Hogwarts - School of witchcraft and wizardry
Updated: 3rd Mar 2012 at 7:53 PM - Changes made. Noticed some minor mistakes on the lot and therefore I corrected them and updated the .rar file as well.
A build that took me dozens of hours and half a year has finally been finished. Hogwarts is now avaible for your rich sims as a residential lot!
When I started the build, I was suprised that I could find none versions of Hogwarts made for The Sims 3 on any sites that I searched. Thus I decided to build it myself.
I wanted the castle to be as realistic as possible, but some elements of it had to be sacrificed for playability. However, I would say that I was able to cover the key elements of Hogwarts such as the Great hall, grand staircase and the common rooms. This version of Hogwarts also includes the greenhouses, a chamber of secrets of sorts and office of Dolored Umbridge which, in my opinion, are recognizeable. In order to reduce lag when playing on the lot and to avoid creating useless rooms there is some unused space on floors 2-4 which is there for purely decorative reasons to give the castle the desired shape.
I also decided to test tomb making in this build and trust me, it caused me a lot of grey hairs. The tombed objects are mainly hidden doors. Each of the common rooms has a hidden door and a switch to open the door on each side so that your sims don't have to push the door open every single time they want to pass it. Also there is a small tomb concerning the Chamber of Secrets and some hidden pathways on the lot. Also, a walk in basement is included (an accomplishment that caused me a lot trouble).
The recommened location for Hogwarts is in Bridgeport (see pic below). Since my game is not in English, I don't know the name of the address.
EDIT: Thanks to Yogi-Tea I can tell that the address is "7224 Cherrywood Drive".
The lot size is 60x60.
Details of the lot:
Rooms and functions included:
The Great hall
6 Bedrooms (2x double bedrooms 4x single bedrooms with multiple beds)
4 Common rooms
A small laboratory/place to sculpt
Price furnished: 979,757 §
Price unfurnished: 535,976§
I tried to use as little custom content as possible and thus there is only one thing that has to be downloaded.
CAST yourself a chimney! by armiel
When taking the pictures, I also had the following mod installed on my game:
Altered plants by HystericalParoxysm
I strongly recommend the mod since it improves some of the plants amazingly but it is not required. Thank you very much for both creators!
Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 979,757§
Thank you to all the people on who helped me in the early stage of this build! Also thank you to J.K.Rowling for creating the Harry Potter series and to this site for offering us a place to upload our creations
Number of bedrooms:
5 or more
Custom Content Included:
Build content only: only Walls, floors, terrain paint, fences, stairs, windows, doors, etc.
Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
Description: by trench on MTS. v.126.96.36.1992
| Hogwarts - School of witchcraft and wizardry
Size: 2.96 MB · Downloads: 14,785 · 3rd Mar 2012
|2.96 MB||14,785||3rd Mar 2012|
- - File was updated after upload was posted
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!
About me & my policy
Most likely all my uploads will be lots, mainly residential ones. I have no clue about meshing so it's not very likely that I'll upload any other items ;)
When it comes to policies, feel free to use my creations anywhere you want. However, if you'd be interested in uploading my creations somewhere, please do ask via pm first. I will not allow uploading them on paysites, though.