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The Maxis Wood Floor Restoration Project, Part Deux

by iCad Posted 8th Jun 2012 at 2:14 PM
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Way back when I started creating stuff for this silly game, I made a collection of recolored Maxis wood floors. It's what started me on the whole "matching woods" thing, curse it. And apparently it's still my most popular download. And now here we are, almost two years later, and I've since completed my EP/SP collection...and Apartment Life gave us a few nice wood floors, and Bon Voyage threw another that I like into the pot, too. Plus, there are a couple of older ones that I've since re-evaluated and decided that I like well enough and that I wanted more/better colors of and...Well, here we are.

So I bring you: The Maxis Wood Floor Restoration Project, Part Deux.

There are six recolored/retextured floors this time. Each of them comes in the same 20 woody colors I've used for build stuff since way back when. So yes, campers, you have the potential to acquire 120 new wood floors here, God help you. (Oh, who am I kidding? God help ME! )

So, here are the ones we've got this time. These pics show each floor in all of the colors, one tile of each color, but I only labeled the colors once. They're in the same alphabetical order on each pic, so you should be able to figure it out. Here you go:


All of the above pics were taken in indoor lighting. If you put these floors outside, say on a deck, the colors will look different, of course. And, for further reference, here's a collage of each floor style showing multiple tiles of the Saddle color, so you can get a general idea of what a floor looks like when decked out in each of these styles:


Most of these have been edited to some degree, some more than others. Like, I've removed nail holes because I don't like them. Or I've made them either more or less distressed-looking, whichever I needed them to be for my own evil purposes. Or I've made their graining either more or less prominent. But two of them I left exactly as is and just stripped 'em of their original colors and then replaced 'em with mine.

Note #1: The Heatonism floor recolors will coordinate with these walls I made over here, for which I used the matching Heatonism walls as a base. So, if you have those and might want to use the floor with them, there you go. Do note, however, that I retextured the floors such that they'll coordinate with BUT NOT EXACTLY MATCH the walls in terms of color variation and such because, really, it looks kind of odd if that matches exactly. So, there is less color variation in the flooring and, generally speaking, the flooring picks up the lighter shades that are in the walls because otherwise you'd end up with a rather dark room. I attached a pic of the Weathered Cayenne color in a room with the matching wall (And a matching window, too, because...Hey, why not?) so that you can see what I'm talking about. So, if you'd be interested in using both pieces together, there you go. (Doing so might not be the best of all possible ideas in all cases, however, particularly so with the darker colors. )

Note #2: The original set of floors that I made were made BEFORE I kept a standardized list of color hex codes. In other words, their colors are "eyeballed" and, as such, sometimes the matching with later stuff is a little bit off, some colors/styles more so than others. One day, I will go back and re-do them, when I'm in the mood for another batch of tedious, repetitive HomeCraftering. But this set, of course, benefits from the standardized color list, so they'll better match all of the other stuff I've made, if you're into that sort of thing.

I RAR'ed each of the six floors separately, so you can pick and choose what you want. (Sorry that the "One Large Plank" one is so big; its texture image is four times the size of the others... :/ ) Each rar contains the 20 colors plus a collection file so that you can find these more easily when you want 'em. All the files are Compressorized, even though it only knocks a couple of kilobytes off of walls/floors. Every byte counts, right? Also, the files are clearly named so you can easily get rid of what you don't want/need.

And there you have it. If you're as obsessed with wood floors as I am...Well, between this download and its predecessor I sincerely hope that you have enough of 'em to keep you happy for a good long time. Because God knows I don't have plans to make any more of 'em.

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iCad_YouGotPlankedRC.rar

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iCad_WoodZigsRC.rar

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iCad_OneLargeNarrowPlankRC.rar

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iCad_NaturalPineFloorRC.rar

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iCad_HeatonismFloorRC.rar

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iCad_AgedGothicFloorRC.rar

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Instructor
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#2 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 2:50 PM
I don´t know how many nice wooden floors I have in my game right now thanks to you. But I´ve said it before and I´ll say it again: You can simply never have enough of them! Thank you very much for sharing these goodies with us!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 2:58 PM
Oh wow... thanks! I've been looking for more wooden floor options for a while!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 4:14 PM
I agree with dieKristina! I primarily use wood floors, because I love 'em! Thanks iCad!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 4:48 PM
I never get tired of your recolours. We all benefit from your obsession.
Thanks to you, I've got wood.

