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Borgin and Burkes Alchemy Shop

by Vera_J Posted 18th Sep 2012 at 12:49 AM - Updated 16th Sep 2012 at 5:42 PM by Vera_J
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Requires World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Showtime and Supernatural
Build with patch 1.38

Size: 20x14
Lot type: Community (Elixir Consignment Store)
Price furnished 73 068 / unfurnished 42 369

Borgin and Burkes is a shop from Harry Potter books and movies. It is located in Knockturn Alley. It sells ancient and dark magical artefacts, cursed items, evil-looking masks, skulls and bones etc. You can find a Vanishing cabinet there that enables teleportation to other places.
(See Harry Potter Wiki for more informations).

You should know that shopping in Knockturn Alley is a bit dangerous, so be careful. You can find some hidden goodies inside the shop but also encounter someone who guards them… and the elixirs on display are not the nicest ones either.

The simlish sign was created by myself, but only a photo is included (no CC).
I couldn’t find good comparison pictures from the movies - the largest comparison pic is from Pottermore.

EA Store items:
Claw Dipper and Air Bender from The Ultimate Career Bundle (free)
Mask of Mystique (free)

Old Town Masks (25 points)
Gothique Necklace (25 points)
Gothique Skull Chest (25 points)
Steampunk Aquarium (125 points but if you have HELS, you can replace it with that one)

CC items: (not included)
Candle on Skull and Skull by Sandy here
Generations Wall Shelf Slot Fix by Menaceman44 (not needed unless you want to move the objects on shelves)


In case you have troubles with the Launcher installing lots, extract the sims3pack with Delphy´s Multi-Extracter and put the package file to your Electronic Arts\ The Sims 3\ Library folder.

Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: 73 068

Additional Credits:
Simlish font by SIMale at Insimenator
Inkwell Caligraphy Simlish font by joninmobile (MTS)

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 Late Night Generations Showtime Supernatural
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Borgin and Burkes.rar

Size: 2.46 MB · Downloads: 3,144 · 18th Sep 2012
2.46 MB 3,144 18th Sep 2012
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!
11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 5:03 AM
Good job for no cc. : )
Are you not allowed to have CC in an upload?
I've never uploaded any of my lots....
You should upload the sign! It's awesome and different and something new!
#3 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 5:46 AM
I agree, it has just the right kind of atmosphere to be an alchemy shop; terrific upload!
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 6:11 AM
Amazing! Are you planning on making anymore Harry Potter lots?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 7:23 PM
Thank you for nice comments!

@ zhyzathn: Including CC depends on the policy of the CC creator. (Sandy from ATS has a very open policy but I didn't include the skulls because I use only packages in my game, not sims3packs.)

@ Doreiku: Yes, the next one will most likely be Zonko's Joke Shop.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Sep 2012 at 8:48 PM
Thank you for telling me.
I don't know the rules and it's one of the main reasons I never tried to upload...because I don't know the rules. lol
This game is a replacement for my dollhouse hobby - and that's how I play with it, I look at buildings as scenes and each room has to be finely detailed - so I collect clutter stuff as I once used to buy tiny figures for making dollhouses and box scenes...but now that I'm on Social security I can't afford to do it I do this instead...
Listen to me go on... sorry. lol

Any chance of getting you to upload that sign?
It's really unique and very, very good...which is always what I'm looking for... lol
I would give anything to know how to make things like that but, we folks who lived most of our lives before the interwebz existed tend to be slower to for the life of me, I can't figure out CAW... and terrain painting is one of my favorite things to do...I would really enjoy being able to paint huge landscapes ....
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 19th Sep 2012 at 9:14 PM
@ zhyzathn: If you want to upload something, just follow the rules and informations in the upload section.

I am not going to upload the sign, sorry. (It´s actually not a real sign, only a pattern photographed by one of my sims and put on the wall. It´s very easy to make CAP patterns. CAW is more difficult, try to read some tutorials.)
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 4:59 AM
I can see it, it's on your building that I downloaded and added to my game. : )
It's unique...really nice...even if it's just a photograph.
Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 12:04 PM
I love the shop, 1 question :
How did you get all the potions and gems to show/display function.. (I figured out how to clone them (testingcheatsenabled true / buydebug) but when I clone them it doesn't show where in the catalog you can find them.. 'cause I would like to make a groceryshop myself and show for example etable appels, tomatoes, milk in a display but how do I get them?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 10:53 PM
@ marjojojoleintje: Potions, gems and similar items are not in the buy catalog at all. You can only place spawners using "buydebug" and then wait a day or two for a gem or insect to appear near the place where you put the spawner.
However you can make / buy potions etc. while playing. Then place them on shelves from your sim inventory.
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 11:52 PM
aha and after that you change the lot into a community right? LOL I was thinking way to difficult then xD
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 4:02 AM
This shop is just crazyawesome, even without whatever content I'm missing. (: Great job!

Unfortunately, MTS2's search on "alchemy" won't find it! I found it with Google!