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Tokyo Mashup: City Block for Gym

by Flora2 Posted 10th Nov 2019 at 6:45 PM
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Initially this community lot was built only to be a "filler lot" for my "Japanese big city" style savegame, designed merely to look high-density and bustling, set to No Visitors Allowed. During construction though I realized I needed a functional community area for my Athletic job-oriented sims, so I decided to change it to Gym and furnished a part of it for physical activities. Still, only about the quarter of the whole lot has furnished interiors, the rest of it is still a "filler" with darkened units.





All the exterior details, wall textures, street objects are based on real-life Tokyo city details. My priority was to build a full city block with all of its four sides look like street front. So no matter how you rotate it, the visual is always a street front - this hopefully can be useful if you want to place it more than once within the same city district (like on the pic above!) because you can rotate it to make it seem to be a different city block each time. For the furnished section though, I set a Front Door for the tallest of the buildings, as an official entrance for visitor sims.




Interior layout:
1F (ground floor) - Fitness club reception desk, coin-lockers and restrooms (all-in-one bathrooms from Island Paradise!)
2F A - Fitness room with exercise machines (accessible either by stairs or elevator)
2F B - Virtual golf bar with LN Mixologist bar (accessible either by stairs from street or a connection from the fitness room)
6F - Martial arts training room (accessible by elevator only!)






Please don't expect ballroom-size interiors: these are tight spaces, simulating a Japanese midtown environment. I made serious efforts to arrange it to be authentically tight but at the same time absolutely playable. Still, there are walls here and there around your camera, so download only if you can deal with it. Also, the whole lot looks performance-heavy like hell, but during playtest I didn't experience noticeable lag because of that (and I have a 7 years old config).

No CC, no Stuff Packs, no Store items. Necessary EPs: Late Night, Showtime, University Life (these are crucial), and World Adventures, Ambitions, Generations, Seasons, Island Paradise.

Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Price (furnished): 375,362
Lot Price (unfurnished): 192,507

Additional Credits:
- apart from Google Street View, I owe thanks to SEGA Games Co. because their Yakuza videogame series have been a big help to arrange the streetscape details, and the in-door connections of staircases and elevators. The SEGA sign on a building-top is a token of my gratitude.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Aoyama Golf Bar.rar

Size: 3.23 MB · Downloads: 1,998 · 10th Nov 2019
3.23 MB 1,998 10th Nov 2019
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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#2 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 7:10 PM
That's properly dense, that, I'd probably have started with a 64x64 lot and overwhelmed myself immediately. That's how it usually goes.
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#3 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 7:35 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
That's properly dense, that, I'd probably have started with a 64x64 lot and overwhelmed myself immediately. That's how it usually goes.


Nah, I figured out how to avoid that: first I had a 20x15 townhouse already, and I placed it on a 40x20 lot. Then I built it around to fill the 40x20, then when it was more or less finished, I placed it on a 40x40 lot, and I resumed building around. It's a very convenient method to avoid being overwhelmed because of starting with a huge empty lot.
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#4 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 8:01 PM
This looks like yet another great creation.
Scholar
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#5 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 8:26 PM
A good day today, if you share a lot! Thanks for another wonderful creation!
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 8:41 PM
I love your sims 3 creations.. They look so authentic.. I've completely downloaded all of your 20's lots.. Gives Roaring heights a seedy more macabre kind of feel. I wish someone would make a less sunshiny 20's world.. lol (hint)
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#7 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 8:47 PM
This is really wonderful! Love it, as well as your other creations! Great Job!
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#8 Old 11th Nov 2019 at 1:29 AM
Absolutely fabulous, as always, thank you very much!
Scholar
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#9 Old 11th Nov 2019 at 8:13 AM
Nice district view for gym! Regards. Vic ^_^
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 11th Nov 2019 at 4:23 PM
Thanks so much for this! You're my favorite creator. Looking forward to adding this to my save.
Alchemist
#11 Old 11th Nov 2019 at 4:59 PM
Totally cool build! Well done!
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#12 Old 12th Nov 2019 at 1:14 PM
Hey what world are you using for your Japan save? will you consider maybe in the future when it's 'finished' sharing your save? Because what I can see in your screenshots is so much better than anything I could come up with. It's so authentic, congratulations!
Test Subject
#13 Old 12th Nov 2019 at 4:24 PM
I love your builds, they are so unique, thank you
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#14 Old 12th Nov 2019 at 5:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Eira_Karanir
Hey what world are you using for your Japan save? will you consider maybe in the future when it's 'finished' sharing your save? Because what I can see in your screenshots is so much better than anything I could come up with. It's so authentic, congratulations!


