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Gone with the Window with 18 slots

by cmomoney Posted 4th Jun 2010 at 1:47 AM - Updated 4th Nov 2011 at 1:54 PM by cmomoney
93 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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.
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Don't you just hate wasted space? Well, the "Gone with the Window" is a perfect example. All that space, and you can't put anything in it... until now.



This is a default replacement. I've added 18 slots, so now you can place objects in the window. Price, poly count, presets, and location are all the same as the original.


Have fun!

sims3pack available at

Additional Credits:
Thanks to winchestergirl for the suggestion.

Special thanks to orangemittens for these great pics.

Thanks to Wes Howe, Inge Jones and PLJones, Ceixari, and Delphy for the tools.
Tags: #Window

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 3
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cmomoney_WindowBay3x1.rar

Size: 9.5 KB · Downloads: 41,309 · 4th Jun 2010
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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 4:12 AM
YOU ABSOLUTLEY READ MY MIND! when i first saw this windown i wished i could put stuff on it...yay thank you so much now i can :D
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 1:57 PM
Yay! Thank you
Test Subject
#53 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 2:11 PM
You have taken away the one reason why I hardly ever used this window. Thank you for this great change!
Field Researcher
#54 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 12:34 AM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH! Like many others, I've wanted this option since Sims 3 was released a year ago! I knew that someone, someday would do what EA should have done to begin with.

Now, if you have all the expansions, can/will you PLEASE do this for ALL the games bay windows? PLEASE?

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Test Subject
#55 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 5:02 AM
I cannot hit the thank you button enough times. Five minutes into the game, my first window placement, I think "Oh that will be great for holding stuff!" Then OH WAIT NO. Was super disappointed!

Seriously, though. Thanks for this. Twice.
Test Subject
#56 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 7:41 PM
I had wanted to pm you about this but, I couldn't seem to find your contact information. I downloaded this window but it doesn't seem to be appearing in my game so, I was curious, I know you said this is base game compatible but, what patch version was this built for? Thanks and sorry if this is not where I should be asking this.
Field Researcher
#57 Old 9th Jun 2010 at 12:07 AM
Default It Does Work With Ambitions!!
I have all eps including Ambitions, and fully patched updated, v4.0.87. I had no trouble at all with this window. It shows up in window section as it should, it DOES replace the default, AND works perfectly in my game. Thank you again for this!

P.S. PLEASE CAN YOU DO THIS FOR ALL THE GAME BAY WINDOWS? PLEASE? k

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Lab Assistant
#58 Old 11th Jun 2010 at 12:28 AM Last edited by SofyaSoSofya : 11th Jun 2010 at 12:31 AM. Reason: P.S.
Thank you so much!!!!! I love slots!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!

P.S. Please can you do this for all the game bay windows? Please?2

Hugs to everyone, always!
Test Subject
#59 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 2:24 PM
this is terrific, I hate wasted space. downloading and a big thank you
Test Subject
#60 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 7:57 AM
I'd like to see this mod be made compatible with Ambitions.
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Original Poster
#61 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 9:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seraphael
I'd like to see this mod be made compatible with Ambitions.


It is compatible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimi52861
I have all eps including Ambitions, and fully patched updated, v4.0.87. I had no trouble at all with this window. It shows up in window section as it should, it DOES replace the default, AND works perfectly in my game.

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Test Subject
#62 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 6:21 PM
Finally! TY sooo much!
Test Subject
#63 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 8:45 AM
Wow! I always thought that you should be able to put things on that window! Looks great! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#64 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 11:07 PM
I must have this thank you
Space Pony
#65 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 3:16 AM
Thank you so very very much! You resolved one of my pet peeves about windows!
Was it difficult to add placement slots? Also, can you recommend any particular info threads or tutorials on adding placement slots to objects?
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Original Poster
#66 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 4:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by suceress
Was it difficult to add placement slots? Also, can you recommend any particular info threads or tutorials on adding placement slots to objects?


Not really hard at all.
http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=401814

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Space Pony
#67 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 9:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmomoney


Excellent! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#68 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
Is this supposed to be in Windows? It doesn't seem to be replacing Not Just a Bay Window. I am using Ambitions with the mods in the new place in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims3\Mods\packages. I don't seem to have any problem with other default replacements. Does anyone else have this problem?

Thank you for your time.


it does replace it. It just doesn't work on already installed bay windows. You need to delete the old window and replace it with a new one. It didn't work for me either untill I tried that. I'm building a lot and i had already used EAs window before installing the fixed one. When i deleted and replaced it, it was the fixed one.

By the way I also agree can you do that for the rest of the bay windows? (including the store ones - if you can)

Awesome Job

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Test Subject
#69 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 5:04 PM
Fantastic! My Windows are going to look so realistic now!
Test Subject
#70 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:19 AM
Thaaaaank you so much !! I miss
ed to use this space in the window from the beginning. So happy now
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#71 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 5:07 PM
What a great idea! I wonder whether the Sims can sit on there. XD
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retired moderator THANKS POST
#72 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 10:41 PM
Thank you for making this! Bay windows needs plants and clutter!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#73 Old 25th Mar 2011 at 4:30 AM
Amazing idea, pure genius! Thank u soooo much.
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 2nd Jun 2011 at 12:43 PM
I am sorry, I can't get this to work. And yeah I deleted my old bay window and put a new one in. I have all expansions (except Generations) and all stuff packs. Also updated to the latest patch up to the Late Night exp.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#75 Old 19th Jun 2011 at 1:37 PM
YAY!!! I never used this window just because I couldn't stand an empty windowsill!
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