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The Grand Trianon Collection - *UPD 20 MAR 2008*

by The "Dream Team" Posted 11th Jul 2005 at 4:49 AM - Updated 7th May 2009 at 9:01 AM by Numenor
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


In cooperation with MTS2, the "Dream Team" is proud to present to you,

The "GRAND TRIANON" Collection

09 sept 2008 - Updated the "Complete Collection" archive with the new cabinets published back in January.

20 mar 2008 - UPDATE: Fridge.
The Fridge now has the FreeTime options "Serve Platter..." and "Prepare for Contest". The updated fridge is included in the archive "GrandTrianon_Kitchen_Appliances.rar", attached to Post #8.
(Click image to enlarge)



07 Jan 2008 - Updated: Cabinets
Fixed a cyclic reset occurring every 18 sim-hours.

06 Jan 2008 - Updated: Fridge.
Got rid of the annoying tooltip that appeared when clicking on the fridge).

23 DEC 2007 - HUGE UPDATE!
The long-awaited KITCHEN set is finally ready! Get it from Post #8!
And the is also a bunch of new WINDOWS in the Architecture set: see Post #6.

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LIST OF THE AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS:

Attached to this post, you will find the following files:
  1. "GrandTrianon_CompleteCollection.rar" (UPD 23dec07): this is a big rar archive containing all the Grand Trianon objects, floors and wallpapers, organized in subfolders. The rar contains also the Floor Mirror (see below) and the TWO versions of the "Poster Desk & Hutch" (see Post #3 for details).

  2. "GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar" (UPD 23dec07): this archive contains the "Floor Mirror", that is the Repository of all the textures of the entire set. You MUST HAVE this file, otherwise the entire set will flash blue!
    (Note: the Floor Mirror is already included in the big "Complete" RAR; but in case you don't want to download the entire set, the Floor Mirror can be downloaded separately).

  3. "CollectionPackages_(DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS).rar" (UPD 23dec07): the archive contains the "Collections", that must be installed in (Documents)\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections, in order to have all the GT objects organized in collections inside the Buy Mode catalog. Even if you don't download the entire set, you can always install all the "collections": the catalog will show only the installed objects.


If you want to download specific files or parts of the set, instead of the entire set in one big RAR, then you can find the various files in the following posts:

INTRODUCTION TO THE "GRAND TRIANON" SET

Mirrors have been in use since the middle ages but were made of polished metal. It wasn't until the 13th century that they were truly mirrors as we know them, glass with a metallic background. Mirrors have always been a signature of wealth and prestige since...

The original poster style Bed was introduced in the13th century and has been a symbol of wealth and prestige as well.

When we think of mirrors, our first thought is of the famous "Galerie des Glaces" (the Hall of Mirrors) which is located in the "Versailles Palace”.
The palace is not only the home of the "Grand Trianon" and the Hall of Mirrors but also a home to King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. It is here you can find one of the most exquisite "Poster Style" beds in the world.

With such inspiration, the “Dream Team” has created for you to enjoy, the "The Grand Trianon Collection" for the Sim's 2 game.


ADDITIONAL AND TECHNICAL INFO

Please read about the Hidden Treasures of the Grand Trianon in the following post.


Credits: The “Dream Team”

Raquelcesar - Expertise: CRES files and Animation.
Atavera - Expertise: BHAV and CRES files.
Peter Halland - Expertise: Multi-Objects, Shape and Package Combining.
Numenor - Expertise: Colour options, UV Mapping and, Package Structure.
JWoods - Expertise: Mesh creating, Project leader.

Note: All members of the "Dream Team" have accomplished a great many things during this project. The above is just their considered "expertise".


Additional Credits and Acknowledgements

Quaxi: SimPE creator.
Delphy: MTS2 founder, Obj Exporter author, Mesh Tool co-author.
Miche: Mesh Tool co-author.
Numenor and RGiles: CEP co-authors.
Wes_H: MilkShape plug-ins.

