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The Pre-Apocalypse House

by missroxor Posted 25th Oct 2012 at 9:44 PM - Updated 26th Oct 2012 at 12:42 AM by missroxor
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The Pre-Apocalypse House

Are you prepared?!

The Brooks family have preached all over town about how the end is near. Of course, nobody took them serious but they knew what was coming and they were prepared. So prepared in fact, they dedicated their every waking moment to building the ultimate in fortified family homes. Sadly, a freak accident involving a metric ton of non-perishable canned goods on a poorly balanced arctic lorry outside the “Rapture ‘R’ Us” warehouse means the Brooks will never live to see their masterpiece withstand the horrors of the apocalypse. Sad, yes...but on the bright side, this labour of love can now save you and your family from the hoards of un-dead for just under S300k ...ok, so it’s not exactly a bargain but you want your sims to survive... don’t you?!

The Brooks thought of every safety measure conceivable: the house is surrounded by a moat with a controlled entry point via the garage doors which work on a buzzer system (CCTV incorporated). From there you have to scale stairs and walk over a catwalk to reach the front door, all of which is overlooked by the roof top look-out and watch-tower so even if a zombie somehow breeched the gates you’d have plenty of time to spot, track and take them out. The doors themselves are glass but don’t let that fool you; they’re bulletproof and designed to prevent any nasty surprises lurching at you from a blind spot. (Note: Does not contain pea shooters because they’re ugly and I was trying to minimise store content even if it is free).

The roof is more functional than pretty; it’s main role being a lookout point and somewhere to collect resources. As well as the solar panels to produce electricity, there’s a huge tank for collecting rain water that filters down to the water treatment plant in the lower basement. The house is completely self sustaining; it even comes fully equipped for recycling (nothing gets wasted once re-supply stores become a thing of the past!).

The primary living area comprises level 1, level 2 and and basement level 1 which are furnished for 2 adults, 2 kids and a toddler. The ground level is a fully stocked (except bananas) harvestable garden including honey bees. It’s been worked over a little already so some plants are already at very nice/great etc. There’s also a store room that’s accessible via the garage and is a dead end (unless you find the secret door). The Brooks family didn’t have any pets but they kept pet supplies here in case they decide to adopt a stray survivor after the apocalypse (or need to breed them for an additional food supply - **** gets serious in an apocalypse!). So the house is also furnished for one cat or dog.

The secondary living area –or panic room- takes up the whole of the lowest basement level. It’s furnished for 5 child-adults and one toddler. Should your home somehow be breeched by zombies or surviving looters, your last hope is to go into complete lockdown in here. There’s a large family living area as well as a gymnasium (if you find yourself living here you sure as hell are gonna need to be strong or fast if you ever want to leave again!). Here you’ll also find the Emergency control desk which will be your only point of contact with the outside world...assuming there’s anyone left to contact, an armoury (which is largely made up of make-shift melee weapons as the Brooks were unable to secure a firearms license on account of their assumed impaired mental status), a water treatment facility (contains a gem cutter, nectar maker and fortune cookie machine) and a plant lab to ensure you will always have a food source, even underground (contains the science lab and 4 omni plants fed on cheese, eggs, links and lobster)

Upgrades: sprinklers, all toilets and showers (self-cleaning) and ovens (fire-proof).

Decorative store items used:
  • Windmill, solar panel, baseball clutter (from the gym) and both long planters (used in plant lab) from the Prius set (FREE)
  • Capacitor Cabinet (50 SP) - Only used in the emergency kitchen and plant lab, purely decorative.
  • Mother Brassbeard’s Birdbath (25 SP) – decor item in the harvestable garden. Easily replaced by any other statue, I just really liked the idea of my sims still being one with nature while stuck in a post apocalyptic prison
  • Table top tulips (25 SP) – used in the main dining area only.

Stuff Packs – Not everyone bothers with them so I listed the items I used from each so you can decide for yourself if you want to DL without owning these items

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: F275,106 - U124,300

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Sims Creative Magazine for running the zombie proof house contest that inspired this.

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.38.151
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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.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 9:54 PM
It's a beatifully designed and very playable lot. Thanks for sharing!

