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Gwrych Barony CASTLE

by StephSim Posted 8th Oct 2010 at 3:10 PM - Updated 17th Jun 2012 at 4:33 PM by StephSim
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
UPDATES
SUNDAY, June 17, 2012
* Because I used Any Game Starter to build this lot and forgot to avoid using the candle from Holiday Edition, there was a "blue object of death" where I placed the candle on the lot. I replaced the candle with another on the lot and the castle should load fine now. The main lot file and the price have been updated. Thanks Rugrat0ne for the heads-up!
PREVIOUS UPDATES
* Fixed Stairs in Baron and Baronesses Bedrooms to allow them to go to bed on BOTH sides of the bed.
* Added the proper Purple Flag Recolours for Marina's Standing Flags and the dark wood recolour for Marvine's Ladder. ALL FLAGS SHOULD BE PURPLE in the Barony and the ladders in the Secret Passageway should be darkwood!
* Removed Object from Kitchen Sink Counter. (See Special Note Below For Details)

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IMPORTANT NOTE
YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE "ADDITIONALS" zip. It is NOT OPTIONAL. If you want your Castle to show properly, you must add the "Additionals" to your Downloads Folder as well.

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GENERAL GWRYCH BARONY NOTES:
* This collection and the remaining Gwrych Collection of Lots (Gwrych Barony, Other Gwrych Lots and The Mystic Island Gwrych Lots) will all be created without STUFF PACKS (thanks to the use of Any Game Starter).This will make Gwrych available to more Simmers (especially those of you who have asked) . Do enjoy the lots.

* The remainder of the Gwrych Lots will be uploaded individually.

* The Gwrych Barony includes 13 Gwrych lots (7 Residential Lots, 2 Hotel Lots, 2 Apartment Lots and 2 Community Village Lots).

* The lots with alternative versions (The Barony Castle, Manor House and Hovel Field) have been designed to function as unique separate buildings with different wall textures, different floor textures, some different decorative items, a few different activities and a "somewhat" different feel. You may wish to download all lots and treat them as seperate creations. Also, keep in mind that lots in this collection are two-fold...meaning they are meant as a continuation of the entire Gwrych collection for those of you who have everything and as a complete small kingdom for those of you who can only download the Barony and all Gwrych lots that follow.


********************WELCOME TO GWRYCH BARONY!***********************

GWRYCH BARONY 3x5 CASTLE (Residential Version)


"About Gwrych Barony" (The Backstory)
The Barony Castle is actually the most impressive Gwrych Castle. Not for it's size, but because the Gwrych Baron is the most corrupt and extravagant noble in the kingdom. He rules over his lands with an iron fist and prides himself in being a respector of persons...meaning he "aquires" financial and physical gains from rich and poor alike. Which explains why his Castle is not only in better condition than both the March and Duchy Castles, but it even rivals the Gwrych Kingdom Castle. The Baron puts great stock in appearances and cost. He will do whatever it takes to obtain the best and live in great luxury and exquisite splendor. He is also known to be entangled with questionable rivals of Gwrych Kingdom, those who seek to elevate men of "pure" noble birth and restore Gwrych Kingdom to a time when Lords and Ladies were not only glamorous, but beyond revered. Thus, he has a reputation of secrecy, excess and greed. Fortunately for him, as long as he cowers in the presence of the King and supports Gwrych Kingdom financialy, the King seems to turn a blind eye to his misdeeds. And thus I present to you the pride and prize of the Barony: Gwrych Barony Castle!


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LOT INFORMATION:



Value: 586,209 Simoleons
Dimensions: 3 x 5
Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms with 9 Toilets, 2 Showers, 3 Bathtubs
Sleeps: 11 Sims in 2 Royal Bedrooms, 1 Nobility Suite, 2 Servant Rooms, 2 Cells and 1 Torture Chamber



* DESCRIPTION:
This castle is medieval at it's best with Winding Corridors, Royalty Towers, Secret Passageways, Dungeon Cells, Servant Chambers, Inner Courtyards, a Counting House, a Moat, etc.

