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Picked upload! Japanese Style Columns and Arches (2 and 3 tile)

by TheJim07 Posted 30th Apr 2009 at 3:39 PM - Updated 25th Jun 2010 at 10:22 AM by TheJim07 : compress the TXT file in a RAR file
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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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Hi .

As promised, I upload my columns and arches I use to make ancient japanese houses. There are four items, two columns and two arches.

Straight column

This column is not so straight because it have 4 tile. The idea is you can place it on walls and as edges to the arches... You don't have to turn the cheat "moveobject" on : object intersection is allowed. You will understand with the screenshots.

Column for deck

This one is very special : this column can go through the floors under it, like deck's pillar. It have a height of 4 floors, 1 over, 3 under.

This two columns require Open for Business (cloned from the "Simply Round Column by Right Angle Industries"). Let's see this pictures ^^.

Like I said, the column goes through the deck under it and it looks like deck's pillar. As you can see, the water is not a problem... mountain either ^^.


This two arches were made to use with the columns. And with the wallpaper I use, this is nice :

With the column, the arch looks like a simple beam, the same of the wallapaper. So, the illusion is perfect .

The two arches does not require any EP (cloned from the french arch).

The result is nice, aren't it ?


P.S. : I guess you are wondering why my deck does not have pillars. Well, I made new one. It's easy, you have just to edit the 'deckfoundations' script. I attached it, you have to put it in "C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\TS Data\Res\Catalog\Scripts". But please, make a save of your 'deckfoundations' script. I don't want to crash your game ^^'.
In the game, you will see two new icons in the deck and foundation section (straight and diagonal). I don't know why but the icons are ones of the pool but the tool works perfectly (well in my game, if not in yours, delete my deckfoundations.txt and replace yours).

Polygon Counts:
Arches : Faces=72 ; Vertices=144
Straight Column : Faces=238 ; Vertices=181
Column for deck : Faces=952 ; Vertices=724

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

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. If you want to have a new deck without pillar, you have to put the "deckfoundations.txt" file in "C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\TS Data\Res\Catalog\Scripts".

But please, make a save of your own 'deckfoundations' script. I don't want to crash your game ^^'.

Need more information?

Please read to ensure correct installation of this item!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
deckfoundations_txt.rar | This script will add a new deck without pillar. Remember to save yours before place mine in the scripts folder.

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 5,019 · 25th Jun 2010
1.2 KB 5,019 25th Jun 2010

Size: 61.2 KB · Downloads: 10,335 · 30th Apr 2009
61.2 KB 10,335 30th Apr 2009

Size: 27.7 KB · Downloads: 10,719 · 30th Apr 2009
27.7 KB 10,719 30th Apr 2009

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 Open for Business

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Tags: #column, #japanese, #japan, #asia, #asian, #arch, #deck, #pillar, #thejim07