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Treadwater Manor - A Twinbrook zombie apocalypse

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 16th Sep 2012 at 2:26 PM - Updated 5th Dec 2012 at 9:09 PM by Fergie_F
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Background:
When Lord Treadwater and his wife were building their manor many Twinbrook inhabbitants questioned why it took so long just to build the foundations, not least of all the Bayless family, whom felt threatened by the sight of a manor just as grand as their own plantation . But very few ever found out why. there were rumours that Treadwater Manor was the first house in Twinbrook to have an elevator, although no-one ever laid eyes on that either. After the death of the last Lord Treadwater the town was left with the task of selling the house, but a buyer was never found as houses of it's kind were very unfashionable at the time, so the town en-circled the house on a small plot of land with chain-link fence in order to deter vandals, luckily Twinbrook never really suffered with disobediant youths and so the house was safe for then, allowed to weather and age peacefully. But now in a newer and stranger age it's grandeur and secrets will finally reveal their true value...



Present day:
Your running through the swamps, fast becoming out of breath, but you know you can't stop, or else "they" will get you. "They" have got practically the whole damn town, and to think, you only got off the strangley deserted highway to find a petrol station. Now you find yourself running for you life, fearing the walking dead which have suddenly begun to reclaim a land they once knew. Zombies are everywhere, on your car radio you over heard reports on the news and sat in disbelief, even as the fuel guage flicked over to empty. Then it happened... A blood thirsty zombie was smashing it's palms against you passenger side window, you screamed and pressed you back against your side of the car. It wasn't untill you noticed a small horde of the creatures approaching you car that you decided you would have to leave it behind and run. You ran past houses, once home to cheerful families, now the chewed corpses litter the front gardens, they are even beggining to come back from the dead. So you run and run, past the main town, untill you find yourself running into the swamp, you briefly doubt it would be a good idea, but still you feet continue to carry you further in, fearing for you life. The sun is setting and you think you've lost them, untill you find yourself stumbling onto a damp dirt road. After you look along either direction of the road you notice a house behind the trees, your racing heartbeat is begining to slow, and your legs are getting tired, so you decide to investigate beyond it's rusted but sturdy chain-link fence. It looks abandoned, as you pass the aged car in the drive you feel and odd silence come over the area, but still you find yourself drawn closer, untill you are on the front porch looking back on where you've just come from, No zombies are in sight but light is fading fast and so you peer through the murky glass windows before turning the front door handle. Surprisingly the double doors open with ease into a musty and faded interior, you listen to the chilling silence before proceeding to explore the rest of the house from top to toe, peering out of each of the windows, looking for the danger which has begun to lurk in the swamps. You decide you will stay there tonight and dare to venture back into town for help in the morning. So choose a room and barricade the door. when you wake up the next moring after an un-easy night's sleep you venture down to the kitchen, where there are a few old snacks, left over from years ago. They may not be very healthy but they keep you going. You then discover a hidden door in the back hall. It leads into a basement, as you descend the stair you hold your breath and listen. But you hear nothing and continue. When down in the basement you find, oddly enough, an elevator. Figuring your chances of survival are slim already you get into the elevator and descend further into the house...



Ok, so admittedly I have been watching a lot of "The Walking Dead" recently, I haven't seen the first season, but soon got into the second one, and now I can't wait for the third one. So I was inspired to build a house inspired by both "The Walking Dead" and the "Fallout" series of games, which I still play both "Fallout 3" and "Fallout: New Vegas". I built this large house on a custom 40 by 40 lot which I placed here:



The house costs 185,768 Simoleons furnished, and 115,646 Simoleons un-furnished. It's on a 40 by 40 lot. In the attic and basement you will find a few unused rooms which you are free to alter and use as you wish.

CC INCLUDED & REQUIRED

There's one piece of CC required and included for this house, and it's dgandy's "Quarter Round Window" which can be found here: http://www.thesimsresource.com/down...indow/id/944668
at the Sims Resource. Remember to thank "dgandy" for their hard work in creating such a nice and iconic window, which I'm sure some of you will use in a recreation of a certain house located on Long Island, famous for a certain set of murders.



Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 185,768 Simoleons

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.34.27.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Treadwater Manor.zip

Size: 4.69 MB · Downloads: 2,070 · 16th Sep 2012
4.69 MB 2,070 16th Sep 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 5:28 PM
This is a really nice house! I've been looking for new places to drop into Moonlight Falls that fit the atmosphere.. You've delivered. Thank you kindly!
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#3 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 5:39 PM
Oh my goodness, first of all I'm so downloading this house. But secondly I just want to say that this house MUST be inspired from the Walking Dead show (my favorite show ever!!!)...It's Hershel's farmhouse!!!!!! Am I right? Oh I just read the overview, I don't play fallout, but when I looked at this house I KNEW immediately what house this was... Good freaking job!!!!
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#4 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 8:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Simsdestroyer
Oh my goodness, first of all I'm so downloading this house. But secondly I just want to say that this house MUST be inspired from the Walking Dead show (my favorite show ever!!!)...It's Hershel's farmhouse!!!!!! Am I right? Oh I just read the overview, I don't play fallout, but when I looked at this house I KNEW immediately what house this was... Good freaking job!!!!


