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Gumtree Academy

by joandsarah77 Posted 23rd Jun 2013 at 12:53 AM - Updated 2nd Feb 2015 at 11:28 AM by joandsarah77
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Gumtree Academy is a private primary school catering for children aged 4 to 12. As well as high academic standards for an exorbitant fee, your child can practice a wide range of skills in a safe and fun environment.


A range of physical education activities.


simzuki violin.


Socializing over a healthy lunch of Vegemite pancakes...

The details
I originally built this school a year ago basing much of it on Australian schools. Here schools often have a few small buildings with a tuckshop (cafeteria) with open eating areas under trees. I played the original as a simlogical school (see download for the school mod here: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...ims2_School.htm) The original had a huge lot of custom content that I didn't want to upload here. I rebuilt the school on a new unused lot, made some changes to the upstairs classroom configuration, enlarged the admin block to give a decent principles office and halved the custom content. The lot is zoned residential as that is how I played it with a principle living in the flat above.

Custom Content not included
You will need to download these separately and install them first if you want the school to look like how it is in the photos.
Blackboards: 3 Chalky Chalkboards by astondb9 http://www.modthesims.info/d/318954
White boards: Shiny Whiteboards Inc by astondb9 http://www.modthesims.info/d/311530
Posters: Classroom Poster Superpack by Purplepaws base game group 1 and 2 http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=215497
White lines used on football field by DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo https://www.box.com/s/ecq7eqjdeukowf1jiahx
Lockers by sims2 Libido (Dead site) Now on the Sims2Graveyard. http://sims2graveyard.com/index.php...libido?start=60
Desks By Sims2 Libido http://sims2graveyard.com/index.php...libido?start=60
Basicco Chair recolour By Anna http://an-nas.livejournal.com/15345.html

What you get
Admin block- has a waiting room and front office, another waiting room for the principles office and a sick room.
Gym- This has punching bags, warm up bars and an area for working out. I added toilets and showers to this second version as there was never enough toilets in the original.
Pool, football, playground, vegetable garden and golf putters outside.
Pre-school/Kindergarten room with toilets.
Three classrooms
Lunch room
Toilets and showers for the pool.
Library with computer area. (Has the career reward books for learning bookshelf)
Science lab (Has 3 finger print scanners and medical career reward.)
Music room
Teachers lounge with toilets.
Yet another toilet. Yes lots.
Teachers flat (apartment) In the original I had the principle and his daughter live there, but it could be made usable for 2-3 teachers.

Running the school on a residential lot tutorial http://www.freewebs.com/thelegacyvi...lschooltute.htm

Community Lot: If you would rather play this as a community lot it's easy to change the zoning. Load the lot and open the cheat window with CTRL-SHIFT-C and type in changeLotZoning community. Save and exit to the neighbourhood. The lot should now be zoned community.


Anyone who has read my legacy or OWBC might recognize these guys.

Lot Size: 5x4
Lot Price: $393,411

Custom Content Included:
- Skeletal Endowment by HugeLunatic
- Basicco Chair by HolySimoly
- Bullnose Verandah - straight by darylmarkloc
- Shiftable OMSP 1, Smaller by SilentLucidity
- Shiftable OMPS Recolour by SilentLucidity
- Plaster walls in slightly less than a trillion colors. by iCad
- Musical Scores on stand by Sandy/ Around The Sims 2
- Plaster walls in slightly less than a trillion colors. by iCad
- Bakonmi Sprok Desk - 1 Tile by HugeLunatic
- Floor Overlay recolour by Phaenoh
- Floor Overlay recolour by Phaenoah
- Floor Overlay 1x1 by Phaenoh
- Floor Overlay 2x2 by Phaenoh

Additional Credits:
Mootilda: Turn on/off all lights.

Simlogical: SHINY TYME NPC EVERYWHERE PATCH for the cafeteria worker who showed up to cook those 'Vegemite pancakes'

Hogwart uniforms: cloudlessnights

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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 + 9 SPs
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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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#2 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 1:46 AM
This is wonderful, ty! I plan on using it.
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#3 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 3:01 AM
Another great lot, brilliantly executed Thank you!
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#4 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 3:37 AM
I am sorry I don't quite get it. Is it a school that my kids can go to Monday through Friday? Or this lot is actually a house only decorated to look like a school?
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#5 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 4:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by eliseluong
I am sorry I don't quite get it. Is it a school that my kids can go to Monday through Friday? Or this lot is actually a house only decorated to look like a school?


