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HomecrafterPlus and In-game Counterpart Files

Technical information on HomecrafterPlus-made (HCP) and in-game files in The Sims 2: walls, floors, and ground cover/terrain paints.

Walls

  • HCP wallpaper files consists of:
1 object xml file
1 texture image (txtr) file
1 text lists file

There may be a directory of compressed files when at least one file is compessed.

  • In-game wallpaper files can have:
1 object xml file
>=1 texture image (txtr) file
1 text lists file

The extra txtr file(s) can be a bump-map, an environment map, etc.
The txmt file type for all HCP wallpaper files and for most in-game wallpaper files is "wallpaperbump". Only a few Wallpapers have txmt files of the "Wallpaperpool" type which is for caustic animation. Wallmasks are actually a type of wallpaper.

More Information on Walls

Floors

  • HCP floor tile files consists of:
1 object xml file
1 texture image (txtr) file
1 text lists file

There may be a directory of compressed files when at least one file is compessed.

  • in-game floor tile files can have:
1 object xml file
>=1 texture image (txtr) file
1 text lists file

The extra txtr file(s) can be a bump-map, an environment map, etc.
The txmt file type for all HCP floor tiles and for most in-game floor tiles is "floor". Only a few Floor Tiles have txmt files of the "floorpool" type which is for caustic animation.

There are some other rare types of floor tiles such as swim-pool surface floor tiles, swim-pool depth floor tiles, neighbourhood water floor tiles, road floor tiles, grid tiles, etc...

More Information on Floors

Special effects:

Terrain Paint

  • HCP terrain paint files consists of:
1 floor xml files
2 texture image (txtr) files
1 text lists file

There may be a directory of compressed files when at least one file is compressed.

However, an in-game terrain paint can have bump-map(s).

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