* BASEMENT LEVEL:
Main Court, Private Courtyard & Barbican, 2 Dungeon Cells, Torture Chamber, Secret Passageways

* MAIN FLOOR:
Entry Parlour, Great Hall (Kitchen, Dining, Music), Card Game Room, Entry to Royal Tower and Toilet for the Baron (or King), Entry to Royal Tower and Toilet for the Baroness (or Queen), 2 Personal Servant Bedrooms (1 for the Baron/ 1 for the Baroness), Servant Bathroom

* 2nd FLOOR:
Privy Council Chamber, Private Office of the Baron (or King), Parlour for Baron (or King), Private Bath of Baron (or King), Parlour of Baroness (or Queen), Private Bath of Baroness (or Queen), Additional Nobility Bedroom Suite, Rooftop Bathing Room, Rooftop Garden

* 3rd FLOOR:
Private Bed Chamber of Baron (or King), Baron's Counting House, Quilting Chamber for the Baroness (or Queen), Private Bed Chamber of Baroness (or Queen), Viewing Tower


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IMPORTANT NOTE
* If you downloaded the original Gwrych Kingdom Castle, I used Doors and Windows from Babayaga's "Tiled Arches and Windows Set". I also used windows and doors from that set in this Castle (Gwrych Barony Castle).

If you have the original Gwrych Kingdom Castle in your game, PLEASE DELETE the following 4 files from your Downloads Folder:
-DELETE new BabayagaLancet SingleWindow Flat mullioned.package
-DELETE new BabayagaLancet SingleWindow Flat mullioned dIAG.package
-DELETE new BabayagaLancet SingleWindow Short Flat mullioned.package
-DELETE new BabayagaLancet SingleWindowDeep mullioned MASTER.package

I decided to use the "old" set of Babayaga's Tiled Arches and Windows because it allows for mortar and frame recolours. Since the Old & New sets share GUIDs, then I thought it best to remove the old files as while it typically won't crash the game, it could cause certain recolour aspects to show blue. So, please remove the "new" Babayaga files from your Downloads folder if you are adding this Castle.

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SPECIAL NOTE
Please read this if you are having problems AFTER entering a lot or are receiving an error message about "counters without doors". Otherwise, view this as general information about Gwrych lots.

Apparently, you CANNOT use "move objects on" to place objects on the back of a counter where there is a kitchen sink. In some of my Gwrych lots, I found an error with placing sponges in the back corner of counters that have kitchen sinks. Initially, I thought it was that sponges could not be placed on counters where there is a kitchen sink, but have since discovered that no objects should share the counter tile when there is a sink in the counter. If you have found you were receiving a counter error when entering a Gwrych lot with a Sim...there may be objects sharing kitchen sink counter space (like the hour glass, sponge, plant or jars) that I overlooked in the process of fixing this problem. Please understand that this may NOT be the issue if your game is constantly crashing. It is just one possible solution I offer. Testing the Gwrych lots on different computers has resulted in ALL Gwrych lots being playable from this end. As errors are encountered during game play, solutions are also sought. If you are only having problems with a few lots, this may (or may not) be part of the problem. To fix this problem, all you need to do is to load a new version of the lot, enter it WITHOUT A SIM and delete any objects that are sharing a counter with a kitchen sink. Also, if you notice there seems to be no sink in an area where there should be one (especially bathrooms and kitchens)...try adding a sink to the empty counters. If you cannot place a sink on a counter, that counter should be deleted and put back in the game before adding a sink. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Remember, enter the lot WITHOUT a Sim to make changes.

Adding clutter to the back slots of counters that do not have a kitchen sink appear to work just fine. So clutter away on counters without sinks!

