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"Match Things!" Painting Set

by QBUILDERZ Posted 5th Aug 2011 at 10:58 PM - Updated 12th Oct 2011 at 4:06 AM by QBUILDERZ
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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.
I Have Used that Sunflower Painting about 200 Times Too Many.

I bet you have, too. Why? Because there are only two paintings in the entire game that count as "neutral" - the sunflowers, and the four tiny ones (and I bet you spam the crap out of that one, too.) So, today, I give you a solution. Two paintings with sixteen painting variations. This means a whopping thirty two new paintings for you to prettify your house with! On top of that, you won't have to repeat your pictures at all! If you do, your house is just too big.



The painting options span far across the sims world. Two pictures from every single official world (including Riverview and Barnacle bay!) are sure to keep your sims' homes fresh with inspiration from far away lands! Or, you know...just make them look pretty cool.

Info:
Location: Wall Hangings
Price: $200
Channels: 2
Requires: Base game

Changing the Picture
If any of you are wondering how to change the picture that is inside of the frame, it is extremely simple. All you need to do is click on the redesign tool, navigate up the the top left corner, and pick a new default option! Make sure you CASt after this, though, or else you will lose all of your pretty designs. See the pictures for some examples and ideas!



The Struggle and a Half that Was This Project

Once upon a time...Qbuilderz thought that he could handle a rectangle mesh (since everything else is so hard for him to take on.) Unfortunately for him, it turns out he couldn't. In his time of dire need, he called upon his dear friend Armiel, the Finn, to help him. As his world began to fall to pieces, after learning even a box could outwit him, The Finn picked him back up and brushed him off. Unfortunately, this was the beginning of a long and drawn out bitch fest of an ordeal. The next issue arose when the game stoped updating the mesh...completely. Enter the heroic; Morphead, the Supreme Usurper of TSS; Her Royal Foxiness, Daluved1; and Wa-llie the Gouldigger (Dutch) to save the day!
The day was not saved.
Tears, blood, 32 redone pictures, a specular, remap, 32 more pictures, and a complete reinstall later, the meshes were finally showing in Q's game! Glory! It was time to upload! 37 pictures and an animation later, terror struck. There were no shadows on the mesh. From this point in the story, the peanut gallery had gathered - watching from a safe distance to avoid any Q-rage that may unfurl. Arisuka (The OTHER Finn,) Ben (The Northerner with a Southern Accent,) LadyAwesome (The Most Undoubtedly Awesome in the Land,) Twi (-rannisaurus Rex,) and TVRdesgins (Just Tom.) watched from the distance with worried looks and derisive judgement. Yet another remap and texture fix later, the paintings were done! The kingdom was finally at peace!
Now...enjoy my paintings. Four days is way too freaking long for a rectangle and a couple overlays.

There is your story you demanding group of (incredibly helpful and wonderful) people Happy simming!


Polygon Counts:
151 Vertices, 102 Faces (for both)

Additional Credits:
Morphead - Fixing my broken shadow the second time, fixing my mesh when I broke it the second time, testing, picture editing, France pictures.
Daluved1 - Fixing my overlay, picture guidance, fixing my mesh the first time I broke it, testing.
Armiel - Fixing my shadow the first time, guidance, testing, Riverview pictures.
Benc0722 - Barnacle Bay pictures, testing.
Wally - Picture guidance, testing.
LadyAwesome - Moral support
TVRdesigns - Moral support
Missroxor - Moral support
Arisuka - Moral support
Twi - Moral support

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Vertical painting.zip

Size: 440.1 KB · Downloads: 24,354 · 5th Aug 2011
440.1 KB 24,354 5th Aug 2011
Horizontal Painting.zip

Size: 470.1 KB · Downloads: 25,396 · 5th Aug 2011
470.1 KB 25,396 5th Aug 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:06 PM
Yah! Finally uploaded! This set came out very well, and damn look at that shadow lol
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:06 PM
3rd last? REALLY?! *sobs*

Hahahaha, nah.. I adore these; I will actually download them.. That should make you happy since I barely download anything :P
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:24 PM
I love the mesh! It's so simple, yet can be very elegant. Definite download for sure
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:39 PM
these are going to be a great addition to my game!!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:57 PM
i almost feel i have to download these after that epic story. ;3 thanks!
Scholar
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#7 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:08 AM
Look great! Nice work (:
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:19 AM
My boring sim walls thank you! Oh, and I thank you too.
Mostly Harmless
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#9 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:25 AM Last edited by Twi : 6th Aug 2011 at 12:54 AM.
Hey! I gave moral support too!

Edit: YAY!!!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:57 AM
I Gravel...urm grovel at your feet and wallow in my unworthiness, still downloading as we speak and my bare simmie walls are about to be much more enjoyable, and purty, thanks ever so much....bows repeatedly on her way out of the area bumping her nose on the ground...LOL ;p
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 3:14 AM
These are fantastic!

All my pictures are now going to be replaced with these. I know my Simmies are going to be much happier looking at these than all of the other boring pictures they have had on their walls .
Scholar
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#12 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 3:57 AM
Terrific job! These will be much used in my game.
Veteran Finn
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#13 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 5:28 AM
How many times did you check if these were up?

Great job Q, these are very nice, especially the Riverview ones :D
Test Subject
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#14 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 6:56 AM
so true...so true... thanks for these
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 7:13 AM
Thank you very much
Mother Function
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#16 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 9:22 AM
I still feel my name could have been bigger, like header1 bigger. But I guess your novel will do.

Anyhoos, I love this mesh.

And my God, the levels of the darks and lights on those photos look fan-fucking-tastic!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 11:04 AM
soooo true! thanks for sharing, i needed it so much :D
Wiki Wizard
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#18 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 11:44 AM
I think that story was possibly more amazing than your pictures haha, who knew rectangles could be such bitches?! These look awesome though, and yes I do spam about 3/4 paintings in the game atm, and I might actually have to expand my selective CC and include these in my uploads... it pains me!! Darn you!!!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 12:20 PM
Well, I could have (and would have) downloaded this just for the effort alone.

Needless to say, variety was needed in the wall hangings section.

So, a 32 and 200 more times a thank you all for this (and multiply this with the number of times we've used the sunflower).

Test Subject
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#20 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 1:45 PM
Thank you so much for your efforts! These paintings are much appreciated and much needed
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 1:51 PM
Errr...

Don't shoot. I'm just the messenger.

Delphy's Sims3 Dashboard says that the vertical package conflicts with the horizontal package.

Is this by design or...?
Ms. Byte
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#22 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 1:56 PM
Beautiful and much needed! Thank you!
Forum Resident
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#23 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 3:10 PM
I downloaded, simply because of the 'Wa-llie the Gouldigger' bit. >;3 Haha good job Q
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#24 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 3:38 PM
This is an excellent idea! Kudos to you and all your helpers!
Captain Louie
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#25 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 4:48 PM Last edited by QBUILDERZ : 6th Aug 2011 at 5:21 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HtheSim84
Errr...

Don't shoot. I'm just the messenger.

Delphy's Sims3 Dashboard says that the vertical package conflicts with the horizontal package.

Is this by design or...?

*shoots you*
For some reason, when I make things using TSRw, it always shows up as a conflict. I don't know why one conflicts but not the other, or even why it does it, but I do not know how to fix it. I had four people test for me, including myself, so I can guarantee there are no problem with it - just an orange highlight in dashboard.
I will look into it though If I can find an update, I'll fix the thread as a non-mandatory re download. (This is not a promise though...I really suck at everything not related to building :P)

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