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Venitian Gondola - Part3

by hexameter Posted 10th Sep 2006 at 2:32 AM - Updated 21st Nov 2006 at 4:10 PM by hexameter : New game expansion pack Pets
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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.
Venitian Gondola - part 3

This is the driveable version of the gondola. It needs Nightlife!
Already some weeks ago I offered to make a Venician Gondola for the project "Downtown Venice" that was started at that time by Bluetexasbonnie. More information to this project here:
I think this version of the Venitian gondola would look odd in an normal neighbourhood. Therefore I suggest to use it in a waterworld.
You can get it here:
or click this link:

This object is a clone of a car! It works like a car, so don't be surprised by the functions of this object! If you don't like that don't download this version!
After installation to your download folder you can find it in game within the car collection.

Statistics: faces - 3 484; vertices - 4083

When I had the idea to make a gondola I didn't expect that there were to follow more details than I thought. The Venician craftsmen developed a type of ship with several charactoristic features. I did some research and found a web-site of the American Thom Price (unfortunately the link to this site is broken). He described how a Venician gondola is built.
The mesh for the Sims2-game is a compromise because the mesures of the boat wouldn't fit very well in the game. I hope it looks in spite of this well enough. (length:width=11,05m:1,42m)

This object may be used by lotbuilders, but please don't upload to the Exchange! Please don't make recolours of the ship's body, because there exists an old Venician law that determines that gondolas have to be black! Of course you can try to change the decoration.

Have pleasure with it!


Remark: If you installed Pets this file will work correctly! I'll test the position of the animals as soon as possible!


Credits to Quaxi for SimPE Credits to Numenor for CEP (
Credits to Thom Price, Gondola builder in Venice, Italy
Mesh handmade by hexameter
Thanks to Maxis for the game and the original object
Tags: #Venice, #gondola, #boat, #ship, #venitian

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 Nightlife
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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
#2 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 2:40 AM
It's great to be the first person to say thank you for a fabulous object! It's very well made, thank you thank you and thank you! I know the perfect house for this... Bravo!
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 3:34 AM
Cool! Maybe I do need to make at least one more Venice lot (beyond the one in the queue). The gondola is just so beautiful.
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 3:42 AM
A!-finally! A Great Venation Tribute To Italy! Thanx Mio Conoscente!

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 4:26 AM
Looks Great!

Thank you for sharing,


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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 10:27 AM
lol! gondola on a road. Nice!
Forum Resident
#7 Old 10th Sep 2006 at 5:48 PM
amazing job!! I can't believed we can ride boat in sim2,many thanks
#8 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 6:38 AM
Great work as always hexameter!

But I can't get the download to work. I have WinRAR.It downloads about halfway
and then I get a Diagnostic Message that says Unexpected End of Archive.

Is it just me?

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Original Poster
#9 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 2:30 PM
Originally Posted by AJSimon
Great work as always hexameter!

But I can't get the download to work. I have WinRAR.It downloads about halfway
and then I get a Diagnostic Message that says Unexpected End of Archive.

Is it just me?

Thanks for your compliment!
I tested the download just a minute ago. It worked, the package file is OK. Please try once more!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Sep 2006 at 5:04 AM
One of my favorite, Thanks for sharing
#11 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 11:27 AM
Thanks man looks great ... I'm just picturing someone driving that for real
Field Researcher
#12 Old 21st Mar 2007 at 1:40 AM
Looks great! How do you change the roads into canals?
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Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Mar 2007 at 2:36 PM
Default How to use this object
Originally Posted by FennShysa
Looks great! How do you change the roads into canals?

Please, read the download details and follow the links! There you get more information.
Not actually evil.
#14 Old 29th May 2007 at 3:38 AM
Just fantastic! It looks authentic and is among the most unique and original custom content items I've seen.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 5:50 AM
My Sims now look like tool's down the street when they rock up in there Gondola!
Nah, its very nice!!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 11:03 PM
You rock. The level of detail in this is just mind blowing. I love it, thank you so much! <3
#17 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 5:32 PM
This Venitian Gondola is Absolutely Gorgeous! I Think Now of Buliding a Canal in a City to Put it In! Awesome! ThankYou!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 1:17 AM
this was great, genius! you have bon voyage right? do you think you could make another one of these only with the pirate ship? if you cant handle the animations, i will help you with that but can you make one plz?
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 6:53 PM
You are so creative!
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Mar 2014 at 1:18 AM
So cool!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 11:27 PM
What a great idea! Thanks.