Our special and hearty 'Thank You!' to:
Exnem, for the insight on cloning windows and doors;
LWoods, for creation of the GT wallpapers and carpets;
MaryLou for the great effort she put in the Kitchen set;
Boblishman for the 'disgustingly dirty' texture of the kitchen counters.


Disclaimer

All objects contained in this collection are property of the "Dream Team". These objects should *never* be sold for money, nor put in “free rotation” of any pay site. Anyone can freely recolor them and use them in their lots though credits are needed, at least to the "Dream Team". This is in consideration that the lots can be downloaded free of charge. If a recolor is posted on external sites, a link should be provided to this thread (URL)
The tools used to make these objects are in "beta" stage so these objects are considered to beta as well. We have performed extensive testing and present objects we believe are safe for your game as well as resource friendly.

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

This is a multi-part download:


You can either download the entire set, all packed in one big RAR, from this post; or you can download only your favourite sub-sets, available from the following posts:
IMPORTANT: if you don't get the entire collection, then you MUST download and install the file "GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar", or you will get flashing blue objects!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CollectionPackages_(DO-NOT-PUT-IN-DOWNLOADS).rar

Size: 9.2 KB · Downloads: 25,621 · 1st Oct 2007
9.2 KB 25,621 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_FloorMirror_(MUST-HAVE).rar

Size: 205.9 KB · Downloads: 45,734 · 1st Oct 2007
205.9 KB 45,734 1st Oct 2007
GrandTrianon_CompleteCollection.rar

Size: 8.31 MB · Downloads: 49,968 · 1st Oct 2007
8.31 MB 49,968 1st Oct 2007
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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Lab Assistant
#926 Old 17th Sep 2005 at 8:04 AM
Thankyou so much, those are AWESOME!
I'm trying to find rar so i can download them. I only have zip right now.
I can't wait to try them out. Thanks again.
Field Researcher
#927 Old 19th Sep 2005 at 12:57 AM Last edited by nancyw41 : 19th Sep 2005 at 2:08 AM.
This works fine for me in NL. An odd thing I noticed, though. These are in the collections with their own icon - a G with a circle around it. Anyone else seen this? I should add there are 4 folders - mirror bath, mirror bedroom, loft bedroom, and architecture.

Just a regular person
Mesh Maestro
#928 Old 19th Sep 2005 at 2:55 AM
nancyw41: Thats exactly how we made them so everything is seemigly ok...

Reading is the key to all knowledge, math is the key to everything.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#929 Old 19th Sep 2005 at 6:58 AM
About the compatibility of the Grand Trianon with the Nightlife:

There is no reason why the set shouldn't work with the Nightlife EP; obviously, like 99% of the user-created content, it is reported as "potentially harmful", but this is not true.
That new checking routine, sorry to say, is quite stupid (because perform only a quick, superficial check and doesn't distinguish between different "harm" levels); moreover, the "Overrides semi-globals" is a generic message that was used with the purpose to scare users about custom content.

Nevertheless, the Nightlife is new for all of us; so, please report any problem you might have with the new EP, and that you didn't experience before installing 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.
Field Researcher
#930 Old 19th Sep 2005 at 8:15 AM
JWoods, thanks for clearing that up. I was a little confused, but that's nothing new. BTW, it is VERY nice to have you here.

Just a regular person
Test Subject
#931 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 2:57 AM
Yup, seems to be working ok, aside from one of the loft beds again randomly becoming a flashing blue object - but that's happened once before pre-NL and replacing the bed seemed to fix the problem.

Only 'complaint' I have left is that the mirrors have now given the nanny's the opportunity to spend hours checking themselves out!
Lab Assistant
#932 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 3:51 AM
I must be blind or something...I can't seem to find the download link for this set...
Mesh Maestro
#933 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 5:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dilandauluv5
I must be blind or something...I can't seem to find the download link for this set...


You need to go to page one of this thread, start with post one and two and read all the information first then proceed to post three and you will find the Mirror bedroom set. Then proceed to the next three post's and do the same until you have obtained all four portions of the Grand Trianon set thus far. Remember do not skip reading through the first two post's they contain very important information.

Reading is the key to all knowledge, math is the key to everything.
Instructor
#934 Old 20th Sep 2005 at 1:23 PM
People always want more. I am no exeption. We talked about the bath, ok. That's the first one. The second would be matching wall and ceiling lamps. I have a fettish about matching lights, lol. Otherwise, every child has those loft beds just in case another sibling arrives! Thank you all for all the work.
Lab Assistant
#935 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 3:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JWoods
You need to go to page one of this thread, start with post one and two and read all the information first then proceed to post three and you will find the Mirror bedroom set. Then proceed to the next three post's and do the same until you have obtained all four portions of the Grand Trianon set thus far. Remember do not skip reading through the first two post's they contain very important information.


Thanks...boy am I a dork... :sorry:. I just assumed that the download would be where it says "download files" after the first post... :moose:
Test Subject
#936 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 9:25 PM
Could you make it in zip?
Test Subject
#937 Old 25th Sep 2005 at 2:21 PM
HEy! I downloaded this a while back, but I just intsalled Night Life....Will this ever be compatable with the new EP? I have lost ALL of my custom contet downloads except for clothing, floor and walls...I would really love to have this set again!! Please let me know!! Thanks!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#938 Old 25th Sep 2005 at 6:50 PM
Nightlife disables by default all the custom content. You can re-enable it from the game option panel. Check the Help forum for details.

Anyway, though I couldn't check each and every item in the GT with the Nightlife, I'm sure there are no general incompatibilities.

So far, no one has reported malfunctions of the GT objects when used in a Nightlife environment.

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.
Test Subject
#939 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 4:02 PM
Why do the bunk beds flash blue and black, in nightlife. Is there any way to fix this
Guest
#940 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 4:23 PM
OMG tnx guyz
The ModFather
retired moderator
#941 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 4:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo89
Why do the bunk beds flash blue and black, in nightlife. Is there any way to fix this


The question may be stupid, but I have to ask you : are you sure you have the floor mirror in your download folder? The bunk beds work fine in my Nightlife game.

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.
Test Subject
#942 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 5:33 PM
floor mirror no, link please
Test Subject
#943 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 7:15 PM
ok got it
Test Subject
#944 Old 27th Sep 2005 at 8:31 PM
Uhm, where are the downloads for this? I've been wanting to download this set since I first came across it, but I can't, because there are no download links.
Forum Resident
#945 Old 27th Sep 2005 at 8:54 PM
the thread was not created for the new layout, the downloads are the attachments of the next few posts
Mesh Maestro
#946 Old 27th Sep 2005 at 9:00 PM
GaySimBoi24: If you got to post one of the thread and read it then proceed to post 2 and read that you will bump into post 3. After reading the opening of post three you will notice a huge row of zip files which contain the objects for the Grand Trianon bedroom set. Then, if you continue down to post 4,5,6... You will see that there are even more sets with downloads. We have highly suggested "Reading" the first two post to avoid these type of problems as it is a huge set. Make sure you download the "Floor Mirror" and if you want the whole set in one shot then the full collection rare can be found in post 1 as well. The small collection files go in your collections folder in case you over look that...

Reading is the key to all knowledge, math is the key to everything.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#947 Old 27th Sep 2005 at 10:55 PM
JWoods, many great things happen in the real world, but no relevant changes occur here
Perhaps we should replace the text from Post #1 with a giant arrow pointing downward :D

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.
Mesh Maestro
#948 Old 28th Sep 2005 at 2:37 AM
Numenor: One word "LOL!".

Reading is the key to all knowledge, math is the key to everything.
Test Subject
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This message has been deleted by Delphy. Reason: Maybe you should get a sense of humour and stop being an idiot?
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