Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Glass Rail Balustrades

by d4RE Posted 18th Nov 2017 at 1:19 AM
Open thumbnail gallery
68 Thanks  Thanks     8 Favourited
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.
As we saw in the Glass Rail Stairs post, Jeff the Testor pointed out that he needed some matched fencing to keep him from stepping off the deck. I made 5 new fences to match the stair rails. Here's Jeff enjoying the first one (green):

Then I made three more fences - red, chrome, and copper. Since that was more fence colors than stair rail colors, I also threw in some new recolors for the modular stairs, to match the new fences.

So now everything matches... almost. I didn't make a fence for each color of glass for every combo of rail and piston. Instead, there's just one representative fence for each rail color. I tried to pick color combos for each fence that would more or less look fine with whatever combo you come up with for your stair rails. (For anyone keeping track, there are now 192 possible color combos for each step - but still only eight fences.)

Here's a current family photo of the Glass Rail set.

You can have ALL of them for your lots for the single low price of a "Thanks" at the top of this page.

Technical info:

in-game price- 32 , but 33 for the chrome and copper
location Build Mode>Miscellaneous>Fences

All textures are from Eaxis, manipulated in GIMP, EXCEPT for the metal textures for the pistons:
Brushed Copper by manoluv
Great circular brushed gold texture
Brushed Dark Steel
Brushed spin aluminum
AND the glass, chrome, and copper textures, which were created with SimPE.

All files are Compressorized

Polygon Counts:
rails - 478
diagonal rails - 670
posts - 138 (146 for Chrome and Copper)

Additional Credits:
Quaxi, RGiles, Numenor, et al for SimPE.
Numenor, RGiles for CEP.
Tashiketh and the great MTS community
jfade for The Compressorizer .
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Glass Rail Balustrade.rar | Description: Eight (8) new fences to match the Glass Rail Modular Stairs. 310.7 KB 899 18th Nov 2017
Glass Rail Stairs RECOLORS[RSC].rar | Description: contains red, chrome, and copper recolors for all 4 sets of Glass Rail stairs 146.4 KB 832 18th Nov 2017
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\


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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

1 Comments / replies (Who?)



Style: Retro Contemporary Modern
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #fence, #balustrade, #glass, #deck fence, #stair fence, #glass rail

Also recommended: