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Decorative "Dummy" Doors

by Ambular Posted 2nd Jun 2009 at 3:17 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2009 at 9:36 PM by AmberDiceless
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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.
06/05/09: Please note! I have now made new versions of these decorative doors that are repository-linked to matching real doors! Find them here: Keep reading for dummy door details.


Have you ever tried to build a Sim house based on a real house or house plan, only to run into trouble trying to place a door in a difficult spot where a Sim couldn't actually use it anyway? I have, and that's why I made these decorative "dummy" doors. Cloned from MaryLou's enhanced window templates, these authentic but non-functioning doors are perfect for tiny closets, doors that open onto nothing, back doors you'd prefer not to attract NPC's, and any other spots where you might need a door that's not really a door.

These "doors" can be placed much more freely than the real thing in tight areas and adjacent to other doors and objects. Unlike actual doors, they will not create indestructible floor tiles on either side of the wall. Sims will not attempt to go through them, though they might occasionally try to look through or clean them. (As an added bonus, I am assured by someone who knows these things that they consume fewer game resources than a usable door as well.)

The dummy door with window permits light to enter when placed on an exterior wall; the solid one does not.

Four meshes are included (two doors styles with straight and diagonal versions) and eight recolors. I left them in the catalog under windows so they cannot easily be mistaken for a regular door while building.

Polygon Counts:
valuedoor_dummy_window_diag: 500
valuedoor_dummy_window: 500
valuedoor_dummy_solid_diag: 504
valuedoor_dummy_solid: 504

Additional Credits:
Thanks to MaryLou for her helpful enhanced templates for windows:
Tags: #door, #dummy, #false, #fake, #faux

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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#2 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 5:32 PM
AHHHH! These are wonderful What a great idea OTL
those neighbors does annoy me much, man, front door please so thanks a lot!

...but because you've did such a good job would it be possible for you to use these texture and make real usable door too? i mean, who wouldn't want something matching?

anyway, love you! thank yoU!!

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#3 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 5:42 PM
what a smart idea!! will these colours be reusable at all on the base game value door? The frame looks a bit familiar........

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#4 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 8:01 PM
Brilliant idea, There have been loads of occasions I could have used these and now I have them, many thanks!
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#5 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 9:31 PM
Cool idea! Thanks for these! (they'd make great deco closets too, I'll bet)
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#6 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 10:06 PM
nice idea! And I think a sim starring at it like they do with windows would look funny. :D

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#7 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 12:47 AM
I've been yearning for someone to make a fake door for years! Thanks Amberdiceless!

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#8 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 3:02 AM
Thank you so much! These will come very useful in my game! :D
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3rd Jun 2009 at 9:14 PM
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#9 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 9:16 PM
thanks so much for these! i hate having to make apartments without back doors it looks weird
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#10 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 6:01 AM
I was thinking about this exact same thing the other day, and thought it might be impossible. But here you are and you made this object...
#11 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 5:35 PM
This is a great idea! Thank you for this creative solution!
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#12 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 2:34 AM
OMG! YOU ROCK! I have been looking for fake doors that weren't wall tiles, to use on Apartment lots that have garages, so it looks like they have a backdoor, but in reality it won't mess up the apartment zones.
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#13 Old 15th Jan 2015 at 3:27 AM
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#14 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 4:50 AM
I've had a minor issue with these. When I use the fake door on an apartment, to make it appear like a backdoor, the apartment is broken and unusable. So was this cloned from a door or a window?