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Sunset Valley Secret Gamer's Arcade

by Claeric Posted 20th Feb 2010 at 11:22 PM
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Somewhere in Sunset Valley rests an old rest stop. The paint is chipping off, the benches and trash cans and doors are rusted, and it has gotten so bad that a chain fence apparently had to be erected around the building.

There's a huge gap in the fence, though...which scares people. No one would dare go into that disgusting bathroom to begin with, but with signs of a break in? No way!

Thing is, if any of them stumbled inside, they'd probably be blinded by what they see. As they are likely not gamers. And they are likely not used to the neon-rave lighting of...

The Sunset Valley Secret Gamer's Arcade!

Hidden away inside the restroom is an arcade that, under the cover of night, becomes filled with teens and adults who wish to get together and GAME. Party lights, party furniture, expensive high-tech equipment, and a rave-style atmosphere drive their gaming desires!

Come and play PC games with your friends! No screenlooking!

Have multiplayer parties on one of THREE consoles! Marvel at the framed guitar of the greatest SimGuitar player of all time!

Or just become dazed by the disorienting lights, sounds, and mirrors! Watch as your friends sob as you beat them in various great games!

And there's even VR goggles and a coffee bar for when you need that extra burst of energy!

This lot was basically built to showcase HELS objects. The desks, chairs, couches, armchairs, game systems, TVs, stereos, toilets, deco, sinks, and lights are all HELS objects. The lighting in the arcade may be too much for some people, but if it is, you can just change it. It is supposed to be disorienting, like a club or a rave.

This was my excuse to build an arcade and to use a bunch of HELS objects Obviously, it requires High End Loft Stuff.

Lot size is 16x18. I built it where the bistro was, but it's probably better suited to be on a beach or off towards the highway leaving town. Depends on what town you use, too. It's small so it'll fit anywhere.

Enjoy :D

88,755 Furnished
27,226 Unfurnished

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 88,755 Furnished
Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures
Built with Game Version: 3.1.7
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Sunset Valley Secret

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 2,212 · 20th Feb 2010
1.34 MB 2,212 20th Feb 2010
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
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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.
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7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 11:29 PM
What a cool idea. Nice decorations as well.

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Test Subject
20th Feb 2010 at 11:31 PM
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#3 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 11:34 PM
Awesome. Needed a good hideout. Thank you

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 11:44 PM
This is a really fun and unusual idea, nice one!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 11:45 PM
I don't have HELS either but you have given me a great reason to get it!
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 12:36 AM
Is it weird that my favourite part of this is the floor? D: I need to by HELS... *angst*
Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 12:48 AM
Heh, the floor is just the plain linoleum tile. Not counting the floor under the computer chairs.
#8 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 12:56 AM
wish i had HELS
#9 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 1:49 AM
Looks like a cool place for simmies to play. Thanks for sharing this!
#10 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 3:55 AM
Awesome, awesome idea. Great job!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 6:55 AM
Very cool, gonna DL it now and check it only question is, is that black dude in the screenshots naked??? lol either way very cool place, hope to see more from you.
Original Poster
#12 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 6:56 AM
He's not naked, he's a jungle man.

Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 12:09 PM
Great Idea and very inviting....Thank-you!
#14 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 5:12 PM
Nice! This almost makes me want to get HELS! Almost...
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 5:28 PM
Excellent! I tried making my own gaming center/bar but I love your layout much better. Thank You!
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#16 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 3:13 PM
Masterful. Just one more reason for me to get HELS.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 4:36 PM
This is the first time I have really wanted to get HELS! It looks great!
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 5:02 AM
haha I wish this place was real
Test Subject
#19 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 7:38 PM
Thanks! I've been looking for a 1X1-2X2 community lot for my the custom world I'm playing. This is perfect!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 2:41 PM
Its perfect but I wish there were Pinball Machines with Arcade Machines like in The Sims 2 where we could have snooker tables also.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 11:55 AM
Brilliant! I love the design and the simplicity of the concept. It will integrate nicely into any hood! Going to download this right now

Test Subject
#22 Old 21st Apr 2010 at 8:50 AM
This was a truly wonderful idea. I'd like to make a suggestion, if you have the time--an old rundown barn or warehouse that's actually a rave.
#23 Old 17th Jul 2010 at 6:48 PM
omg im in love!! Looks so awesome >I wish I had my own secret gamer hideout like that haha. Definitely downloading this. Thank yous!
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Sep 2020 at 7:54 AM
Thank you. I love this.