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Harry Potter Collection: Hogwarts - Smaller

by StephSim Posted 8th Dec 2007 at 4:20 AM - Updated 19th Nov 2008 at 12:11 PM by StephSim : MTS2 House Information Update
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Harry Potter Collection: J.K. Rowling's Hogwarts
(Smaller Revision - EA Furnished and Unfurnished Versions)




LOT INFORMATION
This is the second and final version of Hogwarts I will be creating (at least for a while). I wanted to create a smaller version that would run better during game play. Although this version is still not as small as I wished, it is very Sim friendly (and looks really great in play mode). I modeled this version after information and events in the Harry Potter books and a few interviews by Rowling about Hogwarts itself. While the castle is on a smaller lot and is much smaller in size compared to the original MTS2 version I created, I managed to include all the major rooms (except Classroom 11) and made each room spacious enough to Sim in. I also used fewer stairs and limited private bathrooms (each floor has 1 bathroom). Other than that, all of the usual Hogwarts hotspots have been reproduced in some small way: The Grand Entrance and Stairway, The Great Hall, The Kitchen below the Great Hall, Hufflepuff entrance being a painting that leads down a winding tunnel on the Dungeon Floor, Slytherin Common Room being near Potions Storage Room, etc. (see the complete list of rooms below). There are 2 downloads (1 furnished and 1 unfurnished). I only used EA (Maxis) objects to decorate the castle with the exception of a few doors, Targa's 1 tiled stairs/elevator, mia's "Chimneyless" fireplace and walls and floors I created specifically for Hogwarts. The walls include Sim portraits of the Headmasters in Dumbledore's Office, Sim portraits of the Founders (Hanging on the walls of an "H' shaped bridge above the Grand Entrance and in their respective Common Rooms), broom closet walls, House hour glasses, etc. I added more detail to the design. There are more entrances and exits to get from place to place in the castle with greater ease. This version runs a lot smoother than previous versions and I hope you enjoy this download as much as I enjoyed creating it for you!



LOT STATISTICS
RESIDENTIAL LOT / 4 x 4 Lot / Furnished §851,590 Unfurnished §285,099 / Furnished Version and Unfurnished Version / 3 Stories, 2 Upper Towers, Dungeon / Total Rooms: Approx. 52 / Total Bathrooms: 6 (Each with showers, toilets and sinks) / The Furnished and Unfurnished Versions have the SAME floor plan (see images)!

Dungeon Level (Below Ground Floor)
Slytherin Common Room, Potions Office/Bedroom, Potions Pantry, Potion's Classroom, Dungeon Cell, Prefect's Bathroom, Kitchen, Hufflepuff Common Room, Ravenclaw Dorm 1

1st Floor
Grand Entrance, Great Stairway, Entry doors to Hufflepuff and Slytherin Common Rooms, House Hour Glasses, Great Hall (with exit to Boathouse and door leading to the "moveable" stairs), Staff Office, Filch's Office (with a secret hiding space), Herbology Class (with exit to Boathouse), Professor Sprouts Office/ Bedroom, Sorting Room (New Arrivals), Broom Closet, Ravenclaw Common Room, Slytherin Dorm 1, Hufflepuff Dorm 1,Common Bathroom, Boathouse, Greenhouses, Gryffindor Common Room and Bathroom (above ground)

2nd Floor
Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom, Defense Against the Dark ArtsOffice/ Bedroom, Professor Flitwick's Office/Bedroom, Trophy & Armor Room, McGonagall's Office/Bedroom, Muggle Studies Classroom, Hospital Ward, History of Magic, Hufflepuff Dorm 2, Slytherin Dorm 2, Ravenclaw Dorm 2, Entry into Gryffindor Common Room ("Fat Lady" Portrait), Common Bathroom

3rd Floor
Library (with Librarian's Bedroom), Transfiguration Classroom, Charms Classroom, Arithmancy Classroom, Trelawney's Office/ Bedroom, Divination Classroom, Room of Requirement (larger and winding), Mirror of Erise Room, Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom, Gryffindor Dorm 1

4th Floor (Roof)
Astronomy Tower Entrance Alcove, Dining Hall, Bathroom, Gryffindor Dorm 2, Owlery

5th Floor (Towers)
Dumbledore's Office, Lookout Tower Room


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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: Mia86, pfish, Frillen, Targa and UK1967. Be sure to browse the links at the end of the post for other fabulous downloads by each artist!

