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Hogwarts, scaled down, University Version

by obsessisim Posted 28th Nov 2006 at 6:09 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2006 at 9:19 PM by obsessisim : To Clarify, all custom content made by me (obi)
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Some of our other creators have uploaded some truly spectacular Hogwarts lots but for those of us with slightly less powerful computers I decided to build a smaller version for my University students. This is my version of Hogwarts, very loosely based on the movie sets, and part of the way I visualize them from the books, intended as a place for my University students to hang out, study and maybe grab a bite to eat. My Hogwarts includes the Great Hall, the Library and if you choose one of the several staircases you can make your way up to the second floor where you can furnish the Astronomy Tower, visit the Owlery or perhaps go up to the North Tower to ask Professor Trelawney about your future. The lot has been through Clean Install and includes custom floors and walls made by me. It's a large lot at 5 x 5 but since I built it on University, there is no price attached to it. The students may also wander onto the grounds if they like but tell them to steer clear of the Dark Forest and don't provoke the merfolk in the lake.
The lot is unfurnished but if you check out this link http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882 DA Harry Potter Project you will find fabulous content with which to decorate your Hogwart's Castle. You can also find even more content by simply doing a search of downloads under Harry Potter, you will find pages of stuff including tapestries decorated with the colours of the four houses, paintings, etc. Too much to list.
Enjoy, but please don't nitpick, this is a modified Hogwarts, after all.
Oops, I keep forgetting those octogonal roofs require Open For Business.

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Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business
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hogwartsclean.rar

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 1,725 · 28th Nov 2006
1.78 MB 1,725 28th Nov 2006
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Test Subject
#2 Old 28th Nov 2006 at 7:38 PM
wow this is amazing thanks so much :D
Mad Poster
#3 Old 28th Nov 2006 at 8:10 PM
Stunning roofs ! I like your lots obsessims

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
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#4 Old 28th Nov 2006 at 8:17 PM
Default Thank you so much for your kind comments
Quote:
Originally Posted by patul
Stunning roofs ! I like your lots obsessims


Thanks patul, did you happen to notice any improvement in those screenshots? Thanks so much for your kind advice, it does look so much better without those unsightly gridlines.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Test Subject
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28th Nov 2006 at 8:54 PM
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28th Nov 2006 at 9:22 PM
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Mad Poster
#5 Old 28th Nov 2006 at 9:48 PM
You learn something with the pics obsessisim...
my favourite sims sentence is :
Plus j’échoue, plus je m’approche de la réussite.
The more I fail, the more I approach the success.
Lao-Patul MMVI AD :D

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Instructor
Original Poster
#6 Old 29th Nov 2006 at 3:56 AM
It's nice when people help each other out. Btw, thank you discordkitty for the deletion. I didn't report it, I didn't knowwhether it was important enough.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Test Subject
#7 Old 20th Dec 2006 at 11:12 PM
I just got Uni a few days or so ago, and I downloaded a Hogwarts.. and it didnt work cause I have the worse graphic card ever, so I was really sad. But now I see this & I'm happy! Thank you

Happy Holidays :)
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#8 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 6:28 PM
Oh you're welcome, that's why I built it. The other Hogwarts on this site are truly spectacular but I have a decent graphics card, just not a really high end one so it would take too long to load. Also I wanted a Uni version for my students to hang out, after their homework is done of course. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Merry Christmas.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 5:18 AM
Sorry if this is a stupid question but is this a Dorm or a Residental or Community Lot because i dont have Uni yet?
Instructor
Original Poster
#10 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 7:04 PM
Not a stupid question at all.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mozartking
Sorry if this is a stupid question but is this a Dorm or a Residental or Community Lot because i dont have Uni yet?


This is a community lot. Please bear in mind that it requires OFB due to the octogonal roofs.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 8:11 AM
This lot has worked out really well....my sims are always inviting each other to it..

