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Picked upload! "Belhooven Maroo" windows Expansion Set - UPD 18/Jan/08 New Meshes!

by MaryLou Posted 8th Jan 2007 at 11:15 PM - Updated 26th Jun 2010 at 2:55 PM by leesester : The dashed lines were breaking the forum layout
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
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.
"Belhooven Maroo" windows Expansion Set
Open for Business EP required


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Update 18 Jan. 2008 - New Meshes
Three new meshes "windows 2 tiles centered on 3 tiles" for the Belhooven Maroo set: DoublePrivacyWindow, DoubleWindow with Standard height and DoubleWindow.



These new windows do NOT have the diagonal shapes.
The new archive is ML_Belhooven_2Tiles_Centered.rar, available in the download attachments.
The new files are also added inside the archive ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar

Also added the Collection files: Residential and Community.


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8 Oct. 2007 Bugfixed:StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal
There was a duplication GUIDs, now is solved.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal.rar

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16 March 2007 Bugfixed:PrivacyWindow-Double

The double privacy window caused a GUID conflict with the file ML-NMN_HolidaySet_MerryChristmas.package ( Animated Holyday Set )
Now the problem is solved; please redownload the window.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_PrivacyWindow_Double.rar
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I made this set to expand and complete the original Maxis windows "Belhooven Maroo"

In the archive "ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar" you'll find all the files: straight and diagonal.



- Privacy "Shop" window.
- Single Window with Standard height.
- Privacy Tall Window.
- Privacy Window.



- Double Window with Standard height
- Double privacy window.



- Single Window with Standard height that can be place in the middle of two tiles.
- Privacy Tall Window that can be place in the middle of two tiles.
- Privacy Tall Window that can be place in the middle of two tiles

Extract the packages from the rar archives and put them in the Downloads folder (use an archive program, or the Q-Xpress auto-installer)
You'll find the items in the Build Mode catalog - Windows as usally.

All the items have the automatic diagonal that shows up when you you put a window on a diagonal wall.

RECOLORS
All these items borrow the textures from the original "Belhooven Maroo" window therefore, if you want to recolour them just create a recolour for the original window.
Use Object Workshop and create a recolour for the Window - Euro Mullion Short, that is the master of this set.
Your recolor will apply to the orginal windows and to all these new shapes and every recolour that you may already have will be automatically available.

ATTENTION please:
The three Maxis' window are autonomous objects, they don't share the recolours.
Therefore, if you want to create a recolour for the entire set, you have to create three separate recolours, one for each window.



Credits
Maxis: For the original "Belhooven Maroo" window.

Licence Agreement
DO NOT CLONE - DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE
The items can be included in lots posted on free sites (NOT EXCHANGE!!!) no paysite, as long as credits are given to MaryLou and a link to this page is provided.
If anyone is interested in creating recolours, they can be posted anywhere (even paysites) but NOT INCLUDING the meshes: on the contrary, a link to the meshes on this page must be provided.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar

Size: 348.8 KB · Downloads: 8,238 · 11th Nov 2007
348.8 KB 8,238 11th Nov 2007
ML_Belhooven_2Tiles_Centered.rar

Size: 70.7 KB · Downloads: 3,655 · 18th Jan 2008
70.7 KB 3,655 18th Jan 2008
BelhoovenMaroo_Collections.rar

Size: 7.8 KB · Downloads: 3,669 · 19th Jan 2008
7.8 KB 3,669 19th Jan 2008
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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 11:46 AM
Incredible work!
I love these windows!
What a completely different look a home can
have by just changing the size and shapes of the windows.
In this you have succeeded in giving to us this amazingly
brilliant window set, where we decide how big or small. To
even how high we want them!
Thank you so very much`

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Lab Assistant
#27 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 1:34 PM
Just grabbed both this set and the Independence ones!! JUST what I did not know I needed but now cannot do without!!! THANK YOU!

