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The Manwitch Shoppe

by attuned Posted 4th Oct 2015 at 4:50 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2016 at 9:05 AM by attuned : Update file
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts

Welcome to scenic Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is a charming town on the Atlantic Ocean, rich with history and character. Salem has embraced its dark past of witch trials by becoming the most witch friendly town on earth. Tour historic buildings, attend a witch trial where you are the jury, and visit our amazing shops and restaurants.

Featured this month, just in time for Halloween (it's always time for Halloween)- is The Manwitch Shoppe. Owned by proprietor and famous "manwitch" Albus O'Dourke, it features anything and everything you could want for a magical and enchanted experience. Purchase elixirs, haunted paintings and statues, ingredients for your potions, and satisfy all your Halloween needs. There are three rooms for private readings by world renowned psychics. There is even a private room for picking a personal magic wand a la Ollivanders Wand shop- of Harry Potter fame. Albus has an attached greenhouse with perfect plants for your potions. Out back there are several arcade games and a not-to-be-missed rooftop broom riding experience. Since Albus literally lives above the store, he is available to answer your questions and provide the magical touch to your shopping experience. The Manwitch Shoppe- for all your bewitching needs!

The store's proprietor, Albus O'Dourke, is not included.
You can download Albus here:

The lot is a fully functional elixir shop with a small perfect garden and a Broom riding arena.
This lot depends heavily on content from the Supernatural EP, which is required.
Some free holiday items from the Sims 3 store are used for decor, and are optional

The lot features:
Elixir register (Supernatural EP)
3 crystal ball rooms (with crystal ball cut diamonds)
Magic wand room
Zoomsweeper Broom Arena on the roof (fully functional)
13 perfect plants for preparing elixirs

Above the store is an apartment with:
Living room with fireplace
Kitchen with dining area
Master bedroom with balcony
Alchemy room with "secret bookcase" entrance
Nursery with Scary Beary Witch
Full bath with tub and shower

NO third party CC
Supernatural EP required
Play tested
FREE TS3 store holiday items used but NOT included and NOT required:

Lot Size: 20x30
Lot Price (furnished): 67,340
Lot Price (unfurnished): n/a

Additional Credits:
MTS for being a great host
Buzzler for his Buy/Build Restriction Choker
Don_Babilon, heaven and mustluvcatz for their advice
The Queue Mod Squad

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 Supernatural
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Manwitch Shoppe.rar

Size: 530.1 KB · Downloads: 1,462 · 10th Sep 2016
530.1 KB 1,462 10th Sep 2016
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!
18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Oct 2015 at 6:09 PM
Looks lovely
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 4th Oct 2015 at 10:16 PM Last edited by attuned : 6th Sep 2016 at 4:55 AM.
If you downloaded the file before September 6 2016 please delete the old one and download the new one. Thanks!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 5th Oct 2015 at 3:16 AM
I love it! What a great idea for a Elixir Consignment Shoppe!

Plus, I'm in Boston, so if you're from Salem, we're pretty close to each other .
Mad Poster
#5 Old 5th Oct 2015 at 8:11 AM
Really cute <3
Mad Poster
#6 Old 5th Oct 2015 at 9:06 AM
Love it, attuned! Great idea to put the broom arena on the roof.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 7:56 AM
This is very cute! I redownloaded it, however, and the new file is 498K, while the previous file was almost 3 MB. Are you sure the new one is the correct one? Or did the old one have some CC it shouldn't have had in it?
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 11:06 PM
Hi Amber. The original file had a pattern that I changed out, but the pattern remained in the download, so that is why I switched the files. I try to use stuff from as few different packs as possible so it can be downloaded by as many people as want it. When I ran the new file through custard to remove the pattern, I decided to not include all the image files generated by the game when it exports the sims3pack. Those images are only used by the TS3 exchange to show the lot. I realized there is no reason to have them in a sims3pack that is on MTS, since this site doesn't use those images anyway. I thought down loaders would rather have a smaller file. I build the lots in a clean game folder, so no cc is even in the game when I build, unless I add it specifically for the lot I'm building. Let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Dec 2015 at 1:32 PM
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#10 Old 30th Dec 2015 at 7:14 PM
I love this download!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 11:08 PM
I bought Supernatural hoping for things like this, and I realy should have known better from Maxis. As I've not had the focus to create my own witchy consignment shoppe, and I wouldn't have the creative flair for it that you do! I'm thrilled to download and play with yours. The background story on Albus was a nice touch on what looks to be a well designed little shop :D
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 7th Mar 2016 at 3:08 AM
@Azuhra Thank you for your lovely comment. It made my day!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Aug 2016 at 5:32 PM
I think I am going to set this up in Bridgeport with the O'Dourke family.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 11:16 PM
There are too many insect spawners on this lot, it results in a massive moth plague if they are left on the lot.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 5th Sep 2016 at 4:27 AM Last edited by attuned : 6th Sep 2016 at 5:12 AM.
Hi Mimi
I will check into this.

I checked the empty lot before I built the shop and found no spawners. However, after Mimi's comment I rechecked the lot including building a temporary basement. Low and behold, in the subterranean space under the lot I found dozens of butterfly spawners.

I apologize for not finding this sooner. I have uploaded a corrected version. If you have the first "spawnfastic" lot, you can either delete it and download the new one OR turn on testing cheats and buydebug, build a temporary basement, and delete the butterfly spawners.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 6:48 PM
It's great of you working out that problem. I do think the lot is great looking shop, if I start yet another town (I am playing by a rule of one family per world), I will see if I can get it in.
Test Subject
#17 Old 27th Dec 2016 at 4:29 AM
This looks amazing, I'm looking forward to visiting it
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Feb 2017 at 9:29 PM
Gorgeous! Finally a good looking elixer shop to use! Thanks for sharing <3
Forum Resident
#19 Old 14th Jul 2017 at 6:23 AM
This is a wonderful creation, thank you!!!