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Old Country Roses pattern

by Ambular Posted 26th Sep 2009 at 10:52 PM - Updated 27th Sep 2009 at 5:25 AM by Ambular
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Here we have one of the most popular china and collectible patterns of all time, Royal Albert's Old Country Roses, adapted for The Sims 3.

The pattern has four recolorable subsets (the alpha channel controls the overall darkness of the design; it was necessary to do it this way to retain as much detail as possible.)

This is not a perfect replica of the classic OCR pattern or of any specific variant; I had to piece it together from whatever good images I could find. But all the parts are taken from genuine Royal Albert products, and I think I got it pretty close.

Please note that this was made using the TSR pattern tool (.packages extracted using the 3Viewer,) and for reasons unknown to me it does not play well with jfade's Compressorizer Redux or Pescado's Recompressor. It will probably quit functioning if put through either of those tools. So don't. :p The pattern is found under Themed in the catalog.

Additional Credits:
Old Country Roses is owned by Royal Albert, a division of the Royal Doulton company (a subsidiary of Waterford-Wedgwood plc.)

In-Game Category:

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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Ambular_OldCountryRoses_TS3.rar | Old Country Roses pattern

Size: 152.0 KB · Downloads: 3,362 · 26th Sep 2009
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Quick Guide:

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.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 11:01 PM
When I saw the picture the very first thing I thought was...that looks like Royal Albert...and then I read your It looks great and I can see so many uses for this wallpaper...bedding, etc. Very nice job.

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 12:41 AM
This is just the pattern I've been looking for, for my country houses! Thanks!! I love it.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 2:44 AM
I love it, thank you..

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 6:40 PM
I really like this pattern & you did a fantastic job "piecing it together"! Thanks for sharing!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 6:25 PM
Yay! Country Living, here I come! Thank you so much for this much-needed pattern!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 11:44 PM
more plagiarism. This person learn2sims has your pattern there
Original Poster
#9 Old 6th Oct 2009 at 4:10 AM Last edited by Ambular : 7th Oct 2009 at 1:13 AM.
Originally Posted by pilar39mx
more plagiarism. This person learn2sims has your pattern there

Thanks for the heads-up. ETA: Yeah, I see it now. Well, crap. I reported it. We'll see if it helps.

ETA2: False alarm, sorta. The thing on the Exchange is just a preset, not the pattern itself. It won't work without the original file.
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 7:06 AM
ugly sweaters ftw! :')
i hope that didnt sound rude.. i really do love them.
makes me wanna go to the thrift store right nowww :DD
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 6:19 PM
Thanks for the pattern. I was looking for it. My parents have the actual Old Country Roses china set.