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Wee Barnoid #02 – Starter house (under 16.000§) – No CC

by plasticbox Posted 23rd Jul 2009 at 10:43 PM - Updated 9th Sep 2009 at 6:56 PM by plasticbox : fixed price tag
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A tiny white wood house, suitable as a starter for a single sim, furnished for a couple. Furnishings are very simple – it's a bit like a holiday cabin, all basics are included but no extras (and not really any space for them).

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom, 1 x toilet
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room

This will cost just under 16.000§ on a regular 20x30 (1.200§) lot, but is built on the smallest lot I have (16x18), so it can be rotated in any direction on every other lot. Three sides of the house would work well as a street side.

Prices given below (F = Furnished; U = Unfurnished) are when placed on a regular 20x30 lot.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post questions/feedback about this particular house in this thread, generic build mode stuff in the Build Mode forum. Thanks.

Base Game content only. This house will look exactly like on the screenshots.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 15.963§ F, 14.239§ U
Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 1.67 MB · Downloads: 4,285 · 23rd Jul 2009
1.67 MB 4,285 23rd Jul 2009
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!
9 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts
Mad Poster
#2 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 1:18 PM
Weheee ! I am so happy to have my gorgeous "Plasticbox Style" houses back in my new game ! Thanks a ton
#3 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 8:29 PM
Cute as ever! Thanks. =)
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 2:50 PM
Thank you again for this one.
What I like about your houses, I mean except them being so pretty, is that you never cheat with Photoshop on previews, so we see exactly what we get in game.

Anne-Sophie / "Déjà Vu"
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Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 4:16 AM
People shouldn't be outright cheating on this site – we ask that all downloads are being shown as they are. When you find that a lot is different for you than how it looks on the screenshot, you can always point it out to the creator in their thread.

I think most likely the difference you're seeing with TS3 lots right now is that Store content is missing, not that people have photoshopped their pics. We ask people to list store content used in lots, so they *should* be listing it .. but to be fair, since there is no indication in-game whether or not something is an original base game item, it's easy to miss something. It doesn't mean they're trying to cheat =).

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 7:38 PM
Oh I didn't mean to sound that bad, maybe the choice of the word "cheat" was not good. I can't remember such big changes as content missing, I was more thinking about some subtle effects you can add to the whole screenshot, that will make the house look -slightly- better, like, super brighter colors, fish eye effect for rooms, "sharp" filter (not sure about the english name), etc. I'm really not blaming people, I understand they want their pics to be attractive, and sometimes I like them, but I like it better when pics are kept simple.

Anne-Sophie / "Déjà Vu"
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 4:58 AM
Really nice, thanks again.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 4:35 PM
stairs are awesome, and i never expected a 2 level for 16000. Awesome!!!
Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 8:57 PM
This house looks so cute!!!!!!!!

I may well create another new starter family just to put them in the cutest house EVEEEER!

I love those windows, by the ways, but do you agree the only problem with them is you can't recolour the flowers?

O.o I bet now someone's making a mod for colour-changey flowers. :o
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Original Poster
#10 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 9:20 PM
Well if you want to re-do the window, I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate that. There is a new tutorials forum over in Meshing that you might want to look at. Have fun!

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.