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Testers Wanted: **FIXED** Floor length vertical blinds

by boblishman Posted 27th Feb 2005 at 8:25 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2005 at 11:00 AM by boblishman : uploaded new fixed files
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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.
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Updated 27th June 05:
Thanks to Jwoods who has reduced the polygon count for these blinds:

Old ploygon count: over 10,000 (sorry!!)

New Polygon count : 2919 (still quite high...but MUCH better than before - thanks JWoods!!)

My apolgies to the 6758 :confused: people who have downloaded the very high polygon ones...I made these back in the days before we knew about ploygon limits!

Filenames and GUID's have been kept the same so they will simply overwite your previous downloads and use and recolours you may already have. There is no need to reinstall the the recolours...only the 'master files'

If you have not downloaded these before, just place all the files in your downloads folder.



***FIXED*** 2nd March 2005***

Would you please (re)test these new FULL length vertical Blinds for me please?

These have been (re-)made with SimPE v.22 so are 'EP2' format (more stable) and fully recolourable.

The zip file contains ALL the files you NEED. Put them ALL in your downloads folder. If you don't want any of the recolours, just delete them whilst in buy mode in the catalogue by putting them in the dustbin... :argh: [DONT DELETE THE WHITE ONES...they are the 'master' file. If you do...they will ALL disappear!]

Recolours: Use the "bobl_longverticalblinds_270205.package" ... not the diagonal one.
***However, you will need THIS packages AND the diagonal package [bobl_longverticalblinds_diag270205.package] together with your recolour package to use in the game. ****

[This is because objects that can be placed on diagonal walls need TWO 'master' files (one for straight walls and one for diagonal walls) in order to work. Recolours however, 'lend' their new colours to these packages, so you only need to make ONE file (from the 'bobl_longverticalblinds270205.package'). ]

Now, before anyone (else) asks... about posting recolours. I'm NOT being precious about my designs, but please, have the courtesy to ASK me before you POST any recolours, (either here or anywhere else).

Firstly, ALL my objects are BETA objects, and (once again) should NOT be posted to other websites without a disclaimer.
I think it is wrong and unfair to allow people to download files to their game which are NOT certified, and therefore *could* cause problems with their game without telling them so clearly BEFORE they download.
Many websites dont say this... and I think it's not only wrong, but down right irresponsible.

I will NOT give permission to any website that requires a subscription or payment of any kind to make a download of this or ANY of my objects. Please, if you see one of my things out there, let me know. I make these objects for you guys, because you are kind enough to risk your game and test them for me. They are your reward for helping me to learn.

I make these objects for people to ENJOY, not for other people to profit from. I do not wish to make any cash from them, especially as many of them are not perfect packages!!

These things take a LOT of time (my brain hurts! ...often) ... so all I ask is a little courtesy.

If yours is a 'free' website I'm almost certain to say 'yes' ...unless all you did was a lousy 'colourise' the entire texture file. Please, when recolouring...I have clearly marked which areas are which...please dont spoil the design by having everything all the same colour....it's just boring!!. Make the stick, beads and rail different shades of your base colour/texture ... or choose a single colour from your pattern/texture or even use a different 'complimentary' colour...and please...leave the brackets silver or white...I've never seen them any other colour.... Anyway, have fun ... but remember to ASK before you POST recolours.
...phew! ...
thanks!! :howdy:


Anyhow, these new blinds should keep your Sims happy from prying eyes...

Please let me know if you have any other problems with them....

Thanks for testing

Bob

p.s. I wasn't going to bother making these, but ilikefish's comment on my Straight Curtains post was so nice...how could I refuse... enjoy them ilikefish! :howdy:




**************UPDATE 2ND MARCH******

The previous download here was flawed. Nothing that would harm your game, but there were problems with colours reverting back to the Maxis originals, and long blinds turning into SHORT blinds (if you had both sets installed). Thanks to Numenor (the Great) these have been fixed. Without his help I would have given up on these blinds (and my curtains) a long time ago. This guy spends so much time helping us that I think you owe HIM the courtesy of asking HIS permission as well as mine if you want to post recolours. Anyway, thanks Numenor....your the master!



