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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: 80,713 · 18th Oct 2008
486.8 KB 80,713 18th Oct 2008
Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 104.0 KB · Downloads: 80,059 · 18th Oct 2008
104.0 KB 80,059 18th Oct 2008

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 87,844 · 28th Sep 2008
5.1 KB 87,844 28th Sep 2008

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 112,042 · 28th Sep 2008
3.09 MB 112,042 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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#76 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 8:56 PM
Oh my gosh! This is absolutly beautiful!
Test Subject
#77 Old 24th Jan 2009 at 4:42 AM
Wow!!! It`s fantastic!!!
Test Subject
#78 Old 26th Jan 2009 at 4:11 AM
I love it! Are the decorative objects in the pool part of future unreleased Manor House collections, or did you get them from someone else?
Test Subject
#79 Old 26th Jan 2009 at 1:14 PM
Woooow baby, your house is very very very very wonderful very beautiful....... no coments.....

I love you =D

kiss and bye bye. : *
Test Subject
#80 Old 26th Jan 2009 at 3:29 PM
Wow! These are amazing! I mean all of the manor house stuf is gorgeous! Thank you!
Test Subject
#81 Old 18th Feb 2009 at 12:17 PM
Wow! There you go again! Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#82 Old 30th Mar 2009 at 12:59 AM
Wow, this is a fantastic set!! Two thumbs up, and a huge thank you!!
Test Subject
#83 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:35 AM
Whre to download th foutain ?
Test Subject
#84 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 1:03 PM
Terrific work - much appreciated. Thankyou xx
#85 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 7:47 AM
Good job!
Test Subject
#86 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 3:43 AM
Wow, again, this is incredible! Thank you so, so much for sharing your amazing work!
Test Subject
#87 Old 2nd Sep 2009 at 4:01 AM
i LOVE you for making all the manor house stuff! You are my hero!
Forum Resident
#88 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:40 AM
This set is amazing. Thank you!
#89 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 5:00 AM
How do you make the pools look like that? its beautiful ^^
Test Subject
#90 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 1:51 PM
This is really incredible work done, thank you
Test Subject
#91 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 8:00 AM
Where did you get the shiny water and floors? And it's just amazing! I love it, and I love your work!
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 10:04 PM
I need the first file...every time I try to extract the files from the folder, an error message pops up. Is there any way you could check that? The ivy I have flashes blue and I have no idea how to fix it.

Ask me about my Luigi Largo Sim.
I'll tell you about the Satanic snowman he made in college. And how he loves cleaning the toilet.
Here for WIN.
Test Subject
#93 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 2:18 PM
Originally Posted by NavyBabe09
I need the first file...every time I try to extract the files from the folder, an error message pops up. Is there any way you could check that? The ivy I have flashes blue and I have no idea how to fix it.

I have the exact same problem and it's driving me nuts >.< But I've got no idea how to fix it And it's all so gorgeous!
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 6th May 2010 at 7:17 AM
This is beautiful. I have all of the Manor Collection on my Mac. How did you get the pool so beautiful? Is it a water replacement or?

Just started playing Sims 2 again after a very, very, veryyyy long time!
I also use Poser Pro 11!
Test Subject
#95 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 8:56 AM
OMG It's Just Sooo Beautiful Congratulation !! I take It Good Job
Test Subject
#96 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 11:01 PM
Woow soo amazing!
Im speechless =)
But where did you get the swan on the pool/pond in the pic??
Test Subject
#97 Old 24th Aug 2010 at 12:03 AM
omg. all your stuff is amazingg. ifreakingloveyou

=(^.^)= Lilemm20
Field Researcher
#98 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 12:37 AM
Absolutely unbelievably beautiful and realistic! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talents so generously!

I am also hoping that you will return one day soon and are still interested in sharing your extraordinary talent for Sims 2 objects.

I would also love to have this lot in my game if you are up to releasing it one day!
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 24th Sep 2010 at 11:24 PM
Test Subject
#100 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 1:00 AM
Dear phoenix_phaerie,
I love your manor house set its fantastic and works great with all my designs but I have one request/problem. The plants don't change with the seasons, like they don't let snow show up on them and there leaves don't change color or fall off during winter/Autumn. If your able to do something about this I would be grateful.


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