Welcome to the redesigned & streamlined Architectural Supplies!   Here you will find items for your Sims1 game themed on a striving to preserve a fragile cultural & historical heritage for future generations to enjoy.   All the objects you will find here have been created to a specific theme to provide new options in architectural style for all your sim houses.  

I regret to say that until I learn to make items exp-pack free, you will need to have all the expansion packs to at least Hot Date - and possibly Superstar - installed on your computer to use many of the items found here. The good news about this is that since the advent of Sims2, you can pick up the expansion packs for the original Sims in bargain bins or EBay for absolutely next to nothing. That's what I did, getting Superstar and Makin' Magic for less than a quarter of the original price - and was even able to replace my lost House Party disc far cheaper than getting a replacement from EA!

Look out for this symbol throughout the site! I have added new objects to some old sets and this little artist bunny will tell you where they are. Please note that these new objects are NOT in the BigZips so you will need to download these separately where you see this symbol.
8 July 2012
Fileplanet has deleted all of the files it was hosting - as such all of the links on this archived website are now broken. I will at long last take Bunny Wuffles up on her suggestion that go through the pages and make some changes starting with fixing all of the download links! In the meantime I have it on good authority that the files can all still be downloaded at the Saving the Sims yahoo groups that were set up when Fileplanet first started grumbling about old Sims sites:
At N99, Genietwo wrote:
Raeven, Bunny's files are at these Saving the Sims Yahoo groups:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/savingthesims52
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/savingthesims51


We are also sharing a few older things in the Sims1 File-Share section which may not be at the groups.
http://starlightsims.yuku...hake?page=1#.T_bGKJGf5Hg
http://starlightsims.yuku...ACED?page=1#.T_bGUpGf5Hg
http://starlightsims.yuku...PICS?page=1#.T_bGhpGf5Hg
15 August 2006
It's been a long time coming back and most people won't need this anymore. But I did it anyway because I'm like that. Yes, the Housekeeping section is now more or less complete, but beware of the bugs! (only kidding, they're harmless really).

Housekeeper Wuffles is very busy indeed on the Downloading Without Tears page, so she has recruited two new bunnies to help on the Housekeeping page.....

Meet Chambermaid Wuffles and Secretary Wuffles, both ready to give you advice on such topics as file organising, object corruptions and many other things in the way of troubleshooting our game when things go wrong - or helping to prevent things going wrong in the first place.
 

All downloads

Tutorials

Housekeeping

Themes, objects, houses, walls & floors all divided into different theme pages
Fully illustrated step-by-step guides to making objects for absolute beginners & improvers
Hints, tips & technical advice for trouble-free downloading & good file maintenance

Please do not take objects from Architectural Supplies as they are to use on your site. However, if you have a free site or immediate-access Yahoo group, I am very happy indeed for you to take and recolour / retexture / redesign my original objects, and indeed, actively encourage you to do so. You don't need to ask me, just go ahead and have fun. The only thing I ask is that you provide credit to Bunny Wuffles and a link to Architectural Supplies both on your site and in the object description.

If you have a pay site; a site / group / forum where registration or donation is required before gaining access to the objects or a Yahoo group that requires access to be granted manually by the owner, I need you to ask me FIRST please. Other than that, clone away! And let me know the location so I can download the items too!

Look out for Little Artist Wuffles starting to appear throughout my site telling you full details about the cloning terms on the objects or sets you can download from here. She replaces the Recolourer's Resource Project, which because of the continually changing terms and availability of participating sites proved to be too much for one bunny to maintain.

Many of the items on this site are cloned from other people's work. Where I have had specific permission for an item to be cloned, you will need to ask the same permissions from the original designer and what kind of credit they require. Items like this are clearly marked on the download page and Little Artist Wuffles is starting to clearly identify them too.

Architectural Supplies is a File Share Friendly site in line with the following guidelines:

POBS - please click link for details :
CFA - please click link for details :

Want to link to Architectural Supplies? Feel free to take (right-click and Save As) one of my buttons for your use! If you already link to me, you MUST take one of these buttons and replace any that do not say my name as being Bunny Wuffles. You may be asked to remove the old button by persons other than myself as a legal requirement which is outside of my control. Anyway, these are better. So there. :o)

Sadly, File Planet is no longer archiving old Sims Files. While the files are moved to a local location, the downloads links will all be broken. Saving the Sims has archived the downloads, however, in groups 51 and 52 (links to the groups may be found above). Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. - Raeven (woobsha.com)

           

You will need all expansion packs up to & including Superstar installed on your computer to use items found on Architectural Supplies For Sims.   Unfortunately, I cannot even advise on the suitability of individual objects because different expansion packs retrofitted many previous default Maxis objects to suit the new gameplay. There is a detailed explanation to this phenomenon in the relaunched "Downloading Without Tears" section in the Housekeeping Station.

