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Drake Manor

by Redhead Creations Posted 26th Jan 2006 at 11:18 AM - Updated 8th Nov 2008 at 8:12 PM by Redhead Creations
41 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is my second upload to MTS2! This is a combination of contemporary style with modern features.

This was one of the first houses I created for TS2, though I've touched it up a bit for this upload, it still has that "newness" feel (at least to my eye).

I really enjoy open spaces in my Sim houses, it's great for taking pictures, so this house is one of those examples. The main feature you'll see on coming through the front door is the huge vaulted ceilings in the living room. Another handy selling point of the house is the large master suite on the first floor, which means less travel time throughout the house.

Another fun highlight of this house is the artists' loft complete with painting easles and backdrops. Just sit down your model and paint them with ease! =)

I hope you enjoy the house, I'd love to hear comments and suggestions!


(ADDED): I forgot to mention that there is also a large unfinished attic for when your family expands. It is all set up to be used as an extra bedroom and bathroom. There is even a space for storage for baby items that aren't in use or old family heirlooms!

(ADDED): Due to some comments about this lot crashing a couple people's games, I'd like to mention that while *I* have all expansion packs, this lot was created before any were released. However, please install at your own risk! If you have a 'vanilla' game, this lot may not work in your game.

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There is no custom content included with this residence, and no expansion packs are required.
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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RC-DrakeManor1004.zip

Size: 2.22 MB · Downloads: 14,979 · 26th Jan 2006
2.22 MB 14,979 26th Jan 2006
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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. 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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41 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 40 Feedback Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 1:09 PM
thank you thank you thank you!!!! Just beautiful am going to move a family into it as soon as i can. Can't wait
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 1:27 PM
That's really beautiful. What about expansion packs? I don't think I see any Nightlife stuff, but I want to make sure. ;-)
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 4:56 PM
Very beautiful house. Thanks so much for sharing. It will be great for my sim family

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 5:45 PM
The more I looked at the pictures the more I wanted the download to finish so I could start playing it! Fantastic job! Now I have to find a family worthy of living in it...

Always,
Emma
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 10:23 PM
This is a well designed house. I especially love the landscaping. Thanks for sharing.
Instructor
Original Poster
#7 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 11:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by raynedanser
What about expansion packs?


Thank you everyone for your compliments, it really means a lot, and I'll probably be uploading another house soon. =)

I changed my first post to reflect the question above, the house was built before any expansion packs came out so it is perfectly "vanilla". Something that EVERYONE can enjoy!

Thank you again for all your kind words, please DO let me know how you like the house in your game, I'd love to hear stories or see pictures of it in YOUR neighborhoods!
Scholar
#8 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 1:50 AM
Nice work! I really like the back porch
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 2:12 AM
What else can I say that hasn't already been said? it's beautiful. thank you for sharing it
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 11:36 AM
only one word = AWESOME!!!
Instructor
#11 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 12:15 PM
WOW...........Simply beautiful!! I'll certainly be watching for your next one. Thankyou so much for sharing this masterpiece
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 6:50 PM
i love it!~its beautiful thanks for sharing it with every one
Test Subject
#13 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 8:36 PM
I just LoVe It!! :clap: Great job!! Thanx for sharing!
Test Subject
#14 Old 27th Jan 2006 at 8:55 PM
this is really really awesome,
amazing job!
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 6:23 AM
oh? how beautiful! i already love it!can't wait to play!
Guest
#16 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 4:24 AM
Im DOwnloading......

Awesome!
Im Gonna use my downloaded Sims too!

Hahah, Thnx xox
Instructor
#17 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 2:21 PM
Just wanted to let you know the house is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat. I have played around all day today with it and I didn't realise how big it really is. I keep finding more rooms!! Anyway my family of 2 have settled right into it, LOL the ground floor only, tomorrow we will explore the next level. Thanks again I love this house so much.
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 5:01 PM
very nice !
Thanks !
Instructor
Original Poster
#19 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 10:31 PM
Aww, thanks for the update Lorry! That's great that your family is enjoying it. They certainly have room to expand!

I forgot to mention in my original post that there is a pretty big unfurnished attic. After I had been playing with the house for awhile in my own game, I had one of my teens move up to the attic and use the space. It's all set up for a bedroom and bathroom, and a 'rompus room'.

So, there's PLENTY of room to grow into! =)
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 4:23 AM
Does it require any of the expansion packs? I tried it and it crashed my game
Instructor
Original Poster
#21 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 8:13 AM
Hmm, no, this property shouldn't require any expansion packs, because the house was built before any of them came out. The only thing I did before I uploaded here was move a couple things around, but did not add anything to the house that wasn't there before.

I'm sorry that your game crashed, but I can't imagine why THIS download would have done that! =(

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Test Subject
#22 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 11:14 AM
...What can i say. The house is BRILLIANT. it is absouletly beautiful! I must congragulate you on making such a georgeous house, and how it looks, its just stunning. I could never make such a beautiful house for the sims, never in my gaming expierience lol. Congratulations.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 6:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redhead Creations
Hmm, no, this property shouldn't require any expansion packs, because the house was built before any of them came out. The only thing I did before I uploaded here was move a couple things around, but did not add anything to the house that wasn't there before.

I'm sorry that your game crashed, but I can't imagine why THIS download would have done that! =(


I just wish it would have worked in my game cause it looks like a great house! From the pictures it looks amazing. Probably just my stupid computer that hates me.
Instructor
Original Poster
#24 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 9:34 PM
Thank you for those compliments, that is very nice of you guys!

Mully, the only thing I can think of is that going back into the house maybe did something to the package that requires the expansions even though there are no objects from the expansions included? Perhaps someone else with no expansions has downloaded it and can tell us if it works in their game?

Again, I'm really sorry it isn't working for you, I wish I knew how I could help you!! =(

Cagley Family Legacy (A Random Legacy Challenge)
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Feb 2006 at 3:31 PM
I've tried it three times, and it crashed my original version game all three times. I really liked the look of it, too.
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