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Atlas Community Center [Store Look Series]-Utility Lot w/ Library, Hone Your Skills!

by warshy Posted 3rd Aug 2009 at 2:47 AM - Updated 27th Aug 2009 at 5:59 AM by warshy : complying to rules
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"Ever feel like you're holding the world on your shoulders? Never enough time in the day to do things? Work on key skills in one simple stop at Atlas Community Center featuring a fully stacked library, outdoor grill, shower, pond, and much more!"

I was looking for an easy way to decrease travel time to work on multiple skills before or after my sims had to go to work. Atlas Community Center features...
*fully stacked library to work on skills
*computers to work on writing or fun
*unisex bathroom w/ showers and mirrors to increase mood before/after work and charisma
*outdoor grill so I didn't have to go across the street to the park to eat
*kiddy room so I didn't have to babysit my kids constantly
*chess boards to work on logic
*pond to work on fishing

Some side notes
*your sim gets the power study moodlet when studying here just like the official libraries
*bathroom and computers have been tinkered with to clean themselves or be unbreakable
*no custom content, community lot, or buyable content
*lot is set as a residential so you can place it in any empty lots in your town. When I saved it as a community, for some reason I wasn't able to place it in 20x30 lots even though I built it on one. After you place it, manually set it to a community on the popup menu. This way you can have the utility lot next to your houses in the mountains if you wanted.

Store Look Series
If a "Open for Business" expansion ever comes out for Sims 3, this building could be easily modified into a store.

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to post or pm me

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: None

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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
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Atlas Community Center [Residential].zip

Size: 2.06 MB · Downloads: 2,716 · 3rd Aug 2009
2.06 MB 2,716 3rd Aug 2009
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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.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
5 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 5:11 AM
As a residential lot, does that mean you don't get the library bonus when you read or write in this building?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 5:39 AM
Originally Posted by Mazzle
As a residential lot, does that mean you don't get the library bonus when you read or write in this building?

good question, from what i've read the game uses a system where the objects on the lot determine it's function. in this case, 12 bookcases turn the lot into a library giving you the power study moodlet. make sure to rezone the lot into a community one after you find a suitable spot to place it.

i just went back and tested it again to make sure and got the moodlet, so it works!
Test Subject
#4 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 1:03 AM
Very nice design! I love it!
Test Subject
1st Nov 2010 at 9:12 PM
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Test Subject
#5 Old 29th Jan 2013 at 1:10 AM
Here is an idea: I learned that to place a community building on a community lot (In this case, a library) the lot has to be zoned as library, and the building as library.