Well you're partly right, I certainly had that house in mind, but I was also using the design of a house I've built quite a while ago in Bridgeport, but Hershel's farmhouse was probably the bigger influence at the start, I love how that house looks, and thought that the scene when they were all fleeing it was awesome, but was glad that the house went unharmed. I certainly can't wait till the next series

I've included pics of both Hershel's farm house and the other house for those who haven't seen either.

Great name by the way, 'Simsdestroyer', I should have probably been a bit more creative with mine...

Also, Thanks for the feedback so far :D
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#5 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 8:45 PM
This is amazing! Love it!
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#6 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 9:13 PM
You definately need to watch the first season, its better than the second. The house is amazingly fun, and I agree, when I first saw it, I immediately thought of the Walking Dead and Hershell's farm.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 10:49 PM
Before I even read the part about this house being inspired by The Walking Dead, all I was thinking was that it looks just like the farm house in season 2! You hit the nail on the head. Also, I loved the story you added, I felt like I was watching the show! I would definitely advise you to watch the first season too, it's got a lot more zombie killing and less dramatic stuff going on with the main characters. Seasons 3 starts in a few weeks, too! Thanks for sharing your awesome house :D
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#8 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 11:07 PM
Awesome job! Thank you!
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#9 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 1:39 AM
What a great house. But when I saw the name and thumbnail, though, my first thought was, "Left 4 Dead!" And then I got a closer view and read the description. "Fighting through a swamp, only to find a dirt road leading to a plantation house? Yep, definitely inspired by Left 4 Dead." But then, obviously, I got the actual inspiration. I was surprised (it probably helps that I've never seen the Walking Dead, unlike, apparently, everybody else here). If you're interested, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQaajbzz8ew . You get a view of the front at about 40 seconds in, and at 2:56 you can start seeing glimpses of the back. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a good look, but it's not the type of game where you sit back and admire the architecture.

Still, it's a really nice house. If I didn't have such an aversion to big lots, I'd definitely have this downloaded.
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#10 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 7:15 AM Last edited by CeJaye : 17th Sep 2012 at 10:21 PM.
Oh lovely! Now all it needs is a proper zombie apocalypse mod with scary flesh eating zombies for Sims 3 to go with it, lol. But my sims will enjoy it still, maybe I'll plop my witch legacy family into it after they can afford it.

And seconding the poster above; you really need to watch season one of the Walking Dead, it was way better then the second (hopefully season 3 will be the best of all, heh.)
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 1:59 PM
I tried to play the house, but my Sim couldn't go up the central stairs The top stair blocked the lower one. He went down ok, but then couldn't go up.
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#12 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 5:25 PM
Thanks for all the feedback so far, I will certainly look into Left 4 Dead, from what I've seen so far it looks awesome, although as far as The Walking Dead Season 3 is concerned I will have to wait longer than most of you guys because I don't think there's a set release date for the UK

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Originally Posted by mberry
I tried to play the house, but my Sim couldn't go up the central stairs The top stair blocked the lower one. He went down ok, but then couldn't go up.


That's odd, my sims have never had this problem, they use the house perfectly fine, has anyone else had this problem? All I can suggest to fix this is to delete the stairs and place them again. I hope that helps, but as far as stairs are concerned, I only get the occasional bug where they will turn around at the top of the stairs and come back down, although it only seems to happen in Riverview, but I use the move objects cheat to place them upstairs and then the problem fixes itself after.

Again, Thanks for all the feedback

P.s. That Left 4 Dead house looks pretty awesome too, I think someone has recreated the farm house from one of the other levels too, if anyone's interested, I'm sure it was on this site.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 8:00 PM
"I only get the occasional bug where they will turn around at the top of the stairs and come back down," That's what happened.
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#14 Old 17th Sep 2012 at 8:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mberry
"I only get the occasional bug where they will turn around at the top of the stairs and come back down," That's what happened.

have you tried placing the sims on the floor they can't reach with the "moveobjects on" cheat, and then sending them back down the stairs in live mode, it fixes that bug for me, I hope this helps
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#15 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 4:36 PM
Great Job!! Thanks for a SN prefect house
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#16 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 4:18 PM
*Whines* What happens next in the story? I was enjoying that read! What comes after the elevator? o.O; Where does it take said protagonist?
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#17 Old 23rd Sep 2012 at 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Yaoilicious
*Whines* What happens next in the story? I was enjoying that read! What comes after the elevator? o.O; Where does it take said protagonist?

Maybe I should upload the rest of the story, I'm just not sure whether it should be with this upload, or whether I should start taking pictures in-game and sharing it as a story in the Community area of this site
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 11:32 AM
This place is so cool, easily one of my all time favorite houses. Thank you so much for sharing this with us all, it will feature prominately in my game play for a long time to come. Well done!

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#19 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 11:25 AM
I am not sure which I enjoyed more ...downloading the house or gripping the edge of my desk as I read the story, you have a great imagination, inspiring, once I downloaded your MId century modern house I decided to look you up to see other creations I am glad I did and thank you again , you are very creative both in writing and building !!
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#20 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 1:56 AM
Great job. Thank you.
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#21 Old 23rd May 2016 at 12:12 PM
wonderful build, I just found all your others and downloaded them all too, thanks for sharing your creativity..