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Ancient Roman Home (No CC)

by Yogi-Tea Posted 21st Nov 2011 at 7:55 AM - Updated 10th Jun 2013 at 9:51 AM by Yogi-Tea
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is my entry for the November theme "Ancient World". I searched the internet for some floorplans of ancient houses, mainly ancient roman houses, and found many great pictures (floorplans) - enough to re-build a whole roman city. Since I'm a slow builder I knew there wouldn't be enough time to create something big and therefore I chose to build a smaller house. This house was re-built after a sketch of an ancient roman house as can be found at Wikipedia / Germany, it is not a real house that still exists but houses similar to that one were built in the ancient roman empire.

It's easy to find floorplans, however, it's hard to say how the interior of a roman family home would have looked like in ancient times. I've been in Rome and Ostia once and remember the beautiful floors and walls with mosaic tiles, some of them very colorful. Unfortunately we can't do any mosaics in our sims 3 builds but I did my best to make this lot look good. This sims version of an ancient roman home is how I imagine a Merchant's house - not a poor family but also not that rich to have many servants (or slaves) - please note that the shop in front of the house is decoration only, this is no home business and no community lot!

Lot Size & Placement:
House was built at 67 Rachelle Lane at Appaloosa Plains.
It's a 30 x 20 lot.

I placed the lot at different locations to see how the terrain paint works there. Most pictures were taken in Egypt (20 East Riverview Place) where the lot looks best, but it also looks good in China (2 East Ancestor Hills) and France (125 East Northbank Boulevard).

Lot Price:
Furnished: 81,929 §
Unfurnished: 52,531 §

  • 1 Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms (for Children or Servants)
  • Kitchen and Dining Room
  • Inner Courtyard with Lounge Area and Storage
  • Latrine Room
  • Private Bath
  • Backyard garden
  • Shop and room with fire pit in front of the house

I did not exactly place all rooms like in the original floorplan which I found at Wikipedia. In this original floorplan the house has no bathroom and no toilet - which is okay since this was normal in ancient roman times - but for better playability of this lot I made this a more "luxury" version of an ancient roman home.

Cheats used:
Buydebug, Moveobjects.

I checked the file with CUSTARD (as always, a huge "thank you" to Delphy for this great tool) to make sure that there is nothing included that doesn't belong there.

Requires The Sims 3 Base Game, World Adventures, Ambitions and Pets.

Built and playtested with Game Version

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 81,929 / 52,531

Custom Content by Me:
- Ancient Roman Residential Home (No CC)

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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 Ambitions Late Night Pets
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Ancient Roman Home (No CC).rar | Ancient Roman Home (No CC) for Sims 3

Size: 559.2 KB · Downloads: 2,732 · 21st Nov 2011
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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.
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.

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#2 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 8:42 AM
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 8:44 AM
Looks good. You did nice job. Thanks
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 9:32 AM
Looks Really like ancient homes ! Is it ok if I don't have ambitions ?
Mad Poster
#5 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 10:03 AM
Beautiful house!
#6 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 1:48 PM
Very interesting design, I really like it. Thank you for sharing.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 2:28 PM
What a wonderful interpretation! This really does remind me of some lay-outs I saw in Pompeii. I like how you imagined the interior decor.
Test Subject
#8 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 3:48 PM
wow - fantastic! This is really wonderful!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 4:03 PM
That's really great! It look's very authentic, and I simply must have it! Thank you so much for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 4:09 PM
very cool

Snarling ever forward
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 5:32 PM
This. No CC. You must be kidding me.
Just perfect!
Original Poster
#12 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 5:44 PM
Oh... wow... it got not only approved but also picked... I'd never expected anything like that since the MTS staff had a really hard time with me and my upload this time. Sorry about that - and thank you for approving my upload.

You know, if I prepare the pictures for the upload it allways goes like... "oh, you must show them this... and that too... and they also need to see this... and that..." - and at the end I have so many pictures that it's really difficult to show them all in the required size - it's just impossible to make collages with pictures being at least 800x600 big. *sighs*

I also would like to thank you all for your lovely feedback. It makes me very happy that you like my version of an ancient roman house. I have so many ideas now for more roman buildings, I'll certainly will create more roman buildings in the future.

@ vadarva: I've never been to Pompeii but it's very much on top of my list of the "must see" places of this world. I love old buildings, especially remains of the roman empire.

@ atchieonse1508: I'm not sure if it works without having ambitions installed - I don't remember all objects and stuff I used but some of the ceiling tiles are from ambitions and the standing sign in front of the house is from ambitions, too.

@ mariaaaanna: Nope. No CC included. I currently have no CC installed to my game. :D
#13 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 8:22 PM
This shows your hard work!
The art history student in me did a cheer when I saw the floor plan (I had to memorise each of those in the second week of class.... not fun)

I can't wait to have it in my game. Thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 12:58 PM
Thank you very much. All these years I was looking for this house, built in the roman style. Good luck in all undertakings.
Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 2:39 PM
This is fantastic! Well done. I love the colors and detail. I have nowhere to use it at the moment, but I'm downloading it anyway. I see a cute little roman family in my near future.
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 2:52 PM
Stunning work!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 3:31 PM
This looks really nice! Thanks.
Original Poster
#18 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 4:50 PM
Wow, I'd never thought to get that much positive feedback from you.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to leave a comment.

The "ancient world" theme seems to interest many people. Does anyone remember who suggested this theme?
Field Researcher
#19 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 7:33 PM
i just googled 'roman home' and your house is on the images!!! pretty close to the top as well!!! i love it!! i wanna make one, but ive got to not make it look like yours :P
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 1:35 AM
This is actually really cool, man. Nice job! :O)
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 6:24 AM
excellent work. This is truely thoughtful and well executed The floorplan is actualy very simple but you brought it to life with the decor. I can see a roman family living in this house. I don't have the necessary expansion packs so I can't download it, but I may try to rebuild it as a community lot museum.

There you go, and Wherever you go, There you are.
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 4:03 PM
Even though I don't have Ambitions, I don't care! This is an automatic download for me. Fantastic work!
Test Subject
#23 Old 24th Nov 2011 at 5:14 PM
This is an amazing, amazing house and so relevant to my interests. Hope to see more Roman themed things from you!
Original Poster
#24 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 9:57 PM
@ Craggles: Yes, that's very cool... and if you search for "ancient roman home" you'll find the McDonald's symbol in the results, too.

Thanks to all of you for your compliments. I'm glad that you like the house - makes me very happy.
Test Subject
#25 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 12:41 AM
This home makes me wish World Adventures came with places such as ancient Greece or Rome! This is stunning!
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