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Basilica di San Stefano

by cutsocks Posted 6th Jul 2013 at 1:01 PM - Updated 6th Jul 2013 at 10:05 AM by cutsocks
59 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Have your Sims ever wanted to take the plunge into matrimony or, perhaps, take a leap of faith of another kind?

Well, now they can at the beautiful Basilica di San Stefano!!!



This stunning, Florentine-inspired church, with its polychrome marble facade, is the perfect wedding venue. It features a gorgeous, bright Baroque sanctuary in soft pastels of pink and green with gilt detailing. A handy reception room, lounge, and restrooms are nestled in the attached structures, and a small courtyard provides a bit of nature with a small garden. Any Sim with an eagle-eye for architecture and beauty, regardless of creed (assassino or otherwise) will enjoy a visit to the Basilica di San Stefano.

And for some reason, conveniently underneath the tower, there is an ever-present cart and pile of hay... must be some sort of authentic detail. It's just like the real Firenze, Italia!!

Price: 158,620

Lot size: 20x30

Version: 1.55 (Current patch as of July 4, 2013)

Games used: All EPs up to and including University Life. No SPs were used.

No CC or Store Items used!


Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 158,620

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.55
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Basilica di San Stefano.zip

Size: 3.53 MB · Downloads: 4,842 · 6th Jul 2013
3.53 MB 4,842 6th Jul 2013
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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.


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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Forum Resident
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#2 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 1:30 PM
Amazing lot!!! What a great work ! Thanks.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 1:43 PM
This is an incredibly beautiful piece of architecture. Thanks for making it!
Instructor
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#4 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 2:18 PM
Wow great job, thanks.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 3:27 PM
This is seriously gorgeous.
Mostly Harmless
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#6 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 3:38 PM
This is fantastic! You really captured the feel of italian architecture. Great job!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 3:51 PM
It's so beautiful.
In the Arena
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#8 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 4:01 PM
I don't normally download Lots, especially now that I no longer play, but that's a beauty!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 4:22 PM
I love this! It is so very beautiful and authentic!
Interstellar Traveler
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#10 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 4:41 PM
Woah! This is fantastic!
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
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#11 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 5:17 PM
This is a beautiful lot. The attention to architectural detail is incredible, and I'm amazed by how much you managed to do without using custom content. Awesome job!
Instructor
#12 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 5:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jhd1189
I'm amazed by how much you managed to do without using custom content.

Same here! You are a very talented creator!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 6:44 PM
Awwww, Ezio....
I mean, great job!
Forum Resident
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#14 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 7:35 PM
Ha! This makes me want to get Monte Vista and strategically place hay piles and carts now. XD

Also, the work on this is fantastic! Love the details and loving attention. Despite me not currently playing a world it would fit in well, I'm going to be adding this to my collection of 'must haves' for when I do. Which looks like my next legacy....
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 12:00 AM
A work of art - thank you for sharing!
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 2:36 AM
this is absolutely lovely. thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 6:43 AM
It is really great, but, if I can correct you, it is SanTO Stefano, and technically it is a church (chiesa) and not a basilica (there is a santo stefano's basilica but it's near bologna)
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 6:53 AM
NO CC & STORE?! This is downright awesome!
Instructor
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#19 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 8:43 AM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

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Originally Posted by Gianguido
It is really great, but, if I can correct you, it is SanTO Stefano, and technically it is a church (chiesa) and not a basilica (there is a santo stefano's basilica but it's near bologna)


Gah, you are so right. I was unaware of the use of santo in front of male names that begin with S in Italian. Too late now, as it's inscribed in the title picture, but hopefully downloaders will read the comments and adjust it in their games. (As I will in mine...) Thank you for pointing that out to me.

However, the basilica part... I'm pretty sure that any church can be elevated to that status as long as the Pope grants it. But in this instance, I was using the term in the architectural sense, to describe a church that lacks a transept, modeled after basilica buildings of ancient Rome.
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#20 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 9:14 AM
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Originally Posted by cutsocks
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!



Gah, you are so right. I was unaware of the use of santo in front of male names that begin with S in Italian. Too late now, as it's inscribed in the title picture, but hopefully downloaders will read the comments and adjust it in their games. (As I will in mine...) Thank you for pointing that out to me.

However, the basilica part... I'm pretty sure that any church can be elevated to that status as long as the Pope grants it. But in this instance, I was using the term in the architectural sense, to describe a church that lacks a transept, modeled after basilica buildings of ancient Rome.


haha, ok, if that's the case I have to give up, I know nothing about architecture, I only knew that in florence there's Chiesa di santo stefano, while Basilica di santo stefano is in bologna, anyhow I really admire your dedication!
oh, and by the way, in reality the santo's rule is a little trickier than what you think, for example we have San Simeone (male name)
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 9:29 AM
Love the church you've made, cutsocks
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#22 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 2:58 PM
Alrighty, I am about to be awkwardly specific with your lot. Prepare yourself.

Holy shit. Ho-ly-shiiiiiiit.

This is gorgeous. For the longest time, when people post in CFF or send me PMs or appear in the #create chat asking for input on lots, I always try and end with a note about making an awesome atmosphere. It is one thing to have a wonderful lot (which you do) but it is a whole new subject to manage to capture something that feels so coherent and perfect in a 20x30 grid.
The lot is beautifully decorated, expertly sculpted (that CFE? Simple and outstanding at the same time,) the pictures are flawless and bring out the best in the lot, and the post is concise, but descriptive and clever.

All around, easily my favorite lot submitted in a long while. Keep up this amazing work, cutsocks. Alright...I'm done now. I'll just show myself out :P
Test Subject
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#23 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 4:11 PM
This is just EPIC! I think I've been playing too much AC lately, because I can imagine Ezio taking the "leap of faith" from that beautifully decorated italian building :3 PLease, keep feeding us with pieces of pure glory, like this one!
- Layla
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#24 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 7:20 PM
It's as if God built it himself....
Your attention to detail continues to amaze me and surpass my own. This lot is now a slice of heaven for everyone, thanks!
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 8:27 PM
I don't think I could say anything that Qbuilderz and everyone else didn't already say. Simply Stunning, thanks!
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