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Gates Factory

by V1ND1CARE Posted 18th Jan 2008 at 3:44 PM - Updated 1st Feb 2008 at 6:06 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.
Gates Factory

I’ve always been fascinated by derelict, urban settings composed of brownstone, glass and metal piping. The weathered architecture in itself has always inspired me, and so when I stumbled across a half forgotten texture folder of mine, my interest in constructing was immediately rekindled.

Gates factory comes partially furnished and complete with a water tower, billboard and upper and lower loading docks.

- Lot Title: Gates Factory
- Lot Category: Residential
- Lot Size: 2X3
- Lot Price: $43,412
- Furnished: Partially furnished
- Lot Played/Tested: 0/1 -- days
- Hack-free (checked via Clean Installer)
- Created with these Expansion Packs: University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, & Bon Voyage

- Created with these Stuff Packs: Family Fun, Glamour, Celebration, H&M, and Teen Stuff
*NOTE: The Stuff Packs are NOT required to install this lot if you do so with the Sims2Pack Clean Installer, found here: .

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

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 43,412

Custom Content by Me:
- Black Tar Paper (Maxis alteration by V1ND1CARE)
- Rusted Metal Grate Tile
- Dirty Cement
- Winter Billboard
- Sci-Fi Wall Panel 1
- Factory Left Column Brick
- Factory Brick Right
- Factory Right Column Brick
- Factory Window Left
- Factory Brick Left
- Factory Window
- Factory Broken Window
- Factory Window Right
- Factory Column
- Vent Piping

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 Bon Voyage + 4 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
Gates Factory.rar

Size: 2.15 MB · Downloads: 11,639 · 18th Jan 2008
2.15 MB 11,639 18th Jan 2008
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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
#2 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 7:09 PM
#3 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 8:33 PM
The one thing that I always enjoy about your work is the fact that it always looks very realistic.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 9:27 PM
Wow, I like this a lot! It will definitely add that "something extra" to my downtown neighbourhood. Beautiful work as always, thanks for sharing!
#5 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 12:12 AM
Wow... your work is always so amazing... I love this factory. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 1:01 AM
Good work, thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 3:56 AM
Wow. that is really awesome.

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#8 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 10:01 AM
A rough diamond!
Smashing! Thanks,
#9 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 10:05 AM
Realistic and amazing location. The abandoned urban buildings have their own soul, it's easy to feel it when and if you're visiting those places, the wide areas where some stuff still is in a corner, the echos of your steps, the light which creates strange figures ... V1nd1, only you can make lots like this one, extracting the beauty where nobody could see it. Thank you forever, dear, Kiss and ciao. :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 1:09 PM
It is very real.
The water tower, air conditioning facilities, the duct, and the signboard are very real.
Moreover, I think that the design of the building is very good.
#11 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 3:56 AM
An amazing industrial home, the realism is superb. Thank you V1ND1CARE!

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#12 Old 21st Jan 2008 at 1:50 PM
I don't know how you keep doing stuff like this?!?!!?!
It's great.
Test Subject
#13 Old 27th Jan 2008 at 7:00 AM
Wow, I never imagined it to be a residental lot. Amazing, I must get Bon Voyage just so I can download all your newer lots, because this one will look fantastic in neighborhood view. It's beautiful Vindicare, your work will never cease to amaze me. Keep it up.
#14 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 2:37 PM
I've been waiting for a factory like this since the moment I've bought the game. No building was worthy for my superhero to live there ... and when I've finally found the perfect house, my superhero seems not worthy to deserve it LOL I'll probably create someone new and change my neighbouhood to better compliment the building. And that's the best thing about this beauty, it's so creative that it inspires me to change my plans and start something new. It's great, thank you!
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 1:36 PM
I've been trying to download the factory for a couple of days, and each time I don't get the whole lot - it says that the download is complete on 441 KB I've managed to download some of the other lots successfully, so I'm not sure why I'm having problems with this one?
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#16 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 1:38 PM
Hmm…I just tried downloading it twice and it downloaded intact and with the correct file size. 441KB is definitely too small to be a working lot. Try downloading it one more time and let me know if you have any more issues with the file size.
Test Subject
#17 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 3:21 PM
I've just managed to get the whole file It would seem that AOL wasn't too happy with it (even though the other lots downloaded okay), so I tried again with Internet Explorer and there were no problems - all unpacked and installed. Thanks for the reply and wonderful lots!
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#18 Old 15th Apr 2008 at 7:38 PM
Oh Vindi, this looks SO real and.... WOW. It's a thing of beauty. Which says a lot considering it's an ugly old factory. The fact that the only CC used are walls & floors just impresses me all the more. I've sworn off downloading things I'm unlikely to use but just cannot resist this puppy. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 7th May 2008 at 9:09 PM
Thank you! Once again, amazing idea and result!!
Test Subject
#20 Old 7th May 2008 at 10:14 PM
Wow! This is awesome! I'm with you - I love the combination of the bricks and the steel and glass. Thank you so much for making something so beautiful out of such simple materials.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 7th May 2008 at 11:12 PM
V1ND1CARE....Denver, right? By I25 south of 6th
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#22 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:43 PM
This is so good, thanks

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 11th May 2008 at 3:29 PM
Your attention to detail and aesthetics is unmatched... an exquisite building.

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#24 Old 13th May 2008 at 3:03 PM
I am a devoted fan of your architectural masterpieces. There are cozy, interesting and well constructed lots out there but yours are inspired and are simply beautiful. Thank you.
Test Subject
#25 Old 19th May 2008 at 7:41 AM
Is this based off the Gates Rubber factory building in Denver? I live right near it and the resembalence (as well as the name lol) is striking! This is just beautiful!
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