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Simlish Gas Stations (new or grungy) plus metal siding garagedoors

by Psychosim Posted 2nd Jun 2009 at 4:22 PM - Updated 5th Apr 2012 at 4:09 PM by Psychosim : alternative download links for meshes
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hello! =)
Nice to see all that grungy stuff recently, I think my work will fit in nicely:
I recolored the gas station by Sims Design Avenue to have several brands.

I made two versions of each, you can choose new and shiny or old and grungy (great for flashbacks in stories). Everything is simified, I mean REALLY everything, even the two lines inside the pump you can hardly read. Pennzoil and Texaco are based on the real logos of course, the third (United Minerals) I made up myself.
I planned on doing three more themes (blue, green and black) but I'm too busy to finish these anytime near, so I split it up into parts. Have fun with part I!



(I assumed the signs as painted wood, so they're not rusty but "rain washed".)



Since Sims Design Avenue appears to be closed here's an alternative download for the three objects I recolored: SDA Gas Station (mediafire)

You might also want their tow truck (alternative mediafire download) to go with this. (I already had grungy recolors for that but just realized they're not by SDA. Ha! I already found them: grungy tow truck by drewshine (insimenator), thanks )

As a bonus my gas stations come with a set of metal siding garagedoors in blue, light blue, black, steel and rust (picture is attached below), using the stock maxis door. There's a slight distortion around the windows area (although I used the black windowless recolor as base and it's all straight on the template) but I hope you like it anyway.

All files compressorized!

I may clarify this is not a lot, it's just the decorative items.

Thanks to:
Sims Design Avenue for their cool set!
SIMale for his simlish fonts!
all the SimPE people!
I forgot, sorry, also thanks to jfade for the Compressorizer!

Additional Credits:
Adele (windows and door)
Fresh-Prince (Plymouth Sport Fury) and ElCamino (junker recolor)
Vovillia and F-P (Chevy Impala, junker clone by me)

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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MetalSidingGaragedoors_psychosim.rar | metal siding garagedoors - mesh by maxis

Size: 603.4 KB · Downloads: 10,241 · 2nd Jun 2009
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SimsDesignAvenue_GasStationRecolors_psychosim.rar | all 3 gas stations in new and old look - meshes by SimsDesignAvenue needed!

Size: 1.68 MB · Downloads: 12,041 · 2nd Jun 2009
1.68 MB 12,041 2nd Jun 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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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Test Subject
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#2 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 6:51 PM
Great work I have locked after a gas station I don't know how long but i love it
Field Researcher
#3 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 7:03 PM
It looks really nice, I just have a request.
Can you list the exact package files needed for your recolors from 'Sim design avenue'?
These are the ones I picked up, but I do not read French.
Are these right? Are there more that I need?

Lithium depanneuse.package
Lithium distributeur a cafe.package
Lithium distributeur a encas.package
Lithium enseigne FRANTHIUM.package


Thank you.

ClicknPsycho
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#4 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 7:06 PM
Great recolor!! Love the Simlish! Thanks for bringing this great lot to my attention too!! :D
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 9:46 PM
This is awesome. It is wonderful that you made a lot that you only need the base game to play cause not everyone has the right combos of eps or sps to use most of the uploaded lots that get posted here unless you have them all...although you need NL cause of the garage door? It will be no prob for me but, if others install this lot in thier game and they do not have NL it may cause a crash.

konnichiwa, come on by my堀口まり - DUNE SEA VENDOR.
Also come on & get a 堀口まり - Gotta get a GETAGIRL Sim...for more Sims2 cc by ME.
NOW I am Prisnexus6 resident creator @ LOST UTOPIA.
* Though you better watch it! I have the death sentance on 12 systems*
Field Researcher
#6 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 10:31 PM
getagirl4, this is not a lot, just object recolors.

ClicknPsycho
Scholar
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#7 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 11:39 PM
ACK I love these!!! :D
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 11:56 PM
Right, no lot, just recolors of the objects.
Added a list of the exact required items.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

Newest creation on my Livejournal: Fish with party hats: Garland and default
Looking for an Underground Station? thread on GoS
Grungy cars! thread on GoS latest: VW Type 2 Two-Tones
Scholar
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#9 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 12:17 AM
I just love, love, love, love this!

Absolutely fantastic!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 1:27 AM
Thank you, I've got the right ones now. SWEET!
Instructor
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#11 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 4:56 AM
This will make a fantastic addition to my thrid-worldy neighborhood. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 5:50 AM
Absolutely lovely! Thank you for the simlish and the worn RCs :D
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 11:24 AM
Oh man i had forgot about Sims Design avenue, their stuff is great, if only it was in simlish. But now at least one of them are! Thaaaank u.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 9:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ClicknPsycho
getagirl4, this is not a lot, just object recolors.


Oh stupid me I was not paying attention.

konnichiwa, come on by my堀口まり - DUNE SEA VENDOR.
Also come on & get a 堀口まり - Gotta get a GETAGIRL Sim...for more Sims2 cc by ME.
NOW I am Prisnexus6 resident creator @ LOST UTOPIA.
* Though you better watch it! I have the death sentance on 12 systems*
Field Researcher
#15 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by getagirl4
Oh stupid me I was not paying attention.


I hope you know I never meant to suggest anyhting like 'stupid', I was just point it out.
I meant no sarcasm what so ever.

ClicknPsycho
Forum Resident
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#16 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 4:13 AM
Amazing!

Thank you.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 5:11 AM
This is great! What a coincidence, I was just looking for a gas station for my new neighborhood too! Fantastic job!
Rogue Redeemer
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#18 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 2:42 PM
Wow.. :O
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Test Subject
#19 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 8:28 PM
I have dowloaded the mesh and your recolours, but it isn't showing up in my game, do you know why?
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 2:42 PM
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Originally Posted by shag_bailes
I have dowloaded the mesh and your recolours, but it isn't showing up in my game, do you know why?


Is it your first custom content? Activate it in game: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...me_Help:GCCTSU2

Did you install the lot with the meshes correctly? (You don't need the lot if you use the CelanInstaller to install only the needed items.)

Did you double check you have the correct files?

Do you play with only the basegame? The items should be basegame compatible but I'm not sure. I have uni and nightlife.

If it's not anything of that I'm clueless, please turn to the help forums.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

Newest creation on my Livejournal: Fish with party hats: Garland and default
Looking for an Underground Station? thread on GoS
Grungy cars! thread on GoS latest: VW Type 2 Two-Tones
Instructor
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#21 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 1:05 PM
Wow, it's gorgeous. The new as well as the grungy version really have a very cool urban vintage look!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 8th Oct 2009 at 5:19 PM
Nice work, I realy like the worn (old) recollur... Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 22nd Oct 2009 at 5:25 PM
These are great, but do you have them in English?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 22nd Oct 2009 at 6:48 PM
I do only simlish stuff.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

Newest creation on my Livejournal: Fish with party hats: Garland and default
Looking for an Underground Station? thread on GoS
Grungy cars! thread on GoS latest: VW Type 2 Two-Tones
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#25 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 11:10 PM
The ginchiest gig, cat!
U razz my berries :D
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