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Harry Potter Travel Trunks (Decorative and Functional)

by StephSim Posted 18th Apr 2008 at 2:47 AM - Updated 28th Apr 2012 at 10:10 PM by StephSim : MTS2 Information Update
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Finally your Harry Potter Sims can travel in style! These Harry Potter Travel Trunks are PERFECT for your Potter Sims!



This little addition to ALL THINGS POTTER was something I always wanted for my Sims! It was inspired by the Luggage and Cart set by MizzesSimmer. A slightly modified version of MizzesSimmer's luggage suitcase was used to create a mesh and texture map (with permission). The mesh was remapped so that it has 2 recolorable subsets (which allows mix and match). This is a new mesh with it's own recolours.

You DO NOT need the luggage set by MizzesSimmer. Unfortunately, MizzesSimmer has deleted the thread and the Luggage Set is no longer available. But again, these Harry Potter travel trunks are stand alone. YOU DO NOT MIZZESSIMMER's LUGGAGE SET!


Note:The cart and the 2 luggage bags on the cart are from the original creation by MizzesSimmer.

This is a collaborative effort between Jason Duskey and myself. Jason modified the meshes in Blender, assembled everything in SimPE and recolored the packages. I created the texture maps and reworked each recolor. Our teamwork once again has paid off!



There are two versions available for download here: a decorative version and a functional (dresser) version. Both versions "look" alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Both versions may be included in the game at the same time as they have separate GUIDs. One will not interfere with the other. You can place either version in the game separately or both versions simultaneously.

The decorative version was cloned from the "Sorrowful Scions" sculpture and is base-game compatible.

The functional version was cloned from the small "Atomic Kids" dresser and requires Pets.

Added a New Barbie Goth trunk called "The LAURA" - dedicated to my dear friend Lauralaima. You may have changed your avatar Laura, but unfortunately you still can't hide that Gothic Barbie Doll image!

Note: The Laura download contains the meshes for both the decorative and the functional trunks!

You may wish to use "The Laura" for your whimsical Harry Potter characters, like Luna Lovegood. I'm sure she would appreciate it's unique style and color!

Additional Information:
*The animations on the functional version are slightly off. However, the dresser functions and the Sims will use them to quickly change into outfits!

* The building in the image is my Harry Potter King's Cross Train Station and can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=250923

* The Shopping Cart/Trolley is by AbstractSIMmer187 and can be found here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=196227

*(See My Profile Page for Policy)

ENJOY THE DOWNLOADS!


Polygon Counts:
Harry Potter Trunk - DECORATIVE VERSION 538
Harry Potter Trunk - FUNCTIONAL (DRESSER) 544

Additional Credits:
Thank you to MizzesSimmer for inspiring these trunks.

A special thank you to mi amigo Jason. Your commitment to helping with my creations has been phenomenal. I am always driven to be better at what I do when working with you! Thanks for allowing me to share these with the Sim community!

Style:
      Fantasy: Fantasy styled things
Room:
      Bedroom
      Bathroom
      Outdoor

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

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

Size: 1.45 MB · Downloads: 6,630 · 16th Jun 2008
Download
1.45 MB 6,630 16th Jun 2008
sbjd08HarryPotterTravelTrunksDRESSER.zip

Size: 2.07 MB · Downloads: 9,941 · 18th Apr 2008
Download
2.07 MB 9,941 18th Apr 2008
sbjd08HarryPotterTravelTrunksDECORATIVE.zip

Size: 2.38 MB · Downloads: 8,754 · 18th Apr 2008
Download
2.38 MB 8,754 18th Apr 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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 9:34 AM
these are amazing!
thank you for creating these, now my wizards can dress in style!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Wiki Wizard
#3 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 10:45 AM
Very cool Steph, glad you chose to upload them as a seperate item


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Field Researcher
#4 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 11:20 AM
I find this a very ingenious and nice idea for teen and child rooms. Thanks, Stephanie!
P.S. I tried to download it three or four times and its impossible right now, I guess many people is fighting for this objects. I'll try later soon.
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#5 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:58 PM Last edited by StephSim : 19th Apr 2008 at 1:12 PM.
Originally, I was going to tuck these away with my Harry Potter Trains download, but I figured Harry Potter fans would KILL me! After a little thought I decided that Jason once again gave of his time to help me execute these and the least I could do is to post the objects to be shared with the masses.

Thanks putowtin! I'm glad you like them.

DD! Of course I took your advice. I'd been grappling over exactly how to share them best.

