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Manor House Collection: Garden [UPD Oct 17]

by phoenix_phaerie Posted 28th Sep 2008 at 1:41 AM - Updated 18th Oct 2008 at 4:59 AM by phoenix_phaerie : add notice
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Upd Oct 17: It's two weeks late, but I finally have a fix for the problem pathlight.
Sorry for the troubles everyone.


After a long wait, here is the second set in my Manor House Collection project (and my first upload post-MOCCA! Mmmmm...mocca...).

This is the Garden set, and features numerous topiary bushes and other garden-type things like urns and lampposts.

I hope you enjoy it

(please note that I used items NOT created by me, as well as unreleased Manor House Collection pieces in the following pics of the garden/conservatory).



Set Contents (repository objects are bolded)

Topiaries/Hedges (all topiaries and hedges are slaves to the Maxis 'Boxy Lady' hedge and are plastic, i.e. requiring no watering or pruning):
-miniature oval
-miniature ball
-miniature cone
-miniature tower
-tall monolith hedge (height is taller than the large Maxis hedge)
-medium sized hedge (height is midway between the small and the large Maxis hedges)

-pathlight (+ gold and bronze recolors)
-sconce (+ gold and bronze recolors)
-lamp post (+ gold and bronze recolors)
-ceiling pendant (+ gold and bronze recolors)

-thick wall ivy (this is the repository object for all the other ivy plants and contains all color information)
-moderate wall ivy
-window ivy
-right facing ivy
-left facing ivy
-upward trailing ivy
-downward trailing ivy

Trees/Other (the trees are not seasons ready):
-tall hardwood
-great oak (repository object--contains color info for the large oak tree)
-mighty oak
-pedestal urn (contains 4 different recolors; is the repository object for the floor urn)

Polygon Counts:
Hardwood tree: 1518
Tall and medium hedge: 1190
Lamp post: 1884
Great oak: 4873
Mighty oak: 4831
Path light: 1350
Ceiling pendant: 1670
Sconce: 1818
Topiary ball: 730
Topiary cone: 730
Topiary oval: 730
Topiary tower: 1406
Miniature topiary ball: 730
Miniature topiary cone: 730
Miniature topiary oval: 730
Miniature topiary tower: 1406
Urn: 1378
Pedestal Urn: 1488
Ivy Full Wall: 940
Ivy Left/Right: 304
Ivy Up/Down: 368
Ivy Window: 192
Ivy Wall: 312

Additional Credits:
SimPE, CEP, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max.

ETA: I made a mistake in the preview images. The tall thin tree should be labeled 'Hardwood', not 'Great Oak'.

Upd Oct 17:
I've added a fix for both the pathlight and the topiary bushes. These fixes are NOT included in the file! Previous and first time downloaders alike MUST download these two zips if they want the fixed files in their game!

Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip contains ONLY the pathlight file. Numenor was kind enough to come up with the fix for me, but I couldn't completely test it myself without uninstalling all of my EPs. I'm deferring to his superior modding skills and trusting that the fix will work for those who had the flashing purple problem.
You must allow this file to overwrite the original cmmanorgardenpathlight file. PM me if you have further issues with the pathlight after installing the fix.

Topiaries [fixed Oct 17].zip contains ALL the topiary files, but they have been edited to prevent your Sims from walking through them.
You only need download this file if you prefer your Sims didn't pass through the bushes. You must allow these files to overwrite the original topiary files.
Tags: #garden, #urn, #ivy, #oak, #hedge, #urn, #pedestal, #landscaping

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Topiaries [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 486.8 KB · Downloads: 80,866 · 18th Oct 2008
486.8 KB 80,866 18th Oct 2008
Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 104.0 KB · Downloads: 80,203 · 18th Oct 2008
104.0 KB 80,203 18th Oct 2008

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 87,990 · 28th Sep 2008
5.1 KB 87,990 28th Sep 2008

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 112,233 · 28th Sep 2008
3.09 MB 112,233 28th Sep 2008
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 18th Oct 2008 at 8:51 PM
YAY! hopefully it'll work for me now I have to wait until I go back to my dorm tomorrow to try it. Thanks for all the hard work! Can't wait to see the rest of the gorgeous manor house set =p!

!<< Im a Nutmegger fear me>>!
Test Subject
#52 Old 22nd Oct 2008 at 6:06 AM
Wow this is beautiful... Are those trees in the background of the 3rd picture in the screenshots section the oak trees? They don't really look like them? .. if they aren't, where'd you get them?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#53 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 9:56 AM
Originally Posted by esouths
Wow this is beautiful... Are those trees in the background of the 3rd picture in the screenshots section the oak trees? They don't really look like them? .. if they aren't, where'd you get them?

My tall hardwood tree is in the picture, but I also used another tree available here:
Test Subject
#54 Old 27th Oct 2008 at 8:39 PM
Oh my gosh, you are goooood!:D
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 1st Nov 2008 at 1:38 AM
I'm always looking for something for the gardens and I found a treasure with this set. Thank you.
Top Secret Researcher
#56 Old 1st Nov 2008 at 7:23 PM
I love the oak tree especially!! Thank you so much for such a truly beautiful set!!
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 2nd Nov 2008 at 2:52 PM
This looks amazing in game. I love the topiaries!

Thank you so much for sharing
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 2nd Nov 2008 at 9:00 PM
hi, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your work. You're so amazing.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 3rd Nov 2008 at 5:26 AM
Thanks so much for the ManorHouse collection. All the items are first rate! K

Happily Simming, K
#60 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:38 AM
Great job! Thanks!
Test Subject
#61 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 4:13 AM
Does the fountain come with it?
#62 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 4:18 AM
I don`t see it listed when I click on the magnifying glass after any of the files in the download section.

This Space Intentionally Left Blank
Test Subject
#63 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 3:32 PM
As always - perfection!!! Thank you so much for helping us to build a beautiful world!
Test Subject
#64 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 9:34 PM
hi lovely garden could you tell me where i can find the stair please thanks
Test Subject
#65 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 6:33 PM
Thanks! This is great work. Brillent
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 29th Dec 2008 at 9:07 PM
Thanks your Manor House Collection is absolutely Gorgeous!

Test Subject
#67 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:02 PM
plzzzzzzzzzz upload the house, its stunning.
Fab pack
#68 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 3:07 AM
Must-have set. It just keeps finding its way into my lots! Thanks for sharing.
#69 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 2:52 AM
Are you almost done with part two? ooo this set is so epic..i use it in every lot i make/remodel.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#70 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 3:24 AM
Originally Posted by sim~obsessor
Are you almost done with part two? ooo this set is so epic..i use it in every lot i make/remodel.

There is no part 2... There's more than 20 different pieces in this set and you still want more?
#71 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 4:57 AM
LMAO im a greedy bitch.
and the description it says -unreleased parts to manor house collection- so i -assumed-...i guess i assumed wrong... ill just be going now....
Test Subject
#72 Old 13th Jan 2009 at 5:02 AM
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 14th Jan 2009 at 12:22 AM did I miss this till now? thanks!
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 14th Jan 2009 at 6:39 PM
You are amazing! I should have checked out your "gallery" because I haven't noticed it up untill now that you have a garden set!!!
Test Subject
#75 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 6:59 PM
o.o wooow.... Very immpressive
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