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Testers Wanted: **FIXED** Floor length vertical blinds

by boblishman Posted 27th Feb 2005 at 9:25 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2005 at 12:00 PM by boblishman : uploaded new fixed files
87 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 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.
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Updated 27th June 05:
Thanks to Jwoods who has reduced the polygon count for these blinds:

Old ploygon count: over 10,000 (sorry!!)

New Polygon count : 2919 (still quite high...but MUCH better than before - thanks JWoods!!)

My apolgies to the 6758 :confused: people who have downloaded the very high polygon ones...I made these back in the days before we knew about ploygon limits!

Filenames and GUID's have been kept the same so they will simply overwite your previous downloads and use and recolours you may already have. There is no need to reinstall the the recolours...only the 'master files'

If you have not downloaded these before, just place all the files in your downloads folder.



***FIXED*** 2nd March 2005***

Would you please (re)test these new FULL length vertical Blinds for me please?

These have been (re-)made with SimPE v.22 so are 'EP2' format (more stable) and fully recolourable.

The zip file contains ALL the files you NEED. Put them ALL in your downloads folder. If you don't want any of the recolours, just delete them whilst in buy mode in the catalogue by putting them in the dustbin... :argh: [DONT DELETE THE WHITE ONES...they are the 'master' file. If you do...they will ALL disappear!]

Recolours: Use the "bobl_longverticalblinds_270205.package" ... not the diagonal one.
***However, you will need THIS packages AND the diagonal package [bobl_longverticalblinds_diag270205.package] together with your recolour package to use in the game. ****

[This is because objects that can be placed on diagonal walls need TWO 'master' files (one for straight walls and one for diagonal walls) in order to work. Recolours however, 'lend' their new colours to these packages, so you only need to make ONE file (from the 'bobl_longverticalblinds270205.package'). ]

Now, before anyone (else) asks... about posting recolours. I'm NOT being precious about my designs, but please, have the courtesy to ASK me before you POST any recolours, (either here or anywhere else).

Firstly, ALL my objects are BETA objects, and (once again) should NOT be posted to other websites without a disclaimer.
I think it is wrong and unfair to allow people to download files to their game which are NOT certified, and therefore *could* cause problems with their game without telling them so clearly BEFORE they download.
Many websites dont say this... and I think it's not only wrong, but down right irresponsible.

I will NOT give permission to any website that requires a subscription or payment of any kind to make a download of this or ANY of my objects. Please, if you see one of my things out there, let me know. I make these objects for you guys, because you are kind enough to risk your game and test them for me. They are your reward for helping me to learn.

I make these objects for people to ENJOY, not for other people to profit from. I do not wish to make any cash from them, especially as many of them are not perfect packages!!

These things take a LOT of time (my brain hurts! ...often) ... so all I ask is a little courtesy.

If yours is a 'free' website I'm almost certain to say 'yes' ...unless all you did was a lousy 'colourise' the entire texture file. Please, when recolouring...I have clearly marked which areas are which...please dont spoil the design by having everything all the same colour....it's just boring!!. Make the stick, beads and rail different shades of your base colour/texture ... or choose a single colour from your pattern/texture or even use a different 'complimentary' colour...and please...leave the brackets silver or white...I've never seen them any other colour.... Anyway, have fun ... but remember to ASK before you POST recolours.
...phew! ...
thanks!! :howdy:


Anyhow, these new blinds should keep your Sims happy from prying eyes...

Please let me know if you have any other problems with them....

Thanks for testing

Bob

p.s. I wasn't going to bother making these, but ilikefish's comment on my Straight Curtains post was so nice...how could I refuse... enjoy them ilikefish! :howdy:




**************UPDATE 2ND MARCH******

The previous download here was flawed. Nothing that would harm your game, but there were problems with colours reverting back to the Maxis originals, and long blinds turning into SHORT blinds (if you had both sets installed). Thanks to Numenor (the Great) these have been fixed. Without his help I would have given up on these blinds (and my curtains) a long time ago. This guy spends so much time helping us that I think you owe HIM the courtesy of asking HIS permission as well as mine if you want to post recolours. Anyway, thanks Numenor....your the master!



Finally, a big thanks to didi_sim for her post. She brought the problem to my attention and is indeed a 'true tester' :clap:




Bob



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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 2
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BobL_EP2_Floorlength_Vertical_Blinds_colourenabled_remade June05.zip

Size: 292.9 KB · Downloads: 28,293 · 27th Jun 2005
292.9 KB 28,293 27th Jun 2005
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Field Researcher
#76 Old 6th Jul 2005 at 8:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by boblishman
Thank you Numenor ... you don't know what that means to me. But I couldn't have done it without your encouragement and help. YOU are the master in my eyes!!

(hope that wasn't over the top....but it's true!)

As for having nothing more to learn on this subject ..... whooa.... I feel like such a novice when I read your posts ... but step by step I think I'm getting there....

thanks again!


:jaw: Two great artists together :bow:

I would like also to take the chance to thank the artists for their great works they had brought to us in such desinsterested way. Specially to these persons who are non-English speaking and don't have dollars to suscribe to pay sites. :agree:

A thousand thanks to everyone! :dsausage: :cdance: :banana:
Test Subject
#77 Old 12th Jul 2005 at 9:58 PM
these look good, thank you
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 16th Jul 2005 at 10:53 AM
Hiya :howdy:

After the the Straight curtain set which i recoloured i have now a new set with recoloured Vertical Blinds for you. You can get the blind in 18 colours and i hope there is a colour you like :O)
Again a big THANK YOU to Boblishman for this great work!

Enjoy :smash:

Piggi's Sims


Hugs Piggi ^(°oo°)^

>> Piggi's Sims <<
Test Subject
#79 Old 27th Oct 2005 at 8:57 PM
you are the best !!!!
this is cool! thankss
Test Subject
#80 Old 21st Dec 2005 at 11:13 AM
wew, i've been looking for this, thanks...
Scholar
#81 Old 1st Jul 2006 at 4:08 PM
Brilliant, thanks

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

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Field Researcher
#82 Old 4th Jul 2006 at 1:58 PM
Fabulous, thank you

To err is human. To forgive is divine. Sometimes:)
Field Researcher
#83 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 10:51 PM
Thank you, they are just great.
Test Subject
#84 Old 11th Mar 2008 at 10:00 PM
Thank you so much! I can finnaly put something in my virtual house that is actually there, Thank you so much!!!
Test Subject
#85 Old 13th Mar 2009 at 11:59 PM
Thanks a lot for these! I knew I could count on someone to have made some nice vertical blinds. :D
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#86 Old 1st Dec 2012 at 7:13 AM
Lovely,I've always loved blinds
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#87 Old 11th Jan 2014 at 10:45 PM
Haven't tried it yet but confident it'll work. Cheers!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#88 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 8:13 PM
Thank you ! :)
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