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October Decorative Plant Set: A Blaze of Colour

by macarossi Posted 8th Oct 2006 at 12:30 AM - Updated 8th Oct 2006 at 11:35 PM by macarossi
164 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
I wanted to upload these items as a themed set...but I could not figure out how to do it. The set contains purely decorative "plastic" plants which can be found in Buy Mode>Decorative>Plants as well as "real" garden shrubs and flowers under Biuld Mode> Plants

Here are the details:
The October Planters rar contains 3 files:
The Friendly Gargoyles - 1054 polys; two recolourable parts;
Pedestal Planter Tall - 1249 polys; two recolourable parts;
Pedestal Planter Short - 1504 polys; two recolourable parts;
The single rar files:
Lavatera (it resembles Holyhock) - 1400 polys
Lupins - 1146 polys
Foxgloves - 914 polys
Garden Irises - 955 polys
Nasturtium - 960 polys

All of them can be found in Buy Mode>Decorative>Plants

Shrubs and Primroses contains:They are in Build Mode>Gardening
Garden Primroses - 1130 polys
Garden Primroses Half Tiles - 546 polys
The Rhododendron (or rather my version of a Rhodo) - 1153 polys
The shrub with a somewhat unusual name Leucotheo (I like its multicoloured leaves) - 989 polys
The good thing about "plastic" plants is that your sims do not have to water and trim them. There is a drawback, howerver: plastic plants cannot be seen in the neigbourhood view.
Programs used: SimPE MilkShape
UV Mapper Free

I have not made many recolours of the plants on purpose: so that you could have some fun editing the textures.
Please do not upload these items or the recolours you have made to pay sites.

Thank you for all you comments on my work.
Tags: #plant, #shrub, #flower, #garden

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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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 8th Oct 2006 at 12:32 AM
Thanks a bunch!! These are beautiful.
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:38 AM
those plants are amazing, the pictures are very clear too, it really lets you see the great detail of your plants
#4 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:39 AM Last edited by pacotacoplayer : 6th Jan 2007 at 4:20 AM.

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#5 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:41 AM
These are beautiful. THANKYOU so much
#6 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:54 AM
Your plants are so pretty. I like your foxgloves the best.

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#7 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:58 AM
Thanks! I love new plants! There are tons on other sites, but they aren't as finished as ALL of your plants!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:58 AM
wow they look so life like thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:59 AM
Wow, these are really great. The planters are the perfect final touch. Thanks a lot.
#10 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:07 AM
Wonderfully done, as usual. Thanks a bunch!

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:09 AM
Oh boy oh boy!! Thank you...gee I haven't even finished recoloring your last set. These are great...I especially love the outdoor plants. We sure need these, Maxis has not been giving us new outdoor plants! WOW These really are great..I can't wait to get these in photo shop and have a look!!

Thank you for being so kind and allowing people to recolor your fantastic meshes!!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:14 AM
Wow. Those irises are just stupendously lovely. As always, this latest set of yours is a must-have.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:15 AM
Beautiful plants! Thanks so much for making and sharing!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:23 AM
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Forum Resident
#15 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:28 AM
I always enjoy a lot of plant and flower variety. Thank you.
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:41 AM
great just what we need how about so great tree
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:42 AM
I love your variety of flowers, they are so beautiful! Now my sims will have a lovely garden. Thank you very much!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:48 AM
Wowwwww Wonderful plants ,thank you :p
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#19 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:49 AM
These are way way WAY better than anything Maxis has ever given us... they're beautiful, in fact. Nothing that Maxis included in the game looks right in a garden... but these are exquisite, and will fit in perfectly anywhere.

Macarossi > Maxis

Thank you so much for sharing these!

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:54 AM
These are wonderful plants. Thank you for sharing <3
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:59 AM
This set is simply amazing, Macarossi! Thank you so much.

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#22 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 1:59 AM
Great Job! These look very high quality
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#23 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 2:13 AM
Ooooooh! You have made a Sim gardener/landscaper VERY happy - these are beautiful thanks so much =)

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#24 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 2:12 AM
Gorgeous!!! My landscaping just got more interesting...are you the most featured artist here or what! Well deserved!!! Thanks for sharing xxx
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 2:14 AM
Thank you for sharing these, my sim gardens really needed beautiful realistic plants!
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