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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
344 Comments / replies (Who?) - 50 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)


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

Size: 125.1 KB · Downloads: 64,026 · 21st May 2007
125.1 KB 64,026 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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Lab Assistant
#251 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 5:20 AM
Wow! amazing job. I'm loving the victorian carriage. Good work everybody. S xx
Test Subject
#252 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 6:35 PM
Wow thanks alot for the great project it should have been like 6 months work
Lab Assistant
#253 Old 30th Sep 2007 at 3:52 PM
Hey It's So Beautiful!Thanks A lot Guys!!It's Just Incredible!I Don't Have Words To Describe It Dudes!!Well Done!!

"Sometimes Dreams Turn Into Greed"From Nightwish Song Cadence Of Her Last Breath

Take A Look At My Journal Just Updated!
Lab Assistant
#254 Old 3rd Oct 2007 at 12:10 AM
Oh, wow. When I found this I was like: "woah" This is so AMAZING. I have used a kajillion things to make my Knight in Shining Armor simmovie and half that kajillion came from this site. Thankee a billyun times for this amazing job, burr aye.
(slipped into typing Mole-Speach, there. sorry)

Dont feed the monkeys!!! They look all cute then rip yore hair out....

//\\ Pass on the ribbon if you know someone who is living or has died from cancer.
#255 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 5:45 PM
wonderful, incredible collection, you all are fantastic creators!
Test Subject
#256 Old 1st Nov 2007 at 6:59 AM
This collection is absolutely amazing! Thank you.

Lord let me live this day so that if I found it was my last I would have lived it no differently.

"It's the simple things in life you treasure."
Test Subject
#257 Old 9th Nov 2007 at 12:41 PM
Very nice thank you thank if I could just stop the pesky cars from going by my medieval lots I'd be a happy camper. =)
Test Subject
#258 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 5:21 PM

Bush once said -- "NUCALEER"
Test Subject
#259 Old 4th Dec 2007 at 5:11 AM
Wow, this is exelent.
Lab Assistant
#260 Old 14th Dec 2007 at 11:27 PM
Amazing, I love this project!!

Lab Assistant
#261 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 10:25 PM
amazing!! HUZZUH!

I think everybody should like everybody. ~Andy Worhol (Go Pittsburgh!!)

98% of teens have drank or been around alcohol. Put this in your signature if you like bagels.

"I don't want to do good things, I want to do great things." -- Lex Luthor
Test Subject
#262 Old 12th Jan 2008 at 7:18 PM
Thank you all for such beautiful and detailed work.
Lab Assistant
#263 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 3:22 AM Last edited by Cutie777 : 20th Jan 2008 at 4:08 AM.
I downloaded all the files successfully but none of them are showing up in my game which is really annoying because it took a lot of time to download them even though I have Q-express I did not use it is it possible to use it on these downloads (that could have saved me a lot of time... oh well too late). Even though I haven’t seen them they look great!

I'm not sure I downloaded them right though...
All I did was just click on the file and it went strait into my downloads folder,
-_- but nothing in the world of the Sims is that easy. All of the "stuff" that I Clicked and downloaded on is in the folder but it's not showing up in the game. Which Really Really Really stinks because I got rid of all the other medieval stuff I downloaded just so I could have this collection?

EA Really needs help by the looks of all the expansions they are selling, like Teens and Seasons (no offence to season’s lovers) there kind of Weak. I may not be a programmer but I have better Ideas like Farm Life or Medieval ( they Really need to bring magic back too, maybe even a mythical creature or underwater kind of thing) So I've been waiting for such a thing but that’s not happening any time soon.... Sooo I started to look around for some "Things" when I saw this I got as excited as I would if I just bought a new expansion for my game! So this is really amazing.

I am a "novice" Downloader and have no idea of what I’m doing I’m soo afraid of messing up my game I depend on Q-express to do my dirty work so I don’t know how to zip or unzip or Whatever! Its soo complex it’s driving me up a wall! Sorry I’m not Computer Savvy, everyone seems to get mad at the noobs!

Well THANX FOR THIS AWSOME SET! Even though I can't get it to work.

Luv you all!

HaHa I made YOU ReAd
retired moderator
#264 Old 20th Jan 2008 at 9:19 AM
we have just the thing for novice downloaders.
Please read this tutorial. It should fix your problems.
Test Subject
#265 Old 26th Jan 2008 at 6:53 PM
(And I though I was working on a big project)
I can't say thank you enough times for this!! It's more than I thought I needed!
Test Subject
#266 Old 28th Jan 2008 at 10:17 PM
I'm just glad this is still here. Had to reformat my CPU and lost all my downloads.

