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Picked upload! Wallpaper Overlays: the INside Edition -plus- a Maxis Wall Hider file

by CatherineTCJD Posted 9th Jan 2011 at 4:37 AM - Updated 21st Jan 2014 at 9:23 PM by CatherineTCJD : Improved mesh
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Please re-download, and replace the old mesh with this one - dated Jan, 18, 2014
New and IMPROVED version - thanks to Boiling Oil's info
I have changed the mesh to demand less attention from our sims; they will no longer see it as a valuable objets d'art *silly sims*
I also changed the room score so that using multiple overlays will not inflate the room score.
And, the files are a bit smaller now, without the above unnecessary garbage.
The GUIDs are the same, so please do not keep both meshes in your game; all recolors will still work.
The file names have been changed, so it will not overwrite, you must search and destroy the older mesh. Sorry about that
All files are compressed.

Original post below:
This is the final edition of my Great Wall Project. If you missed any of the previous four installments then Where were you! He, he, he, kidding... just kidding. Seriously though, if you missed any of it, please go check my profile - or follow the links at the bottom of this post - and catch up! My wall catalog looks so much nicer now. Oh my!
These are Wall-Overlays; cloned (and changed by me) from Pixelhate's Recolourable FullPoster "Wall Overlay - Wall Animation". Please see his post for more details.

~This is a full height 1-tile poster with Maxis recolors.
~The Mesh is static; it has its own GUID.
~The polycount is minimum: Faces: 2 Vertex: 4 - The smallest possible object!
~It is base game and EP compatible, thanks to Numenor.
~It's cost is FREE [I mean, why pay for something EAxis kinda already gave us - right?]
~And, it can either be found under the Build/Architecture tab OR in your Deco/Misc category, depending on which mesh you choose. If you do not have the Architecture tab in your build section (it came with one of the 2 last EPs) then PLEASE get the mesh marked Deco/Misc!

>>>>BE SURE TO GET ONE AND ONLY ONE MESH!<<<<

These overlays are all reconstructed versions of EAxis walls from all the combined EPs and SPs - however, they are base game compatible. You do not need the EP/SP to use these in game. They are usable with ANY wallpaper/texture you choose. I've made them continuously placeable - useful when doing a whole room.

They work with windows and doors (etc.) - your sim will walk right through them like they aren't even there - the door will function exactly as it should. Pictures and other wall deco can still be hung. One peculiar note: if you are using a 'full' wall overlay (like the Shoji Panels) a door or window will not 'cut out' through the overlay. The sim will still walk/see through it, but it may look a little funny to you when they walk right through the design. Or, this could be an advantage... a secret passage maybe?


They are layer-able; so you can mix/match for maximum designerability with minimum catalog space usage. IE: With the Crown, Chair, and Kick series you can choose to use just one rail, two, or all three at the same time - you put them together the way you want them! (Why have 6 versions of the same wallpaper? Oi!) When overlapping layers you will need the "MoveObjects On" and "snapObjectsToGrid false" cheats. NOTE: the only way I could make diagonals work without stretching the texture, is by layering. This can be a bit finicky at times - especially with different camera angles - but keep fiddling with it and you'll soon get it right.


Now, for me, the REAL beauty of these overlays is that my wall catalog is finally maneagable. Which brings me to mention my nifty-gilifty Maxis Wall Hiders. (OCD? Who, me???) Don't forget your Hiders! With these Overlays you no longer need the corresponding Maxis walls cluttering up your catalog do you? I don't! Everything is clearly marked in the Hider package - and you can easily delete* a hider file for any wall you really want to keep. The hider file is safe for use in any game configuration.
*To delete a wall's hider file, open the hider (.package) with SimPE, find the name of the wall you want to keep, right click it, choose 'delete' from the dropdown menu, SAVE. Done.

Check my profile for more of this Great Wall Project:
Wallpaper Overlays - the Border Edition - all the EAxis borders without their wall baggage!
Wallpaper Overlays - the Outside Edition - all the OUTside type wall trims... Tudor Tile anyone?
Maxis-Matching Walls: UNTRIMMED - custom plain walls for the few EAxis sets that did not have just "plain".
Maxis wallpaper as wallpaper, not paint! And other Maxian wall - OMGs fixed! - minor catelog sanity, with major affect (especially when used with all my other Hider files!)

Please feel free to add to this set. Let me know if you do - I want a copy too! ;-D


Polygon Counts:
Faces: 2
Vertex: 4

Additional Credits:
Credit to Pixelhate and Numenor for the idea and original mesh. Credit to Maxis for the textures. And a BIG thank you to those who gently nudged me to finally get this done.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CatherineTCJD_MESH_INsideOverlays-DecoMisc.rar | Description: OLD mesh! Get the new and IMPROVED version below! 57.3 KB 2,869 9th Jan 2011
CatherineTCJD_MESH_INsideOverlays.rar | Description: OLD mesh! Get the new and IMPROVED version below! 57.3 KB 2,747 9th Jan 2011
PartA-CrownChairKickWain.rar | Description: Crown Molding, Chair Rails, Kick/Baseboards, and Wainscoting. DONT FORGET TO GRAB ONE OF THE BELOW MESHes!!! 948.7 KB 3,254 9th Jan 2011
PartB-Panels_FrameCraft.rar | Description: Mission/Craft Style Panels and Framed Panels with painted wainscote. DONT FORGET TO GRAB ONE OF THE BELOW MESHes!!! 766.8 KB 3,052 9th Jan 2011
PartC-Panels_TechShojiBamboo.rar | Description: Bamboo Panels, Tech Panels, and Shoji Screens. DONT FORGET TO GRAB ONE OF THEBELOW MESHes!!! 1.52 MB 2,877 9th Jan 2011
PartD-HalfWallTileRock.rar | Description: Half-wall Tiles and Rocks. DONT FORGET TO GRAB ONE OF THE BELOW MESHes!!! 642.4 KB 3,207 9th Jan 2011
MaxisWallHiders-INsideWoodTrim.rar | Description: To hide the EAxis walls which now have corresponding Overlays. ;-D Safe for all EP/SP configurations! 19.6 KB 2,687 9th Jan 2011
CatherineTCJD_MESH_INsideOverlays-ArchIMP.zip | Description: MESH - New &amp; IMPROVED version - find in the Build/Architecture tab 57.8 KB 822 18th Jan 2014
CatherineTCJD_MESH_INsideOverlays-DecoMiscIMP.zip | Description: MESH - New &amp; IMPROVED version - find in the Deco/Misc tab 57.6 KB 654 18th Jan 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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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