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Russian Banya (rustic sauna)

by Jeka Posted 11th Feb 2008 at 5:32 AM
58 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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.
Steam bath helps to cure diseases when all other means are helpless. – Hippocrates

Banya is a traditional Russian steam bath. The banya is not as hot as the Finnish sauna, but what it lacks in temperature is compensated by pouring more water over the stones of the stove, creating steam and higher humidity.

There are banyas that are heated "black" and banyas that are heated "white". In the first case, the smoke is led out through a hole in the ceiling. They are characterized by boulder stones and clay balls and cauldrons for the hot water. The firewood is usually birch. The smoke from the wood darkens the inside of the banya (therefore "black"). For white banyas there are different constructions, but all have stone stoves with a tank to heat the water.


So, why go to a banya? Well, functionally, the purpose used to be to thoroughly wash. Practically, it's a social event. In Russia, men would get together and go "steam," socialize, smoke, drink beer, share food and tea, and beat each other with these special brooms soaked in hot water. Let me tell you, swedish massage has nothing on the birch broom experience!

A bunch of leafy tree twigs, or venik, is a special feature of the Russian banya. These whisks can be made from different trees and also can be with different herbs. Yet, the birch venik considered to be the best and very special. Old people told that birch gives you the power. In fact, birch leaves have special substances that open up pores and help to ventilate you lungs, prevent premature aging of the skin, improve blood circulation and metabolism.



So, don’t hesitate and make your Sims enjoy an authentic Russian entertainment with my Russian Banya set!

The set consists of:
- Russian Sauna
- Rustic wall and floor
- Broom for wall decoration (birch and aspen recolors)
- A metal bucket with two recolors (empty, with water, with a broom soaking in water)
- A wooden washtub with a recolor (empty and with water)
- Two wooden ladles
- Rustic recolor for SaunaSoothe Wall Light
- Collection file

Russian Sauna and SaunaSoothe Wall Light recolor require Bon Voyage. Other objects are base game compatible.

A hint: To place the bucket on the stove or the washtub on the bench I used OMSP for desks and tables and OMSP for cofeetables by Ariffrazalin and “moveobjects on” and “boolprop SnapObjectsToGrid false” cheats.
Attention! Place the decorations on the rear part of the bench because Sims ignore them and can sit right through other objects which looks quite weird.


Polygon Counts:
- Russian Sauna: Faces=1514, Vertices=2186 for 9 tiles
- Broom for wall decoration: Faces=177, Vertices=275
- Bucket: Faces=296, Vertices=439
- Washtub: Faces=226, Vertices=329
- Ladle: Faces=226, Vertices=211
- Ladle for wall decoration: Faces=286, Vertices=327

Additional Credits: SimPE and CEP creators, Milkshape, 3D Max, Photoshop

Big thanks to The Well-Equipped Thief for great textures!

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 Bon Voyage
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RussianBanya.rar

Size: 718.6 KB · Downloads: 22,890 · 11th Feb 2008
718.6 KB 22,890 11th Feb 2008
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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
#51 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 6:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Annikainen
Oh! Oh!!! *dumbfounded* Magnificent! Thanks a _million_, honestly! A proud Finn here too, this set is brilliant and definitely goes for Finnish scenes and villages. Finally my historical sims can also have their proper saunas!

Just out of curiosity, how hot is a banya supposed to be? Is it really less than 60 degrees celsius?

~80° [vodka] xdd
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#52 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 6:47 PM
kruto)) zhalko chto u menya netu priklyuchenij*..
Test Subject
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#53 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 1:10 PM
Âîò ýòî äà!
Lab Assistant
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#54 Old 2nd Oct 2011 at 12:07 PM
ух ты, классная идея!! теперь мои симы смогут истопить настоящую баньку. я им прям завидую ))) спасибо
Test Subject
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#55 Old 1st May 2012 at 10:57 AM
I'm looking for Russian stuff for my Russian sims but there does not seem to be that much around
but this looks really good thanks for sharing =)
Instructor
#56 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 1:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeka
These whisks can be made from different trees and also can be with different herbs. Yet, the birch venik considered to be the best and very special. Old people told that birch gives you the power. In fact, birch leaves have special substances that open up pores and help to ventilate you lungs, prevent premature aging of the skin, improve blood circulation and metabolism.


... especially when lovingly smacked with them by a dear old grandma!

I just love the infos you give and the images you used (where are they from?), especially that wood-carving. And the download is a dream, it looks like you really put a lot of work in the details. The wooden texture on the bucket and tools looks great. I'm so envious on my sims for getting to play with this. Thanks so much!
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#57 Old 21st Oct 2014 at 5:52 PM
Cool. Thank you
Test Subject
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#58 Old 11th Dec 2016 at 7:11 AM
Спасибо за баньку!
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