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102 Seasons compatible plants

by bienchen83 Posted 24th May 2008 at 9:11 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2008 at 9:19 AM by bienchen83
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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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I fixed the recolor problem. Please redownload the trees package. I also moved some of the flowers which I accidently packed into the tree file to the right file.

I have worked for several weeks on updating all of my plants for Seasons. I also made some new recolors.
Sorry that I couldn´t show all plants on the screenshots but I have screens of all meshes and the newest recolors. Almost all of the screenshots are animated gifs showing the different Season states so it´s worth taking a closer look at them.

The shrubs are all modified so as not to overgrow.

Biggest thanks to Echo for her help with the trees.
If you want to make your own Seasons plants, check out her tutorial (link below in the additional credits box) or...
I also made some templates to minimize the work for other creators, plus a tutorial on how to create Season flowers, plus a tutorial on how to recolor custom Seasons plants. All of these can be found in the Create section at my site:

Polygon Counts:
bienchen83_bienchenblume01_MESH.package: 2144
bienchen83_bienchenbusch01_MESH.package: 488
bienchen83_jacaranda_MESH.package: 1003
bienchen83_rosen_MESH.package: 704
bienchen83_rosenbeet_MESH.package: 1178
sim2me_primel_MESH.package: 461
sim2me_schneegloeckchen_MESH.package: 748
bienchen83_bodengewaechs1_MESH.package: 381
bienchen83_bodengewaechs2_MESH.package: 381
bienchen83_bodengewaechs3_MESH.package: 381
bienchen83_bodengewaechs4_MESH.package: 381
bienchen83_bodengewaechs_MESH.package: 381
sim2me_hedge2_MESH.package: 2414
sim2me_hedge_MESH.package: 2414
bienchen83_bonsaigross_MESH.package: 600
bienchen83_gaenseblumen_MESH.package: 363
bienchen83_grasundblume_MESH.package: 352
bienchen83_halbesrosenbeet_MESH.package: 541
bienchen83_narzissen_ganz_MESH.package: 1889
bienchen83_narzissen_halb_MESH.package: 1060
bienchen83_pinie_gross_MESH.package: 125
bienchen83_pinie_klein_MESH.package: 125
bienchen83_pinie_lang_MESH.package: 125
sim2me_rhododendron_MESH.package: 1415
sim2me_tree_MESH.package: 987
bienchen83_baum1_MESH.package: 577

Additional Credits:
Echo for her great tutorial for making Seasons compatible trees:
Shoukeir for helping me fix the recolor bug.

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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 4.43 MB · Downloads: 32,721 · 25th May 2008
4.43 MB 32,721 25th May 2008

Size: 9.47 MB · Downloads: 32,310 · 25th May 2008
9.47 MB 32,310 25th May 2008

Size: 746.0 KB · Downloads: 31,288 · 24th May 2008
746.0 KB 31,288 24th May 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\
  • 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 25th May 2008 at 10:08 AM
Wow these downloads are really great. Just look at the way its compatible with Seasons Thanks!
keep up the great work!
#3 Old 25th May 2008 at 11:57 AM
It must have been fiddly and taken some time to get all these compatible; thank you very much!

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#4 Old 25th May 2008 at 12:46 PM
Thanks a lot for these! I am always looking for a bigger variety for my garden loving sims. And with your creations I can be sure that they look good, made with great care for details.
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#5 Old 25th May 2008 at 12:49 PM
oh, wow...this is a great set!!! i just love primeln (primroses)! thanks a lot, biene!!!!
#6 Old 25th May 2008 at 2:32 PM
Thank you this is great, I got a lot of your trees and flowers in use on several lots.
Will those new files overwrite the older files and will that effect the trees already in game, I mean must I replant the trees if I replace them with those new files??
Test Subject
#7 Old 25th May 2008 at 2:32 PM
Originally Posted by bienchen83
The tree recolors are a bit buggy. If you place the mesh you can not recolor it afterwards. But if you place a recolor of the mesh first, you can recolor the tree. If someone has an idea about how to fix this, you´re welcome.

