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Quad B/W photos--new pictures, new frame configuration.

by spladoum Posted 27th Oct 2014 at 11:12 PM
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
So I’ve always loved the quad set of b/w photos that came with the base game, but I’ve always been a bit … underwhelmed at the utter lack of variation included with it! Four different CAS options and all they did was change the frames? … ugh, such laziness! I finally decided to investigate the possibility of swapping out the photos and then a little voice said, “Hey, what if you changed the frame configuration, too?” So I gave that a go as well. I’m happy with the results. They will be found in Paintings/Posters for §100.

Included in this package are:
1 set of four frames, configured in a big square
1 set of four frames, stair-stepping to the left
1 set of four frames, stair-stepping to the right

All frames have the original four photos included, as well as 20 new landscapes from my outrageously bloated screenshots folder. If you don’t care for the photos I’ve included, it’s very easy to swap them out for your own: export the overlay, find a photo you like, reduce it to 65 pixels square, add it to the overlay, re-import. Done!

Feel free to include these with any lot, including those uploaded to the Exchange and paysites. Credit is nice but unnecessary.

I hope you and your sims enjoy them!

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Quads.rar 334.2 KB 10,186 27th Oct 2014
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Quick Guide:

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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Kitchen Living Dining Bedroom Study
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Tags: #b/w photos, #black and white photos, #black 'n white photos, #photos, #photography, #quad photos, #bg compatible