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Downton Abbey [No CC]

by scoopy_loopy Posted 19th Aug 2015 at 11:49 AM - Updated 1st Feb 2017 at 8:35 AM by scoopy_loopy : Formatting / comparison shots
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Downton Abbey (real life counter part, Highclere Castle) is home to the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. This particular build features 53 bedrooms (including dressing rooms with sleeping arrangements), 7 bathrooms, and a further 7 powder rooms.

I tried to follow floor plans found online as closely is possible given TS3s restrictions -- however quite a few liberties have been taken. For example, fireplace placement. Also, I fitting all the dressing rooms with beds, I have no idea if this is accurate or not, as we only ever see Robert's (which does have a bed, in which he sleeps whenever he has a tiff with his wife). Also, I couldnt find a plan for the top floors anywhere. All I went on was an interview with the current Lady of the house, who said there were some 40-50 bedrooms up there.

Final notes: Uses decor from all EPs, no stuff packs, store or CC were used. This build was a doozy! As such it may be a little difficult to run if your computer isn't a little beefy. (If it isnt running well for you, try enabling 'object hiding' in the graphics settings). I have play tested it, in fact for awhile I made it a resort in my town.
Here are a few issues: although I tried to make them all accessable, a couple fireplaces are decorative only, your sims wont be able to reach. The ones that dont autolight are 99.9% sure to START FIRES. Before lighting any, please use cheats or a handy sim to upgrade them all to fireproof (auto-light would be good too, since a couple can't be reached.) This goes for mirrors too, I used a bunch purely for wall decor.


Basement:
Servants' domain. Mr Carson's office/butler's pantry, Ms. Hughes sitting room, kitchen, servants' hall, livery, boiler room, pantry, storage, exterior side access.

Ground floor:
Entry hall, saloon & grand staircase, dining, library, drawing room, morning room, 'red stair case', smoking room, 'the pink room', 2 offices. Powder rooms located in towers. 2 servants' stairways.

1st floor:
Family bedrooms and bathrooms, dressing rooms. Nursery, writing room.

2nd floor:
Guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Separate mens and womens' servants quarters.

3rd floor:
Guest suite. Additional rooms for servants.
  • 53 bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 7 Half-baths

Furnished: 1 531 892
Unfurnished: 794 531
Built with base-game patch: 1.67
Lot Size: 64x64

References:
Downton Abbey TV show
See floor plans attached
Highclere castle website for bedrooms such as Stanhope, Queen Caroline.

Special thanks to:
Armiel's Builder's Island, VelocityGrass' Remove stencils, Grathes' Curtain Height Adjustment, Michelle Dockery's resting bitch face, and Fergus! for giving me that last bit of encouragement required to finally finish.

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 1531892
Lot Price (unfurnished): 794531

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

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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
Downton Abbey.zip 6.51 MB 3,890 19th Aug 2015
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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.


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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