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Piece of Manhattan - Late night apartment NO CC

by Arisuka Posted 6th Nov 2010 at 6:43 PM - Updated 31st Dec 2010 at 8:06 PM by Arisuka : A small technical tweak
91 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
zomg my first lot upload, enjoy the outcome of my painfully hard work with super-duper details!



When we went to New York for a holiday, our cab driver asked us whether we had given him the right address when he pulled in front of a building that looked exactly like the one in the middle.. New York is amazing in all of it's dirtyness and weird impractical stuff, so let's have our sims enjoy some of it too!



The lot has three buildings, which the shortest and the middle one are just basically deco-buildings only. The taller red bricked includes a groovy apartment, and a storage space that can be used as a space for band practices and parties, or as artistic studio or whatever you want and need for your simmies!

The apartment has an elevator that goes to two floors. The other floor is for NPC characters and the other for your simmies.
The apartment is decorated in groovy city style, and it has one room that is currently used as an office, but it can easily be changed into an extra-bedroom. There's also the iconic fire ladder thingies that you see everywhere in NYC, but they obviously are just deco so don't forget the fire alarms.
There are also 4 parking spaces.

The other deco building is a house under heavy renovation, but in the ground floor is a guitar shop. The other building is purely decoration only, and your sims can't enter neither of them not even by mistake, so they won't get stuck there or anything.




I've used decoration objects from WA and couple of AMB objects, so the lot works okay without the two EP's, but you'll lose a lot of the details of the outside. Late night is a must though, the lot isn't meant to be run without it, so don't even try it!



Brick pattern by Hydroxide
Destroy pattern by Around the sims 3

I have used codes while building, so be careful not to remove parts of the buildings (like the fire stairs, elevators..) since you won't be able to get the as they were if you aren't experienced in using codes in build mode!


The lot size is 35 x 25


Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: Furnished 37,406
Unfurnished 7,589

Number of bedrooms:
      1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included:
      None: No Custom Content included
Furnishings:
      Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
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 Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.0.81.009
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Piece_Of_Manhattan.rar

Size: 3.90 MB · Downloads: 14,388 · 6th Nov 2010
3.90 MB 14,388 6th Nov 2010
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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.


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Lab Assistant
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#51 Old 18th Nov 2010 at 9:21 PM
nice will go nice in them smaller spots along the Grey roads grand job
Lab Assistant
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#52 Old 25th Nov 2010 at 10:45 PM
This is simply amazing! I can't wait to have Late Night to try it! :D
Thank you!!
Field Researcher
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#53 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 1:23 AM
You did an amazing job, thanks for uploading it! I read earlier in the comments that you are making a cc world, if it's urban like this apartment I will be downloading my first non EA world.
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#54 Old 29th Nov 2010 at 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by aGOLDENbox
You did an amazing job, thanks for uploading it! I read earlier in the comments that you are making a cc world, if it's urban like this apartment I will be downloading my first non EA world.


It'll be quite an interesting world, I tell you that. It has like a very urban, Brooklyn-like town part (yeah, loads of this type of buildings), and the rest of the world is very Oregon-like.. Loads of autumn-y, chilly woods where a sim can wander in twilight..
It's like a mash-up of two worlds, a combination of two of my favorite things, grungy cities and autumn-y nature. And it's actually coming along well, since it's not as epic-scaled as my previous attempts with worlds. :P
Field Researcher
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#55 Old 30th Nov 2010 at 3:13 PM
Superb job! My goodness, it's beyond fantastic!! And you did it with no outside objects?! Call me floored and impressed!!
Test Subject
#56 Old 31st Dec 2010 at 7:28 PM
How'd you get the "stairs" on the outside without the floor at the top or bottom? I deleted one of the and I want to put it back?
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#57 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 4:48 PM
Awesome!!! Don't know if this fits in Twinbrook though xD
Forum Resident
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#58 Old 20th Jan 2011 at 11:43 PM
Love, Love Love this!

I've been wanting to make a decayed, urban type world myself, but keep getting pulled off on other Caw projects. Now I can wait for yours. Do you have a thread on it yet that I've missed? I'm going to go look now!
Lab Assistant
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#59 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 9:34 AM
This is great in all its dirty, gritty glory. It is exactly what I wanted for my game. Thanks. This must have taken awhile so many, many, many thanks. ^_^

And I just read your mention of the world you are making. Can't wait, it sounds just perfect. ^_^
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#60 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by auntielynds
I've been wanting to make a decayed, urban type world myself, but keep getting pulled off on other Caw projects. Now I can wait for yours. Do you have a thread on it yet that I've missed? I'm going to go look now!


