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The Dark Lands - Haunted House and Tomb

by darmac66 Posted 27th Sep 2013 at 5:55 PM - Updated 25th Sep 2013 at 9:04 AM by darmac66
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
This abandoned relic is not only a haunted house, but also a fully playable tomb with puzzles, traps, and treasures! Amenities include: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a two-story living room, a dining room with a lounge, a library, an attached greenhouse, a small family cemetery, and a large basement tomb.

Start on the first floor and work your way up to uncover the secrets of this old mansion. After exploring the entire house you will soon find yourself deep underground in a hidden tomb.
Find the keys, activate the hidden switches, and light up all the different color lights to find the ancient treasure!

This is currently a fully furnished "no visitors allowed" community lot but you could always make it your very own creepy residential home.

Store Items Only. No Custom Content.

Lot Size: 50 x 50
Furnished Cost: $375,169 - Unfurnished Cost: $142,650

Visit my site for more photos, videos, and a full strategy guide for this tomb!

See below for a listing of all store content used. Not required just recommended.

The only store items you should really have for aesthetics are the Stones Throw Greenhouse roofing and the Mughal Window.

*You DO NOT need to have these store items installed to play this lot*

Store items recommended but not included:

-The Stones Throw Greenhouse-
-Mughal Window-
-Loitering Luggage-
-Big Day Curtains-
-Nantucket Fence-
-Gothique Flower Vase-
-Gothique Armor-
-Scatomaphobic's Scary Stare Statue-
-Realtor's Baggage Props-
-Oval Gothique Painting-
-Desert Cactus Sculpture-
-Gothique Skull Chest-
-Country Candelabra-
-Jazz Me Up! Photo Series-
-Greave's Writing Set-
-Treasures of the Realm Chest-
-Wall Chilies Sculpture-
-Gothique Curtain II-
-A Bust of Some Famous Guy-
-Never-Spill Bucket-
-Prickly Pear Sculpture-
-The Traveler's Choice Hat Box-
-George and Harriet-
-Wood Fire Oven-
-Dragon Valley Grave Stones-

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: $375,169

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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 + 4 SPs
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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!
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Test Subject
#2 Old 27th Sep 2013 at 7:03 PM
I Love the Dark Lands - Haunted House and Tomb !!!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 12:37 AM
This is beautiful! Fortunately I have all of the store content you recommend, because that way I'll be able to see it as it is. :)
Field Researcher
28th Sep 2013 at 12:38 AM
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Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Sep 2013 at 8:56 PM
This lot looks great! I can't wait to try it out. My favorite part of World Adventures is exploring the tombs, so I'm always excited when someone posts a great looking tomb. Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 3rd Oct 2013 at 8:25 PM
this is a deeply beautiful house... i'm in awe of how some people just have a skill for this, and i simply dont... i salute you
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 2:40 AM
Thankyou for the awesome feedback my darling simmers. I love you all and love seeing what you think!

Darren Slimick -
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Apr 2014 at 7:07 PM
So much fun
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Sep 2014 at 10:46 AM
Have you still got this as a house
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Oct 2014 at 4:36 PM
It's lovely! It reminds me of the Collins mansion from 'Dark Shadows')
I've even created it in minecraft, very inspiring
Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 19th Dec 2014 at 8:13 PM
Originally Posted by fargoes1986
Have you still got this as a house

I just had my sims visiting this house recently

If you want to see more of this house it's featured in my 2013 Sims Showcase Music Video:

and tons of pictures on my website:

Darren Slimick -
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Feb 2015 at 7:31 PM
Originally Posted by Valundra
It's lovely! It reminds me of the Collins mansion from 'Dark Shadows')
I've even created it in minecraft, very inspiring

I was going to say the same thing. Great minds think alike!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 25th Jun 2016 at 11:39 AM
I put this in my Aurora Skies game, with one significant alteration - I added the Door of Life And Death from Grim's Ghastly Manor, which did mean I had to extend the wall that the front door was on outward, as well as the veranda in front of it. I still have to send a sim to explore it though.
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Jul 2016 at 12:02 AM
This looks perfect for what I want. Great job, thanks. I do have a couple of questions. (1) I don't have SN so will this still be playable as a tomb without that EP? (2) Can this be deadly for sims, can they die in the traps? I am looking for a mansion that is dangerous enough to put my sims at risk. (3) Is there a non tomb version?
Test Subject
#14 Old 6th Jul 2016 at 7:21 AM
Originally Posted by bestistbuddy
This looks perfect for what I want. Great job, thanks. I do have a couple of questions. (1) I don't have SN so will this still be playable as a tomb without that EP? (2) Can this be deadly for sims, can they die in the traps? I am looking for a mansion that is dangerous enough to put my sims at risk. (3) Is there a non tomb version?

1) Supernatural (SN) didn't add tombs, but World Adventures did (WA). That said, I think without WA, this house would be probably be useless as a "Sim Deathtrap" . I am not sure if the lot would work without the required EP's but if it did, the used objects would either be missing or replaced with BaseGame objects (like with most CC-riddled houses).
The best way is simply to test it:
Make a backup copy of your "The Sims 3" folder to your desktop.
Now, install the lot and test it on a Brand New save file. If the house can be placed and explored/visited by a sim, then it's fine.
If the game crashes, delete your original "The Sims 3" folder and put the backup copy (from the desktop) back in.
Vwa-la, no harm done. (I'd test this myself but I have all EPs installed).

2) Assuming you have WA, yes, and no. If I'm remembering right, your sim could drown in a dive well, or catch on fire from a fire trap, but these are rare and easily preventable, as with most sim deaths. The biggest issue would be the Mummy's Curse if it has a sarcophagus. For more info I highly recommend you read Carl's Sims 3 Guide to World Adventures Tombs.
3) That's one I can't answer sadly

Best wishes!

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Insanity is not for the faint of heart*
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 5:04 AM
I have finally gotten around to sending a sim to visit - nice tomb you made with this, the way you set up the exploration was pretty good. My only nitpick is that it could have done with a few more random treasures around the place.
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Sep 2018 at 10:35 AM
Hello! I've just downloaded the lot and it was very thrilling until my Sim refuses how matter what to explore the red pond on the top of the house. So I can't explore the basement. I've tried to remove the candles and lights around the pond, move the pond, but still the same problem : the Sim "says" the path is blocked. Am I the only one with this issue? Thanks a lot =)