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Featured upload! Bespoke Build Set **Updated 7-23-2018**

by Honeywell Posted 15th Jul 2018 at 4:10 AM - Updated 13th Aug 2018 at 3:50 AM by Honeywell
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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.



BESPOKE LOT PACK : 15 Houses

BESPOKE CURTAINS & BLINDS

ROOF RECOLORS made compatible with Niol's roof shaders by simsllama.

BESPOKE BUILD SET
I like to build the mix of houses you'd find in the typical American suburb (often from house plans) so this set doesn't faithfully follow any particular build style. It's a nice, versatile set of windows, doors and miscellaneous bits and pieces suitable for the houses I like to build. I tried to keep the info as to the point as possible. Hopefully I conveyed everything you need to know but maybe not. If you have any questions please ask.

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TERMS OF USE: None.

INSPIRATION: So much about this set is the result of the Sims 2 community it felt wrong not to acknowlege that in a small way. I've used pheonix_pharie's Modern Georgian Manor set for absolutely ages and think it's just about perfect so this set was heavily influenced by theirs. Nysha and Raynuss both came out with really nice sets when I was actively making these so they had an influence. Not to mention Lee who introduced me to the wonders of centered windows and doors, MLC for her lovely porch sets, fansee who once wanted columns that hid in cutaway view, ekrubynaffit who was looking for blue roof trim once upon a time, and more recently Peni Griffin who's posts made me go back and make sure as much of this set as possible could be used without cheats.

Polygon Counts:
Generally low to average. The gingerbread and flower boxes are comparatively high and worth taking note of but nothing is outrageous. See post for exact counts.

Additional Credits:
Lamare, Chris Hatch and d4RE who offered help and answered my questions. SimPe, AGS, Milkshape and Photoshop. Maxis for the meshes and textures and MTS for hosting and the new tables.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_BespokeBuildSet.zip 8.55 MB 4,692 23rd Jul 2018
HW_BespokeFloors-Walls.zip 1.98 MB 3,932 15th Jul 2018
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\

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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


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Top Secret Researcher
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#51 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 1:18 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 18th Jul 2018 at 4:29 AM.
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Originally Posted by simsllama
Hi, I should let you know something. I think there is a faulty cc in your set because when I click on Oaktowne Simple Interior Door (a maxis door) after I place it in a lot, the game crashes. However, this problem is fixed when I removed the set.

Thank you @simsllama I really appreciate you letting me know. I can't reproduce it in my game though. Would you be willing to test this set in your game without any other cc to see if it still crashes for you?

Is anyone else having an issue?

Update: There's definitely an issue with the set somewhere. I'm looking into it now.

Update II: @simsllama With the help of lady-silverwolf and shastakiss I was able to reproduce it. The issue was with the HW_doorExterior_Single-1t_diagonal package. The files have been updated if you want to re-download or you can get the individual file fix from Sim File Share HERE. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention so it could be fixed.

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#52 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 12:14 PM
Honeywell, I don't know if this is a true issue, but are the small build pieces supposed to show up when you use them? I tried using the 'accessory' trim items, and they didn't show up as I placed them. I've got the whole set, did not remove any of it, but those pieces are showing blank on the ground when I try to place them, or look at them.

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#53 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
Thank you @simsllama I really appreciate you letting me know. I can't reproduce it in my game though. Would you be willing to test this set in your game without any other cc to see if it still crashes for you?

Is anyone else having an issue?

Update: There's definitely an issue with the set somewhere. I'm looking into it now.

Update II: @simsllama With the help of lady-silverwolf and shastakiss I was able to reproduce it. The issue was with the HW_doorExterior_Single-1t_diagonal package. The files have been updated if you want to re-download or you can get the individual file fix from Sim File Share HERE. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention so it could be fixed.


That’s great to hear! I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to reply because it was well past the midnight here when you replied. Looking forward to using the set!
Top Secret Researcher
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#54 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 12:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranH
Honeywell, I don't know if this is a true issue, but are the small build pieces supposed to show up when you use them? I tried using the 'accessory' trim items, and they didn't show up as I placed them. I've got the whole set, did not remove any of it, but those pieces are showing blank on the ground when I try to place them, or look at them.

Fran, the trims sit on top of the grid and hang down so at the ground level they'd be below the surface (which is how they work as pool edging). I've attached a picture to show you what I mean.

If they don't look/work like they do in this picture for you then there is an issue -- I don't have the first clue what that issue would be but I'd work on figuring it out for you.

ETA: If they are working for you but you think you have a bunch of these under ground now, take out the files and load and save your lot and you can put them back in again if you want. None of the deco pieces leave behind a Maxis object so you'll never have a mess of sculptures and whatnot to clean up if one day you decide to take these out - they'll just be gone.
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#55 Old 19th Jul 2018 at 1:15 AM
I haven't built a house from scratch in years but I am definitely feeling inspired by this new set. Thanks so much for continuing to create for TS2
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#56 Old 19th Jul 2018 at 7:28 AM
I absolutely love this set! Thank you so much.
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#57 Old 19th Jul 2018 at 8:37 AM
Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#58 Old 19th Jul 2018 at 6:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
@kisamore93 I am so glad you asked because I'm working on putting together a lot pack that includes them right now. If I'm particularly ambitious and don't get distracted I should be able to get all of the pictures and everything done within a few days. If not, hopefully no longer than a week or two.

