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Castle Shoppingcenter and Apartments noCC

by Volvenom Posted 12th Jun 2015 at 6:39 PM - Updated 12th Jun 2015 at 7:24 PM by Volvenom
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a shoppingcenter at ground level, with 17 apartments for NPC's and a 2 floor high apartment for an active Sims family. It's mainly for world builders, but if you're a player with ambitiions, it might just be what you need.

This lot is only Basegame and LateNight, no CC. I have used some hopefully nice colors to give it some warmth, and make you feel at home. The house has staircases, but it's likely to take hours to use them instead of the elevators. The elevators works nicely in testing.

1.The shoppingcenter facing the street has not been decorated, it's all up to you what kind of shops you would like here. Because of the cfe decoration at the front I have already devided it up into smaller shops for you. The front shops has doors facing the street, away from the enclosed backyard for the tenants.

2.The backside of the ground floor is facing the enclosed backyard. I have made a diningarea with a bbq, cinema, a bar, a kids playroom for some kids fun, a gamesroom with a piano, musical instruments, fireplace, shuffleboard, seating and a couple of chesstables. One diagonal room has not been decorated.

3.The garden has a big pool, hottub, fireplace, deckchairs and diningarea.

Zoning: residential. Can be made into community building for someone to own, in that case you might want to change the NPC apartments into something else. The active apartment can then be used by the owner of the lot.

Above is the NPC apartments with showers and toilets, there is no laundry in this house as I haven't used Ambitions Exp. On the right side is the main floor of the active Sims apartment. It has 2 floors, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Outside space with the view you provide it with, along with an open plan main floor and study/playroom on the upper floor.

Warning: This lot has a problem with floating floortiles . If you know what I'm talking about, you just have to decide if it's worth the potential comments from downloaders. The reason for the problem is a miss from me. I must have painted the ceilings on dummy levels I made with the constrainfloorelevation false cheat, in this house. I should have not done that. I hope my next project of this kind will be more to the standard I like to keep. It should still be mainly on the dummy floors of this house with any luck.

Policy: If you use the house in your world, please just keep my blogs name in the description.

After kicking out my tester Una, the price of the active apartment drops significantly. I have listed both prices.

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 129/76
Lot Price (unfurnished): 55/12

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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Sims 3 Late Night
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Size: 3.47 MB · Downloads: 1,665 · 12th Jun 2015
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#2 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 8:13 PM
Nice to see it up. Good job! (Sometimes you can get rid of those floating floor tiles with careful use of the hammer, but it can be tricky.) I like that it is base game and Late Night only with no CC.
dodgy builder
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#3 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 8:28 PM
Originally Posted by SimmyRN
Nice to see it up. Good job! (Sometimes you can get rid of those floating floor tiles with careful use of the hammer, but it can be tricky.) I like that it is base game and Late Night only with no CC.

I have tried that several times, and it just keeps coming back in gameplay. What I don't like is I don't know what I did wrong, but with any luck I just didn't pay enough attention on the dummy levels. My next project of this kind don't have those decorations at the front. I bet that's the problem.
#4 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 6:34 AM
Oh good, it's up. It's quite a build, and I really like how it has come out I especially adore the backyard - it looks fabulous
#5 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 8:16 AM
I don't usually download lots but this looks amazing. Kudos for making it without CC, too!
Now I just gotta find some space in Bridgeport to plop it down...
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 2:22 PM
it's so awesome...
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 7:17 PM
Now this is impressive. You did a magnificent job!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 12:18 AM
You could probably have guessed this would appeal to me. Shopping Centres are a feature of the Real World so it's just the sort of thing a nicely planned town needs.

dodgy builder
Original Poster
#9 Old 15th Jun 2015 at 6:56 PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments, it's appreciated. I hope you like my next one as well
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Jun 2015 at 3:11 PM
This is just what I've been looking for, and thanks for making it cc free x
Test Subject
#11 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 3:26 PM
well done...!!!!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Jun 2015 at 3:36 PM
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Jul 2015 at 8:58 PM
This will be PERFECT for my custom town.
Test Subject
#14 Old 9th Mar 2019 at 2:53 AM
Thank You.