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Harry Potter Collection: The Burrow (2 Versions)

by StephSim Posted 9th Oct 2007 at 9:34 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2011 at 6:46 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC: Harry Potter Collection of Lots!
This set includes both residential and commercial lots. There are a total of 25 download pages (with 34 individual files to download) in this collection.

NOTE:
There are 2 versions of The Burrow on this page. One version is on a 4 X 5 Lot and the other on a 3 X 5 Lot.

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Harry Potter Collection: The Burrow (Home of the Weasleys)

LARGER VERSION OF THE BURROW


LOT INFORMATION
This version of the Weasley home "looks as though it is held together by magic...as it probably is". The lot includes a wild garden full of weeds, a lake and garden gnomes. To the left of the lot there is an old orchard where Ginny and her brothers like to practice Quidditch and a shed where Mr. Weasley keeps his Muggle treasures. After Ron and Harry lost the Ford Anglia in the Forbidden Forest, Mr. Weasley repurposed a Mini Cooper to fly - Alright I just added the flying car for pizazz! This lot was the one I most anticipated creating. I added a few Chudley Cannons' poster walls for Ron's room beneath the attic and a few Holyhead Harpies poster walls for Ginny's room. It was great fun pulling it together and I think Harry himself would be proud! I hope you enjoy the download!

NOTE:
The Blue Mini Cooper Car can be found here at MTS2. The link for the car and the mesh are below under "Additional Downloads".





Lot Data
RESIDENTIAL LOT / 4 x 5 Lot / §293,524 / FURNISHED / 7 Bedrooms / 7 1/2 Bathrooms / 7 Levels

Ground Floor:
The Burrow, An Orchard, A Shed (Garage), A Garden With A Lake, An Entry Hall, A Coat Closet, A 1/2 Bath, Small Office, Parlour, Kitchen

1st Floor:
Molly and Arthur Weasley's Bedroom, Ginny's Bedroom (With Holyhead Harpies Posters), Full Bathroom, Stairwell Hall

2nd Floor:
Percy's Bedroom (Facing The Garden), George and Fred's Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, Stairwell Hall

3rd Floor:
Reading Room, Game Area, Full Bathroom

4th Floor:
Bill's Bedroom, Charles' Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms, Stairwell Hall

5th Floor:
Ron's Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Stairwell Hall (Also Leads to the Attic)

Attic:
The Attic where the Ghoul resides.

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SMALLER VERSION OF THE BURROW


104,257 simoleons / includes Maylin's Lantern and Mia's Chimneyless Fireplace / Lot Size 3x5 / 5 Stories & Attic / Garden / Apple Orchard / Pond / Garage

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Other Information:

THANK YOU!
Thank you to the following artists for helping to bring a little "magic" to the Sim World: pfish and Mia. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS!
Although the following items are NOT included in the download, I thought it would add a little authenticity to this lot:

The Weasley Clock by Dumbledore's Army can be found here in the 4th Comment Post:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882

The Invisible Driveway by WitchyWoman can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=244021

The Mini Cooper Car Mesh by DBCAB can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=101349

The Blue Mini Cooper Car Recolor by Crystali can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=101533

MY TEXTURES:
All stephanie b. walls, floors and ground covers included in houses downloaded from MTS2 can be used in lot creations on any free or pay site as long as I receive credit for the textures. Please do not post my textures (walls, floors or groundcovers) or lots on other sites without my permission or reupload them as your own by giving them color face-lifts without giving me credit for the original design. Thank you!

NOT A CARBON COPY:
These lots are creations from my imagination based mainly on excerpts from the books and on-line information. I am basing very little on the movie versions of each place, so don't expect exact replica's of movie versions of the various places in the Magic and Muggle World.

MY VISION FOR HARRY POTTER NEIGHBORHOOD:
My vision for this neighborhood is that the students do not "live" in Hogwarts. I see the school as home to only a few teachers (Dumbledore, McGonagall, Trelawney). Everyone else is spread out in either their family homes or in the Summer Houses.

