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Tester Wanted: ★ Meshes for Rugs & Mats ★

by Numenor Posted 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:42 PM - Updated 4th Mar 2005 at 4:33 PM by Numenor : Added link to "no-shadow" set.
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Please share your recolours in the *NEW* ★ Recolours for Rugs & Mats ★ thread!!
(It is placed in the "New Objects Mesh Recolours" forum).

04 Mar 2005: Windkeeper has removed the shadow from all the rugs and mats. If you prefer the no-shadow look, you can download the modified set here (it is *not* a mandatory update, though; just follow your personal tastes).
Obviously, you can't have both versions in your game, since they share the same GUIDs and filenames. All the recolours work with both versions.

26 Feb 2005: added info about solving the "invisible rug" problem (look for the icon)

24 Feb 2005: Added a 1x1 Doormat by ECHO

(Original post follows)
Since the rugs seem to be very popular, and many changes were recently made to them,
we felt the need to group in only one thread the following (closed) threads:
"Rug as object" by ECHO
"2x3 rug modified from Echo's 3x4 rug" by WINDKEEPER
"Two more, smaller rugs" by ECHO
From now on, please post all your requests and comments (*not* recolours) HERE.
Do not post anything on the older thread
. All the recolours posted in the old threads are still available from their original posts, including the ones made by Echo and Windkeeper.

At the bottom of this post you can find the latest, working versions of the following objects:

3x4 rug: original mesh by Echo - EP2 compliant - recolourable
2x3 rug: by WindKeeper (based on Echo's 3x4 rug) - EP2 compliant - Uses the same textures as the 3x4 rug and needs the 3x4 rug to work
Toilet Mat: by ECHO - EP2 compliant - recolourable
1x2 rug: by ECHO - EP2 compliant - recolourable
1x2 Bedside Mat - by NUMENOR (based on Echo's 1x2 rug) - EP2 compliant - Uses the same textures as the 3x4 rug and needs the 3x4 rug to work.
1x1 Door Mat: by Echo - EP2 compliant - recolourable

The difference between the two 1x2 rugs is that Echo's one may be recoloured as a stand-alone object (has its own textures), while mine is "linked" to the 3x4 rug: it uses a part of the original 3x4 textures, in order to better look as a bedside mat.
IMPORTANT: since the 3x4 rug, the 2x3 rug and the 1x2 bedside mat share the same textures, if you delete a texture from the catalog for one of the rugs, it will be deleted for all the three!

All these objects have their own GUIDs, and will not conflict with each other.

All the recolours created so far for all the previous versions of the rugs will work fine with these updated versions.

IMPORTANT: has come to our attention that on an external site has been posted a "recolour" for some of these rugs that actually are clones of them. This can lead to conflicts, resulting in having "invisible" rugs in the catalog and in the game. If this happens, use the Clean Installer in order to spot the clones: they are labelled "Game Object". If you want to be sure, open the "suspect" package open with SimPE: if there are more then 3 "Filetypes" listed in the top left hand side, it's a clone!

Known issues:
- If very shallow objects (like plates) are placed on the ground covered by the rug, they sink into the rug's "pile". The plate is still there, but you can't get at it unless you move the rug temporarily. This applies to homework, as well: the kids won't be able to do them once they "sank" into the carpet!

- Sims don't like to "Work Out" on the rug. If you have a rug covering the whole area in front of a tv and set the sim to exercise, s/he will not do it. You can either move the rug, move the tv, or find something else to increase your sim's fitness.


We all know the Sims community works best when things are shared freely, so I'll let you do just about anything you want with these objects. Just a few little guidelines:

- You may share your own creations (recolours or remeshes) based on these bases however you see fit. This includes pay/subscription sites if you so desire (but I am a big fan of free sites!). This is true for both recolours and new bases.
- If you do share items based on these objects, you are not required to provide a link. (That doesn't mean you can pretend you made it though!) If you do want to provide a link, then linking to MTS2 (or even this thread) should be fine.
- You may make these files available from your own site/server as a *free* download if you wish, but you may not charge for it. If you do put the files on your own site, please give us a mention. It'd also be nice if you let us know where it's going, so if we make any more modifications we can let you know.


Echo, Windkeeper and Numenor

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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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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#2 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:46 PM
Thanks Numenor, great job, as always.

Forum Resident
#3 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:48 PM
Me so happy! Hip, hip hooray!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:52 PM
I guess I will be the first to ask for a recolor here. First of all. Great work guys. Amazing. and my requestIs for some kid and baby themed rugs. These would work great in nurseries and playrooms.
#5 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 4:59 PM
I got a couple things to say... couldn't you just make the carpet less thick, that way the homework and plates could be found. second what the hell is up with this WinZIP thing... this is my first download and i have no idea what the hell is going on.... plz help me :weep:
#6 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:01 PM
Originally Posted by phat_man55
I got a couple things to say... couldn't you just make the carpet less thick, that way the homework and plates could be found. second what the hell is up with this WinZIP thing... this is my first download and i have no idea what the hell is going on.... plz help me :weep:

Wait nevermind... i think i got it figured out... so it just sends the file to the right place right? i've never used is so tell me if im wrong.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:07 PM
so glad to finally have rugs, i got so confused trying to find all the pieces of the floor rug tiles. :smash:

Apparently, the knight in shining armor who was supposed to sweep me off of my feet got lost in the woods.
The ModFather
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#8 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:13 PM
Originally Posted by phat_man55
Wait nevermind... i think i got it figured out... so it just sends the file to the right place right? i've never used is so tell me if im wrong.

