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-Foundation Challenge- Artist Converted Train Station

by Phaenoh Posted 25th Apr 2012 at 5:13 PM - Updated 16th May 2017 at 5:12 PM by Phaenoh
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: Ok, I've completely rebuilt this lot from scratch in a clean AnyGame. Please someone for the love of everything, tell me it works finally. I've removed quite a few questionable pieces of CC, but nothing that you'd notice on your own. - June 26, '12

This is almost getting ridiculous. I uninstalled and reinstalled CleanInstaller and packaged a new version from the game and created a new LotOnly file. If that one still crashes, I'm totally running out of ideas. Let me know. :/ - May 16, '12 Ok, trying this again. I've uploaded a version of the lot that only contains the house in the .sims2pack. Please make sure you already have all the necessary CC before loading this one. If you are absolutely certain that you have all the CC I've listed and and all the EPs and SPs and it still crashes, that tells me that there is a problem with how CleanInstaller is saving the file for me. If it loads, then I know the problem was with the CC itself and I'll try harder to track that down. - May 13, '12 I've attached a new version of the lot file, for those of you having trouble getting it to load without crashing, try this one. I've also added a couple more links to required but not included CC, which should help with the flashing blue issues. My apologies everyone! - May 7, '12


Rain Daniels is a struggling artist. Her main focus is on metal sculpture works, but she also does ceramics and painting. When she was looking for a place to do her work in, high ceilings were a must. She found this old abandoned train station and it was about the same price as a two bedroom loft was going for in the city. She took one look at the arching beams and the old glass ceiling and she was sold.




She has plenty of space to work on all three of her passions in this house. It didn't take much to convert the two public washrooms into a bathroom and plumbing for the kitchen, and she put up a curtain between her bedroom and the rest of the house and she was set.



Enojy!
-Phae

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $91,559

Custom Content NOT Included:
- Torrox Fence and MASTER by moune999
- Rock Collection MASTER by Nengi65
- Victorian Greenhouse MASTER by Lethe_s
- Ladder Animations by marvine

Custom Content Included:
From MTS:
- Equally Eloquent Doorway, Von Trapp Kitchen Windows, Railway track by leesester
- Arched Porch Entry by BradySeitz
- Gothic arch pillar A, B, and C two-story by mio0331
- Railway track Recolor, Arched Porch Entry Recolor, and Gothic Arch Pillar Recolor by Phaenoh
- Clump of grass and Simple Greenhouse Roof Pieces by Lethe_s
- FlowerBox for Balconies and Recolor by Marylou
- Shrubby Shrub and recolor by HystericalParoxysm
- Just a ladder by Marvine
- Coco's Quiltshop Fabricbolt 3, and 4 and recolors by Cocomama
- Umbrella Stand and Recolor by Boblishman
- OMSP and recolor, OMSP Useable Counter and recolor by Lord Darcy
- Walk Through Block and recolor by SilentLucidity
- Outdoor Iron Bench by Fresh-Prince
- Eccentric Deco Large Sunburst Window and Lamp and recolor by sweetswami77
- Torrox Window Ledge - Single High by moune999

From Off Site:
- 4ESF Other1 Modern Easel and Canvases by 4ESF
- Glam Guest Towels by Lord Darcy
- Fashion Studio Drawings, Sewing Bobs, Patterns, and Sewing Machine; Tinkering Soldering Iron, Tools Box, and Welder; Architect Office Desk Clutter by Sandy
- The 'Freedom' sculpture and recolor by Holy Simoly by HolySimoly
- Manequin and Recolor by Jope
- Galileo's Observer by lmhwjs

From Dead Sites:
- Flat Rock and Scattered rocks by Nengi65
- Spx Abandoned Coatrack and recolor by Xiomara (dead site)

Additional Credits:
wgroome

Number of bedrooms: Studio
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 + 3 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
ArtistOldTrainStation.rar

Size: 4.45 MB · Downloads: 4,502 · 25th Apr 2012
4.45 MB 4,502 25th Apr 2012
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 6:00 PM
Uh wow, that's really epic! Looks like it'll be an awesome lot to play! *downloads*
Test Subject
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#3 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 7:03 PM
It looks soo art deco!! Love it!
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#4 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 7:33 PM
love it! how on earth did you do that roof? Love it, off to download.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 8:25 PM
Karen: The roof looks like it's made out of Seasons garden covering, likely with some editing through judicious use of ConstrainFloorElevation.

Phaenoh: Oh my god. Oh my fucking god, this is amazing, I am madly in love, I haven't seen a lot this fantastic in ages, I can justify installing all the CC required because I've been on a vintage 'hood kick lately, but even if I couldn't I'd try it because Jesus, this is gorgeous.

