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Second Empire Window Expansion Set

by leefish Posted 29th Jun 2009 at 8:53 PM - Updated 9th Mar 2012 at 10:54 PM by leesester
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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.
Well, all I can say is FINALLY. Making this window has been a nightmare from start to finish, but I wanted it for my game, so I made it. And now it is finished, I have to admit I like it, a lot.

When I first saw this window in the Mansion and Garden Stuff Pack I thought it was the ugliest thing I ever saw, but in retrospect, that was the door, which I will remake too. I saw the windows used on a house upload from HP and I thought, hmm, not so bad after all, so here they are:

3 windows, with straight and diagonal versions.

I made a 1 tile version of the two tile window (I heard a while ago that Shakeshaft at TSR has also made one - I guess she did it the same way I did - I dont have a copy of her window as I dont pay for CC, so I cant check that) and 2 counter windows, which is what was really missing IMO.

The counter windows DO sit below the worktop - see pic - but if you use a worktop no splash back then it is perfect height. If with a splashback at least they dont cut in.

I did this deliberately so the outside did not look daft. It is not a FAIL.

Prices and recolours
1 tile full length window = 210 simoleons
2 tile short window = 260 simoleons
1 tile short window = 200 simoleons

The counter windows are counter friendly (see pic) and do not look too bad from outside. In case you wonder why they are all different heights etc, I used the small white sticky out decorative edge on the window to line them all up as that looked best IMO.

As always, repository windows, with any recolours of the original that you may have in your DLs folder. Come with diagonal and straight versions, enjoy!!

Polygon Counts:
Poly counts are for straight and diagonal versions

Bay View 1 Tile Window = 1081 polys
Bay View 1 Tile Counter Window = 1081 polys
Bay View 2 tile Counter Window = 2040 polys (same as Maxis - sorry)

Additional Credits:
SimPE, the tutorial writers, Sixty-ten at awesims who has the MOST GORGEOUS wood siding recolours available for free download (used in pic), HP for making the house that made me appreciate these windows, all the people who have downloaded my stuff - you keep taking 'em, I'll keep making 'em - and MTS for being a great place to learn and share and hang out.

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 + 1 SPs
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Mansion and Garden.rar

Size: 147.6 KB · Downloads: 10,167 · 29th Jun 2009
147.6 KB 10,167 29th Jun 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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 4th Mar 2010 at 9:17 PM
Lovely lovely loved it!
I love using the set. the set appealed to me, maybe becaz its pretty and purple. i love arches. too many of my house have boring rectangle windows.
Test Subject
#27 Old 14th May 2010 at 10:22 PM
Thank you for sticking with it, because it is truly a beautiful set
Field Researcher
#28 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 3:38 AM
Thank you so much! I was just building a house where I needed these, and I was really hoping someone had made a 1-tile version.
Test Subject
#29 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 3:56 PM
The Second Empire Set is my favorite of all the architecture in TS2, so thank you for making what Maxis should have!
Top Secret Researcher
#30 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 4:59 PM

After all this time I decided to build something different last night, and after spending nearly half an hour searching the build catalogue for one-tile window I was surprised to see EAtards hadn't included one. Thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#31 Old 15th Apr 2011 at 7:02 PM
I'm always looking for counter-friendly windows, these look great!
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