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The Complete Modular Gutter System !!!!!!!!!! ***36 New Meshes*** UPD 2/20/07 House Link Added !!!!!!!!

by Cooldadx4 Posted 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:12 PM - Updated 17th Apr 2007 at 12:13 PM by tigdadx4 : Updated with link to fixed gutters
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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.
UPDATED: I have reworked the gutters and the utility pole stuff and the fixed versions can be found HERE !
please still download this set as normal just get the updated ones and replace ......




Here is a complete gutter system designed for all types of houses ...You can use this system on 1 and 2 story houses with or without foundations ....Before I go any further though I do have to give credit to AbstractSIMmer187 for the original idea of gutters ...I just took his idea for gutters and made a complete set for use in numerous situations as you can clearly see from the pictures later in this post ....

****************UPDATE 2-20-07*******************
Here is the link to the thread that contains the house pictured in the screenshots as requested by many people HERE !!!!


**************UPDATE 12/10/06 RECOLORS ADDED**************
I have added 8 recolors to this set ...The colors are BLUE BROWN GRAY GREEN MAROON PURPLE TAN and YELLOW ... In order to get the recolors to work on the rest of the pieces you MUST REDOWNLOAD ALL the gutters again as I had to enable color options on the entire set... The good News though is ALL gutters are in ONE .rar file named completegutters.rar ...The recolors are uploaded individually or as an entire set for those who might only want a few of the colors ...The entire set is named gutterrecolorsall.rar ....If you have a color you do not see please feel free to ask , If you can give me a RGB value of the specific color that would greatly speed up the process......Enjoy
Here are the pics of the recolors !



You will have to use various techniques in order to place these gutters the right way as I will explain throughout this post ....You can however place the 1 story gutters without anything except for moveObjects cheat ...Once you get into the two story and houses with foundations it will get a little tricky ..

Here are some screenshots of the gutters in place on various types of houses :







In order to place 2 story gutters if the gutter is being placed over a room on the first floor you will have to place a FLAT roof on the floor below where the gutters are going to be placed and then you will have to manually add the roof of your choice over the flat roof ...But you MUST keep the flat roof in place or else the gutters will appear as if they were inside that room below...You must also use the 1 story gutters above said room because the 2 story would be up too high ....If you are placing gutters just on the edge of a 2 story roof with no room below it you can just use the 2 story version of the gutter you wish to place ...Also if you want to place a gutter pipe against a wall you will have to use the correct downspout which has wall attached to the file name or else the gutter pipe will be burried in the wall ...

In order to use these gutters on houses with foundations there is a trick ...I did not want to make another 26 or so NEW meshes added to the already 36 Meshes in this package ...I have included pics of the easiest way to make these work for foundations... Advanced house builders should know how to do this so you can just skip the following steps ....


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What you can do using the various pieces and this technique :


These were cloned from the apple of the eye statue and should be base game compatible although I do have every expansion pack and stuff pack installed ....
The gutters all pull their textures from the 2 main base gutter packages..1 story gutters pull from the 1 story base gutter and the 2 story pull theirs from the 2 story base gutter ...Some of the 2 story extensions might pull their textures from the 1 story base gutter...I got really confused after making 36 new meshes but I tried to keep them grouped together ...
The following are all the poly and vert counts for the various pieces .....I am only going to list the 1 story as all the 2 story versions are exactly the same except for being higher up... Here they are :

Base Gutter : Poly : 356 Verts : 384
Inside Corner No Spout: Poly : 328 Verts : 352
Left Corner Gutter : Poly : 590 Verts : 684
Left End Cap : Poly : 352 Verts : 430
Left End Cap No Spout : Poly : 320 Verts : 328
Left Gutter Pipe : Poly : 540 Verts : 400
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Left Gutter Pipe Tip : Poly : 720 Verts : 524
Left Gutter Pipe Wall : Poly : 540 Verts : 410
Left Gutter Pipe Extension : Poly : 60 Verts : 68
Outside Corner No Spout : Poly : 520 Verts : 560


If you find any problems with this set or would like to see something added I might have missed please feel free to tell me about it ...

You can recolor these but you will only have to recolor the 2 base gutters the 1 story and 2 story versions as the other items in this set pull their textures from them 2 items ...Please DO NOT include the original meshes with your recolors just link back to this thread here ....Do not upload these to ANY paysite ....You can however upload to free sites with your houses just make sure you link back to this thread and give credit to me for the meshes....DO NOT upload to the exchange for ANY reason .....



************Updated 12/08/06 ************

I have made a collection file (thecompleteguttercollection.rar) and added to the downloads ..You will see the main picture as the icon for ease of use !!!!!!

