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"WallWindows" glass set V.3

by Numenor Posted 17th Jun 2005 at 2:48 AM - Updated 10th Nov 2008 at 9:45 AM by Numenor : Fixed inline image
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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.
WALLWINDOWS (GLASS SET) V. 3
by Numenor


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22 JUNE 2006 - ADDED: GARAGE DOOR (Nightlife required)

15.JAN.2006 - UPDATED: WALL BOUNDARY - If you have downloaded the Seamless or the Standard set since the release of V.3 (09 jan 2006), please REDOWNLOAD the attached "WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip" file.
What's new: Now the Wall Boundary can be placed on upper floors, and will not delete any more the fences. Please note that you can put wall-mounted objects on the same wall where there is a WallBoundary, but you can't put windows on that wall.
Note also that tou can put two WallBoundaries on the two sides of a straight wall, but you can use only one side of the diagonal walls (this limitation can be workarounded using the "move_objects on" cheat).
This new version of the WallBoundary is compatible with the old versions: therefore, your old lots will work fine without editing them. But since this version is improved, you may find useful to replace only some wallboundaries (for instance, the old ones that "delete" the fences).


09.JAN.2006
After more than 30,000 downloads and almost 9 months since the first release, it's time for a complete renewal of the WallWindow set.
This thread has grown too long and untidy, and needs a good clean up.

WHAT'S NEW
  • First off, the layout of this thread: all the info are now contained in the "WallWindow documentation" - downloadable below - that describes (with pictures) the various WallWindow items and their usage. The documentation is provided in RTF and PDF format, so that anyone can easily open it, even using the WordPad program provided by Windows.
  • Important changes have been done to almost all the WallWindows items: the UVmapping, the meshes, the alignments (no more "gaps" between angled windows!), even the price of the items (for a better displacement in the game catalogue).
  • See the documentation for details.

WHAT IS *NOT* CHANGED
  • Fear not! All the lots that include the old WallWindow v.2 will still work: only, they will look better!
  • And all the existing recolours will apply flawlessly to the new v.3.

FOR THE NEWCOMERS: WHAT IS THE WALLWINDOW SET?
It's a set of windows, doors and other items that have in common these two feature: 1) they are made of glass; 2) they completely cover a wall section, side to side and floor to ceiling. The WallWindows can be used to build glass walls, big display windows, greenhouses, and many many other beautiful things

FAQ: HAVE I TO DOWNLOAD ALL THIS STUFF?
The minimum requirement is the "Seamless BASIC set" (and the Documentation, where you can find info about the content of the various archives).

FAQ: WHERE CAN I FIND THE TRANSPARENT FLOOR TILES THAT ARE SHOWN IN THE PICTURES? HOW TO BUILD THAT TRANSPARENT ROOF?
They were made by RGiles, and can be downloaded HERE. A tutorial for building the glass roof is HERE

HOW TO INSTALL
Put all the packages in the Downloads folder: no furter actions are required. You'll find the WallWindow items in the Build Mode catalog, among the other windows, doors, arches and columns.

FAQ: MY COMPUTER DOESN'T TOLERATE "RAR" FILES, CAN YOU PLEASE POST A "ZIP"?
OK, you won... YES! Here are the ZIPs!


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And now, just for the records, a "cleaned up" version of the older post follows:


