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Abandoned Warehouse Apartment

by TheShady Posted 26th Jul 2009 at 12:21 AM
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This small, run-down and somewhat brutal warehouse is perfect for your freaky Sims. Party animals, musicians, artists who are a bit on the eccentric side or just the insane will feel very comfortable here.

The small warehouse is abandoned but once stood gloriously in the midst of whatever industrial section you want it to have been. (I'm looking forward to a neighbourhood editor so I can place this one properly.)


Once there was an office on the second floor but it was torn down and renovated to serve as a cheap apartment. However, current Sim-law now prohibits the existence of apartments and therefore, the entire lot has to be bought. So it's not really cheap anymore. (It would have worked really well in TS2:AL.) All access from the main warehouse floor was destroyed (lack of elevators in TS3) so the apartment can only be accessed through the outdoors:


The entire complex could be formed into a nice and cozy family home, if the Sim-owner is wealthy enough, as the former storage-section provides plenty of space. For your freaky party animals, however, it can be decorated to serve as the perfect scene for some wild parties or for band practice. (If only there were more instruments...)

The apartment is crowded, messy and really colourful:



The large balcony area can also be used as the perfect place for some wild summer night parties: (If only there was alcohol...)





At first I had different concept in mind that seemed more realistic and the warehouse was also much larger. The warehouse was also still operational and the upstairs offices were simply refurnished for living. That would have worked out in TS2:AL, but does hardly in TS3, yet. Also, I really missed many objects from TS2+Expansions.

But no matter. I hope you enjoy it and please give me feedback!

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 42k furn, 28k unfurn

Number of bedrooms: Studio
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fixtures Only Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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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Hurts-the-Eye Warehouse.zip

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 2,210 · 26th Jul 2009
1.35 MB 2,210 26th Jul 2009
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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.
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7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:09 AM
I love the background story to this lot and the lot itself, very creative.

Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#3 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 5:16 AM
it's amazing, really
i was looking for something like this
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 5:37 AM
very neat =)

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 8:20 AM
Thank you, I like it <3

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 11:02 AM
VERY cool. I love this sort of super-realistic lot. I can't wait to figure out the perfect place to use it! In the meantime, I'll just slap it down in a regular neighborhood and enjoy.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 12:24 PM
I really like it, I think I'll make my rock star move from his old creepy house, into this.

I have a question : I love the way you put the sofas and coffee table. Looks like you did not only use a 45° angle but some "custom" too, is that correct and if so, how do you do that ?

Thanks !

Anne-Sophie / "Déjà Vu"
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by chooflee
I really like it, I think I'll make my rock star move from his old creepy house, into this.

I have a question : I love the way you put the sofas and coffee table. Looks like you did not only use a 45° angle but some "custom" too, is that correct and if so, how do you do that ?

I only just found out about that too. If you hold down ALT while placing objects (not those that go on walls, though) you can place them without the grid-thing. You can also rotate them in any angle while holding down ALT.

However, there's a console command to turn that on and off. It was always turned on for me, but you might have to turn it on. I found that command when I typed 'help' in the cheat-console after building this lot.


And I made the lot for my rockstar too. :D
Field Researcher
#9 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 2:14 AM
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 11:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheShady
I only just found out about that too. If you hold down ALT while placing objects (not those that go on walls, though) you can place them without the grid-thing. You can also rotate them in any angle while holding down ALT.

However, there's a console command to turn that on and off. It was always turned on for me, but you might have to turn it on. I found that command when I typed 'help' in the cheat-console after building this lot.


And I made the lot for my rockstar too. :D


Thank you very very much, that could be the "snapobjectstogrid" command from Sims 2, I'll try it right now !

Anne-Sophie / "Déjà Vu"
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 7:11 AM
Fabulous!

I really love the grungy look of this place, especially the fenced off exterior staircase. I agree with what you said about how this would have been perfect for Apartment Life.

And yeah, why the heck *aren't* there elevators in TS3? Future expansion, I guess?

Anyway, thank you for sharing this one! I have an artist and his family I think I'll move in.
Test Subject
#12 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:59 PM
Man, this looks great. Hopefully they'll include more instruments in Adventures so I can turn this into a real band house. Tucking this away for the future.
Instructor
#13 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 8:10 PM
I downloaded this when you first posted it and my game has had to be reinstalled many times. I felt like I was missing something and I remembered that crazy and beautiful warehouse that my rockstars would live in was no longer installed. So now I'm downloading it again ^^

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Instructor
#14 Old 1st Sep 2010 at 5:45 AM
You should consider updating this when Late Night comes out!

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 19th Nov 2010 at 6:18 PM
Hey this is probably a stupid question but do you need create-a-world to download lots? And where do they appear in your game? sorry if my questions are stupid but I'm really new to this. Great design by the way
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 25th Nov 2010 at 7:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsslater2
Hey this is probably a stupid question but do you need create-a-world to download lots? And where do they appear in your game? sorry if my questions are stupid but I'm really new to this. Great design by the way

No u do know they apper in new game mode and go to edit town there is a little tab with a house symbol if u playing go to the ... menu and click edit town and continue and dont be affed to ask questions if ur new or not that kind of player its what mod the sims is partly made 4 :P
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#17 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 8:06 AM
Thank you for uploading this, its just great. I found myself needing a warehouse type place that was short of rugged, had space but wasn't too large for apartment/art studio. This place fits the bill for my IFSim!