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Diagon Alley

by Black0rchid Posted 8th Nov 2008 at 11:56 PM - Updated 15th Apr 2009 at 12:26 AM by Black0rchid
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Category: Apartments
lot size: 3x4
furnished: totally (almost all maxis furnished)
Apartments: 4
tested: yes, as usual i've tested a clone
§: from 2.349 to 3.671



My version of Diagon Alley, where all my witches live.

two file are available:
DiagonAlley.rar it's the lot without magic objects
DiagonAlley_magic.rar it's the lot with magic objects like cauldrons, magic books, magic reagents for potions in all kitchens, lamps, applique and floor magic lamp. (all that wizard can create)



I uploaded both lots because the one with magic objects seems to slow down the game, even if it's finer. But I don't have a powerful pc, so maybe the problem is mine.



DiagonAlley normal lot begin with autumn, as usual. DiagonAlley_magic begin with winter, so you can live immediately the fearful atmosphere of this dark Avenue.

Apts are furnished in dark-magic style.
Click HERE for a section of one of apts.



Play setting the camera with THESE directions

To rent an apartment furnished:
* CTRL-SHIFT-C to bring up the cheat box.
* Enter the following cheat: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
* Walk your sim to the front door of the apartment that you want to rent. They need to be standing right in front of the door.
* Clear any actions from your sim's queue - including other sims trying to talk to them.
* SHIFT-click on the door of the apartment you wish to rent and choose "Rent Furnished."
* If the action falls out of your queue, your sim probably needs to be closer to the door.
* Once the apartment is rented, bring up the cheat box again.
* Enter: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled false to turn the cheat off again.

->> for who love magic, have a look also at my Hogwarts here or at my other dorm here

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: § 2.349 to 3.671

Custom Content Included:
- Choco Floor by tribecca @ tribeccasims2.com
- Jope_oldwood4 by Jope @ SimplyStyling.de
- brick floor by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall2 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall3 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall4 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall5 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall6 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- old red brick wall7 by by corvidophile2 at www.modthesims2.com
- "Artisan's Quarter" Double Window by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- "Imperial" Wall Lamp by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- siding pirate wood wall by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- siding wood wall by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- siding wood wall by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- siding wood wall by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- siding pirate wood wall by by Kate @ www.parsimonious.org
- Reflex RoyalWoods Wall by reflex @ reflexsims.de
- Sunrise Craftsman Walls by by Blueberry11 @ mts2
- Sunrise Craftsman Walls by by Blueberry11 @ mts2
- bedroom5** -fireplace- by made by Jasmine @ www.simsinparis.com

Additional Credits:
Thanks to plasticbox who remembered me how to include maxis made-by-sims-objects in lot

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 Free Time Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DiagonAlley_magic.rar

Size: 2.50 MB · Downloads: 38,802 · 8th Nov 2008
2.50 MB 38,802 8th Nov 2008
DiagonAlley.rar

Size: 2.45 MB · Downloads: 28,889 · 8th Nov 2008
2.45 MB 28,889 8th Nov 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. 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 12:33 AM
A wonderful idea, and beautifully executed. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!
Test Subject
#3 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 12:43 AM
What can I say? It's totally amazing. That's a shame that I don't own apartment life...
Test Subject
#4 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 12:44 AM
This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 12:46 AM
Stunning! Can't wait to play with!

Let the music smother me
Whole weekend recovery
Dancing on a Friday night
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 1:40 AM
This is wonderful, thank you!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:05 AM
I've just had a look at this in-game and had to come back to say I've seen it.....but I still can't quite believe it! Thank you. It's perfect.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#8 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:33 AM
Black0rchid, you have done an amazing job! Not only the lot looks PERFECT (even for the few people in the world that never heard about Harry Potter ), but also for the screenshots, the description and the overall attention to details.
Thanks for sharing!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 3:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Black0rchid, you have done an amazing job! Not only the lot looks PERFECT (even for the few people in the world that never heard about Harry Potter ), but also for the screenshots, the description and the overall attention to details.
Thanks for sharing!

