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Nature's Retreat

by LifesLover Posted 25th Sep 2010 at 10:44 PM - Updated 26th Sep 2010 at 12:55 AM by LifesLover
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Sometimes, a Sim just needs a place to relax. Get as far away from the city as possible, because sometimes, you just can't take the hustle and bustle. Choose this home, with its small home and spacious yard. You'll be so relaxed you'll never want to go back.

So, this was originally my entry for Round Four of the official MTS Foundation Contest. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted the save and Sims3pack that the original house was in, so I had to re-build it just going by the pictures I had left of the house.

Honestly, I think it's even better than what I originally had. I swear, next upload won't be so... girly.

I play-tested this house for a week, fixing what needed to be fixing and such. I also worked on the garden during that time (only one plant died, yay!) There should be no routing errors, though I do warn you that if you suddenly stop your Sim, they may take some creative license in getting somewhere. The Sim will follow the path set in the stones and only that path. They won't go elsewhere. Also, for some reason, the newspaper likes to be dropped out next to the pond. I worked on it, but I don't know if I fixed it. I haven't played it since I fixed it. The garbage can is out on the back porch, since anywhere else would look weird and you can't step outside of the stones, causing mass routing failure.

Extra Pictures Here

There is no CC except for Store Content. You don't need the store content, it's just some decor in the garden, but it's free from the store, so....

STORE CONTENT NOT INCLUDED
Mr. Turnwillow from Riverview
Thanksgiving Floor Market by Louie's Market

The content is free, but even if you don't download, it won't lose much from the house.

Furnished: 44, 961
Unfurnished: 29, 488


Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: Furnished: 44, 961
Tags: #lots, #home, #garden, #nature

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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
Built with Game Version: 4.2.32.007
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Nature's Retreat.rar

Size: 2.61 MB · Downloads: 319 · 25th Sep 2010
2.61 MB 319 25th Sep 2010
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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 26th Sep 2010 at 4:20 AM
Looks like you worked very hard on this. There are a lot of nice details. Good work.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 26th Sep 2010 at 11:16 AM
Seriously how did you have the patience for putting all those stones on the walk ways? *gasps* Sweet house!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Sep 2010 at 12:23 PM
Wonderful lot. Thank you very much for this great work. More please.
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#5 Old 26th Sep 2010 at 6:34 PM
Thanks so much for the comments, guys! Yes, the stones did drive me up a wall, but I thought they were well worth it. Hopefully the house is nice to live in!
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#6 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 12:20 AM
It's such a cute, cosy little house, I wish I could live in it! Just one question, I've seen this a few times but haven't been able to figure out how it works...how'd you put things at that slight angle (ya know...like the downstairs rug and TV)?
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#7 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 2:39 AM
Thank you! It's actually very easy: you don't even need a cheat. When you go to place something, hold onto the alt key. That turns off the snap-to-grid function, so you have 360 degree rotation. It does not work on pictures, windows, or doors. It also won't work on curtains, I don't think, unless you have HugeLunatic's window mod that keeps them from snapping to the walls. I hope that helps!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 10:54 AM
Wow, so lovely and peaceful ! That's really a nice place to be ! Thanks for sharing
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#9 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 1:07 PM
Lovely home! It must have taken you forever to make the stone walkways. Great job!
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#10 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 7:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LifesLover
Thank you! It's actually very easy: you don't even need a cheat. When you go to place something, hold onto the alt key. That turns off the snap-to-grid function, so you have 360 degree rotation. It does not work on pictures, windows, or doors. It also won't work on curtains, I don't think, unless you have HugeLunatic's window mod that keeps them from snapping to the walls. I hope that helps!


Oooh! LOL! I knew about the "alt" thing, but I didn't know you could turn things like that! DUH! It's so easy! :P

Thanks for the help
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#11 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 12:17 AM
Thanks guys! I hope you guys like playing with it.
Inventor
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#12 Old 9th Dec 2010 at 5:04 AM
This is really cute,thanks Just a sidenote,you should max the graphics just for taking pics,it really helps in the overall appearance
Test Subject
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#13 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 7:11 PM
I think its adorable! Also thanks for the garden have not figured out how to get one to begin to grow yet :)