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20 Base Game Starter Homes (no CC)

by Yogi-Tea Posted 26th Oct 2010 at 3:20 AM - Updated 26th Oct 2010 at 3:14 AM by QBUILDERZ : You had a broken thumbnail, fixed it up for ya :)
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Riverview Road 1-20
This is a collection of all the starter homes I built for The Sims 3. Even though I have most expansion packs installed to my game all these houses are built with base game objects only. I'm not sure if all the lot sizes are already available in Riverview or Sunset Valley but you can add them with the World Editor in your game. Just make sure to choose a flat area to place the lot, otherwise you may need to edit the borders of the lot before you can use it.

Only The Sims 3 Base Game required
No Custom Content used/included
Built with Game Version 4.2.32.007017

Cheats used: moveobjects (for objects, plants etc), buydebug (for vegetables and extra items)
Some roofs have different heights and will snap back to normal if you adjust the roof height with the slider


The Lot Sizes
10x10 (10 lots)
15x10 (5 lots)
20x15 (1 lot)
20x20 (2 lots)
30x30 (1 lot)
35x25 (1 lot)

The prices for the furnished lots range between 12,593§ and 20,000§ (please see lot descriptions for details)


The Lot Basics
All houses are fully furnished and all of them are decorated with at least a few plants, curtains, wall art and/or things like that. Some of them have extras like a vegetable garden, bicycle(s), a car, a chess table, an easel etc. and all lots with a garden have some sort of landscaping (at least a little terrain paint) – I tried to make the lots look as nice as possible, even if there wasn't much money left.

The houses were built for 1-2 sims. Seven houses have a single bed included so they can only be occupied by one sim, the other thirteen houses are equipped with double beds (four of them are below 16,000 so a single sim could move in, too).

The Basic Interior
  • bed, side table, dresser
  • sofa and/or armchair(s), table, bookshelf, tv and/or radio
  • stove, kitchen counter, sink, fridge, waste bin, table, chairs
  • shower or bath tub, toilet, washing basin, mirror

For special notes regarding extras or alterations please see lot details in the first ten comments.

A copy of each house was playtested with 1-2 sims for at least one sim-day – all lots are playable, even the small ones. Sims may only complain about cheap furnishings and cheap household appliances.

All lots were playtested with game version 4.2.32.007017 and had a short functioning test with the newest game patch (4.3) in September 2010.

One sim died while fishing in the little pond of the house in Riverview Road #18. She got hit by a meteor and her husband wasn't able to save her because he had been at work. May you rest in peace, Megan O'Riley.

Credits:
  • To MTS for the "Official Foundation Contest" this year - and to all who participated in this contest - it was great fun and gave me new motivation to build houses again.
  • To HugeLunatic, leesester and whiterider for being so helpful and giving advice for optimizing the pictures for this multi-post upload.
Thanks and hugs to all of you!

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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ALL_20BaseGameStarters_RiverviewRoad_1-20.rar | This file contains all 20 base game starter homes. Please see first ten posts in the comments for single download files of the houses.

Size: 4.85 MB · Downloads: 11,607 · 26th Oct 2010
4.85 MB 11,607 26th Oct 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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#2 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 12:36 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 8:17 AM.
Riverview Road # 1-2 (lot details and single downloads)
1, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 15,997
Price unfurnished: 12,765




2, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 19,993
Price unfurnished: 17,019


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 1, Riverview Road.rar (239.6 KB, 94 downloads)
File Type: rar 2, Riverview Road.rar (264.8 KB, 99 downloads)
Inventor
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#3 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 12:46 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 19th Oct 2010 at 9:55 PM.
Riverview Road # 3-4 (lot details and single downloads)
3, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 15 x 10
Price furnished: 19,974
Price unfurnished: 12,969




4, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 15 x 10
Price furnished: 19,995
Price unfurnished: 15,221


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 3, Riverview Road.rar (245.3 KB, 56 downloads)
File Type: rar 4, Riverview Road.rar (242.2 KB, 84 downloads)
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#4 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 12:57 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 19th Oct 2010 at 11:24 PM.
Riverview Road # 5-6 (lot details and single downloads)
5, Riverview Valley
Lot Size: 20 x 20
Price furnished: 19,972
Price unfurnished: 16,279




6, Riverview Valley
Lot Size: 20 x 15
Price furnished: 19,991
Price unfurnished: 14,263


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 5, Riverview Road.rar (250.4 KB, 59 downloads)
File Type: rar 6, Riverview Road.rar (222.6 KB, 88 downloads)
Inventor
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#5 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 1:06 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 19th Oct 2010 at 11:28 PM.
Riverview Road # 7-8 (lot details and single downloads)
7, Riverview Valley
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 12,593
Price unfurnished: 8,143




8, Riverview Valley
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 19,778
Price unfurnished: 12,664


