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The "PURDY PERGOLA" ~ New Build Mode Object ~ in 4x4 and 5x5 tile sizes

by SimFused Posted 8th Nov 2014 at 9:09 AM - Updated 13th Nov 2014 at 7:58 AM by SimFused : To reword title
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 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.
Hello to All,

This is our new, basegame-compatible creation called the "Purdy Pergola", which comes in two sizes - 4x4 (16-tile footprint) and 5x5 (25-tile footprint). It was intended to be placed outside on the Sim's estate, but we knew that someone may want to do otherwise and that's okay, too. In addition to ground placement, it can be placed on a foundation and is the full height of a Maxis wall - three tiles high. By design, the four post tiles allow for another object to be placed there, in case you want to dress it up with some hedges or plants. It's perfect for an outdoor dining space, a cemetery, a wedding, a quiet game of chess or just a pretty spot in your Sim's garden - the possibilities are many! The sims can walk or sit under it, but they won't walk through the posts.

The textures used were made to match the Maxis wooden stairs featured in the basegame - the colours are Deck (default Brown Stairs), Chic, Green (Arboreal Stairs), Loft (Country Stairs) and Steadfast. They are all included in the mesh package for your convenience. The posts can be retextured separately for even more design choices!

We hope you enjoy using our Pergolas,
Debra and Michelle

Very Low Polys for a multi-tile object:
Pergola XVI (16) = 248 (with groundshadows)
Pergola XXV (25) = 332 (with groundshadows)

Price: §300 for the 16-tile pergola and §450 for the 25-tile pergola

Found in the Build Mode Catalogue -> Miscellaneous -> Columns

Number of Subsets: 2 (The horizontal top beams and the vertical posts)

Polygon Counts:
Very Low Polys for these multi-tile objects:
Pergola XVI (16) = 248 (with groundshadows)
Pergola XXV (25) = 332 (with groundshadows)

Additional Credits:
(And many Thanks!)

Echo -> Tutorials: Fixing the Footprint (or, stop walking through my object!) ->
IgnorantBliss -> Tutorials: Adding a subset to an object (and making it recolorable) ->
Kestin -> "Stair-Matchster" Wooden Floor with Matching Wall used in the screenshots ->
Macarossi -> The various beautiful flowers and plants used in our screenshots ->

MTS for hosting our creations ~ SimPE ~ CEP ~ MilkShape 3D ~ UVMapper Pro ~ GIMP ~ Maxis/EA Games

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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SimFused_dlb_04Nov2014_PurdyPergolaXVI_MESH.rar | Size 4x4 (16-tile Footprint)

Size: 66.2 KB · Downloads: 4,423 · 8th Nov 2014
66.2 KB 4,423 8th Nov 2014
SimFused_dlb_04Nov2014_PurdyPergolaXXV_MESH.rar | Size 5x5 (25-tile Footprint)

Size: 81.2 KB · Downloads: 4,673 · 8th Nov 2014
81.2 KB 4,673 8th Nov 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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staff: moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 10:16 AM
Ooh love it, thank you
Not actually evil.
#3 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 2:19 PM
I can't have one but my sims can. Oooooh, pretty pergola! How I want one!
Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 5:18 PM
Great item,Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 5:19 PM
Very cool, love it!
Forum Resident
#6 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 6:53 PM
Ooh, my RL patio has a pergola. Thank you for this!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 12:36 AM
Thank you, this looks great.
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 4:55 PM
This is AMAZING. I've wanted something like this for so long!! I love the name pergola, but have never seen it before. In southern Arizona where I'm from we call these "ramadas" :D
Field Researcher
#9 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 8:49 PM
Love this item and will use it often. Thank you both!
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 5:31 PM
What a great idea... thank you for this amazing new build mode item.
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 11:42 AM
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Jul 2015 at 11:01 PM
Nice! Thanks! ;)
Test Subject
#13 Old 24th Nov 2016 at 3:01 AM