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Tokyo Mashup: Pachinko City Block

by Flora2 Posted 21st Oct 2017 at 11:37 PM - Updated 22nd Oct 2017 at 8:28 AM by Floraflora2
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It's difficult to find contemporary Japanese city lots in Sims 3 to download, especially if one would like something high density / high-rise urban, and not rural traditional Edo-style (those are much easier to find). Also it's very difficult to create them to look good without CC - American-style urban lots can look amazing without CC, but a builder has to sweat blood to craft a Tokyo high-rise without Asian CC. At least, I did, so I decided to upload this high-rise because although I don't think there are many players who play in Japanese city neighborhoods, but if there are some, maybe this upload may come in handy for them.



The lot is not a replica, but strongly influenced by the Tetris-like commercial and office high-rises of Shinjuku district, Tokyo. The real buildings in the main crossings of Shinjuku are of course much more overstuffed by advertisement billboards, but I tried to find a compromise between "too overwhelmed" and humble playability. Each details, street objects, shop arrangements are created to reflect the details I observed during my long strolls in Google street view of Tokyo. It's not unusual either to see small, two-level pre-WW2 houses pressed tightly between the new high-rises, so I have built one, too.



The lot is set to Nerd Shop (University Life EP), not much higher than the default EA 5-floor, so definitely not a skycraper height. The 1st floor is furnished for a small "pachinko parlor" and a nerd shop (with register), the 2nd floor offers karaoke rooms and the restrooms. The upper floors and some parts of the first two floors are darkened by hidden room markers. There is no eatery or bar, although if you want, you can easily arrange a small bar (izakaya) in the tiny house on the left corner (currently under renovation), or upstairs where the karaoke reception desk is. By the entrances on the street there are ample vendor machines for hungry sims though. I have put a Brain Enhancer Machine 2.0 (UL EP) into the pachinko, disguising it as a VR game-tour chair.



PLAYTEST: Tested for routing and playability. No functional doors for the darkened areas, to prevent sims being stuck. The lot assigns a Hobby Shop Merchant for the register, opening hours 8.00 AM-2.00 AM.

No CC and no Stuff Packs needed, but I used some Roaring Heights objects and windows (see the detail picture with the vertical window bars)! So to achieve the same look of the lot, you need: Late Night, Showtime, University Life (those three are the most important), Seasons, World Adventures, Ambitions, Generations, and maybe Island Paradise (although I don't think I used any stuff from IP). And for the decorative window bars and "wall plates", you need Roaring Heights Standard Version

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 216,480
Lot Price (unfurnished): 85,594

Additional Credits:
- to jje1000 for their custom world Sao Paten because the high-rises there inspired me a lot to build this one, special thanks for the idea how to create the HITACHI sign!

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
Super Shooter Pachinko Den.rar

Size: 3.00 MB · Downloads: 3,805 · 21st Oct 2017
3.00 MB 3,805 21st Oct 2017
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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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If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 12:16 AM
Being TS3, I can't use this lot, but I had to stop and say, this is fantastic! I love the different urban aesthetics from around the world, and this definitely feels different from the more traditional Western lots people upload, but still a similar socioecopolitical place in the world. Very well done!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 8:28 AM
Hi, I would actually like to play in an Asian city world once, but they don't seem to be many for download. Can you link me one? If you build a lot for it there must be some.
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#4 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 9:08 AM
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Originally Posted by gittevdv
Hi, I would actually like to play in an Asian city world once, but they don't seem to be many for download. Can you link me one? If you build a lot for it there must be some.


Hi, there are creators who are/were working on Tokyo-type worlds, but mostly they are unfinished / beta phase. I think the only one that declares itself completed, is Tokyoko here - I checked it, too, but for a detail-maniac player like me, even Tokyoko seemed a bit unfinished, but it's just personal taste, you can give it a try. Also, although it's a beta world, but you can check Bankenshima , but it doesn't aim to look like a Tokyo midtown world, so although I like the map and the buildings, Bankenshima is not what I've been looking for. - Currently I build Japanese-style lots on an emptied Bridgeport map, all my pics that I attached have been shot there.

