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Picked upload! 7 New Versions of the Extendable Arch **4 BaseGame Compatible**

by tbudgett Posted 9th Feb 2009 at 5:22 PM - Updated 11th Oct 2011 at 2:56 AM by tbudgett : Edited Post
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks 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.
Per a request by i saw drones, I have made 7 new extendable arches.

These Arches can be extended to any width, 2,3,4 or more tiles wide They all have functional diagonals and a unique GUID.

My Extendable Touch of Teak French Arch can be found HERE .

My First Extendable Arch can be found HERE.

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

The Maxis Arches will require the listed EP's for them to show-up correctly in your game. They all use the repository technique so base object recolors will apply to the arches.

Colonial Tract Arch-BaseGame-recolor using the Maxis Colonial Tract Door
Oaktowne Classic Arch-BaseGame-recolor using the Maxis Oaktowne Classic Door
Old Yankee-BaseGame-recolor using the Maxis Old Yankee "No Score" Door
VIP Deluxe-BaseGame-recolor using the VIP Deluxe Double Doors

**MAXIS NightLife Arch**
Open Me-NightLife-recolor using the Maxis OpenMe Door

**MAXIS OpenForBusinessArch**
Storybook-OpenForBusiness-recolor using the Maxis Storybook Door

**MAXIS Mansions & Gardens Arch**See Pic Below
The Arch-Duke-Mansion&Gardens-recolor using the Maxis Arch-Duke Door

Polygon Counts:
Colonial Tract End-Diag--368
Colonial Tract Center-Diag--316
Colonial Tract End-Straight--328
Colonial Tract Center-Diag--236
Oaktowne Classic End-Diag--76
Oaktowne Classic Center-Diag--44
Oaktowne Classic End-Straight--76
Oaktowne Classic Center-Diag--44
Old Yankee End-Diag--68
Old Yankee Center-Diag--32
Old Yankee End-Straight--68
Old Yankee Center-Diag--32
Open Me End-Diag--154
Open Me Center-Diag--54
Open Me End-Straight--154
Open Me Center-Diag--54
Storybook End-Diag--512
Storybook Center-Diag--300
Storybook End-Straight--512
Storybook Center-Diag--300
The Arch-Duke End-Diag--246
The Arch-Duke Center-Diag--36
The Arch-Duke End-Straight--246
The Arch-Duke Center-Diag--36
VIP Deluxe End-Diag--218
VIP Deluxe Center-Diag--56
VIP Deluxe End-Straight--218
VIP Deluxe Center-Diag--56

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 Open for Business + 1 SPs
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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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#2 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 5:30 PM

Thank you!


" Enjoy LIFE, 'cause DEATH is just around the CORONER ! ©"
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 5:42 PM
This is absolutely terrific! I knew you had something like this up your sleeve.

Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 6:34 PM
thanks for doing these! they will be pretty useful!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 6:34 PM
Awesome! I was just building a storybook bakery and kept wishing there were bigger arches

Live, love, Laugh <3
Mad Poster
#6 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 8:00 PM
This is so great!! I love the extendable arches and do use them constantly no matter what the style of the house, but it's much better to have the expanded selection!! You rock!! Yay!! :D
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 8:07 PM
YOU are the absolute BEST! Thank you THANKYOU!

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 4:27 AM Last edited by tbudgett : 12th Feb 2009 at 4:43 AM.
Thanks everyone, I appreciate, the fact, you would take the time to make a post and hit the thanks button .

fway - actually, I pulled it from somewhere else . This ones for you

I saw drones = thanks for the motivation .

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Please remember to hit the thanks button, if you like a creator's work or appreciate the effort. It really does mean a lot to the creators. -tbudgett
Forum Resident
#9 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 4:28 AM
Love 'em! THANKS! :D

Remember, being paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 10th Mar 2009 at 3:38 PM
I've always found the arches should be wider and this is such a great solution.

Thank you
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 7:50 PM
Fixed Dl's :D

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Please remember to hit the thanks button, if you like a creator's work or appreciate the effort. It really does mean a lot to the creators. -tbudgett
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 5:30 PM
Thank you so much for these! I love them :-)
#13 Old 19th Jul 2010 at 4:40 AM
Thank you so much...there have been so many instances where nothing other than a 3 or 4 tile arch would do and they were just not available. Great job!
Test Subject
#14 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 4:59 PM
Great! *Adds tbudgett as favourite creator*
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 1:00 AM
I was just whining to myself last night when a house I was building needed a larger arch. Thank you!!
#16 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 6:56 PM
Thank you so much!!! So sweet and awesome
Test Subject
#17 Old 23rd Apr 2014 at 11:43 PM
the sims 2 is still awesome to discover in 2014... and so your contribution so appreciated...
Gosh you created great things for people who enjoys the creative part of the game..
what you made makes it so exciting..

Thank you
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Jul 2014 at 9:29 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#19 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 9:23 AM
marvellous idea
Test Subject
#20 Old 12th Sep 2015 at 10:57 PM
Thanks you. I love arches, it make the houses you build seem more open.
Test Subject
#21 Old 13th Apr 2016 at 12:21 AM
Oh my God please marry me.
#22 Old 10th Oct 2016 at 8:16 AM
Great job!
#23 Old 16th Mar 2018 at 7:13 PM
Thank you
#24 Old 5th Dec 2019 at 4:01 AM
How I missed these all these years, I don't know. Especially thinking of how often I've wanted one. Thank you so much. These are amazing.