Let me just say to the project team...We are not worthy, but I'm so glad you did it anyway.
Lab Assistant
#267 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 9:02 PM
As helpful as the tutoirial was.... All I have to say is this...

1: since this is such a large package, there has to be a faster way to do this I'm not that reatarted.

2: It still doesn't explain why none of the downloads are showing up if there alredy in my computer and in the right file and all of the required expansions are there, then it does not AnSwEr anything.

3: people like you better if you don't belittle them.
Test Subject
#268 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 2:10 AM
Amazing. Might take a while to download everything, but it's completely worth my time. =] Now I can make a perfect medieval neighborhood, on which I shall use for my story and to build some of my own structures.
Note: And no, I am not going to upload anything with your custom content. They'll just appear in my story, if that's fine to you.

Admin of Randomness
retired moderator
#269 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 12:55 PM
Cutie777 - if the zip files are in your download folder, that won't do you much good. You need to unzip them and place the files inside the folders into your download folder. If you put the -folders- in your download folder, a bunch of the content will not show up.

As for the name - it's making fun of the "Whatever for Dummies" books that are very popular. People buy them, and I'd hope they're not all "dummies"

Third, if when you unzip, you get errors - you need to go look at this:

"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:
Game Help | Create | Content List | Where Can I Find?
Test Subject
#270 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 12:33 PM
Thank you so much, it looks fantastic. You guys are truly brilliant!
#271 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 8:39 PM
Could someone please tell which meshes I need for the Flying Machine and the Steampunker to show up in my game and where I can get them?

I put them in my game which has Echo's controllers in it but couldn't find them and then put them in my Maxis Only game which has only the latest CEP in it, and went through my entire buy & build mode catalogs and there was no custom content showing up anywhere, so they don't show up at all. So I'm wondering where the meshes that I need to make them appear in the catalog can be found?
Field Researcher
#272 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 1:50 PM
May have found a slight issue with the Abandonded Victorian House.
The center window and one of the doors goes blue until I download the original window file from Phoenix phaerie.

You expect people to pay for those hairs?!
Admin of Randomness
retired moderator
#273 Old 29th Mar 2008 at 7:31 AM
exportdry, that sounds about right - if a set is uses the repository or slave method for coloring things, and the base items aren't on the lot... then things will not come up right.

"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:
Game Help | Create | Content List | Where Can I Find?
Lab Assistant
#274 Old 10th Apr 2008 at 2:58 AM
I'll be setting an entire neighborhood aside, just for these downloads. Beautiful, wonderful work.
Test Subject
#275 Old 13th Jun 2008 at 4:14 AM
Wow. Very impressive. This must have taken ages. Thank you so much for the great work
Test Subject
#276 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 4:15 AM
this is one of the most amazing projects on here, you are all very talented. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#277 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 1:43 AM
Thank you Guild Masters for all of these magnificent pieces of art!!!
Test Subject
#278 Old 3rd Jul 2008 at 3:34 AM Last edited by Vmkdogs : 6th Jul 2008 at 6:06 PM.
Thanx.. I love this kind of stuff.
Lab Assistant
#279 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 7:51 PM
is it possible to update the spyglass? Doesn't work with the latest ep.s.

retired moderator
#280 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 9:34 AM
i *did* update the spyglass. Several months ago.
It's in post 11.
Test Subject
#281 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 6:19 PM
Woooow...I'm speechless. Simply amazing!
...I also have a strange urge to play thief now
Test Subject
#282 Old 7th Sep 2008 at 1:18 PM
You guys did a really good job ^_^ Keep it up!

While downloading this stuff of yours, I came to think of witch hunters and I started to wonder if it would be possible to make a bonfire for witches, it was in those ages they would burn them. I'm not any good at creating stuff myself, but it'd be really cool if you could make something like that.

Aisanai koto... Sore mo ai da ne
Lab Assistant
#283 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 8:55 PM
Thank you for this great resource!! This is perfect if you are starting a medieval theme!