08 DIC 2005 - ADDED: INWARDS Slanted Corners and Vertical-to-slanted INWARDS Junction
08 DIC 2005 - UPDATED: Half-fake door
02 DIC 2005 - ADDED: Slanted Sliding Door and Vertical-to-slanted Junction
28 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Slanted Windows (5-pieces set)
26 NOV 2005 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: Fake Door.
26 NOV 2005 - ADDED: "Half-Fake" Door (as per request by Niol)
25 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Fence and Gate (many thanks to Niol for his complete beta-testing and his advices )
02 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Opaque recolour pack (as per request by Jonesi).
02 NOV 2005 - ADDED: Seamless FAKE Door (as per request by Redeth20)
23 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Curved DOOR 135°
16 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Glass Column set (as per request by Mojo_Leowski2)
15 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Wall Boundary (again)
11 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Wall Boundary
09 OCT 2005 - UPDATED: Curved 135° WallWindow
08 OCT 2005 - ADDED: Curved 135° WallWindow
28 SEPT - Fixed again the Wall Boundary
27 SEPT - Fixed the "Flashing Purple" issue with the hidden windows
18 SEPT - Fixed the rar containing the INVISIBLE GLASS
13 SEPT - Added: Invisible recolour for the glass and Wall Boundary
04 AUG - Luslipz73 has created some very nice recolours (LINK)
30 JUNE - Added a special "Invisible Recolour" for the handles
30 JUNE - Additional recolours for the WallWindow set has been made by FatD (LINK)
27 JUNE - Both sets have been updated: now the handles are recolourable
25 JUNE - Mira04 has posted her beautiful recolours (LINK)
25 JUNE - HoneyB has created some very nice recolours (LINK)
25 JUNE - Added Frosted Glass recolour
21 JUNE - Fixed STANDARD Double Door diagonal
21 JUNE - Fixed Recolour template
18 JUNE - Tiggy027 has created some beautiful frames for the WallWindow glass set (LINK)
17 JUNE - Due to the numerous requests, I've completely reworked the WallWindow set. Now you can have it in two flavors: Standard and Seamless.

Please report any issue, and feel free to request additional items. I don't promise anything , but I'll try to fulfil you requests.

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
WallWindow_Seamless_GarageDoor_NL-REQUIRED.rar

Size: 12.1 KB · Downloads: 130,766 · 22nd Jun 2006
12.1 KB 130,766 22nd Jun 2006
WallWindow documentation_(PDF).zip

Size: 4.35 MB · Downloads: 74,179 · 10th Feb 2006
4.35 MB 74,179 10th Feb 2006
WallWindow_Standard_Set_(DISCONTINUED)_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 109.0 KB · Downloads: 128,236 · 15th Jan 2006
109.0 KB 128,236 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 89.9 KB · Downloads: 185,539 · 15th Jan 2006
89.9 KB 185,539 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_documentation_(RTF).zip

Size: 8.96 MB · Downloads: 90,586 · 10th Jan 2006
8.96 MB 90,586 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_RECOLOUR_PACK.zip

Size: 364.5 KB · Downloads: 157,945 · 10th Jan 2006
364.5 KB 157,945 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_EXTRA_items.zip

Size: 75.7 KB · Downloads: 152,685 · 10th Jan 2006
75.7 KB 152,685 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_FAKE+HIDDEN_set.zip

Size: 33.0 KB · Downloads: 149,982 · 10th Jan 2006
33.0 KB 149,982 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_SLANTED_set.zip

Size: 39.9 KB · Downloads: 154,572 · 10th Jan 2006
39.9 KB 154,572 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_CURVED_set.zip

Size: 77.2 KB · Downloads: 160,224 · 10th Jan 2006
77.2 KB 160,224 10th Jan 2006
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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One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#51 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 3:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat D
I was the one who informed her ^^


<hugz to Fat D>

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Forum Resident
#52 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 3:31 PM
i just posted that because of numenor(not numerator ^^)'s post.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 3:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil Gemma
plz can u do this in a zip file cuz i luv it n i wan it but i cant av a rar file cuz it dunt work on my comp xxx fanx


Link to download winrar- WinRAR 3.42 Trial
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 4:49 PM
Although many people have already said it, i want to add my congratulations and thanks to Numenor. Some of your work is incredible (all is good) and greatly adds to our enjoyment of the game. Salve, Maestro
Guest
#55 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 7:53 PM
Just in case someone may not think to do it.

If you have installed any homes that these files may be in. You should run a scan with Clean installer. I found two files that were simply numbers and letters that Clean Installer found to be the older ones and needed to be removed. Thankfully a friend found this out and shared the news as I likely would not have thought to do it on my own.

So if anyone is having problems this could possibly be the reason.

Thanks Num, I am off to give them a go. Although I have faith in your work and know they will be a smash.

HUGS
April
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 8:36 PM
Thx Professor!! One quick question...will recoloring the window also recolor the columns as well or do u need to do those seperately?

-B
Forum Resident
#57 Old 18th Jun 2005 at 8:43 PM
@april: did you get them through a lot?
@honey: they will
Mad Poster
#58 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 7:16 AM Last edited by niol : 11th Jan 2006 at 4:34 PM. Reason: clean-up of my junky speech... :P
A big bunch of thanks, now seamless and seamful versions are available, Numenor rocks!

