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Marshall Family Library - Community Lot

by efolger997 Posted 14th Nov 2011 at 12:54 PM - Updated 12th Nov 2011 at 10:41 PM by efolger997
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Ethel Marshall, a widow with three grandchildren and a passion for learning and books, decided to donate her old home to be made into a library. It's since been renovated with newer and nicer carpet and paint, furniture, and decorations. It maintains a cozy homey feel with a friendly atmosphere.

1st Floor: Entrance; fiction room with bookcases & couches; computer room with 5 computers; cozy reading area with fireplace; work area with tables & chairs; coffee area; 3 restrooms.
2nd floor: children's room with toys, books, couches, and beanbag chairs; nonfiction room with bookcases & couches; 1 restroom with toddler potty; balcony with benches & outdoor lighting.
Outside: garden area with flowers, fountain, & bushes; small playground for the kids.

Custom Content NOT Included:
- Authentic Brick by guatla:
- Creeping Ivy by lemoncandy:
- Purplepaws's Pattern Pack 1 by Purplepaws:
- "Match Things!" Painting Set by QBUILDERZ:
- CAST yourself a chimney! by armiel [this is a must-have in any case]:
- Carpet Love - 8 Essential Styles by Purplepaws:
- 3 New Porch Fences by Flabaliki:

Custom Content INCLUDED:
- AweSims Cornices:

Free Store Content Used:
- Fall Fruition 2011 Set:
- Let There Be Sims!:

Other CC I Used:
- Curtain Height Adjustment by granthes (only necessary if you want to move the curtains):
- Set Community Lot Book Type (Updated) by Sims_MX (This is VERY useful. Set the book type for the different rooms (children's, nonfiction, etc) so they actually make sense!):

Required EPs & SPs: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, High End Lot Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff, Fast Lane Stuff.
Cost: §99,988 (furn), §50,548 (unfurn).
Lot Size: 30x30
The Houseplan is from and you can view it here (though I made a lot of changes):
Have Fun!! :D

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: §99,988

Custom Content Included:
- AweSims Cornices by AweSims

Additional Credits:
- Those who gave me feedback at #create: JadedSidhe, Volvenom, & Redhead Creations.
- Armiel for Builder's Island--an excellent world for builders:
- Cameranutz2 at the Help Q & A forum for the shutters tip.
- My sister for giving me advice and putting up with my Sims obsessions.

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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 Pets + 3 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

Size: 187.4 KB · Downloads: 1,393 · 14th Nov 2011
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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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
8 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 1:57 PM
Very nice! I've been lacking an adequate library that addressed areas of specific interest and did away with non essential ones and yours does exactly that. Thank you very much for sharing it!!
#3 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 5:18 PM
It came out beautifully! Great job with such a cute community lot. =)
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Nov 2011 at 12:51 AM
The lot is nice, but my main thanks is for the houseplans site link. Buildings are my obsession rather than the game play and I've been fascinated by house plans since before the Internet existed but never thought to search for a site.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 15th Nov 2011 at 10:47 AM
WOW, I love it ! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation with us
Mad Poster
#6 Old 18th Nov 2011 at 5:07 AM
I am enchanted by the Norman Rockwell-esque look to it. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Nov 2011 at 1:48 PM
This doesn't seem to be going into my game. Keeps showing up in Downloads.
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 6:36 PM
Beautiful building/library. I especially love the inclusion of a toddler potty! Very thoughtful.
Department of Post-Mortem Communications
#9 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 7:11 PM
@efolger997 Nice lot but currently the file seems to only contain the cornices, not the building