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Venitian Gondola

by hexameter Posted 31st Aug 2006 at 11:05 PM - Updated 1st Sep 2006 at 12:01 PM by hexameter : misspelling
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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.
Hello everybody,
already some weeks ago I offered to make a Venitian Gondola for the project "Downtown Venice" that was started at that time by Bluetexasbonnie. Meanwhile I spent my summer vacation and had some tough weeks in my job. But now finally the boat is finished!

This object needs Open for business because of the object I cloned! After installation to your download folder you can find it in game within the decorativ collection of statues.

Statistics: faces - 3 468; vertices - 4077

When I had the idea to make a gondola I didn't expect that there were to follow more details than I thought. The Venitian craftsmen developed a type of ship with several characteristic features. I did some research and found a web-site of the American Thom Price (unfortunately the link to this site is broken). He described how a Venitian gondola is built.
The mesh for the Sims2-game is a compromise because the mesures of the boat wouldn't fit very well in the game. I hope it looks in spite of this well enough. (original length:width=11,05m:1,42m)

This object may be used by lotbuilders, but please don't upload to the Exchange! Please don't make recolours of the ship's body, because there exists an old Venitian law that determines that gondolas have to be black! Of course you can try to change the decoration.

Two screenshots are taken in Bluetexasbonnie's "Jilly Juggs Massage Parlor". You can get it here:

Have pleasure with it!



Credits to Quaxi for SimPE Credits to Thom Price, Gondola builder in Venice, Italy
Mesh handmade by hexameter
Thanks to Maxis for the game and the original object
Tags: #gondola, #ship, #boat, #Venice, #Venitian

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

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Size: 482.0 KB · Downloads: 4,782 · 31st Aug 2006
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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\
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#2 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:11 PM
woo! great job! i've been looking 4 this, great job!
#3 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:19 PM
WOW! This is a beautiful Gondola! Great work on this, it looks Fantastic! Thanks so much! I rated it 5 stars but some one rated it 1 star, which was mean. You know it's worth 10 stars though,lol. Keep up the lovely work. Have a good one
#4 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by Fresh-Prince
WOW! This is a beautiful Gondola! Great work on this, it looks Fantastic! Thanks so much! I rated it 5 stars but some one rated it 1 star, which was mean. You know it's worth 10 stars though,lol. Keep up the lovely work. Have a good one

i agree! i hate down graders! (is tht a word?)
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#5 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:24 PM
some people are just jealous retards that cannot make items like this and only wish they had 1/10 the talent ..Awsome job , it looks excellent 5 stars from me too !!!!!
#6 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:35 PM
I'm not commenting on someone doing one star.... Cause statistically speaking I think they'd have to do like 3 or 2 stars to only bring it down to 4 when there are 3 votes... In any case... I will agree that it is still an insult.... But not terriably millisious As everyone keeps saying They like it but I guess they do not like it as much as they should I'm going to give you 5 maybe it'll go back up *fingers cross* you deserve it for this And I hope your job is going better now I know how the bad weeks at a job feels :P
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#7 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:36 PM
I have been waiting for what seems like an eternity, just hoping that someone would craft such a gondola. Wonderful job and thanks so much for making it available.
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#8 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:39 PM
It looks wonderful!!! I've been starting and bulldozing lots for the last 3 days trying to get inspiration. Now I know it is time to go back to Venice.

Thank you so much.
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#9 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:43 PM
5* Wonderful gondola!!! Thanks!
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#10 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 11:51 PM
Thanks for your nice comments. Somehow I don't understand that there could be a reason to be exited about something?! We are taking about some pixels we see on our screens. Some like the constellation of them, some don't like them, it's always different! Thanks again for your comments!
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#11 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 12:14 AM
Outstanding. Thank you for finding the time to finish this. It was well workth it.

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#12 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 12:29 AM
This is beautiful hexameter! I love all the objects you have made. I appriciate that you put a lot of time resurch and planning into this to make it authentic. Thank you!

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#13 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 12:40 AM
Ecco è maraviglioso !

Thank you

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#14 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 1:47 AM
such great attention to detail! i love this, when i got it in my game, it was spectacular!
#15 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 2:13 AM
This is beautiful. It should be featured! Great job and thanks for sharing.

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#16 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 4:10 AM Last edited by porkypine : 1st Sep 2006 at 4:15 AM.
Oh! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU !!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! I've been needing a gondola for my Venetian Palazzo! You got the curve on it and everything! Very Sim-a-thentic!

As soon as Delphy gets the downloads fixed I'm adding it to my game. I'll take some shots of it on the Palazzo and add a link to this page!

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#17 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 6:03 AM
Many thanks for your wonderful work, looks first-class.

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#18 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 6:16 AM
Wow amazing meshing great job.

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#19 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 8:43 AM
Awesome job, it looks fantastic, thanks so much!

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#20 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 12:00 PM
Its fabulous.You make us dream.Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
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#21 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 6:09 PM
It looks just like the Gondolas in tomb raider 2. But those ones are not so comfortable of course. Thank you

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#22 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 2:38 AM
This is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing this with us
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#23 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 3:28 AM
Very nice, thanks.
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#24 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anislara
It looks just like the Gondolas in tomb raider 2. But those ones are not so comfortable of course. Thank you

No, it's exactly the other way round: That gondola looks similar to the real ones as well as mine does, but they didn't give it the details.
Thanks for a report of in game impressions. It's right, the pictures don't show the real impression. In some cases an advantage. ;-)
Thanks for the nice comments of all of you, enjoy the gondola!
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#25 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 5:29 PM
Always comparing Computerworld with the true life makes stupid

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