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Okay, I think I've put this off long enough. I'm sure I've missed things, but this is a good solid overview. I may add more later. And none of my own content is listed here, but... you're on my Dreamwidth. Click the Downloads tag, and suddenly there's everything.

Dreamwidth and LiveJournal

I have an easy workaround for LJ and Dreamwidth, because I make use of the Memories system. Here is all the Medieval content I've found and downloaded on Dreamwidth; here's the Medieval content I've found on LJ. (I add everything I download to memories, so I can find it later. Most of what I download is Medieval, but occasionally genetics don't get hit with that tag.)

It's entirely possible there's Medieval content out there on LJ or DW that I've never seen, and I know there's some I haven't downloaded, particularly from Sims Medieval. For TSM conversions, allow me to direct you to the TSM to TS2 Conversion Database.

Whole Sites

Sadly, as far as I know there are only two Sims 2 sites that cater solely or even mainly to the Middle Ages: Plumb Bob Keep (downloads available for anyone to see; contest and secret santa threads require registration) and The Medieval Smithy. The Keep has some ancient, Baroque, and Victorian stuff, too, and I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of every creator at either site. Use your judgement and do your research. (Yes, I'm going to make another research post.)

Now, there are some sites that cater to other things that have large Medieval sections that're easy to find, so!

Marina Sims' Medieval tag
All About Style - Themes - Medieval
Gara's Boutique Object & Build > Object Themed Set and > Gara-Mesh
Sims Design Avenue appears to be down, but you can find their pay goodies at The Booty and what looks to be most of their stuff at Sims Cave (requires registration, but very worth it!)
Everything on Wood For Sims is pay, which means everything on Wood For Sims is at the Booty. Not every item in every set is good for a Medieval game, but Big Barn, the Blood For Sims torture chamber, Fisherman's, and Winery sets are mostly very useful indeed. Tree House isn't too bad, and Plants and Garden is mostly plants, so really, that goes with any theme.
Lidiqnata's Medieval Theme
Blacky's Sims 2 Zoo (registration required) has a Medieval tag and has all Piggi's old Medieval stuff. Linking is almost impossible, but click Downloads and then check the drop-down boxes-- Piggi's Sims is right at the top, and Sims 2 Mittelalter-Medieval is closer to the bottom. From there you can drill-down and see only the categories you're looking for.
The Lothere Verso Downloads tag is exclusively Medieval.
Nixed Sims' Medieval-ish Tag has heaps of TSM conversions, accessory swords and signet rings, a marvelous huge orrery, and a fantabulous set of robot defaults.

Individual Links

And here's where I start some gross sobbing-- there are a LOT of sites that aren't exclusively Medieval that nevertheless provide a lot of good Medieval content.

Around The Sims:
Souk Bathroom
Ethnic Bedroom bedframe
Country Kitchen Bench, Stool, Table, Ham & Sausages, Preserving Pan, Chopping Board
Mystic Living Room Bookcase, Dining Table, Crystal Ball, Ouija Board (well, it's neat), Tarot Cards, Drape for End Table
Oriental Nap Tent
Old Green Patio Baskets
Old Market
Wine Cellar
Toys Creative Xylophone and Pans
For Pets Cat's Food: Old Fish, Cat's Toy: Ball of Newspaper

Blacky's Zoo (NOT in the Medieval category):
Cat's Yarnball
Garden Border Stones Black, Brown, Gray, and White
Holes in the Wall doors and windows
Simple Arches, one-tile and two-tile windows.
Moroccan Bath (good hot tub)
Scythe and Sickle

Blacky's Zoo Animals
Armadillo (I'm just gonna list all the animals.)
Black Panthers One, Two, Three, and Four.
Panther Recolors One, Two, Three, and Four
Deer (Doe and Fawn only)
Elephant Herd
Manuela's Dragon
Monkey 1
Monkey troop
Penguins (NOT European. Adorable, though.)
Sheep and Black recolor

Retail Sims
Halal Grocer Sausage Fest, Choking Chicken, knives
Alchemist's Lab
ReligioSims Pagan Maypole deco and/or Maypole Radio

