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Simsasha Manor [LN Apartment Building] [EDITED!]

by Nukapei Posted 6th Nov 2010 at 5:50 PM - Updated 6th Nov 2010 at 9:15 PM by Nukapei
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
So, you're a young adult Sim, just starting out in life. You cross the bridge into Bridgeport, captivated by the bright lights of the big city. You've finally arrived! You're going to make it big! Start a band, or star in your own blockbuster film, or maybe even write your own highly successful screenplay. The point is, you're going Places with a capital-P, and just by crossing that bridge you're halfway there.

But then you start looking for a flat, and reality hits. Everything is either far too expensive, or far too trashy. Would you rather pay out the nose, or live in a roach-infested dive? Nothing nice is in your price range, and nothing in your price range is nice. What's a young Sim to do?

Well, today is your lucky day. A one-bedroom condo has just listed in the world-class Simsasha Manor, and the owner wants to get rid of it now and so is selling it on the cheap. You'll be able to enjoy world-class amenities at a fraction of the cost! And, with all that money you're saving, you'll be able to furnish it nicely -- maybe not high-end, but at least nice enough that you won't have to worry about cold showers or unevenly-cooked food! And there's even a little corner of grass off the patio, perfect for growing your own produce and saving on grocery bills. Score!

I'm not really sure about EA's obsession with putting all the new apartments as high up as they possibly can. Sure, some penthouse apartments are nice and all. But they had to make penthouse suites out of Every. Single. One. Highly annoying.

Besides which, I'm the kind of gamer where literally every single Sim I've ever played has had a garden of some sort, if nothing else to save them from having to go to the grocery store. Can't exactly do that in your 14th-story apartment, can you? Not unless EA comes out with a TS3 version of the hydroponics station from TS2, at least.

So I split the difference, and Simsasha was born. So named after my cat, who decided she must have attention and jumped up onto my lap as I was trying to settle on a name. It's a wonderfully versatile building, high enough not to look out of place in the city but low enough that it wouldn't look too bad in Sunset Valley, either.

It has everything a regular "apartment" EA-style does -- complete with mailbox and trash chute. The only thing is that, for some reason, no other NPC's move in. I'm not sure why. But don't worry; random townies tend to show up to take advantage of the amenities on the rooftop balcony, so you shouldn't be without company for long.

I tried to decorate the condo in a sort of modified Bohemian style -- cheap but also colorful and nice. Trust me, there are decorative items everywhere -- no room has less than a "Decorated" moodlet. Why condo? Because the LN "apartments" resemble condos much more than apartments, in my opinion. You don't even pay rent, just a one-time fee. That sounds more like ownership than leasing, to me.

I also put a subway station right there, so you don't have to take the taxi halfway across town to pick up a subway. This also brought up an unexpected bonus -- if you have a musician Sim, and are short of cash, just go Play For Tips in the subway. I was shocked how fast my Simmie started raking in the dough.

And just so you know, the middle three levels are dummy levels. The elevator doesn't stop on those floors, and there's nothing there even if it did. They're just to get the top level up as high as it would go.

Furnished, all EP version: §15,458
Furnished, no WA version: §15,916
Unfurnished: §2,256
Lot: 40 x 40
Furnished: yes!
Playtested: yes!
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1

This lot was built where Verdanda Villas is in the default Bridgeport (99 Embarcadero Drive) but it also goes well across the street at Terpsichore Studios (4400 Hamming Pier Road), although you'll have to kick out the family living there first. If you're having difficulty finding those lots, they're right across from Waylon's Haunt (right by the docks)

NO CC OR STORE ITEMS WERE USED TO MAKE THIS BUILDING! Well, alright, one pattern that I completely forgot didn't come with the game. Other than that, no CC needed. You will, however, need World Adventures, Ambitions, and Late Night (of course). Fast Lane Stuff is helpful as I included two items from that stuff pack, but both items are decorative so it's not the end of the world if you don't have the pack -- they'll just disappear.

Someone asked about the amount of WA content included in this lot. Because there wasn't that much content at all (but some of it was rather important, like the fence defining the patio from the common area around the pool) I went ahead and deleted all WA content for a WA-free version. I manually checked every single item, wallpaper, fence, wall hanging, etc to make sure it wasn't from WA. However, unfortunately patterns don't have the little icon indicating where they came from. So some patterns included with WA might still be in the building. It just means you might have to spend some time in CAS.

