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Appaloosa Plains Nursing & Apartment Homes

by Yogi-Tea Posted 15th Feb 2012 at 11:05 AM - Updated 21st Mar 2013 at 8:52 AM by Yogi-Tea : links for images edited due to change of image host
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The Appaloosa Plains Retirement Community offers nursing homes and private apartments for very little money. Our location at 19441 Bob-o-Link Drive, Appaloosa Plains, is designed for individuals needing light to moderate assistance with activities of daily living.

This three story nursing home and private apartment building has eight studio apartments and four apartments with seperate bedroom. Each apartment is designed for occupancy by two senior sims and has its own private bath and kitchenette.

We also offer five nursing homes with shared bathroom facilities. Residents have access to an emergency call system, which is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the Assisted Living Staff.

The Apartment:

The apartment we offer you features a comfortable bedroom, a private bathroom, a kitchenette and a balcony. This apartment is fully furnished, however, we also offer unfurnished apartments by request.

Shared Facilities:

All our residents have unlimited access to fitness and recreation facilities
  • Indoor Swimming Pool /w dressing rooms and showers
  • Relaxation Room
  • Walking Programs and Exercises in the Gym
Residents are welcome to participate in activities offered by the Appaloosa Plains Retirement Community
  • Bingo Games in the common room, twice a week
  • Chess Games on the roof-deck terrace
  • Reading Room in the Lounge, next to the reception
  • Cinema /w extra large screen
Our restraurants and bars are open 24h/7d
  • Cafeteria, entrance hall (hot/cold meals and snacks)
  • Restaurant & Breakfast Room, third floor (hot/cold meals, snacks and drinks)
  • Roof-Deck Outdoor Grill Area (hot meals, snacks)
  • Relaxation Room, basement (hot beverages)
Other amenities are
  • Reception (open 24h/7d)
  • Laundry
  • Parking Area
Concierge and housekeeping services are optional and available (by request) to all residents in private apartments.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and for special requests. We would be pleased to welcome you as our new resident.

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Lot & Apartment Details:
  • Lot Size: 40 x 40
  • Apartment Price: 24,695§ (furnished) – 3,350§ (unfurnished)

Please note that the playable apartment is marked with a green border in the floorplan, all NPC apartments are marked with a red border. All other rooms are public.

Three of the nursing homes are public area and can be used by guests or as bedroom for your sim's private butler. If you do not want those rooms to be public you may change them into npc apartments too.

Cheats used:

Buydebug, Moveobjects, PlaceFriezes, ConstrainFloorElevation and restrictBuildBuyInBuildings.

I checked the file with CUSTARD to make sure that there is nothing included that doesn't belong there.

Required Custom Content (please download seperately):
You must have the above item installed to your game, otherwise the elevator won't work for the basement level of the building.

I did also use the „Buyable Mailbox and Trash Chute“ made by HugeLunatic to place the mailbox, however, you do not need to have it installed to your game. I did not have this installed when I re-installed and playtested the house, but the mailbox was still there. If you want to download it anyway, please click here.

Required Games: The Sims 3 Base Game, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations and Pets.

Required Stuff Pack: High End Loft Stuff – used for the front door, stairs railing, fence and some room decoration.

Built/Saved/Playtested with Game Version

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 24,695 / 3,342

Additional Credits:
HugeLunatic for all the helpful tutorials and custom content. Thank you!

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 Late Night Generations Pets + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Nursing Apartment Homes.rar

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 1,619 · 15th Feb 2012
1.24 MB 1,619 15th Feb 2012
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!
14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 11:39 AM
Oh this is fantastic! I know where I'm putting all my biddies! Love it!
#3 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 3:31 PM
Well, that looks like a fun place to stay. I love your Nursing Home and Apartments, thanks for sharing it!!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 4:44 PM
Such a lovely place for my town's elders, thank you for thinking of them. I know they would appreciate it and enjoy living here in Appaloosa Plains Nursing & Apartment Homes.
Besides, I must say I find your Elevator Shaft for Levels with lower Walls extremely useful, I used to wish for something like that to come out since I started using the elevator.
Thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 9:57 PM
Love this! Is there a way to make sure only elder sim NPCs live in the NPC apts?
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Feb 2012 at 11:24 PM
This is a beautiful lot! It looks great and nicely furnished. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 2:13 AM
This is beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 4:43 PM
I can only applaud.
Original Poster
#9 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 10:45 PM
Thanks for the lovely feedback. I'm glad you like it.

Originally Posted by tibby13
Love this! Is there a way to make sure only elder sim NPCs live in the NPC apts?
No, I don't think that there's a mod for elder sim NPCs. Not sure if this was even possible. It would be nice to being able to chose the age of the NPCs, wouldn't it?
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Feb 2012 at 7:10 AM
This is amazing!! I build houses on Sims 3 more than I play, but even I couldn't do this. . Great job!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 18th Feb 2012 at 3:09 PM
Originally Posted by tibby13
Love this! Is there a way to make sure only elder sim NPCs live in the NPC apts?

Tibby, if you have Twallan's Master Controller, you could just let young adults/adults move in, then use Master Controller to force them to age up to Elder.

Fantastic build, Yogi-Tea!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Feb 2012 at 12:06 PM
Fabulous ! Good idéa & good job !!! thank you !!!
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st May 2012 at 3:33 AM
Thank You
#14 Old 4th May 2013 at 6:17 PM
This is excellent!
Test Subject
#15 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 7:13 AM
This is lovely! Thank you!