Loading...
Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in

Latest Site News

MTS Speed-Building Challenge - posted on 17th Oct 2018 at 6:25 PM
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Old L.A.: art deco stores

by Floraflora2 Posted 9th Jan 2016 at 4:07 PM - Updated 3rd Apr 2017 at 7:55 AM by Floraflora2 : EP requirements feedback
Open thumbnail gallery
133 Thanks Say Thanks


Recently I play an older game by Rockstar, the charming detective story LA Noire, which means I spend tons of time lately driving on the streets of the 1947 version of Los Angeles. And of course I'm awed by the atmosphere of the game, so the irresistible urge is upon me again to recreate something from the "old LA". As a result, I bought the EA world Roaring Heights, so I need plenty of new lots there anyways to rearrange it a bit (the default RH is too bright and clean for my taste).

The following two community lots are both need the EA world Roaring Heights (standard) - I tried to build these without RH objects, but I failed. I assume though that those simmer downloaders who are interested in vintage and art deco, might already own Roaring Heights anyway. The LA Noire originals have no accessible interiors, so I furnished them by my own ideas.



Bernie's Liquor (Nectary - World Adventures EP store)

A small store, originally my intention was only a liquor shop, but I realized that while the customers are waiting for the nectar making machine to finish the latest nectar composition, they have to do something, so I arranged a small bar inside, with darts and dominoes, also with a vynil player to allow dancing. The nectar register will assign one of the already existing townies to be the Nectar Merchant.

Lot size: 20 x 20
Furnished: 51,243
Unfurnished: 22,805



Palms and Co. Pawn Shop (Consignment Store - Ambitions EP)

The original building is a small art deco gem in LA Noire as an office building; I set it to a Consignment Store and tried to furnish a pawn shop, but instead of my original seedy vision, it turned out to be way more elegant than I wanted. At least the front store part. Not much here to do apart from the usual buying and selling, the only bonus is a Relic register in a separate shop room, but it offers a very limited stock of gems, so you can throw it out and refurnish that room for something more useful. Both registers assign an already existing townie to become the merchants.

Lot size: 20 x 30
Furnished: 59,007
Unfurnished: 34,997



PLAYTEST: playtested them in Bridgeport and in Roaring Heights for routing, and found no issues. Note, that there are not remarkable eating options on these lots, but it's intentional, they are just stores, my sim just goes in, does the shopping and leaves for a bar or a club to eat.

No CC and no Stuff Packs were used, but you need Roaring Heights installed, plus the following EPs: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Seasons, Showtime, University Life, Island Paradise. *Edit: User feedback: it works smoothly without Island Paradise, its few objects will be replaced by proxy ones.


Lot Size: 20x30
Lot Price (furnished): 34,997
Lot Price (unfurnished): 59,007
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Bernies Liquors.rar 1.50 MB 1,653 9th Jan 2016
Palms and Co Pawn Shop.rar 1.25 MB 1,647 9th Jan 2016
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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
10 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise

Built with Game Version: 1.67.2

10 Comments / replies (Who?)

55 Favourited

3,299 Downloads

11,167 Views

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #los angeles, #1940s, #noir, #vintage, #roaring heights, #urban, #city, #store, #shop, #liquor, #nectary, #consignment, #pawn shop