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Picked upload! Fence-Arches and Fences (Maxis-matching "Pinegultcher" set)

by Numenor Posted 24th Nov 2008 at 2:28 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 8:48 PM by Numenor : Restored missing attachment
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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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FENCE-ARCHES and FENCES
(Maxis-matching "Pinegultcher" set)



WHAT ARE THE FENCE-ARCHES?
Have you ever noticed (or used!) the "Linking Logs Trellis Arch"? It's the very last icon in the Fences catalog. No? Me neither
But it's a pity, because that is the only example of Fence-Arch in the game. Its special feature is that it can be laid down like a fence, but can be built even over an existing fence, so to create unusual entrances and gateways. However, this fence-arch is rarely used because it comes in only one colour and only one shape: it only matches the brown "Pinegultcher" Maxis fence.


HOW TO INSTALL: IMPORTANT!
In order to use the custom Fence-Arches, you need to install the Scriptorium (v. 2.2 or later), with the option "Custom Walls-Fences-Arches" activated.
When done, install the files as follows:
  • unpack the archive "FenceArches_DownloadsFolder.rar" to the Downloads folder;
  • unpack the archive "Fences_DownloadsFolder.rar" to the Downloads folder, too;
  • double-click on the shortcut "Scriptorium_Walls-Fences-Arches" (located in the Downlaods) and a Scriptorium window will open up: you will see the note "-- Put here all the custom scripts for Walls, Fences and FenceArches";
  • unpack the archive "FenceArches_ScriptoriumFolder.rar" to the open Scriptorium window.


WHY THIS SET?
I confess: I'm posting this set because no one so far has posted custom Fence-Arches And I also wanted to expand the "Pinegultcher" set, so to make it actually usable. Maxis, as usual, is no good at creating matching sets: the game contains the gates in 5 colours, but the fences come only in 2 colours, and there is only 1 fence-arch... TSK! TSK!
After installing these files, you will have a complete Pinegultcher set:

(NOTE: this is an edited image; in the game catalog,
you will see one icon for each fence and fencearch colour).

Apart from the well-known "brown" colour, you will have 4 more colours to choose from:

Please note that the set includes two different versions of the Fence-Arches:
  • Standard Fence-Arch with posts at each tile (Maxis mesh);
  • Suspended Fence-Arch with posts only at the sides: this is useful to create covered areas, such as dining terraces, or covered driveways (see attached screenshots, below).


HOW TO USE THE FENCE-ARCHES
Very simple! They are laid down just like any fence; the mesh is updated dynamically, while you drag the fence tool:

If you create a covered area, it will be normally usable (you can place objects under the arches, and the sims will be able to use them). Only the driveways require the moveObjects cheat to be placed, but then they work fine.
NOTE - The sims will walk through the posts of the suspended arch: this is not a bug, I had to do it in order to make the underneath area usable.


GAME COMPATIBILITY
All the attached fences and fence-arches are compatible with ANY game, including the base-game only.


CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Credits to Maxis, for the original mesh of the fence-arch (the suspended version is a variation over the Maxis mesh); half of the textures used are by Maxis too (they were 'lost' in the game files).
Thanks also to Niol for discussing with me this interesting subject, in this thread.

Polygon Counts:
The fence-arches are modular: the various pieces are dynamically joined while dragging the fence tool; while it's impossible to declare a poly-count per tile (because it depends on how wide is the fence-arch), you can have an idea reading these figures:
  1. A 3-tile-wide "standard" fence-arche (with posts at each tile) uses:
    4040 Faces / 4886 Vertices (average: 1346/1629 per tile).
    The poly count is identical to the original Maxis fence-arch.
  2. A 3-tile-wide "suspended" fence-arch (with posts at the sides only) uses:
    3538 F / 6128 V (average: 1180/2042 per tile).

