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Tomb of the Underground Garden

by dolphin26 Posted 20th Dec 2009 at 8:00 PM - Updated 13th Jan 2010 at 12:10 AM by dolphin26
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This is a tomb for World Adventures. As such, it requires the World Adventures EP to work.

ABOUT THIS TOMB

This is my first full featured tomb. It's been tested both repeatedly by my sims and by numerous beta testers. (It had about 500 downloads during its beta test, although only a few gave feedback after running through the tomb.)

It's my intent that this particular tomb be about the same difficulty as the harder EA tombs. This means it should not be particularly hard to complete given enough time. Some hidden rooms will have visual clues, others may be harder to notice but they aren't essential to complete the tomb. Teleportation is not required to complete it, although it can shorten or bypass some of the challenges.

Note that the screen shots below show only a small part of the tomb. It has several levels of challenges in addition to the garden which isn't shown below.


TEAMWORK REQUIRED

Although the difficulty of this tomb should not be harder than EA's, it does have one twist that is missing from the EA tombs: It's built with the assumption you have two sims completing it. Most of the challenges play into this theme. You won't be able to get very far with only one sim, even if that sim can freely teleport.


THE TREASURE

There is plenty of treasure in this tomb, but the biggest treasure comes at the end: an underground garden filled with all the plants available in the game at perfect quality. Harvest them and plant them at home. There are omniplants ready to be harvested with each of the catchable fish and creatures, and these are also perfect quality. You'll find a large cache of perfect life fruit, and some perfect death fish and death flowers. There's also the recipe to Ambrosia. In short, if you've got a level 10 cook, you'll be set with Ambrosia for a very long time. Finally, a bunch of money trees have dropped seeds.


A NOTE ABOUT THE PEDESTALS

Unfortunately some of EA's tomb building tools have bugs in them, and treasure spawners, in particular, don't seem to work without waiting a few days for the treasure to respawn. Instead of using treasure spawners, I've put all the treasure in treasure chests, on pedestals, or in wall holes. Because of this, treasure on pedestals must be collected by clicking the pedestal instead of the treasure itself.


Q: How did you get perfect plants, and place them underground?

This lot started out as a residential lot with a gardener planting the plants above ground. I then moved the plants below ground with the moveobjects cheat.


Q: What about the omni-plant? How did you get seeds that would enable you to get perfect omni-plants, the mail order always gives me normal quality seeds.

That was one of the hardest one of the plants to get perfect. When you first do the opportunity to get the omniplant, you get some omniplant seeds. Unlike the mail order seeds which are always 'normal' quality, these first seeds vary. I got one 'outstanding' seed, and duplicated it many times. Then I had a gardener with a super-green thumb plant the seeds to get perfect plants.

The way you can duplicate any object in the game is to create save a lot to the lot-bin and then place it multiple times. So you can start with 1 seed, put it on a lot and place that lot 5 times, and you have 5 seeds. If you then do the same thing with the 5 seeds, you'll end up with 25 seeds, etc.
Tags: #tomb, #dungeon, #world, #adventures

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Unfurnished
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 World Adventures
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Tomb of the Underground Garden V1.2.zip

Size: 553.5 KB · Downloads: 4,818 · 29th Dec 2009
553.5 KB 4,818 29th Dec 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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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#51 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 8:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mekkiepoo
I'm still stuck here.. I got through the maze, hit all the floor steps... got the chest on the right side... ive cleaned out the tomb completely yet the door in the maze room wont unlock.. :/
Ive been searching this room nonstop for 30min now, i'm about to give up >.<


Lab Assistant
#52 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 9:18 AM
Wow this is awesome! I downloaded it, put it in my neighborhood, and had my sims explore it...
It was a LOT of fun! I LOVED the Teamwork aspect of it!
Damn why didn't Maxis think of that?
Hehe!
Moar Teamwork tombs I tell ya MOAR 8D
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25th Jun 2010 at 12:49 PM
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#53 Old 25th Jun 2010 at 8:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tokio.vampire
i'm sorry i have to spoil the happiness but could you check if you have omni plants fed with the Siamese Catfish and the Tragic Clownfish ? i have a sim that harvested your garden a few times to get the fish, than fed a few omni plants on her home lot to get enough of them to stock a pond, but then i noticed those two missing. other that that it's a perfect tomb and a perfect garden.


Ah, I must have missed those. I'll see if I can update the lot when I have some time. Thanks for letting me know!
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THANKS POST
#54 Old 10th Oct 2010 at 11:39 PM
Great tomb! It was really fun to explore it. I especially liked the teamwork idea! Thanks!
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#55 Old 15th Dec 2010 at 5:43 AM
I never knew you where the one to make this. I have this in my world and I sent in modded servos (which I downloaded) to explore it. They where there for a good day before I got stuck. Then I cheated and saw that I needed to move a torch to open a door xD. It is a very good challenging tomb that will consume a good amount of time. It is awsome.
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#56 Old 14th Oct 2011 at 6:58 PM
That was a really fun tomb! Though the sudden appearance of ....... towards the end kinda scared the heck out of my sims and I (in case of spoilers). Thank you for this tomb, and also for the goodies you've included in it! (:
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#57 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 12:46 AM
This tomb was so much fun, but my game crashed right at the most exciting part! >.< I still went back to finish it, though. Great work!
Test Subject
#58 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 6:49 AM
I havent tried this yet but some advice to all the ppl struggling is also look for hidden switches and always check for hidden doors, just hover your mouse over the tomb walls and choose the examine/inspect option, you just never know where a door may be hiding hope i have helped
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#59 Old 19th Apr 2014 at 9:30 PM
Really looking forward to this challenge! Thank you!
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#60 Old 3rd Jan 2017 at 4:34 PM
sounds great, can't wait to try
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