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Picked upload! "We Are Not Amused!" Queen Victoria!

by Berg Posted 7th Apr 2008 at 6:06 PM - Updated 8th May 2009 at 2:43 PM by Echo
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This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
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Lo and behold - Queen Victoria – Empress of India!



Because, you know, there would be no Victorian London without Queen Victoria! Ther wouldn't have been a Victorian Era at all! No Victorian values,
Victorian fashion, Victorian literature or Victorian architecture either. They would have been called something like, oh, I don’t know, “the Suzian”, “the Charlottian” or “the Margaretian” instead. And that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, or what? Just think about it!

A Brief Biography

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. Her reign as Queen lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch to date.

Princess Victoria met her future husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, when she was just 16 years old in 1836. But it was not until a second meeting in 1839 that she said of him, " …dear Albert… He is so sensible, so kind, and so good, and so amiable too. He has besides, the most pleasing and delightful exterior and appearance you can possibly see." Prince Albert was Victoria's first cousin; his father was her mother's brother, Ernst. As a monarch, Victoria had to propose to him. Their marriage proved to be very happy and after Albert’s death in 1861, Victoria wore black for the remainder of her life.
As time went by Victoria began to rely increasingly on a manservant from Scotland, John Brown. A romantic connection and even a secret marriage have been alleged, but both charges are generally discredited. However, when Victoria's remains were laid in the coffin, two sets of mementoes were placed with her, at her request. By her side was placed one of Albert's dressing gowns while in her left hand was placed a piece of Brown's hair, along with a picture of him. Rumours of an affair and marriage earned Victoria the nickname "Mrs Brown".

She outlived three of her nine children, and eleven of her 42 grandchildren (two stillborn, six as children, and three as adults), and three of her 88 great-grandchildren (bear this in mind if you plan to play her “by the rules” in you game… Good luck! )

Though Victoria ascended the throne at a time when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy in which the king or queen held few political powers, she still served as a very important symbolic figure of her time. The Victorian era represented the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of significant social, economic, and technological progress in the United Kingdom. Victoria's reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire; during this period it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.

Courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_victoria


Victoria the Sim

I have made her as an adult sim. That's a must if you plan to breed her (nine children, remember!), although I' not sure how good of an idea that is :P. Let me know how it works out if you go for it.

The Sims2Pack contains the brown recolour of the hair. You can download the additional colours too if you want.

Now, just a couple of disclaimers: You will have to excuse that Victoria looks a bit on the cartoony side. I’m not good at making sims and I found that it’s not very easy to make sims look overweight without turning them into some freak show. But you can always harvest the CC and make a shinier, better Victoria if you like.

Oh, and if there happen to be members here who are experts on British regalia and orders, you’ll have to excuse me again. Victoria’s crown and orders are 100% products of my vivid imagination. Oh well!

As with all my custom content, you are free to recolour, re-mesh, put it up on free sites how much as you would like as long as you give me a little credit ( a link to this thread would be fine).

If you us Queen Victoria in a movie or story or something, I’d love to see it!

Included custom content not made by me:
“Pale skintone” by Chakaru, available here
“Thick eyebrows” by Helaene, available here

Thank you very much for these wonderful creations and for letting me use them with this sim!

Included custom content made by me:
Queen Victoria’s gown – New mesh and texture. The gown is available for young adults, adults and elders (casual and formal) and has a fat morph (what you see in the pictures is the normal morph – Vicky will become slightly fatter if you let her sit at the table too long…)

Faces: 2460 Vertices: 1672

Queen Victoria’s Hair with a Crown - A new mesh for young adults, adults and elders with four colours (plus grey). This hair is purposely not binned. I wouldn’t want newly spawned townies and dormies appear in this hair, you see. This hair is for queens only!

Faces: 1356 Vertices: 933

Victoria also wears a slightly wrinkled “middle age” facemask by me.

I use Nouk’s default replacement eyes (available at this very site) but no custom eyes are however included with this sim. In your game, she will have the light-blue Maxis standard eyes or whatever default replacement you have for them.



Yes... I think that will be all. Have fun!




Polygon Counts:
Gown: Faces: 2460 Vertices: 1672

Hair: Faces: 1356 Vertices: 933

Custom Content by Me:
- Hair recolours
- Hair recolours
- Hair recolours
- Sim
- MIddleage Mask
- Hair recolours
- Hair recolours
- Hair mesh
- Queen Victoria For MTS2 Challenge Theme
- Body Mesh

Custom Content Included:
- helaene - thick brows - medium brown by Helaene
- "pale" by chakaru, bodyskin by Louis by Chakaru

Additional Credits:
Helaene.com
Chakaru SimPE Milkshape
Wes_H
...and the MTS2 staff for their great tutorials and helpful spirit!



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Queen_Victoria.rar

Size: 2.45 MB · Downloads: 6,747 · 8th Apr 2008
2.45 MB 6,747 8th Apr 2008
Queen Victoria Additional Hair Colours.rar

Size: 2.15 MB · Downloads: 5,408 · 7th Apr 2008
2.15 MB 5,408 7th Apr 2008

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