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The Overlook Hotel is happy to be a part of the Sims Fanatics Community!

 

It’s the Sims Community built for Sims fans by Sims fans!

 

 

 

Page Index

 

Updates

  1. Overlook Hotel
  2. SFC Updates

Overlook Hotel Download

  1. Lot 42
  2. Installation

Preview Pictures

  1. Floor Plan
  2. Haunting

Required Object

  1. VacationIsland Payphone

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  1. Optional Child Enabled PayPhone

SFC Objects

  1. SFC group Downloads
  2. SFC links to individual Downloads

Shopping List

  1. Saving the Sims
  2. Woobsha
  3. Simlogical
  4. The Sims Resource
  5. Persimmons Grove
  6. The Lost Sims
  7. Around the Sims
  8. Sims Interior Designs

 

Sims Fanatics with questions or comments are welcome to email me at Valzgr8 at yahoo dot com! Thanks so much to those of you who have done this to help me make my pages so much better!

 

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Overlook Updates

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1/23/2008 Update

 

Reconstruction complete with Ghosts for download!

 

I am currently redoing the Haunted Overlook, with new custom objects and ghosts!

 

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Update 4/27/07

Ghost Problem

 

I received a notice from two Sims Fanatics that reported they could not get the Overlook’s ghost to haunt their guests in their game. I have found that when the lot is installed into another game, the ghosts go dormant…because they were created in my game. I am currently doing research to see if I can provide the ghosts for download to those who want the complete overlook as I created it.

 

Until I get that issue solved, you will have to create your own ghosts in your own game to haunt your downloaded Overlook! I have a detailed tutorial which explains how to do this, Making a Haunted Hotel on VacationIsland. I hope this helps those of you who wanted the Overlook complete! I will post all future updates here, so please check back.

 

Thank you to the two Sims Fans who notified me of this problem! They did not leave a name, but they know who they are! Thanks friends, and when I get this problem solved I will let you both know!

 

New and Improved PayPhones

 

I have updated the SFC VacationIsland Payphone to allow children to use it, AND I have improved the original! YAY! Now you have a choice as to which payphone you want to use in your game! Or you can choose to use both!

 

Shopping List

 

I have added an item to the Shopping list that I had previously forgotten to mention!

 

Also, it has been reported that The Lost Sims is not responding to requests to join the yahoo group, making it impossible for many Sims Fanatics to download the Granite Guard Lion for the Overlook’s Topiary Maze. Thankfully, all of The Lost Sims joinable art is FSF! So, Sims Fanatics, who cannot get access to The Lost Sims to download the file themselves, are welcome to email me for the files. Send your request to Valzgr8 at yahoo dot com. Make sure you put ‘Haunted Overlook Granite Guard Lion’ in the subject line, so I don’t mistake your email for spam.

 

Happy day, ya’all!

--Val

 

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Update 2/12/2007

 

Because I have received a few reports of Sims Fanatics having trouble locating the SFC objects used on this lot, Rougue has kindly and generously given me permission to share her objects directly! Thank you, Rougue! You truly are a good friend and a real Sims Fanatic!

 

Also, Sims Fanatic Voodoogirl has kindly provided me with a new link to the Sims Interior Design Sim Site! *giggle* Thank you Voodoogirl and YAY! Now everyone who wants to have the elegant dining room table I used in the ballroom and the presidential suite of the hotel can get it! *smile* I love it when that happens!

 

And thanks again, to Rougue, for helping me to locate that elegant table in the Hotdate section of the Sims Interior Design Sim Site, so I can give you a shortcut to that page. Don’t forget to have a look around the Sims Interior DesignThey have some fabulous objects to make any Simmie happy!

 

Updated links and added Rougue’s SFC objects!

 

 

 

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Overlook Hotel

VacationIsland lot 42

 

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The Overlook Hotel lives in Lot 42 of the VacationIsland Map

 

Installation

 

To install the Overlook Hotel lot 42 into your game, place the downloaded house42.iff file inside the UserData’ folder that corresponds to the neighborhood you want it in.

 

You will find your UserData’ folders inside the main Sims folder.

 

C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims

 

The UserData folders are named according to each neighborhood they representeach having a number after its name which indicates which neighborhood lots it contains. The only UserData folder that does NOT have a number, is the representative of neighborhood 1. ( Note: You might not have this many UserData files if you dont have all of the expansion packs. Thats okay, its not going to hurt anything!)

Neighborhood

UserData

Neighborhood 1

UserData2

Neighborhood 2

UserData3

Neighborhood 3

UserData4

Neighborhood 4

UserData5

Neighborhood 5

UserData6

Neighborhood 6

UserData7

Neighborhood 7

UserData8

Neighborhood 8

 

NOTE: Dont forget that you will need my VacationIsland payphone installed in your game for this lot to work properly! Read about it and how to install it properly in the 1 Required Object section of this page.

 

 

 

 

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Click on the picture below to download the lot.

 

 

NOTE: Dont forget that you will need the VacationIsland payphone installed in your game for this lot to work properly! (I have included it in this zip.) Read about it and how to install it properly in the 1 Required Object’ section of this page.

 

 

Download the Overlook Hotel here!

 

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Preview Pictures

The Floor Plan

 

 

 

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This VacationIsland Hotel is based on the Overlook Hotel in Stephen Kings The Shining’. I used the Wikipedia and Bryant Arnett’s tour of The Real Overlook Hotel’ as my references for building this lot for you.

 

 

 

 

There are 5 guest rooms in the Overlook! Two single rooms with a double bed, one presidential suite, one honeymoon suite, and one double room..

 

Also, you can see the winter caretakers 2 bedroom apartment in this picture.

