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Buyable Fire for Story Telling

by Robodl95 Posted 5th Nov 2009 at 5:31 PM
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
The title basically describes the whole thing, it's fire and it's buyable...... Unfortunately it does have some weird things which really limits its use.

You can find the fire under Buy Mode> Sort by Room> Kitchen> Alarms OR under Buy Mode> Sort by Function> Appliances> Miscellaneous Appliances. It will appear as a blank tile and it costs 0$ so you can buy as many as you please.

Now to the downsides.... it really does not behave like real fire, sims basically ignore it unless they are brave which will make them put it out. Sims will not die and furniture will not burn down, the fire alarm does not go off but the fire department still works correctly. The reason that I made this is for story telling and it makes for great screen shots.

I hope you story tellers out there will get as much use out of this as I do.
Oh and thanks to Jennifer Martinez for being my test dummy!

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

Sims 3
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Buyable | Fire is fun!

Size: 5.0 KB · Downloads: 11,026 · 5th Nov 2009
5.0 KB 11,026 5th Nov 2009
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. 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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Test Subject
#26 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 8:39 PM
I agree fire forever would be pretty cool!

It's peanut butter jelly time!
Test Subject
#27 Old 11th Mar 2011 at 12:34 AM
Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
1978 gallons of pancake batter
#28 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 8:23 PM
Hey Robodl95, I moved your upload to buymode, because it doesn't change any game resources and thus isn't really a game mod. It counts as a new object, so buymode seems better suited.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Test Subject
#29 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 1:28 AM
YES! Genius! ... BRILLIANT! *Other compliments go here*

I'm making a supernatural Sims story soon so I needed this, especially.
I was actually going to make the fire myself somehow, but this will probably work out better, since I kinda need my characters to BE ALIVE and I'm sure we all know that when it comes to fire, one mistake could cause the apocalypse good thing that's not true in real life O.o;;
Test Subject
#30 Old 16th Aug 2011 at 10:28 PM
THANK YOU! I downloaded something like this for the Sims 2. I was searching for buyable fire for the Sims 3, now I found it!
Test Subject
#31 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 1:02 AM
Epic. I've been needing this. Great, now I don't have to worry about the fires being a hit or miss anymore! Yay!
Test Subject
#32 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 5:15 AM
This is just what I needed for the next chapter in my legacy story! Thank you so so much for doing this!
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 5:37 AM
This is going to be great for my blog's april fool's joke. >=D
Test Subject
#34 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 6:12 PM
I like this fire, but I think it'd be even better if it could co exist with other objects, or not take up a tile at all, sort of like the build mode flowers to some extent. Such a feature would be great for over exaggerated cooking or fireplaces, which I need the fire for since some custom content fireplaces don't seem to have any aesthetic fire at all. Thanks.
Test Subject
#35 Old 11th Aug 2012 at 10:19 PM
This is perfect. I need this to burn my sim without actually killing him. (movie effect :-)
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 8:59 AM
THANK YOU! So convenient for storytellers!!<3
Test Subject
#37 Old 9th Oct 2015 at 3:28 PM
Yay! My two favorite things, stories and fire! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 26th Dec 2016 at 1:02 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!! So so much! This is perfect for my story! It's just what I was looking for! :D:D
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 3rd Feb 2021 at 5:34 AM
So sad this didn't show up in my game! I searched everywhere, including the categories you mentioned
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