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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: 80,860 · 18th Oct 2008
486.8 KB 80,860 18th Oct 2008
Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 104.0 KB · Downloads: 80,197 · 18th Oct 2008
104.0 KB 80,197 18th Oct 2008

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 87,984 · 28th Sep 2008
5.1 KB 87,984 28th Sep 2008

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 112,225 · 28th Sep 2008
3.09 MB 112,225 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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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 30th Dec 2010 at 5:30 PM
I know sims 2 is an old game but recently I just found mods (well a year ago but then went to sims 3 but like sims 2 better so back to sims 2 and now modding it) but I downloaded this set and it is just gorgeous. There is a slight problem though the ivy is blue. I hope you see this and can fix it because I would love to be able to use it.
Test Subject
#102 Old 15th Jan 2011 at 6:24 AM
Test Subject
#103 Old 15th Jul 2011 at 8:36 PM
Hooray! formal gardens FTW! great idea and excellent designs. Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#104 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 7:31 AM
Awesome ( *0*)/
Test Subject
#105 Old 24th Sep 2011 at 3:00 PM
where did you download that lovely arbor? ITS A LOVELY SET! and an arbor (arch) would make this set complete!
Keep Uploading!
Test Subject
#106 Old 8th Oct 2011 at 11:05 PM
These are incredible and just what I needed for my game. Thank you!
#107 Old 21st Oct 2011 at 6:29 AM
Many thanks for creating these wonderful plants for base game!
Field Researcher
#108 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 5:46 PM
Can you do this stuff again, but, this time for the sims 3?

Also, have you ever made ANYTHING for the sims 3?
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 11:15 PM
Beautiful. Simply Beautiful. Thank you!x
Test Subject
#110 Old 7th Dec 2012 at 12:40 AM
I just wanted to say that this set is beautiful! I use it constantly. You've achieved perfection, here. Kudos!
Test Subject
#111 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 12:22 PM
you have succeeded in making me feel like i'm in abject poverty lol
Test Subject
#112 Old 20th Feb 2013 at 1:08 PM
Your garden set is marvelous.
I love your works! Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 11th Mar 2013 at 3:11 PM
I just simply adore this set, thank you so much for your hard work on it!
Needs Coffee
retired moderator THANKS POST
#114 Old 15th Oct 2013 at 9:14 AM
Wonderful creation, thank you so much.
Test Subject
#115 Old 13th Apr 2014 at 6:56 PM
I love all Manor House collection! It's fantastic! I think i will use it in all my houses! Thank you so much! *_*
Test Subject
#116 Old 29th May 2014 at 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by AreilDelphinus
I know sims 2 is an old game but recently I just found mods (well a year ago but then went to sims 3 but like sims 2 better so back to sims 2 and now modding it) but I downloaded this set and it is just gorgeous. There is a slight problem though the ivy is blue. I hope you see this and can fix it because I would love to be able to use it.

If the Ivy is blue and or flashing, it is a sign that your video card is not up to speed with the graphics. I changed my Video card with a exsperts gammer card for many more reasons than just for the sims. Now all of my downloads work great and look way better. Give it time but waiting to change that card other things will soon turn blue. (Walls, windows,cars,sims) Just a suggestion. Have a simming day! -Ryan
Test Subject
#117 Old 9th Aug 2014 at 1:44 AM
Top Secret Researcher
#118 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 9:24 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#119 Old 29th Nov 2017 at 7:27 PM
I know it's been years since you uploaded this, but I just wanted to say that your creations are my favorites! Everytime I feel like playing sims 2 again, I always download your stuff xx
Meet Me In My Next Life
#120 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 11:15 PM
Thank you much so very beautiful.
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 28th Aug 2020 at 5:51 PM
I love hedges and topiaries so much, they are rarely missing in my gardens. Thank you so much!
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