Custom Content Included:
- Wood Pattern by Around the Sims 3

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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 + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 6.0.81
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | This version requires AMB and LN only

Size: 2.34 MB · Downloads: 1,616 · 6th Nov 2010
2.34 MB 1,616 6th Nov 2010 | This version requires all EP's (WA, AMB, and LN)

Size: 2.33 MB · Downloads: 5,481 · 6th Nov 2010
2.33 MB 5,481 6th Nov 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.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 6:53 PM
Thank you so much! This is exactly what I've been looking for! I LOVE YOU!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 7:00 PM
This is really awesome and I love it. One thing though please if you will try to reply to this. How much of this is WA? It is getting IMPOSSIBLE for us without WA to download anything. It is so hard to spend our life building, building building. I mean if it's just a few patterns or something, the game will replace them with defaults. So my question is, to your knowledge (and I won't hold you to it and would use at my own risk) is there anything game breaking in it?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 9:16 PM
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

Jerin8, please read the update. I think you'll be happy.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 10:36 PM
As far as I know patterns should still work. I got a lot of the WA patterns when I patched the base game. I've recently gained some new LN patterns by patching the game too without owning the EP.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Forum Resident
#6 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 10:59 PM
This looks amazing! Looks very similar to the type of apartments around the local college in my area. Perfect for young adults that have moved out of home! Makes me want to start building apartments!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 1:43 PM
This is lovely, thank you so much
Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 2:11 PM
I especially love the laundry with the curtains in front and the garden and the hot tub/bar on the roof. A real winner!!!!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 3:16 PM
Great Job thank you very much....My attempt at making apartments is horrible !! But I keep trying and downloading beautiful ones like this one....Once again Thank You
Test Subject
#10 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 4:59 PM
Beautiful job! Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 8th Nov 2010 at 2:34 AM
thank you soo much for taking the time to do that! Seriously. THANK YOU ! I looove this place. It's probably the best place in Bridgeport esp for just starting out. Awesome.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Nov 2010 at 6:53 AM
This is beautiful. I love your decorating, color choices, and strategies that separate the living spaces while still having the apartment as a whole hold together so nicely.
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 9:11 AM
This is gorgeous!I've been looking and looking for something like this!
I'll be playing it tonight!

I've read on the internet that if you hold CTRL + SHIFT and click on the hidden room marker, you can also set ambient sound for the building. You should only set this on one hidden room marker per lot, and it should be the marker closest to the player's apartment. Finally, any door that is connected to a room with a hidden room marker inside it should be flagged as an NPC door if you want another Sim to live inside it as if it was their apartment. Hold CTRL + SHIFT and click on the door, and select the "Make NPC Door" option.

Do you think this might help 'neighbours' move in?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 7:45 PM
Cianyde, you are my new best friend. I was trying to figure out why no Sims were moving into the other apartments! Well, I guess that would do it, huh?

Thanks again!
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 11:16 PM
No worries!
Glad I could be of assistance, I absolutely LOVE your lot!!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 3:51 AM
I love this apartment! I was able to edit it and make it 2 floors. So pretty! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
21st Nov 2010 at 7:56 AM
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Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Nov 2010 at 7:57 AM
Looks great!
Test Subject
#18 Old 31st Dec 2010 at 9:41 PM
I have a question, where is the top of the building from. Is it a fence? Because I have been looking to do that but never figured out how.
Test Subject
#19 Old 12th May 2011 at 6:35 AM
Absolutely wonderful! I was just muttering to myself about how there doesn't seem to be any good "starter" apartments for Sims just starting out, I might just save this for use in my legacy, it's absolutely wonderful, and because of you, I might just be making my own apartment series!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 24th Nov 2012 at 7:02 PM
Is there any possible way to have an HELS-Free version? I just won't be getting HELS anytime soon but I REEEEALLLY love this lot! If you can't, that's fine, just thought it didn't hurt to ask. Keep up the good work!
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 9:29 PM
amazing, just wish some of the apartments could fit at least two rooms ):
#22 Old 26th Apr 2014 at 7:20 PM
It is awesome that you took time to do this! I don't think that I would have the patience, so I appreciate it when people are willing to do this and then share it with others. Thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Dec 2015 at 5:31 AM
These are amazing. These are going in my world I am creating