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Vintage rentals for Roaring Heights

by Flora2 Posted 1st Sep 2016 at 10:58 PM
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I upload these Late Night EP-type apartment buildings for those who would like an alternative for the default Roaring Heights "faux skycrapers" as a form of urban living. Personally I didn't really like them from the start, so I bulldozed them and had built these apartments instead - the bigger version for wealthier families, and the smaller one for starter households. The exterior of the building is based on one that I had seen in the PC game LA Noire - it's a decent-looking art deco building looking like an apartment house, not as colorful and shiny as the Miami-style ones in Roaring Heights, just plain and simple for those L.A. / Hollywood folks who work in the nearest bistro, book shop or gas station.



Although the art deco style suggests that it must have been built in the '20s or '30s, I decided to furnish the bigger one by the latest '40s interior fashion: lots of linoleum, bold color matchings, statement curtains with large scale patterns, breakfast nook-style dining. All the colors, textures, fabrics and arrangements are influenced by home magazine illustrations from the late '40s. Personally, '40s home design is not my favorite style but I love the genre of "noir" - and it's been interesting to discover how colorful the real-life environment was in that period of classic black-and white film noir movies.





Paradise Fields Rentals no. 40:
Fully furnished for a well-to-do household of 4-5 members: 3 bedrooms (one of them left unfurnished) including the kids' room, 2 bathrooms, living room and study. There are no modern equipments like television, trash compactor or laptop, but there is enough room for them if you want to place them. A tiny public tropical garden can be found at the back of the building to emphasize the Los Angeles-ambiance.
Lot size: 40 x 40
Furnished: 65,898
Unfurnished: 14,189

Paradise Fields Rentals no 25:
A starter, smaller version of the original building, for the more budget-oriented sims, fixtures only, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. The wallpapers, colors and the design is not as fancy and trendy as the other one's; it looks like it's originated from an earlier, '30s period.
Lot size: 25 x 25
Furnished: 15,755
Unfurnished: 5,735



Both lots are playtested, Late Night EP-type apartments with darkened NPC units. I used many build/buy elements from the Roaring Heights Store pack so Roaring Heights (standard version) installed is a must for this download. The following EPs are also necessary: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise. NO CC or Stuff Packs were used (the vintage car on one of the pictures is not part of the download).


Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price (furnished): 65,898
Lot Price (unfurnished): 14,189

Additional Credits:
- to Rockstar Games and Team Bondi for the exterior building design (LA Noire)

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
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 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
Paradise Fields Rentals 25x25.rar

Size: 1.37 MB · Downloads: 2,227 · 1st Sep 2016
1.37 MB 2,227 1st Sep 2016
Paradise Fields Rentals 40x40.rar

Size: 1.45 MB · Downloads: 2,376 · 1st Sep 2016
1.45 MB 2,376 1st Sep 2016
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.


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If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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Top Secret Researcher
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#2 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 1:40 AM
I love these! Roaring heights is my new favorite world, for playing and building. Thank you!
Scholar
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#3 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 2:08 AM
I won't be able to use this because I don't have all the expansion packs required but I had to tell you this is gorgeous and I can see that it is playable as well. Good work!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 7:40 AM
Bloody excellent

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Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 4:44 PM
I've been playing Roaring Heights almost exclusively; I love the 20s-40s era, and I really appreciate all of your lots! I've used your winery and consignment shop down in the boardwalk area. They look so perfect. Thank you for all of your amazing work! I can't wait to place these lots in the city; I love it when the NPCs have a real home to go to.
Virtual gardener
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#6 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 9:55 AM
This is just simply amazing! Thanks you so much! ^.^
Test Subject
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#7 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 1:10 PM
Absolutely wonderful, thank you for all you do for us
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 4th Sep 2016 at 7:47 AM
Thank you, amigos, it's good to hear if one's uploads are useful for other players - I hope this will work without issues.
Theorist
#9 Old 9th Sep 2016 at 8:19 PM
This is great! I like to place apartments in every game since they provide a place for all those role sims to go. This one is perfect for RH! Nice work!

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Laura's Legacy
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#10 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 1:08 PM
Love it! The 40s interiors are real treat and done so well. Thank you again for such great lots.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 3:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cutsocks
Love it! The 40s interiors are real treat and done so well. Thank you again for such great lots.

