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#1 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 3:03 AM Last edited by Elmigo : 29th Jul 2015 at 3:06 PM.
[CAW] Road Textures by Elmigo (v2.1 - latest - link updated 29-07-2015)
> Long Dashed Lines in CAW - Tutorial
> Perfect Highway Exit in CAW - Tutorial
> Create Street Details in Photoshop - Tutorial

If you ever feel like you are too limited if you're trying to create roads, this is the place to be. I have created loads of road parts. A huge pack including all you need: road textures, road details, sidewalk tiles, crosswalks, and all available for everyone. Yes, I'm aware of the fact that there already is a road texture pack around on the internet. This pack just contains more. Pretty much everything realistic that's possible. To give you a clear image of the content of the pack I'm offering, I've uploaded some images too (scroll down). Please note that the files offered in this package are just textures and details, so eye-candy only.

> DOWNLOAD (v2.1 - latest - link updated 29-07-2015)

To "install" these textures, put the downloaded file into the following folder and extract it:
Documents >> Electronic Arts >> The Sims 3 Create A World-Tool >> UserToolData >> SourceTextures
Updating an older version of this package? It is best to completely delete the older version before extracting this new one into that same folder.
Note: you might want to create a custom folder in here to extract this file.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for new road pieces, feel free to post it in the comments! I would love to try out new things. Please keep in mind that things such as text on the roads is not possible. Also have a look at one of the road detail (stripes) files in this package. This way you can get an idea of the possibilities, or create road details yourself. For a tutorial on how to do the long dashed lines on the road, see post #10 in this topic. A link to this post is on top of this post.

Latest v2.1
- Deleted an accidently created empty double side lines folder.
- Improved some textures for when you view your world in-game.

Outdated v2.0
- Custom content folder deleted, replacement added (keep reading).
- Improved folder structure to make finding the right file easier.
- Added road details for lines on just one side of the road added.
- Added road details for double lines on the side of the road added.
- Added road details for roads with bycicle strokes on one or both sides.
- Added road details for Dutch green zone (100KM/H zone) roads. (image)
- UsedStreetDetails.PSD file to create custom content using Photoshop!

Outdated v1.5
- Added: Custom content folder containing road line files for customization.
- Deleted: Double side line files (coming back later improved and in different folder).
- Improved folder structure to make it easier to find the file you're looking for.
- Added: New opacity file for sidewalks having most of the sidewalk invisible.


Forum Resident
#2 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 12:57 AM

Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
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#3 Old 12th Jan 2013 at 12:12 AM
@ auntielynds no problem, have fun
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 12th Jan 2013 at 5:14 PM
could u make the industrial crosswalk in late night (the yellow one) white?
Test Subject
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#5 Old 12th Jan 2013 at 6:35 PM
@ LS_Bari

Are you talking about the one in the picture below? If so, it's already available in the package I have uploaded.

Test Subject
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#6 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 7:13 PM Last edited by Elmigo : 14th Jan 2013 at 3:38 PM.
A full opacity sidewalk file is added and the normal maps are deleted since they were not working properly. Instead you can use the default normal maps from the CAW. I promise you won't notice the differences. The crosswalks are also modified so they will fit better.
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#7 Old 15th Jan 2013 at 2:33 PM
Thanks Elmigo!

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Test Subject
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#8 Old 15th Jan 2013 at 5:09 PM Last edited by Elmigo : 18th Jan 2013 at 8:22 PM.
You're welcome!

* 17-JAN-2013
Version: 1.2
What is new:
- New framework to make it easier to find the file you are looking for.
- New folder added for road decorations, containing new road detail textures and crosswalks.
- New crosswalks and road textures added.
- New corner tiles added to fit the new road textures.
- New crosswalk decoration files (in road decoration folder)
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 1:46 AM
Hi Elmigo!

Thank you for the wonderful pack. I've download this version and the previous version, but I can't find the long dashed lines. All the dashed lines I have are short. Is there something I'm missing? Also, if I try to choose a displacement field CAW say that the file does not exist even though I'm staring right at it. Not sure if that is your issue. I just wanted to inform you.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 1:15 PM Last edited by Elmigo : 13th Jun 2013 at 6:01 PM.

Hello there.

I apologize for this inconvenience. I understand that this could be really annoying
when it says the file can not be found. Right now, I can't think of any solution
because I have never seen such thing into the Create A World-Tool. I'll write it
down and see when I have a possible solution for it.

About the long distance dashed lines, I will explain it below. Please note that
creating turns with this special long dashed line texture is possible, but might
be a really hard thing to do. You might want to try rotating the grid by steps of
maybe 10 degrees and placing each road segment rotated in a 10 degree angle.


* Step 1:
First create a new road using all-white_continuous.png for the road detail.
This file can be found into the folder:
Street Detail \ Default Lines \ All White
in my texture package.

* Step 2:
Now create an other road with exactly the same textures, only this time use the
file white_no-center_continuous.png for the road detail.
This file can be found into the folder:
Street Detail \ No Center Lines
in my texture package.

* Step 3:
In order to have dashed lines out of these two road pieces, connect these two
in the right order. For an example, see the image below.

Note: you can also use other detail textures and combine them to create the road
details you want.

Test Subject
#11 Old 23rd Jan 2013 at 3:53 AM
Thank you for your responses Elmigo. This is very helpful!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 24th Jan 2013 at 8:34 PM
Originally Posted by RafreaknRa
Thank you for your responses Elmigo. This is very helpful!

You're welcome, mate. If you have any questions, just ask me
Field Researcher
#13 Old 28th Jan 2013 at 11:24 AM
perfect, exactly what I need, hurray!!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 28th Jan 2013 at 11:50 AM
Have fun
Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Mar 2013 at 9:36 PM
Well, I started as a World creator since three days ago, and I was looking for sometihing like a highway or boulevard. I found it, and much more. I can't wait to see your textures in my new coming world. Thanks, buddy!!!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 10th Mar 2013 at 3:22 PM
Well, thank you too for downloading! I hope you have a lot of fun and good luck creating worlds. If there's anything you want to know about the textures, you can ask me.

Also, this topic teaches you how to make a nice highway exit for your highway roads. Made that topic a while ago and might just help you as a CAW beginner just a little...
Field Researcher
#17 Old 21st Mar 2013 at 8:33 PM
Hi, these are lovely roads! However, when I clicked to download, the link took me to the main page of file hosting instead. Can we have a proper link, please?
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Mar 2013 at 9:08 AM
Sorry, Elmigo, I'm not able to download them, the link is out of order....
LG nighttalkerin
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 2nd Apr 2013 at 10:17 AM
The link doesnt work for me too
Test Subject
#20 Old 3rd Apr 2013 at 12:44 AM
it dosent work for me neither, does he still log on this site?
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 12:03 PM
please fix the broken link
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Apr 2013 at 9:07 PM
still broken link?
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 12:20 PM
it's a darn shame, it would have been great for my there a chance the link could be fix, please and thank you
Forum Resident
#24 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 10:07 PM Last edited by auntielynds : 13th May 2013 at 12:23 AM.
I have them here:

You can let me know when you get your links fixed, and I'll remove this one.

Edit: Links fixed in original post, Thanks Elmigo!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 10:46 AM
Great! Might I suggest adding double yellow lines like we have in England? For example :
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