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Featured upload! Moi's Quatrea

by niol Posted 28th Jul 2006 at 2:03 PM - Updated 30th Jul 2006 at 9:16 AM by niol
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Lot Name: Quatrea

Description:


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...

Note:
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):
C1. hack-free
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 is used.
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.


G. Play-tips:
G1. Whenever geting a new house, you can scan and choose for things in the package with Clean Installer before installation
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...)

boblishman
FIXED RECOLOURS (mirrored) Bookcase (Novellas Nouvau)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=59454

jgwhiteus
Spotlights - All Versions
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=92373

niol
Moi's C-thru series001 (2-sided/doubly-sided transparent tiles)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=171644
Moi's recolours for Numenor's Wall-windows 20060424 update (Wall-boundry black-to-white recolours)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=131531

Numenor
Artemide "Chimera" - *First object with multiple custom lights!!!
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=120427
Bella & Mortimer *Animated* Snow Globe
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122458
"WallWindow" glass set (the curved set and the standard set)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222
Miscellaneous - Maxis "Lost & Found" #4: The Matte Sphere (Numenor_SphereMatte_GrayAndGlass; electric blue recolour)
http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=231198
Tester Wanted: Meshes for Rugs & Mats (2x3, bedside 2x1)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=46922

Pixelsims (Helena - IgnorantBliss @ MTS2) (NOT included)
Modular Windows (build > windows & doors > 15)
http://www.pixelsims.com/

RGiles
Testers Wanted: Transparent Floor Tile Set
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=34012
(for the 20sided/doubly-sided version)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...3&postcount=126

Targa
Ascension V2 - more colors (and recolorable)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97367

The Mod Squad (NOT included)
Welcome To The Weirdo Zone
(Bizaro mirror)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=94076
The SimStones!! A Complete Themed Set! (fire touch set)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1301955

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)

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
Quatrea.zip 1.88 MB 11,187 28th Jul 2006
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.

Need more information?
 
20 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:55 PM
this looks awesome nice work, thanks :D

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#3 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 8:18 PM
Spectactular ***** Fabulous, absolutely grand...I love it

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#4 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 8:23 PM
Niol, as always, your lots are a fun walk on the creative side. Thanks for sharing them.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 8:33 PM
awesome lot!
Scholar
#6 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 8:49 PM
This is crazy. I love the wild design of it and all the colors. Nice job and congrads on the feature!

Please check me out at Sims Crossing Please do not upload any of my lots,clothing, or other creations to other sites!
Scholar
#7 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 8:54 PM
This is a unique and rare find, Thanks! for sharing.

CC4Sims
Love will humiliate you and hate will cradle you.
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 12:10 AM Last edited by niol : 20th Aug 2006 at 10:17 AM.
play girl, nengi65, V1ND1CARE, kitcat, moononsun, Christine11778, Khenshu, Mehrlicht, Lady Of The Sky

Thanks for ssweet words...


HugeLunatic,

May read part F in the description.


Pixelhate,
Thanks...
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 3:44 AM
This is an excellent lot. Great work!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:13 AM
Same question as [HugeLunatic ]So what is the file quatrea.7z? That's what I get when I download and unzip.
Game dosn't read it??
Scholar
#12 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 11:01 AM
Quatrea.7z is an archive/compressed file similar to Quatrea.zip or Quatrea.rar. It contains niol's lot package + a word file.
In order to install in game read point F2.
If despite the explanations you're not able to install, it's still possible to find 7-zip installer here . It's free.

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 1:10 PM
Thankyou pixelhate for the link and info regards Joseph
Scholar
#14 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 2:10 PM
This lot is wonderful.I couldn't like such a building in real life,but yours is a masterpiece.You did a great job.So detailed.So technically perfect, and you're so talented.Its a jewel.Thanks for sharing it.
Test Subject
#15 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 11:42 PM
OMG! What wonderful!

~*Lady Of The Sky*~ [Brazil ;*]
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 1:22 PM
Sweetness! : D

Once upon a time there was a boy named Pat, he was picked on everyday he went to school. In eight grade a bully held him by his ears while others spat on his head. He quickly ran off the bus and into his mother's arms. That night at 10 o'clock he hung himself in his garage. Don't be that bully...
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 4:47 AM
niol, you're perfect with your modern designs; when it comes to lots and housing, you are my roll model. One question, though: When it comes to the roof designs, did you use the same method as for pagodas, or did you follow a different tutorial?
Thanks, and I'll keep checking your lots.
Nel

NOTE: nelson_ts2fan_loco is not my name anymore
my real name is Nel
N-E-L
Thank you for your attention
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#18 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 9:41 AM
nelson_ts2fan_loco,

Thanks for your compliment.
No, I used a similar technique I call it layer-scaffolding...here
Instructor
#19 Old 3rd May 2007 at 3:24 PM
This is really great thanks a lot, specially that it needs only sims 2, this is going to be a bonus for the sims 2 {only} players
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Nov 2007 at 2:17 AM
awesome, so it comes with teleporters?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#21 Old 12th Nov 2007 at 7:40 AM