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Grayling Manor

by Gemificus Posted 20th Oct 2012 at 7:11 PM
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
So your looking for some property in the form of a Manor..and you have how much??

There is one place that comes to mind, a place i visited not long ago during a trip away. I had gotten lost and stumbled upon a small village by the name of Grayling It was one of those places that time had forgotten.
I was weary from my travels and decided to seek a bed at the local inn, you could tell by way of the townsfolk that it had been a long while since anyone had visited Grayling.
During my stay in Grayling i heard many sims talk of the Manor that stood on the outskirts of the village. It is whispered that during the full moon the Manor will once again take on life, some speak of screams that carry thru the wind, many speak of the creaking from the old rocking chair and the gentle hum of the Governess's lullaby. Most sims talk of footsteps that echo thru the halls.
I decided to find out more and uncovered the sorry tale of Grayling Manor



Lord and Lady Grayling were adored by the townspeople for their kindness and generosity knew no bounds, and so they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. However, their happiness was short lived when tragedy struck. On return from a trip overseas. Lord Grayling's ship ran into a terrible storm casting Master Grayling and his Governess overboard. Lady Grayling, whom had stayed home due to a terrible headache, received the news of her baby's demise that same night. It is said that under the glow of the full moon her broken hearted scream carried with the wind throughout the town. Lord Grayling returned with a broken soul and nothing but the child's bear which had taken on a frightful appearance. In the days that followed Lady Grayling gave into her broken heart and died. Lord Graying was never seen or heard from again. Many say the manor became his tomb.

I decided to visit the manor and although much of the estate has been reclaimed, the one beautiful house stands still a monument to the Graylings and thier tale of woe,the bright stone walls have become dark and crumbled with age, the rich mahogany that filled the house with elegance is now weathered and rotted, and the fine furnishing that once filled the house with brightness and joy have now faded and worn. the manor has been cast into darkness..

As i wandered around i got the overwhelming sense of sadness that echoed thru the halls the garden once filled with garden bushes had become over grown and weed infested the one sunlight lit terrace seems to have been cast in a shadow


and under the large misshapen Glauer Tree had become the resting place of the Lady Garyling and as i looked thru the overgrowth i could see the blue flowers that once aligned the small grave of the young master his bear sat at his graveside was to me one of the most frightful things i had seen. and nestled between the roots was the governess.



The Manor it's self has everything needed for a family, a fully furnished kitchen, the lounge is furnished with lavish furniture, there is a library leading onto the terrace, the master bedroom adjoins a once grand bathroom and the child's room is perfect for any growing toddler although the bright blue walls have aged and the crib had become worn and moth eaten, the governess's quarters are furnish with a private sitting room. and at the back of the property their is space to convert the old hollow towers into possibly a guest room or a place to practice art forms or alchemy.

Now for the Technical bits:
Grayling manor is build on a 25x35 lot
cost is
113,049 Furnished
72,816 Unfurnished

Expansion Details:
you will defiantly need
World Adventures, doors, wine racks, fountain and much more
Supernatural, most of the furnishing
Pets, kitchen and some build items, stuffed toys
Ambitions, Coloums and White hydrangers

Optional Expansions are:
Showtime, for the fairy statue on the terrace
Generations, the dressing up box, butterflies and the giraffe and elephant wall decor.

Custom Content:
to get the door in the library as close to match the windows as i could i used the door from Southern Charm IIby Lisen801
and i also used the Shag carpet texture from Carpet Love - 8 Essential Stylesmade by Purplepaws.

Thanks to:
Armiel and Paksetti, for their help and advice on taking screenshots
SimmyRN, for standing by the thread and helping support and advise me throughout creating this.

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: 113,049

Additional Credits:
Thanks to SimmyRN, Craggles, Vampire_aninyosaloh and the creater feedback forums for the advice.

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Pets Supernatural
Built with Game Version: 1.39
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Grayling Manor.zip

Size: 3.02 MB · Downloads: 1,867 · 20th Oct 2012
3.02 MB 1,867 20th Oct 2012
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 20th Oct 2012 at 10:51 PM
FIRST COMMENT!!! And I love this manor! The style is on of my favorites! Great job!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 4:16 AM
It's very beautiful! And the story is so cool!
I aim to misbehave
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#4 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 4:52 AM
I'm glad to see that it's been approved I turned out very beautiful, great job
Scholar
#5 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 7:08 AM
Congratulations on the upload! You did a great job with the lot and the story!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 8:52 AM
Nice!!! This is Great! :D
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 21st Oct 2012 at 1:57 PM
Lovely build, and not even on the largest plot like I expected! Thank you
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Jan 2013 at 9:43 AM
I like the manor, but one problem I'm having is wherever I put it, it's lower level than everything else, but when I try to get the terrain to be as high as the rest of the town, a bunch of stuff, including the house itself, prevent me from doing so, and they remain sunken in the ground while the ground around them is higher.
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Feb 2013 at 5:06 AM Last edited by ryuzakicandy : 3rd Feb 2013 at 5:12 AM. Reason: Found Solution
I'm having the same problem as IrregularGamma...Is there a way to fix this? Otherwise, this is a fantastic home for my supernatural sims! Thank you so much!

Edit:
Just had to mess around with SetImportedTerrainOffset cheat a bit. Looks absolutely gorgeous, thank you again~!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 8:36 PM
IrregularGamma, I am not sure why you are having this issue.. i have tested it and it is fine in my game. when i built the lot i play tested it in many neighborhoods and it was fine in them all..i re-downloaded it from here and still i'm not having the issue so i am unable to recreate it to solve it

can you use the SetImportedTerrainOffset cheat to get it to work properly.. and if so any chance of you posting what numbers you used in case any more people have this issue

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