I don't know what zip program you use, but whe you double-click on a zip file a windows open up, right? Just drag-and-drop the files from that window to the download folder.
If you use Winzip, you can click the "Extract" icon and choose as destination the Download folder.

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The ModFather
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#9 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:15 PM
Jinyc, you shouldn't go around saying that we are "amici di bordello": there are many Italians on this forum and they may think bad things of us!
#10 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:16 PM
ahh I'm lovin' this, thanx for all the hard work you guys
Ice Princess
#11 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:16 PM
Thankyou Numenor this should be more helpful for new comers.
Forum Resident
#12 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:21 PM
OOPS! Il Magnifico sorry! It's all Danny's fault (now if he only had a sense of humor).

I think I understand. I add your file and do not remove echo-2x1-floorrug.package? Yours just makes the big rug into a bedside beauty? Sorry for seeming as plush as a rug's pile!

The ModFather
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#13 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:30 PM
Yes, my 1x2 mat is a different object then Echo's 1x2 rug. You can install both in the download folder and have both in your house.
Remember that, due to the particular way my rug uses the 3x4 textures, not all the 3x4 textures are suitable for the 1x2 mat (some may look... odd!).

Oh, and I was only jocking, in my previous post! :D
Forum Resident
#14 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:37 PM
*Jocking*? or joking?

I would think with all the time we spend in the Bordello with our *whooers* one would need to be a *jock.* :Pimp:
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:38 PM Last edited by Tjobbyd : 24th Feb 2005 at 2:35 PM. Reason: moved attached files to new thread
Thank you very much for the rugs. I love them all. :jig:
Today I built some bathroom sets with the small floorrug and the toiletmat.

They are also available at my website
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:46 PM Last edited by hippi : 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:48 PM.
Thanyou Numenor, I was getting dizzy trying to keep track of all the threads and updates.
I've updated the files on my Yahoo group and posted a message for everyone to keep an eye on this thread and to remind them these are beta test so if they are having problems to post here or at my group so I can pass it on.
EDITED to say those are lovely Tjobbyd, I was on a downloading spree at your site yesterday
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 5:57 PM
More rugs for my Bordello! Thank you Numenor, and Wind and Echo too!

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary..........Oscar Wilde
The ModFather
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#18 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:11 PM Last edited by Numenor : 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:14 PM.
Seems that the bordello is very popular here!
What a pity that Danny moved his stuff away!

Originally Posted by jinyc
*Jocking*? or joking?

Oooops! Luckily in my typos I haven't used an "a" instead of an "o"
Field Researcher
#19 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:21 PM Last edited by Tiger Lily : 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:42 PM.
That's right jinyc.

Grazie mille Numenor for the bedside rugs and for the recap, we really needed one.

Edit: oops, Numenor had already answered to that.

By the way, nice sets Tjobbyd
Field Researcher
#20 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:27 PM Last edited by windkeeper : 23rd Feb 2005 at 9:22 PM.
How to recolor rugs? A mini-tutorial.

Out of five rugs posted here three are recolorable and the other two will simply use the texture of 3x4 rug.

To recolor the rug of your choice first make sure you have SimPE version 18 or higher. Then follow these steps:

1. Open SimPE and run Object Workshop.

2. When Object Workshop window opens, select the second tab on top of that window called "Load Object".

3. Use "Browse" button to select the original file, for example "echo-3x4-floorrug.package" file.

4. Click "Start", you will be asked to name your file. Type unique name for your new recolor file and click "Save". The new recolor package will be created for you.

5. Replace the texture and save the package file as you do with any recolor.
a) Click on "Texture Image" in Filetypes; highlight "Texture Image" in Packaged Files; click on "Plugin View" tab. You should see the old texture now.

b) Right click on it and select "Export". It exports the texture as a PNG file. That's the one you edit with your graphic editor.

c) Back in SimPE right-click on the texture again and click "Import" to import your modified png file back. You shoud see your new texture now.

d) Right click on it again and select "Update All sizes".

e) Click "Commit" button and then File / Save.

6. Copy the file to Download directory and test it in the game.

Done! :D
Field Researcher
#21 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:36 PM Last edited by windkeeper : 24th Feb 2005 at 4:53 PM.
Thank you, Echo, for making first rug meshes and starting all this! And thank you, Numenor, for the final tune up of all the files and a new rug as well! I'm proud to be part of this team! I just had to say that :D

Attached files were moved to the new recolors thread.

Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:42 PM
Thank you windkeeper for telling us how to recolor objects. I wanted to try my hand at making my own recolors, but it sounded really complicated from some of the posts I read. I guess they have made it simpler to use now. Great recolors everyone. I am so glad that I finally have rugs for my houses. Now the floors don't look so bare.
The Quiet One
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#23 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:52 PM
great collaboration, Numenor! i have downloaded everything!!! everything looks GREAT!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 6:59 PM
im soo worried about downloading everything with the new EP coming out worried that they wont work .....
i have stopped downloading cause of it
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Feb 2005 at 7:05 PM
Originally Posted by grizzlibaer
Thx for your reply Echo
recolouring ist not the Problem. I can't clone your Rug - I would like to change the shape (e.g 1x1 rug for a porchcarpet, or a round rug ....) The Error appears while cloning :confused:


I hope it's ok, if I postmy ask/answer also here

I am not perfect in English - *sorry* - I try to improve :)
Test Subject
23rd Feb 2005 at 7:30 PM
This message has been deleted by Lost_In_Wonderland. Reason: Oh for god sakes am I ever blind. I found it myself.
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