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"Aftermath" Series - Road to Nowhere

by feldynn Posted 1st Jul 2010 at 1:49 AM
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"Aftermath" Series
This is a series of derelict, abandoned style buildings which may include some form of "destruction" to the architecture or landscape. The type of building you might see in apocalypse / disaster type movies and video games. This theme has been inspired by games such as the STALKER and Fallout series and movies like Mad Max, and many others.

Road to Nowhere
I decided to follow the main roads, if I'm to find and remnants of civilisation that'll probably be my best bet for now. After a few days I arrived at a ramp to some sort of highway or overpass, I'm sure it was once busy but now it lies in ruin.. concrete crumbling, torn asunder by "the event". There's a long since abandoned shack here, probably belonged to some homeless hobo, for now though it's empty and at least it's a roof and a bed.

1 bathroom
Studio style bedroom / kitchen
Crumbling elevated road "landscape"

Lot Size: 40x30
Lot Price: $36,670 (F) / $24,797 (Unf)

Side Notes
This is my second lot in this series, basically it's supposed to be a highway on ramp or some kind of overpass that's been partially destroyed. Mostly this lot is about form rather than function so the living area is minimal, though the washing machine, bath tub, TV and couches around the "yard" are actually usable. The vehicles also should be usable (I only tested one) and should return to their current position as they are all on the parking spot objects.

Have done some basic testing, everything that should be usable is so far as I could tell (even the washing machine in the ditch). The pseudo junked cars should all be drivable and return to the same spots they are in, I only tested one that's up on the raised road and "inaccessible" if you try to walk next to it (since one works I assume the others will too).

If you let your sims wander around and do their own thing you may notice notice the "Cannot walk there" sign pop up a few times, I believe this is because they're trying to view objects that are out of reach up on the raised road.

Custom Content
As before, I try to use as little CC as possible in my lots but this piece was just too perfect a fit to not use..
Wrecked Roofing - by Srikandi

Other free content used..
Riverview - some buy / build items that come with the town
Various content from World Adventures, Ambitions and High-End Loft Stuff (mix of standard and special content accessed via cheat codes).

If anyone has issues with items in the screenshots not showing up in game, please let me know as I do have some EA Store content loaded (it's all free stuff though).

Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: $36,670

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to..
Srikandi - for the awesome Wrecked Roofing.
QBuilderz - for his video tutorials for Geoblending and Acrostacking.

Number of bedrooms: Studio
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 World Adventures Ambitions + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Road to Nowhere.rar

Size: 1.28 MB · Downloads: 3,161 · 1st Jul 2010
1.28 MB 3,161 1st Jul 2010
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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.

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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 2:46 AM
Wow, even though this wouldn't fit in my hoods, I just wanted to tell you, I'm blown away by how cool/original/creative this lot is. Amazing work.
Test Subject
#27 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 8:39 AM
Love, love, LOVE this series of houses. I think they are fantastic =D
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 7:47 PM
This is brilliant, thanks
#29 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 10:47 AM
WOW ! o_O This is awesome ! Thank you and congrats on getting featured ! ^.^
#30 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 3:33 PM
Congrats on the feature!
Test Subject
#31 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 5:15 PM
Looks like that lil town from fallout 3. THe one with the old man sniper. It's been ages..anyway nice work!
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#32 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 5:35 PM
Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 9:18 PM
You might like the stuff from this site in your Aftermath series if you aren't opposed to using custom content in your lots.

The layout of the site takes a bit of getting used to, but there's some great stuff on it.
Test Subject
#34 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 11:25 PM
this is like the coolest lot i've ever seen :D
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#35 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 12:02 AM
Dang! Reminds me of the Cypress section collapse on the Nimitz freeway in Oakland, CA during the Loma Prieta quake.

Good job at making this lot.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 10:07 AM
I love this style of lot and you have created another fantastic building! Like nea200pl said - I hope you build more.
Test Subject
#37 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 3:31 AM
Nicely made....
#38 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 7:02 PM
Is this the same Road to Nowhere that Sarah Palin once supported? rofl
Test Subject
#39 Old 10th Jul 2010 at 6:31 PM
Brilliant idea, i love the little sort of diary entry about the round, bloody awesome!!!
Test Subject
#40 Old 12th Jul 2010 at 12:10 PM
This will be great for my story!
I will be sure to credit you on my blog when I use it :D
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 6:18 PM
Honestly, I just noticed this from the home page. Even though I, myself don't have a use for this lot, I too had to post a comment about it at least.
Dude, this is one hell of a lot. Just from the shots, it looks like ALOT of work, and imagination went into this lot. The eye for detail is truely mindblowning. But like mentioned before, you've given a level of depth to the landscape that's rarely seen, yet makes it all the more impressive.
And if done right, you could do additional lots that could sit next to it, and look like they had been part of it. Makes me think I really should get back to working on my "Alaskan" themed town, lol.
Test Subject
#42 Old 17th Jul 2010 at 4:21 PM
Its like from inFAMOUS
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 5:23 AM
I wouldn't use this either but it's great work!
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 29th Sep 2010 at 11:59 AM
This is awesome! Perfect for a random eccentric insane sim!
Field Researcher
#45 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 5:27 AM
what an excellent idea! so creative and it
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 21st Nov 2010 at 2:52 PM
y dont need wa i have AM BG FL and i downloaded it and it works great it just takes what the EP is missing and considers is CC! =)
Test Subject
#47 Old 19th Aug 2013 at 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing this. It looks amazing :D
Test Subject
#48 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 6:57 PM
Thanks! ive always loved this but just finally downloaded
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