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Harry Potter Collection: Azkaban Prison

by StephSim Posted 29th Oct 2007 at 3:37 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2008 at 2:16 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC: AZKABAN PRISON!

Note:
This lot is NOT an exact replica of the movie version of Azkaban!




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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
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.

See my Journal for details and changes about the Harry Potter Collection:
Steph's Journal - http://www.modthesims2.com/member/j...owjournal&j=570

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Harry Potter Collection: Azkaban Prison



HOUSE INFORMATION
Azkaban is a prison isolated in the middle of an icy body of water. The prison is a tower and serves the wizarding community. Dementors are the guards of the prison and they have the ability to literally suck the life and joy out of anyone they come in contact with.

Azkaban Prison
RESIDENTIAL LOT / 4 x 4 Lot / §181,022 / Unfurnished / 5 Stories / Guard Bench Entry / Guard Tower / 21 Cells / Warden's Office / Several Guard Tables

Note: The Guard Tower and the entry to the 2 High Security Cells at the top of the Prison use Targa's 1-tile Ascension Stairs. I did not make them invisible, so you will be able to easily locate them. You can make them invisible by clicking on them and switching to invisible mode. There are also invisible doors between the 2 High Security Cells.



This lot is decorated with a few skeletons and gargoyles by gromit. I also used the Invisible Floor tile by Frillen and and invisible door by pfish as an entrance to Azkaban. Your Sims will literally walk through the walls, 'above' the water from the Guard Bench to the Guard Tower. According to my son (who was beyond bewildered when the Dementors floated over the invisible floor tiles to reach the castle) "How did you do that?" For 1 split second, he thought me to be a super hero! Thanks Frillen for your TRIPLE MAGIC set and pfish for your invisible door. YOU TOTALLY RULE!



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OTHER INFORMATION
THANK YOU!
I owe the deepest of gratitude to all the extraordinary artists whose objects helped to bring my vision of Harry Potter's Magical World to life! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with the Sim community. Thank you to the following artists for helping to bring a little "magic" to the Sim
World: gromit, pfish, Targa and Frillen. 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 they would add a little authenticity to this lot:
- The Dementor costume by cloudlessnights can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=233287
- The Ghost Hack by Smonaff can be found here :http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=202081
- The Shackles by Mazerwolff can be found here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=104330

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 (as they appear):
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/StephSim

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Enjoy the prison!
Stephanie 2U

Lot Size: 4 x 4
Lot Price: §181,022

Custom Content by Me:
- Dungeon 1 FLOOR by stephanie b. 2007
- Grassy Snow Terrain
- Snow Natural Terrain
- Moss Brick Terrain
- Dungeon 1 by stephanie b. 2007
- Dungeon 2 by stephanie b. 2007
- Dungeon 3 by stephanie b. 2007
- Dungeon 4 by stephanie b. 2007

Custom Content Included:
- "La Gargouille" Ornamental Sculpture by gromit
- "Lying Around" Skeleton by gromit
- "Hanging Around" Skeleton by gromit
- "Sitting Around" Skeleton by gromit
- "Light Headed" by gromit
- Prison Bars01 - Grey by frillen
- PrisonGate01 by frillen
- Window Prison Bars01 by frillen
- Prison Window 1 Recolor 1 by frillen
- Prison Window 1 Recolor 2 by frillen
- Window Prison Bars01 by frillen
- Invisible Walnut Door by pfish
- "Ascension V2" Staircase by Targa
- Corner Cobwebs by Targa
- Invisible Tile by Frillen

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sb07HPCAzkaban.zip

Size: 4.57 MB · Downloads: 4,752 · 29th Oct 2007
4.57 MB 4,752 29th Oct 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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 5:11 PM
Just To Correct You(Not Trying To Be Offensive)The Building In The Movies Looks Triangular.But It Looks Good!

The Tipton Hotel,Is Coming Soon To MTS2,6 Floors
G/L:Ground Floor,Lobby
3-6:Suites & Rooms
M:Mezzanine,Karaoke Bar & Theatre.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 5:34 PM Last edited by StephSim : 30th Oct 2007 at 7:52 PM.
Erhama,
No offense taken.

