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Wee Barnoid #04 – Starter house (under 20.000§) – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 6th Aug 2009 at 5:28 AM - Updated 9th Sep 2009 at 5:59 PM by plasticbox
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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.
Update/Fix 2009-08-09: I had accidentially used a custom object for the indoor doors, which didn't get packaged so there were no doors. Fixed, please redownload. Thanks for the heads-up – if you ever find inconsistencies between pictures and download in my lots, please don't hesitate to bug me about it, to me it matters that the lots are 100% as shown.

A small family starter with three bedrooms (one double and two very small single ones), eat-in kitchen and separate living room/study.

1 x double bedroom
2 x single bedroom (one furnished)
1 x bathroom, 1 x toilet
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x 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; three sides of the house would work as a street side.

Prices given below (F = Furnished; U = Unfurnished) are when placed on a regular 20x30 lot. There is a TV and a dresser included; if you delete those you can furnish the second single bedroom too, making this a starter for four. In my own game, I moved the small exterior door to the kitchen and used the current living room as twin bedroom/nursery – that way, the house can sleep up to 7 sims.

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: 19.522§ F, 16.440§ U
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 1.96 MB · Downloads: 6,263 · 6th Aug 2009
1.96 MB 6,263 6th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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!
13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
Mad Poster
#2 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 7:30 AM
Woot ! First to leave a comment... I am repeating myself by telling you how happy I am to have your houses in my TS3 game. This one is sooo cute and so beautifully done... Thanks a bunch for sharing
#3 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 9:12 AM
I'm not sure I like the idea of calling this a barn - it is a house. But who can say no to all that is here for under 20k? I certainly can't!
#4 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 11:45 AM
So cute, Thank you

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 12:58 PM
Thank You! A 3 Bedroom Starter...It Is So Cute! All For under 20k I Am So Happy To Put This In My Game.

Peggy (Irisflowerp)
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 2:18 PM
This is a really beautiful family home! Thanks!

Sims addict since 2003
And proud of it!

[Simpage] [Screenhots]
Test Subject
#7 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 5:43 PM
Gorgeous, as with all your barniods. Thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 1:49 PM
Love the house but there weren't any interior doors to the bathroom and bedrooms.
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Aug 2009 at 6:52 PM
I love yours houses!
In my opinion your houses are the best!
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 6:36 AM
Originally Posted by Rhodaloo
Love the house but there weren't any interior doors to the bathroom and bedrooms.

The doors are regular base game doors (not from the store or CC or anything), so I can't think of a good reason they wouldn't show up. Try redownloading, perhaps?

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.
#11 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 7:53 AM
I can confirm that all the upstairs doors are missing. I am running the game completely unpatched, if that helps narrow it down.
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
Original Poster
#12 Old 9th Aug 2009 at 1:05 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 9th Aug 2009 at 2:49 PM.
I have an idea what it could be – I don't take my mods out for building, only the "actual" downloads, and I've just seen that I have a lockable door that looks like the Insta-Door in the mods folder too. Maybe I used that accidentially? I'll check next time I have the game open.

ETA: Checked, and fixed. Thanks for letting me know! It was indeed that door – it had snuck in since it was in /mods, not in /packages. I've reuploaded the package.

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.
#13 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 9:49 PM
Nice! Simple but nonetheless so beautiful and comforting.
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 1:00 PM
I love that your homes are easy to modify for when the family gets larger and doesn't want to move. Thanks.