GET YOUR HARRY POTTER TRAVEL TRUNKS HERE!
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=282251

SPIRAL STAIRS
I did not include Marvine's Spiral Stairs in the download because the Animations file does not automatically zip. I used the Left Simple Spiral Stairs in the castle (in Gryffindor Tower and to reach Dumbledore's Office in the secret wall of the Astronomy Tower). You can get Marvine's stairs here (BE SURE TO GET THE ANIMATIONS FILE AS WELL!):
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=249237

LARGER HOGWARTS:
Larger Hogwarts:http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=249727

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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

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ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS!
Although the following items are NOT included in the download, I used them in the images. Remember to decorate "simple" as not to overload the lot with too many unnecessary decoratives!



The Great Hall:
The Order of the Phoenix Spell Book Podium by Dumbledore's Army can be found here in Post #2:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882
The Hogwarts Banners by Tiggerypum can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=110736
The Banner Meshes by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=106636
The Purple Vase of Flowers by Macarossi can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=195057

Divination Classroom:
The Crystal Ball Computer by xanathon can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/...ad.php?t=144180
The Tarot Cards and Crystal Ball by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=69334
The Tea Cups (from Starbucks set) by zeroth can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=223676
The Single Tile Curtains by nazariopilar can be found here:
http://[http://www.modthesims2....ad.php?t=244599




The Staff Room:
The Renaissance Portraits by Ailias can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=78603
The Table Flower Basket by Macarossi can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=195057

The Potions' Classroom:
The Black Iron Medieval Chandelier by Neosiris can be found here:
http://www.simsconnection.com/index...1039&Itemid=143
The Large Black Cauldron by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=72554
The Mini-Cauldron by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=80719
The Potions Bottles by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=76263
The Potions Jars by crocobaura can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=196894
The Magic Circles by Lethe_s can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=111866

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Enjoy Hogwarts!
Stephanie 2U

Note
The Unfurnished version has the same floor plan as the furnished version.

Lot Size: 4 x 4
Lot Price:
Furnished §851,590
Unfurnished §285,099

Custom Content by Me:
- Charmed Oriental Floor
- Hogwarts Floor 1
- Portrait of Hogwarts Founders (4)
- Portraits of Hogwarts Leaders (8)
- Hogwarts Wall 1
- Hogwarts Wall 6
- Hogwarts Broom Walls (5)
- Hogwarts Hufflepuff Entry A
- Hogwarts Hufflepuff Entry B
- Hogwarts Banner 1 (General)
- Hogwarts Kitchen Walls (8)
- Hogwarts Mural Walls (6)
- Hogwarts Painting Walls (8)
- Hogwarts Sign Walls (13)
- Hogwarts Sign Blank
- Hogwarts Trophy & Armor Room Sign
- Gryffindor Hourglass Wall
- Hufflepuff Hourglass Wall
- Ravenclaw Hourglass Wall
- Slytherin Hourglass Wall
- Hogwarts New Wall 3
- Ministry of Magic Panel 51
- Hogwarts School Logo
- Moaning Myrtle Ghost Wall

Custom Content Included:
- Prison Gate 01 by frillen
- Invisible (Walnut) Door by pfish
- "Ascension V2" (1 Tile Stair/Elevator) by Targa
- Medieval Arch 1 - (Door) by UK1967
- Medieval Arch 1 - (Diagonal Door) by UK1967
- Medieval Door by UK1967
- Medieval Door (Diagonal) by UK1967
- Medieval Door (Recolor) by UK1967
- Long Medieval Table (no legs) by mia86
- Long Medieval Table (with legs REPOSITORY) by mia86
- Gentrific "Flame-O-Rama" Fireplace WITHOUT CHIMNEY by mia86

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
sb07SmallHogwartsFURN.zip

Size: 9.66 MB · Downloads: 4,383 · 9th Dec 2007
9.66 MB 4,383 9th Dec 2007
sb07SmallHogwartsUNFURN.zip

Size: 9.90 MB · Downloads: 2,585 · 8th Dec 2007
9.90 MB 2,585 8th Dec 2007
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 3:53 PM Last edited by lauralaima : 12th Dec 2007 at 3:54 PM. Reason: Grammar mistake... ^^
Hi Steph!
I don't know why I never see your uploads in the download menu, I have to get to your profile page instead to be able to see them!

I love the decorated version, it's so detailed, as well as the prefect bathroom, great job
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 8:53 PM Last edited by StephSim : 17th Mar 2008 at 6:58 PM.
Really? It has to do with which expansion packs you have and the MTS2 filters.

