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T-Apartments - 13br, 20ba

by Shoosh Malooka Posted 16th Oct 2010 at 3:30 PM - Updated 17th Oct 2010 at 1:37 PM by Shoosh Malooka : Important Information
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With its contempo 'squiggly' shapes the T-Apartment complex will squirm its way into the architectural journals. 'Rental Ritzies' will feel both gleeful delight and relief that they can abide with their fellow poshies without it feeling like a barbaric, drum circle commune, as most of the units are built for one. Though space observes a conservation policy, each unit is replete with stylish decor and soothing comfort. Behind the complex is a scenic retreat of trails, tall woods, a hidden playground, and fire pit circle to please whatever force is behind the plumbobs.

It is strongly recommended to use Flyby's MultiOwnersDoors 2.0 ( http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=422169 ), specifically, door#4 the Sliding Glass Door (double door) for the front doors and door#1 the Luxury Door, aka "The Barricade" ( single door) for the back doors. It defeats the purpose to download and play the lot without downloading the MultiOwnersDoors, placing them, and using them to keep sims in their own apartment units. It was my intent for you to play the lot with 8-24 sims this way. However, out of curiousity I have tested the lot with 16 sims using only normal doors, and it played like a community center. To break the ice I offer the Rental Ritzies ( http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail...assetId=3244308 ), a household of eight with enough simoleans to start playing the lot.

You ask, "how do you have more than 8 sims?" You cheat to make other sims join the household. CTRL+ALT+C brings up the cheat console. Type: testingcheatsenabled true. Find anyone from the neighborhood that you like or hate and SHIFT+click on that sim and choose 'Add to Active Family.' When you're done open the console again and type: testingcheatsenabled false to turn off the testing cheats. When you have more than eight sims the interface will still show eight portraits. To select a sim that is not in the portraits section you can switch to them with the Space Bar, or you can right-click on the target sim.

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As of Patch 1.8.25 active families can no longer add sims to total more than eight sims in a household with the 'Add to Active Family' cheat. I'm sorry for the misinformation, as I hadn't patched the game yet. You will have to use AwesomeMod by Pescado and friends to have more than eight sims in a household.

Find AwesomeMod here:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php

Feel free to knock down walls to consolidate two adjacent units into one unit ( but be aware that you can't easily replace the short constrainfloorelevation walls ), or you might want to flatten the raised hill and erase the trail to make room for a nursery hall, meal hall, or whatever kind of accessory you feel is best for the situation. When Late Night comes out you can have a vampire den.

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I'd advise against using freerealestate to give this lot to your sims. I've read somewhere that Sims 3 can't handle that much debt when an underfunded household moves into such an expensive lot with the cheat. This may or may not have been fixed in a patch. Instead, move the household to any other lot and use motherlode 14 times ( up arrow in the console will retype your last command ), then have them T-Apartments.



Summary:

Suggested to play with my Rental Ritzies ( http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail...assetId=3244308 )
Use Flyby's MultiOwnersDoors ( http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=422169 ) #4 to replace the front doors
Use Flyby's MultiOwnersDoors ( http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=422169 ) #1 to replace the back doors
2nd and 4rth floors are transitional floors ( I did it this way because half stairs would have been a problem )
All bookcases have had all stock books removed and new custom books added in their place
A wooded, 'hiking' trail where tall trees hide the playground and fire circle above



Theme: An apartment designed to play 8-24 snotty sims
Target Location: 15 Summer Hill Court, Sunset Valley
Lot Size: 60 x 60
Capacity: 8-24 snotty sims
Cheats Used: constrainFloorElevation, moveObjects
Weekly Bill: 4,800 snotty simoleons



Prices:

Lot Price: 668,552
Lot Value Unfurnished: 442,859



Notes:

This lot was made with unpatched version 1.0.631.00001 with no custom content.

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 668,552

Custom Content by Me:
- T-Apartment complex for 8-24 snotty sims

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.0.631.00
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
T-Apartments_Shoosh_Malooka.zip | A wiggly faced, area jammed, upsnotty apartment complex to play hardcore mayhem with 8-24 sims