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F.Y.I.
* Please be sure to add the objects in the Gwrych Barony RECOLOURS zip to your downloads folder before entering the lot for the first time in order for your Castle to show properly.
*When you load a lot for the first time, doors and archways lock themselves into place. In the View Tower of the Castle (the one on the right side with the opened archways and seating area), the benches in front of the archway may cause the archway to appear as though it is built into the wall. If you move the benches, wiggle the archway to get it to set and then replace the benches in a sideways position, it will be fine thereafter.
* There are 7 invisible "secret doors" and 1 bookcase "secret door" in this castle. Each door is circled in "red" on the Floor Plan images.
* There are several other "INVISIBLE" objects used in this lot as well. In the Privy Council Chamber there is an invisible Mirror sharing a tile with the Witchery Podium. There are also several invisible barrels (by Sophie-David) used as OMSPs beneath tables and shelves. And (as usual) there are invisible dishwashers and mini-fridges in the necessary rooms. There is also an invisible sewing machine at the loom in the Baronesses' Quilting Room and an invisible fire alarm near stoves and Fire Places. Please keep these things in mind when you are preparing to cook or re-arranging furnishings!
* Burglar alarms have been hidden behind furniture using the "Adjustable Heights" feature. They are there.
*Since there is very little in the way of "medieval exercise equipment", I've placed a television on a sack in the Secret Passageway beneath the castle. With the cool temperature, this makes the perfect environment for your Medieval Simmies to get a bit of exercise!
* Locking Doors
I personally feel that most of the Castle should be "off-limits" to visitors with the exception of the Great Hall (Kitchen and Dining), the Entry Parlour, the Game Room (Card Table) and the Main Courtyard. I personally will lock the secret passageways and make them available only to certain members of the Household. The towers will be accessible to Household only. You may wish to set up who will enter what doors immediately after adding Sims to the lot and change it to fit your needs over time. It adds a bit of intrigue to the castle and I especially did this for "adventurous spirited" husband David. These secret spaces will be GREAT for story tellers.
*This lot has been fully play tested - (which means that I had my Simmies running from room to room sitting, laying and touching everything I could think of)! However, if you should find a major issue, please let me know. There are bound to be a few minor issues that can be easily rectified with repositioning of objects (as try as I may...I won't catch EVERYTHING).
* This is the final Gwrych Castle and the one I am most proud of for a variety of reasons. You'll have to download it to see why as the pictures really don't do it justice as far as gameplay goes!
* The "inspiration" for the Gwrych Barony Castle is Conwy Castle in Wales. Information about Conwy can be found HERE.


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SUGGESTED DOWNLOADS
Here are a few SUGGESTED downloads you may (or may not) wish to add to your version of the Gwrych Barony Castle to compliment the lot and the medieval era.


* SimPlan-X Bedpillows *Click on the "Free Download" Link*
* Hexameter Driveable Horse Drawn Carriage
* BuggyBooz Enchanted Garden Set
* JavierMC20 Mangonel
* UK1967 Cannon, Cannon Balls and Other Medieval Extras


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StephSim Custom Content
- Medieval Floor 15
- Medieval Terrain 7
- Beach Grass Terrain
- Lichen Terrain
- Gravel Stones

