Saturday, May 02, 2015

Rooftop Water Tanks

I made this set in answer to, well I guess you could call it a "wish".  It wasn't really a request, it was just a hint that it would be nice to have Rooftop Water Tanks for TS2.  Since this is something I wanted for my game too, I decided to grant the "wish".  Chris, this is for you.  I hope you like it. 





An explanation of my naming technique for meshes using the repository technique:

The master file will have the file name ending with the word Master followed by a number.  All the objects slaved to that master file will end with the word slave followed by a number corresponding to the number used for the master for that object.  For example the master file Tower Base 1 is named RDN_RooftopWaterTankBase1_Mesh_Master-1.package.  Tower Base 7 is slaved to Tower Base 1 and it's name is RDN_RooftopWaterTankBase7_Mesh_slave-1.package, indicating that Tower Base 7 is slaved to the object that is Master-1.  Likewise all slave-2 objects are slaves of the Master-2 object.  This makes it easier to determine what master file to use to get recolors for specific slaved objects.

The set consists of two different styles of water tanks...a tank with a sloped roof and a tank with a curved roof.  Each tank comes in two sizes...4000 gallon and 3000 gallon.  Each of the smaller tanks is slaved to its larger version.




Tanks 1 and 3


  • 324 faces (low poly)
  • Appears in the Catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 200 Simoleons (tank 1) and 150 Simoleons (tank 3)
  • 2 recolorable subsets, the tank sides and the roof.
  • Includes 14 recolors of the siding and 14 recolors of the roof.
  • Tank 1 designated as Master-3...Tank 3 designated as slave-3


Tanks 2 and 4

  • 292 faces (low poly)
  • Appears in the Catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 250 Simoleons (tank 2) and 200 Simoleons (tank 4) 
  • Recolorble
  • Includes 5 recolors
  • Tank 2 designated as Master-4...Tank 4 designated as slave-4

Included in the set are two different styles of Tower Bases for the tanks to sit on.  Each of the two styles has three versions in two different sizes, so the set has a total of 12 bases.  Each of the tower bases has a decorative slot on the tower's deck and the various water tanks will snap onto the slot.





Tower Base 1

  • 632 faces on 16 tiles or 40 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 175 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Includes 8 recolors of the wood
  • Designated as Master-1.  This is the Master file for towers 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9.


Tower Base 2

  • 456 faces on 16 tiles or 29 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 125 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Designated as slave-1.


Tower Base 3

  • 184 faces on 16 tiles or 12 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 100 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Designated as slave-1.


Tower Base 7

632 faces on 16 tiles or 40 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 150 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Designated as slave-1.


Tower Base 8

  • 456 faces on 16 tiles or 29 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 120 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Designated as slave-1.


Tower Base 9

  • 184 faces on 16 tiles or 12 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 90 Simoleons
  • Two recolorable subsets, the wood and the metal.
  • Designated as slave-1.



Tower Base 4

  • 1896 faces on 16 tiles or 119 faces/tile ( low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 225 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Includes 8 recolors
  • Designated as Master-2.  This is the Master file for towers 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12.


Tower Base 5

  • 1168 faces on 16 tiles or 73 faces/tile ( low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 195 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Designated as slave-2.


Tower Base 6

  • 332 faces on 16 tiles or 21 ( very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 115 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Designated as slave-2.


Tower Base 10

  • 1756 faces on 16 tiles or 110 faces/tile ( low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 200 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Designated as slave-2.


Tower Base 11

  • 1028 faces on 16 tiles or 64 faces/tile ( low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 185 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Designated as slave-2.


Tower Base 12

  • 332 faces on 16 tiles or 21 faces/tile (very low poly!)
  • Appears in the catalog under Decorative/Sculptures for 110 Simoleons
  • Recolorable
  • Designated as slave-2.

Finally I've added a Collection file with custom icon to make it easier to locate all the individual objects in the set.

All meshes by me.  All textures by me.

Everything is Basegame compatible.  Tested in a vanilla game with all expansions plus M&G.  Files are Compressed.  If you experience any problems with any of the objects in this set, please don't hesitate to contact via email or in the comments area.


Here's a screenshot from my test neighborhood showing how the tanks look in the game:




Ray :)


12 comments:

  1. Eeeeek! (high pitched fangirl screaming :D)
    Thanks Ray,these rooftop tanks are splendid.As you know, i aways wanted something like this in my game,especially with my "addiction" in building NYC style houses.Now i guess we have everything together to build a state of the art NYC Tenement.We have AC`s (Rooftop and Window mounted AC`s), we have proper heating equipment,we have fire escapes and now we have rooftop towers.
    Thanks Ray for keeping Sims 2 awesome.
    Have a nice weekend (or at least what`s left of it..)

    See ya.

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  2. I agree with Chris, this is absolutely freakin' fantastic!!!!! Thank you! epo

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  3. These are great! They are not only perfect for tenements and apartment buildings, I plan on using them for rural farm properties. Thank you so much for giving us the realism we crave! Blessings, Katherine

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  4. Thank you Ray. These are really great.

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  5. OMG!!!!! this is incredible!!!!! I have a request and I know that you could do it! could you build a sim-usable really old or steampunkish observatory??
    ....Red Sonja.....

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    1. Maxis has them as neighborhood deco.... round building with telescope.....

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    2. So what you're asking is would I build you a steampunk observatory on a lot?

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    3. well...yes...that's about the size of it.... I guess there really wouldn't be any other way to do it....
      ...Red...

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  6. I'm sorry Lisa, I don't do lots for upload.

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    1. Not a problem, my dear :)... but, you are right Now that I think of it... there wouldn't be any way to make an observatory functional. At best, it would be a deco object and not usable.... Oh well.... one can dream....
      ...Lisa

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  7. This is great!

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  8. Awesome as all get out - thank you!!!!!!!!

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