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Orville - A Victorian Neighborhood w/ Lots - Updated 30th May

by The Sim Supply Posted 19th Apr 2008 at 12:33 PM - Updated 17th Jul 2021 at 12:45 PM by HugeLunatic
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
STAFF NOTICE: This neighbourhood contains stub sim data, aka corruption. We therefore recommend that you use HoodChecker's "Fix" option on it before playing.

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UPDATE - 17th May
Orville Complete Package
No Fuss!

Seeing as we have had a few problems with the lots in Orville not working and such Flabaliki has made a new .exe file that contains the whole neighborhood already which automatically installs everything in the correct places.





Orville - Town History

The old Victorian London neighborhood was founded back in 1863 by Orville Williams & Harold Shaw. The two friends were both entrepreneurs and set out into the english country side to start their own town where everyone knew each others names.

After one year the town had grown to 50 people. It was a community the was like clockwork. Every person had their job whether it be a farmer, baker or even an educator they all played their part in Orville.

In 1865 the town had blossomed in size to 200 Sims. Even though the town was small; just like Williams and Shaw had visioned, most Sims lived in the Pumbury Place Apartment block which housed over 50 sims.

The town has stopped growing since and sims began to move away after the death of Williams in 1902. As the first world war settled in the sims moved away to a safer town closer to supplies in case they needed it.

The town is a little dusty but has been left in mint condition. Until this day no other Sim has lived there. Will you bring back Orville and Harold's vision of a community that knows everyones name?

The town is in your hands now. Complete the story of Orville!




Brief

Orville contains 22 lots and each of which have been play tested by the creators of each lot. Orville was started on the 25th of March when Mauriemom suggested the idea that we submit an entry for the Victorian London challenge. We were already going to work on a neighborhood but Maurie's idea gave us the extra push to make this neighborhood even better!

The green circle of trees you can see in the neighborhood is all of the upper class homes.

Below is a key of the lots in the neighborhood:



Pick which lots you like the look of and find them below.





Installing

1. Download the file OrvileSC4Terrian.rar
2. Extract it to My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4 Terrains
3. Download the file OrvilleCustomContent.rar
4. Extract it to My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads
5. Download the file N532.rar
6. Extract it to My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Neighborhoods
7. Download any of the 22 lots you wish to have in your game
8. Extract the downloaded lots to My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Neighborhoods/N532/Lots
9. Start the game and enjoy!




Thanks

A special thanks goes to Tiggerypum for all of her help on this project!

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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OrvilleCustomContent.rar

Size: 4.25 MB · Downloads: 8,270 · 20th Apr 2008
4.25 MB 8,270 20th Apr 2008
N532.rar

Size: 425.9 KB · Downloads: 8,303 · 19th Apr 2008
425.9 KB 8,303 19th Apr 2008
OrvilleSC4Terrain.rar

Size: 494.6 KB · Downloads: 8,784 · 19th Apr 2008
494.6 KB 8,784 19th 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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Test Subject
Original Poster
#2 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:35 PM Last edited by LebenSim : 19th Apr 2008 at 7:50 PM.
Default Lots 1-5
1 Elizabeth Street by Deluxe Designs
Description: This house has so much victorian character and comes fully furnished, the downstairs is so big it has an east and west wing, the east wing has 2 guest bedroom each with ensuite and the west wing has a dining room, study/lounge, kitchen and hall. There is also a lower level parlour in the west wing which is on the bottom floor. On the top floor are 3 lovely bedrooms, 1 ensuite and 1 bathroom. In the rear of the house is a glorious simming pool and patio area, note the front drive is not useable.
Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: §185,706

1 Richard Street by Solloby
Description: An upper class manor with two accessible storeys, this house features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a front entry, lounge, games room, kitchen and dining room, plus a hallway on each level. It is sparsely furnished so there is room to add more, and if additional stairs are installed the third level can be used as an attic.
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §160,357

1 Kingston Place by Deluxe Designs
Description: This house is middle-upper class and is beautifully victorian and it comes completely furnished. Up stairs are 3 bedrooms and 1 en-suite and a bathroom, downstairs hosts a lounge, study, kitchen and seperate dinign room.
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §92,566

Kensington Lane by Choccy94
Description: One of the larger houses for the Victorian project, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, nursery, kitchen/dining, lounge and study! Also, a small patio area in the back. The turret at the front is not functional but merely decorative, it looks good.
Lot Size: 5x3
Lot Price: §111,154