Zippable Custom Content Included
- Antique Bakery Set (Loaves and Rolls) by mdhttr323
- Medieval Match Bench byAilias
- Tiled Arched Window and Arch Door Set (Master Arch, 4 Mullioned/3 Glassless Windows, 4 Recolours) by Babayaga
- Candid Candles (Candlestick of 3, Chandelier and Table Candlesticks) by Buggybooz
- Kitchen Klutter: Olive Drizzler and 2 Recolours by Buggybooz
- Castle Edging by rebecah
- Invisible Window by rebecah
- Medieval Wedding Bench and Purple Recolour by Calalily Sims 2
- Cracker Barrel Chess Table by Aligeth
- Quilt Shop Items (Fat Quarters, Needles & Pins and Open Fabric Bolt 2 and 3 Recolours) by CocoMamam
- Dark Project Tome (Post 11) by The Guild Masters
- Stone Border Door and Archway by Crocobaura
- Le Chateau Door Darkwood Recolour by BillySims139
- Crystal Ball of Mystella & 2 Recolours by joninmobile
- Medieval Floors (6) and Wall (1) from the Dark Project (Post 13)by The Guild Masters
- Medieval Rug Pelts with Echo Mesh by The Guild Masters
- Anno Farm Tools (Axe, Hammer and Shovel) by Hexameter
- Black Gothic Pediment by hippi
- Medieval Dining Chair and Ink Quill by HugeLunatic
- Small Wood Pile by FeeEssen
- 2 Tile Bedding Match Cornerstone Curtain Mesh and Silver Recolor by IgnorantBliss
- 1 Tile Bedding Match Cornerstone Curtain and Diagaonal by IgnorantBliss
- Silver Investment 100 Count Coins by worship4ever0227
- Jesus Wall Cross by KevinsHope
- Gold Galleon 100 Count Coin Recolour by daislia
- Invisible Secret Door by pfish
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish
- Jail Wall Shackles by Clarissa1114
- Cushion and Red Hessian Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Deluxe Cushion and Victorian Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Eponymous Garden Plants (Foxgloves and Motherwort) by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Imperial Fence Lamp by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Mailbox Cover & Rustic Recolour by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Oggs n' Ends Telescope by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Pirate Bay Small Window by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Sultana Jug and Vase by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Winterwood Bedroom Table Lamp by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Wood Cutter Kitchen Logs by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Witches Tools by Lethe_s
- Book Table by Lethe_s
- Mortar and Pestle by Lethe_s
- Wallpaper Mask & Recolours (Post 11) by The Guild Masters
- Standing Banner and Purple Recolour by Marina Sims 2
- Purple Hanging Wall Banner Recolour by Marina Sims 2
- Darkwood Recolour by Marvine
- Le Chateau Door by -Maylin-
- Old Coffee Maker by -Maylin-
- Sword Stand from Medieval Part II Dining Set (under Möbel) by Tarox
- Fireplace Colonial - Chimneyless by Mia86
- Extendable Long Table (Middle and End) by Mia86
- Fireplace Tools and Log Holder by momma b
- Wood n Iron Gate by Moon_Ez
- Coal Stove by Numenor
- Toilet Bucket by Sup@Tramp
- Toilet Bucket Recolour by NNNNatali
- Scroll-in-a-Box Table Phone by HystericalParoxysm
- Lazy Gardener Plants (9 Decorative Potted Plants) by Plasticbox
- Circular (Wheel) Grill by FeeEssen
- Ye Olde Cooper Barrel Collection (2 Chairs, 2 Deco Barrels, Sack, WaterBucket, Trash, 20 Recolours) by Sophie-David
- Holiday Candles Resized & 1 Recolour by Reyn
- Weaver's Loom by Blacky's Sims Zoo
- Single Wall Sword by Blacky's Sims Zoo
- Updated Targa Supa Fridge Larger Capacity by Lord Darcy
- Crystal PC by Xanathon
- Medieval Sword by UK1967
- Knight On The Tiles by gromit
- "Sitting Around" Skeleton by gromit
- Insane Sorcerer Crystal Ball TV by wintermuteai1
- Makin' Magic Wine Bar by Fresh-Prince
- Medieval Prison Bed by Blacky
- Mad Scientist Hanging Thing 2 - Weapons by Paleoanth
- Treasure Chest from the Dark Project (Post 11) by The Guild Masters
- "Cloud Temple" Altar of Elements - Air by Parsimonious Sims 2
- Mysterious Tome & 2 Recolours by Dark Project
- Standing Medieval Banner (MESH) by Marina Sims 2
- Just a Ladder by Marvine
- Athelyna Barrels by -Maylin-
- Athelyna BathTub, Toilet and Sink by -Maylin-
- Medieval Torch, Mirror, Bench by Tarox
- Enchanted Harp by Dr Pixel
- Fairybulosa Fence 2 by Olemantiker
- Pedestal Planter by Macarossi
- Stone Bench by Tarox
- Celtic Daily Scripture Cross by KevinsHope
- Torture Rack Bed by Blacky
- Crossed Swords by Blacky
- Hitching Post & Invisible Recolour by Paleoanth

