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European House - Request

by Alektra Posted 18th Sep 2006 at 6:46 PM - Updated 18th Sep 2006 at 9:36 PM by Alektra
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This is a request by tinkbell2005, the thread can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...468#post1403468

It was a real challenge to do well and took me over a week to do. Whew a lot of work! It is this house found here: http://www.dreamhomesource.com/Plan...=52&RecordN=102 and here is a pic to compare them:


Hahah, roofing this thing was such a pain I actually went out and bought OFB for the octagonal roofing! Some neat building stuff in there for sure, though is it just me or is that stage thingy glitchy/bugged?

Features:
This is a huge 2 story european style mansion on a foundation, with a separate 4 car garage, a swimming pool, a pool in the foyer, brain space/student retreat and the most gigantor bathroom I have ever built. It has only 3 bedrooms, but it's got many many other odd rooms (like his and hers walk in closets and the student space) which could be converted to extra bedrooms if needed. It's got a "Grand Bath", plus 5 other bathrooms that I built, and there is supposed to be two more over in the student/office space that I didn't build (LOL, I see this designer shares my obsession for many bathrooms). Plus: library, dining hall, family hall, a grand foyer, media room, games room, etc.

While I stuck as close to the actual floor plan as I could with non-diagonal stairs and non-circular staircases, some rooms Sims just don't need (like giant pantries and laundry rooms) so I just adapted the space for something else, like a bathroom! This house is partially furnished, using all maxi's stuff. I have up to Open For Business installed, so you should have up to this EP to install the lot. It's on a 6x6 lot, and sells for 200,000+ Simoleons. (I forgot to check so I will edit it in later)

Custom content:
Part of the challenge was to do it with no custom content besides walls etc, so that's what I have done (haha more or less). This has been scanned with Sims2 Clean Installer and contains no hacks. It contains the following custom content:

-2 Chimney recolors by the Ililas. "Stucblanconcasse" and "Pierreblancheassemble". These can be found at her site, Sea Sims and Sun: http://seasimsandsun.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34
-Clear transparent floor tile by RGiles, found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=34012
-a recolor of the maxis teal check floor, made whiter to go with decor by me.

Pictures:
Exterior Frontx2
Exterior Backx2
Floorplan shot per level, labelled.
Closeup of "The Grand Bath"
Foyer/Entrance, walls down.

Notes: The roof particularly took a lot of work, both the sunrooms and many of the dormers, the brain space room, and the piece that juts out over the doorway are actually built over more than one elevation (and the 4th level is actually several separated pieces of several varying elevations) in order to get that effect. If you make any changes, please be careful of elevations!

I have not play tested this yet, so if there are any problems or any areas that your sims won't go to, please let me know so I can adjust or help fix. I think it should be ok though. This is the first time I have placed driveways sideways, so I am not sure how that will work.

Ok, enjoy! And thanks to Tink for sending out this challenge! It was great fun!

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Eurohouse.rar

Size: 1.31 MB · Downloads: 1,624 · 18th Sep 2006
1.31 MB 1,624 18th Sep 2006
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#2 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 9:15 PM
Fantastic job recreating this huge house! *****

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#3 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 9:14 PM
Amazingly BIG , wow great job *****

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Scholar
#4 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 9:23 PM
Yes its a magnific work ! Unfortunately for now my graphic card won't manage to handle this splendor but ! Bravo ! A dream house for rich sims ! Thanks !!
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 9:59 PM
It's amazing! Spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 10:19 PM
U did an amazing job thanx 4 sharin wit us
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Sep 2006 at 11:29 PM
You did a wonderful job recreating this house.

He wasn't always an EVIL monkey.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 12:24 AM
You did wonderful work for this HUGE home.. it is stunning and I can see the many hours of work you put in it.

Thank you for sharing,

Makai

PS wish my computer could handle this HUGE homes.. it gets sluggish with just the house itself.. I move a family in and video card crawlssssssss! HAHAHA. I know new computer for X-mas.. LOL

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Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 12:34 AM
Thanks for the comments! It was really challenging and fun (and a pain) to build - but my next home uploaded will be a nice little starter home!

Its a bit sluggy on mine also and I have a 256 card (though not a lot of RAM) - when I play it I will turn off reflections and turn down a bunch of stuff - I noticed a huge difference just between reflection on/off, 'cause when I put in OFB it set them off for me and I had to turn them back on.

I also find that getting rid of some of the flowerbeds helps, and of course when you are actually playing you usually have roof off and wall cutaway, and that alone helps make a difference between loading it fresh and playing it with sims. I look forward to playing it - I have a sim who will be a movie star, so this is a perfect home for her!
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 1:46 AM
This is simply one of the most splendid houses I've ever seen. Truly some incredible work right there. 5 stars, and a must download. Been looking for a truly well thought out mansion like this, thank you.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 3:41 AM
My hat is off to you!! This is absolutely amazing work.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 3:49 AM
I have seen this home built for the sims 2 countless times. Yours is the best so far.
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#13 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 3:55 AM
I think you did a terrific job recreating the roof on this house! I'm glad you invested in a copy of OFB--the new roof options alone make it worthwhile. :D

Anyway, awesome job on this!

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 3:56 AM
Great Interpretation on the exterior and the whole house.

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Forum Resident
#15 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 6:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alektra
Thanks for the comments! It was really challenging and fun (and a pain) to build - but my next home uploaded will be a nice little starter home!

Its a bit sluggy on mine also and I have a 256 card (though not a lot of RAM) - when I play it I will turn off reflections and turn down a bunch of stuff - I noticed a huge difference just between reflection on/off, 'cause when I put in OFB it set them off for me and I had to turn them back on.

I also find that getting rid of some of the flowerbeds helps, and of course when you are actually playing you usually have roof off and wall cutaway, and that alone helps make a difference between loading it fresh and playing it with sims. I look forward to playing it - I have a sim who will be a movie star, so this is a perfect home for her!



You know I liked the house so much that decided to download it anyways and see if I can at least take al look at it....
So I created a whole new neighborhood just to put it on..
WOW<W WOW< WOW This is one gorgeous home. I think if I keep a low profile ngbhd I might get to keep it. I have only a 128mb video card but I have a 2g of mem ram. And after looking around for a while, It was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. And I absolutely love the house. I think I am going to try and play it..
Thank you so much for this house.. What a project!

Makai

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Laugh Often
Love Much

"If you don't live for something...You'll die for nothing.."
Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 8:33 AM
this place is amazing. much props on a jorbe well done!
Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Sep 2006 at 4:32 PM
I've seen this house on that website before and I loved it. You did a fabulous job on it.
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 11:19 PM
I've been looking for about 2 hours to find this house again, since i reinstalled the sims 2 i lost my old copy. VERY NICE JOB!!!!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 1:47 AM
Very nice place i really would love to play it but when i install it the price in like 13 billion any idea how to fix?