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The Bates Motel - Lodging to Die For

by deann000 Posted 29th Sep 2007 at 2:21 AM - Updated 4th Oct 2007 at 10:45 AM by deann000
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This download is part of the Old Hollywood Creator Challenge
This is a recreation of the Bates motel and Bates house, made as a playable hotel lodging. Originally, it was maxis-only....but my daughter recolored most things and put in a couple of the walls we've created.

I love Hitchcock and have done several versions of the Bates home. This one was helped greatly by finding a 6 minute trailer on YouTube that Hitchcock made to advertize the film "Psycho". In the trailer, Hitchcock walks around the motel and house and talks about the thriller. There are some great shots of the house exterior, interior and of the motel. (The recreation for Psycho II at the Universal lot is a poor second.)

The lodging plays decently, but compromises were made to get the Bates look (and vice versa, look was compromised for playability). The Oldies took 5 of the friends there for 5 days. Hmm, which didn't work out so well as the guests could not order from room service and did not cook from the grill and so were a bit of a chore to keep fed. Foodbars work better for guests! Nevertheless, the vacation was a success and tweaks were made to get the playability decent.

The lot definitely needs the roof tools from Pets. And it is a lodging, which came with Bon Voyage. Other than that, not much is specific to any expansion.

There are two custom walls made by my daughter (PeachyFiend) and myself (Tulipmama). They are free for all simmers to use as they wish, including uploading in your own creations.

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage + 4 SPs
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Bates Motel (Psyco).zip

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 619 · 29th Sep 2007
1.14 MB 619 29th Sep 2007
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#2 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 7:30 AM
This looks a lot like the movie model! Good job!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 2:04 PM
Creeeeeeepy!!! Great work!

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#4 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 5:00 PM
Thank you for recreating this motel.

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#5 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 2:02 AM
Very nice. Strangely enough, I am also working on Psycho, and some more movies by Hitchcock. I know the trailer you mean, I thought it was pretty nice of Mr. Hitchcock to show people around like that. It's interesting.

And for the lot, great job! If it didn't require Pets, I'd download this right away.

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
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#6 Old 22nd Jan 2011 at 12:55 AM
Time for a vacation...thanks
Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 11:19 PM
This is awesome! great job, thanks :)