2 Elizabeth Street by Flabaliki
Description: This is a London Victorian family home for up to four sims. It is fully furnished and has bags of character. We hope you enjoy this lot lots!
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §145,896

Custom Content by Flabliki
- VictorianSlum by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum 1 by Flabaliki

Custom Content Included
- Victorian Porch Fence by HolySimoly
- Victorian Quaint Fence by HolySimoly
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar 1 Elizabeth Street.rar (788.1 KB, 613 downloads)
File Type: rar 1 Richard Street.rar (658.3 KB, 553 downloads)
File Type: rar 1 Kingston Place.rar (569.5 KB, 562 downloads)
File Type: rar Kensington Lane.rar (697.0 KB, 530 downloads)
File Type: rar 2 Elizabeth Street.rar (770.4 KB, 539 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:37 PM Last edited by LebenSim : 20th Apr 2008 at 2:34 AM.
Default Lots 6-10
2 Richard Street by Flabaliki
Description: This is a large house and can accommodate up to 5 sims, the house has all of the necessary requirements for it to function. It features a beautiful exterior and interior with a wonderful back garden/yard patio area and swimming pool.
Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: §174,203

3 Elizabeth Street by Deluxe Designs
Description: This is a large middle-upper class homes that looks stunning in game, upstairs features lots of character as well as 3 bedrooms, an en-suite and bathroom. Downstairs is a lounge, kitchen, dining room and guest bedroom with en-suite.
Lot Size: 2x4
Lot Price: §108,288

2 Queen Street by Solloby
Description: This is a special lot as this is not 1 but 2 houses, yes it is split into 2 lower class houses, each of these house contains 2 stories, on the ground floor is a kitchen/dining/lounge and guest bedroom with en-suite and on the first floor is 1 double bedroom with bathroom and another large spare bedroom.
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §42,598

Queen Street Pub by Flabaliki
Description: This is the place to escape from you family and learn about the history of Orville. Watch the footy here while having a few beers with your mates. This is the place for the ultimate escape!
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: Community lot

Pembury Place by Mauriemom
Description: This is the old apartment building where once a quater of the residence of Orville lived, now this building has new life and lots of rooms to spare. It is spread over 3 stories and hosts many bedrooms and facilities.
Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: §318,382

Custom Content by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Pipe by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Header & Footer by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Small Wooden Door by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub emergency exit by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub 2nd Story Footer by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Pipe b by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub 2nd Story Header by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Menu by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub building, left wood by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub Sign C by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub 2nd Story Header & Footer by Flabaliki
- VictorianLondonPub boarded up windon by Flabaliki

Custom Content Included
- Classic Window with Round Pediment Large by Marina
- Brick arch - two-tile long by Inge Jones
- Brick arch - long by Inge Jones
- ijArchBrick_RecolArch_brickwhite-base by Inge Jones
- ijArchBrick_RecolSide_brick-sandstone by Inge Jones
- Recessed sash window - double by Inge Jones
- Recessed sash window - long by Inge Jones
- ijFaceSash_Recol_allwhite by Inge Jones
- The Retrosepctive Set - Open Window by zookini
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar 2 Richard Street.rar (882.0 KB, 487 downloads)
File Type: rar 3 Elizabeth Street.rar (675.9 KB, 484 downloads)
File Type: rar 2 Queen Street.rar (420.4 KB, 455 downloads)
File Type: rar Queen Street Pub.rar (468.8 KB, 530 downloads)
File Type: rar Pembury Place.rar (1.35 MB, 475 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:39 PM Last edited by LebenSim : 20th Apr 2008 at 2:44 AM.
Default Lots 11-15
1 Queen Street by Solloby
Description: This is a cute and quant starter home, it has a downstairs and an upstairs, downstairs is the kitchen and living area, shower room and guest bedroom and upstairs is 3 completely empty rooms. The idea is you live downstairs and as you work you can build up the house to make it glorious and lovely!
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §19,518

3 Northly Street by Solloby
Description: Here are 2 rather cozy starter home, the thing is that there are 2 house and they add up to make less that 20k = they are really bad. In these houses you get 2 rooms, the toilet, kitchen/dining/lounge/bedroom. It's all in one!
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §17,215

Queen Street Community Center by Solloby
Description: Ahh the highlight of Orville for all girls, SHOPPING! Just joking. Music, drama and opera were very popular in the Victorian era, as was gambling in casinos. Let your Victorian Sims live the upperclass life and visit this beautiful furnished 2-storey community lot. Featuring a lovely front garden and back courtyard, the front level boasts a marble floors in the foyer and two bathrooms on each level, and lovely mahogany furniture in the library/games room and restaurant on the first floor. The second floor features two theatres with stages and a piano, and plenty of chairs for the audience. Or move the chairs away and set up the room for another event such as a ballroom dance or wedding reception!
Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: Community