 

 

 

 

 

I also pulled a little bit from my memory, as I read the book back when I was 17. *smile*I chose to go with the topiary maze used in the feature film rather than the topiary animals which were in the novel because I liked the way it looked much better.

 

 

 

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The Haunting

4/27/07 Update

I have found that when the lot is installed into another game, the ghosts go dormant…because they were created in my game. I am currently doing research to see if I can provide the ghosts for download to those who want the complete Haunted Overlook as I created it.

 

Until I get that issue resolved, you will have to create your own ghosts in your own game to haunt your downloaded Overlook! I have a detailed tutorial which explains how to do that- Making a Haunted Hotel on VacationIsland. I hope this helps those of you who wanted the Haunted Overlook Hotel! I will post all future updates here, so please check back if you are interested in that version of the Overlook.

 

 

 

 

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Whether its inside or outside, the haunted Overlook Hotels ghosts are eager to scare your guests! They walk the halls restlessly in search of any unsuspecting Sim! What great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Whether its inside or outside, the haunted Overlook Hotels ghosts are eager to scare your guests! They walk the halls restlessly in search of any unsuspecting Sim! What great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether its inside or outside, the haunted Overlook Hotels ghosts are eager to scare your guests! They walk the halls restlessly in search of any unsuspecting Sim! What great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether its upstairs or downstairs, the haunted Overlook Hotels ghosts are eager to scare your guests! They walk the halls restlessly in search of any unsuspecting Sim! What great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether its upstairs or downstairs, the haunted Overlook Hotels ghosts are eager to scare your guests! They walk the halls restlessly in search of any unsuspecting Sim! What great fun!

 

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1 Required Object

 

 

1 Required Object

I tried to use as many Maxis made objects/wallpapers/floors as possible to build this hotel, but to get the look I wanted, I had to use some user made objects. Almost all of the user made objects I used are not necessary for the hotel to function properly, however, one object is.

 

You must have the SFC VacationIsland payphone to allow vacationing Simmies to call a cab to go home from the haunted Overlook Hotel. For your convenience, this object is included in the Haunted Overlook Hotel zip. Place it in your downloads folder just like you would any other download.

 

 

 

Place this object in the downloads folder.

 

If your Sims is installed in the default location then you will find that folder here.

 

C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Downloads

 

 

Click the pictures to download the Vacation Island Payphone of your choice!

 

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Place this object in the downloads folder.

 

If your Sims is installed in the default location then you will find that folder here.

 

C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Downloads

 

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Update 4/27/07

 

Now there is a choice! You can use either the original SFC VacationIsland Payphone or you can get the NEW child-enabled version and install it on the lot before sending your Simmies on vacation! Get them individually below!

 

 

 

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You must have one of my  VacationIsland payphones to allow vacationing simmies to call a cab to go home from the haunted Overlook Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SFC objects

 

For this project, I used a variety of objects, floors, and walls that Rougue created for the Sims Fanatics Community. Rougue has generously given me permission to provide you with those objects/skins/walls in convenient group zips right here! You can download them by the group, simply by clicking on the download button above the picture in the bar below. If you would prefer to download the zips individually, I have provided you with quick links to Rougue’s SFC pages directly below the group download display!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you, Rougue for your kind and generous permission allowing me to share your objects directly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None of the other user made objects used in this hotel are required. If you dont get/have them, you will just get a Some Objects will be missing message when you go to access the installed lot for the first time. Just put your own objects/wallpapers/floors in the hotel to customize it the way you want it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SFC

 

Download Walls and Floors

Download Walls and Floors

 

Download SFC Furnishings

Download SFC Furnishings

 

 

Download SFC Build

Download SFC Build

 

 

 

 

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The Sims Fanatics Community

This object is required for your vacationing Simmies to call a cab to go home. This objects is included in the Haunted Overlook Hotel zip for your convenience.

This object is hosted in the SFC Gifts Yahoo group. You will find it located in the files section under the SFC 1 Year Anniversary Gifts.

 

 

 

 

Hotel Interior Design

 

 

 

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You can download Rougues objects individually on her SFC Sims pages by clicking on these direct links!

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Shopping List!

 

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None of the other user made objects used in this hotel are required. If you don’t get/have them, you will just get a ‘Some Objects will be missing’ message when you go to access the installed lot for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Update 4/27/07

It has been reported to me that The Lost Sims is not responding to requests to join the yahoo group, making it impossible for Sims Fanatics to download the Granite Guard Lion for the Overlook’s Topiary Maze. Thankfully, all of The Lost Sims joinable art is ‘FSF’! So, Sims Fanatics, who cannot get access to The Lost Sims to download the file themselves, may email me for the files. Send request to Valzgr8 at yahoo dot com. Make sure you put ‘Haunted Overlook Granite Guard Lion’ in the subject line, so I don’t mistake your email for spam.

 

 

Saving the Sims

This is what I placed on the floor for the balcony to allow the ghosts to hover in mid air. It provides a perfect view of the lobby below!

 

 

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Woobsha

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Simlogical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Staff

TSR

The Sims Resource

 

 

 

Hotel Exterior

Persimmons

Persimmons Grove

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The Lost Sims

This little objects encourages guests to make a visit deep into the heart of the maze! *giggle* Oh,  yalots of fun, yaall! Are you having problems getting this file? See the update to the left!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topiary Maze

 

 

 

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Around the Sims

 

 

 

 

Ballroom

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Sims Interior Designs

 

A special Thank YOU! Goes out to Sims Fanatic VooDooGirl for her help in locating Sims Interiors Designs! And to SFC Co-Owner and Founder, Rougue, who helped me to locate the table in the SimsInteriorDesigns pages!!!!

 

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For questions or comments, contact Val at Valzgr8 at yahoo dot com.

 

 

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