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The Ultimate Ceiling Superset (Part 6 of 7): 137 SISTINE CHAPEL TEXTURES

by StephSim Posted 25th Nov 2010 at 9:41 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2010 at 9:16 PM by StephSim : Updating Images and Editing Text
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THIS DOWNLOAD is Part 6 of the collection and contains the SISTINE CHAPEL "TEXTURES" ONLY! Part 7 has the Sistine Chapel Lot. Look for it soon!

Apartment Life gives Simmers the option to use Floor Tiles as Ceilings. However, most of the Maxis/EA Floor Tiles do not look good as ceilings. So...I give you the Sistine Chapel Textures as a part of the Ultimate Ceiling Superset! (If you do NOT have Apartment Life, See the "Alternative Ceilings" Section Below).

A Brief History
I know...I know...Ceiling SUPERSET? Really? It all started innocent enough with me needing a few ornate ceilings for my Gwrych Collection. Seeing that necessity is the mother of invention...I had to create what doesn't already exist in a complete set. Besides...methinks these sets are downloads you won't realize you need until you actually start using them. Ceilings and floor tiles are not quite the same and while some of the Maxis and User Created floor tiles are good enough to use as ceilings, ceiling tiles need a to be a bit more 3D. So, I sought out as many ceiling samples as I could find and created others to meet my current and future lot design needs. Basically, I needed a bit more variety. So...thus was born the Ultimate Ceiling Superset! The neat thing is these ceiling tiles are really most (but not all) would look WONDERFUL as floor tiles. There are also a few walls used in the Elemental Texture Set and the Sistine Chapel Texture Set. Basically, there is quite a bit of diversity to this collection which took weeks to pull together and make presentable as not only do you have hundreds of SEAMLESS ceilings, a few SEAMLESS walls and a few SEAMLESS terrains...but you also get the Sistine Chapel Community Lot, as well as sensible texture file names and collection files for each set! enjoy the downloads!


About the Ultimate Ceiling Superset:
The Ultimate Ceiling Superset is massive collection of 632 Textures. There are 7 parts in this collection.
Part 1: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 95 TEXTURED Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 2: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 212 TIN Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 3: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 48 WOOD Ceiling Floor Textures! (Includes 2 Complimentary Matching Walls)
Part 4: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 60 STONE Ceiling Floor Textures!
Part 5: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download the 80 ELEMENTAL FANTASY Wall, Ceiling/Floor and Terrain Textures!
Part 7: CLICK the following LINK to See/Download The Sistine Chapel Community Lot!


About This Collection: 137 SISTINE CHAPEL TEXTURES

This Post contains 12 Sistine Chapel "Ceiling" Floors, 27 Sistine Chapel "Regular" Floors and 98 Sistine Chapel Walls. The Sistine Chapel Walls include 21 Murals (14 Frescoes and 7 Tapestries) of Artwork by Bernini, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Roselli, Perugino, Signorelli, Da Lecce, Van Den Broeck and Raphael. The 14 Frescoes include 6 "Life of Jesus" Paintings that represent the North Wall of the Sistine Chapel, 6 "Life of Moses" Paintings that represent the South Wall of the Sistine Chapel and 2 Paintings that were destroyed and recommissioned that hang above the entrance door. While there are actually 8 Tapestries by Raphael, all but 1 are murals. There are also 20 walls that have been revised by yours truly (for discretion) to serve as a replica of Michelangelo's "Last Judgement" mural that makes up the front wall of the Sistine Chapel above the altar. And of course there are 8 Ceiling Floor Tiles that comprise Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling. There are also walls that replicate a small variety of the actual Papal walls in the Sistine Chapel and other complimentary textures for each level of the chapel. I tried to keep the collection as detailed and authentic as please enjoy the set.

I mainly included this collection for those of you who would like to use the walls in a different way or who would like to build your own version of the chapel. I assure you just as it was a major task for Michelangelo to paint the will be a major undertaking to build your own Sistine Chapel. With all the image editing and replicas, I found it quite a challenge...but one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Part 7 of the Ultimate Ceiling Superset contains the Sistine Chapel Community lot for those of you who simply would like to enjoy the lot without all the work!

Several of the ceiling/floor tiles and walls (including the murals) can be used for your other creations. They will make great accent textures for mansions, studios, museums, churches or any other fancy creation you may have in mind!


