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Charmed Again: Halliwell Manor

by StephSim Posted 19th Jun 2007 at 5:32 PM - Updated 28th Sep 2012 at 9:54 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Charmed Again: 1329 Carroll Avenue - The Halliwell Manor

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I realize there are many versions of Halliwell Manor available for download and I am definitely guilty of this not being the only version I have made available to the Sims 2 Community. The original version of this house ended up in the Subscription section at TSR. So, upon request I decided to revamped all 3 "Charmed" lots and share them here on MTS, to make them available to the masses for FREE. This lot is my official first upload to MTS!

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Download 1337 Carroll Avenue (Halliwell Neighbor 1) here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=259970

Download 1321 Carroll Avenue (Halliwell Neighbor 2) here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=260236
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IMPORTANT NOTES
1. The exterior windows and doors are NOT included in the download. The windows I used in the picture are no longer available for download. While I have several versions (including Charmed Sims 2 Style windows, Alban's from ReflexSims, Dgandy's from Sims Fashion Barn and Potiki's from TSR...not all of those mentioned are available for download. Luckily, you can get Dgandy and Potiki's versions of Charmed Windows and doors from Yahoo Groups.

If you join Yahoo Groups and click on the links below to become a member of both, you can download the following 2 sets of Charmed windows and doors for FREE:

The Dgandy link is a part of the "Saving the Sims 2" Yahoo Group. You will find a plethora of Sims Fashion Barn "Charmed" furniture and objects on that site under the "Themes" section.


2. I created all walls and floors for this house (both interior and exterior). Feel free to use them in your own lot creations. They may be uploaded to other sites (free or pay) as long as I receive credit for my work. Enjoy!

3. The only other user created object included in the download is Ailias' Wood Rail in White fence (used with permission). THANK YOU Ailias for helping to bring this version of the Charmed House to the MTS2 Community. Check out the fence and other creations by Ailias here: Ailias' Downloads

4. With exception to Ailias' fence, the house is DECORATED using Maxis objects (not Custom Content). I did this so the house can be instantly playable while you redecorate it with all of the wonderful "Charmed" objects you may already have. I wanted to share a few screenshots below to give an idea of what it looks like. Please keep in mind that the "Charmed" windows and doors are not included.

Rear View


Parlor


Living Room

The house includes 5 exterior entrances all with covered porches, a foyer, a coat room, a parlor, a living room, the solarium, a dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a backyard hall (leading to the downstairs restroom), a upstairs parlor, Prue's Room, Piper's Room, Phoebe's Room, an exercise room, 3 upstairs bathrooms, a decorated attic, a decorated basement (party room), several garden areas, an outdoor swimming pool, etc.





Enjoy the house!
Stephanie 2U

Lot Size: 3X5
Lot Price: §366,007

Custom Content by Me:
- Wood Floors 2 - 6
- Solarium Floor
- Ivory Tile (Bathrooms)
- Dark Wood Floor
- Noarmal Oak Floor
- Blue Slate Kitchen Floor
- Striped Runner Rug Floor
- Oriental Rug Set 1 (5 Floors)
- Oriental Rug Set A (3 Floors)
- White Floral Wall Set (3 Walls)
- Charmed Interior Wall Set (20 Walls)
- Charmed Elegant Wood Wall
- Charmed Exterior Wall Set A (6 Walls)
- Charmed Exterior Top Wall Set (9 Walls)
- Charmed Kitchen Library Cookbooks Wall
- Charmed Solarium Walls A & B

Custom Content Included:
- Longhorn Balustrade in White (More white by Ailias) by Ailias

Additional Credits:
Special Thanks to Numenor for sharing the Color Enabler Package with the Sims community at large.

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 Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sb07CharmedNAKED.zip

Size: 4.11 MB · Downloads: 8,375 · 19th Jun 2007
4.11 MB 8,375 19th Jun 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Instructor
#2 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 9:09 PM
Wow! this is wonderful! but i cant download it because it needs celebration stuff! though its wonderful! thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 9:54 PM
Where is the fully loaded version? Or is it the same as naked one?

I can hurt a demon!! That's right. I'm back. And I'm a BLOODY ANIMAL!