Silk stockings, What bliss they recall,
When love promised all, Forever more . . .
Cole Porter - 1954
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 11:26 AM
Thank you so much for your generous sharing policy, and for being creative enough to fill in the Maxis holes!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 3:07 PM
Wow! Totally gorgeous!
Test Subject
#30 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 3:57 PM
Thanks so much! I especially like the fact you centered a 1 tile version on two wall tiles. Needed that deperately.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 12th Mar 2007 at 11:19 AM
awesome! thanks

Oh, roh bitah!
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There "All" Here! -> The Sims Graveyard - http://thesimsgraveyard.com, In One Place :)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#32 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 5:20 PM Last edited by MaryLou : 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:14 PM.
Default Thread Update!
16 March 2007 Bugfixed:PrivacyWindow-Double

The double privacy window caused a GUID conflict with the file ML-NMN_HolidaySet_MerryChristmas.package ( Animated Holyday Set )
Now the problem is solved; please redownload the window.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_PrivacyWindow_Double.rar

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)
Lab Assistant
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#33 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:16 PM
Sorry, i have fixed the link now. Any way the rar is available from the main post too.

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)
Test Subject
#34 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 12:58 PM
I really like these, but I can't help noticing that the privacy windows let just as much light in as the big windows. Could it be done so that the little windows would let less light in? The little windows in the game do that. :>
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#35 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 7:17 PM
Default Update: BUG FIXED
8 Oct. 2007 Bugfixed:StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal
There was a duplication GUIDs, now is solved.
Thanks to HeartDeco to have reported me.
The Updated rar is ML_Belhooven_StandardHeightWindow_CenterWalls-Diagonal.rar

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)
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 3:57 PM
Thanks a great crunch, I pretty much needed the windows for a new house of mine! Keep up the great work!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 9:04 AM
The updated double privacy window (ML_Belhooven_PrivacyWindow_Double.package) is not included in ALL archive. The one in ALL archive is dated 2007-01-07. I almost missed this update, as the link to updated privacy window is not in the download box. There could be other people who missed this update too, as they might have assumed that all the latest updates were also included in ALL archive. Could you fix it please?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#38 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 9:51 AM Last edited by MaryLou : 11th Nov 2007 at 9:57 AM.
Fixed!
Lord Darcy, many thanks to report this.
The right file is now included in the ALL archive and also in the download box.
Sorry for the inconvenient, I don't know why the new file didn't overwrite the old one.
Please, re-download.

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)
Lab Assistant
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10th Dec 2007 at 1:27 PM
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Lab Assistant
#39 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 1:29 PM
I've already commented on this thread, and really, these windows are just fantastic. But I would also like to make a request: Would it be possible for you to make the two-tile windows placeable in the middle of three tiles? It would be really-really helpful on many of my lots!
Thanks in advance! :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#40 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 12:04 PM
Default Update: New meshes!
Update 18 Jan. 2008 - New Meshes
Three new meshes "windows 2 tiles centered on 3 tiles" for the Belhooven Maroo set: DoublePrivacyWindow, DoubleWindow with Standard height and DoubleWindow.



These new windows do NOT have the diagonal shapes.
The new archive is ML_Belhooven_2Tiles_Centered.rar, available in the download attachments.
The new files are also added inside the archive ML_Belhooven-ExtensionSet_ALL.rar

Also added the Collection files: Residential and Community.

You'll find all the archive in the main post.

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)
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 6:23 PM
Oh my, MaryLou, these new windows are just perfect! They're exactly what I was hoping for. Now all I need to do is simply testing them in-game. : )
Many-many überenourmous thank You's! Keep up the great work! And once more: Thank You! :D
Field Researcher
#42 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 5:40 PM
These are wonderful, MaryLou! Thanks so much for continuing to expand the set!

More of my work can be found @
Sims2Artists.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 1:30 PM
Thank you very much! I use these a lot and this expansion will add a lot more flexibility. Now, off to recolor!
Test Subject
#44 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 2:59 AM
Beautiful windows MaryLou!! Thank you for creating these...they were very much needed! I was wondering if you are planning on doing recolors? I would love to have some in white! Are maybe someone else is doing recolors..could they please give us a link to them!! Great Big Hugs!!
Instructor
#45 Old 8th Oct 2008 at 11:59 PM
I really love the two-tile windows centered over 3-tiles - but where do I find curtains to fit these? I would really like to find both curtains and blinds - has anyone made these or should I endeavor to do so?
Forum Resident
#46 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 7:04 AM
I love this set. Thanks!
Test Subject
#47 Old 27th Jan 2010 at 9:24 PM
Excellent extension, thanks much!
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