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The Ruins (2 versions)

by V1ND1CARE Posted 9th Aug 2008 at 8:10 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 6:21 PM by V1ND1CARE
36 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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The Ruins

The Ruins is an old project that I had shelved about halfway through its completion months ago. Feeling that it would be a shame to discard the work , I finished it, creating two versions, Winter and Springtime. Both lots are almost identical except for the textures and the subtle variations to the landscaping.

I had designed both lots for placement along a low coastline so that their backs would appear to sink into the sea. However, one can easily position them atop a higher area incline so that look as if they emerge from the cliff wall. Your preference

*Note: Please look at the attached picture below (displaying the slope and placement tips) and locate a similarly sloped area in which to place the lot. (For general play, it’s best not to deposit either lot on a flat surface, as this could distort the terrain surrounding them and cause the camera angle to jump.)

*NOTE: NNNNatali’s beautiful recolors did not package with either lot and so you will need to download them and apply them to the vegetation as I have in the pictures provided.

- Lot Title: The Winter Ruins
- Lot Category: Community
- Lot Size: 3X2
- Lot Price: $0
- Furnished: No
- Lot Played/Tested with Cloned Lot: 1/1 -- days
- Created with these Expansion/Stuff Packs: University, Nightlife, Open for Business, & Bon Voyage
Custom Content NOT Included but Required:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolor of the Maxis birch tree, found here:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolors of the Maxis baytree, found here:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolor of the Maxis rosebush and hibiscus, found here:

- Lot Title: Springtime Ruins
- Lot Category: Community
- Lot Size: 3X2
- Lot Price: $0
- Furnished: No
- Lot Played/Tested with Cloned Lot: 1/1 -- days
- Created with these Expansion/Stuff Packs: University, Nightlife, Open for Business, & Bon Voyage
Custom Content NOT Included but Required:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolor of the Maxis birch tree, found here:
- NNNNatali’s recolors of the Maxis baytree (light brown and medium brown bare branch colors only), found here:

*NOTE: Please DO NOT upload either of these lots to the Exchange and/or any pay sites.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 0

Custom Content by Me:
- Moria Gravel tile
- Plaster tile
- Snow Pack paint
- Column 1 wall
- Column 2 wall
- Left Edge wall
- Plaster Ledge wall
- Right Edge wall
- Moria Top Column wall
- Plaster w/ Vines 2 wall
- Plaster w/ Stones 2 wall
- Plaster w/Stones 1 wall
- Plaster Plain wall
- Moria Mid Column Wall
- Plaster wall
- Plaster Broken wall
- Plaster w/ Stones 3 wall
- Pillars w/ Vines wall

Additional Credits:
- NNNNatali for her exquisite winter recolors
- Numenor for his wonderful AGS
- And to AudluvsVegas for gently pushing me to complete this I’m glad that you did.
Tags: #ruins, #sea, #ancient, #church, #cathedral, #tomb, #sea, #ocean, #slope

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 Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Springtime Ruins_V.rar

Size: 1.48 MB · Downloads: 8,226 · 9th Aug 2008
1.48 MB 8,226 9th Aug 2008
Winter Ruins_V.rar

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 6,931 · 9th Aug 2008
1.55 MB 6,931 9th Aug 2008
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Forum Resident
#26 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 8:44 AM
Yes, you're right! I do like this so much
oh dear, just like lamamma says - that's why you *cannot* go you have still lot to give us and yes I know I am a 2 years baby beating my feet on the ground
how did you build those angle half walls screaming to the sky? lot of cfe I guess?
I am not at home at the moment so I will download when I am back
Lee is right, this is 'true' Vind1care
thank you once again
Forum Resident
#27 Old 13th Sep 2008 at 1:00 PM
how sweet and romantic! I love the wintery one, we don't want you to retire, you know it (^^,)
Test Subject
14th Dec 2008 at 3:48 AM
Richtree Request
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#28 Old 16th Dec 2008 at 2:02 AM
I still don't know what gets me about this lot. It is all worn out, and destoryed, but it looks so peaceful, and serene at the same time. Like something out of a fairy tale, when you start in the past, showing its splendor, then it jumps to the present day ruins. Saddening, but beautiful.

I wonder what caused it to wear out of use.

Thank you so much, v1nd1care
Test Subject
#29 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 4:39 AM
My God you do B E A U T I F U L work! You are one inspired young lady!
Test Subject
#30 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 7:08 PM
I'm sure you hear this a lot, but this lot, and ALL of your lots are absolutely breathtakingly spectacular and I want to thank you so, so much for all the effort and hard work you put into them all. I'm also grateful that you upload them for us all to use for ourselves!

I am going to get Bon Voyage JUST so I can download the rest of these lots. <33
Test Subject
#31 Old 2nd Apr 2009 at 11:10 PM
will it work even without bonvoyage? probably not,but i love this so much and its the one expansion pack i dont have...
Test Subject
#32 Old 7th Jul 2009 at 8:38 PM
This is absolutely amazing. Reminds me of the lost civilization of the "Myst" series of games.
#33 Old 11th Jul 2009 at 10:10 AM
You can make even the ruins to look spectacular! Thanks
Test Subject
#34 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:03 PM
WoW!!! it's great!!!
Test Subject
#35 Old 25th Aug 2011 at 5:55 PM
Wonderful !
My favorite is the winter one ! It has something more mysterious than the springtime one ^^
Thanks !
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 14th Dec 2013 at 5:12 AM
So pretty~
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