Take care my Harrry Potter roomie! (2 more uploads until Potter is complete). Then, I will disappear for a while and play with Potter! Not too long though...remodeling old lots must continue! Ciao!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#4 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:04 AM
Ooh, Steph! This is amazing! I love the smaller size, and the detail and everything is just as astounding as ever. You're such a genius. :]
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Original Poster
#5 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 10:39 AM Last edited by StephSim : 19th Nov 2008 at 12:03 PM.
Starfish,
I'm glad you like the smaller size. I wish I could make it a little smaller...but I think I have Hogwarts burnout! I finally created a Hufflepuff entry that gives you the feel of burrowing underground with the picture entry we discussed before. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care!

P.S. - Genius - I can own that! Besides, I've been called worse!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 5:02 AM
Steph, you're the greatest sims architect that I've ever seen.

But the expansion is going to take me a while to download this. It's worth it though.
I'm glad you made all these wonderful houses or schools of Harry Potter. Right On!

P.S. Good Luck to your other houses, let them be your dream.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 4:51 PM
Thank you Ethan! You are quite welcomed. I think I am an official Harry Potter addict. I hope you enjoy the lots once you are able to play in them! :D

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#8 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 7:29 PM
Steph,
Have you play in the school Hogwarts? Did the graphics look good?
If you know, please let me know. Are you waiting for
Harry Potter 6: Half-Blood Prince movie because I am.
In this school, does the s have rooms separate from the boy's and same with the bathrooms?
I also like your thinking of the Harry Potter neighborhood.
I can't wait!
I might go shopping today and get a expansion pack.
Oh, can you tell me what is your favorite expansion pack?

Let me know, Thanks

Ethanmathias
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Original Poster
#9 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 1:33 AM Last edited by StephSim : 22nd Apr 2008 at 6:38 AM.
You used to need STUFF PACKS to play in my lots as well as all of the Expansion Packs. However I recently updated each lot to make them playable without the STUFF Packs. Then, I put Harry and Hermione inside of this Hogwarts to test it out! If you have a good graphics card and enough juice to run The Sims, the graphics in the castle are awesome! It was cool for the day or so I had Harry and Hermione roaming around in it. I REALLY want to make another version of Hogwarts that is a little smaller. Maybe I will transplant this Hogwarts onto a larger lot! Glad you like the neighborhood. As for the bathrooms, I didn't put boys/girls doors up (but there are some wonderful medieval ones here at MTS2). It sort of works out that the bathrooms in this version of Hogwarts is between the boys and girls dorms. In other versions I had them separate, but for the Sims it's not so practical and took up space I could use to add other Rooms (like a larger Room of Requirement), so I kept "Moaning Myrtle's" bathroom sacred and the others are just bathrooms. This version is my favorite of the 4 I created. The first 1, was so sad, I deleted it. The second was WAY to BIG. It's on TSR. The third is the Larger Version here at MTS2 and this is the 4th and final Hogwarts.

I LOVE the books and the movies are fabulous! I can't think about it too much or I might have withdrawal symptoms! As we get closer to the movie coming, I get excited. That means HARRY POTTER MOVIE MARATHON! My family will watch the first 5 movies before going to see the 6th. What's cool is we get 3 more movies because the last movie will be broken into 2 parts! YEAH! I can't wait. :D

Take care.
steph

PS - My favorite Expansion Pack is Bon Voyage as it had a larger variety of objects, plants, etc. I also like the idea of the Sims vacationing!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#10 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 6:28 PM
Truly spellbounding, lol, thanks


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
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Original Poster
#11 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 11:31 PM
Glad you like!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#12 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 3:56 AM
Steph,
Thanks for that reply. You right about how exciting it is if we had a Harry Potter Marathon. If I think about Harry Potter, I want to watch it over, read the books again, and play the games.
I am trying to get University but I couldn't find it.
But now that you told me about Bon Voyage, I might get it. Thanks!
How do it take to make your people like Hermione, Voldemort?
Does it take days, weeks?

Please reply,
Ethanmathias

P.S. Is there any more websites that you know, that can download Sims that looks just like them other than TSR.com?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 6:19 AM Last edited by StephSim : 22nd Apr 2008 at 6:40 AM.
Ethan,
I actually only MAKE the secondary characters from other Sims I like. The main characters, I downloaded from here, TSR and a few other sites. There are a few characters here actually. I download the best movie versions of them and change them to my satisfaction. But U Don't Know has some AWESOME Potter Sims. They are not all there though. I think frustration lead to them being a back burner item. But, they are still fabulous. Some of the best, if not the best around.

Ethan, MTS2 is Harry Potter heaven (which is part of what brought me here)!

