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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
#51 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 2:59 PM
Wow
Everything about it is beatiful, even the pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for sharring!!

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Test Subject
#52 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 4:38 AM
When I downloaded the file, it says that it is corrupt and will not let me extract or download it... some help here please
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 4:41 PM
Thanks for the splendid idea. I would love to make a holiday island like this.
Test Subject
#54 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 1:49 AM
This is simply beautiful. It'll go perfectly with my summer themed neighborhood.

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Test Subject
#55 Old 25th Sep 2006 at 9:26 PM
Great house! Thank you so much!

How did you get the driveway sideways?
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#56 Old 25th Sep 2006 at 10:32 PM
Akharra - Sideways Garage can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164641

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Test Subject
#57 Old 25th Sep 2006 at 10:44 PM
Many Thanks!
Test Subject
#58 Old 13th Oct 2006 at 12:07 AM
This is a beautiful place (and a great story!) and I really, really want it but I don't have the family fun stuff pack... is there a way to download it and I can take out the family fun objects before bringing it into the game? Or is there a way you could (absolutely at your own disgression) make a copy without the family fun stuff?

Thanks ahead of time for anything
Forum Resident
#59 Old 6th Nov 2006 at 11:35 AM
Thanks!, this is a great lot - good storyline too, like that!. Many thanks for sharing...

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Field Researcher
#60 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 8:27 PM
I love this house and setup. Thank you, it's beautiful.

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Field Researcher
#61 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 10:01 PM
The house looks really nice, and there's even a garage!! It will be perfect for one of my families. Thanks a lot! :3
Field Researcher
#62 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 10:28 AM
This house looks so cosy, I can wait to see it in the game.
Test Subject
#63 Old 10th Dec 2006 at 12:05 PM
You did an awsome job on this property!! I hope you are doing okay after your surgery.

How did you do an island? I've tried every way to melt the piece of land into the ocean and nothing seems to work.
Test Subject
#64 Old 11th Dec 2006 at 12:46 AM
Oh, I found your tutorial for this. I guess I hadn't looked hard enough. For anyone else that wonders about this as well, here is the link:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=184564

Thanks for your excellent work!!! =)
Test Subject
#65 Old 28th Dec 2006 at 1:23 PM
Thank you a lot! I really needed this kind of lot! I love water and that's so beautiful. Just like the others already said.
Forum Resident
#66 Old 29th Dec 2006 at 10:38 PM
It looks great. It's very beautiful. Thank you for the great work.

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Test Subject
#67 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 5:18 PM
oh so amazing!
it so beautiful.
thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 9:55 AM
A very nice lot indeed! Especially when it's with the lighthouse... A very nice effect! Gotta put it in my game now heehee... Thanks! Story's nice too ^_^

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Test Subject
#69 Old 26th Jan 2007 at 8:46 AM
This place is soooo beautiful, I love it!!
And I'm sure that my Sims are gonna love it too

Thanks bunches!!!!
Test Subject
#70 Old 27th Feb 2007 at 3:53 PM
This is great. It's such a nice house. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 9:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SushiSim
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.


SushiSim, thank you for reporting this. Now I can download this wonderful house and add it to the coast next to Nengi's Bluewater homes.

Thanks eedgan for making this home.
Field Researcher
#72 Old 28th May 2007 at 10:09 PM
Very Nice! Thank You for sharing!

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#73 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 10:41 AM
Amazing. I can't wait to check it out in-game.

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Lab Assistant
#74 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 6:00 AM
Wow, the lot looks great, and I really, really like how you've added a little story behind it as well, along with an old-style photograph to give us a bit of insight into your creation. Very cool.

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