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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: 80,709 · 18th Oct 2008
486.8 KB 80,709 18th Oct 2008
Pathlight [fixed Oct 17].zip

Size: 104.0 KB · Downloads: 80,053 · 18th Oct 2008
104.0 KB 80,053 18th Oct 2008

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 87,837 · 28th Sep 2008
5.1 KB 87,837 28th Sep 2008

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 112,035 · 28th Sep 2008
3.09 MB 112,035 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:01 AM
This set is incredible! Thank you so much, and congratulations on the award!
#3 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:10 AM
Beautiful! Great job! Thanks!

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#4 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:13 AM
Your work is always amazing, but this one calls for some amount of celebration. I like it a lot.
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#5 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:18 AM
this is just beautiful! thank you so much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:50 AM
stupid question but does the house come with it?

Check out my exchange upload on ContessaClaire8
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#7 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 2:53 AM
just checked it out in game and the whole set is beautiful ! thankyou so much for this, and i seriously cant wait for the kitchen set :P

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Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 3:04 AM
Great work as always! I LOVE Manor House.

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but montreal won't break us down.
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#9 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 3:23 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Sep 2008 at 1:41 AM. Reason: Off Topic. Please read the Posting Guidelines.
Terrific, EA should have hire you to do the Garden Stuff Pack.

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#10 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 3:28 AM Last edited by ShastaRush13 : 28th Sep 2008 at 3:33 AM.
Very Awesome and so much needed as I could not wait for stuff pack # 9 and now I don't have to!! Thanks for sharing an amazing collection! This looks waaaay better

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 4:01 AM
One step closer to finishing my "tribute to phoenix_phaerie" home! Eee! I love everything you make. Amazing. And. I can't wait for the rest of the collection!

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#12 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 4:20 AM Last edited by sim~obsessor : 28th Sep 2008 at 5:24 AM.
GAH! this! i thought i had all the garden plants i needed...but this... TTHHIISS... awsome! cant wait for the next part! :o

(the house...are you going to share it? )

EDIT: they need to be tended...the shrubs?
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#13 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 5:05 AM

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#14 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 5:49 AM
Wonderful set Thank you again for perfect items for our lots! I hope the other parts (doors, arches, windows, etc) will follow soon.

(The wall fence on the title pic: is it part of this project or where to find?)

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#15 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 6:52 AM
This is awesome! I can't wait for the rest of the Manor House Collection! Please, don't stop now!!!
Thank you for such wonderful things!

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#16 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 7:02 AM
you continue to astound me...

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#17 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 7:43 AM
All your creations are treasures and this one is no exception.Your garden set is marvelous.Thank you,Thank you so much.Big hugs.
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28th Sep 2008 at 7:48 AM
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#18 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 7:49 AM
ContessaClair - The "house" is actually a small conservatory/greenhouse, and it is NOT included in the upload. I used a lot of unreleased Manor House items to make it so I may not upload the lot for some time. Sorry

sim~obsessor - I just updated the post to specify that the shrubs are plastic :P

larsson1970 - The wall fence (I assume you mean the brick one) is part of the upcoming Architectural set, so it isn't available yet Same goes for the balustrades.
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#19 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 9:36 AM
Three things:

1) This whole set is extraordinary, but the urns and pedestal urns are fantastic. You have no idea how long I've been looking for something like that.

2) I can't wait for your Architectural set to be released.

3) My downloads folder wants to know why you keep doing this to him.

Thank you so much for uploading this wonderful set! I can't wait to open up my game and take a look at everything.

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#20 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 9:42 AM
That is totally awesome. The set is stunning - thank you so much for your hard work.
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#21 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 11:23 AM
Originally Posted by phoenix_phaerie
ContessaClair - The "house" is actually a small conservatory/greenhouse, and it is NOT included in the upload. I used a lot of unreleased Manor House items to make it so I may not upload the lot for some time. Sorry

nooo that's unfair!! it's so beautiful!! Thank you so much for this set!
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#22 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 12:04 PM
*drools over the keyboard*

p h a n t a s t i c ! ! !
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#23 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 12:38 PM
This is an absolutely fantastic set. For once, a climbing wine set that actually covers the whole of the wall and thus can cover a whole house. The only thing I wish for (except all the unreleased bits, of course!) is a version of the "window" piece with just the bottom for covering foundations.
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#24 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 12:45 PM
I normally don't download the garden stuff. Darn, there goes my long-held idea about not having 'fancy houses.'!
Thanks for the lovely set.
Test Subject
#25 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
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