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Bespoke Build Set

by Honeywell Posted 15th Jul 2018 at 5:10 AM - Updated 23rd May 2021 at 5:03 PM by Honeywell : Added note: Multi tile arches & French doors don't work on apartment lots
147 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 5 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.
7/17/2020 Updated the HW_BespokeBuildSet file. The new file includes updates to all of the objects with the rd prefix. (They should all allow person and roof intersection, be quarter tile placeable and not cast outdoor shadows now). The updated zip also includes the 6 new colors I added and Shastakiss's door updates for apartments.
5/22/2020 Shastakiss updated the 2 tile French Doors and the 2 tile arch to work with Apartment Lots.
Fixed 7/17/2018 Updated the files to fix a GUID conflict with the Oaktown Door.


BESPOKE LOT PACK : 15 Houses

BESPOKE CURTAINS & BLINDS

ROOF RECOLORS made compatible with Niol's roof shaders by simsllama.

BESPOKE BUILD SET
I like to build the mix of houses you'd find in the typical American suburb (often from house plans) so this set doesn't faithfully follow any particular build style. It's a nice, versatile set of windows, doors and miscellaneous bits and pieces suitable for the houses I like to build. I tried to keep the info as to the point as possible. Hopefully I conveyed everything you need to know but maybe not. If you have any questions please ask.

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TERMS OF USE: None.

INSPIRATION: So much about this set is the result of the Sims 2 community it felt wrong not to acknowlege that in a small way. I've used pheonix_pharie's Modern Georgian Manor set for absolutely ages and think it's just about perfect so this set was heavily influenced by theirs. Nysha and Raynuss both came out with really nice sets when I was actively making these so they had an influence. Not to mention Lee who introduced me to the wonders of centered windows and doors, MLC for her lovely porch sets, fansee who once wanted columns that hid in cutaway view, ekrubynaffit who was looking for blue roof trim once upon a time, and more recently Peni Griffin who's posts made me go back and make sure as much of this set as possible could be used without cheats.

Polygon Counts:
Generally low to average. The gingerbread and flower boxes are comparatively high and worth taking note of but nothing is outrageous. See post for exact counts.

Additional Credits:
Lamare, Chris Hatch and d4RE who offered help and answered my questions. SimPe, AGS, Milkshape and Photoshop. Maxis for the meshes and textures and MTS for hosting and the new tables.

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
HW_BespokeBuildSet.zip

Size: 8.61 MB · Downloads: 40,514 · 17th Jul 2020
8.61 MB 40,514 17th Jul 2020
HW_BespokeFloors-Walls.zip

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 33,692 · 15th Jul 2018
1.98 MB 33,692 15th Jul 2018
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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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Theorist
Original Poster
#101 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 2:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xmathyx
Hi Honeywell ! Let me tell you I adore this set and I use it a lot on almost every lots since you released them.
However, today I found an issue with the arches and I thought I should let you know.
The 1 tile centered on two tiles and the 2 tiles arches can't be used in apartments. The game says the message about invalid apartment when the changelotzoning cheat is used. I know for sure they are the problem after a few hours searching what I made wrong, I just had to replace the bespoke "1 tile centerd on 2 tiles" and the "2 tiles" arches by some others and it was it. I have 1 tile arches on the lot and they don't cause errors. I don't know about the 3 tiles as I haven't tested it in apartments.

Thank you @xmathyx I'm glad you like the set and I really appreciate you letting me know about the arches on apartment lots. I can't even imagine how frustrating that must have been trying to figure out why perfectly good apartments wouldn't convert so I'm sorry for that. I don't know why the multi tile arches don't work on apartment lots so unfortunately I can't update them.

The best I can do is add a note so hopefully no one else runs into the same problem you did - thanks again for letting us know.
Lab Assistant
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Theorist
Original Poster
#102 Old 1st Nov 2018 at 4:10 PM
Thank you @zizismommy I updated the note to add the doors too.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#103 Old 20th Nov 2018 at 4:59 AM
Thanks so much for this beautiful houses.
Instructor
#104 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 5:14 PM
@Honeywell Is there a trick to placing the stairs, it tells me it "can't place top landing". Anyone know why?
Theorist
Original Poster
#105 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 6:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzymarie64
@Honeywell Is there a trick to placing the stairs, it tells me it "can't place top landing". Anyone know why?

