This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This hotel lot was made for the Wanderlust
contest and was my third submission to that contest. This is what I said about it:
"A Ski Chalet in Waldigrenze Valley
So, the first time I ever went skiing about a million years ago in Italy as a teenager, I didn't know it then, but I stayed in a classic Alpen chalet. I discovered a number of other things on that trip including cappucinos, that U-shaped and hanging valleys were, in fact, a thing despite what I thought about them in Geography classes and that proper Italian pasta, cooked by Italians tastes divine just dressed with olive oil and salt and pepper. So, in memory of that trip and in tribute to all things European (because I'm apparently not going to be one much longer), I present das Goldenrosen Landhaus, my version of an Alpine ski chalet (this one based in Austria by the name). These buildings are usually made of stone and wood and have interiors which feature warm wood tones, fur rugs and roaring fires - which is what I was going for."
This is a hotel lot. There are six rentable colour-coded bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a lounge with a bar, a dining room and a sauna. The rooms are a mix of single, double and family. It makes an ideal base for a mountain getaway (with skiing - how I wish sims could ski (I know about Chris Hatch's mod - just wish EAxis had done it, a winter sports EP would've been great)). The lot was made in AGS in an empty neighbourhood, has been cleaned of any sim references and then treated with Chris Hatch's lot cleaner. The Sims2Pack file was saved without any CC - you will have to download the needed CC (see below). You can load the lot without the CC but you will get a very stripped down version (decorate it yourself!) and a very pretty birch tree garden - not what was intended but nice anyway. Despite what the pictures show, the lot has never been played - those pictures are from a test version (so it has been play-tested).
I used the Mountain Fireplace in this lot. This is a BV fireplace which comes without a base (why EAxis?). To get round this problem, I built a piece of foundation underneath the bottom of the fireplace outside the lot (using the Lot Adjuster to do so). However, you might want to investigate this fix
by Huge Lunatic and delete-and-replace the fireplace (deleting the foundation tile first) to get a base to generate. I didn't include this in the CC because it's a default/recolourable replacement mod.
There is quite a bit of CC used in the lot and a complete list follows. I packed the lot up without its CC but there is a link at the bottom of the page with a bundled rar
file with all CC included to save you chasing round for it. All CC is included in the bundle except that which is uploaded here on this page and two items - Reyn's Open Underneath Deck Stairs and an OMSP (see below). If you don't have those items already, I'd advise you to go and get them since they are both a great enhancement to the game.
Content made by me
I made some CC for the lot as follows. These are not included in the lot file but are uploaded here on this page.
- Chalet walls and floors - there are two wooden interior chalet walls made using a texture from High Resolution Textures
. These are found in Paneling and cost $8.
- and a lovely wooden chalet floor with a texture from The Foundary
, found in wooden floor and costing $7.
- There are three lodge walls - a wide-logged one called Log Cabin Siding used on the upper floors on the outside of the chalet and two narrower-logged walls, called Clapboard Siding, used on the sauna and the roof level, one horizontally laid, the other vertical. These textures were made by me (quite a long time ago now too). These are in Siding and cost $8.
- There is a simple brown recolour of the in-game Goth Aged Wood floor (see comparison picture) which was used for the ceilings. This is also in wooden floors and costs $8 (that was a mistake - it should be $6).
- Recolours of EAxis's Modern Tile GO! walls used in the bathrooms in yellow, purple and brown (I also included an orange which is not used but I wanted that colour for the set). These were made so I could colour match the bedrooms and bathrooms. They are in Tiles and cost $1 just like the originals.
- Recolours of the IKEA SVEJE Rug used in the bathrooms in purple and brown with an extra orange recolour - done for the same reason. I've always liked using these rugs in bathrooms. The rug is in Decorative>Rugs and costs $19.
- I also made a quick set of matching floor tiles for the walls following the model of those done by Rosebine
. These are not used on the lot but I include them because I thought people might like them since Rosebine did such a good job extending the set and making those walls useful and more usable. They are in yellow, purple, brown and orange to match the walls I added to the Modern Tile GO! set by EAxis. They are in Tiles and cost $5 just like Rosie's.
Custom Content from elsewhere
Not included and not in bundle
Reyn's open underneath wooden deck stairs here
and you also need Numenor's recolourable stairs
too so that these work. The stairs used though aren't recoloured - they're just the base colour.
One of Silent Lucidity's OMSPs (small one, no. 3) from here
Neither of these things is absolutely essential. If you don't have them already, both are really useful additions to the game but if you don't install, the game will just default to the regular deck stairs and give you a couple of free-floating wall shelves. You will need to replace the stairs in that case. I didn't include them in the bundle since they are such common CC and many, many people already have them.
Not included in lot file but bundled
- you can use the links to find all the files or use my all-in-one bundle file linked below.
