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Maxis Lost & Found: Walls and Floors

by Dorsal Axe Posted 17th Feb 2017 at 4:33 AM - Updated 12th Aug 2021 at 4:26 PM by Dorsal Axe
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Compatible with v1.41.38.1020

This patch seems to unlock these walls and floors, possibly unintentionally, as they are missing proper titles and prices. You can still use this mod as a fix for these issues.

Description:
I was surprised to discover several flooring and wall coverings within the game that are unavailable in Build Mode. Some of the floors are identical to certain roof patterns, and can actually be already used in the game by using the roof pattern tool on a room. This is a rather cumbersome way to access them, and they don't appear in the catalog itself. All of the other designs are completely hidden and inaccessible from the catalog for no discernable reason. There's some interesting stuff here, such as a set of tiles that match an existing tiled wall, wide wooden planks, sand(!) and a wallpaper made out of old newspapers.

This mod unhides them so that they can be used normally. Missing swatch colors have been added, prices and descriptions corrected, and a few were missing proper names, so I've added ones that sounded appropriate (these are denoted on the list below by an asterix). As the necessary files for these wall and floor coverings are already in the game, you should be able to properly share lots that contain any of them.



Floor coverings
1. Gravel Delight Roof [§4 Floors > Stone]
2. Grounded Tiles (this flooring matches the Mosaic Dreams tiled wall) [§4 Floors > Tile]
3. Kwality Wide Plank Flooring [§8 Floors > Wood]
4. My Own Corrugated Castle [§4 Floors > Metal]
5. Not So Drab Slab [§4 Floors > Stone]
6. *Painted Ceiling [§4 Floors > Misc]
7. Rockstone Pavers (this matches one of the swatches of Gravel Delight Roof) [§4 Floors > Stone]
8. Sheet Metal Roof [§4 Floors > Metal]
9. *Supple Sand [§4 Floors > Outdoor]

Wall coverings
10. Raw Style [§12 Walls > Masonry]
11. *Side of the Basement (this wall matches the Bottom of the Basement flooring) [§2 Walls > Misc]
12. *Writings on the Wall [§2 Walls > Wallpaper]

Additional Credits:
Maxis artists, for creating the walls and floors
Maxis boneheads, who in their infinite wisdom didn't let us use them.
Sims 4 Studio

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Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 4:42 AM
Thank you Kindly!
Scholar
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#3 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 4:54 AM
Thank you! I really like that old newspaper wallpaper!
Top Secret Researcher
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#4 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 5:59 AM
awesome find! Thanks
Test Subject
#5 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 6:54 AM
I believe I've seen these in game when searching under the "show all" kind of category, but they are free or some are. Would this make the normal concrete one with the colors now cost simoleaons or any of the other free ones?
Instructor
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#6 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 8:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CasualGamerGirl
I believe I've seen these in game when searching under the "show all" kind of category, but they are free or some are. Would this make the normal concrete one with the colors now cost simoleaons or any of the other free ones?

Yep, they all have prices now. The concrete wall was weird, since some of the swatches had prices already while others didn't. A lot of them were missing names, descriptions and swatch icons.

They might appear with hidden objects enabled to show. But under normal circumstances they are all flagged not to appear in Build Mode.
Instructor
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#7 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 8:22 AM
Thank You I'm sure I will use them
Instructor
#8 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 10:30 AM
Is it possible to seperate the files so we can pick & choose what we want to show? I'm only interested in some of these.
Scholar
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#9 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 2:08 PM
thank you for making these available
Test Subject
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#10 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 8:52 PM
Thanks for this mod for all of us to enjoy !
Test Subject
#11 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 11:00 PM
You mentioned that that you can properly share lots with these. Does that mean that people downloading lots/rooms with any of these on them will not need to download the mod?
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Feb 2017 at 12:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CubicPoison
You mentioned that that you can properly share lots with these. Does that mean that people downloading lots/rooms with any of these on them will not need to download the mod?


I'm not OP, but I believe so, because these floors and walls are already on the game and are functional - they were just hidden from the catalog.
Instructor
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#13 Old 18th Feb 2017 at 2:00 AM
Very cool! Thank you.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 18th Feb 2017 at 8:51 PM
Many thanks! I've felt very frustrated at not being able to match walls and ceiling tiles - the mosaic ones, in particular!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 2:30 AM
I am in LOVE with the newspapers one! Its so different from the rest of the walls.
Criminal Mastermind
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#16 Old 21st Feb 2017 at 3:30 AM
These are quite gorgeous. I can't believe Maxis hid these little gems from us. Thank you for finding them. I hope you can find -more- to share with us!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 23rd Feb 2017 at 2:38 PM
I cannot thank enough! For several of these I was wondering where the match was!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 25th Feb 2017 at 10:14 AM
Thanks
Test Subject
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#19 Old 26th Feb 2017 at 12:51 AM
nice to have more choices
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 4th Jun 2017 at 7:21 PM
I think the latest patch broke this mod. I got an infinite loading screen when I tried to load a house that had one of the tile floors.
Scholar
#21 Old 11th Jun 2017 at 4:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Cheekykinz34
I think the latest patch broke this mod. I got an infinite loading screen when I tried to load a house that had one of the tile floors.


That's strange, because I'm all patched up and using this without any problems.
Test Subject
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#22 Old 21st Nov 2017 at 2:39 PM
This awesome! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 3:22 AM
Thank you! I'll test this for certain the next time I have my mods off.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 3rd Sep 2018 at 4:03 AM
Thanks so much for these! It always bugs me when games lock away content that they themselves use in creating world content so that you can never fully emulate a style they did. Great work unlocking them so that we can all make use of them!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 23rd Aug 2020 at 6:13 PM
Thank you SO much for this! Is this mod still working with the current August 2020 update? Thanks again!