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The Dark Project

by The Guild Masters Posted 17th May 2007 at 9:13 AM - Updated 23rd Mar 2008 at 1:09 PM by The Guild Masters
345 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts
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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update march 23, 2008: The Alchemist's Spyglass is updated for Free Time. Please download and let it overwrite the old one. Find it in post 11



Welcome traveller,

so you're looking for something new? Or something very old?
These pages will take you straight to the darker ages. You'll find echoing halls and medieval towns full of shadowy corners that could just house a monster. On the town square you'll find the paupers, scrounging to get their next meal and wearing rags to cover themselves. Looking down on them are the cold hearted nobles, the gypsies and the bandits, all making their way in life despite everyone else. In dank basements alchemists and wizard pore over tomes written on black paper, and try to make lead into gold.

We will also take you to victorian times, to a world that is certainly more elegant, but not less dangerous. In the backrooms of abandoned mansions, men who think they are gods tinker with howling contraptions and flying machines.



Table of contents

This project is very wide-ranging, including objects, lots, hair and rooms filled to bursting with clothes. Please don't stray from the path, traveller.
Once you click to view all comments, this list will help you on your way.

Please see the actual posts for the files to download!
Or click the "Click here to view all Comments" at the bottom of the page

- Post 2: Build Sets - updated July 25
- Post 3: Clothes: Medieval Women - updated May 22
- Post 4: Clothes: Medieval Men - updated May 22
- Post 5: Clothes for Victorian Women
- Post 6: Clothes for Victorian Men
- Post 7: Dark clothes for Curvy Women
- Post 8: Dark clothes for Bodybuilders
- Post 9: Hair meshes
- Post 10: Dark Lots
- Post 11: New object meshes
- Post 12: Object recolours
- Post 13: Walls and floors
- Post 14: Resources for this theme
- Post 15: Clothing Mesh Info (coming)


Whois

Your Guild masters are: Alexasrosa, Besen, Corvidophile2, Crocobaura, EnblithTheFair, Fresh-Prince, Iamliz13, JohnBrehaut1, Lethe_s, Tiggerypum, V1nd1care, Xanathon, Zoej

Our thanks to everyone who contributed ideas, nengi65, liegenschonheit and especially Hysterical Paroxysm, Helaene, Delphy and the staff.


Policy Thingy

- Please don't steal any of these works and claim them as your own, post them on P2P programs or sell them on eBay.
- Please don't reupload any of the lots anywhere.
- You are very welcome to recolour any of the objects, clothes and hair meshes and upload them, as long as you make your own textures (so no colour slider recolours, please).
- For policies about including meshes and recolours in your uploads, please check with the creator (all thumbnails have pictures of the items and the name of their creator).
- Please don't ask for 'one big file'. Use Q-Xpress instead, and click on this link to download all files in the entire thread. Do make sure to read the posts and check for necessary meshes and such though.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Look_at_the_other_posts_for_the_downloads.zip

Size: 125.1 KB · Downloads: 64,403 · 21st May 2007
125.1 KB 64,403 21st May 2007
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
Original Poster
#11 Old 17th May 2007 at 9:22 AM Last edited by The Guild Masters : 23rd Mar 2008 at 1:07 PM.
Default Object meshes
You are risen from your slumber by the smell of freshly baked bread. You get up from your bedroll in the woods and follow the smell to a large building, a guild house with the line 'Crea, Parte, Lude' in gold letters above the door. Inside you find a woman in a shop, fussing with plates and what looks like bread in different stages of cooking, while her companion makes beans add up numbers. You frown and walk on, to see a bunch of strange looking men poring over books, trying to open a massive chest. One of the wild-eyed men entrusts in you that there's mounds of gold in it. You decide to move on quickly, past a woman throwing acid on metal and making it sizzle into a cog shape. Against your better judgement you investigate the sound of clanging metal and end up in a big hall full of steam and smoke. Goggled men and women are here, hard at work on several contraptions, sometimes squealing when they make them run of their own accord. As you stand in awe, one of the machines bumps into you, picking you up and carting you outside.





