maybe something more wonderful will take place: the world will
truly move forward, past all gods and goddesses, past all devils
Marius, The Vampire Lestat
is a theme with a difference - a permanent wintry recolour of The
Palm House set in a gorgeous Verdigris texture. This was recoloured
and named by AenigmaSim for her own game, and on showing some pictures
at the Architect's Annexe at N99 last year, she was inundated by requests
for the house - which I am extremely proud to present here once again,
with just a few small alterations / additions from last time around.
Please also note that unlike my normal themes, you will need to go
shopping at a couple of other sites (free) to complete this house
- but full details of what you need and links to where to find it
will be given below.
the house and everything pictured on this page in one big zip - find this
at the bottom of the page! Zips
with the normal winzip symbol are just the same objects in smaller packs
below for those with slower connections. If you download the
big zip, you will NOT need any of the smaller zips from below unless they
are marked with the NEW! symbol.
The Marius - Lot 65
NOTE: This zip does not contain any objects, walls or floors. You
will need to download, unzip and install all the object, wall &
floor zips from below, and ensure you have all the shopping list
items before playing this house, otherwise you will get the dreaded
"missing objects" box and the house will be incomplete.
is a beguiling character from the "Vampire Chronicles"
series of novels by Anne Rice. Anne Rices first Chronicle
was the now famous Interview With The Vampire, which was
made into a movie in 1994. She followed the success of that book
with the second Chronicle, The Vampire Lestat, where in this
and in subsequent novels, introduced many more characters and history
to the world of the Chronicles.
novels take place from the point-of-view of different characters,
and we often see the same events viewed through the eyes of another
- with all their different perceptions acting like a jigsaw revealing
the whole. Her narrative style is sumptuous and her descriptions
of the surroundings, people and objects in her novels so vivid that
a few weeks later you may find yourself wondering what film you
recently saw rather than what book you recently read.
knowledge and use of history is wide ranging, and the timelines in
the books draw authentically from Roman times until present day with
the events taking place in many different countries, times and situations.
floor roof kit, mock window piece
to some amazing and superlative work in Z-Buffer-land by Koromo,
I am proud to present a set of glass roof pieces to go on a second
floor. They will take some getting used to, but I think you will
agree that the overall effect is worth it several times over. Your
sims will happily walk about underneath all the pieces, and you
can place furniture without any problems.
achieve this effect on any other house, you will need to build your
second floor with a one-tile gap. Use the mock window piece in the
gap. This does not drop in the game but with the walls up it looks
identical to a normal matching Marius wall with a Marius window
in. When you place the roof pieces (you will have to rotate them
to fit together) you will note that they are much higher up than
the first-floor pieces.
the second floor in this greenhouse isn't being used, I have actually
built it ALL up with mock window pieces, so you don't get the brown
top of the normal game wall spoiling the effect. I have priced these
new roof pieces a little higher, so that they do not get mixed up
with the normal ones in your game catalogue - and they are clearly
marked "Second Floor Roof".
was made into a vampire during the time of the Roman Empire, and
enters The Vampire Chronicles after Lestat, the anti-hero of Interview
With The Vampire becomes so unhappy he tries to find other vampires
to learn their history and secrets. He learns of Marius as being
an ancient & knowledgeable vampire, and searches for him accordingly.
Marius finds Lestat first, telling him the history of vampires,
and even shows Lestat the mother and father of all vampires, now
known as Those Who Must Be Kept. For once Lestat is happy;
he loves Marius and in turn, Marius loves Lestat. However, Marius
will not allow Lestat to stay with him. He tells Lestat he must
leave and that he must live one mortal life, to truly know what
life is about - only then he can return.
movie "Interview With The Vampire" (1994) was directed
by Neil Jordan, and among the cast were:
de Pointe du Lac
photo stills captured from the DVD can be seen here:
Windows, Door, mock Fence, three Wall treatments, roof tile
fence is based on the cloneable one-tiled rug from Sim Freaks, and
modified from an original by STP Carly at the Sims Tattoo Parlour.
it is a rug, your sims (and animals) will walk right through it,
but it will not block the light if used indoors & other items
can be placed on the same tile. Try selling one after midnight and
see what surprises it brings!
own story is told in "Blood and Gold" where we finally learn
the secrets of his 2000 year existence.
Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and made a "blood
god" by the Druids, becoming the reluctant protector of Akasha
& Enkil - Those Who Must Be Kept. Through his eyes we
see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, and later,
the sack of Rome at the hands of the Visigoths. Moving to Constantinople,
he ultimately returns to his beloved Italy, where following the
horrors of witnessing the Black Death, he is restored by the glories
of the Renaissance. He becomes an artist living among mortals, giving
his heart to the great Botticelli and to the mysterious young apprentice
from great cities of the world such as Rome, Florence, Venice &
Dresden, then to the English castle of the secret order of the Talamasca
scholars, the story reaches its dramatic climax in the 20th century
deep in the jungle where Marius, having told his life story, now
seeks justice from the oldest vampires in the world.
piece sectional roof - regular version
you are using this in another house (or an extension to this House)
this set needs to be placed on the second floor, on top of the
transparent floor from Caro (included in the Brunel and Palm House
sets) The sectional glass roof was recoloured with kind permission
from Koromo, at Persimmon Grove without the patient teaching of
whom you would have very few original objects here. This kit is
priced very slightly lower than the second floor kit to keep the
pieces together but separate in your catalogue.
Unleashed Fountain, icicles, twinkle lights
fountain was recoloured by Aenigma Sim in this lovely darker green.
You may need the "Christmas Lights" from Sims Plus for
the twinkle lights & icicles to work, and as they kindly gave
me permission some time ago now to include the original with the
zip as the site was so frequently down at the time, I continue
to include it now. The icicles, twinkling lights and Sims Plus
lights can be placed anywhere, and if placing on a second floor
do not even need a floor tile. The icicles are animated to give
the appearance of gently twinkling in the moonlight, and the twinkle
lights flash on and off. The lights will not prevent you putting
other items on the walls or windows, such as pictures, burglar
Pine tree in planter with plain lights & snow, Large Snow
rug, Small Snow rug, Pluto Arch.
may need the Party Lights from the official site for the tree
to work, and you will find these items under build mode / wall.
time around, permission was kindly granted by the Deadliest Simmer
Of Them All, Claw, at 7
& 8 Deadly Sims to include his Snow Rug in the download.
This time around, and I now have pleasure in being able to include
an amended version - this one will not appreciate in value overnight
so the amusing sight of the burglar stealing your snow will be
gone, but this does give the advantage of the house not being
overinflated in value. It is priced slightly higher to distinguish
it in your catalogue from the normal 7DS Snow Rug. I have also
made a one tiled version of the rug to match using the cloneable
one-tiled rug base from Sim Freaks. Please note that both these
rugs are slightly wider than normal to allow them to tile authentically
- however, they may bleed through walls so some judicious placing
of objects inside the house may be needed.
Pluto Arch was recoloured in this sumptuous verdigris texture
by Aenigma Sim.
wealth of further information, photos and links about Anne Rice,
her works and the movies based on her books await you at "The
Vampire Chronicles" - click the link on the right.
house and all the objects above (EXCEPT the Shopping List items) can be
downloaded in this one BIGZIP
The BIGZIP is just a normal zip file with all 26 items of the Marius Theme
inside one large zip, I just call it that to distinguish it from the normal
one zip contains the house, all the objects, the walls, the floor and
the roof - everything pictured above that does not have the NEW! symbol
next to it or that you have to download from another site. Unzip to a
temporary storage folder, and you must move the files accordingly as below:
to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserDataXX\Houses - where XX is the
number of the neighborhood. For example, if you want it in Neighborhood
3, it goes to: C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\UserData3\Houses\House65.iff
other files ending in .iff to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\UserObjects
to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Walls
to C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\GameData\Roofs
linked to from this page are NOT cloneable unless the site policy states
otherwise. If you would like to redesign or recolor objects from the Marius
set downloadable from here, you will need to ask the same permissions
as I did from the original designer - these are as follows:
links to the original site where I have made the recolour from are given
where possible. See home page for more details.
Vampire Chronicles, Marius and all related
indices are © Anne Rice
more information, visit the official sites:
concerning The Vampire Chronicles and the movie Interview with the Vampire
(1994) is under copyright to their respective parties and no infringement
on their rights is intended. This is a personal page with no commercial
benefit to its author.
Vampire Chronicles; New Tales of the Vampires
© Anne O'Brien Rice
© Katherine M. Ramsland
with the Vampire (1994)
© The Geffen Film Company. Distributed by Warner Bros.
page is not authorised by Anne Rice, Katherine M. Ramsland, The Geffen
Film Company, Warner Bros., Village Roadshow, or their affiliates.