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Featured upload! The Harry Potter Project

by Dumbledore's Army Posted 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM - Updated 17th Jun 2013 at 2:01 PM by leesester
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.



Hello one and all,


The Harry Potter Project is designed to bring the magic of the Potter books to life in your Sims 2 game. Witches and muggles alike will feel right at home with this big set. It's as close to a magic expansion as we're going to get.
In the following posts, you'll find characters, clothes, recolours and a brand new magical skill, complete with magic supplies.


Dumbledore's Army are Atavera, Avialle, Cinnamon, Echo,
Exnem, Jaxad0127, Lethe_s, LyricLee, Superfly and Tipoual


Our thanks to everyone who has helped this project along, including all original HP forum members, Numenor and especially Delphy and the staff.


Policy thingy

- Please don't steal our work.
- Don't upload the sims or their custom content without permission.
- You're very welcome to recolour the objects found here, but please link to this thread for the meshes.
- You're allowed to remesh the hacked objects, but please give credit to the original creators, and post a link to this thread with your upload.
- We like to know about recolors and additions! Please tell us about them so we can link you here.

Download info

- All downloads come with a readme file containing all necessary information. Please read those before asking questions. The downloads are also in rar archives to save on bandwith and serverspace.
Please do not ask for zips or single, grouped uploads. Just use Q-Xpress and click the little Q icon instead.
There's simply too much here to make different versions of archives Thank you.

- You will find the downloads in the first few posts of this thread.
Click on the link that says Click here to view all Comments / Feedback to open them.
and again
Downloads are in posts 2-13

- And just for good measure.
We will not be posting zip files.
Thank you.
Get Q-Xpress instead (just read the first note... again)
Can all questions about any of the items/characters in this set please go in this thread (Rather than Pm'd to the DA). Thanks


Update apr 14: Added a new version of the haunted painting. This should work for non-ep versions. If you had problems with the old one, please redownload. It'll overwrite the previous package.
Update apr 15: Repackaged the Bloody Baron. My apologies to Tabala.


Enjoy!

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

TS2 Original Game

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


Need more information?
 
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Modding Team
Original Poster
#2 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Dumbledore's Army : 9th Apr 2006 at 11:15 AM.
Default Magic!
The defining skill to seperate the muggles from the regular people.
We bring you a new hidden magic skill that can be learnt and used for nifty things like potions.


For the magic skill to work, you'll need to download and install the 'DA_Echo_Magicskill' file.
Once the magic skill is in place, these are the tools of your trade:







The Cauldron



The Cauldron teaches you the subtle science of potion-making, while gradually training your magic skill. Bottle fame, brew glory, stopper death.. your options become wider as you get better at understanding the liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the sim senses.





The Phoenix Spell Book

Source of jinxes, counterjinxes and a few handy tips on resisting unforgivable curses. This Spellbook trains magic skill.





The Deatheater Spell Book

Forgotten how to pronounce 'Avada Kedavra'? Or just need something really nasty to fling at your opponent? This book has all the cruel and heartless reading your heart desires, while training your magic skill.



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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA_Echo_magicskill.rar (594 Bytes, 74537 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Deatheater-spellbook.rar (399.1 KB, 58514 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Phoenix-spellbook.rar (1.15 MB, 63228 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Echo-Atavera-potionscauldron.rar (342.8 KB, 63548 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#3 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Dumbledore's Army : 12th Apr 2006 at 6:34 PM.
Default Careers
Good day all witches, wizards, squibs and muggles. Today, Dumbledore's Army presents
The Harry Potter Careers



Even The Dark Lord needs a job!



Your average muggle sim is a cook, doctor, athlete, politician and possibly time traveller, but what about your most un-ordinary magical sims? Sims who want to break free from the restraints of the muggle world, sims who want to be different. What do they do? (am I going on a bit?) They follow the Harry Potter career path of course

The levels (most important)
House Elf
Gringotts Goblin
Care of Magical Creatures Teacher
Dragon Handler
Local Team Quidditch Player
National Quidditch Player
International Quidditch Star

but where do you go from there? Depending on what career you picked...

Good
Order of the Phoenix Member
Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher
?????

Evil
Death Eater
Dark Arts Teacher
?????

Oh, cramberries- I've forgotten the last levels- looks like it's up to you to find 'em out

Clothing (as if witches and wizards would dress in muggle uniforms...)

For these careers, four sets of clothing are used-

Clothing (included)

The Wizard's Apprentice By Deb (By Emerald, SS2)
Professor Severus Snape (by Lady MoonShadow, SS2)
Evil Queen Mesh With Cape! (by JosephTheSim2k5, MTS2)
Waiting for the Dawn (by GrandDuchessEmerald, MTS2/SS2)

Clothing Meshes (required, not included)

Male Kimono (by mrolow, MTS2)
EvilQueenMesh (by JosephTheSim2k5, MTS2)

Rewards (for the hard working witch or wizard)

All hard working wizards deserve a reward- but what reward you get depends on what type of wizard you are. For the good and the justus, the beautiful phoenix book will become available for your use. For the evil and the downright devious, the more sinister death eater book will become yours to indulge in. (P.S. These rewards will NOT override the slacker career reward).

