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Featured upload! The Time Factor : Walls

by Pixelhate Posted 25th Nov 2008 at 2:13 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2015 at 3:54 PM by leefish
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It is safe to say that nothing in this world remains untouched by Time or Weather.
As a constant reminder of Impermanence, Time is ageing, weathering, distressing things and beings, giving them an identity and an history, marking them up with details.
Details make things unique and therefore beautiful.
And uniqueness calls variations.
So, here are varieties of walls with life stigmata features. Some are hard beaten, some are softly faded.

Although, like in real life, categories doesn't have a real meaning -they're made to make us feel secure-, and after solving vital dilemmas like: should painted bricks go in brick or in paint ?, I've ordered, subjectively, the 325 walls, more or less, according the game categories:
- Bricks (40), Masonry (30), Siding (60), Poured (45), Paint (40), Wallpaper (65), Tiles (20), Wood (25).

Some series are seamless (at least horizontally), each panel can be placed in any order and match the others. Price: 7ยง.
Some series needs to be placed in a particular order to match and keep the continuity, like a strip. Price: 5ยง.
Here and there you will find some clean and untouched wall. Price: 7ยง.
All series are Mac friendly.

Hopefully, package naming is comprehensible... In order to prevent nervous breakdown caused by searching the matching wall, a collection file is provided with each categories.

I've tried to personalise almost each panel by collage and other deconstruction/reconstruction and with all the possible tricks I've learned all these years. Home-made drawn material, personal photos, tweaked computer generated textures have also been used.
Nothing "artistic" here. I torture pixels through software attempting to bring realism in a virtual world I use to escape Reality.

Some of these may look familiar as I don't know all the walls created worldwide. Sources used are free and some are coming from well known websites:
GC Textures, Spectralogue, Arroway Textures, Lemog3D, Animax Turbo squid

More ?
This set was originally bigger (+400 walls) but rejected because of use of other game textures and the deficiency of authorizations.
I've pruned it from all the files coming from other game textures or those without proof of "free to use" or from unsure origin.
I've made and modified those for myself but I'm glad to share them, while all credits goes to their original creators, I'm unable to name them.
You'll find the additional walls(78) here. None of them are pictured here. Have them for your personal use.

From the bottom of my heart, a huge THANKS to anyone who consider me as one of their favourite creator, have taken the time to comment or pushed the fuzzy-feeling thanks button during all these years.
I'm honoured every time One is using my stuff for One's pleasure...
With Love,
Pixelhate. 2008.

Additional Credits:
This post is dedicated to :
The earlier Trash Makers who have inspired me in the beginning: Dumbblonde, Bink13y, The_Balloon_Dog and their caretaker: Dewshine.
And all the weathered material lovers and trash Hunters out there... You know who you are.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TimeFactor-Bricks.rar 2.63 MB 24,457 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Masonry.rar 1.93 MB 20,326 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Siding.rar 3.37 MB 19,009 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Poured.rar 2.76 MB 19,600 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Paint.rar 2.48 MB 20,705 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wallpaper.rar 3.92 MB 22,415 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Tile.rar 1.25 MB 18,957 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wood.rar 1.58 MB 20,089 25th Nov 2008
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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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Forum Resident
#51 Old 5th Dec 2008 at 2:10 AM
A-freakin'-mazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Test Subject
#52 Old 6th Dec 2008 at 10:31 PM
Thank-you so much! These look really, really good in game. Better than I expected!
Test Subject
#53 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 1:03 PM
"I torture pixels through software attempting to bring realism in a virtual world I use to escape Reality"

..this is pure genius (and quite creepy, too, but in the funniest way), thank you so much for all your good work!
Test Subject
#54 Old 8th Dec 2008 at 7:10 AM
These are awesome! I've downloaded a Ralph Fiennes based skin/character SIM. I've wanted a Francis Dolarhyde one, but sadly can't find one made like that character. Anyhoo, I plan on adding these to his home, making it seem creepy.

Thank you kindly!
#55 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 8:26 PM
This Was a Good Idea! Adds Much Realism to The Game! All Things Show Age over Time! Thanks for These! Nice Job on Them!

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Test Subject
#56 Old 16th Dec 2008 at 2:25 AM
I love this set! So realistic great job and thanks for sharing!
#57 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 1:49 AM
Astonishingly well made as always Pixelhate - I particularly like the simple design in the bottom right og the 2nd photo montage - the battered metal with the air vent. Tp notch work! There can never be enough batter and weathered brick and siding in my game! Thank you for added more options!

I have only one God, Choice. If you remove the right to choose from any equation, how have you improved the world?
Original Poster
#58 Old 19th Dec 2008 at 8:36 AM
My pleasure ! Very happy to see you around and hopefully well. Very honoured to receive a message from you.

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Forum Resident
#59 Old 21st Dec 2008 at 11:47 PM
I hate time running away, Pix . never enough time, never enough!
and yor walls are simply gorgeous in showing time and use so perfectly - I think I'll hate them too as too perfect!
great job, as usual!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 5th Jan 2009 at 5:21 AM
Wow, these are really terrific. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 11:10 PM
What just I needed!
#62 Old 18th Jan 2009 at 11:42 AM
Perfect in an imperfect way

You manage to bring the real world with all its dirt to the overclean virtual world!
Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#63 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 12:06 AM
Awesome set, thanks
Test Subject
#64 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 4:46 PM
Outstanding! Thank you for creating these!
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#65 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 11:20 PM
I kept looking, and thinking too much CC already - but I have to have them. Thank you very much, I will use them well.

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Top Secret Researcher
#66 Old 22nd Feb 2009 at 1:49 PM
<3 I just love worn or trashy stuff. It's awesome, and just what I need more of in my game! ta!
Test Subject
#67 Old 10th Mar 2009 at 1:34 AM
Thank you so much. Great work!
Test Subject
#68 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 4:05 PM
These are completely and totally awsome! especially with the full sized posters. Just what I needed for a house I am building. Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#69 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 7:18 AM
Wow, you're amazing, you seriously rock socks.
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 7:27 PM
It's nice, but I would need everything in 1 file, it's tiring downloading everything 1 by 1
#71 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 7:53 PM
Alisha161, that`s why I installed DAP -- to download multiple files automatically, to make sure that they download completely, and to make sure that they download correctly.

This Space Intentionally Left Blank
Original Poster
#72 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 9:35 PM
Alisha: 325 walls in one file will be over the size limit. Sorry to force you to make such an effort !

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Test Subject
#73 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 4:23 PM
Thank you so much for this fabulous set! Everything looks so realistic, and already neatly sorted into collection files - this is just great! I am having such fun with this :-)
Test Subject
#74 Old 29th Jun 2009 at 9:28 PM
Oh these look awesome! Too bad I have the sims 3... Is there any chance of an update for these textures?
Test Subject
#75 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:28 AM
THese are extremely original and useful in the game. They give things a more realistic feel. THank you .
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