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Shell Cottage (from Harry Potter)

by Vera_J Posted 19th May 2010 at 11:17 PM - Updated 2nd Feb 2013 at 6:19 PM by Vera_J : fixed the file
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This is my attempt at Shell Cottage from Harry Potter, the dwelling of Bill and Fleur.



It is a beach lot designed for a couple with 3 children and maybe 1 other sim. There´s a small garden behind the house and an even smaller pond in the front. The cottage is toned mostly in washed-out colors, only the attic dedicated to children is in contrasting bright colors. The roof is clearly visible from inside the attic but all the objects there are functional and no sim / roof clipping occures.



I tried to mix the look of the cottage in the Deathly Hallows movie trailer and the description in the book. The main change is that I didn´t build it on a cliff to keep the lot more versatile. (There seems to be no cliff in the movie either, but if you still want to have it on a cliff, you can place it at 500 Sunnyside Blvd in Sunset Valley, the cottage will blend in nicely there.)
Then there´s the 2nd floor layout - there should be 3 tiny bedrooms upstairs according to the book. I tried that out and it gave the second floor very claustrophobic feeling, so I left only 2 bedrooms there and added an attic instead.Other than that it should more or less match the descriptions. (I hope you won´t mind the changes too much… )



The lot was build with patch 2.3.33. Requires WA

Price Furnished 71 964
Unfurnished: 47 130

Lot size: 30x30
Lot type: Residential

CC items:
Weathered roof by Srikandi
Prosperous Peasant Door and Window Set cmomoney (both windows and the plain door) – used with permission

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 66 936

Additional Credits:
Regina at Bogsims for the sidewalk replacement seen at the screenshots
Tags: #shell, #cottage, #potter, #weasley

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

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: 2.3.33.003
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Shell Cottage_fixed.rar

Size: 2.36 MB · Downloads: 1,436 · 2nd Feb 2013
2.36 MB 1,436 2nd Feb 2013
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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.


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Instructor
#2 Old 20th May 2010 at 12:37 AM
Shut the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew what it was when I saw the pics!!!!!! I already saw photos of the one from the film, so it was obvious!!!! Amazing!!!!!!! I loves it!!!!!!

I don't take requests. :-)



"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
Scholar
#3 Old 20th May 2010 at 1:33 AM
Very atmospheric house, well done.
Good work with the ground painting
Instructor
#4 Old 20th May 2010 at 9:43 AM
I am not a Harry Potter fan (haven't read the books or seen the film ) but this is a really unique house and you've done a great job replicating it

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 20th May 2010 at 11:03 AM
Amazing work and so gorgeous result ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 20th May 2010 at 11:48 AM
I downloaded it and will try it. It looks nice. As you know wizarding houses can be larger on the inside than the outside. However we can't do that in the Sims. I thing your modifications are quite reasonable under the circumstances and the second floor looks fine in the photos. It looks quite livable.

I have tried a number of houses and in spite of the really nice effort put into them they are too big to be really playable. I think yours will be one I keep.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#7 Old 20th May 2010 at 2:52 PM
Beautiful!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 20th May 2010 at 4:05 PM
Ohhh this makes me so happy.
Wiki Wizard
#9 Old 20th May 2010 at 4:34 PM
This is SO awesome, well done!


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 20th May 2010 at 7:10 PM
This is great!!! I looked at the photos from the new HP a few days ago and recognised it for what it was!!! It looks enchanting, thank you

~ Nyn ~
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th May 2010 at 9:44 PM
Thanks for nice comments! In fact I expected some nit-picking with HP series being so popular. I´m glad you like the lot.
Test Subject
#12 Old 22nd May 2010 at 2:51 PM
Finally some HP content for the Sims 3! And this house looks really similiar to the house in the screenshots for the film. Of course, the Shell Cottage I imagined while I was reading the book is totally different, but that's already the way every individual imagines buildings and persons from the HP books. =]
Great work, well done!
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd May 2010 at 5:56 PM
Saw pictures from the film looks just like the real thing as you can see by my picture and name im obsessed with Harry potter
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd May 2010 at 12:25 PM
This is adorable! It looks just like the pictures from the set of the movie! Amazing job!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 26th Nov 2010 at 2:19 AM
I love it. It looks great. I especially like the little bill and fleur sims sitting at the table (so cute!).
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#16 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 2:18 PM
Awesome! Where did you get the Bill and Fleur sims? (I love being able to find the homes and buildings to download, but I've also been trying to find the characters, too)
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#17 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 10:33 PM
How is this freakin' IDENTICAL to what I imagined?! WOW!
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Apr 2011 at 2:13 PM
When I download this lot, it says my software is not up-to-date,
but I'm sure it is!
How can I fix this? I have it only with this lot...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 29th Apr 2011 at 3:26 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Niekjuhhh500
When I download this lot, it says my software is not up-to-date,
but I'm sure it is!
How can I fix this? I have it only with this lot...

I don´t know why you have this problem, but you can install the lot without the launcher. Extract the sims3pack with Delphy´s Multi-Extracter and put the extracted file to (...) Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Library and it will show up in your game.
Test Subject
#20 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 12:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vera_J
I don´t know why you have this problem, but you can install the lot without the launcher. Extract the sims3pack with Delphy´s Multi-Extracter and put the extracted file to (...) Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Library and it will show up in your game.


I have the same problem as Niekjuhhh500 and these kind of programs I have no luck with. Is there anyway you can check your upload and if possible reupload a "up to date" version...

It's a real shame because there is obviously a lot of time and effort put into that lot and the result looks really good...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 7:10 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by SimTim123
I have the same problem as Niekjuhhh500 and these kind of programs I have no luck with. Is there anyway you can check your upload and if possible reupload a "up to date" version...

What do you mean you have no luck with the program? It´s so easy to use - just click "Extract"!

Otherwise you can get this completely CC free version from the exchange:
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail...assetId=2576486
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 14th Sep 2011 at 10:32 PM
This is a gorgeous house! I'm trying at the moment to make a Harry Potter neighbourhood so this will be a great addition - just a question, though; how do you make the stairs twisted so that they're so much more compact? If it's a mod, I'd love to find it because it would be useful on so many of my lots! <3
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 15th Sep 2011 at 3:52 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by beaux flower
This is a gorgeous house! I'm trying at the moment to make a Harry Potter neighbourhood so this will be a great addition - just a question, though; how do you make the stairs twisted so that they're so much more compact? If it's a mod, I'd love to find it because it would be useful on so many of my lots! <3

It's not a mod, you can make folded stairs etc. with CFE cheat. There's a nice tutorial (and another one here ).
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Oct 2012 at 8:41 AM
I'm having an issue with the Sims3Pack itself. When I go to install it, the installer window tells me that my game is not up to date, when in fact, it is. The latest version I have is 8.0.152, and I know there's nothing wrong with that.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 18th Oct 2012 at 6:55 PM
@ guitarsNthings:

In case you have troubles with the Launcher installing lots, extract the sims3pack with Delphy's Multi-Extracter and put the package file to your Electronic Arts\ The Sims 3\ Library folder (in Documents). It always works.
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