Thanks nanisim! I know I'm sleep deprived this week when reading your post made me think of Harry and Ron pulling one of the trunks back and forth and all the clothes spilling out everywhere. ***Methinks I should take a LONG nap today!***

Enjoy the downloads everyone!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Scholar
#6 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 1:12 PM
Nice work guys! Very original idea.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 3:11 PM
Ooo Nice! I'm glad you were able to complete them! Now I must have them! LOL

** Patrick Stewart + Felicia Day + Bruce Campbell + zombie invasion + the cast of Firefly = my happiness.
Or, Chocolate ... yea I'll go with chocolate. **
Forum Resident
#8 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 7:11 PM Last edited by Starfish of Terror : 19th Apr 2008 at 7:17 PM.
Oooh, Steph! You and Jason have done it again. These are just perfect. <3 Have I told you lately how much I love your work? I definitely need to restore my HP neighborhood now!

Now go catch up on your sleep.
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Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 7:49 PM
Cameranutz2 - Thank you. Jason and I both appreciate your comment! And of course J- LUVs it when I speak for him!

MizzesSimmer - I never would have thought of creating this had it not been for your luggage set. BTW - take a look at the anims on the functional one. If you ever get BORED and have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO AT HOME feel free to play with that! Kidding! Thanks again for the inspiration!

Starfish...Glad you like! After updating the entire HP Neighborhood, I will be recreating my HP Neighborhood as well. When I started removing the STUFF PACKS from my HP lots, I took the neighborhood out of my game completely. Soon. 1 upload (Victorian - trying to do that since yesterday) and 1 creation away from vacation.

steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#10 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 8:00 PM
I'm still impressed with how good the textures look. Very unique.

I look forward to seeing the Victorian lots. Just to look at them. I always seem to learn an architectural trick or 2 from your lots.

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
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Original Poster
#11 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 10:33 PM


I'm S T I L L uploading. It wouldn't allow me to upload at first when I was trying to upload in smaller sets, so...I decided to combine them into 1 major upload. It went well until I got to the CC page (AAAGH!) Then, I lost connection. Then it was lagging. Then I couldn't check the box that says this is my creation. So I cut and paste my name on all 500 walls and floors...Then, it timed out! NOW...It seems it's OFFLINE in the middle of my UPLOAD eventhough I'm replying to this post! NO!!!!!!!! I'm about to pull my hair out. BAH! This is what I get for not creating 1 or 2 cute little lots! Back to the drawing board! Patience. It will all work out!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#12 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 11:36 PM
If you want to upload it as a project go to the site issues board and then make a thread, make it private so only you and mods can see it then add the extra files in threads afterwards, then get a mod to make into into upload format and your off If you don't get that ask a mod about it, me and Flabaliki just spent all night writing lot descriptions, taking pics, uploading files, finding CC, it was so tiring, and i did the least out of the 2 of us by a long way, lol


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#13 Old 20th Apr 2008 at 1:43 AM
I think the Fates are trying to tell me something! It dumped ALL of my zipped files! So, now I have a thread with text only! The CC is not so bad as I only used what I know. It's just I have so many uploads because I created 3 versions of each lot. It's a ROYAL MESS. 1 more failed attempt to upload in 2 parts and I will be going on my Sim vacation EARLY! I started uploading YESTERDAY! Hmmm....Deep breaths. Jason - I need a snowman of my own! Seen any spares?

And now, I return this thread to the Harry Potter Trunks!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#14 Old 20th Apr 2008 at 3:07 AM
Unfortunately no. The solid white tide is receding and there's more mud on the ground than white stuff. You could always build one, then destroy it.

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
Wiki Wizard
#15 Old 20th Apr 2008 at 12:42 PM
You could buy a plastic snowman from the shops, but that's not really the same, lol


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#16 Old 20th Apr 2008 at 2:13 PM Last edited by StephSim : 21st Apr 2008 at 1:55 AM.
Well...I found a few things wrong with 1 of my zip files. I was finally able to upload Part 1 of the Victorian collection. When I tried to upload Part 2 it kept timing out each time I got to 1 specific zip file. I was so psyched until that moment, because MTS2 and my I-net connection were in sync FINALLY. It turned out, I had zipped 135MB of stuff in one of my lots when I was transferring files to save them. It wasn't funny at that moment believe me! All is well...now I await approval. I REALLY need to clean up my CC files as there are 3 versions of each lot which triples the CC! Closure is around the corner.

Oh yeah! Harry Potter Trunks!....

I think I shall go ressurect my Harry Potter neighborhood and maybe even begin a Sim story that surrrounds Hogwarts. The first scene will be called "Goodbyes" as a family sees the latest Hogwarts students off at King's Cross Station. The main characters will be a set of twins. One twin will be shy and withdrawn, the other quite sure of self and future. Of course the confident twin will sport a green Slytherin luggage cart knowing that his pure blood status assures he will be in Slytherin. The other twin will use the basic black trunk as her reserved nature surely dictates it. What adventures will they have on the way to Hogwarts? How will each character grow and change?

The world may never know since they are only figments of my imagination! Enjoy the trunks everyone!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#17 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 2:39 AM
Eek, sorry about all the uploading troubles! I definitely can't wait to see those Victorian lots, I'm sure they're fantastic.