The world is EA Bridgeport (ellacharmed's version with routing fixes). This community lot is placed where the default Eugi's club and the Cinemaplex theater rabbithole are.
I bulldozed all original EA buildings, but I kept the original CAW lot sizes. I started to fill the downtown part with builds 2 years ago, and it's far from finished, probably never will be, so I don't have plans to share. And not only because it's so unfinished (see the attached pic where you can see that only the center of the map is built-in) but because I had to accept the fact after 2 years that, from the bird's eye view, it doesn't look Tokyo-ish - maybe not even Japanese - so I'm not satisfied with it. (Yet. It's constantly under construction.)

So why do I upload lots for this style then? I'm totally aware that very few players are interested to play in a neighborhood like this, but exactly because it's so "niche", there are not many downloadable TS3 lots like this - so I want to serve the "out of mainstream" players. Maybe they build a better-looking world.
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#15 Old 12th Nov 2019 at 6:51 PM
Have you though about maybe using Bankenshima and adding lots of your liking in Edit world?
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#16 Old 13th Nov 2019 at 3:25 AM
Nice
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#17 Old 13th Nov 2019 at 9:45 AM Last edited by Floraflora2 : 24th Nov 2019 at 11:13 AM.
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Originally Posted by Eira_Karanir
Have you though about maybe using Bankenshima and adding lots of your liking in Edit world?


Yes, actually I did! Bankenshima has a different vision than mine (my vision is more Shinjuku-ish; Bankenshima more small town-ish, suburban, and the city parts are more historical/Edwardian), so I couldn't find lots there for me. I also tried to raid Tokyoko by Dels (if I remember well) but all the high-rises that I liked in Tokyoko proved to be empty shells without even inner walls, so I decided it's simpler if I start to build my own from scratch.
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#18 Old 13th Nov 2019 at 12:31 PM
I thought the same, what I usually do is save the lots from the world I like and then try to use them somewhere else... What I find useful is Tokyo World by Noiranddark, it's big enough to make two types of neighbourhood (although I wish it had a bigger port part) and maybe you could find it useful? The lot sizes are kind of wonky in some places, but I found that you can delete and place your own sizes in Edit world. And, the caw deco it comes with helps a lot
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#19 Old 14th Nov 2019 at 5:01 PM
Thank you soooo much for this!! Your buildings help me fill my Tokyo world faster while giving it an awesome look!! (•ө•)♡
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 10:44 AM
Thank you so much for all your Japanese style lots! I've been working on turning Bridgeport into something Japanese-inspired and your lots are saving me so much time. You've done a beautiful job capturing the look of Japanese streets, and it's super impressive you did it all without CC!
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#21 Old 10th Feb 2020 at 8:26 AM
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Originally Posted by KawaiiTan
Thank you soooo much for this!! Your buildings help me fill my Tokyo world faster while giving it an awesome look!! (•ө•)♡


KawaiiTan, I found your Tumblr and I bookmarked it, following your posts and progress, you are an awesome builder! I'm an admirer of your work.

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Originally Posted by melynx
Thank you so much for all your Japanese style lots! I've been working on turning Bridgeport into something Japanese-inspired and your lots are saving me so much time. You've done a beautiful job capturing the look of Japanese streets, and it's super impressive you did it all without CC!


Thank you, it's good to know that I'm not alone with this mania. I feel myself less insane. If you have any suggestion or opinion about what to build for a project like this (are the bigger lots better or the tinier ones? what kind of lots are we missing: hotels? host clubs? Japanese garden-style city park ? is it pointless to build traffic junctions with pedestrian bridges?), don't hesitate to comment about it, it may give me helpful ideas.