I don't take requests anymore. Archive of my creations:
Fresh fruit from the bigot tree
#3 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:07 PM
Love the "zombie proof" theme. Make more of this.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:12 PM
This is great! I will be using it for sure! I love to build bunkers for my sims. Never know about meteor strikes! My only question is . . . how is it powered? Solar?
Test Subject
#5 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:20 PM
Beautiful job! Loving every bit of it.
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:30 PM
I love this. I never download houses, but I'm definitely downloading this one! Amazing job (and hilarious description). Thanks for sharing this with us.
Mostly Harmless
retired moderator THANKS POST
#7 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:31 PM
This is so awesome!
Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 10:37 PM
this is f*****g amazing!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Oct 2012 at 11:28 PM
Very nicely done, love the panic room area
The other one
Original Poster
#10 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 12:49 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments, guys

Originally Posted by DigitalSympathies
My only question is . . . how is it powered? Solar?

Well, I figured when the zombie apocalypse happens (or, you know, a more realistic catastrophic event! ) it won't be too long before water and electricity goes off, that's why the house comes with it's own water collection and filtration system and there's one wind turbine next to the lookout tower and two solar panels on the roof (I just added an additional pic so this should be more visible now).

In sims terms I think they get reduced bills for having these items but not sure by how much.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 3:05 AM
This is wonderful! I love it! Thank you for sharing.
#12 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 5:31 AM
What a great lot, I love it.
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 6:24 AM
Marry me?
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 11:29 AM
I absolutely LOVE it!! It's very nicely decorated and looks great overall, and the layouts and designs you pointed out in the description are very well done and logical for its purpose.

Basically if I could afford to build myself a zombie bunker-house, it'd be somethin like this.

Great job dude <3
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 11:48 AM
What about the SUV? What ep is that from?
Test Subject
#16 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 1:22 PM
This is perfect, thank you for creating this lovely house! It's not only zombie proof, it's also gorgeous and functional. Way to go!
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 4:31 PM
the only things I don't have are the stuff packs, are those really important for this lot ?
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 2:57 PM
I moved my family to this house and was astonished - it's great! A lot of work. tons of time spent!
Just one thing - my sims were always late for work because of long way from panic room to car))
Test Subject
#19 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 7:34 PM
Holy Simoly! This is the best apocalypse themed house I've seen yet! My sims thank you! Though the pesky zombies are grumbling something about how creator brains are tasty (I'd watch out!) lol. Thanks so much for the hard work you put into this!
Test Subject
#20 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 7:36 PM
OMG! awesome job!! ^_^
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 9:15 PM
I love it! Only to remake this in real life, and I just can happily play Sims during the zombie apocalypse!
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 10:35 PM
Wow, for a family planning a Zombie Apocalypse, the Brooks really knew how to live in style. And thanks to their untimely deaths, now my Sims can too! Oh and the colors... oh, the colors <3
The other one
Original Poster
#23 Old 28th Oct 2012 at 12:14 AM
@Kinnyfear - I know your type; you just want me for my house :’( lol

@Lareiielle & Wicked_Rose – This is pretty much the sort of house I’d want in a zombie apocalypse too except maybe a bigger armoury with more longer distance weapons so I don't have to get too close and I’d probably have a roof top garden rather than on the ground floor; that was just because I didn’t want to use those pot planters all over the roof.

@Gozaimas - The SUV is from Showtime.

@It’s_SIMple – At the bottom of the overview I’ve listed what was used from the SPs so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth downloading without them. You’ll mainly only miss out on some decor items and the two non decor items (an easel and a game console) can easily be replaced by EP stuff IMO.

@Llenna – Yeah, sorry about that but a panic room with easy access to the front door/front of the lot is not really much of a panic room. When I was building it I was basically thinking about the sort of safety measures and distance I’d want to put between myself and the zombies if I happened to be facing a zombie apocalypse, lol. In sims terms you could try one of the following:
  • get your sims ready for work a little earlier
  • become acquainted with teleporting
  • have a stay at home job like making nectar or gardening etc.
  • replace the hidden emergency door in the bar/storage room with a normal door. That might make your sims use the more direct route out of the basement.

@Everyone - Thanks for the really nice comments
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th Oct 2012 at 6:29 PM
OMG!!! You are sooo amazing! This house is BEYOND wonderful....this is the perfect house for any zombie apocalypse. I would live here even if there is no possibility of one. :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 29th Oct 2012 at 3:51 AM
Best. Lot. EVER!
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