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Picked upload! The Casuarina

by Beefysim1 Posted 14th May 2011 at 3:22 PM - Updated 11th Jun 2012 at 12:26 PM by Beefysim1
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Specifications

Lot Size: 30x20
Price: §182,391(f); §114,7185(uf)


4 large bedrooms
3 bathrooms (+ sunken ensuite)
2 living areas (one sunken)
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining room
Roof garden
Balconies
Laundry
Pool
Single sunken garage

Required Custom Content

Retaining Walls by Flabaliki

Backless Showers by HugeLunatic

CAST yourself a painting! by Armiel

Notes
  • The game sometimes likes to move my mailbox to any random place it desires when I place lots. Use moveobjects on and hold down 'alt' to place the mailbox in its pillar if you are affected.
  • If the plants from the roof garden are visible even when that level is not active, enter buy mode once, then exit it.
Ideas
  • This house was built with customization in mind. At the same time, I didn't want to hit you with a massive custom content list. Consequently, the house is furnished quite modestly. Please, add your own stamp as you would a real house. Change the feature walls, grab some custom content, etc. Make it your own.
  • If you prefer form over function or don't mind mowing, consider converting the front entertaining area into a zen garden or yard.
  • Consider setting custom brightness to lights to reduce glare or create mood.
  • Consider converting the downstairs bedroom into an exercise room, rumpus room, etc.

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
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.

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.2.4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Casuarina.zip

Size: 3.54 MB · Downloads: 13,758 · 14th May 2011
3.54 MB 13,758 14th May 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
THANKS POST
#26 Old 28th May 2011 at 3:30 PM
This is a very nice house
Thanks a lot!!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#27 Old 4th Jun 2011 at 6:53 PM
Beefysim1, the house is beautiful. But I Can't install Mods, I don't know why. The Launcher of Sims 3 doesn't appear, it goes directly to the game. (Sorry for the bad english, I'm portuguese). So I can't do the Download Stuff.

How can I solve this problem, or if you can't help, how can I do the Garage stuff, "underground", and plant threes in the roof top. Can you help me? Thanks
Test Subject
#28 Old 9th Jun 2011 at 10:25 AM
help cant install it. after i click the sims 3 custom content, the launcher comes out as it usually does then when i install it, the install bar does not come out neither does it install or appear in game.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#29 Old 9th Jun 2011 at 1:29 PM
@Undermined: I'm not sure about your install problem. I can only recommend reinstalling your game and expansion packs. Maybe check the Support section at the official The Sims 3 website? Also, make sure you have the required expansion packs for this house, and have your game updated to a compatible version.

Follow this tutorial to create a sloped garage. This is not exactly how I did it, but the results are the same. There are various tutorials on split-levelling here. You place plants on the roof with the moveObjects on cheat.

@Dyari: As above, make sure you have the required expansion packs for this house and have your game updated to the latest version (this information is located in the 'Download' tab at the bottom of this page). The Sims 3 Launcher is very buggy, so I can't help you beyond that.
Test Subject
#30 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 9:07 AM
i want this house so bad ( yea, i have the expansions but im not sure about the game versions though...oh well thanks anyways.
Test Subject
#31 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 4:30 AM
Hey, i got the launcher to work properly, but i have encountered another problem, the reason it does not want to install is because it said i dont have my sims 3 updated. BUT, i have all ep's install that your house requires. do you have any idea why this is so? my game version is 6.0.81.009001. Should i get sims 3 generations for this?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 6:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyari
Hey, i got the launcher to work properly, but i have encountered another problem, the reason it does not want to install is because it said i dont have my sims 3 updated. BUT, i have all ep's install that your house requires. do you have any idea why this is so? my game version is 6.0.81.009001. Should i get sims 3 generations for this?


It requires 6.2.4, but not Generations. Most likely your EA updater is broken. It happened to me once, and it didn't tell me there was an update even though there definitely was. The thing that worked for me was logging on from a different account and running The Sims 3 Launcher from there.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#33 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 9:41 AM
thanks for the help, i hope i can play with this house soon!
Test Subject
#34 Old 1st Jul 2011 at 7:26 PM Last edited by Translicious : 1st Jul 2011 at 8:15 PM.
How do you make split levels? Everytimes I put stairs into a house, it's the complete lenght one (to add another level). The tutorial on MTS isn't worth a penny and is UBER complicated.
And I hope this house would work. I have all EP + SP with latest updates and it still tells me that it needs to be updated. Too bad
Scholar
THANKS POST
#35 Old 8th Aug 2011 at 10:38 PM
This looks absolutely gorgeous--great job!
Test Subject
#36 Old 10th Sep 2011 at 9:45 AM
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!! Gonna Download immediately!!!
Test Subject
#37 Old 29th Oct 2012 at 4:40 PM
This is such an awesome house! Question though, how can you reomve the trees that go out of the lot when you place it in a 20x30 lot? Thanks!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#38 Old 1st Nov 2012 at 1:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by creve321
This is such an awesome house! Question though, how can you reomve the trees that go out of the lot when you place it in a 20x30 lot? Thanks!


If you mean the palm trees, moveobjects on should work. If you mean outside of the lot, then you have to delete them from 'Edit Town' mode.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#39 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 8:18 AM
exactly what i wanted
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