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Borgund Stavkyrkje --no cc--

by Jymn Posted 22nd May 2021 at 5:54 PM - Updated 8th Sep 2021 at 3:37 AM by Jymn
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Borgund Stavkyrkje (or Stavkirke or Stave Church) Is a triple-nave stave church of the Sogn-type, built in Laerdal Norway in around 1150 AD and in use for services until 1870. It is now a museum run by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments. The church has elaborate carvings of both Christian and pagan symbols and was built from carefully fitted wood pieces without the use of nails. Stave churches were common in Northwestern Europe during the middle ages but only a few survive today, most of them in Norway.

The exterior of the church is as accurate as possible (I got a little obsessive about it) although it is larger overall than it should be.

The interior is accurate-ish but I prettied up the apsis and added some useable items to the front of the church.

The grounds are more 'inspired by' than accurate, with changes to the landscape and a whole extra building full of amenities to keep the simmies occupied (and in case you wanted to have a wedding reception on the lot)

Just a few notes
- No custom content included or required
- The lot edges are flat
- Constrainfloorelevation false was used for all the funky roof layers
-TS2GridAdjuster was used for the foundation and a few other things (large dogs can't enter the church, sorry)
- Moveobjects was used and some things aren't snapped to grid, but the furniture works
- There is a phone in the little building at the front
- There is a mailbox tucked in next to the payphone, in case you want to convert it back to a residential lot for some reason

A copy of the lot was play tested, but please message me if you run into any problems

Additional Credits:
- Lot size adjusted with LotAdjuster3.6
- No Pause Frame by Nopke

These links are what I used to make Maxis items that normally aren't buyable show up in the catalog for purchase, you don't need the download for them to appear when you load the lot, they are already in the game.
- Buyable Game objects by HugeLunatic
- Buyable Reagents by Neder
- Buyable Aspiration & Career Rewards by Sophie-David
- Crafted Objects and Fish in Buy Mode by Ponderosa

This link is what I used to make extra wall items (mirrors, curtain, fire alarms) shiftable. It is very handy.
- Shiftable signs, paintings and photos by Goggalor at

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
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.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd May 2021 at 6:07 PM
Wow, this looks awesome! Very creative usage of the items to create more complex architecture :)
#3 Old 22nd May 2021 at 6:18 PM
Beautiful! Very clever, how you used the propellers. And I love the way you did the stone slab pathways. Good job!

Mad Poster
#4 Old 22nd May 2021 at 6:27 PM
I'll just add my praise for the use of the propellers, among other things- I'm definitely stealing this! And I love the stave church- I've played around with that style a bit, but haven't really done much with it, you may have inspired me to revisit that!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 22nd May 2021 at 6:57 PM
Nicely done! I've been inside one of these churches - they are definitely small!

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Original Poster
#6 Old 22nd May 2021 at 7:20 PM
Originally Posted by Zarathustra
I'll just add my praise for the use of the propellers, among other things- I'm definitely stealing this! And I love the stave church- I've played around with that style a bit, but haven't really done much with it, you may have inspired me to revisit that!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd May 2021 at 7:48 PM
this is amazing!
#8 Old 22nd May 2021 at 8:50 PM
I did not know you are from Norway! This is great!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd May 2021 at 11:17 PM
I have seen one of those churches in an open-air museum when I was visiting Norway! It's really fun to see it made in-game
Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 23rd May 2021 at 1:01 AM
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
I did not know you are from Norway! This is great!

Oh, I just saw a pic of the building online and researched it. But I would love to visit Norway someday
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 23rd May 2021 at 5:04 AM
This is incredible. It's astounding how you replicated the real building with zero custom content!!
#12 Old 23rd May 2021 at 3:30 PM
I can only add to the others about the creative use of the items, wow!

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#13 Old 25th May 2021 at 2:45 AM
Fantastic work, and all without CC! Very impressive.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 26th May 2021 at 10:10 AM
I was thinking of building a scandinavian-themed vacation destination with a similar church, and there's no way I can build it better than you did! It looks incredible
Mad Poster
#15 Old 28th May 2021 at 6:05 PM
Congratulations on the Pick! I was kind of hoping I'd see a little gold star show up by this upload- it definitely deserves it!

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Test Subject
#16 Old 28th Jun 2021 at 5:16 AM
amazing !!! the fact that this was made without CC is, like...inspirational?? for lack of a better word. thank you for this!
#17 Old 13th Jul 2021 at 3:14 AM
Very nice work! Congrats!
Mad Poster
#18 Old 1st Aug 2021 at 10:40 AM
Beautiful lot, congratulations on being picked (well deserved ).