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"WallWindows" glass set V.3

by Numenor Posted 17th Jun 2005 at 1:48 AM - Updated 10th Nov 2008 at 8:45 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: 130,700 · 22nd Jun 2006
12.1 KB 130,700 22nd Jun 2006
WallWindow documentation_(PDF).zip

Size: 4.35 MB · Downloads: 74,133 · 10th Feb 2006
4.35 MB 74,133 10th Feb 2006
WallWindow_Standard_Set_(DISCONTINUED)_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 109.0 KB · Downloads: 128,189 · 15th Jan 2006
109.0 KB 128,189 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_BASIC_set_UPD-15jan06.zip

Size: 89.9 KB · Downloads: 185,463 · 15th Jan 2006
89.9 KB 185,463 15th Jan 2006
WallWindow_documentation_(RTF).zip

Size: 8.96 MB · Downloads: 90,549 · 9th Jan 2006
8.96 MB 90,549 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_RECOLOUR_PACK.zip

Size: 364.5 KB · Downloads: 157,879 · 9th Jan 2006
364.5 KB 157,879 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_EXTRA_items.zip

Size: 75.7 KB · Downloads: 152,622 · 9th Jan 2006
75.7 KB 152,622 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_FAKE+HIDDEN_set.zip

Size: 33.0 KB · Downloads: 149,921 · 9th Jan 2006
33.0 KB 149,921 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_SLANTED_set.zip

Size: 39.9 KB · Downloads: 154,509 · 9th Jan 2006
39.9 KB 154,509 9th Jan 2006
WallWindow_Seamless_CURVED_set.zip

Size: 77.2 KB · Downloads: 160,163 · 9th Jan 2006
77.2 KB 160,163 9th 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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Guest
#76 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 12:00 AM
I love your SEAMLESS window glass set!!! They look perfect in the game and I love my houses more and more! Would you also make them recolourable please? I wanted Moon_Ez to be able to update his wrought iron windows/doors and Tuscan garage doors, so it'll work with your new SEAMLESS set. I love you guys creations! So please make them recolourable
Scholar
#77 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 1:40 PM
Princess, Reread the First Post. They are already Recolourable. Someone Made a Recolor Pack with these walls. ^.^
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 3:31 PM
Ooo I love, can't wait to use them :D
Forum Resident
#79 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 4:15 PM
the recolor template doesn't show up on the seamless windows.
The ModFather
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#80 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 5:21 PM Last edited by Numenor : 21st Jun 2005 at 5:23 PM.
21 JUNE - Fixed Recolour template (it didn't show up for the seamless set)


Thanks FatD for your valuable beta testing!
It didn't work because both Material Overrides had the same Instance number... The littlest things are the ones that give the biggest troubles :D

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
#81 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 5:55 PM
thanks, I'll test it ASAP
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 8:07 PM Last edited by blubug : 21st Jun 2005 at 8:19 PM.
Hi numenor, I just wanted to say I have a slight problem with one of your glass doors, I don't know if it was the seamless one or the other, but one of them, when placed diagonally, the doorknob flashes blue like the objects did when they weren't fixed for the ep.
Did anyone else report this problem or is it just me? I'll download again now and retry it, hopefully it was just a problem for that time.

*EDIT* yes, the problem's still there, even in my testing game/neighborhood. Here's a picture, it's the seamed one.
Screenshots
The ModFather
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#83 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 8:18 PM
Yes, please, let me know if it's only a problem related to an outdated version. You have deleted all the older versions from the downloads folder, haven't you?
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 8:20 PM Last edited by blubug : 21st Jun 2005 at 8:22 PM.
Yes I have, I did a search for my complete sims2 directory.
*edit: I only have the newest versions
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 8:33 PM
Do you think it's conflicting with something I have? I have some recolors of the glass window: the ones moon_ez made, railings, fences and the glass blocks. I also checked if I have the diagonal file for the standard double door, and I do, I have all 19 files.
The ModFather
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#86 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 11:36 PM
21 JUNE - Fixed STANDARD Double Door diagonal (the handle was flashing blue). The fixed door is included in the STANDARD complete set; please redownload (install in the download folder overwriting the previous files).


Thanks Blubug! At first I thought you were talking about the seamless door, and since it worked fine I was clueless.

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
#87 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 7:21 AM
I dont get it, am I just suppose to download the files up there, and the walls.txt file?? I know it said something about a WindowWall_main.package??!!
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 10:09 AM
Thanks numenor! I'll download it tonight, thanks or fixing it, glad I could help by just noticing it (so this is how beta testing and reporting works my first time) :D
Guest
#89 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 3:50 PM
Wow that's great ^^
Forum Resident
#90 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 4:26 PM
@kiara: the walls.txt requirement is outdated, as is that file
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 22nd Jun 2005 at 10:55 PM
Numenor great work thanks for the new updated versions hope for the best and numenor maybe you could try making a double hight window like the massive ones that are allready with the game (P.S My wishes best luck xXx)-Im male(GAY)
The ModFather
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#92 Old 23rd Jun 2005 at 12:49 AM
DanDo, it's not necessary that I create a double-height window: since the windows are seamless also in vertical, you can easily create multi-storey windows by placing single windows one on top of the others (be sure to leave a hollow space between the upper floor and the glass, just like the large Maxis windows do).

And I'm male, too. Straight

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
#93 Old 23rd Jun 2005 at 4:22 PM
thanks (just some info on me otherbefore people start to guessing) also i forgot you could do that with single storry windows (i wrote that at about 1am here kinda tired when wrote so probably forgot) also like the pillers and good luck on any new objects to come
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 24th Jun 2005 at 6:46 PM
I love these windows, I couldn't imagine my houses without them anymore!

And I have a request

I would love to see those windows frosted, you know, milky glass.
I don't know if that is possible, but if it is, I would be so happy with that
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 24th Jun 2005 at 11:39 PM
yeah frosty and different shades of blacked out glass too that would look nice (and since im a hopeless 14 year old i really cant be arsed to do it my self) Ignore the brackets Lolops
The ModFather
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#96 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 1:46 AM Last edited by Numenor : 25th Jun 2005 at 1:56 AM.
The very first version of the WallWindows had a frosted recolour (borrowed by RGiles's tranparent floor tile), but they looked too ugly on the windows, so I removed it.
But the idea was nice, and so I decided to make a frosted glass by myself (actually, they are two...):
http://dev4.modthesims2.com:81/geti...e=78611&thumb=1

You can download them from 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.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 2:07 AM
Wooot!

Thanks a lot!

You did this so fastly!
The ModFather
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#98 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 8:25 AM
It's easy, you should try by yourself...
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 10:00 AM
I have!
Lol, I just got an other idea when I saw your result, so I started to try myself

I'll post a picture when I am done

But I never before had played with glass textures, I had only recolored plain textures untill now
The ModFather
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#100 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 10:07 AM
Look at this thread, you may find it helpful.

I'm waiting for your recolours!

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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