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Picked upload! Tokyo Mashup: Asian Cemetery

by Floraflora2 Posted 4th Nov 2017 at 10:38 PM
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A small additional offer for those players who play - or plan to play some time - in a Japanese themed neighborhood: this small cemetery is built completely without CC and I tried my best to make it look like those Buddhist graveyards that I had seen while strolling virtually in Google street view of Tokyo. In Tokyo it's totally common sight having these cemeteries in the middle of the city, surrounded by high-rises, so it fits into city neighborhoods, but because of its traditional look, it might fit into smaller, more rural Asian worlds, as well.

Although I left several vacant gravesites for your deceased sims, it might be a too small place for generations of dozens of sims' gravestones, but it reflects my gameplay, I only place the stones which belong to my favorite families, and I use the graveyard mostly for the mausoleum functions.

I had to use the Shang Simla mausoleum from WA, which is not necessarily authentic I'm afraid, but as an apology, I built a small pavilion by the entrance, as a replica of a pavilion that I had seen precisely by a cemetery entrance in Tokyo street view. Compensating the lack of a pond, I planted death flowers and a life fruit bush. I tried to include the real-life details, from the entrance announcement board to the little stone lions by a grave (I really saw those lions inside a graveyard!). No active ghosts included in this lot.

PLAYTEST: Although the gravestones are arranged by heavily using 'moveobjects', my sims can "Mourn" them, and it doesn't cause routing complaints (at least in my game).

EPs needed: the most used EP objects on the lot are the roof decor brick from Island Paradise, and the fence farming post from University Life, also most objects and terrain paints are from World Adventures and Ambitions. To a lesser extent I used Generations, Seasons, Showtime and Late Night (vampiric sanctum bed inside the pavilion from LN).

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 114,795
Lot Price (unfurnished): 14,209

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

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Taito Cemetery.rar 1.49 MB 874 4th Nov 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 8:30 AM
That's really an interesting, stunning variety of graveyard you gave is, which is very suitable for any asian neighborhood, Thank you so much for it, This is made with a big love for detail.
Tartan McBadgerface
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#3 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 12:34 PM
Your lots are beautiful. You've clearly put a lot of work into this <3
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 1:47 PM
Wow, I love this, thank you so much! I'm always impressed by your creativity. I don't think I'd have any idea how to build the roofline of that mausoleum by the entrance.
Trainee Moderator
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#5 Old 6th Nov 2017 at 5:48 AM
Flora this is lovely! You have a great eye, and an amazing ability to repurpose divergent objects.
Trainee Moderator
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#6 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:47 PM
It looks so simple but there are so many clever ideas and lovely details in this. Thank you so much for another masterpiece!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 7:45 AM
Originally Posted by Norn
It looks so simple but there are so many clever ideas and lovely details in this. Thank you so much for another masterpiece!

Nah, it's really very simple and only a decorative lot - being Picked must be some misunderstanding /confused face/ - I just uploaded it because I searched for a graveyard like this all around the net for my game and haven't found any (without CC).
Forum Resident
#8 Old 24th Nov 2017 at 3:18 AM
This is fantastic, and just what my little Japanese game save needed. Authentic without going overboard, just right.
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd Jan 2018 at 2:48 AM
Awesome, thank you!