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Picked upload! Crumplebottom Academy for Decency and Decorum

by twoflower Posted 31st Jan 2007 at 5:49 AM - Updated 8th Apr 2009 at 4:45 PM by twoflower : added info on running a school
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

If Mrs. Crumplebottom had founded a school, this is how I would imagine it: an old-fashioned, stark building with no computers (no evil games and the "internets" to corrupt young minds), no swimming pool (swimsuits are indecent) -- just the 3 R's and lots of discipline. The only reason there's an auditorium is to conduct lectures on discipline and behavior and to hold classical music recitals. The library contains only books approved by Mrs. Crumplebottom herself, so there are empty spaces on the shelves with a very limited selection.

This would make a good boarding school. The upstairs bedrooms are for for 2 adult teachers (1 male, 1 female), 3 male children/teens, 3 female children/teens. The one thing I forgot are showers. There is enough room in the basement for showers in the bathrooms (remove the urinal in the boys' bathroom). Half the basement is empty space, so locker rooms and a weight room might be nice there. I left 2 of the 4 classrooms empty intentionally so that you can add what you want in there -- more regular classrooms, a cooking classroom, art class (although I doubt Mrs. Crumplebottom approves of art ), science lab, etc.

Lot Details:
3x3 residential lot
4 Bedrooms w/ beds for 8 sims
4 Classrooms
4 Bathrooms
Nurse's Office
Tower w/observatory
Fire escapes

If you read nothing else, for the love of all that is holy, please read this:
This is lot is a house. I can do nothing to make it work like a school for you because the game just doesn't see it as a school. Even if you change it to a community lot, it will still not be a school. This is not my fault - blame Maxis/EA. If you want to play this lot as a school, leave it as a residential lot and use Inge's hacks from Simlogical here:

There is also a downloadable tutorial on Inge's forum with instructions on running a school here:

P.S. I am sorry, but I'm not Inge, and I don't offer support on running a school. Please politely ask questions at the forums on Simlogical for support on using her awesome school hacks.

Thank you to the following custom content creators for freely sharing their talents with the simming community:


ND Large Locker Room Bench by thefuzmixman

Designer LadderStairs by Targa

Walls by me

Not Included:

Classroom set (chalkboards) by H. Lin at TSR (free)
(in this set are some awesome-looking desks w/ chairs that you might want as well)

I would also like to thank Numenor for his BaseGameStarter *PRO* program that allowed me to build the lot compatible to the base game.

Good luck running your school!

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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
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Size: 2.40 MB · Downloads: 10,205 · 31st Jan 2007
2.40 MB 10,205 31st Jan 2007
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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).
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 5:26 PM
I still love this lot! I've made it into a private school with Inge's hacks, a dorm, a residence for a big family, a home business, a community college using Paladin's tech school hacks... man, possibilities are endless because this lot is just that useful. I haven't used it as a BV lot or apartments .. yet.
Test Subject
#52 Old 12th Aug 2010 at 7:32 PM
I love this school! Lots of classrooms, always a plus. I'd leave out the Mrs. Crumplebottom, but its good to see downloading her is an option. Thanks for the link. Around the Sims 2 has some good classroom stuff: That's what I use for my class rooms.

Winners never quit, and quiters never win.

Those who never win and never quit are idiots.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 1:46 PM
I couldn't stop laughing when I read this !

"Architecture is Music in its Solid form."
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 5th Apr 2014 at 1:22 PM
I'd change the name to Crumplebottom Academy for Decency and PRUDENCE (Inside joke).
Test Subject
#55 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 1:19 AM
I cannot find this in the game or maybe I just didnt download it right :*(
Test Subject
#56 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 1:58 AM
I Finally figured it out!!!!! This is really GREAT!!!!!
Test Subject
#57 Old 4th Dec 2017 at 6:46 PM
One of my favourite creations on this site!
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