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The Altar

by IndigoRage Posted 8th Dec 2005 at 9:21 AM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 1:36 PM by -Maylin-
64 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.
Blushing brides and nervous grooms both have one thing in common: the dire fear of being left at the altar... but have you actually seen the altar? Now you have.

This brand new mesh picks up where common law and wedding arches leave off. Specifically non-denominational, this solid hardwood altar serves all your sims marrying needs.

Weighing in at 1297 polys, this mesh supports recoloring, however, it comes with just the basic purple and gold altar cloth. It may NOT be redistributed to pay-sites, or included with lots. It may be recolored, and if you make a recolor, I ask that you drop me a message with a link -- I love to see what other people do.

I would also like to extend a very special thanks to the talented Echo for making the functionality of this object possible - you're the *best!*

      Antique: Antique or Historical
      Living: Living Room
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

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: 205.3 KB · Downloads: 9,631 · 8th Dec 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
Original Poster
#2 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 9:22 AM
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 10:00 AM
Cool. It certainly different from all the others
Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 10:29 AM
I was hoping for an abject like this. The wedding thing we had was so unreal...This is much better! Thanx
Forum Resident
#5 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 11:57 AM
Oh boy! This is great!!!! I was wanting an altar to put in my sim churches, but this is even better than what I was hoping for. It actualy has a function, the sims can actualy get married with this!!! Your the best Indigo!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 12:03 PM
Thank you - I hade a wedding last night and it did looked wird with a wedding arch in a church. Im looking forward see it in my little local church en pleasentville
Field Researcher
#7 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 1:13 PM
nice work indeed ...... downloading now
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 1:47 PM
Is there anyway I can get this to show up in the community lot catalogues?
#9 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:01 PM
Thank you!! I wanted an alternative to the old wedding arch and this is more realistic too.

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Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:08 PM
Answered my own question! For those who want to know how to get the altar in their community churches (like I did) this tutorial shows you how:

It's really simple too!
#11 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:40 PM
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:46 PM
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 3:36 PM
This will Help with the many cultural and diverse religions of people who play the sims..Although it may not cover them all,It is a start atleast. Perhaps maxis assumed that their sims were of one religion and people would just accept it as such. Ha, I say, and Thank You very much..

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 4:12 PM
This is wonderful. The arch is fine for outdoor weddings, but I was always a bit disappointed that they didn't include something more suitable for indoors. Thank you for the hard work, and thanks to Echo, too.

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 6:50 PM
Finally...I had never even thought to request an item like this but I had noticed its lack on occasion when I wanted to have indoor weddings at my community church lots and the arch just looks so odd. I love this alter! Thank you.
#16 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 9:43 PM
Now if we could request that we could have the hand-fasting altar as well as a Shinto marriage ritual along with the Hindu marriage ceremony.... (Which I realized now, some need new animations which wouldn't become available until later.)

But for now, all of my Univeralist, Catholic, Modern Japanese, Las Vega "shot-gun marriages" performer, and even some Yevonite sims would appreciate the altar as the alternative to the wedding arch since it was not as "secular" as some of the marriages performed in the backyard.

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#17 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 10:41 PM
This looks to good to be true! Iv'e been searching all the pay sites 'cause I thought something this good would have to be listed there, but-praise the sim goddess- you made one!!!!!! thankyou soooooooooooo much for sharing!!!!!
Test Subject
#18 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 12:40 AM
Cool! Someone should make some recolors that represent different religions, or modify it. I'd especially like to see a pagan handfasting altar.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 1:25 AM
Dark Delights & fairylust: If you give me some good reference pictures, I can make a handfasting altar - though it's my experiance that handfastings are as widely deversified as the stars above. =)

I do agree, DD, that some varity in ceremony would make things interesting, but we'll have to solve the mysteries of animation first.

#20 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 2:58 AM
I have just a word to describe this work... ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! I've been looking for ages for something like this for my churches/crypts. Thanks man, you made my day! :D
#21 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 4:31 AM
:joy: Yes! Finally the finishing touch for my church.
Thanks, IndigoRage :joy:
Test Subject
#22 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 8:38 AM
this looks great....dl rite now.....i have just the perfect couple for it too......thanks...

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Test Subject
#23 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 6:07 PM
Great job this is just what I need. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 10:20 PM
Just what I wanted, thanks!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 10th Dec 2005 at 1:31 AM
yay!! i dont feel weird about getting my sims married anymore! for some reason the wedding arch isnt like.... i dunno, it doesnt say "we're married now" lol! thanks! this is perfect!!


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