Spike in Doomed
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Jun 2007 at 3:39 AM
I have no idea how many versions of that house I've found online for the game but I just had to add yours to the bunch. Thanks, it looks wonderful
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 20th Jun 2007 at 9:08 AM
$RaMRoM$ -
Sorry you can't download the house for now! I got Celebrations after seeing the new 3 tile fancy dining tables and chairs. It's a great house though. I was obsessed with it, but now I think this version does it justice! Take care.
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Delenn -
It is all the same house. The house comes completely furnished with the exception of Alban's windows and doors (which actually make the house ABSOLUTELY perfect). I waited to upload the house to try to get permission from Alban and a few others, but that was too slow in coming for me. I have to have closure on old projects before starting new ones. Be sure to check the link in the original post to get Charmed-like Doors and Windows.
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stolenglimpse
Glad you added the house to your collection! The hours I dedicated to trying to make it Simtastic were worth it.

Happy Simming All and Thanks for the Download!
stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 12:13 PM
hey stph thankyou soo much 4 the house i love it its really close to the original but it has no garage but doesnt matter i loveit anyway thanks again
stephen
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 8:20 AM
Thank you for your comment and download, Stephen!

Of course I had to "BIGGIE" size the house a bit, but it was great fun creating it. I finally solved the white window / brown window problem by creating wallpapers with white borders to go around the brown windows. It works GREAT once the windows are in place (as you can see from the images).

Enjoy the house!

stephanie b.

P.S. Your avatar reminds me that I also wanted to recreate the Simpsons House for Sims 2. So many ideas...so little time! :lol

Take care!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#8 Old 29th Jun 2007 at 4:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by StephSim
Thank you for your comment and download, Stephen!

Of course I had to "BIGGIE" size the house a bit, but it was great fun creating it. I finally solved the white window / brown window problem by creating wallpapers with white borders to go around the brown windows. It works GREAT once the windows are in place (as you can see from the images).

Enjoy the house!

stephanie b.

P.S. Your avatar reminds me that I also wanted to recreate the Simpsons House for Sims 2. So many ideas...so little time! :lol

Take care!



no problem i can't wait for the simpson house. umm could u plz upload a version of the manor with the windows in place because ive tried to do this but i cant get it as good as it looks in the pics if u cood that would be great and thanx again. did u no that you can download the powers of the charmed ones? but the only thing is they conflict with seasons and i had to disable them so i could play seasons properly the link is http://www.atserien.de/charmed/sims-2 Kräfte aus Charmed: download the 2 files under that
the powers are in german in the game tho but if u experiment u can work out wich powers are wich

Stephen
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 2nd Jul 2007 at 6:31 AM
Stephen,
I cannot upload the house with the Charmed Windows as Alban prefers his files not be included in other creator's downloads. I tried to make it easier by leaving the window "frames" in place to place the windows. I contemplated using Maxis windows, but felt it would be easier to leave the windows off so Simmers can include their favorite Charmed windows. As for the powers, I have downloaded them, but will not put them in my game until I take a creation break from designing Sim houses. I also have seasons and Windows Vista (which is proving to be in need of patches and upgrades). Take care. - stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Instructor
#10 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 7:50 PM
Thank you so much! This is so cool!
Skye

When in doubt, use clean installer
Fur is protested more than leather, because it's easier to harrass old ladies than biker gangs!
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:51 PM
Wow! It looks great.
It's a pity I can't download it : (
(I don't own all of the required expansion packs …)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 7:35 PM
Stuck with ID-Title Mis-representation---for ETERNITY!!!
I take it from the above post-answers by the creator, that 'FINISHED" is "finished".
The Post Title will always be incorrect as the 'Fully Loaded' version referred to missed its time for creation, and now will never exist; this is about correct, hei?

I hate d/l'g and spend ages making them livable before they can be usable...

argh!---foiled again.

Maetel of La Metalle
(email from an abandoned planet)
~~Power corrupts. Absolute Power is---kind of neat.


