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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: 7§.
Some series needs to be placed in a particular order to match and keep the continuity, like a strip. Price: 5§.
Here and there you will find some clean and untouched wall. Price: 7§.
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 24,608 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Masonry.rar 1.93 MB 20,457 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Siding.rar 3.37 MB 19,130 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Poured.rar 2.76 MB 19,717 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Paint.rar 2.48 MB 20,833 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wallpaper.rar 3.92 MB 22,545 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Tile.rar 1.25 MB 19,084 25th Nov 2008
TimeFactor-Wood.rar 1.58 MB 20,218 25th Nov 2008
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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Test Subject
#76 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 12:47 PM
Thanks Sooo Much You're Great!!!! ♥
Field Researcher
#77 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 4:27 AM
Any plans to do a matching floor set? That would be awesome!
Destroyer of Worlds
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#78 Old 6th Dec 2009 at 1:17 PM
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Absolutely amazing. Now if I could find a roof to match my decrepit building it would be perfect!
#79 Old 10th Dec 2009 at 8:38 PM
Impressive! That's a lot of material to give more 'character' to my buildings. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Test Subject
#80 Old 23rd Jan 2010 at 9:35 PM
they are great but no good to me in Rara form i would prefer zip files thanks
Test Subject
#81 Old 4th Mar 2010 at 5:16 AM
Your walls are amazing and just, utterly fantastic- thanks SO MUCH! Woooo!
Test Subject
#82 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 9:17 PM
I am thanking you for the walls! I'm starting a new project -- a run down metropolis called Steamdustria (a blend between Steampunk and Industrial Architecture) and your walls will be so awesome when used in conjunction with the Steampunk walls I found earlier.

Dunno if you're still around, but if you are, keep an eye out for my first building for Steamdustria. Thanks to you, it'll be finished shortly.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 10:59 AM
Many many thanks! amazing job!
Test Subject
#84 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 10:27 AM
Amazing job, thank you very much for these! (and the collection files too )
Lab Assistant
23rd Apr 2010 at 2:21 AM
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Test Subject
#85 Old 27th May 2010 at 11:43 AM
Very useful! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#86 Old 5th Jun 2011 at 5:00 AM
I freaking love you right now.
Nevermind the fact that we've never met, let alone spoken.
<3333 Thanks so much for this post; I'll be looking around your creations for a while now.
Test Subject
#87 Old 6th Jun 2011 at 1:31 AM
Every day that I work on my new sims movie project, I cannot help but have immense appreciation for all of the creators out there who allowed people like me to use their work; and my videos have been all the better for it. Thank you so much, and here is a link to my videos, if you would like to see what your work has helped me to accomplish: http://www.youtube.com/user/JeRMReborn?feature=mhee
Test Subject
#88 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 12:05 AM
Absolutely perfect, thank you!
Field Researcher
#89 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 11:04 PM
Wow, thanks so much for this Pixelcat, it's brilliant. They will get much abuse in my game!
Field Researcher
#90 Old 26th Aug 2011 at 2:44 PM
Thank you Pixelhate,
I am still building and dreaming up new hoods in Sims 2, and these are just what I was looking for. Now, I won't have to try to figure out how to do these myself, nor the transparent overlay floors you have made. Forever greatful.
Test Subject
#91 Old 4th Dec 2011 at 4:56 AM
Thx thx you i tired to use the wall it's so real lol
Field Researcher
#92 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 12:04 AM
You help me soo much, you have no idea!
Top Secret Researcher
#93 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 3:51 AM Last edited by billielith : 13th Feb 2012 at 3:16 PM.
Love your work. You're just too cool, thanks for this!

After a closer look, this set is truly amazing. The ones you uploaded to GoS are really good too. You may have an immense arsenal of tools and tricks to torture your pixels, but it's still you doing the magic with all that. I praise you.
#94 Old 21st Apr 2013 at 11:31 PM
Your downloads are an absolute joy. Not just in the downloads themselves, but also in the posts itself. It is so nice to read something that has got proper spelling, pronunciation and grammar! A lovely change to all the hash tags and lols you see today!

Now to the walls, what can I say but ###WOW!! lmfaol!!!### (sorry couldnt resist!)
Original Poster
#95 Old 23rd Apr 2013 at 5:30 AM
Thanks for nice compliment. :-D

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
#96 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 9:39 PM
This will be perfect for district 12 (run down, old) if i ever get around to making a Panem neighborhood.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 10th May 2014 at 6:53 AM
Once again, excellent work. I love the gritty, neglected feel that will go into the housing project I am building next. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 10:31 PM
This is one of those few downloads that changes with just a press of the button. This is absolutely meticulous work for wall decorating and I have to compliment your artistic flair for ensuring there was seamlessness between the 'sets' you created. I have ONLY used the mason pack so far, but I can not wait to see the deliciousness in store for me when I use the other 'packs'. I just had to come here and compliment the work. Thank you, thank you and thank you again.

I logged out of my build mode just to come find your floor work to add more spice and flavor to my lots!
Original Poster
#99 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 9:25 AM
Glad you like it! Thanks for appreciation.

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."
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