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Victorian Greenhouse Set - updated 3 february 2008

by Lethe_s Posted 13th Jan 2008 at 8:25 PM - Updated 28th Nov 2008 at 9:25 AM by Lethe_s
88 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 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.
This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge



****Update****
There was an error with one of the diagonal windows.
Please redownload the Greenhouse doors and windows rar-file and overwrite the old ones.
Sorry for the mixup.



Hi all,

I apologize in advance for the humongousness of this set.
The objective here was to make a greenhouse that can be used in all versions of the game, Seasons or no.
At the same time, I wanted to make it as versatile as possible, making as many shapes as possible,
without actually going insane (which explains the lack of diagonals).

Tested in the basegame and in a version with all EP's.

To make a working greenhouse with these in Seasons, you *must* add the sun lamps,
otherwise your crops won't grow.

The set consists of windows, a door and a ton of seperate 'roof pieces'.
The roof pieces don't need a floor under them and can be placed on occupied tiles.
The only thing they need is the 'white grid', so for second or third stories, place some columns,
then the roof, then take the columns away again.



Important note:

This is a repository set. This means all textures come from two packages:
lethes_mesh_greenhousewindowA.package and lethes_mesh_roofpieceA.package
The other objects won't show up properly without them,
so do NOT delete these unless you want to get rid of the entire set!!



So what's in the package?

Victorian Greenhouse Door
Polygons: 368
Found in Build/Doors
Price: 240

Victorian Greenhouse Window A
Polygons: 172
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 220

Victorian Greenhouse Window B
Polygons: 144
found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 210

Victorian Greenhouse Window C
Polygons: 116
found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 200

Victorian Greenhouse Window D
Polygons: 200
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 230

Victorian Greenhouse Window E
Polygons: 338
Found in Build/Single Story Windows
Price: 240

Victorian Roof Border (3 Tiers)
Polygons: 404
Found in Build/Other
Price: 10, 20, 30 (depending on tier)

Victorian Roof End (3 Tiers)
Polygons: 144
Found in Build/Other
Price: 11, 21, 31 (depending on tier)

Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 38
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3 (depending on tier)

Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers and one for diagonal walls)
Polygons: 92
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3 (depending on tier) and 4 for the diagonal

Inward Corner Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 50
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3

Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers)
Polygons: 37
Found in Build/Other
Price: 1, 2, 3




So how does it work?

Each roof piece fills one tile and I divided the levels into three 'tiers'.
Start off making the shape of your greenhouse in basic walls on the ground floor, and fill those with greenhouse windows.
On the second floor, place bottom tier roofpieces all round your greenhouse.
One tile inward, a second ring of middle tier roof pieces fits those seamlessly.
If necessary, continue this with the top tier pieces and, on the third floor, bottom tier pieces again.

Edit: Sorry guys, forgot the whole 'Seasons is annoying to build in' bit.

The roof pieces will not keep out snow or rain by themselves.
You still need to make your greenhouse rainproof with conventional methods, such as adding a floor on top. Something like moonlight muse's invisible floor would work well.



Extra's

The roof pieces come in an oak default frame, with recolours of the frame in dark wood, black iron, white wood and cherry wood.
Default glass is an old greenish tint, with orange and clear transparent recolours.

The windows and door come with the same frame and glass colours, plus twelve frosted and stained glass recolours.
Some glass recolours are designed specificly for certain window models, so may not work well on others.

Installation procedure

Place the packages in your Downloads folder
The collection goes in 'My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Collections'



Polygon Counts:
Victorian Greenhouse Door: 368
Victorian Greenhouse Window A: 172
Victorian Greenhouse Window B: 144
Victorian Greenhouse Window C: 116
Victorian Greenhouse Window D: 200
Victorian Greenhouse Window E: 338


Victorian Roof Border (3 Tiers): 404
Victorian Roof End (3 Tiers): 144
Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 38
Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers and one for diagonal walls): 92
Inward Corner Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 50
Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece (3 tiers): 37


Custom Content by Me:
- Victorian Greenhouse Collection
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Victorian Greenhouse Door
- Victorian Greenhouse Door
- Victorian Greenhouse Window A
- Victorian Greenhouse Window A
- Victorian Greenhouse Window B
- Victorian Greenhouse Window B
- Victorian Greenhouse Window C
- Victorian Greenhouse Window C
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D
- Victorian Greenhouse Window D
- Victorian Greenhouse Window E
- Victorian Greenhouse Window E
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Recolour for the Victorian Greenhouse Window
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Botom Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Corner Greenhouse Roof Piece for diagonal walls
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Inward Corner Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Flat Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Straight Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Middle Tier
- Triangle Greenhouse Roof Piece, Top Tier
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Recolour for the Greenhouse Roof Pieces
- Victorian Roof Border Bottom Tier
- Victorian Roof Border Middle Tier
- Victorian Roof Border Top Tier
- Victorian Roof End Bottom Tier
- Victorian Roof End, Middle Tier
- Victorian Roof End, Top Tier
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, Bottom Tier
- Simple Greenhouse Roof Piece, middle tier

