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Australian Federation Collection

by darylmarkloc Posted 22nd Feb 2006 at 3:59 PM - Updated 16th Aug 2012 at 4:07 PM by darylmarkloc : Return to MTS
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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.
*I'm back!*

Aug 16 2012 - After several years I have returned to Sims and MTS: I would like to thank *everyone* who took the time to comment and/or d/l my stuff. I could not believe the numbers when I checked in. Thank you all For people who made requests or asked permission to use the stuff and did not ever received a reply from me, I am so so sorry. Life has a habit of getting in the way.

I no longer have Sims 2 installed nor, after all this time do i have the tools to create for it so there will not be any updates or new creations for Sims 2. If my stuff is still useful to people, that is great but please, I can't repair/fix/modify any of it.

Thank you beautiful simmers

16 Aug 2012 - a bit later: I am exploring the possibility of recreating this for Sims 3, since it seemed to be so popular. Unfortunately, the creation process chain for Sims 3 is rather convoluted, so I may wait until the whole process can be done in Blender. I *really* do not want to buy Milkshape nor do I have any desire to learn it.

I am pleased to give you The Australian Federation Collection. This collection contains objects derived from a style known as "Federation" popular in Australia between 1880 and 1915 and again from 1980 onwards. "Federation' style is a misnomer as it is really a local adaption of various imported styles, from Australian Colonial (derived from india) to late Victorian to Edwardian.

Included in the Collection are certain items which are co-dependent. Others can be used with or without the rest of the set.

What you get:

4 roof sections to build a verandah (single, corner and two sized doorway arches)

2 columns. One column is adapted for size to fit under the verandah. Both columns sit at the edge of the tile and can be rotated to suit different situations. They are much more flexible for locating than the standard Maxis column.

2 sets of default iron lace (Type A) each comprising a left, right and centre piece. One set is called 'low' and fits under the verandah the other is called 'high' and goes under a regular second floor level (see the pics)

1 iron lace balcony rail specifically designed to be used with either column. When dragged from right to left, it centres between two columns. When dragged left to right, it acts like a regular fence and sits along the side of a tile.

2 corrugated iron roofs, 1 red, 1 green.

2 Eucalypt trees - one large, one small

1 Front door, typical of Federation style

1 proper period sized double hung window.

The iron lace has 5 colours - white, cream, green, red and black, and I have provided 5 matching balcony pieces. If you do not want the balcony recolours, just delete them.

The meshes are all original and follow the package names.

Usage: Study the pictures and see how the pieces fit together. It is very simple, really. Play with it. You MUST have 'moveobjects on' to place the verandah roof. This is because it derives from an indoor object. Someday someone will find a way to fix that.

Any faults with the set, please pm me and I will correct it asap. Any questions about using it, post here.

You may include all or any elements of the package in your own uploads if you wish as long as you link back here. No distribution on any other site without asking me first. Recolours of the door and window are welcome and I have included the UV Map files of the door in the package to assist with that

There is a file "FederationCollection.package" in the download. Move this to your collections folder.

My thanks to IgnorantBliss for helping me with the door which was a pain from start to end.

I think that's it. I hope you enjoy and Thank You

The wallshadow of the window was incorrectly installed. The 'windowfix' file below will correct this. Download and install the main package first, then 'windowfix'. If you do not play with shadows on, you won't see the problem at all. My apologies to any who do :sorry:

24 Feb - Fixed a GUID conflict in the diagonal window

26 Feb - Fixed a fault with the diagonal door (d/l

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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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 4:47 PM
It must be Christmas all over again. Thank you so much for all these beautiful and useful items. I can't wait to get them in my game. You ROCK!
#3 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 4:59 PM
Ahhhh bring back memories as I grew up in Melbourne. You do see some in Perth too though not as common. You've done a fantastic job on them. Thank you.

Elen síla lumenn’omentielvo
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#4 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 7:33 PM
hi there im having trouble downloading this thay look so beautiful and i cant download

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 7:37 PM
These will be choice for nockin up some pubs, not to mention our old house we used to live in, nothin like a 4 veranda home. Thanks heap m8.
#6 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 9:30 PM
Wow !!! What a great work. Thank you for sharing. You did a perfect job.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 10:14 PM
Wow this is great and so useful too thank you
#8 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 10:16 PM
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 10:41 PM
Well done! I love the gorgeous door you did especially! Reminds me of my old family home in Queensland!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 11:03 PM Last edited by Havelock : 22nd Feb 2006 at 11:15 PM.
First thank you it looks awesome. But i have to tell you there is a glitch with the double hung window the wallshadow dont fit the window size. It is a smaller shadow centered in the window and looks strange.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 11:42 PM
Thankyou so much!!!! Me likes. Me likes very much!!!

I'll be able to take a bit of Melbourne with me, when I move *happy sigh*


If it's possible - I'd love it if you put up those houses for download.

Simthing for everyone

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#12 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 12:30 AM
ahhhh you finished and added SO much more!! This is an outstanding set and it will be so very very nice to build in our Aussie style =) The colours of the roof and verandah turned out absolutely beautiful and I know what sort of a pain in the ring that was for you =/

Thank you thank you thank you its stunning!!!

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Test Subject
#13 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 1:13 AM
Fantastic - I have a neigbourhood in the style of sixties suburban Melbourne, and your creations are just what I needed. Corrugated iron roofs, iron lace, even some real eucalypt trees. Of course, these items are just as relevant to many other national styles..

Thanks, Mate!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 1:16 AM
Havelock - thank you for pointing that out. I don't play with shadows on and it slipped my mind to test it that way. I have corrected it and I am grateful you found it for me and so early too

I live vicariously through my Sims. This is a sad reflection on my life and theirs.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 1:24 AM
Thanks so much for this, I have been wanting more Australian type things these are absolutely wonderful, can't wait to make up a new neighbourhood now!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 1:27 AM
Originally Posted by celebkiriedhel

If it's possible - I'd love it if you put up those houses for download.

I'm not sure I can..really, I think it comes under the heading of double posting. They are really just shells anyway. Hmm..maybe the houses without the packages then link to here but I can just see the messages now.."I downloaded your house and it has 20 model planes hanging off it"

I live vicariously through my Sims. This is a sad reflection on my life and theirs.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 2:51 AM
WOW!!! These are all MAGICAL!!! Beautiful work!!! Thank you, I can't wait to play with them
Hugs Cathy
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 2:58 AM
great work just what was needed in the game thanks
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 3:15 AM
this is perfect, thank you so much. :jig:

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 3:27 AM
Love this! I saw this all throughout Melbourne on my very first trip to Australia.
#21 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 4:12 AM
Speechless! ...... Ooooh!! This is so great, I just love it!! I had something like this in Sims 1 and I've really missed it - thank you, thank you, you are amazing! I would love a house like this in real life, but I'll make do with Federation houses for my Sims!
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 4:13 AM
on ya mate! it's a ripper....seems to be a lotta hard yakka there alright!

indeed thankyou for your fine work and dedication to our wonderful heritage...
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 4:28 AM
Thanks for all of your effort with this project. It will add allot to our sim neighborhoods.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 4:41 AM
Fantastic! As an Aussie myself, I have been recently thinking about creating an Australian=based neighbourhood - these have now inspired me to do so *thumbs up!*
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 7:15 AM
Thanks for the great build items, I thought a little while back how I could make a Queenslander house.

Could you just confirm that the Federation Collection.package goes into the collections folder,
and did we need to place the two .PNG files anywhere

Cheers for your efforts !
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