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Shadows of an Old Age

by V1ND1CARE Posted 27th Jan 2007 at 5:42 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 5:26 PM by V1ND1CARE : fixed links
91 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"In the bleak mid-winter,
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.”

by C. Rossetti

- Lot size is 3X4
- Hack-free (checked via Clean Installer)
- Unfurnished because, well, it’s in ruins
- For best results, install with the Sims2Pack Clean Installer, found here:

Custom Content NOT Included:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolors of the Maxis baytree, found here:
- NNNNatali’s winter recolor of the Maxis rosebush and hibiscus, found here:

*NOTE: The lot has been upload without NNNNatali’s exquisite tree and bush recolors. Instead I have left the Maxis originals in place, so just download her recolors and apply them as I have in the pictures provided. (I found that with her recolors, the lot’s size only increases by 10kb, so I highly recommend them.)

Custom Content Included:
-Custom wallpaper, terrain and tiles by V1ND1CARE

* Please DO NOT upload this lot, or any of my other works, to the Exchange and/or any paysites without my consent.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Shadows of an Old Age.rar

Size: 1.90 MB · Downloads: 15,621 · 27th Jan 2007
1.90 MB 15,621 27th Jan 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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91 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 87 Feedback Posts
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Field Researcher
#51 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 8:36 PM
omfgggggg!!! This is just perfect! This is amazingly awsome! Thank you!!!!

~* Midsummer's Night Dream *~
One will turn, one will fight, the other will die
A new Action/Adventure,Mystery,SciFi/Fantasy story on my Simpage.
Username-- KaikouChick013
Look me up! ^^
Test Subject
#52 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 12:14 AM
wooooow, one of the most beautiful lots I`ve seen. Great...
Test Subject
#53 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 2:12 AM
This is an awesome download. My sis in law wants it now after seeing it in my neighborhood.
Very well done!
Test Subject
#54 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 10:45 AM
I just couldnt stop staring at this wonderful ruin , even more the shape of the tiles could u teach me how you do this ??? plz
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Original Poster
#55 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 2:28 PM
lordvora -- The tile versatility was introduced with Pets. It’s a new hotkey toggle (CTRL + F), that allows you to reduce the size to a quarter tile. All that I did was rotate 3 tiles to achieve the floor effect.
Field Researcher
#56 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 3:31 PM
O wow... You made me speachless...

"...And if wishes were horses, we'd be knee-deep in crap."
-- Dr. Robert Romano, /'ER'/
Test Subject
#57 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 9:26 PM
Wow...this is the perfect abode for my new pixie sims
#58 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 9:27 PM
Absolutely lovely, the composition of colors and styles is plain perfect. And the poem fits in so wonderfully! Great work!
Test Subject
#59 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 9:01 PM
Wow, that's awesome. Kind of reminds me of a drawing of Caspar David Friedrich. Too bad I don't have Open for Business to play with it.
Test Subject
#60 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 11:26 AM
beautiful! Its fantastic! I did know, that banal winter trees can be entered in such landscape. I in delight !
Test Subject
#61 Old 14th Feb 2007 at 11:30 AM
ooh, so pretty! and eerie! a hearty congrats for a beautiful lot!!
I was just wondering how you made the 'broken' irregular shaped walls and the tops of the arches on the pillars? or is it a secret ~.~

oh and happy valentine's day
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 14th Feb 2007 at 7:28 PM
Just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Test Subject
#63 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 11:34 AM
wow looks so pretty...thank you
Field Researcher
#64 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 1:56 AM
Piece of to bottom.
hard to pick a favorite from your collection...
I know you had this one visioned....b4 starting.
you dont get this result, throwing darts in the
great job on the title pic.

Test Subject
#65 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 4:57 PM
Thank you.
#66 Old 4th Apr 2007 at 6:56 PM
This is amazing! I've always wanted something like this for my game. It's much better than i imagined. Thankyou!
Forum Resident
#67 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 7:39 PM
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 9:02 PM
This lot is like a dream come true. It's so gorgeous I feel like I I have to drop down on my knees and sing it a serenade. Or no, scratch that -- my *beautiful* singing voice would probably cause the ruins to collapse.
Anyway, this is so wonderful and inspiring. You're like an artist, seriously! Every one of your lots is so beautiful, so detailed and realistic and... well, just plain old drop-dead-gorgeous, really.
Test Subject
#69 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 7:43 AM
I could easily see this in a Lord of the Rings setting, like Minas Morgul/Ithil or Osgiliath. Excellent work! Loved the atmosphere you gave it.
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 10:51 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! It's the first time I've ever downloaded a lot someone else built.
Test Subject
#71 Old 1st May 2007 at 11:14 PM
This has got to be one of the most beautiful lots I have EVER seen!
Test Subject
#72 Old 23rd May 2007 at 9:09 PM
This lot is truly beautiful and i love it. Just one question though, how are your sims ment to live in it lol.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 26th May 2007 at 1:17 PM
You are so amazingly talented! And you are very good at taking screenshots You are the Sims 2 artist in its' element. Thank you for showing us that beautiful simming is possible!

The minds power over itself is great, what you make of things is what they become, change your thought and you change the world as you percieve it...
Test Subject
#74 Old 28th May 2007 at 11:27 PM
Me too. I wish it actually existed, so I could go see it for real! lol

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 1:53 AM
how unique! just what I love! I've been searching & searching for diff types of houses & finally you came along with this! TY!
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