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Grothfort Castle

by The Builder Posted 30th Jul 2011 at 6:10 PM
94 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
----- General talk -----

No this isn't another of all of these fairytale or medieval castles you see everywhere, but a little more regular and still magnificent one. I searched the castles on MTS just to see that my idea wasn't already built, and it seem that it is pretty unique. (at least hope so)
Why did I decide to build a castle? Well, even though it's beyond my modern house "image", I wanted show you that I got a wider repertoire.

The more I build in The Sims 3, the more I hate it... I wish EA could hire some real builders, so they can say what needs to be improved! I'm sure a lot of people even would do that for free.

Even so, despite this everlasting struggle, I once again managed to complete another Sims 3 project.

People that have been following my work through the eras of Sims, might have noticed a certain change after the Sims 3 release. No, I have not abandoned the modern design, it's just a coincidence that I have felt like doing other projects.

But for now, enjoy Grothfort Castle!




----- Story -----

Wherever there is a castle, there is a king. And whenever there is a king, there is a struggle, a country that needs to be protected. This time however, our mighty king travelled abroad, into a new world across the English channel, seeking to overtake some more lands. But as soon as he entered the French countryside, it was love in first sight. The king said:

"I shall erect a castle upon this very hill, in honour of every single tree, rock, cloud and bird in sight".

The King forgot all of his malevolent plans of gaining more power, instead he lived happily ever and after.


----- Lot info -----

Size: 64 x 64
Price: § 370,000
Unfurnished: § 101,000
Playable floors: 3 (N.B. floor 3 is skipped by a "skip floor" marker. Just so you don't get confused.)
Bedrooms: 11
Type: Residential - But may serve as luxurious French basecamp as well.


Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: § 370,000

Additional Credits:
Thanks all of you that have been supporting me all this time, both members, artists and moderators.
All of your nice comments makes it fun to upload more things to the community!

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.2.4.0100
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Grothfort Castle.rar

Size: 3.89 MB · Downloads: 27,612 · 30th Jul 2011
3.89 MB 27,612 30th Jul 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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Wiki Wizard
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#2 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 6:53 PM
Okay so firstly, WOW!
Secondly, how did you not use CC and still make this so awesome?
Thirdly, WOW!
Test Subject
#3 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 6:55 PM
Stunning
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 7:22 PM
Hold on, let me pick up my jaw off the floor...

Actually I'm wondering the same thing Deluxe Designs stated.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 7:34 PM
I predict lag aplenty! Still nice though.
Inventor
#6 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 8:13 PM
Impressive
This lot is really impressive x 100

If I am not here, you can find me on dART-allison731 :)
Forum Resident
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#7 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 8:21 PM
A true masterpiece! Wonderful design, great use of space and lovely furnishings. I absolutely love the courtyard. Great work!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 8:41 PM
Unbelievable! And the only EP required are the only two I have! Am I dreaming?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Jul 2011 at 9:02 PM
Thank you! Glad to see it was worth the time I spent to create this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by magical-bra
I predict lag aplenty! Still nice though.


I intentionally tried to spare the furnishing, keeping the gameplay as smooth as possible. It doesn't lag on my computer at all, and it's a couple of years old (but still decent).

Quote:
Originally Posted by XueChensBum
Unbelievable! And the only EP required are the only two I have! Am I dreaming?


No, you are simply a wise person that realises WA and LN are the only expansions worth installing.

My other expansions are put in my closet to rot. :P
Test Subject
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#10 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 12:52 AM
I WANT THIS CASTLE!!! I WANT TO B MY SIM AND LIVE IN THIS CASTLE!!
its epic!!!!!!
and ur right the sims 3 does suck on building
i've given up and just started using the houses they provide they r ick but i cba
Test Subject
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#11 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 4:48 AM
bookmarked for when I get night life
Test Subject
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#12 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 10:01 AM
Wow It's beautiful... x100000
Test Subject
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#13 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 4:29 PM
very amazing.
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 4:31 PM
Dear Lord the amazing things that people can create in this game. "The Builder" fantastic job.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 8:27 PM
Woow this is very nice. Wonderful job!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 9:30 PM
This is great, you're really good at more traditional building styles, that's all I build and I'll never be this good, you should try to make more of them!
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 2:23 AM
Amazing! The detail is unbelievable! This is something to be proud of - what a creation!!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 3:12 AM
I'm so impressed ... really amazing :>
Test Subject
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#19 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 6:30 AM
Thank You Very Much!
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 6:49 AM
Amazing creation !
Instructor
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#21 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 12:10 PM
Gorgeous! That landscaping is totally awesome and so is interior!
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 4:48 PM
This house is simply amazing! Great work!!!
It must have taken so long!...... I can't stop staring XD
Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 7:46 PM
Very impressive. Quick question though - does it work okay if placed in a regular town or was it meant specifically for the WA France location?
Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 10:38 PM
Dayyyummm! First of all, I love huge houses like this. It takes an experienced builder to successfully create an interesting exterior and a functional layout at the same time, and I think you nailed it. Great job
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 1st Aug 2011 at 10:59 PM
You are the best guys!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaegotH
Very impressive. Quick question though - does it work okay if placed in a regular town or was it meant specifically for the WA France location?

As long as there is a lot with a proper size you can have it in any town.
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