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Zonko's Joke Shop

by Vera_J Posted 4th Oct 2012 at 4:23 PM
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Requires Ambitions, Generations, Showtime and Supernatural EPs
Build with patch 1.38

Size: 15x25
Lot type: Community (Consignment Store)
Price furnished 52 745 / 23 209 unfurnished

Zonko's is another Hogsmeade shop from Harry Potter. In the books students can buy various jokes and tricks there. This Sim variant is a consignment store, but don't worry - your sims should enjoy themselves anyway. They can play Smack-a-Gnome, enter a dimensional gate, summon a genie and more! Behind the shop is even a playground for children.

(The reference picture show The Wizarding World theme park Zonko's because the shop didn't appear in the movies.)

EA Store items:
the 3 kites from this set (free)
Mel the Monkey (25 points)
Muntin Window (100 points) – this one is necessary for the shop to look like in the pictures

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

To get a 15x25 lot you can use either Inge’s Lot Sizes or easier to use Add Any Lot Size mod.

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: 1x2
Lot Price: 52 745

Additional Credits:
Remove stencils / overlays mod by velocitygrass

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 Ambitions Generations Showtime Supernatural
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Zonkos Joke Shop.rar

Size: 1.77 MB · Downloads: 1,541 · 4th Oct 2012
1.77 MB 1,541 4th Oct 2012
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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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10 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Oct 2012 at 7:29 PM
I can always use more Harry Potter stuff in my game. Thanks so much! This looks just as zany as I had hoped when I saw the name.
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Oct 2012 at 11:25 PM
...isn't the elephant on the countertop a Store Item too?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 4th Oct 2012 at 11:41 PM
@ Pokesimaniac: Thank you!

@ kinnyfear: No, the elephant is from Showtime. (You probably confused this elephant with the Store Carnival elephant which is a bit similar.)
Mad Poster
#5 Old 5th Oct 2012 at 4:43 AM
i don't even watch harry potter but i love the idea of a joke shop. thank you :p
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 5th Oct 2012 at 11:51 AM
Love it! Great theme and presentation. Thanks for sharing :-)
Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Oct 2012 at 3:30 PM
Ooo, this is going to be great on my lane of your Potter lots! I'll probably do some in-game tweaking on this one to make it more closely match the Wizarding World location, namely the color and the pay counter location, but probably NOT the cramped feel of the real store since the Sims would get foot-stampy over the routing. I'm curious to know, have you been there yourself or are your lots based only on photo references?

Thanks so much for this and your other HP lots!
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 8th Oct 2012 at 9:24 AM
This is amazing...why do all the best lots need packs I don't have. Great shop!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Oct 2012 at 10:27 PM
Thanks everyone, I am glad you like it.

@ immichan: I haven't been there, so all the lots are based only on photo references and my imagination. I try to make them routing-friendly but feel free to change whatever you like.

@ LadyAngel: Supernatural EP is not really needed for this lot if that would help you. (There're only two deco items and a door from SN, I think.)
#10 Old 13th Oct 2012 at 4:37 PM
Soo cute! I Love Harry Potter! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 2:23 AM
I am soooo~ in love with your tiny little commercial lots. They are wondeful on my 256x256 world.