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Smaller Plumbob Pictures Backlot

by Laimeniel Posted 14th Nov 2010 at 4:15 AM - Updated 13th Nov 2010 at 8:18 AM by Laimeniel
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
TLDR: this is the Film rabbithole on a 40x40 lot.

Longer version: So, Late Night is awesome! Except for the problem of ginormous lots. I was monumentally miffed when I found no space to put in the movie lot in Sunset Valley and immediately embarked on a quest for smaller lots and equal superstar-making opportunities for spatially challenged neighborhoods. It appears the movie lot only needs the rabbithole to function, and the smallest size it will fit is 40x40 lot. So I built it. It fits very nicely in multiple places in Sunset Valley, and most probably other hoods as well. There are some sets around the lot too, just to make things interesting.

I playtested: my sim had no problem getting the job, getting tasks out on the town (note that some of those require new Late Night type of buildings to be present, like clubs and bars)or being promoted, and random sims were assigned jobs in the lot just like the game usually does. I didn’t have enough patience to reach the top of the career though , so please if you find that I DID manage to screw something up don’t hesitate to tell.

This is the lot, nestled safely near the Sunset Valley beach (I demolished one of the empty houses to free up a lot).



Those are some of the sets:



There are four total: a garden with a pond, a paneled house, a romantic-looking balcony and a castle wall. Aside from the rabbithole and the sets there’s nothing else on the lot. No CC, no stuff packs used to decorate.

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 26,524
Tags: #film, #rabbithole, #career, #backlot

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 Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 1.17/2.12/
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Plumbob Pictures Mini Backlot.rar

Size: 624.5 KB · Downloads: 13,001 · 14th Nov 2010
624.5 KB 13,001 14th Nov 2010
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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Field Researcher
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#26 Old 2nd Jun 2011 at 4:35 PM
I owe you one! Try putting that huge lot anywhere nice in Riverview. Now my Riverviewians can also be stars :D
Test Subject
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#27 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 8:09 PM
I love this lot. Is it cool if I use it for the world I'm building? It's a small size map, and I'm trying to keep the lots as small as I possibly can.
Test Subject
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#28 Old 30th Jun 2011 at 1:27 AM Last edited by haozaki : 30th Jun 2011 at 1:29 AM. Reason: typo
THANK YOU from the depths of my heart. This is the most useful download someone could make available.
Lab Assistant
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#29 Old 13th Jul 2011 at 2:34 AM
Thank you so much for this! I just decided to try playing Sunset Valley again and was quite miffed when I couldn't find a spot to place the one that came with the game. I remembered having seen this link somewhere and set about finding it.

Again thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#30 Old 20th Aug 2011 at 6:04 AM
THANKS. This isn't the first time I've downloaded this lot for the various custom worlds I've played!
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#31 Old 10th Sep 2011 at 2:54 AM
you rock! this is just what i needed for my smaller hoods. Can't thank you enough!!
Test Subject
#32 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 10:57 PM
Why does this require WA and AMB to have in my game if it's just from LN?
Scholar
#33 Old 1st Feb 2012 at 11:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissMikki
Why does this require WA and AMB to have in my game if it's just from LN?


Because the "props" added to the lot include objects from those EPs.
Field Researcher
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#34 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 8:23 PM
Thanks for this. I also was struggling with that 64x64 size of the film rabbithole, which i wanted to place in sunset valley. Had placed it in barnacle bay before, but there wasn't a good road to it and it was just standing right in the middle of a field. I don't like that.
Good thing it's now reduced.
Test Subject
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#35 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 5:17 AM
thank you so much for sharing.
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#36 Old 22nd Apr 2012 at 8:43 PM
Thank you so much for this - I much prefer playing custom worlds and I hate using a 64 X 64 lot!
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#37 Old 28th Aug 2012 at 9:43 PM
Thank you so much!! I was so ANNOYED that I couldn't put the Movie Studio in Sunset Valley. 64x64 and I couldn't demolish one of the fishing spots to put it in i was just like...UGH. But this is incredible thank you so much, you deserve more than 2 pages of comments. This should be the featured download for eternity!!!
Top Secret Researcher
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#38 Old 29th Aug 2012 at 1:47 AM
BLESS YOU... I have been searching for a smaller studio lot. This is awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to create this and I'm sure it will work just fine..
Test Subject
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#39 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 2:15 AM
Thank you SO SO SO MUCH. It was so annoying trying to fit the huge lot, half the time it wouldn't go green even if there was space. This saves me so much frustrations and cliffs from the rolling hills of sunset.
Test Subject
#40 Old 12th Mar 2013 at 8:32 AM Last edited by Vercalos : 12th Mar 2013 at 9:47 AM.
After my sim became a TV Actor, the lot wouldn't let him work there any more.
<EDIT>
Nevermind. It's a glitch with careers. Specifically, the outfits. For some reason, occasionally, your sim won't change outfits for work, and that also cancels their attempt to go to work.
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#41 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 1:43 AM
Why am I just now seeing this? Thank you thank you THANK YOU!
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#42 Old 27th Aug 2013 at 6:55 PM
Thank you!
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#43 Old 20th Jan 2014 at 12:13 AM
I too thought that lot was TOO big and I could never find room for it! Thank you!
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#44 Old 15th Feb 2014 at 12:14 PM
This is great a Plumbob Pictures Backlot that fits in Sunset Valley
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#45 Old 20th Feb 2014 at 2:30 AM
Best community lot ever! Thank you times infinity!
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#46 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 11:14 PM
Thank you so much for this lot, EA's rabbit holes are just too big to fit in many places, this is just perfect.
Lab Assistant
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#47 Old 1st May 2014 at 1:33 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this. You have no idea how much I needed this.
Lab Assistant
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#48 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 4:05 AM
Thanks for the smaller lot! It's much more convenient for placing into the world. Frees up an extra 64 x 64 lot. I'll be recommending this whether I see someone asking for a small studio.
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#49 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 12:34 PM
Good job!
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#50 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 10:04 PM
thanks so much so helpful
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