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Abandoned Park: Nontraditional "Home" for Homeless Sims

by Claeric Posted 17th Feb 2010 at 2:31 AM - Updated 15th Feb 2010 at 9:52 PM by Claeric
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
I've got a few homeless sims. But just because they are homeless does not mean they cannot live in a form of style. Instead of an empty lot, I built...this.

This is a lot that fits seamlessly into sunset valley. It does not look awkward placed into the hood as there is an intended place for it, that works perfectly.

This park was once just a small meeting area between a few houses in Sunset Valley. The people who lived in the houses took care of it and had parties there, but a few of them eventually moved away and the park fell into disrepair.

Plants have become overgrown, wood has begun to rot, and metal to rust. The dumpster, uncollected for years, sits behind a ton of plant growth which has grown under and on the trellis which makes up the center of the park.

There's an abandoned couch, some candles, old picnic tables, a found-and-tacked-up mirror, and an old, dangerous slide. Little more in the way of amenities. At least the trees and overgrown heather on the trellis gives a bit of shelter. There's an old car, too, but the seats have springs in them, which have poked through the rotting upholstery, so it's no good for sleeping in.

Your homeless sims may have a hard life, but at least it's a little easier when there's plantlife to use as shelter, right? The people in the neighboring houses don't seem to mind, as long as their view is blocked by the trees. Let's just hope whoever lives here manages well enough.

Home is 30x20, and costs 15,258 simoleons. It depreciates REALLY fast, so move a sim in right after placing it! It will cost more if placed on a lot bigger than 30x20.

I feel bad saying "Enjoy!" considering it's a home for unfortunate sims, but really, enjoy. I quite like how this came out.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 15,258 Furnished
10,273 Unfurnished
Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts
#2 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 3:10 AM
wow... really great... any CC used? how did you overlay the plants and the bench? moveobjects on?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 3:50 AM
this is really great, i love playing homeless sims and making their lil dens
i'm going to play the crap outta this lot:D
Field Researcher
#4 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 5:02 AM
wow! this was done really well,
now we just need a back alley..hint, hint
#5 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 5:47 AM
Cool idea! Thanks.

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#6 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 6:36 AM
Yay! Thank you for this.

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 6:35 AM
well poo i just noticed, i don't have WA ho well
Original Poster
#8 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 7:30 AM
Does the game let you install things that require it if you dont have it? I believe the WA content on this lot is the benches, and if you can install it they'll probably just be missing.

Dont do it if you dont know it will work though.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 12:29 PM
Great idea!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 12:27 PM
WHOA!... I can't imagine how anything like this came to you, but it is simply... genial. BRAVO!
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#11 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 12:49 PM
This is very commendable of you. You've done a great job...again :-)
Test Subject
17th Feb 2010 at 3:43 PM
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Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 4:13 PM
Love the lot! But how are you supposed to know there are homeless sims in the neighborhood? And what do you mean by "depreciates"? Will definitely download though!
Original Poster
#13 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 6:37 PM
Homeless sims are townies who do not actually have a lot in the neighborhood.

This lot is for YOUR homeless sims. Some people make a challenge out of playing sims who do not have any amenities at their home.

Depreciation means the cost goes down because the value drops. The things on the lot are not worth much so if you place the lot and wait a few days the price goes down over 2,000 simoleons.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 8:42 PM
lol this is a great lot!! I love the idea

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Zombie Socks
#15 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 9:26 PM
This is beautiful! The trellis is inspired and for a home that is supposed to be for homeless people, it is very beautiful. Thank you so much!

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#16 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 9:42 PM
I love this! Another download for my collection, thanks.
Test Subject
#17 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 10:08 PM
This is actually beautiful. I love things for unfortunate sims. I think the game needs more. How did you make the trellace?
Original Poster
#18 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 10:15 PM
The trellis is just fencing and columns.
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 7:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Claeric
The trellis is just fencing and columns.

really? wow. I really love this lot. I have lots for my homeless sims, but this one is gorgous and I love the story that goes with it!
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Feb 2010 at 4:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Claeric
The trellis is just fencing and columns.

Wow, can i just say, that is an amazing idea, that i would never have thought of, but will not be using A LOT.
Very nice plot, i keep trying to make "homeless" plots but i start to feel sorry for my sims and cant resist giving them extra stuff :P
This lot has all the basics and i will have to tell myself to add NOTHING to it
Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Feb 2010 at 9:42 PM
this reminds me of that blog alice and kev
Test Subject
#22 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 6:53 AM
I have been trying to create a scrapyard/rubbish dump for my homeless sims, I really like taking the shinyness out of the game. Everything is too postcard perfect in the Sims, nice to see your adding a bit of dirt.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 4:30 AM
I love it, but what caused me to chuckle was the unfurnished price.

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