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The Grand Trianon Collection - *UPD 20 MAR 2008*

by The "Dream Team" Posted 11th Jul 2005 at 4:49 AM - Updated 7th May 2009 at 9:01 AM by Numenor
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

In cooperation with MTS2, the "Dream Team" is proud to present to you,

The "GRAND TRIANON" Collection

09 sept 2008 - Updated the "Complete Collection" archive with the new cabinets published back in January.

20 mar 2008 - UPDATE: Fridge.
The Fridge now has the FreeTime options "Serve Platter..." and "Prepare for Contest". The updated fridge is included in the archive "GrandTrianon_Kitchen_Appliances.rar", attached to Post #8.
(Click image to enlarge)

07 Jan 2008 - Updated: Cabinets
Fixed a cyclic reset occurring every 18 sim-hours.

06 Jan 2008 - Updated: Fridge.
Got rid of the annoying tooltip that appeared when clicking on the fridge).

23 DEC 2007 - HUGE UPDATE!
The long-awaited KITCHEN set is finally ready! Get it from Post #8!
And the is also a bunch of new WINDOWS in the Architecture set: see Post #6.


Attached to this post, you will find the following files:
  1. "GrandTrianon_CompleteCollection.rar" (UPD 23dec07): this is a big rar archive containing all the Grand Trianon objects, floors and wallpapers, organized in subfolders. The rar contains also the Floor Mirror (see below) and the TWO versions of the "Poster Desk & Hutch" (see Post #3 for details).

  2. "GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar" (UPD 23dec07): this archive contains the "Floor Mirror", that is the Repository of all the textures of the entire set. You MUST HAVE this file, otherwise the entire set will flash blue!
    (Note: the Floor Mirror is already included in the big "Complete" RAR; but in case you don't want to download the entire set, the Floor Mirror can be downloaded separately).

  3. "CollectionPackages_(DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS).rar" (UPD 23dec07): the archive contains the "Collections", that must be installed in (Documents)\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections, in order to have all the GT objects organized in collections inside the Buy Mode catalog. Even if you don't download the entire set, you can always install all the "collections": the catalog will show only the installed objects.

If you want to download specific files or parts of the set, instead of the entire set in one big RAR, then you can find the various files in the following posts:


Mirrors have been in use since the middle ages but were made of polished metal. It wasn't until the 13th century that they were truly mirrors as we know them, glass with a metallic background. Mirrors have always been a signature of wealth and prestige since...

The original poster style Bed was introduced in the13th century and has been a symbol of wealth and prestige as well.

When we think of mirrors, our first thought is of the famous "Galerie des Glaces" (the Hall of Mirrors) which is located in the "Versailles Palace”.
The palace is not only the home of the "Grand Trianon" and the Hall of Mirrors but also a home to King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. It is here you can find one of the most exquisite "Poster Style" beds in the world.

With such inspiration, the “Dream Team” has created for you to enjoy, the "The Grand Trianon Collection" for the Sim's 2 game.


Please read about the Hidden Treasures of the Grand Trianon in the following post.

Credits: The “Dream Team”

Raquelcesar - Expertise: CRES files and Animation.
Atavera - Expertise: BHAV and CRES files.
Peter Halland - Expertise: Multi-Objects, Shape and Package Combining.
Numenor - Expertise: Colour options, UV Mapping and, Package Structure.
JWoods - Expertise: Mesh creating, Project leader.

Note: All members of the "Dream Team" have accomplished a great many things during this project. The above is just their considered "expertise".

Additional Credits and Acknowledgements

Quaxi: SimPE creator.
Delphy: MTS2 founder, Obj Exporter author, Mesh Tool co-author.
Miche: Mesh Tool co-author.
Numenor and RGiles: CEP co-authors.
Wes_H: MilkShape plug-ins.

Our special and hearty 'Thank You!' to:
Exnem, for the insight on cloning windows and doors;
LWoods, for creation of the GT wallpapers and carpets;
MaryLou for the great effort she put in the Kitchen set;
Boblishman for the 'disgustingly dirty' texture of the kitchen counters.


All objects contained in this collection are property of the "Dream Team". These objects should *never* be sold for money, nor put in “free rotation” of any pay site. Anyone can freely recolor them and use them in their lots though credits are needed, at least to the "Dream Team". This is in consideration that the lots can be downloaded free of charge. If a recolor is posted on external sites, a link should be provided to this thread (URL)
The tools used to make these objects are in "beta" stage so these objects are considered to beta as well. We have performed extensive testing and present objects we believe are safe for your game as well as resource friendly.

