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Your own Royal Borough

by nanisim Posted 18th Apr 2008 at 8:17 PM - Updated 17th Apr 2008 at 12:21 AM by nanisim : Changes required
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This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

A challenge over my favourite period... hummm, I cannot resist the temptation to participate in. This is my first entry to a contest, and though there are a lot of better builders, recolorers and simmifiers I think its time to contribute with a set of objects that could help everyone to get a true Victorian London touch in the game.

When I play in historical simtowns I'm always blocked by the same issue: the few existing hood decoration. I have a bunch of impressive modern skyscrapers, cute mills and exotic elements, but I don't like that my downtown looks as it was born 50 years ago or a rococo family inhabitant the Isle of Pascua, so this could be the right occasion to fix that.

This set contains TWELVE buildings to use in your victorian London hood. The meshes (4) are cloned from a stone, so you'll find it under stones, not miscellaneous in neighbourhood deco. It comes in two tall sizes and in three shapes, and because it is too much difficult for me to describe it in english, please, pay a look into the pics below, that includes the four meshes with three textures each one.

Talking about textures... well, they come from REAL Houses in Central London, in different styles and all of them existing in Victorian Era, not all specifically built in this time (when Victoria was born there were houses in London!!!). You can mix the buildings to create streets in a row or terrace or a big apple. Here is your imagination that rules!

As always, enjoy and happy victorian simming.

Polygon Counts:
Buildings 1,2,3: 936x1031
4,5,6: 192x180
7,8,9: 936x1183
10,11,12: 192x160

Custom Content by Me:
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco
- Building deco

Additional Credits:
Repeat whith me: "Nothing without CEP and SIMPE"

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
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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 Apr 2008 at 8:37 PM
Default Your own Royal Borough
Brilliant. Thanks so much! This really helps to give atmosphere. I'll populate the town portion of my neighborhood with these as soon as I get to play next!

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#3 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 8:47 PM
Wow, great! I was always looking for a more european middle size city neighbourhood decoration.
You really did an awesome job!
#4 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 8:57 PM
Marvelous! A great idea and well executed!
Test Subject
#5 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 9:07 PM
Beautiful!! I need something like this for my neighborhood

Thankyou very much!!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 9:17 PM
Great job! This will also look good in present-day cities! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
18th Apr 2008 at 9:27 PM
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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 9:37 PM
Ouuu! *jumps around happily*
Thanks sooo much! I love my London-neighbourhoor, but it always looked so empty...
Thanks to your buildings, I can create a much more realistic atmosphere now!
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator
#8 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 9:47 PM
Wonderful idea! My Victorian neighbourhood is going to look so much better now!
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 9:57 PM
Absolutely brilliant. This will make a great impact on all of the Victorian lots. Thanks for these!

BTW - Be sure to download the lots in my Victorian Collection. I wanted you to see how I used several of your pieces in my creations. Thank you for your time and talent. I appreciate what you bring to the Sims community! I will be submitting them today. I'm cleaning up the files and organizing the photos now!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:07 PM
I was thinking in all of you, great builders (and great players too!), when I planned this set. Up with the retro-realism!
And thanks for all comments from the bottom of my heart.
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:17 PM
Wow, beautiful. I always think that people tend to concentrate on the American Victorian era with the painted ladies etc. when the name actually stemmed from a very English Queen (God save the Queen) so I'm loving this theme and this entry is so different and innovative, it must MUST have a mention at some point, some time.

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:27 PM
Thanks! I'm going to use this for my rococo-era neighborhood. It always looked so barren before, and now it won't! Thanks.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:37 PM
Ahh, some excellent Victorian buildings from a truly great city, and from a great creator. Great work!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:47 PM
lovely. Brings out the victorian sim in you

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#15 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 10:57 PM
Good idea, perfectly executed! Thanks,
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:07 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 20th Apr 2008 at 4:30 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is absolutely fantastic. Inspired by the Victorian Challenge I decided to create an entirely Victoria (London Type) town in my game and one of the biggest problems has been filling in the space. These are perfect you are so talented and generous for sharing. I've also just found the burgler/smoke alarms you did, these are great too.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:17 PM
I see that I was not the only in trouble with hood decoration, and I'm very happy making useful things.
It is actually a tribute to a great town, but there are many others that should deserve future sets like this.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:27 PM
Thank you! Much needed and appreciated.
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:37 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 20th Apr 2008 at 4:30 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
nice!! great job. love.

#20 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:47 PM
This new creation from you is WONDERFUL,Nani.I am floating in happiness and can't wait to see this gorgeous stuff working in the game.
Thank you so much.Big hugs.
#21 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 11:57 PM
Thank you for such an amazing creation - I didn't know I needed this until I saw it!
Forum Resident
#22 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:07 AM
Oh my god, how perfect IS this? I am so impressed! I get tired of having to download a bajillion different lots in order to have my neighborhood look nice and full, so this is a godsend! Neighborhood objects are a personal favorite of mine, so thank you so much. <3
#23 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:17 AM
Wonderful creations! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:27 AM
Nanisim, this is a perfect example of why youre one of my fav's! You never fail to impress. Thank you.

#25 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:37 AM
This is clever! Well done!

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