2 Edward Street by Flabaliki
Description: This really and truly is victorian slums! It is dirty, old and worn out, this house could look lovely with some decorating, landscaping and of course living in. Will your sims bring life to this old victorian home?
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §19,983

Orville Church by Pokedude9777
Description: This is the where the old sims of Orville used to come and worship, it is obviously the house of god with the amazing bell tower and cross on top. Go inside and pray, listen to a bible reading or even get married, it has so much to offer!
Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: Community

Custom Content by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum 1 by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum 2 by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum 3 by Flabaliki
- VictorianSlum 4 by Flabaliki

Custom Content by Solloby
- Red Brick - Dark by Solloby

Custom Content Included
- Church Cross by DBCAB
- The Church Steeple by Jobtwo
- CatOfEvilGenius_MTS2_20070526_steeple_stoneSayNoMore by CatOfEvileGenius
- Victorian Window by Macarossi
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar 1 Queen Street.rar (292.8 KB, 438 downloads)
File Type: rar 3 Northly Street.rar (200.8 KB, 429 downloads)
File Type: rar Queen Street Community Center.rar (858.7 KB, 498 downloads)
File Type: rar 2 Edward Street.rar (480.2 KB, 457 downloads)
File Type: rar Orville Church.rar (643.6 KB, 469 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:41 PM Last edited by LebenSim : 20th Apr 2008 at 2:45 AM.
Default Lots 16-20
1 Andrew Street by Deluxe Designs
Description: This starter home comes completely furnished and has a gazebo outside! It's amazing it's a starter but it is. Downstairs is an open plan kitchen and next to it a lounge with tv and dining table. Upstairs is a large double bedroom and bathroom.
Lot Size: 1x3
Lot Price: §19,873

1 Edward Street by Pokedude9777
Description: This is a 1 storey bungalow starter, it has a large kitchen come dining room come lounge, a large bedroom and shower room. It comes almost empty but die to it's price you can still fully furnish and spend under 20k!
Lot Size: 1x3
Lot Price: §15,319

Market Square by Solloby
Description: This is the second shopping area in Orville, this centre however hosts a grocery market and a clothes shop on the ground floor and mens and womens toilets. Upstairs are 2 empty rooms which can be made into anything form a cafe to snooker room.
Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: Community

2 Northly Street by Deluxe Designs
Description: Here is another starter bungalow, this is still below 20k and comes completely furnished. It hosts a VERY large kitchen and dining room, a huge lounge and a bedroom with a bathroom. There is just so much in this amazing starter!
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §19,749

1 Northly Street by Choccy94
Description: This is in the lower class region of Orville yet comes in over 20k, it is a bungalow and comes fully furnished, but to buy it will cost you a little extra. It has large kitchen, large dining room, large lounge, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it's so large how could it come on under 20k?!
Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: §28,722

Custom Content by Solloby
- Red Brick - Sorrel by Solloby
- Victorian - Light Blue with Double Coffered Wainscoting in White Wood by Solloby
- Victorian - Light Rose with Double Coffered Wainscoting in White Wood by Solloby
- Victorian - Subtle Blue with Double Coffered Wainscoting in Medium Wood by Solloby

Custom Content by Pokedude9777
- Brick Iz Cool by Pokedude (He is Creatious)
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar 1 Andrew Street.rar (344.5 KB, 440 downloads)
File Type: rar 1 Edward Street.rar (369.0 KB, 417 downloads)
File Type: rar Market Square.rar (468.7 KB, 444 downloads)
File Type: rar 2 Northly Street.rar (398.1 KB, 421 downloads)
File Type: rar 1 Northly Street.rar (315.1 KB, 431 downloads)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 12:42 PM Last edited by LebenSim : 19th Apr 2008 at 8:03 PM.
Default Lots 21-22
Orville Park by Pokedude9777
Description: This is a cute little park where your sims can come and relax, well actually if you came and relaxed here i think you would be in trouble. You see Orville Park was bought a while back just before everyone moved out and has a tiny little house at the end of the park where anyone can live! Maybe your sims will live there?
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §18,440

Orville Cafe by Pokedude9777
Description: Now what would Orville be without this lovely cottage turned cafe, it is very unique, it has a beautiful lake and bridge and the cafe itself is split level with seating on the lower floor. And of course after that lovely cup of tea who wouldn't need the loo? Well it has those too, what more could you ask?
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: Community

Custom Content Included
- Lg. Functional Outdoor Town Clock by Momma "b"
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Orville Park.rar (502.4 KB, 407 downloads)
File Type: rar Orville Cafe.rar (432.2 KB, 411 downloads)
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#7 Old 8th May 2008 at 5:20 AM
wow…The old adage that too many cooks spoil the broth is completely discounted when viewing your project. This is simply fantastic work from all of you!

