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Picked upload! Tatami floors

by MShades Posted 15th Apr 2005 at 3:41 AM
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Here's some tatami for you to use!

Since tatami doesn't usually come in squares, it takes a little more care and planning to use. There are four files - north, south, east and west -
which, when used in combination create 1x2 rectangles. There's also a square piece to fill in any blanks and help create different mat arrangements.

They show up under "Carpet" in the game, but for some reason do not come grouped together. Haven't figured out the deal with that yet.... They're a
little expensive, but hey, so is tatami.

Feel free to make different color borders. I just ask for creator credit if they're going to be shared around.

Included in this .rar are some sample mat arrangements. Enjoy!

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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Size: 353.7 KB · Downloads: 8,151 · 15th Apr 2005
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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
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 3:51 AM
Oh these are nice, I've been wanting some real tatami. Thank you.

Also what about doing a recolor of the Echo's rug mesh with this texture? It could be one of those goza tatami style throw rugs. I had one of those when I lived in Japan because I was too poor to afford real tatami lol.
#3 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 4:40 AM
Thank you ,I love tatami floors.

Field Researcher
#4 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 9:51 AM
I'm a sucker for Japanese decor, I love them. Wonderful job! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 9:55 AM
Now this is great! I've been wishing for those! Thanks a lot!
#6 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 2:27 PM
very nice
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 2:47 PM
Thanks for this! :D
Forum Resident
#8 Old 15th Apr 2005 at 3:19 PM
I've been wanting the real Tatami floors for ages, thank you for these they are great.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Apr 2005 at 3:53 AM
Great job I was looking for stuff like this.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 16th Apr 2005 at 4:01 AM
This is nice! thank
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Apr 2005 at 1:22 PM
I love them! Final touch on my japanese home ^^
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th May 2005 at 6:41 PM
I've been needing some of these! They look great!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th May 2005 at 7:38 PM
Thank you! I've been looking for some of these, and they're perfect!
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Jul 2005 at 9:33 PM
Thank you thank you thank you! I've been looking everywhere for these too! =^.^=
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Aug 2005 at 12:01 AM
OMG! THank you so much! I've been looking all over for these! Thank you thank you thank you!
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Aug 2005 at 11:35 PM
btw, do you have walls to go with it? THe sims one looks more like doors.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Aug 2005 at 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by tofu_la_bam
btw, do you have walls to go with it? THe sims one looks more like doors.

I've been using the Japanese walls that I found on this site, and they seem to do okay, especially if you mix and match. The walls in my apartment are just a plain, white canvas texure. Pretty dull, but there you go. *smile*

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Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Oct 2005 at 6:33 PM
Thank you so much! This is just what I needed! Could you try making a Tatami bed? The bed where it's really just a rug that they sleep on? Thanks!
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 3:18 PM
Beautiful! I can finally start building a Japanese-style house. Tatami is not only a nice flooring, but a great measurement tool for Japanese architecture too!
#20 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 3:24 PM
MShades, thank you very much for these! I've been looking for them for some time now.

Test Subject
#21 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 4:45 PM
Yea! No more funny looking Japanese houses. Thanks a bunch!
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Mar 2006 at 12:20 PM
I thank you 1 million times, this is exactly what ive been looking for *praises*
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 6th Jul 2006 at 3:29 PM
Perfect for my Zen livingroom set! Thanks a million!

Wait... WHAT?!?!?
Test Subject
#24 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 8:58 PM
These look really good! The only problem though is I cant seem to download them... Would you mind re-uploading the .rar?
Test Subject
#25 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 7:13 PM
Realy nice, thanks . Love it. But I have a little problem with the south - mats, but I think I can deal with it! So, real thanks!