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Kickmouldings & Crowns *UPD 22 FEB 2007*

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 9th Aug 2006 at 11:28 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2007 at 6:59 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Bug-fixed all meshes
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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.
KICKMOULDINGS & CROWNS and HALF-WALL CROWNS
by MaryLou and Numenor



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22 FEB 2007 - BUGFIX: ALL MESHES
There was a bug, now fixed, that caused the University-only games to crash. Also fixed the bug that prevented users from picking the right colour from the catalog for the diagonal items.
The updated RARs are: KickMoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar and HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar; please redownload.

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06 SEPT 2006 - MAJOR UPDATE
  • ADDED: HALF-WALL CROWN
  • BUGFIX: KICKMOULDING & CROWN (now the kickmouldings do NOT disappear any more when a staircase is placed nearby; also, they are correctly restored when the walls are torn down and then up again).
  • UPDATE: ALL THE RECOLOUR PACKS AND RECOLOUR SETS (now they include the half-wall crown, too)
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No more flat walls! No more "fake" kickmouldings painted on the walls!
Your house will look "really real" with the kickmouldings, crowns and half-wall crowns by MaryLou & Numenor!



INSTALLATION - What you will find in the RARs
The file "Kickmoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar" contains the three meshes that the set is composed of: straight segment, diagonal segment and corner. The straight kickmoulding contains all the textures needed for the whole set, so you MUST install it!
The file "HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar" contains the three meshes for the new half-wall crowns: straight segment, diagonal segment and corner. These meshes are "slave" of the kickmoulding (i.e. they borrow the textures from the kickmoulding)
All of the six meshes are needed. Extract the 6 packages from the rar and put them in the Downloads (or just let the Q-Xpress Installer do the job for you )


The other two files contains the 8 Recolour Packs (recolours for the kickmoulding+crown and halfwall crowns only) and the 3 Recolor Sets (complete recolours with coordinated floor tiles). See these pictures to get an idea:
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All the packages contained in the two named RARs must be put in the Downloads, too, along with the meshes.

The last rar is a Recolor Template; this one package is NOT supposed to be put in the Downloads: see below, the paragraph about Creating Recolours.

IN-GAME USAGE
The kickmouldings+crowns and the halfwall crowns can be found in the Buy Mode catalog, section Decorative -> Miscellaneous. You will find 6 icons: halfwall straight, halfwall diagonal, halfwall corner, kickmoulding+crown straight, kickmoulding+crown diagonal, kickmoulding+crown corner.
Usually, you don't need to pick the diagonal from the catalog, because the straight segments will automatically turn in diagonal position as soon as you approch a diagonal wall, just like any normal window, door or curtain. You need to purposely pick the diagonal from the catalog only in specific cases: when you want to put the kickmoulding over a diagonal door. The diagonal doors need a special "hole" on the kickmoulding, and this "hole" can be found in catalog only when you pick the diagonal kickmoulding (you won't find segments with the "hole" picking the straight segment).
See the following pictures to understand the different usage of the various pieces, as well as the corner (the pictures display the kickmoulding+crown only, but the same applies to the halfwall crowns, too).
pieces gif1 gif2

NOTE1: The pieces containing "holes" are actually recolours of the main kickmoulding! They are NOT separate objects. Just browse the recolours available in the catalog for the diagonal kickmoulding until you find the right one.
NOTE2: The corner is intended to be placed at the junction between two straight walls placed at a right angle: you can't use it on diagonal walls.
NOTE2: The corner (especially the half-wall one) is carefully designed, so to be placed on straight walls, at the sides of a window or door.

THE SPECIAL "INVISIBLE RECOLOUR"
In some cases, you might like to have on a wall only the kickmoulding, or only the crown. And when you put a door on a straight wall, you don't have to put any kickmoulding on the wall section occupied by the door (you can put only the crown).
How to get rid of the unwanted pieces? Just select from the available recolours the special "invisible recolour" for the kickmoulding or the crown, and you'll have the results as shown in this picture:

HOW TO CREATE RECOLOURS
The kickmoulding/crowns/halfwall crowns are quite an intricate system that involves the six different meshes at once; creating a working recolour it's not easy.
Therefore, we have prepared a special "Recolor Pack Template": just CLONE it (do NOT recolour it!), and replace the textures in the clone with your own ones. That's all! It couldn't be easier


AND NOW, UNLEASH YOUR FANTASY!
Try all the different colour matches, decorate your house at your heart content! When you will look at a house without the kickmoulding and crowns by MaryLou & Numenor, you will say "BORING!!!"

MaryLou & Numenor: Always One Step Beyond!

