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Dolphin's Leap Atoll

by eedgan Posted 18th Aug 2006 at 8:14 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 11:04 AM by eedgan : Updated tags
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
OFB only version now available. PM me for more details.

Title: Dolphins Leap Atoll
Category: Lots & Housing > Residential
Cost: 107,108
Lot size: 3x3

Requires University, Nightlife and Open For Business, Family Fun Stuff
Scanned with Clean Installer, is play-tested, and is hack free.

History: Dolphins Leap Atoll was an unspoilt rocky island south of Simmaine. Connected to the mainland by a rickety old wooden bridge, it was a popular tourist attraction. Affording panoramic views of the Simpacific Ocean, it was as popular with the tourists as it was by the seagulls and dolphins. Shortly after the Second Sim War, and the ensuing land rush, it was sold to steel magnate Edgar St. Eedgan. There he planned to build a magnificent home for his Simlish bride, Simantha. However, she drowned when her boat sank shortly after leaving the Simland harbour. Edgar refused to believe that his bride had died and spent the rest of his as a fisherman, living in a small shack built overlooking the island. Legend has it that he still wanders the shores waiting for his bride…



Description: It’s been 3 years since Edgar St. Eedgan passed away, and Dolphins Leap Atoll was purchased by a shrewd investor. On it he built a splendid vacation home, and he would still be vacationing there if he had not drowned in the pool last summer… (Some say Edgar’s cursed the island…) Others would say it is the opportunity of a lifetime to own a fabulous piece of real estate.



The house itself is situated on a small island, connected to the mainland by a sturdy wooden bridge. There is a garage, or if you prefer you can use it as a boathouse (see image below), and a lovely swimming pool and outdoor recreation area. The ground floor of the home features airy, open plan living. There is a living area, study, dining, kitchen, and full bath.

The first floor houses the sleeping quarters. There are two small bedrooms (suitable for kids) and a bathroom. The main bedroom is huge with beautiful views of the Simpacific Ocean, and also boasts its own bathroom.

The second floor is a family/recreation room -a cosy retreat where the family can unwind and play (or tell ghost stories, while warming your feet at the fireplace).











N.B.: This lot was built in the Bluewater Village neighbourhood. I strongly recommend that it be installed there. There is an thumbnail below which will illustrate the recommended positioning of the house. (If you place it where I suggest – you are guaranteed an island beach house.) Should you choose to install it elsewhere, try to place it along the coast. You will most likely have to manually lower and raise the terrain, to prevent the entire lot being flooded. If you chose to install it inland – I recommend the use of terrain paint to take the place of the water. Hope this is not too confusing.

Edit - I have received a couple of PM's about Bluewater Village and where you can get it. It is a Maxis neighbourhood that comes with OFB and is the shopping village.

Custom Content:

The following custom content is included:

http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=16333 - Ailias
2 Fences, edge smoother in white, OFB white glass 02 and 04, OFB white mission dining chair
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168038 - Schlauchboot “Imoen” by arenia13
http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/up...set_type=object
- Poetic Porpoise Topiary by Maxoid Monkey
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=56826 – Nengi65
N65 Verwitterte Holzdielen 2, white recolor of numenor’s wooden stairs, and 3 groundcovers (beachsand, cliff 01 and cliff 02)
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=4407 - Wooden stairs “recolorable” by Numenor
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=51668 - Garage door – blue
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=152242 - KittyIsPretty69 – 6 recolors of a Stroke painting
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=83679 - Moon_Ez – “The Shark” screen system – fencepost lantern
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=66062 – boat mesh and red recolor by mickyss
www.sims2day.com - S2D Painting recolor – Storm
www.sims2sisters.sme.sk - Blue roof
www.komosims.net – 1 ground cover
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=295810 - Kimsie’s Turquoise Dreams wall & floor

The following custom content is NOT included:

Car by Fresh Prince – recolours by Tre Zillah
The lot is packaged with Maxis bedding, however the bedding displayed in the images are from the wonderful creators at www.sims2day.com (Sorry my Clean Installer simply refuses to package any bedding!!!).