Oh, it turns out that I just have to repack some of my lots only. Thanks for making things easier than ever...

Again, Merci, danke, thank you.... to Numenor
Test Subject
#59 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 10:38 AM
This is absolutely brilliant thankyou very much!
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#60 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 2:43 PM
I just want to point out that if anyone is thinking of downloading this new version to use with my various locking door hacks, it is essential to install the updated hack at the same time as the updated mesh. I just corrupted a lot (the game crashes) during my experiments where I had not done so. Fortunately it was a test neighbourhood I use specifically for this purpose.
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 4:10 PM
hey Numenor, just wanted to shout a big thank you for the direct to Tiggy's site. Lots of nice clean lines, beautiful items she has there!
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 6:15 PM
i know the question was asked earlier about the roof but i didnt see an answer where or how do you get the roofs for it.
thanks
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 8:31 PM
diplacesims: The roof is not something you can download, its something you build using tiles (transparent or others), gardening edging and careful use of the boolprop constrainfloorelevation (false) cheat. If you go over to the building area you can look in the building tutorials section and find many good and easy to follow tuts for creating curved, domed roofs, bridges, archways etc. The transparent tiles you see in the first post and most often used can be found here
Forum Resident
#64 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 8:45 PM
the seamless version does not pick up recolors.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#65 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 9:07 PM Last edited by Numenor : 20th Jun 2005 at 10:27 AM.
FatD - Since the two sets (standard and normal) are intended to be alternative, meaning that usually people install only the preferred one, I had to make them recolourable separately: the recolour for the standard set won't be used by the seamless one, an the opposite.
In each set, the recolours created for the main window will be available for the entire set (but not for the other set).

EDIT: Not true any more: see below

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 1:14 AM
thanks nectere i appreciate the info. plus i appreciate this whole website and its participants
Field Researcher
#67 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 4:25 AM
How fabulous! Thank you so much.
Forum Resident
#68 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 5:22 AM
i made the recolors for the previous set of walls. I wanted them to exist on the seamless version, too. how can we do this if there is no template available for the seamless version?
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#69 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 10:35 AM
19 JUNE - HOW TO CREATE RECOLOURS:
1) download the recolour template from Post #1 and unpack it in a work folder (NOT in the Downloads folder);
2) clone the template (DO NOT "Create recolour package") using SimPE's Object Workshop;
3) edit the texture inside your clone.

The recolour will be available for all the items in both the Standard and the Seamless set.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 11:44 AM
Do you think you could make the seamless window with about a 1/4 cut off from the top and bottom? Like the one from sims 1 that was on a website called simorphor?
By the way thanx for this awesome window!
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#71 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 1:44 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm not going to add more items to the WallWindow set in the immediate future. Maybe you could ask Tiggy to create a particular frame having only an upper and a lower part (or you could create it by yourself).
Scholar
#72 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 3:00 PM
Numenor, I think these set are perfect and great. ^.^
Forum Resident
#73 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 4:03 PM
make a recolor that is covered in that area and give it the texture of your wallpaper.
Mad Poster
#74 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 6:54 PM Last edited by niol : 20th Jun 2005 at 7:18 PM.
Numenor,

I'm sorry to report that once I added the arch column and they never repond to the mouse any more. they're not deleted even if I build a wall across them with the transparent windows and then delete the wall and the window, they're still there! Guess, I'm gonna try to remove the column files from the download folder to remove them from the game later.

updated: strange, they still appear even the arch column files were removed! Yet, just move your mouse about a block away left/right to the column to grab them, I finally got them in this way...

By the way, will there be hidden doors just like the windows, so I can make invisible doors?

Thanks for your concern.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#75 Old 20th Jun 2005 at 9:29 PM
Niol, you're right about the columns; I'm having the same problem, that is related to the column being off-center (in order to snap at the corner of the tiles, and not to its center, like the other columns).
If I move the column mesh, it would be probably easier to remove them, but it would be harder to place them; so, I don't know what to do...
I only know that if there is one or more sections of wall near the column, it wirtually impossible to pick it up; but even without any walls nearby it's hard to pick it up, because you don't have to click on the column, but on a point near the center of the tile (remember that the column is located at the corner of the tile).
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