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The Golden Reef Aquarium (Fish not included)

by pancake101 Posted 18th Jan 2017 at 6:44 AM - Updated 18th Jan 2017 at 12:36 PM by pancake101
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Hi everyone! Today I am bringing you a build I am very pleased to present: The Golden Reef Aquarium!
This is actually my second aquarium on my page, the first being The Aquacity Aquarium. However, this aquarium has taken things to a whole new level of awesomeness! With two floors of vast water filled tanks brimming with aquatic corals and anemones, displays of dozens of colorful fish and other marine life, a large gift shop and bistro, and more, this aquarium will offer your nautical Sims everything they could ever want!
I used quite a lot of fog emitters for this build to create the streams of bubbles in the tanks as well as other aspects such as the live crocodiles in one of the second floor displays. However, I did not use them to add any fish in the tanks. You may notice there are fish in the tanks in the photos however, and yes I did add them in for the photos. They are NOT included in the actual download because of the fact that to get the fish to float and appear to swim freely as they are in the pictures, I needed to use the constrainfloorlelevation cheat to raise and manipulate the tanks interiors and place the emitters at various heights. Unfortunately, tests revealed that exporting the lot or even moving it in my game would completely erase the elevated floors and all the emitters would be placed on the floor causing the fish to either be glitched through the ground or just swim along the bottom. I did not want to have to export a lot that had such a problem so I erased the fish emitters and kept all emitters such as the bubbles and crocodiles that are already stationary to the floor level.

If you wish to add fish in the tanks you can simply use the constrainfloorelevation false cheat to raise and lower the inside of the tanks. place the emitters around and then use the terrain tool to go in and reflatten the ground. The emitters will remain suspended in air giving the fish a floating look like in my pictures. The aquarium still looks amazing even without them as it also included several digital tanks that show off many fish as well.

I had a blast building this aquarium and hope it is a welcome addition to your Sims towns. Add onto it as much as you wish, donate fish you catch, and let your Sims explore the wonders of the ocean! Happy Simming!

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): $593,796
Lot Price (unfurnished): $356,215

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.62.153.0
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Golden Reef Aquarium..7z 1.92 MB 449 18th Jan 2017
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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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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