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1 Emily Drive - A Family Starter (UPDATED, BG-No CC Version!)

by Swatme101 Posted 14th Feb 2011 at 3:37 PM - Updated 18th Feb 2011 at 8:54 PM by Swatme101 : Uploaded BG Compatible Fix
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Update: Some people have been having trouble installing this lot into their game. To remedy this, I have added a version edited and tested to work exclusively in basegame, thanks to AGS. The house is the same, just filtered through basegame. No mods or custom content (including store content) are included. If you had trouble getting this install, don't have Late Night, or otherwise do not want to install any custom content, please install the new version! For screenshots without the custom content, please check the comments.

1 Emily Drive - A Family Starter

Having a mansion is always a luxury, but sometimes your sims prefer a small, cozy house. This lot is only built on a 10x10 lot, but is able to sustain up to 3 sims, and provide everything they need at that!

Layout and Design
Although small, this house sports an open layout that gives plenty of room to it's ocupants. On the first floor, you will find the living area, kitchen, and dining area. The living area and upstairs hallway is designed with earthy colors and give a very cozy feeling. Seating, HDTV, fireplace, stereo, all your sims need to get the entertainment they want! The kitchen has everything you need aswell, including all the appliances needed, coffee machine and processor. The dining area has a table with 5 chairs. HOWEVER, two of these chairs are unusable, and "pushed in." This will not affect gameplay, however, because they are actually placed on OMSPs (please read custom content instructions for installation). The only problem will be ran into if you direct a sim to sit in a chair which is "pushed in." The stairs leading to the second floor have a platform. The hallway leads to the two bedrooms and bathroom. The smaller bedroom, which is set up for a teenaged or young adult male, can easily be changed to fit any resident. Bed, Desk, Computer, TV, Bookshelf and Chair all included. The master bedroom has all the essentials, a mirror, and the door to the deck, and also a second door to the bathroom. The bathroom has all the regular plumbing. One strange issue found in routing testing is that there is an animation bug when using the shower. I am yet to find a solution, but please note that THIS IS ONLY VISUAL. There is no problem created by it. You may find some special suprises hidden in this house once you take a closer look

Custom Content
The basegame version of this house is CC, Mod, and Store Content Free. Skip to the downloads if you intend to download this version
To maintain the lot at it's original state, some objects are required to be downloaded. This content is NOT included in the package and MUST be downloaded for the lot to appear exactly as shown in the screenshots!

Creators Content:

1. The One More Slot Package by granthes *This object is ABSOLUTELY Required!*

2. Shelf Clutter Pack by cmomoney

3. Curtain Height Adjustment by granthes

4. CAST yourself a chimney! by armiel

EA Store Content:
Note:These objects are nice accents to the house, but I would not suggest you go out and buy them just to get this download to look EXACTLY like the screenies. If you do not aquire these items, they will be replaced with default EA content. Please note that most of these store items belong to bigger store collections.

Lot Size: 10x10
Lot Price Furnished: 70,740
Lot Price Unfurnished: 26,940

Custom Content Included: (both CC and No-CC version)
-ATS3 Bed Companion - Books #1 by Sandy @ Around The Sims 3

Additional Credits:
Thank you to my friend Elizabeth who helped me style the house, as well as help me with design choices. This house would have been far from nice without her!

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.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 6.1 & 1.19
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
1 Emily Drive - Basegame Compatible.rar | BASEGAME Tested Version. NO-CC or Store Content!!! **Please Read Thread for Information!** Click "Thanks" if you like! :)

Size: 2.43 MB · Downloads: 1,581 · 18th Feb 2011
2.43 MB 1,581 18th Feb 2011
1 Emily Drive - The Deceiving Starter Home.rar | Original, Late Night Required Version. **Please Read Thread for Information!** Click "Thanks" if you like! :)

Size: 4.71 MB · Downloads: 1,529 · 14th Feb 2011
4.71 MB 1,529 14th Feb 2011
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!
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Test Subject
#2 Old 14th Feb 2011 at 5:17 PM
Omg! This house is beautifull! :O
I really like the outdoor look, finds perfect in my town!
Test Subject
#3 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 12:02 AM
I love the house - nice, compact layout. It's a bit pricy to be called a starter home, though.
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#4 Old 15th Feb 2011 at 1:22 PM
Lovely little house. Great work :-)
Forum Resident
#5 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 12:52 AM
Nice little house, and I must say, being an Emily myself, it has a great name
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Feb 2011 at 5:07 AM
This is awesome but its not showing up in my game :C Any reason? I really wanna use it !!!!
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18th Feb 2011 at 7:09 PM Last edited by Swatme101 : 18th Feb 2011 at 7:26 PM.
This message has been deleted by Swatme101. Reason: View post below, problem solved, avoiding double post.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 18th Feb 2011 at 8:49 PM
Default Information on New Version
I had previously feared this, but the original version of this household should be basegame compatible, however, some people are having trouble installing this house. To remedy this, I have now included a basegame tested version of the household. All Mods, Custom Content, and Store Content have been removed! Due to this, there are a few changes, which only change the interior! However, the CASted chimney will appear as normal.
Because this is technically a different lot with the object changes, here are the screenshots of the house without CC. Not too much of a difference, but technically required by MTS Guidelines.
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 6:40 PM
I love this house! But it won't show up in my game. I have got late night and I have installed the custom content. It downloaded as a sims3pack and it is in the sims 3 game launcher saying it's downloaded, but it's still not in my game. It should be in the empty lots category in edit town right? Please help I don't know why it's not in my game! I really want to use it!!!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 9:57 PM
Originally Posted by StarachSimStar
I love this house! But it won't show up in my game. I have got late night and I have installed the custom content. It downloaded as a sims3pack and it is in the sims 3 game launcher saying it's downloaded, but it's still not in my game. It should be in the empty lots category in edit town right? Please help I don't know why it's not in my game! I really want to use it!!!

-_- So the problem lugs on. Have you tried the Basegame version? That has been tested to work, but then again, testing only goes so far. I may need to take the Late Night version and do some AGS testing.
Zombie Socks
#10 Old 23rd Jun 2011 at 9:17 AM
This is really cute, and I like the shape of it. But.... it's not a starter. Why is it posted as that? :/

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#11 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 9:48 PM
This is one of the cutest houses I've ever seen! I so want to live here!

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#12 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:02 AM
Originally Posted by whitewaterwood
This is really cute, and I like the shape of it. But.... it's not a starter. Why is it posted as that? :/

Meh, I guess maybe I don't fully know the absolute guidelines of the term. I claimed starter only because it was on a 10 x 10 lot.