Thanks again-again for the nice comments - each and every one is appreciated.


Thank you so much for this pack. I've never posted on this site, but it's so inspiring to me how strong The Sims 2 community is still going. I've finally returned to it after enough disappointment with 4 to realize that it's got all the content I've dreamed about and more, thanks to creators like you. I'm also eagerly awaiting this lot pack, as it will fit in perfectly with the northeastern style neighborhood I'm working on.
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#59 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 4:08 AM
Thank you for this extensive set - I look forward to seeing what realistic builds I can use it for.

What I really appreciate more than anything though is that you made centred doors and windows - I also enjoy using phoenix_phaerie's Modern Georgian Manor Set but the lack of centred door and windows in that set made things problematic sometimes and since that set is 12 years old, phoenix_phaerie hadn't logged in for a long long time, and she forbids cloning - those centred doors proved won't ever come.

I also really appreciate the fact that you made matching garage doors, and I do have what I hope is an easy request for them - particularly the Bespoke Open Auto Garage Door - and that is for versions of that door that fits on 4 and 6 tiles (like the Sims 3 garage door and the matching double door CC) - I don't mind if it doesn't function as a garage door - it can be a window that looks like a garage door.

Thank you in advance.
Test Subject
#60 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 8:30 AM
Hi Honeywell! I adore your new set - it's even more fun building houses now and they all look so pretty! However, I'm having a tiny problem. I searched everywhere, but I can't find left versions of siding trims, floor edges, fascia boards... Is this on purpose and I'm just too dumb to use them properly or did you perhaps forgot to include them?
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#61 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 12:16 PM
@ChristianBuilder Anything completely new is never easy (for me at least) and I don't take requests but there's more I wanted to do with this set so you never know. I'll be sure to keep your ideas in mind, thank you for the suggestions.

@tyraKeiraSims I forgot to explain so thanks for asking. There's two ways you can go about this:

1. There really are only right corners included but if you position the camera straight on, with the corner you want to cover on your right, and then select the corner from the catalog it'll always fit the right corner. Rotate the camera again so the next corner is on the right, select & place again. Keeping repeating that until all of the corners are covered.

2. The second way is to rotate the pieces on different tiles. This takes a little bit of trial and error until you get the hang of it but once you do it's quicker than having to keep re-selecting these from the catalog. See pics for how this way works:
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#62 Old 20th Jul 2018 at 4:26 PM
Wow! Wow, wow, wow! What a great set, Honeywell. Thank you for such a complete, gorgeous building set. Just wondering if you have any plans to upload the sample houses you pictured? They're all adorable. Thanks again!
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#63 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 3:17 AM
I recently started playing sims 2 again. Missed all the animations and cars and... the pulling of weeds! Thanks for this set. it makes my communities even more gorgeous!
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#64 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 7:10 PM
The lot pack is uploaded and available HERE. Thanks for the interest - I hope you enjoy them.

@kisamore93 @mysticmightg @KLGFCG

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#65 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 8:02 PM
I don't usually buid and I want to download this. Thank you so much.
just a girl
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#66 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 10:47 PM
Great stuff!
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#67 Old 23rd Jul 2018 at 3:16 AM
Seriously thinking of deleting all of my 9k pieces of other content and just leaving this set, everything I like about this set is everything I like.
Well made, well thought out, well organized, just....well, awesome.

Thank you so much!
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#68 Old 24th Jul 2018 at 4:00 PM
I'm not a builder in any way (unless you want a boxy box, that is), but I love this set. :lovestruc So many new options to give our houses variety! (Every house in my contemporary 'hood will get a porch now, just so I can use the Gingerbread thingie, I'm completely in love with it.) Thank you so much for sharing - and congrats on the feature!
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#69 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 12:23 PM
Thanks!
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#70 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 8:03 PM
A magnificent, terrific set for construction! Immediately appeared the desire to build new homes for their Sims. Thank you for the great work!
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#71 Old 26th Jul 2018 at 6:02 PM
Wow! How will I ever find the time to use all this? It took me a week just to finally give the post a good reading. Great work.

I 'm especially excited about the defaulted arboreal stairs. That was one of those things on my To-Do (Probably-Never-To-Be-Done) List.
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#72 Old 26th Jul 2018 at 6:44 PM
Amazing set. Thanks so much Honeywell! I am also loving the house set you posted
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#73 Old 27th Jul 2018 at 10:55 PM
Must have.
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#74 Old 29th Jul 2018 at 11:06 PM
HW, this is simply beautiful. All the colors, the window boxes....I'm still working out how to place all the trims and rails, but this set is already at the top of my list for building. Thanks for sharing!

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#75 Old 2nd Aug 2018 at 12:35 PM
Hi! I adore this entire set, but will you be able to release a version of the roofs that's compatible with Niol's Roof Shader Mod? The colors are very bright when I have that mod in
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