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
Greenhouse door and windows-updated.rar

Size: 925.4 KB · Downloads: 50,234 · 3rd Feb 2008
925.4 KB 50,234 3rd Feb 2008
Collection File Victorian Greenhouse.rar

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 45,123 · 14th Jan 2008
4.6 KB 45,123 14th Jan 2008
Greenhouse Roof Pieces.rar

Size: 454.5 KB · Downloads: 50,432 · 14th Jan 2008
454.5 KB 50,432 14th Jan 2008
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
#2 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:04 PM
I love these! Can't wait to try it on my game. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#3 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 2:58 PM
your creations are always freaking amazing!!!!!!
love this one, I was waiting for somebody to create this so I could improve my Herbology greenhouses at Hogwarts, big thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:07 PM
yay first. good WORK!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 2:59 PM
wow ..... this is a huge set

Looking forward to experimenting with it in my game
Thankyou for sharing

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do !!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:24 PM
Gorgeous I love it, its nice that it doesn't need seasons either
Field Researcher
#7 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:38 PM
Beautiful work, bravo! I only have one question- will these 'drop' in the appropriate wall view? The Seasons greenhouse windows don't seem to- a minor source of irritation.

Thanks!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:56 PM
It looks lovely, especially the one with the stained windows! Thank you for sharing.
Alchemist
#9 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:06 PM
Impressive job Lethe, I have to thank those of you moderators who decided to start the contest forum because I'm getting so many fantastic items, grouped by theme, in these recent months!
I can just try to guess the massive work behind this set, and the details are stunning, many levels above the Maxis standard!
Thank you forever and good luck for the contest. Kiss and ciao.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:07 PM
Phantastic work, thank you!

Too old to learn better english.but too young to have no wishes (for my sims)
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 5:11 PM
This set is stunning. This is just what I've been wishing for.. You have an amazing talent.. Thank you, very very much. I love this.
Ileya
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 5:18 PM
Absolutely outstanding. I honestly can't wait to load my game and see how it all works.

Sims 3 Musketeers.....for all your sims needs.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 6:09 PM
These are beautiful looking! Thanks for sharing!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 6:19 PM
wonderful job, thanks for sharing!

"I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy"
AM
Moderator of pixels for pixels
retired moderator
#15 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 6:49 PM
What an awesome set! Thanks!

Need to know which object came with which EP or SP? Check the CEP Object database
Field Researcher
#16 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:48 PM
woow These are so perfect,I'm downloading,thanks, Congrats and Good luck
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:57 PM
These are amazing. Thanks so much Lethe!! i can't wait to give my sims some nice greenhouses and Conservatories. i don't like the greenhouses seasons packed with, and windows and walls just don't seem right for a nice conservatory.

if you ask me what im thinking.... the answer is always the same.

girl with a one track mind over here.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 9:48 PM
wow these are absolutely beautiful Lethe, you did a wonderful job on them
thank you very much
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 9:56 PM
It's beautiful, Lethe. Can't wait to try it out in my game. Thanks.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Instructor
#20 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 12:09 AM
Nice work! Thanks

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

- William Shakespere ~ Hamlet
Forum Resident
#21 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 12:28 AM
I "knew" you would enter something marvellous to the farm/rural section!
thank you, Lethe!
and best wishes for the contest
Field Researcher
#22 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 2:09 AM
Oh my this is absolutely stunning! :o Thanks very much for sharing! I can't wait to use it.

Will the roof pieces keep out snow/rain? I assume yes, because plants needs the sunlamps, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 2:33 AM
Awesome work Lethe_s, i have been wanting this style of conservatory since the sims started, i love all the detail you put into it, especially the roof, the greenhouse set that came with seasons looks boring lol, thank you for making my dream come true and good luck with the contest.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 2:49 AM
Oh wow!! This really is a wonderful set! I can't even imagine the work that went into it...when you do something you certainly do it right! Thanks so much!

You can find some of my older houses HERE
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#25 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 5:48 AM
The greenhouse has a little fence on top!! You have no idea how much I wanted something like this... the greenhouses that came with Seasons are nice for ordinary houses, but they just don't feel right with anything more elegant. Thank you so much for making these! You did a lovely job.

There's always money in the banana stand.
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