Happy Simming
Eedgan
Tags: #island, #atoll, #beach house

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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 University Nightlife Open for Business + 2 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Dolphins Leap Atoll.rar

Size: 2.44 MB · Downloads: 19,819 · 18th Aug 2006
2.44 MB 19,819 18th Aug 2006
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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Test Subject
#26 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 6:23 AM
One word: Amagnarific. (Yes that is a good thing)

It's peenut butta jellay time!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 6:44 AM
Good Job I like it .
#28 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 8:43 AM
Hey eedgan buddy you are just a genius. This lot is breathtaking i like the arched bridge that leads into the house thats soooooo cool the scenarie is wonderful what a magnificant house GREAT JOB. I wish one of my lots could be featured BUT GREAT JOB ON YOURS BEING FEATURED YOU DESERVE IT

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 8:54 AM
Amazing Place 2 Live in
Thanx A Lot

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Instructor
#30 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 9:07 AM
The lot is gorgeous Тhank you
Field Researcher
#31 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 2:12 PM
With a background story and all, it's irresistible Thanks a bunch!
It deserved to be featured, Congrats!
Test Subject
#32 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 2:32 PM
Wonderful! the back ground story is great!
Alchemist
#33 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 3:23 PM
Hi eedgan, this a very masterpiece, you did a great house, so well detailed in and out!
The bridge is lovely as well the whole landscape. Thank you very much, also for the creepy story behind the lot (the "old" photo is a genius touch) and for having let us know something more about YOUR sim-family.
Kiss and ciao.
Test Subject
#34 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 3:53 PM
i loved!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mad Poster
#35 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 4:13 PM
HELP!!!!!!!!! can someone give me a link to where I can find the Bluewater neighborhood? I cant seem to find it By the way awsome job on the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took me a while to figure out how you did that little bridge. Plz help me
Mistress of architectural mishaps
retired moderator
#36 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 6:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rapsheba555
HELP!!!!!!!!! can someone give me a link to where I can find the Bluewater neighborhood? I cant seem to find it By the way awsome job on the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took me a while to figure out how you did that little bridge. Plz help me


Bluewater is a Maxis made neighbourhood that came with Open for Business

Retired from Simming
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 8:44 PM
Thanks, this is a great house. I used the Clean Installer and it worked without FFS. When I loaded the lot it worked fine, the FFS objects just didn't show up, everything else worked though.

I have been retired from Simming for years now. I actually can't believe my work is still up after about 8 years and being downloaded. Lots of memories from the game and this website; these creations are a snapshot of a time in my life. Please continue downloading and enjoy.
Test Subject
#38 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 11:52 PM
Looking good, its a happy place
Blenderized to Pieces
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#39 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 5:45 AM
Ahahahah This is just entirely too cute. :0) Good job!
Test Subject
#40 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 7:41 AM
This is an amazing house. I've never seen anything like this before.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 8:30 AM
Very creative, I love everything about it. :P
Test Subject
#42 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 1:07 PM
Default Awsome
Love the house great job
Test Subject
#43 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 2:27 PM
this is a great house, and how did you make an island like that?
Forum Resident
#44 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 6:12 PM
I love it. And I found that reading about the history of the house was delightful. What fun. I am planning to move to the coast of Simpacific Ocean very soon. I will definitely visit this house! lol
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 9:12 PM
Le Gasp!
Wow! Thats sooper dooper!
Great job.

--Luc

In search for my dear friend Andrew a.k.a. Sawyer, Seen him? Heard of him? Contact me!


(p.s.) No this isn't Sunshine... ^_^...Okay maybe it is.
Test Subject
#46 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 10:41 PM
Wonderful, Awesome, Brilliant, Beautiful house :D
Test Subject
#47 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 7:21 PM
Default Dolphin Leap Atoll
Hi,
In a word, Gorgeous...You are truely a talent.I love this home The ocean sounds are so realitistic..I Look forward to another BlueWater Villiage Creation of yours..All your Homes are wonderful..Thank you for sharing..Luv2sims724.
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retired moderator
#48 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 9:16 PM
This lot is awesome. DLing now!

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Instructor
#49 Old 27th Aug 2006 at 2:54 AM
It looks great. It's very beautiful. Thank you.

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Test Subject
#50 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 2:51 AM
merci is beautiful
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