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Picked upload! Chinese Courtyard House

by ung999 Posted 19th Dec 2009 at 11:25 PM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This lot required World Adventures EP.

This Chinese courtyard house is also known as Beijing's Siheyuan. The siheyuan is a typical form of ancient Chinese architecture, especially in the north of China. They are designed to make it as comfortable as possible to live in a climate that is at times inhospitable. For instance, the siheyuan are enclosed and inward facing to protect them from the harsh winter winds and the dust storms of spring.

Their design also reflects the traditions of China, following the rules of feng shui and the patriarchal, Confucian tenants of order and heirarchy that were so important to society. However, this house is modified by me for sims living.

The main gate to the front courtyard is usually at the southeastern corner. Main courtyard is the center of the siheyuan, serving for passage and providing good light, ventilation and cool shades. People would like to take a rest here. Before each house is a corridor serving as a shelter from wind or rain. The various parts of the house are connected by corridors.

This house includes 2 courtyards, living, dining, kitchen, 3BR and 2BA.

Lot size : 40x40
Lot price: F - 150,237
U - 90,981

This lot contains the following item from EA Store:

+ Asian Fusion Set
- Chair of Equality
- Seat of Civility by Feng Shui
- Doorways to Happiness by Feng Shui
- Archway to Happiness by Feng Shui
- Door of Opportunity by Feng Shui
- Dresser of Power by Feng Shui
- Light of Peace, Life, Hope, Joy
- Loveseat of Prosperity by MA Designs
- Infinite Reflections by Feng Shui
- Potted Bamboo Glory
- Potted Orchids Divine
- Sofa of Prosperity by MA Designs
- Good Luck Coffee Table by MA Designs
- Table of Balance by Feng Shui
- Good End Table by MA Designs
- Television of Joy by MA Designs
- Fortune's Window by Feng Shui

+ Dual Comfort Double Bed
+ Loner Comfort Single Bed
+ Palm in Vase
+ Cornucopia

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 150,237
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Chinese Courtyard House.rar 1.51 MB 10,481 19th Dec 2009
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable