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Floriana

by armiel Posted 14th Dec 2011 at 7:54 PM - Updated 14th Dec 2011 at 7:36 PM by armiel
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Hello everyone!

This is my first upload in quite a long time, but I hope that it's size covers the gap between this upload, and my last. Floriana is a Roman villa I built for the Ancient world-theme. I started making it right after we announced the theme, so making it took me longer than any lot ever. Just look at the size of that thing :D

I had actually given up on it, and was about to hand it over at #create for anyone who felt like decorating, a lot, but for my disappointment (or for my win) no-one had time for such a massive lot. So they encouraged me to carry on with it instead. I'm happy that I did, and am now proud to present you my biggest individual lot so far.

Floriana

The lot is a renovated Roman villa. All of it's owners have wanted to keep it's original look, and have thus only kept it in shape. There are a few modern time items, such as the fridge and stove, but most is still old style. Keeping in mind that I wanted to do this without any CC or store items, I had to improvise a little

Features:

Architecture
  • Built around 4 courtyards
  • Separate areas for family, servants, relaxation and animals
  • Lush gardens, fountains, terraces, balconies

Rooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Spa
  • Shrine of White
  • Library
  • Souveniers
  • Playroom
  • Cat's room
  • and many others

There are also some skill items, such as the easel, and sculpting station. Romans love wine, so there is a winery too, and a garden to grow more plants.

The rooms are furnished and decorated quite loosely (I know, not my style at all!), so when you wanna add those modern day luxuries (if you do), you have plenty of room to do so.

And like I said, there is no CC or Store items!

Of course, my luck, a lot big like this cannot be fully problem free (well they should, this is my luck), so there is one minor issue...

Known issue, and how to solve:
The front gate to the horse yard. When I playtested, the horses used it with no issues. When I packed the lot/binned it, they could not use the gate. So I took the gate and replaced it, the horses could use it. I saved and binned the lot, then placed it again, the horses could not use it. I started to get angry at it. I tried to place the gate again, and the horses would still not use it. Then I tired placing the lot from bin again, the horses would not use the gate. I placed the gate again, the horses did use the gate. So I exported this version.

So, if you download this and have issues with horses and the front gate (LN celeb gate)...
- Try placing it again (you will need moveobjects on cheat
- If that doesn't help, either replace the lot from bin, or simply just delete the gate.

I left the gate cause it seems to work occasionally, and if you do not have horses, there will be no issues. Oh, and the other gate to no-horse yard - The horses CAN use that one, and is placed in the same way, in identical wall formation. Mysterious are the ways of gates. :P

I hope that you will enjoy this lot, as much as I enjoy looking at it now that it's finished

ps. The lot is heavy with flowers and lots of objects, so placing it from bin, and changing between buy and play etc. may take a little while, how much depends on your computer.

Lot Size: 60x60
Lot Price: 325841/121573

Additional Credits:
Thank you Srikandi, for making me start the house, and for your kind comments!

Thank you for everyone at #create who helped me with this, mentally and on ideas too!

Especially Whitey, Heaven, Missroxor and Jaguwar.

I have HP's Altered plants installed, so my little pink flowers look cute and gently pink and awesome, but if you do not have the mod and do not wish to use it, your pink little flowers will simply look like they look normally in game - eye-burning pink.

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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 Generations Pets
Built with Game Version: 10.0.96
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
armiel_Floriana.rar

Size: 4.41 MB · Downloads: 2,367 · 14th Dec 2011
4.41 MB 2,367 14th Dec 2011
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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.
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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#2 Old 14th Dec 2011 at 9:03 PM
This is so pretty! Love it & it's great for the theme.
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#3 Old 15th Dec 2011 at 2:05 AM
WOW!!! This is absolutley breathetaking! This is grand! And its very well planned out and executed! Well done! and might I add very well portraying the Roman period house!
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#4 Old 15th Dec 2011 at 2:32 AM
Oh... wow. I'm... wow. Just floored. This is gorgeous! Inspiring me to try and build a home with just as equal beauty!
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#5 Old 15th Dec 2011 at 4:51 AM
That's simply overwhelming! IT's really, really beautiful and I would not have the talent to create something similar to this! Thank you much for sharing it with us!
The other one
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#6 Old 15th Dec 2011 at 5:48 AM
Woah, it's GIGANTIC! But looks awesome, nice job!
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#7 Old 16th Dec 2011 at 3:42 AM
This is great
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#8 Old 19th Dec 2011 at 10:17 PM
This is just wonderful. Thank you for putting in the time and effert this took to compleat. I'm still learning to build stuff and it seems like I keep messing up and have to start over so I kinda understand the frustration. Thank you
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#9 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 12:06 AM
its says "archive file is not complete"
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#10 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 10:25 PM
i dont have generations or pets, will that matter?
thanks
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#11 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 4:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kreva
i dont have generations or pets, will that matter?
thanks


You would be missing quite a bit of stuff, but if you are patched to corresponding patch (1.26) for BG, you maybe could use the lot. I can't promise, I won't recommend, but you can try with your own responsibility.
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#12 Old 30th Jan 2012 at 3:26 AM
This looks awesome; right up my alley! I was just thinking that I needed an Italian manor (well, more rustic than this, but I can just change some wallpaper, lol)! I built myself a pretty cool one for TS2, but the thought of trying to duplicate it in TS3 made the task seem daunting. This will most definitely suit my needs!
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#13 Old 15th Apr 2012 at 3:00 AM
This isn't a house, its a small village! Good Job!
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#14 Old 29th Jan 2013 at 5:22 PM
I am so impressed with your hard work I'm so glad you finished this amazing house! I have the perfect location for it all worked out already! Thank you so much for sharing your masterpiece!! ^_^