MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

20 Maxis Floors as Terrain Paint

by Phaenoh Posted 7th Dec 2007 at 6:48 AM - Updated 3rd Aug 2008 at 12:17 AM by Phaenoh
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Please be aware: ALL custom terrain paint is BAD. It CANNOT be removed from a downloaded lot using CleanInstaller. Attempting that corrupts the lot and causes it to flash blue. PLEASE be aware of this whenever you create a lot for upload that contains CC terrain paint. Thanks!

So this isn't my most creative upload ever, but I just had all four wisdom teeth out yesterday morning, so I can barely think straight, much less be creative. I've wanted some good terrain paint besides just grass and dirt for a while now. I like the look of stone pavers blending into the grass, or wood boards blending in with the sand. It looks more natural to me than angular cuts. I went through Homecrafter and made every single floor tile that remotely resembled something decently transferable, had about 70. Then I loaded it into my game and deleted out the bad ones. Apparently, the scale of a floor tile to terrain paint is VASTLY different. Had I known that in the beginning, I would have scaled them smaller first. That being said, I actually like the size difference that was accidentally created. It gives you a terrain paint that matches the floor tile without just duplicating it.

I was hoping that maybe these would come in handy for anyone making a rural lot for this month's contest. Overgrown, well at least not precise angular edges, seem to me to go hand in hand with farms and rural communities. My granny had a farm that had a nice stone pathway years and years ago, now you can just barely tell that it used to be there. That was what inspired this entire set, a faint memory of a forgotten walkway.

Now, the other good thing that has come out of me being on bed rest after surgery is that I've been getting insanely organized. Which means, when you download these, they won't be named something random like 78y634952bhgd.package. Oh no, instead you will find terrainPaint_Phaenoh_(NameOfFlooring).package. The names are all from the original Maxis tiles they were based off of and the descriptions are nearly identical as well. (Whenever there was a reference to 'floor' or home' or 'interior' they got changed to reflect that these are ground covers instead.) They all also say " - Converted by Phaenoh" at the end. Yes, I'm being a bit obsessive, but if my jaw wasn't hurting so dang much, I'd totally have Photoshop out right now doing some more default replacement clothes. (I just got all the stuff packs, why didn't anyone TELL me there are some awful clothes in them!) Anyways, I'll be stuck here until about Saturday hopefully I'll be able to get back to my other projects soon.

Also, deviation from my upload policy for these terrainPaints only! YES, you may include them in your uploaded lots with credit to me and link back here! I've heard some nasty stories with using CleanInstaller to remove terrainPaints, and these are more or less just Maxis anyways. I'd love to see these paints get used in some lots for the Farm/Rural Contest, send me a PM if you do use them, I'd love to see what you did and to root for you!


P.S. I love reading comments, it really brightens my day, especially since these last days have been pretty suck.

Additional Credits:
My dentist. Without him, I prolly never would have bothered with making these.

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
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: 159.4 KB · Downloads: 3,227 · 8th Dec 2007
159.4 KB 3,227 8th Dec 2007

Size: 462.5 KB · Downloads: 3,831 · 8th Dec 2007
462.5 KB 3,831 8th Dec 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
Need more information?
40 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 34 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 1 of 2
#2 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 9:06 AM
A very creative and useful idea! Thanks!
I hope your surgery is not hurting you so much anymore and you´ll probably think of entering your grannys old farm in the next contest. That sounds like fun!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 9:08 AM
very useful,many thanks :D
Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 10:04 AM
Wow, yes, very useful indeed. I stayed away from using the stone floors outside as it just didn't seem natural enough to me. Now I know why! These will definitly will be used in my game.

Also, very excited that you're going to tackle some of the stuff pack clothing! Are the H&M men's jeans on your list?
Test Subject
#5 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 10:13 AM
What a brilliant idea. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 11:06 AM
I much prefer the blending effect too and these will be really useful! Hope you're feeling better
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 12:18 PM
Yay, this is such a good idea. I can't wait to start using these - just last night I was frustrated with the terrain paints! Maybe the surgery left you slightly psychic?

I hope you feel better soon.
#8 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 1:07 PM
Interesting idea. Hehe so thanks to your dentist too but especially for you Phaenoh.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
staff: administrator
#9 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 2:46 PM
This is really cool, and I agree that there should be more terrain paint for landscaping. I can't wait to see them in game. Thanks so much for taking the time to do these. Hope to see more clothes from you too :D
#10 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 2:50 PM
Thank you so much! I also get annoyed by the straight edges by using stone & wood floor tiles outside. I end up using the cut stump edgers on everything, lol. You are brilliant to have found this solution!

