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FLOWER BOX for Balconies and Fences - UPD 08August2007

by MaryLou Posted 19th Sep 2006 at 11:39 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 4:10 PM by MaryLou : Fixed images' url
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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.
FLOWER BOX for Balconies and Fences

It works IN ANY GAME CONFIGURATION (base-game alone or with any EP)

Update 08 August 2007: diagonal mesh show-up correctly also in community lot.
There was a bug in the diagonal mesh that prevented it to show up in the buy mod catalog in community lots.
Now the problem is solved.
Thanks to anak_ponti for report the problem.

The update file is ML_FlowerBox_Mesh-Diagonal.rar
It is also included in the archive ML_FlowerBox_MESHS.rar
Please, redownload.

Make your houses more beautiful with "realistic" flower boxes on balconies and fences !!!

This flower box can be applied to all the half-walls, to all the fences and the windows whose height and position allow to have it.

The flower box is provided in two separate elements : straight and diagonal.
There are two recolourable parts, "flowers" and "vase", that can be recoloured altogether or separately.
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_MESHES.rar you'll find the two meshes:
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh-Diagonal.package
The element without the back panel is a recolour of the main flower box! It is not a separate element!

In the archive ML_FlowerBox_RECOLORS.rar you'll find 5 custom recolors, two for the flower box only, and three for the flowers only:
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Vase-Gold.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Vase-Gray.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Red.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Purple.package
- MaryLou_FlowerBox_Recolor_Flowers-Blue.package

Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (use an archive program, or the Q-Xpress auto-installer)

In the game, you can find the flower boxes in Buy Mode catalog -> Decorative -> Miscellaneous.

I have made special recolors to coordinate the flower box with the Fences "Classical Ascension" and "Gelander".
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_Recolor_Fence-ClassicalAscension.rar you'll find a recolour package in a unique format, that contains all the three recolours (white, red, blue) for the "Classical Ascension" coordinated with the flower box recolors, (gray, gold and marble)
In the archive ML_FlowerBox_Recolor_Fence-Gelander.rar you'll find a recolour package in a unique format, that contains all the three recolours (yellow, purple, pink) for the "Gelander" coordinated with the flower box recolors, (gray, gold and marble)
Look at the screenshots!

You must recolor only the file MaryLou_FlowerBox_Mesh.package
Open the file with Object Workshop in SimPE and select the subset "vase" and/or "flowers". You can choose the texture with or without "invisible part".
The recolors will apply automatically on the diagonal model. You can follow this tutorial.
It's really easy to make custom recolors for the floxer box using my default textures as a template.


- Vertices: 2652
- Faces: 1781

The Flower Boxes can be included in lots posted on free sites (NOT EXCHANGE!!!), no paysite, as long as credits are given to MaryLou and a link to this page is provided.
If anyone is interested in creating recolours, they can be posted anywhere (even paysites) but NOT INCLUDING the meshes: on the contrary, a link to the meshes on this page must be provided.

Hope you like!

Again, thanks to Numenor for his advice and suggestions !

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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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 19th Sep 2006 at 11:45 PM
Beautiful work Marylou! I love flowerboxes
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 11:42 PM
Amazing, can never get enough of flower boxes! Thank you!

You will find my older and newest creations here
The ModFather
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#4 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 11:50 PM
Lyric, sometimes I think that MTS2 is hosted into your brain: you're always lightning fast to review the new uploads
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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:04 AM
Wow, these are awesome! I'm always looking for flowers to put around the balconies. Thanks bunches for all the time & work and for sharing this with us.!
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#6 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:07 AM
LOL I have a 6th sense for quality uploads. I can smell them as theyre being uploaded. Cant help it, I spend too much time here
Forum Resident
#7 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:13 AM
Looks awesome . Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:28 AM
These are wonderful! Thanks, MaryLou.
I must run along and build something, now...

#9 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:39 AM
Fabulous job!! Thank you. It adds a new flare to my houses :D
Mistress of architectural mishaps
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#10 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 12:58 AM
Absolutely wonderful. Love all plants and flower decorations. Thank you so much
#11 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 1:09 AM
Wow your always original, that's the kind of stuff that should be made by maxis' staff but I'm sure I won't be so good xD. Thanks for sharing this
Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 1:10 AM
fantastic, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 2:14 AM
very nice, thank you
#14 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 2:25 AM
thanks these are awesome! perfect for paris!
Test Subject
#15 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 2:57 AM
Spectacular!!!!!!!!!! I especially love the ones with the hanging vines. Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 2:57 AM
oh wow! these are so lovely!! thanks!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 5:03 AM
These are lovely! Thank you so much! I can wait to play with them, they are a great reason to start playing again!
Mad Poster
#18 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 5:18 AM
It is a GREAT IDEA, it was a a lack in the game, thank you Marylou

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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#19 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 5:58 AM
MaryLou, these are lovely. You did a wonderful job.

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 8:14 AM
Wonderful work. They look great - thanks!
#21 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 8:54 AM
Hi MaryLou, there's something similar on several sites, but your flower boxes are perfect and rich of details, I'll delete the others and take yours. The flowers are so beautyful! The pics give the idea of how much this stuff will change the look of our buildings. Thank you very much, you did a great job. Kiss and ciao.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 9:02 AM
Beautiful and a great addition to the game. Innovative. Thank you.
Test Subject
#23 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 9:16 AM
I love it! Thanks bunch for sharing your work
The Great AntiJen
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#24 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 11:05 AM
Godammit MaryLou! Are you trying to overstuff my Downloads folder on purpose?
#25 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 11:48 AM
A marvelous idea and a beautiful result. Thanks MaryLou !
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