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

by Honeywell Posted 15th Jul 2018 at 4:10 AM - Updated 1st Nov 2018 at 3:06 PM by Honeywell : Added note: Multi tile arches & French doors don't work on apartment lots
116 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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.

Click the buttons for details.
















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.

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
HW_BespokeBuildSet.zip 8.55 MB 12,090 23rd Jul 2018
HW_BespokeFloors-Walls.zip 1.98 MB 10,117 15th Jul 2018
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 .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
Original Poster
#101 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xmathyx
Hi Honeywell ! Let me tell you I adore this set and I use it a lot on almost every lots since you released them.
However, today I found an issue with the arches and I thought I should let you know.
The 1 tile centered on two tiles and the 2 tiles arches can't be used in apartments. The game says the message about invalid apartment when the changelotzoning cheat is used. I know for sure they are the problem after a few hours searching what I made wrong, I just had to replace the bespoke "1 tile centerd on 2 tiles" and the "2 tiles" arches by some others and it was it. I have 1 tile arches on the lot and they don't cause errors. I don't know about the 3 tiles as I haven't tested it in apartments.

Thank you @xmathyx I'm glad you like the set and I really appreciate you letting me know about the arches on apartment lots. I can't even imagine how frustrating that must have been trying to figure out why perfectly good apartments wouldn't convert so I'm sorry for that. I don't know why the multi tile arches don't work on apartment lots so unfortunately I can't update them.

The best I can do is add a note so hopefully no one else runs into the same problem you did - thanks again for letting us know.

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#102 Old 1st Nov 2018 at 3:10 PM
Thank you @zizismommy I updated the note to add the doors too.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#103 Old 20th Nov 2018 at 3:59 AM
Thanks so much for this beautiful houses.
Instructor
#104 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 4:14 PM
@Honeywell Is there a trick to placing the stairs, it tells me it "can't place top landing". Anyone know why?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#105 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 5:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzymarie64
@Honeywell Is there a trick to placing the stairs, it tells me it "can't place top landing". Anyone know why?

Have you tried placing them with move objects on? That's the only thing I can think to suggest and usually does the trick for me when stairs don't want to be placed.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#106 Old 13th Dec 2018 at 9:55 PM
I love this, now my go to build set. Thanks so much
Instructor
#107 Old 21st Dec 2018 at 2:48 AM
@Honeywell I got the stairs to work, but I had to delete the wall around it first in order to place it. But I was also wondering if I am missing part of this download. I only have right corner pieces for the floor and roof edges no left corners.
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#108 Old 21st Dec 2018 at 6:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzymarie64
@Honeywell I got the stairs to work, but I had to delete the wall around it first in order to place it. But I was also wondering if I am missing part of this download. I only have right corner pieces for the floor and roof edges no left corners.

I'm glad you found a way to get the stairs placed! The trim pieces do only have right corners and are a bit confusing - I should really do a video for them - but I did my best to explain how they work in these posts linked below. I hope they help.

Quote:
Use: Because the edge hiders attach to the top of the grid they fit any level: foundations walls and pools. (see example). There's instructions on how to cover all of the corners here.

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Test Subject
#109 Old 26th Dec 2018 at 12:14 AM
The garage doors require nightlife, but if you go to SimPE, go to object data, go to all entries and change the Valid EP Flags and change from 0x0004 to 0x0001.
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Forum Resident
#110 Old 13th Feb 2019 at 12:45 AM
I've also experienced a crashing issue with this set in my game. It seems to be the windows and/or doors in some permutation -- leaving in the posts, eaves, etc are all fine. I haven't done a full 50-50 approach, but I did try with just windows or just doors. Either way it still crashed, but it lasted a little longer (a Sim day) with just the windows in (which placed from the catalog with no problem, for the record). The crash normally occurs very, very early: while a family is trying to load, or when I go to the buy or build catalogs (but that might be coincidence).

I looked at the error logs generated, and they all point to:
Exception code: 0xC0000005 (-1073741819) ACCESS_VIOLATION.

Current thread ID and Exception address vary -- I don't know enough about reading the log to know if those are just contingent on the particular household/hood/whatever or would reveal more information.

I don't know if that helps any, but I wanted to share what I'd got so far.
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#111 Old 13th Feb 2019 at 8:54 PM
Thank you for sharing, Tempscire. I don't have the first clue why some have an issue but I appreciate the information none the less. So far, you and Blockparty have reported random crashing with any of the set in and Carlah experienced crashing with the stairs & mailbox shelf in but taking those out fixed it for them. Googling your error code and knowing Blockparty's game was unstable and crashing after removing the set is making wonder if it's part of a memory problem - the set is huge. But like I said before, I just don't know.

If anyone else has (or had) an issue w/ the build set you're welcome to post so potential future downloaders have an idea of how common the reported crashing is. My impression is most are using the set without issue but if that's not the case I'd like to know.

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#112 Old 15th Feb 2019 at 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
...making wonder if it's part of a memory problem - the set is huge. But like I said before, I just don't know.


Maybe this is it (what a shame if this is the straw that breaks my game's back!). I plopped in fresh neighborhood templates, yanked my downloads folder, and booted up a new game with only this set for CC -- a-okay, no crashes at all. So definitely not something innate to your beautiful work, but some obnoxious and obscure bad interaction. Oh well. It was time for a fresh start, anyway. :p
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THANKS POST
#113 Old 11th Mar 2019 at 12:38 AM
I had a problem on my laptop with this set in, however it was also blue screening without the game loaded, so I really believe it's the machine. It loaded on my desktop now and so far no issues. The only thing I've used yet is the mailbox recolors and the mailbox shelf. I've installed the houses, but haven't placed any yet. I'm loving the mailbox recolors though.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#114 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 8:43 PM
That's an amazing set, can't wait to use it.
Field Researcher
#115 Old 29th Apr 2019 at 4:30 AM
I keep coming back hoping this set has been fixed, I guess not
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