Small question, does anyone know where I can find an item to give my sims body skill + fitness that goes with this theme? Or what are you tactics to accomplish this in game?
Lab Assistant
#284 Old 11th Oct 2008 at 7:54 PM
This is a bit too much awesome for my puny brain to handle. Thanks, guys.
Test Subject
#285 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 8:19 PM
OMG!!! Thanx to everyone who made this!! I wanted to start my game over with a theme and I chose Medieval!! THANX FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!! JUST BRILLIANT !!!!!!!
Test Subject
#286 Old 30th Nov 2008 at 6:28 PM
I just thought I should drop a note here because, as someone else pointed out, just clicking thanks doesn't seem to cover it. I've been using this set for at least a year and a half and recently did a reinstall of the Sims 2 after having built a new computer. I'm redownloading the whole set because I can't fnd my backup disk, yes it's a pain but I love this set so much that it's worth every second. Thank you all so much for the time and effort that went into this project. Literally every sim family I've ever made (since this set went live that is) included some aspect of this set.

P.S. Lethe, I so love that little Snape avatar.

Beverly M. Bryant
Billion Dollar Baby Extraordinaire
Test Subject
#287 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 1:26 AM
T.T its so beautiful i can't stop crying! it's all i'll ever need for my medevil sims T.T
i'll thank you a milli times in my stories T.T
(tears of joy!!!!)
#288 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 1:34 AM
This Set is Really Awesome! Thanks All!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
I Hope You Dance!
Test Subject
#289 Old 4th Feb 2009 at 12:10 AM
The stuff awesomeness is made of! Thanks!
Test Subject
#290 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 3:18 PM
This is an amazing set! I've never downloaded this much custom content at once, I swear. Your efforts really paid off, and I'm still reeling at both the sheer awesome and your commendable generosity in offering all of this stuff, no doubt the result of hour upon hour of hard work, for free! My hat goes off to you.

I do have one issue, though; I'm a bit of a noob to Simdom, so the solution may be something ridiculously simple. Either way, I can't figure this out: whenever I try to enter a lot that houses a Sim wearing the wizard robes (I think the problem is with the mesh, because it does this with several recolors, too), the game crashes itself. It works fine otherwise, and with other custom content, so I'm pretty sure it's the robes doing this. I've reinstalled the .RAR file the robes are in and erased and re-stuck 'em in my Downloads folder over and over again but I still get this error. They show up fine when I'm making a Sim; there's only ever an error when I try to play one that's wearing them. No one else seems to have such a problem here, so I'm terribly confused! If it helps any, I'm running Vista without any expansion packs--and yes, I do take the stuff I download out of any sub-folders that get generated when I unzip them. Also, it might be worth noting that the prince meshes in the same .RAR file seem to work absolutely fine--i.e. I can play families with Sims wearing 'em with no problems.

Sorry for the whiny ramble--and once again, guys, thank you so very much for all of this fantastic stuff!
Test Subject
#291 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 9:27 AM
thanks for the amazing set!!
Test Subject
#292 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 5:40 PM
Default Thank you so much for the Medival Objects
do you know that i couldn't find any other type of bread anywhere? I really needed it for my baker family, and i needed many of the othe objects for my medival/elf themed neighborhood.
Test Subject
#293 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 6:13 PM
Mine stop downloading halfway through! :angry:
Lab Assistant
#294 Old 28th Apr 2009 at 11:43 PM
i downloaded ALMOST ALL of the medievial stuff! great work! you guys should do another theme, like oh idk umm...pioneers? native american? lol.

Girl Addicted To Sims
Forum Resident
#295 Old 14th May 2009 at 3:36 PM
Not to sound like a parrot, but this is an amazing endeavor! I must say, my favorite part outside of the actual content is how you guys took the time to tie it all together with a little story. That really sets the mood!
Now if only I had any/all of the expansion packs mentioned. All I have is University. (Used to have Nightlife, but...sigh...broken disc makes me sad.)
Test Subject
#296 Old 23rd May 2009 at 8:25 PM
Are you kidding?!
This is the most amazing thing I´ve EVER seen!
Test Subject
#297 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 5:03 PM Last edited by Mekkiepoo : 12th Jun 2009 at 5:04 PM. Reason: edit to add thanks :)
Most of these don't work for me...
I used the Clean installer.. but most of the custom items (ie the ladder, the horses)... half of the objects are blinking blue. I downloaded CEP, that didn't seem to work.. not sure what I'm doing wrong

All the outfits work fine, just the buildings that are giving me problems..
I have all the expansions installed.
Test Subject
#298 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 2:47 PM
This is really good and i will use them all with great pleasure. Great work and well done they're fantastic.
Test Subject
#299 Old 18th Jul 2009 at 11:57 PM
Um The guild masters has not logged in for a long time and I am afriad to download this. Can anyone tell me if its safe to download this? By the way, awesome!
Test Subject
#300 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 6:29 PM
This is incredible! I can't believe how much time and effort must have gone into this! You rock!
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