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Old L.A.: art deco nightclub

by Flora2 Posted 27th Feb 2016 at 11:04 AM - Updated 30th Apr 2020 at 10:55 PM by Floraflora2 : EP requirements feedback
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
The Palmetto Club is a Late Night EP-type nightclub (set to Exclusive Lounge), uploaded mainly for those who play in Roaring Heights and in need of some LN-type bars in town. I've been inspired basically by the interior of the real-life Mocambo Club that was a popular restaurant and nightclub in Hollywood (1941-1959), and the virtual version of Mocambo as it appears in the PC game LA Noire. The exterior and facade of this Palmetto Club is totally different though from the original Mocambo, and I put it together only from the architectural elements I observed while driving around in the virtual version of old Hollywood.





Arranging the interior, I emphasized the characteristic diagonally striped columns and the red-and-white circles of lampions that had been defined the real-life interior of Mocambo (see the attached original photo), and I decorated the rest with circus-themed objects (from Showtime EP). There is a LN bar, a stage for a band, a pool table, photo booth - not for taking photos, rather for public woohoo - and the only high-tech object, a karaoke machine. I placed an old-timer radio instead of wall stereo, for more control over what type of music to be played. The second floor is not for use, decoration only.



I decorated the exterior side- and back alleyways as I saw them in LA Noire, looking a bit shady and seedy, but we are in the classic mobster-era after all.



PLAYTEST: I set the lot to be a "lounge" because I want my sims to change to formal when visiting it, and I needed a Pianist to play when my sims arrive, but of course, it can be set to a dance club or other bar if you prefer everyday outfits and don't want an NPC pianist. As a lounge, it generates a Mixologist and a Pianist NPC. Usually LN-type bars are quite deserted in-game, but if you have a film studio in your neighborhood, townies working there, and LN celebrities, they will very likely frequent this lounge.

You have to have the EA world Roaring Heights (standard) installed in your game for this download, and the following EPs: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise. *Edit: User feedback: it works smoothly without Island Paradise, its few objects will be replaced by proxy ones.

No CC, no other Store item or any Stuff Packs needed.


Lot Size: 40x20
Lot Price (furnished): 105,815
Lot Price (unfurnished): 38,163

Additional Credits:
to Rockstar Games + Team Bondi for creating a wonderful virtual "old L.A." in LA Noire.

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 Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Palmetto Club.rar

Size: 1.42 MB · Downloads: 5,687 · 27th Feb 2016
1.42 MB 5,687 27th Feb 2016
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Instructor
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#2 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 1:48 PM
I love the notes that you share on the decision-making behind the build process, such as which aspects of the original venue you chose to emphasize, etc. Thanks!
Scholar
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#3 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 3:36 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 4:25 PM
This is beautiful!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 8:49 PM
What a good work! Ideal! I downloaded an I will play! :)
Scholar
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#6 Old 3rd Mar 2016 at 2:05 AM
Thanks so much! Adding this to the other lots of yours in the world I'm making - Simburbia.
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 3rd Mar 2016 at 9:06 AM
Thank you all, I hope it'll work and won't be totally deserted in your games. (As far as I know, exclusive lounges are designed to attract specifically LN celebrities and all other sims who work in the movie industry - and for real, I always see there my movie stars and other studio staff sims in the evenings -, so if there are no film studio or LN celebs in your town, and it's always empty, then perhaps it's advisable to change the lot type to another type of club.)
Test Subject
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#8 Old 9th Mar 2016 at 7:02 PM
I only just today got around to getting this installed and placing it in a game. It's GORGEOUS! I'm so impressed!! Thank you so very, very much!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 11th Mar 2016 at 11:07 PM
Thanks so much for making this! I haven't installed to the game yet, but I LOVE the atmosphere of the lot, from what I can see in your pictures. Wish I was so clever a builder and decorator as you!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 4:28 PM
That's awesome! I love all the little details on it that make it look so realistic. I can't wait to see it in my game. Thank you so much!!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 12th Jan 2017 at 1:58 PM
Awsome!
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th May 2017 at 7:45 AM
I'm dying to use this nightclub, but I don't have all those EPs. What happens if I try to use it without all of them? I currently have World Adventures, Supernatural, Late Night and Ambitions, was hoping to get Roaring Heights and Seasons. After that, the money well will run dry for some time. I could play with Showtime, but don't really care about Generations, University Life, or, really, very many others. It's just too expensive.

So...am I looking at having to shell out some cash for the rest of the EPs in order to have this amaaaaazing nightclub? It's just so perfect...
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 26th May 2017 at 9:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dianebk2003
I'm dying to use this nightclub, but I don't have all those EPs. What happens if I try to use it without all of them? I currently have World Adventures, Supernatural, Late Night and Ambitions, was hoping to get Roaring Heights and Seasons. After that, the money well will run dry for some time. I could play with Showtime, but don't really care about Generations, University Life, or, really, very many others. It's just too expensive.

So...am I looking at having to shell out some cash for the rest of the EPs in order to have this amaaaaazing nightclub? It's just so perfect...


It's very flattering that you consider your budget because of this upload - I feel embarrased because it's too much honor to me, thank you! Unfortunately, this lot won't look like this at all with your current four EPs. The exterior front has key elements from Roaring Heights; I think the red chairs and maybe also the small round white-clothed tables are from Seasons (?); the colorful lanterns hanging from the ceiling are from University Life; all the red curtains around the interior walls are from Roaring Heights; the circus-themed stage objects are from Showtime; maybe the pool table and surely several other pieces of furniture are from University Life. So I think that those things that you might like when looking at the pictures will be missing in your game.
The EPs listed that this upload can work more or less without - in my opinion - are Island Paradise and maybe Generations.
I feel for you because I also like some uploaded lots or custom worlds very much but I can't download them because of missing EPs from my part.
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th May 2017 at 7:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Floraflora2
It's very flattering that you consider your budget because of this upload - I feel embarrased because it's too much honor to me, thank you! Unfortunately, this lot won't look like this at all with your current four EPs. The exterior front has key elements from Roaring Heights; I think the red chairs and maybe also the small round white-clothed tables are from Seasons (?); the colorful lanterns hanging from the ceiling are from University Life; all the red curtains around the interior walls are from Roaring Heights; the circus-themed stage objects are from Showtime; maybe the pool table and surely several other pieces of furniture are from University Life. So I think that those things that you might like when looking at the pictures will be missing in your game.
The EPs listed that this upload can work more or less without - in my opinion - are Island Paradise and maybe Generations.
I feel for you because I also like some uploaded lots or custom worlds very much but I can't download them because of missing EPs from my part.


Oh, poop.

Well, maybe I can...find...those particular objects at some point. On...particular websites. Or maybe CC that's similar. 'Cuz I gotta have that. Somehow.

You not only have mad skills, you've got an eye for design and exquisite taste.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 3:28 PM
This is such a gorgeous, well-made lot! I adore the lush jazz age vibe of it, and it works very well in Roaring Heights - my lady detective has met many a suspect on this lot and conducted stakeouts.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 2:22 AM
This is outstanding.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 27th May 2018 at 12:09 AM
This is exactly what I am looking for in my Roaring Heights playthrough. Thanks~
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 30th Nov 2020 at 2:46 AM
Just seeing all your buildings makes me want to invent a whole story around my "Pleasant Strangeville" Sims file (which is all our main Sims 2 story sims in the Sims 3 - all together). I can picture Romeo and Juliette getting flung back in time right about now