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Gryffindor Tower

by Moro Posted 10th Aug 2005 at 7:06 PM - Updated 14th Sep 2005 at 4:08 AM by Moro
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Hello everyone, this is the first of four dorm submissions, one for each of the Houses in Harry Potter's Hogwarts. The idea behind this was to have places to fit all the Hogwarts sims you want instead of using a giant, lagging Hogwarts school lot where students from other houses are constantly getting in your room.

These dorms do not stick strictly to the book. Most notably, each dorm has a dining room and restrooms and such. Many of the dorms have phones, and I think all of the dorms have electrical equipment that is not required, such as tvs. You can remove them if you want.

Note that none of the dorms have too much in the way of landscaping. This is partially due to the tiny lot size, and also partially due to the fact that these dorms are technically inside a building. So I spread a little dirt around the lots to emphasize the fact. None of my dorms have any 'decoration' items (except Ravenclaw's Venus Statue), I left that open for others to play with and to save the file size. All the dorms are otherwise fully furnished.

Gryffindor: I built the tower the highest I could, but it still looks kind of squat. I made an actual roof for it so it would seem taller, but I wanted it to fit in a little with the rest. Some chairs are purely for decoration, but if you want to use them just rotate them a little. I tested a little with my sims, so everything else should work.

Stats:
2x2 lot
Fully furnished
4 livable levels
2 large 'public' bathrooms
6 bedrooms (I was unable to get the stories any higher--I seem to have a game glitch)
A single hacked item, but no game hacks such as the mailbox or anything

WARNING: As always, run this lot through clean pack installer, just to check. You may also remove any custom content I have included there.

I'm having a problem identifying custom content from their names 'as6y7a576569_9987y98.package' so there probably will be some flashing blue objects. No worries though--they all have maxis recolors.

Update: All Lethe_s's meshes have been removed. You must follow the links to download them if you want them to appear in your game. This is due to the nature of BETA meshes--we would both hate to be responsible for your losing data.

Custom content:

Hogwarts flags wallpaper by AngelOfMusic: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=57312
Castle Set wallpaper by www.twilightfantasy.com/sims/
Fire Alarm Runes by Lethe_s: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=69615
Magick Bookcase by Lethe_s: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=77450
Purplepaws stall recolors: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=66436

Comments are appreciated and encouraged! Constructive ones please.

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

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GryffindorTowerClean2.zip

Size: 1.88 MB · Downloads: 1,698 · 13th Aug 2005
1.88 MB 1,698 13th Aug 2005
GryffindorTowerClean2.rar

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 2,764 · 13th Aug 2005
1.32 MB 2,764 13th Aug 2005
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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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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 11th Aug 2005 at 3:33 AM
Nice! *Downloads*
Field Researcher
#3 Old 11th Aug 2005 at 3:38 AM
Man this makes me wish I had EP!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 11th Aug 2005 at 7:24 AM
Nice! :gidea: I love the Hogwarts lots people have put up but my compy doesn't handle the huge lots that well so this is a great alternative. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 3:18 AM
Fuu-chan: I hope this runs well on your compy! Tell me how it goes! I like the big Hogwarts schools too, but they usually contain the nemesis of compys: fountains!
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 4:40 PM
My Hero!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 7:04 PM
Just to let you all know, Im currently working on the four Hogwarts Houses for non-EP users. I was just working on my Gryffindor house last night, and it is ironic that I came across this set today. I agree, the huge Hogwarts lot slows down the compy wayy too much. So house-specific lots are a great idea. I should be uploading sooner rather than later, but no date is specified yet.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 13th Aug 2005 at 12:54 AM
You rock so much!! I've tried to make decent castles but they all end up sucking.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 13th Aug 2005 at 3:14 AM Last edited by Moro : 13th Aug 2005 at 3:40 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Depp_Dom_Dreams
You rock so much!! I've tried to make decent castles but they all end up sucking.


Thanks for the compliment! ^^

Quote:
Originally Posted by soccerrocker1989
Just to let you all know, Im currently working on the four Hogwarts Houses for non-EP users. I was just working on my Gryffindor house last night, and it is ironic that I came across this set today. I agree, the huge Hogwarts lot slows down the compy wayy too much. So house-specific lots are a great idea. I should be uploading sooner rather than later, but no date is specified yet.


Good luck! I am also going to make a 'residential' Harry Potter lot, but its purpose will be to function as a secret society lot at a Hogwarts School. Something like Dumbledore's Army I'll love to see your Houses when they're out!

Also, UPDATE for everyone above. Does anyone need/want rar or zip files? I just realized how big this file is. I will perhaps add them if I get time.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 13th Aug 2005 at 6:06 PM
Wow... your Gryffindor dormitory is a lot like mine... Spooky...

(please note this is not sarcasm. Really like your lot. Have not uploaded mine. Am not accusing you of plagarism or anything)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 15th Aug 2005 at 4:28 AM
Thanks Trissle! I wouldn't even dream to think you meant offense ^^ It's a great compliment, in fact!
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Feb 2006 at 8:39 PM
Hi! thank you for this, I'm having fun with my Gryffindorers as is... But I'm just wondering... How do you get your objects to stand next to walls that... aren't straight? I don't know if you get what I mean... but if you do please reply. I'm feeling silly for not knowing this... =^^=
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Apr 2006 at 8:29 PM
great work!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 7:22 AM
I love ALL your work! :D

Shoo, stop staring at this and go fly a kite.