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
HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar

Size: 8.3 KB · Downloads: 6,919 · 6th Sep 2006
8.3 KB 6,919 6th Sep 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolorTEMPLATE.rar

Size: 9.1 KB · Downloads: 5,649 · 9th Aug 2006
9.1 KB 5,649 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolourSETS.rar

Size: 186.9 KB · Downloads: 7,574 · 9th Aug 2006
186.9 KB 7,574 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolorPACKS.rar

Size: 71.7 KB · Downloads: 7,863 · 9th Aug 2006
71.7 KB 7,863 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar

Size: 17.3 KB · Downloads: 8,891 · 9th Aug 2006
17.3 KB 8,891 9th Aug 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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#2 Old 9th Aug 2006 at 11:45 PM
zomfg!!! I could kiss you guys, I really could. Come on, get over here and pucker up, I'm layin' one on ya. This is incredible - I've been waiting for this for SO LONG! *squeals*

Okay, so... clearly, recolours good... can we include with lot uploads to MTS2?

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#3 Old 9th Aug 2006 at 11:51 PM
You guys are as always amazing. Thank you both!

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#4 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:16 AM
Ooooh luverly! I have been using something similar but much more rudimentary The corner piece is really a stroke of genius!!! You two - I love you two - thanks so much!!

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#5 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:19 AM
Bravo to Numenor & MaryLou for giving us more realness to our Sims homes. :D

DDO
The ModFather
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#6 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
can we include with lot uploads to MTS2?

Oops, I forgot the Policy...

Yes, the Kickmouldings can be included in lots (within the sims2pack file, not separately), and the lots can be posted on any FREE site EXCEPT the Exchange, along with credits to "MaryLou & Numenor" and a link to this very thread.

Also, recolours are allowed to be posted anywhere (even on paysites), as long as the meshes are NOT included, and credits+link are posted along with the recolour.

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)


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#7 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:24 AM
Fantastic! The world of sim decor just got twice as exciting.
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#8 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:27 AM
AHHH!!! You're absolutely brilliant! I've gotta say, the wood recolor is my personal favorite. You guys are incredible!

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#9 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:30 AM
These are amazing! Have I told you lately that you rock? Thank you for your wonderful work.

Please do not PM me with Game or Site Help questions. Post them in the appropriate section after going through the FAQs.

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#10 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 1:32 AM
OMG! Are you kidding me! This has got to be one of the best ideas you guys have done! This will make all my houses more realistic! Is there nothing you guys can't do? Probably not!

Thank you MaryLou & Numenor for another wonderful download that will make my game even more realistic!
Instructor
#11 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:02 AM
wow this is one of the best objects (or sets) that i've ever seen! great work you two!
five *s!
PS: is that a record? five moderators in a row! then it must be great! y'all r awesome! WOOO!!!! RAH RAH!
Scholar
#12 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:07 AM
How lovely! It's wonderful Thanks :D
Instructor
#13 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:10 AM
Wow, I don't think I could begin to thank you two enough! I have been wanting mouldings, especially for my Victorian neighborhoods. Thank you SO much, I love you guys! *Mwah!*
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#15 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:15 AM
Like everyone has said you guys are Spectacular Thank you so very much.

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#16 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by poplers
PS: is that a record? five moderators in a row! then it must be great!

At the time this object was being posted, the forums were off for maintenance, and only the site staff could access it... So, no, it's not a record :P

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.
Scholar
#17 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:43 AM
Wow!! Everytime I see something made by MaryLou & Numenor I know is nothing normal, You two really know how to Mod The Sims 2 :D
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 4:13 AM
This is wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

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#19 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 4:15 AM
Awhile back I was thinking to myself "...ya know what would be really cool..." And then BAM!! here it is and it is indeed really cool. You two are oh so awesome. Thanks for this superstupendous creation...and the flashback.
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#20 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 4:20 AM
This is so freakin' amazing. I have a penchant for molding & won't hardly make walls without it which has kinda limited some of my choices. This opens up a whole world of decorating possibilities! You guys never fail to astonish me with your sheer genious! Now I must do my happy dance... Thank you soooo much!
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#21 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 4:30 AM
This is so fantastic. I was getting so tired of making new walls everytime I wanted it to look like crown molding. Thanks so very much for another wonderful object from you two!!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 5:05 AM
Default where to find
where are they located in the game? i cannot find them...
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 5:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amkid247
where are they located in the game? i cannot find them...


amkid247 up at the top under IN-GAME USAGE it says -> The kickmouldings/crowns can be found in the Buy Mode catalog, section Decorative -> Miscellaneous. Hope you find it.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 6:27 AM
This will be a lot help for all the builders out there specially when it comes to the wallpaints issues. I love it. 10 stars for this.

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Scholar
#25 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 7:50 AM
This is fantastic. Thank you so much!
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