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The Siding Construction Project Part I

by Cooldadx4 Posted 9th Nov 2006 at 8:34 PM - Updated 13th Nov 2006 at 8:50 PM by tigmomx4 : added link
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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.
Hey all !!!

I know this set was suppose to be released a long time ago but I am still having problems with texturing so until I get that solved I will just have to release pieces of this set (Although I wanted to release the whole set at the same time)...


This is part I and contains two new objects and 9 NEW meshes ...It also includes the most excellent walls of siding made by the wonderful kittyispretty69 specifically for this project of mine .....The new objects in this part of the set are : A pump jack and the pump arms to go with the pump jacks...For those of you who do not know a pump jack is something siding companies use nowadays instead of the old method of using ladders and planks ....It is basically a long pole with a jack system that will lift a pick (plank) Which will be released at a later date) by the use of your feet and for those of you who do know what they are you should appreciate the detail I was able to achieve in making these pump jacks ...The other object is the pump arms which allow you to mount the pump jacks to a house ...I have included 3 versions of arms for various placement on your sim houses and they include a 2 story (no foundation) gable end , a one story gable end and a two story regular end (I dont really know what you would call it ) ...Also included is 3 different versions of the pump jacks with various height levels of the actual jack itself .....One is with the jack on the ground for just starting out a wall , Second is with the jack halfway up the pump for those walls that are halfway complete and the third is with the jack at the top of the pump for finishing off the wall ....The following pictures show better detail than what I can describe so here they are :







The details for the Pump Jacks and the Pump Arms are as follows :

Pump Jacks - Faces - 1120 Verts - 1265
Pump Arms - Faces - 684 Verts - 738

I know the counts are a little high for single objects of this size but I really wanted excellent detail (which I think I achieved) and the project to look realistic ...

These were cloned from a base game column and will function like a column ..You will also have to use moveObjects to place them correctly ...I do have every exp and stuff pack installed so one or more MIGHT be needed and am unsure so if they do not work for you please let me know ...

Now on to the WONDERFUL walls that are included in this part ...They were made by Kittyispretty69 for this project and before I say anything else she did an AMAZING job on these walls and I am very proud she made them for this project ....You can check out all here great items HERE and be sure to give her a thanks for all her wonderful items ....
The siding included are as follows and you can clearly see in the pics below what I am talking about .....There are 4 different walls per color of siding ....I will start off by saying the colors are as follows : Colonial White , Country Suede , Granite Gray , Heritage Cream , Natural Clay , Oxford Blue , Prairie Sand and Summer Wheat ...These are ACTUAL siding colors available from a well known siding manufacturer to make the project that much more realistic ... Now onto the versions ...There are 4 as I said earlier and include a 1/4 sided version with siding on only the bottom 1/4 of the wall and Tyvek showing for the rest of the wall , a 1/2 version with the same , a 3/4 version with the same and finally a fully sided wall of the colors mentioned above so you can basically create a fully sided house on one side and have the other 3 sides of your house in various stages of completion ....






Please be sure to get Part II of this project HERE ! which include 10 more new meshes with ladders boxes of siding and boxes of coilstock ...

Part III of this project is available HERE !

Part IV is available HERE !



I did a lot of hard work on this project and I think the pieces I released today have shown that and I cannot wait till the complete project is released ...A simple thanks is all I ask for when creating stuff for the MTS2 community and comments are always appreciated also ....Please once again go check out kittyispretty69 and give her a big thanks for her awsome walls included with this ....Please also be on the lookout for the remaining pieces of this project which by the way there are about 30-40 more pieces to come and have a great Sim day !!!!!

You can upload any of my items with your house uploads as long as you link back to where you got them from and give credit to me for creating the meshes !!!!! If you would like to use the walls from this please be sure to ask kittyispretty69 for permission prior to uploading the walls !!!! DO NOT upload to ANY pay sites or ELSE you might lose important parts of your body !!!!!

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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Replacement_Siding.rar

Size: 764.3 KB · Downloads: 2,658 · 9th Nov 2006
764.3 KB 2,658 9th Nov 2006
PumpJacks.rar

Size: 1.43 MB · Downloads: 2,707 · 9th Nov 2006
1.43 MB 2,707 9th Nov 2006
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 9th Nov 2006 at 9:53 PM
Hey tigmomx4, thanks...I'm glad you got some of it upload. I'm downloading it know. thank you so much I can't wait until you get the other things uploaded.. It really looks great.. Are you still on dial up? or did you get that fixed?
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#3 Old 10th Nov 2006 at 8:02 PM
nope still on dialup so it took me like an hour to upload this stuff LoL ....I should be uploading a few more things in the next few days so keep looking !!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 10th Nov 2006 at 11:46 PM
That sucks... I'll keep an eye out...
Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Nov 2006 at 5:24 PM
Amazing, can't say it enough. I do think I need a vacation though. I can identify the siding colors just by looking at the screenshot... Oh well. Keep up the good work!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#6 Old 11th Nov 2006 at 10:03 PM
Thats good then , Kittyispretty69 got the colors I sent her perfect ......Thanks for the comments I really appreciate them !!!!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 9:50 PM Last edited by TwiztidChild36 : 8th Dec 2006 at 10:39 PM.
Hey tigmomx4. Like I said before, it looks wonderful....
But I have a small problem with this one and number III.. I have downloaded the planks and the siding from this one over and over... For some reason it wont show up in my game.I have all ep's and all stuff packs, so idk why it wont work. I'm redownloading them again to see if it works. I'll come back and let you know if I got it to work..

Okay well I got the planks to show up, but the siding still wont show up... You know what might be going on?
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#8 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 10:25 PM
I really have no clue why it wouldnt be showing up ...That is so strange ...Yeah try that and let me know ...Also i dont know if you seen it yet but i made some gutters ...take a look in the featured section and you will find them ...
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 8:15 AM
Hey, it's me again... I don't know how many times I'm downloaded the wall, but I still can't seem to get them to show up in my game...
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#10 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 6:21 AM
are you using the qexpress installer to install them or are you installing them manually ????

I used qexpress and they did not show up in my game then i installed them manually and after a load exit and reload they showed ....also if that dont work try deleting the object thumbnails and loading the game again ....
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 7:25 AM
Yes, I installed them with the qexpress and manually... When I installed them manually I just let them replace the old ones, but I just deleted that old one from my downloads folder and reinstalled them manually.. I'm going to go see if it worked...
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 7:40 AM
Well I just installed them manually and it still didn't work
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#13 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 10:24 PM
try deleting the thumbnails from the thumbnails folder in the main sims2 directory and see if they pop in there then ...


Also before you get into trouble if you are the last post and have something else to say use the edit button on your post and you can add to your original post ...The powers at large here frown upon double posting ... FYI !!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#14 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 10:01 PM
Thank you ! :)