THANKS...




btw the i love the buffy reference(anya aka anyanka) in your signature!!
Instructor
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#12 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM Last edited by obsessisim : 16th Jan 2007 at 7:52 PM.
Hey thanks! It's great to hear how a lot has worked out in actual gameplay for other folk and it's always nice to meet another Buffy fan.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Feb 2007 at 8:47 PM
I would love to use this version of Hogwarts but it crashes the program everytime I try to go into it. Any suggestions? Also, if there is nothing I can do to rectify this problem, can you tell me the non-Hogwarts name/tag so I can delete it from downloads, please? Many thanks.
Test Subject
#14 Old 11th Feb 2007 at 8:43 PM
I want hogwarts in a zip file they are all rar and i can't extract those and i will not waste time with the program to extract a rar .
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#15 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 12:32 AM
gbreez -you must have University and Open For business to use this lot. I think the name of it in downloads would be Hogwarts clean. (that way I know I have put it through clean install.) Thank you for your polite request for help.
Sebastion15 -Goodness, that was an unfriendly post. First of all you can get a free trial of .rar to use, I use it because it compacts the downloads to a smaller size. Secondly, failing that, you can download Qxpress from this site for free. Or, you could just skip any of the downloads that are not available in .zip.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 3:21 AM
obsessism, thank you for your response. I do have both Uni and OFB. I spent quite some time searching the downloads but could not find a "hogwarts clean" or anything close to it. I also could not find the names of the other 2 Hogwarts I have downloaded. Could I be looking in the wrong place? Looking in the usual EA/Downloads list where all the clothing, hair meshes and walls are easy to spot. Anyway, thanks again for your response. Some questions I have left elsewhere have gone unanswered. I appreciate the time you have taken for me.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 3:24 AM
BTW, the reason I am looking for the download is to banish it so I can redownload, just in case it is the download that is corrupted.
Test Subject
#18 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 12:21 AM
Well how do you "repackage a file" into zip format? I really like the design of the outside though.
Instructor
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#19 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 8:15 PM Last edited by obsessisim : 17th Feb 2007 at 10:43 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbreez
obsessism, thank you for your response. I do have both Uni and OFB. I spent quite some time searching the downloads but could not find a "hogwarts clean" or anything close to it. I also could not find the names of the other 2 Hogwarts I have downloaded. Could I be looking in the wrong place? Looking in the usual EA/Downloads list where all the clothing, hair meshes and walls are easy to spot. Anyway, thanks again for your response. Some questions I have left elsewhere have gone unanswered. I appreciate the time you have taken for me.


You're more than welcome. Yes your downloads should be in your Sims2 Downloads file, assuming that is where you put them. Seems to me that a few people had some trouble with their recent downloads and there were some warnings on the site. The site has since been upgraded to accommodate the increased number of downloads. Anyway, if you can't find it in the file, I would just take the easy route, go into your houses and lots bins and delete from there, then bulldoze the lot on the neighborhood. Perhaps you could try to redownload this one and the others again. May I suggest that this time you install them and run them one by one. Please also bear in mind that one of the Hogwarts lots on this site is gigantic. It is fabulous but just huge so if you don't have a lot of ram and a computer that can handle it, it can take quite a while to load. Mine is large too but not nearly as detailed. And I totally mean that as a compliment to the other creators.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
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#20 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 8:25 PM Last edited by obsessisim : 17th Feb 2007 at 8:33 PM.
I don't think that is possible, however...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebastian15
Well how do you "repackage a file" into zip format? I really like the design of the outside though.

Okay first of all, thank you for the compliment. You cannot repackage the files, if they are in .rar you will need that program to download them. You will likely find that a lot of the downloads on this site are in .rar. Most are also available in Qxpress. The reason for this is simple convenience, .rar will compact a file more than .zip and Qxpress will just pop it right into the download file for you. I see that you are new. This place has such a wonderful selection of downloads, some of the creators on here are unbelievably talented. I would politely suggest to you to go have a look in the "Downloads Faqs" section, you'll find it in the site map or just click on the Downloads Section at the top of the page. Then at the beginning of the Downloads Section, look further down, on your left and you will find some links there and you will find all kinds of wonderful hints and tips for successful downloading. Have fun and enjoy!

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
Test Subject
#21 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 3:36 AM
Yeah i'm new but an expert on architecture and my comp DELETED Pleasantview ALL my fams and homes even The San Sebastian Resort were deleted now i reconstructed it.
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 3:38 AM
And i just built the BEST home ever and it toped most of the homes i saw here. I think that just so u no.
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 3:40 AM
Ps i don't want a program that may have a virus it doesn't have a virus does it the Qxpress.
Instructor
Original Poster
#24 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 7:35 PM
No, Qxpress is a program built by an expert programmer. .rar is available as a free 30-day trial. The creators are not allowed to upload the same item in both .zip and .rar. You can read about qxpress if you check it out here on this site and decide for yourself. Happy simming.

I'm eleven hundred and twenty-years-old, jus' gimme' a frikkin' beer!
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