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Sensible Starters | Part One

by FakeHousesRealAwesome Posted 24th Mar 2014 at 5:55 PM
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Description

These lots are all starters: less than $16,500 furnished. I prefer my starters to be big on space and short on furnishings, so I don't have to move my Sims as soon as their household gets bigger. These starters all have room to grow; even the one-bedroom Sherman could easily be renovated to fit in another bedroom or nursery. As a result these are all very sparsely furnished, with everything you need to keep your Sims motives up and nothing more. No interior or rear elevation pictures because there's really nothing to see!

Required EPs

These lots are pictured with content from Showtime, University, and Ambitions. Showtime is really the only important one because I've used the six-pane window in all four houses. I used the fence and track lighting from University, and only the counter from Ambitions.

Custom Content

All lots use the following custom content; the roof specific to each lot is listed separately under the details (no CC included in the download; you need to get these separately if you want them):

The Everill
  • 20x15 lot
  • $14,704 | $13,044
  • 2 bd/1 ba



The Sherman
  • 20x20 lot
  • 1 bd/1 ba
  • $15,306 | $14,184



The Mayes
  • 20x20 lot
  • 2 bd/1 ba
  • $16,316 | $15,026
  • Blue roof 4 by tammy_trauma (this roof has been removed by the creator; if you don't have it, the blue roof on the Everill would be a good replacement)



The Fairchild
  • 20x15 lot
  • 3 bd/1 ba
  • $14,948 | $13,038



Lot Size: 20x20
Lot Price: listed separately

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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 Ambitions Showtime University Life
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sensible Starters 1 - FHRA.zip

Size: 5.85 MB · Downloads: 8,030 · 24th Mar 2014
5.85 MB 8,030 24th Mar 2014
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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 9:10 PM
these are very nice
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 2:35 AM
thank you for these gorgous homes and great job they will be useful in my sims3 game
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 8:19 AM
I got these lots from your blog. All I can say is and wonderful to have so much room so the player can move walls, add rooms, etc for your playing pleasure. They look good too. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 2:37 PM
Thank you these are very nice starter homes.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 4:44 PM
These houses are really nice for Sims just starting out! I won't have to move them out when they begin having children. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 1:46 AM
I haven't downloaded anything in a really long time off of this site, but there's something special about your starters. Thanks!
Alchemist
#8 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 1:35 PM
I love the first and last one. Also, thanks for introducing me to B5studios

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Guest
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#9 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 8:28 PM
Really cool^^ Thanks:)
Captain Louie
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#10 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 1:46 AM
Downloaded them for the roof textures, that's some nice CC!

(This are REALLY nice! Great work!)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 7:41 PM
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Originally Posted by QBUILDERZ
Downloaded them for the roof textures, that's some nice CC!

(This are REALLY nice! Great work!)


Haha! I'll bet

Thanks very much!

My Simblr is FakeHouses|RealAwesome
Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Test Subject
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#12 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 7:59 PM
any chance you can make CC free versions?
Instructor
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#13 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 10:03 PM
Lovely Starter Houses Thank you.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 1:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by derek_pearce
any chance you can make CC free versions?


No, I won't be making CC-free versions of these

My Simblr is FakeHouses|RealAwesome
Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#15 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 10:22 AM
Super! I'm at a low with starter houses, so this is just what I need!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 29th Mar 2014 at 9:31 AM
Beautiful homes! I look forward to seeing the rest in this series
Test Subject
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#17 Old 29th Mar 2014 at 10:37 PM
LOVE your starters! Thank you! :)
Test Subject
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#18 Old 30th Mar 2014 at 8:50 PM
Oh my god.
Hands down, these are the best starter homes I have ever found.
Its not like any other starter home as it isn't in a tightly, compacted, small building. there is a lot of free space around (which is very useful)
As well as both the interior and exterior designs looking FABULOUS!(for the money that is)
Test Subject
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#19 Old 2nd Apr 2014 at 12:52 PM
How to make roof like that??
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 2nd Apr 2014 at 3:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jornas
How to make roof like that??


I'm not sure what you're asking but you can PM me if you want to explain further. I didn't make the roof textures, if that's what you mean; those are linked in the description.

My Simblr is FakeHouses|RealAwesome
Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 3rd Apr 2014 at 5:06 AM
I'm having trouble figuring out which download to use for the listing: Fence and columns by armiel

Could you be more specific?
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 3rd Apr 2014 at 3:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wynterwolf
I'm having trouble figuring out which download to use for the listing: Fence and columns by armiel

Could you be more specific?


I used the garden edging-type fence and several wall height columns.

My Simblr is FakeHouses|RealAwesome
Check out my Sim re-creations of 1920s kit homes:
The Shadow Lawn ||| The Plaza ||| The Trenton
Guest
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#23 Old 4th Apr 2014 at 11:06 PM
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest
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#24 Old 20th Apr 2014 at 3:05 PM
Thank you for the awesome starters!!
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 27th Apr 2014 at 12:05 PM
Outstanding. And your screenshots are superb, too. Thanks a bunch for these!
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