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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.

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LIST OF THE AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS:

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:

INTRODUCTION TO THE "GRAND TRIANON" SET

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.


ADDITIONAL AND TECHNICAL INFO

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.


Disclaimer

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
CollectionPackages_(DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS).rar

Size: 9.2 KB · Downloads: 25,823 · 1st Oct 2007
9.2 KB 25,823 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar

Size: 205.9 KB · Downloads: 46,104 · 1st Oct 2007
205.9 KB 46,104 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_CompleteCollection.rar

Size: 8.31 MB · Downloads: 50,394 · 1st Oct 2007
8.31 MB 50,394 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
#76 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:54 PM
This is some of the best work I've seen..... ever. Your amazing! THANK YOU!
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:08 PM
~*~wow~*~
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:19 PM
I have to update on my original post as i just put this in my game and loaded up a wonderful dorm lot i had built with tons of tiny cottages to be the dorm rooms and two community buildings, i had been dreading decorating these buildings because i needed to fit a lot of things in a small area (5x5 rooms) your set has allowed me to do this!!! Thank you again everyone!
Field Researcher
#79 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:22 PM
Wow great job on the whole set.Wow!
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by netseeker2
It's beautiful but for some strange reason (I've never seen this happen before here nor anywhere else), it wants to download all the individual rars as "MTS2....&quot" files. So I can't get them. All the other downloads in other threads on this site download fine. Just this set doesn't. Not for me anyhow.

netseeker2


Could be a result of too many people downloading at one time. Try again in a little bit- I had no trouble.
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:34 PM
One question- I clean out my custom content on an almost regular basis either becuase I have found better items, or because I realized I don't use a particular item very often. (I doubt I will find better, but I might not use some of these items.) Sometimes, this causes me to get the dreaded "blue" items, because I will have accidentally deleted a file that others depend on to work. Are any of these items "Master" items? Is there anything I should be careful NOT to delete in the future? If I delete one of the mirror designs, for example, will all of the other mirrors go blue? Thanks!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the work you guys put into these!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Field Researcher
#82 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:38 PM
Wow!!!! I am speechless. Unbelievably beautiful collection of objects. Amazing. Completely amazing. I cannot wait to try them in my game. Thank you all so much for these. The Dream Team rocks!!!!

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:39 PM
""Repository" is the Poster Floor Mirror (part of the Mirror Bedroom collection): you must keep it in your downloads folder, otherwise all the Grand Trianon objects will show a flashing blue texture."
That answers my question.... I read all the posts, but skipped the data sheet, because I was in too much of a hurry to D/L everything! LOL

Question still stands on Mirror designs, though. Is it okay to delete a specific mirror design, but not others? Or are all of the designs considered 'master files' by the floor mirror?
Test Subject
#84 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:39 PM
What can I say that hasn't already been stated throughout this thread? Wonderful job!! Thanks to each of you for your hard work and thanks for sharing with us! :D
Test Subject
#85 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:45 PM
Tank yoy! =)
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#86 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:42 PM
YAY! You finally released it! We truly have the best meshers and object makers ever on MTS2.

So when's the next one? :D
Creators of the "Grand Trianon"
Original Poster
#87 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:51 PM Last edited by The "Dream Team" : 11th Jul 2005 at 2:59 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".

Then, you have to clean the browser cache (IE users and Firefox users: see pictures), and lastly you have to close and restart the browser. (If you want to be sure at maximum, restart you computer).


I've tested the process above with my own Firefox browser: after checking the option in the MTS2 UserTool, the problem was not solved until I restarted the browser (I haven't restarted Windows).
Screenshots

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

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The "Dream Team" members:
Atavera, JWoods, Numenor, Peter_halland, Raquelcesar
Creators of the "Grand Trianon"
Original Poster
#88 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:55 PM Last edited by The "Dream Team" : 11th Jul 2005 at 2:57 PM.
Silentthunder19: you can safely delete anything but the Floor Mirror (as you have correctly guessed).

You can delete any recolour pack with no harm (obviously, those recolours won't be available any more: the objects will revert to their default colour).

This applies to the glass etchings, too: you can safely delete them: the default textures for the glass, the wood, the metal and the fabric are all contained in the Floor Mirror.


Daysies: What's next? Mmmh... a bit of vacation, I hope; we have worked on this collection for months, as you know . Then, we are planning to expand the Grand Trianon to other rooms: living, kitchen... who knows?

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

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The "Dream Team" members:
Atavera, JWoods, Numenor, Peter_halland, Raquelcesar
Test Subject
#89 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:57 PM
to those having trouble downloading the files- all you have to do is rename the files to have a .rar suffix and they will work. a fast cut and paste job is all it takes. That's what I just did.

hope this helps.

-Batty-
Guest
#90 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:59 PM
Wow!!Wow
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:00 PM
Clicking a thank you button would NOT be enough for this wonderful set of objects .... i humbly bow to all the WONDERFUL, TALENTED, AWESOME MESHING GODS that have created this MARVELOUS set .... i'm almost speechless .... it's absolutely breathtaking .....

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whytewolfsangel ~aka just plain ol' traci~
Webmaster and Creator at SED Sims
Field Researcher
#92 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:03 PM
Wow!this is...wow
Test Subject
#93 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:09 PM
This is just breathtaking...There is really no words to express the beauty of this project...

Thank you so much for all the work you have done in doing this...
Ice Princess
#94 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:09 PM
Oh that is just marvelous!! Nice work all!
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#95 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:06 PM
To the Dream Team:

Excellent work! I've added it as a "Featured Item Set" on the front page - let me know if you want me to use a different thumbnail for it though

Regards,
Delphy
Test Subject
#96 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:19 PM
I've tried all the sugestions to download. I even restarted my computer, but it just doesn't want me to download this set. Well I'll just have to wait untill I'm home and hopefully I will be able to download the sets.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:23 PM
Oh my......it's like Christmas...
Test Subject
#98 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:27 PM
Did you ever find time to sleep ?
Very high quality stuff. Give yourselfs a pat on the back.
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:27 PM
Again and Again great fantastic and and..............
i lost my words.
Test Subject
#100 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 3:27 PM
holy.......crap......

awsome
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