Finally, a big thanks to didi_sim for her post. She brought the problem to my attention and is indeed a 'true tester' :clap:




Bob



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Sims 2
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BobL_EP2_Floorlength_Vertical_Blinds_colourenabled_remade June05.zip

Size: 292.9 KB · Downloads: 28,184 · 27th Jun 2005
292.9 KB 28,184 27th Jun 2005
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 8:29 PM
nice work. will test.
Test Subject
#3 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 8:33 PM
The detail is great! Thank you so much
The ModFather
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#4 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 8:48 PM
These vertical blinds are great, and the package is perfect: EP, colour options, linked GMND... Seems that you have nothing more to learn on this subject!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 8:50 PM
You actually even put the little chains at the bottom!!
They're beautiful!
Thank you again boblishman.
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 8:55 PM
I can't believe this is happening so soon... Boblishman, you're magnificiant! The floor length blinds look outstanding, thank you very very much!
Instructor
#7 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:03 PM
i know that the last ones u modelled where done gorgeously so i would have to say these are just even better.. thank you for taking the time out for us....
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:03 PM
awesome!!! thanks a bunch!!! you rock!
Manipulator of messy meshes
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Original Poster
#9 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:14 PM Last edited by boblishman : 27th Feb 2005 at 9:21 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
These vertical blinds are great, and the package is perfect: EP, colour options, linked GMND... Seems that you have nothing more to learn on this subject!


Thank you Numenor ... you don't know what that means to me. But I couldn't have done it without your encouragement and help. YOU are the master in my eyes!!

(hope that wasn't over the top....but it's true!)

As for having nothing more to learn on this subject ..... whooa.... I feel like such a novice when I read your posts ... but step by step I think I'm getting there....

thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:23 PM
there are very good i was going to request this but you made it fast thanks.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:24 PM
Thank you so much for your time and talent. Will test today.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:25 PM
Truly Awesome, Even better... You Rock, Can't wait to decorate my windows....
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 10:16 PM
Thank you boblishman! I was so hoping that you would create floor length verticals! You do awesome work! :banana:
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 11:05 PM
You've been working so fastidiously for us! Thank you very much! I love the stuff you're creating! Much appreciation to you!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 11:27 PM
HELL Yeah!!! :jig: I have been waitin' for these little beauties! Come to Momma! :PBJ:
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 12:29 AM Last edited by didi_sim : 28th Feb 2005 at 12:43 AM.
Is it just me, or are they changing back to the half size vertical blinds when trying to put them on a diagonal wall? I'm still testing, but up to now I didn't manage to put them there in 'full size' .

EDIT: Tried it again, same thing happened - they don't only change their size, but also their color to red (see picture). I think I put all the files for the blinds in the right folder, so I'm not sure what's going wrong. :confused:
Screenshots

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Test Subject
#17 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 12:44 AM
Thanks a lot I´ll test them tomorow
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 1:25 AM
Hello - i´m a german girl - so please - sorry for my bad english... ;-)
One question Ii have: what´s the difference to the blinds in this thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=47208 ???
Thank you for help. :-)
Lucifer´s Angel
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 1:34 AM
Fantastic! Lovely, wonderful! Thabk you, I was hoping for floor length but didn't like to ask
The Quiet One
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#20 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 2:09 AM
these will fit nicely in my house! ('cuz i've got the real thing!)
Field Researcher
#21 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 2:28 AM
Thanks for answering the requests for the long blinds Boblishman. You did this much sooner than I had anticipated. A pleasant surprise. Great work!
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#22 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 2:53 AM Last edited by boblishman : 28th Feb 2005 at 3:00 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucifers Angel
Hello - i´m a german girl - so please - sorry for my bad english... ;-)
One question Ii have: what´s the difference to the blinds in this thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=47208 ???
Thank you for help. :-)
Lucifer´s Angel


These are FULL length blinds...and go to the floor... the others are SHORT length and fit to counter tops (see the pictures)

Bob
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#23 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 2:55 AM Last edited by boblishman : 28th Feb 2005 at 2:59 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by didi_sim
Is it just me, or are they changing back to the half size vertical blinds when trying to put them on a diagonal wall? I'm still testing, but up to now I didn't manage to put them there in 'full size' .

EDIT: Tried it again, same thing happened - they don't only change their size, but also their color to red (see picture). I think I put all the files for the blinds in the right folder, so I'm not sure what's going wrong. :confused:


This is that weird thing I told you about in the first post. I'm not sure but if you delete them...and them place them again, they should be ok.

Another thing to try.... delete them....then EXIT the lot....then re-enter again.. once they fit in place, they remain stable.... (I hope)
Let me know if this sorts it out

Bob
Forum Resident
#24 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 3:28 AM
Thanks for these. They are something Maxis missed, LOL. *hugs*
Guest
#25 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 4:10 AM
I was so hoping you would make these also.
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