Some irrelevant advice, I'd throw the "art deco" or "deco" tag on it, for search reasons, but YMMV.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 9:57 PM
Wow, Phaenoh! What an epic creation. Love it.
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 10:26 PM
That is stunning, both the building itself as well as the decor. I love that you included a back story.
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 11:12 PM
karen lorraine and thiafy, the roof is CC from Lethe, its here http://www.modthesims.info/d/268213 Doing cfe on the ridiculous seasons garden roof might also be doable, but I took the easy way out.

Thanks for the comments everyone!
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#9 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 11:15 PM
Holy crap, that's impressive! *love*
Top Secret Researcher
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#10 Old 26th Apr 2012 at 1:12 AM
Phaenoh,

I think these challenges are ideal for you.

This is a fun lot...the idea of living in old or abandoned commercial and community building is something that I find wonderous. It reminds of me of a house I visited in Sussex (Angmering) that was converted from an old church. Especially if you can imagine the pulpit area (on a raised platform) being converted into a wall of windows that leads to a quaint English garden. The house had such authentic and artsy charm. Very neat place. Your lot has that sort of feel to it.

And of course it excites my artistic capabilities. All artists need a house that is essentially a studio! I should be so lucky! Brilliant lot!

My favourite aspects of your lot is how you use the Maxis objects in a creative way. The sculptures in the table...Awesomeness! The Equine statues in the stairs...Perfect! And the unique roofing aspect...Nice! That's efficient lighting!

Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Apr 2012 at 7:05 PM
Do all the doors work? It's just the archway to the ladder is sharing a corner with another archway and from my own personal experience, that leads to one not working. Is this play tested? Otherwise it looks utterly stunning and is definitely one of my favourite house on this site.
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#12 Old 26th Apr 2012 at 7:13 PM
See the sim in the photos? She climbed up the ladder herself.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 26th Apr 2012 at 7:35 PM
Thanks, that's great to know, the house is now perfect to me and I love it all.
Instructor
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#14 Old 26th Apr 2012 at 8:50 PM
I really love this house, it's amazing ^^
Wonderful Job Phaenoh
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 27th Apr 2012 at 4:18 PM Last edited by tanoka : 9th Apr 2013 at 3:48 PM.
Uh, this is wonderful, but I can't get it working. I can download, install and place it in my hood properly, but when I try to load it my game crashes. I have all the EP and SP required. Any ideas on why it's happening?
Test Subject
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#16 Old 27th Apr 2012 at 5:45 PM
This is fantastic! Thanks for the upload! I really need to get creating again :D
Test Subject
#17 Old 27th Apr 2012 at 8:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tanoka
Uh, this is wonderful, but I can't get it working. I can download, install and place in my hood properly, but when I try to load it my game crashes. I have all the EP and SP required. Any ideas on why it's happening?


I have the exact same problem as you, unfortunately. X| All EPs and SPs, and it just crashes when I try to enter the lot. :c
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#18 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 2:44 AM
I want a real one for my old days! :P
I'll certainly come back and download it when I can run all these EPs and SPs.


Awesome work, you are amazing. You must have spent a lot of time on this.
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#19 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 4:07 PM
Anyone who is having trouble loading the lot, make sure you installed it via CleanInstaller. Also make sure you have all the object masters.
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#20 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 4:09 PM Last edited by tanoka : 9th Apr 2013 at 3:49 PM.
I installed it with Clean Installer... And the first time I installed it some things were flashing blue, so I downloaded the master files for that CC and installed it again. Now I can see the CC properly, but my game still crashes when I try to enter that home.
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#21 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 9:03 PM
Do you have all EPs and SPs, or only the ones I listed?
Captain Louie
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#22 Old 29th Apr 2012 at 12:40 AM
I cannot wait until summer - I will have nothing to keep me away from doing challenges with you guys again!

This is SO effing cool. I saw it on the front page and, not so surprisingly, it was by you Always top notch quality!
Test Subject
#23 Old 29th Apr 2012 at 1:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tanoka
I installed it with Clean Installer... And the first time I installed it some things were flashing blue, so I downloaded the master files for that CC and installed it again. Now I can see the CC properly, but it still my game crashes when I try to enter that home.


I have the same problem too, and yes, I do have all the SP and EP
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#24 Old 29th Apr 2012 at 1:24 AM
Ok, so a bunch of you can't seem to get it to load. Can anyone load it? If the file is broke for everyone that's a much easier fix than trying to track down why it works for one person but not someone else.
Test Subject
#25 Old 29th Apr 2012 at 3:23 AM Last edited by Asdwer34 : 29th Apr 2012 at 1:50 PM.
Beutiful Lot, but shamely not working for me neither. Some objects show themselves flashing in blue (in neighborhood view) and entering the lot causes the game to crash.
I tried installing the lot with Clean Installer, and I have CEP installed.
I wonder if its a problem with the packaged CC.
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