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Picked upload! Half Walls, Seriously - Updated 24th Dec

by Flabaliki Posted 3rd Dec 2009 at 8:58 PM - Updated 12th Apr 2010 at 4:16 AM by Flabaliki
271 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 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.

Why? WHY!? Why did EA leave this out of the game? This has frustrated me since day one of The Sims 3, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, so that's exactly what I did, and of course shared with you guys . The half wall acts like an ordinary fence in The Sims 3, it is a fully Castable fence, so you will need to latest patches for your game if you don't own World Adventures (but please note: World Adventures is NOT required for this). The railing and wall itself are two seperate recolorable parts so you can make it match virtually any existing wall you have. It is also great with counters, it fits all the game ones perfectly so there is no chopping on anything of that nature . I guess that's all I need to tell you, enjoy!

(6.12.09) PLUS I brightened and re-sized the texture to fit very well with all patterns!

(24.12.09) PLUS I have run this package through Delphy's Blue Lot Fixer and patched up this package making sure it never causes any problems

Object Info
Item Name: Half Wall
Price: $35
Recolorable Channels: 2

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 198
Vertices: 350

Patch 1.7.9 OR World Adventures 2.2.8

Sorry to keep flip-flopping on you guys, but I'm back to using the .package file for this content, but please do note that a .sims3pack version of this is available at my website

Even though I'm back to .package it is the exact same content, just with a different in game thumbnail, it does the same thing and looks exactly the same, so don't be afraid

Created using TSR Workshop
Tags: #half, #wall, #modern, #contemporary, #color, #sims, #3

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 154.1 KB · Downloads: 63,868 · 3rd Dec 2009
154.1 KB 63,868 3rd Dec 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Top Secret Researcher
#251 Old 27th Jul 2010 at 12:58 AM
These are great, but there's something I'm going to be nitpicky about. I'm noticing now that the half walls only have two recolorable areas instead of 3. Wouldn't it be better if the "wall" part had two recolorable parts?

ETA: I know its a fence, but isn't there a way to add recolorable parts to an object?

Test Subject
#252 Old 30th Jul 2010 at 9:52 PM
Amazing, thank you so much
Test Subject
#253 Old 30th Aug 2010 at 1:25 AM
From all those who just download without thanking the creator:
"Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your creations with us!"
You creators are the whole reason "The Sims" legacy goes on.
Lab Assistant
#254 Old 8th Sep 2010 at 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by Chococat777
You win +1 internets. Finally I see the light...of half-walls!

Love these! Thanks, large!
Test Subject
#255 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 11:25 PM
Wow! At last! This was soooo needed! I thank you and my sims thank you, no more silly open fencing around stairways, they feel so much more secure.
Test Subject
#256 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 11:30 PM
Originally Posted by dizzysmile
You are GOD. I love you. <3 Thank you! I was so angry that they left this feature out! I think it's time for a fan-based EAxis mutiny plan. Who's with me?!

I'm with you!!! I hope I haven't missed the mutiny!
Test Subject
#257 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 7:26 AM
Just what I'm looking for! HUGE thanks!!! :D
Test Subject
#258 Old 28th Nov 2010 at 12:16 AM
...Lol EA added this to the 1.17 update. rofl.
Lab Assistant
#259 Old 30th Dec 2010 at 4:18 PM Last edited by Groosalugg : 30th Dec 2010 at 8:15 PM. Reason: correction
did you know that this one is better than the one EA made? try creating a corner with EA's half wall. If you look at it from top view there is something wrong with it, this is not an issue with Flabaliki's half wall.

Thanks 4 sharing ur Hard work of art w/us.
Field Researcher
#260 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 3:16 PM
Thanks! I missed half walls too, and needed them badly for my modern houses. They added some with LN, but I needed the simple ones, like you made.
Test Subject
#261 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 2:10 PM
Can't believe I didn't notice this at first, I mean, I have been searching in the game for a month after this, but NOW I found you, and you made my day happier.
Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#262 Old 19th Jun 2011 at 7:03 AM
Have my game fully patched, and this is still better than the original. TY :D
#263 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 10:38 PM
Really useful =) Thank you =)
Test Subject
#264 Old 30th Jul 2012 at 2:20 PM
I downloaded the half wall and i only got the bottom half wall not the top one which is what i was wanting so i would not have to use constrainfloorelevation all the time. Any suggestions?
Test Subject
#265 Old 10th Nov 2012 at 7:56 PM
It's really much more better than the one EA made; the game's half walls are so ugly at corners that I never use them. Thanks so much.
Test Subject
2nd May 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Test Subject
#266 Old 2nd May 2013 at 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Groosalugg
did you know that this one is better than the one EA made? try creating a corner with EA's half wall. If you look at it from top view there is something wrong with it, this is not an issue with Flabaliki's half wall.

I'm sure that's nice and all, but I don't build too much w/ half walls and if I do I generally don't create corners w/ them anyway so it's not something I really noticed :o Cool of you to point it out tho :D
Test Subject
#267 Old 3rd Jun 2013 at 12:41 AM
Originally Posted by Austin0331

ROFL, couldn't have said it better myself!

"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief." - William Shakespeare, Othello
Test Subject
#268 Old 11th Jun 2013 at 8:32 PM
Better Half walls than EA's!!
Thank you so much!!!
Test Subject
#269 Old 15th Nov 2014 at 11:55 PM
This is brilliant! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#270 Old 8th May 2015 at 5:04 AM
EA's half walls are seriously messed up when it comes to corners. I have no idea why they made them that way...they weren't like that in TS2. Downloading now!
Test Subject
#271 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 9:58 PM
This is an oldie but a goodie. I am looking through some of the older residential downloads, the modern ones and many of them include your half wall and must have "Just a column" column. Its so funny to see how much these two simple objects were so popular back in the day. Ah the memories! :)
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