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Victorian Greenhouse Set - updated 3 february 2008

by Lethe_s Posted 13th Jan 2008 at 9:25 PM - Updated 28th Nov 2008 at 10:25 AM by Lethe_s
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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.
This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge



****Update****
There was an error with one of the diagonal windows.
Please redownload the Greenhouse doors and windows rar-file and overwrite the old ones.
Sorry for the mixup.



Hi all,

I apologize in advance for the humongousness of this set.
The objective here was to make a greenhouse that can be used in all versions of the game, Seasons or no.
At the same time, I wanted to make it as versatile as possible, making as many shapes as possible,
without actually going insane (which explains the lack of diagonals).

Tested in the basegame and in a version with all EP's.

To make a working greenhouse with these in Seasons, you *must* add the sun lamps,
otherwise your crops won't grow.

The set consists of windows, a door and a ton of seperate 'roof pieces'.
The roof pieces don't need a floor under them and can be placed on occupied tiles.
The only thing they need is the 'white grid', so for second or third stories, place some columns,
then the roof, then take the columns away again.



Important note:

This is a repository set. This means all textures come from two packages:
lethes_mesh_greenhousewindowA.package and lethes_mesh_roofpieceA.package
The other objects won't show up properly without them,
so do NOT delete these unless you want to get rid of the entire set!!



So what's in the package?

Victorian Greenhouse Door
Polygons: 368
Found in Build/Doors
Price: 240

Victorian Greenhouse Window A
Polygons: 172
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 220

Victorian Greenhouse Window B
Polygons: 144
found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 210

Victorian Greenhouse Window C
Polygons: 116
found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 200

Victorian Greenhouse Window D
Polygons: 200
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 230

Victorian Greenhouse Window E
Polygons: 338
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 240

Victorian Roof Border (3 Tiers)
Polygons: 404
Found in Build/Other
Price: 10, 20, 30 (depending on tier)

Victorian Roof End (3 Tiers)
Polygons: 144
Found in Build/Other
Price: 11, 21, 31 (depending on tier)

Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 38
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3 (depending on tier)

Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers and one for diagonal walls)
Polygons: 92
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3 (depending on tier) and 4 for the diagonal

Inward Corner Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 37
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3




So how does it work?

Each roof piece fills one tile and I divided the levels into three 'tiers'.
Start off making the shape of your greenhouse in basic walls on the ground floor, and fill those with greenhouse windows.
On the second floor, place bottom tier roofpieces all round your greenhouse.
One tile inward, a second ring of middle tier roof pieces fits those seamlessly.
If necessary, continue this with the top tier pieces and, on the third floor, bottom tier pieces again.

Edit: Sorry guys, forgot the whole 'Seasons is annoying to build in' bit.

The roof pieces will not keep out snow or rain by themselves.
You still need to make your greenhouse rainproof with conventional methods, such as adding a floor on top. Something like moonlight muse's invisible floor would work well.



Extra's

The roof pieces come in an oak default frame, with recolours of the frame in dark wood, black iron, white wood and cherry wood.
Default glass is an old greenish tint, with orange and clear transparent recolours.

The windows and door come with the same frame and glass colours, plus twelve frosted and stained glass recolours.
Some glass recolours are designed specificly for certain window models, so may not work well on others.

Installation procedure

Place the packages in your Downloads folder
The collection goes in 'My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Collections'



Polygon Counts:
Victorian Greenhouse Door: 368
Victorian Greenhouse Window A: 172
Victorian Greenhouse Window B: 144
Victorian Greenhouse Window C: 116
Victorian Greenhouse Window D: 200
Victorian Greenhouse Window E: 338


Victorian Roof Border (3 Tiers): 404
Victorian Roof End (3 Tiers): 144
Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 38
Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers and one for diagonal walls): 92
Inward Corner Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 37


Custom Content by Me:
- Victorian Greenhouse Collection
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Victorian Greenhouse Door
- Victorian Greenhouse Door
- Victorian Greenhouse Window A
- Victorian Greenhouse Window A
- Victorian Greenhouse Window B
- Victorian Greenhouse Window B
- Victorian Greenhouse Window C
- Victorian Greenhouse Window C
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D
- Victorian Greenhouse Window E
- Victorian Greenhouse Window E
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Botom Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece for diagonal walls
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Victorian Roof Border Bottom Tier
- Victorian Roof Border Middle Tier
- Victorian Roof Border Top Tier
- Victorian Roof End Bottom Tier
- Victorian Roof End, Middle Tier
- Victorian Roof End, Top Tier
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, middle tier

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Greenhouse door and windows-updated.rar

Size: 925.4 KB · Downloads: 50,308 · 3rd Feb 2008
925.4 KB 50,308 3rd Feb 2008
Collection File Victorian Greenhouse.rar

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 45,186 · 14th Jan 2008
4.6 KB 45,186 14th Jan 2008
Greenhouse Roof Pieces.rar

