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Polstuart

by Fergus' Mind Posted 21st Sep 2017 at 10:34 PM - Updated Yesterday at 9:58 PM by Fergus' Mind
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Polstuart is a project I have been working on since November 2016. It is very much inspired by the ruins of Poltalloch House in Argyll, Scotland. I've loved it ever since I laid eyes on its forlorn and overgrown shell as a child, and have often fantasized about saving and restoring it. That fantasy has been partially realised through this creation. Poltalloch is a Victorian era Jacobethan style home, but I really wanted to create something a little more authentic, so I drew inspiration from Haddon Hall when adding the finishing touches, I was even fortunate enough to visit Haddon this year which spurred me on to finish it. So Polstuart is the lovechild of a Victorian Wannabe and one of the most magical Medieval and Tudor houses in the world.



The project has had a rather sporadic evolution as I tried to squeeze it all onto a 40 by 40 lot, but when I realised this wasn't going to work I then spawned a larger version on a larger lot. This then meant I was building two houses at once, doing one part on one version and then replicating it on the other, then when the two were nearly finished I then decided to do an even bigger version which involved moving the larger version onto an even larger lot and letting my heart run wild with the gardens. So now I'm able to offer the house in three different sizes, all very similar but each having its own character and quirks. The large and medium versions are practically identical internally, but the large version has the addition of a more substantial garden. Meanwhile their little sister offers the same level of detail and character, but in a more compact form with streamlined furnishing making it slightly more economic and a bit more manageable on a weaker computer.
I've never built something so big before and wouldn't normally consider playing anything larger than a 40 by 40 lot, which is why I kept all three versions so that you can choose something to fit your own gaming habits.







Lot Info:
Small
40 by 40
544, 345 Simoleons Furnished
339,843 Simoleons Unfurnished
Medium
50 by 50
675,692 Simoleons Furnished
436,448 Simoleons Unfurnished
Large
60 by 60
741, 848 Simoleons Furnished
496,964 Simoleons Unfurnished

Creator Notes:
Each version has been play-tested and all of the fireplaces have been upgraded to 'Fireproof' along with the plumbing being upgraded to 'Unbreakable'
While I have had a lot of fun creating this lot, one thing that has fought me at every turn is the curse of the mysterious random floating ceiling tile. I think the evil has been defeated, but if it does rear its ugly head then do let me know and I'll see if I can rectify it.
When playing one of the larger lots you'll find you won't be able to set the Front Door because the game considers it to be an internal door, however this hasn't caused me any issues when playing as newspapers are delivered to the side door and sims will enter the front door and proceed to the side hall when returning home or moving in for the first time.
The internal pictures were all taken in the medium and large versions.
There was an issue with the original versions I uploaded and a piece of rogue CC deciding it was going to tag along for the ride. Thanks to the help of attuned I think I've managed to overcome this issue with the revised uploads.

I hope you will enjoy this creation, it has been labour of love and learning. If you have any issues, feel free to let me know, otherwise, enjoy!

Lot Size: 50x50
Lot Price (furnished): 675,692 Simoleons
Lot Price (unfurnished): 436,448 Simoleons

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.

World Adventures Ambitions Supernatural Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Polstuart (Large).7z 4.19 MB 221 24th Sep 2017
Polstuart - Small.7z 3.80 MB 2 Yesterday
Polstuart - Medium.7z 3.63 MB 2 Yesterday
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.


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