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Wee Barnoid #05 – Starter house (under 16.000§) – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 23rd Jul 2009 at 10:46 PM - Updated 9th Sep 2009 at 6:55 PM by plasticbox
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A single-sim starter -- it will sleep two, but one sim alone can afford it. It's a replica of a house I built for one of my own sims, a writer whose favourite colour is "Spiceberry" (I tried to obey .. ). It has an open bedroom and a full bath upstairs, and a kitchen and a dining room / study downstairs; there's some space for a small sitting area as well, but that isn't used yet. If your sim wants kids (mine doesn't), you could squeeze a tiny bathroom in the area where the desk is right now, and turn the current bathroom into a mini bedroom.

1 x double bedroom (loft)
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room

Built on the smallest lot I have (16x18), so it can be rotated in any direction on every other lot. Playable from at least two static camera angles; two sides of the house would work well as a street side. Excuse the missing stair railing on the screenshot, that seems to be a game bug (railings sometimes disappear for me; deleting and rebuilding the stair usually helps).

Prices given below (F = Furnished; U = Unfurnished) are when placed on a regular 20x30 lot.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post questions/feedback about this particular house in this thread, generic build mode stuff in the Build Mode forum. Thanks.

Base Game content only. This house will look exactly like on the screenshots.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 15.983§ F, 13.897§ U
Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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: 2.45 MB · Downloads: 5,077 · 23rd Jul 2009
2.45 MB 5,077 23rd Jul 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
#2 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 11:57 PM
hey cool house but i was wondering how do you make the individual roofs diferent pitches ?
#3 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 12:00 AM
The moment I saw the thumbnail, I could tell it was your house. For some reason, you just have a trademark like no other.

Anyway, beautiful house! I am very happy now to have your stuff in my game for a new generation! Thank you
Mad Poster
#4 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 1:29 AM
Very cute. I always need more starters.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 7:31 PM
Thank you - TS3 desperately needs cheap starter homes, and this is so cute!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 12:22 AM
Best Barnoid so far! I love it, it was so hard for me not to cheat a little bit in the beginning but your barnoids should help me play by the rules (when I feel like it!)
#7 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 8:34 PM
A lovely little house, thank you so much! =)
Field Researcher
#8 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 10:35 PM
I love these tiny houses.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 6:17 AM
Really cute house! It's great to have a home with some character that's not super expensive.

Thank you so much for sharing this! Oh yes, and I love all the purple.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 4:53 AM
Beautiful little house. My founder sim thanks you!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 5:22 PM
I just love this house, thank you so much :-)

You can find my work at Just Another Sims Site
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 4:51 PM
I'm having trouble accessing the right side of the bed. Tried turning the bed 45 degrees, but my sims are still suffering route-failure because of the low celing.
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#13 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 3:11 AM
Is the other side of the bed occupied at that time? Make sure your sims are friends or more than that – they see each other as obstacle when they aren't. I'm using this house in my game and both sides of the bed work. I've never tried using it at a 45° angle though, it's possible that that doesn't work.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 1:39 PM Last edited by harkskar : 20th Aug 2009 at 1:40 PM. Reason: typo
Hah, I meant 90 degrees. Yes, the other side was occupied. The sims were boyfriend and girlfriend and were living together with almost an almost full relationship bar. I also tried just making them walk to the side of the bed and they wouldn't, that's what made me think it was becuase of the low celing. maybe it was just me being tired and stupid, since it works in your game. I'll try moving them back now that they're married!
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#15 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 1:54 PM
When walking to the side of the bed doesn't work, then that can't be a relationship issue. They won't use the bed together when they're not friends – not even for relaxing – but they should be able to *go near* it no matter how much they hate each other.

TS3 seems to be more forgiving than TS2 when it comes to sloped/low ceilings (I actually learned the not-friends thing when testing another lot – Wee Barnoid #12 I think –, and finding a double bed was "not useable": I was convinced it must be a roof issue, and only after tearing down half the house I realised the testers were just roommates, and that was the only reason they wouldn't use the bed). I'll doublecheck this lot next time I'm in the neighbourhood, but in the meantime, try checking for objects blocking the way, maybe invisible objects too, from my experience that's more likely to be an issue than the ceiling.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 4:55 AM
I love the windows and I'm so glad to see you are creating wonderful starter homes for us again for a new generation. =]
Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Dec 2019 at 12:44 AM
i love all of these "wee barnoid" houses! they're fantastic.