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From GTA 5: Sandy Shores trailers

by Flora2 Posted 28th Jun 2015 at 7:58 PM
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
Welcome to Sandy Shores! A small settlement a few miles away from the city of Los Santos, a trailer park actually - or a huge junkyard? hard to tell the difference - where life is certainly not as comfortable as in the city, but rebellious, adventurous, slob or career criminal sims may love it. Since they are fully furnished and decorated, they are NOT starter homes.

Since my most faved and liked upload on MTS is the "Low-wealth shacks" so far, I decided to recreate these trailers from the game GTA 5, I could hardly find more trashy and grungy example that I can work with. Two of them are exact replicas of existing trailers in Sandy Shores (the blue trailer and the grey shack). The third, pink one is only influenced by elements of architecture, based on the blue trailer, but modified it to have a do-it-yourself rooftop terrace which is absolutely fashionable in Sandy Shores, perhaps because of security reasons - nice to notice in time if someone suspicious is approaching.

Warning about furnishing: living here is NOT comfortable. First, there are no stoves in the trailers. This is intentional. Sandy Shores is not a place for culinary pleasures, but there are microwave ovens for quick meals, and outdoor grill for hot dogs. Secondly, there are no bookcases on either lots. I found it totally non-authentic to have them in Sandy Shores. Folks here have better things to do than reading. Instead, I wanted to place skill and entertainment objects on these lots that can be labeled as authentic activities in a trailer park in the world of GTA (bonfire, apple bobbing tub, fireworks on the rooftop etc.).

The pink trailer: Lab
I arranged a chemistry lab inside the trailer, even some doses of Sands of Understanding (World Adventures EP) is available to Use. Comfortable only for a single sim - the "lab cook" - if he/she has a guest for a night, he/she has to sleep on the couch. :P
Lot size: 20 x 20
Furnished price: 34,538
Unfurnished price: 20,484

The blue trailer: Inventing workbench
I put a workbench into the trailer for learning to invent, and obviously, learn to blow things up. Although with double bed, it's for a single sim only, the honorable guest should sleep on the couch, or wherever. - Don't forget to rename the teddybear.
Lot size: 20 x 15
Furnished price: 35,860
Unfurnished price: 19,978

The grey shack
The biggest of the three, with more comfort, stove, double bed and bathroom instead of an all-in-one toilet. Not a special professional skill object (if we don't count the snake-charming basket in the back), I only placed a case board in the living room to help preparing your sim's next heist. :P
Lot size: 20 x 20
Furnished price: 32,998
Unfurnished price: 17,277

All of them are playtested for routing issues. No CC, no Store content, no Stuff Packs. Necessary EPs: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Generations, Showtime, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise.

Lot Size: 20x20
Lot Price (furnished): 34,538
Lot Price (unfurnished): 20,484

Additional Credits:
- to Rockstar Games for the design of exteriors of GTA 5 buildings; - to Coasterboi (the creator of the custom world Angel City) for the desert background neighborhood environment.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Showtime Seasons University Life Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sandy Shores trailer Inventor.rar

Size: 1.36 MB · Downloads: 3,437 · 28th Jun 2015
1.36 MB 3,437 28th Jun 2015
Sandy Shores trailer Lab.rar

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 3,504 · 28th Jun 2015
1.35 MB 3,504 28th Jun 2015
Sandy Shores shack.rar

Size: 880.8 KB · Downloads: 3,721 · 28th Jun 2015
880.8 KB 3,721 28th Jun 2015
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!
One Minute Ninja'd
#2 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 12:15 AM
Nicely done! Thanks for all the hard work!
Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 1:29 AM
Great job....!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 2:05 AM
What a great job you did on these .... they are just what I've been looking for for a new story.
Love you GTA re-creations. Thanks very much for sharing your creations.
Test Subject
#5 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 7:28 AM
I've never played the other game you mentioned but your builds are always beautiful and imaginative, thank you.
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 11:55 AM
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 12:39 AM
I love these kinds of builds. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 12:43 AM
Nice. Thanks
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 1:59 AM
Love these, thank you.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 9:45 PM
Thank you all for your comments - for me it was an exceptionally immerse journey to build this one, and I'm amazed how The Sims 3 building and CASting tools can be so dive-you-deep into another world.
#11 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 1:34 PM
We all love Mr. Raspberry Jam...

Awesome I love it
#12 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 7:23 PM
That is so cool! Going to use these to create a complete trash neighbourhood
Field Researcher
#13 Old 3rd Jul 2015 at 4:01 PM
These are absolutely awesome! You have a great eye for details and you captured the trashy spirit of Sandy Shores perfectly.
Test Subject
#14 Old 4th Jul 2015 at 2:02 PM
You spoil us. Thank you!
#15 Old 6th Jul 2015 at 4:20 AM
I love the grungy look of these lots, they make a good trashy-looking trailer 'hood! Thank you And I love GTA 5!
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 11:55 PM
These are stunning.
Test Subject
#17 Old 6th Dec 2015 at 2:08 AM
i love how you made them especially with the aged decayed look of the details
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Apr 2016 at 3:28 AM
I love GTA V! I've been struggling to recreate these in game. Thank you so much! :)
Test Subject
#19 Old 12th Jan 2017 at 1:02 PM
#20 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 2:00 PM
I find Sims 3 at its best when it does try to be GTA. Wish EA understood that. Much appreciate this step in the right direction.
#21 Old 8th Jan 2019 at 11:49 PM
This is pretty cool