Ceiling/Floor Accountability:
8 (5x5) floors to create the ENTIRE Sistine Chapel Ceiling Mural
4 extra (5x5) floors to create 3 Small Ceiling Murals
27 regular floors (for the Sistine Chapel 18 unique with 9 resizes)
39 Total Ceiling/Floors

Wall Accountability:
20 Last Judgement Walls
6 Entrance Fresco Walls
13 North Fresco Walls
13 South Fresco Walls
17 Pope Walls
15 Raphael Tapestry Walls
14 Extra Sistine Chapel Walls
98 Total Wall Textures

Texture Grand Total = 137


Special Notes:
If you are going to build your own Sistine Chapel, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

It is best to build this chapel on the same size lot I used to keep the ceiling from facing the wrong direction. I used a 2x3 lot.

You should also lay the 8 part ceiling tiles on the ground in your 2x3 lot to make sure the tiles are facing the proper direction (as in the image below). If your tiles are facing the wrong direction, simply place the lot in a different location and direction in your neighborhood.

I also want to point out that because each Sistine Chapel Ceiling 5x5 floor is treated as an individual mural, there will be a fine line dividing each of the 8 parts. But, I assure you it doesn't take away from the overall look of the ceiling or the lot.

F.Y.I. - There are 14 Fresco Murals (10 that are 2 Wall Tiles & 4 that are 3 Wall Tiles) and 7 Tapestry Murals (all 2 Walls Tiles with an extra 1 Wall Tile image of "Paul In Prison") in this collection. While I did label the various package files with the names of each Artist and Title, the Artist and Title names are not noted in the in-game descriptions. However, they are numbered. With that said, you may wish to save the images in this download to a folder for future reference as I did label each mural in the images by Number, Artist and Title. This will be useful when you are building your own chapel or trying to locate a specific painting. Each of the Frescoes are surrounded by a picture frame, so this allows you to place them in any lot on any wall without it conflicting with the wall you are using. In this way, each Fresco Mural can be used in lots other than the Sistine Chapel!

You will definitely need to use a Sistine Chapel layout map and details about the various images to pull your Chapel together as there are 137 textures in the Sistine Chapel Textures Collection. I used the following resources to create my vision/version of the Sistine Chapel:

I did perform a bit of "image editing" to keep the images discreet or to make the image fit in prescribed size (so the aspect ratio would't be off). Basically, hiding nudity with clothing and moving the edges of images in by precision outlining and re-pixeling. Don't ask...let's just say it was an interesting learning experience because I wanted to preserve the look & style of the original work without it "seeming" altered.

Be sure to click on all the images below to see samples of the entire collection!


Apartment Life gives you the option of painting your ceiling using floor tiles. While you do not need Apartment Life to use these textures, you can only paint your ceilings if you have Apartment Life. EPs before Apartment Life do not give you the option of painting your ceilings.

The Ultimate "Ceiling" Collection are floor tiles. If you don't have Apartment Life, you can still use any of the tiles seen in this collection "AS FLOORS".

With that said...

Note: You will need the MESH from the first link by jgwhiteus for the ceiling recolours in all the other links to work properly. From my understanding, these ceilings are resource hungry, so it is best to use them only if you have an above standard computer system. Also, you must place each tile 1 at a time (which can be pretty time consuming for larger rooms). In all honesty, I think it is much more practical to own Apartment Life if you desperately want to have ceilings in your game. I sound like a Poster Child for Maxis/EA!


This is a multi-part download:

This is Part 6 of the Ultimate Ceiling Superset collection and it contains 137 Sistine Chapel Textures. The Ultimate Superset has 7 Parts, so be sure to collect them all.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | This ZIP is OPTIONAL. It contains the RESIDENTIAL and COMMUNITY Collection Files for the Sistine Chapel Textures for those with EPs that came "BEFORE" Pets.

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 2,085 · 25th Nov 2010
10.8 KB 2,085 25th Nov 2010 | This ZIP is OPTIONAL. It contains the Collection File for the Sistine Chapel Textures for those with Pets and any EP "AFTER" Pets.

Size: 5.4 KB · Downloads: 2,442 · 25th Nov 2010
5.4 KB 2,442 25th Nov 2010 | This ZIP contains the 137 Sistine Chapel Textures (Walls and Floors/Ceilings).

Size: 7.72 MB · Downloads: 4,264 · 25th Nov 2010
7.72 MB 4,264 25th Nov 2010

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Test Subject
#2 Old 25th Nov 2010 at 10:27 PM
Oh my GOD! Im totally impressed of your work! The sistine chapel is soo beautiul and your creations are it too! Thx for sharing that with us, i'm really speachless...
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#3 Old 25th Nov 2010 at 10:27 PM
Stunning set, StephSim!


That's just too impressive!! I can't believe how much work you've put in it. I've seen all parts of your set, except for your church and I can't wait to see it, because it MUST be stunning as well.
I want to thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times for all the work, time, creativity and effort you've put in it. You made something very special, really! This is awesome!!

