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Featured upload! Mexican Flair

by -Shady- Posted 11th Aug 2010 at 4:20 PM - Updated 14th Dec 2010 at 5:03 AM by fanseelamb : fixing ep tickboxes
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A new project called mexican Flair is finish! I never took so long for creating a house in ts ever. i worked about a week and noticed that my computer is pensioner now :D
i decided that this lot should be a residential area, because i thought a community one would be weird. It's perfect for big familys or a apartment sharing community, because it's really expensive I hope you enjoy this small village!

you will need World Adventures and the new Ambitions EP to get the result as in the pictures.

size: 39x39
costs furnished: 271,557§
costs unfurnished: 102,251§

no custom content included
fully furnished

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 271,557§
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mexican Flair.rar 2.34 MB 13,911 11th Aug 2010
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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Test Subject
#26 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 2:52 PM
This is a wonderful village, I like the colors. I'd like to know where you got the aged walls from? Like the dusty edges.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#27 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 4:57 PM Last edited by -Shady- : 13th Aug 2010 at 5:20 PM.
Originally Posted by Mello-kitty09
This is a wonderful village, I like the colors. I'd like to know where you got the aged walls from? Like the dusty edges.

its no custom wall, all included in one of the EP's cant say right now whats the name is from it
Mad Poster
#28 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 7:19 PM
Shady,you're not only a master of sims but also building! This lot is beautiful and so evocative of the warm and happy feeling I associate with Mexican culture. I'm Mexican and I know some have complained it's not realistic, but to me it captures the spirit! My sims will be happy here enjoyig all the beautifully detailed homes and public spaces! Thank you.
Test Subject
#29 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 2:51 AM
I Really really loved this!
I have to say, as my fellow mexsicans did, that this isnt what you usually see in Mexico these days, but it captures our culture in a great way.
Who cares if we dont use all those colors,the traditional Mexican culture is colorful! Plus, I think that if she had used white, yellows and oranges, it would have looked so mexican.
I really like what you did, the attention to details is amazing, like the old walls, the clothes...
Field Researcher
#30 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 2:04 AM Last edited by goyahaslegs : 15th Aug 2010 at 11:27 AM.
I have not been lucky enough to visit Mexico yet but the colours remind me of Frida Kahlo's house. I've only seen images and the movie about this amazing artist but your colours capture, for me, the essence of her style. I love this building and it is a wonderful interpretation of a beautiful culture. Even if I'm historically incorrect it gives me a feeling of my favourite artist - so thank you Shady.
#31 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 8:06 AM
shady everything about this lot screams happy for sure great colors and over all flair...awesome job...=0) i love it.

"Inspiration,It comes not when you want it.But when you least expect it to!"
#32 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 10:15 AM
This is totally amazing!!!

Lab Assistant
#33 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 8:00 PM
So beautiful!

And it gives me so much inspiration!
Thank you!!

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#34 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 8:00 PM
I think it looks great, Shady. You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Your attention to detail is perfect.

Thanks Bunches!
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 12:38 AM
put an advetisement (paint or posters) of some beer like "cerveza corona" in every corner and that will be a 100% mexican town no mather the colors or even the buildings. XD
Test Subject
#36 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 4:58 PM
Nice try but i have to tell you those kind of houses were only around here in the revolutionist times (100 years ago) now they r common houses
Test Subject
#37 Old 30th Aug 2010 at 8:52 PM
This is beautiful. Whether it is authentic or not...eh, who cares. We make and download lots everyday that have labels on them.. Fisherman's Cottage, Japanese house, etc. It just gives us all an idea what we are going to find when we open the file. Don't take those comments to heart. This is wonderful work. I love the colors and detail.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 12:37 AM
thanks for making a nice villa, this will look great in my town
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 13th Sep 2010 at 8:02 AM
Very pretty, thanks very much!

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
#40 Old 13th Sep 2010 at 1:36 PM
I remember playing that game! They actually put polar bears in Mxico and docks, piers and whatnot in Paris on the Seine, so you're at the very least much more accurate than your model Seriously though, beautiful upload, thanks for sharing!
#41 Old 14th Sep 2010 at 8:01 AM
These houses are lovely, and please don't listen to others. I don't get why they're so offended by it. If someone was to make a "Canadian house" (whatever that is) and it wasn't entirely accurate, I wouldn't be mad over it. Especially not if it's a beautiful lot like this one! As long as it has some correct elements (which your lot has-according to some Mexican people I speak to), it's a nice and valid lot. And one last point, it's a lot for *Sims*, it doesn't need to be exactly the same as real life.

Thumbs up! You did a nice job. I always enjoy your creations.
Test Subject
#42 Old 29th Sep 2010 at 4:27 AM
This will be a rare time were I will post something (not that I am special I am more reserved and shy).

-Shady- I enjoy your creations and use them often in my game. As for being inspired, moved, and/or whatever it is that helped you make this lot, well I think you nailed it! I have gone to Mexico every summer for over 15 years and I have been to may place there. The capital City to the most remote mountain village. My father (God rest his soul) was born in a village that is very much like this lot! It is not a colorful but you captured the idea and I thank you for sharing it.

@RogeerBlood - It is for a GAME not for REAL life! Get over yourself and I know you can read and/or write in English as you responded to a second post! Los ranchos de Mexio son el corazon del pais!
Test Subject
#43 Old 2nd Oct 2010 at 11:07 PM
loooveeee this!
Field Researcher
#44 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 3:48 AM
this is excellent! it really captures the Mexican culture and its something i would love to play with. No CC is awesome too...fab job!
Test Subject
#45 Old 22nd Oct 2010 at 5:49 PM
Oh my gosh ... here I finally decide what type of island I want to put together (more medieval type) and then I see this. Absolutely gorgeous! So now I have to rethink what I want to do! :D
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 12:12 AM
This lot is awesome, looks like "lost in time".
Test Subject
#47 Old 19th Dec 2010 at 11:59 PM
The wall with the dusty edges is the aged brick from WA I think.

Beautiful Work Shady -- I've tried making a lot like this for ages and never could get it right. No I finally have a place for Frida Kahlo-Sim!
Test Subject
#48 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 3:59 AM
I don't normally post comments, but I have to say this lot has brought me to have to say something. When I saw this lot, all I could say was "WOW!", just wow...the details, the colors were so gorgeous!

I was very impressed, but then again I love all the stuff you upload. I trust your work and see how much you pay attention to details. I can't thank you enough for sharing with us.

Congrats on being featured! You definitely deserved it.
Test Subject
#49 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 7:51 AM
As a Mexican-American, these take me to my childhood memories of my family across the border. Beautiful and well done!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#50 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 12:18 PM
Wow, featured =) thank you all for the feedback, i'm glad you like it
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions

Built with Game Version: 4.2.3

96 Comments / replies (Who?)

19 Feedback Posts
6 Thanks Posts

202 Favourited



Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #mexican, #mexico, #village, #town, #house