I'm in the middle of rehabilitating my whole HP neighborhood from scratch now too. After custom content overload issues and a change of mindset, I put it aside for a while. But seeing these trunks inspired me and now I have a whole jumble of ideas and plans for it floating around. And I'm thinking of starting a mini-Harry Potter project of my own...it starts with an "m" and ends with an "eshing." I'm really excited for it!
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#18 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 4:58 AM Last edited by StephSim : 22nd Apr 2008 at 12:45 PM.
Hi Starfish!
The good news about my uploading saga is that I finally got it to work!

Two much in game CC can be a hassle! As I redesign my HP neighborhood, I'm being VERY selective about objects. I plan to decorate each undecorated lot with Maxis to the hilt and then pull in accent objects to tie it together (like the pensieve, winding staircase, long tables, books, crystal balls, etc.). Then, I will package those lots so I will NEVER need to decorate them ever again.

Ooo...More HP stuff is ALWAYS welcomed! We (Jason and I) may work on an owl decoration in a cage...1 white and 1 grey. Not now. AFTER the vacation. Don't worry Starfish...I am taking the break. Besides, my birthday is in 4 days! I'm slowly weaning myself of all things Sim (except PLAYING). I'm actually looking forward to my break. I'm just waiting to see if I need to FIX anything with my upload besides clearing out the triplicates on the CC list. Then I will upload a revision of King's Cross Train Station (redesigning the front of my Victorian King's Cross Station to look more like it looks today). Then, my break will begin.

So what HP kind of stuff are you thinking of making...furniture, clothing, odds-and-ends (like all the awkward stuff in Luna's house)?

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#19 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 4:00 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 21st Apr 2008 at 4:30 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
finally! I have been waiting for these!!! but you know well that I won't be able to play during the forthcoming weeks... thank you for doing these great trunks!

I have several things in mind: what about the 3 deathly hallows? The invisibility cloak is bound to be fun! I also though about the Weasley Wizarding Wheezes, and maybe I do something about it... when I have time
and of course we need some of Dumbledore's gadgets! and a pet-phoenix! And some grindylows too! awww I wish Maxis made another EP HP themed!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 4:21 PM
very nice...and they look and play well in the game..thanks for sharing
Forum Resident
#21 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 10:11 PM
Huzzah for being able to upload the lots! :D

And I thought that I'd try with something a bit different: magical creatures as pets! I found a nice tutorial and I think I can do it...I'll start with Pygmy Puffs first, since I think those would be the simplest to do. I also hope to do an owl and a phoenix too! We'll see how this one goes, though. *fingers crossed*

And after that (or if I abandon it or whatever), I'd love to try some bits and bobs of the wizarding world -- I really want to make some of the Weasley Wizarding Wheezes, and Luna's peculiar gadgets. And Laura, I love your ideas too! I'm getting all excited now. Hopefully I can get started on it soon! And after next month is over and summer begins, I ought to have plenty of time to really tackle this. <3
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#22 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 11:31 PM Last edited by StephSim : 21st Apr 2008 at 11:39 PM.
Ooooo.....

Hi Laura...Sorry haven't e-mailed you lately. Of course I was finishing the Potter Trunks and the Victorian lots! During My vacation (which will start as soon as I know what's going on with the Victorian uploads), I'm going to be playing with ideas for the final Gwyrich lot (only a little though) as I will spend most of my time organizing and playing in my Victorian and Harry Potter neighborhoods, helping my little man become a scientist and bestowing hugs and kisses on my big man. The day I return from my vacation, I will package what we already have finished and then Gwyrich takes precedence! I will probably post a few teasers in my Journal the day my vacation officially begins - April 23rd - the day before my birthday!

Catstale...Thank you for sharing their playability with me and you are most welcomed! I hope you enjoy the trunks.

Starfish...I can't wait to see what you come up with. I get excited just thinking about all the little HP goodies I need for my neighborhood. Besides, it's no fun to visit your profile page with nothing to download on it! Kidding! Magical creatures as pets! Ooo.. I think I saw pet dragons somewhere, but I don't recall whose site it was. *shrugs* - I can imagine a pet dragon burping! And of course, the Lovegood home needs a few of Xenophilius' gadgets.

P.S. Laura...I think I would marry someone like Xeno before I'd choose James Potter. What a bore!

**StephSim ducks as Laura throws a cup of drawing pencils at her!***

"You missed me BTW!"

Take care ladies.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#23 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 4:32 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaww I'll kill you if you say that again! you witch!!!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 7:32 PM Last edited by StephSim : 22nd Apr 2008 at 7:45 PM.
Witch? You call that an insult? Come on Potter lover, ¿Es ése todo? Surely, you've got more than that mi amiga?
**screeches wildly and flies away**

...the words "James Potter, What a BORE!" fade into the distance"

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#25 Old 22nd Apr 2008 at 8:01 PM
You 2 get along so well And i cannot wait to see your Gyrnwich project things or however you spell that word, lol


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