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Old L.A.: Boxing Gym

by Flora2 Posted 8th Apr 2017 at 2:32 PM - Updated 21st May 2019 at 8:31 AM by Floraflora2
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When I began to play the EA world Roaring Heights vintage-style, I didn't like the default gyms by EA, I found them too contemporary fitness club-style, so instead I did some internet research what I could build that was more "period-authentic". I wanted something that looked not only 1940s, but noir-ish as well, as "old Los Angeles" as Philip Marlowe himself In the end I decided that a boxing gym would be the best solution. At least it seems to me that if men wanted to do some exercise in old L.A., they went to a boxing gym - if they were not wealthy enough to afford a golf club or yachting club.

The problem is that we have no boxing in Sims 3, so I had to replace it with the martial arts skill from World Adventures EP, and I had to pick one piece of CC to make it look good: the punching bag from ATS3 that has the same object script that of the martial arts training dummy from WA, and works the same way. Generally I don't use CC in my uploaded lots but this time the punching bag is essential for the theme of the lot so I couldn't skip it. I also used one Store item, the Infinite Zen Massage Table because it completed the theme of a "locker room in a boxing club" perfectly.

As in previous cases, too, the videogame L.A. Noire was a great help for me to decorate and CASt-paint the lot, inside and outside (even the rooftop that is completely climb-able). For the exterior of the gym, I chose a building that I saw in the game, a commercial corner building that later proved to exist in real life, too, on the very same spot where it is in L.A. Noire: on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Schrader Ave, Hollywood CA. It was built in 1928 and still recognizable, although today, sadly, the owners don't emphasize the few low-key art deco elements with a different color (I did).

The lot won't look like this without the following CC, that is used but not included in the file:
- Punching bag by ATS3 Sandy /Around the Sims 3 (WA EP needed!) - you can download from here: Around the Sims 3 Gymnasium collection

One Store item on the lot (the game replaces it with a base game object if you don't have it):
- EA Store Infinite Zen Massage Table

PLAYTEST and gameplay:
- The lot is set to "Visitors Allowed" because it's up to you to decide if you want to play it as a Gym or an Academy - you can set it when you place it. If you play it Gym, there will be more visitors but they will be autonomously attracted to the Chin-up bars, and not the punching bags. If you play Academy, visitors will be attracted to start practice martial arts on the bags, but the lot will be deserted - at least, until you have enough sims in town who have the martial arts skill.
- I kept the whole lot vintage, so no modern exercise machines, no TV etc., but of course you can modernize it as you want - the whole 2nd floor is unfurnished for example (imitating office space to rent), so depending on what CC or stuff you have, you can rearrange my humble variety of equipment.
- The corner store is a cheap self-service bistro (mini-fridge, coffee and ice cream only), so no assignable register. The locker room has separate showers and toilet. Everything is routable, even if the locker room or the training area looks cluttered on the photos!

You need one CC and one Store item (listed above) plus the following EPs: World Adventures and Showtime (essential), Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise.

Lot Size: 40x20
Lot Price (furnished): 145,881
Lot Price (unfurnished): 57,562

Additional Credits:
- to Rockstar Games + Team Bondhi for the artistic design of LA Noire;
- to Aroundthesims3 for still being active and creating beautiful CC for us

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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
West Eclipse Boxing Gym.rar

Size: 1.58 MB · Downloads: 3,572 · 8th Apr 2017
1.58 MB 3,572 8th Apr 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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 3:24 PM
Oh how delighted I am to see another LA Noire build. It's about time I go and pimp out Roaring Heights with your builds.
#3 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 4:23 PM
I completely, totally love your builds! Each time you share one of your fabulous retro lots with us, I long to crawl inside your game and see the whole of it. Thank you so much for all you do.
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 4:35 PM
Absolutely love your collections here. What a great addition the Boxing Gym is. Thank you so much for making these wonderful lots.
#5 Old 8th Apr 2017 at 5:56 PM
As always , wonderful work. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Apr 2017 at 1:03 PM
Love your attention to detail, this looks great and I can't wait to add it to my neighborhood. Thanks for creating this!
#7 Old 9th Apr 2017 at 2:23 PM
I love this! Thank you for creating and sharing
Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 9:13 AM
Gorgeous!!! Thank you <3
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 12:17 PM
Thank you, and I hope it works - this is the first time I upload a lot with CC so I cross my fingers hoping I haven't messed it up.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 14th Apr 2017 at 9:43 PM
I love your vintage makes. :)
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Apr 2017 at 1:03 AM
Amazing job!
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Apr 2017 at 1:49 PM
Great job!!!
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th May 2017 at 7:33 PM
Wonderful build very nice work
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Jun 2017 at 9:55 PM
this is fabulous. growing up in northern CA, but now living in the middle of nowhere, i miss seeing these kinds of old-style streetscapes. everything in this is well considered, and has character. i think you must be familiar with the real thing! plus, it has extra rooms upstairs for my PI sim.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd Jun 2017 at 8:37 AM
Originally Posted by suspiria_two
this is fabulous. growing up in northern CA, but now living in the middle of nowhere, i miss seeing these kinds of old-style streetscapes. everything in this is well considered, and has character. i think you must be familiar with the real thing! plus, it has extra rooms upstairs for my PI sim.

It's a huge compliment f you feel my work authentic, thank you! Sadly, I have never seen the real thing - I live in Europe, never been in the USA, so my inspiration is based only on 3D video game environments and Google street view walks. Still - or maybe exactly because of this - I feel an inexplicable love for this "old California" vibe. And yes, the upstairs rents are exactly for lonely disillusioned private gumshoes!
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Aug 2017 at 8:12 AM
I love your buildings for Roaring heights !!! I hope you will do it again!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 7:54 PM
The quality of the details is incredible! Amazing work.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 1:31 PM
Nice work! Grew up seeing these kind of structures all over, all your Old L.A. builds are very true to the era. The little details you add in does plenty to make the build something special. Plus Roaring Heights is the one world, I play often and this will fit greatly. Thank you for this and the Old L.A. builds you make!