I'm honored by a comment from a creator whose works I admire so much. I have much to learn yet. (Your Sims National Bank was a great inspiration for me to give a try to vintage builds!)
Scholar
#12 Old 29th Nov 2016 at 3:25 PM
I finally couldn't stand it anymore and downloaded most of your lots even though I don't have Island Paradise. I installed them in an empty world and went into build/buy to check on them (and tweak them to my liking because I am just like that). I am thrilled to report that all the lots I have installed work fine without Island Paradise. There are a few odd items which are clearly substitutions, but those are easily replaced. I have a little old lady sim living in #25 (the only one I changed anything fundamental in, as it happens, as I wanted a different shape to the bathroom--but even so, the lot was so gorgeous as is!) and she is visiting all the community lots one by one. Should I leave a note on the other lots so people know they can use them without Island Paradise?
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 30th Nov 2016 at 3:23 PM
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Originally Posted by lucy kemnitzer
I finally couldn't stand it anymore and downloaded most of your lots even though I don't have Island Paradise. I installed them in an empty world and went into build/buy to check on them (and tweak them to my liking because I am just like that). I am thrilled to report that all the lots I have installed work fine without Island Paradise. There are a few odd items which are clearly substitutions, but those are easily replaced. I have a little old lady sim living in #25 (the only one I changed anything fundamental in, as it happens, as I wanted a different shape to the bathroom--but even so, the lot was so gorgeous as is!) and she is visiting all the community lots one by one. Should I leave a note on the other lots so people know they can use them without Island Paradise?


Hi, lucy, thanks a lot for the feedback! I try to recall what kind of objects I usually use from IP, but I think maybe only decorative objects for the tropical/California ambiance... plants, too, perhaps... I suppose. The only thing I'm sure of that if I write that "Roaring Heights is needed" then it really is (windows, doors, architectural elements). So, let's do this: if you give me the name of those lots which you downloaded and work without Island Paradise (with proxy elements) in this comment section, I will edit the description of those, adding your information, okay? And thank you again.
Besides, about the rentals #25 bathroom, I totally agree with you - it's not a really fortunate floorplan with the bath, lately sometimes my sims don't find the right routing if they want to check themselves in the mirror for example, although other times they can. Not ideal, no doubt. And I also tweak the lots to my liking after uploading them, even my own ones - for example, I've had enough of the laundry of the #25 after a sim-week or so, so I've got rid of the washing machine in my game quickly.
Scholar
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#14 Old 30th Nov 2016 at 5:44 PM
I also do not like laundries! I love the way they look but the way the game pushes dirty laundry events is so disruptive! So I made the laundry into an invention nook.

So I suspect they all work, in that they all come up without crashing and the sims function well in them. There's some decorative item you like to use a lot in the exteriors that the game substitutes the "country sign" for. That's easily changed.

Anyway, the lots I've downloaded and opened are:

These two rentals:
The Del Perro houses (both):
The Palmetto Club:
Honest Carrie's:
Skylines Rentals:
Sandy Shores fire department:
Sandy Shores stores (both):
The Art Deco stores (both):
Custer Foods:
Chez Eyler:
(I think another one or two)

My test sim hasn't been in all of them, but I'm pretty confident because it's gone so well so far.

My suspicion is that compatibility is only really an issue with lots if there's something with an ep-specific function, and maybe not even then.

(I have Roaring Heights, so can't test that potential issue)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 2nd Dec 2016 at 11:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucy kemnitzer
I also do not like laundries! I love the way they look but the way the game pushes dirty laundry events is so disruptive! So I made the laundry into an invention nook.

So I suspect they all work, in that they all come up without crashing and the sims function well in them. There's some decorative item you like to use a lot in the exteriors that the game substitutes the "country sign" for. That's easily changed.

Anyway, the lots I've downloaded and opened are:

These two rentals:
The Del Perro houses (both):
The Palmetto Club:
Honest Carrie's:
Skylines Rentals:
Sandy Shores fire department:
Sandy Shores stores (both):
The Art Deco stores (both):
Custer Foods:
Chez Eyler:
(I think another one or two)

My test sim hasn't been in all of them, but I'm pretty confident because it's gone so well so far.

My suspicion is that compatibility is only really an issue with lots if there's something with an ep-specific function, and maybe not even then.

(I have Roaring Heights, so can't test that potential issue)


Thank you! I've edited the descriptions of most of them already. Happy simming!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 12th Jan 2017 at 12:58 PM
Awsome!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 20th May 2019 at 9:26 PM
I've never really played roaring heights or bridgeport for that matter because all the sky scrapers seem to give me lag. i'm looking forward to downloading all your lots and playing in roaring heights for once. I'm glad you made smaller apartments! I just started playing again and don't think I've tried my hand at making apartments. I do remember the sims taking forever to get to their apartment in the high rise. I'm only missing university but I'm going to download them all anyway lol. Thanks again! They are beautiful!