This is simple. Open your mesh in SimPE, go to Material Override and change "defaultMaterial (dtBoolean)" value to 1 (true).
Do not change this value for the recolors.
#8 Old 25th May 2008 at 2:41 PM
Thank you for this so welcome update Bienchen !

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#9 Old 25th May 2008 at 3:41 PM
There's never enough plants!!! Thank you for sharing.
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#10 Old 25th May 2008 at 4:16 PM
Oooh bienchen this is just fantastic - thanks so much for all your hard work on this - very much appreciated!!

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#11 Old 25th May 2008 at 4:24 PM
Wow! Almost jumped off the sofa when I saw this :D
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#12 Old 25th May 2008 at 4:51 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 25th May 2008 at 5:20 PM.
Thanks for the great feedback.

@Shoukeir: You´re very welcome. I fixed the Mesh packages right now. *hugs&kissestoshoukeir*

@Cocomama: All files except those in the bushes package will override the old pre-Seasons meshes. But I´m afraid I didn´t try whether you´ll have to rebuy them. I didn´t have them installed after Seasons came out. They have the same GUIDs as the preSeasons plants but it could still be that they do not work properly without rebuying them.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th May 2008 at 6:45 PM
thank you for this awesome update! it's been such a huge disappointment to me that all my lovely custom trees have been useless since Seasons, so it's going to be great fun using yours again. i hope other garden mesh creators will follow suit.

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#14 Old 25th May 2008 at 6:49 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 25th May 2008 at 6:55 PM.
Yay, you made primroses! Thank you.

Personally, I prefer bushes that overgrow because managing a garden is part of the challenge of the game, and the challenge makes it more fun for me. If you could post an explanation of how to put overgrowing back in, that would be much appreciated, thanks.

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 25th May 2008 at 7:07 PM
Thank you so much for all of these seasons compatible plants, and all the time and effort you put into them! I very much appreciate it. This makes me so happy!
#16 Old 25th May 2008 at 7:23 PM
There is not even enough room on this server to thank you for updating!
I adore your Gänseblümchen and the fabulous Bienchenbaum!
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#17 Old 25th May 2008 at 7:52 PM
@CatOfEvilGenius: Sorry, I can´t. These don´t have an overgrown state so there´s really no use getting back the functions. Then, there would be many files to replace: Object Functions, Pie Menu Function and Strings, Text lists and you´d also have to make some changes which are unique for each package. So you´ll really have to take them as they are.
I hated the fact that it was impossible to place hedges where Sims cannot take care of them and put much effort into getting rid of the overgrowing. I´m sorry for disappointing you.

@katgyrl: I also hope so. This is why I took the time to make all of these templates and tutorials.
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#18 Old 25th May 2008 at 9:06 PM
Awesome! This is brilliant! Thanks for doing this! :D

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#19 Old 25th May 2008 at 9:16 PM
Thank you so much! This is an awesome set...
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#20 Old 25th May 2008 at 9:53 PM
Thanks for sharing such a bunch of beautiful work!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 25th May 2008 at 11:07 PM
Brilliant! I can't wait to use 'em and watch them act like real plants :D
#22 Old 26th May 2008 at 1:59 AM
Probably it means a lot of time and efforts! Your plants are gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing so generously your talent and your wonderful work.Big hugs.
#23 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:10 AM
Awesome! :D
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#24 Old 26th May 2008 at 1:16 PM
Hey all, again, thanks a lot for all of your feedback.
And yes, I has been a bunch of work. I´ve been trying out things and spent pretty much time on remapping, retexturing and remeshing my stuff. If I wouldn´t have wanted these so hard for my own game, I probably would have given up.
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#25 Old 30th May 2008 at 10:28 PM
Thanks so much for taking time from your life to create all these great tree's and flowers for us. I cant wait to put them in my game and have fun landscaping.
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