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Sheila's Decay

by electropanda Posted 14th Aug 2009 at 1:07 AM - Updated 14th Aug 2009 at 12:31 AM by electropanda
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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.
An old dream house now into ruins, this is the home where the lady Sheila drew her last breath. As years went by, the house fell into a state of decay, and it has become the source of unease and fear for its neighbours. Will your Sim dare to live here?

I figured it was time for something different. This home is wrecked, broken down to its foundations and all-around spooky to live in - yet you can! If your Sims are brave enough, this home offers a good sized living for two, with any comforts they may need.

Just do better than my testing Sim, Sheila Showoff, who actually died while testing this lot. The name of it shouldn't come as a surprise now, should it?

On the outside, we find a few distinct area's - though, distinct.. Their remains are obvious. Among others, you find a wrecked garage, the ruins of a once-gorgeous terrace (which is still usable!), and an overgrown sanctuary for the man carrying Sheila's plumbob - how much good that did her, remains to be seen..

The inside brings even more decay and ruin, with a withered living room and kitchen combination, a rusty old bathroom and a bedroom that should surely cause some nightmares. Mind you, despite all the decay, this is still fully functional.

We've reached the end of this little tour now, then. In closing, a word of thanks to guatla for his amazing Paint On Paint pattern set, and to (of course!) Sheila Showoff, whoms wonderful couch-potatoe-ness will never be forgotten.


Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price Unfurnished: §54.0280
Lot Price Furnished: §134.764

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3
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Size: 2.85 MB · Downloads: 9,967 · 14th Aug 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.

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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Test Subject
#51 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 2:12 PM
HEY!Nice house but can you make this house Into its real state..>Thanks In Advance
Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 2:52 PM
Your really good at this you know. Thanks!

"I prefer to think that I'm a liar in a way that's uniquely my own." - Jace Wayland, City of Ashes
Test Subject
#53 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 3:04 PM
Thank YOU It is wonderfull amazing job Very creative *^^*
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 3:53 PM
You ask wether my Sims dare to live in that house? Even I don't dare! ;-)
Test Subject
#55 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 4:22 PM
Wow 0_° that's wicked! Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#56 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 4:28 PM
Thanks so much!!!
Test Subject
#57 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 5:06 PM
Ohh cool! Very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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Field Researcher
#58 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 5:22 PM
OH! Perferct for movies! Thanks! :D
Mad Poster
#59 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 5:22 PM
Wow, this shows lots of creativity and imagination. I love to see that in a lot, and makes me love this. Thanks so much for sharing, now I must download to see this lot closer.

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Lab Assistant
#60 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 5:55 PM
Sheesh this is creepy! And, lafreek, you have to do with what sims 3 offers if your not using Custom Content, sheesh!
Test Subject
#61 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 6:10 PM
Ouuuuh spooky! <3

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not quite the tradegy it turned out to be.
Test Subject
#62 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 6:32 PM
This is an amazing piece of work. Wonderful job!
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 7:29 PM
What gorgeous work!! This is really a masterpiece.
Test Subject
#64 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 7:37 PM
This is fantastic! You need to make the haunted mansion next!
Test Subject
#65 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 7:42 PM
I can't wait to try a "homeless" story on this lot!
Test Subject
#66 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 8:35 PM
Wow thats truly amazing!
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 9:38 PM
I love it!!!
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 9:40 PM
How do you ppl get these wonderful ideas? A ruined home! It looks so freeking awesome. A fresh breath of something different in the game. Reminds me of some adventure games i've played back in the days. This house is a must-download. Thank you ever so much for the share

If you would create something, you must be something.
Field Researcher
#69 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 10:40 PM Last edited by Mimi52861 : 14th Aug 2009 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Is a thanks post.
This caught my eye immediately when I logged onto the site & it was on the front page under Recent "Top" threads. It's absolutely horrid! (And that's a GOOD thing)!!

I also love this kind of lot in game & you certainly have great imagination & talent for this kind of lot. I've got to go & download it now because my game is just screaming for it. If Sheila's ghost isn't already there I will make her myself!

And I also like the idea from another post about turning this into a community lot so everyone in town can visit & explore the "old haunted house", if they are brave enough.

Wonderful job & thanks so much for sharing!

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Lab Assistant
#70 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 11:05 PM
This is an extremely good quality house, although that might not sound right hehe .. it's not easy to capture that whole run down, abandoned feel in a lot but this really does! Great work indeed!!
Field Researcher
#71 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 5:58 AM
Wow! And I have just the Sim to try this "dwelling" out, unless story progression has made him disappear as so many of my personally created Sims have. Why is it nothing ever seems to wipe out the Goths or Landgraabs? Anyhoo, thank you for sharing this interesting creation/destruction!
Test Subject
#72 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 9:18 AM
There are many nice houses around here but this one is actually the first one I will download because it looks like the best thing I've seen on this site so far - really. At least from the pictures that is...
Field Researcher
#73 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 9:24 AM
Well I put this lot in my game to check it out. I put 1 copy down as a home lot & 1 as a community lot. Just a note about the community lot: when changing lot type the game will say that there are certain objects it will delete that aren't allowed on community lots. I noticed that it deleted the car, and of course the mailbox & trashcan, as those are for home lots. I haven't yet seen what else it removed & haven't had any sims visit the comm lot yet, so that's yet to come.

I made a Sheila. Sheila Shadow is a strange one indeed. Her traits are: Coward, Grumpy, Insane, Loner & Neurotic. She's going to be a handful. I've included a pic of her just moving into her new "home". I think she's going to be both a challenge & fun to play, as she was angry & in a bad mood, just sitting in the taxi on the ride over from her old, empty lot. (I temporarily moved her onto an empty lot to motherlode her up so she could afford to move into this spooky one). Now that she's moved in I can take all the extra money away & have her "struggle" to live.

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Test Subject
#74 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 3:37 PM
Very lovely in design, and creative. One question though, is Sheila included?
#75 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 11:48 AM
Wow! This is amazing, it looks simply outstanding.

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