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Gromit's Keep

by bluetexasbonnie Posted 18th Oct 2006 at 12:00 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 6:01 AM by bluetexasbonnie
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I have shamelessly stuck Gromit’s skeletons everywhere in this dark medieval castle. The castle sits on a 3x4 lot and costs $138,590. You can see a lot of the details of the castle here: http://s40.photobucket.com/albums/e...Gromits%20Keep/.




Instructions:
1. Download this additional file. -- Targa’s Ascension V.2 Elevator, http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97367. It is so useful where space is at a premium and literalness is easily dispensed with. I’ve used it in the basement and tower (both of which are just for show) -- where I’m sure some sort of magical access would be expected.

2. Download the two .rar files on this thread into your download folder. Extract the files to your download folder. The extracted files will consist of two folders of custom content (cc) and a packaged lot file. You do not need to do anything else to the cc folders -- they are ready to go. Extract the lot file in the usual manner, sending it to teleport. You are now ready to go.

Some notes about the images: Yes, just as you expected, the moon backgrounds have been photoshopped in. The colored spot lights you see in many of the album shots are from JGWhiteus, http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=92373. They are not in the lot as packaged. Think of them as having been added by the photographer for more drama and interest in the images. I did not put them in the lot because first and foremost, I hate my sims tripping over the darn spotlights! Plus, they really are not in keeping with the medieval ambiance. The colored spot lights are a lot of fun to play with, and I do highly recommend them for photographic interest.

Credits:

I’ve decided to justify my personal download addiction by proclaiming myself to be a connoisseur of sim objects and architecture. I download, inspect and evaluate so that I can provide only the very finest and best in my houses. I am always so amazed and thrilled with how willing these top notch creative artists are to allow me to share their creations in my lots. It says something very nice about the simming population in general, and very specifically about the following generous sim people:

Chi Sa Go, http://www.alceleniel.de/diesims2/index_eng.php. It was the medieval things that Annette has on her site that really convinced me that my next house needed to be a castle. I was so thrilled when she said yes to sharing.
Tarox, http://www.tarox4sims2.de/, Conny is always the rock that all my medieval homes are built on. The quality, selection and uniqueness are unsurpassed. I just wish I would have seen the new bathroom set before I packaged this lot. She also has a nice selection of comfy, real life homey furnishings.
Gromit, http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=45505, put the spooky in the castle. His creations -- gargoyles, skeletons, tombs and suits of armor give this the right seasonal, ancient atmosphere. It seemed only appropriate that I name it for him.
Sterling Sims, http://www.sterlingsims2.com/skyes_web_5.htm, has some of the absolute finest dark castley walls I’ve ever seen. There are many fine artists (and many fine selections) at Sterling Sims2, but Skye deserves special mention. It was her beautifully detailed walls that moved this out of the ’just a castle’ into something really special and spooky. I just love spooky that isn’t bloody and gory. You will also find some of Sterlings unique terrains and matching floors in this lot.
Komosims, http://www.komosims.net/, and her fellow creators, VonNdaSun and SimLin55 have just about used up all the superlatives in my vocabulary. The walls, floors, and terrains from Komosims is the first file I put in my download folder when ever I start a new lot -- can’t build without the fine beauty and variety these wonderful ladies have made.
McTrick’s Place, http://www.mctricksplace.com/, the finest in dark and spooky recolor, floors, walls and fences. I just love that grimacing face fence! In addition to spooky, she has a nice selection of creations that fit nicely in older or more rustic settings.
Parsimonious, http://www.parsimonious.org/, has everything -- walls, floors, plants, recolor, new objects -- you name the category, and they have it -- plus an extremely generous lot upload policy. Everything is perfectly made and delightfully unique.
Mia86, http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=200106 has made many medieval themed things -fences, walls, floors, terrains, roofs, etc. -- but perhaps her most unique are the large gate pieces you see on the front of this castle. I just love how grandiose and ancient they look!
MacaRossi, http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=44745, I don’t think any of her cheery posies or marvelous windows & doors made it into this lot, but you can be sure there will always be something… and that something almost always includes her roof edgings (as is the case in this lot).


