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Updated: Tiled Arches and Windows-- now Basegame compatible

by BabaYaga Posted 27th Apr 2008 at 12:04 PM - Updated 10th Oct 2008 at 7:31 AM by BabaYaga : updated/changed files
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

UPDATE Oct 10 2008:

I have uploaded new versions of the arches, and both arches and windows should now actually be basegame compatible. I tested them with the Anygame Starter and they worked fine.

If you have the old set of arches and you want to use the new ones, you have to delete the old arches first. The GUIDs are unchanged, and all recolors will still work with the new versions.

Also, as requested I have uploaded new versions of the mullioned windows that have recolorable mullions instead of recolorable mortar. Again, you must delete the old mullioned windows if you want to use the new ones.

No recolors of the mullions yet (wood frustrates me) but I'm working on a set of matching doors, and I'll most likely have some window recolors when I upload those.

This set grew out of my current obsession with the mediterranean-influenced architectural style sometimes known as Mission Revival or Spanish (Colonial) Revival which is pretty common where I live.

The set consists of double and single archways, double and single full-length windows, and single shorter windows. The particular pointed arch shape of the archways and windows is called a lancet.

All of the archways and windows come with a choice of two frame styles, deep or flat. The windows also come in both an empty glassless version for porches etc, and a version with glass and mullions (wooden frame/crossbars).
The arches also come in a version with no frame.

Everything is usable on diagonal walls.

Note: the single windows and arches are oversized-- the frames overlap onto the adjoining walls.

The set is built with the texture repository method, using MaryLou's helpful window repository templates. The master mesh is the Double Deep-Framed Arch. That means you need to have that file in your game in order for any of the others to work properly.

So, to make a recolor (which is encouraged) you need to recolor the Double Deep-Framed Arch mesh.

For the windows to show up correctly, you also need to have the Single Deep-Framed Mullioned Window in the game in addition to the master arch.

I specifically made this set to be very easy to recolor. All you need is one square tile texture, which is then repeated across all the meshes. ("Tiled", I think they call that!)

I also made the mortar between the tiles recolorable, which gives you a lot of interesting possible combinations, none of which I can show you because I already have too many other images to upload. But still, there are aboout 20 different colors of mortar, intense colors as well as neutrals.

(However, because I chose to make the mortar recolorable, the mullions are not. Alas. So brown is the only option there.)***See above for update about recolorability***

Since this set is so easy to recolor, I did way too many recolors. Seriously. So I did _not_ do in game screenshots of every single separate recolor each conveniently labeled with the corresponding filename. I did break up the recolors into related sets with pix of each set, however.

Solid Colors:

Checkered Tiles:

Stone textures:

A million more:


My sharing policy-- Do as you will-- recolor, clone, share, etc. As long as it all stays free, and you don't take credit for my work, it's all good.

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
all the tutorial-writers here on MTS2, MaryLou for her window templates, SimPE, Milkshape,

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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new Babayaga_LancetSet_Windows_recolorableMullions.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles Stone.rar

Size: 327.7 KB · Downloads: 10,835 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga LancetSet RC tiles plain checkered warm colors.rar

Size: 295.1 KB · Downloads: 9,839 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga LancetSet tiles RC neutral solids.rar

Size: 153.8 KB · Downloads: 10,417 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles yellow and multicolored patterns.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles warm patterns.rar

Size: 490.7 KB · Downloads: 10,119 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid yellows oranges.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid reds.rar

Size: 164.9 KB · Downloads: 9,390 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid greens.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid blues.rar

Size: 191.3 KB · Downloads: 10,008 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles red patterns.rar

Size: 521.9 KB · Downloads: 10,123 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles plain checkered cool colors.rar

Size: 275.1 KB · Downloads: 10,481 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles greenish patterns.rar

Size: 589.4 KB · Downloads: 10,350 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles blue patterns.rar

Size: 923.1 KB · Downloads: 11,034 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC mortar.rar

Size: 161.2 KB · Downloads: 11,038 · 27th Apr 2008
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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\
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Not actually evil.
#2 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 8:58 PM
This would be fantastic for Middle Eastern buildings too. Thank you for sharing.