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

This is a multi-part download:

You can either download the entire set, all packed in one big RAR, from this post; or you can download only your favourite sub-sets, available from the following posts:
IMPORTANT: if you don't get the entire collection, then you MUST download and install the file "GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar", or you will get flashing blue objects!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 9.2 KB · Downloads: 25,818 · 1st Oct 2007
9.2 KB 25,818 1st Oct 2007

Size: 205.9 KB · Downloads: 46,096 · 1st Oct 2007
205.9 KB 46,096 1st Oct 2007

Size: 8.31 MB · Downloads: 50,388 · 1st Oct 2007
8.31 MB 50,388 1st Oct 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. 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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:19 PM
Thx for the goodies
#52 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 11:06 AM
Super fantastical. Thank you (all of you) so much.
#53 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:24 PM
Just wonderful work! Incredible. Thank you so much.

Test Subject
#54 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:31 PM
Omg! Thank You!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:41 PM
Thanks very much Dream Team. You are all very much appreciated.

Field Researcher
#56 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:43 PM
Absolutely Magnificent! Thank You All You have simply Outdone yourselves! Again Thank You for this Wonderful Set!
Creators of the "Grand Trianon"
Original Poster
#57 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:44 PM
For anyone experiencing downloading problems:
Click on the "User Tool" link (on the top right of the screen), select "Edit Options"; on the option screen, go to the very bottom and check the last option, labeled " If you are having problems seeing thumbnail images or downloading, try checking this box".

Dolldrms1 - You're right, currently the Drapes can't be placed in diagonal; we'll update them as soon as possible. Thanks for reporting.

Netseeker2, Bluegenie2, Cherryblu - See above how to fix the "&quote" downloading problem.

Ricberbor3 - The Grand Trianon is a set composed by numerous and various pieces of furniture; most of them incorporate mirrors, but you won't find only mirrors in the Grand Trianon The bed you are talking about is the Loft Bed: you can download the whole set from post #4. As stated in the data sheet (that I suggest you to read, since it's greatly interesting and useful), all our objects are brand new. You don't need the UNI EP, except for 4 objects: the Vanity Table (in the Mirror Bedroom set), the Left Cabinet and the Right Roto-dresser (both in the Loft bed set) and the Temple Fountain (Architecture set).

Elune - You guessed perfectly right: all this creative effort was possible because we decided to join together in a Team; all our personal knowledge and abilities were multiplied by ten! :D

To prevent flashing blue objects you need to install the FLOOR MIRROR

The "Dream Team" members:
Atavera, JWoods, Numenor, Peter_halland, Raquelcesar
Test Subject
#58 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:46 PM
wow what a beautiful project thank you all
Test Subject
#59 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:47 PM
Wow! It's amazing! The best set ever!Thx for great job! But I've noticed one problem: the middle mirror in the high dresser has a flashing pink texture.
Field Researcher
#60 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:51 PM
I just cannot believe it!!!!!
OMG.... this is such an incredible wonderful idea you got together and made such a great set!!!!

Thank you all soooo much!!!
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:51 PM
Holly Molly it is grand i cant think what to say but thankyou so much for this fantasic wonderfull collection my simmies will realy want this in their home i will have to get a bigger house wow thanks again :D
Knitting fiend
retired moderator
#62 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 12:56 PM
Just stunning. Thank you!
Test Subject
#63 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:09 PM
Incredible collection!! Thank you for the wonderful sets and for allowing recolors of the terrific meshes!
Field Researcher
#64 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:10 PM
I'm stunned and pleased by the teamwork and vision that you've had. I can't wait to put this in my game and try them all out.

I hope that you continue on as the dream team, continue on in other projects.

Lab Assistant
#65 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:13 PM
You all are truly amazing and a great notice to all of the community on team work! I hope and cant wait for another dream team arrival!!
Test Subject
#66 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:16 PM
I tried to download, but I get the same problems some other people also got. I tried ticking the box, wich I already had ticked, because of problems showing thumbnails. I really would like to download this set, so I hope when I get home I will be able to download it from a different computer, that the problem won't occur. Otherwise I hope that problem might be fixed in the near future, because I really like the sets.
Test Subject
#67 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:23 PM
Great stuff! I downloaded everything.
Tanks for sharing
Field Researcher
#68 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:27 PM
All I can say is WOW! This is truly outstanding work! Thank you so much for all your hard work and my sims will LOVE this


The power of three, will set us free....

Find more of my creations at Sims 2 Estates - TV Homes, Movie Homes "Jericho" "Charmed" "7th Heaven" and more!
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:29 PM
Both the objects and the concept are great!!!!
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:33 PM
I solved the problem by restarting my computer and using firefox. I've got it all now, except for the EP required things. Thanks guys and gals.

Bluegenie2 Designs

#71 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:34 PM
OMGGGGG!!!!! This is so awesome,,,thank you so much for sharing this with us
Test Subject
#72 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:43 PM
I tried the same thing bluegenie did, but alas it didn't work.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:46 PM
I always knew coming here was a good idea. You guys are unbelievable. Wow doesn't say it. :-)
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:49 PM
Accolades to all! I can't even begin to imagine what it took to create all these unique objects. Thank you.
Test Subject
#75 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:53 PM
oh my gosh so amazing. thank you so much.
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