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Wee Barnoid #27: Starter for eight sims (under 20.000§) – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 28th Mar 2010 at 5:10 AM
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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.
A faded, dated, very cheap and very simple starter bungalow for a large household – I somehow ended up with a family of 11 in my own game, and this is a sort-of-replica (not identical but very similar) of the house they live in. This version is furnished for eight sims – very sparsely but all the basics are included; it also has a TV, stereo, bookcase, and two mirrors. There is room for one more bed or crib, space in the living areas for additional hobby/skilling items, and a covered terrace in front where one could also put a grill or an outdor chess board.

1 x double bedroom
3 x twin bedroom
3 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dinign/living room
1 x study

Parking for eight bicycles included. No room to park a car (unless of course you put it on a larger lot, which is kind of likely). It's not very elaborately furnished (since it's supposed to be a cheapo shack) but my sims still think it's "decorated". Unlike any of my other lots, this is fully deprecated – so if you're going to redecorate, it's going to cost quite a bit more.

Built on a 20x15 lot; prices below are F = furnished and U = unfurnished 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: 1x2
Lot Price: 19.350§ F, 15.998§ U
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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
Built with Game Version: 1.8.25
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: 1.46 MB · Downloads: 4,608 · 28th Mar 2010
1.46 MB 4,608 28th Mar 2010
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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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#2 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 5:11 AM
I love this. It's just what I needed and didn't have time (nor the talent) to build. I adore ranch houses. :D

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 9:57 AM
This house has a fantastic floor plan for such a large family and a small house.
#4 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 3:45 PM
I need this! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 5:41 PM
Amazing! Thank you.
#6 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 9:20 PM
nice work! I have never seen a home for 8 people under 20k.


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Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 8:38 PM
Just what I need! My family is living in one of your houses now and this is the next step up as they grow.

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 9:38 AM
Great house! thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th May 2010 at 1:15 AM
Wow! You never cease to amaze... Thanks a lot for this!

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