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Sims National Bank

by cutsocks Posted 8th Nov 2014 at 8:00 AM - Updated 8th Nov 2014 at 10:04 AM by cutsocks
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Have you ever felt your banking experience was somewhat lacking? Left feeling cold by the distant, impersonal world of online financial management? Desperately searching for roped lines, tellers behind counters, and a place where a real person can tell you that your credit is terrible--all in grand opulence? Well, look no further!



The newly (circa 1905) opened Sims National Bank will cater to all your (hypothetical) banking needs! This grand financial institution is Neoclassical in design with its facade inspired by the majesty of ancient Roman triumphal arches. Inside, you (and your tiny paycheck) will be humbled and awed by the soaring, three story lobby, featuring loads of natural woodwork and a gorgeous inlaid stone floor. A fabulous staircase leads to offices on the second floor, where accredited bank personnel can assist you individually with more specific banking needs. Inner workings of Sims National Bank take place on third floor, and two secure (not at all) vaults are housed in the basement.



Along with the bank, there is an unfurnished building beside it, containing a possible store on the main floor and an upstairs apartment. In addition to the descriptions above, the main floor of the bank has a side entrance, an alley entrance, a patron restroom, a waiting room, the tellers' station, and a small office. The second floor also has a broom closet and a records room. The third floor has the employee lounge, conference room, more office space, and his and her employee restrooms. In keeping with a more historic theme, there are (mostly) no touches of modernity like computers or whatnot.

As there is no actual banking in the Sims 3, this is presented as a purely cosmetic community lot. Suggestions for use include: making the unused attached building into a consignment/pet/elixir store, slapping a business and journalism rabbit hole rug down, slapping a criminal rabbit hole rug down. having a poor Sim loiter around hoping for a loan that will never come, making a heist machinima. Endless possibilities. Cinderellimouse made an excellent suggestion: use for custom careers! Such as Missy Hissy's Banking Career here at MTS. (I know squat about custom careers, so no other suggestions or info, sorry.)

Some fairly advanced CFE was used, as was a liberal use of moveobjects on.

Price: 180,351

Lot size: 30x30

Custom content: Moar Barn Walls! by armiel here at MTS.

I used HugeLunatic's Pets Painting unlock. Not necessary to download, but nice to have.

Special thanks to user mikedoo62! They stated they could not find an "old town" style bank--and that sounded like a challenge to me! Not sure how "old town" this is, but it is a bank! :P

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 180,351

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.67
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Size: 4.07 MB · Downloads: 4,989 · 8th Nov 2014
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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.

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#2 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 8:57 AM
Lovely ! Very good work. I always thought that sims should have a bank. Thanks a lot for that ! It must have took you a lot of time to do it.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 9:46 AM
This looks beautiful! I love the façade and what you've done with the arches near the tellers'.

I just wanted to suggest something... I have a bank in the world I'm playing in (not as nice as yours) and I use Zerbu's Ultimate Careers mod to turn it into an open workplace. I use it for the business career, but the mod supports custom careers too, and Missy Hissy has a banking career. Just thought I'd mention it, since it's such a perfect bank building, it would be brilliant to have it actually functioning! ^.^
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#4 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 9:59 AM
@Cinderellimouse Excellent suggestion! I totally forgot all about custom careers. Going to update my suggestions. Thank you!
Banned
#5 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 10:36 AM
Ooooooooooh, I saw this in the architecture forum!
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#6 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 3:26 PM
very nicely done. gotta download. thank you!
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 4:25 PM
Great idea! I try to make the same thing but smaller building.
Scholar
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#8 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 6:27 PM
Lovely building
just a girl
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#9 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 5:32 PM
Wow, what a job!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 7:41 PM
What a great building ! Full of possibilities, too. It's great, congrats !
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 11th Nov 2014 at 5:25 AM
Roaring Heights + this bank = love at first sight!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 16th Nov 2014 at 4:35 PM
A very original idea...and this build will find itself in almost all of my custom cities. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 1:33 AM
Looks great. Thanks for the upload.
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#14 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 2:08 AM
mad
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#15 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 2:08 AM
mad
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#16 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 8:30 PM
Genuis!!!
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#17 Old 2nd Apr 2015 at 7:21 PM
Looks great!
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th May 2015 at 6:46 PM
look good but it done have a ATM
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 8:12 PM
You all do realize what happens to worlds that let the bank in.....Beautiful building, I will use it for Witches to practice magic. Thank YOU!
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#20 Old 16th Jun 2015 at 8:14 PM
This looks fantastic!
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#21 Old 23rd Nov 2016 at 8:09 PM
Very nice, Thank you!
Forum Resident
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#22 Old 25th Apr 2017 at 7:39 AM
Great creation, thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 6th Sep 2017 at 11:18 AM
Looks great. Plonk a rabbit hole rug and it will make a great business lot. And I could renovate the store on the side into a coffee shop, bakery or restaurant with the appropriate content. Or it could be turned into a newspaper office to fit the business theme.
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#24 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 11:06 AM
Just nice to have it installed :)
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#25 Old 28th Dec 2019 at 3:09 AM
Your building has such a great design that really reflects the grandeur of these old structures. I plan on converting it into a dance club for my party minded sims!
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