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The Ephemeral

by Tee Hee She Posted 12th Nov 2012 at 4:34 PM - Updated 8th Mar 2013 at 9:06 AM by Tee Hee Hee
134 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


Tired of the same old straight roofs? Hate horizontal lines? Feel its time someone did something about it?

Well clearly you and I am on the same page and that's why I've made this elegant house with grand sweeping architecture to ease your strained eyes and sooth your sims' souls. No longer shall your sims roof be a lifeless, flat, dull surface! Now you can gaze upon this undulating structure to your hearts content. If you have the cash to spend why not live somewhere that shows it, why live in a subtle house when you could live somewhere that screams to be looked at and admired from every angle?





This is a house built for those that like to entertain guests, plenty of seating areas are available both inside and out. The views from the bedrooms are unspoilt and few houses can rival the wow-factor of the grand entrance to the house here.

The main house has two bedrooms and three bathrooms, and another bedroom and bathroom in the guest house.

House Price
Furnished 326,382 / Unfurnished 219,947

Custom Content Required But Not Included
-Armi's amazing DIY buy set - link
-hudy777DeSign's Modular Window Set - link

Words of Caution
This house is on an awkward sized lot, technically its on a 64 x 46 lot, if you want to place it exactly I'd recommend using this mod by velocitygrass to allow you to place any size lots in your world. However you can just place it on a 64x64 lot and it should be fine, might just have some empty patches at the front and back.

This house has extensive amounts of heavy cfe involved, attempts to alter anything is at your own peril. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Lot Placement Issues
Some people have had problems when placing this lot with it appearing either sunken into the surrounding terrain or raised up above it. If you experience this I would recommend researching the cheat "setimportedterrainoffset [value]" to correct it. It is an error that randomly affects people individually so I can't unfortunately provide the value that you'll need to correct it. Use the cheat before placing the lot. Positive values will raise the lot and negative ones will lower it. This may take a few attempts to find the right value but I hope it's worth it.

Lot Size: 6x5
Lot Price: 326,382

Custom Content Included:
- DIY Counter-Top by Armiel at MTS
Tags: #House, #cfe, #water, #grand, #large

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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 Showtime
Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Ephemeral.zip

Size: 5.51 MB · Downloads: 18,763 · 12th Nov 2012
5.51 MB 18,763 12th Nov 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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Interstellar Traveler
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#2 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 4:44 PM
I am so happy to see it up! It's absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job!
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 5:17 PM
That's really breathtaking. It's absolutely extraordinary. Thank you for your great endeavours making a wonderful lot!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 5:47 PM
Oh wow! If I was rich, I'd totally love this house IRL! Thanks for the great upload.
Veteran Finn
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#5 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 5:55 PM
Yay the housie is up! You did such a great job, and with all the patch related issues you had, I'm amazed you pushed through with it all the way!

Absolutely stunning work!

/me huggles minion and stamps a 'PRO' marker on his forehead
Captain Louie
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#6 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 6:27 PM
Now that is what I call...thinking outside the box.
(Wonderful lot!)
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 7:34 PM
This is gorgeous, would love to live there in real life!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 8:12 PM
This is stunning!
But I have some trouble with it. If I place it in Sunlit Tides (haven't tried anywhere else), the lot appears beneath the streetlevel (the whole lot is in a cavern). Do you know what I mean? ^^ What am I doing wrong?
Test Subject
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#9 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 8:22 PM
beautiful work but i think my pc would explode if i tried to play this lol
Test Subject
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#10 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 11:06 PM
What a truly incredible lot, works perfectly on my pc too!
mature minion
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Original Poster
#11 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 12:04 AM
Firstly thank you for all the kind comments, they really are appreciated. Its really nice to hear kind words after a lot of work so thank you all :D

Secondly, to address issues raised
Quote:
Originally Posted by ILoveNewYork
This is stunning!
But I have some trouble with it. If I place it in Sunlit Tides (haven't tried anywhere else), the lot appears beneath the streetlevel (the whole lot is in a cavern). Do you know what I mean? ^^ What am I doing wrong?

Sorry to hear you're having problems placing my lot. I'm really upset to hear its not working for you, I hope this thread here helps as I think it is describing a fix for the problem you're encountering. I've not ever used sunlit tides myself so I can't say I've tested it there to be completely honest.
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 1:05 AM
Oh... WOW!

I don't really like modern style, but I certainly appreciate the time and thought put into your design.

I love the details in your interior. Alternating the direction of wooden planks and layering the rugs for new shapes, they create a very dramatic effect. And the arrangement of indoor plants is wonderful.

I love the shades of green, feels very soothing.

You've used the official content is such a creative way instead of relying on CC. The results are far more impressive than popular creators who fill homes with CC.
Instructor
#13 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 2:37 PM
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Originally Posted by dreamfoil
You've used the official content is such a creative way instead of relying on CC. The results are far more impressive than popular creators who fill homes with CC.

I agree! And wonderful job on the roofline - it looks architecturally convincing.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 1:16 AM
Absolutely fantastic.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 2:51 AM
Amazing! I know first hand how difficult creating subtle curved roofs can be, and you're right, players should not even THINK about attempting to use CFE on this wonderful lot after all the hard work you put into it.
Lab Assistant
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14th Nov 2012 at 2:51 AM
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Test Subject
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#16 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 8:33 AM
Wow, this is stunning! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 9:18 PM
No words can give this justice.
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 9:39 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous work. Thanks sharing your hard work and effort with all of us :D
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 11:15 AM
Now this is something different. Not your standard "modern" box thing (which you see alot), but curves. There is a serious lack of curvy houses and it's good to see that someone made one. The game needs moar curves.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 6:23 PM
This is stunning, I love the modern look and the round roofs! Great job.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 10:48 PM
This is unreal! Awesome job!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 17th Nov 2012 at 8:04 AM
....my god.
mature minion
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Original Poster
#23 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 6:51 PM
Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone, you have no idea how nice it is for me to hear your kind words. Glad you and your sims are enjoying it, and if you find you have any problems with it please do tell me here and I'll try to solve them!
Test Subject
#24 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 10:20 AM
Wow, that looks so awesome, and I'd love to download it, but I use mac, and it doesn't handle .zip or .rar files... any suggestions of what I could use? If i had the time and patience I would upload stuff I have built, but they kinda pale into insignificance when I see something like this...
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 9:28 PM
Scratch the above, Ive got it sorted, but where in your game did you place it? I have a problem with it going into a hole in the ground in Riverview :s
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