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Country Windows

by HugeLunatic Posted 15th Jun 2010 at 7:20 PM - Updated 5th Nov 2010 at 8:38 PM by HugeLunatic : Updated files
61 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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.
A selection of 1 & 2 tile windows to expand on the EA Country Window with the flowerbox. This window is called the country window but it is most definitely suited for more styles than country. While EA did provide one without a flowerbox, they managed to make it sit higher on the wall - can you say annoying? So I have made a new one without the flowerbox that sits at the same height as the flowerbox one.

Please see thumbs below for closeups of all windows.

There are a total of eight windows:
  • 1x1 Privacy
  • 1x2 Privacy
  • 1x1 Standard
  • 1x1 Standard Full Width
  • 1x1 Tall Standard
  • 1x1 Standard Tall Full Width
  • 2x1 Standard
  • 2x1 Tall

Each window has:
  • 4 Channels
  • 1 Preset
  • Build/Windows
  • §145(1tile) / §185(2tile)

So...what happened to the flowerboxes?
They angered me...and things that anger me get burninated. They didn't want to play nice and I was tired of making something work that I wasn't going to use anyway. So I may or may not go back to them, or maybe someone else will make them.

Note: There are obviously way more window sizes and shapes that are possible, please do not request any others. If I feel I need other sizes I will expand them.

Polygon Counts:
1 Tile+Full - 630/318
1 Tile Tall - 710/366
2 Tile+Full - 1306/636
2 Tile Tall - 1388/712
1 Tile Privacy - 590/294
2 Tile Privacy - 1180/588

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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HL_Country Windows.rar

Size: 2.26 MB · Downloads: 34,676 · 15th Jun 2010
2.26 MB 34,676 15th Jun 2010
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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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Veteran Finn
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#2 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 7:35 PM
These are AWESOME!!! Thanks for making and sharing *downloads*
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 7:41 PM
A number 1 upgrade! It is about time someone burninated from our Sim world those pesky crappy flower boxes from these windows. Downloading and putting to use all of these windows now. Thanks for the great windows.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 8:27 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 9:25 PM
This is a great expansion set for some very useable windows. Thank you!

for more of my lots check out my blog:
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 9:49 PM
I like that this is a whole matching set of windows. EA gave us a lot of window choices, but none of the shorter ones really matched the longer picture windows. I like picture windows in some rooms, but I prefer shorter windows for rooms like the kitchen or the bathroom and none of them matched well. This is a great set...thanks!!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 10:29 PM
I am so in love with this set. Been waiting on this for quite a while, so happy you did them, Lunie. Will be replacing windows in some of my lots now, these look perfect! Thanks so much!

About the flower boxes, what about making them as deco for the windows or fence height to decorate porches. Just an idea, as you know, I don't have the skills for all the wonder you create.

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#8 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 11:05 PM
More! At last! Thank you sooo much!

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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#9 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 11:39 PM
Thank you so much for getting rid of the flower boxes. And thanks for the other windows and placements, too!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 11:58 PM
Thank you Lunie! You are truely a gem!

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 12:48 AM
Oh I am such a "Huge" fan of HugeLunatic.

Thank You, thank you, thank you................

#12 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 12:53 AM
Awesome, these look great - thank you
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 3:08 AM
Glad to have these; thank you very much for making them.
#14 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 3:27 AM
Yeah, Windows 8

..err.. 8 new windows, thanks a lot HL
#15 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 6:23 AM
YAY!!! Thanks so much Lunie!! These are perfect
#16 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 11:46 AM
What a gorgeous set ! It looks so perfect....I envy my simmies !
Thank you so much for your wonderful work.
Test Subject
#17 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 5:39 PM
wow ! great work.. i shall be using these in a house tonight for sure ! :D
Mad Poster
#18 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 7:13 PM
HL, just FYI, Delphy's Dashboard shows that the 3 2x1 windows conflict with each other. I haven't checked them in game yet, but just thought I'd let you know in case it means something. :D
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#19 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 1:01 AM
Thanks edejan. I used TSRW for these and it seems to be an issue with that tool as I have content from others that do this too and don't cause an issue. Not sure why since I use a unique name for each window. :/ I have no issue with the windows in game though.
Mad Poster
#20 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 1:43 AM
Just dropped by to look in at your new windows Really like these too! So I'll be off now, back to the shrubs office.
p.s. Yes, I can say "annoying" Do I win a prize?!
#21 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 4:13 PM
Good job, HugeLunatic! If it was a little nearer to the floor, then will looks like my favorite fullwall adele`s windows ^__^ I know you are not taking reqests but, hmmmm... I keep it silent
Field Researcher
#22 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 10:07 AM
Ah, they're really pretty - thank-you very much.

Well that's what happens when you're on your own and you're alright at letting nice things go
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 7:35 AM
Hi there! I am having trouble with one of your windows since the patch along with many other windows from other creators. I just thought you would want to know. The window is the one with a file called HL_CountryWindow.package. I had it on a house and after the patch when I went to the house, it crashed. I tested it several times on that house and on a span of wall on an empty lot and it crashed everytime I placed it. The other windows in that set appear to be fine.

Your Regifted Counterheight window and your Window Shmidow Counterheight did not crash the game but just won't snap properly to the wall and you can't see through them. I have a list of several other windows by other creators with the same problem, some crash the game, some do not. Most of these are counterheight but not all. Just wanted to let you know about the problem.

Thank you!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 8:00 AM
I've already checked all my windows and none crash my game. They all place fine and all but one have no issue with the wall masks. So I can't fix something I cannot reproduce.
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 5:55 PM
Very odd...oh well, maybe its that one that is giving problems. Thanks for checking them. Another person is having issues with windows too so now that is three of us. Isn't it odd how that happens? Maybe as more people start adding custom content we will see more.
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