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Hydra's Town Square

by V1ND1CARE Posted 1st Jun 2006 at 11:39 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 4:51 PM by V1ND1CARE : Added missing floorplan.
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
An old haven for prominent artists and writers, the Greek island of Hydra remains an escape from the modern world. Located in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra employs no motorized transportation – donkeys only, and has no skyscrapers or modern industrialization to mar its picturesque view. Due to preservation and strict architectural laws, this quaint and beautiful island remains little changed from what one would have viewed two centuries past.

So, gather your world weary sims and send them off to a dusty taverna in the harbor’s square. Order them a plate of olives, fried feta and a glass of retsina. Then, as they sit back beneath enormous canvas awnings, allow the beauty of this seaside port to put their busy minds to ease. Or just watch them gather and philosophize about art and life as only our lovable little sims can do.

- Lot size is 3x3.
- Hack-free (checked via Clean Installer)
- Includes Holiday Party Pack and Family Fun Stuff objects, but these are NOT required in order to install. For best results, install with Clean Installer.

Custom Content (included):
- Numenor’s Maxis Lost Scotch Pine and Magnolia trees (special thanks to Callum91 for having discovered it), found here at:
- Numenor’s Maxis Lost “Monolith” decorative topiary, found here at:
- MSNaschev’s Burnt Red Clay Roof Tile, found here at:
- Custom wallpapers, tile and terrain paints by V1ND1CARE

Custom Content (NOT included):
- darylmarkloc’s Big Outdoor Clock, found here at:

*EDIT -- Please DO NOT upload this lot, or any of my other works, to the Exchange and/or any paysites without my consent.

*Note: If you’re looking for other Greek lots, corvidophile2 has made a wonderful residential home, , based on the island style of Mykonos.

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

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Hydra Town Square.rar

Size: 1.87 MB · Downloads: 26,197 · 1st Jun 2006
1.87 MB 26,197 1st Jun 2006
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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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 10:42 AM
You creators always out-do yourself.

Simply breathtaking!
Test Subject
#27 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 11:00 AM
I'm from Greece and I'm teling you it is wonderfull!excellent job! thanks a
Cult Leader
#28 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 12:12 PM
I've always wanted to visit there. Oh well at least my sims can. Thanks this is beautiful.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 8:34 PM
wow that's super =) brilliant work

"It was a great time. I had so much fun, but life goes on. I saw my Sims, was amazed, but also kinda sad. Two years- and I'm not a child anymore, not interested in Sims anymore. OMFG! I'm missing the time."

Adriano Selacini (8th Jan 2006 - 13th Oct 2008)
Field Researcher
#30 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 9:16 PM
My Family is from Hydra! Thanks! it is a beautiful island.
Top Secret Researcher
#31 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 9:25 PM
Your designs are wonderful!! However, I too am having a problem downloading this one with the Family Fun Stuff objects. I have had a problem with Clean Installer and so am not using it. If you so desire to, I would love to have this lot free of Family Fun stuff objects. If not, I understand. Thank you for all your other lots you have are awesome!!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 4th Jun 2006 at 9:46 PM
This looks so good, it should be declared illegal! ;D
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 12:06 AM
Default Lot
I went in in my game...and it's everything old and rustic and Italian...and more. I thank you for taking me back to a time and place that I had almost forgotten.
Forum Resident
#34 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 1:43 AM
OOOoooo, wow this is just stunning i never seen such a relaxing lot, thank you so much. =)

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Forum Resident
#35 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 2:46 AM
Great work, thank you.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 2:51 AM
SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thank YOu soo much for sharing!!!
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 8:15 AM
Stunning! Thankyou!
Test Subject
#38 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 10:37 AM
can u upload the "cleaned" version so dat wifout the Family&Xmas addons we can still install in our game? i dont use Clean Installer
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:14 PM
Thank you, this is so beautiful, reminds me of a holiday to Greece I had a few years ago.
On a side note, your blurb describes my retirement plan

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#40 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 7:29 PM
Such a charming little place. Very nice. :0)
Field Researcher
#41 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 12:21 PM
Its beautiful..old looking with tradition and the right atmosphere..thank you!
Field Researcher
#42 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 3:22 AM
That is really gorgeous!!!!

Thank you ever so very much for creating it and sharing it with us.
Space Pony
#43 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 5:11 AM
Gee, the detail that went into this work is just stunning!
Very, very nice building!

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so astonished!
Test Subject
#44 Old 7th Jun 2006 at 5:22 AM
Test Subject
#45 Old 18th Jun 2006 at 8:53 PM
Reminds me of a shopping Center in Boca Raton,FL-Mizner Park
Test Subject
#46 Old 21st Jun 2006 at 8:56 PM Last edited by luluzinhacdc : 22nd Jun 2006 at 4:09 AM.
hmmm..I'm having problems to put it into my game. I believe it is happening because of the Holiday Party Pack and Family Fun Stuff objects. When I click on the installer pack to add on my game appears the message: " This content requires Expansion pack that is not installed". P.S: I have all EPs, original, installed. But I don´t have the two packages quoted before
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Original Poster
#47 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 2:49 AM
luluzinhacdc -- You're correct in that the error arises because of the installed Family Fun Stuff. However, one needn't have this pack in order to install this lot. Just use Clean Installer and you shouldn't have a problem.
#48 Old 23rd Jun 2006 at 10:32 PM
Amazing! Incredible!
You have done a perfect job V1ND1CARE! Bavo! Hydra's town square looks so real!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 25th Jun 2006 at 1:10 PM
It's so real that looks like a photo. Superb work, fantastic details. Thanks very much for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 10:52 PM
This is a wonderful lot, a true masterpiece. I would love to have it for my game too, but I'm afraid it won't show up with me either. As far as I have understood, from threads at this forum and other forums, anything built with these two additional packs installed (Holiday Pack and FFS), requires these packs installed with others who want to install the lot in their game too. Even if the lot is built/furnished without any of the items that come with those packs. The game sees these two extra packs as real expansion packs and behaves consequently: lots are only forward compatible and not backwards. This since Nightlife came out, because with this EP the gamedata have been changed. So for example, a lot built in the original game or in Nightlife will install without any problem into OFB, but an OFB lot will not install in a game with Nightlife or earlier EP's. The same goes for the FFS pack, since it behaves like a real EP.

I know that it will prevent me from dowloading a few very nice lots, but I'm not going to buy and install these two silly (sorry my opinion) packs for a few lots. Too much money all together for something not worth it.

If I am wrong in this, then I was informed uncorrectly. Would love someone to prove this wrong and tell me I CAN install this lot into my game without both the extra packs.


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