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Smaller Plumbob Pictures Backlot

by Laimeniel Posted 14th Nov 2010 at 3:15 AM - Updated 13th Nov 2010 at 7:18 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
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Plumbob Pictures Mini Backlot.rar

Size: 624.5 KB · Downloads: 12,951 · 14th Nov 2010
624.5 KB 12,951 14th Nov 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.

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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Test Subject
#51 Old 16th Mar 2015 at 7:15 PM
I ran into the same problem in my neighborhood. Wanted some movie stars but no where to put the gargantuan set! Thank you so much for this. Not only is it smaller, but it is quite lovely to boot :)
Test Subject
#52 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 1:00 PM
Thank you so much for creating a smaller version. I play Sunset Valle most of the time and found it so frustrating that I wasn't able to place the larger film studio lot. My Tilda Swinton sim can now finally pursue her acting career. :)
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 29th Jan 2021 at 8:24 PM
This item literally saved my savegame
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