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House Numbers

by iCad Posted 18th May 2011 at 8:37 PM
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
As an "OMG, I have 100,000 downloads!" thank-you gift kind of thing, I wanted to upload a house numbering project that was new and repositoried and so had a bunch of different colors/patterns and styles and sizes and stuff without being excessively cumbersome. I wanted to, really! But...I have to figure out how to do it first. And unfortunately the first tutorials I looked at utterly confounded me with SimPE stuff that I didn't remotely understand. might take me until I have 300,000 downloads to create them, but I am determined to do so. However, I didn't want this occasion to go unmarked, so...I figured this was better than nothing. So, thank you all for downloading my stuff 100,000 times. I truly can't believe it. When I first decided to upload stuff, I thought I'd get maybe a thousand downloads, but...not. Honestly, I am humbled and honored that people like the stuff I make.

But enough of that! Onward! Since I can't even create, much less upload, the project that I want to make yet, we do this instead: I use these house numbers often, and I wanted more of them. (I knew I had over 700 fonts on my computer for a reason...) I now have hundreds of recolors of those suckers. So I thought I'd toss these basic-but-nice brass ones up here.

Now, this could potentially put 60 recolors of these numbers into your Downloads folder. Even though they are very small-in-size files (Between 4KB and 11KB each), unless you're flipping insane like me, you probably don't want all 60 of them. So, I uploaded each style that I picked out separately. Pick and choose amongst them as you will. Here are in-game pics of all the individual numbers, so you know in advance what each numeral in a given set looks like:

And here are Poor Richard style numbers on a house, so that you can get an idea of the relative size of the numbers.
All of the styles are the same size, so you could conceivably mix and match them, if you don't like the look of all the numbers in a single set. They're fairly large in size, larger than real-life numbers would be, but if they were smaller you wouldn't be able to see them unless you zoomed in really close. Also, unlike the original numbers, these have a tweensy bit of shadow on them, just enough to make them stand out better if you put them on a similarly-colored or heavily-patterned wall. To make multi-digit house numbers or to, say, stick 'em on a column instead of a wall, use "move objects on" and turn off grid-snapping. And if you have Apartment Life, these are also shiftable, so you can move individual numbers up and down, too, like I did in the pic above. You can also stick 'em on fenceposts or taller wall-type fences that way.

For these to work, you will need the mesh. The mesh isn't included in any of the downloads. So, follow the linky above or on the Download tab if you don't already have the original numbers in your game. (If you don't want to keep all of the original numbers, the mesh file is the silver 0 of the original set; its file name is simply "numbers." All the others in the original download are recolors, as are these, and obviously you don't have to have all the original recolors for these new ones to work.) They can be hard to spot in the Buy Mode catalog, but they are in Decorative/Miscellaneous. You will see a thumbnail of the original silver 0, and they cost $10, so it should be toward the front of the catalog in that section unless you have a buttload of cheap stuff already in there.

And that be it! Now go forth, brave young Simmer, and number thy houses!

PS: Like I said, I have a lot more of these lurking in my Downloads folder. I've made them in all sorts of colors and patterns, from basic to quite freaky (Tie-dye house numbers, anyone?) So, if you might have a request-y kind of thing, I may have already made it in some way. So just ask. Seriously. I don't usually bite, but if I do, rest assured that I've had my rabies shot.
Tags: #house numbers, #gold, #brass

Style: Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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Sims 2
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_AleWenches.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Ale & Wenches font.

Size: 77.8 KB · Downloads: 4,406 · 18th May 2011
77.8 KB 4,406 18th May 2011
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_Schoolbook.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Schoolbook font.

Size: 71.6 KB · Downloads: 7,055 · 18th May 2011
71.6 KB 7,055 18th May 2011
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_Ruritania.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Ruritania font.

Size: 83.0 KB · Downloads: 5,744 · 18th May 2011
83.0 KB 5,744 18th May 2011
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_PoorRichard.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Poor Richard font.

Size: 73.7 KB · Downloads: 6,172 · 18th May 2011
73.7 KB 6,172 18th May 2011
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_Forte.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Forte font.

Size: 78.9 KB · Downloads: 4,744 · 18th May 2011
78.9 KB 4,744 18th May 2011
iCad_BrassHouseNumbers_BigSky.rar | The numbers 0 through 9 in the Big Sky font.

Size: 69.3 KB · Downloads: 5,491 · 18th May 2011
69.3 KB 5,491 18th May 2011

Size: 77.8 KB · Downloads: 5,625 · 18th May 2011
77.8 KB 5,625 18th May 2011
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Test Subject
#26 Old 9th Jul 2012 at 6:42 AM
Originally Posted by THEMANICBEAUTY
These are pretty amazing! I was just wondering, now I hope that I don't sound retarded (read retarded?) but, you stated in your post that you can shift the numbers up and down. Well, I have no clue how to do that? You also mentioned using the snapping cheat, but I thought it could only move things side to side and such.
I don't either, wonder will we ever find out?
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 4:12 AM
Originally Posted by [email protected]
I don't either, wonder will we ever find out?

With AL installed, use the [ and ] keys to shift them up and down
Field Researcher
#28 Old 28th Dec 2012 at 11:57 AM
I love these! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 23rd Jul 2014 at 9:16 AM
Thank you.
Forum Resident
#30 Old 21st Nov 2014 at 5:24 PM
i love the big sky and also ruritania :) Thanks!
Meet Me In My Next Life
#31 Old 25th Nov 2014 at 12:55 AM
As always your work is the "Best" thank you much.
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