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Featured upload! Steampunk Ahoy!

by ninotchka Posted 25th Jul 2010 at 2:29 AM - Updated 14th Oct 2010 at 3:38 AM by ninotchka : Replacing rar file with 7zip file for MAC users
118 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Steampunk Ahoy!

Requires World Adventures and Ambitions
Built with version 4.0.87
Uses Sims Store CC and 2 other CC items

Steampunk Ahoy! is a classic steampunk themed lot for your insane, genius, inventor, scientist (engineering types) Sims. It features an open plan dining/lounge and kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, 1 office area, deck with telescope and gramophone. There is also a smaller building out the back which houses the entrance to the spacious basement, which has plenty of rooms for work stations, extra bedrooms, storage for gems and other collectables and or junk. There is also room in the garden for a vegetable patch if your geeky Sim is that way inclined

You might notice small protrusions through the first floor of the house, they are from the chinese wagons underneath, they will not interfere with your Sims' walking routes/pathing/access to things. The fog emitters can be removed if you don't want the look of "steam" streaming down onto the ground from those mega engines mounted on the back of the house lol. The house itself was based on the one in the picture below, but as usual I deviated from the original so that I could fit living space into it and used a colour scheme that looked "steampunkish".

Free CC
Generation Clock
Registration Rewards for Ambitions
Free Hot Air Balloon by Podchacha (Sims 2 conversion, original mesh by [email protected])
Hot Air Balloon
Modular Pipe Organ (chamade parts) by Alexander Chubaty
Organ trompettes

Premium Sims Store CC
Galileo’s Observer
Retronik Lectronik by Phonokronik
Worthington's Washbasin
Retronator Stove
Estate Fence

The Sim model wears EsmeraldaF's Sims2 Rave Goggles Conversion which can be found here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/409580

Lot Size: 25x25
Furnished: 87,211
Unfurnished: 34,989

Thank you for the suggestion, Justine

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 87,211

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.

World Adventures Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 4.0.87
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Steampunk Ahoy!.7z 3.58 MB 8,791 14th Oct 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 13th Aug 2010 at 6:29 PM
This House ist installing at the moment but i love it by now. Please let the pictures tell me the truth.
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 4:08 PM
Its cool I am sorry to say I have never heard of steampunk until now but its cool.
Test Subject
#78 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 12:19 AM
Wonderful...Very Creative

by playKIMSIM TS3 ~ Creations at: http://www.playkimsim.com
Test Subject
#79 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 8:49 PM
This is awesome. One question how did you get the ballon in the air mine is just sitting on the ground.
#80 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 1:42 PM
You've now got me convinced to buy Infinite BioShock :D

Originally Posted by jje1000
If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Mad Poster
#81 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 8:07 PM
FINALLY!!! A earth base for my Dr. Who sim. It's the first one I've found that suits! Thanks for another awesome lot!
Test Subject
#82 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 3:33 AM
Wah!! So cool! I want to download it T-T
Test Subject
#83 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 3:19 AM
Very Nice...

by playKIMSIM TS3 ~ Creations at: http://www.playkimsim.com
Test Subject
#84 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 3:19 AM
There are a lot of nice sim houses but this is simply the most beautiful and awesome sim house ever. Even if they couldn't live in it, it would any neighbourhood look prettier and be worthy of downloading for that alone. Thank you so much for sharing. Lovely!
Test Subject
#85 Old 23rd Aug 2010 at 11:49 AM
Oh my goodness this is so being downloaded once I get Ambitions. Beautiful work, I'm in love.
Test Subject
#86 Old 24th Aug 2010 at 12:41 PM
This remind me of Howls moving castle! ^_^
Test Subject
#87 Old 24th Aug 2010 at 7:31 PM
Wonderful! I don't own ambitions yet, but I am so looking forward to bring that house into my game. Heck, I'd even like to live there in real life *laugh* - but at least my sim can, as soon as I get the expansion pack. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#88 Old 25th Aug 2010 at 12:43 AM
This is neat! Where is the top image from? Also, do I need to buy the items from the sims store for this to work?
Test Subject
#89 Old 25th Aug 2010 at 7:21 PM
I just heart this house, and downloaded it immediantly! But, sadly, my Mac won't support .rar files, only .zip files. Would it be possible to get it in .zip format?
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 26th Aug 2010 at 10:05 PM
Overwhelmed and speechles...
Lab Assistant
26th Aug 2010 at 10:07 PM
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Test Subject
#91 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 4:32 AM
i absolutely love this!! there is not nearly enough steampunky goodness going around the sims! This is just Perfect! I can't wait to use it!
Test Subject
#92 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 3:21 PM
This is such a unique house! Great job, ninotchka.

Peace, Love, Happiness.
Test Subject
#93 Old 11th Sep 2010 at 3:23 PM
Originally Posted by karobb
I just heart this house, and downloaded it immediantly! But, sadly, my Mac won't support .rar files, only .zip files. Would it be possible to get it in .zip format?

I feel your pain, my computer is the same way. Windows only supports zip. files.

Peace, Love, Happiness.
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 6:33 AM Last edited by skarecro : 8th Oct 2010 at 4:46 PM.
Excellent design.

The Air Balloon is not included in your down load.

What makes you think anyone knows what an "Organ trompette" is?
I down loaded the file "Modular Organ.rar" The file contained 30 packages.
Not one of those packages are named "Organ trompette".
Please help.
Field Researcher
#95 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 4:55 AM
Whoa this is just brilliant. i was really blown away when i was looking through the pics! This is one of the most impressive Sims 3 builds i have seen for a long time. Abso fab!
Original Poster
#96 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 3:07 AM Last edited by ninotchka : 14th Oct 2010 at 3:41 AM.
Thanks for the great feedback guys

Darktangent: The lot will install without the store items and replace them with default items from the game.

Karobb: I have replaced the rar file with a 7zip file which I will do from now on - sorry for the delay.

Popcorn2: If you install the hot air balloon first before you install the lot, it should show up where I positioned it. Otherwise you could build two story box using the walls, use the moveobjects on cheat to position the hot air balloon on top of that box and then use the delete hammer to delete the walls underneath. Then it looks like the balloon is floating about...

Skarecrow: The airballoon shouldn't be included with the lot, I didn't create it and it is not permitted to package cc with a lot - read the MTS guidelines.

I believe they were actually the ones called Chamades - there are four files with this name, and since they all have the same file name within the decor catalogue, just install the four of them. If you install them first, they should show up with the lot as intended.

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Test Subject
#97 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 4:07 AM
I can't get this or any other sims3pack from here to install, why ?
Original Poster
#98 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 7:32 AM
Originally Posted by rickman2k
I can't get this or any other sims3pack from here to install, why ?

Why do you post this in this thread?

Why not search the site for an answer to your problem, read the installation instructions here or go to the MTS help section help section and ask there?

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
Test Subject
26th Oct 2010 at 5:12 PM
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