Have you tried placing them with move objects on? That's the only thing I can think to suggest and usually does the trick for me when stairs don't want to be placed.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#106 Old 13th Dec 2018 at 10:55 PM
I love this, now my go to build set. Thanks so much
Instructor
#107 Old 21st Dec 2018 at 3:48 AM
@Honeywell I got the stairs to work, but I had to delete the wall around it first in order to place it. But I was also wondering if I am missing part of this download. I only have right corner pieces for the floor and roof edges no left corners.
Theorist
Original Poster
#108 Old 21st Dec 2018 at 7:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzymarie64
@Honeywell I got the stairs to work, but I had to delete the wall around it first in order to place it. But I was also wondering if I am missing part of this download. I only have right corner pieces for the floor and roof edges no left corners.

I'm glad you found a way to get the stairs placed! The trim pieces do only have right corners and are a bit confusing - I should really do a video for them - but I did my best to explain how they work in these posts linked below. I hope they help.

Quote:
Use: Because the edge hiders attach to the top of the grid they fit any level: foundations walls and pools. (see example). There's instructions on how to cover all of the corners here.
Test Subject
#109 Old 26th Dec 2018 at 1:14 AM
The garage doors require nightlife, but if you go to SimPE, go to object data, go to all entries and change the Valid EP Flags and change from 0x0004 to 0x0001.
Test Subject
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Forum Resident
#110 Old 13th Feb 2019 at 1:45 AM
I've also experienced a crashing issue with this set in my game. It seems to be the windows and/or doors in some permutation -- leaving in the posts, eaves, etc are all fine. I haven't done a full 50-50 approach, but I did try with just windows or just doors. Either way it still crashed, but it lasted a little longer (a Sim day) with just the windows in (which placed from the catalog with no problem, for the record). The crash normally occurs very, very early: while a family is trying to load, or when I go to the buy or build catalogs (but that might be coincidence).

I looked at the error logs generated, and they all point to:
Exception code: 0xC0000005 (-1073741819) ACCESS_VIOLATION.

Current thread ID and Exception address vary -- I don't know enough about reading the log to know if those are just contingent on the particular household/hood/whatever or would reveal more information.

I don't know if that helps any, but I wanted to share what I'd got so far.
Theorist
Original Poster
#111 Old 13th Feb 2019 at 9:54 PM
Thank you for sharing, Tempscire. I don't have the first clue why some have an issue but I appreciate the information none the less. So far, you and Blockparty have reported random crashing with any of the set in and Carlah experienced crashing with the stairs & mailbox shelf in but taking those out fixed it for them. Googling your error code and knowing Blockparty's game was unstable and crashing after removing the set is making wonder if it's part of a memory problem - the set is huge. But like I said before, I just don't know.

If anyone else has (or had) an issue w/ the build set you're welcome to post so potential future downloaders have an idea of how common the reported crashing is. My impression is most are using the set without issue but if that's not the case I'd like to know.
Forum Resident
#112 Old 15th Feb 2019 at 1:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
...making wonder if it's part of a memory problem - the set is huge. But like I said before, I just don't know.


Maybe this is it (what a shame if this is the straw that breaks my game's back!). I plopped in fresh neighborhood templates, yanked my downloads folder, and booted up a new game with only this set for CC -- a-okay, no crashes at all. So definitely not something innate to your beautiful work, but some obnoxious and obscure bad interaction. Oh well. It was time for a fresh start, anyway. :p
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#113 Old 11th Mar 2019 at 1:38 AM
I had a problem on my laptop with this set in, however it was also blue screening without the game loaded, so I really believe it's the machine. It loaded on my desktop now and so far no issues. The only thing I've used yet is the mailbox recolors and the mailbox shelf. I've installed the houses, but haven't placed any yet. I'm loving the mailbox recolors though.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#114 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 9:43 PM
That's an amazing set, can't wait to use it.
Field Researcher
#115 Old 29th Apr 2019 at 5:30 AM
I keep coming back hoping this set has been fixed, I guess not
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 3rd Jun 2019 at 5:39 PM
Hi ! It's me again, new feedback !
After months without using any Maxis door I used one for the first time and experienced a crash. It's some 1tile colonial door (I play in french so I don't have the name of it in english) that makes the game crash when I try to grab it to delete or move it. I can place it from the catalog, and Sims can use it, but trying to take it with the hand makes the game crash. After a very long 50/50 method, I found the guilty file, it's one of this set, more precisely this one : "HW_doorExterior_Single_1t_diagonal"
I don't mind removing it because it's "just" a diagonal. I don't know if you can fix it or not but at least you know