MY SOURCE:
I used the floorplans found on the Harry Potter Lexicon site as inspiration. For extensive Potter INFORMATION, checkout the HP Lexicon here: www.hp-lexicon.org

MY JOURNAL
Be sure to download the entire Harry Potter Collection of lots here at Mod the Sims 2:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/StephSim

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Enjoy the Burrow!
Stephanie 2U


LARGER BURROW
Lot Size: 4 x 5
Lot Price: §293,524

SMALLER BURROW
Lot Size: 3 x 5
Lot Price: §104,257

Custom Content by Me:
- Inspired Floor 8
- Gravel Stone Terrain
- Moss Brick Terrain
- Golf Grass Terrain
- Dark Stone Wall
- Harry Potter Brick 9
- Harry Potter Shrieking Shack A
- Weasley Home Wall Set (10 Walls)

Custom Content Included:
- Invisible (Walnut) Door by pfish
- Gentrific "Flame-O-Rama" Fireplace WITHOUT CHIMNEY by mia86
- Red Roof Shingles by mia86
- Red Lantern (Mesh) by -Maylin-


Additional Credits:
Mia and Pfish for openly sharing their wonderful objects! This makes designing lots a lot easier for us Sim builders!

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sb08HPCTheBurrowCOZY.zip

Size: 3.31 MB · Downloads: 1,821 · 17th May 2008
3.31 MB 1,821 17th May 2008
sb07HPCTheBurrow.zip

Size: 3.32 MB · Downloads: 3,567 · 9th Oct 2007
3.32 MB 3,567 9th Oct 2007
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

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16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 8:53 PM
This is brilliant! Best Burrow I've seen created.
Test Subject
#3 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 9:20 PM
This is totally awsome, Thanks for sharing this. Could you possiably do the ministry next or are you sticking to that order?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 6:40 AM
Thanks Abitha!
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Jammy!
I KNOW how much you want that Ministry, but I am not ready to create it just yet. The Ministry is a BIG design. I haven't quite worked it out in my head either. There are so many things to consider as it is a massive buiding that is underground. So...I have to play around with the landscape for a while before creating wallpaper and then actually building it. I will move it up AFTER Spinner's End. I am finishing Malfoy Manor by tomorrow. I'll take a break for a day or 2 and then I will design Spinner's End. After that I will start The Ministry...BUT you must be patient as I only upload lots I am proud of! :D

PATIENCE YOUNG JEDI!
steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Alchemist
#5 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 8:30 PM
Wow. Your Harry Potter lot is so wonderful. Thank for using my invisible door.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 2:44 PM
wow!!! great detail!!! I love Ron and Ginny's walls, great job!!!
I'm also doing some HP lots with custom neighbourhoods, and I must say this is amazing!!!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 1:48 AM
I wish i could dl this but i don't have all the expansions/stuff packs that are required. I did want to know, the Chudley Cannons and Holyhead Harpies wall decos, are they only in this download or is there somewhere else i can get them. i should mention i only have Pets, Uni and Nightlife so if they need more i'm buggered anyway lol!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 4:01 AM Last edited by StephSim : 10th Nov 2007 at 5:57 AM. Reason: Changing Information
Thanks pfish and laura :D! I appreciate the comments!

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Tinkerbell!

Sorry you can't download the lot.

BTW- I will be including Harry Potter add-on walls in a Harry Potter Tribute House (for the future Potter family) I will create after all other lots in the collection are complete. It will include extra walls that can be used to decorate other Harry Potter lots I created. I know it makes no sense now, but it will by then!

Take care!
stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 11:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkerbelljln
I wish i could dl this but i don't have all the expansions/stuff packs that are required. I did want to know, the Chudley Cannons and Holyhead Harpies wall decos, are they only in this download or is there somewhere else i can get them. i should mention i only have Pets, Uni and Nightlife so if they need more i'm buggered anyway lol!


I Don't Have all the stuff packs but I downloaded pretty much all of the HPC anyway. If I'm missing something, I'll replace it with something else. I'm not sure which ones work, but so far I can't get Shell cottage and Grimmauld place. Anyway, I find this just a tad too grand for the burrow, but thats just my opinion, and its still pretty awesome. Only thing is, You can't fit the whole family! (9 people)
Test Subject
#10 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 11:04 AM
By the way, I've used the veronaville layout for my HP neiborhood, So I can have the Muggle (or wizards pretending to be muggles) World on one side of the lake, and Obviosly Wizard (Or 'pureblood' ((Malfoys, Weasleys, Diagonally etc.))) on the other
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 3:08 AM
Thanks for reiterating that Toad Woman. I don't know what I was thinking at the time when I posted. Now that the Potter madness is coming to an end (only 2 more lots), I can focus better.

