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"Belhooven Maroo" windows Expansion Set - UPD 18/Jan/08 New Meshes!

by MaryLou Posted 9th Jan 2007 at 12:15 AM - Updated 26th Jun 2010 at 3:55 PM by leesester : The dashed lines were breaking the forum layout
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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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"Belhooven Maroo" windows Expansion Set
Open for Business EP required

Update 18 Jan. 2008 - New Meshes
Three new meshes "windows 2 tiles centered on 3 tiles" for the Belhooven Maroo set: DoublePrivacyWindow, DoubleWindow with Standard height and DoubleWindow.

These new windows do NOT have the diagonal shapes.
The new archive is ML_Belhooven_2Tiles_Centered.rar, available in the download attachments.
The new files are also added inside the archive ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar

Also added the Collection files: Residential and Community.

8 Oct. 2007 Bugfixed:StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal
There was a duplication GUIDs, now is solved.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal.rar

16 March 2007 Bugfixed:PrivacyWindow-Double

The double privacy window caused a GUID conflict with the file ML-NMN_HolidaySet_MerryChristmas.package ( Animated Holyday Set )
Now the problem is solved; please redownload the window.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_PrivacyWindow_Double.rar

I made this set to expand and complete the original Maxis windows "Belhooven Maroo"

In the archive "ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar" you'll find all the files: straight and diagonal.

- Privacy "Shop" window.
- Single Window with Standard height.
- Privacy Tall Window.
- Privacy Window.

- Double Window with Standard height
- Double privacy window.

- Single Window with Standard height that can be place in the middle of two tiles.
- Privacy Tall Window that can be place in the middle of two tiles.
- Privacy Tall Window 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 items in the Build Mode catalog - Windows as usally.

All the items have the automatic diagonal that shows up when you you put a window on a diagonal wall.

All these items borrow the textures from the original "Belhooven Maroo" window therefore, if you want to recolour them just create a recolour for the original window.
Use Object Workshop and create a recolour for the Window - Euro Mullion Short, that is the master of this set.
Your recolor will apply to the orginal windows and to all these new shapes and every recolour that you may already have will be automatically available.

The three Maxis' window are autonomous objects, they don't share the recolours.
Therefore, if you want to create a recolour for the entire set, you have to create three separate recolours, one for each window.

Maxis: For the original "Belhooven Maroo" window.

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.

Sims 2 Open for Business
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: 7.8 KB · Downloads: 3,882 · 19th Jan 2008
7.8 KB 3,882 19th Jan 2008

Size: 70.7 KB · Downloads: 3,867 · 18th Jan 2008
70.7 KB 3,867 18th Jan 2008

Size: 348.8 KB · Downloads: 8,713 · 11th Nov 2007
348.8 KB 8,713 11th Nov 2007
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 9th Jan 2007 at 12:38 AM
These windows are just what I was looking for!! THANK YOU!!

*Newness coming.....*
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 12:44 AM
Gosh! I just love you Mary-lou!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 12:50 AM
Absolutely great! So many nice combinations, thank you :-)

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 1:08 AM
One of my favorite Maxis windows and so little attention.
These are a great addition MaryLou

Gotta go replace some windows on a house I've been working on now
Thanks so much!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 1:39 AM
Mid-tile windows! I've been so frustrated wanting something like this for so long I just can't even tell you! snapObjectsToGrid off just doesn't cut it for windows, doors either for that matter. So thank you!
#7 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 3:30 AM
Thank you MaryLou, these are fantastic! Great to be able to put windows mid-tile - that gives a lot more flexibility in building.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 5:42 AM
These are great, thanks!!!

We need more of these mid-tile windows! More, more, more!! They're wonderful! :D
Mad Poster
#9 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 6:44 AM
A great set, thank you 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)
Field Researcher
#10 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 9:10 AM
Fantastic - thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 10:44 AM
I love all your work Marylou! Without your creations my game just isnt complete :D
I absolutly love this set, thank you!!!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 10:57 AM
Thank you! I don't know how you did it. but I love it!

Bix AKA Champion le Bleu Cardinalis born Nov 18th 2006. Home from Poland Jan 14 2007 with brother Jack!!!
#13 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 1:22 PM
Thank you. It seems you solved two main building troubles: high of good windows don't match doors and spaces under ceiling don't have correct sized windows.
Good touch!
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 7:44 PM
This is great for the new hood I'm designing at the moment! Most of the Maxis windows don't work all that well side-by-side, so thanx for a great alternative! :D
Field Researcher
#16 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 7:53 PM
Fantastic! These are just great, thanks so much

SIMcredible's Painter
Forum Resident
#17 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 8:20 PM
I love your window ideas! I hope there will be more in the future.

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
- Anonymous

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 8:49 PM
Wow! Great set! Thank you so much!

Love is the Greatest Power!!! :)
Test Subject
#19 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 9:02 PM
Amazing as usual, thanks Marylou!

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
Field Researcher
#20 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 2:29 AM
Keep up the great work, MaryLou! You have made the Maxis items so much more usable! Thanks for sharing your talents with us

More of my work can be found @
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 2:02 PM
Great idea, thank you!

Plays well with others
Slacker of Immense Slackness
retired moderator
#22 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 5:35 PM
These are great thanks MaryLou! And just after I cleared 2.5 gb of files out of my downloads....aaargh!

<:3))~~ Loverat
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 5:35 PM
Thank you very much to all.
For everyone interested there are my "Indipendent Expression" Expansion set


If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
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#24 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 8:15 PM
Thank you so much. Love your windows.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 6:06 AM
Originally Posted by MaryLou
Thank you very much to all.
For everyone interested there are my "Indipendent Expression" Expansion set


Happy to say I'm a proud owner of these fine window sets too, and use them often
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