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Shrubby Shrubs!

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 21st Sep 2007 at 2:52 PM - Updated 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:43 AM by HystericalParoxysm
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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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So, I've been building, and building means I end up landscaping though I'm terrible at it, and I was shocked... there's not one dang shrubby shrub that comes with the game! Oh, sure, you can get shrubby trees and shrubby flower bushes... but not one dang shrubby shrub to be found!

So, like I often do when I'm flabbergasted at stuff, I made some stuff to fill that gap.

Gentlemen, behold! I give you... shrubby shrubs!

Four Sizes: I have created four different sizes, so you can mix and match and get a very natural look. They look quite good if you kind of taper off as you get to the outside of a clump of them, using smaller ones on the outer edges and larger ones toward the center. They also clump well with the hibiscus tree, so you kind of have five sizes.

Repository/Slave Linked Textures: Because it's just a kickass technique, and because I like doing it so much, these shrubby shrubs are linked to the Maxis hibiscus ("Midbiscus") tree. All of my recolours will show up for the hibiscus tree (making it even more useful) as well as all four of my shrubby shrubs. For additional recolours, you'd recolour the hibiscus tree, and it and all of my meshes would get your new recolour. Huge thanks to IgnorantBliss for the tutorial on how to do that.

New Recolours: I've done four recolours of the hibiscus tree that work for these... green with no flowers (looks just like the hibiscus but no flowers), dark green, a sort of silvery green, and a bit of a muddy olive green.

1 Tile: These, unlike the flowers I did previously, are not walk-through-able. They are all one tile objects, though, and the larger ones do exceed that 1 tile size so sims may collide with some of the outer foliage. Since I couldn't make them 1.5 tile and 2 tile was too big, this seemed like it'd work fine.

Purely Decorative: These bushes do not need to be trimmed or tended in any way. They're not really real bushes. Just plastic.

Garden Center: Due to popular demand, I have categorized these not in decorative objects, but actually in the build mode catalog where bushes normally show up.

Price: 50 simoleons, so they're quite affordable.

Of course you may include these with your house uploads to any free site with a link and credit.

Polygon Counts:
All four meshes (jumbo, large, medium, and small) have the same poly count: 1722 polygons, 1146 vertices.

While this is considerably lower than the original hibiscus tree, they're still not super low poly and they're the sort of thing you tend to use over and over, so just be a little sparing with them, especially on a big lot.

Additional Credits:
IgnorantBliss, for the great tutorial on repository textures.
Everyone who's contributed to the development of SimPE.
Everyone in #create who listened to me whine about these silly things.
Stormwench, for listening to me whine extra much.

Currently not base game-compatible for some inexplicable reason - I am investigating further why this is and will be fixing it as soon as I discover the cause. These work fine for me in all EPs up to Seasons and I bet they'll work with less, just... not the base game only at the moment. Grawr.

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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Size: 409.6 KB · Downloads: 30,750 · 21st Sep 2007
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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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Knitting fiend
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#2 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:59 PM
They're wonderful HP! I loves 'em!

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Forum Resident
#3 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:08 PM
Wow, great job! Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:29 PM
Oh great, I love the sizes! It looks a lot less square like this, thank you
#5 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:57 PM
Yay! I love these, and I don't usually get excited over plants. Real or fake.

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Mad Poster
#6 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:06 PM
Very nice, really great in various sizes

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

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:08 PM
These will be very useful. I suck at landscaping, but with these it will probably be a bit easier for me. Thank you, HP!
#8 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:21 PM
I love shrubby plastic shrubs! Thanks a ton!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:37 PM
Ah proper shrubs Thank you
Mad Poster
#10 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:43 PM
They look vrey pretty!!! Thank you!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:49 PM
Whee! Such shrubs are perfect for hide and seek... Or for building a hut... :P
Thanks HP!
#12 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:03 PM
*runs off madly with the D/L into BV* muwahahaha!
love them!!!

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#13 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:12 PM
Patul...maybe if you added some flowers to your lots the might look like you can

Nice shrubs HP

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:39 PM
Aww so nice I loved that maxis hibiscus tree and would have like some more, you realized my dream ;p Thank you !!
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:01 PM
I like a more natural look to my landscaping, and these will be perfect. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:30 PM
The Knights Who Say "Ni" are grateful to you.

-- Mal

"Of two choices, I always take the third."
#17 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:32 PM
Great adition for garden decoration ! Thank you HP !

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 7:06 PM
Thank you HP. Love the flowers as well that you made previouly.

More Power !!!
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 7:58 PM
Very pretty on the pictures indeed! Thank you!
Greatest Dad Ever
#20 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 9:52 PM
Awsome work HP , BUT I think they need nipples LMAO
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:06 PM
Wow, these are nice. Thank you.

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Test Subject
#22 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:14 PM
Thanks a bunch! These are lovely!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:45 PM
These are great thanks! I love all the sizes and colors!
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#24 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:57 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 22nd Sep 2007 at 2:43 AM.
Those are really pretty (and you wouldn't know how much the Maxian poodle shrubs have been annoying me), but: they don't show up in the base game *sniff*. Your recolors do show up (and they're really nice as well), and they're in the same place as the meshes, so I don't believe it's a problem with how I've installed them .. do you think you can do anything about that? I wanted to make some base game lots, and I'd be very happy if I could use these shrubs for them =).

ETA: I'm looking for them in Garden Center > Shrubs and Garden Center > All. This is where they should be, right? Could the problem be that I'm on a community lot? -- nope, doesn't work on residential either.

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Demon Sheep
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#25 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 11:23 PM
Shrubby Shrubs!!! I love the shrubs. I adore the name. Thanks HP! :D
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