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Picked upload! The Bates Motel (BV version)

by Numenor Posted 30th May 2008 at 7:29 PM - Updated 1st Oct 2008 at 8:14 PM by Numenor : Minor text adjustments
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
(Bon Voyage 'Hotel' version)

Some of you probably remember the Retroville set published long ago by The Mod Squad (of which I was a member). That set contained an impressive Bates Motel, that I loved since it was first published. But it was a normal community lot, so I decided to make a Bon Voyage "hotel" version from it, usable as lodging location during vacations.

COMMON FEATURES between the Retroville version and this BV version:
The lot has 5 bedrooms near the lower parking, and a 2-storey building uphill, where you can find some shopping facilities (ground floor) and a living room (upstairs).

DIFFERENCES between the Retroville version and this BV version:
  • Bedrooms were transformed in hotel rooms: replaced the doors, added some dining tables and included a phone in each room.
  • Added a check-in table at the ground floor of the main building.
  • Small changes in the shopping facilities located in the main building (removed groceries and magazine rack, added jewels, added check-in desk)
  • This is a colourful version of the Bates Motel, while the Retroville one was completely B&W.
  • Added a nice thumbnail, so to better locate it in the lot bin; and added lot description in English and Italian.
  • Added a (currently empty) basement: a scary house like that *must* have a dark basement! Otherwise, where could Norman Bates keep her mother?
    I left the basement purposely empty, so that you can set it up according to your EPs: it would be perfect, for example, for a vampire hotel room (you need to replace the door); or you could decorate it according to the movie, including Mrs. Bates' corpse sitting on the chair!

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1) You must download the file BatesMotel_(BV-version).zip in any case: it contains the lot (without any extra content). The zip contains a Sims2pack that you can easily install using either the Clean Installer or the Maxis installer.
2) You should also download the file, that contains the custom content needed by the Bates Motel; extract the files from the zip and put them in your Downloads folder.
NOTE - If you already have the Retroville version of the Bates Motel, then you don't need to download the file, because it contains the very same packages (only the required ones) already released with the Retroville version.

This lot is a hotel and therefore Bon Voyage is strictly required. In addition to BV, any other EP is welcome (I created it in a "OnlyBV" game created with the AGS, so the lot doesn't require anything but BV).

All credits go to THE MOD SQUAD for the lot and the custom content, except the small additions by me as listed above.

The original policy by Mod Squad applies to this download:
You can redistribute this material with proper credits as long as NOTHING from this set or recolors of new meshes from this set go on to any PAY SITES....This set was presented free and it shall always be free, as should all recolors of any items as well.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: 154611

CUSTOM CONTENT included in this download
(all created by The Mod Squad for the Retroville set)
- 4 Retroville floors
- 1 Retroville terrain paint
- 7 Retroville wallpapers
- "Bates Motel" sign + grey recolour
- B&W Juke-box

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BatesMotel_(BV-version).zip 612.4 KB 5,159 30th May 2008 956.8 KB 4,196 30th May 2008
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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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#2 Old 30th May 2008 at 11:45 PM
Wow! Thats awesome, cool update!

I love the Bates Motel, so this is really cool! Great job as always Numenor! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 31st May 2008 at 12:05 AM
Nice lot.
#4 Old 31st May 2008 at 6:01 AM
This is great, thanks so much. Awesome job.
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#5 Old 31st May 2008 at 8:23 AM
I love it! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 31st May 2008 at 8:48 AM
This is sims are so anxious to try to sleep there!! lol...thanks very much!


#7 Old 31st May 2008 at 9:02 AM
Very pittoresque and not to luxurious, Thanks for adding some color!
A charming lodging, thanks,
#8 Old 31st May 2008 at 9:37 AM Last edited by d4nny : 31st May 2008 at 10:41 AM.
this is great
just the bed colour in the picture the colour does not look right in that room i think you should change it, it annoys me when nobody thinks/bothers changing it because thast the colour that almaticly comes up

also when u take your screen shots in bird eye view i notice alot of people do the same leave the grids there i think it inproves the pictures if you then click the ... button (where you can save and exit the game) and take the picture after clicking the ... in birds eye view because its removes those evil grids
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#9 Old 31st May 2008 at 9:54 AM
I love this the roof is amazing with the tiles, the boolpropping must have taken you ages! Also how did you get that window on there?

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#10 Old 31st May 2008 at 1:20 PM
i like the atmosphere the hotel creates, very eery, awesome job !

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#11 Old 31st May 2008 at 2:59 PM
It will be a very special destination to visit. Molte grazie Numenor (a lot of thanks) !!!

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#12 Old 31st May 2008 at 8:35 PM
Originally Posted by Deluxe Designs
I love this the roof is amazing with the tiles, the boolpropping must have taken you ages! Also how did you get that window on there?

I think it's a moveobjects on + boolprop snapobjectstogrid false
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#13 Old 31st May 2008 at 10:18 PM
This is awesome! I can't wait to have my sims stay here on vacation!

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#14 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 11:48 AM
Thank you all for the good feedback I ideally share your compliments with the entire Mod Squad, of course! -

Didadragonfly - We meet again Nice to see you here at MTS2!

D4nny - You might find it difficult to believe, but I purposely chose that "default" colour for the beddings I wanted them to be as... saddening as possible, and that recolour is definitely saddening!
As for the bird's eye pictures, the button to swich to top-down view is only available in build mode (therefore, with the grid lines visible); I had a camera hack that allowed me to simulate the top-down view using the 1st person camera (usable even in "..." mode), but it doesn't work any more with SSN and up.

Mihura - Prego (you're welcome) !!!

Lauralaima - You guessed right BTW, that window, if the user looks at it carefully, is clearly detached from the roof But there is no way to actually attach a window to a roof like that The original Retroville version had that window placed even further from the roof, I've moved it as near as possible.

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#15 Old 1st Jun 2008 at 11:23 PM
Great house!

Lab Assistant
#16 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 10:31 AM
Great job but u forgot something there You have no kitchen no food no snacks there , Our sims will be very hungry hehehe :D
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#17 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 12:52 AM
Why, can't they call the room service? Not all the lodgings have a restaurant (very few have it, afaik...). I know, not all the rooms have a dining table, but usually you go to vacation in small groups...

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#18 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:22 AM
Great job! Looks just like it. Thanks for sharing
#19 Old 8th Jun 2008 at 8:29 PM
*Mouth Hangs Open Like a Fish*

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#20 Old 19th Jun 2008 at 11:54 PM
Thanks, I really like it. Freakin' great job!

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#21 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 1:59 PM
omg... Num, how sinister All Retroville's stuff is so original, and this can only be the same. thank you for sharing ciao, Ali
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#22 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 7:00 AM
hehehehehehehehehehehe............. Bates Motel........................ evilness.............. hehe.......... ok im not evil, but great job! i compared it 2 the real one, and its awesome!

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#23 Old 8th Nov 2008 at 6:36 PM
Did a great job Numenor. Thanks fo sharring.
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#24 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 5:04 PM
I'm having goosebumps just from the thrill of having my sims staying at the motel... *shudder*

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#25 Old 5th Feb 2009 at 9:32 PM
lol luv it!!! i saw the actual building at Universal Sudios in HW... it was kool
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