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Village Mansion

by hazuitokage Posted 18th Aug 2009 at 12:15 AM - Updated 19th Aug 2009 at 6:51 PM by hazuitokage
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hello, here is one of those big old mansions you find in french villages or in town suburbs ^^. I've kept the furnishing to a minimum but it's still pricey, I'm afraid.
There are two main buildings, and two entrances, the main one straight to the street, the other one through a nice back yard. There also a basement that can only be accessed from the outside, and a wooded park with room for gardening or any other outdoor activities.

Edit 19/08 : I was told the staircase didn't work well, so I amended the stairwell part of the house, so that now it works perfectly (I retested it extensively in game : all levels are reachable). If you downloaded this house previously and had problems with that, please redownload it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Modular stairs in Sims3 are a bit tricky ^^;

Warning: I used the CFE cheat extensively for the main staircase, so be careful if you decide to alter anything and are not familiar with playing with level heights.

30x20 lot
furnished: 86920
empty : 72481

I used some store items for this house. If you don't have them in your game, they will be replaced by equivalent items when you load the house.

Store items used outside : Statue of an Unknown Seamstress. Here.
You'll need it for the over all look, but it could be replaced by the base game Venus statue easily ^^.

Store items used inside:
Storybook set : Romantique Chaise, here.
Superlative Sofa, here.
Duke's Dining Tablee, here.
Romantique Dining Chair, here.
both wall lamps and Brass Candelabrum. here, here, and here.
Hewnsman set: bed, here.
side-table, here.
Chester's Drawers, here.
Bayside set : EmpireLine Larder, here.





Have fun with it ! ^^

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 86920
Tags: #mansion, #village, #french, #country

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
hazui_VillageMansion.zip

Size: 3.09 MB · Downloads: 2,199 · 19th Aug 2009
3.09 MB 2,199 19th Aug 2009
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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!
 
23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 12:19 AM
I love this! Thanks Alot!
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 12:33 AM
This is really good! Thanks for posting it!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 1:01 AM
Wow impressive realistic house! Nice work.
(PS. on your first screenshot the paint is not quite right )
Test Subject
#5 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 2:41 AM
wow thanks for this house it looks perfect
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 2:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemoncandy
Wow impressive realistic house! Nice work.
(PS. on your first screenshot the paint is not quite right )

Thanks, Lemoncandy, you were perfectly right, I totally missed that.
I just changed the pict and reuploaded the house file. If you redownload it, it will save you the bother to have to make the missing wall in CAS ^^.
Sorry for that !
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 3:32 AM
This house is gorgeous, I really like the gardens especially
Field Researcher
#8 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 4:11 AM
In the pictures the stairs confused me at first but when I got my head wrapped around the concept I was like, 'OMG... I still don't get it'
But now I get it ^.^ it really is amazing, definitely an inspiritation. And I understand what you mean with the CFE. To anyone who tries to tamper with it... good luck, seriously.

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Your side, the other person's side and the truth.

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Forum Resident
#9 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 4:24 AM
Wow, looks great! I like

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Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 5:41 AM
What a FANTASTIC and cute home!
Theorist
#11 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 8:13 AM
The design of the house is a pleasure to witness! I can't say I would know what to do with the extra rooms... yet. If only EA would release an Apartment Life type expansion.
Instructor
#12 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 9:04 AM
This is lovely, I don't normally download such big houses but I just had to have this one. Thank you

^_^
Wiki Wizard
#13 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 12:14 PM
my gosh, this is friggin fantastic!! :o well done and thank you :D


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Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
#14 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 12:26 PM
hazuitokage, can you please list the store items used in this house? Some of that furniture is not base game and will not be in the lot for people who don't already have it. Thanks.

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In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 4:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
hazuitokage, can you please list the store items used in this house? Some of that furniture is not base game and will not be in the lot for people who don't already have it. Thanks.

It is done. ^^
I'll try to refrain using those, or I'll include a list from now on.
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
#16 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 4:47 PM
Thanks for the quick fix!

Next time, please include links as well – the larger the store gets, the more difficult it will be to find items just by their name.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Scholar
#17 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 4:57 PM
This house is a pure beauty.Soo inviting,so romantic and soo realistic...I have seen many of such mansions/houses in french villages or small towns.Usually they are owned by a wealthy family and add a delightful charm to the whole neighborhood....
Your creation is a jewel.Thank you for sharing with us and making us dream.Hugs.
Test Subject
#18 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 6:33 PM
wow, i actually might have to go out and buy sims 3 just to get this house, its amazing! Im off to hmv then ...
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 6:55 PM
Heh, don't worry about the price. The house I'm playin is over 800.000 simoleons.

Looking very pretty. I'll give it a try and thank you for making it!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 7:30 PM
At first, being a Frenchie, I was sceptic. I am often disappointed because many people upload houses they claim as "french" or "european" while they don't look like what exists here. Not blaming them of course. But you made a great job here ! I particularly like the garden and the outside stairs, very typical.

Anne-Sophie / "Déjà Vu"
Instructor
#21 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 9:00 PM
Gorgeous! =)
Test Subject
#22 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 10:31 AM
beautiful

wish I could really live in a house like that

sometimes I'm so jealous of my Sims
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 4:37 AM
Gorgeous!
Test Subject
#24 Old 11th Sep 2009 at 4:40 PM
I love your house

Just wondering -how do you access the second floor of the building with the livingroom with sofa etc. on the first floor?
I couldn´t place a door near to the stairs.