Please respect these fine creators. Do NOT upload this lot anywhere.

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Gromits Keep 2.rar

Size: 6.96 MB · Downloads: 9,176 · 18th Oct 2006
6.96 MB 9,176 18th Oct 2006
Gromits Keep 1.rar

Size: 4.01 MB · Downloads: 9,630 · 18th Oct 2006
4.01 MB 9,630 18th Oct 2006
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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Mistress of architectural mishaps
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#2 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 11:54 AM
Bonnie, this lot looks like you had a great time building it... WONDERFUL! *****

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 12:04 PM
An other great and beautiful lot from you !
You really deserve to be featured, thank you blue

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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Forum Resident
#4 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 12:20 PM
Woah, this is absolutely breathtaking. Sooo amazing! 5 stars!
Instructor
#5 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 12:22 PM
Absolutely fantastic. I have been waiting to download something like this for my son's new city. Thank you.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Instructor
#6 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 12:37 PM
woah.



5 Stars.
Scholar
#7 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 1:09 PM
I had a feeling this one would be featured, congrats! excellent work.

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Original Poster
#8 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 1:11 PM
Thank you all. I hope you enjoy playing Gromit's Keep.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 1:38 PM
Wonderful ! looks really creepy, and what a work you have done!
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Original Poster
#10 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 1:42 PM
Francien --
You're the one who taught me how wonderful terrain paints and painting of the landscape can be. Thank you.
Instructor
#11 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 2:07 PM
Woow! thanks a lot!! :D

Visit Sims 2 World sometimes if you like.
Instructor
#12 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 2:14 PM
Wow, looks amazing! Very creepy and scary looking. Congradulations on your first feature! You most defenetly deserve it, bonnie!

Now the two Texan builders have trophies under their names! :D

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 2:31 PM
Cracking job !

I'll be back had a few PC problems. Sorted now.

Very well done looks great. Thanks Bonnie

Don't forget the cheese.......
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Original Poster
#14 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 3:12 PM
Gromit --
Thank you for letting me share your creations. The wonderful variety of skeletons, the knightly armor and the gargoyle nailed the ambiance. They are all just perfect!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 3:36 PM
OH wow! The pictures are excellent. You really out did yourself in capturing the mood of the castle.

He wasn't always an EVIL monkey.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 4:26 PM
Awesome lot. Good job

I'm going to stop modding the sims 2.
Forum Resident
#17 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 4:47 PM
Absolutely a great beautiful lot!!! Finally one of your amazing buildings has become featured and you deserved it! Thank you for the work on this and for sharing!
hexameter
#18 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 5:03 PM
Wow this is so perfect for the halloween month, this lot is SUPER AWESOME THANKS.

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#19 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 7:10 PM
Awesome job, Bonnie! And you got featured too, congratulations!! I'm scrolling through your photo album right now, and I must say--the inside looks truly terrifying!

There's always money in the banana stand.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 9:57 PM
Congratulations Bonnie!!! It's a wonderful lot, but that is unsurprising since it came from you. Now I'll have to make some appropriate sims to live here. Thanks!!!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 10:26 PM
Wow!!! tanks
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 10:30 PM
oh boy this is very intriguing,rated and dl it,thanks i know my sims are gonna love this.

"The only thing too fear is fear it's self."- FDR
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Field Researcher
#23 Old 19th Oct 2006 at 12:13 AM
Bonnie you give me to much credits I think, you have a eye for detail wich is amazing and with you buildingskills it is not suprising you make the most beautiful lots! but anyway thankx for making me a compliment..lol I really appreciate it.
Test Subject
#24 Old 19th Oct 2006 at 1:34 AM
Thanks to all who have a part in this fabulous creation - you're all the reason for my ADDICTION
Forum Resident
#25 Old 19th Oct 2006 at 4:04 AM
WOW this is one creepy place.. Just perfect for the Season.

Thank you for sharing,
Makai

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