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Saint Maxis Cathedral

by Ghost sdoj Posted 16th Apr 2010 at 9:01 PM - Updated 22nd Jul 2010 at 4:44 PM by Ghost sdoj : fixing image links
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This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge
REQUIRED CC (The rar was too big to include the .package files. Sorry.)

1> The Heart of Christmas, by Amjoie, from Custom Sims 3, found Here

2> Part 1 Symbols of Devotion of Different Faiths, by Amjoie, from Custom Sims 3, found Here:

3> Custom Rabbithole Collection for your Custom Buildings, by Jynx, at Custom sims 3, found here:

Update to the shopping list. She has fixed her paintings, and they are now organized differently. All the Christmas and Christian symbols are in one spot, so you only need the Christian and Christmas symbols package found here:

The cathedral was built on the 60x60 residential lot in Sunset Valley that has a Beautiful Vista buff, but I rezoned it to community.

There is a minor issue with the lighting: The building is two stories high, and the chandeliers are one story. So they float. Putting them on the upper level meant that the first level remains dark.

The "Necessary" flushes and has two sinks rather than a large wooden bowl and a pitcher. My pantry shelves look a lot like wooden refrigerators, and my gargoyles look like cowplant statues on cubes.

The priests cells are at the top left, the "necessary" is next to them, and the arch-priest's quarters, the kitchen, and the chapter house are on the top right. I didn't put a wall around the complex because it would make gameplay too annoying, and I decided that the chapter house could double as a refectory for similar reasons. There is no stove because I couldn't find a grill that looked right and would work indoors without burning the house down.

Currently there are two sinks in the bathroom. If you can get a sim who is allowed sponge bathing (through personality or with a hack) (or can find a proper looking tub) and can manage the stove issue it should be fairly manageable as a residential lot if you wanted to play a priest, although bills will be astronomical.

If you are interested in seeing larger versions of any of the pictures in the collage (or a couple that missed being in the collage), they are hosted at Image Shack. I originally had them as clickable thumbnails, without realizing that for downloads an off-site thumbnail counts as an inline image. Some of them are rather large, though.

Arch Priest's quarters:

Chapter House:

Chapter House Basement:

Crypt in the dark: (Assuming you got the rabbithole rugs from the shopping list)

Crypt floorplan: (Before the candles and flowers were added, but you can find them easily enough.)

Crypt with candles:




Lady Chapel: (Assuming you got the Part 1 Symbols of Devotion by Amjoie from the shopping list)

Narthex 1: (Assuming you got the Heart of Christmas set by Amjoie from the shopping list)

Narthex 2: (More Heart of Christmas pictures by Amjoie from the shopping list)

North Transept: (Still more Heart of Christmas pictures by Amjoie from the shopping list)

The crypt was originally built with no lights in it, because candles and torches are expensive and dead bodies don't need light. But when I was told I needed lights in there I decided that a logical reason for lights in a crypt might be that someone left candles around the grave of a recently deceased loved one. So there are a few places with candle sconces on the wall and flowers in a pot on the floor. (Although I discovered that if I put too many in I was putting candles behind a wall and casting more shadows than light. It did increase the spookiness, but it didn't help the "so we can see more details" that I was supposed to be working on.) It's up to you whether or not to remove the candles and flowers.

The two story cross was made for the project, with many thanks to Inge Jones. It has 48 vertices and 24 faces. (And no, it isn't translucent from the side; they just polish it a lot so it looks that way!)

As you can see, it is a full complex. If you have a way to sponge bathe and an appropriate grill you could rezone it back to residential and play as a priest if you wanted to. (Or you could just keep the grill in your inventory, or avoid cooking.)

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 276,971

Additional Credits:
The altar, bench, bible, prayer stool, candle holder, candles, harmonium, aspersorium, chalice, paten, holy oils, end table, stool, font, lectern, louvres,long stained glass window, round stained glass window, and baptismal font were from Around The Sims 3, and can be found at, along with a nice church and some nice things I didn't download.

The jeweled crosses were by Joninmobile/The Ninth Wave and can be found at or at Sapphire sims

The faerie grass set I made was also uploaded to Custom Sims 3, and the thread is here:

Also many thanks to all the people who helped me in creator feedback, and in chat while I was struggling with that cross mesh.

Number of bedrooms:
      Not Applicable: For Commercial Lots
Custom Content Included:
      Build and Buy Mode Content: Furniture, decorations, etc.
      Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
Special Flags:
      Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Built with Game Version: 1.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Saint Maxis Cathedral.rar

Size: 7.87 MB · Downloads: 2,678 · 16th Apr 2010
7.87 MB 2,678 16th Apr 2010
shopping list.txt

Size: 569 Bytes · Downloads: 1,660 · 16th Apr 2010
569 Bytes 1,660 16th Apr 2010
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#2 Old 16th Apr 2010 at 11:44 PM
Good job
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17th Apr 2010 at 12:09 AM
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:27 AM
Great job Ghost! Thankyou for this.
#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 6:37 AM
Oh, this is so lovely, I really love the layout and the gargoyle.
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#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:21 PM
Congrats on your first upload Ghost! Great job! =)

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#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 8:12 PM
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#7 Old 2nd May 2010 at 9:22 PM
thank you time's 2 not only do i now have a kik ase Cathedral! but olso a bunch of other mods from those site's! ps i realy love the Cathedral greate job!
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#8 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 3:29 PM
Love the lot Too bad the site for the CC is down. This site has affected a few other DL's as well Do you happen to have an alternate source for the CC?

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#9 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 8:22 PM
The site with the CC is back up now. She was having a hard time with a server migration.

I am Ghost. My husband is sidneydoj. I post, he downloads, and I wanted to keep my post count.
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#10 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 10:58 AM
Not to be rude but you should study cathedral window and tower placement.
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#11 Old 16th Jan 2013 at 2:44 AM
I registered for the site you got the downloads from but was never sent an activation email even though I've requested a code to be sent to me by my e-mail address like 10 different times. It won't let me download anything from the site include my account is activated.
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#12 Old 4th Nov 2016 at 6:42 PM Last edited by Bily jednorozec : 4th Nov 2016 at 7:04 PM.
Hi, Ghost sdoj! I've found this yours upload only today, when you have searched to help me with undeletable collections in game. Nice building, compliments. Sfortunatelly while to searching see The faerie grass set on customsims3 (under Additional Credits), I've got very embarassing redirecting - what I wouldn't to be seen by mine not-adult children. I think, it would be better (still if you want) that you'll edit that link - it's on yours decision. Sorry for disturbing