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Magistrate's Keep - A Medieval Home - Part Of My Medieval Series (Updated)

by Unwavering Posted 1st Oct 2009 at 12:17 AM - Updated 5th Oct 2009 at 11:35 PM by Unwavering : Missing Credits
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The Magistrate's Keep (Updated)

This had previously been tagged for some TSR patterns used and has since been updated. I would first like to apologize to anyone who downloaded the original file as the TSR patterns I used, were used unknowingly. I have since removed all TSR content from my system to avoid a similar problem in the future.
Also, I overlooked the fact that I had used one of Tammy_Trauma's excellent roof recolors. So a personal apology goes to her. You can get it HERE. (I will also credit her below with the other custom content.)

The new file also uses Authentic Brick By Guatla (also credited below). This pattern was used to replace the TSR patterns.

Again, though the use of TSR patterns was unintentional on my part, I'm sure it was quite annoying on yours. I hope you'll download again now that they havebeen removed.

All screenshots have been updated to reflect changes.


This is the fourth installment of my medieval series and it took a ridiculous amount of time to complete. The home consists of several buildings, The 2 Main Buildings (or one building since they're connected on the top floor) are home to the kitchen, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a study area in the 2nd floor hallway. The tower houses another full bathroom on the ground floor and a study on the very top (no livable levels in between). The guards booth at the entrance consists of a spare or kids bedroom with 2 beds. The lower "dungeon" has a cell for your captives and a study area to keep the guard entertained (the cell serves no real function, it is soley for decoration, but if you can convince one of your neighbors to go in, you could remove the gate in buildmode and keep them as long as you'd like. But, don't forget to feed them). The entire home is surrounded by a stone wall for your magistrates protection. You don't want those pesky peasants getting in!

Known issues:

- On all of my previous lots where I have used split leveling, I have removed the floating ceiling problem by removing a section of the offending level and blocking the void with a tree or shrum or some other decoration. I was unable to do that on this lot due to the complexity and space constraints. So, when viewing the lot from ground level and tilting the camera slightly upwards, you will see the floating ceilings. This isn't a big deal during actual game play, because how often do you actually play from that angle? But if you're like me, and imperfections like this annoy you like a bad rash that just won't go away, I apologize and feel free to attempt to correct it. But be forwarned, I did an absurd amount of level manipulation on this lot during creation, so adjusting one square could potentially alter the 8 surrounding squares.

- You're sims cannot use the mirror in the spare/kids bedroom because of where I placed it. I am aware of this, it was used merely for decoration.

I beileve that's it.

Other Lots In This Series:
- Stonegate - A luxury home for your medieval pleasure
- Serf's Quarters - A Medieval Starter Home w/ an Outhouse
- Peasant's Hearth - Another Medieval Starter

Custom and Store Content Used:

(I didn't want to use any store content, but I did use this stupid plant and didn't realize until it was exported and screen shots were already done.)

Orchids of Many

Custom Content:

By Tammy_Trauma
New Roof Recolors
Stone Patterns for you!
7 Wood Textures without board lines!
Another set of wood floor patterns, more improvements
6 New Wood Patterns, Some reflective, some not...

By Lemoncandy
Clutter --> Study
Indoor Plants 1
Indoor Plants 2
Follow the white rabbit - more clutter
3 more plants
Getting messy - more clutter
Useless Objects - non-interact version
Potted plant recolors

By Cameranutz2
New Chimney Colours for the Chimenea Muy Caliente Fireplace

By Sunsetavenue
Special Interest Magazines Set 01
Special Interest Magazines Set 02

By Guatla
Authentic Brick

Elephant and Female Sculptures

I realize this may seem like a lot of custom content, but the majority of it is for decore. For anyone who doesn't want to use all of it, I would suggest at least getting the patterns by Tammy_Trauma and the fireplace by Cameranutz2 as well as the brick pattern by Guatla, so at least the shell of the house is complete.

House Features
- 3 Bedrooms -
- 4 Baths -
- Living Room -
- Dining Room -
- Kitchen -
- Full Study -
- 2 Other Study Areas -
- Dungeon w/ Cell -

Lot Size: 40x30

- Price -
Furnished - $208,324
Unfurnished - $119,661

Note* - I just now realized I never placed a single painting in the house, so you'll have to do that yourselves.

Hope you enjoy it. And as always, feedback of all kinds is always welcomed and appreciated.

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: $208,324
Tags: #Medieval, #Luxury, #Series, #Castle

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Magistrates Keep - By Unwavering - Updated.rar

Size: 3.63 MB · Downloads: 3,123 · 5th Oct 2009
3.63 MB 3,123 5th Oct 2009
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8 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 12:58 AM
Default The Magistrate's Keep
Thanks, this is the best yet!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 7:53 AM
reminds me Oblivion and Thief a lot - love it! ^^

I do not suffer from insanity...I enjoy every minute of it!
#4 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 10:10 AM
This is a true piece of art.You have built this castle with children dreams and adult skills.I admire the way you have mastered difficult technics to get this enchanting result.Love everything and need (!) your jewel in my neighborhood.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous work with us.Hugs.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 11:00 AM
This looks fantastic, I love these medieval lots!
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 3:15 AM
So great! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Jan 2010 at 5:22 AM
This is trully amazing!
Test Subject
#8 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 9:34 PM
Wow can't wait to see it in my game :> Awesome

We're the Low Art Gloominati, and we aim to depress
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 1:49 AM
I love these lots! But the thread containing the Tammy_Trauma patterns has been deleted. Could you update your links?