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New Mesh: TresVisions Retro Front Door

by zookini Posted 31st Oct 2006 at 2:59 AM - Updated 9th Jan 2007 at 1:07 AM by zookini
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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.
Here's my gift to MTS2 for being the best kick a#% site ever! And also celebrating my 1 year

anniversary here which is on the 31'st!

Here's my latest creation, the first in a series (of retro type doors) I am creating. This one I've creatively named

Tres Visions if you haven't already known. I'd first like to say thanks to the following people; IgnorantBliss for

the knowledge she has instilled in me from her fantastic tutorial (which I have memorized :P), and flyingpigeon

for his opinion and comments on the door throughout the one week(ish) process.

What's What - I'm Confuzzeled??

Well, basically there's one mesh, but there's two parts to it. These would be the straight and diagonal, which

are BOTH included in the file "ZK_tresvisions_MESHES_102906" - this is required. If you want the recolor

files (clear glass, black, white, pine, orange, and cherry - OAK is default) download the file

"ZK_tresvisions_RECOLORS_102906" If you're still confused, than I'm afraid you might have problems and might

want to get some help :D

Factual Information

Polygons - Verts: 704 | Faces: 359 = x2 for each side of door
In-Game Local - Build Mode --> Doors & Windows
In-Game Cost - 277
Recolor - The glass is a seperate subset. It can be recolored. I have included a clear one if you don't like blue
Textures - Were hand-painted by myself in Adobe Photoshop using some clever blending techniques


Y'all can recolor all you want giving me the credit for the mesh. Please do not ever redistribute the mesh

anywhere or I'll be forced to pull everything. The glass is completly recolorable as a seperate subset from the

wood simulated grain.

Some More Recolors are available here:


HEY! Press the thanks button! It's excellent motivation. Making stuff ain't the most exciting thing to do...

Ok, see ya
Tags: #door, #retro, #wood

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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:13 AM
an awesome door zook, and congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!

Do not post my creations anywhere unless you have my permission

Check out my website!
#3 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:35 AM Last edited by pacotacoplayer : 31st Oct 2006 at 3:43 AM.
Congrats on the 1 year anniversary...its not the 31st yet though :P

Anyway, the doors are neat! Nothing too complicated, just plain, simple, awsomeness

btw, for some reason I cant rate the download. How come??

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Original Poster
#4 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:38 AM
Thanks guys! Paco I'll be busy tomorrow so I'd figure I'd upload it tonight. Only three hours till so
Test Subject
#5 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:40 AM
WOW ! ! ! These are great! Thanks !
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:46 AM
Oh man, these are absolutely beautiful! My favorite neighborhood to play is covered in mid-century houses, and these will be so much better than the painted version of this style that I've been using! Could there someday be a vertical version of the glass design? My uncle's house used to have a door like that and I always thought it looked so cool. These are great, though, thank you!
Test Subject
#7 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:46 AM
Yeah these are nice especially in a house with lots of plants and a huge garden outside!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 5:47 AM
WOW.. It brings back memories of my Aunt home many years ago. I love it as those where the good old days.
Thank you for sharing,

Live Well
Laugh Often
Love Much

"If you don't live for something...You'll die for nothing.."
Mad Poster
#9 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 6:49 AM
useful and nice as usual

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

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
#10 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 7:03 AM
Originally Posted by pacotacoplayer
I cant rate the download. How come??

Mod the sims 2 discontinued rating downloads for now.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Lab Assistant
31st Oct 2006 at 7:13 AM
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Forum Resident
#11 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 7:26 AM
Thanks Zookini, it is perfect for any modern home also

Please dont request anything to be made, but I dont mind suggestions/ideas. :)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 8:24 AM
Its cool, looks like that bedroom furniture in GLS

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 9:13 AM
Looks great - thanks
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 12:15 PM
Thats cool thanks
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 2:56 PM
Love the door! Retro styles seem to be taking over my neighborhood and this will fit right in! :-) Thanks!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:32 PM
I can't wait to see more like this. Vey neat.
Forum Resident
#18 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:41 PM Last edited by flyingpigeon : 31st Oct 2006 at 9:02 PM.
Ooh... now this is nice. I know I've said it before, but I'm addicted to your build sets . Thanks Zook!

Edit: What? I made your thank-you list? Awww.... thanks :D.
#19 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 10:46 PM
Thanks this is very cool, great work!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 11:35 PM
Takes me back to my childhood. Yeah, I'm that old... :-(

Happy Anniversary!

The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.

- Agnes De Mille
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 1:06 PM
Same here StarStuff - I'm that old. *lol* I've been waiting on these to show up for download! It looks wonderful, and the color options are great.

Can I just ask for some clairification? You say the mesh can't be redistributed, but we're allowed to use your build items in our homes that we share. Is this a no-no with this door now?

Thank you!
Forum Resident
#22 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 6:27 PM
Lovely door. (No matching windows???? - Hint, hint)

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Field Researcher
#23 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 7:59 PM
These look really great. Occasionally I get a bug to build houses with that retro 70's/80's feel and this door will help immensely. I hope they look as good in my game as they do in your pictures! :-)
Original Poster
1st Nov 2006 at 9:23 PM
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Original Poster
#24 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 9:24 PM
Thanks all, it makes it seem much more worthwhile SeasonofTheWitch, I forgot, I should probably clarify myself. It can be uploaded with lots, just don't put the mesh on a different website

If there are any other questions about this, there is a more detailed description of my policies on my profile page near the top.

eedgan, Matching windows would be great, but I don't really know what they should look like. If you want to help with design, go ahead and PM me
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