BUT you MUST start here:
http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?...sy/Harry_Potter

Then go here: (The downloads are in the first few posts mainly.)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=145882

Of course I have designed more than 30 Harry Potter Lots:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download...tephSim&csort=0

My friend Laura also has an awesome collection of Harry Potter lots:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download...ralaima&csort=0

Check out this skin:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=265622

Check these skins out: (scroll down to see 3 Potter Characters you'll recognize)
http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/UdontKnow

And these clothing:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download...snights&csort=0

Oh yeah and these little Quidditch finds:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download...2&tag=Quidditch

Oh yeah and of course a general HP search:
http://www.modthesims2.com/download...ername=&csort=0

Happy Downloading: Just make sure you have the proper Expansion Packs installed before adding the content to your game.
steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Apr 2008 at 1:36 AM
Thank you Steph!

These things that I went to search were very useful.
The wands are what I am looking for too.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd Apr 2008 at 5:37 PM
You're most welcomed!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 2:18 AM
YESSS!!!!!
i got expansions packs for this
i never ever fogotten about this
thanx StephSim
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 12:43 AM
Thanks Ethan. That's dedication! I really appreciate your enthusiasm. One day, when I'm not so lost in life I shall begin another HP collection with less EPs and on a smaller scale, just for the fun of it. I also want to move outside of the boxy shapes of the lots. We shall see! At any rate...do enjoy the download.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#18 Old 11th Feb 2009 at 5:46 PM
Thank you! It's great. With all the little signs and every thing!


but can I ask you one thing. Why is there water in the basment och ground floor? It's so nice with the dungeons and the perfekts bath rooms, but I do not like the pond water that is there. I don't know how to get rid of it either.

Please help me.

ps. i think i've almost downloaded all you're houses for harry potter. Amazing
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Feb 2009 at 9:09 PM
Oh and one more thing. The furnished version doesn't work. You can't extract it because the file is damaged or something. I really like the way you furnish so please fix that, I would, like, worship you if you did, dude.

Thanks, stay cool, 2pac for life

don't forget to answer the question above please
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Original Poster
#20 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 9:16 AM Last edited by StephSim : 1st Mar 2009 at 9:24 AM.
Sorry Ellen! I did get your PM and replied. I'm moving and my games are already in my new home while I am over 2,000 miles away from them. I'm traveling in April and won't actually start Simming until May I'm afraid. I am planning to recreate a smaller version of my Potter lots (starting with Hogwarts) without all the extras. It will mainly include walls, floors and ground covers with few EPs and Stuff packs. We shall see how that goes!

As for the water...I think you may have the lot too close to a neighborhood lake. Try moving it away from the water. By being close to the lake, the lake water will flood into your lot. If that doesn't work, the only solution I can think of is to raise the ground level up were the lake touches the lot. That may be no easy task with that lot. Sorry. When I play tested it, it worked fine. Finicky stuff this is! I really wish I could fix it in the now, but there's no hope on that front. Only you can fix it in the now! Sorry again.

P.S. - I'm glad you like the lots.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#21 Old 20th Mar 2009 at 1:11 PM
I love your Harry potter lot so much, no words can actually describe how i adore your excellent job, so beautiful yet functional, i m going to redesign my land based on all of your creation. Still wondering about the location where to place the buildings thou >.< . I guess i have to find a map to group the building together. Thank you so much.

Regards,
Your fans of art
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 12:14 AM
This lot is so cool! I downloaded the larger version but my computer shut down by it-self so, I got this one! Thanks for making a smaller section! :D
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 5th May 2009 at 8:24 PM
Hi JST!
Sorry it took so long to reply. I did respond via e-mail. But I forgot to mention this smaller version. My goal is to downsize the Harry Potter Collection even more. I find for playing purposes "bigger" isn't necessarily better in Simming. Take care and glad you found a useful version of the castle.
Stephanie

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#24 Old 13th May 2009 at 10:09 PM
Brilliant! Wish I could download - but I need OFB/Seasons. It looks absolutely amazing though - well done!

I love food - cause I'm a bottomless pit, babe!
  • Pasta! (my fave food)
  • Pizza!
  • Anything sweet.
  • EVERYTHING! (except fried veg. ack!)
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 27th May 2009 at 8:39 PM
Thank you! I hope you can get OFB/Seasons. I do have plans to improve the collection over the next year, but I'm not sure if I want to create it using minimal EPs or EPs only or do a little of both. We shall see! Thanks again for the compliment.
~*~Stephanie~*~

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