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Victorian Siding By Christine DV

by Christine11778 Posted 16th Jan 2010 at 10:53 PM - Updated 17th Jan 2010 at 1:56 AM by Christine11778
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
I decided to create these Victorian siding patterns because I absolutely loathe the siding that is in game. If I am not mistaken, the siding in game you cannot recolor the side molding separately or at all, which made little or no sense to me. There are four textures to this set, ranging from 1 to 3 recolorable pallettes. You may use these patterns for upload with a house to any Sims website. As always, I hope you and your Sims enjoy!
Happy Simming,

PS: These patterns can be found in the wood section of textures.

Additional Credits:
Delphy's Pattern Maker

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 11:48 PM
Christine, I'm so glad to see you creating for S3! My S2 game is loaded with your wonderful goodies and now I can decorate my S3 houses as beautifully...thanks!!
#3 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 1:16 AM
Your patterns are absolutely delightful.Thank you so much for sharing them.Big hugs.
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 3:02 AM
It's very pretty ! Now i can create my Victorian home ! Thanks Christine
#5 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 4:07 AM
My eternal THANKS! I love victorian homes and this was much needed!
#6 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 5:19 AM
thanks for sharing, good job
Veteran Finn
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#7 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 8:25 AM
Thank you!
#8 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 3:51 PM
This is fantastic! It will complete the perfect look for many houses!

Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#9 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 4:10 PM
Finally! Thanks so much for creating this. Wonderful dimension and feel - it's great!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 4:24 PM
Thanks so much, this is very much needed.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 5:06 PM
Thank you, looks very cute and Victorian. Would be perfect for my Victorian houses. (If I could just make the game work properly without spending a huge amount of my time maintaining it! )
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 6:53 PM
I think I love you for this xD
Thank youuuuu!

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#13 Old 17th Jan 2010 at 11:21 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

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#14 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:28 AM
Lovely, i really needed this! Thanks Christine.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 10:11 AM
Thank you so much for these beautiful patterns
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 12:15 PM
Nice to have an alternative to my heavily overused siding by nengi65 that has the recolorable trim. Now I can have TWO to overuse!
#17 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:33 PM
Thank you, Thank you. You are so right, the in game siding is ugly!!

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Jan 2010 at 10:58 PM
I love these patterns and have waited for Victorian style for awhile, so thank you. However I have tried to install these into my game several times and they won't install. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem.

Nevermind, the ones I had were sims packs, don't know how that happened. Anyway all is well now.
#19 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 8:38 AM
Very pretty and so useful! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 18th Jul 2010 at 2:22 PM
amazing cant wait for some more sims 3 content i like the houses in this picture if you could do some houses like that i would love it :D
Test Subject
#21 Old 1st Sep 2011 at 4:25 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. Would love to know the exact color value for the blue in the screenshots, I /need/ it for my house.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 5:08 PM
Can you do all 4 of these patterns again, but this time, with brick?
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 7:55 PM
This is a lovely set. I'm especially pleased that you included the choice with scrollwork down both sides. These one-panel pieces are so often left out of the Maxis sets, and they are essential for small bay windows and the like. Thanks again!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 29th Sep 2012 at 5:38 PM
Thanks for these lovely and useful patterns!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 10th Nov 2012 at 1:44 AM
Siding is kinda boring, until now. Nice work!! Thanks for sharing. [: