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The Venture

by V1ND1CARE Posted 13th Apr 2007 at 6:42 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 6:13 PM by V1ND1CARE
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Venture

- Lot Title: The Venture
- Lot Category: Residential
- Lot Size: 5X2
- Lot Price: $72,004
- Furnished: Yes
- Lot Played/Tested: 1/1 -- days (lot duplicated and played/tested)
- Created with these Expansion Packs: University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, & Seasons
- Created with these Stuff Packs: Family Fun and Glamour
*NOTE: these stuff packs are NOT required to install this lot if you install it with the Sims2Pack Clean Installer, found here:
- Hack-free (checked via Clean Installer)

Inspired by a recent trip to my old home town, I found myself unable to curb the compulsion to play with the CFE and recreate an old sailing vessel. Granted, the ship was a complete wreck when I had glimpsed it, but it fueled my imagination as to what it had looked like in its glory days.

The Venture comes with crow’s nest, rigging, bowsprit, plank, playable hull if you add stairs/ladder, and its sails are furled, for a change.

Custom Content Included:
- Numenor’s Maxis “Lost & Found” Timber Column, found here at
- Targa’s Designer LadderStairs, found here at
- Texture for the Ship’s Sails, Netting/Rigging and the Worn Wood taken, with permission, from various ship photos on
- Custom wallpapers, terrain paint and tiles by V1ND1CARE

Custom Content NOT Included:
- UK1967’s Cannon from his Medieval Collection (Part 1), found here:

*NOTE: Please DO NOT upload this lot to the Exchange and/or any paysites without my consent.

Lot Size: 5x2
Lot Price: 72,004

Custom Content by Me:
- These floorboards may look worn and battered, but that's because they've stood up to decades of use on stages throughout Studio Town. Also available in parquet. (Altered by V1ND1CARE)

Custom Content Included:
- "LadderStairs" -by Targa by Targa
- Maxis Lost & Found #21 - Timber and Steel Column by Numenor

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Delphy, who was gracious enough to allow me to create textures from his gallery.
Tags: #ship, #boat, #ocean, #sea, #pirate

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Venture.rar

Size: 2.07 MB · Downloads: 12,464 · 13th Apr 2007
2.07 MB 12,464 13th Apr 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Field Researcher
#51 Old 10th May 2007 at 2:35 AM
Your ship is wonderful. I've never seen another creations like it. Thank you, so much, you are very talented.

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Test Subject
#52 Old 10th May 2007 at 9:53 PM
Your ships are truly spectacular :D
thank you!

Angelina Bridges
I can still see the light at the end of the tunnel shine
through the dark times, even when I lose my mind.
Test Subject
#53 Old 14th May 2007 at 8:18 PM
That is one increadibly wonderful ship, I don't know how long it took you but it's beautiful.
Test Subject
#54 Old 26th May 2007 at 5:32 PM
I'm having trouble entering any of your ships once they are placed in my neighborhood. I can download them fine, but once placed, when I try to enter, TS2 tries endlessly to actually access the lot. What do you think I've done wrong? I'm just dying to play this ship...
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#55 Old 27th May 2007 at 2:47 PM
wren1024 -- I'm sorry to read that you're having difficulty. Some questions for you -- do you have all of the required EPs? Did you download and install anything else around the same time that you experienced this problem? And aside from the ship lots, have you experienced this issue with my other lots? On most -- if not all of my ship lots, I've constructed over five levels and it may be that your computer is having trouble loading them.

If none of these questions help you in isolating the problem, here is a link to the help forums where such an issue is addressed -- . I hope this helps.
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 31st May 2007 at 2:20 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 9th Aug 2007 at 5:42 AM.
Nice.Luv All you're work..keep it up

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Test Subject
#57 Old 29th Jun 2007 at 2:59 AM
V1ND1CARE This is AWESOME! I'm in a Pirates kick lately and this just.. wow..
*clicks download*
Test Subject
#58 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 3:57 AM
i only have the basegame and pets, will this work for me? or would i have to have all the EPs listed? sorry i am a newbie :-I Its looks wonderful though! Very awesome
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#59 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 7:21 PM
candydarling07 -- Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately, this lot does require all of the expansion packs listed in order to install and play. Sorry about that.
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 2:51 AM
You are very talanted! Well done!

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Test Subject
#61 Old 20th Aug 2007 at 5:18 PM
That is horrible and ill-proportioned.
Test Subject
#62 Old 23rd Aug 2007 at 7:55 PM
aagh i want it so bad, but i dont have allllll those expansion packs. :[
Test Subject
#63 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 12:39 PM
Too much expansion packs for me, but it's amazing.
Field Researcher
#64 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 12:30 AM
Good Gods this is amazing! :wow: I salute you sir for a bloody great download! :salute:
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 3:13 PM
Your lots are really amazing

Fantastic work,thank you so much!
Test Subject
#66 Old 1st Nov 2007 at 10:57 PM
Oh my gosh! This, as well as all of your ships, is a beautiful piece of work! I can't tell you how much this will help my neighborhood! *is so building a pirate port* My poor pirates didn't have ships... and I was sad... but not anymore! THANK YOU!!!

*~Eira Arwell~*

-*-The One and Only-*-
Test Subject
#67 Old 13th Nov 2007 at 8:57 PM
You are a genius!!! There's no other word that could describe your talent. AWESOME.
Test Subject
#68 Old 7th Jun 2008 at 10:18 PM
I tried making a ship house once and failed miserably.

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22nd Mar 2009 at 12:13 PM
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Test Subject
#69 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 12:15 PM

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Lab Assistant
#70 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 5:04 AM
holy shit
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10th Jun 2009 at 5:11 AM
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#71 Old 11th Jul 2009 at 10:19 AM
It's just magical...
Test Subject
#72 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 5:48 AM
Oh my gosh, this is perfect! It's just what I needed for my video. I love it!
Test Subject
#73 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 9:53 PM
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