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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Roof Hole Fillers Reply with quote

All the talk about holes in roofs recently has convinced me to pull something out of my computer and put it up for download: A complete collection of floor tiles made from the Maxis roof patterns, from TS to MM.

Use these to build diagonals on the second floor, patch mysterious holes, create flat rooftops, or put roofs over open verandahs and porches. If you're really weird, you can always use them to floor anything else.

[I'm sorry I don't have an image at the moment. I'll try to fix that, later.]

Also, I've included a short how-to for those who want to make floor tiles from custom roof patterns, but haven't opened a graphics program in their life. Creating a floor like this is the easiest thing you'll ever do in The Sims, but I figured I'd save you some trial-and-error. (For those who know how to make floors already, all I need say is tile, don't enlarge.)

This download is more utility than flash, but I hope it will come in handy for you. I know it has for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanking you, Si!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!! Thanks Jared!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very handy! Thank you for making and sharing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Siyankan! you must be a mind reader because I was looking for something like these just a few days ago!

Now, I am also looking for just the opposite, roofs that match some maxis floors, in particular the stone floors, to have a flat roof to use with the crenellated castle walls.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmarie wrote:
Now, I am also looking for just the opposite, roofs that match some maxis floors, in particular the stone floors, to have a flat roof to use with the crenellated castle walls.


That should be very easy to do. There are ways to get a .bmp from a floor tile, but for the less technically inclined, here's a quick method (requires HomeCrafter):

1. Open HomeCrafter, and use it to open the floor you want.

2. Grab a screenshot of what you're looking at (which you just mastered doing over in the other thread).

3. In Paint, paste your screenshot. Use the area selection tool to select that square on the left that has your floor pattern in it. Press Ctrl+Insert (or Ctrl+C) to copy that.

4. Press Ctrl+E to bring up the picture attributes, and change height and width to 1 pixel. Press OK.

5. Press Shift+Insert (or Ctrl+V) to paste back your floor pattern. Save somewhere convenient (say, your desktop) as a .bmp, and make a copy.

6. Crop copy #1 to 32x32 pixels (using Ctrl+E again). Place this copy in Sims/GameData/Roofs and test it in your game.

7. If that does not make a satisfactory roof, make another copy and try resizing it. In Paint, press Ctrl+W. If your original .bmp is 64x64, just put 50% in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions, and it should take care of it. If you need to tweak a pixel or two, you can either just crop the dimensions with Ctrl+E or try making that dimension 99%. Again, place the copy in Roofs and test it in your game.

Once you've got a good roof pattern, you can delete the original on your desktop and any rejected copies you might have.

If it's a Maxis floor you're wanting, you may need to extract it from a .far file with FarOut. I don't know where Maxis floors are stored off the top of my head.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How nifty!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! These will be most helpful!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the instructions!

Soon as I muddle through my skin issue I'm going to give it a try yes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks2 This is awesome!

Just a couple of days ago, I was wishing for something like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this very handy addition, and instructions. biggrin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea!

Thank you for sharing,

Karen (bogies) biggrin
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!!!!thumbsup
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