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Kickmouldings & Crowns *UPD 22 FEB 2007*

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 9th Aug 2006 at 11:28 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2007 at 5:59 PM by MaryLou & Numenor : Bug-fixed all meshes
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
KICKMOULDINGS & CROWNS and HALF-WALL CROWNS
by MaryLou and Numenor



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22 FEB 2007 - BUGFIX: ALL MESHES
There was a bug, now fixed, that caused the University-only games to crash. Also fixed the bug that prevented users from picking the right colour from the catalog for the diagonal items.
The updated RARs are: KickMoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar and HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar; please redownload.

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06 SEPT 2006 - MAJOR UPDATE
  • ADDED: HALF-WALL CROWN
  • BUGFIX: KICKMOULDING & CROWN (now the kickmouldings do NOT disappear any more when a staircase is placed nearby; also, they are correctly restored when the walls are torn down and then up again).
  • UPDATE: ALL THE RECOLOUR PACKS AND RECOLOUR SETS (now they include the half-wall crown, too)
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No more flat walls! No more "fake" kickmouldings painted on the walls!
Your house will look "really real" with the kickmouldings, crowns and half-wall crowns by MaryLou & Numenor!



INSTALLATION - What you will find in the RARs
The file "Kickmoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar" contains the three meshes that the set is composed of: straight segment, diagonal segment and corner. The straight kickmoulding contains all the textures needed for the whole set, so you MUST install it!
The file "HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar" contains the three meshes for the new half-wall crowns: straight segment, diagonal segment and corner. These meshes are "slave" of the kickmoulding (i.e. they borrow the textures from the kickmoulding)
All of the six meshes are needed. Extract the 6 packages from the rar and put them in the Downloads (or just let the Q-Xpress Installer do the job for you )


The other two files contains the 8 Recolour Packs (recolours for the kickmoulding+crown and halfwall crowns only) and the 3 Recolor Sets (complete recolours with coordinated floor tiles). See these pictures to get an idea:
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All the packages contained in the two named RARs must be put in the Downloads, too, along with the meshes.

The last rar is a Recolor Template; this one package is NOT supposed to be put in the Downloads: see below, the paragraph about Creating Recolours.

IN-GAME USAGE
The kickmouldings+crowns and the halfwall crowns can be found in the Buy Mode catalog, section Decorative -> Miscellaneous. You will find 6 icons: halfwall straight, halfwall diagonal, halfwall corner, kickmoulding+crown straight, kickmoulding+crown diagonal, kickmoulding+crown corner.
Usually, you don't need to pick the diagonal from the catalog, because the straight segments will automatically turn in diagonal position as soon as you approch a diagonal wall, just like any normal window, door or curtain. You need to purposely pick the diagonal from the catalog only in specific cases: when you want to put the kickmoulding over a diagonal door. The diagonal doors need a special "hole" on the kickmoulding, and this "hole" can be found in catalog only when you pick the diagonal kickmoulding (you won't find segments with the "hole" picking the straight segment).
See the following pictures to understand the different usage of the various pieces, as well as the corner (the pictures display the kickmoulding+crown only, but the same applies to the halfwall crowns, too).
pieces gif1 gif2

NOTE1: The pieces containing "holes" are actually recolours of the main kickmoulding! They are NOT separate objects. Just browse the recolours available in the catalog for the diagonal kickmoulding until you find the right one.
NOTE2: The corner is intended to be placed at the junction between two straight walls placed at a right angle: you can't use it on diagonal walls.
NOTE2: The corner (especially the half-wall one) is carefully designed, so to be placed on straight walls, at the sides of a window or door.

THE SPECIAL "INVISIBLE RECOLOUR"
In some cases, you might like to have on a wall only the kickmoulding, or only the crown. And when you put a door on a straight wall, you don't have to put any kickmoulding on the wall section occupied by the door (you can put only the crown).
How to get rid of the unwanted pieces? Just select from the available recolours the special "invisible recolour" for the kickmoulding or the crown, and you'll have the results as shown in this picture:

HOW TO CREATE RECOLOURS
The kickmoulding/crowns/halfwall crowns are quite an intricate system that involves the six different meshes at once; creating a working recolour it's not easy.
Therefore, we have prepared a special "Recolor Pack Template": just CLONE it (do NOT recolour it!), and replace the textures in the clone with your own ones. That's all! It couldn't be easier


AND NOW, UNLEASH YOUR FANTASY!
Try all the different colour matches, decorate your house at your heart content! When you will look at a house without the kickmoulding and crowns by MaryLou & Numenor, you will say "BORING!!!"

