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Temperate zone wildflowers

by Gwenke33 Posted 6th Nov 2011 at 8:51 PM - Updated 6th Nov 2011 at 8:48 PM by Phaenoh
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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.


Here are some wildflowers for your meadows, forests, parks and roadsides. They are intended to add a little life to Sims, where most things do not change. They look different in the various seasons - anemones, for example, flower in the spring and are hardly noticeable by fall, while pinks have mostly buds in spring and will bloom in summer and autumn.

The zip contains
Flowers (Build/plants/flowers, for 7 simoleons):
1. Maiden pinks: a "clump" version and a scattered version, the latter slaved to the former, plus two recolours.
2. Cornflowers: a "clump" version and a scattered version, the latter slaved to the former, plus four recolours.
3. Anemones: mesh plus four recolours.
Shrubs (Build/plants/shrubs, for 14 simoleons):
4. Verbascum (mullein) plant based on Macarossi's mesh and textures, plus four recolours.
5. Foxglove plant based on a mesh and textures by Kate at Parsimonious, plus four recolours.

These plants do not require either pruning or watering. Also, being wild plants, they are intentionally smaller and less showy. The 5 flowers allow object and sim intersection, meaning that they can be placed on the same square with other objects, and sims will walk through them. They are also height-adjustable with AL.

Obviously, the changing function only works if Seasons is installed. The plants can also be used without Seasons, though: in that case only the summer state will appear.

If you would like to recolour these or any other custom seasons-compatible plant, please see my notes here.



Polygon Counts: Warning! Polys are a little higher than normal, don't use too many on one lot.
Meshes vary by season; only the states with the highest poly count are listed.

Anemones: 1089 faces, 1140 vertices
Cornflowers (both versions): 1125 f, 1576 v.
Maiden pinks (clump): 1063 f, 1362 v
Maiden pinks (scattered): 1155 f, 1509 v
Verbascum: 1118 f, 1010 v
Foxgloves: 647 f, 777 v

Additional Credits:
I am grateful to Bienchen for the original template;
To Kate for the permission to use her mesh;
To Macarossi for his/her lenient policy regarding the use of their meshes;
To MogHughson for the tutorial on custom thumbnail cameras used in some of the objects.

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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Gwenke_WildflowersCollection-1.zip

Size: 2.02 MB · Downloads: 14,392 · 6th Nov 2011
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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Not actually evil.
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#2 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 9:52 PM
Yay, they change with the seaons. Bit concerned about the poly count for some of them, but they are very lovely. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 11:13 PM
They're wonderful! I love how they change in the seasons.
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#4 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 12:14 AM
What a terrific idea. I look forward to having these on my more pastoral lots.
Theorist
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#5 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 5:46 AM
Nicely done - thank you!
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#6 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 12:00 PM
This will fit almost all my lots perfectly, thanks!
Gone Fishin'
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#7 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 3:36 PM
Beautiful and they change with the seasons, yay! There's going to be a wildflower explosion on most of my lots now (see, I knew having to get a new graphics card would be a good thing in the end!). I especially love the white anemones, they're the harbinger of spring up here. Thank you!
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#8 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 10:10 PM
What is this bush at the back on the pictures?
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#9 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 10:13 PM
Lovely, thanks!

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#10 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 10:37 PM
I can never have enough flowers. And I love that they change with the seasons. Thanks so much for all your landscape-y stuff. I'm loving it ALL! :D
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#11 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 2:24 AM
One day, way down the track, I will work out how to do the seasons changing trees and plants. In the mean time how can I go past your beautiful plants. Thanks Gwenke

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#12 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 9:00 AM
thnx for sharing
Instructor
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#13 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:01 PM
@Prince Medion:
The bush is part of my Silent Hill set at Sims2Artists.

@Michelle:
Once you learn to make a simple decorative object, you can also make Seasons-friendly plants. Feel free to clone any of my plants, it makes it a lot easier.

@All:
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. It's really appreciated.
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 10th Nov 2011 at 8:45 AM
They are lovely! Thank you.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 10th Nov 2011 at 5:30 PM
Awesome work.I love Season-ready plants :D
Scholar
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#16 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 11:34 AM
These are amazing! Thank you
The Great AntiJen
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#17 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 4:18 PM
Another winning download - thanks Gwenke.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 19th Nov 2011 at 9:58 PM
thanks,nice job.
Instructor
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#19 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 8:22 AM
I could certainly use more plants! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 12:12 AM
Super Cool!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 2:20 PM
lovely
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#22 Old 31st Jul 2014 at 9:27 PM
Thank you ! :)
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#23 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 12:28 PM
Amazing! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 18th May 2016 at 8:32 AM
This is very awesome!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 8:59 PM
Wonderful!