Size: 454.5 KB · Downloads: 50,499 · 14th Jan 2008
454.5 KB 50,499 14th Jan 2008
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
#26 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 7:19 AM
Thank you for the beautiful greenhouses! I plan to use them on farms. Also, I was delighted to see one built onto a house, becoming a sun room for the residents. Where I live, these rooms are on a lot of TV commercials. Now I can have one, at least on my computer! The pyramid in front of a building looks like I.M. Pei's pyramid used for the Louvre's entrance, in Paris. Looking forward to your next project.
Test Subject
#27 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 8:00 AM
This is a wonderful set - I can't imagine how much work it was to make. Thank you so much for this.
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Field Researcher
#28 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 3:58 AM
I'm so grateful that you enjoy creating for the sims. I can't imagine a sim world without your incredible input. Always looking forward to your next clever, amazing or beautiful creation.
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#29 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 9:47 AM
Sillybon,

that's a really good point, and i'm afraid it totally slipped my mind (research for this project was a while ago)

In Season, i'm afraid they don't keep out the rain or snow, since the roofpieces are simple objects.
to make your greenhouse rainproof, you'll need to add a floor to the top first, something like moonlight muse's invisible floor would work well.
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#30 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 1:22 PM
You really are brilliant =) Ty for sharing this too beautiful set I love it!

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#31 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 9:14 PM
This is absolutely stunning. It's so much more gorgeous than the ugly Seasons ones! You did such a great job, thanks so much. <3
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 8:19 AM
Lithe_s :

This is amazing. Thanks so much Lethe, love all the detail you put into it, especially the roof. I am just learning how to recolor and mesh, so I can imagine the work that went into it. I just love the Victorian era, and based and entire neighborhood on that theme, yet never could build a decent greenhouse or conservatory. You have change all of that, wonder if I could build a mini Crystal Palace? Oh well.
Thanks soooo much.

Fido :D

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Instructor
#33 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 2:28 PM
They look so wonderful! I've been searching for things like this for a long time. THANK YOU so much!
Test Subject
#34 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 5:09 PM
It's amazing! I couldn't believe every detail is so cared and clean until I saw them in game! Incredible! Thank you!
#35 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 11:28 AM
This is wonderful. Thanks and Good Luck, not that you need it. Thanks again.

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Test Subject
#36 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 10:54 PM
Ohhh, this is beautiful! Now I can have the perfect greenhouses for all my victorian homes! Amazing work!
Mad Poster
#37 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 8:37 PM
Hiya Lethe s,

This is BEAUTIFUL! I already hit the thanks button!
I did find what might be a problem though... don't now, maybe it's not - I haven't actually run them in game yet. I always scan new DLs with SimPE to make sure I don't have any conflicts, and... I found this... SimPE says these are duplicates:
lethes-mesh-greenhousewindowD-diag and lethes-mesh-greenhousewindowc-diag

Is this a problem?
Thanks for checking it out!
Catherine
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#38 Old 27th Jan 2008 at 1:11 AM
I love this. Very, very nice. Must have been so much work. Congrats for the result, and good luck for the contest!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Fluffy
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Original Poster
#39 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 12:08 PM
Eek, CatherineTCJD,
you're right, i forgot to update the guid's on d-diagonal
i fixed them, so please redownload the doors and windows zip and overwrite your old files.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 4:33 PM
Thank you SO much for sharing these. I can't imagine the work you put into this set either, but it's great. Always wonderful ideas and content from you Miss Lethe, thanks for sharing with us
Scholar
#41 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 2:21 AM
Great job Lethe. These look fantastic!!
Mad Poster
#42 Old 16th Feb 2008 at 3:27 PM Last edited by JLonier : 6th May 2008 at 3:56 PM. Reason: is thanks
Default Thanks for the fix!
THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I'm shouting )
These are beautiful! Thank you for the 'fix' - now I'll go build to my heart's content!

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Instructor
#43 Old 17th Feb 2008 at 4:10 AM
Sweeeet! I can't wait to try these!
Thank you so much!

* Pickles *
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 2:40 AM Last edited by JLonier : 6th May 2008 at 3:55 PM. Reason: is thanks
big set...
These greenhouses are so wonderful, it's not even funny. I can't even imagine how long it took to make these!

THEY"RE BEAUTIFUL!!! :D
Test Subject
#45 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 10:41 PM
Awesome!
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#46 Old 12th Apr 2008 at 1:15 AM
Wow this is truely spectacular!! Thank you SO much. I don't know how you read my mind but I have always wished for a more elegant "conservatory" type of greenhouse, and I'm hopeing I can use the roof parts to add a glass skylight to the rotunda in my victorian mansion!!! You are awesome, great job =)
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 8:43 PM
Oh wow, wow, and WOW! Thanks so much for this set! And thanks for the collection file to! Makes it so easy to find the stuff. Thanks so much
Field Researcher
#48 Old 4th May 2008 at 1:32 AM
Thanks! Good work! Thanks for sharing.

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