Rarely have I come across such a harmonious blend of styles, each playable and utterly appealing to the eyes. The fact that there was little cc used in achieving a project of this magnitude only ups the accolades in my view

Kudos and thanks for having created and shared this wonderful neighborhood!
Alchemist
#8 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:31 AM
Yes!! Orville, my victorian hood at last! I´ll do my best to make it flourish back to new life!
Great teamwork, marvellous contributions! Thanks to all!
Not actually evil.
#9 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:41 AM
What an amount of thought, hard work and creativity has gone into this project! It's wonderful, thank you for sharing.

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Instructor
#10 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:17 AM
Ahh... finally after 17 days it is here! . Not being rude but you guys must be very busy :P.

Great work to everyone in our team.

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#11 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:44 AM
big project, congrats on getting it done and through moderation.

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 8th May 2008 at 8:11 AM
Yeh, great to see It up here!

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#13 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:02 PM
you guys did an awesome job! bravo!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 8th May 2008 at 3:07 PM
Fantastic! I was thinking of making a victorian neighbourhood what with all the new victorian stuff, but I wasn't sure where to start... thanks so much for this, it looks great!
Test Subject
#15 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:34 PM
First, Thanks! This is a beautiful project. Secondly, I having trouble with the lots showing up in the game, I download and extract them into the folder you say to, but I don't see them in the game. Am I doing something wrong or is there an extra step that I might of missed. Thanks!
Wiki Wizard
#16 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:38 PM
Thank you guys for all the lovely comments I also want to thank all of the team for their commitment to this project and how well everyone got on

Lastly i wanted to say thank you to the moderators for doing alot to get this done and also to Flabaliki who did the bulk of this upload with me


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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 9th May 2008 at 1:55 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful comments, it's greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone on the team! Thanks also to the mods who must have had a tremendous backlog. This really was a huge undertaking, and to check it all out must have taken quite a bit of time!

htreier, what isn't showing up? is it all the houses or just a few? Is your neighborhood showing? Have you tried exiting the game and restarting? Sometimes you need to delete the groups.cache file.

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Scholar
#18 Old 9th May 2008 at 4:34 AM
Wow, amazing work and amazing moderation. I think any of us who have had work rejected love to hate the mods, but when you see what they put into it, gotta give some respect. And each of the creators who worked on the parts of this project--whoa, words fail me. It's hard enough working on your own to make pieces harmonious to a theme. But working with others--mindboggling! Aggh, lightning storm just coming up at me here. Gotta log off. Will be back to download later and view this in all its glory on my pc. I wasn't really planning on playing a Victorian theme but it would be nutty to pass this up!

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 9th May 2008 at 6:11 AM
Oh this is lovely. Thank you for all the hard work.
Wiki Wizard
#20 Old 9th May 2008 at 5:15 PM
Thank you both for your commtsn


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Test Subject
#21 Old 9th May 2008 at 5:26 PM
quick question, I cant find the OFB disk to install, if I download this, will it work, but without the OFB items?

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 10th May 2008 at 1:08 AM
Unfortunatelty, I don't thinkl that the lots would work, but It may work if you download the Entire neighbourhood from our site. PS dont worry, it is just everything here in one pacage.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 10th May 2008 at 4:01 AM
Just the lots, the neighborhood (terrain) and everything else shows up. The lots don't show up in the housing panel or anywhere that I can tell.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 10th May 2008 at 6:00 AM
Yes, that because they aren't in the lot catologue.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 10th May 2008 at 6:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokedude9777
Unfortunatelty, I don't thinkl that the lots would work, but It may work if you download the Entire neighbourhood from our site. PS dont worry, it is just everything here in one pacage.


I'm having the same problem with the lots/houses not showing up (the terrain does, though). I extracted the lots to the correct folder, and I deleted the groups.cache file as suggested. I even rebooted my computer. None of this worked.

I would really like to be able to play this neighborhood (it looks fantastic), but I can't figure out where on your site I can download the entire neighborhood. Could you give a direct link to the location, please? Thanks much.
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