 2007
ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 7,326 · 11th Jan 2007
19.2 KB 7,326 11th Jan 2007
ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 27.7 KB · Downloads: 7,496 · 11th Jan 2007
27.7 KB 7,496 11th Jan 2007
ML_OpenMe_GLOBAL-MOD.rar

Size: 33.1 KB · Downloads: 8,379 · 11th Jan 2007
33.1 KB 8,379 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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 12:23 AM
great! Thanks :D
Test Subject
#52 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 7:47 AM
Quick question, will they work if you use the indoor foundation?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#53 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 8:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by heljones
Quick question, will they work if you use the indoor foundation?

Yes, of course

Quote:
Originally Posted by anak_ponti
..... to make the fix as global mod


I made a separate global fix that allow the light indoor for the OpenMe 2Tile Window. It's better to have two different files for two different functions.
You can have both in your Downloads folder.

You can find the global Fix here

Global Fix: Light indoor for the "OpenMe 2Tile Window"

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)
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 3:45 AM
You are a genius!
Test Subject
#55 Old 3rd Jul 2007 at 2:25 AM
very useful, thanks and thanks.

Quote:
If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space
Mad Poster
#56 Old 7th Oct 2007 at 8:30 PM
Hello there.
I think these fixes are absolutely brilliant but I'm having a problem with them
With the Lafenetre and Craftsman windows there is now a small section of the wall poking in at the corners.

Here is a picture to illustrate:


This shows in all corners on the 2 tile Lafenetre window, just two corners on the single tile Lafenetre window and a top corner on the Craftsman window. The other two windows you have altered are fine as well as the country windows in your other thread.

It seems to me (though I'm more than likely wrong) that the game doesn't know quite where it should be cutting the hole for the window anymore.

I currently have all of the EPs installed including BV as well as Family Fun and Glamour Life.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#57 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 9:46 PM
Many thanks to report these, especially for the illustrative image.
It seems that the problem show-up with medium and low graphic options
I'll try to fix as soon as possible.

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)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#58 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 12:20 AM
Default Update: BUG FIXED
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.

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)
Mad Poster
#59 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 6:53 PM
Wow! Thanks for the quick fix. Brilliant.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#60 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 12:28 PM
First of all, I'd like to thank you for making this mod - it's one of the most useful ones I've come across.

I do have a slight problem with it though. As you can see in the image below, there is a small gap underneath the Craftsman window. I noticed it the other day and I'm pretty sure it only started happening after I'd installed the most recent update.

I currently have all EPs and SPs installed and I play with all graphic settings set to high.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#61 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 11:45 AM
Default Update
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.

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)
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 9:32 PM Last edited by silverwolf1231 : 4th Jun 2008 at 9:34 PM. Reason: typo
First of all, tell us how you came up with this genious idea, please!
Thanks so much for this!!!!!
The overlap thing was really bugging me, and you regained my sanity.

Anyway, my questions:

1. If I downloaded the Lafenetre mod, for example, would it affect all the used Lafenetre windows (the normal ones, not the wall length)?
2. If I downloaded the Lafenetre, for example again, would it automatically fix the windows already placed, or would I have to replace them?

Thanks so much! I am about the window!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 4:22 PM
Thank you for all of your hard work. This will not conflict with alife will it? I was thinking that it only applies to certain windows so it should be OK to install with apartment life? All of my mods are devouring my game since I installed the new expansions so I am trying to get them straight.

Come to the dark side. We have cookies.
Test Subject
#64 Old 29th May 2009 at 4:11 AM
Do I download all of them or just one?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#65 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 12:17 AM
If you have NL, you can download all in the same archive
ML_Windows-GlobalMod_ALL.rar
If you don't have NL you have to download only
ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.rar
ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.rar
ML_HighTech_GLBOAL-MOD.rar

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)
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#66 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 4:08 AM
Nice, I came to check if this was compatible with Atavera's mod and it is. Now I can have windows that both fit above counters and open and close!
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