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GLOBAL MODs: "Counter-friendly Windows" UPD 9Feb2008: Bug Fixed - Redownload!

by MaryLou Posted 11th Jan 2007 at 10:53 AM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 12:23 AM by MaryLou : Update the url of the images
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"Counter-friendly Windows"
Four GLOBAL MODs to make windows line-up correctly with kitchen counters and stoves

9 Feb 2008: Bug fixed
There was a graphical glitch that affected the wallmask of the Craftsman window. Now is fixed. Many thanks to melyanna to have reported this.
The update rar are
Please re-download.
9 Oct 2007: Bug fixed
There was a graphical glitch that affected the wallmask of the Lafenetre and Craftsman windows, when the graphic settings were set to medium or low. Now everything is fixed.
The update rars are
Please re-download.

Warning:these are global mods who effect only the specific shapes they refer to, they are not hacks:
- they would not unknowingly included in your uploaded lots, if this happen use the Clean Installer to remove them.
- they would not copy in your windows clone with Simpe, in any case is strongly suggested to remove them or to uncheck the Downloads folder in the File Table.

Why these MODs?
I've never understood the excessively uneven heights and ugly overlaps with counters that Maxis has set for certain windows
So, I've created these Global Mod that not only ensures an even height for several windows, but also makes them line-up correctly with kitchen counters and stoves: no more ugly overlaps occur

- ML_OpenMe_GLOBAL-MOD.package
This mod required NL

If you don't have NL you don't need it.
If you are interested to allow the light indoor for the OpenME 2Tile that it doesn't, you can find my Global Fix here
Global Fix: Light indoor for the "OpenMe 2Tile Window"

- ML_Lafenetre_GLOBAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.

- ML_Craftsman_GLOBAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.

- ML_HighTech_GLBOAL-MOD.package
Usable in any game: from the base to Pets and newer.
This mod fixes the mask of the diagonal shape too.

Compatibility with other windows hacks
These mods are all compatibility with this hack:
If you have got this hack your windows open/close correctly
You can find this hack here
Animated Windows Hack v.1

Extract the packages from the rar archive and put them into your Downloads folder; you can also use the Q-Xpress, if you like.
To uninstall, delete simply the files from your Downloads folder.

Licence Agreement
Do not clone - Do not repost anywhere.
Tags: #windows, #global, #mod

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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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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#2 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 11:02 AM
Thanks a milllion MaryLou!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 11:26 AM
This is a MUST HAVE hack
I've always hated that overlap thingie too, you have saved my Simmie's sanity... actually, you have saved mine
Thanks so much, MaryLou
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 11:41 AM
Thank you! A wonderful idea thanks!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 12:22 PM
Thank you thank you and thank you again, why maxis would show this sort of over site I just don't know, but thanks to people as talented as you who sort out these little annoyances the game is so much more enjoyable to play, so thank you again.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 12:31 PM
brilliant! the overlap thing has always annoyed me.
many many thanks
Test Subject
#7 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 3:00 PM
Nice work ! Should be featured !
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 3:11 PM I've always wondered how practical it is to have the windows so low they touch the oven... lol.

Thank you!

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 3:36 PM
Genius. Pure genius.

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 4:22 PM
Brilliant, this is a must have IMO, will solve some very irritating things for me. Thank you very much :D

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 4:29 PM
Thank you very much!!! Now I can finally put the windows I wanted over my counters in the first place! Excellent job as always, MaryLou!

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#12 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 6:24 PM

Thank you!


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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 7:19 PM
Absolutely fantastic! I've always avoided using the windows that overlapped, so my kitchens always seemed blah. Thank you a *million* times for this!!

All best --
#14 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 7:39 PM
Yes it wil be useful !! Thanks MariLou !
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 8:19 PM
Oh how I love you for this! One of the things I really used to hold a grudge over Maxis' heads was that bit of lacking realism when windows and other things overlapped each other by default. Congrats on getting featured, too.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 9:06 PM
Ahhh, thank you so much!! The overlap has always bothered me. This is a must have!!!
#17 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 9:16 PM
Absolute brilliance, thanks so much Mary for these, love it!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 9:31 PM
Oh, my creations might just get a little better for this!
Test Subject
#19 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 9:42 PM
This is perfect! Downloading immediately.

#20 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 10:08 PM
Great idea, Thanks a lot
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#21 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 11:00 PM
*happy dance*

MaryLou, will you joinedunion me?

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 11:01 PM
thank you thank you thank you!!!!

*waves hi*
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 12:22 AM
This is great. Thanks a bunch.
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#24 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 12:42 AM
We can always count on you to make stupid things in our game work better! Thank you!

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Test Subject
#25 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 12:43 AM
Thank you so much! This has bugged me for so long!!! I'm so glad you found a way to fix it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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