The Overlook

I’m not a Stephen King fan – well, not now. I did, however, love The Shining and the truly terrifying Kubrick movie of the same name. I have no plans to recreate the elevator full of blood, the spooky twins, or the REDRUM mirror, and nothing here is based on anything in particular from either the movie or book. However, you may recall that The Overlook’s last true glory days were said to be during the early 1920s. For whatever reason – perhaps the truly terrifying polycounts – this suite of meshes reminded me of the sections of the book where Jack hallucinates grand, decadent parties in the hotel’s ballroom. Art Deco is one of my favorite design periods (and if you talk about the 1950s in relation to Art Deco, you are dead to me), and even though these shapes are definitely European, I’m still stubbornly grouping them together under the name of a fictional U.S. hotel.

No blood. Unless maybe someone requests it.

I have enclosed polycount lists in the files because they are, for the most part, insanely high, and I know most people either don’t think to check or don’t know how. I loved their meshes when they were Caravan, and I love their meshes now…but I’d love them more if they’d reduce the damn polycounts.

Get free MESHES at Sims Design Avenue (under Themes/Art Deco)
Recolors for both Salon and Dining here:
or here:

Please note: The 2×2 table will not recolor, at least not for me. If someone has succeeded in recoloring it and would like to tell me how, I’d be most grateful.

Get MESHES at above link.
Recolors for the Ballroom are here: or here:

My current plan is to recolor all the sets except for the phones and silver because, well, um, silver? Pretty well covered by the original, I think. Also, the combined polycounts for the silver set (which I think many of us would probably place over a 1- or 2-tile area) are over 75,000. No, I’m not kidding.

WCIF for this set is available here.

4 Comments on “The Overlook”

  1. #1 Magda
    on Jun 16th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you so much for uploading them on alternative site – this set is simply stunning and I could finally get it for my game.
    Take care!

  2. #2 mnazeanze
    on Sep 9th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I loove that movie myself! It’s sexy!!! lol

  3. #3 voodoo mary
    on Oct 3rd, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    wow,I missed these the last time I was here,so glad I found them thanks!

  4. #4 Lucy Kemnitzer
    on Feb 13th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I have this set, but I rarely use it because the textures look wrong to me. Your textures look much more usable.

    Well, given the high polys, I have to mix and match even with my spiffy news computer just for sims.

    And yes, I’m on a backwards-search mission because I forgot all about your blog and I’m inspired by it.

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