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Picked upload! The Bates Motel (BV version)

by Numenor Posted 30th May 2008 at 8:29 PM - Updated 1st Oct 2008 at 9:14 PM by Numenor : Minor text adjustments
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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.
(Bon Voyage 'Hotel' version)

Some of you probably remember the Retroville set published long ago by The Mod Squad (of which I was a member). That set contained an impressive Bates Motel, that I loved since it was first published. But it was a normal community lot, so I decided to make a Bon Voyage "hotel" version from it, usable as lodging location during vacations.

COMMON FEATURES between the Retroville version and this BV version:
The lot has 5 bedrooms near the lower parking, and a 2-storey building uphill, where you can find some shopping facilities (ground floor) and a living room (upstairs).

DIFFERENCES between the Retroville version and this BV version:
  • Bedrooms were transformed in hotel rooms: replaced the doors, added some dining tables and included a phone in each room.
  • Added a check-in table at the ground floor of the main building.
  • Small changes in the shopping facilities located in the main building (removed groceries and magazine rack, added jewels, added check-in desk)
  • This is a colourful version of the Bates Motel, while the Retroville one was completely B&W.
  • Added a nice thumbnail, so to better locate it in the lot bin; and added lot description in English and Italian.
  • Added a (currently empty) basement: a scary house like that *must* have a dark basement! Otherwise, where could Norman Bates keep her mother?
    I left the basement purposely empty, so that you can set it up according to your EPs: it would be perfect, for example, for a vampire hotel room (you need to replace the door); or you could decorate it according to the movie, including Mrs. Bates' corpse sitting on the chair!

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1) You must download the file BatesMotel_(BV-version).zip in any case: it contains the lot (without any extra content). The zip contains a Sims2pack that you can easily install using either the Clean Installer or the Maxis installer.
2) You should also download the file, that contains the custom content needed by the Bates Motel; extract the files from the zip and put them in your Downloads folder.
NOTE - If you already have the Retroville version of the Bates Motel, then you don't need to download the file, because it contains the very same packages (only the required ones) already released with the Retroville version.

This lot is a hotel and therefore Bon Voyage is strictly required. In addition to BV, any other EP is welcome (I created it in a "OnlyBV" game created with the AGS, so the lot doesn't require anything but BV).

All credits go to THE MOD SQUAD for the lot and the custom content, except the small additions by me as listed above.

The original policy by Mod Squad applies to this download:
You can redistribute this material with proper credits as long as NOTHING from this set or recolors of new meshes from this set go on to any PAY SITES....This set was presented free and it shall always be free, as should all recolors of any items as well.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: 154611

CUSTOM CONTENT included in this download
(all created by The Mod Squad for the Retroville set)
- 4 Retroville floors
- 1 Retroville terrain paint
- 7 Retroville wallpapers
- "Bates Motel" sign + grey recolour
- B&W Juke-box

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 956.8 KB · Downloads: 4,301 · 31st May 2008
956.8 KB 4,301 31st May 2008

Size: 612.4 KB · Downloads: 5,284 · 31st May 2008
612.4 KB 5,284 31st May 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 12th Jan 2010 at 8:36 AM
It looks just like the real thing!

Three equals four.
Test Subject
#27 Old 21st Aug 2011 at 1:56 AM
Field Researcher
#28 Old 30th Aug 2011 at 2:55 PM
Now I am gonna have to do a whole neighborhood just for this! AWESOME! Looks SO like the "real" deal!
Test Subject
#29 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 12:33 PM
Why does this remind me of the retro horror movie "Psycho"? o.o; i think my sims will be showering with the screen open to avoid stabbings >.>

Anyway lovely work. Looking forward to trying it out!
Test Subject
#30 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 12:04 AM
Amazing! Quite possibly the coolest lot I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#31 Old 2nd Apr 2013 at 1:02 AM
So happy to see Bates Motel as a series!
Test Subject
#32 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 11:40 AM
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#33 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 5:14 AM
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