That Scary Chick
Basic Foal (slaved to Dragon Slave's Horses
Horse Pose Set 1
Horse Pose Set 2
Horse Pose Set 3

Trapping Crushes (Pretty much anything Medieval I find on tumblr, I find via Trapping Crushes, as I don't HAVE a tumblr)

Feenwald/Fairy Forest
Historical Clothes
Carpet Fringes (use your Build Mode carpets to make rugs!)
Shelf as AL Medicine Cabinet
Painting TV
Medieval One-Tile Changing Table
Country One-Tile Changing Table
Medieval Baby Sink
Country Baby Sink
Kativip's Fairytale Set Houses as Dollhouses
Education Career Reward Replacement (Simplified Mesh)
OMSPs for Computers and Food
Poseboxes: all awesome but I recommend the Riding Set in particular.

Garden of Shadows
In general I recommend the whole site, but be sure to check out the Advents: 2010, 2011, and 2012, past themes, Secret Santa 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and Christmas in July 2010, 2011, and 2012 threads. There are hidden treasures there that I just don't have bookmarked.

Mod the Sims
First of all, if you hit my profile and check the Fave Creators tab, well, I can seriously recommend the works of all those folk. Alas, just checking out my Fave Downloads only gets you the latest ones, and I have PAGES worth of favorite downloads. And I shall list them for you! Not included are mods and hacks (separate list for those), hairs (for the hairs I use, check the Hair Dump tag), genetics, makeup, default replacements, and anything that is also posted somewhere like Plumb Bob Keep or Lidiqnata's own website.
Stately Lion Statue by Gromit
Medieval Myshuno Game by Perdita X Dream
Versatile Headstones and Tomb by Gromit
Above-Ground Graves by Gromit
Confessional Sims Sit In by DBCAB
A Midsimmer Night's Dream by Magick Modders
Medieval banner Pack by Lethe_s
Magic Circle by Lethe_s
Wall tapestries by Tiggerypum
Broiled Beef au Jus by FoxieRoxieNYC
Glass Coffin Vampire Bed by DBCAB (okay, not MEDIEVAL, but completely awesome.)
Xanathonian CrystalShere Personal Conjurer PC crystal ball computer by Jordi
Roast Beef no Cornucopia Required by Morague
Maxis Medieval Bed for Singles by CTNutmegger
Viking Longships by Hexameter
Scroll-in-a-Box Phone by Hysterical Paroxysm
Medieval Collection 1 and two by UK1967
Four Viennoiseries by Bibidoublezero
Panettone and Pandoro cakes by MaryLou & Numenor
Functional Warrior Sword by John Brehaut
Water Wheel by MS Barrows
Russian Food Pack part one and Part Two by Jasana BugBreeder
Medieval Dining Completer Set and Complete Set 2 by Ailias
Invisible Fishing Pond by Netmicro
The Dark Project by The Guild Masters
Wooden Twig Recolor for Lovely Ladybug Loft by Perdita X Dream
The Pond in July by Macarossi
Ladder with Custom Animations by Marvine
Fantasy Gypsy outfits for Adults, Children, EldersTeens by Sherabim
Arched Hedges by crocobaura
Rus Viking Tunics by Iamliz13
Door & Window Le Chateau by -Maylin-
Assassin's Creed Children's Medieval Robes by Iamliz13
Russian Banya (sauna) by Jeka
Russian Clay Stove by Jeka
Waterfall shower by Marvine
Modular Stone Stairs by Marvine (a trick for getting that waterfall just right? Lay a set of modular stairs into level ground. The hole it makes is perfect for the waterfall shower)
Medieval and Renaissance Gowns (particularly Camelot and Maiden by Sherahbim
Open Coals Rotisserie Spit by Phaenoh
Candid by Candlelight by Buggybooz
Counting Stones by Hydromancerx
Gipsy Carts by Hexameter
Complete Castle Wall Set and Continuation by Paigeturnersims
Shiftable OMSPs by SilentLucidity
Canoodle Candles by Buggybooz
Japanese style rocks fence by TheJim07
Restored Pirate Ship by Hexameter
Athelyna Medieval Set and Add-ons by -Maylin-
Fairybulosa and Fairytale recolors by Kalimero
Fairy Cottage Wall & Floor Set by Sherabhim
Medieval Furniture Add-Ons by HugeLunatic
Greeting Cards for Sims MogHughson
Italian Renaissance Hair and Gown for women and Romeo Costumes for men by Mio0331
Statues from Sims 3 by TheJim07
Novel-writing Notepad by MogHughson
Tudor Cottage Build Set by Sherahbim
OFB Suit of Armor Statue by Decat
OpenMe Door & Window Recolors by iCad
Basegame, Mission, and Ikea toddler beds by Michelle 111
Knights Shining Armor by Sherahbim
Tons of Telescopes Buccaneer's Bounty and Safari Living conversions by Honeywell
Most foods by Bienchen
Quite a lot of foods by Eris3000 (well, the European, pre-New-World, non-fast-food foods, which is still somewhere close to twenty)

