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"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART I

by MaryLou Posted 18th Nov 2006 at 3:49 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 3:47 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.
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"Independent Expressions Inc." windows Expansion Set
Compatible with any EP and the BASE GAME

Get all the items to complete the whole set.
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART II
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART III
"Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - DOORS and ARCH

Update 06 Dec. 07 - Update the collection files
Added to both the collections, residential and community, the new "3tiles shapes" that are placed in the middle of 4 tiles.
The update file is IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar

For more details see the "Independent Expressions" - Expansion Set - PART II
Update 29 Aug. 07 - Collections Files:
Updated the Collections files: residential and community with the doors and arch.
You'll find them in the archive IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar

Update 19 Aug. 07 - Collections Files
Added the Collections files: residential and community
You'll find them in the archive IndependentExpressionsCollections.rar

If you are interested to 3 and 4 Tiles windows to complete this set you can found them HERE

This is a simple work I made to expand and complete the original Maxis windows "Independent Expressions Inc."

I really hate Maxis' Privacy Window.....but sometimes we need to use it. So I've made some different shapes about the privacy window for my sims.

These are coordinate to the Indipendent Expressions Inc.

All the elements have the automatic diagonal that shows up when you you put a window on a diagonal wall.
Therefore, in the archive "ML_IndependentExpressions-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar" you'll find all the files: straight and diagonal.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow-Diagonal.package
This is the privacy window that is placed high on the wall as usal.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_CenterWalls.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal.package
This is a new single privacy window that is placed high on the wall, in the middle of two tiles.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_CenterWalls-Low.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_CenterWalls-Low-Diagonal.package
This a new single privacy window that is placed low on the wall, in the middle of two tiles.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_Double.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_Double-Diagonal.package
This a new double privacy window, placed high on the walls.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_Double-Low.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_PrivacyWindow_Double-Low-Diagonal.package
This is a new double privacy window, placed low on the walls.

And of course we need window with standard height.
- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight-Diagonal.package
This is the single window with Standard height.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight_Double.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight_Double-Diagonal.package
This is the double window with Standard height.

- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight_CenterWalls.package
- ML_IndependentExpressions_WindowStandardHeight_CenterWalls-Diagonal.package
Thi is a new Single Window with standard height that can be place in the middle of two tiles.

Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (use an archive program, or the Q-Xpress auto-installer)
You'll find the elements in the Build Mode catalog - Windows as usally.

All these elements borrow the textures from the original "Indipendent Epressions Inc." window therefore, if you want to recolour them just create a recolour for the originale window.
Use Object Workshop and create a recolour for the Window - 2 Tile - Plate Glass, that is the master of the entire set.
Your recolor will apply to all the orginal windows and to all these new elements.
Every recolour for the original window that you may already have will be automatically available for the all the new shapes.

Maxis: For the original "Indipendent Epressions Inc." windows.

Licence Agreement
The items 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.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 11.3 KB · Downloads: 15,744 · 19th Aug 2007
11.3 KB 15,744 19th Aug 2007

Size: 217.7 KB · Downloads: 40,760 · 18th Nov 2006
217.7 KB 40,760 18th Nov 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:03 PM
lovely, thanks!

It had been so good to see his enemy again. Positively heartwarming.

Hallmark really needed to start up a line of revenge cards, the kind that let you reach out to those you were going to come after with a vengeance.

- Lash, Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:21 PM
Awsome!! I have a feeling this is going to be featured...!!!

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Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:21 PM
Great , thank you!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Forum Resident
#5 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:32 PM
Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:43 PM
This Is SO Gonna Be Featured!

This Rocks! :D
Mad Poster
18th Nov 2006 at 4:45 PM
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Mad Poster
#7 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:46 PM
Not only nice but useful !

Grazie mille marylou

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)
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:14 PM
Thank you! The additions and choices are fantastic. And MUCH needed. Now, this is a usuable set, thanks to you. I do build homes to share, but only feature them at N99 via UltraShare server. Thank you also, for allowing the files to be shared in homes.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:23 PM
Great Idea! Thanks for sharing. Will this apply to any other windows? I would love to see this for other windows in the game as well.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:26 PM
Fantastic work!! Thanks
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#11 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:35 PM
Very nice indeed! That must have been *loads* of work making all those mesh parts into slaves of the original too!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:47 PM
I so love the windows that go in the middle of two wall tiles! Thank you! Thank you! The whole set is wonderful!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 6:09 PM
Oh, thank you, thank you! This should get featured most definitely!
#14 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 6:21 PM
o i do love this. independent expressions is my favorite set but ther so big. thanks so much!
#15 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 6:47 PM
This is great! Its often the "simple things" that are the most well used and liked. I'm sure I will be adding these to many of my buildings.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 7:46 PM
Wow, thanks, these are my favorite windows! It really sucked before, because I like privacy windows for my bathrooms. (Sucks that they have no frosted cube windows... ;D)
Field Researcher
#17 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 8:12 PM
I think this is absolutely briliant! Making a one-tile window that's centered over 2 tiles is just genius! I've wanted windows and door like this forever, because I'm really into symmetry. I want everything evenly spaced. Now, with your fantastic idea, I can acheive that. Yay!!

"Don't harsh my melon." -- Alexis Denisof
Field Researcher
18th Nov 2006 at 8:22 PM
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Test Subject
#18 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 9:08 PM
Excellent! Awesome! I love windows, especially ones that expand and original Maxis set! Keep it up. :D
Field Researcher
#19 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 9:39 PM
I love how you are making original game objects so much more usable by expanding the set. The new privacy windows are perfect and I appreciate having them in high, low, and double versions. The "middle of two tile" windows are just terrific! Please do more sets like this when you have time! Thanks for sharing your excellent work!

More of my work can be found @
Forum Resident
#20 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 12:24 AM
There really nice! Thanks MaryLou!!! :D

Can't install .rar files? I recommend: Sim File Maid 2

Imma Scene_Core_Dinosawr_x
Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 1:12 AM
This is just awesome, thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 1:35 AM
Wow, thank you! I've been looking for two-tile-windows-which-look-like-one-tile-windows for quite a while, now THAT's it!!! You've really done great work on these, thanks a lot for sharing!!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 3:23 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hate the Maxis privacy windows and can't understand why they only have one style to pick from in the game. These are MUCH better.
Space Pony
#24 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 5:22 AM
Great windows.
I look forward to some recolors (dark-- hint, hint). :P
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