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Featured upload! New Mesh Mounted Butterflies in a Frame

by lagermonkey Posted 12th Feb 2007 at 3:55 PM - Updated 9th Jul 2008 at 11:32 PM by lagermonkey : anyone who downloaded while it had the bad wall shadow should have redownloaded by now.
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For all you fans of butterflies
I bring you eight dead butterflies cruelly impaled on pins and mounted lovingly in a hand crafted box made of the finest wood substitute.
Your Sims will marvel at the craftsmanship and wonder how they got the butterflies to sit still long enough to stick a pin through.

The for recolourers zip file is not necessary to make this object work. It is only a helpful file for anybody wanting to recolour this object.

You can find it under decorative wall hangings.

It has been tested in the base game and with expansion packs so it should be fine for all.

The mesh has 90 faces and 156 vertices

You may upload this object in a lot to free sites only. They have to be proper free sites though, not half free and half not.

The item is recolourable which you are welcome to do.
You can also include the mesh with your recolour and post on any site.

Because of the way that the mesh and alpha work I would recommend anybody wanting to recolour this to download the for recolourers zip file.
This contains a pdf explaining everything and texture maps to help you get everything in the right place.

The mesh was created in 3d studio and textured in photoshop.

Everything was of course made functional in SimPE.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ButterflyBox-LM120207.zip 152.6 KB 19,259 12th Feb 2007
For recolourers LM120207.zip 447.3 KB 8,749 12th Feb 2007
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

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Sims 2

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Tags: #Butterfly Framed