While I'm commenting: I was playing your Patio Villa lot all day yesterday. I've been using the Nana series houses on Twikki Island, for owned vacation houses. (I just remove the driveways)
The Patio Villa house is especially appropriate to Twikii's eternal summer. My Sims had a great honeymoon there. :D
I came here today actually to comment on the Patio Villa & the Nana series, because I'm loving them so much in play.
I use a lot of your stuff in my game: I love the cartoony Maxis style, but not so much the fugly, lol. It is high time I thanked you for all you've done to improve that! (lol, I do always click the Thanks for you, but I've never commented)

I hope you recover quickly from the surgery!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 3:10 PM
Ya don't think this is creative?! I've been wanting something like this for a while now. So in my book you're a creative genious They look great! Thank you! I hope you're recovery goes well. I remember when I had mine done. Felt pretty good after I came to, but after everything wore off and I couldn't eat what I wanted, no fun Feel better soon!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 3:38 PM
When I saw this upload, I thought to myself, "I thought Phaenoh did creative stuff. Not Maxis flooring." And then I saw these. Wonderful! Gorgeous! I thought I didn't need any more flooring, but you have just proved me wrong!

Save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate.
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 5:17 PM
Thank you sooooo much for your 20 Maxis tiles as floor paint! They are just what I needed because I have Pets and hate having my Sims clean up "puddles" from the doggies left on floor tile every day. Now they just have to pick some weeds every now and then! And I don't have to look at plain grass! Your creativity and ingenuity are greatly appreciated!!!!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 7:37 PM
These are wonderful! I hate straight edges & have been wishing for something just like this. and so many!!! *happy dance* Thanks so much! I feel your pain too lol...I had my wisdom teeth cut out a few years back...not fun!

You can find some of my older houses HERE
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
retired moderator
Original Poster
#15 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 8:44 PM
So I just got up from yet another nap and I find that they have been approved and commented on by so many! Thank you everyone!

Updated on healing: The place where they cut is healing all right, but I think the dentist nicked my right cheek, so that is all swollen and possibly infected too (imagine biting the inside of your cheek). My mom sometimes forgets that I have to have food before my pain meds so I've been awfully nauseous lately. Thats no fun. I've also got the worst headache I've ever had in my life for the last two days, I thought it might be a reaction to the meds, but mom called the pharmacist/dentist/dunnowho and they said its often because the patient is clenching their teeth causing muscle tension. I think they might be right on that, so I tried to sleep without doing that. Headache isn't nearly as bad as it was this morning. On the positive side, I'm not feeling nearly as dizzy when I stand up! (That was from jaw being so swollen it was affecting my balance in my ears)

Thanks again for your kind words everyone!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Dec 2007 at 12:23 AM
Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Update: Played with them in-game, and they're gorgeous! You are right, there is a HUGE difference between floor tiles and terrain paints. But they look great.

Save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 9th Dec 2007 at 5:19 AM
These are very nice ! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#18 Old 9th Dec 2007 at 9:55 PM
Those are so useful to me! These are the Maxis floors I use most *lol*

Thanks a lot for sharing :D
Field Researcher
#19 Old 9th Dec 2007 at 10:36 PM
Thank God it's been a long time coming, and i'm gald it came from you. thanks

my personal life can be supported by veiwing this video: and others on my youtube page. I believe there's a few building tutorials there aswell. I create rather sporadically, so excuse me if I'm gone from this website for months or years at a time.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 2:52 AM
aw! i hope you get better darlin!
surgery sucks face >>

but oral isnt normally TOO bad. i mean i've never had my wisdom teeth removed *knocks on wood*

but i got my theeth pulled out while i was little.

buuuuut i think thats differnt XD;;

still, feel better! :D

what a marvolous idea! if i ever stop being lazy, ill download them! :D
Field Researcher
#21 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 6:48 PM
OOhh this is wonderful!! Thanks!! :D
*Hope you feel better soon!!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 2:15 AM
Very nice work Thank you for sharing!
Mad Poster
#23 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 7:59 PM
What a great idea!! These are items truly lacking in the game. They will be VERY useful and I love the more relaxed, homey look that the terrain paints will provide. Kudlos and Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 9:12 PM
I just started using these and I had to come back to say thanks! They're perfect!
Test Subject
#25 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 7:12 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Mar 2008 at 12:43 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Thank you, thank you so much!

All my houses (literally ALL of them) have the same dirt terrain walkway because the floor terrains always bug me when I try to use them. It makes for boring walkways.

It's a brilliant solution to the problem, thank you so much!!!
Page 1 of 2