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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?) - 24 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.....




enjoy!

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
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BobL_SlidingFatLadyDoor_AllGames_col_en.zip

Size: 252.6 KB · Downloads: 46,324 · 16th Nov 2005
252.6 KB 46,324 16th Nov 2005
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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Guest
#76 Old 27th Nov 2005 at 2:04 PM
me and my sims love harry potter!
thnx for the brill do.... i mean paintin (slytherins mite hear)
Guest
#77 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 12:17 AM
This is just too cool!
Test Subject
#78 Old 28th Nov 2005 at 8:35 PM
has any one had trouble gettin in to work in the game cause no matter how much i download it it still doesn't seem to show up in my game! any idea why?
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 12:13 AM
I know you don't really need another post to tell you how cool this is - but I can't help myself. This is the most incredible object I've ever seen created for this game. You guys are brilliant!
Manipulator of messy meshes
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Original Poster
#80 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 1:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkerbelliscool123
has any one had trouble gettin in to work in the game cause no matter how much i download it it still doesn't seem to show up in my game! any idea why?


...read ALL the previous posts in this thread...... ... the answer is proabably there....

***** PLEASE NOTE *****



Do not upload any of my original mesh files ANYWHERE...either as part of your recolour posts or included in any LOTS or SIMS. Thank you



******
Test Subject
#81 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 2:09 AM
Although I don't have a Hogwarts in my game, I'm sure that there are some Sims of mine who will be just thrilled with this door.

Very impressive job!
Test Subject
#82 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 5:50 AM
Default Thanks from a Harry Potter fan!
Hey, thank-you so much!
You are awesome poeple!!!

Do you like Harry Potter?
I am a major fan who has met members of the Harry Potter cast!
That animation comes straight from 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' on PC, ay?
How did you get it?
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Original Poster
#83 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 3:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldman
Hey, thank-you so much!
You are awesome poeple!!!

Do you like Harry Potter?
I am a major fan who has met members of the Harry Potter cast!
That animation comes straight from 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' on PC, ay?
How did you get it?


using RAD Video Tools, I converted the .bik movie file (from the game) to a series of .gif files which I then used to create an animated Gif with Animations Shop. I then resized the animation and then 'culled' the animation down to 32 frames which I then used to make the .png texture file for the package.... easy when you know how... :confused: ..... :laugh:

***** PLEASE NOTE *****



Do not upload any of my original mesh files ANYWHERE...either as part of your recolour posts or included in any LOTS or SIMS. Thank you



******
Test Subject
#84 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 5:49 PM
W-o-w!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You Are The Best!
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 8:27 PM
kewl, what an incredible door. 1000 thumbs up! :-)
Guest
#86 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 8:54 PM
I really LOVE this object!!
Instructor
#87 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 9:32 PM
why can't I download this?

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Test Subject
#88 Old 30th Nov 2005 at 10:42 PM
That´s fantastic. You are the greatest!!! :bandit:
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#89 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 9:00 AM
Terrific! And what a sweet portrait it is. I am amazed at your talent. You seem to make all the things I want to have custom made, lol! (clocks, heaters, fat lady paintings, mirrored bookcase... brill! )
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 7:47 PM
Waoh!!!!!!!!!!
You are both great, for all you do for the sim's community I have tos ay that I LOVE YOU BOTH! Thank you so much. :bow:
Test Subject
#91 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 8:39 PM
:salute: :bow: :bow: :bow: :wow: :dance: :yippee: :clap: :thumb: :agree: COOOL!!! HARRY POTTER IS ACE!!! I've seen all the movies and read all the books twice! This is brill! thx!!!
Space Pony
#92 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 11:09 AM
wow! This is absolutely amazing! I don't know how you got the picture to be animated but that is just awesome! I love it!
Thank you so much!
Now I'm wondering if there isa sliding grandfather clock.. Or just regular sliding glass door. I've been trying to search but I must be inputting the search parameters incorrectly.
Anyways, Thanks!!!
Field Researcher
#93 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 10:25 PM
WOW!! I can't believe my eyes. You both are really genius! I can image the lots and lots of hours of working at this great door.I'm so curious how it will be in the game, thank you both so much for creating all those wonderful things and for sharing them.
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Test Subject
#94 Old 10th Dec 2005 at 4:29 AM
Awesome Job!!!!!!!! :elephant:
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 10th Dec 2005 at 5:51 AM
Oooh...I think I love you! You are SOOOOO good at making these things! Perhaps you could make their wands? That'd be sooooo cool!

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Test Subject
#96 Old 12th Dec 2005 at 12:22 AM
I love it!!! you guys are amazing!
Field Researcher
#97 Old 13th Dec 2005 at 1:30 PM
c'est cool!

It takes more time to TyPe LyK dIs than it does to type like this.
Guest
#98 Old 16th Dec 2005 at 12:57 PM
Thats soooooooooooooooooo great. You're a genius man. I love it. I am a Harry Potter fan and the doors is so cool.Thanks for sharing and for this great work.
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 26th Dec 2005 at 3:56 PM
Excellent! Great art work too!
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