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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

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
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
#26 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 2:42 PM
This is a piece of poetry in so many ways. Thank you, Pixelhate!

for more of my lots check out my blog: smmishing.wordpress.com/
Test Subject
#27 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 7:28 PM
*cries* Why did you have to make these walls? I have an abandoned factory neighborhood they'd be perfect for, and I just had to go and download them even though my downloads folder was huge already!

They look a lot better than most of the walls I have already. A lot of those are works of art except for the fact that they were obviously designed to cover a stupidly small area. Just judging by the previews, these walls are obviously not like that.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#28 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 8:06 PM
Instructor
#29 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 9:42 PM
Sooo cool. Thanks!
Instructor
#30 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 1:22 AM
These walls are totally awesome! Thank you so much for all the time and effort that went into making these.
Test Subject
#31 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 6:30 AM
*drools* Yer stuff is a total riot-Thanx =]
Field Researcher
#32 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 9:04 AM
as always I bow in front of a true master!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Mad Poster
#33 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 11:47 AM
Your walls just gave me one more idea (in the thousand I already have) and inspiration to create a new kind of buildings, maybe for posting... Thank you for your creativity, thank you for sharing with us, thank you for allowing building creators to insert your work in their lots..., and I love the way you're presenting it with a so nice wording... I'll click right now the favorite creator's button, with a thousand thanks more...
Bowties are cool.
retired moderator
#34 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 2:20 PM
Amazing!! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#35 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 4:25 PM
Amazing, thanks so much for these walls! I'm gonna get the other ones too. You do great work, and I hope to see more in the future! (But my download folder does not lol ).

Elizabeth: And the enemy will see the flash of our cannons, and they will hear the ringing of our swords, and they will know what we can do! With the sweat of our brow and the strength of our backs and the courage in our hearts! Gentlemen, HOIST THE COLORS! -Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Test Subject
#36 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 9:54 PM
Fantastic wallpapers, thanks a lot for sharing them.

* I am not a smurf*
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 2:17 PM
Wooow. They look so realistic! <3
Test Subject
#38 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 7:03 PM
I love all the these! Especially the aged brick.. oh la la <3 Thank you!~
Field Researcher
#39 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 2:38 AM
I love using your walls on my lots. Theyre so realistic and beautiful. You outdid your self with these. Amazing work. Thank you so much

Rose Hill

I love this one the most
Dedication, Determination, Deliberation
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 7:18 AM
Thank you so much!
They are just awesome and gives me tons of inspiration!
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 5:39 PM
thank you! thank you!! These are so lovely, and just what I needed!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 12:38 AM
Grungy, Mac-friendly walls?!
I could almost kiss you! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 7:03 PM
Ab Fab! Can't wait to use them!

Happily Simming, K
Scholar
#44 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 7:23 PM
Another wonderful goodie by pixelhate! I'm with lilleth 666...,I'd love to be your fangirl!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Instructor
#45 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 2:58 PM
Thank you. These are Great!...Now to decorate my trashy Sims Homes!
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 11:11 PM
frikkin AWESOME

"Splaglio, Jagoof?"
Field Researcher
#47 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 12:13 PM
I've got more "walls" in my downloads then there are houses in real life but these are to too fabulous to pass up thank you for your incredible work. The dreaded d file will however hate us both!
Retired Moderator
retired moderator
#48 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 2:27 PM
These are genius! Your exceptional skills never cease to amaze me.

retired from creating for the Sims 2
Banned
#49 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 3:24 PM
Luvit.
You're the texturing-god, I have so many things made by you, everything has "the touch"!!
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 4th Dec 2008 at 6:30 PM
These are just perfect for my urban jungle :D! Thank you!
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