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Mrs. Liu's House of Ancestors

by Yogi-Tea Posted 18th Oct 2010 at 11:14 PM
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
"Mrs. Liu's House of Ancestors"

This is a home for all Sims seeking peace and recreation. The lot is beautifully landscaped and offers not only a small vegetable garden (e.g. with onions, tomatoes, potato vine, watermelon vine) but also a little Koi Pond and a martial arts traning area in the backyard. The workroom is equipped with a drafting table and will help your sim(s) to earn some money at home. It's a lovely place for up to two sims.

Requires The Sims 3 Base Game, World Adventures and Ambitions
Built/Saved/Playtested with Game Version 5.0.44.008017



Lot Size:
House fits on all flat 30x30 lots (or bigger)

Lot Price:
Furnished: 87,139 §
Unfurnished: 58,337 §


Rooms:
  • bedroom
  • livingroom
  • kitchen w/ dishwasher
  • dining room
  • bathroom
  • lavatory
  • workroom w/ drafting table

Cheats used:
Buydebug and Moveobjects.

This house was originally built for the Foundation - Chat Thread (with game version 4.2) and had a lot of Store Items included. I removed most of the store items so that you won't have to buy too much extra stuff if you'd like to add this lot to your game. I checked the file with CUSTARD (big thanks to Delphy for this amazing tool) to make sure that there is nothing included that doesn't belong there.

There's no custom content, no custom patterns but still some premium content from the Sims 3 Store used for this build. Most of it is not required for the lot to work in game, you can replace those items if you wish.

Store items (not included in this download):
Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 87,139 / 58,337

Custom Content by Me:
- "Mrs. Liu's House of Ancestors" 30x30 lot

Additional Credits:
HystericalParoxysm for creating foundation #3 (my favourite) for the Official Foundation Contest and all MTS staff and participants of that contest who gave valuable feedback. Thanks to all of you.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 World Adventures Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 5.0.44.008
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
House of Ancestors.rar

Size: 339.7 KB · Downloads: 2,134 · 18th Oct 2010
339.7 KB 2,134 18th 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!
 
15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Inventor
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#2 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 11:42 PM
Thank you soooo much I remember this and i fell in love with it instantly Its so much better that the crappy vacation home i built for my sims
Instructor
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#3 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 12:01 AM
This is beautifully done, Yogi Tea, I adore the style and the lush gardens. Well done
Test Subject
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#4 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 2:51 AM
awsome this looks great
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 4:49 AM
I would love to have sims 3 only to install this WONDERFUL house
Inventor
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#6 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 6:02 AM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm very happy that you like this house because it took me a while to decide what premium content is not important and which store items could be removed without ruining the whole look of the house. Foundation #3 had been my favourite fo build on.
Scholar
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#7 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 8:36 PM
Very idyllic place, well done
Test Subject
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#8 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 10:09 PM
I got feelings for hollidays in japan. Thank you very much for your great work. It's on of the top downloads. :-D
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 12:35 AM
Fabulous house and beautifully landscaped I'm enjoying having this lot in my game - thank you :D
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 3:45 PM
It´s really beautiful! Thanks.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 7:26 PM
Stunning. This is so well done.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Oct 2010 at 10:05 PM
I love your house! I bought all those items just so I could download it complete.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 21st Oct 2010 at 10:41 PM Last edited by Oldspook : 21st Oct 2010 at 11:17 PM.
This is by far the most beautiful house I've seen in Sims. I moved my 2 girl sims in and just let them go on their own. They made themselves right at home and spent a long time wandering around viewing all the sights.

I installed all the add-ons and found one glitch. The Advantageous Washstand was installed in the bathroom and it is not functional. With it there there was only one working sink in the house, the kitchen. I replaced it with a functional washstand and moved it to another location.

A strange thing happened, since the girls moved in, they both throw up periodically. It is not from bad food and since they're both female they cannot be pregnant. Could they be allergic to some of the flowers?
Inventor
Original Poster
#14 Old 22nd Oct 2010 at 7:46 AM
@Oldspook: Thank you for your lovely compliment. I knew that the Advantageous Washstand has no funktion - I found out about this when my sim playtested this house - but I think it's not that important for sims (unlike to human beings) to have a sink in the bathroom and so I kept it because of the look of it.
Btw: just in case you haven't already found out yourself, your sims also can not use the park benches next to the graves and the one at the fish pond because those objects are no real park benches but two "Shiny Things Metal Chair" moved together with moveobjects. Please replace those items too if you prefer to have them functional for your sims.
As for the "throw up" problem... I've never heard of any sims in Sims 3 to being allergic to plants. There's only one thing I can think of that is different to all my other lots: I used the "Floor Hygienator" for the doorsill to the bedroom, the lavatory and the little graveyard. Maybe the floor hygienator has a negativ effect on sims if they pass those doors too often? Try to remove them all and see what happens.

@all: thank you for taking the time to give feedback. It's highly appreciated. I'm glad that you all are enjoying this lot.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 22nd Oct 2010 at 11:22 PM
I think your right about the floor hygienator, I read this on The Sims Wiki:
"The Floor Hygienator can be carried around in a Sim's inventory and placed almost anywhere, including under objects, under carpets and on community lots. It is recommended to place Floor Hygienators in places that Sims cross often or spend a lot of time in. However, there is a certain risk in this as Floor Hygienators that are not of the Masterful level can backfire and make Sims nauseous, causing them to vomit, as well as noticeably lowering their Hygiene."

I love the house so much that I'm reluctant to give it up. But, there was no place for my Sims to practice their favorite activities, so I am in the process of adding on a gym/dojo and a work house for their sculpting, painting and inventing. I am also thinking about an indoor swimming pool. Lucky I installed on a 60x60 lot so i have plenty of room.
Inventor
Original Poster
#16 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 2:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldspook
"The Floor Hygienator can be carried around in a Sim's inventory and placed almost anywhere, including under objects, under carpets and on community lots. It is recommended to place Floor Hygienators in places that Sims cross often or spend a lot of time in. However, there is a certain risk in this as Floor Hygienators that are not of the Masterful level can backfire and make Sims nauseous, causing them to vomit, as well as noticeably lowering their Hygiene."
Ieww... If I had known that before I wouldn't have placed 3 of those hygienators in the house. Oh my! But it's good that you found out about this and so others can remove the hygienators from the house if they wish. Thank you. I wonder why my sim hasn't had any problems like that. It might has something to do with the sim's traits or condition?

If your sims are having problems with the 3 "Floor Hygienator" in the house, please remove them! They can be found at the doorsill to the bedroom, the lavatory and the graveyard (see pictures for exact locations)

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