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Subterranean Homesick Sims No CC

by Velouriah Posted 23rd Jan 2016 at 1:12 AM - Updated 8th Jan 2019 at 7:10 PM by Velouriah
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
*edit 11/21/2018: it appears that the Get Famous patch introduced a bug that makes it impossible for sims to eat and drink on lots that have a swimming pool. If you have this problem (sims keep

I set myself the challenge to build a house using only the base version of the game, with optimal routing and use of space, no custom content on the smallest available plot (20x15).

A long time ago when the world was young, I was an architecture student and I fantasized about and sketched an invisible house, built in the desert without having any impact on the landscape, while offering maximum escape from the heat. For inspiration, I looked at the inward facing villas the ancient Romans built in warm places like Pompeii. My plans never became reality, until now!

This underground house offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and an extra bed/hobby room. It also includes 2 light-well ponds and a pool (the "impluvium"), and a sub-basement that you can expand to meet your sims' growing needs. Yes, you can place windows in swimming pools! On ground level is a desert landscape.

This house should work great for introspective, environmentally aware and mysterious Sims.

It has been thoroughly tested and it works beautifully if I say so myself. I hope you enjoy it, and your subterranean homesick Sims do too!

[B]Using these files:


This plot should work for all versions of Sims 4

Extract the files in the tray folder as usual.

The house costs 56.454 simoleons furnished, and 26.175 simoleons unfurnished.

Lot Size: 15x20
Lot Price (furnished): 56454
Lot Price (unfurnished): 26175

Additional Credits:
Photoshop elements 12 was used for editing the screen shots, and for the rest, thanks to the tutorials on http://simscommunity.info!

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Velouria_Subterranean.rar

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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .bpi .trayitem and .blueprint file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Place in Tray Folder: Cut and paste all files into your Tray folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray\
 
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 1:34 AM
Wonderful
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 2:30 AM
Looks great can't wait to try it out!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 2:45 AM
Very nice, I'll definitely use it!

Curiosity, is the name a reference to "subterranean homesick blues" or "subterranean homesick alien"? :P
Test Subject
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#5 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 4:24 AM
This is so creative! Thank you for sharing
Test Subject
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#6 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 5:33 AM
How creative! Well done! Thanks for sharing..
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 6:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Kamek
Very nice, I'll definitely use it!

Curiosity, is the name a reference to "subterranean homesick blues" or "subterranean homesick alien"? :P


Both actually! Thank you for looking!
Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 6:53 AM
awesome Thankyou!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 2:24 PM
very cool idea! thank you
Test Subject
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#10 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 4:06 PM
Thumbs up for the Dylan reference!
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 5:25 PM
As a TS2-only player, I sadly can't use this lot, but I still had to say, this is gorgeous! This is the kind of thing I really wish the earlier game had made possible, since it's such a clever design! It actually reminds me of part of the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson- a well in the middle of campus, with underground classrooms down there, out of the desert heat- and it absolutely works! Well done!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 7:01 PM
<3
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 7:16 PM
I love it, thank you!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 7:37 PM
This is great
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 7:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Zarathustra
As a TS2-only player, I sadly can't use this lot, but I still had to say, this is gorgeous! This is the kind of thing I really wish the earlier game had made possible, since it's such a clever design! It actually reminds me of part of the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson- a well in the middle of campus, with underground classrooms down there, out of the desert heat- and it absolutely works! Well done!


I had to look that up, and it's called the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center. So this idea has actually been built- it makes me very happy to know this, thanks for pointing it out! I knew I was on to something :D
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 8:28 PM
I noticed some small errors, and uploaded a new version of this. I hope I got it right, it may not show up right away!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 8:53 PM
Very unique and well done. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Scholar
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#18 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 11:21 PM
Looks very nice, downloading now to give it a whirl... Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 11:50 PM
This is awesome - and is that a cleverly disguised radiohead reference in the name?
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 24th Jan 2016 at 5:03 AM
so, not that many people will get the name of this, but some of us were around when that song was a hit.
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#21 Old 25th Jan 2016 at 8:44 PM
Wonderful idea. I have tried several times to do this. Would love to know the details of how you did this. Great job!
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 5:26 AM
so wonderful ! i never thought the basement could be built like this ! i give you 100 like.
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#23 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 3:59 AM
This is amazing! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 7:48 PM
Lovely
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 30th Jan 2016 at 12:09 AM
A beautiful house, and very cool idea! Thank you for sharing it. With a little redecorating, it's a great replacement for the old Maxis stock house one of my Sims was living in. With room to grow, even! :-)
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