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Sub-Level Safety (Aftermath Series)

by feldynn Posted 13th May 2011 at 11:17 PM
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"Aftermath" Series
This is a series of derelict, abandoned style buildings which may include some form of "destruction" to the architecture or landscape. The type of building you might see in apocalypse / disaster type movies and video games. This theme has been inspired by games such as the STALKER and Fallout series and movies like Mad Max, and many others.

Sub-Level Safety
In the wastelands of Downtown sometimes the safest place is underground, the burnt out shells of buildings crumbling all around sometimes offer hidden safety. The utility tunnels and basements under the derelict offices and skyscrapers sometimes offer a dark, dingy safe haven for a weary traveller.



Lot Details
Fully equipped basement "survival" area including:
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Kitchen / Dining area
Livingroom

Derelict buildings!
Ample space for growth should you decide to rebuild .
Broken fire hydrant fishing spot.
Faux radiochemical toxic spill!
4 functional parking spaces with 2 derelict (but usable!) cars.

Lot Size: 34x40
Lot Price: $91,343 (F) / $85,311 (Unf)

Custom Content
I only used one custom item on the lot.

One More Slot Please! - By granthes

There are also few items from the Riverview town pack as well various Buydebug items that aren't normally buyable. I also have all expansions and stuff packs (except for Outdoor Living) loaded when I made this lot and I definitely used items from Late Night, World Adventures and Fast Lane Stuff.


Side Notes
It's been a while since I last uploaded a lot but I finally got back in the game so to speak , after a few people commented on my previous Aftermath lots looking like scenes from Fallout I finally went out and brought a copy so this new lot is drawing quite heavily on my experiences with that. For those that know the game this lot is loosely based Reilly's Rangers Compound and the architecture of the Capitol Wasteland though only in style / feel, it's not a direct recreation of any particular area.

This lot itself was built in Bridgeport on "24 2nd Avenue" hence the odd lot size (see attached screenshot for original placement) though it's close enough it should fit on a 40x40 with maybe a couple of rows of floor tiles needed, and this may not be the only Bridgeport lot I rebuild on..

The main living area of this lot is the basement, unlike more traditional residential lots all the upper levels and out buildings are basically just decorative fluff designed to enhance the derelict / post apocalypse look, the pond outside can be fished in though it has no specific fish (it's only water spill where a fire hydrant burst after all ) and the upper levels of all the decorative buildings are actually accessible. So if you want to put a telescope WAY up on roof of the big building you can!


Testing
Have done some basic testing, everything that should be usable is so far as I could tell. The pond can be fished in though as mentioned above it only has default fish in it, sims can access the various floors and roofs of the decorative architecture where access is provided so all the stairs do work though they may not always lead to much . Also the main "Front Door" of the lot is the one in the large central building that contains the basement, all service sims that I encountered during testing used the door correctly.



Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: See "Lot Details"

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to granthes for his OMSP!, totally awesome item for help with lot decoration!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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: 6.2.4.0100
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SLSafe.rar | Sub-Level Safety package

Size: 2.82 MB · Downloads: 1,711 · 13th May 2011
2.82 MB 1,711 13th May 2011
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 14th May 2011 at 1:14 AM
What did you use for the "toxic waste"? Not the barrels, but the actual liquid itself.

Human beings are a very irrational species. Some of them are even afraid of pickles.
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#3 Old 14th May 2011 at 1:20 AM
It's a 3x3 sand pile from the BuyDebug menu (came with WA I think?) coloured bright green. The glow effect is simply a floor light set to green and hidden (with MoveObjects) in one of the barrels .
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#4 Old 14th May 2011 at 2:14 AM
Totally awesome! Great work!
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#5 Old 14th May 2011 at 2:16 AM
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Originally Posted by feldynn
It's a 3x3 sand pile from the BuyDebug menu (came with WA I think?) coloured bright green. The glow effect is simply a floor light set to green and hidden (with MoveObjects) in one of the barrels .


Very smart. I like!


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#6 Old 14th May 2011 at 4:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by feldynn
It's a 3x3 sand pile from the BuyDebug menu (came with WA I think?) coloured bright green. The glow effect is simply a floor light set to green and hidden (with MoveObjects) in one of the barrels .


Clever. That technique should come in handy if I ever get around to doing some Fallout-inspired lots.

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#7 Old 14th May 2011 at 6:44 AM
I love this! It's such a great idea as an alternative to the other 'apartments' in Bridgeport. I have your other fabulous buildings in my game but this one is brilliant. Thank you so very much.
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#8 Old 14th May 2011 at 9:59 AM
GReat! Fallout 1 and 2, so many good memories^^ Good work!
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#9 Old 14th May 2011 at 4:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by feldynn
It's a 3x3 sand pile from the BuyDebug menu (came with WA I think?) coloured bright green. The glow effect is simply a floor light set to green and hidden (with MoveObjects) in one of the barrels .



VERY clever!! WOW this lot is amazing, dude! I was looking at it all jaw-dropped the whole time.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th May 2011 at 7:15 PM
Excellent work, went and downloaded the rest of your Aftermath series after seeing this one. Really love the STALKER/Fallout feel of the lots. Now if only it were possible to recreate the sheer level of terror I felt in the Jupiter Plant

Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate.
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#11 Old 15th May 2011 at 1:17 AM
Grungyfied perfection, awesome!
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#12 Old 15th May 2011 at 9:23 PM
i love your buildings <3
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#13 Old 24th May 2011 at 2:34 PM
wow wow wow! this is sensational! i HOPELESS with the "constrainfloorelevation" cheat...u have mastered it well! this is fab !!!!!!