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Sunset Town Center (No CC)

by Sorbesque Posted 22nd Nov 2012 at 10:23 PM - Updated 23rd Nov 2012 at 2:31 AM by Sorbesque
66 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Central Park of Sunset Valley, as we know it, is nice and all that, but one would mostly hang around in only two major spots of that whole lot; the grilling area and the fountain. So it's really a waste of space to only use one third.


Goodbye Central Park, Hello Town Center!

All the shops scattered around Sunset Valley has been combined to fit and replace the Central Park lot. Your sim would now save time travelling from one vicinity to the next. Everything is within a walking distance. - It wouldn’t be called a Town Center if it wasn’t!

You only need Base Game for this lot to run. No CC.

What’s in the Town Center?


Rabbit Hole Buildings
  • Diner
  • Spa
  • Offices
  • Bistro
  • Groceries
  • Bookstore
  • Cinema


Park Features
  • Monument (1)
  • Restrooms (MF)
  • Gazebo (1)
  • Fountain (1)
  • Grills (4)
  • Chessboards (2)
  • Playground area (2)
  • Plenty of benches and outdoor tables
  • Seeds and insects spawns*

* If you have Pets installed, by default, small animals (turtles, rodents, etc) will occasionally spawn there as well.


Special Upgrade (For storytelling purpose)
  • Diner’s Drivethru Lane
  • Diner’s Drivethru Booth**

** If you have WA installed, you may place the Food Register in the booth, but you would have to delete the parking lot because everybody would be angry at the car for blocking.
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Sunset Town Center has been tried&tested in-game and is functioning well without a hiccup. The Grill-A-Thon even got held here. And working sims (full or part time) who have a job in these buildings also went to work smoothly (you would need to delete the existing rabbit holes in your town, so your working sims would go to the Town Center's vicinity).

The Town Center was made before Pets and Seasons, with the latest patch 1.42, and tested with and without any mods (nrass and the likes). Works fine. // Do let me know if you're using it with Seasons.

Hope you'll enjoy this lot as much as I did making it. Please don't hesitate to drop feedbacks.

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 163,418

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sorbesque_Sunset_Town_Center.rar | Base Game compatible. No CC.

Size: 1.21 MB · Downloads: 12,528 · 22nd Nov 2012
1.21 MB 12,528 22nd Nov 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!
 
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Scholar
#2 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 11:31 PM
If I have Seasons will the festival be there?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 1:12 AM
Interesting. A birds-eye view would give us a better understanding of what's where. Like Nick above, wouldn't these changes hamper the festival event available in Seasons?
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#4 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 1:31 AM
Seasons issues aside, I've seen several variations of trying to make this big park more useful and this is one of my favorite versions!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 2:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick-the-Greek
If I have Seasons will the festival be there?


The festival happens on whatever community lot you set up and designate as the festival grounds. So unless you set up the festivals yourself, then no the festival would not be held on this lot. You can build a new festival lot or use one of the EA ones from the bin.

I almost forgot: I think this lot is freaking genius. It is going to save me so much time trying to build community lots for all these different rabbitholes in my empty copy of Sunset Valley 2.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 2:28 AM
Ok, DUH!!! Why did I not think of this? You my friend are fabulous. Thanks for this!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 2:37 AM
@Mosbyte: Thanks for pointing it out. Yes, I had the bird's eye view and missed it out. It's up now

@Lizbeth: Thanks for clarifying the Seasons questions.
Inventor
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#8 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 8:18 AM
Looks amazing, what a lovely idea!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 10:20 AM
Amazing! And just as I'm about to start a new sunset valley!

Thanks A Million
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 10:33 AM
This is a great idea, thank you!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 3:40 PM
Just started a new sunset valley save.
Thanks for freeing up all of the waste community lot space!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 4:49 PM
I love you for this!!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 6:20 PM
Amazing *-*
Thank you very much! :D
Field Researcher
#14 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 10:12 PM
sorbesque - This looks absolutely fabulous! I'm simply flabergasted! I've downloaded the file and can't wait to try it out! I have Seasons installed, so maybe I'll try installing the lt as a Festival Grounds and see what happens! Thank you for making this lot!!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 10:29 PM
I can't believe you beat me to it! I was literally just discussing in chat the idea of multiple rabbit holes on one lot and when it might be considered too many. Great job, looks awesome!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 11:10 PM
Default Kudos
Yea, I have to say Kudos for this one. I'll pick it up and store it for a later date. I have so much to do in my new world right now, but this one will definitely be going in the near future. This would actually be great for smaller worlds like SV and AP and the like.
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 24th Nov 2012 at 12:36 AM
this is amazing.....now i can delete a lot of the rabbit holes around town that take up all the room and have them in one place. its so well planned out and looks gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing this
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24th Nov 2012 at 4:08 AM
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#18 Old 24th Nov 2012 at 3:29 PM
Thanks very much for this!
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#19 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 3:16 AM
Thank you! I like it better than that old boring park
Test Subject
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#20 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 5:28 PM
Many thanks what a Brilliant idea
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 8:30 PM
I love it! Downloading right now!
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#22 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 9:38 PM
I've been wanting something like this for a LONG time, but whenever I tried building it myself I just couldn't get it the way I wanted it as I'm a crappy builder. Thank you so much! I'm gonna be able to free up so much extra space now too!
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#23 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 2:37 AM
I've seen a million of things similar to this, and I've hated all of them. But I love yours <3 It's not like the ones on T$R that look like someone just threw the buildings on.
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#24 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 4:26 AM
I don't very often drop lots into my game, but I had to try yours.
It is gorgeous. The layout is fantastic. it looks wonderful. Lots of details, right down to the bathrooms under the statue.
It truly captures the feel of a town center.

it would be nice to see more consolidated blocks done as well as this one!!!
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