But that's not it. From level 8 onwards you need magical skill points to advance further in your wizarding career-
4 to get to level nine
8 to get to level ten

The points are available through these rewards books! So what are you waiting for? Get studying, young witches and wizards, get studying!


Technical stuff-

** The file DA_Echo_Magicskill is needed to make the career work.

** Two files are included within the download- a hacked version and an unhacked version. Both share the same guids, so you can only have one set in at a time. The unhacked version is for back-up if the magical skill point hacked one proves to have problems (see below)

** Adding new skill points to a career is a new thing, and this is the first set of careers to have them. Although they've been tested, problems may still crop up- please report any errors, and use the unhacked careers as a standby if the hacked one is found to have an error. Hopefully this shouldn't happen *fingers crossed *

And that's it Enjoy!

Dumbledore's Army
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA_External_Clothing.rar (1.86 MB, 35184 downloads)
File Type: rar DA_SuperFly_Clothing_Files.rar (1.8 KB, 33740 downloads)
File Type: rar DA_SuperFly_Career_Rewards.rar (552.0 KB, 36497 downloads)
File Type: rar DA_SuperFly Hacked Careers.rar (194.7 KB, 34820 downloads)
File Type: rar DA_ SuperFly Unhacked Careers.rar (177.7 KB, 28033 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#4 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 14th Apr 2006 at 8:00 PM.
Default Objects
Recolours and new meshed wizarding essentials. Need that special Dark artifact? That personal item your character can't live without? Find it here.






The Pensieve

A mystical, shallow bowl with slowly swirling liquid that emits a silvery light. When your sims touch it, the pensieve takes them back to relive memories. It becomes easier spot patterns and links that way.







Haunted Painting

The Fresco Phasmatis (L. Eucharagmae) or Haunted Painting looks like a normal painting during the day. At night, however, its occupants become restless. Haunted Paintings are known to be very shy, so don't expect too much movement while sims are in the room.







Weasley Clock

This handy device tells you where your family or housemates are, and in which state.





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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA_Cinnamon_WeasleyClock.rar (58.5 KB, 35502 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-haunted_painting.rar (411.2 KB, 31476 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-pensieve.rar (1.03 MB, 37826 downloads)
File Type: rar new_DA-haunted_painting.rar (411.2 KB, 34529 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 12th Aug 2007 at 7:39 PM.
Default Hogwarts Staff
Step right up and get your magical teachers here! We've got transfiguration, divination and POTIONS! Half price!









Minerva McGonnagal
Catty, strict but overall friendly old biddy.


Trelawney-
Cooky but occasionally brilliant psychic. Keep her away from the liquor cabinet.


Severus Snape
We know you all secretly want him.


We recommend the following already made sims
Hagrid
Dumbledore
Moody
Lupin



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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-McGonnagal.rar (1.05 MB, 15750 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Avialle-SeverusSnape.rar (3.59 MB, 18187 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-Trelawney.rar (6.67 MB, 14697 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#6 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 12th Aug 2007 at 7:56 PM.
Modding Team
Original Poster
#7 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 15th Apr 2006 at 10:03 AM.
Default The Hogwarts Ghosts
Transparent, floating and very dead. These ghosts give panache to even the dullest castle school.








Moaning Myrtle
Miserable, moaning, mopey toilet ghost


The Bloody Baron
aka, 'Mr Baron' or 'His Bloodiness' and Slytherin House Ghost

Clothes needed (not included)
Credits (all included)

Sir Nicholas
Dashing, nearly headless Gryffindor Ghost


The Fat Friar
Jolly, friendly Hufflepuff Ghost


The Grey Lady
Tall, mysterious and highly intelligent RavenClaw Ghost


Peeves the poltergeist
Chaos embodies and, according to the others, not technically a ghost




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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-FatFriar.rar (503.4 KB, 10400 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-GreyLady.rar (1.46 MB, 10244 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-MoaningMyrtle.rar (730.5 KB, 10525 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-Peeves.rar (2.17 MB, 10053 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-SirNicholas.rar (1.15 MB, 10637 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-BloodyBaron.rar (359.7 KB, 9447 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#8 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 12th Aug 2007 at 7:56 PM.
Default The Bad Guys
Death eaters, scum of the earth, the mean, the rich and the downright dirty. But aren't they gorgeous?








Lucius
The guy you love to hate, and love to look at.


Narcissa (by Avialle)
Snotty, arrogant and hawt.







