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Horticultural Research Centre of Sunset Valley (Playable Tomb)

by Diwtay Posted 14th Aug 2013 at 6:22 AM - Updated 22nd Nov 2013 at 5:59 PM by Diwtay
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Sunset Valley's new Horticultural Research Centre (or HRC for short) dedicates its research to all that is leafy and green (even if it walks and talks).

Built on a 30 x 30 TOMB lot, the HRC's ideal placement is on 53 Waterfall Way. Please note this is the playable TOMB version of this lot. To reach the final room you must progress though the entire lot. In the future I hope to also include a non-Tomb version void of all treasure and secrets for those who just want to use it as a normal community lot.

Requires: World Adventures, Ambitions, Night Life, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, and Island Paradise
Furnished Cost: 281,580
Unfurnished Cost: 110,455
Game Version:

Please note that because of ModtheSims upload requirements SCREENSHOTS INCLUDE SPOILERS.
If you enjoyed playing Horticultural Research Centre of Sunset Valley please check out my other tombs:
Titus Industries, and Gilgolem Castle


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 Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Horticultural Research Center.rar

Size: 2.29 MB · Downloads: 1,791 · 14th Aug 2013
2.29 MB 1,791 14th Aug 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.

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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 7:40 AM Last edited by Tigerdyhr : 14th Aug 2013 at 11:02 AM.
Wauw! Just ... wauw. That is sooo cool. I'm desperately trying to wrap my head around the "tomb" part, 'cause tombs in WA are with lots of colors, and dark, and this is bright, and clean and clinical - it's an absolutely fabulous idea! I don't download lots - ever - but I'm seriously considering getting this one, because that is just SO cool.
Ah, and the little jail-like cells in the cellar *swoon*
Very good job indeed!

Edit: what does it need from Generations and Pets? (Don't have those two)
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 10:20 AM
>.< !!! Thx !!! Very Much!!!!. Waitting!!!!!!! Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by Leksense
>.< !!! Thx !!! Very Much!!!!. Waitting!!!!!!! Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Np I'll be uploading another version soon as well. This one will be a standard community lot void of all treasure and completely unlocked. Let me know what you think of all the water tanks.
#5 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 2:39 PM
Thanks! I'm currently playing an adventurer Sim and I'm having her travel to non WA worlds, too. So having tombs in base worlds like SV is perfect for me.
#6 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 4:58 PM
I haven't played with the scientific community yet, but your Research Center makes me want to check it out. Thanks for sharing such a unique lot,
Mad Poster
#7 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 6:46 PM
Cool and it looks good in the neighborhood too. This will be a great addition to any world. Thank you very much for creating and sharing this lot.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 3:29 AM
Love the research centre you've made, Diwtay
Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 8:34 PM
It's only right that I give Bella a chance at working this Tomb out?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 18th Aug 2013 at 3:13 AM
Originally Posted by Azarino1
It's only right that I give Bella a chance at working this Tomb out?

Field Researcher
#11 Old 22nd Aug 2013 at 9:41 AM
I loved how sterile and clean the lab looked. Great idea with the aquariums.

Though only two of the chests worked, the rest of them made twallan's error trap to come with error. I still managed to get to the final room so not much important stuff on those chests then?
#12 Old 1st Sep 2013 at 8:00 AM
This fitted like gloves to my scientists. They needed more information for their research and they definitely got it. Nice tomb, man! Loved how.. sterilized it was.

One thing though, was the alarm sound on purpose? It fitted well, but it drove me crazy! Maybe you should add an switch on one of the rooms to deactivate it?