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Venitian Gondola

by hexameter Posted 31st Aug 2006 at 11:05 PM - Updated 1st Sep 2006 at 12:01 PM by hexameter : misspelling
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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.
Hello everybody,
already some weeks ago I offered to make a Venitian Gondola for the project "Downtown Venice" that was started at that time by Bluetexasbonnie. Meanwhile I spent my summer vacation and had some tough weeks in my job. But now finally the boat is finished!

This object needs Open for business because of the object I cloned! After installation to your download folder you can find it in game within the decorativ collection of statues.

Statistics: faces - 3 468; vertices - 4077

When I had the idea to make a gondola I didn't expect that there were to follow more details than I thought. The Venitian craftsmen developed a type of ship with several characteristic features. I did some research and found a web-site of the American Thom Price (unfortunately the link to this site is broken). He described how a Venitian gondola is built.
The mesh for the Sims2-game is a compromise because the mesures of the boat wouldn't fit very well in the game. I hope it looks in spite of this well enough. (original length:width=11,05m:1,42m)

This object may be used by lotbuilders, but please don't upload to the Exchange! Please don't make recolours of the ship's body, because there exists an old Venitian law that determines that gondolas have to be black! Of course you can try to change the decoration.

Two screenshots are taken in Bluetexasbonnie's "Jilly Juggs Massage Parlor". You can get it here:

Have pleasure with it!



Credits to Quaxi for SimPE Credits to Thom Price, Gondola builder in Venice, Italy
Mesh handmade by hexameter
Thanks to Maxis for the game and the original object
Tags: #gondola, #ship, #boat, #Venice, #Venitian

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

Open for Business
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Size: 482.0 KB · Downloads: 4,779 · 31st Aug 2006
482.0 KB 4,779 31st Aug 2006
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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. 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 15th Sep 2006 at 8:21 PM
I often feel like giving five stars to some great downloads, but I usually just go for the four, because otherwise I couldn't give anything extra special to the REALLY fantastic stuff - like this gondola. *5 stars*

We were in Venice last year, and took a gondola as well.. magical.. :D
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 26th Sep 2006 at 5:03 AM
Beautiful design! thank you so much
#28 Old 16th Apr 2008 at 1:43 AM
I Love The Red Seats! Very Pretty Gondola! ThankYou!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
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