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Blossom Alley

by Ravamalie Posted 17th Feb 2011 at 4:13 PM - Updated 5th Mar 2011 at 6:29 PM by Ravamalie
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
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Hi everyone after very long time!

At last I found some time to do something new... and I can't say this one was a piece of cake. It really drove me crazy. After spending hours to build it, I couldn't make it work properly. Now it seems to work just fine for my Sim.





What we have here is a terraced house with a separate apartment on each floor - one for a Sim, and 3 for NPCs. Inside our new home we can find small but cosy living room, bathroom (I thought that placing water-themed pictures and nice smelling plant inside will be quite funny), double bedroom with wardrobe/study corner and the kitchen.





To place mailbox and trash chute in the building I used Late Night - Buyable Mailbox and Trash Chute from HugeLunatic (BIG THANKS!!!), but it looks that you don't need to download it to make them work. I removed mod from my game and they didn't disappear or stop working properly.

Well... Enjoy!





Lot Size: 50x25
Lot Price: F: 26,900 / U: 3,315

Additional Credits:
Thanks to HugeLunatic for Late Night - Buyable Mailbox and Trash Chute







For everyone who have a problem with "sinking" lot - Oumamea found the solution (Thank you very much!):

Quote:
Originally Posted by oumamea
I solved the problem with this lot sinking into the ground!!
Here is how I did it (If someone else wants to try it):

1. Open the game and go to the world that you would like to place this lot in.
2. Make sure you have the correct size lot available but don't place Blossom Alley yet.
3. Click on the lot and select the edit lot tool. Wait for the lot to load.
4. Once the blank lot is loaded do the following:

1. Enter the cheat space (Ctrl+Shift+C) and type testingcheatsenabled true press enter
2. Cheat space again and type constrainFloorElevation false press enter
3. Cheat space type setimportedterrainoffset 3.5 press enter
4. Now reverse the cheat commands constrainFloorElevation true, testingcheatsenabled false, remember to press enter after each command
5. Go to edit town and place Blossom Alley

If all went well your lot should now be perfect!!!

ps The command setimportedterrainoffset {value} The value here can be diffrent from what I have used. I tried diffrent values until I got it to where it should be. If your lot is raised instead of sinking you can use a negative value for instance -3.

I hope this will help someone that is also having a similar problem.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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 + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version: 6.2.4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Blossom Alley.rar

Size: 2.07 MB · Downloads: 8,969 · 17th Feb 2011
2.07 MB 8,969 17th Feb 2011
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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
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#2 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 5:06 PM
Love this, reminds me of Georgetown!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 5:56 PM
Beautiful! This was exactly what I was waiting for!! Thank you so much, I can't wait to use it :D
Scholar
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#4 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 6:20 PM
Outstanding work! Love it!

Thank you for your hard work
Inventor
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#5 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 6:50 PM
Really adorable! Love the exterior, the layout of the apartment and the floor tiles! :D
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 7:20 PM
Oooh very nice! And very realistic. Reminds me of the row houses I see in the movies. (non-american speaking here...).
Test Subject
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#7 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 8:28 PM
Great job! I am going to add this building in my city.
Scholar
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#8 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 9:22 PM
Beautiful work, can't wait to load it!! Thank you for sharing!!
Space Pony
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#9 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 9:34 PM
These are, by far, my favorite row houses ever. Thanks! :D
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 11:02 PM
Oh WOW! It looks JUST like homes in those better parts of Manhattan, NYC, that they always show in movies about well-to-do New Yorkers! I used to pass those rowhouses everyday going and coming from work, and it would just DEPRESS me; they are REALLY quite expensive and gorgeous buildings, in real life, too WELL DONE!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 18th Feb 2011 at 6:44 PM
I absolutely love this! I really wish I had style like you do! :D
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 19th Feb 2011 at 12:43 AM
Beautiful lot, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 19th Feb 2011 at 12:10 PM
wonderful, beautiful in every way!
thanks a million
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 20th Feb 2011 at 7:42 PM
Love this, very upscale!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 20th Feb 2011 at 8:43 PM
Thanks. These would be great for a not so modern neighborhood. The Apartments that come with LN wouldn't really fit in.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 20th Feb 2011 at 11:04 PM
It's quite magnificent. Thank you very much for it.
Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Feb 2011 at 9:20 PM
Oh man i have the sims 3 but when i try to put it on the map it just goes into the ground
Test Subject
Original Poster
#18 Old 21st Feb 2011 at 11:54 PM
I built this house on completely flat lot, but I had to lower the ground to build it in this way. It may cause some problems. Try to change location or place it in the bigger lot and shape the ground around by yourself.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 22nd Feb 2011 at 4:58 PM
ill try that thankyou!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 24th Feb 2011 at 2:06 PM
Lovely build! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 24th Feb 2011 at 8:43 PM
Blossom Alley sinking into the ground
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebnemdemir
Oh man i have the sims 3 but when i try to put it on the map it just goes into the ground


