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Retaining Walls (Ground Slope Hider) **2/16/09 Collection File Added**

by tbudgett Posted 10th Jan 2009 at 4:20 PM - Updated 11th Oct 2011 at 3:32 AM by tbudgett
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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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I created these retaining walls to hide the ugly slope you get when trying to place windows and doors on a basement. It has 15 choices of fences, 12 wall textures, and 6 ground cover choices. They will work on slopes up to 2 walls.

If you like my creation or effort, please hit the THANKS button. It only takes a few seconds

You can find them in DECO/MISC

The Walls require Nightlife or Higher as I used a carpet as the base mesh. Sorry, but the in game thumbnails are as good as I could get them (if you know of a way to improve them please PM me).

Placement Instructions:
Placement, of all objects, will be on the flat spot at the top of the slope - not directly on the slope
1) Turn off the Moveobjects cheat (VERY IMPORTANT) - You can turn it back on after the walls and ground pieces have been placed.
2) Place Retaining Walls First
3) Place Ground Pieces
4) OUTSIDE CORNER'S You may have to play around with the placement order of the ground pieces and plants BUT IT DOES WORK.

I have used them ingame for several weeks and had no problems.

The fence recolor's match my Wrought Iron, Euro/Classical Ascension, and Chic Porch Sets Set

Most Decorative objects and plants can be placed without using the "moveobject on" cheat.
Flowers, that need watering shouldn't be used, as they will die pretty quickly.
Bushes and trees seem to do fine.

2/16/09 Collection File Added. Place the "tb-Retaining Walls.package" file in the Collections Folder and the "tb-RetainingWallSet.jpg" file in the Collections/Icons Folder.

New low-poly version HERE

Polygon Counts:
The poly counts on the walls may seem high but each wall contains 3 fences.
Retaining Wall Stratight-3598/faces 5531/vertices
Retaining Wall Corner-7124/faces 7821/vertices
Ground Piece Straight-762/faces 1064/vertices
Ground Piece Corner-12/faces 24/vertices.
Tags: #slope, #hide, #retaining, #wall, #tbudgett

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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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 6,442 · 16th Feb 2009
4.6 KB 6,442 16th Feb 2009
tb-RetainingWalls.rar | Retaining Wall Set

Size: 1.29 MB · Downloads: 10,991 · 10th Jan 2009
1.29 MB 10,991 10th Jan 2009
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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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#76 Old 23rd May 2019 at 1:45 PM
Default 15 Shields Road - Under 25,000
Thanks, I used them on this house here .
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#77 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 9:04 AM
Thanks!I could really use this in some builds.
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