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Old L.A.: vintage diners

by Flora2 Posted 31st Jan 2016 at 11:16 AM - Updated 30th Apr 2020 at 11:03 PM by Floraflora2
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Although these two diners has been created with Roaring Heights in mind - or any other vintage style neighborhood-, only one of them, the Cherry Pan Diner needs Roaring Heights installed; the Reggie's Diner should entirely work without it. I have met both buildings in the game LA Noire, in an 1947 version of Los Angeles. The exteriors are kind of recreations (more or less), but the interiors are put together by me, though heavily influenced by all the interior elements I have seen all over in-game.

The Cherry Pan Diner - Coffeehouse (Showtime EP venue)

The name is a respectful reference to the Apple Pan Diner which is perhaps the oldest working diner in Los Angeles today, opened in 1947. I admit that it doesn't sound very authentic if a diner has a showtime stage, but I needed a Showtime venue in my Roaring Heights (this city is full of wannabe starlets). So the diner has not only a coffee bar (University EP) with a jukebox, shuffleboard table and books, but a separate room with stage for beginner starlets (from level 3). PLAYTEST: the venue will generate a Proprietor and a Barista. Opening hours: 6.00 AM - midnight. It can take more than two sim-weeks until the first SimFest announced, but an active performer sim can play a gig on the first or second day if the Proprietor agrees.
EA world Roaring Heights (standard) installed is a must for this download.

Lot size: 30 x 30
Furnished: 80,953
Unfurnished: 42,057

Reggie's Diner - Java Hut (University Life EP)

The Reggie's is a café chain in-game with an interior very similar to mine. It looks like a predecessor of the fast food joints of our times. Jukebox/dance, shuffleboard table, chess table, books, hopscotch, photo booth, espresso machine and ice cream are offered. PLAYTEST: the lot generates a Barista and attracts much higher traffic than the Coffeehouse venue. Opening hours: 5.00 AM - 1.00 AM. Although it's created for the beach-side promenade in Roaring Heights, I didn't use objects from that world on this lot, so it should work without RH.

Lot size: 20 x 30
Furnished: 67,108
Unfurnished: 40,158

No CC, no Stuff Packs, no spawners on either lots. Both diners requires the following EPs: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Seasons, Showtime, University Life, Island Paradise. AND the Cherry Pan Diner needs Roaring Heights installed.

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 80,953
Lot Price (unfurnished): 42,057

Additional Credits:
To Rockstar Games + Team Bondi for the wonderful art design of LA Noire.

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
Reggies Diner.rar

Size: 1.52 MB · Downloads: 3,366 · 31st Jan 2016
1.52 MB 3,366 31st Jan 2016
The Cherry Pan Diner.rar

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 3,410 · 31st Jan 2016
1.06 MB 3,410 31st Jan 2016
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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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One Minute Ninja'd
#2 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 2:31 PM
Nicely done! Thank you.
Test Subject
#3 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 3:15 PM
These look great! I loved L.A. Noire!
Test Subject
#4 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 3:38 PM
Those are beautiful! Thank you.
#5 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 7:31 PM
As always, excellent work!
#6 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 8:14 PM
Love these, well done!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 12:10 AM
These are fantastic. I don't have Roaring Heights, but I'm definitely downloading Reggie's. Your attention to detail is evident here, the 40's diner feel is captured very well.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 5:39 AM
I downloaded both of them. I can't wait to put them in Roaring Heights.
Lab Assistant
2nd Feb 2016 at 5:39 AM
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Original Poster
#9 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 9:05 AM
Thank you so much for your comments! I hope they will work without issues in-game (or if they don't, warn us!).
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#10 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 5:21 PM Last edited by heaven : 4th Feb 2016 at 1:16 PM.
Please link to Roaring Heights since it's required for one of the lots to show up properly. Thank you.

Edit to Add - Thanks for adding the link so quickly.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Feb 2016 at 3:19 PM
So awesome! I can't wait for my sims to visit.
Test Subject
#12 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 12:21 AM
VERY nice!
Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Apr 2016 at 11:20 PM
Good JOB!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 12th Jan 2017 at 1:59 PM
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 2:21 AM
these are completely amazing! I didn't know I needed them in game until I saw them and now I can't wait to upload them. They both have such an authentic feel to them and the way you managed to work with the game's limits and still make it look so good is talent. Thank you!