Please feel free to correct me, if I make mistakes. I want to improve my English. Thanks! - My website
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Nov 2010 at 11:40 PM
Holy gods! I am downloading, do you have any idea how awesome you are for this? I bow down to you.

#5 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 12:38 AM
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! And all your other ultimate celling/floors sets are great, thank you. You should be an architect/designer in real life
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#6 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 4:01 PM
You're one of the few creators that constantly leave me without words to convey how much I appreciate your work. But thank you anyway!
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#7 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 5:21 PM
You are welcomed. I hope you enjoy the downloads.

I appreciate your kind words. You are welcomed "a thousand times"!

I actually didn't know if people would find "ceilings" useful...but I really needed a reason to look at my ceilings personally. Thanks and have fun adding a bit more colour and style to your ceilings and lots.

Thanks. You know everytime someone says "You should be a..." it makes me think of a line from Little Women..."I should be a great many things." As a child, I wanted to be a fashion designer first, then an architect, then an artist, then a writer, then a philosopher (although I had no idea what sort of money can be made from that), etc. I was an educator in my first life...I'm not sure what I shall be in this new life...but as the quote says..."I should be a great many things". For now, I'll enjoy being a Sim Creator.

I am moved by your words and your "thank you" is more than enough!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#8 Old 28th Nov 2010 at 5:59 AM
Originally Posted by pegasaus
You should be an architect/designer in real life

Sounds familiar!!! Doesn't it!?!

I agree WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Whatever you do, do it ALL for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
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#9 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 12:23 AM

I know not what you are talking about!

As David says to me from time to time...
"You're so Cheeky!"

And now I shall pull a Dr. McCoy from Star Trek and say something like...
"%*@# it Jeanie, I'm a Virtual Lot Builder, not a real one!"

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#10 Old 2nd Dec 2010 at 5:45 AM
Amazing set, thanks so much
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#11 Old 3rd Dec 2010 at 6:18 PM
You are welcomed. Please enjoy the textures!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th Dec 2010 at 6:28 AM
These are stunning. Your such a talented person After I get this in my game, I;m taking pic and post them in ma Facebook. Ill credit back to yu. Thanks
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#13 Old 4th Dec 2010 at 11:00 PM
Thank you for compliments.

Ah...I honestly thought the Sistine Chapel Textures would be the least downloaded set in the collection! I'm happy to see that more people are willing to take on creating their own lots using the textures! Enjoy the textures.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
#14 Old 16th Jun 2011 at 7:27 PM
What could I add ? Suppose just telling you how much I admire your gorgeous work and your fabulous talent. A big Thank you for making me so happy with this masterpiece.
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#15 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 7:30 AM

You are most welcomed. This set isn't perfect, but it surely adds a lot to your Sim creations. If the textures for the Chapel prove to be a bit daunting, the actual Chapel itself is available for download! At any rate, enjoy your download(s) and thank you again for the wonderful compliment.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 1:13 AM
Thank you so much I just wanted to use a few of these for my museum walls, thank you so much beautiful work!
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#17 Old 15th Sep 2011 at 2:00 PM
You are welcomed tipsyj78. I especially love when people see the potential of these sets beyond their initial purpose. I can see the images being useful in a museum. I also think many of these textures would look great in art galleries, cathedrals, mausoleums, high end buildings (hotels, restaurants) and resorts. I also use a few in my most exquisite mansions.

Enjoy the textures in your museum!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#18 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 4:57 PM
Oh my god ! It's !!! Wooow !! Impressive ! OMG ! I NEED it !!!

You've done an amazing work ! I'm ... blasted by such a wonderful thing !
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#19 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 11:56 PM

Thank you and you are welcomed!

Do enjoy the collection (and lot if you happened to download it as well).

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#20 Old 3rd Jun 2012 at 9:41 PM
I have not downloaded this...I would go crazy trying to piece it together. I was just wanting to give you mad props for making this...very very very remarkable! So beautiful and intriquet...I am in awe. Have a wonderful day. :D
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#21 Old 5th Jun 2012 at 11:15 PM
Thank you ButRFlyFire27,

I also created a Sistine Chapter community lot for those who prefer not to attempt trying to piece it together (which can be easier said than done). I noticed that you have all the required EPs and Stuff Packs for it, so maybe you can enjoy the lot itself.

Sistine Chapel Community Lot

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#22 Old 24th Jun 2012 at 11:22 PM
this is just awesome really!! thak you for making my sims mansion so awesome with your stuff!!
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#23 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 9:34 PM
You are most welcomed Niklas. Hopefully, you will be able to share your creation or images of it at least! Enjoy the textures. Such little accents can make a great difference to the grandness of a room!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Jul 2014 at 11:42 AM
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#25 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 7:09 PM
You are an amazing creator!!!!!!!!!!
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