Hi first of all thank you very much for this beautifull lot. I am also having the same problem of the lot sinking into the ground. I tried moving it to diffrent locations on the map, but it does the same on all locations, sometimes it sinks by only 1 tile and sometimes by 2 tiles.
I would realy love to play with this I can't fix the problem. I have even tried raising the ground by 1 or 2 tiles before placing the lot, but the problem remains. Please help. See attached img.
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Original Poster
#22 Old 24th Feb 2011 at 9:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by oumamea
Hi first of all thank you very much for this beautifull lot. I am also having the same problem of the lot sinking into the ground. I tried moving it to diffrent locations on the map, but it does the same on all locations, sometimes it sinks by only 1 tile and sometimes by 2 tiles.
I would realy love to play with this I can't fix the problem. I have even tried raising the ground by 1 or 2 tiles before placing the lot, but the problem remains. Please help. See attached img.


Putting it in bigger lot can help... it'll sink anyway but you would be able to shape the ground around. You can also use console command "constrainfloorelevation false" and rise the ground level by yourself. Probably it'll take you some time, but I don't know what else I can do to help you.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 25th Feb 2011 at 12:56 PM
Thanks. I will try out your suggestion and see what happens.
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#24 Old 25th Feb 2011 at 2:05 PM Last edited by Elfykins : 25th Feb 2011 at 4:49 PM.
Having the same issue with it sinking into the ground on a flat world, going to try the constrain right now and see ow it goes, I love this lot though

Edit: That made it pretty damn awful, everything that doesnt move much got stuck under ground :/

Edit2: Okay I managed to make it pop all up, first I flattened the land, and then using the sledgehammer I deleted items (usually multiple at once) and hit undo and it auto fixed where they were suppose to go, I just kept doing this with everything, even the roof, until all of it was in the right place, granted this also deleted the mailbox and trashchute, and the garbage bin ended up under the ground, but I managed to fix that and fix them and replace them. Just an idea for anyone else experiencing any issues with this lot

Also anotehr note, make sure you delete ALL markers before trying this, I found this out the hardway that if you don't do that you gotta start over again because they get hidden in the world ;-; there's 2 hours down the drain

Also I don't know if you knew this, but each enclosed area that is NOT part of the housing, needs to have a public marker inside it (aka the trees with fences around them) or else they add to the overall value of the lot, I managed to reduce the cost of the lot by ~2k doingt his
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 4:47 PM
Thanks for you advice Elfykins. I also tried the constrain cheat but like you said it made the lot look awful with the lower level completely stuck under ground.

I want to try your idea in Edit 2, but I am not sure of the step where you deletd items. Did you place the lot, then flattened the land and deleted items one by one, like for instance delete a staircase and hit undo. Moved on to the next staircase delete and hit undo? I suppose you wil have to do this to the walls, floors and furniture aswell?
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