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Greek Key Tile Pattern

by Srikandi Posted 4th Jun 2009 at 11:45 AM
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
First experiment at modding the Sims 3 A simple and traditional two-color pattern.



Additional Credits:
HystericalParoxysm, for her awesome tutorial, Delphy and his co-conspirators for the Pattern Packager tool, and everybody else who contributed to figuring out how to do this!
Tags: #greek, #key, #tile

In-Game Category: Tile and Mosaic

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 3
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GreekKeyTile.rar

Size: 63.3 KB · Downloads: 6,096 · 4th Jun 2009
63.3 KB 6,096 4th Jun 2009
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Instructor
#2 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 12:01 PM
Thank you for sharing. Downloading now.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Eminence Grise
Original Poster
#3 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 1:06 PM
yw so primitive compared to HP's patterns, but it's a start.

BTW, if folks are looking to use this for ceramic tiles with grout etc, you'll want to apply it to one of the tile floors or walls of course You can get interesting effects with different sizes, but I think it works best on one of the "large square floor tiles" in the masonry section under flooring, or "wall with large tiles" under the "tile" section in walls.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 1:46 PM
Looks great in game!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 6:21 PM
I actually prefer simpler patterns. I decorate rooms, not wacky art museums. =P

Really like these. =]
Test Subject
#6 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 6:23 PM
great pattern and glad you got the hang of it (lord knows i tried, and still no luck yet). Great job! God its nice not to have to ask for a recolor so it can be red instead =p

Slowly creating TS3 patterns!
Eminence Grise
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Original Poster
4th Jun 2009 at 7:50 PM
This message has been deleted by Srikandi. Reason: got double posted
Eminence Grise
Original Poster
#7 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 7:53 PM
And better yet, you also don't have to ask for matching wall tiles!

yeah, I'm a HUGE fan of CaST, and as a designer, it's actually nice not to have to pick colors -- this way everybody can be happy, no matter how good or bad their taste is
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 10:34 PM
Thank you, it's really nice looking!
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 12:36 PM
It's all greek to me! Woo Hoo! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 5:27 PM
lookin great, thanks for sharing (and so prompt! my hero) :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 7:32 PM
Sweet pattern, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 4:37 AM
Thanks for the awesome pattern. You made me one happy Greek!
Test Subject
#13 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 3:02 AM
Love it dude thanks Wish I understood how to make them
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 12:50 PM
brilliant! (im greek...)
Test Subject
#15 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 3:11 PM
A very recognizable pattern that I was surprised not see in the game, thank you for adding it. Also, the way the light hits those tiles makes it look very appealing, judging from the screenshots.