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Fancy Butts! Half Cove shingle siding - 46 colors

by JLonier Posted 5th Apr 2007 at 4:33 PM - Updated 3rd May 2007 at 7:43 AM by JLonier
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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EDIT: Just changed the default screenie since people seem to be getting confused.

EDIT: Added a file of all siding colors.

This is the first installment in the fancy butts series I'm working on. This one is Half Cove shingle siding. Each shingle has its own wood texture. I've worked it, re-worked it, and then completely re-worked it again this morning and I just can't fine tune it any further right now. I think they look pretty damn good as is.

I found dark colors cause the wood grain to disappear so I didn't do them. 46 colors is plenty! I don't think I left anything out.

Especially for Bluetexasbonnie and PegasusDiana I included a set matching Holy Simoly's tulip grove siding. I extracted 12 different colors from that set. I don't think I did, but if I missed any please let me know. It's simple enough to add a few more.

Also for Bluetexasbonnie I was able to get this to work in white! I can't tell you how pleased I was with that. I'll have to go back over some of my other sidings now and see if the same technique will work for them.

That's about it. Keep tuned for more as fancy butts have a LOT of varieties.

Additional Credits:
Thank you to Pixelhate for the excellent suggestions.

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All files.rar

Size: 1.75 MB · Downloads: 12,644 · 9th Apr 2007
1.75 MB 12,644 9th Apr 2007
Half Cove-yellows.rar

Size: 157.7 KB · Downloads: 2,406 · 5th Apr 2007
157.7 KB 2,406 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-reds.rar

Size: 131.3 KB · Downloads: 2,645 · 5th Apr 2007
131.3 KB 2,645 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-tulipgrove.rar

Size: 476.8 KB · Downloads: 2,808 · 5th Apr 2007
476.8 KB 2,808 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-pastels.rar

Size: 198.7 KB · Downloads: 2,674 · 5th Apr 2007
198.7 KB 2,674 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-orange.rar

Size: 156.5 KB · Downloads: 2,408 · 5th Apr 2007
156.5 KB 2,408 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-greyscale.rar

Size: 192.8 KB · Downloads: 2,773 · 5th Apr 2007
192.8 KB 2,773 5th Apr 2007
Half Cove-greens.rar

Size: 156.8 KB · Downloads: 2,724 · 5th Apr 2007
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Half Cove-browns.rar

Size: 160.3 KB · Downloads: 2,846 · 5th Apr 2007
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Half Cove-blues.rar

Size: 155.9 KB · Downloads: 3,392 · 5th Apr 2007
155.9 KB 3,392 5th Apr 2007
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 3rd May 2007 at 12:52 PM Last edited by IgnorantBliss : 4th May 2007 at 6:15 PM. Reason: converted to Thanks post
WOOW! Reallz great work! Thanks a lot!

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Test Subject
#27 Old 3rd May 2007 at 3:01 PM
Thank you I just love them. This might just give me the excuse I am looking for. To make me want to use the siding wall section of my game more.
Knitting fiend
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#28 Old 3rd May 2007 at 9:14 PM
Originally Posted by SparkleSim
Very nice!!! But...."butts"? What exactly do you mean by "butts"? I didn't know windows had 'em. :D

No, windows don't have fancy butts sidings do! My fault for the pic. I changed it.

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
#29 Old 4th May 2007 at 5:23 AM
Motherspet, I used Nengi's flower boxes in my screen shot before she retired and I'm not presenting them as mine. Only the siding. Regardless, she had a very generous use policy and the general consensus seems to be that we can continue using her things in uploaded lots as long we give credit. There is actually a thread about this topic (started by me) in the building discussion forum.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for the hint. I found a very useful link from Khaki to find her stuff again. Hurray!!!!!!!!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#30 Old 4th May 2007 at 7:07 PM
Congrats with featuring though I like your bathroom tile sets better

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Knitting fiend
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#31 Old 4th May 2007 at 7:16 PM
Originally Posted by Ailias
Congrats with featuring though I like your bathroom tile sets better

Thank you! I wouldn't really expect you to like these Ailias. They aren't at all your style! Maybe some day I'll make some more modern walls that will be of your taste. These are more decorative Victorian or quite common in parts of America.

"Evil genius is still genius." Asura NPC GW2
#32 Old 14th May 2007 at 11:09 AM
Fantastic, just what my medieval sims were waiting for! I couldn't tried them out yet (real life...), but I'm already awed by the pictures you uploaded - such detailed wood structure ! Can't wait to see it in game. Thanks!
Test Subject
#33 Old 26th Nov 2007 at 1:38 PM
Thank you~^,^~
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 1:50 AM
The "All files" is double-zipped, btw.

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Mad Poster
#35 Old 20th Mar 2009 at 11:17 AM
WOW ! Fantastic set of colours ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 6:34 AM
Originally Posted by SparkleSim
Very nice!!! But...."butts"? What exactly do you mean by "butts"? I didn't know windows had 'em. :D

Yeah, why did you call it "Butts?"
Sort of a bad name for a good texture, don't you think?
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 11th May 2012 at 9:42 PM
definitely what i need for my Simself's house. always wanted some new siding. thanks a lot
Test Subject
#38 Old 4th Nov 2012 at 5:31 PM
Ahh! I just built a Queen Anne-style house and these will be perfect. Thank you!
Test Subject
#39 Old 24th Aug 2013 at 2:08 AM
I've always loved these, and use them frequently. But I noticed today, while organizing wall downloads, that although there are files for 12 Tulip Grove colors, I can only find ll in game.

It seems that the file named tulipgrove10 is really tulipgrove3 (Green), and the file named tulipgrove3 is a duplicate of tulipgrove1 (teal). I wonder what color tulipgrove10 would be?
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