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Simrock Bowling

by crocobaura Posted 29th Jul 2006 at 5:30 AM - Updated 10th Sep 2006 at 1:08 PM by crocobaura
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Welcome to Simrock Bowling!!! It is fully fitted with one state of the art bowling alley made of pure granite rock, granite pins included. You may bring along your own bowling ball, but we do offer an assortment of melons to help you make that perfect strike! Enjoy!

Included in the package are only the custom items that I made, you can download the rest from the main Simrock thread here.

The package includes the following:

Simrock bowling stone - This is actually a recolour of the Simrock welcome stone. Well recolour is much said, I only changed the text on it to go with the theme.

Bowling balls rack I altered the Maxis bowling balls rack mesh a little and recolourd it in the official beautiful stone colour.
2240 faces / 2443 vertices

Stone slab This is a new mesh, was cloned from the big gorilla in OFB, it will look great on your sims' houses or on their lawn. Not too big, can be attached to another slab to cover a large house.
38 faces / 76 vertices

Bowling lane This is cloned from the original Maxis bowling lane. I changed nothing except the colour, but I had to clone it in order to recolour all the parts as there wasn't a recolouring option for the floor boarding. Now, your sims can play bowling in a natural way, directly on the ground.

T-rex nest For some reason this felt like a natural decoration for your sim's lawn: a dinosaurus egg!!! It was cloned from the big gorilla in OFB.
2760 faces / unknown vertices

stone boulders for flowerbed lining oh, well, if your prehistoric sims need to line their flowerbeds, now they cand do it with real stones!
2016 faces / 1414 vertices


Mod Squad Team for the stone texture and the great Simrock items

The rocks, hosta and red flower plant is from
The Eponymous plants are from
Windowsills are by Bienchen83 at MTS.

Software used

Wings 3D
UV Mapper classic and Professional Demo
Paint Shop Pro SimPE

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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Simrock Bowling Lanes_Clean.rar

Size: 1.91 MB · Downloads: 7,016 · 29th Jul 2006
1.91 MB 7,016 29th Jul 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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#2 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 8:39 AM
This is just magnificent- I was hoping someone would do the bowling alley- TYTYTY!

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#3 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 8:46 AM
nice nice nice nice nice!

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#4 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 8:54 AM
Great Idea!
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#5 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:04 AM
I been waiting with anxious anticipation for someone (the smart ones) to retexture the bowling alley for the Simstones... as we all know bowling was a HUGE part of Fred and Barney's life style.

Thank you very much for sharing,


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#6 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:04 AM
Thanks so much! I had started playing with recoloring the bowling alley and what I came up with looks nowhere near as nice as yours.
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#7 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:07 AM
nice! *-*
#8 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 10:09 AM
I really love your bowling recolor. I wish a monkey can be used for your bowling alley recolor to assemble pins like in tv cartoons.

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#9 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 11:05 AM
It looks amazing! Great job!
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#10 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 12:02 PM
::WOW:: I am stunned at all the great stuff for this theme, excellent work.

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#11 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 1:11 PM
Woah, supercool, thanks alot
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#12 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 1:58 PM
Cool thanks alot!
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#13 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 3:10 PM
I'm so happy that you like this!!! Thank you for your nice comments.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 5:33 PM
This is wonderful thank you so much!
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#15 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 7:17 PM
Great job! Love the pins & the bowling balls! The dinosaur egg is fabulous, beautiful texture. Thank you :clap:
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29th Jul 2006 at 8:20 PM
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#16 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:14 PM
Great ideas, nice work!
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#17 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 10:50 PM
this is sooo fantastic it goes with the simstones stuf
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#18 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 3:36 PM
Another fantastic object for the simstones theme. So Happy It looks amazing too. Thank you for your contribution
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 2:24 PM
If we download this, we don't automatically download the recolour/clone for the bowling lane itself, right? Can you then please put it up for download so we can use it too?
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#20 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 3:42 PM
Of course you do, all custom objects, including the bowling lane, come with the lot. :D
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#21 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 12:57 PM
If LyricLee leaves a comment it means u made it

Great work sis!

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#22 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 11:54 PM
i agree Milana if LyrucLee leaves a comment his really impressed WOW this really really really really ROCKS.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 1:40 PM

Finnaly someone made something with the bowling!

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#24 Old 30th Sep 2006 at 6:44 PM
Thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 3:08 PM
I like it!
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