I share my CC here !
Theorist
Original Poster
#117 Old 3rd Jun 2019 at 6:13 PM
Thank you xmathyx. I'm sorry you had to spend your time troubleshooting. That was fixed last year so a new file is already available for you if you want it: "You can delete and re-download the Bespoke Build Set for the fix or download the individual file from Sim File Share and allow it to overwrite the HW_doorExterior_Single-1t_diagonal package."
Instructor
#118 Old 25th Jun 2019 at 4:12 AM
@Honeywell I was wondering if it's possible to make roof trim pieces that can be placed on the edge of lot for rowhouses. I tried everything possible to use pieces, but nothing works. Greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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Theorist
Original Poster
#119 Old 28th Jun 2019 at 3:19 PM
@suzymarie64 No, I'm sorry. There needs to be the 2 tile buffer that the unmodded/adjusted lots have for these to work I can't change that.
Test Subject
#120 Old 3rd Nov 2019 at 2:52 PM
Hi Honeywell! I know it's been a few months since the last post, but I just downloaded this set last week. First and foremost, gorgeous set! I downloaded the lot package as well, I absolutely love all the funky colors and the cozy cottage styles. I am, however, devastated to say I am having similar crash issues to some of the other posters. I understand from reading through the posts that it's something you've tried to sort out, so you may no longer have any interest in further troubleshooting, and I don't expect a magic fix, but wanted to share my experience in case it sparks a "lightbulb" so to speak.

My game works perfectly fine without this set in it, but with it in it will crash within minutes or sometimes even seconds of live play, which isn't really anything new to report. It doesn't necessarily need to be a lot that uses any of this content, as I tested this out again on a completely Maxis lot and family.

I can enter a lot in build-mode from the neighborhood and work in it for a while until I try to use the eyedropper tool to pull something from the catalog, and then it crashes. Coincidentally this happened when I clicked on a table on two different lots (two completely different tables), so I thought it might be a bad surface object. But I removed the few of those out of the set and tried again and it still happened. Upon further boots and tests I found that it doesn't matter what I click on, it could be a couch or a stove, and it crashes. My game will work fine with all the Bespoke content in the game folder except for the doors and the windows, so all I can think is it must be something in there. I even tried the new copy of the diagonal exterior door that you have fixed and posted for download, and that doesn't fix my problem. For now I can run my game with the stairs and trim and such, but it's a bummer still because I only get to use the white color, since I'm guessing they pull their recolors from objects in the windows or the doors files?

Anyway, like I said I figured I would share my experience. I will have to sadly remove these from my game for now in order to play, but I am also pretty stubborn and I REALLY like these, so I will probably end up trying again after not too long, lol! Any suggestions at all, if any, are welcome and appreciated. And again thank you for your great work!
Theorist
Original Poster
#121 Old 3rd Nov 2019 at 10:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ox_eris_xo
For now I can run my game with the stairs and trim and such, but it's a bummer still because I only get to use the white color, since I'm guessing they pull their recolors from objects in the windows or the doors files?


I'm really sorry I don't have any suggestions for you (my best guess is it's a memory problem) but the recolors will work with just the trims. The master for the set is a stand alone file with no in game object. The stair recolors are just for the stairs.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#122 Old 27th Dec 2019 at 5:16 AM
This set is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Test Subject
#123 Old 5th May 2020 at 2:22 PM
Hi there!

This set is stunning - thank you! I realise this may no longer be monitored but thought I'd give a try.
Is it at all possible to place the 'floor edge' on a diagonal wall?

Thanks so much!
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