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Beautiful Vista City Garden - NO CC!

by Caitie Posted 26th Nov 2010 at 8:37 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2010 at 4:40 PM by Caitie
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
My first upload to this site! XD Although not in real life, in The Sims 3 I'm obsessed with gardening. In fact, I think that's my biggest gripe with Late Night -- nowhere to plant seeds. So, unless and until EA or some clever modder comes up with something akin to the hydroponics lab in The Sims 2, we're stuck either planting a little garden around the exterior of the building (which just looks tacky and is very inconvenient) or getting all our Sims' produce from the grocery store.

No longer! Because now your town has the Beautiful Vista City Garden!

This community-type garden has every single plant available in the game -- including eggplants, cheeseplants, steakplants, and pattyplants, not to mention life fruit plants and flame fruit plants, etc -- and all are perfect quality. It even has the new plasma fruit plant that came with Late Night, so your vampy Sims can enjoy it, too!

It also has a little BBQ area, two private bathrooms (each including a shower), and two chess tables. And the game recognizes these -- my game had this lot host a Chess Tournament.





But that's not all! I know that not all of you have all the expansion packs, so this lot comes in two different flavors: "withWA" and "noWA". The "noWA" version had a lot of space left over, after I took out all those grape varieties, so I made a little playground area for the kiddies to enjoy. Please note that it only comes in that version of the lot, not the other. Whether you have LN or AMB installed or not doesn't matter -- this lot doesn't have any AMB content; and only one plant came with LN, and it'll just disappear if you don't have LN installed.



It sits on a 30x20 lot, and has been extensively playtested.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: N/A

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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.

Sims 3
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
Caitie_BeautifulVistaGarden_withWA.zip | Download this file if you DO have WA, whether you have AMB and/or LN or not.

Size: 1.79 MB · Downloads: 6,744 · 26th Nov 2010
1.79 MB 6,744 26th Nov 2010
Caitie_BeautifulVistaGarden_noWA.zip | Download this file if you do NOT have WA, whether you have AMB and/or LN or not.

Size: 1.80 MB · Downloads: 4,282 · 26th Nov 2010
1.80 MB 4,282 26th Nov 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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#26 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 5:24 PM
Those life fruit and plasma are life saver!
Many thanks for the work!
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#27 Old 1st May 2011 at 12:23 AM
This is exactly what I need! Thank you!
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#28 Old 26th May 2011 at 5:19 PM
I was going to make my own garden but I might just download this instead.

I'm playing a custom neighborhood and while I love it, most of the residential lots don't leave much space for gardening ventures. I just made a small community lot with a nectar machine so having a lot with every plant will be very useful to go along with it.
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#29 Old 28th May 2011 at 7:30 AM
This one of the best things I've seen. Thank you!
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#30 Old 29th May 2011 at 7:00 PM
Thanks, all! :D

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Originally Posted by BenC0722
Caitie, I don't know how often you check this thread anymore, but if so I have a question.

I tried downloading this, since I thought it was pretty cool. Unfortunately, when I placed it, no plants showed up, except for perhaps a couple (I can't even remember what they are now, it's been a little while). I think it was the Money Trees.

I was of course able to use buydebug to replace most of the plants (except for the egg, cheese, steak, and patty plants), but of course using that method means they're all "Normal" quality, and as far as I know there aren't any mods to set the quality to whatever I want. But I digress.

I have every EP and SP as of this writing, so every plant type is available to me.

Also, I do have many mods installed, but none of them directly relate to gardening and plants as far as I know.

Have any idea of what the problem could be?
Unfortunately, I don't. To be honest, you're the first person I've heard of with any problems at all. There's nothing special about this lot; it's just a lot. Granted, it does have several "perfect" quality plants, but that shouldn't be any more difficult for the computer to replicate than the exact shade of red of the wallpaper in a house. In other words, it's not like there are any mods at work here to conflict with anything, anyway.

There's another, similar lot here on MTS:

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=403582

I'd suggest downloading that lot and seeing if it works. If it does, it's likely something wrong with my lot, or something your game doesn't like for some reason; if it doesn't, it might be your game.