Maxis/Ea Recolours Custom Content Included:
- Bordello Bedding 1and 2 by Calalily Sims 2
- Bordello Bedding 57 by Calalily Sims 2
- Counter Club Dark Wood Recolour by sophisim
- Dark Oak Medieval Desk Recolour by darter1234
- Dark Oak Medieval Renaissance Bookcase Recolour by darter1234
- Fallout Easel and Piano Recolours by Purity Project
- 4 Hearthstone Medieval Quilts Recolour 2c by Gwenke33
- Royal Courtyard Fencing gothic by hippi
- Medieval Gothic Balustrade Fence 4 by Marina Sims 2
- Octagonal Stone Sink Recolour by mia86
- Greystone Fireplace Recolour by mia86
- Cherry Recolour of Long Table by mia86
- Kitchen Sink Stone Recolour by mia86
- Dark Brown Dart Board Recolour by Macey246
- Red Planter Recolour by Plasticbox
- Invisible Driveway & Extension by roddyaleixo
- 2 Medieval Tavern Shelves & Winerack Recolours by kalimero
- Invisible Sewing Machine by Sophie-David
- Invisible Mirror by Sophie-David
- Invisible Mini-Fridge by Sophie-David
- Invisible Dishwasher by Sophie-David
- Blue Damask Massage Table Recolour by sunni9676
- Straw Bedding by Magick Modders
- Medieval Serf Brown Tattered Bedding by Magick Modders
- Sun King Drawers Grey and Cherry Wood Recolours by BillySims139
- Maxis Card Table Recolour 3 by BillySIMS139

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 Free Time Apartment Life

This is a multi-part download:


You MUST download both the LOT and the ADDITIONALS for your lot to show properly. The Additionals contains Maxis Recolours/Files "NECESSARY" for the lot to show properly.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
B-GwrychBaronyCastle_ADDITIONALS.zip | This zip contains "NECESSARY" Additional Downloads/Maxis recolours you MUST add to your In-Game Downloads folder.

Size: 8.99 MB · Downloads: 3,742 · 8th Oct 2010
8.99 MB 3,742 8th Oct 2010
A-GwrychBaronyCastle_HOUSE.zip | This zip contains the Gwrych Barony Castle packaged lot (with packagable objects).

Size: 9.77 MB · Downloads: 4,351 · 8th Oct 2010
9.77 MB 4,351 8th Oct 2010
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Scholar
THANKS POST
#2 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 5:07 PM
You are AMAZING! You have put so much details, work, patience and love in each of your lots! And that's probably the reason why they always turn out to be beautiful! Thanks a lot sharing this!
p.s. I can't wait for 'Mystic' collection of lots
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 9:14 PM


I agree with Pegasaus!!!!

This is AMAZING! once again! I can't say it enough: your creativity and imagination just floor me!!! Especially after following the link to your inspiration, Conwy Castle! After seeing the pictures of the real thing and reading all the info, how on earth do you come up with something this beautiful?! It's purely amazing!!!

Thanks again for all your gorgeous hard work!!!