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#3 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:03 PM
these are stunning, great work! thank you for making and sharing!

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Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:12 PM
These look great. I'm sure I will not be the only one wondering about your sharing policy.

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:13 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Apr 2008 at 11:28 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
THX for these great things
Test Subject
#6 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:23 PM
BabaYaga they are ... they are.. "standing mouthopen" - well they are more than awesome and the choice is overwhelming. Or shortly - they are just what I always wanted
Thank you so much.

May I ask what policy you have for using them? Thanks for the answer.

Lab Assistant
#7 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:56 PM
1000 Thanks!
Fantastic idea, beautiful tiles.
Thank you again for creating and sharing.

Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 10:01 PM
Oops-- forgot to give my sharing policy:

Do as you will-- recolor, clone, share, etc. As long as it all stays free, and you don't take credit for my work, it's all good.

Have fun and glad you like it-- this was a biiig project and I'm glad I finally got it finished.

(When I'm recovered, I may add some doors to the set.)
Field Researcher
#9 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 10:06 PM
these are sweet !

thanks BabaYaga !

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Mad Poster
#10 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 10:25 PM
They are gorgeous!!! Can't wait for the doors too! Thank you so much for sharing.
Forum Resident
#11 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 10:52 PM
Just gorgeous! You must have put a lot of work into this. Thanks so much for sharing.
#12 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 11:08 PM
These are great, this set is -really- thorough. All the recolors, you even recolored /the mortar/ i mean, who does that? XD

Great work here, keep it up. I love this set. :]
#13 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:02 AM Last edited by snspinelli : 1st May 2008 at 12:17 AM.
Wow, I am definitely impressed. I generally don't go for sets in this particular style, but these are absolutely beautiful and I couldn't resist. You really put a lot of time and effort into this, and it shows. I'm imagining Middle Eastern palaces, Mediterranean villas and Spanish courtyards full of palms...

Nothing ruins a good set faster than a lack of recolor variety, IMO, and this set has more variety than most window/door sets I've run across. Not only that, but all of the recolors are beautiful. Personally, I prefer the solid tiles, but they are all very, very nicely done. It's a shame that the mullions are only available in brown, but I'd have to say that the gorgeous mortar colors are worth it.

Anyway, I'm rambling again. Lovely set! Thanks so much for sharing it!
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#14 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:28 AM
Awesome thanks!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:41 AM
I love it, thank you.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:12 AM
absolutely gorgeous. thank you for sharing! i was about to say that there is a definite lack in middle eastern build materials, but no more with this breathtaking set! so many variations, you outdid yourself. Thanks!

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#17 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:17 AM
What a huge work and a delightful piece of art! You have spoiled us so much...My words are too poor.Just able to tell you a huge THANK YOU...with tons of kisses.
#18 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:40 AM
Thanks for sharing these. They're lovely! Personally, I would have chosen mullion recolours over mortars, but it's still fantastic. I hope you will make some doors eventually.

I especially like the glassless windows for porches and courtyard walls.
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#19 Old 1st May 2008 at 4:46 AM
New things to build with Thank you for sharing your beautiful set with us. It is
very much appreciated & will be used by me alot. I am so glad to have all of the different colors to play with. ~ I think you did a fantastic job
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 1st May 2008 at 5:41 AM
Wow! Gorgeous! Thank you.

#21 Old 1st May 2008 at 7:27 AM
Overwhelming! Lovely colors and designs, 1001 at least! Thanks,
#22 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:31 AM
I put these into basegame, and the windows are lovely. However, the arches are not showing up. I checked that they are in the downloads folder, and the recolours I chose are working. Can you help?
Test Subject
#23 Old 1st May 2008 at 8:51 AM
The awesomeoness! I <3 this set and surely will make some recolors! Thanks a bunch :D
Field Researcher
#24 Old 1st May 2008 at 9:47 AM
Fantastic and innovative set. My mediterranean lots will look more realistic from now.
Test Subject
#25 Old 1st May 2008 at 10:12 AM
So innovative ... and so creative. A huge thank you for your work! It'll definately enrich my game.

cu, O.
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