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Neighbhorhood Tree Default Replacements

by Honeywell Posted 15th Apr 2019 at 2:40 AM
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Neighbhorhood Tree Default Replacements
Here are some pretty default replacements for the neighborhood birch and oak trees and the individual Ginko, Redbud and Walnut trees that came with University. The textures have less detail and are darker/less luminous than the Maxis originals. These aren't "better" in terms of quality but after 15 years I think they're a nice change.

These are all low poly meshes with small, low-res textures (exactly what maxis uses) and use the smallest number of textures possible with no duplicates. These will not place any additional demand/strain on your computer (or exacerbate any pink texture issues if you experience that).

The downside is these are still low poly, low res textures just like the Maxis trees so you're not going to want to place these too close to your lots. The trees look their best from neighborhood view i.e. from above and at a distance.

These are enabled for Seasons (although Seasons isn't required) and have updated Fall textures where needed. I removed the fallen leaves under the oak trees but will offer an alternate file that keeps the original ground leaves if anyone requests it. The winter textures remain unchanged.

Criquette's Linden trees as default replacements by Lowedeus will conflict with my oak tree file. Silent Dragon replaced all of the neighborhood tree textures so some of their files will conflict with mine.

See above pic for specific files that conflict. If you'd like to mix and match some of my trees with any of the above (very nice, higher quality replacements ) and aren't sure which files are which you're welcome to ask and I'll do my best to help.



To jellybeanery, peppermint-ginger, jennamaxon, omorkvao and iCad who generously playtested and shared screenshots of these on tumblr - all of which helped immensely! I can't thank you each enough.

Additional Credits:
Maxis for the textures, Photoshop, Milkshape, SimPE and MTS as always for hosting.

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 15th Apr 2019 at 3:15 AM
These are absolutely beautiful, thank you so much! <3
Field Researcher
#3 Old 15th Apr 2019 at 4:05 AM
Thank you so much!! <3<3<3
#4 Old 15th Apr 2019 at 11:38 AM
I really appreciate this. I don't add high-resource deco to my game, but you are right, a little change is very nice. Thank you for thinking of us low-rezzers.
Test Subject
#5 Old 15th Apr 2019 at 2:33 PM
Honeywell, these are amazing!! Putting them in my game ASAP!!
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 15th Apr 2019 at 4:12 PM
Look nice Honeywell - glad you got them done.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 8:42 PM
Your defaults look very nice, Honeywell. I will give them a try in my game, many thanks! PS. for some reason the "thanks" button wouldn't "take" so my thanks didn't get counted??
#8 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 11:52 PM
Yay! I always hated the regular Maxis trees. I have Lowdeus' default linden trees but I was wishing for someone else to default the rest. My wish has been answered! Thank you for making these :D
Mad Poster
#9 Old 19th Apr 2019 at 11:06 AM
I've been using Lowedeus' defaults of Criquette's linden trees in my game. They're gorgeous and I love them, but they don't quite look right with the rest of the trees in my neighborhood. I think I'll switch to your oak trees. They look great and since they're part of a set, everything looks like it belongs together.
Test Subject
#10 Old 22nd Apr 2019 at 1:58 AM
Excuse me, do you know any mod where adult sims can be a stable couple?
Original Poster
#11 Old 22nd Apr 2019 at 7:29 PM
Thanks all for the likes and nice comments. I always appreciate them.

Originally Posted by MaritzaActiva
Excuse me, do you know any mod where adult sims can be a stable couple?

No, I'm sorry. For help start a thread in the WCIF forum. The more details you give about what you're looking for the better. Here's the link:
Trainee Moderator
staff: trainee moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 23rd Apr 2019 at 11:19 PM
These look lovely! Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 8:27 PM
So excited I found this! I've been eyeing other high-poly defaults but I have an old computer that tends to lag and crash with too much of that sort of thing so it's been jealous eyeing only. But now I can have pretty trees AND still be able to use NH view haha. Thanks so much!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 10th Jul 2021 at 9:39 PM
Thank you