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NCI - The Cryptic Mausoleum + Stone Mausoleum Shelves

by d_dgjdhh Posted 8th Oct 2014 at 7:12 AM - Updated 18th Mar 2019 at 12:47 AM by d_dgjdhh
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As I was making some new mesh for those Open For Business shelves, I was thinking, what would it look like to place these stone shelves into a cemetery! And that got me thinking. I fired up the creative juices one again, and made a building for all your neighborhoods to enjoy...provided you're a pyromaniac in your Sim's home, and like moving in new families often. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. So, introducing NCI's newest creations (that's right "2" for the price of "1"). A mausoleum for all your dead Sims to settle in for eternity. And what better way to store them..then onto stone shelves for those urns! Here's the mausoleum at night:



And here's what the interior looks like, with those stone shelves!



This tomb can store up to 128 urns, and more deceased Sims on the outside, if desired. It's 2 floors high, with a basement. This tomb glows with candle lit surroundings, and was created with classical influences from the outside, and Gothic/castle influences from the inside. As for the stone cavities, they come in grey and light grey recolors, and can hold 2 urns each, or several small items if you prefer running a storage vault. If your Sims need something to do, enjoy a fun game of chess outside. This property can be yours for the right price.
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Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: §172,008

Custom Content by Me:
- NCI - Stone Mausoleum Wall Indents (Mesh)
- NCI - Stone Mausoleum Wall Indents (Normal Grey)
- NCI - Stone Mausoleum Wall Indents (Light Grey)

Polygon Counts for stone shelves:
Faces: 62
Vertices: 92

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 University Open for Business
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NCIstonemausoleumshelves_MESH_Oct30th2014.rar | UPDATE 1: October 30th 2014. Changed the MESH file to have it's own GUID number. I totally forgot to change it, as it started replacing an OFB shelf in-game. Please re-download for the shelf to have its own entity in-game. The recolors still work.

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NCIstonemausoleumshelves_StoneGreyLight.rar

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NCIstonemausoleumshelves_StoneGreyNormal.rar

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NCICrypticMausoleum.rar

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Test Subject
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#2 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 8:18 AM
Clever Community Lot Idea. Thanks for making an ideal spot for all the tombstones/urns. Ideal for when sims get the want to see a ghost , but dont want to be woken up at night by spookings. ;-)
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#3 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 4:49 PM
I love this! Great alternative to a typical graveyard.
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 8:05 PM
Reminds me a little of the catacombs in Rome. The stone shelves are a great way to place a lot of urns in a single smaller lot. Very authentic!
Theorist
#5 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 9:40 PM
Great idea! But simple stone shelves that cannot be uploaded in lots? That doesn't make sense to me.
Scholar
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#6 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 9:44 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone.

I separated the stone shelves from the lot in case folks just want the shelves rather than downloading the entire lot. Also, I presume that the sims2pack file should be just the lot minus all custom content.

Check out my latest version of Superman's Classic Uniform for The Sims 2.
See what images I have posted on DeviantArt as well related to The Sims 2 and designs.
Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Former Hamster
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#7 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:07 AM
@d_dgjdhh - Actually, it would've been perfectly okay to keep the shelf meshes in the sims2pack. CC that was used doesn't need to be removed. (CC that wasn't- like recolors you haven't used in a lot- should be removed.)
Since you made the meshes, could you please include at least 1 screenshot of them on their own? (Since there aren't many recolors, it should be easy to include the meshes and recolors all in one screenshot.) And also edit the post to say where they can be found in the catalog, along with their cost? Thanks in advance.
RE Sophie-David's comment: I second that question. The shelves can't be included in a lot someone might want to upload?
Scholar
Original Poster
#8 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:20 AM
Ok, I'll add a picture of the shelves themselves soon.

For me, it's perfectly okay to use the shelves and link over to this thread to download from. So for example, if someone uses these shelves in their lot and want to upload their lot on MTS, their lot can be uploaded on MTS, and the shelves should be downloaded from here, if that makes sense. I think I misunderstood the original question, I thought it was regarding why the stone shelves and lot are not packaged together.

I was always under the impression that MTS wanted to have the lot by itself, and then the custom content downloaded separately (e.g. wall papers, custom windows/doors, etc).

Check out my latest version of Superman's Classic Uniform for The Sims 2.
See what images I have posted on DeviantArt as well related to The Sims 2 and designs.
Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Dancing Flamingo
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#9 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:44 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 9th Oct 2014 at 3:55 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by d_dgjdhh
I was always under the impression that MTS wanted to have the lot by itself, and then the custom content downloaded separately (e.g. wall papers, custom windows/doors, etc).


No, not all. CC can be included in lots, as long as the original creator says it's okay to. It all just needs to be credited. If you made it, then it just needs to meet the guidelines for whatever the cc is.

Edit: Just to clarify. Did you package the lot with the cc on the lot? Then removed the cc using Clean Installer? So the cc marker is still in the lot and they will show correctly?
Scholar
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#10 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 4:40 AM
Yes, so I packed the lot with the custom content. Used the Clean Installer to saved a new copy of just the lot without the custom content (renamed it something else, as I understand that overwriting the same file is buggy). Then I uploaded the new copy to download.

Check out my latest version of Superman's Classic Uniform for The Sims 2.
See what images I have posted on DeviantArt as well related to The Sims 2 and designs.
Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 10th Oct 2014 at 3:33 PM
I do not understand why this lot is 'cryptic'.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 6:20 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 18th Oct 2014 at 7:08 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Is cryptic 'cuz is a Crypt.

i told him that a week ago. All he did was subsequently claim that one my Concrete Lots wasn't really concrete.
The man is obviously an insufferable pedant (and silly goose), that is all.
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th May 2015 at 9:10 PM
Hello, I have downloaded the bottom file so I can get the lot and I have done everything I'm supposed to I think.. but I can't find the house anywhere? can someone help
Scholar
Original Poster
#15 Old 18th May 2015 at 12:07 AM
@jordenfox1

The "bottom" file is for an object mesh. It's not the lot. The lot is the first download link on top. The other three files are part of the stone shelf objects. You may want to download the top link instead.

Check out my latest version of Superman's Classic Uniform for The Sims 2.
See what images I have posted on DeviantArt as well related to The Sims 2 and designs.
Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Sep 2015 at 6:35 PM
As someone who plays one neighborhood for prolonged durations of time, I rack up my fair share of dead Sims. I never could manage however, to display the urns in a very dignifying manner. And it always broke my heart, that no matter how hard I tried I could never quite come up with something I like. You are my hero. You have filled in that hole in my neighborhoods. Out of curiosity do you plan on make more lots like this? As of now this is the only one in existence, at least on MTS.
Scholar
Original Poster
#17 Old 11th Sep 2015 at 2:01 AM
I can probably recommend this lot from ScaryRob here (https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=538767) as an alternative.

Check out my latest version of Superman's Classic Uniform for The Sims 2.
See what images I have posted on DeviantArt as well related to The Sims 2 and designs.
Also check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 4th Mar 2016 at 3:21 AM
thank you