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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.

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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).

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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):
-cone
-ball
-oval
-tower
-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)

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

Ivy:
-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
-urn
-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:
!PLEASE READ!
I've added a fix for both the pathlight and the topiary bushes. These fixes are NOT included in the MHGarden.zip 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: 80,716 · 18th Oct 2008
486.8 KB 80,716 18th Oct 2008
Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 104.0 KB · Downloads: 80,062 · 18th Oct 2008
104.0 KB 80,062 18th Oct 2008
MHGarden_collection.zip

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 87,846 · 28th Sep 2008
5.1 KB 87,846 28th Sep 2008
MHGarden.zip

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 112,045 · 28th Sep 2008
3.09 MB 112,045 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
#26 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 8:34 PM
Thank you for more lovely stuff, your work makes me speachless.. And there will be more?! *does a happy dance* <3
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 8:57 PM
Thank you for your beautiful work!
Top Secret Researcher
#28 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 12:38 AM
Especially the ivy is so fancy!

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

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Test Subject
#29 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 1:14 AM
I absolutely love this set, but I wanted to let you know that I'm having a couple minor problems. The glass on the path light does not show up correctly, I get the flat purple texture of doom on it, and the two oaks and the hardwood tree don't show up at all. I'm running the basegame only (yes, I know, sucks for me) if that helps at all.

I'm loving the rest of the set, though, and I can't wait to see the Architectural set!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#30 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medinaquirin
I absolutely love this set, but I wanted to let you know that I'm having a couple minor problems. The glass on the path light does not show up correctly, I get the flat purple texture of doom on it, and the two oaks and the hardwood tree don't show up at all. I'm running the basegame only (yes, I know, sucks for me) if that helps at all.

I'm loving the rest of the set, though, and I can't wait to see the Architectural set!


I haven't received any other mentions of this kind of problem (although the set was only just released so perhaps others will come out of the woodwork).
For now, would you mind posting your issue on the help boards? There's a chance the problem could be with your own computer and I'd like to rule that out first if it's the case.
PM me if you have any further issues.
-Crystal
Test Subject
#31 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:48 AM Last edited by Mikie4 : 29th Sep 2008 at 2:55 AM.
how do you have MG stuff already?

Also, what do you mean by repository objects?
Test Subject
#32 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 4:10 AM
are the plants season ready?
Scholar
#33 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:21 PM
Wow, awesome set, PP! I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for more!
Test Subject
#34 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 2:50 PM
oh my god phoenix phaerie you have done a outstanding job on this set you truly have a wonderful gift and you are very talented your objects are so breath takingly beautiful thank you so much for all your hard work.
Banned
#35 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 5:49 PM
*b*e*a*u*t*i*f*u*l*

Thank You Very Much!!!!!
Test Subject
#36 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 7:24 PM
Brilliant! Your work is gorgeous as always! You have such talent ~ Thanks for sharing it with us! I've downloaded and am hard at work putting them to use in a new creation- Thanks for inspiring me!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 8:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medinaquirin
The glass on the path light does not show up correctly, I get the flat purple texture of doom on it

I had this too, plus a weird white square behind the ceiling light. I haven't quit my game for a while and just now both lights show up in the game fine although the catalog thumbnails are still wonky.

I'd take a screenie for you but I can't remember how to include the UI bar.

But everything else showed up beautifully, even with snow

Thank you!
Field Researcher
#38 Old 29th Sep 2008 at 11:03 PM
Gorgeous! I think I'll have to make a large mansion with all your mansion and manor items, and update it as new pieces emerge. But the ivy. I can make man gorgeous but run down and overgrown places now. Thanks veryy much, darling!

I love plants. & I am very, very eagerly awaiting that mentioned architectural set! Best of luck, happy simming and happy creating! Thanks for making our sims and us so happy!
Instructor
#39 Old 30th Sep 2008 at 12:30 AM
Totally Love this collection in game , It has inspired a lot i'm in the midst of working on(PS i'll be uploading soon!!!)....Thanks again for you talent :D

"Inspiration,It comes not when you want it.But when you least expect it to!"
Field Researcher
#40 Old 30th Sep 2008 at 5:00 AM
Beautiful work....Now I have to redo all my gardens

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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#41 Old 1st Oct 2008 at 2:14 PM
Friggin' stunning work - absolute awesomeness ty so much for sharing ph_ph =)

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Test Subject
#42 Old 2nd Oct 2008 at 1:59 AM
First I'd like to say I love all of your sets and this one is really beautiful, however when I tried to use the bushes in my game they are all blue flashing boxes, everything else works fine except the bushes which really sucks because I love them any ideas as to why it would do that?

btw I have already re-downloaded and extracted the file twice.

I also have the one light with the purple where the glass should be.

!<< Im a Nutmegger fear me>>!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 2nd Oct 2008 at 2:16 PM
Fantastic! can't wait for your other sets to be released :D
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#44 Old 2nd Oct 2008 at 10:36 PM
Wow, this set is absolutely gorgeous! As are all your other sets, phoenix_phaerie. I did have a couple of issues with this one though.

1) The path light flashes purple for me too. It's fine when it's off, but turn it on and the glass flashes purple.

2) My sims walk through all the bushes. Ouch!

It is really really pretty though. FYI, I have all EPs and SPs installed... and I downloaded the whole set so it's not a case of missing repository items.

simelorian: Hmm the bushes didn't flash blue for me. Do you have any issues with your Maxis 'Boxy Lady' hedge? Perhaps some conflicting CC or something? Because that's where these hedges are supposed to get their textures.
Test Subject
#45 Old 2nd Oct 2008 at 11:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
simelorian:Hmm the bushes didn't flash blue for me. Do you have any issues with your Maxis 'Boxy Lady' hedge? Perhaps some conflicting CC or something? Because that's where these hedges are supposed to get their textures.


No, boxy lady works fine I use it all the time, unfortunately if its conflicting CC then I might have a problem.... my downloads folder is so huge I don't know if I'd ever find what it was conflicting with. I love this set so much I hope I can figure it out.

!<< Im a Nutmegger fear me>>!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#46 Old 3rd Oct 2008 at 1:48 AM Last edited by phoenix_phaerie : 14th Oct 2008 at 2:50 AM.
Okay, I see that quite a few people are having problems with that pathlight. I'm a little busy with school, but I'll try to investigate the issue sometime this weekend (Oct. 4 or 5). Hopefully I can get the fix up by Sunday evening.

Sorry for the troubles everyone.
Wiki Wizard
#47 Old 4th Oct 2008 at 10:13 PM
My god i love you! :o this is totally awesome!! :D


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 6th Oct 2008 at 10:44 PM
Wow! this is so beautiful! thank you so much

Love is the Greatest Power!!! :)
Test Subject
#49 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 12:09 PM
I'll just wait till the actual manor house comes out with all these goodies =D
Hopefully it will be soon.
Actually I might download it now
These are Seasons compatible right?
Test Subject
#50 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 6:07 PM
Hi,
I'm just letting you know how much I appreciate the manor collection. I got in it for this garden, but for two day's now I've been downloading and installing the whole collection.
Thank for being as orderly and organised as me with all your items and recolors. I especialle like the 'Collection Files'.
Great work! I'm looking forward to the rest.
Thanks!!!
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