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Maxis "Lost & Found" Plumbob Arch

by HugeLunatic Posted 21st Mar 2011 at 2:16 AM - Updated 20th Mar 2011 at 7:38 AM by HugeLunatic
37 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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.
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A little fun and whimsy for your game! A Plumbob arch! This mesh has been in the base game files many years now? It's been sitting in my WIP folder for two, figured it's about time to finish it up. Maxis was so kind as to provide not only the mesh, but the texture as well! The mesh needed a bit of work since there was only one side in the game files. It's a bit industrial/warehouse/commericial-ish with it's stylishly outdated red brick and metal baseboard trim. But it's got that fun and quirky Plumbob concrete deco right at the top!

Technical Bits
  • Build/Arches
  • §365
  • Recolorable - Bricks shown
  • Has Diagonal

Polygon Counts:
568 Straight/Diagonal Each

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 2
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Size: 197.5 KB · Downloads: 16,989 · 21st Mar 2011
197.5 KB 16,989 21st Mar 2011
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:37 AM
I love it! You know what it reminds me of? Those nice arches in Sims 1 Superstar that they used on the big movie lots (and saw a lot of overuse in my big houses). Think thoses were all cream coloured, but still these evoke them, in my memory at least... Thanks for these, HL - I shall now proceed to overuse 'em all over again
Mad Poster
#3 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:43 AM
I love it! This is great for Belladonna cove's lots!
#4 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:50 AM
This is really, really nice. I'm so glad you found it and worked it up for us.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:51 AM
I'm surprised after 7 years that there are still discoveries of "Lost and Found" content!
#6 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:54 AM
I *LOVE* lost and found stuff! Wondering though, is the plumbob on top actually 3-dimensional or is it just a picture?
Not actually evil.
#7 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 3:28 AM
I must put this in my stately Uni buildings (that I have yet to build). One little arch has inspired me to build a new university.

I don't suppose they made matching windows and doors? If they didn't, maybe I'll just have to learn how to make architectural add-ons. Unless someones else beats me to it. (Feel free, anybody.)
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 3:35 AM
In the base game? Wow, fantastic find! Thank you!
#9 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 4:16 AM
Another nice addition to my lots - and I really look forward to a variety in recolors.
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#10 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 4:39 AM
Thanks. I loveeee new build stuffs.
retired moderator THANKS POST
#11 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 4:55 AM
Very nice! I also like how it matches the Industrio brick walls so well.
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:29 AM
Thank you, I love Maxis lost and found things!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 8:01 AM
Ooh, this is really neat!
#14 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 8:39 AM
It looks great, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 10:45 AM
Wow. Crazy to think these L&F items are still popping up. Is The Sims 3 the same way?
Mad Poster
#16 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 12:21 PM
Thank you so much !
#17 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 1:11 PM
so awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#18 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 2:57 PM
Pretty, pretty thing (strokes arch) Thank you Lunie
Undead Molten Llama
#19 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:06 PM
It is, truly, a thing of beauty. Now if only there were matching arches as window trim...
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 6:33 PM
Thanks for these HL, they are really nice....

There are some rather nice brick-framed windows at 'Around the Sims 2'
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#21 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:09 PM
#22 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:22 PM
This is awesome. Ive wanted a brick arch like this forever =)
Field Researcher
#23 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:33 PM
I love the plumbob keystone! Thanks for finding and fixing it up so we could play with it
Undead Molten Llama
#24 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:49 PM
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
A set is on my ever growing, never ending to-do list. I'm in stuck in the "What type of door do I want" phase. :P

I don't know why, but an image of a rather industrial-looking door popped into my head, with a rather distressed look and big metal hinges/hardware that match the trim on the arch/Industrio Brick walls. Not that I ever really build anything industrial-looking, myself, because I suck at urban/industrial-looking stuff, but the image popped into my head.

Or maybe an iron-looking door or something with iron trim on it, something to go with the game's wrought-iron stairs and fences. That would probably look nice with the brick, maybe to create an older but sort of high-end building, like an old hotel. Although I guess that wouldn't match the trim on the walls/arch. But perhaps the metal trim could be removed?

*laughs* Don't mind me; I'm just thinking "out loud." Whatever you come up with, I'm sure it will be fabulous. :D

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#25 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 10:42 PM

So adorable, thank you!
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