Thank you ModFather, grazie

and to ElaineMc, JuliXMiyako, aneurysm, AngelicRuin, dhampir1313 for your comments!

Quote:
Originally Posted by goodandgone
I've just had a look at this in-game and had to come back to say I've seen it.....but I still can't quite believe it! Thank you. It's perfect.

It's exactly what players imo should do: first, look the lot in-game, and after thank it (if they didn't change their opinion). I work a lot for lot-playability and for in-game atmosphere, so i'm very happy for your good feedback, thanks
Test Subject
#10 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 5:29 AM
absolutely stunning thank you so much for this
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 7:22 AM
Thank you very much. These apartements are really fantastic. Specially at night.
Love this lot and I already have the right magical occupants.
Thanks once again.
Alchemist
#12 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 9:19 AM
This is another beautiful creation, thank you!
Forum Resident
#13 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:34 AM
HP by Black0rchid? Wooow!!! I hope you do more, it's amazing to see what you can do with a description in a book It looks very magical and so detailed. Definetely I've got to buy AL!!!
Wiki Wizard
#14 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 11:19 AM
This is MAJORLY cool, well done i love this!


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Instructor
#15 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 2:37 PM
I love the look of this...I do have apartment life but I think I would prefer this as a shopping area (like in the movies) do you think the cheat will work to convert it into a community lot?
Great work.
Zen

www.crystalgecko.co.uk

Never wake a sleeping Dragon...for you are small and crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#16 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:22 PM
I think that replacing the apartment doors with normal ones, and then using the zoning cheat should work just fine, as long as there are NO sims in the lot when you modify it.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:58 PM Last edited by Black0rchid : 9th Nov 2008 at 7:14 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
I think that replacing the apartment doors with normal ones, and then using the zoning cheat should work just fine, as long as there are NO sims in the lot when you modify it.


Yes, correct.
Apartment Doors work anyhow, as normal door, but it's better change them.
Remember to add a phone booth because transforming a residential to a community lot, the mailbox remain; transforming an apartments to a community, the normal mailbox appear instead of condo letterbox.
: )
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 8:49 PM
woaaaaa nice if i only had all the required ep`s i would definetly downlod it

Plz visite my site and watch my videos.And most important->don`t forget to leave a comment
http://de.youtube.com/user/lAmyHotchicl =) be so nice xD
Inventor
#19 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 8:53 PM
Black0rchid: Every upload from you keeps me thinking - it can't get better, because every one of your lots is perfect. But seeing this one makes me just speechless, it is so stunning in every little detail! And in the last time I didn't want to play sims, because I find it boring at the moment - but with that one it would be great to make a Harry Potter themed hood and my inspiration gets better for playing again.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 9:58 PM
I can't wait to move any my witches in. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:27 PM
Thank you. Can't wait to play this lot.
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:28 PM
I'm keeping this bookmarked until I get seasons and bonvoyage
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 12:02 AM
thank you sunhair, Matze, verenaheu, Deluxe Designs, ZenFrog76, Amy-Hotchic, angcar, Jcasjr, G0TH1KA for your comments : )

Quote:
Originally Posted by lauralaima
HP by Black0rchid? Wooow!!! I hope you do more, it's amazing to see what you can do with a description in a book It looks very magical and so detailed. Definetely I've got to buy AL!!!

yes, HP
I've seen only now all your works about HP, great work!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by himawara106
Black0rchid: Every upload from you keeps me thinking - it can't get better, because every one of your lots is perfect. But seeing this one makes me just speechless, it is so stunning in every little detail! And in the last time I didn't want to play sims, because I find it boring at the moment - but with that one it would be great to make a Harry Potter themed hood and my inspiration gets better for playing again.

These last words mean a lot to me, I'm happy to give new inspiration, because sims is a game potentially infinite, like our creativity. Thank you himawara : )
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 1:07 AM
WOW. That is amazing. I am book marking this for later play.
Thank you.
Thank you Mod Father (Numenor) for the conversion into a community lot.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:04 AM
not really into the whole harry potter thing tbh but WOW i will be coming bk for this one well done its seriously amazing! x
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