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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: 38,837 · 8th Nov 2008
2.50 MB 38,837 8th Nov 2008
DiagonAlley.rar

Size: 2.45 MB · Downloads: 28,905 · 8th Nov 2008
2.45 MB 28,905 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 10:13 AM
OMG thank you so much for this! It's perfekt for my harry potter world I'm creating.


O and can ask you to do something for me, please.
I would really like to have a hogwarts, were you can rent apartments, like griffindooor has one apartment were all the students live, huffelpuff, rawenclaw e.t.c. With magic items like the first one, but there were only rooms for slytherin and griffndoor. Otherwise I loved the idea with snapes little storage, and all the magic book cases.

Were can you find those? the bookcases and the "pile of magic thing" that you had in allmost every room.
Test Subject
#77 Old 14th Feb 2009 at 12:54 AM
thank you so much! it's such an amazing download.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#78 Old 14th Feb 2009 at 3:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekrubynaffit
thanks I dont have photoshop would that be able to do the same with picasa do you think?

No I think not. (I'm answering your pm).

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellenthefresh
OMG thank you so much for this! It's perfekt for my harry potter world I'm creating.


O and can ask you to do something for me, please.
I would really like to have a hogwarts, were you can rent apartments, like griffindooor has one apartment were all the students live, huffelpuff, rawenclaw e.t.c. With magic items like the first one, but there were only rooms for slytherin and griffndoor. Otherwise I loved the idea with snapes little storage, and all the magic book cases.

Were can you find those? the bookcases and the "pile of magic thing" that you had in allmost every room.


Magic Bookcase is an AL item. "Magic things" are reagents you can make with your cauldron or buy in community magic lots.
I honestly didn't understand well your first request
Test Subject
#79 Old 23rd Feb 2009 at 12:08 AM
Beautiful work!
Test Subject
#80 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 8:06 PM
i think it's cool but it doesn't working 'The sims 2 has crashed' or error wit 'Reset ignor or delete'
Test Subject
#81 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 11:40 AM
I got the infamous blue screen of death when I tried to play this lot. I was so excited to use it, too.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 4:04 AM
Cool! Great Job!

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Field Researcher
#83 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 2:49 PM
Congratulations on being featured! This is well-deserving. Fabulous work and it looks so realistic with all the surrounding and furnishings. Thank you
Test Subject
#84 Old 8th Apr 2009 at 5:52 AM
Wow, I LOVE this...it's so beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 9th Apr 2009 at 10:40 PM
I don't have AL, OFB, or BV, so I decided to try to build my own (as a community lot w/ shops) I got all of my inspiration from you and this amazing download. I got the brick walls from corvidophile2, to use in it. The walls actually do slow down the game in any lot I've used them in (my computer is a dino!) but it's a lot of fun to play, as long as I remember to have a little patience!

Thanks for your inspiration! (and if I do get the rest of the required ep's, I will definitely download your awesome creation!) :D
Test Subject
#86 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 10:37 PM
I love the lot, love every thing you make really, and this is the best Diagon Alley I have ever seen.

My only problem is...
In game, actually playing with moving a sim into the lot, it slows the game down and lags, kinda badly. Once you actually rent an apartment, it lags less, but its still choppy for the most part. I have the version with all the magical items. Could that be whats causing the problem? I've heard some people say before that too many magical items slow down their sims.
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 1:54 AM
Thank you, Looks great
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 7th May 2009 at 9:16 PM
All of your apartments and housing is beautiful, I love this and the hobbit appartments. I wish they were base game compatible thought ):
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 17th Jul 2009 at 10:37 PM
Can i use this even if i don't have AL?
Test Subject
#90 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:57 PM
It's amazing! Thank you!

But em i thought all furniture was available? Like those glowing lamps? I see them in the game but when i go to build mode it's not there. Where did you get those?
Test Subject
#91 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 9:23 PM
Well done ! I really like it <3
Test Subject
#92 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 11:54 AM
very good work!
Test Subject
#93 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 12:05 AM
Just... wow... You deserve some sort of award. *hands rubber fish of greatness* That's the best I've got. I haven't downloaded it yet (I'm not on my home computer) but I saw the screenshots, and... wow
Mad Poster
#94 Old 10th Nov 2009 at 8:59 AM
This is the first DL I ever commented on instead of just pressing the thanks button and I just had to because it is so amazing. Every detail!
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 1:51 PM
Hello, i want to say firstly that I love the look of this lot. It truely looks magical. But for me I found a few problems. Firstly, after loading it into my game and renting a apartment I found I could not use the stove, as the message said in use. I found two cafateria workers waiting in the corner of the lot with a blocked message icon.

I not sure how to fix this and I really want to play this beautifull lot, anyone have any ideas on why this happened.
Field Researcher
#96 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 12:39 PM
Ah, i rlly want this lot but i dnt have the expansion packs 4 it. Makes me want to have a harrypotter neighbourhood. I'd like have to buy a new comp nd all the expansions. Epic lot btw =]
Field Researcher
#97 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 12:43 PM
=o reminds me of wen i was young and i was playing harrypotter nd the philosopher's stone on ps1 i always loved the parts where you could go to Diagon Alley xD and didn't want to leave hated it when Hadgrid showed up meaning it was time to go back to the castle. I always wanted to go into nocturn alley aswell but they never did that.

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming
Test Subject
#98 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 1:54 PM
*o*

i like it..

.. i love hamsters ^^...
Scholar
#99 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 11:28 PM
Hey I downloaded this and I absolutely LOVE it. It is extremely well done. However after going in game, I experienced a problem that is, the stove is unusable and there's this cafeteria lady at the edge of the lot. But she goes away if you delete the stove with moveobjects and add a different one... Just saying. And again. I LOVE IT!!!!!! Thank you, everything you have uploaded here is absolutely beautiful and a huge inspiration for my HP neighborhood!

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Test Subject
#100 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 8:18 PM
could you remake this for the basic sims nightlife/university. at least as best as you can?
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