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Realistic Mexican Tiles with light dirt

by robokitty Posted 16th Jun 2009 at 7:57 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2009 at 3:59 PM by robokitty
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
A non-vector type Mexican / southwest tile pattern for everyone. I'm not a fan of the squeaky clean look, so I added light dirt to one of the layers. The dirt is connected to the "blue" layer in the original color of these tiles. They're also meant to look handpainted and a little more grungey & realistic.

It was a total PITA to make this into a usable, non-eyeball destroying pattern, so I hope you all enjoy it.

4 colors in the palette. Located under Tiles & Mosaic.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy & Hysterical Paroxysm for the nifty program and tutorial.

In-Game Category: Tile and Mosaic

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
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Test Subject
#26 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 7:39 PM
great!!!!! I love them..So Cool! THANK YOU!!!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 7:23 AM
Oh how beautiful...! Thank you!
Test Subject
#28 Old 20th Jul 2010 at 4:04 AM
this is my favorite tile pattern, or any pattern for that matter. i just wanted to come back and thank you even though you uploaded this a long time ago. thanks, jlaurensprague :0)
Test Subject
#29 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 6:17 PM
Did you happen to use Create a pattern for this at all? I really want it, it's so beautiful and exactly what I've been looking for!
Test Subject
#30 Old 5th Feb 2021 at 11:44 PM
I love this! It's so hard to make any really diverse architecture in the Sims 3, and this will definitely help!
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