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EPIC Launchpad

by exorift Posted 20th Jan 2018 at 6:16 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2018 at 1:07 AM by exorift
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Wanna Celebrate that Next Big Event in Style? Then Exo’s EPIC Launchpad is for You!

Like many of you, I wasn’t satisfied with the Fireworks “Extravaganza”, so I created something a little more.. EPIC.

The lot consists (mostly) of an underground maze. Direct your Sim to the End, and as they route through, they will automatically Trigger a sequence of Fireworks as they go from room to room.

My first test of this idea was with a 10x10 lot, but without sufficient space for the Sim to take their time getting from room to room, it was a little *too* extreme. I composed this one differently, using long hallways and rooms of various sizes to mix up the show, and of course, end with an EPIC Finale, like any good Fireworks Show should!

(Disclaimer - the Final Trigger is massive. I cannot take responsibility if it crashes your game.. lol)


ALL 4 Available Types of Fireworks Used:
- World Adventures (Golden Dragon Fireworks)
- Seasons (Facemelter Fireworks)
- Sims 3 Store (The Sky’s Ablaze - Toyota Prius Celebration Pack)
- Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats (Sugar Explosion)

(I’m not sure if the game will replace them with other fireworks if you don’t have that pack, but I’m not uninstalling to find out.. my guess is probably?)


2 Flavors of this Lot are Included.
- Tomb (Default)
- Residential (Ownable Lot) *Requires Into the Future* (and Island Paradise, I believe, to be able to purchase additional residential properties)


Build Materials (Stairways, Fences, Door Arches, and Ceiling Lights used to Trigger Fireworks) are all Base Game.

No CC included, but feel free to add some of my HoloDisc FX machines for an added layer of Fun ;-)


By the Numbers:
104 Rooms and 107 Lights, Triggering 211 Fireworks! .. needless to say, this was not a quick build, lol.


Approximate Show Times:
Sim Time: 4.5 Hours!
Realtime: 5 Minutes, 45 Seconds
(Walking Normal Speed, Adult Sim)


Deets
Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Type(s): Landmark Tomb, Residential.
Tomb Lot Price: 143,086
Residential Lot Price: 148,692



Notes:
It will take your Sim quite a while to walk through the maze, it would be best to Max their motives beforehand or Make Needs Static from the mailbox, or your Sim may give up and Go Home.

Remember to set Auto Lights to On for All, if it’s not already.

Good thing about having this in your Library is that you can Bulldoze and Replace as many times as you’d like. The show will always end up being a *little bit* different every time.



Known Issues:
For whatever reason, the very first Firework won’t trigger sometimes. I don’t know if it’s because it’s the first room? or.. ::shrug::

As with any fireworks launch, some inevitably end up being duds. You won’t notice, trust me.

If you go into Build/Buy and manually turn on All the lights before going back into Live Mode, they WILL all launch at once. It may or may not break your computer.. lol

Downside (minor): No Moodlets. But whatever, this show’s for You ;-) .. As a long time Simmer, this was a labor of love. I hope you guys enjoy! =)



Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price (furnished): ~145,000
Lot Price (unfurnished): N/A

Additional Credits:
Pixelmator for Mac (Featured Image)

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 Seasons Into the Future + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EPIC Launchpad.7z | Fireworks Show Launchpad in 2 Flavors

Size: 745.8 KB · Downloads: 211 · 20th Jan 2018
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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!
 
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#2 Old 21st Jan 2018 at 2:00 PM

wonderful!!!!!
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#3 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 1:10 AM
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Originally Posted by yanina22
wonderful!!!!!


I'm glad you like it I've been wanting to do this one for a while.
Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Jan 2018 at 1:37 AM
This is AMAZING! Thank you sooo much for all your work! I can't wait to test this. A real Firework Extravaganza. Love it! :D
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#5 Old 4th Feb 2018 at 4:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NekoNadia
This is AMAZING! Thank you sooo much for all your work! I can't wait to test this. A real Firework Extravaganza. Love it! :D


<3 Enjoy!
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#6 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 5:42 PM
I want to try this but I am already pushing my luck running Beach City, a huge but fantastic town and I AM scared it will crash my game Anybody tried this in a very large town and not crashed? I actually havent played much with fireworks so I don't even know if they really are an issue for the game, in abundance. Oh heck, I am gonna give it a shot!!
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#7 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ladybarefeet
I want to try this but I am already pushing my luck running Beach City, a huge but fantastic town and I AM scared it will crash my game Anybody tried this in a very large town and not crashed? I actually havent played much with fireworks so I don't even know if they really are an issue for the game, in abundance. Oh heck, I am gonna give it a shot!!


Lol.. let me know how it turns out! ;-)