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The Time Factor : Walls

by Pixelhate Posted 25th Nov 2008 at 3:13 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2015 at 4:54 PM by leefish
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It is safe to say that nothing in this world remains untouched by Time or Weather.
As a constant reminder of Impermanence, Time is ageing, weathering, distressing things and beings, giving them an identity and an history, marking them up with details.
Details make things unique and therefore beautiful.
And uniqueness calls variations.
So, here are varieties of walls with life stigmata features. Some are hard beaten, some are softly faded.

Although, like in real life, categories doesn't have a real meaning -they're made to make us feel secure-, and after solving vital dilemmas like: should painted bricks go in brick or in paint ?, I've ordered, subjectively, the 325 walls, more or less, according the game categories:
- Bricks (40), Masonry (30), Siding (60), Poured (45), Paint (40), Wallpaper (65), Tiles (20), Wood (25).

Some series are seamless (at least horizontally), each panel can be placed in any order and match the others. Price: 7§.
Some series needs to be placed in a particular order to match and keep the continuity, like a strip. Price: 5§.
Here and there you will find some clean and untouched wall. Price: 7§.
All series are Mac friendly.

Hopefully, package naming is comprehensible... In order to prevent nervous breakdown caused by searching the matching wall, a collection file is provided with each categories.

I've tried to personalise almost each panel by collage and other deconstruction/reconstruction and with all the possible tricks I've learned all these years. Home-made drawn material, personal photos, tweaked computer generated textures have also been used.
Nothing "artistic" here. I torture pixels through software attempting to bring realism in a virtual world I use to escape Reality.


Some of these may look familiar as I don't know all the walls created worldwide. Sources used are free and some are coming from well known websites:
GC Textures, Spectralogue, Arroway Textures, Lemog3D, Animax Turbo squid

More ?
This set was originally bigger (+400 walls) but rejected because of use of other game textures and the deficiency of authorizations.
I've pruned it from all the files coming from other game textures or those without proof of "free to use" or from unsure origin.
I've made and modified those for myself but I'm glad to share them, while all credits goes to their original creators, I'm unable to name them.
You'll find the additional walls(78) here. None of them are pictured here. Have them for your personal use.

From the bottom of my heart, a huge THANKS to anyone who consider me as one of their favourite creator, have taken the time to comment or pushed the fuzzy-feeling thanks button during all these years.
I'm honoured every time One is using my stuff for One's pleasure...
With Love,
Pixelhate. 2008.




Additional Credits:
This post is dedicated to :
The earlier Trash Makers who have inspired me in the beginning: Dumbblonde, Bink13y, The_Balloon_Dog and their caretaker: Dewshine.
And all the weathered material lovers and trash Hunters out there... You know who you are.
Tags: #Distressed, #grunge, #trash, #urban, #old, #aged, #wall

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Sims 2
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TimeFactor-Wood.rar

Size: 1.58 MB · Downloads: 21,766 · 25th Nov 2008
1.58 MB 21,766 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Tile.rar

Size: 1.25 MB · Downloads: 20,536 · 25th Nov 2008
1.25 MB 20,536 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wallpaper.rar

Size: 3.92 MB · Downloads: 24,049 · 25th Nov 2008
3.92 MB 24,049 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Paint.rar

Size: 2.48 MB · Downloads: 22,326 · 25th Nov 2008
2.48 MB 22,326 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Poured.rar

Size: 2.76 MB · Downloads: 21,183 · 25th Nov 2008
2.76 MB 21,183 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Siding.rar

Size: 3.37 MB · Downloads: 20,524 · 25th Nov 2008
3.37 MB 20,524 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Masonry.rar

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 21,966 · 25th Nov 2008
1.93 MB 21,966 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Bricks.rar

Size: 2.63 MB · Downloads: 26,284 · 25th Nov 2008
2.63 MB 26,284 25th Nov 2008
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 3:39 PM
Thanks so much for these. I got the ones from the "other " site too. they're great!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 3:41 PM
These are wonderful! Amazing effects for filming old buildings. Thank you so much.
Can you do floors too?!
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 4:08 PM
Wow! These are incridble! Thanks for sharing them!
Banned
#5 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 4:27 PM
Wonderful! Good work!
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 4:31 PM
love these ^^ agreeing with simlifegirl, floors would be great :D
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
#7 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 5:54 PM
This is completely awesome. Thank you!

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 6:11 PM
Love all of your walls. These are fantastic. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 6:21 PM
There's no trash like pixelhate trash. One is very, very grateful for all your hard work!
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 6:31 PM
You know, I just made that argument about the need to categorize things arbitrarily as a way of making people feel secure while talking about racism in an anthropology class. That argument works just as well for categorizing Sims 2 wallpaper.

They're great by the way.

You look sharper than a page of Oscar Wilde's witticisms that have been rolled up to a point, sprinkled with lemon juice and jabbed into someone's eye.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 6:32 PM
So gorgeous. Thank you for your pixel torture.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 7:01 PM
These are perfect! Love a bit of wornness around the edges of my houses - thanks!
Test Subject
#13 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 7:04 PM
Love the trash! I am also drawn to the faded, dusty side of the Sims2 and appreciate all the work and imagination you and others contribute. Runs off to make another weird house.....
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 7:14 PM
Thank you Pixelhate, I be your fangirl?
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 7:49 PM
WOW! Amazing set!
Thank you so much for all the trouble you went through, the collection files are very helpful.
Regards!
Test Subject
#16 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 9:04 PM
It was an equal pleasure reading your words, as viewing the beautifully thoughtful weathering on the walls. Your wistful tone caused a frisson to pass through me -- I do hope this epic set will not be your last? Hopefully it was just a phantom fear. I have fondly adorned much of my illusory world with your work for years.
Thank you so much.
Zombie Socks
#17 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 9:32 PM
My game is slow but, alas, I cannot resist the siren call of PixelHate creations! You're one of the main reasons I joined this site to begin with and now that I've started working on my Post-Zombie-Apocolypse neighborhood, I'm getting to appreciate your stuff all over again!

Nintendork Island | Please call me WWW!| Despite what avatar says, loves all of mts <3
Inventor
#18 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 9:36 PM
Wow - great. Stunning. - Thank you so much for these! So many real looking walls!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 10:17 PM
Gorgeous work! Thanks so much.
Mad Poster
#20 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 11:09 PM
They are lovely! Thank you!
Scholar
#21 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 1:53 AM
These are fab, thank you! xxx
Field Researcher
#22 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 3:22 AM
Awesome...as always!

You can find some of my older houses HERE
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 5:48 AM
Thanks, I love your wood and metal doors, the volcano paint, and the old brick walls. These will be in my hoods.
Forum Resident
#24 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 7:59 AM
These are really, really wicked! Thankyou very much!!
Instructor
#25 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 1:26 PM
Just gorgeous! Thank you very much for this!
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