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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
#76 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 3:29 AM
This reminds me so much of Grey Gardens! Great idea.
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 4:54 AM
Abso-Flippin'-Positively beautifully executed! I can't wait to see this in my game! Nice work!

~*~*~*~ Proud supporter of MTS2 ~*~*~*~
#78 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 11:41 PM
This is absolutely amazingly gorgeous! It looks like it took a lot of time.
Test Subject
#79 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 2:03 PM Last edited by yaronmi : 18th Aug 2009 at 2:26 PM.
man thank you, looks great, but one problem, i see the house as black, and i've download the old woods package and put the files in Mods/Packages
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 9:50 AM
if youd like to make more of these i'd totally love it
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 2:39 AM
this makes me remember of Fallout 3 lol... how everything ends up after a nuclear war...

Little Kitty!
Test Subject
#82 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 10:09 PM
This is an amazing lot, I'm sorry to say... I'm too scared to use it! It's very creepy...
Test Subject
#83 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 3:49 AM
Outstanding. As a fan of entropy-type art in general, I'm really loving this.
#84 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 8:54 AM
Aww.. Im so upset. I was really looking forward to this. But i have a problem. The house comes out black [Not the entire house, only the outside walls and the second floor]. Can you please help me fix this? I downloaded the Paint On Paint thing, but it didnt seem to help. Please reply. I really want this to show up. I made a Sheila that i absolutely adore, and I really wanna play her.

<<< LiFE>>>
Test Subject
#85 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 1:29 PM
Absolutely loving this house!! could you please make more like this, I like doing up run down houses, but cant find many.
Test Subject
#86 Old 19th Sep 2009 at 9:05 PM
Oh my! Very nice! I can't wait to use it!

Field Researcher
#87 Old 29th Oct 2009 at 2:05 AM
Great! Does it come with Sheila's ghost? :p
Test Subject
#88 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 5:49 PM
i like this download great! :D
Test Subject
#89 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 2:26 AM


I love ruinous and decrepit places &, on the higher end of things, shabby-chic. Awesome job!
Test Subject
#90 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 9:35 PM
Can I use this in a machinima? I will mention your the creator.
Mad Poster
#91 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 4:55 PM
Zombie Socks
#92 Old 18th Dec 2010 at 3:50 AM
This beyond fantastic! How inspiring!
Test Subject
#93 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 11:15 PM
Oh. Em. GEE! I love this.. too bad I dunt have the Sims 3 but if I did, I would OWN this!! xD

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 22nd Aug 2011 at 5:02 AM
I also have a problem with this lot showing up black just like //xxx.fear.&& said.

I have version 1.22/8.0, and I haven't had any problems with other lots, just this one.


~Don't let the voices tell you what to do.~
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 11th Mar 2012 at 8:23 PM
What's weird is that my real name is Sheila/Shayla and I always thought I would die of old age someday in a dream house! LOL! I love this!
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 4:27 PM
Thank you!
Mad Poster
#97 Old 19th Mar 2018 at 4:17 AM
I love the collapsed roof effect you got with CFE and edging pieces, and I love it even more since it's something that I think should work in TS2 too!
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