Bellatrix Lestrange
Everyone's favourite psycho babe
  • Clothing: tehhi Mesh needed! ***Thank you for those noting that the link for the mesh was not included- This file has no been added as per Sim Chic's generous redistribution policies- please grab the mesh with the sim***
  • Brows: LyricLee
  • Shadow: helaene
  • Eyeliner: aikea guina
  • Skin: enayla
  • Hair: janna


Peter Pettigrew
Creepy weasel of a man


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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA-Avialle-NarcissaMalfoy.rar (5.87 MB, 13541 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-Bellatrix.rar (2.85 MB, 13772 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-PeterPettigrew.rar (3.90 MB, 9562 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Avialle-LuciusMalfoy.rar (6.58 MB, 12880 downloads)
File Type: rar MeshForBellatrixSimChic.rar (96.6 KB, 12815 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#9 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Dumbledore's Army : 6th Apr 2006 at 8:09 PM.
Default The Good Guys
The kind and the righteous.







Tonks
Every fashionista's dream, and she decides to go punk!
Must have OFB

Sirius Black
Is it a dog? Is it a plane? No! It's Sirius, fresh from Azkaban.



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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-Tonks.rar (1.92 MB, 11139 downloads)
File Type: rar DA-Lyriclee-SiriusBlack.rar (3.50 MB, 11610 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#10 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Dumbledore's Army : 7th Apr 2006 at 6:06 PM.
Default Lots and houses
This is where it all started. The house of the Dursleys, a perfectly normal house, thank you very much.






4 Privet Drive
Credits for custom content included



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Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DA-Tipoual-4PrivetDrive.rar (2.46 MB, 18615 downloads)
Modding Team
Original Poster
#11 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Lethe_s : 12th Aug 2007 at 7:51 PM.
Modding Team
Original Poster
#12 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM Last edited by Dumbledore's Army : 15th May 2006 at 8:56 PM.
Default More linkage
Did we forget something? Did you make fabulous Potter-related content? Let us know

- A huge, movie-based Hogwarts by hpfreak517
Modding Team
Original Poster
#13 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:10 PM
:valentine Reserved post :valentine
Consciously Undead
staff: retired moderator
#14 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:42 PM
I'd like to get in quick and say a little something to all the DA members- It's been a pleasure to work with such skilled and magical people (pardon the rather weak pun), producing stuff that I never would have dreamt possible. It's taken some time, with lots of niggly details to sort out, but at last it's complete- I hope that you all enjoy it

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate
Instructor
#15 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:54 PM
Woah... I like big projects! This looks really cool. How did you add a whole new skill though!? Nice job eveyone involved

Yeah... alright, you can PM me to request a house I suppose... Might take a while though as forewarning...
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:54 PM
You guys are AMAZING! Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm gonna go on a downloading spree right now, and considering that I only have stupid dial up...this is gonna take awhile *Grumbles*, but it is SO worth it!!! Thank you again for these great downloads, you all are the best!

(Too bad we can only give a few stars...this deserves SO much more!)
:baloons:
Test Subject
#17 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:57 PM
I just wondered these files are rar and it wont show up as a change on my sims2 how do I get them to work? (im trying to use the cauldron)
Texturing God
#18 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperFly
I'd like to get in quick and say a little something to all the DA members- It's been a pleasure to work with such skilled and magical people (pardon the rather weak pun), producing stuff that I never would have dreamt possible. It's taken some time, with lots of niggly details to sort out, but at last it's complete- I hope that you all enjoy it


Ditto

If you want to get my creations please visit my site. ExnemSims .
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:58 PM
I love these themed sets and this one just looks fantastic!!! I am always amazed at what you guys can create. Simply amazed! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and talents!! I can't wait to try these out!
Test Subject
#20 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 6:59 PM
This is utterly amazing :D. Thank you so much.
Object(ive) Investigator
staff: retired moderator
#21 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 7:00 PM
I agree with SuperFly, it was a pleasure, no honor, to work on this project with all these talented people.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheeseisgood
How did you add a whole new skill though!?
Echo figured out how to use a memory token for it.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Delphinius The Great
site owner
#22 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 7:00 PM
poke056, please read downloading for dummies. It's in the Game Help section.

Tumblr - Yes, I have a blog. :)

<Corsix> Why 'mod the sims 2' when you can mod 'mod the sims 2'?

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
#23 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 7:05 PM
Excellent!
And it's reminded me of my old project trying to add another aspiration.. maybe I'll do some more on that...

Thankyou all muchly!

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 7:09 PM
can someone put this in a zip file WinRAR isnt working for me...
Delphinius The Great
site owner
#25 Old 12th Apr 2006 at 7:11 PM
No poke. Get Q-Xpress Installer instead.

Tumblr - Yes, I have a blog. :)

<Corsix> Why 'mod the sims 2' when you can mod 'mod the sims 2'?

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
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