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Amazonian Water Lily

by PineappleForest Posted 12th Jul 2019 at 6:53 PM - Updated 30th Mar 2020 at 10:33 AM by PineappleForest
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 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.
Hi. Here's something I've been working on for a loooong time:
Victoria - Amazonian water lily, a must-have for any botanical garden with a pond.

Set includes:

- Victoria Plant Leaves (price: 400S) four meshes in one file (random, just like water plants from base game)

- Victoria Plant Buds & Flowers (390S) three buds and large flower in one file, contains four color options

- Leaves recolor

- Four fancy recolors of Buds & Flowers

Found in:
Build mode/Garden center/flowers

Victoria leaves and flowers can be placed in 'normal' ponds without cheats,
but to achieve natural look "moveObjects on" & "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" cheats are essential.

Bonus Pack:

- Tall Water Reed (80S) (new mesh) & one recolor
- Duckweed, or "Green Water Fluff" (15S) (note: catalog thumbnail seems empty, I didn't manage to fix it)
- Two recolors of "Genetically Engineered Water Lily" - darker flowers make a nice background for Victoria

All available in
Build mode/Garden center/flowers

- Stone Pool Wall x 3 (10S)
Build mode/walls/stone

- Pond Water Layer (11S) Build mode/Misc/Pool Accessories
Dark translucent layer that will make a swimming pool look like a pond - two sizes in one file.
Not compatible with 'normal' ponds as it's a bit lower than the ground level to prevent overlapping with the floor tiles
(note: Sims will not walk on the layer's surface).

- Floating Venus - Pond Sculpture (3140S) - Floats on water, three random sizes in one file.
Buy mode/Decorative/Sculptures

I've generated random GUIDs for my mesh files.
More info:

Remember to check if all new object meshes you put in your folders show up in the game

EA Maxis for meshes and textures

Polygon Counts:
Victoria Plant Leaves: Poly=623, Vertex=501 / P.=403,V.=318
Victoria Plant Flowers & Buds: P.=1445,V.=943 / P.=496,V.=423, / P.=564,V.=424
Tall Water Reed: Poly=944, Vert.=673 / P.=471,V.=514 / P.=495,V.=342
Pond Water Layer: Poly=2, Vert.=4
Duckweed: Poly=2, Vert.=4
Venus Pond Sculpture: Poly= 1454, Vertex=908

Additional Credits: SimPE

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
VictoriaAmazonicaWaterPlant.7z 465.8 KB 2,689 12th Jul 2019
PondBonusPack.7z 581.0 KB 2,545 12th Jul 2019
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. 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th Jul 2019 at 8:45 PM
Needs Coffee
retired moderator THANKS POST
#3 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 1:42 AM
Very nicely done.
Forum Resident
#4 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 5:56 AM
This whole set is fantastic!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 6:10 AM
Very pretty, and much needed-thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 9:37 AM
Wow wow - amazing!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 9:58 AM
I love these. And they are absolutely perfect for a lot I have in mind
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 2:20 PM
Really beautiful, well done!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 9:45 PM
This is amazing!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Jul 2019 at 3:02 AM
Looks amazing :)
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Jul 2019 at 6:41 PM
What a spectacular set - thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 14th Jul 2019 at 8:59 PM
These are so lovely! At some point I must get round to making a Kew Gardens-inspired botanical gardens for my game and these are definitely going to feature! :-) Thank you for making and sharing them :-)
Field Researcher
#13 Old 15th Jul 2019 at 1:51 PM
These are amazng. Exactly the water plants I've been wishing for.
Test Subject
19th Jul 2019 at 5:06 PM
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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 24th Jul 2019 at 7:54 PM
it's just beautiful
Former Hamster
retired moderator THANKS POST
#15 Old 1st Aug 2019 at 8:13 PM
Love all the plants in this set but the duckweed really saved the pond I've been working on.. it was just what was needed to give that little finishing touch. Thank you!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 9:04 AM
Simply amazing!! Everything looks harmony altogether.Thank you!!
Test Subject
#17 Old 12th Nov 2019 at 8:24 PM
What an amaaaaaaazing gift !!
Much much gratitude
Test Subject
#18 Old 21st May 2020 at 3:41 PM
this is so friggin' cool! thanks for making it!
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 7:56 PM