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Harry Potter Collection: Hogwarts - Smaller

by StephSim Posted 8th Dec 2007 at 3:20 AM - Updated 19th Nov 2008 at 11:11 AM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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Harry Potter Collection: J.K. Rowling's Hogwarts
(Smaller Revision - EA Furnished and Unfurnished Versions)




LOT INFORMATION
This is the second and final version of Hogwarts I will be creating (at least for a while). I wanted to create a smaller version that would run better during game play. Although this version is still not as small as I wished, it is very Sim friendly (and looks really great in play mode). I modeled this version after information and events in the Harry Potter books and a few interviews by Rowling about Hogwarts itself. While the castle is on a smaller lot and is much smaller in size compared to the original MTS2 version I created, I managed to include all the major rooms (except Classroom 11) and made each room spacious enough to Sim in. I also used fewer stairs and limited private bathrooms (each floor has 1 bathroom). Other than that, all of the usual Hogwarts hotspots have been reproduced in some small way: The Grand Entrance and Stairway, The Great Hall, The Kitchen below the Great Hall, Hufflepuff entrance being a painting that leads down a winding tunnel on the Dungeon Floor, Slytherin Common Room being near Potions Storage Room, etc. (see the complete list of rooms below). There are 2 downloads (1 furnished and 1 unfurnished). I only used EA (Maxis) objects to decorate the castle with the exception of a few doors, Targa's 1 tiled stairs/elevator, mia's "Chimneyless" fireplace and walls and floors I created specifically for Hogwarts. The walls include Sim portraits of the Headmasters in Dumbledore's Office, Sim portraits of the Founders (Hanging on the walls of an "H' shaped bridge above the Grand Entrance and in their respective Common Rooms), broom closet walls, House hour glasses, etc. I added more detail to the design. There are more entrances and exits to get from place to place in the castle with greater ease. This version runs a lot smoother than previous versions and I hope you enjoy this download as much as I enjoyed creating it for you!



LOT STATISTICS
RESIDENTIAL LOT / 4 x 4 Lot / Furnished §851,590 Unfurnished §285,099 / Furnished Version and Unfurnished Version / 3 Stories, 2 Upper Towers, Dungeon / Total Rooms: Approx. 52 / Total Bathrooms: 6 (Each with showers, toilets and sinks) / The Furnished and Unfurnished Versions have the SAME floor plan (see images)!

Dungeon Level (Below Ground Floor)
Slytherin Common Room, Potions Office/Bedroom, Potions Pantry, Potion's Classroom, Dungeon Cell, Prefect's Bathroom, Kitchen, Hufflepuff Common Room, Ravenclaw Dorm 1

1st Floor
Grand Entrance, Great Stairway, Entry doors to Hufflepuff and Slytherin Common Rooms, House Hour Glasses, Great Hall (with exit to Boathouse and door leading to the "moveable" stairs), Staff Office, Filch's Office (with a secret hiding space), Herbology Class (with exit to Boathouse), Professor Sprouts Office/ Bedroom, Sorting Room (New Arrivals), Broom Closet, Ravenclaw Common Room, Slytherin Dorm 1, Hufflepuff Dorm 1,Common Bathroom, Boathouse, Greenhouses, Gryffindor Common Room and Bathroom (above ground)

2nd Floor
Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom, Defense Against the Dark ArtsOffice/ Bedroom, Professor Flitwick's Office/Bedroom, Trophy & Armor Room, McGonagall's Office/Bedroom, Muggle Studies Classroom, Hospital Ward, History of Magic, Hufflepuff Dorm 2, Slytherin Dorm 2, Ravenclaw Dorm 2, Entry into Gryffindor Common Room ("Fat Lady" Portrait), Common Bathroom

3rd Floor
Library (with Librarian's Bedroom), Transfiguration Classroom, Charms Classroom, Arithmancy Classroom, Trelawney's Office/ Bedroom, Divination Classroom, Room of Requirement (larger and winding), Mirror of Erise Room, Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom, Gryffindor Dorm 1

4th Floor (Roof)
Astronomy Tower Entrance Alcove, Dining Hall, Bathroom, Gryffindor Dorm 2, Owlery

5th Floor (Towers)
Dumbledore's Office, Lookout Tower Room


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Other Information:

THANK YOU!
I owe the deepest of gratitude to all the extraordinary artists whose objects helped to bring my vision of Harry Potter's Magical World to life! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with the Sim community. Thank you to the following artists for helping to bring a little "magic" to the Sim World: Mia86, pfish, Frillen, Targa and UK1967. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

GET YOUR HARRY POTTER TRAVEL TRUNKS HERE!
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=282251

SPIRAL STAIRS
I did not include Marvine's Spiral Stairs in the download because the Animations file does not automatically zip. I used the Left Simple Spiral Stairs in the castle (in Gryffindor Tower and to reach Dumbledore's Office in the secret wall of the Astronomy Tower). You can get Marvine's stairs here (BE SURE TO GET THE ANIMATIONS FILE AS WELL!):
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=249237

LARGER HOGWARTS:
Larger Hogwarts:http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=249727

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MY TEXTURES:
All stephanie b. walls, floors and ground covers included in houses downloaded from MTS2 can be used in lot creations on any free or pay site as long as I receive credit for the textures. Please do not post my textures (walls, floors or groundcovers) or lots on other sites without my permission or reupload them as your own by giving them color face-lifts without giving me credit for the original design. Thank you!

