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Luxury dorm - for posh sims!

by kashinthegreen Posted 17th Feb 2006 at 12:27 PM - Updated 19th Feb 2006 at 1:04 AM by MTS2Staff : Reset default attachment for proper forum preview
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is a large luxury dorm!

I wanted to create something grand enough to warrent to look of extreme awe on the students' faces when they first turn up at university (and usually encounter a grotty little dorm half the size of their parental home, but remain impressed!)

I figured it would probably be an old building that had been renovated into student lodgings, maintaining it's original character.

I wanted something castle/gatehouse like, but also something clean and continental looking, rather than rugged and gothic like many such lots are.

The dorm holds 10 students, and has a refectory, plus smaller snack kitchens, a rec room, a study room, a library and a gym.

It is fully furnished, and assigned as a dorm (you will need to use the boolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled false cheat to edit build)

The grounds are fairly spectacular and take a lot of looking after, you will need a gardener (I use a Christianlov Ain1 NPC, an elderly caretaker who cleans repairs and gardens and lives in the little cottage/shed in the grounds)

Custom bits:
I have included some of Ennaedwyn's (http://modthesims2.com/member.php?u=42496) plush carpets.

You will need to dwn load the following:
The Oh lala balcony collection:http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=110970

You will need these stall recolours:http://modthesims2.com/showthread.p...highlight=stall

I also used frosted glass myne doors: http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=105793

and frosted glass washroom doors: http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=105772

These pictures were taken after I packaged the lot, so there are a couple of discrepancies:
In the pics you will see the garden pagoda has a roof on it, the included package does not include this roof, as I could not find where the Iron filigree floor tiles came from (may have been parsimonious.org). The pagoda in the pack is therefore just a raised platform, no columns or roof. Sorry!
There is also a difference in the exterior decoration. In the package you will find the blue/grey walls and exterior floors are maxis ones, in the pics I have used the teal slate sidings and floors form Parsimonious.org and a brick floor from the same site.

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
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Gatehousedorm.rar

Size: 1.33 MB · Downloads: 18,497 · 17th Feb 2006
1.33 MB 18,497 17th Feb 2006
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 4:58 PM
Ooo, nice. Very elegant and big

i'm not mean
you're just stupid
http://reronaville.myminicity.com/
Field Researcher
#3 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 6:20 PM
Swanky!

Lilaviel: the avid downloader

"Life Drawing: An Excuse to See Naked People"
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 8:46 PM
The spirit of... decadence, or sumthin'.
I'm wondering how much the Bills will be...
Field Researcher
#5 Old 18th Feb 2006 at 9:53 PM
reminds me of boarding school.... the one i wanted to go to anyways.

It takes more time to TyPe LyK dIs than it does to type like this.
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#6 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 9:32 PM
Hi, I was unable to download the Oh-la-la balcomy set. that link goes to a reserved page.
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Mar 2006 at 3:20 AM
Default Hmmmmkmm
real hard to dl these when then special stuff is all reserved. :sadpanda:
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KellySparks
real hard to dl these when then special stuff is all reserved. :sadpanda:


My thoughts exactly... should have specified.
Banned
#9 Old 29th May 2006 at 8:43 AM
went to download this and couldn't find the Oh Lala Balcony collection, so did a search and hoping this is the same collection --> http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=109316

beautiful dorm, very fabulous
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 10:38 PM
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=110970
and
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=105793

give an error message:

This thread has been deleted by eddief66.
Test Subject
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24th Jul 2006 at 2:38 AM
This message has been deleted by Jen101.
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 2:24 PM
a lot of your show threds do not work.have tried them all. i thought you should know last 2 have been deleted. great work on your dorm. thanks donna
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 6:45 AM
Please upload a new one, yeah? Nice work but pity I have trouble getting to all the downloads you put up there.

Shoo, stop staring at this and go fly a kite.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 9:08 PM
Ok, chaps. this was uploaded before the Modthesims reshuffle and clearout, so things arn't what they used to be.
I'm sorry if you have been having trouble, all of the custom stuff in here was freely available at the time of upload.

Firstly, yes Jen, it does require uni - when it was first uploaded it stated that, but the requirements entry logo things were added later and I assume that messed it up.

The links you need:
The balcony is no longer on Modthesims. I'm sorry, I don't know who created it or what happened to it. Unfortunately all the windows and doors in this dorm use it, so you would have to replace them all for it to work. The set Safyre links to is an earlier one - the one I used has a usable balcony.
The frosted myne doors seem to have dissapeared too.

I know there has been a clear out on MTS2, so perhaps these were casualties. Sorry about this, but i'm afraid it's nothing to do with me

Joey, I've done a load of building since this, thing is I tend to use a lot of random custom content, but when I get a chance, perhaps I will see about "cloning" one of my recent builds and redecorating it with maxis stuff.
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Apr 2007 at 10:52 PM
this is really cute and all ^_^

but do you think you could get it in zip format?

I can't get WinRAR (my dad won't let me T_T
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 6:52 PM
Since this lot is more or less obselete now (due to CC not being available) I'm going to point you all in the direction of my new university set (work in progress) which has several dorms you might like:
http://modthesims2.com/quicksearch.php?tag=NSUP

I do requests, but only when I'm asked....

I'm still working on my "Little lots" series of community lots of 3x2 or smaller. Feel free to PM me if you would like something I havn't done yet!
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 12:30 PM
Wow...Very cool!
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Oct 2009 at 8:59 PM
UUUM, I can't figure out how to make a dorm from scratch. Can someone help me? Please???