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From GTA 5: Sandy Shores Fire Station

by Flora2 Posted 3rd Dec 2015 at 8:49 PM - Updated 1st Dec 2016 at 9:22 AM by Floraflora2 : EP requirements feedback
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Several fire stations can be found on the map in GTA 5, some of them in better shape, some of them rundown and in poor condition. Perhaps the ugliest and most neglected of them is the small station located in Sandy Shores, the trailer park - so why recreating this one?



Partly because I wanted a small station for my game; I don't like the size of EA's default huge multilevel fire stations. And partly, because, well, it's in Sandy Shores; the exterior is a very close recreation, and since my most downloaded and faved stuff is the "Sandy Shores trailers", and I play my own mini Sandy Shores too in my game, I thought that a small career lot like this would fit the theme and complete the "pack".



Because of its small size, the station has no beds; on the other hand, the "on the clock" hours can be spent by the PC, the table-tennis table outside, or by the white board to increase skills. There's also an inventing workbench in the garage. The office is equipped with TV, mini-fridge and coffee machine. I have planted a few University EP-type herbs around the building to give sims collectibles, and there's a hidden "public picnic spot" on the picnic bench in the back - I have no idea if any sims will ever use that.

PLAYTEST: I tested the lot with a Lvl 6 firefighter sim, and the daily emergencies worked for me without issues. It might take several sim-days before the other firefighters show up, it seems the game need time to assign or reassign the townies for the career.





No CC, no stuff packs or Store items were used. It's been built still with the 1.67 game version. Since it's an Ambitions EP career lot, of course Ambitions is a must, and the following EPs are needed as well: World Adventures, Late Night, Generations, Seasons, Showtime, University Life, Island Paradise. *Edit: User feedback: it works smoothly without Island Paradise, its few objects will be replaced by proxy ones.


Lot Size: 25x20
Lot Price (furnished): 35,981
Lot Price (unfurnished): 22,786

Additional Credits:
To Rockstar Games for the exterior design of the building; and to the creator Coasterboi for the custom world Angel City that is the desert background on the pictures.

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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 Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Fire Department.rar

Size: 1.56 MB · Downloads: 2,148 · 3rd Dec 2015
1.56 MB 2,148 3rd Dec 2015
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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.

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#2 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 12:35 AM
Just wonderful.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 12:36 AM
This build is much appreciated. I don't always want a big fire station and my fire fighters never sleep there, but usually go home.
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#4 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 2:14 AM
Gorgeous!!! Your graphics card is amazing!!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 2:19 AM
Love it do the strip club PLZ
Field Researcher
#6 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 2:54 AM
This looks great, I love the likeness! You know, you don't need to change it, but if you wanted to add beds, you could've put them in a basement. Perhaps suggest it in your download to people that would like beds?
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#7 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 4:26 PM
Love this! I've just started playing Angel City again, and this (along w/ your other GTAV lots) will be amazing additions. Thanks so much!
Instructor
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#8 Old 5th Dec 2015 at 5:40 AM
While I can't really use this for my own work, I must say that it's an impressive re-creation. Great work.
Instructor
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#9 Old 10th Dec 2015 at 6:55 PM
It's a great recreation, but it's also a great fire station. I think I might brighten up the landscaping and some of the textures, but it's a good lot to use in my town. Thanks for making it!
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#10 Old 10th Dec 2015 at 10:59 PM Last edited by Floraflora2 : 10th Dec 2015 at 11:15 PM.
Thank you to all, I'm glad if anyone likes it or can find it useful in any neighborhoods. Of course, yes, with some green grass terrain paint, repainted walls and rearranged yard, it might look almost pretty, my poor thing An advice, if any of you wants to rearrange the yard and delete the actual objects and weeds there, there is a hidden picnic blanket placed on the picnic table in the back; hopefully deleting the table will delete the blanket too.
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#11 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 6:49 PM
Well, this is a wonderful creation!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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#12 Old 7th Dec 2016 at 5:46 PM
BRAVO ET MERCI!!!!!
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#13 Old 29th Dec 2016 at 12:41 PM
Oh please make more of these, they are my very favorite buildings in the whole game and I constantly use them! I need mooore :D
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#14 Old 5th Jan 2017 at 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Epica0
Oh please make more of these, they are my very favorite buildings in the whole game and I constantly use them! I need mooore :D


How do you mean "these": buildings specifically from Sandy Shores or from all over the map / whole San Andreas State? - I don't plan to build anything more from Sandy Shores right now, but I have some lurking wishes in my mind to recreate some buildings from Los Santos in 2017 - just that my free time is sadly very limited to do all the things that I would like to build.
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 3:18 PM
@Floraflora2
Well they don't necessarily have to be rebuilds from the GTA games or whatever. But their style, kind of "run-down" and realistic, is what totally appeals to me. And you add so many details to the buildings and interiors, I really like that. I play in Lucky Palms, so the desert-like lots are perfect. I bulldozed everything and put down all your lots on the "bad" side of town. I always use your trailers and shacks for my residents, I try to redecorate a bit so I don't always have the very same buildings standing around, but I suck at building the houses themselves. So having more options for people to live in would be amazing. I know most people probably like to play in nice clean environments, however, I really like shabby houses full of clutter

So if you ask me you could build all kinds of buildings in this style, like more trailers/shacks/houses, parks, cafés, restaurants etc. Sorry I'm a bit fangirling here.. I just like it so much and haven't found any other creator compares to you so far Of course I understand if you don't have the time, so no pressure here. Just wanted you to know that I really enjoy and appreciate your work
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#16 Old 10th Jan 2017 at 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Epica0
@Floraflora2
Well they don't necessarily have to be rebuilds from the GTA games or whatever. But their style, kind of "run-down" and realistic, is what totally appeals to me. And you add so many details to the buildings and interiors, I really like that. I play in Lucky Palms, so the desert-like lots are perfect. I bulldozed everything and put down all your lots on the "bad" side of town. I always use your trailers and shacks for my residents, I try to redecorate a bit so I don't always have the very same buildings standing around, but I suck at building the houses themselves. So having more options for people to live in would be amazing. I know most people probably like to play in nice clean environments, however, I really like shabby houses full of clutter

So if you ask me you could build all kinds of buildings in this style, like more trailers/shacks/houses, parks, cafés, restaurants etc. Sorry I'm a bit fangirling here.. I just like it so much and haven't found any other creator compares to you so far Of course I understand if you don't have the time, so no pressure here. Just wanted you to know that I really enjoy and appreciate your work


@Epica0
Hmm, thank you, I can understand you now. I also tend to have this "twisted" taste, I find decayed and trashy sims lots more interesting - and sometimes even more beautiful - than the clean, new-looking and shiny ones. Definitely there are creators who are much more talented than me to build shabby and cluttery stuff; for example you should definitely check -Shady- or Arisuka because their decayed lots are artistic masterpieces of the genre (although not necessarily fit into the desert trailer park theme - more like urban industrial).
I thank you for your feedback, it surely influences me to try to become better. I work on vintage lots right now, but I honestly miss the GTA world. I might take a virtual spin in GTA V soon, with "camera in hand", and I shall see if I find something in the desert.
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 5:49 PM
@Floraflora 2

Thanks for pointing them out, their lots are nice, but I don't think they are nicer than yours. But the habitable hole is a great idea, I already downloaded it. So much for "twisted" taste, haha.

Well, I'm looking forward to see more stuff from you in the future, thanks for replying so nicely