Daislia's Tigers
Leefish's Daniel the Lion-Hearted Expansion Set
Clutter-A-Holic TSM Crafting Tables as deco and Bookcases and clutter
Buggybooz's Nooks & Niches, More Nooks & Niches, and Nook Folly Garden
Sunni's Secret Santa Gifts to Amy is full of goodies, particularly the big blue present right next to the tree.

Hacks and Mods
Okay, this section isn't for ALL the mods and hacks I use. That would be a very long list, as I have upwards of 400 mods (and only 83 expected conflicts, mostly involving flavor packs for InTeen or tweaks to Cyjon's Ghost Hack). These are the mods that help make a game believably Medieval, instead of just... you know, not frickin' broken.

Chris Hatch's Religion (Adult site, requires registration)
BoilingOil's Feed Baby and Plugins make a nursemaid mod possible!
USe Any Shrub as Toilet by Dukasha
No NPC Revert by Jaxad (BUT! Make sure you spawn at least your genie in each new neighborhood withOUT this mod installed.)
Share Beds Regardles of Relationship by Smonaff
Larger Households ny 5th LMNt (or a similar mod; you really need this one for Medieval games.)

Date: 2013-01-29 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I was under the impression that Chris Hatch's Religion mod clashed with InTeen? (also, I think the link you used for it is broken, and while I can find a description of it here (http://www.backalleysims.com/adultsite/showthread.php?t=5028#sthash.0TVgZuJA.dpbs), I can't find a downloadable version separate from the A&N pack at all, although I'm not very used to backalleysims's site organization).

Thank you for this list, though! It's very helpful, particularly so since I'm rebuilding my game after a crash right now (also, I didn't know about several of these -- how did I miss functional swords??).

Date: 2013-01-30 03:15 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Aha! Thank you very much for the link & the info.

(And if you do actually want ideas, there's always 'no dessert', 'no parties', 'no dancing', 'no reading', 'no hugging before marriage'...)

Date: 2013-02-05 09:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
Thanks so much for doing this, Hat, it must have taken you an age! It will all be really useful (as will the other info you sent me by PM, and that I forgot to acknowledge - bad, bad, Curiousb!).

Date: 2013-02-11 10:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiousb
Oh, I know I will! I'm also in awe of your knowledge of the Medieval period - so your other reference post is also of great interest. If only I could stop being tempted to make stuff though, and just get on with sorting out my game for once - I'm driving myself nuts at the moment!

Date: 2013-06-19 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have quite a few things on MTS 2, none of which were mentioned. I'm also an original member of the Keep, and the Smithy. :)


Date: 2014-06-24 10:19 am (UTC)
nixed_sims: (Nix and Signe)
From: [personal profile] nixed_sims
I was wondering why I was getting all those hits from here all of a sudden. ;) Thanks for the link! :D

Date: 2014-06-25 11:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nixed_sims
Well, not in the hundreds or anything like that. :) Ten or so over the past week? (Took me a while before I thought to check out the actual post they were coming from, so there might be a few more.) But that's still a lot more than I usually get from here, since I'm a lazy bum who never comments. ;)

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