Walls default replacements project
I've replaced all the "neutral" paints (beachy keen, paste, etc), the pastel ones (lavender blush and the like), and the jewel ones too (that's Gilt-y pleasure and associates). I've departed from the Lick of Paint base for the jewel paints that have a diamond pattern - I've replaced them with some of the gorgeous "Wonderland Alice" set by Shastakiss, because it made sense to me. Although some gorgeous diamond patterns created by Lesyasun would be appropriate too... Decisions!!!
Another tough one: the red light district colour has a hidden diamond pattern, so would have been a good candidate, in some regards, for the Wonderland Alice set... but I might then run into issues once I get to the garage expansion pack, which has a matching set. So, hmm, for now I've chosen a Lick of Paint base but that might change.
I still have to replace the few patterned, painted walls that remain: butterflies, bunnies, and soccer. Not sure what to do there. I need to have a think...
Textures are all 256x512, because I like to stick to powers of 2. I assume that means they're Mac-friendly, is that right? Aside from that, if anyone would like to test them (please please please? ), is there anything else I need to do in SimPe before I zip the packages up? I know I still have to create swatches but that's for another day!
I have to say for Maxis wallpapers that they are very resource-friendly. Some of the base paints (without kick or crown) are 4-pixel-wide. That's very efficient; the downside is that it doesn't allow for any texture effect. And they were not very consistent - they sometimes made frames in all wood colours, sometimes one random element is missing... Odd. I'm trying to fix that but it's not always possible.
I've replaced all the base paints. The kids walls, which had me thinking, were of course the most interesting to make. I used walls from Lesyasun, Poppet and Kate at Parsimonious; some are quite heavily edited to make them look like paint rather than wallpapers, or to tweak the background colour slightly so that it would mesh in with the other base colours. Others, I just slapped Shasta's mouldings on and called it a day. I also made a couple of new walls, using Colour Lover and Maxis patterns.
And I have a swatch! YAY! Not very artsy but it does the job.
- I've only done two contact sheets, so you're mostly going blind. So, uh, Truuuust meeeee!
- Very important: I haven't yet given credit where credit is due! So I would appreciate if you didn't redistribute / share the link outside this post. So far it's: Poppet, Shastakiss, Colour Lover, HolySimoly, and Kate from Parsimonious. I'll need to double-check everything before I write the readme files.
Raindrop's wall defaults beta folder
Walls replaced are some of the Base Game paints:
- Kids patterns
- Neutral: Beachy Keen, Olive Drab, Paste, Teal Tease, Totally Taupe, Way Off White series
- Pastels: Blue Collar, Celery Snap, Lavender Blush, Luminous Lilac, Paystub Yellow, Perfect Powder Blue, Pink Slip, and Sage
Would love to have your feedback. :-)