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"Casa de Carmen" Salon and More [No CC, version without World Adventures included]

by Klemens Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 6:54 AM - Updated 26th Mar 2012 at 8:08 PM by Klemens : Minor changes in text
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Are you that busy, ambitious person determined to fulfill your dreams and be successful? Are you interested in latest trends, but have no time to really get into them? Don't you have that need from time to time to just slow down and relax for a minute? If so, then you definitely should visit "Casa de Carmen" Salon & More! But be warned - once you enter, you'll probably meet the most cheerful people in the world!

"Casa de Carmen" connects past with the present time. Established about 150 years ago by Señora Carmen Cantante as a regional nectar center, it immediatelly became a local hub of social life. However, it fell into decline over time as local farms gave their way to growing city. Luckily, what used to be a neglected nectary, today is a bustling place that changes the meaning of "good taste".

Want to be the main atraction of the show? Our specialists will advise you how to wear, look and live as stylish as possible. Or maybe you want to find a retreat for a day? No problem! Drink our coffee or other beverage, admire the detailed work of old architects, sit between flowers at patio, play a round of domino or take a short nap and just relax...

Does all of this sound right? Then see you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

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Yes, I know, it's yet another salon made by me. What can I say? I just really like to build places where Sims can both work and hang out. Plus I hate it when things don't match. And although my previous creation (available here) fits quite well into the main theme of stardom, Showtime added some Spanish/South Californian style stuff that I couldn't resist. And so this salon in former winery-... umm, I mean nectary-like building was created. However, if placed in Starlight Shores you'll probably see that the suggested lot for salon is in quite run-down surroundings. I built this building at 47 Los Sueños Strip (see screenshots section), but it's up to you where you'll place it.

Important Version Information

As you can see, I uploaded two different files here. It's because I wanted this lot to be availabe to as many players as possible. And so, what you can see on the most screenshots is the "Standard" version, which requires only Ambitions and Showtime to work (and base game, of course). It has all functions, provided by those expansion packs, but the whole story about nectary is only for looks.
However, if you also have World Adventures and want this lot to actually serve nectars too, then "Plus_WA" version is for you. The picture below shows the only differences between those versions:

All in all:

The "Standard version" (Base Game + Ambitions + Showtime) provides:
  • a stylist salon on the first floor;
  • a tatoo studio in the basement;
  • a creative/architect office;
  • a coffee/drink area on the ground floor;
  • a patio outside.

The "Plus_WA" version (Base Game + World Adventures + Ambitions + Showtime) has all the stuff listed above and:
  • additional nectar-production room in the basement;
  • a nectar register and racks on the ground floor.

The whole lot was playtested and no Custom Content or mods were used to build it (although I used "moveobjects" code, so be careful while moving stuff around in buy/build mode )

Enjoy playing!

Lot Size: 30x20
Lot Price: "Standard": §139,777; "Plus_WA": §156,358

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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 Showtime
Built with Game Version: 12.0.273
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Casa_de_Carmen_Salon_and_More_Plus_WA.rar | Base Game + World Adventures + Ambitions + Showtime

Size: 622.0 KB · Downloads: 2,160 · 26th Mar 2012
622.0 KB 2,160 26th Mar 2012
Casa_de_Carmen_Salon_and_More_Standard.rar | Base Game + Ambitions + Showtime

Size: 613.6 KB · Downloads: 572 · 26th Mar 2012
613.6 KB 572 26th Mar 2012
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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.


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#2 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 3:09 PM
This looks great in Starlight Shores! Good job!
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#3 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 3:19 PM Last edited by nonamena : 26th Mar 2012 at 4:37 PM.
I can't wait to put this in SS! But I have question, have you run this through custard and saved it? I can't extract the package with the Multi-Extractor, nor can I run the sims3pack through custard.
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#4 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 3:37 PM Last edited by Klemens : 26th Mar 2012 at 4:17 PM.
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Originally Posted by nonamena
I can't wait to put this in SS! But I have question, have you run this through custard and saved it? I can't extract i´the package with the Multi-Extractor, nor can I run the sims3pack through custard.

Hmm, well, yes, I did run it through custard to get rid of unnecessary images and other stuff... I'll check that in a moment to see what's going on and let you all know ASAP.

EDIT: Ok, I know what's going on - it seems that custard reacts "allergically" to any specific characters in files' title or description (in this case for "&" and probably also quotes). The files themself aren't corrupted and still work fine with game. I'll upload a "characters-free" versions, but later today as right now I have some importand stuff to do. So keep calm!
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#5 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 4:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Klemens
Hmm, well, yes, I did run it through custard to get rid of unnecessary images and other stuff... I'll check that in a moment to see what's going on and let you all know ASAP.

EDIT: Ok, I know what's going on - it seems that custard reacts "allergically" to any specific characters in files' title or description (in this case for "&" and probably also quotes). The files themself aren't corrupted and still work fine with game. I'll upload a "characters-free" versions, but later today as right now I have some importand stuff to do. So keep calm!


Thank you very much for looking into it I greatly appreciate it. I didn't actually think anything would be corrupted in the uploaded, I just prefer to install my lots straight to the Library and skip the Launcher. I really dislike the launcher.

I shall wait patiently for your update
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#6 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 8:12 PM
Ok, I've just updated the files. The only thing that changed are their in-game descriptions - that nasty, custard-crashing "&" shouldn't bother us anymore
Enjoy playing!
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#7 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 8:54 PM
Thanks very much, it works perfectly and I shall now load up my game!
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#8 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 10:02 PM
Thanks for uploading the newer version as I couldn't even get the installer to recognise the first file.
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#9 Old 27th Mar 2012 at 2:41 AM
Amazing!! I love the new showtime spanish colonial! Thanks for sharing
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#10 Old 28th Mar 2012 at 11:13 PM
Damn, I want to LIVE HERE! Nice job!
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#11 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 1:25 PM
For Spanish people is nice to see some houses inspired in their country !! Buen Trabajo! Te ha quedado muy bonita ! :P
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#12 Old 7th Apr 2012 at 5:10 AM
This is beautiful!
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#13 Old 14th Apr 2012 at 2:08 AM
Love it thank you!
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#14 Old 8th Oct 2012 at 2:57 AM
thanks so much for including a version without World Adventures! it's the only EP i don't have. cheers
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#15 Old 17th Feb 2014 at 8:56 AM
Very Nice!!