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Tower Hall (54-rooms)

by eventhorizon Posted 30th Mar 2006 at 9:20 AM
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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 my Tower Hall building, a huge 12-story 54-room dorm hall. I made it since I wanted a "big" dorm building, and yes this one is huge lol. There's also a stripped-down 27-room version (same size building though, just some empty rooms) on my site at

Custom content (the original had more content, but I stripped most of it except for the elevator stuff - so note that the pics might be a little different):
Shaklin's elevator Shaklin's elevator:
Fake Elevator Set 2 - Stainless steel


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#3 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 8:11 PM
This is much to big for my computer, Sorry. but what a fantastic building :o)

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#4 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 8:27 PM
It is a tad big for actual play but it will make a nice neighbourhood decoration

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#5 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 8:28 PM
yepp, looks great!

So it looks like I'm stuck here forever on this floating island with Sarah and Skeleton Harvester.
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30th Mar 2006 at 9:02 PM
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#6 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 9:03 PM
Excellent creation x
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#7 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 9:06 PM
It looks gorgeous and I wish I had a faster computer to play it, but I think 99.9% of players will find it too slow to play, and it crashed my computer when I loaded it because it was so huge.

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#8 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 10:24 PM
I don't think hardware comes to play when you have something like this in the game, what comes to play is if the sims 2 engin can handle it.
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#9 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 11:09 PM
it wonderful i'v always wanted bigger dorms!!!!!!!!!!! Lets party :baloons: :salute:Ur A geneous

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#10 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 12:26 AM
its definately a looker alright! i doubt my pc could even run it very well. but its def looks great. im sure alot of hard work went into it.

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#11 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 12:48 AM
cool i hope it works on my low hard drive i will add the ofb evlevators
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#12 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 1:26 AM
Pretty nice. I built a 12 story building for one of my colleges, but it's way more space than I could ever use... left it as a landmark. In addition to hardware limitations, It's tough to play (and build) higher than the 8th-9th floor with the standard Maxis lot camera.
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#13 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 1:27 AM
This is the epitome of PNP (Pretty, not Playable) lots, lol.

I'm curious, what your system specs are and how does the lot run on your comp? Also, wouldn't a 54-dorm room building spawn 53 npc dormies if you move one playable character into it?
Test Subject
#14 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 3:39 AM
get a room on the low flors!
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#15 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 6:49 AM Last edited by eventhorizon : 31st Mar 2006 at 7:03 AM. Reason: added info on dorm cheat
Originally Posted by Rowey
I see nothing but lag

Well that's why I made the stripped-down version available on my site - what you can also do is use the build mode cheat for dorms (boolprop dormSpecificToolsDisabled false), and then remove over half of the dorm room doors (the one I'm using personally has a max of 3 dorms in use per floor, and sometimes just has 2). I just put the full version on here so everyone can play around with it

#16 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 1:28 PM
It looks great! Thanks for sharing! :P

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#17 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 7:48 PM
it works!!! on my compt the top allthe way at the top has a good veiw if you have the show nabors on

i lost the game
Test Subject
#18 Old 1st Apr 2006 at 1:24 PM
I cant find him in the game :-(
Test Subject
#19 Old 1st Apr 2006 at 6:27 PM
Neverminded, I have got him :banana:

PS sorry for my bad english
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 2nd Apr 2006 at 6:23 AM
Holy mother of... I'd lose my sims in that place! Impressive, but scary. You make my video card tremble.
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#21 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 4:49 AM
wow.. that's huge...

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#22 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 12:01 AM
Holy Mother of <censored>!! lol. that is sweet and my video card Can handle it. SWEET.
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#23 Old 9th Apr 2006 at 8:02 AM
Originally Posted by jessiemeister
Holy Mother of <censored>!! lol. that is sweet and my video card Can handle it. SWEET.

All you really have to do is just replace dorm doors with regular doors until it runs good (I personally have about 20 rooms active instead of the full 54) - it's not really about the video card (I've got a mediocre Geforce4 MX 4000 card which I'll replace eventually) but about processor speed when the sim is running (it's much faster when paused, and speed really depends on how many people are active in the sim). My machine is an Athlon XP 2600+, 512mb RAM, and Win2k Pro.

Here's a direct link to the Tower Hall pics archive.

One nice pic of Tower Hall :

Now as for insanely big, if only the Sims 2 could have something even 1/4 the size of my Triton Center building in a simulator I'm making (Skyscraper 1.1 ). The building only has 142 floors (roof height 1732 feet/528 meters) lol - not much

Tall enough? lol (you can tell I like the steep angle shots like in the first pic above)

Lab Assistant
#24 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 9:57 PM
I just tried to put 8 students in this dorm. The loading took forever and I had to close my game with the task manager. Is it THAT big? :P
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#25 Old 20th Apr 2006 at 12:16 AM
Oh god.......It's so gorgeous!. I love it!. I really needed a new dorm as well, I think it will run on my computer, It's not really laggy and slow =). Thank you for this gorgeous dorm.

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