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The Smoking Llama Pub (95% CC Free!) Community Lot

by musiquefille Posted 7th Apr 2008 at 7:32 AM - Updated 24th Oct 2009 at 1:18 AM by musiquefille : updated compatibility
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This download is part of the Victorian London Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
**Note: This download seems to require the below EPs. If you do not have Seasons or Bon Voyage, you'll be missing a 2 floors. You might be able to run this without Free Time if you have one of the other more recent EPs but I can't test all the different combos at this point in time. If you want this lot in your but aren't sure if you have all of the necessary EPs, just download it and install it with clean installer. If the lot loads, you might be missing superficial things, but it will be fine. It if doesn't load, then I'm sorry. **

Pubs were a vital part of life in Victorian London. At the corner pub, one could get a healthy pint of beer, some daily victuals, and of course a little ribald entertainment. The pub was the birthplace of the drinking song, and of course, a place to unwind in the days before computers.

The Smoking Llama is a Victorian pub tailored precisely to the tastes of any self-respecting Victorian sim. Complete with horseshoe bar, quirky knickknacks, and strong period decor, your sim Londoners will feel right at home at this classy corner pub.

For those interested in getting smashed, step in off the cold streets to the warm, cozy, street-level bar.

Need a little more than juice for your belly? The second floor holds a charming restuarant where your sim might be able to order up a steaming hot pot pie, or, if they have slightly more coinage available for non-mystery meats, some lamb chops, broiled beef, or ham. And of course no pub menu would be complete without bangers and mash, or fried eggs.

Need to clear your mind even further and fly away to an exotic distant land? Join some of the greats such as Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens on the third floor - where sims can enjoy a giggling round of "bubbles" or a hand of cards. If too much bubble blowing makes you feel a little light headed, there are plenty of cushions and chaise-lounges to collapse onto. The oriental decor will make sims feel as if they have travelled to Marrakesh, Bombay or Hong Kong all rolled into one (because to the Victorians, "Oriental" encompassed places as vastly differently as all of those).

Installation instructions

Download rar file and unzip. Place the items in the folder labelled MUSIQUEFILLE The Smoking Llama Recolors into your Downloads folder. Install the lot package, preferably using Clean Installer.

Even if you do not have the listed Expansion packs, you can still try to install this lot and see if it works. Installing with Clean Installer should also help.

Suggestions for playing this lot

Lock the door to the kitchen to keep uncontrolled sims from wandering in and around the bar.

You can also lock the door on the third floor to keep the Bubble room more private. I didn't add a ticket machine, but a payable door or the ticket machine might be advisable if you want to profit from the time sims spend up there.

If you plan on playing this lot unowned, you might want to use the NPC clothes changer from SimWardrobe to make your bartenders and waiters look a little more Victorian.

Note: This lot has been playtested and cleaned.

Some things on this lot were changed after pictures were taken in order to make it more playable and fun for your sims.

The BV Grand Piano was removed due to glitches that showed up in testing, in which the player would be stuck and unable to move. Apparently this is a widespread EAxis glitch, and I did not find a fix. In order to get around this, I changed the piano to the regular old upright, which is probably more Victorian and pub-related anyway.

I also added a dartboard to the first floor (what was I thinking? a pub without a dartboard?!), and a poker table to the third floor.

A second staircase was added between the first and second floors to ease the kitchen traffic.

The ceiling tiles are not included with this lot. You can find them here:
Visible Ceiling Tiles by jgwhiteus

Custom Content Included in a Seperate folder with this lot
Two walls by komosims (manor wall and manor wall with inlay)
Wood recolor of the Maxis bathroom doors by me
Sign recolors in Beer and Llama by me
Wooden recolor of The Looky Nook window frame by me

If you like this lot, please leave me a comment or hit thanks.
I like to know that people are enjoying something I worked so hard on.

Thank you to everyone who has been working to keep SimPE updated.
Thank to the tutorial writers in the Create section here who have helped me (finally!) learn how to use Simpe.
Thank you fanseelamb and Phaenoh for answering my questions in chat and encouraging me.
Thank you all of you featured creators who have inspired me to perfect, perfect, perfect, even if I'm not quite there yet.

Terms of Use:
Have fun. Post stories here of interesting things that go on in here if you so wish. I'd love to know. If you use this lot for a movie or anything else interesting, credit is not necessary but appreciated. Link here so that people can see where you got the lot from, if you like.

Please do not upload to the exchange or any other site. If you like this lot, let me know. If not, let me know why.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: $154,915

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 816.5 KB · Downloads: 5,825 · 7th Apr 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 3:44 PM
This is very lovely and I love the "bubble" room. Thank you and good luck!

Bites and Kisses
Mad Poster
#3 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 4:16 PM
Looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 4:23 PM
Ooh, I like this! Great job on the Nook recolor! Good luck in the competition and thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 10:34 PM
oh you did a beautiful job musiquefille, it looks so cozy and old fashioned
good luck
#6 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 8:42 AM
You´ve perfectly captured the spirit! Thanks,
#7 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 10:24 AM
Nice job! I think my Crystal Cove sims will love this!
#8 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 4:12 PM
I love pubs yeah this one looks so realistic and detailed! I like how you managed the corner positioning of the building, very good job good luck for the contest, thanks and ciao.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 12th Apr 2008 at 4:56 AM
Thanks! I swore I'd never download another lot - but, here I go...
Good Luck!

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Original Poster
#10 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 7:05 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone! I can't wait to see what other goodies get uploaded for the contest. My town is probably going to be busting with Victoriana. After the contest is over, I'll probably upload some more lots since I'm still in such an old-fashioned mood.

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
#11 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 2:49 PM
WOW!! Thanks!!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
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#12 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 5:26 PM
Wow! I love the colors you used on this building. Good luck!!

There's always money in the banana stand.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 2:07 AM Last edited by StephSim : 21st Apr 2008 at 2:59 AM.
I love the way you used the Maxis/EA walls in this lot. One of my greatest challenges when creating lots using Maxis walls, is not having exactly the walls I need. You did a fabulous job here. I love the overall look of the lot. Definitely Victorian. This pub will make a great addition to my Victorian Sims neighborhood!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
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#14 Old 23rd Apr 2008 at 4:31 PM
I hadn’t placed your beautiful pub in-game until last night and I just had to drop you a note because it’s utterly gorgeous looking in-game! Your color scheme is so eye catching and the careful attention that you’ve given to even the tiniest of details is incredible. It’s just beautifully done Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd Apr 2008 at 8:43 PM
Thank you V1ND1CARE, I'm so glad you think it looks great in-game, and I'm glad to know that no one's had any problems. I'm always worried that I forgot something, but it seems like I'm getting better at packaging up all the details.

Thanks everyone for the comments! There are so many great entries out now, I'm excited!

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th Oct 2008 at 3:12 AM
This is awesome. The colours and the way you used all the maxis things is so well done. thankyouu! ^_^
Forum Resident
#17 Old 1st Dec 2009 at 3:40 AM

Thank you.
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Jan 2012 at 1:12 PM
are you got the idea from the hub pub from the sims life stories?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 8:11 PM
I never played the sims life stories. Is there a pub there?

Originally Posted by atem drick
are you got the idea from the hub pub from the sims life stories?

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 27th Oct 2013 at 12:07 AM
This is one of the best pubs I have ever seen. I love it.