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Build your own cell

by Lisen801 Posted 24th Sep 2010 at 1:17 PM - Updated 29th May 2012 at 10:18 AM by Lisen801
128 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Updated for Pets and patch and tested in game

There was a wrong price for the Corner Piece in the first upload and strange color presets on the 3-tile bed! Obvious I was zipping the wrong files the first time. I'm sorry for that, please redownload again.

With this kit you can build your own prison but the parts can also be used to construct cages in a zoo.
Build the walls first and then place the grids and doors.

There is also a prison window with bars that prevent your Sims houses.

Two benches are in the zip file, a 2-tiles long and a 3-tiles. They're not very comfortable but Sims can sleep on them.

Then there is also a small wall decoration.

Grille: $ 80 - are found among the windows in the Building Catalogue
Door: $ 100 - found among the doors in the Construction Catalogue
Corner Piece: $ 15 - are found among the statues in Buysection - Decoration-Statues
Window: $ 30 - are found among the windows in the Building Catalogue
3-tile bed: $ 50 - found in Buysection - Comfort - Sofas
2-tile bed: $ 45 - found in Buysection - Comfort - Sofas
Wall Writing: $ 1 - is found in Buysection - Decorations - Paintings


Grillpiece: 206 vertices and 152 faces
Door: 846 vertices and 640 faces
Corner Piece; 24 vertices and 12 faces
Bench 3-tile: 172 vertices and 96 faces
Bench 2-tile: 152 vertices and 96 faces
Window: 613 vertices and 720 faces
WallWriting: 4 vertices and 2 faces

Additional Credits:
I will thank EA for this marvellous game, the developers of the tools and the autors of tutorials.
Tags: #Prison, #cell, #police, #criminals

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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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. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. 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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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.

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Test Subject
#101 Old 29th Aug 2012 at 10:53 PM
Just in case if anyone doesn't know, there aren't any holes when the cells are underground.

By the way good job!
Test Subject
#102 Old 23rd Sep 2012 at 2:59 AM
This is great! Awesome job!
Forum Resident
#103 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 11:25 AM
epic work Lisen!!!!!
Test Subject
#104 Old 29th Dec 2012 at 2:31 AM
yes, now my vampire can keep his secret blood supply in a cel thanks
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 10th Jan 2013 at 4:13 PM
Thank you a tons!!! :D
Test Subject
#106 Old 27th Jan 2013 at 4:59 AM
Do you think you can make a bed, not a "bed"?
Great stuff!
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 7th Feb 2013 at 12:03 AM
This is awesome! I love it!
Great for stories.
Test Subject
#108 Old 26th Feb 2013 at 2:34 AM
my asylum is now complete because of this awesome stuff. thank you :D
Test Subject
#109 Old 24th Mar 2013 at 8:22 PM
Why don't make a mod for longer time in jail ?
Test Subject
#110 Old 9th Apr 2013 at 1:18 PM
I'm using it for making dogkennels i love it
Forum Resident
#111 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 5:53 PM Last edited by Amber Lokisdotter : 13th Apr 2013 at 6:30 AM.
I don't know if you know, but a few days ago Inge released (in beta, on Simlogical) a mod that will run a prison. Inge had a really good mod for prisons in Sims 2, and I'm glad he (she?) is doing it again for Sims 3. Your walls and doors will go very well with that mod.

Edit: Since Inge has now made it so you can add a script to any door and make it a workable jail cell door (lockable at specific times, forces a particular Sim into a particular cell, etc.), this is now even MORE useful. You might check out Inge's mod , if you're interested.
#112 Old 29th Apr 2013 at 3:00 PM
I love your jail set. Many an unfortunate townie has met their end behind those bars!

But I found out that the most useful, versatile piece has to be that corner piece. I have probably used it on about 90% of the lots I've built. I have been using it to fix the gaps at the end of glass walls.

It makes a perfect decorative end cap for partial walls.

And I've even been using it as a skinny, decorative column in places that regular columns won't work.

I just realized how often I was using that thing, and I thought I should let you know how awesome you are.
Test Subject
#113 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 5:35 PM
I'm surprised that EA didn't release this! Great work!
Test Subject
#114 Old 31st Dec 2013 at 5:42 AM
My vampire sims came with a spiffy hidden crypt but my werewolf sims did not have a basement cage. Thanks for fixing!
Test Subject
#115 Old 6th Feb 2014 at 5:04 PM
Merci !!!
Test Subject
#116 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 5:42 AM
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 16th Apr 2014 at 10:02 PM
This was a great idea, Lisen801! I can definitely use this in my stories. Thanks! :D
Mad Poster
#118 Old 18th May 2014 at 9:00 AM
Test Subject
#119 Old 31st May 2014 at 4:05 PM
Wow this will work great for a kidnapping story and a jail
Test Subject
#120 Old 12th Aug 2014 at 4:39 PM
Awesome content!
Field Researcher
#121 Old 22nd Oct 2014 at 7:19 AM
this is nice, but can you update it to the last patch please?
Test Subject
#122 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 4:38 PM Last edited by Jezabeel : 4th Feb 2015 at 9:38 PM.
Default Wonderfull job!
I love Your work. It's really superb for my purposes, which are not very nice towards sims

Check out my blog - Mod Frenzy - for examples.
Test Subject
#123 Old 18th May 2015 at 3:08 AM
Field Researcher
#124 Old 10th Sep 2015 at 12:38 AM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#125 Old 22nd Nov 2015 at 8:40 AM
Most excellent! I just started working on a small police station which will have 3 cells, a "booking" room, a police car lot, a locker room for the officers, a briefing room, offices for sergeant (or lieutenant? Forgot the rank they had in the game), and a few other rooms - though I'm trying to make this a "small town" size station. I doubt the Sims will know what half the items in the station are for, but I just want to have the "look" of a functional station. I don't intend to make it as a replacement for the default rabbithole since I don't know how or if it's even possible. I'm mostly doing this for fun.
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