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Peony Heights

by HugeLunatic Posted 3rd Nov 2010 at 8:15 PM - Updated 8th Nov 2010 at 7:27 PM by HugeLunatic
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Peony Heights
Requires Late Night!!

Peony Heights is a four story apartment building. The third floor is where the 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is located. The second floor is skipped, but if you want to watch your sim trek up all those flights of stairs then you will want to replace the "level skip" sphere with "public room" sphere. The first floor has the main lobby with wall mailbox and callbox, while the other two first floor lobbies are empty but set to public. The third floor also has one door across the hall for NPC's. There is a single trash chute on the third floor, just down from the apartment door.

This was built prior to Late Night being released so the building is a bit more finished on the inside than an apartment needs to be. I chose to leave all this in case you would like to convert and use this for something other than apartments. There is a door mod here at MTS that you could use to house multiple playable families if you choose. You will just need to remove the markers and add doors.

This lot was built based on a historical building in Michigan (i think) that is currently renovated to be apartments, which is the reason it is gray stone. I lost the reference pic and website after installing my OS, clearly that pic was not in my pictures folder. I blame Qbuilderz. Yea. Pretty sure he linked me to the historical website. So totally his fault I lost the link.

To Edit:
  • CTRL+SHIFT+C to bring up cheat console
  • testingCheatsEnabled true
  • BuyDebug on
  • RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings off

For more information on building custom apartment buildings please see Game_Help:Sims_3_Apartmentswiki

Note
The residential trash can is still on the lot. Typically it spawns right at the front of the lot when newly placed in town. Using MoveObects on you can move it where ever, but if you delete in live mode it always returns right back to the front of the lot. So it's better to just stick it out back. I've found lots pre-built in game in Bridgeport that also do this.

Compatibility
This was built with all EP/SPs. If your game is patched you should be able to still install this, but you will get a message stating some objects are missing and will be replaced. If you don't have Late Night I think the mailbox and trash chute will just disappear and the standard mailbox will return.

CC Shown but Not Included
Painting - In the Dawn of Sims

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: §28738
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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.

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version: 6.0.81
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_PeonyHeights.rar

Size: 711.8 KB · Downloads: 2,505 · 3rd Nov 2010
711.8 KB 2,505 3rd Nov 2010
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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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Space Pony
#2 Old 3rd Nov 2010 at 8:52 PM
How did you get the lot type to apartment? Do you even need to change it?
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 2:09 AM
Wow...I like how you have the foundation so high. I'm going to have to research and see how you did that. The building is awesome though. It looks really classy and historic. Love the layout of the apartment too. Good job.
Instructor
#4 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 2:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bchbch Walk
How did you get the lot type to apartment? Do you even need to change it?

There is a tutorial here at MTS for creating Sims 3 apartments. Just one question for HL: did you include a call box? Visitors can't be invited in without one, I understand.
Test Subject
#5 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 2:18 PM
I believe your painting is a free download from the EA store.
http://store.thesims3.com/setsProdu...=OFB-SIM3:19501
Dancing Flamingo
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Original Poster
#6 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 2:51 PM
*How to make apts - Tutorial in wiki and linked in overview

*As stated in overview and shown in pic - Callbox is on first floor.

*Ooops. Was aiming for no cc, even though the only cc my game currently has is free store stuff. Updated the overview. Thx!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 10:21 PM
Love this Does anyone know if it works without WA?
Instructor
#8 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 12:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
*As stated in overview and shown in pic - Callbox is on first floor.

I either got to get new glasses or make my system fonts bigger. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 10:56 PM
I must be blind as a bat, because even after several readthroughs, I cannot find the link to the apartment tutorial you're taling about. *lol*
Anyway, I just love the look of this ap that you built, so I just grabbed it and will install it tonight. Thanks.

Here you'll find more downloads by me; GoddessByline's SimPage and N99

"Remember to always be yourself... Unless you suck."
Dancing Flamingo
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Original Poster
#10 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 11:05 PM
No...I'm the one that is blind. Or crazy! You choose. It was my other thread uploaded at the same time as this that I put the link in and not this. Fixing in just a few seconds...
Test Subject
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#11 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 12:07 AM
How did you get the lot type to apartment? Do you even need to change it?????????????????
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 1:45 AM
Thank you. I will have to give this tutorial a go in my own game.
Btw I installed your apartment, and have even managed to play it a little. You did a great job on it, the layout is perfect, and everything works smoothly.

Here you'll find more downloads by me; GoddessByline's SimPage and N99

"Remember to always be yourself... Unless you suck."
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 5:12 AM
Oo, it's really quite pretty! Congrats on being able to stick with an apartment block till the finish - I always get tired of my own taste and give up!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 7th Nov 2010 at 1:38 AM
Beautiful! Thanks!!
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#15 Old 2nd Jan 2011 at 10:22 PM
Your apartment is beautifully done! Yay to no high rises in small Simmie towns! -dances!- ^.^
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#16 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 11:40 PM
Obrigada
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#17 Old 26th Apr 2014 at 6:19 PM
It is awesome that you took time to do this! I don't think that I would have the patience, so I appreciate it when people are willing to do this and then share it with others. Thank you!