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#4 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 10:31 PM
Thank you so much for your continuing contributions to the community! Your creations are absolutely PERFECT!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 10:58 PM
This just blew me away! Wow, what an amazing castle! I love it!!!
Theorist
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#6 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 11:54 PM
Although I greatly enjoy each of the three other Gwrych series castles, and particularly the King Llewelyn's March "vacation home", I do believe this is your finest to date. I know you designed it with me in mind, and I will greatly appreciate it. In fact, I am treating this as your gift to me for our first wedding anniverary, next weekend. But I will not enter this castle until then, by which time my anniversary gift to you - you know of what I speak - shall also be ready. I hope it will be a fitting compliment to this magnificent work of art.
Instructor
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#7 Old 9th Oct 2010 at 12:30 AM
That is just an amazing amount of work! Well done and thank you.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#8 Old 9th Oct 2010 at 8:46 AM
I love it too! Thank your hubby for letting his anniversary gift be shared by all.
Me thinks this could be great for Baron or perhaps a non-heir Prince. I love having all these possibilities!
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#9 Old 9th Oct 2010 at 3:41 PM
This is the work of a master builder and artist!
Theorist
#10 Old 9th Oct 2010 at 8:16 PM
Default Medieval Exercise Alternatives
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Originally Posted by Chicklet
I love it too! Thank your hubby for letting his anniversary gift be shared by all.
Cute!
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Originally Posted by StephSim
*Since there is very little in the way of "medieval exercise equipment", I've placed a television on a sack in the Secret Passageway beneath the castle. With the cool temperature, this makes the perfect environment for your Medieval Simmies to get a bit of exercise!
Syberspunk's Dancing with Fitness and Body Skilling is also a great period appropriate way to turn every musical instrument (that someone else is playing) into an exercise machine. This patch also works as an attractive exercise alternative to "Work Out" when using Dr Pixel's Enchanted Harp or other radio replacement.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 10th Oct 2010 at 6:20 PM Last edited by StephSim : 17th Oct 2010 at 6:31 PM.
Thanks everyone!

Sorry about the late response. I've been buried beneath sci-fi wall creations for the past few days.

Pegasus
I can't wait for the "Mystic Collection" either. The reason I put it last is because it gives me something a bit different to look forward to. Of course, I have all these grand ideas for that set which exist more in mystic than medieval! I think I am thouroughly versed in Welsh-styled medieval castles now. I keep fighting the urge to add elements of fantasy to these castles, but I want to stay true to the time and style of Welsh Castles...So, playing with fantasy like medieval creations should prove to be a nice break from the "medieval normal".

G-KNEE
I'm surprised when someone actually follows the inspiration links! Yeah...I did quite a bit of research on the Welsh Castles after reading about Gwrych Castle. So 3 lots became a kingdom! I hope you are able to enjoy them as we in this house do (me mainly watching David's medieval Sims prancing about as he uses them to test objects he's creating and to play when he thinks I'm not looking). It's great to be transported!

Malakaaz
Thank you for taking an interest in this collection!

jrb2037
Glad you like! Do enjoy the lot.

David
While I love you madly, you are such a tease. I think everyone will love your Simtastic anniversary gift to me...so get it finished already so we can see it in action!

ejnarts
I appreciate your comments. It's more work uploading than creating...but you know this. But in the end it's worth it!

Chicklet
Yeah I suspect having a 4th Gwrych Castle to play around in is perfect for all Sim story writers! Possibilities indeed! I would tell you to enjoy the castle, but I "know" you will more than enjoy it. Have fun planning little secret trysts in the passageways. Good stuff for Grunwald.

triciamanly
Master builder and artist? Yeah...I was talking with David this morning about how Simming fills much of my creative angst. I really love architecture, especially in relationship to history. Building Sim lots really is artistry and in that I'm not alone.

Well...I'm off to spend a bit more time creating wall textures...Initially, I thought I would create textures for a day or 2, but I decided to take a break from building lots for much of October. But Gwrych is still top priority!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Field Researcher
#12 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 3:23 AM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ~ to you!!!

Thanks again for sharing!

I am so in awe of the fact that BOTH of you are into 'simming'!

I'm jealous!!!

Now,....I'm curious. What is this SPECIAL anniversary present?!? You've peaked my curiousity!!!!!

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Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 5:19 AM
Thanks jbeach!

While I do know "what" the Simtastic anniversary present is...I've been sworn to secrecy...but if David finishes it before our anniversary this weekend (which is highly LIKELY...but not certain...Testing...Retesting and Fine Tuning Phase)...I think it be a pleasant addition to Sim households...especially medieval ones. It's quite clever really.

Yeah...It is great to be with someone who "appreciates" this Simming obsession (among other things)! Sometimes we sit in my Tower Room, David in my comfy chair on his laptop and me at my desk working simultaneously on our little Sim projects. It's great! Of course, we get a kick out of times that Simming things are insane...where you are dreaming of solutions to your Sim problems! Luckily, real life interjects....

