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NEW Flagpole and (any shape) Flag

by boblishman Posted 28th Nov 2005 at 6:22 PM - Updated 20th May 2006 at 11:33 AM by boblishman : typos
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
******Updated 20th May 2006****
The original zip file contained a .bak file of the Hogwarts design....this has been replaced now with a .package file. - thanks for pointing it out contrakat...

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Hi Guys

This doesn't really need testing as its a remake of an old object of mine.

Why have I remade it....?

I was pm'd by tiggerypum who was trying to recolour my 'old' version of this Flagpole. When I took a look at it, I realised how much I have learned about object making in the last 9 months....and just how BADLY this object was made (...sorry ). Not only was the texture map a complete nightmare, but also the polygon count was over 8000 (yes, eight THOUSAND)... sorry again but it was back in the days before we knew about polygon counts...)

So, here is the remake. As the basic design was popular I decised to keep it...but make it better (low polygon) and more 'recolour' friendly.

Made with Milkshape and SimPE v0.50 it has its own unique (registered) GUID so it wont replace anything in your game (not even the 'old' flag!). It is compatable with ALL games and is (obviously) colour enabled.

(new) POLYGON COUNT: 588 (=low=GOOD )


It can be found in Decorative/Wall hangings in BOTH catalogues

The zip file contains EIGHT flags:

Griffindor (default)
Slytherin
Hufflepuff
Ravensclaw
Hogwarts

The Olde order of Cats (To show you asymetrical shapes are possible)
A Two Banner Flag
A Union Jack (to show 'normal' square flags are easy to recolour!)

(Visit HERE to obtain flags of all countries that are perfect for making recolours!). Please do not ask me to make any more recolours....I'm sure that one of the many talented recolour artists here at MTS2 would make them for you if you ask nicely!)

This new flag does NOT replace my original one.
You CAN have BOTH in your game (though I'd recommend replacing them with this low polygon version)


Known Issues: As this was cloned from a painting, it has no 'footprint' (btw, if anyone knows how I can add one, please pm me ) and so your Sims may walk through the flag if they are close to the wall. This does NOT affect gameplay in any way, it's purely asthetic.

Well, thanks again to tiggerypum for bringing this to my attention.....and enjoy!

Bob



Recolour Artists: This flag now uses 'alpha' in the texture, as consequently can be of ANY shape you like!. To recolour, you need to 'mirror' the SHAPE of the flag you want....but the texture (pictures/text) are NOT mirrored.
You will need to make your basic 'shape' (less than approx 230 pixels wide) and 'snap' it to the left edge. Then mirror the shape and 'snap' it to the right edge. Then add your pictures/text to both shapes (NOT mirroed). This is necessary because of the way that real flags are NOT 'mirrored' front and back (or the text/writing would be the wrong was round!).
You will also need to keep the ring holes in EXACTLY the same place as my original texture in order to line up with the rings on the pole.



Recolours: (As with all my objects,) please DO NOT post any files that contain my original mesh.
You are free to post your recolour files (preferably here, in the recolours section). Please pm before posting recolours....I always reply!.. as I love to see what you recolour artists can do with my stuff!

LOTS: Please do NOT include this (or any other of my objects) in any LOT uploads. These are BETA objects, here for testing.

Finally, please do not clone or post on pay/subscription sites

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BobL_NewDesignFlagpole_AllGames_col_en.zip

Size: 825.6 KB · Downloads: 12,961 · 28th Nov 2005
825.6 KB 12,961 28th Nov 2005
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
#2 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 6:50 PM
Oh wow, these are the best flags that I have ever seen :wowsers:
thank you so much for this!! :bow: :jig:
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 6:53 PM
Great Idea and thanks! I think the variety gives us plenty to work with and they look great in-game.

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#4 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 7:19 PM
Thank you so much. I can see them as very useful for retail signs. When I ran a shop, we used flags very often. Wonderful work!

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#5 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 8:08 PM
Beautiful work again babe

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#6 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 8:19 PM
As always wonderful work!

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Guest
#7 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 8:47 PM
Cool hangings! Great as usual!
Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 9:28 PM
great flags!! thanks for sharing them with us
Field Researcher
#9 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 12:18 AM
Alpha flags! That's so cool!

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#10 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 1:04 AM
Yay! Harry Potter! Harry Potter! Harry Potter! *hyper fangirl-type high-pitched sream and faint*

Thanks so much! I love it! The textures are so great and the mesh is so super!

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#11 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 3:09 AM
They are simply stunning Boblishman, I can't thank you enough. These will look great on my castles.
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#12 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 3:59 AM
Ohhh, thoes are great! Thanks!

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#13 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 6:34 PM
looks very nice thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Dec 2005 at 6:34 PM
amazing! can anyone who does recolours make a beauxbatons (i spelt it wrong) flag? and maybe durmstang.
Test Subject
#15 Old 18th Jan 2006 at 8:50 AM
Excellent! :cdance:
Field Researcher
#16 Old 4th Feb 2006 at 12:33 AM
Thanks for sharing! These look great!

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#17 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 6:32 PM
is there any swedish flag included? im swedish :D
Guest
#18 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 7:02 AM
Looks fantastic. However, Hufflepuff's colors are yellow and black, not purple.
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd May 2006 at 1:59 AM
These are gorgeous, but the Hogwarts flag doesn't show up in my game. The file has a "bak" extension instead of a "package" extension.
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th May 2006 at 3:03 AM
I also noticed the lack of the Hogwarts flag, and hope that at some point it becomes available...wonderful work nonetheless. Thank you!
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Original Poster
#21 Old 20th May 2006 at 11:37 AM
thanks contrakat......sorry about that.....file now fixed....


(If you installed the 'old' files.....you can right click on the .bak file in your downloads folder and rename it's extention to .package (or just redownload the whole zip file and replace them all in your downloads folder....then remove the .bak file)
Test Subject
#22 Old 21st May 2006 at 4:12 AM
Who's flag is that?
I think you need to double check the file you corrected.

It looks like someone mixed up the tickets at the Legendary Castle Dry Cleaners. Dumbledore has brought home the flag with the white tree of Gondor. Maybe we should check with Gandalf and see if he got the Hogwarts flag.?
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#23 Old 9th Jun 2006 at 3:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frances Weyr
I think you need to double check the file you corrected.

It looks like someone mixed up the tickets at the Legendary Castle Dry Cleaners. Dumbledore has brought home the flag with the white tree of Gondor. Maybe we should check with Gandalf and see if he got the Hogwarts flag.?



OK....I've just downloaded the NEW zip file...and the recolour is correct...:confused:.....but in any case....here it is in a seperate zip file...
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip BobL_Hogwarts Flag recolour.zip (104.9 KB, 17 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 3rd Sep 2006 at 5:18 PM
Excellent flags, another fab object from you BobLishman. and im glad they dont have a foot print because i want to put them high up in my hogwarts hall where people are eating below and a footprint would get in the way i think? anyway they are perfect for me, thank you very much.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Apr 2008 at 5:55 PM
excellent, expect lots of recolours from me!
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