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Old L.A.: Boxing Gym

by Floraflora2 Posted 8th Apr 2017 at 3:32 PM
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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 instead that was more "authentic". I wanted something that looked not only 1940s, but noir-ish as well, as "old Los Angeles" as Philip Marlowe himself and 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
Download files
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 1.58 MB 2,283 8th Apr 2017
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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise

Built with Game Version: 1.67.2

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Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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