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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: 25,813 · 1st Oct 2007
9.2 KB 25,813 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar

Size: 205.9 KB · Downloads: 46,089 · 1st Oct 2007
205.9 KB 46,089 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_CompleteCollection.rar

Size: 8.31 MB · Downloads: 50,377 · 1st Oct 2007
8.31 MB 50,377 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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THANKS POST
#1526 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 9:44 PM
thanks
Test Subject
#1527 Old 19th Feb 2015 at 10:11 AM Last edited by Sulphur : 19th Feb 2015 at 10:32 AM.
I have the floor mirror, but my beds are still flashing blue every time I enter the lot, and sometimes the sleep option on the lower bed disappears randomly, even though the sims are very tired. I have to rebuy the beds to fix the flashing, but that doesn't help with the sleep option. Any help? Could it be incompatible with Smart Beds by TJ? Or Inge's sleeping mods?
Scholar
THANKS POST
#1528 Old 9th May 2015 at 3:48 PM
This is just awesome! I love the whole set, it is so useful!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#1529 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 3:06 AM
Thank-you!
Test Subject
#1530 Old 3rd Jul 2015 at 5:34 PM
To everyone having problems with the blue flashing beds: Just download the wood recolors they provided in their recolor set (cherrywood, wornwood and mahogany):

http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=632924

I hope this fixes your problem!
Mad Poster
#1531 Old 8th Sep 2015 at 7:11 PM
That doesn't fix the problem. But thanks.

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#1532 Old 8th May 2016 at 8:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sulphur
I have the floor mirror, but my beds are still flashing blue every time I enter the lot, and sometimes the sleep option on the lower bed disappears randomly, even though the sims are very tired. I have to rebuy the beds to fix the flashing, but that doesn't help with the sleep option. Any help? Could it be incompatible with Smart Beds by TJ? Or Inge's sleeping mods?


I'm having the same problem, it seems the floor mirror isn't working anymore. I have all the expansions so that's no the problem. Maybe it isn't compatible with AL?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#1533 Old 6th Aug 2016 at 7:17 PM
Hey I loved this set for two any way you could make it for 4 this is great work
Mad Poster
#1534 Old 30th Jan 2020 at 7:46 PM
I was able to use Midge the Tree's tutorial to fix the flashing-blue reset issue with the upper bunks. I also Compressorized the files while I was at it (though they might've been compressorized already, I don't remember).

Since none of the creators seem to be very active anymore, I post my fixed version here.

I tested the files myself but please let me know if there's any problems.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Grand Trianon Upper Loft Beds Fixed.zip (344.4 KB, 67 downloads)

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