You might also check your mods, see if they're all up-to-date. Even mods that affect things that haven't changed from EP to EP need updating, because EP's will change the way the game uses and reads codes. If any mod you have is outdated, it could be clashing with your EP. I know from personal experience that when that happens, sometimes very weird things can happen. I once couldn't have my Sim talk with any other Sim; they could do anything, just not that. Turned out, it was a completely unrelated outdated mod clashing with the game.

Either way, send me a PM! I'll get it a lot faster, and I'd like to get your problem solved.

Visit my site: La Vie En Sims!
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#31 Old 29th Sep 2011 at 4:05 PM
This is perfect, thankyou!
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#32 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 2:20 AM
Thank you for having more than one version here! I get so frustrated not having world adventures(admittingly as soon as my taxes come in its one of the things im getting) but still its a very nice lot!
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#33 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 2:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Zerhai
Thank you for having more than one version here! I get so frustrated not having world adventures(admittingly as soon as my taxes come in its one of the things im getting) but still its a very nice lot!
LOL, that's why I did things this way! To be honest, I was surprised how many people still haven't gotten World Adventures, because it was the first expansion pack. But I completely understand and support gamer's rights to buy only the EPs that they want, and not waste money (sometimes money they don't have) on EPs they don't want. I'm glad you're able to use my creation anyway! :D

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#34 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 10:59 AM
This is a very nice lot, thank you. The only thing I may do with it is lower the quality of some of the perfect plants so my sims don't have it too easy.
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#35 Old 30th Aug 2012 at 6:36 AM
I don't know if you've heard, but Supernatural is supposed to have indoor planters! I agree, it can be a huge hassle to plant and have a garden in Bridgeport.

But, thank you for this!

/S
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#36 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 10:42 PM
Thank you!
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#37 Old 3rd Oct 2012 at 4:35 AM
wow this is great
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#38 Old 12th Oct 2012 at 3:01 AM
I love this! I also love how gorgeous it is. However, I have to ask if you may have updated for Supernatural or do you only stick to the EP's you like? :]
Instructor
#39 Old 27th Mar 2013 at 8:09 PM
are there carrots in this lot?

22 I will give him the key to the house of David. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
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#40 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 11:47 PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments! It's nice to see that, even almost three years after it was uploaded, so many people still enjoy it.
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I have to ask if you may have updated for Supernatural or do you only stick to the EP's you like? :]
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Originally Posted by babyliss
are there carrots in this lot?
To be honest with you all, there are a lot of "perfect quality" gardens floating around out there. I may update this lot in the future to accommodate the tons of new plants we got with Pets, and especially with Supernatural and University, but I doubt it. At this point, I feel like it would be beating a dead horse. If you would like an updated perfect quality-style garden in your game, I'd suggest you download one of the gardens that others have made. Howabominable made a nice one, and SchiZohybrid's even includes a separate 20x20 lot of all the Supernatural plants.

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#41 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 2:00 AM
Thank you so much!! It's a very beautiful lot
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#42 Old 29th Jul 2013 at 8:50 PM
This is a perfect place for my sims to get their gardening skill up, Thanks! ;D
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#43 Old 5th Nov 2013 at 5:45 AM
Thanks a lot! This is what I've been looking for!!
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#44 Old 5th Mar 2014 at 5:24 PM
This is a genius idea! :) Thank you so much! It's so beautifully designed & this would be great to put in a lot near a Sim with cooking skills...
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#45 Old 27th May 2014 at 3:06 AM
This is a beautiful lot for any town! Whether your sims enjoy gardening or not, it's such a pretty place to visit. Wonderful job. I might even edit this lot in my game for other parks, it's such a nice layout. Thanks!
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#46 Old 6th Jun 2014 at 5:01 AM
Thanks!
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#47 Old 1st Jan 2015 at 2:16 AM
Thanks
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#48 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 6:51 PM
My go to garden for custom worlds.
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#49 Old 25th Oct 2015 at 3:58 PM
Thanks My sims will finally have a truepublic garden to work in <3
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