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3 Extended windows for thicker walls

by Lisen801 Posted 14th Jul 2010 at 7:14 AM - Updated 9th Jun 2012 at 3:15 PM by Lisen801
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 3 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.
Updated for Pets and patch 1.31 and tested in game

Yes I think the walls looks too thin and the windows don't look so good in the game. After experimenting with arches I tried the same with windows and found it works. Here´s the difference between EA's original and the extended one.



I found it much more good looking. From the outside you can't see any change at all.



I tried to add some slots in the window for placing of some objects as flowers and from inside it looks very good. The problem is that the objects placed there falling outside the window when looking from the outside. So I just rejected the idea.



I did the same with the colonial window, which I think is good for castles and the French Arch Window which is a 2-tile window. It works also.

I've been testing these in game and don't found any problems but who know? Let me know if it doesn't work or give problems.

Installation

Just extract and put in your package folder.
Uninstall - just remove.

This is standalone objects and dont replace anything.

Single Window: 80$
Colonial: 95$
French: 195$


Polygon Counts:
Single window: 300 vertices and 146 faces
Colonial: 610 vertices and 334 faces
French: 853 vertices and 733 faces.

Additional Credits:
I thank the developers of S3OC and S3PE and all the autors of different tutorials here and there.

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 World Adventures
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Lisen_ExtendedWindows.7z

Size: 117.6 KB · Downloads: 3,225 · 9th Jun 2012
117.6 KB 3,225 9th Jun 2012
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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Scholar
#2 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 10:53 AM
Like the arches, good work!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 2:30 PM
Thank you! The illusion of thicker walls will make castles and stone-walled homes look so much more realistic! Great idea and beautiful work!
Test Subject
#4 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 4:41 PM
Are you possibly going to do other windows too? These are awesome, but I don't really use these types of windows in my game.
Test Subject
#5 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 5:16 PM
They are great!
But... can you upload it as a rar or zip file? I cannot open .7z's and don't want to install any new software just to unpack one file.
Instructor
Original Poster
#6 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 5:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mertana
They are great!
But... can you upload it as a rar or zip file? I cannot open .7z's and don't want to install any new software just to unpack one file.




Hi

I think 7z-files can be opened with your rar extractor

Lisen
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 6:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisen801
I think 7z-files can be opened with your rar extractor

I quess they cannot. I see something like this when I try:

I could translate it as: "Error. C:\ Documents blebleble... The archive has wrong format or is broken" and I think "format" (7z, rar, zip) is the problem since the icon looks like this: when all other archive files icons are:
Instructor
Original Poster
#8 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 6:37 PM
mertana

I downloaded the file from MTS and it works. 7z is a WinRAR arcive.
Try to download again and let me know if it works.

/Lisen
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 6:59 PM
What a clever idea! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 8:00 PM
This is the biggest mindfrig ever o_________o I still don't understand how this is even possible, LOL.
Anyways, -downloads-

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Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 8:37 PM
You've made me happy! I've wanted something like this for soo long I didn't think it would even be possible, thanks!
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 9:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisen801
I downloaded the file from MTS and it works. 7z is a WinRAR arcive.
Try to download again and let me know if it works.


I downloaded it a few times.

But I finally found out what was the problem - my WinRAR.
I have been using an old version of WinRAR (from 2 years ago). I downloaded the latest version and I can open the file now.
I quess I have to update the "instalation of winrar" file in my "instalation files to use after system reinstall" folder (My internet is too slow to download everything again and again so I keep instalation files on one of my "no-Windows" hard drive partitions).
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 1:28 AM
Those are amazing! My family and I are shockers for having cluttered windowsills, and in the game I kinda missed that without really knowing it.

Thankyou so much!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 8:14 AM
7z is not a WinRAR format of archive. It is custom format of 7zip archiver, which is free (WinRAR - FYI - isn't) and more efficient.
Scholar
#15 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 8:48 AM
ADORE your windows.You had a great idea and this is a great creation.My next castle will have them.A big thank you.
Instructor
#16 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 8:08 PM
Would love to see more windows like this! Thanks so much! Its brilliant!
Instructor
#17 Old 26th Aug 2010 at 4:20 PM
WOW ! ! ! ! ! This is the most amazing thing I've seen done with objects. WOW! ! ! Brilliant, spectacular work. Thank you, thank you.
Instructor
Original Poster
#18 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 12:28 AM
Thank you for your nice comments. I'm working on a set of windows, Maybe I uplod later
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Sep 2011 at 11:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by des-demmonia
7z is not a WinRAR format of archive. It is custom format of 7zip archiver, which is free (WinRAR - FYI - isn't) and more efficient.


Actually, you can use WinRAR to unzip 7z. 7-Zip, is a file you can associate with WinRAR. It's in settings, under the Integration tab.

Mertana, You probably didn't even need to update WinRAR either. 7-Zip, was probably not ticked off in your associate files tab.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#20 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 12:50 PM
REALLY NICE. I APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK...
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 27th Apr 2015 at 11:14 PM
*SMOOCHES*
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 4th May 2015 at 3:13 PM
Thanks