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Originally Posted by Zarathustra
Being TS3, I can't use this lot, but I had to stop and say, this is fantastic! I love the different urban aesthetics from around the world, and this definitely feels different from the more traditional Western lots people upload, but still a similar socioecopolitical place in the world. Very well done


Thank you very much for your comment, and I must add that I haven't given up hope that one day you would have TS3, and I will be happy to download one of your fantastic works into my TS3 game.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 10:27 AM
Wow! Even without looking at the title you can see this lot has a distinct urban Asian aesthetic. It is an amazing and beautiful lot and the fact you created it without cc is astounding! I love it and dl'd it because I love it.

I love my pc because my sims live in it
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 11:22 AM
Awesome lot! But then again, that should speak for itself because @Floraflora2 built it.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 12:52 PM
Noir and Dark sims has made a Tokyo beta world as well, it looks quite good

http://noiranddarksims.blogspot.com...-town-beta.html
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 12:54 PM
Thanks so much for this, it's fantastic! I've been thinking I'd like to populate RFlong's Industrial Island to play a smaller city-style world that's kinder on my computer, and your lot is perfect! The 30x30 size is really nice. I think I'll add a little sushi place or Asian take-away to the lot; Ani's Bistro mod is great for this, as you can tailor the menu. Luckily, EA gave us a lot of Asian dishes.

Anyway, I'm babbling, thanks again! I love your lots! With your Japanese night club, my tiny city will have a really cool Little Tokyo section. I'm going to get started on it today.
Tartan McBadgerface
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#9 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 2:33 PM
This is stunning! You've really outdone yourself
Scholar
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#10 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 5:12 PM
Wow! I looked at one of the pics first and thought to myself, that probably has some CC attached to it. Nope! I'm, as always very impressed what you do without CC! Not sure what to do with it since I don't really play Asien-themed worlds but I think it might work in some other urban settings too. I'm not too fussy.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 9:29 PM
Top notch quality as always!
Top Secret Researcher
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#12 Old 23rd Oct 2017 at 7:40 AM
No one recreates a real life place (or a game life place) for TS3 like you. The details, the cunning use of objects to keep the build cc free- spectacular!
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 24th Oct 2017 at 7:07 PM
Absolutely beautiful, @Floraflora2. Your creations never cease to amaze me.

I just need to figure out which world to drop this into!
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 24th Oct 2017 at 7:39 PM
Thanks a lot for all of your comments, I hope it works without issues in your games.
(Just to avoid being misunderstood: I'm not against using CC, in the slightest - on the contrary, I know that this upload would look much better with CC. I just know that many players - including me - prefer to download without CC because of different reasons, and secondly, as a personal thing, I pervertedly enjoy the challenge to build without the help of CC.)
Test Subject
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#15 Old 26th Oct 2017 at 2:20 AM
Omg!! i was just looking for something like this~
Scholar
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#16 Old 30th Oct 2017 at 12:15 AM
Another great no CC build! Thanks, Floraflora!
Scholar
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#17 Old 30th Oct 2017 at 7:30 PM
This is brilliant! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 11:06 PM
I put this in Starlight Shores it suits that town really well!!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 10th Nov 2017 at 11:16 AM
Amazing creation ! Thank you
Test Subject
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#20 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 12:11 PM
I have every build you've shared and I am never disappointed with them. This is no exception and I am truly grateful for builders like yourself that produce these kinds of builds and all with no cc. I hope you continue to share your amazing creations with us and thank you!
Instructor
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#21 Old 29th Nov 2017 at 10:05 AM
Wauw, well done!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 11:05 PM
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 10th Dec 2017 at 5:09 AM
I had to stop and say THIS IS STUNNING!!! Thank U for sharing your fantastic work!!
just a girl
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#24 Old 1st Feb 2018 at 12:11 PM
Awesome! I think you captured the feel and style of it so well. Looks better than the real one.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 5th Feb 2018 at 10:10 AM
your buildings are amazing !! :D
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