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Lot Name: Quatrea
A. Brief Intro:
In Islet Arksa, the famous university Quatrouxa has a luxurious type of dormy buildings called Quatrea for private rental, city-funded housing or even purchase...! Most graduate Arksaists want to get one for reminding their best years of their youth...! Now, the university is raising more funds for its future development, and so they're seelling some new Quatreas out for a not-so-bad price to the outside places... No transpoartation fee and the delivery is through the fast teleportation. So, what're you witing for... grab your chance before they're all sold out... Missing it will break your sims' heaerts...
1. not suggestable to add a swim-pool through the swim-pool tool unless your PC can afford 16 floor layout...
The building itself has 8 levels, but the lot template is 15-level-enabled, and swim-pools made by pool tool will make it 16 floor and those PCs which can't afford the highest floor number is 16 will crash the game.. If you want a swim-pool so badly, build a "fake-pool" instead. There're some animated pool-wallpapers and tiles coming out to further make the "fake pool" look closer to the swim-pool by swim-pool tool.
2.the floor file Moi_flr_lan_001f_001_2x2_r3_floor_b1b19677 borrows texture from the provided file Moi_flr_lan_001f_001_1x1_r3_floor_518af79d in the folder of the file pack.
B. Copyright Issues:
B1. Feel free to decorate/re-decorate it... (Feel free to remodify and if share, you can only claim credits for what you've done on it.
B2. This lot is banned to be for any direct or indirect commercial or trading usage.)
B3. No permission is necessary for redistribution of this lot WITH proper instruction like this page unless stated. (so, keep this info file along with the lot.)
C. System specifications (when the lot was made):
C2. some customised contents (check with the Clean Installer; for authors, credits, and links for infos & downloads, please read part H.)
C3. made without any EP (So, EP what and/or what not required)
C4. Running smooth @ build mode & @ play mode in a system (OS = MS-winxp-sp2; P4 3.0GHz; 1Gb DDR RAM; video card = 8x 128Mb) If any problem, welcome to report your system settings for providing info to other readers.
D. Lot Specifications:
D1. Lot Size: 5 x 3
D2. Lot type: Residence
D3. Price: S$ 260.681k
E. Building Specifications:
E1. Major Theme: neo-modern; fantasy
E2. Major Colourational Style: grey-scale plusred, blue, cyan, yellow, green...for the overall.
E3. Major Structural Characteristics: a 3-floor building encrypted inside a "rib-cage"-like structure...! a giant garage or gazebo.
E4. Building Motivation: aesthetic usage >= efficiently functional usage
F. File Decompression & Install Tips:
F0. Whether the furnished or the unfurnished version, only 7-zip (.7z) has been used unless specified.
F1. unzip the zip
downloaded file with zip-supported compressor or above or else by right-clicking and "extract...(whichever way)"
F2. you'll find a file with an extension ".7z" or called 7-zip. just decompress/extract it as if it's "rar" or "zip" when WinRAR
>=3.41, 7-zip-manager >=3, IZArc >=3.5, power archiver >=9, ZipGenius >=6 or else... by right-clicking and "extract...(whichever way)"
F3. double click on the sims2pack to open it. To install it with Clean Installer
is recommended coz you can choose what to install to avoid unwanted or redundant contents installed into your game system.
F4. Installation of a lot without ensuring the presence of the corresponding terrain paints can be destructive to the lot files.
F5. [No restart of the game] is needed to [install a lot in sims2pack file] and [access the installed lot @ "house bin"]. The trick is by any means to have your neighbourhood screen reload. Say, entering a lot and go back to the neighbourhood screen, or switching to another neighbourhood. After a neighbourhood screen has reloaded, the installed lot will appear in the house bin without the game restart. This is true when the Clean Installer
F6. Floor tiles, wallpapers, terrain paints have to be installed earlier than or at the same time as the lot is installed for them to show up in a lot.
G1. Whenever geting a new house, you can scan and choose for things in the package with Clean Installer
G2. You can ALWAYS check the playability of the lots to your system @ lot-building mode in the neighbourhood screen before playing them.
G3. Should you need, you can play-test it with the cheat "BoolProp TestingCheatsEnabled (True/false)".
H. Credits, links and authors:
000-artists (All NOT included EXCEPT the tiles...)
FIXED RECOLOURS (mirrored) Bookcase (Novellas Nouvau)
Spotlights - All Versions
Moi's C-thru series001 (2-sided/doubly-sided transparent tiles)
Moi's recolours for Numenor's Wall-windows 20060424 update (Wall-boundry black-to-white recolours)
Artemide "Chimera" - *First object with multiple custom lights!!!
Bella & Mortimer *Animated* Snow Globe
"WallWindow" glass set (the curved set and the standard set)
Miscellaneous - Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere (Numenor_SphereMatte_GrayAndGlass; electric blue recolour)
Tester Wanted: Meshes for Rugs & Mats (2x3, bedside 2x1)
Pixelsims (Helena - IgnorantBliss @ MTS2) (NOT included)
Modular Windows (build > windows & doors > 15)
Testers Wanted: Transparent Floor Tile Set
(for the 20sided/doubly-sided version)
Ascension V2 - more colors (and recolorable)
The Mod Squad (NOT included)
Welcome To The Weirdo Zone
The SimStones!! A Complete Themed Set! (fire touch set)
As for those Maxis recolours, floor tiles, wallpapers, and terrain paints with "Moi_" prefix, they were made/"sim"-ulated by this lot author "niol". Thus, they're provided with the lot "as if" any other free things. Credits are not to be claimed on but these Maxis recolours, floor tiles, wallpapers, and terrain paints are regarded as the world public's things. So, feel free to use them however and redistribute them wherever with no permission needed, except that file renaming or any direct and/or indirect commercial or trading usage is prohibited. For some of the used textures, credits back to Maxis. (included)