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Purplepaws's Pattern Pack 1

by Purplepaws Posted 21st Jul 2009 at 12:55 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2010 at 8:22 AM by Purplepaws : Properly categorized for search function... Thanks Delphy!
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
When I first learned about the complicated process involved with making patterns for The Sims 3, I had written it off as something too difficult to bother with. But eventually, my urge to create got the better of me, and now I’m completely addicted.

My first pattern pack consists of five fun and useful designs (in two different sizes), all completely seamless and meticulously perfected.

(Shown below in default colors.)

Comfy - Carpet, 1 Channel
Aloha - Theme, 2 Channels
Polkadot - Geometric, 4 Channels
Apples - Theme, 4 Channels
Quilted - Fabric, 1 Channel

You may recognize the first pattern from a carpet set I did for TS2. It's basically the same, just tweaked a little to look better with both light and dark colors using the same grayscale image. And the quilt pattern is actually an EA texture that I grabbed off a bedding from the Teen Style Stuff pack. I had used it as an overlay for all of my own beddings and I thought it would make a good TS3 pattern. The other three I had to make seamless myself and then retrace for the highest quality possible.

I hope you all enjoy these! I had a lot of fun making them. Please stay tuned for another project I have in the works (which actually should be right on the heels of this one), and do feel free to leave feedback. It really makes my day.


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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 7:52 AM
Thank you very much for these! Lovely!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 4:58 PM
You are my hero! Thank you
Test Subject
#28 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 12:51 AM
Thank you! Love the apple pattern, great for kitchens
Forum Resident
#29 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 2:56 AM
Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#30 Old 25th Nov 2009 at 7:16 PM
The apple pattern is so cute! Thank you.
Test Subject
#31 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 9:36 PM
Oh gosh, this is so cool! It is perfect! It looks like a professional made it! Grrrreat job! Make a living room set or a bedroom set if you can please. :D
Test Subject
#32 Old 4th Sep 2013 at 12:50 AM
This is great, thank you!
Forum Resident
#33 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 3:37 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#34 Old 30th Nov 2013 at 4:07 AM
Thank you. I had this set long ago and lost it. Happy to see it is still here.
Field Researcher
#35 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 6:07 PM
I wubb these patterns! Especially the quilted one. These are great, thank you!
Test Subject
#36 Old 21st Oct 2020 at 10:54 AM
Redownloading for new sims 3 install, happy to find these patterns again, I really loved them!
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