I haven't made a thread for the world yet. I mentioned earlier that my computer is a rather tough cookie to work with, so building is veeeeeery slow. But, it's coming together. Slowly. I'll be nearing the finish line probably in late spring, or sometime in the summer.
Also a thing that I've been battling with, is the upcoming EP, that will most likely be including weather. I'd very much like the weather to be part of this world, but we'll have to wait and see how EA does it. Like is the weather part of one world, or part of all..
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#61 Old 6th Feb 2011 at 1:01 AM
This is absolutely fantastic. I just love it!
Lab Assistant
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#62 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 6:39 PM
Thanks so much. You did an awsome awsome job
Instructor
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#63 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 12:07 AM
I absolutely love it! Seriously! When people think of NYC, they think of skyscrapers and Broadway. But i lived there for ten years, and i didn't see any of that until i left! This captures the true essence of the city, the small buildings where the average person lives. I'm inspired by this to make my own building of my apartment, but i have no idea how to upload it by the way, it was a small one-bedroom apartment that i shared with my mom and older brother, but we had a backyard, which is rare in NYC
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#64 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 3:59 PM
lorenrose1013

New York really is one of a kind! Who cares about Broadway and skyscrapers, when there's so much cool, crammed in old buildings everywhere! I love crammed cities...
Click the create section in the top of the page, take a look at the Creator Guidelines regarding TS3 lots and housing, then upload.
Test Subject
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#65 Old 2nd Apr 2011 at 10:32 PM
this apartments reminds me of my friends ahhahaha
I really like it.
Test Subject
#66 Old 10th Apr 2011 at 1:15 AM
Lifelong native New Yorker here, you did a great job on this!
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#67 Old 10th Apr 2011 at 1:21 AM
kylenne

That is the best kind of compliment imaginable, thank you!
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#68 Old 15th Apr 2011 at 11:40 PM
There appears to be some patterns missing from the download and/or not listed with the other links. I have LN, AMB and WA which are the expansions required. The patterns that are missing are kind of a distressed brick (The upper middle building) and also the brick pattern on the building with the livable space (the outside of building and the kitchen). In my game its showing up black and I cant seem to paint over it.

FYI I did download the hydroxide brick pattern and the ATS destroy pattern. But judging from the pics those patterns are not what was used anyway
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#69 Old 16th Apr 2011 at 12:25 PM Last edited by Arisuka : 21st Apr 2011 at 10:13 PM.
whispersftly79

Those patterns are the patterns used. The thing is, that I have used the dirty WA brick wall base, then CASTed over it with the brick pattern. So the dirtyness and many of the details aren't part of the brick pattern, but the wall paint. So the effect is created with wall AND pattern together, that's why the pattern should look different in it's thread pictures.
Also I have used the same brick pattern on all of the three buildings, so I don't understand how it couldn't appear on the two others only. And I don't understand why it's not possible to paint over walls, there shouldn't be any reason to cause such thing.
The destroy pattern has also definitely been used everywhere, from lamps and metal parts to tables. It is 100% the same pattern as in the pictures.

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Edit: I now realized that the 'back walls' you mentioned, must be the hidden rooms. They are just empty rooms with NPC door to create the effect of having other sims living in the building too. You shouldn't be able to color those walls, as they are the neighbors rooms, hidden out of sight.
Test Subject
#70 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 2:41 AM
For some reason, there seems to be a routing issue when trying to get to the fridge? o.o When I click on my sim to go to start cooking, they complain that that they can't get there, and I don't understand why...I don't see anything blocking the way...

ETA: I removed the pipes around the fridge and that seemed to fix it, but I like that they were there...is there some sort of fix that will allow me to keep them but use the fridge? (Also Sims seem to have issues using the bathtub with the candles around it, so I had to remove those too. =\ I think an OMSP can fix that though, I'll check and see...)
Test Subject
#71 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 4:25 AM
I am in love with things like this. All dirty and cityish(if thats a word). This is fantastic. thank you.
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#72 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 4:51 PM
asthmaticdestiny

The ventilation pipe next to the fridge seems to be the problem. The best solution I can think, is to move the whole kitchen (all the objects) half-a-tile or a tile to the right. There should be just enough space to do that, and the pipe shouldn't be an obstacle anymore.
Do you mean that they have problems using the tub or the sink? The candles under the sink seem to be a problem, but I don't think the tub should have any issues.

This is my first lot for upload, and it's not exactly a simple piece to upload as first one, so It's my bad. :/
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#73 Old 22nd Apr 2011 at 10:23 AM
FTLOG. Apartments makes me depressed.
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#74 Old 22nd Apr 2011 at 1:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Choccolatino
FTLOG. Apartments makes me depressed.


Bob the Builder prop-like style of Sunset Valley makes me depressed.
Forum Resident
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#75 Old 12th May 2011 at 8:50 AM
this is the coolest lot that i've seen, so unique and creative.
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