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Pedimentary, My Dear! Door Collection Pt I [Upd Jul 16]

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 9th Jul 2007 at 5:28 AM - Updated 23rd Sep 2007 at 5:36 AM by phoenix_phaerie : update main image
120 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Jul 16 update - I just realized that the wall shadows on the Cornice and Swan Pediments were screwy so I removed them all together. I play with the shadows off so often that I didn't notice it during testing. All related zip files have been updated.


Jul 11 update - The triangle pediment file has been updated due to an issue with it reverting to the LaFenetre Door on diagonal walls. Thanks to poplers for the heads up.

Click to download Pedimentary, My Dear Collection Pt II

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Continuing my obsession with classic architecture, I bring you Part I of the Pedimentary, My Dear! Door Collection.

This is a collection of pedimented entry doors for your Simmy manses, estates, manors and halls. Each door features a unique pediment style and brightly polished brass hardware.










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The dimensions of these doors have been supersized. The pygmy-sized 1-story doors in this game have always irked me. IMO, these doors will give your stately homes a more authentic look.
Seriously, what good is a mansion with a puny door?

Because of the big sizes, some pilasters/columns will spill into neighboring squares. This *IS* inentional. You'll have no issues placing windows in the overlapped wall spaces, but certain wide windows might intersect the door meshes.

It's up to you to choose your windows and spacing wisely.

Also, these doors stand well above one wall in height, so the pediments will not so much *peek* over the top of your walls as glare angrily over them.


This is probably my highest-poly set to date.

How high-poly is this set? Each door averages about 830 polys/tile.

To put it in perspective, the huge 2-story medieval door that shipped with University contains 3172 polys. In comparison, the Swan Pediment door in this set contains 3256 polys.


Polygon Counts:
Cornice Pediment - 2890 polys

Swan Pediment - 3256 polys

Triangle Pediment - 3603 polys

Broken Triangle Pediment - 3526 polys


It is completely up to you to decide whether these items are worth any potential game lag-time (although, I never noticed any lag in my game even with 6 doors on the lot I used for picture-taking).


Terms and Conditions:
You may recolor this set, but you canNOT clone it, hack it or alter the package files in any way!
You may also include it in houses and lots, but NOT if you are uploading to the exchange or any paysite (exception is TSR).

If you recolor this, don't host these mesh files anywhere else. Please link back so that downloaders can get the actual meshes here.
Please give full credit and a link back if recoloring or adding to a lot.
Thanks.
(pedimenttemplates1.zip contains the recolor templates for the entire collection.)


Additional Credits:
SimPE, CEP, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max.


The PedimentaryDoors.zip contains EVERY door and all their assorted recolors.

Individual mesh files follow below.

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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PedimentaryDoors.zip

Size: 2.68 MB · Downloads: 93,941 · 16th Jul 2007
2.68 MB 93,941 16th Jul 2007
pedimenttemplates1.zip

Size: 259.8 KB · Downloads: 80,868 · 9th Jul 2007
259.8 KB 80,868 9th Jul 2007
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
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Test Subject
#101 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 4:05 PM
I just luv it! Thank you for your wonderful door creation! I've always wanted doors like these for my sims house!!!

The Veronicas 4ever! <3
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 2:00 PM
wonderful!!!
Test Subject
#103 Old 27th Jan 2008 at 6:35 PM
Wow these doors are just what I wanted.
Frustratingly my computer cant seem to deal with files over about 1MB
Is there anyway in which I can get these doors, maybe broken into smaller files or anything like that?
Test Subject
#104 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 11:14 PM
WOW these couldn't come at a better time. After losing ALL I mean All my downlode from 2005-2008 I've been feeling down. Not so much anymore THANK YOU, These are the most beautifully and wonderful door for the sims 2 I have every seen. THANK YOU.

-So wish she could rate this-

~Ariana or Tristan~
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 9:01 AM
More substantial doors at last! Thanks so much! I will get this set and it's offspring...yey!
Test Subject
#106 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 11:47 PM
Awesome! These are so my favorite doors of all! Thanks.

The only sane is insane.

- Sckye -
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#107 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 4:27 AM
Gorgeous!
Test Subject
#108 Old 22nd May 2008 at 8:29 PM
thank you so much for this - after writing a gruelling essay about latin buildings and their pediments and the different types of pillars, this makes it worthwhile because now i can put the names to your lovely creations.
they are gorgeous, thank you again.
Test Subject
#109 Old 26th Aug 2008 at 7:22 PM
These are flippin' gorgeous! I love them! So classic Great job!
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 3:58 PM
WOOOT! yess yes YES!
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 29th Dec 2008 at 9:56 PM
thanks for this beautiful collection

Sunflower28
Lab Assistant
#112 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 4:58 AM
Completely awesome creations from you yet again. Now all I need is a set just like them that will work as Apartment doors for Apartment life.

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Don't compare your life to others,
You have no idea what their journey is about.
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#113 Old 28th Aug 2009 at 10:02 PM
::nab::

This Space Intentionally Left Blank
Test Subject
#114 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 1:59 AM
This is so cool. I love it!! heres a fun facts on sims 2 did you know that adult sims don't write with a pen they write with a scalpel!! whats up with that!!! BEAUTIFUL!!
Forum Resident
#115 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:42 AM
These doors are incredible! Will get a lot of use in my game. thanks!
Test Subject
#116 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 7:39 PM
Thank you so much. Your work is beyond words.
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#117 Old 18th Nov 2013 at 12:06 PM
I love the swan pediment! I use it very often, it's fantastic on the Georgian period buildings that I am creating... Thanks! ;-D)
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#118 Old 3rd Jan 2015 at 4:36 PM
thanks
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#119 Old 2nd Feb 2015 at 4:22 PM
I was looking everywhere for a lookalike door for Baker Street! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#120 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 6:12 PM
I love them!
Test Subject
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#121 Old 15th Jun 2015 at 6:10 AM
Thank-you!
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