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Enhancing facades

by nanisim Posted 1st Feb 2010 at 7:56 PM
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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.

Each missed thing in Sims3 become a new must-to-do for me. As long as we can see overstuffed windows in rabbitholes our poor sims homes look so naked...

Hope you like and enjoy this simple lintel to transform a humble abode in a decent urban traditional house. Not only for outdoor sights! you can use it as a cornice over curtains or over mantles, as you can see in the pic below.

Two recolorable channels and two carved texture layers to play with, simulating plaster, marble or wood.

Price and catalog description

You'll find it under curtains in Buy Mode Decoration Catalog. Cloned from the curtain Loft of Base Game, instead I have installed and fully patched up to World Adventures, but I think it should work for BGame only players. My apologies if it is not useable by someone. Priece: 155 simoleons.

Polygon Counts:
259 vertex
236 faces

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the toolmakers and developpers for Sims3 that help people like me, who nothing understand of bits, numbers, codecs and so but want to make a contribution with imagination and artistic feelings.

Style: Antique
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
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Size: 216.9 KB · Downloads: 6,595 · 1st Feb 2010
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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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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
Rogue Redeemer
retired moderator
#3 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 8:54 PM
Perfect for my french city, thanks so much for this wonderful creation!
Test Subject
#4 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 9:51 PM
Love it. Adore it. Stoked. Going to build now! Thanks!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 12:50 AM
I really appreciate your comments and, yes, it seems that Anubis and I had a telepathic feeling thinking in victorian!
This mesh is one of the most liked of my own and it has been worked and reworked thousand times trying to improve it.
Thanks to you all.
Wiki Wizard
#6 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 8:39 AM
neat idea, these are really nicely done, thanks

It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
#7 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 10:54 AM
Its just a magnificent present for someone half asleep with a (late) morning coffee....Our simmies will now be proud of their facades.You have -once more- made an amazing work.Thank you so much for sharing this great creation.
#8 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 6:42 AM
Stylish and sophisticated! Thank you
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 8:30 PM
Ninotchka, I was thinking in some of your french buildings. Don't forget to put this in next creation, please!
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Feb 2010 at 12:14 PM
Thank you deeply! ^^
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Feb 2010 at 7:17 PM
Thank you! Do I need a special program to add this house to my game?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 13th Feb 2010 at 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by Athena*Onyx
Thank you! Do I need a special program to add this house to my game?

Download it and follow the instructions. If you don't feel comfortable installing it manually try with the Delphy Multiinstaller.
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 2:10 AM
Oh my gosh, thank you so, so much! It's like you read my mind. I really needed this! I am terrible at building (and any sort of creation, really), so this will help me out a whole lot! Especially since I am trying to build the Sheffield New York townhouse from The Nanny (yes, everyone, you can point and laugh at me now ;-)). It was impossible to make their house without these decorative features, both for the inside and out. Now my creation might look at least slightly more accurate (if only I knew what I was doing, heh), so I am so grateful to you! :-D
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 7:56 PM
Default Delphy's Sims3 Dashboard & façade files
Hi, Nanisim.
I wanted to ask you about these, because I love the look of them!

When running Delphy's Sims3 Dashboard, of the three included objects, only the nanilintel "checked out". Both the nanifrenchconsole2bg and the nanibalcony9 were marked as corrupt/empty, and Dashboard's automatic "fix" couldn't resolve the problem. It seemed that one of the files was being classified as a CAS part (by the Dashboard). I'm not sure why this would happen, since it seems to be working for others who have downloaded it. The nanilintel shows up in my game and works just beautifully!
Is there some setting I should change in my game, or should I try uninstalling the nanilintel and re-downloading the entire rar package? I tried removing the three files (unpacked) from the game content, and then adding them back as well as refreshing the Dashboard each time to reflect each step...

Please let me know if you have any ideas for me to try. Thanks!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 12:37 AM
A CAS part? I'm very shocked, Niralyn. I always run my objects through the Dashboard before to post in here and I haven't seen any corrupt files of my own. Let me know if you find some troubles when in game, please.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 7:31 PM
OMG thankyou! I'm building Paris. (The City! =DDD) And these will definitely be loved.