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Malkavian mansion ceiling tiles recolors

by Dektora Posted 7th Dec 2006 at 1:06 AM - Updated 2nd Mar 2009 at 8:21 PM by Dektora
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Not so sure a lot of people will find a use for these, but here are some recolors of jgwhiteus' ceiling tiles. You will need all 3 ceiling meshes to use my recolors.

This was made mostly for movie makers, screenshot takers and sim story writers that would need some nice ceiling for an old house. Doesn't exactly fits in your average sim house, but who knows?

Why malkavian? Because all the textures are extracted from one of my favorite video game, Vampire: the masquerade ~ Bloodlines. And of course to make all Vtm fans out there check out this thread...

The set contains a total of 14 different tiles (some available as half tiles too). The sets is divided into 3 sub-sets:

- Malkavian Mansion: beige tone with swirl borders and round centerpiece. I made a diagonal half tile using the same patern, so you can make diagonal walls. But I'm not 100% satisfied with the way it looks: be warned.

- Old library: wooden tiles whith stained glass border.

- Just random: a selection of other ceiling recolors in the same architectural style.

Just a note about the screenshots: the round centerpiece in the "Old Library" screenshot is actually part of the "Just Random" set. Also, I have Gunmod's radiance light system installed, so the items might look slightly different in your game.
(this is my first upload, so I hope I didn't miss anything)



PS: I'm french and my architecture vocabulary is quite limited. If I used the wrong term above, please tell me so I can correct my mistakes

Terms of use:
- you can of course use them in a sim movie, story or screenshot. That's why I made them. Credit is of course appriciated but in no way mandatory in this case. I would love to see what you can do with those, everyone!
- you can include those in packaged lots, but give me credit and link back here please. And do not upload your lot on the exchange or any paysite. Personnal free sites are ok.
- do not use this texture without asking permission first. I know it may sounds weird as the textures I used as a base are from a video game, but I spend a lot of time modifying those so they would look good in the Sims 2, so...
This is of course if you plan on redistributing the resulting item. If it is for personnal use, knock yourself out! (Showing the resulting item in movies, or screenshots is fine too)

If I'm not clear here, feel free to pm me and ask. I don't bite. Well, not very hard anyway...
Tags: #ceiling

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 6:34 AM
beautiful - I really like the old library set... it would go perfect in a castle!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 6:35 AM
Gorgeous work! I love the look of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines as well. Thanks for all of your hard work.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 7:18 AM
What beautiful ceilings, Dektora! I want to build a house just to display them. Thank you so much.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 7:25 AM
intricate and lovely. here's hoping u could also make the sets in creamy white . . .
#6 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 7:41 AM
Hey those are great!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 9:15 AM
What fantastic work!!

Where on earth did you find that Chandelier though??

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 10:08 AM
Absolutely gorgeous job on these Dektora. I'm sure all movie makers will appreciate them.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 11:56 AM
So beautiful and so detailed, gorgeous! Thank you.
Test Subject
#10 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 12:11 PM
And your ploy worked! *clicked the moment the word 'Malkavian' popped up* These do make it worthwhile, though. XD *downloads*
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 12:27 PM
beautiful! just one little question... How exactly do you make the ceiling visible in the game? every time I've tried, all I see is the blue sky
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 12:37 PM
These are beautiful. Ceilings are a pain to do, but they look so great in pictures! I do use them fairly often in special houses/rooms.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 3:03 PM
Freakin Gorgeous! Thank you.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 3:19 PM
these are absolutely fantastic! so kind of you to share this beautiful piece of work! now i can't wait to play the game again! thank you thank you thank you!
Forum Resident
#15 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 4:30 PM
i lovee these and gorgeous designs
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Original Poster
#16 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 10:25 PM
Aww, thank you everyone for all the nice words! I'm glad you like these.

Team, the chandelier is from tarox.
Kristina, the ceiling tiles appears directly in my game when I place them. But there is a controller shaped like a cd next to the tiles in the catalog. If you put it on your lot and select it with a sims, there is an option in the pie menu that says "show tiles" or something similar. Maybe this would work...? PM me if it you want longer explanations...
And I agree Bonnie, I use ceiling tiles rarely, but I couldn't shoot without those. I always end up with an iteresting angle with the sky peaking though the ceiling.

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 8th Dec 2006 at 2:11 AM
Oh...I'm always looking for new ceiling. Thank you!

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#18 Old 15th Dec 2006 at 12:20 PM
Nice recolours of that mod. I can't remember looking up that much when I played VTM
#19 Old 29th Dec 2006 at 5:14 AM
These are gorgeous. I can visualize a lot of uses for these as I have a lot of vintage homes in my games. And I hate having sky show when I take pics.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 30th Dec 2006 at 5:36 AM
Thank you so much! This will go great in my Sims mansions. Awesome job.

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Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 2:24 AM
These are great. They really gave my movie depth! Great job.
#22 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 9:18 PM
If you ever find yourself with extra time on your hands, it would be so great to have more ceiling tiles from you! There seem to be only a tiny amount of recolours of these really amazing ceiling tiles and you do them so well!

Thank you for sharing these with the rest of us!

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#23 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 10:53 AM
Thanks Redhead.
I'm currently working on another, more modern set, but it's far from finished. I have a lot of unfinished bussiness piled on my laps these days, so it will take a while. But a new set is definitly on my to-do list

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Aug 2007 at 4:44 AM
Hi! Oh my gosh it took me a second to realize who you were ^_^ I am so happy I came upon these! Thank You very much. I think they are so pretty. *huggles you*

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#25 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 1:02 PM
Hi Chibi! Are you stalking me now? j/k Glad you like these, thanks. See you around

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