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NCI - Two & Three Storey Half Columns

by d_dgjdhh Posted 28th Jan 2015 at 10:22 PM - Updated 17th Mar 2019 at 11:45 PM by d_dgjdhh
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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.
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One of the things I've noticed Maxis haven't made enough of is half-columns, especially for multistory homes. Now, instead of cheating one's way in placing those tall whole columns into the walls (using move_objects on & boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false), NCI presents to your game new single or double tile half columns. Below are examples of the 3 options available for your game for the three-storey column:

In the pink/purple tile:
This column appears on the right side of the 1st of 2 tiles. The actual object takes up 1 tile, and can work well to go between two 2-tile windows, for example.

In the yellow tile:
This column appears right in the middle of the 1 tile footprint.

In the green tile:
This column appears on the left side of the 2nd of 2 tiles. The actual object takes up 1 tile, and can work well to go between two 2-tile windows, for example.

All these two & three-storey columns come with the same recolors as those from Maxis, as seen from the pictures, along with ideas on how the columns look on houses or buildings at night or during the day time.

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Polygon Counts:
ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Fonetile.package, ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Ftwotileleft.package, ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Ftwotileright.package:
Faces: 930
Vertices: 913

ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Fonetile.package, ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Ftwotileleft.package, ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Ftwotileright.package:
Faces: 971
Vertices: 955

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 University
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ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Ftwotileright.rar | Three Storey, 2-Tile Right Column

Size: 212.7 KB · Downloads: 1,043 · 28th Jan 2015
212.7 KB 1,043 28th Jan 2015
ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Ftwotileright.rar | Two Storey, 2-Tile Right Column

Size: 212.0 KB · Downloads: 1,053 · 28th Jan 2015
212.0 KB 1,053 28th Jan 2015
ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Ftwotileleft.rar | Three Storey, 2-Tile Left Column

Size: 212.8 KB · Downloads: 1,052 · 28th Jan 2015
212.8 KB 1,052 28th Jan 2015
ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Ftwotileleft.rar | Two Storey, 2-Tile Left Column

Size: 211.9 KB · Downloads: 1,058 · 28th Jan 2015
211.9 KB 1,058 28th Jan 2015
ddgjdhhHalfColumn3Fonetile.rar | Three Storey, 1-Tile Column

Size: 211.8 KB · Downloads: 1,114 · 28th Jan 2015
211.8 KB 1,114 28th Jan 2015
ddgjdhhHalfColumn2Fonetile.rar | Two Storey, 1-Tile Column

Size: 210.6 KB · Downloads: 1,168 · 28th Jan 2015
210.6 KB 1,168 28th Jan 2015
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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staff: moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 29th Jan 2015 at 3:39 PM
Thank you, these look really useful.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 29th Jan 2015 at 11:01 PM
Another in the long line of things-EAxis-should-have-given-us-but-never-did.

Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 1:27 AM
Thank you for the compliments too. Also, OMG, these picked uploads must be rigged, I never thought something like this would every get a picked star, lol.

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Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 1:22 PM
Excellent! So thrilled you made these.Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 1:54 PM Last edited by Kawaiichef : 1st Feb 2015 at 2:00 PM. Reason: lol I can't spell hurr durr. Fixed.
Thank you so much for making this!

I used to put columns using the moveObjects cheat, but hide the columns on the other side with some walls (sometimes I want my buildings to have a different interior - and definitely not a copy of the exterior!). Now this makes me want to put building accents (these columns!) on all my community lots now
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 21st Feb 2015 at 9:18 PM
Wonderful work. It is so great to have gorgeous wall-position columns for my fancy buildings. I am playing Ultimate Collection pretty much exclusively atm. My simmies will love this.
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 8:26 AM
super job
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 12:38 AM
yeah, yeah, yeah. I want to build again.