The files are listed individually for those who dont want all of them ...Plus there is a COMPLETE .rar named completegutters.rar for those who want them all ....

Just a quick heads up on a NEW project im starting to make houses even more realistic ....I will be starting a project today that will compliment this one sort of ....All I can say right now is It has to do with electricity and should be just as good as this one if not better !!!!!!!

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:20 PM
Didn't know my sims needed gutters until now! Great idea and they look great too! Can't wait to test them out in game! Thank you for sharing!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:27 PM
Whahooouuu ! they are already in my qxpress queue !

THANK YOU

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

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Alchemist
#4 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:40 PM
Wow. Lots of stuff to make sim houses look like real.

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
#5 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 9:48 PM
I smell a feature coming. Nice job. Finally a complete set of gutters.

Herald Between Two Lands
Field Researcher
#6 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 10:37 PM
holy smokes! excellent!
Greatest Dad Ever
Original Poster
#7 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 10:51 PM
Thank You all !!!! Im glad you all like the idea and the design ...

As for being featured , It would be nice but after all the stuff I've made for this site I really dont expect to be featured...Just seems the same people over and over get featured no matter what they make....I will continue to make stuff and share your comments are much more appreciated than any feature could do !
Test Subject
#8 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 11:31 PM
Saweet! These are so cool! I dont know when I'll ever use them, but when I do, I'll have them :D

Great job!

Magic Magic Ninjas, What?
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 12:55 AM
Thanks so much for this Tigmomx4, fantastic find!

Any remote chance these are 'clog-free'?
Hate to have to scout for a ladder now so they can get up there and clean them out after winter passes
Instructor
#10 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 1:16 AM
GREAT Stuff. Thank you Tigmom. Could I be so bold and suggest a collection file and a rar file for all of them? I don't use Q... installer. If not, don't worry. I'll live it anyway.
Test Subject
#11 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 1:18 AM
great idea... it makes it so realistic!

on a side note, i love the yellow house in the example picture. is there any way i could download it? that would be awesome!
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
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#12 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 2:19 AM
Congrats on being featured Great job, tigmom!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 2:51 AM
Yey! It's a featured upload. Congratz! Who knew a little trophy sprite could make you happy?

Herald Between Two Lands
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 2:53 AM
Wow. Dude. Complicated, yet so very genious. Thanks for the easy to understand 'how to use this' tutorial. :D

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Original Poster
#15 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 3:19 AM
simspore : They are just decoration and nothing to clean here ...as for the ladder i do have some posted here at MTS2 you could use LoL.

motherspet : there is a rar of ALL the files completegutters.rar ...as for the collection file i was going to make one i just dont know how to ...

oOcyaneOo : The house i used in the pictures is just a "Shell" ...absolutly nothing inside not even rooms or a floor for that matter ...I could however make it into a house and upload it ...It might take a while but if you wait i will get it done ..

Kizzmon : your welcome i figured since it was rather weird to get them to work for foundations i should include how to do it or else get about 100,000 PM's asking how to instal them ....
Instructor
#16 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 3:39 AM
Awesome set, tigmox! Great for adding that extra touch of realism to our homes. Congrats on your first feature, you deserve it!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 4:00 AM
Wow amazing job! It really does make it more realistic!
The Anti-Social Extrovert
#18 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 5:28 AM
yAy! thank you!!! :D

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#19 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 5:38 AM
Thanks for crediting my original idea, this is done really awesome, 10x better than mine, you deserve the feature, welldone ;D

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Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 5:46 AM Last edited by HPWannaBe52 : 4th Dec 2006 at 5:46 AM. Reason: wasn't clear
where can you find them in the game???

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Test Subject
#21 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 5:52 AM
you should start like a series of realistic useless crap id download them all, this is AMAZING

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Original Poster
#22 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 6:08 AM
Thank you all for your comments !!!!

AbstractSIMmer187 : If it wasnt for you comming up with the idea it probablly would have taken me forever to think of doing this ...

HPWannaBe52 : They can be found under statues ...Plus I just added a collection file for easier location !!!! Also , I dont know if you seen all my stuff but I have a lot more for download here at MTS2
Test Subject
#23 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 6:19 AM
OMG THANK YOU! These r great
Knitting fiend
retired moderator
#24 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 7:18 AM
These are great, thanks!

Motherspet, if you're having problems finding everything to make a collection in the game use DJ's sims collection creator found here http://www.djssims.com/index.php?category=21 you use it outside the game.

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#25 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 8:06 AM Last edited by khakidoo : 4th Dec 2006 at 8:13 AM.
Holy Frijoles! This is awesome!
Also one of those downloads where you really appreciate Q Express!

Subtle In Spades
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