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Brownstone Bohemian Apartments

by KirsiF Posted 10th Apr 2011 at 3:44 PM - Updated 23rd May 2011 at 9:50 AM by KirsiF
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Brownstone Bohemian apartment building offers stylish loft style living. The upper floors of this dignified old building have been renovated to suit a more urban and vibrant lifestyle of the postmodern era.

The loft apartment contains two floors with two bedrooms (beds for four sims) and two full bathrooms: Downstairs has an open living area/kitchen, bathroom, laundry and small balcony. The bedrooms, another open living area and second bathroom are located in the attic. The apartment is situated at fourth and fifth floor of the building and can be accessed by elevator.

There is a public pool and hot-tub in the basement, and every floor has a couple of NPC doors. The balconies of NPC "apartments" are not functional since the doors have been locked. Front yard has a parking space for three veachiles and a playground. The building uses both the wall callbox and mailbox as well as the trash chute. (I used a mod made by HugeLunatic here at MTS.)

The regular garbage bin probably pops out in front of the building when the lot is placed, but it can either be deleted or moved to the back where I made a small are for garbage. If you want to edit the public areas or NPC apartments, you have to press CTRL+SHIFT+C to bring up the console and then type RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings off to use the cheat.

This is the first apartment I've built from scratch. I have playtested it for several sims days and it seemed to be functioning as planned. Some NPCs moved in, the elevators worked etc. But if any problems arise, please let me know as I'm still very much learning to make proper apartment buildings!

The lotsize is a little bit weird (25x35) but it should fit nicely with any 30x40 lots as well. You can find lotsize 25x35 in the town editor, too.

Price unfurnished: § 6973
Price furnished: § 110 780

In contrary to my usual building habits, I have NOT used any store stuff this time. The only CC this lot contains is a recolourable chimney by armiel.
Cast yourself a chimney

Any feedback is much appreciated! Thanks!

If you are having trouble installing this lot, please visit my blog to download and install the lot in .package format.

NOTE: This lot requires all expansions and stuff packs except Hels.

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: 110 780

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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 + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version: 7.0.55
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Brownstone Bohemian Apartments2.rar

Size: 4.63 MB · Downloads: 4,139 · 10th Apr 2011
4.63 MB 4,139 10th Apr 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#2 Old 10th Apr 2011 at 11:47 PM
Very cute, thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 6:33 AM
That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this beautiful lot :D
Test Subject
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#4 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 6:03 PM
LOVE IT<3
thank youu.
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#5 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 6:51 PM
I'm glad you like it. Thanks.
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#6 Old 13th Apr 2011 at 6:36 PM
Nice! Love it.
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#7 Old 16th Apr 2011 at 5:49 AM Last edited by Helper Monkey : 16th Apr 2011 at 6:21 AM.
Great looking lot!
However, I can't for the life of me get this to show up in game.
I've installed many homes before and this problem is new.
After installing the lot with the game launcher and absolutely ensuring it shows as "Installed", I go in game and can't find it there. So I exit, double check the launcher, and it reverted to not being installed. (It does this every time I reinstall it)
Any ideas?

EDIT: Got a work-around. I just moved the file from the DCCache folder to the Library folder after installing it from the game launcher. It shows up in game afterwards.
Just leaving this here in case anyone else has the problem.
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#8 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 8:33 PM
Most beautiful lot I've ever seen!!!!! Great job!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 19th Apr 2011 at 3:21 AM
oh, my goodness i love the this house specially the way u put the pool and the hot tub....
Test Subject
#10 Old 9th May 2011 at 7:28 PM
I need help downloading this amazing lot!

I've got very much the same problem as 'Helper Monkey' ~ it says the lot has indeed 'downloaded' only to find the lot isn't actually in the game when I start it!

The download isn't in the DCcache so I can't move it :'( Even when I do move it it STILL won't show up.

I own all of the expansion packs needed.

Help! D:
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th May 2011 at 4:06 AM
Yeah, I get the same issues...I tried d/l several times, just to have the same problem..LOVE the home, but unfortunately it doesn't work for me
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#12 Old 10th May 2011 at 8:41 AM
I'm very very sorry you are having those problems. It must have something to do with my launcher - it hasn't been working properly since Ambitions no matter what I try to do with it (several reinstalls etc).

I have tried to google why the launcher is borked and how I could fix it but so far nothing has worked. One thing I could do is try to upload the download straight from my library but I have no idea if that would make any difference - or if it's possible to upload lots in .package format.

I will try to find out a solution and I'm very sorry I can't be of more help right now!
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th May 2011 at 6:02 AM
Good luck with fixing the problem, keep us up to date and don't stress, I know I'll be downloading it once a solution has been found..I know how hard it is to find solutions and fix problems.
Test Subject
#14 Old 11th May 2011 at 6:02 AM
and thank you for at least giving of your time to try and find a solution
Test Subject
#15 Old 14th May 2011 at 11:53 PM
I agree, thank you very much for dedicating some time

So, far I'm still having the same issue,

have you guys had any luck?
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#16 Old 15th May 2011 at 7:33 AM
I haven't had the time to do much with the problem since a family member has been ill, but I will let you know as soon as I find a solution.

I have found directions how to upload lots in .package format and the next step I'll make is to open a blog and upload all my houses there in that format straight from my game library. Will keep you posted and thanks for patience!
Test Subject
#17 Old 17th May 2011 at 7:38 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that

Okay, thankyou :D

All the best!
Test Subject
#18 Old 20th May 2011 at 4:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sporting101
I'm very sorry to hear that

Okay, thankyou :D

All the best!


Still not working when I try to download...Were you ever able to turn into a .package or find another fix for the problem, because it really is a great building
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#19 Old 20th May 2011 at 9:36 PM Last edited by KirsiF : 21st May 2011 at 6:13 PM.
I did find a way to upload lots in. package format but I haven't had the time to even open the Sims during these last few weeks. However, I plan to upload all my lots in .package format on my home page as soon as I have the time. (I have many lots I haven't uploaded here, so I'll make those "public" as well.)

I will post in this thread as soon as I have done that. I'll be very busy for the upcoming few weeks but after that I'll have more time. Thank you for your patience!

Okay, I did it today anyway. Here's the link to my blog:

Link
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st May 2011 at 6:49 PM
Thank you sooooo much, the package thing worked!!!! I put it in library like you said and it's now in my custom houses Very happy...
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#21 Old 31st Aug 2011 at 6:55 AM
Ack help! Neither work for me. I have everything, and it shows up under downloads, installs and everything but the second the game starts it disappears. Tried the .package and it doesn't work.
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#22 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 6:46 PM
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Originally Posted by HavanaLove
Ack help! Neither work for me. I have everything, and it shows up under downloads, installs and everything but the second the game starts it disappears. Tried the .package and it doesn't work.


I have the same problem! it's sad because it's suuuch a pretty building
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 22nd Oct 2012 at 3:14 AM
Any update on this download? It is just beautiful and want it for my new vampire sim.
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#24 Old 10th Apr 2013 at 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by iamgodesstosims
I have the same problem! it's sad because it's suuuch a pretty building


Mine does not work either
Test Subject
#25 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 6:40 PM
Any way to acquire this magnificent building? The files are still not working :/