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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
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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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#2 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:39 AM
Lovely and melancholic ruins, even if the springtime promises some hope...
Thank you for fulfilling, it will make a wonderful addition to my game,
Mad Poster
#3 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 9:39 AM
ohh, cool....*wipes up drool*

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#4 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 9:44 AM
Overwhelming hood decoration!
thanks for your amazing work!

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#5 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 11:56 AM
This is really good, i will use it as either part of a video or story or as a secret lot nice work!

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#6 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 12:04 PM
awesome!! This looks VERY detailed and full of win!
#7 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 1:50 PM
This is beautiful!

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#8 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 3:58 PM
very pretty! thanks that you finished this project!!!
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#9 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:10 PM
Lovely! This was well worth the obvious effort you put into them! Thank you so much!
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#10 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:29 PM
Oh sweety, it's gorgeous! Thanks for not wasting it, but sharing instead.
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#11 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:48 PM
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#12 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 5:20 PM
looks like a scene from the old school tomb raider series, good job :D

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#13 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:06 PM
That's why I don't want you retired, even if partially, that's why!

I can only guess the patience needed for building this place, click by click, a sort of nightmare for you which ended in a dreamful location for us ... thank you once more and again and again. Kiss and ciao, my friend.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:07 PM
Wow. WOW! This is really cool. I have no idea what I'd use it for in my neighbourhood, but I love the look of it. Great work!
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#15 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:21 PM
Stunning! Absolutely breathtaking! It makes me want to write a fantasy story just to put it to use!

Amazing job.
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#16 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 9:18 PM
It looks marvelous, stunning work!

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#17 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 12:21 AM
Very realistic! Love these!

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#18 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 1:10 AM
This is amazing and exactly what I was looking for. You are so talented. Thank you.
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#19 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 3:20 AM
*gasps* That's incredible! Kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings

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#20 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 5:01 PM
Channeling the “Minds Eye“ and releasing promises of reward, the form of visual feasts.
Delivering visual snippets of passing, yet memorable moments….

...another promise kept.
This… is pure “Vindicare”
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#21 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 6:24 PM
This is stunning, so glad you were pushed into completing this lot. It is as breathtaking.
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#22 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 1:17 AM
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#23 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 4:02 AM
Gorgeous details. Thank you.
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#24 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 7:42 PM
Beautiful job! Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing!
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#25 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 8:29 AM
They are both very tranquille, I love the spring one
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