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Old L.A.: art deco stores

by Flora2 Posted 9th Jan 2016 at 5:07 PM - Updated 3rd Apr 2017 at 8:55 AM by Floraflora2 : EP requirements feedback
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts

Recently I play an older game by Rockstar, the charming detective story LA Noire, which means I spend tons of time lately driving on the streets of the 1947 version of Los Angeles. And of course I'm awed by the atmosphere of the game, so the irresistible urge is upon me again to recreate something from the "old LA". As a result, I bought the EA world Roaring Heights, so I need plenty of new lots there anyways to rearrange it a bit (the default RH is too bright and clean for my taste).

The following two community lots are both need the EA world Roaring Heights (standard) - I tried to build these without RH objects, but I failed. I assume though that those simmer downloaders who are interested in vintage and art deco, might already own Roaring Heights anyway. The LA Noire originals have no accessible interiors, so I furnished them by my own ideas.

Bernie's Liquor (Nectary - World Adventures EP store)

A small store, originally my intention was only a liquor shop, but I realized that while the customers are waiting for the nectar making machine to finish the latest nectar composition, they have to do something, so I arranged a small bar inside, with darts and dominoes, also with a vynil player to allow dancing. The nectar register will assign one of the already existing townies to be the Nectar Merchant.

Lot size: 20 x 20
Furnished: 51,243
Unfurnished: 22,805

Palms and Co. Pawn Shop (Consignment Store - Ambitions EP)

The original building is a small art deco gem in LA Noire as an office building; I set it to a Consignment Store and tried to furnish a pawn shop, but instead of my original seedy vision, it turned out to be way more elegant than I wanted. At least the front store part. Not much here to do apart from the usual buying and selling, the only bonus is a Relic register in a separate shop room, but it offers a very limited stock of gems, so you can throw it out and refurnish that room for something more useful. Both registers assign an already existing townie to become the merchants.

Lot size: 20 x 30
Furnished: 59,007
Unfurnished: 34,997

PLAYTEST: playtested them in Bridgeport and in Roaring Heights for routing, and found no issues. Note, that there are not remarkable eating options on these lots, but it's intentional, they are just stores, my sim just goes in, does the shopping and leaves for a bar or a club to eat.

No CC and no Stuff Packs were used, but you need Roaring Heights installed, plus the following EPs: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, 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: 20x30
Lot Price (furnished): 34,997
Lot Price (unfurnished): 59,007

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
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Palms and Co Pawn Shop.rar

Size: 1.25 MB · Downloads: 2,582 · 9th Jan 2016
1.25 MB 2,582 9th Jan 2016
Bernies Liquors.rar

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 2,551 · 9th Jan 2016
1.50 MB 2,551 9th Jan 2016
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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.
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7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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#2 Old 9th Jan 2016 at 5:50 PM
Great looking shops; I love the atmosphere in both. Thank you for sharing them!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 4:20 PM
Huh, I've also just started playing LA Noire. I have some plans to build some stuff already.
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#4 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 5:02 PM
Originally Posted by Grijze Pilion
Huh, I've also just started playing LA Noire. I have some plans to build some stuff already.

Oh, my gamer pal! Your first playthrough, or a re-play? Man, I can't stop listening to 40's hit songs for days! :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 7:57 PM
Great idea, love them-thank you for sharing
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Jan 2016 at 11:11 PM Last edited by AudCand : 11th Jan 2016 at 11:23 PM.
Beautiful! I love Art Deco, and I was looking for stuff like this for the world I'm working on.

Also, I want to get back into LA Noire now!
#7 Old 12th Jan 2016 at 7:34 AM
Did a great job of getting the L.A: Noire feeling right! Now I feel like playing it again Good work, I really like the lots. If I ever convince myself to get Roaring Heights, these will be on my shopping list
Test Subject
#8 Old 19th Jan 2016 at 2:18 PM
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#9 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 5:00 PM Last edited by heaven : 4th Feb 2016 at 1:16 PM.
Please link to Roaring Heights since it's needed for some objects. Thank you.

Edit to Add - Thank you for adding the link in such a timely manner.

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#10 Old 7th Dec 2016 at 5:44 PM
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#11 Old 12th Jan 2017 at 1:59 PM