4ESF Bushes https://archive.tehsims.com/mirror/...et/outdoor6.htm
4ESF Outdoor6 Olive bush
4ESF Outdoor6 Shrub and dark recolour
Faux Parisian Wall Clock by Adele
Aspire set by ulmille http://modthesims.info/d/313575
Aspire Ceiling Lamp med
Aspire Placemats made by ulmille plus recolour 2
Aspire Fireplace Wood
Around the Sims
ATS Magazines plus englishdeco recolour from the Beauty Salon set: http://sims2.aroundthesims3.com/obj...wntown_009.html
From the Irish Pub Set: http://sims2.aroundthesims3.com/obj...wntown_001.html
ATS Irish Pub - Bottle of beer 001
ATS Irish Pub - Decorative bottles 001 plus 'more' recolour
ATS Irish Pub - Decorative bottles 002
ATS Irish Pub - Glass of beer 001 plus 'more' recolour
ATS irish Pub - Hanging bottles 001 plus 'more' recolour
Skis From the Sports set: http://sims2.aroundthesims3.com/obj..._sport_002.html
Skis plus yellow recolour
- taken from several places as follows. Some are rather old and, in a couple of cases, I have edited the textures to remove fuzzy areas and other small blemishes.
MJS Bedding by JupiterStar - Sugar and Spice 2_01
pjbedding Quilt 03 - I cannot find this one anywhere. I thought it was a fairly recently released file. If anyone knows who made it, please let me know. It's the yellow squared quilted bedspread
Red Sonja's Country Star 3 Quilt
S2D Red Crazy Quilt (edited) - by Sims 2 Day. It's a very old file (where I have tidied up the texture a little). Wayback Machine
shows the site but no pictures - seems to be on p.35 of the bedding archive. Sims2Day is on the Graveyard
as far as I know but the Graveyard is currently down so I can't check.
Simcastic Green Velvet Bedspread (edited)
Site long gone: The bedspread was one of four which can be seen on page four on the site's image on the Wayback Machine
the files are also available at the Graveyard
though that is currently down.
sunni Merlotte Bedding
Contempo Good Livin' chair by Bedwyr
Recolours in chestnut, custard, damson, herbgarden, maple and ocean
Belle Maison Basic and Flower Circle Carpets by SweetAmberkins
in Espresso, Forest, Midnight, Rouge, Royale, Tuscan: http://modthesims.info/d/583633
Pine trees and Snowdrops by Bienchen
. You can't give the direct download page link to this site but all are under Downloads>Objects>Plants and then 'Seasons Plants'
Pinie, klein plus blau, dunkler and gruener recolours
Pinie, lang plus dunkler and gruener recolours
BV and AL Recolours by Michelle
BV Bar seat Cushion Green Leather
BV Double Bed in Blackwood, Mahogany, White
BV Dresser (Foreign Flavour Dresser) in Blackwood, Mahogany, Whitewood
BV End Table (End Table by Splendid Scenes) in Blackwood, Mahogany, Whitewood
BV Single Bed in Blackwood, Mahogany, Whitewood
BV Customer's First Dining Table in Blackwood, Mahogany, Whitewood
BV TV Unit (Stationary Concierge by Splendid Scene) in Blackwood, Mahogany, Whitewood
Mission Coffee Table in AL Medwood
Easy Swing Door AL Med Wood
Solidity Door AL Medwood
Value Wood Lumbers Justa Door in AL Medwood
Macarossi Fancifully Fuzzy Fern
Original EA Sims Content
Decorative Plate "Mountain World" This object has been exclusively created for "Das offizielle die Sims 2 Magazin". www.Sims2Magazin.de
- this was a downloadable freebie with BV
Gwenke plants at sims2artists.com
Live large shrubby shrub (midbiscus) plus dark and olive recolours
Dining Set by Hek
Polsterstuhl plus dunkel braun streifen (cushions) and buche dunkel (wooden frame) recolours
Massiver Holztisch (one tile) plus buche dunkel recolour
Massiver Holztisch (two tile)
Wooden Columns and Beams Redux by HugeLunatic
Horizontal Half Round Column 4 Tile
Horizontal Half Round Column 3 Tile
Vertical Round Column
Grass SH: Homecoming Cemetery
Birch Tree Shrubby Larger by Khakidoo
Clump of grass mesh by Lethe_s
My Colonial Bathtub Curtain striped recolours
in blue, candy apple red, green, lemon and lilac
Miasmata conversions by Ohbehave
). Download here:
Miasmata - Cabbage
Miasmata - Fern1 (MASTER)
Miasmata - Fern2 (SLAVE)
Miasmata - Fern3 (MASTER)
Miasmata - Fern5 (SLAVE)
Miasmata - Ground Clovers
Miasmata - Mushroom1
Miasmata - PineNeedles
Miasmata - Twigs1 (MASTER)
Miasmata - Twigs4 (MASTER)
Miasmata - Twigs5 (SLAVE)
Numenor - Lost and Found EAxis trees
Scotch Pine http://modthesims.info/d/152290
Poppet Veil of Dream recolours
in Red, Yellow, Brown, Darker Green, Darker Blue, Darker Purple
Sleds by rosiedogsim http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=48331
A Sled to Hang on the Wall
Old Fashioned Wooden Sled
Link to bundle
I have packed all the CC up into a bundle which you can download in one for convenience. You can find it here (Mediafire)
or on Sims File Share
should go to Gdayars for creating and hosting the contest, plus our judges and other contestants - that was a lot of fun! Also to Numenor for AGS and Chris Hatch for the lot cleaner tool.
Lot Price (furnished):
Custom Content by Me:
- Custom Walls and Floors for the lot
- SVEJE Rug Recolours
- Modern Tile GO! extra floor tiles