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Featured upload! Stonehenge - *NEW Neighborhood Objects!*

by Numenor Posted 17th Oct 2005 at 10:02 AM - Updated 5th Feb 2006 at 2:15 AM by Numenor
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
NEW Neighborhood Object: STONEHENGE

Here are, as far as I know, the very first working NEW neighborhood objects ever created!

They are not "hidden" Maxis objects, but truly custom new objects :D

The "Stonehenge" landmark comes in two flavours: "Entire" (how it looked few millennia ago), and "Ruined" (how it looks nowadays).

You can find both versions in the Neighborhood catalog, "Landmark" section.
Remeber: don't look for them in the lot Buy Mode catalog: they are NH objects...

Unlike many other NH object, Stonehenge can be placed anywhere in the neighborhood, even on roads and lots (as you know, the NH objects are visible in lot view, for Nightlife users).

IMPORTANT: Base-game (no-EP) players please read.
As described by Quaxi in this post, the support for the custom fences, walls, roofs and NH objects is available only with an EP installed. Quaxi describes a workaround, that I've applied to Stonehenge, so that no-EP players can enjoy it, too. But be warned: though my objects have a unique GUID, it might create conflicts with future expansions or custom object. Currently, no existing objects conflict with Stonehenge, but I have to warn you anyway

Therefore, no-EP users should download the "Stonehenge_No-EP.rar" attachment, while EP users (UNI or NL or both) should download the "Stonehenge_UNI-NL.rar" one.
Both rar archives contain both the "Entire" and the "Ruined" versions.

A big "Thank You!" to Boblishman, that has meshed and textured the "Ruined" versions. Both versions are based on an original freeware mesh by GreatBuildings.com.

Poly Count: Entire = 5272 facets; Ruined = 2379 facets (the object is quite large, more or less the size of the largest lot... )

Please report any issues and glitches that you might find.

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
Stonehenge_UNI-NL.rar 255.7 KB 23,272 17th Oct 2005
Stonehenge_No-EP.rar 255.7 KB 10,742 17th Oct 2005
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\

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The ModFather
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#76 Old 19th Oct 2005 at 11:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wintermuteai1
Would love to have Ancient Dolmen mounds also.


Here they are! (LINK)

So, you live near the real Stonehenge? Cool!


Quote:
Originally Posted by knutroald
you are the best Numenor, thanks alot.
oh by the way, could you make a tutorial on making a neighborhood objects?
been searching al over for that.
-knutroald


Please read my earlier post

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Instructor
#77 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 3:07 AM
from what i can see it is fantastic, but the problemo is: my monitor (for this computer) sucks so much its painful. its so dark i cant even see the second picture. any chance of showing a daytime one?
The ModFather
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#78 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 8:03 AM
It's a nighttime shot, because it's creepy, at night; a daytime shot would be not that interesting.
Here is an edited version of the night shot, so you can guess what it represents.
Screenshots

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Guest
#79 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 12:41 PM
I haven't even downloaded it yet and I'm alreay blown away. This object makes me want to create a whole new neighborhood! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 6:25 PM
This is exellent! OMG! Download I must. :bow:

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Test Subject
#81 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 6:33 PM
im so excited!!!!!
Test Subject
#82 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 10:02 PM
Wow, that's amazing! Thank you very much!

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Scholar
#83 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 2:22 AM
You are awesome!! Thank you Numenor!
Field Researcher
#84 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 5:08 PM
Wonderful! Just have to download this item. Thank you for all you do Numenor.
Instructor
#85 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 5:17 PM
i have an idea for another on this theme: silbury hill
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/moon...e_silbury.shtml


Please dont upload my creations to paysites.
But please feel free to use
ANY other way you like

Test Subject
#86 Old 23rd Oct 2005 at 11:29 PM
This has got to be one of the coolest objects created to date!
I wish I had this kind of talent.
You rock dude!

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Test Subject
#87 Old 24th Oct 2005 at 7:19 AM
Numenor, I've been tinkering with this thing for the better part of a week. It works extremely well. The only problem I had with it is that you have to be careful of the mailbox on the lot you may set this thing on. If the mailbox is covered by one of the dolmens, the game crashes. If you keep the mailbox clear, it rocks. I put one on a giant lot and added some of the flame-things Nightlife has in the middle, then put in some Sims there-I actually got over thirty on the lot-and the effect was awesome. No, I don't think ancient Celts did the smustle, but the effect looked great, and the game ran fine, once I got the mailbox clear. Thanks a bunch, and keep on simmin'!
The ModFather
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#88 Old 24th Oct 2005 at 8:00 AM
Thanks for alerting us about the mailbox. Actually, it doesn't surprise me: the mailbox, beside its normal functions, is an important hidden portal for the mailman and the family living in the lot. There are other hidden portals, at the both ends of the street (for cars) and the pavement (for pietons): I suggest to keep clear these spots, too.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#89 Old 24th Oct 2005 at 3:01 PM
Yay! Very Nice! Thanks. :salute: *download*
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 25th Oct 2005 at 3:45 AM
Oh. My. Goddess. You are soooooo awesome!!!!! :jaw: Words cannot express my gratitude... oh, wait, they can. THANK YOU!!! :bow:

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Test Subject
#91 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 2:33 PM
Wow Amazing How Do You Do It?!

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The ModFather
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#92 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 2:43 PM
The method is the very same that we currently use for the fences: Quaxi posted a tutorial HERE

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 27th Oct 2005 at 1:52 PM
coolcoolcool

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Inventor
#94 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 7:59 AM
Thank you Numenor! I like this alot!

Thanks also Boblishman for the Ruined version

You guys did a fantastic job!
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Lab Assistant
#95 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 8:30 PM
Fantastic, beautiful - thank you.

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Test Subject
#96 Old 22nd Dec 2005 at 2:52 AM
this is wonderful..... downloading now!

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Field Researcher
#97 Old 15th Jan 2006 at 2:29 AM
AH! I want to visit Stone Henge sooooooooo badly. THIS IS AWESOME. THANK YOU! Big fat wet kisses! Lol.

Ginny

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Test Subject
#98 Old 15th Jan 2006 at 6:02 PM
I dowloaded this long ago.. one of the first MTS2 Items I ever downloaded, before I noticed the 'thanks' link... I saw it again today and added a much overdue 'THANKS'..
It shows up great in the game. I just wish I could get the maxis rainbow object to end in it!! LOL

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#99 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Wes_h should definitely credited as the creator of the first new neighborhood object. But it was, more or less, just an experiment: the Leaning Tower only works with an EP (though he says nothing about that), and even in an EP game, it has no catalog icon (see attachment).


Thank you for the credit.
I didn't realize it required an EP to function.
I am a poor artist... the leaning tower model is not very good when viewed closely. I just enjoy finding new things out.
<* Wes *>

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The ModFather
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#100 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 9:20 AM
You definitely deserve them, and this is the least of the things you deserve credits (and thanks!) for
Sometimes (let's say, very often) I better understand things if I "explore" by myself, without relying on other modder's work. It's not the first time (at it will not be the last, I guess) that my studies bring more or less to the same results as other people's ones before me; but this is a good thing after all, in my opinion: confronting two "autonomous" results may lead to understand something new (like why some objects are EP-only and other work with every game).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
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