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Smaller neighborhood rocks, smaller/bigger palm and cactus.

by saramkirk Posted 26th Jun 2006 at 6:21 AM
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The size of the neighborhood rocks has always bothered me. They're just too big. So, I made them smaller. There's 11 rocks, all of the Maxis rocks except the one with the green crud on top and the one that looks like a head.

In the screenshots, the rocks that have the crossed-out icon are the Maxis rocks, and the ones on the left are my smaller ones.

I also made a smaller cactus and palm tree, and a bigger cactus and palm tree. It just looks nicer when all the trees aren't exactly the same size.

BONUS: This small modification allows you to place all the Maxis rocks inside of lots. No more of that "not placeable within lots" nonsense. Obviously, you need lot view enabled to actually see the rocks from within the lot (which means you need the Nightlife EP). My smaller rocks can also go inside of lots.
Tags: #rocks, #boulders

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BONUS_Rocks_In_Lots.rar

Size: 927 Bytes · Downloads: 3,639 · 26th Jun 2006
927 Bytes 3,639 26th Jun 2006
SmallerAndBigger_PalmTree_Cactus.rar

Size: 73.4 KB · Downloads: 3,722 · 26th Jun 2006
73.4 KB 3,722 26th Jun 2006
Smaller_Neighborhood_Rocks.rar

Size: 1.86 MB · Downloads: 4,865 · 26th Jun 2006
1.86 MB 4,865 26th Jun 2006
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#2 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 1:19 AM
This will be good for telling stories. Thank you.

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#3 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 3:32 AM
love the new rocks....i have a question to.....how did u manage to access the neighbourhood objects?...i cant seem to find them in simpe?.....any help with this would be wicked

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#4 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 5:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sgoobysnacks29
love the new rocks....i have a question to.....how did u manage to access the neighbourhood objects?...i cant seem to find them in simpe?.....any help with this would be wicked

Chris XxX


You need to go into SimPE's "Preferences" (under the "Extra" menu) and enable "Advanced mode" (under the "SimPE Settings" tab). Reload SimPE and now the n'hood objects will be visible in Object Workshop. Once you clone them it's exactly like working with any other object.

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#5 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 7:51 AM
Perfect! I was so wanting these, thank you!

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#6 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 8:26 AM
Very good idea, thank you, and for the tips also.

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Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 8:35 AM
Cool thanks, one question - do the smaller rocks replace the larger ones or do they have their own GUID?
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#8 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 9:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Berilac Burrows
Cool thanks, one question - do the smaller rocks replace the larger ones or do they have their own GUID?


They're completely separate objects with their own GUIDs.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 1:08 PM
Thanks saramkirk, down loading now. Thanks again for sharing, the large rocks always botherd me too.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 7:10 PM
That's very nice, thanks! Now we can create more realistic landscapes!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 11:14 AM
thank you so much, i came looking for just this sort of stuff and here you were.

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#12 Old 8th May 2007 at 6:03 PM
These are Great!! One question....
Can you Recolour NHObjects??

Love these 'Smaller' Rocks!!


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#13 Old 21st Oct 2007 at 3:21 PM
Default Recoloring Nighborhood Deco?
Quote:
Originally Posted by saramkirk
You need to go into SimPE's "Preferences" (under the "Extra" menu) and enable "Advanced mode" (under the "SimPE Settings" tab). Reload SimPE and now the n'hood objects will be visible in Object Workshop. Once you clone them it's exactly like working with any other object.


I tried exactly as you said. Nonetheless, I could not detect any neighborhood objects... Anything I missed? I would like to recolor the "dirt" from the neighborhood deco, to create "water" (for those beaches...)

Any idea? Thanks!

Instructor
#14 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 1:50 PM
My Sims needed these badly... Thank you!

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Instructor
#15 Old 16th Mar 2008 at 4:36 PM
Yippee! I love rocks. Is that weird?
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 5:47 PM
Your rocks rock! They provided the ingredient essential for Perfect Balance at the zen center.

Thanks! -Clem
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THANKS POST
#17 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 5:50 PM
Wonderful! Thank you for this. I like using the "Alpine Lake" template, but the lack of variety in rocks has made it hard to sell the look of a step rock wall on three sides. PErfect!
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#18 Old 29th Jan 2016 at 1:29 AM
This is great! Thank you.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 20th May 2016 at 3:39 AM
thanks
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#20 Old 6th Aug 2016 at 7:21 PM
The Maxis ones are indeed way too large in smaller hoods. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 16th Aug 2016 at 4:55 PM
Thanks!