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USCC: Shorter Storybook Windows

by DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo Posted 24th Sep 2013 at 7:21 AM - Updated 24th Sep 2013 at 6:56 AM by DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo
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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.
Konnichiwa! I have something very special for you today. Something I worked really, really hard on. My very first meshes!

Now, I rather like these windows. They are cute. But they are so big, they are much better suited for stores (they are from Open for Business after all). If you put them in a kitchen with the counter in front, you see the back of the counter when you look inside! Houses ARE NOT built like that last time I checked. So I raised up the bottom to meet the counters. Then I made more with a bottom raised above them. So you can pick which one you like. Diagonals are included as well.
Plus, these won't overwrite the originals so there is room for both in your game! Best of all, they get all their textures from the maxis ones, including recolors. (Yay repository technique!) Thus they have the same subsets as the original. One for the frame, and one for the window.

Before we continue, I would like to take time to give an extra special shout out to the wonderful, incredible, and PATIENT Leefish. Without her help, these windows would not exist. So I extend my gratitude for helping me with the issues and allowing me to complete this project. Even though she hates these windows, Leefish helped me figure out the problems. Give her a round of applause!

'Tis part of the Ultimate Storybook Completor Collection. Here are the other parts of the set.
-Sims99Fanatic kitchen set-
-My build set recolors-
-My recolors of her kitchen set to match my build set-
-My lights to match everything-
-The first set of walls and floors I made-
-Beds and bedding-
If you have an idea on a good mesh to use for another part of the set, please let me know! Your ideas and comments are much appreciated!

Fleur de Glee Mini Storybook-shorter/-even shorter:
My game description: This lovely window is for when your normal windows are reaching past your countertops in the kitchen. Tisk, tisk, that just won't do. That won't do at all. Magic wands were waved and fairy dust was sprinkled to bring you this new and improved Storybook Window. No longer shall you peek in from the outside only to see the back of your counter. NO LONGER!
Polycount: 1026
Price: 205 Simoleons
Location: With the windows in build mode, just where it belongs.

Fleur de Glee Storybook-shorter/-even shorter:
My game description: Is your normal Fleur de Glee going below your counters? Does it look ridiculous? Well today, I present to you, a window that does not have that issue as it ends higher up! AKA, Shorter!
Polycount: 1278
Price: 265 Simoleons
Location: With the windows in build mode, just where it belongs.

Polygon Counts:
Fleur de Glee Mini Storybook-shorter/-even shorter: 1026
Fleur de Glee Storybook-shorter/-even shorter: 1278

Additional Credits: SimPE Photoshop
IgnorantBliss for two of their tutorials
Other wonderful tutorials on this site

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 Open for Business
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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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Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 24th Sep 2013 at 8:21 AM
Well done at getting these finished and uploaded. You should be proud.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Sep 2013 at 11:26 PM
Ah that's funny. Just a few days ago, as I was building a new house, I examined these windows, after I decided I needed to use something different (I always end up using these white basic windows -- always!). I don't personally have a crush on the stylish feminine design, but I thought they matched the personality of the Sim I was building the house for. But I ended up not using them when I notice how the bottom was way too low. After a few seconds, I concluded they were better for stores (and you just confirmed they are from OFB). Thanks for the job, I will revisit a recent house!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 25th Sep 2013 at 3:52 AM
Oh yay. Then you may want to look at the other expansions I have done for the set. Other colors and an assortment of other things. I am delighted I could help.

I am happy to hear any ideas for my Storybook expansion project, as well as open to others helping.
Also, check out my object recoloring tutorial.
#5 Old 25th Sep 2013 at 6:39 AM
these will be really useful, I think.
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 25th Sep 2013 at 1:06 PM
Oh yes, can always use Maxis-match extension of sets - good job. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 26th Sep 2013 at 6:51 PM
Great! Thank you for doing what Maxis and EA didn't even think of. There are so many odss and ends that seem incomplete with them. Now this makes a set.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 5th Oct 2013 at 2:10 AM
These are very cute, however, these windows managed to crash my game twice today. I was building and decided to use the window that these are based off of, and in doing so had my game crash. After the second time I removed your windows from the downloads folder, loaded the lot, and attempted usage of the main window again. This time there were no hiccups, no problems, nothing. I can therefore conclude that there is something to the ones you made.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Oct 2013 at 9:39 AM
Hmmmmmm...... The first thing I would like you to try is putting them in the downloads folder 1 by 1 (2 by 2 technically due to diagonals) and see if it is a specific of the 4 that is causing the problem. The next I suppose would be is to do a conflicting GUID scan. I do not know of all the issues conflicting GUIDs can cause, but since it works fine in my game, then I figure there might be something in yours that it doesn't agree with.
How to scan~ According to the top here, game crashing can indeed happen with GUID conflicts.
Please let me know how it goes.

I am happy to hear any ideas for my Storybook expansion project, as well as open to others helping.
Also, check out my object recoloring tutorial.
Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd Jan 2014 at 10:31 AM
I downloaded the whole Storybook Set and it just looks amazing, a person with as much talent as you deserves all of my thanks, so Thank You So Much! I very much appreciate the work you have done :D The Walls and Floors are my favourite, oh and the neat job on that bedding :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 2:36 PM
Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 4:04 PM
Hello, firstly, thank you for all these amazing items! The storybook set is really cute, but it always felt kind of incomplete, so thank you for all your hard work!
However, I have had the same problem as Joselle had, where my game repeatedly crashed while using these windows. I narrowed it down to the "Storybook2tilewindowshorter" and "Storybook2tilewindow shorterDIAGONAL" files, and did a GUID scan with SimPE which showed a conflict with the "objects.package" in my installation folder ( ) so I don't think it's a conflict with another piece of CC?
Sorry this is so long, hopefully this information is useful to you. And again, thank you for making all these items!
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 1:09 PM
Konnichiwa! This colour is kawai desu ne? I need icecream colours. Can you do this? Junaichan
Test Subject
#14 Old 13th Oct 2018 at 11:50 AM
I really love these windows especially the fact that they pick up all the recolors I've downloaded for the original Storybook windows, thank you so much for that DoreMiFaSoLaTiDo!
But..I am having the same problem that Joselle and jaycravn reported and my SimPE scan showed the same conflict jaycravn described with the objects.package.
Does anyone know if there is a solution? A search in the "Object Creation Workshop & Repair Center" for 'storybook' didn't return any results and I'm too much of a noob to recognize this problem in other posts, so...
If someone could point me in the right direction I would be so grateful! I want to keep these windows and am prepared to put some time and effort into it if need be.
Thanks in advance!
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator
#15 Old 24th Oct 2019 at 1:18 AM
If anyone is having the reported problem with the Shorter 2 Tile Window, I can report it was a GUID conflict (though I thought it couldn't be) and I posted a fix on my own site here:

It's only the 2-tile shorter window that is affected and it's only those files I have edited and uploaded there. If you want the full set, you need to download the files from this thread and then the fix from my site - letting my files overwrite the originals. I didn't change the file names.

I no longer come over to MTS very often but if you would like to ask me a question then you can find me on tumblr or my own site tflc. TFLC has an archive of all my CC downloads.
I'm here on tumblr and my site, tflc