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NOW the windows are dirty! (And others) ~Privacy Film Recolors~

by mustluvcatz Posted 19th Mar 2011 at 7:42 PM - Updated 20th Mar 2011 at 6:40 PM by Delphy
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text 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.
CatOfEvilGenius had some good ideas for recolors of my privacy film meshes and those got my imagination going for..all of 5 minutes. In those 5 minutes, I managed to come up with 12 recolors...



There are really only 6 recolors since there are 2 versions of each, but when the math is all done and said- it still amounts to 12 recolors. As a result of my usual absent-mindedness, some of the files aren't clearly named. So here's a list to help you out if there are any you want to delete: (The other 4 are named clearly.)

Forest1 - Green
Forest2 - Black and white
Screen1 - Smaller mesh
Screen2 - Larger mesh
Stars1 - Bluer background
Stars2 - Black background
Grime1 and 2 - are so similar I forgot which is which, lol

You will need the meshes for these to show up in your game.

Additional Credits:
PhotoShop CS2; SimPE; MaryLou, Moune, Plasticbox, Kate from Parsimonious, fway, pixelhate and a couple others I've forgotten (sorry!) for the cc used in my screenshots - Thank You!

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MLCPrivacyFilmRecols.rar | Recolors only. No meshes.

Size: 970.0 KB · Downloads: 6,685 · 19th Mar 2011
970.0 KB 6,685 19th Mar 2011
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#2 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 9:25 PM
Newspaper! Nice. :D
Bowties are cool.
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#3 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 10:39 PM
Wow, that looks fantastic!!
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#4 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 10:54 PM
I'm really enticed to load TS2 just to build something with these.
Former Hamster
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#5 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 11:01 PM Last edited by mustluvcatz : 19th Mar 2011 at 11:13 PM.
Thanks. COEG- I'm hoping someone can take the newspaper idea a step or three farther than I did. Lazy MLC is lazy, heehee.

fway- Do it. You know you wanna!
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#6 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 11:20 PM
Very good, thank you!
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#7 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 10:22 AM
You did a great job on these!
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 1:57 PM
I've a feeling these are soon going to become an essential part of all my lots. Great idea and great recolours!
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#9 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 8:52 PM
Very nice!! I love the dirty & the newspaper! Great Idea. thank you very much!
Undead Molten Llama
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#10 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 5:26 PM
God, I love these things. I'm using them in practically all my lots now, particularly because I seem to have this strange aversion to curtains...

Also, people smarter than me probably already figured this out, but I wanted to say that these work really nicely on glass doors, as well, if you want to add patterns to the glass bits. When I tried it, I thought that maybe it wouldn't "move" when the door was opened, so that it would be visible inside the "wall" when the door was opened. I was willing to live with that, just because it looked so nice with the door closed. But it isn't visible when the door is open, and Sims walk through it just fine, too. Yay!
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#11 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 5:37 PM
Thanks all for the comments, and you're welcome.

iCad- really? Really, really? Awesome! I knew a sim would still walk through the door, but I didn't know you wouldn't be able to see these while they're doing it. Why didn't I know that? Because I didn't try it out, lol. To me these are mainly for windows..but now..yeah..*runs off to try it out*
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#12 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 5:40 PM
Yes - I tried the long panel on some glass doors - they worked great
Undead Molten Llama
#13 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
iCad- really? Really, really? Awesome! I knew a sim would still walk through the door, but I didn't know you wouldn't be able to see these while they're doing it. Why didn't I know that? Because I didn't try it out, lol. To me these are mainly for windows..but now..yeah..*runs off to try it out*


Really really. You've created something really useful and versatile here. It's perhaps the CC object that I have used and will use most often, going forward. I didn't think that anything would ever take that title away from buggybooz's kitchens but...Well, I think this will, because it's more universal even than those sets.

I've been messing with some initial attempts at stained and beveled glass recolors a bit...but so far they only look passable on windows/doors that are completely glass, not paned, and that fill the width of the tile, so they definitely have limits. But I think it should be possible to create some seamless patterns that will universally work, rather like the blocky one you have in this set. I need to work on making the "lead" look better, though...

I'm mostly found on (and mostly upload to) Tumblr these days because, alas, there are only 24 hours in a day.
Muh Simblr! | An index of my downloads on Tumblr.
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#14 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:49 PM
About the stained glass- I know. *sigh* Sometime soon, I hope to try to make some templates or something because I love stained glass. But for those to work properly I'm going to have to do unslaved versions. The curtain I cloned the meshes from won't work for that because the 2-tile is slaved to the 1-tile and I don't have the patience to add resources back into it. (If that's even possible.) Once I get some projects finished I'll be going back to the unslaved 2-tile mesh even if it means I'll have to learn to be patient.

That said: *Gorilla Glues buggy's title down* :D
Undead Molten Llama
#15 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
About the stained glass- I know. *sigh* Sometime soon, I hope to try to make some templates or something because I love stained glass. But for those to work properly I'm going to have to do unslaved versions. The curtain I cloned the meshes from won't work for that because the 2-tile is slaved to the 1-tile and I don't have the patience to add resources back into it. (If that's even possible.) Once I get some projects finished I'll be going back to the unslaved 2-tile mesh even if it means I'll have to learn to be patient.

That said: *Gorilla Glues buggy's title down* :D


*laughs* I'll keep track of kitchen vs. window film usage, and I'll let you know who comes out on top.

Hey, whenever you get to the unslaved version, it's all good. I've only been "testing" my results on a long one-tile window and Numenor's Wall-Windows, anyway, and so far...Well, they need work, just from a graphics point-of-view, any "technical" issues aside. My Photoshop action-writing needs work. But maybe by the time you get to the unslaved mesh, I'll be able to create something somewhat decent-looking. Here's hoping, anyway.

I'm mostly found on (and mostly upload to) Tumblr these days because, alas, there are only 24 hours in a day.
Muh Simblr! | An index of my downloads on Tumblr.
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#16 Old 6th Apr 2011 at 10:17 PM
Great idea! They are perfect, thanks!
#17 Old 2nd May 2011 at 12:37 AM
I LOVE these. They are great for nearly every lot. 'How do you do that thing with the door?' And also 'Where did you get that sweet sofa?'
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#18 Old 1st Jun 2011 at 2:30 PM
these are awesome.
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#19 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 8:18 PM
I would have downloaded them if they were .zip files
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#20 Old 11th Sep 2012 at 8:26 PM
I didn't download these all that long ago, but already they've become one of my absolute favorite things to use for building. They are just so well done (especially the screening!) and they've increased my building joy by a solid 80%. Thank you for this amazing thing!!!