THE WINNER!
SIM HOUSE EXTREME MAKEOVER,  2009  - AMYLUTHIEN

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Description

This is my entry for the Sim Oasis Sim House Extreme Makeover Contest, May 2009.  I decided to decorate in a French Colonial style, in particular French Colonial as seen in the Caribbean in around the 1600's give or take a hundred years in either direction.  There are also a few Indochine and New Orleans influences from that time period as well, but these styles are all closely related and mix nicely.

 

BEFORE

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Exterior - Front View
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Exterior - Back View
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Interior - Kitchen
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Interior - Living Room
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Interior - Dining Room
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Interior - Master Bedroom
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Interior - Bathroom
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Interior - Hobby Room
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Free Shot - Front Door
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Free Shot - Stairs
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Free Shot - Behind the Hill
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Free Shot - Upstairs Landing
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AFTER

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Front
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Back
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Interior - Kitchen
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Interior - Living Room
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Interior - Dining Room
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Interior - Master Bedroom
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Interior - Bathroom
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Interior - Hobby Room
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Landscaping - Garden
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Landscaping - Pergola, Day Time
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Landscaping - Pergola, Night Time
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Landscaping - Swimming Pool
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Contents and Other Thoughts     top

This lot as it is, costs §69,251 and over 300 custom objects/recolors/floors/walls/terrains were used to make this lot.  Some of the work (mainly textures) is mine, some of it is other people's (mainly meshes/textures).  I've included a list of all the objects I used (see below) and I've included a Creator's List with links to where I got all the custom content.  Some of these links are dead because the sites have disappeared over time, but I include them anyway.  I also wish to bring attention to my personal file-keeping habits.  Every single file I ever download, I edit.  I mark where it came from (website name and URL) and the file name in the description (makes it easy for me to find it if I want to recolor it.)  Occassionally I change the actual object.  I'll make backs invisible on large mirrors, or give it a new texture if I really didn't care for the original one.  If you already have any of these objects in your game, unless you want my notes and edits, do not let these files overwrite yours!

Object List

You'll notice some of the objects have a highlighted check mark next to them ()  That simply indicates which objects are paysite items.  I know my mind on this issue, (I think you've got to have pretty big brass balls to base your work off someone else's, then charge people to use what you've created.  Are these paysites paying EA Games royalties for using their legally copyrighted materials?  We all know they are not!  Let's face it, every single item made for the Sims 2 game is based at some point on EA Games files.)  But I leave the decision up to you, if you want to pay for these few objects I've used in creating this house, I've made it very clear where they came from, and you're welcome to go give those creators your money if you desire.

To that end, if you believe that paysites are money-grubbing thieves and evil beyond all redemption (I personally wouldn't go that far, though some people do) then I've also included mention of Paysites Must Be Destroyed! and Sims Cave (below).  If you don't know what these two sites are, visit them and find out.  Bear in mind, this house was created for one purpose - to enter into a contest.  It was not created with the express intention of being shared, there was no way I was going to stifle my creativity so that I could avoid using paysite items.  I'm sharing this house because people want their own copy of it after seeing it in the contest; but I will not mutilate the work I spent a lot of time creating just to spare someone's irrationally indignant feelings over a couple bucks.






Download     top

I have all EP's (up to Apartment Life) and Kitchen & Bath SP.  I widely use items from all of these paks, so expect to need all of them to load this lot.  I've given you two choices how to download this lot.  The first one is the house and every object, wall terrain etc. you need for it.  The second option is just the house and the objects/recolors I myself created (because you cant get them anywhere else!)

And now for the usual Terms and Conditions stuff.  Please don't swipe my work and claim it as your own!  Do not upload it to paysites or the Exchange (that would be swiping my work!)  You may re-use my work (recolors, walls, terrains, floors) and upload it with any lots you care to make and share with others, it must however, remain free of charge.  I'd really appreciate it if you did not take this house that I spent a lot of weeks creating, and upload it to another site.  I don't mind if you want to share it, just send people back here or to Sim Oasis to get it!  There's a damn good reason for this - in case of a problem, I can fix it and re-upload the lot here.  I would have no ability to fix any problems should they arise, if this house were hosted somewhere else.  Other than that, I cannot force you to comply to my wishes, I'm just asking nicely! 

SHUT UP ALREADY AND GIMME THE HOUSE!

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* Note: Only the ''After'' version of this house is available.  The ''Before'' version was created only to take pictures, and is long gone!

Troubleshooting     top

It happens occasionally, you install the house and it doesn't show up when you load the game!  If that happens, I found a pretty handy way of fixing the problem.  I didn't write this, and the original was in Polish, then badly translated into English.  But I did re-write it a bit to cut down on the superfluous ''contects'' (took me a bit to figure out they meant ''contents'' lol)  Anyway, credit given where credit is deserved, I found this on Sims2 Design, and it was originally written by Margierytka.

If you have problems with installation of any lot (''invisible'' in the game's lot catalog) - here is Margierytka's guide, it really works!
If after installation, if the lot doesnít show in the game:

  1. If you donít have CleanInstaller yet, you must download and install it: http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/index.php?page=3
  2. Clean Installer needs Microsoft.NET.Framework version 1.1 (or higher) to work correctly, you can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en
  3. After installation of CleanInstaller and Microsoft.NET.Framework (or checking that these programs are installed), go to My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Teleport and delete all files you find there.
  4. Install the packaged lot with CleanInstaller, do not delete any of the contents with this program!  Install everything.  Close CleanInstaller.
  5. Go back to My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Teleport and delete all files which are there.  You have now deleted the "invisible" lot from lot catalog.
  6. Re-open the packaged lot with CleanInstaller and click the house icon "Select lot file only" (top, right side.)  Be sure to install ONLY THE LOT.
  7. Start the game.
  8. The lot will be in lot catalog, ta-da!

The Creator's List     top

Click the name to visit the site, all links open in a new window.  If you clink a link and it goes nowhere, then it's a dead link.  There are a few sites on this list that no longer exist, but I felt it was right to give them credit for their work, even if they are gone.  This list is also, in no particular order.

37Sims 4ESF Around The Sims 2
Avenida Sims Besen's Sims 2 Sims2Me
Dincer Hepguler Blacky's Sims 2 Zoo Club Crimsyn
Dee's Elegant Decor Exnem's Sims Mod The Sims 2
Simlogical Sim Wardrobe Gara's Boutique
Garden of Shadows Holy Simoly Insimenator.org
Mango-Sims 2 Neighborhood 99 Parsimonious
Reflex Sims Simfantastic SimGedöhns
Simply Styling Sims2Design Sims2Play
Sims Design Avenue Simsistic PC Sims
Studio B43 Tarox The Sims Resource
Vita Sims 2 Wall Sims Wood For Sims 2
XM Sims 2 Sims Cave Paysites Must Be Destroyed!

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