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"Silicone Sunset" Series - SimCorp XT50 PC

by feldynn Posted 29th Jul 2009 at 1:31 AM
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"Silicone Sunset" Series
Hopefully this will turn out to be a series of buildings both residential and commercial (if I can drum up the nerve to build / upload a community lot lol) that are based on a "technology" theme, by that I mean things relating to computers, microchips, electronics and such. Might possibly include sci-fi oriented stuff but I don't know yet.

SimCorp XT50 PC
One of the earliest SimCorp home computers, the XT50 offered a massive 5mb internal RAM as well as the amazingly powerful and speedy 50mHz single core processor! We all know our sims live in our computers, well now your sims can live in a computer as well!



Rooms
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms (1 is ensuite to the master bed)
Kitchen / Dining / Living room
2 car garage

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price: $47,450 (F) / $34,174 (UNF)

Side Notes
Hurrah, now your sims can live in a computer! Admittedly it's an old out-dated cheesy looking computer, but that's not important right now . It's loosely based on a number of different computers from the mid 80s to early 90s, both ones I've owned / used and pictures from the internet.

The 1st floor has the livingroom / kitchen / dining room area, a bathroom and a 2 car drivebay. The monitor has 2 floors and is all bedrooms, the first has 2 smaller bedrooms one of which is a kids room and the next floor has a large master bed with ensuite bathroom.

Items of note outside are a decorative mouse with mousepad and giant pot of marker pens, just a couple of things you might find on a desk with a computer . For those wondering, I put the mouse on the left side on purpose because I am a lefty so that was the natural place for it to be lol.

Testing
Have done some basic testing, everything seems in order (all objects seem to be accessable so far as I could see). If anyone finds any issues please let me know and I'll try to correct them as promptly as possible.


Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $47,450

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SimCorp-XT50.rar

Size: 2.22 MB · Downloads: 1,493 · 29th Jul 2009
2.22 MB 1,493 29th 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 29th Jul 2009 at 1:38 AM
Wow, this is really inventive. Thanks for posting. Definately not you standard fare... I liked your computer chip too...
Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 1:42 AM
This is AWESOME! Very creative. Nice work!
Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 1:53 AM
life in a computer screen ey?
what are you trying to imply =]
Mad Poster
#5 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 2:15 AM
Haha, this is wonderful, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 2:19 AM
hey, your mouse is on the wrong side lol.
very creative thumbs up

Thanks 4 sharing ur Hard work of art w/us.
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 5:05 AM
From one lefty to another, many thanks. I love it, great job. I really like this series of houses you made.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 8:50 AM
Wow!my favorite among all your other electronic creations.i love how u did the pens!
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 9:15 AM
WoW! My sims feel small. ^^
Very creative work! :D
Instructor
#10 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 9:32 AM
Awesome creation!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 9:49 AM
OMG! That's one of the most coolest sims houses I have ever seen! XD AWESOME!
Theorist
#12 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 12:07 PM
Is that what one would call a '386' with a 'tube' monitor? I must say it looks very neat to play The Sims 3 inside The Sims 3, but I've never seen a computer like that so... white. They are / were usually off-white, almost yellow, or was that from years of its operator blowing cigarette smoke on it?
Forum Resident
#13 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 12:51 PM
This is just too cool! And an amazing feat that it's even livable
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 1:22 PM
Thanks all for the nice comments ..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoosh Malooka
Is that what one would call a '386' with a 'tube' monitor? I must say it looks very neat to play The Sims 3 inside The Sims 3, but I've never seen a computer like that so... white. They are / were usually off-white, almost yellow, or was that from years of its operator blowing cigarette smoke on it?


It might even be a predecessor to the 386 model, I remember ones from school and that members of my family had that were 186 / 286 type models but with slightly different names. Ironically I took the colour from the Maxis buyable computer ingame and darkened it a little, could be it's a different texture though and it's reflecting light more so it looks brighter on such a "large" scale hehe.. I do remember less bright ones too, it's amazing how grubby they can get when they're lighter coloured .
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 4:11 PM
simply genius!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 2:36 AM
This is a great idea for a series, keep up the good work! Look forward to more of techno gadgets etc. lol, looks like one of my ancient pcs in the attic!

I like work, it fascinates me.
I could sit & watch it all day!


Simmodders UK
Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 9:10 AM
Absolutely brilliant! I love computers and I love to see others making houses that are made to look like other things. It reminds me of my very first computer back in the day. Thank you again so very much for your creativity and your time
Test Subject
#18 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 12:26 AM
Hey that's awesome. how did you make the pencils?
Also, im left handed and i have my mouse on the right. Weird, probably the same reason that i am used to using right handed scissors.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 31st Jul 2009 at 1:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master K
Hey that's awesome. how did you make the pencils?
Also, im left handed and i have my mouse on the right. Weird, probably the same reason that i am used to using right handed scissors.


Not as weird as you think, I use scissors right handed and a lot of hand tools (screwdrivers and such) with either hand.. we learn to adapt to a right handed world hehe . As for the pens / pencils, they are actually just columns from Build Mode that I colored the same for all sections with a plastic texture and realised they looked like giant marker pens .
Test Subject
#20 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 10:39 AM
haha, wow. Thats the coolest thing. As if we didn't spend enough time living in the computer XD.

Don't take drugs, stealing is wrong.
Don't drink and drive, you might spill your drink.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 11:08 PM
Thanks for sharing! It's lovely! Love the pencils!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 12:20 AM
Aw, another cute creation!

Love all the details here... the markers, the mouse pad, even the connection from monitor to cpu in the back. What great work!

Thank you so much for your creativity and generosity in sharing! I think I need to raise a few more computer whiz children now...
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 12:07 AM
I'm not normally into this kind of "theme" stuff but I found this to be insanely adorable regardless. I moved in three geeks and made it the geek palace kudos to you for such a great creation!
Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 2:23 AM
Test Subject
#25 Old 11th Sep 2009 at 8:01 PM Last edited by UgotPwNeD : 11th Sep 2009 at 8:14 PM. Reason: i have a question
this is the perfect house for all you computer wizes great work but wait a second you have the mouse the unit and the moniter but what about the keyboard other than that its perfect as long as the shower doesent break and short it out
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