I do suppose my version of the Burrow is grand (both in size and furnishings), but it is one my favorite Harry Potter creations as I envisioned it from reading the books (not in comparison to the movie version). I see the Weasleys as eccentric clutter bugs. I will change out the furnishings in my Burrow when I prepare it to play during Christmas break, however I LOVE the size of the rooms. I cannot stand to watch Sims hobbling over one another because rooms are too small. While I included bedrooms for the all the book Weasleys, I will not have them all living in the Burrow. Mainly Molly, Arthur, Ron and Ginny. I can't imagine 9 REAL people co-existing peaceably, let alone 9 Sims!

I also separated much of my HP neighborhoods. However, with several of the Wizard World places being IN Muggle land, I have lots of intermingling in the middle of my neighborhood! I guess I should go do something productive now. My son is itching to be whipped at Tiddlywinks!

stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 5:07 AM
I created the whole family but Percy (and lets face it, who want's him?) and Ron and Ginny are at my hogwarts college. Bill will move out once I get aroung to making Fleur and him meet and get Shell cottage in, fred and george may soon be moving into weasleys wizard wheezes, and I guess charlie can find somewhere to go. I'm thinking about moving ron and hermione/ginny and harry back in for a while after college, until they can get their own houses. I love the whole collection, but something about shell cottage and grimmauld place won't work, I'll look at it more closley later. (p.s. I moved Remus and Tonks into a gryffindor summer home)
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 9:50 AM Last edited by StephSim : 16th Dec 2007 at 10:01 AM.
Toad Woman -

Your Weasleys are everywhere! I can imagine them house hopping! I guess it's great when they have a whole neighborhood of Potter lots to do just that.

Shell Cottage and Grimmauld Place? You are missing 2 great lots! Which version of Grimmauld Place are you using? The Old Version or the New individual lot?

Hmmm...Strange. I think I will also include versions without custom content in my future project uploads.

Of course, there are so many variables when a lot isn't working properly...custom content that conflicts with other custom content, duplicated content because content is kept in multiple folders (which I find doesn't work too well in Sims 2), bad download, incomplete download which often is resolved by downloading the lot again, using Clean Installer to remove custom content instead of allowing it to load and simply removing the objects after, not having all expansion packs (so the computer is searching for several objects that are not there and overloads on what to do), etc. I would offer help with that but I'm afraid the list can be endless.

I think your problem may be not having all the expansion packs for Shell Cottage. I decorated completely using Maxis/EA objects on the interior. I did use a few custom content objects, but most were landscaping and pictures.

Right now, I have my whole HP neighborhood set up with only a few downloads. I will go through each lot and add the objects I want to decorate it and then save the decorated versions. Then, I will remove the objects from the Objects Folder and then install the lots to get the desired objects in. When I play this neighborhood, I want to enjoy the experience without extra objects clogging up my game play. I always think of my computer searching through the objects to find the exact desired object and getting confused when there are duplicates as to which one to pull. (Yes, psychotic I know, but computers have limits!)

At any rate...I hope you find the problem.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 1:49 AM
How'd you make the car appear to be flying?

How to make Voldey mad: Imperius his Death Eaters into a rousing chorus of All Things Bright and Beautiful-Mugglenet
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 10:46 AM
Oh that! There's a couple of ways to do that. The easiest way is to build two more levels higher than the roof on top of the garage, place invisible floor tiles as a floor on top of those 2 levels and remove the 2 extra levels leaving only the floor tiles floating above the roof. Then place the car on top of the floor tiles using the "move objects on" and "boolprop allow45degreeangleofrotation true" cheats.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th May 2008 at 7:13 PM
I absolutely love this lot, although one thing bothers me a little bit. The house is so spacious! There's just too much room that I don't know what to do with. I'm looking for something more cramped and cozy, since the Weasleys are always pressed for space! At any rate, it's still a gorgeous lot.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 7th May 2008 at 8:25 PM Last edited by StephSim : 17th May 2008 at 3:06 AM.
I am SO not into cramped Sim spaces. It drives me insane watching them hussle and bussle over each other.

However, I will make a note to add a more cramped version soon as I will be adding an edited version of King's Cross Train Station as well. I will PM you when it is complete and posted.
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Added...
I've finished the "cozy" version of The Burrow and have added it to this download page today (5-16-08). So to everyone who requested a smaller version, your wish was my command. The house is smaller, with 1 less floor and smaller rooms and on a smaller lot.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~