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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: 130,846 · 22nd Jun 2006
12.1 KB 130,846 22nd Jun 2006
WallWindow documentation_(PDF).zip

Size: 4.35 MB · Downloads: 74,238 · 10th Feb 2006
4.35 MB 74,238 10th Feb 2006
WallWindow_Standard_Set_(DISCONTINUED)_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 109.0 KB · Downloads: 128,305 · 15th Jan 2006
109.0 KB 128,305 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 89.9 KB · Downloads: 185,659 · 15th Jan 2006
89.9 KB 185,659 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_documentation_(RTF).zip

Size: 8.96 MB · Downloads: 90,626 · 10th Jan 2006
8.96 MB 90,626 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_RECOLOUR_PACK.zip

Size: 364.5 KB · Downloads: 158,017 · 10th Jan 2006
364.5 KB 158,017 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_EXTRA_items.zip

Size: 75.7 KB · Downloads: 152,760 · 10th Jan 2006
75.7 KB 152,760 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_FAKE+HIDDEN_set.zip

Size: 33.0 KB · Downloads: 150,053 · 10th Jan 2006
33.0 KB 150,053 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_SLANTED_set.zip

Size: 39.9 KB · Downloads: 154,643 · 10th Jan 2006
39.9 KB 154,643 10th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_CURVED_set.zip

Size: 77.2 KB · Downloads: 160,296 · 10th Jan 2006
77.2 KB 160,296 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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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 28th Jun 2005 at 5:56 PM
Thank you Numenor for an awesome gift. I've been download shy for awhile about build objects but your windows have definitely overwhelmed that! Definitely a huge contribution to the game. Again, thank you.
Forum Resident
#127 Old 28th Jun 2005 at 8:40 PM Last edited by Fat D : 28th Jun 2005 at 9:00 PM.
is itn possible that the disappearance of the standat cut-out, the comeback of the old version and the recolour problem on the standart window are your new vesion's fault?

And can we use tint and texture (stdmatdiffcoef and stdMatBaseTexture) on the same object?
The ModFather
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#128 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 12:29 AM
I'm sorry, FatD, but I'm not sure to understand your problem...
What does it mean that the "old" version came back? Haven't you deleted all the older files? Is it possible that you still have (without knowing it) an old version that you downloaded with a lot?

Creating a recolour shouldn't alter in any way the existing objects, anyway...

As for the last wuestion, yes you can use both diffusion colour and texture at the same time: the diffuse colour will give the texture a different colour shade (it will be "added" to the texture's colours).
Test Subject
#129 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 2:00 AM
I've downloaded these walls. They are in my downloads folder but I can not find them in my game. Can someone tell me if they're in the build section, decorative section, or wherever. I've searched through EVERYTHING and can not find them.
The ModFather
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#130 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 2:15 AM
They are windows, not walls. You can find them in the Build catalog, Window section (there are also glass doors, arches and a column, all in the proper sub-section of the Build catalog).
Test Subject
#131 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 2:54 AM
I've looked in the windows section and didn't see any new custom content. I'll look again. Thanks.
Forum Resident
#132 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 7:49 AM
thanks, numenor, I remember downloading a lot but i didn't even think of the author having such an old version.
I will check for it... thanks, i hope that's the reason, and not your last update (which I installed at the same time as the recolors).
Forum Resident
#133 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 8:07 AM
thanks, i've found them. i do not understand what had happened, that house was rather new...
The ModFather
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#134 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 10:32 AM
FatD: I'm glad that you solved the problem (and that I don't have to fix again the WallWindows! )

Elurin: I've fixed the price for all the wallWindows items quite low, so my windows should be in the first positions, in the windows catalog. Does your catalog shows the other custom objects? Have you unpacked the rar archive into the Downloads folder (or even in a subfolder within the Downloads)? Sorry if I ask silly questions, but I can't think of anything better :p
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#135 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 2:54 PM
LOL! My current project is actually a fix, too, but i won't post too much because i don't finish most of my projects.
anyway, if I cancel it, i will release the pre-version (that helps against a side-effect by one of your features without affecting that feature).
Test Subject
#136 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 6:11 AM
I love these glass windows and doors and have been using them since the beginning. I have read everything you posted through and through yet I cannot figure out why my game is now crashing.