But as I said above, if you look around you really can find some amazing bargains on expansion packs you may have missing; sometimes for no more than the price of a one-month subscription to some paysites, and I would urge you to do so because some of them actually fix bugs and annoyances from previous packs, as well as obviously adding new objects, skins and gameplay options.

You may have all the expansion packs I have - and even more if you have Makin' Magic installed - yet when you install one of my houses, you still get the "missing objects" message. Why would this be?

I have tried to explain this in my relaunched "Downloading Without Tears" section, where you will find other hints and tips for safe downloading.

Temporarily closed for maintenance!
You should know that I am strongly EMail phobic. Plus, Yahoo even deleted two of my simming accounts while I was ill because I didn't access them often enough. But I am active on many general Sim forums and lurk/post occasionally at even more. If you do need to get hold of me, the forums below marked with a tick are ideal - but please don't start a thread on the forum to get my attention; the Private Messaging systems are great and free for all to use:
1 : EZBoard my Private Messages are enabled. (The main forums I attend are Seabree's and N99)
2 : Simbella's my Private Messages are enabled at Simbella's
3 : SimsUK my Private Messages are enabled at The UK Sims
4 : TSR my Private Messages are enabled at The Sims Resource
5 : Coconut Hut my Private Messages are enabled at The Coconut Hut
6 : Yuku while I am registered, I haven't a clue how to use it and won't have until they make me.
7 : Planet The Sims I keep promising myself that one day I will take up the option of my own forum there.
8 : TheSimsBBS I haven't been there for so long I don't even know what it looks like anymore.

People have been telling me that I am sending them virii. And it's true. They are receiving virii laden EMails from my old addresses. Do you know what I did the other day? I EMailed a virus to myself. Why did I do such a thing? Honestly, I couldn't tell you because I don't remember doing it. But I did indeed send that virus. It says so right there in the EMail, FROM:BunnyWuffles. So I must be the one that sent it, right?

Don't be so sure. It used to be that if someone emailed a virus to you, you emailed them back and reported them to their ISP for their foolishness. Today you can't do that. Since the onset of the Klez virus a few years ago, virii have been wreaking chaos around the world by spoofing the email addresses it sends itself from.

In plain English that means that rather than mail itself out using the address of the person infected (as it used to do), it now takes a random name from the infected person's address book and mails itself out as that person.

And if that isn't all..... There are web-bots that scan forum or web-pages for EMail addresses or links. Those addresses are then used for spoof emails to send out viruses and spam mail.

So these days, nearly all email virii spread by automatically mailing themselves out to everyone in any address book it gets a hold of. Some can even "look" online for email address links to use in the same way.

All of which makes it impossible to figure out which infected person's machine sent that EMail to you.

BE ASSURED that if you receive an EMail from me with an attachment that I haven't told you on a forum or elsewhere that it was arriving, that EMail is NOT from me and no doubt contains a virus. Don't open it, don't send it back to me - just delete it!

How can you avoid becoming infected with such a virus?

First, never ever ever open an attachment received via email if you didn't know it was coming. If you think it might be a genuine mail, put the email in question into a separate folder, then email the person back and ask them what it is.

But don't forget the above - you are as likely to receive an email virus from someone you do know as you are from someone you don't know.

Second, get a good, updated anti-virus program and scan everything you download before you run it. Some EMail clients scan your incoming and outgoing mail automatically - Yahoo for one, but this doesn't include things you download from outside your EMail environment.

If you can't afford to buy a program such as Norton or McAfee, there are some excellent free ones out there, such as AVG Anti Virus from Grisoft. The Norton and McAfee sites also have free downloads from time to time to help you detect and remove virii and other nasties so they are well worth a visit in any event.

This information comes with many grateful thanks to Mike Healan at Spyware Info. His site contains everything you need to know about Spyware and its removal - another tool against the virus spreaders.

For myself, I have full up-to-date anti-virus protection, and work from behind firewalls, so my downloads are safe. I use Yahoo mail for my simming so the few EMails that I genuinely do send are scanned automatically.