1. Alchemist Office Set

Update: The spyglass now has a version that works in Free Time. Please download and let it overwrite the old one.

Fire-, acid and explosionproof set, for the excentric and undertaking genius.
Consists of a desk, chair, table and spyglass, with added recolours.
The file includes all four meshes, plus two recolours for the spyglass, three for the desk, five for the table and seven recolours for the chair.
Poly count:
- Desk: 3058
- Chair: 1490
- Table: 1141
- Spyglass: 2458




2. Bakeable Country Bread


[COLOR=Red]*requires Open for Business*[/COLOR]

A delicious loaf of freshly baked bread.
This was cloned from the cake and requires OFB and a cooking skill of 7. Appears under make and make many options on the fridge.
Comes with wooden custom plate and serving platter.
Poly count: from 190 (bread) to 3200 (ingredients)



3. Carryable Kerosene Lamp

If you go down to the woods tonight, make sure to light your way.
This lamp can be turned on and off. It can also be placed on most surfaces and on the ground.
It has two main interactions, which allow your sim to pick it up and drop it.
Your sims can have it lit while holding it.
In the catalog, find it under Lighting/Miscellaneous
Poly count: 1248



4. Early Flight Machine

[COLOR=Red]*requires Echo's carnival set*[/COLOR]

Give those victorian technology minded guys something to fiddle with.
This cart works on community lots only, and requires the cart_direction_changer_REQUIRED.zip and cart_runner_REQUIRED.zip found here.
In the catalog: find it in community lots under Miscellaneous.
Poly count: 1996



5. Eerie Green Lantern

Give your houses and streets an eerie touch with this grimy walllamp.
But beware of those ripper-types sneaking up behind!
Poly count:347



6. Medieval Tent/Bed

For the adventurers, cause sleeping under the stars is only fun when it's not raining.
Your sims can use this bed like any other bed, they can sleep or relax in it.
There is a bedcovers recolour and the bed included in the file.
Your sims can enter from both sides, so sometimes they may come through the canvased area.
Found under Comfort/Beds
Poly count: 1832



7. Merchant Basics

[COLOR=Red]*requires Open for Business*[/COLOR]

A set of items for your medieval merchant.
Set consists of worn wood shelves, decra chill, and money chest with beans as computing power.
All five meshes are included in the file.
Poly count
- Money chest: 1270
- Corner shelves, small shelf, larger shelf and food display: 166



8. Old Tome

A decorative tome that could contain all kinds of Dangerous Knowledge.
Comes with a ton of recolours.
Find it under Decorative/Miscellaneous
File includes the mesh and thirteen recolours.
Poly count: 58



9. Steampunker: a Wizard's contraption

[COLOR=Red]*requires Echo's carnival set*[/COLOR]

Mad-maxish cart that'll make your sims squeal in delight, or horror.
This cart works on community lots only, and requires the cart_direction_changer_REQUIRED.zip and cart_runner_REQUIRED.zip found here.
In the catalog: find it in community lots under Miscellaneous.
Poly count: 1000



10. Treasure Chest


A big, solid, wooden chest to stash your loot in.
When you use the interaction "Take Treasure", your sim will walk up to the object and get 10,000 simoleons.
They can use it as many times as they want.
Found under Miscellaneous/ Miscellaneous
Poly count: 626



11. Victorian Carriage

[COLOR=Red]*requires Night Life*[/COLOR]

Very elegant carriage for your Victorian sims.
Sits 4 sims. Has no back lights. Must be placed on a driveway.
Find it under Automotives.
Poly count: 13400



