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Dolphin's Leap Atoll

by eedgan Posted 18th Aug 2006 at 7:14 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:04 AM by eedgan : Updated tags
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
OFB only version now available. PM me for more details.

Title: Dolphins Leap Atoll
Category: Lots & Housing > Residential
Cost: 107,108
Lot size: 3x3

Requires University, Nightlife and Open For Business, Family Fun Stuff
Scanned with Clean Installer, is play-tested, and is hack free.

History: Dolphins Leap Atoll was an unspoilt rocky island south of Simmaine. Connected to the mainland by a rickety old wooden bridge, it was a popular tourist attraction. Affording panoramic views of the Simpacific Ocean, it was as popular with the tourists as it was by the seagulls and dolphins. Shortly after the Second Sim War, and the ensuing land rush, it was sold to steel magnate Edgar St. Eedgan. There he planned to build a magnificent home for his Simlish bride, Simantha. However, she drowned when her boat sank shortly after leaving the Simland harbour. Edgar refused to believe that his bride had died and spent the rest of his as a fisherman, living in a small shack built overlooking the island. Legend has it that he still wanders the shores waiting for his bride…



Description: It’s been 3 years since Edgar St. Eedgan passed away, and Dolphins Leap Atoll was purchased by a shrewd investor. On it he built a splendid vacation home, and he would still be vacationing there if he had not drowned in the pool last summer… (Some say Edgar’s cursed the island…) Others would say it is the opportunity of a lifetime to own a fabulous piece of real estate.



The house itself is situated on a small island, connected to the mainland by a sturdy wooden bridge. There is a garage, or if you prefer you can use it as a boathouse (see image below), and a lovely swimming pool and outdoor recreation area. The ground floor of the home features airy, open plan living. There is a living area, study, dining, kitchen, and full bath.

The first floor houses the sleeping quarters. There are two small bedrooms (suitable for kids) and a bathroom. The main bedroom is huge with beautiful views of the Simpacific Ocean, and also boasts its own bathroom.

The second floor is a family/recreation room -a cosy retreat where the family can unwind and play (or tell ghost stories, while warming your feet at the fireplace).











N.B.: This lot was built in the Bluewater Village neighbourhood. I strongly recommend that it be installed there. There is an thumbnail below which will illustrate the recommended positioning of the house. (If you place it where I suggest – you are guaranteed an island beach house.) Should you choose to install it elsewhere, try to place it along the coast. You will most likely have to manually lower and raise the terrain, to prevent the entire lot being flooded. If you chose to install it inland – I recommend the use of terrain paint to take the place of the water. Hope this is not too confusing.

Edit - I have received a couple of PM's about Bluewater Village and where you can get it. It is a Maxis neighbourhood that comes with OFB and is the shopping village.

Custom Content:

The following custom content is included:

http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=16333 - Ailias
2 Fences, edge smoother in white, OFB white glass 02 and 04, OFB white mission dining chair
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168038 - Schlauchboot “Imoen” by arenia13
http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/up...set_type=object
- Poetic Porpoise Topiary by Maxoid Monkey
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=56826 – Nengi65
N65 Verwitterte Holzdielen 2, white recolor of numenor’s wooden stairs, and 3 groundcovers (beachsand, cliff 01 and cliff 02)
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=4407 - Wooden stairs “recolorable” by Numenor
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=51668 - Garage door – blue
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=152242 - KittyIsPretty69 – 6 recolors of a Stroke painting
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=83679 - Moon_Ez – “The Shark” screen system – fencepost lantern
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=66062 – boat mesh and red recolor by mickyss
www.sims2day.com - S2D Painting recolor – Storm
www.sims2sisters.sme.sk - Blue roof
www.komosims.net – 1 ground cover
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=295810 - Kimsie’s Turquoise Dreams wall & floor

The following custom content is NOT included:

Car by Fresh Prince – recolours by Tre Zillah
The lot is packaged with Maxis bedding, however the bedding displayed in the images are from the wonderful creators at www.sims2day.com (Sorry my Clean Installer simply refuses to package any bedding!!!).

Happy Simming
Eedgan
Tags: #island, #atoll, #beach house

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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 + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Dolphins Leap Atoll.rar

Size: 2.44 MB · Downloads: 19,814 · 18th Aug 2006
2.44 MB 19,814 18th Aug 2006
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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#2 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:47 PM
Fabulous lot and a grand 'heartbreak' story. Eedgan I simply LOVE everything about it. Fantastic job ***** Thank you

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Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:47 PM
Wow! This is just... Wow...

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Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:52 PM
Wonderful, thanks
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:54 PM
That's so beautiful! It looks so relaxing...its just too bad I don't have OFB & UNI yet. :[

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Scholar
#6 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:58 PM
Its so wonderful that I can't get tired of checking your pics.Thanks so much for sharing this masterpiece...And for being featured.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:01 PM
Fantastic! Brilliant work
Instructor
#8 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:03 PM
great work!
i love the story, psst! congrats on being featured!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:31 PM
Stunning!

Thank you for sharing,

Makai

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Laugh Often
Love Much

"If you don't live for something...You'll die for nothing.."
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:41 PM
That's fantastic ^__^ A very cool house. And hack-free, too! That's nice to know. I can't wait to use that lot in the game.
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:44 PM
Superb job eedgan ! I too like the story background. You have decorated and landscaped beautifully, congrats on the feature !

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 11:49 PM
It looks amazing! Too bad I don't have FFS (thanx to you I'm seriously considering running out and getting it tonite). Great job!

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Instructor
#13 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 12:24 AM
Congratulations!!! This is a very very beautiful work!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 12:49 AM
Moon_Ez's shark screen system, the link in the description is off hehe.

Absolutely perfect house, extremely well done
Field Researcher
#15 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 12:50 AM
Apart from the fact that beach line most likely would have changed slightly during all that years, and const number of palms and their locations, this lot and its backstory are simply perfect! Stunning job, thanks )

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 1:13 AM
Incredible, thank you.
Scholar
#17 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 1:58 AM
I love the little story behind it. Really nice job!!!!!

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Forum Resident
#18 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 2:37 AM
Test Subject
#19 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 2:39 AM
I adore your house! Thank you so much for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 2:46 AM
This is really gorgeous. I enjoyed the background info. and especially the info. on where to place it Thank you so much.

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Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 3:13 AM
Great house, Eedgan. Terrific storyline and loved the "circa 1937" pic to the "today" pic. Well done, and thanks so much for sharing this one!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 3:16 AM
Aww! I love that story! And I love your house too. Beautiful job.

He wasn't always an EVIL monkey.
Scholar
#23 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 4:10 AM
Default Beautiful!!!
This is sooo beautiful. I love both the house/lot AND your story (it reminds me of the story in Mystic pizza )

I would LOVE to live in a house like this. Thank you!
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#24 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 4:18 AM
I wish to take a moment to say thank you to all the people named above for their kind comments. I gives me great satisfaction to know that my hard work is apreciated.

To Nengi and Corvi - such great comments from you really makes my heart glad as I really respect your building abilities!

To JoanneDyer - I will keep your comments in mind next time I create a lot with history... Actually the circa 1937 pic is a different lot created after the original Dolphin's Leap (I hate having to descibe the lots I create and tried to be a little more original this time. I probably should have used little palm trees - but I do not have them in my game... perhaps I should go get them now...)

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Test Subject
#25 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 5:00 AM
It's so beautiful.
I love so much.
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