19 June 2006

I thought that last time with my two new tutorials I had concluded the "Progressive Tutorials" series. Then I realised there were a couple of things I hadn't addressed. So here we go again, this time dealing with Animated objects, our first look together at the XML file, and first steps in using Photoshop Actions and Automation.

Don't think you missed out on a set when I talk about a sofa & chair in one of the tutorials - that will be my next set due out very soon now. I will also be shortly releasing a set of ready-to-play tutorial objects for those who want the large window and other items without having to learn Moggery.

If you have ever considered making your own objects for The Sims, do please take a look at my Progressive Tutorials. They contain all my knowledge of TMog and Photoshop (where relevant) and have all been tested on people with no prior knowledge of either (waves at long-suffering family).

05 June 2006
No new downloads but two new tutorials, concluding the "Progressive Tutorials" series. If you have ever considered making your own objects for The Sims, do please take a look at my Progressive Tutorials. They contain all my knowledge of TMog and Photoshop (where relevant) and have all been tested on people with no prior knowledge of either (waves at long-suffering family).

 

 

These final tutorials in this particular set deal with making entirely new objects, both of one tile and multi tiles along with your own Z buffers and A channels. Don't think you missed out on a set when I talk about a sofa & chair in one of the tutorials - that will be my next set due out soon :oD

13 May 2006
Like boulders? Or perhaps you prefer pebbles? Whichever your preference, two new sets can be found on the Landscaping page! The little artist bunny will show you where they are.
05 May 2006

At long last I have not only streamlined & fixed the site, but am now attempting to finish certain sets I started and further develop old sets from long ago. So without further ado, let me introduce you to a shiny new bunny....

Look out for this symbol throughout the site! I have added new objects to some old sets and this little artist bunny will tell you where they are. Please note that these new objects are NOT in the BigZips so you will need to download these separately where you see this symbol.
Talking of which, you can find THREE new zips full-o-stuff to download in the Turkish Baths theme!
Little Artist Wuffles has been a busy bunny! She is also starting to appear throughout my site telling you about the cloning terms on the objects or sets you can download from here. She replaces the Recolourer's Resource Project, which because of the continually changing terms and availability of participating sites proved to be too much for one bunny to maintain.
22 July 2004

Once again, I am rebuilding much of the site from the ground up to fix broken links, fix the faulty zips and generally clean the place up a bit. The Brunel House broken link zip has now been fixed - and so has the BunnyWufflesTutorial Kit zip on the School of Sims Transmogrification page at long last!

It's the return of the Midlantic Tan Brick set! This time with many more items and the Z buffers are fixed so none of them bleed any more. This also comes with some never-before-seen objects like a second floor staircase and huge architectural items. All of this is wrapped around a short history of architecture in Georgian / Regency England. Find this by clicking the link on the left or through Cultural Heritage Foundation below.
22 June 2004

Once again, I am rebuilding much of the site from the ground up to fix broken links, fix the faulty zips and generally clean the place up a bit. I am doing this a page at a time, and it is actually being quite therapeutic for me.

It's the return of the Reno! This time with many more items, all the counters are now the same height, and the Z buffers are fixed so none of them bleed any more. I have also included a couple of dining room sets this time around, all wrapped around a short history of dining through the ages! Find this by clicking the link on the left or through Cultural Heritage Foundation below.
Although the Brunel didn't actually go away for long, I have fixed some of the objects - the gable set in particular - and given the page a bit of a newer look with smaller graphic sizes for a bit faster loading.

Please don't contact me about the broken links at present - I do know about them although there are fewer each update! However, I am still reconstructing many parts of the site and as there is only one bunny wuffles, it is taking me a long time.

Also, many MANY apologies to those who have contacted me and have not had a reply. Unfortunately, circumstances and some malicious mailbombing overtook me more than once and in the end I had to have my EMail accounts investigated & bulk deleted and have lost everything there.

I know I am missing some awards - two from Sim Moms among others. I really am sorry but I lost the graphics in one of my periodic EMail deleting frenzies. If you, your site or your forum gave me an award that you don't see here, please please let me know. I display each link with pride. :o)
 

The Sims object plug-ins you find here have been made with the utmost care, and the instructions given for downloading and installation to your game are as accurate as possible.    Ultimately though, as with any fansite, you are downloading and using these items at your own risk and neither the webmaster nor other people involved in bringing you Architectural Supplies can be held responsible for any game or computer problems which may arise from the use thereof.

 

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