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Fractional Walls

by alexpilgrim Posted 20th Jun 2011 at 7:55 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2011 at 5:13 PM by alexpilgrim
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I always wanted walls with different height "dado", which I find very useful for decorating, and while I loved those by JaneSamborski and HugeLunatic I needed something more simple and plain I could use with any pattern, so I rolled my sleeves up and I made them myself.

The walls have the dado half way up, two thirds up and three quarters up (the original EA dado is one third up the wall). You can use any pattern and most tiles will line up with the top of the dado. I also added a slight shadow to the top edge to give it some depth, so I also made a wall with the original EA dado height with the shadow:

You can find them in the Misc. wall category, since I figured it was the most uncluttered one, and they only have one simple preset (see screenshot below) but, hey, that's where your creativity steps in!

Screenshots CC credits:
1/2 wall: counters by plasticbox, wall plates by me, tile pattern by Ritsuka, included in the "Giant Panda" lot (I think).
2/3 wall: bed set by AweSims, runner rug by B5Studio, lamps by Exotic Elements, framed photos by Lemonjelly.
3/4 wall: wall lamp from the EA store, framed prints by B5Studio, tile pattern by JaneSamborski.
Dado wall: chair from the EA store, rug by B5Studio, lamp by AweSims, sideboard by Lisen801, framed print by me, phone by Eight/Three, pattern on lamp by plasticbox.
All other patterns and objects are from the game.

Additional Credits:
Made with TRSW and Photoshop CS4, converted to package files with Sim3Pack Multi Installer.

UPDATE: walls are apparently not affected by Pets and the latest patch, so these should be OK, let me know if you have any trouble though.
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axpl_FractionalWalls.zip 290.6 KB 25,293 20th Jun 2011
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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