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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
88 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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: 50,317 · 3rd Feb 2008
925.4 KB 50,317 3rd Feb 2008
Collection File Victorian Greenhouse.rar

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 45,196 · 14th Jan 2008
4.6 KB 45,196 14th Jan 2008
Greenhouse Roof Pieces.rar

Size: 454.5 KB · Downloads: 50,508 · 14th Jan 2008
454.5 KB 50,508 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
#51 Old 6th May 2008 at 3:41 PM
This set is the best!
I wanted to ask, can I include some files of it in my house upload? (Sorry if this question is not in the proper place)
Fluffy
retired moderator
Original Poster
#52 Old 6th May 2008 at 7:44 PM
mirtantia,
yup, you can upload this in houses (preferably not to the exchange though).
next time, please pm me, or take a look at my policy
which, i just noticed, is really hard to find (makes a note to move that somewhere visible)
Test Subject
#53 Old 7th May 2008 at 2:57 PM
thanks! I really coudn't find!
Test Subject
#54 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 10:11 AM
OMG!! Its amazing!! I love it, THANX for sharing
Forum Resident
#55 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 7:13 AM
This set is absolutely a "must-have"!

Thanks for sharing!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 12:43 PM
Hi Lethe, I love these, ur on par with Marvine the marvellous *bad spelling, sorry* Five stars ***** 4 u my friend.....

Marvine the marvellous, Lethe the legend :D
Test Subject
#57 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 5:10 AM
This will be a beautiful addition to my game! I thank you for this wonderous piece :D

~the seph
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Test Subject
#58 Old 20th Sep 2008 at 9:14 AM
I love this set! It was really confusing at first and I ended up making a greenhouse entirely out of roof pieces, but I figured it out really quickly. Since I've only got the base game, I've been using the moveobjects cheat to put trees and shrubs in my greenhouses.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 22nd Nov 2008 at 3:40 AM
These are great. I was looking for something to build a conservatory and this should work beautifully.
Test Subject
#60 Old 1st Feb 2009 at 2:21 PM
Wow, This is a really nice mod, it really looks great!!
Test Subject
#62 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 10:27 PM
Default Could this become?......
Looking at the one green house that's sort of "hut" shaped, could this possibly become a peasant, twiggy, hut or even a straw hut? I don't know how you guys do all this fabulous stuff so it's just a thought I had and not something I personally could do. Thanks so much for the greenhouses! Just what I needed for my victorian home.
Test Subject
#63 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 10:39 PM
i love these so much! thank you!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 4:04 AM
This set is just gorgeous ! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this !
#65 Old 15th Jul 2009 at 10:16 AM
I LOVE IT! thanks thanks thanks!!! i always wanted and skylight!!! and you did it!!! you are the best creator ever in here!!!
#66 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 8:23 AM
as a feedback, i must tell you, when i put the 3 row of glasses the fence top does not match, the middle fence and the top fence are almoust of the same height. and the bottom does not help. can you fix the top fence to match? also i reccomend to make a new skylight piece so i can make larger skylights than the side be 6 tiles. if not the skylight does not close in the middle as the real ones and i need to put those weird glasses as tiles. dont get me wrong i love this, but if you fix this it will be completely perfect!!! so to resume, fix the fence and also those spikes that goes in every end of the fence in the top of the skylight. (the top height) and make some other piece to make more big than 6 tiles.
Test Subject
#67 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 2:54 AM
*Jaw drops down to the keyboard* Oh my god I can't wait to try it!
Test Subject
#68 Old 22nd Oct 2009 at 12:54 PM
I was looking for these for AGES.
LOVE THEM.
Test Subject
#69 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 12:32 PM
Oh My.. thank you thank you... I love this greenhouse.. NW
Test Subject
#70 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 11:12 AM
this is fabulous...thank you so much!

'I'm so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.' -Oscar Wilde
Please...call me Natalie
Test Subject
#71 Old 28th Apr 2010 at 2:39 AM
I love this. To DEATH. D;

~Life is what you make it. Happiness is a state of mind~
Test Subject
#72 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 7:33 PM
i lowe it! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#73 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 3:08 AM
This set is so elegant. I use it in practically every Victorian house I build. Thank you so much!!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#74 Old 11th Dec 2011 at 10:32 PM
Your creations and constructions are always wonderful.
Thank you very much.
You are fantastic!!!
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