Upon downloading your most updated versions of wallwindows etc., I went into the game and removed all windows and invisible walls from the 3 houses that used them. I did this because, since it was'nt neccessary to use invisible walls anymore I wanted to replace the "custom walls text" with the original thus ensuring no "black fences".

After removing windows and invisible walls, I then tried to replace it with regular walls. That's when my game crashed. Thinking that it had something to do with the fact that I still had "custom walls text", I replaced it with original and went back into the game and tried again. It still crashes.

ALL old files have been removed and original "walls text" is in. I can place walls anywhere else except for the places where "custom invisible walls" were. I can live with the open spaces(they look like covered patios now, without walls) but just curious if this is normal once the old walls are taken away.

I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say and if anyone has experienced this. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advanced. :D
Forum Resident
#137 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 7:01 AM
if it doesn't work, try to rebuild the lot.
The ModFather
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#138 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 8:59 AM Last edited by Numenor : 30th Jun 2005 at 9:04 AM.
I have no suggestions... I did replace the walls, sometimes (in order to use a lot with invisible wall with my other Sims2 installation, that has no custom content at all).
I was able to replace the invisible walls with normal ones; in the spots that I forgot to update, the black fences appeared, but I could remove it and replace it with a normal wall. I only had some crashes when building unleveled walls.

Anyway, before rebuilding the lot, as FatD suggested, try and evict the family and transfer the lot in the lot bin, and then again into the neighborhood.

Better: when you have evicted the family, export the lot to a file and post it here; I'd like to take a look, and maybe I can fix it.

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.
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#139 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 1:09 PM
can we make the handles invisible? when I tried it (by removing the texture reference txmts and by black alphas) there WAS still a handle, but it was bleeding through the window/door
The ModFather
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#140 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 2:16 PM
Now that the handles are recolourable, I can easily create an "invisible recolour". I'll make it as soon as I go back home (give me a couple of hours).
You can't simply remove the texture and/or the Material Definition, or the handles will appear flashing blue.
Forum Resident
#141 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 2:19 PM
i didn't remove them, I edited them not to show up (like your main colors).

I want to do it myself, anyway ^^

perhaps i just have made a little mistake in my alpha try.
Lab Assistant
#142 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 3:32 PM
Thank you so much!
The ModFather
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#143 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 3:46 PM
I can give you some advice, then. In order to create a completely transparent texture, the alpha channel must be completely black. There's no need to extract the whole texture: just extract/edit/reimport the only alpha channel. Remember to Update all sizes and commit.

In the meantime, I'm going to post an "invisible" (not "transparent") recolour, created using a different, personal tecnique: download it and examine the package, and find the difference with yours.
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#144 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 3:54 PM
i have alreadi had success :P
The ModFather
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#145 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:06 PM
30 JUNE - Added a special "Invisible Recolour" for the handles: when selected, it makes the handles disappear (works for both Seamless and Standard set). NOTE - it's just a recolour, not an update: just install it in the downloads folder; it won't overwrite anything.
http://dev4.modthesims2.com/attachm...d=82290&thumb=1


Thanks FatD for having suggested it.

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.
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#146 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:15 PM Last edited by Fat D : 30th Jun 2005 at 4:20 PM.
Great! This is the best time to post it, so that the recolor list won't be flooded :D
I've made one for my recolor set (find it here), but this became useless with your new update. i have removed it before the first download
The ModFather
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#147 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:39 PM Last edited by Numenor : 30th Jun 2005 at 4:42 PM.
Sorry, I didn't want to overlap your recolours, that anyway are beautiful and very useable. I only wanted to share a little bit of knowledge (have you examined my "recolour"? It's an unusual but useful tecnique to create invisible textures).

I've added a link to your thread in the front page.

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.
Forum Resident
#148 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:42 PM
thanks, numenor, it's better to have it seperated, anyway.
i woldn't have thought of anyone calling the prison set useful ^^
The ModFather
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#149 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:47 PM
I was talking of the coloured set, actually... :p
As for the prison, there are lots of people fond of the prison-theme.

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.
Forum Resident
#150 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:51 PM
bud the invisible handle did only overlap the prison set ^^
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