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Old Hillcreek Country Church

by Brighten11 Posted 7th Jul 2006 at 8:59 AM - Updated 29th Jul 2006 at 9:24 PM by Brighten11
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
EDIT: Please note: This lot was also uploaded to the Maxis Exchange, and ended up becoming a featured lot there as well. Please check the name of the creator before assuming something was stolen and re-uploaded somewhere else. I really appreciate all the attention this lot had received both places, and am glad you all are enjoying my work. As always, have fun everybody!
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This old church is surrounded by flowing brooks, with a banquet hall and old barn nearby. Come for quiet meditation in the chapel, or invite friends for an old fashioned barn dance and party. There is an old cemetery up the hill nearby to lay a loved one to rest. Enjoy!

Built using the largest lot size: 6x5
One wall was created by SterlingDT: http://sterlingsims2.com/index.html
All other walls, floors and terrains were created by me.

As always, completely hack free and custom content free. Cloned lots were fully play-tested for your enjoyment. This does not require Family Fun.







Tags: #Church, #country, #cemetery, #old

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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Old Hillcreek Country Church.rar

Size: 4.50 MB · Downloads: 7,314 · 7th Jul 2006
4.50 MB 7,314 7th Jul 2006
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32 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 31 Feedback Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 8:42 PM
Wow, it looks amazing!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 8:43 PM
This is really pretty, thank you! I can never really find churches and I'm not the greatest at building them, but now I have a gorgeous cemetary as well-although I'm not sure how gorgeous they're supposed to be...oh well! Thank you! =]

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 8:50 PM
This will work great in my Little House themed hood. Thank you so very much for sharing!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 9:06 PM
I love this! I can't wait to furnish it!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 10:43 PM
A great idea and perfectly executed Brighten!.A church and a cemetery and a great place overall for our sims to visit! Congrats on the feature ;-) The landscape is to die for :-) Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 10:45 PM
Wow! This is beautiful and I can't wait to use to! Nice job.

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 11:20 PM
Thank you so much everybody! And thank you, MTS2 for another featured lot! I am truly honored. I'm so happy you all are enjoying my work. Have fun everybody! :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 2:07 AM
I really like it! i love it actually, just what i needed. I have 2 sims who are about to be married, and they need something small, so instead of marrying them outside, they'll do it in the church! (except i'm planing on her saying no, lol) but i'll download it tomorrow because it will take 40 minutes to download. Thats the downside of living in the country, :P.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 2:46 AM
What a charming village! Will you be offering more lots from this series?
Scholar
#11 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 2:49 AM
Linda, this is beautiful!! Congrats on your feature!

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Forum Resident
#12 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 4:58 AM
This is an extraordinary beautiful looking composition of buildings! I'm sure you spent a lot of time making it. Thank you very much!
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Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:32 AM
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Wow. This is an awesome church. I mean, it's amazing.

The camera gets a little wonky in the back, but that's fine. My only other problem is that the walls/floors are unpainted. Is this intended?

-- Griffinhart
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:46 AM
Thank you everybody for all your support and kind words! It really means a lot to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by efire
What a charming village! Will you be offering more lots from this series?


Thank you efire! Well now, I hadn't planned on more of the same, but perhaps down the road I will suddenly get inspired to paint another country scene again. I usually get ideas and directions for lots and houses way ahead of time. I tend to know at least the next four or five lots I will likely be building and I work on them when I can in my spare time. I really love the country though and I imagine another country themed lot is not far off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by puppersonpup
I really like it! i love it actually, just what i needed. I have 2 sims who are about to be married, and they need something small, so instead of marrying them outside, they'll do it in the church! (except i'm planing on her saying no, lol) but i'll download it tomorrow because it will take 40 minutes to download. Thats the downside of living in the country, :P.


I'm really glad you liked this lot so well puppersonpup. I will share with you that I had planned to make this a wedding chapel as well. I even arranged to get all three colors of the wedding arch (one currently decorates the stage, and the other two are being stored in the attic), but when I tried to marry my test Sims on a cloned test lot, the arch was un-selectable. I also tried to get one to propose marriage, and that option was also disabled in my game. It appears that Maxis disabled the option of allowing marriage on community lots. I found that odd, because they do have a couple of featured lots for the purpose of getting married. Perhaps it was a new glitch they need to fix or perhaps they intended to do that because they are planning a new EP similar to Vacation in Sims 1. I keep thinking that we will get an EP with hotels, marriage chapels etc., but I am just guessing here. Anyway, good luck! Perhaps it was just my system too, and you may be able to follow through with your plans. Have fun!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 5:54 AM Last edited by Brighten11 : 8th Jul 2006 at 7:50 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Final Warrior
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Wow. This is an awesome church. I mean, it's amazing.

The camera gets a little wonky in the back, but that's fine. My only other problem is that the walls/floors are unpainted. Is this intended?

-- Griffinhart


Hmm, unpainted? No all walls and floors should be covered. I had an online friend have some of her walls and floors disappear on one of her lots uploaded to the exchange not too long ago. People were reporting that some of her custom content was missing after they downloaded the lot. Hmm, that concerns me, as everything should be covered. I will download the lot now and check it myself on my other computer. That computer does not have these walls and floors installed. I will see what happens.

EDIT: Phew! I just tested this download, and all the files were included, and the coverings are intact.

Perhaps you were confused with the antique white wood floors I used? They are meant to look like painted wood that had been worn over time. If you are truly getting blank walls and floors, try downloading it again. Perhaps there was a small glitch during download that dropped some of the files. Thank you for saying something and bringing this to my attention. I would rather check it out and find out it's fine than not know that something could be wrong or missing.
Instructor
#16 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 6:40 AM
Fantastic work Brighten11. Thanks !
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 7:03 AM
When I said blank walls and floors, I really meant it. I got the little eye-drpper tool, and moused over the walls/floors, and got nothing. The walls were the basic, unpainted ones. The floor was just plain wooden.

I'll try re-downloading and get back to you.

-- Griffinhart
Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 7:50 AM
What a beautiful lot!! This is exactly what I needed for my town, thank you so much!!

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Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 7:54 AM
Kay, I re-downloaded and it worked. The lot looks even BETTER. *Glee!*

-- Griffinhart
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 4:19 PM
Ahh, that is wonderful, Final Warrior! Thank you everybody for your comments, TY's and votes. It really means a lot to me! :D
Test Subject
#21 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 8:15 PM
wow. this is absolutley (not sure about that sp) amazing work. alot of time and imagination went into this, yay for you!!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 8:19 PM
Well done Brighten on having this lot featured. I love it, this is an outstanding achievement.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 8th Jul 2006 at 11:22 PM
Its totally beautiful. The screenshot of the neighbourhood has a really great atmosphere.. reminds me of summerholidays in Austria
Scholar
#24 Old 25th Jul 2006 at 5:29 AM
Reminds me of the small churches back home in Tennessee. Makes me miss my "mother land". Really Nice job!

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Theorist
#25 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 2:07 PM
This is a truly beautiful lot, and I have my Sims go there often. I even put a couple of beds in the attic that I built over the bar so they can stay overnight. And the graveyard is so much nicer than the typical "parking lot" style, so I finally found a place to put all those graves from Pleasantview!
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