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
FenceArches_DownloadsFolder.rar

Size: 526.9 KB · Downloads: 15,848 · 24th Nov 2008
526.9 KB 15,848 24th Nov 2008
FenceArches_ScriptoriumFolder.rar

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 14,280 · 24th Nov 2008
2.2 KB 14,280 24th Nov 2008
Fences_DownloadsFolder.rar

Size: 145.7 KB · Downloads: 14,708 · 24th Nov 2008
145.7 KB 14,708 24th Nov 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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Instructor
#51 Old 2nd Feb 2009 at 12:54 AM
Ahh... and sorry about the placement, but you meant an actual "alias". For some reason I thought it was a manually created one. Got it. Thank you.
The ModFather
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#52 Old 14th Mar 2009 at 12:35 AM
NOTE: Missing attachments have been restored

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
#53 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 3:24 PM
ive said it before and im gonna say it again, I love you numenor (in a non gay way)
Test Subject
#54 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 8:09 PM
thank you for this wonderful Númenor set.unfortunately I have a problem to install let me explain:
I put the .txt file in the Scriptorium walls fences arches can I put the contents of the two other archives in the download folder but when I start the game but I have no fences arches. just where the problem thank you

PS: I do not speak English very well, therefore I use the
the automatic translator, but I hope you understand
Field Researcher
#55 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 9:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gimcasquette
when I start the game but I have no fences arches.


HOW TO INSTALL: IMPORTANT!
In order to use the custom Fence-Arches, you need to install the Scriptorium (v. 2.2 or later), with the option "Custom Walls-Fences-Arches" activated.

ClicknPsycho
Test Subject
#56 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 8:42 AM Last edited by gimcasquette : 23rd Apr 2009 at 8:37 PM.
Yes I installed with option clotures walls and arches download checked I was the link, but it still does not work. I have the scriptorium v 2.2e.
PS: I have all disks and all additional kits
Test Subject
#57 Old 13th May 2009 at 12:19 PM
As usual you are a god and we all bow to you. Thanks so much for these

What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?
Test Subject
#58 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 7:12 PM
omg u r so cool ^__^
Forum Resident
#59 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 6:54 AM
Thanks so much for expanding this set. These are great!
Instructor
#60 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 5:39 PM
i have a dumb question Are they fixed so that they can be used on a diagonal and can be placed against walls or no?

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What kind of Sim loves like this?
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Test Subject
#61 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 5:25 PM
Like gimcasquette, I could not get the trellis arch to work. I tried both the suspended version and the non-suspended version.

Scriptorium is properly installed, and I'm running the base game plus EPs 1-5 (all EPs up to Seasons) on a Windows 7 64-bit machine in 32-bit compatibility mode.
Lab Assistant
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#62 Old 5th Feb 2011 at 4:42 PM
You've got to be tired of hearing how great your are, but here it is again. Youre great! Thank you for sharing..
Test Subject
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#63 Old 4th Mar 2011 at 11:56 PM
Wow! This is what I had no idea I always wanted for my game!
Scholar
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#64 Old 16th Aug 2011 at 5:54 PM
I originally LOVED the arch because it's uses. yes, it sucked that it had only one color. Arches also get along fine with the entrance coverings (forget what they are called) from Apartment life. You can also use them with half walls like the fences. Though oddly sometimes they decide not to work that way.
Test Subject
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#65 Old 7th Jul 2014 at 7:10 PM
Hi! well, I got fascinated with the things you created, I´m asking you with my bad english (:P), how do you do that things, furniture, that kind of things that are so original!
I´m not trying to make things and post it on Mod the Sims but just to have my own furniture in my house!
Gracias mucha suerte =)
Test Subject
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#66 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 2:13 AM
thanks
Test Subject
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#67 Old 18th Jan 2015 at 7:45 PM
AMAZING! Thank you with all of my simmies hearts! :D
Lab Assistant
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#68 Old 21st Jan 2020 at 7:56 PM
Really nice, looks like an easy way to make pretty trellises and lightly covered areas. Thanksss
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