Wait, that came out all wrong...
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 5:05 PM
I <3 that you have a picture with the names and the color, so that it's easy to sort out which to keep and which not. With this large a sample-size, it's most appreciated =) And, gorgeous! I never liked maxis wooden floors much, this'll do wonders for my houses =)
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#7 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 5:42 PM
Thank you! I can never have too many wood floors in my game.
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#8 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 5:50 PM
I'm real choosy about what to download these days, trying to avoid overloading my buy/build catalogue. So far I've managed to resist most of your sets. But goshdarnit, I can resist no longer! These are too gorgeous to pass up. Which of course means the matching walls and windows will be joining them, at the very least. So thank you, iCad, for messing up my catalogue and prettying up my game. .
Undead Molten Llama
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#9 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 1:46 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. I love you all. Some replies:

dieKristina: I am a total wood flooring junkie, both in Simming and in real life. (There is no more carpet in our house anymore, YAY! It's all wood-with-area-rugs or tile. ) So, I agree that you can never have enough. But now I think I've made enough. I think. Because I'm still warily eyeing some of the game's parquets, but so far I don't use them enough to warrant the effort of recoloring them. But you never know. Maybe there WILL be a Part Troi, just of parquets.

Neder: *giggles madly* Hey, at my advanced age, if I can give a guy wood, I'm a happy girl. No, seriously, I'll consider it a fair trade. I've got a number of your mods which have made my game a lot happier/more logical, so...yeah. I'll do the wood, you do the mods.

gummilutt: Pictures are always helpful, I think, especially with big sets. What I should have done was to put a pic with each download, but then I try to keep download file sizes down where I can because I figure that every bit helps when it comes to not overtaxing MTS's servers. So...Yeah, that's the trade-off. But at the very least, I put pics on the posts.

fanseelamb: I'm sorry I've corrupted you. Well, OK, I'm not. I'm evil that way. But in all seriousness, I'm honored that a choosy downloader thinks my stuff worthy. But you're right: Some of these floors are just pretty. I mean, not my versions, necessarily. I mean the Maxis floors themselves. That is, their underlying textures are very pretty. It's just that they tend to get drowned in nasty and unrealistic colors. Strip them of that, though, and you have some VERY pretty stuff. Much of the Build Mode stuff is that way, I've found. Hence, my "life's work," as pathetic as that is.
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#10 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 2:29 AM
I have too many wood floors, but I have to have these - they are so nice! Thanks! =D

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Test Subject
#11 Old 9th Jun 2012 at 11:18 PM
I cannot seem to be able to open these. I've tried opening and saving other MTS files recently and they all automatically open with media player, it didn't used to do that. I can't save the files from MTS anymore, does anyone know what I should do?
Undead Molten Llama
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#12 Old 10th Jun 2012 at 12:45 AM
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I cannot seem to be able to open these. I've tried opening and saving other MTS files recently and they all automatically open with media player, it didn't used to do that. I can't save the files from MTS anymore, does anyone know what I should do?


I don't understand why (or how) a rar file would open with media player. :\ rar is a data compression utility, like ZIP, only...better, IMO. To open rar files you need to use something like WinRAR or 7-zip. The latter is free. Google it, and you'll find it.

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#13 Old 10th Jun 2012 at 7:14 PM
These are awesome. Thank you
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#14 Old 11th Jun 2012 at 8:48 AM
This is frikkn amazing, thank you so much!
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 13th Jun 2012 at 8:49 AM
Oh wow I absolutely love these floors.I can never find good wood flooring,till now.Thank you so much
Test Subject
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#16 Old 14th Jun 2012 at 9:43 PM
Thanks! :D
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 7:32 PM
Thank you for these beautiful floors!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 22nd Jun 2012 at 9:07 PM
Love Love LOVE!
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 24th Jun 2012 at 2:21 AM
I'm always in need of more (non-identical looking) wood floors, thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 6:39 AM
Really nice set. Thanks! :D
It must have taken you a lot of time to do all that.
Inventor
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#21 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 6:08 AM
I was trying to resist, but, One Large Narrow Plank is exactly what I needed. So I grabbed them all.
Space Pony
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#22 Old 7th Nov 2013 at 8:05 AM
Thanks a lot .these colors were always missed in game♥♡:)
Test Subject
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#23 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 5:43 AM
Yeah, see these are nice wood colors! Great work!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 9:58 PM
"You got planked" was my favorites maxis wood floor EVER! but I was a bit disappointed that we only got 3 colours with AL. I'm so glad you made these recolors for that floor, and you made me enjoy maxis wood floors again
Instructor
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#25 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 7:29 PM
iCad, I am oh-so-incredibly grateful for these, as well as ALL of your recolors to make build mode match!! Thank you thank you thank you for setting my OCD to rest with such great work! :-)
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