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Griffindor Entrance; The (animated) Fat Lady Painting - DOOR

by boblishman Posted 16th Nov 2005 at 9:36 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2018 at 2:00 PM by boblishman : update gif link
167 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This object is a joint creation by Boblishman & Numenor, and is the result of weeks of trial, error and sheer determination.

What started as a 'simple' idea became a personal battle by both creators to produce this fully working door (for both straight and diagonal walls) which has the appearance of a large (animated) painting of the The Fat Lady who guards the entrance to the Griffindor Common Room at Hogwarts, (Harry Potter's Wizard School.)

The painting slides along the wall to reveal the entrance which your Sim will pass through to the next room when the painting then it slides back into its original postition.

Made with Milkshape and SimPE v0.50 , it is compatable with ALL games, is colour enabled and it has its own (registered) GUID so it wont replace anything already in your game.

This object is comprised of TWO package files (one for straight walls and one for diagonal walls). Please put BOTH in your downloads folder.

Polygon Count: 972 (= low = GOOD! )

Whilst extensive testing has been done by both creators, your feedback would be appreciated should you find any issues not already known by us.

Although this appears to be a single tile door, it is in fact a TWO tile door, so you will need TWO empty tiles/wall panels to use it.

The door opens from left to right (from the front) so you must have an empty tile/wall panel to the RIGHT of the painting. (The usual green 'placement squares' will show you the tiles needed for it.)

Known issues:

1. Depending of the direction of your Sim, the movement of the painting is sometimes slow and your Sim may walk though the edge of the painting whilst it is still opening. This does not effect gameplay in any way (it's purely asthetic).

2. Only when placed on diaginal walls: very occasionally the painting 'hiccups' and opens and closes twice. There seems to be no specific pattern as to when it does this, and it is quite rare. It does not affect gameplay in any way. We suggest you use it on straight walls to completely avoid this problem.

Thanks for testing this , and we hope you will enjoy this 'new' door which we are releasing to coincide with the release of the new movie 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.

Bob & Numenor.

Recolours: Whilst this object is fully recolourable it is quite complex to do. It involves an animated cell texture for 'The Fat Lady' whilst the frame is a seperate 'static' texture. Should you wish to create recolours please feel free to post them here at MTS2 but do NOT include the original files which contains the meshes. Please put a link back to here so that downloaders may obtain the latest (and possibly modified/updated) files. Recolouring the straight package will automatically recolour the diagonal one (which takes it's textures from the straight package.)

Lots: Please do NOT include in uploaded lots. This is very much a BETA object still in development. Should you wish to include it as part of a LOT, please remove it after you have made your screenshots and include a LINK back to this thread for people to be able to download the latest version to add to your downloaded lot. They will then be in possession of the lates files and be aware of any known issues.

p.s. The animation of the painting is this.....


You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 252.6 KB · Downloads: 46,323 · 16th Nov 2005
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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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 2:45 PM
Fantastic work, i'm impressed! Thanks guys :-D
Field Researcher
#52 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 3:46 PM
Oooh! his is so cool! Thank you man!
xx Anne
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 4:04 PM
Default !!!
:jaw::jaw::jaw:Awesome! Thank you sooo much for this! It's definitely the coolest hp download ever! Partly because in the pictures, Harry's wearing a robe I made Thanks again! :thumb:
Test Subject
#54 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 4:09 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is TERRIFIC!!! now i can't live more without this door...! YOU ARE 2 GENIUS !!!
I'm... :insane: speachless :insane: ...
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 4:41 PM
but it's not good in my game,
the graphic in my game is low and it's sucks=[
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 4:53 PM
Default This
This is the most coolest thing I have ever seen. Thank you.............
Test Subject
#57 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 9:51 PM
Very Cool, Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#58 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:06 AM
I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan so i'm downloading this.

If Things Happen For A Reason, What's The Reason?
#59 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 1:23 PM
wow...thank you sooooo much for this....
(runs off to download and test)

Never wake a sleeping Dragon...for you are small and crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 2:39 PM
Yeah really cool. Btw, is that how the fat lady looks like ín the movies? I havent seen the movies becuase I prefer the books, but I might download this just for fun
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 2:44 PM
Just HOMG! I can't believe how wonderful this is. Thank you so, so much, this will be perfect for my Gryffindors. I'm pretty sure Remus and Sirius will be doing a lot of sneaking in and out of this door. Ahem. Slash. Thanks again, you totally win. *pledges first born son* x x x
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 3:39 PM
Default Thank you
This is the coolest thing ever, and this makes my painting seem like nothing.
Thank you this rocks.
Test Subject
#63 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 3:50 PM
I've tried the painting/door in game and it works great. The animation is just awesome.
Test Subject
#64 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 5:22 PM
woooooo that's brill, Im going to see the new movie in exactly 3 hours!!!!!! THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, im actually not ajax0407, im his sister hehe but i hav forgot my username and password and am too lazy to get a new one hehe :banana:
Test Subject
#65 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 7:52 PM
Even though I want to smash Harry's face down into a table continuarly of times, I downloaded this object.
You should be proud of yourself, really, its a great object!
#66 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 9:04 PM
WoW! So Cool. I can`t wait to try this in my game.. Thank you!
Test Subject
#67 Old 19th Nov 2005 at 12:11 PM
Oh. You are a genius!
But I prefer Slytherin! *Lol*
Forum Resident
#68 Old 19th Nov 2005 at 1:41 PM
Omg thgis is so unbeliebably awsome! I really wanted this for my Hogwarts and now you made my fream come tru! :o Thank you sooooo much!
Test Subject
#69 Old 19th Nov 2005 at 2:38 PM
Test Subject
#70 Old 20th Nov 2005 at 12:26 AM
Wow !
Omg ! Greeat ! :omg:

No woman no cry
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 2:46 AM
As a huge Harry Potter fan I love this item. As an admirer of your guy's work, I have to say what an incredible object in its own right. The animation is wonderous to watch and literally made my jaw drop when I saw it. This is just incredible work guys, thank you very much.
Test Subject
#72 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 3:50 AM
All I can say is wow!
The best object I have seen yet. It would be great to see more of a series of these, like the tickle pear for the kitchens, and other common rooms perhaps? Thanks again. The 4th movie Rocked my Socks off! I saw the midnight showing (the first showing you could see), and saw it again with my family. Seen it twice, by the end of this week 4 times. Yule Ball, World Cup, and The First Task are my fav seens. Best Film yet. Again Fab object, the first of it kind and quality. Note: Downloaded your bookcase like this too for my secert study room or passage to the dungeon in my castle loving sims. That is awsome too! :nod:
Test Subject
#73 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 3:42 PM
thanks, thats great
#74 Old 24th Nov 2005 at 4:26 AM
Nice! Looking forward to more Harry Potter stuff.
Test Subject
#75 Old 27th Nov 2005 at 10:24 AM
Could you make this:

With the animation (but i don't know where i can find it sorry)
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