This download is categorized in: Lots & Housing > Residential
Yes, this is a residential lot and not a 'school'.


I don't see why you couldn't covert it into a community lot, and send your sims to school, per se.
Or use a school mod/hack:
you could try looking at: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...Schooltypes.htm.
and here: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...nstitutions.htm
specifically FLEXI SCHOOL:
Quote:
This is for children who are either educated at home, not educated at all, or who attend a school institution run by the player

Using the custom 'school' objects from the second link you could turn the residential lot into an actual school (you could even set what children in the neighborhood attend, said school), etc

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#6 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 4:20 AM Last edited by joandsarah77 : 23rd Jun 2013 at 5:21 AM.
Tamas, thanks! Glad you like it.

Thanks Lorin.

eliseluong, yes it is and yes you can. It does not need to be converted to a community lot to be a playable Simlogical Prep school. (Note I gave the school mod link in my lot details)
You certainly can convert it if you wish, but I have only played the original as a residential school lot. I left it as a residential lot here in case anyone had any questions about running it. I don't know how to run the mod on a community lot.

Once you enroll the children and set a teacher you use the school bell to start school and all the children and the teacher will appear and all will be selectable until you end school. I had the principle own the lot; he lived in the flat at the top. I'll add a link to a tutorial.

Digitalchaos, you can play the Simlogical School mod on either a residential or a community lot. I have always run my prep school on a residential lot. It works just fine. I also gave the Simlogical school link in the details of my lot.

Tutorial added to the lot overview.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#7 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 8:26 AM
Looks great Jo Very creative.
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#8 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 5:37 PM
Jo and digitalchaos: Thank you for the additional info and the link to the tutorial. Happy simming to you all.
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#9 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 6:39 PM
how imperative is it to have ikea stuff? i have all the other packs except that one and i love this!
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#10 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 9:53 PM
sims2fan473, I don't think sp's (apart from M& G) are imperative to have. I believe the stuff simply won't show up.

Thanks karen.

eliseluong, have fun with the school.Feel free to pm me if you need help. Most importantly is to put the school sign out to stop the bus, the rest is gravy.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#11 Old 25th Jun 2013 at 4:06 PM
OMG Jo, this is simply brilliant! Everything's so colorful and cheerful and well thought, really great work! I don't have that many kids and teens in my hood, so this would be a very empty funcional school, but I'll certainly plop it as a community lot so everyone can develop their skills and hobbies. Thank you so much for sharing this with us :D
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#12 Old 26th Jun 2013 at 3:48 AM
Thank you for your lovely comment lipe. This school was rather special to me and one of my favourite builds, so it makes me extra happy when people like it. :D

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#13 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 2:19 PM
Great idea
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#14 Old 9th Jan 2014 at 4:05 AM
Just a note, being from Australia, no one I know eats anything called Vegemite Pancakes. They eat "Pikelets" or "Vegemite on Toast". Vegemite is banned in the US because it contains too much folate/folic acid. It's ok though, because it smells and probably tastes like something from a cow paddock.
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#15 Old 9th Jan 2014 at 5:00 AM
That was a joke and I'm from Queensland and quite often eat Vegemite on toast. Have a good day anyway!

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#16 Old 10th Jan 2014 at 6:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twacka
Just a note, being from Australia, no one I know eats anything called Vegemite Pancakes. They eat "Pikelets" or "Vegemite on Toast". Vegemite is banned in the US because it contains too much folate/folic acid. It's ok though, because it smells and probably tastes like something from a cow paddock.

Banned, really? I'm pretty sure I've seen that repulsive stuff in the international-foods aisle of the supermarket... I have to agree about the taste and smell; I've eaten exactly one bite of vegemite on toast, and I only choked that down to be polite.

And boy, do I wish I could use this...I seldom wish I had all expansions, but this is one of those occasions!
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#17 Old 10th Jan 2014 at 10:09 PM
You do realize this is our national spread you guys are maligning? Vegemite is something we are given as children, it's healthy and tasty and only meant to be spread on very thinly.

Freefalldreams, thank you for liking the school. Maybe you should try Ebay for used copies, they should be cheap these days.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#18 Old 3rd Sep 2015 at 12:12 AM
Thanks :)
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#19 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 4:49 AM
Thank You