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Picked upload! Half Walls Fixes

by Nopke Posted 10th Aug 2017 at 6:47 PM - Updated 11th Aug 2017 at 6:34 AM by Nopke
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This mod fixes meshes of half walls' rails and posts:
  • All half walls: removal of gaps between the rails and the walls
  • Brass n' Glass Half Wall: removal of the gap between the post and the rail, fix of normals
  • Nocturnal Rumors Half Wall: fix of position of the rail
  • Werknothom Half Wall: fix of UV map (artifacts on vertical elements)
  • 'Near the Floora' Half Walls: fix of UV map (invisible bottoms of the posts)
If you have the pre-release package (simNopke-halfwallsFix), delete it before you install the new version.






Contents of the packages
  • simNopke-halfWallsFixes-all contains fixes of Nightlife, Open for Business, Apartament Life and Mansion & Garden stuff half walls. If you have all of those packs, I strongly recommend using this file instead of separate packages. In this package, the Perfectly Plank Half Wall and the One Complete Diner Enclosure share mesh files.
  • simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP2 contains fixes of Nightlife half walls: Brass n' Glass Half Wall, Nocturnal Rumors Half Wall, Perfectly Plank Half Wall, Quaint Half Wall and "The Wave" Half Wall.
  • simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP3 contains fixes of the Open for Business half wall - Half Centurion.
  • simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP8 contains fixes of Apartament Life half walls: One Complete Diner Enclosure and Werknothom Half Wall.
  • simNopke-halfWallsFixes-SP9 contains fixes of Mansion & Garden stuff half walls. All of them are called 'Near the Floora' Half Wall.
Don't use simNopke-halfWallsFixes-all with other packages. Other packages may be used together.

Conflicts
The mod will conflict with half walls default replacements.

Overriding method
Originally, every half wall in the catalog has its own meshes, so there are lots of the same mesh files. Instead of overriding so many meshes, I've overriden only the unique meshes and changed the references. The half walls using same-looking meshes before, now share mesh files.
All packages override over 150 resources in total: the vast majority of the half walls shape files and some half walls geometric data container files.

Polygon counts
  • Brass n' Glass Half Wall:
    • rail: 212 faces, 446 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 228 faces, 451 vertices
    • post: 266 faces, 452 vertices
  • Nocturnal Rumors Half Wall:
    • rail: 1172 faces, 1766 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 1516 faces, 2248 vertices
    • post: 384 faces, 528 vertices
  • Perfectly Plank Half Wall and One Complete Diner Enclosure:
    • rail: 150 faces, 178 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 150 faces, 178 vertices
  • Quaint Half Wall:
    • rail: 128 faces, 130 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 128 faces, 130 vertices
    • post: 254 faces, 297 vertices
  • "The Wave" Half Wall:
    • rail: 286 faces, 364 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 286 faces, 364 vertices
  • Half Centurion:
    • rail: 346 faces, 620 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 478 faces, 868 vertices
  • Werknothom Half Wall:
    • rail: 176 faces, 344 vertices
    • rail (LOD15): 96 faces, 192 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 264 faces, 520 vertices
    • diagonal rail (LOD15): 140 faces, 198 vertices
  • 'Near the Floora' Half Wall (standard and pillar):
    • rail: 44 faces, 52 vertices
    • rail (LOD15): 16 faces, 30 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 92 faces, 94 vertices
    • diagonal rail (LOD15): 44 faces, 72 vertices
  • 'Near the Floora' Half Wall (flower box):
    • rail: 1366 faces, 1615 vertices
    • rail (LOD15): 62 faces, 86 vertices
    • diagonal rail: 1414 faces, 1508 vertices
    • diagonal rail (LOD15): 90 faces, 128 vertices
  • 'Near the Floora' Half Wall (standard and flower box):
    • post: 128 faces, 98 vertices
    • post (LOD15): 48 faces, 66 vertices

Additional Credits
jfade (The Compressorizer!)
Nysha
WesHowe (UniMesh plugins)
Creators of SimPe
Tags: #halfwall, #halfwalls, #fix

Style:

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

Nightlife Open for Business Apartment Life + 1 SPs

This is a multi-part download:


Don't use simNopke-halfWallsFixes-all with other packages. Other packages may be used together.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
simNopke-halfWallsFixes-all.zip 170.7 KB 496 10th Aug 2017
simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP2.zip 88.3 KB 38 10th Aug 2017
simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP3.zip 11.2 KB 31 10th Aug 2017
simNopke-halfWallsFixes-EP8.zip 13.8 KB 26 10th Aug 2017
simNopke-halfWallsFixes-SP9.zip 64.2 KB 27 10th Aug 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 7:34 PM
Lovely! Some of those issues were driving me nutty.
Moderator
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#3 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 7:47 PM
I've had your pre-release version in my downloads for a long time now and am wondering if there is a good reason to remove it and install this version instead? I haven't noticed any problems with any of the half walls (LOVE that those stupid gaps are gone!) but if there are significant improvements with this version I'll definitely switch them out.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 8:24 PM
@mustluvcatz The old version only fixed the UV map of the 'Near the Floora' Half Walls and the gaps.

I don't speak English well.
Moderator
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#5 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 8:43 PM
Thanks for answering so quickly! I'll switch them out then.
Constant Contestant
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#6 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 10:46 PM
Wow this is definitely going in my download folder, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#7 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 11:36 PM
Very useful!!!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 12:43 AM
You have fixed something I had not noticed, but know I will forever if I don't download. Thanks for your creative work!
Turquoise Dragon
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#9 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 3:02 AM
Downloads! sticking in my 5 million documents folders :)
Test Subject
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#10 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 3:08 AM
Thanks, great work!
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 3:56 AM
This has bugged me for so long, you have no idea! *hugs*
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 8:39 AM
Thank you. Oh, thank you. That Perfectly Plank half-wall problem has been bothering me for years ... worse yet, it's the Maxis half-wall I use the most. I downloaded all fixes, but that one was the one that bugged me the most.
Mad Poster
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11th Aug 2017 at 8:42 AM
This message has been deleted by gazania. Reason: Double-post.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 8:14 AM
Brilliant! Thanks for your awesome work :D
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 3:46 PM
Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
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#15 Old 13th Aug 2017 at 6:11 PM
THANK YOU. I never used half walls because some of these issues always bothered me!