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Nursery Match Curtains - 3 Styles

by ndayeni Posted 8th Oct 2007 at 6:33 AM - Updated 30th Aug 2008 at 7:39 PM by ndayeni : updated filters and keywords
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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.
I know there are other curtains out there that match the crib beddings, but I decided to make my own partly as an exercise in learning to use the repository technique. And, since I didn't find any such curtains on this site (my apologies to any creators who have posted them here and I've simply missed them) I thought I would share them with you all.

I've created 3 styles of curtains based off of Maxis meshes. The only real changes I made to these meshes was to redo the UV mapping so it would work with the crib bedding texture. The exception to this is on the cafe curtains, where I did tweak the mesh geometry a bit to try to correct a problem I saw with the Maxis mesh where it intersects with the window sill on some of the windows. All will work on both straight and diagonal walls. The styles I've created are as follows:

Cafe Curtain - based on the Stewart Mourning Cafe Curtain


Victoriana Curtain - based on the Cornerstone Victoriana Velvet Curtain


Veil of Dreams - based on the short Veil of Dreams curtain which has always been one of my favorites


All of these curtains use the repository technique and will pull their textures from the Maxis crib bedding. Any custom recolors you have for the bedding will show up for them as well, and to recolor the curtains, simply recolor the crib bedding. All of the Maxis textures map out acceptably well on these curtains, though results may vary with any custom recolors you have.

I'd love to hear feedback on these curtains, and if you like them and decide to download them, thanks are always nice as well. Please do not reupload them as-is to any site, either with or without credit. You are, however, welcome to include them in any lots you upload to MTS2 (by preference) or any other free site so long as you give credit and a link back to this post. No pay sites or Exchange please.

Polygon Counts:
All polygon counts are the same as the Maxis meshes they were cloned from.

Additional Credits:
* MsBarrows for her excellent, and easy to follow tutorial on the repository technique.
* Numenor for his article on how to Link Straight and Diagonal Meshes, without which I'd never have known how to get these to work for diagonal walls.
* Various other authors for their tutorials on object creation and meshing.
* And, of course, the makers of SimPE and Milkshape for giving us the tools to do these kinds of things with.

Note: The wallpaper and carpet shown in the pictures are part of my Maxis Match Nursery Wallpapers and Carpets set.

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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
vodshort-nursery.rar

Size: 64.6 KB · Downloads: 1,663 · 8th Oct 2007
64.6 KB 1,663 8th Oct 2007
victoriana-nursery.rar

Size: 100.7 KB · Downloads: 1,745 · 8th Oct 2007
100.7 KB 1,745 8th Oct 2007
cafe-nursery.rar

Size: 66.9 KB · Downloads: 1,740 · 8th Oct 2007
66.9 KB 1,740 8th Oct 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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MTS2 Hot Pepper
#2 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 2:56 PM
Good contribute to Maxis Matching collection.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 7:33 PM
Thanks so much! I love to have things that use the repository technique so they match

More of my work can be found @
Sims2Artists.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 4:30 PM
I just love these!!! Thanks so much for using repository too!

You can find some of my older houses HERE
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 8:13 PM
Maxis curtains are boring...
I like these ones!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#6 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 2:08 AM
Very clever solution for my curtain problem, looks very good. Thank you so much.