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Updated: Tiled Arches and Windows-- now Basegame compatible

by BabaYaga Posted 27th Apr 2008 at 12:04 PM - Updated 10th Oct 2008 at 7:31 AM by BabaYaga : updated/changed files
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

UPDATE Oct 10 2008:

I have uploaded new versions of the arches, and both arches and windows should now actually be basegame compatible. I tested them with the Anygame Starter and they worked fine.

If you have the old set of arches and you want to use the new ones, you have to delete the old arches first. The GUIDs are unchanged, and all recolors will still work with the new versions.

Also, as requested I have uploaded new versions of the mullioned windows that have recolorable mullions instead of recolorable mortar. Again, you must delete the old mullioned windows if you want to use the new ones.

No recolors of the mullions yet (wood frustrates me) but I'm working on a set of matching doors, and I'll most likely have some window recolors when I upload those.

This set grew out of my current obsession with the mediterranean-influenced architectural style sometimes known as Mission Revival or Spanish (Colonial) Revival which is pretty common where I live.

The set consists of double and single archways, double and single full-length windows, and single shorter windows. The particular pointed arch shape of the archways and windows is called a lancet.

All of the archways and windows come with a choice of two frame styles, deep or flat. The windows also come in both an empty glassless version for porches etc, and a version with glass and mullions (wooden frame/crossbars).
The arches also come in a version with no frame.

Everything is usable on diagonal walls.

Note: the single windows and arches are oversized-- the frames overlap onto the adjoining walls.

The set is built with the texture repository method, using MaryLou's helpful window repository templates. The master mesh is the Double Deep-Framed Arch. That means you need to have that file in your game in order for any of the others to work properly.

So, to make a recolor (which is encouraged) you need to recolor the Double Deep-Framed Arch mesh.

For the windows to show up correctly, you also need to have the Single Deep-Framed Mullioned Window in the game in addition to the master arch.

I specifically made this set to be very easy to recolor. All you need is one square tile texture, which is then repeated across all the meshes. ("Tiled", I think they call that!)

I also made the mortar between the tiles recolorable, which gives you a lot of interesting possible combinations, none of which I can show you because I already have too many other images to upload. But still, there are aboout 20 different colors of mortar, intense colors as well as neutrals.

(However, because I chose to make the mortar recolorable, the mullions are not. Alas. So brown is the only option there.)***See above for update about recolorability***

Since this set is so easy to recolor, I did way too many recolors. Seriously. So I did _not_ do in game screenshots of every single separate recolor each conveniently labeled with the corresponding filename. I did break up the recolors into related sets with pix of each set, however.

Solid Colors:

Checkered Tiles:

Stone textures:

A million more:


My sharing policy-- Do as you will-- recolor, clone, share, etc. As long as it all stays free, and you don't take credit for my work, it's all good.

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
all the tutorial-writers here on MTS2, MaryLou for her window templates, SimPE, Milkshape,

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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new Babayaga_LancetSet_Windows_recolorableMullions.rar

Size: 271.8 KB · Downloads: 7,082 · 10th Oct 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles Stone.rar

Size: 327.7 KB · Downloads: 10,765 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga LancetSet RC tiles plain checkered warm colors.rar

Size: 295.1 KB · Downloads: 9,774 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga LancetSet tiles RC neutral solids.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles yellow and multicolored patterns.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles warm patterns.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid yellows oranges.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid reds.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid greens.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles solid blues.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles red patterns.rar

Size: 521.9 KB · Downloads: 10,057 · 27th Apr 2008
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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles plain checkered cool colors.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles greenish patterns.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC tiles blue patterns.rar

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Babayaga Lancet RC mortar.rar

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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 11:20 AM
What an awesome set, Thank you so much
Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 3:02 AM
These are just gorgeous! These'll go so well with some of my lots~

~the seph
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 27th Aug 2008 at 4:06 AM
I have all EPs through Freetime, and the arches show up but part of them is flashing blue.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#54 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 10:10 PM
MissMokie-- sorry I've been away from the Sims for a while, just saw your comment.

More info please-- Which part of the arches is flashing blue? Is that true for all the arches and windows?
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 2:04 AM
Thanks, I meant to grab a screenshot. OK so now I can't get them to show up, can't find the files so downloaded and they are working perfectly! It must have been a corrupt file. I thought it was weird, it wasn't the whole thing but like a heavy outline around them.

Whatever it was, they are usable now! I have plans to use these for a vacation destination.

Thanks so much!
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#56 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 2:26 AM
WOW! Really nice! Thank you!
Test Subject
#57 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 10:14 PM
these are AMAZING. i don't know how you did it.. i would have never had the patience. you are a hero and a martyr! thank you SOOO SUPER MUCH! =)
Test Subject
#58 Old 29th Mar 2009 at 10:21 AM
Thanks! These look great. It would be cool if you did a frameless version of the windows too.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 5:25 PM
These windows are fantastic!! Thanks so much. Does anyone know of a house that has been uploaded with these windows? I'm not much of a builder, but I'd love a house with these.
Test Subject
#60 Old 14th Jun 2009 at 4:34 PM
Would be great if you could make a combined file so that you can download all at once
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Jul 2009 at 5:37 PM
Geez, this set is pretty extensive. With it I built an entire (to my standards, awesome) Moorish home with only one other set of doors for private rooms. I really like the set! (I only wish I had a sort of wall paper to match. Mayhap I can learn to make it.)

And I dig the username. Neat-o, mate.
Test Subject
#62 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 8:36 AM
They are great! Thank you
Test Subject
#63 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 6:24 AM
Lovely! Great job, thanks for all your hard work.
Test Subject
#64 Old 7th May 2011 at 10:45 PM
Such a great job, but, is there a file which contains everything? I don't really like individual downloads
Test Subject
#65 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 9:32 PM
Wow, looks great! But I still have to fix my computer to make all the downloads work, there's something wrong, because I placed some folders to my D: disk as well, and now he can't find any and is stuck on old downloads.. But seriously, it looks great!
Test Subject
#66 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 11:10 PM
It looks great but uhmmm... it would be a lot better if everything were extracted into 1 file x] I don't have enough time to extract every single one of those files But still, you did an amazing job!!
Test Subject
#67 Old 15th Mar 2013 at 4:18 AM
Love this set Did you ever make a set of matching doors?
#68 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 3:19 AM
This is an awesome set! I really love it!
Test Subject
#69 Old 15th Jan 2015 at 5:19 AM
Test Subject
#70 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 1:16 AM

Thankyou very much!!!!
Test Subject
#71 Old 10th May 2015 at 5:50 PM
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