12. Wallmask
A thin, poster-like mesh that allows for all kinds of effects to be placed over walls.
The file comes with four pelt recolours and three steampunk recolours. All included.
Poly count: 4
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Bread.rar (569.6 KB, 18231 downloads)
File Type: zip F-P Victorian Carriage.zip (592.3 KB, 16345 downloads)
File Type: rar xan_dp_wallamp01.rar (67.0 KB, 13205 downloads)
File Type: rar Merchant Basics.rar (605.6 KB, 17940 downloads)
File Type: rar Crocobaura_Steampunker.rar (171.8 KB, 10594 downloads)
File Type: rar JB1-Kerosene-Lamp.rar (78.5 KB, 15456 downloads)
File Type: rar Crocobaura_Flying Machine.rar (118.9 KB, 9398 downloads)
File Type: rar JB1-Medieval-Tent-Bed.rar (1.01 MB, 18017 downloads)
File Type: rar JB1-MedievalChest.rar (311.1 KB, 16488 downloads)
File Type: rar Alchemist-office-set+recolours.rar (2.60 MB, 18370 downloads)
File Type: rar Dark-tome+recolours.rar (848.5 KB, 17889 downloads)
File Type: rar tig-lethe-wallmask+recolours.rar (75.7 KB, 13271 downloads)
File Type: rar Alchemist-spyglass-FreeTime.rar (653.8 KB, 10096 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#12 Old 17th May 2007 at 9:22 AM Last edited by Lethe_s : 20th May 2007 at 4:33 PM.
Default Object recolours
When the contraption finally stops moving (and you stop screaming) you find yourself in a large barn, amid a crowd of staring artisans. You see rows upon rows of old clocks, ragged pelts and old furniture. "We refurbish them," one of the artisans explains, "give them a lick of paint, fix the cogs and send them back on their way."




[COLOR=DarkRed][SIZE=4]New Mesh Recolours[/SIZE][/COLOR]

Boblishman Animated Pyramid Clock
- Steampunk recolour
- mesh is here

Boblishman Animated School Wall clock
- Steampunk recolour
- mesh is here

Echo rugs
- six pelts on the floor
- mesh by echo included

Hexagon Wagon
- redwood and darkwood recolor
- Mesh is here

Khakidoo Decorative mantle clock and wall clock
- Steampunk recolours
- meshes are here and here (both of khakidoo's recolors are in the one upload)

Maylin Wall phone
- dark recolour
- mesh is here (much of the texture originally by maylin, modified to look darker and with brass details)

Reflex Fur rugs- six furs
- mesh is here (go to downloads>bathrooms>page1>Habita bathroom)



[COLOR=DarkRed][SIZE=4]Maxis Recolours[/SIZE][/COLOR]

Community Phone Booth
Dark wood recolour

Cypressus tree
Dark and bare recolour

Easel and card table
Dark recolours

Fire and burglar alarm
Gritty recolorus

Compost Bin
[COLOR=Red]*requires Seasons and the latest CEP*[/COLOR]
Non-shiny dark wood
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Maxis trashcan and mailbox recolors by corvidophile2.rar (79.1 KB, 11564 downloads)
File Type: rar ReflexSims_FurRugs recolors_by corvidophile2.rar (674.8 KB, 10583 downloads)
File Type: rar Maxis easel and cardtable recolors by corvidophile2.rar (63.2 KB, 11234 downloads)
File Type: rar Maxis cypressus recolors by corvidophile2.rar (144.5 KB, 9083 downloads)
File Type: rar Maxis fire-burglar alarm recolors by corvidophile2.rar (22.7 KB, 11026 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2_Maxis_CommunityPhonebooth_recolor2.rar (37.7 KB, 10166 downloads)
File Type: zip tig-bobl-pyramidclock-steampunk.zip (33.9 KB, 8067 downloads)
File Type: zip tig-khaikidooclockssteampunk.zip (145.8 KB, 8191 downloads)
File Type: zip tig-maylin-1910phone-darkandbrassrecolor.zip (118.9 KB, 9885 downloads)
File Type: zip tig-bobl-schoolclock-steampunkrecolor.zip (36.1 KB, 7998 downloads)
File Type: zip tig-echorug-pelts-darkproject.zip (427.4 KB, 10246 downloads)
File Type: zip tiggerypum_tig-dark-compostbin.zip (28.5 KB, 10119 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2_hexameter_horsewaggon_darkwood_2_recolors.rar (197.8 KB, 9890 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 17th May 2007 at 9:23 AM Last edited by Lethe_s : 14th Jul 2007 at 8:31 AM.
Default Walls and floors
You walk on, head slightly spinning, and run straight into a wall. Quite a big wall, in fact. "End of the line", a woman behind you says, "there's nothing more after this."