Speaking of which...I'm going to my first "genuine" Canadian Art Museum. We shall have a wondrous Anniversary! I'm excited. I love our little adventures.

Time for the final episodes of Dr. Who..with David Tennant! Watching all things Sci-fi is another shared interest! ...Ta ta for now!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 5:58 AM
I hope it isn't too late to wish you Happy Anniversary. So, which Canadian Art Museum may I ask? Love the Baron's Castle .... and can't wait to see the rest of the barony lots that he "bleeds dry" (hehehe).
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 6:25 PM Last edited by StephSim : 17th Oct 2010 at 7:14 PM.
As everyone can see...I've updated this castle. David finally got around to playing about in the castle once he finished his Special Simmish Anniversary Present. So...the castle has been "updated" and is probably as perfect as perfect can be now!

Walter,
Actually the anniversary is today (October 17)...so Thank you for your well wishes! So far it's been a wonderful day of lazing about in bed chatting, breakfast and a movie, etc.! Our trip to the District Museum and the Art Gallery in Nanaimo have been postponed until our upcoming trip in a couple of weeks to Victoria due to sickness. But today we are both feeling great and so we shall spend time loving and playing and (yes) doing a few Simmy things.

By the way jbeach,
The Special SIMMISH anniversary present has been uploaded. We were hoping it would post today because it is the official anniversary day. It's a very neat upload and while it was initiated for the "medieval" it is universal and very versatile. While I won't say what it is, I will say that your Simmies get to have a bit more free time as a result!

Back to the Sistine Chapel with me. Still mesmerized by the walls I'm creating. Who needs an art museum, when I'm creating art with these Sistine Chapel textures. It's a brilliant collection of art by several Master Artists. I love it! I will get to the RL museums in a couple of weeks anyway!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Dec 2010 at 10:00 AM
does all the furnishing and decorations in the snapshots come with the castle or do i have do download all of them seperately??
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Dec 2010 at 7:22 AM
what kind of objects would you reccomend for entertainment? Like instead of installing a modern tv in this awesome castle, what else is there to entertain them?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 9th Dec 2010 at 1:37 PM
Hi again rockergal!

Yes. All the furnishings and decorations in the snapshot do come with the castle, but as I said in another comment, it's probably a good idea to set your downloads aside and figure out how things work in the game first. It will make things a LOT easier.

Again...Go here:
Downloading Tips
Don't let the title at the top of the page throw you off. It's all meant in good fun. It will be most helpful in walking you through how things work in the game and where things go.

Back to your questions. Nothing I say below will help you much until you use the above link. Once you have...read on.

Click on the "Download" Tab on this post (top of the post or to the bottom of the post). There are 2 files there. If you read the information below each file it tells you that you need both zips...one contains the house with most of the objects and the other file contains the textures (walls, floor, terrain paints) and files that won't zip in Sims 2 Packs. If you click on the "Installation" Tab, it will let you know where to put the files. Basically, you use the Sims 2 Clean Pack Installer to install the lot (which includes most of the objects) and then you will place the stuff in the "Additionals" zip in your Sims 2 Download Folder.

As for your 2nd question...Everything you need is there...There are 2 televisions in this lot I do believe...1 is a crystal ball tv and the other is a picture frame tv. There are also radios that are harps and/or music boxes. The best thing to do is to explore the lot by clicking on everything and seeing what menus things bring up. There is too much in the lot to list everything! So explore...most of what you need for your Simmies is included.

Hopefully, you will figure everything out soon and be able to enjoy the castle.

Happy Simming!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
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#19 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 10:01 PM
This is epic and just beautiful. Your thoughtful floor plans create a story all by themselves. This is nothing less than the work of an author/artist!
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#20 Old 9th Jan 2016 at 7:23 PM
Thank you for your comments LovesSub. I truly appreciate your taking time to share your thoughts.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 11:04 PM
Thank You!