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Featured upload! Torrox Spanish/Southwestern Build Set Part 1 - Master Objects

by moune999 Posted 12th Aug 2010 at 2:36 AM - Updated 3rd Dec 2010 at 9:45 PM by moune999
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Proudly presenting my summer holiday project: A large set of Spanish/Southwestern inspired build mode items and other architectural objects. Doors, windows and archways. Ledges, shutters, beams and bars to customize your windows. Walls and floors. Stairs, fences and borders.Wall cut-outs and window sills with slots. And possibly even more to come in the future.

If you would like to have any of all that you should start here and download these two master objects – a two storey window with a support beam above it and a fake staircase/balcony with lots of room for plants and decorative pots.

All the rest of the items in this set (except walls, floors and fences) are linked to these two objects and won’t work without them. At the same time if you recolor the two master objects you will have recolored more than 50 slave objects in one go. As a practical detail the staircase/balcony can be easily recolored to match almost any wall you’d want to use – and with it the real staircase, the window ledges and the wall cut-outs from other parts of the set. See explanation of how to do this below.

Of course I’ve made some recolors to start out with. Here’s the window mesh and its six recolors:

And here’s the fake staircase/balcony mesh with its recolors. There are seven of the wall/plaster texture – they match the walls in part 4 of this set – and seven of the metal railing – including a transparent one which makes the railing disappear.

Oh, and before I forget: The stairs/balcony has 12 slots where you can place lamps, plants and other deco objects. It fits all counter-height windows.

To help keeping track of things, here's a list of what the Torrox Spanish/Southwestern Build Set consists of so far:

Part 1 – Master objects
Part 2 – Windows, Doors and Archways
Part 3 – Window Accessories
Part 4 – Walls and Floors
Part 5 – Staircases
Part 6 – Fences and Borders
Part 7 – Wall Cut-outs and Accessories
Part 8 – Privacy Window with Accessories
Part 9 – Columns

The collection file includes all 9 parts of the set, except fences.


How to recolor the fake staircase/balcony to match almost any wall you’d like to use:

1) Open the wall you want to use in SimPE and extract the texture. If it’s a Maxis wall you’ll have to make a clone in HomeCrafter first.

2) Use a graphics program to change the size of the extracted texture to 256 x 512 pixels.

3) Make a recolor of the ‘Wall’ subset of the staircase/balcony and import the texture into it.

4) And voila, the staircase/balcony should now match your wall – and so should the real staircase in part 5 of this set and the wall cut-outs in part 7.

5) Please note that not all walls work equally well as recolors. Finely patterned wallpapers and tiled walls might not look as good as plaster and painted walls.


Catalogue placement:
Two storey window in Build Mode – Two storey windows at 213 simoleons
Fake staircase/balcony in Decorative – Miscellaneous at 212 simoleons

Polygon Counts:
Two storey window – 828
Fake staircase/balcony – 789

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, UV Mapper, Photoshop

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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#76 Old 26th Feb 2016 at 3:52 AM
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#77 Old 20th Mar 2016 at 4:33 PM
Awesome! XD
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#78 Old 3rd May 2016 at 4:56 AM
Thanks a lot I like the floor to ceiling windows
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#79 Old 8th Jul 2016 at 11:01 AM
thanks :D
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#80 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 11:39 PM
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#81 Old 15th Sep 2016 at 2:09 AM
HOLY CROW Awesome job on this enormous undertaking Thank you
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#82 Old 13th May 2017 at 8:30 PM
I love southwest and Mediterranean type builds and this is Perfect!!!! Thank you so much!!!
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#83 Old 25th Oct 2017 at 11:26 PM
Always have loved this set, so glad it was made repository now that I'm getting back into playing the game, even if I stay out the community. Thanks so much, Moune! Somewhere, I still have the templates you gave me for working with this set, even though I've forgotten all I learned about doing my own content. Age is destroying my memory but that happens to us all.
#84 Old 10th Apr 2018 at 5:40 PM
Thank you
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#85 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 5:02 PM
Thanks for creating these sets! They've come in handy for my new series Carrer de Hebra .
#86 Old 12th Jan 2020 at 7:29 AM
Thanks!This will work well in my BACC game.
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#87 Old 9th Apr 2020 at 5:53 AM
Wish I could of downloaded the house and have everything! My goodness.
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