NOT A CARBON COPY:
These lots are creations from my imagination based mainly on excerpts from the books and on-line information. I am basing very little on the movie versions of each place, so don't expect exact replica's of movie versions of the various places in the Magic and Muggle World.

MY VISION FOR HARRY POTTER NEIGHBORHOOD:
My vision for this neighborhood is that the students do not "live" in Hogwarts. I see the school as home to only a few teachers (Dumbledore, McGonagall, Trelawney). Everyone else is spread out in either their family homes or in the Summer Houses.

MY SOURCE:
I used the floorplans found on the Harry Potter Lexicon site as inspiration. For extensive Potter INFORMATION, checkout the HP Lexicon here: www.hp-lexicon.org

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ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS!
Although the following items are NOT included in the download, I used them in the images. Remember to decorate "simple" as not to overload the lot with too many unnecessary decoratives!



The Great Hall:
The Order of the Phoenix Spell Book Podium by Dumbledore's Army can be found here in Post #2:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882
The Hogwarts Banners by Tiggerypum can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=110736
The Banner Meshes by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=106636
The Purple Vase of Flowers by Macarossi can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=195057

Divination Classroom:
The Crystal Ball Computer by xanathon can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/...ad.php?t=144180
The Tarot Cards and Crystal Ball by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=69334
The Tea Cups (from Starbucks set) by zeroth can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=223676
The Single Tile Curtains by nazariopilar can be found here:
http://[http://www.modthesims2....ad.php?t=244599




The Staff Room:
The Renaissance Portraits by Ailias can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=78603
The Table Flower Basket by Macarossi can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=195057

The Potions' Classroom:
The Black Iron Medieval Chandelier by Neosiris can be found here:
http://www.simsconnection.com/index...1039&Itemid=143
The Large Black Cauldron by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=72554
The Mini-Cauldron by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=80719
The Potions Bottles by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=76263
The Potions Jars by crocobaura can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=196894
The Magic Circles by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=111866

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Enjoy Hogwarts!
Stephanie 2U

Note
The Unfurnished version has the same floor plan as the furnished version.

Lot Size: 4 x 4
Lot Price:
Furnished §851,590
Unfurnished §285,099

Custom Content by Me:
- Charmed Oriental Floor
- Hogwarts Floor 1
- Portrait of Hogwarts Founders (4)
- Portraits of Hogwarts Leaders (8)
- Hogwarts Wall 1
- Hogwarts Wall 6
- Hogwarts Broom Walls (5)
- Hogwarts Hufflepuff Entry A
- Hogwarts Hufflepuff Entry B
- Hogwarts Banner 1 (General)
- Hogwarts Kitchen Walls (8)
- Hogwarts Mural Walls (6)
- Hogwarts Painting Walls (8)
- Hogwarts Sign Walls (13)
- Hogwarts Sign Blank
- Hogwarts Trophy & Armor Room Sign
- Gryffindor Hourglass Wall
- Hufflepuff Hourglass Wall
- Ravenclaw Hourglass Wall
- Slytherin Hourglass Wall
- Hogwarts New Wall 3
- Ministry of Magic Panel 51
- Hogwarts School Logo
- Moaning Myrtle Ghost Wall

Custom Content Included:
- Prison Gate 01 by frillen
- Invisible (Walnut) Door by pfish
- "Ascension V2" (1 Tile Stair/Elevator) by Targa
- Medieval Arch 1 - (Door) by UK1967
- Medieval Arch 1 - (Diagonal Door) by UK1967
- Medieval Door by UK1967
- Medieval Door (Diagonal) by UK1967
- Medieval Door (Recolor) by UK1967
- Long Medieval Table (no legs) by mia86
- Long Medieval Table (with legs REPOSITORY) by mia86
- Gentrific "Flame-O-Rama" Fireplace WITHOUT CHIMNEY by mia86



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
sb07SmallHogwartsFURN.zip

Size: 9.66 MB · Downloads: 4,381 · 9th Dec 2007
9.66 MB 4,381 9th Dec 2007
sb07SmallHogwartsUNFURN.zip

Size: 9.90 MB · Downloads: 2,582 · 8th Dec 2007
9.90 MB 2,582 8th Dec 2007

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