As stated above, under "Things to Keep in Mind":
"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."

As far as the books go, the description of Azkaban is quite cryptic. Very little is said to actually describe the place - which for me means I can let my imagination go wild! And I did! :D

Take care and glad you like the "look" anyway!

stephanie b.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 5:36 PM
woouuww perfect..
wonderful thankss
Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Oct 2007 at 1:14 PM
Sometimes it's better to use some imagination when creating this kind of lots, not all replica's turn out great in this game - I like this a lot, you've done an amazing job

Life's a game, so let's play!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 30th Oct 2007 at 7:43 PM
I LOVE YOU! :DThanks So Much
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 2:45 AM
Qaen - Thank you for the comment.
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Frillen - Your Invisible Floor made this lot worth creating. Thank you for sharing it with us mere Muggles and thank you for your insight!
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Luke - Love? If all male muggles were so easy to please! You are quite welcomed. I hope you enjoy the download!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#8 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 4:42 PM
O__O wow!!! astonishing Stephanie, great work! I think I'm going to download it as well as I did with the ministry!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 8:55 PM
Oh my, I LOVE what you did with this! The icicle spikes are such a nice touch, and I absolutely adore the idea of using the invisible floor tiles. Your creativity always floors me, and I have no idea what to say. You're amazing. <3
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 10th Nov 2007 at 6:12 AM
Thanks for the compliments and the downloads Laura and Starfish. Hey, Starfish...I don't mind you SPAMMING my downloads! It could be much worse!

Take care!
steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Alchemist
#11 Old 14th Nov 2007 at 10:09 AM
I really love your lot. Plus thank again 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.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 11:12 AM
Thanks for the compliment and you are welcomed pfish!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 3:23 PM
I really like this prison! Eventhough it's not like the actual Azkaban, your imaginative rendention of it is awesome! I'm going to check out all your other creations too! Once I get the expansion packs I need---I'll download them all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Remember SILENCE=DEATH.
If you're not saying what's on your mind,
you're as good as dead!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 6:02 PM Last edited by StephSim : 24th Jun 2008 at 6:55 PM.
Glad you like it Jynx. :D

I could only find descriptions in the books and on-line that described Azkaban as cold, isolated and towering. I really do not care for the movie version as it is not very "imaginative"! What's so splendid about a triangular building? That would be typical and I try not to do typical. Besides, that sort of building is not quite functional for Simming! I'll leave it to someone else to create the triangular version.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy the download (when you get it). BTW - I have updated my Harry Potter Collection so they no longer require STUFF Packs! Take care.

Stephanie

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 20th Dec 2008 at 10:22 AM
Another fantastic lot Steph!
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Original Poster
#16 Old 22nd Dec 2008 at 2:34 PM
Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback. Do enjoy the lot!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 3:44 AM
I love it! (And the dementers are so cute!)
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Original Poster
#18 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 3:55 AM
Glad you like...Yeah I got a kick out of creating that image shot! Do enjoy the lot!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Mad Poster
#19 Old 20th Aug 2013 at 2:17 PM
I downloaded that dementor costume ages ago and have only ever been able to admire it in CAS (it's not the sort of thing you can just walk down the street in lol). Now I have a neighbourhood with HP sims in it I am totally stealing this! It looks totally cool. Well actually it looks horribly creepy, so it must be right. XD

Actually my neighbourhood isn't entirely HP, so this will definitely terrify the muggle criminals into going straight. They'll think they're being fed hallucinogenic drugs or something lol.

Oh and I definitely preferred the book versions of a lot of things. I swear the people who designed Remus' werewolf form never read the books. They're supposed to be almost indistinguishable from a true wolf!
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Original Poster
#20 Old 22nd Aug 2013 at 7:59 PM
Thanks for the comment Charity. My vision for the HP world have drastically changed as well, as I reread the books. Although, I suspect personal vision cannot help but get in the way of "original" be it book or movie. I know I sort of like doing my own thing. But, I'm glad you can get some enjoyment out of this massive prison.

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