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2 Tile Colonial Style Window - Maxis Match

by leefish Posted 28th Oct 2008 at 3:09 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2011 at 12:44 PM by leesester : updated to base game compatible
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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 build a lot of houses and the colonial window (the Midnight Ride) is my favourite window - but I cannot find a two tile version without the shutters. So here is a two tile version, fully recolourable with correct shadows, it is priced at 150 simoleons like the original window. As you can see from main pic below all the window colours are exact same as Maxis, it is linked to the original 1 tile windows for recolouring.

I originally made this using my game set up, and I have all the SPs and EPs, but I have tested this with Numenors AnyGame Starter and it works with BaseGame plus an EP - the ones I tested are below - I did not test on all variants as I have lost/loaned out/broken some of the discs

Base + NL
Base + seasons
Base + AL
Base + BV

Now base game compatible - download the rar file with the BG compatible suffix

You need to download both packages from the rar files for the diagonal to work, enjoy!

"Creator Policy:"

Please only upload to MTS2, I made it using the skills I learned here, I would like it to stay here. If you use it in a lot I would like to know so I can see how it was used - you can include it in a lot no problem, and a link to mesh would be nice but not vital.

If you like this window, please see my matching downloads as below

2 tile la Fenêtre no shutters
1 tile colonial style window with shutters
1 tile la Fenêtre with shutters
1/2 size LaFenêtre window on 2 tiles

Polygon Counts:
Double midnight ride = 616 polys
Diagonal midnight ride = 590 polys

Additional Credits:
JWoods for object creation tutorial, IgnorantBliss for the custom window tutorial, Numenor for the diagonal window tutorial, SimPE, MTS2 for giving a place to learn

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Double midnight ride BG compatible.rar

Size: 92.1 KB · Downloads: 5,619 · 29th Oct 2008
92.1 KB 5,619 29th Oct 2008
Colonial window.rar

Size: 92.1 KB · Downloads: 8,400 · 28th Oct 2008
92.1 KB 8,400 28th Oct 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 3:50 PM
Very cool idea. It had always annoyed me aswell. Thanks for this!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 4:28 PM
Wonderful work! Sometimes the single tile versions just don't go right.
Now if only there were more two-tile curtains.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 5:00 PM
Thanks we really needed this, its my favorite also!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 5:19 PM
Great idea! The other day I was actually wishing that someone would make this. xD Thanks!
#6 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 6:32 PM
This is great--thanks! Does it work with FT too? Just making sure!
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Original Poster
#7 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 6:42 PM
it should work with ANY EP and the base game; it is my first mesh and it seems that base game objects were changed when an EP was added, so........ Sadly, my FT disc is elsewhere (can't find it) so I could not check.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 6:44 PM
I've got base-game, Free-Time and Ikea installed right now and it works fine for me.
Forum Resident
#9 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 6:51 PM
Oh, how beautiful! New windows finally I really love these!! Thanks so much
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 9:01 PM
Yes, I always missed that version, too!

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 28th Oct 2008 at 11:23 PM
This is going to be indispensable for me. I used to have a recolour that had invisible shutters but I don't know what ever happened to it. Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 12:27 AM
Yay! This is great, thanks. :D
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 6th Nov 2008 at 6:16 PM
I'm down, I loved it!
Thank file by BG!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 6:08 PM
This is exactly what I was looking for. You're my hero.
#15 Old 6th Aug 2010 at 9:41 AM
You're a fab fishie you know.


#16 Old 18th Feb 2012 at 7:31 PM
Thanks again Leesester, It's great to finally have most base game windows in two tile format. Greywolf3