Medieval Village Walls
Thirteen walls to make a cozy old town.


Medieval Village Floors
A set of aged and darkened floors. Mostly adapted from maxis originals.


Mine/Railroad Floors
A puzzle set of ten floors to make a mine or old railroad.


Old grey brick
A set of six messy brick walls and a matching floor.


Old red brick
Fifteen aged red brick walls and a matching floor.


Red and Grey brick
Six brick walls with grey quoining.


Tudor Walls with a darker frame
A big set of 24 Tudor walls, both in clean and 'grunge' version.
It is recommended that you only download one of the Tudor sets, since they're much the same, apart from the frame.


Tudor Walls with a lighter frame
A set of 18 Tudor walls, both in clean and 'grunge' version.


Timberframe walls
A total of nine european style timberframe walls, some clean and some damaged.


Victorian Floors
A small set of victorian floors: Two woods and a nice mosaic floor.

Credit and many thanks to Melly_Sim for a ts1 wall edited and used in the medieval wall set.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar corvidophile2-Tudor walls-darker frame.rar (1.36 MB, 11808 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2-Medieval village walls.rar (749.1 KB, 12779 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2-medieval village floors.rar (1.47 MB, 13868 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2-Tudor walls-lighter frame.rar (1.07 MB, 10709 downloads)
File Type: rar xanathon-Timberframe-walls.rar (544.2 KB, 10705 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile2-red-and-grey-brick.rar (450.8 KB, 10637 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile-mine-railroad-floors.rar (313.1 KB, 9611 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile-old-grey-brick.rar (309.1 KB, 11381 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile-old-red-brick.rar (1.09 MB, 11081 downloads)
File Type: rar corvidophile-victorian-floors.rar (101.2 KB, 10465 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 17th May 2007 at 9:31 AM Last edited by Lethe_s : 20th May 2007 at 3:28 PM.
Default Helpful links
Dark paths to walk.

1. For more themed content, please stop first at the Wiki Content list, specifically the medieval and renaissance one and the Victorian and Regency Era list.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 18th May 2007 at 10:02 PM Last edited by tiggerypum : 21st May 2007 at 2:54 AM.
Default Clothing Meshes
Reserved for shots and downloads of just the barebone clothing meshes, descriptions, uvmaps, etc. A convenience for recolorers and folks just looking for meshes.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#16 Old 20th May 2007 at 3:28 PM
Reserved
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 20th May 2007 at 3:29 PM
One more, just because we can.
Fluffy
retired moderator
#18 Old 20th May 2007 at 10:20 PM
Just taking the opportunity here to thank all the amazingly talented people working on the project.
I still have fangirl issues with you guys :D
*squees*
Admin of Randomness
retired moderator
#19 Old 20th May 2007 at 10:20 PM
Wow, this has been an incredible project to work on. We had a few slow starts, a setback or two, but we always pulled things back together.

Working with such talented people has been just amazing. I never knew what I'd see next when I came to check the project.

"Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." - Ronald E. Osborn

Please do NOT PM me with requests, creation questions, or game help questions. Click for help:
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Instructor
#20 Old 20th May 2007 at 10:27 PM
Well done, this is really fanatstic, great work on the set.

Retired...

kind of.
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