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 7, Riverview Road.rar (249.5 KB, 62 downloads)
File Type: rar 8, Riverview Road.rar (292.1 KB, 44 downloads)
Inventor
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#6 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 1:14 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 12:51 AM.
Riverview Road # 9-10 (lot details and single downloads)
9, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 15 x 10
Price furnished: 15,990
Price unfurnished: 9,074




10, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 15 x 10
Price furnished: 15,872
Price unfurnished: 11,293


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 9, Riverview Road.rar (228.7 KB, 54 downloads)
File Type: rar 10, Riverview Road.rar (266.4 KB, 70 downloads)
Inventor
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#7 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 9:31 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 12:55 AM.
Riverview Road # 11-12 (lot details and single downloads)
11, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 15,907
Price unfurnished: 10,008




12, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 15,987
Price unfurnished: 12,577


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 11, Riverview Road.rar (269.8 KB, 49 downloads)
File Type: rar 12, Riverview Road.rar (258.7 KB, 57 downloads)
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#8 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 9:35 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 10:25 AM.
Riverview Road # 13-14 (lot details and single downloads)
13, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 20 x 20
Price furnished: 16,000
Price unfurnished: 12,025




14, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 15,629
Price unfurnished: 9,298


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 13, Riverview Road.rar (223.6 KB, 52 downloads)
File Type: rar 14, Riverview Road.rar (227.2 KB, 66 downloads)
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#9 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 9:39 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 10:27 AM.
Riverview Road # 15-16 (lot details and single downloads)
15, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 16,000
Price unfurnished: 12,256




16, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 15 x 10
Price furnished: 20,000
Price unfurnished: 15,729


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 15, Riverview Road.rar (254.6 KB, 56 downloads)
File Type: rar 16, Riverview Road.rar (272.2 KB, 64 downloads)
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#10 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 9:45 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 10:30 AM.
Riverview Road # 17-18 (lot details and single downloads)
17, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 30 x 30
Price furnished: 19,801
Price unfurnished: 14,376




18, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 35 x 25
Price furnished: 15,860
Price unfurnished: 12,784


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 17, Riverview Road.rar (240.8 KB, 48 downloads)
File Type: rar 18, Riverview Road.rar (189.6 KB, 58 downloads)
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#11 Old 19th Sep 2010 at 9:48 PM Last edited by Yogi-Tea : 20th Oct 2010 at 10:33 AM.
Riverview Road # 19-20 (lot details and single downloads)
19, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 18,987
Price unfurnished: 15,318




20, Riverview Road
Lot Size: 10 x 10
Price furnished: 15,921
Price unfurnished: 11,236


Screenshots
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File Type: rar 19, Riverview Road.rar (273.1 KB, 80 downloads)
File Type: rar 20, Riverview Road.rar (254.8 KB, 98 downloads)
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:17 AM
wait i forgot what is CC? :/
Inventor
THANKS POST
#13 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:36 AM
Yogi these are sooo much,thank you a lot It deserves to be a picked upload I'm now gonna destroy all of EA's houses

@PataArt CC is custom content aka mods for the game
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#14 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 5:45 AM
I think this is absolutely fantastic. I build too much to (usually) download houses but I still think this a wonderful upload. The work you put into it really shows. I love that no two houses are the same. 10 and 20 are probably my favorites! Who knows? Maybe I will end up downloading some of these because I am horrible at making starters!!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 7:05 AM
O thanks.
Test Subject
#16 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 7:32 AM
ohh wow.this is awesome o.o
Instructor
THANKS POST
#17 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:07 AM
What a great collection of cute and varied starters! Great work, Yogi
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 12:15 PM
Fantastic collection of starters, thank you!
Inventor
Original Poster
#19 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 1:36 PM
Yay, my starters got approved!

I'd like to thank the moderator(s) who took the time to look at all the pictures and who gave valuable feedback and advice on how to improve the pictures.

I hope you'll enjoy my little starters. They're not meant to be in one neighborhood - they're too different in styles, I think. Anyway, thank you for your feedback.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#20 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 2:55 PM
you. are awesome!
Scholar
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#21 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 6:43 PM
Wow, what a big effort. Thanks a lot!
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 5:02 AM
Yogi-Tea, this is a fantastic collection! If I ever decide to forego cheats to start out with wealthy Sims, I now know where to find the perfect starter home. Thanks for making and sharing these great looking homes. My favorites are #4, 11 and 20 - oh, and 1 and 14.
Wiki Wizard
THANKS POST
#23 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 2:59 PM
Wow neat work! I can't make 2 starters without making them look almost identical, these are so varied! Awesome work
Forum Resident
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#24 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 9:22 PM
a good idea, but do you also have plans for starter homes made for more than two sims? Maxis doesnt seem to have much of that and I prefer to start with a full family.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 10:56 PM
These are awesome! Every time I build a starter, they just look the same. And a lot of the "starter" homes I look to download cost a lot more than 20,000 simoleons so I can't move into them! Thanks for this great collection!
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