Size: 4.93 MB · Downloads: 15,162 · 16th Oct 2010
4.93 MB 15,162 16th Oct 2010
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Inventor
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#2 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 3:59 PM
Damn,its big D: Thanks .
Test Subject
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#3 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 4:38 PM
Kind of random, but I see like a number pattern going on there with the front of the building. Don't know if it was intentional or not.
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#4 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 4:52 PM
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Kind of random, but I see like a number pattern going on there with the front of the building. Don't know if it was intentional or not.
I see it 2! lol
Test Subject
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#5 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 4:52 PM
Love these. thnx so much
Theorist
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#6 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 5:08 PM
Yes, there is no intention there, and I tried to hide the number pattern with windows. Just one more squiggly would have made the difference. Luckily, there is a way for me to do it the better way for a future apartment for 30 sims.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 6:30 PM
Very creative can't wait to see your next invention.
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#8 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 6:46 PM
Nice! It's really authentic. Thanks for sharing
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#9 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 6:57 PM
Good GAWD!!! This must have taken forever to make!!! Good Job!!!
Theorist
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#10 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 7:17 PM
Not really... but it would have been much simpler to use Flabaliki's half walls, but noooo, I had to have it require no custom content. Thanks for your support. This lot is here to get the downloaders of it into the chaos of playing over eight sims.

The MultiOwnersDoors 2.0 by Flyby and Clemeaux are not required but strongly recommended ( World Adventures and High-End Lot Stuff are only needed for two of those doors, and all the doors are separate downloads ) to keep sims in their 'rented' area. If you can't use version 2.0 for some reason then the older MultiOwnersDoors 1.0 can be used with base game, patched. The problem with version 1.0 is that, afaik, they don't allow special service sims unless you give them a key, which will cancel once they leave the lot. This means that a fireperson can't get to the fire without your permission. SimBBQ, anyone?

If you don't use these doors then you are in for a strange experience, the apartments will be used like a 'pick a spot and live there' commune.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 7:46 PM
Very impressive! But man, I can barely play four Sims. Eight or more for me is out of the question. Great job, though...
Test Subject
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#12 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 8:06 PM
I love, love, love, love, LOVE this! I've needed something like this but simply wasn't up to the challenge. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!
Mad Poster
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#13 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 10:20 PM
Really impressive. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 10:37 PM
This is great! The only problem I see is getting a family to move in to start as there is no way a new family will have that much money. I'll have to test this one out.
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#15 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 11:02 PM
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This is great! The only problem I see is getting a family to move in to start as there is no way a new family will have that much money. I'll have to test this one out.
freerealestate Allows Sims to move into houses for free
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#16 Old 16th Oct 2010 at 11:18 PM
I'd advise against using freerealestate. I've read somewhere that Sims 3 can't handle that much debt when an underfunded household moves into such an expensive lot with the cheat. This may or may not have been fixed in a patch. Instead, move the family to any other lot and use motherlode 14 times ( up arrow in the console will retype your last command ), then move them to T-Apartments.

Also, the household I provided 'Rental Ritzies' have enough money, but after they buy the place they will have to start work immediately for that first bill.
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#17 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 12:11 AM
Snotty simoleons...I love it! Ha ha ha ha! Great concept and presentation. You obviously worked long and hard on this project and I commend you!
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#18 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 9:45 AM
Thanks ! I'm gonna use this.
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#19 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 1:59 PM
Instead of motherlode, the family funds cheat is a lot faster and easier.
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#20 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 6:45 PM
When ever you get a chance can you make a daycare for babys and toddlers
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#21 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 8:18 PM
I've gotta say, this is one hell of an upload. Kudos to the dedication - I get bored after doing three rooms! It looks pretty damn awesome - now to go and make some snobby sims, eh?

Muahahahah...
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#22 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 8:47 AM
Thanks guys. A daycare for babys and toddlers: It is glaringly obvious that I didn't give younger sims any recognition. That's why I said "Feel free to knock down the hill" to make room for your needs. My next lot is going to be similar and larger, in a C shape so that I can put childrens needs in the center. I would like to put it underground with the basement tool so that the area will seem more open.

But I don't want to update this lot. Please understand, I am sick of looking at it after making it and the next lot is being worked on to replace it as a bigger, better, prettier, sleeker option. Not a lot of time before Late Night is launched.
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#23 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 9:31 AM
Is there a way to move more than 1 family into the complex?

As in like, 1 family per household/apartment?
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#24 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 11:47 AM
There is absolutely no way that I know of to have more than one household on a lot. They all must be in the same household. But members of a household can be related or not related, share last names or have different last names. Check with AwesomeMod to see if there is a way to assign relations in a household already in progress: ( http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php ) But to keep sims in one apartment unit you will use Flyby's doors ( see his download here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=422169 ). You will assign keys and anyone who does not have a key cannot enter the assigned door. But the units are rather small to have an entire family in one. I suggest knocking down some walls to make two adjacent units into one unit. Take care if you choose to knock down the short walls, replacing them is tough and I will not post any help on replacing them.
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#25 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 8:54 PM
Well done, looks fine
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