MaryLou & Numenor: Always One Step Beyond!

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HalfWallCrown_MESHES.rar

Size: 8.3 KB · Downloads: 6,869 · 6th Sep 2006
8.3 KB 6,869 6th Sep 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolorTEMPLATE.rar

Size: 9.1 KB · Downloads: 5,621 · 9th Aug 2006
9.1 KB 5,621 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolourSETS.rar

Size: 186.9 KB · Downloads: 7,537 · 9th Aug 2006
186.9 KB 7,537 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_RecolorPACKS.rar

Size: 71.7 KB · Downloads: 7,823 · 9th Aug 2006
71.7 KB 7,823 9th Aug 2006
KickMoulding+Crown_MESHES.rar

Size: 17.3 KB · Downloads: 8,841 · 9th Aug 2006
17.3 KB 8,841 9th Aug 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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The ModFather
retired moderator
#76 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 8:23 AM
I think I understand which set you are referring too. The wainscotting is interesting, too, but there's no reason to duplicate that work, imho... Besides, it is rarely used in Italian homes (I've seen them only a couple of times, in public buildings, and usually made in plastic: bleah! ), and I prefer to create what I know about.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#77 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 6:31 PM
Please reconsider making wainscoting!

The "other" set mentioned does not make allowances for wall holes and so is not very useful.

I have tons of downloaded walls with wainscot trim and still can't seem to find one to match the doors and windows when I'm creating a new home. Your decorative crowns with wainscoting would completely solve this problem! (and allow me to delete a very large chunk of walls from my downloads folder...) If you are not familiar with any of the wood wainscot styles, you can find lots of them on many Sims 2 sites (including this one!) to give you ideas on how to design them.

If you look at the huge number of Sims 2 walls on download sites that have wainscoting, you'll see how truly popular it is. I hope you will consider my plea.

Thanks for all the lovely and useful creations that you both have given to the Sims world...I use most of them in my game!

Darkwind7
>^,,^< >^,,^< >^,,^< >^,,^< >^,,^<
Field Researcher
#78 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 7:24 AM
I'm really sorry, but we can't take any request. We are very busy and have not time.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
Field Researcher
#79 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:03 AM
Thank you both so much for another great object,this is going to come in handy so much.Wonderful Work.:D
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 12th Oct 2007 at 2:50 AM
I have to add that I really appreciate all the information you post with ya'lls uploads. It helps out a great deal as sometimes Custom Content can be really confusing. You let people know what it does, how it works and what's so neat about it so efficiently it's just so very nice. I adore the concept of this very much and I can't wait to use it in my buildings. Thank You, both of you, for creating something some useful and practical that not only adds realism but just plain smexiness to any house.

, Chibi

My love for you was so deep, It nearly destroyed me.
Test Subject
#81 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 8:10 PM
I heart you guys so hard for this. Not that this set isn't made of awesome and win but does anyone have a link to this so-called "other set" that's similar but has the wainscoting? My googling doesn't seem to be finding it and I'd like to take a look at it. Feel free to PM/email if for some reason posting it in the thread is not appropriate.

As an added side bonus for this set, it has helped me clear out my walls downloads a lot; I no longer need to keep all the variations of walls in various creator sets I download. I only need the plain walls and varieties not covered by the options in this set.
Forum Resident
#82 Old 25th Jan 2008 at 11:00 AM
how was it that I missed this? how? I cannot understand me, sometimes
thank you both for another surprising and unique object!
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 11:40 PM
Thanks button hasn't been working the last couple of days - so lazy me had to type a thank ~grin~
Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 27th Jun 2008 at 11:40 AM
Shorter baseboard ("kickmoulding", I guess) would be nice.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#85 Old 27th Jun 2008 at 3:20 PM
I think this set will hardly be ever updated -

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 27th Jun 2008 at 9:52 PM
Why not?
The ModFather
retired moderator
#87 Old 28th Jun 2008 at 9:42 AM
Because MaryLou is currently interested in other things than the Sims2M; also, we both dislike reworking old creations, we rather prefer create something new.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 2:26 AM
OK, then create a NEW set. Wee...
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 29th Jan 2009 at 9:40 PM
How did I miss this? And it came out in 2006!!! Thanks guys.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#90 Old 14th Mar 2011 at 7:14 AM
Man, I know these have been around for years now, but this is some of the stuff that really helps makes the game, and so rocks my boat. Thanks.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#91 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 4:02 AM
thanks
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