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Manoir Creux de Mur (Hollow Wall Manor) - Medieval Challenge 2010

by KittyRobbie Posted 16th Apr 2010 at 10:06 PM - Updated 24th Jun 2016 at 1:01 PM by KittyRobbie : how could I forget the awesomeness of plasticbox?? added Simple Kitchen info and link; also fixed wrong link info for EsmeraldaF's Medieval Loveseat; fixed dead link bc it's been 6 yrs yo
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This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge

Here's my entry for the Medieval Challenge, never built anything like this before! Exterior photos of the Manoir du Plessis Josso were my jumping off point, and I tried to keep to the basic layout of the buildings because I thought it looked nice and Medieval-y. When it came to the interior, I found some useful information on the Medieval Life and Times page about manor houses, and went from there.

This is called Manoir Creux de Mur (Hollow Wall Manor) because I felt bad leaving all the dead space in between the supposedly 3 feet thick stone walls of the manor inaccessible, so I've used doors and stairs to make them usable "secret passageways" for your Sims... or your Sims servants more likely... "You mean I can get from my poorly appointed chamber to the stable to muck it out, without even going outside?! Thank you my Lord!"

Manoir Creux de Mur is built on a 40x40 lot, is §156,653 furnished and §115,869 unfurnished. The house and grounds feature:

  • Great Hall Dining Room and Sitting Room, for all your medieval plotting needs.
  • Huge Kitchen for roasting whole oxen.
  • Buttery with all the mead and ale you could ever slosh down your front.
  • Pantry for your perishables before they spoil and you give them to your servants to throw at the Royals.
  • Servants' Solar (living and sleeping quarters), so they don't throw the rotten fruit and veg at you.
  • Watch Tower and Crenelated Ramparts to espy and keep out the angry hoards.
  • Stable.
  • Private Solar for you and your family, because really, it's tough being the Lord of the Manor, and you deserve some peace.
  • Garderobe so you don't smell like the stable.
  • And chamber pots for all!

Hope you like it! I definitely had fun building it!

Medieval Sim tested, Medieval Sim approved.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: §156,653/§115,869

Additional Credits:
The following people and things are way awesome:

Simple Kitchen – Counters, Islands, Cabinets by plasticbox

Sims 2 Medieval Loveseat Conversion by EsmeraldaF

Medieval Living Room Set - Sims 2 Conversion by EsmeraldaF

Medieval Dining Table and Chairs - Sims 2 Conversion by EsmeraldaF

The Fourth Element For Sims 3 by joninmobile

Medieval double and single beds from the Sims 2 by TheJim07

Royal Goblet and Peasant Bowls meshes by -Maylin-

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Size: 2.27 MB · Downloads: 2,026 · 16th Apr 2010
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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.

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If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 16th Apr 2010 at 10:36 PM
this is awesome! really great manor!

The end of magical Pegasaus's era through the world of sims
#3 Old 16th Apr 2010 at 11:37 PM
Very nice lot, looks realistic.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:10 AM
This looks wonderful, very nice!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:27 AM
Would make a great winery. I mean... nectary.

Bix AKA Champion le Bleu Cardinalis born Nov 18th 2006. Home from Poland Jan 14 2007 with brother Jack!!!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:48 PM
Looks awesome! And I love your descriptions, too.
#7 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 3:49 AM
Lovely entry!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 22nd Apr 2010 at 2:55 PM
Thanks everyone! :blush: Big fan of your guys' (ninotchka, EsmeraldaF, candlelight82) Medieval Challenge stuff! I don't stand a chance against the likes of you, you're all too awesome!
Site Helper
#9 Old 17th May 2010 at 6:00 PM
It's a very pretty lot. It doesn't have many votes so far, but mine is one of them. :D

I am Ghost. My husband is sidneydoj. I post, he downloads, and I wanted to keep my post count.
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Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 27th May 2010 at 5:43 PM
thanks Ghost sdoj! mine is one of them too, is that wrong?
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 1:45 PM
This is magnificent.

Thanks, I hate it.
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Jan 2017 at 11:40 AM
Happy new year 2017!
Bonne année ;)