Quote:
I remember when 'Saturns' were space-rockets, not cars...
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 1:34 PM
the link for the windows doesnt work is there anyway i can get them from somewhere else?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 5:56 AM
Sabinchen,
Sorry you couldn't download it. As a house builder I always plan to purchase the Expansion packs to get as many windows, doors, textures and objects as possible. I try not to include too many user created downloads as it makes designing houses a little more complicated when I plan to upload them to share with the masses! Take care.
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Maetel,
Funny! Actually "Fully Loaded" is indeed an expression meaning that the house is furnished &/or decorated, not perfect my friend. I HOPE you make changes as the house will not be really yours until you do. The point of adding furniture for me is to make the house instantly playable WHILE you redecorate. Enjoy the download (OR NOT) the choice is yours! Alas! The title remains the same!
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3mma,
You must first join the site (for free) BEFORE you can download the windows. However, if that has changed, there are other windows (even a few here on MTS2). Just do a search here in the downloads area. There are also a few on The Sims Resource (pay site) as well.

Take care,
stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Mad Poster
#15 Old 7th Nov 2007 at 2:23 AM
StephSim - from what I understand Alban no longer has his windows. I'm so lucky I still have mine on one of my thumb drives. However, I used the ones by Flye on this site for many of my own Halliwell Manors and they look very good too! The house is asolutely wonders. Thanks!!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 7th Nov 2007 at 5:51 AM
Thanks edejan!
I realized that and edited my post to redirect people to Flye's windows, but I guess I should change it altogether Will do that!

Glad you like the house!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Nov 2007 at 1:49 PM
This is spectacular... no other word for it! You are listed as one of my favourite creators... and you thoroughly deserve so much more! This lot is amazing... as are all your others (Harry Potter and Desperate Housewives)... Three of my favourite things have been made by you - the Harry Potter series, Desperate Housewives and Charmed - thank-you, you're an extremely talented creator!

*~ Em ~*
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 15th Nov 2007 at 8:53 PM
KneazlePuff

I appreciate your comment. It means a great deal to me. :D

I used to dream about living in the Charmed Manor, which is why I wanted to create it for the Sims. I live in the manor through my Simmies!

My first version of the manor was too small and cramped. I didn't enjoy furnishing it or playing with my Sims in it! So, after 4 remodels, I came up with this version. It is my favorite! Enjoy the download!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#19 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 2:58 AM
I totally love the house but I'm a little upset that you changed the name of the street that they lived on (it was Prescott Street if you didnt know). But I am definately downloading this house because I have always wanted it and never been able to make it myself.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 3:22 AM
Hi Sweetgirly87 (love the name) ,

Carroll Avenue is actually the name of the REAL street where the houses are. I just used that instead of the T.V. name (Prescott Street). Tee hee!

Take care!
stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 7:36 AM
I consider my fingers to have properly thwapped for missing the fact that American slang borrowed from their military may not have any definition that relates to its origin. Gomen-nasai. I have several degrees in Linquistics---I have dishonoured myself.

But whatever the term 'fully loaded' may or may not mean, I'm still looking a single downloaded for a house in the nude---only.

Why do the rules change as fast as the language used???

Maetel of La Metalle
(email from an abandoned planet)
~~Power corrupts. Absolute Power is---kind of neat.


Quote:
I remember when 'Saturns' were space-rockets, not cars...
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 12:40 PM
Maetel,
That's funny! The sad thing about American linguistics is the rules are almost irrelevant. Because of "hollywood's" definition and the "military" definition there are definite limitations to understanding expressions like "fully loaded" You didn't consider the fact that Americans have this habit of changing the meaning of expressions to fit their needs! It's a good thing I changed the title when I created the sister houses!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 4:00 AM
I love charmed and think you did an awesome job on the house from the pictures......I tried downloading the house, and it said the file was corrupted.....I hope you can fix it because I would love to play the house you created!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 6:51 PM
Hi Tna!
This is not a steph fixable issue, but a downloading issue. Usually, when it says the file is corrupt, it did not fully download (timed out before the download was complete). If you try again and wait to make sure the lot has completely downloaded, it will download correctly. I downloaded it a couple of times to make sure the file is downloading fine. It did. Let me know if you get the download!
steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#25 Old 11th May 2008 at 1:36 PM
Hi ya there!!! I love the way you have done up the house it's awesome!! I have downloaded it and i have even read the download for dummies. I have run into a little problem though. I have extracted it and done everything i am supposed to. When i try and open it to install it, it comes up with the message "Windows cannot open this file.. etc. Am i doing something wrong or do i not have the right programs or what?!?!? if u or anyone can help that would be fantastic Thanks
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