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Retro Realty - '70s Modern Family Home

by missroxor Posted 12th Dec 2011 at 10:46 AM - Updated 12th Dec 2011 at 9:44 AM by missroxor
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts

The finest Retro Realty has to offer, this little gem comes fully equipped with all the latest high tech gadgets the 1970s had to offer. Wooden panelling and wall-to-wall brown shaggy carpets are just some of the delights we have in store for you!

Property Details:
Open plan Living room/dining area/kitchen
Separate family/TV room
Laundry Room
Master suite
2 additional bedrooms with shared bathroom
1x Car Port
Swimming Pool
Hot tub

Since this house was built for a contest I used quite a few store items (no actual CC) but I hate to make people feel like they have to pay for something or they can’t use the house so I’ve divided the list into items that are required but can probably be replaced by in game objects or CC and objects that are just decor/space fillers that can be removed and/or replaced without ruining the playability of the lot.

Required for game play but can easily be replaced with in game objects:
Bauhaus Stupendous Door
Classic Credenza (Dresser)
Dual Comfort Double Bed
Rockin’ Stationary Roadcase (1-tile dresser)
Hip chair
Overly General Dining chair
Pump-less Waterwork Sink

Decor/space fillers (not essential to game play, just for prettiness):
Ultramodern End Table
The Big Cheese Coat Rack
Loitering Luggage
Sweet Masses Chromodynamic Candy Dish
3-plant long planter from the Renault set
New Years Nectar – Champagne bottle
Terra – potted palm
Perfect Place Shelf
Palm light (+Fan)
Jazz Me Up Photo Series
The Curve
Perpetual Long ceiling Lamp
Friendly Office Lamp
Tropical Leaves of Repose
Traveler's Choice Hat Box
Telephone from Gens Registration gift pack

Please note some of these items come from the Ultra Lounge set which EA have taken off sale (thanks) so if you don’t own them you will not be able to buy them but as I said above, there’s nothing really that can’t be replaced, will just take a little effort on your part

Testing showed the following:
1. One of the green chairs in the garden creates a route failure when you try to use it. The only cure was to pull it a few tiles out from the wall which I didn't want to do for aesthetics so it remains as decor only. The other two work perfectly fine.
2. Because of the shrubs along the back wall only one side of the hot tub is accessible but you can always scoot to the opposite seat so the hot tub is still useable.

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: F93,216, U52,285

Additional Credits:
Made using Huge Lunatic's Stop Snapping to that wall mod

Thanks to Jaguwar and Baka for advice and tips on 70s style.
Thanks to Armiel and Lady Awesome for giving me advice/feedback in #create

Number of bedrooms: 3 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.

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets + 2 SPs
Built with Game Version: 10.0.96
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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[email protected]_Retro Realty 1970s Family

Size: 2.02 MB · Downloads: 2,816 · 12th Dec 2011
2.02 MB 2,816 12th Dec 2011
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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.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 2:15 PM
Wow............i¡ll start making 70's sims!!!
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#3 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 4:57 PM
I have to tell you, I am not a fan of modern and the colors of the 70's make me ill but this house is fantastic! The drive and set-up is superb! Very, very well done!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 5:36 PM
This is awesome! What a wonderful design and lay-out. The decor is perfect. You've done a fabulous job.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 6:22 PM
This is a very 70's house. SO MUCH SHAG!!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 8:02 PM
This house would look fantastic next to the Bunch's house in Sunset Valley. Thank you!
Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 7:16 AM
I hate you, this is such an awesome house.

This is tops on my list!

Good job! Keep 'em comin'!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 6:31 PM
Very original lot and so beautifully made ! Thanks a lot for sharing
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 8:09 PM
This is lovely! I love the style, both inside and out, and it's decorated to perfection!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Dec 2011 at 1:57 AM
Very nice,I didn't see a lot size though.
The other one
Original Poster
#11 Old 14th Dec 2011 at 7:28 AM
Thank-you all for your lovely comments

@curmudheon_15: Lot sizes are always toward the bottom of the overview page. The upload system displays it in the old TS2 format of 2x3 but it's 20x30 for TS3.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 1:20 PM
so groovy, thank you
Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 9:00 PM
I personally think this is not really for the public. It has too much CC and pretty much all the expansion/stuff packs in. However, I went ahead to get all the CC and found it to be alright. Not worth all the trouble though. I must give thanks for making me get all the CC because it may help me build my own house. Thanks but in a non-offensive way, no thanks.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 7:38 PM
This is amazing, I wish I had pets so I could play it right now
Test Subject
#15 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 3:30 PM
What Is that van? I want that!
The other one
Original Poster
#16 Old 9th Feb 2012 at 6:10 AM
Oops, just seeing the comments now, sorry for the late reply.

LeetSparkeh, I get what you're saying but as I said in the overview I made this house for a 70s house contest so downloaders weren't my priority when I was choosing what to put in it; the priority was being accurate with the theme. I just liked the way it turned out so thought i'd put it on here in case anyone else liked it enough to DL it. Also, I did try to split the store items (no actuall cc) into things you really needed for functionality and things that could easily be replaced so nobody felt they had to get all the items.

mariaaaanna, I'm sorry, I wish I could remember how much was pets but you can stil DL it without the EP, just means those objects will be replaced by objects you do have

f0rtun3, that's an in-game thing that came with one of the EPs (I wanna say Gens?). It's in the buydebug menu as far as I remember.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 4:26 PM
I haven't been able to play it, but it really looks amazing! I was just wondering how much of it has stuff from the fast lane pack. :o I've been meaning to get it but its the last on my list of stuff packs to get, tbh. I didn't want to install if I didn't have all the schtuff, so yeah...
The other one
Original Poster
#18 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 5:35 PM
Luckily it's slightly easier to remember the stuff pack items than the EP items The only thing I think you would definitely miss/need to replace is the 2 orange bar stools which are definitely FLS. I remember trying to decide whether or not to use a wall hanging from it too (shelf of record sleeves) but don't see it in the pics so not sure if I did in the end. Lastly, the wall hanging in the teen room; the little pink teddy painting, I don't remember if that was FLS or not.

Really, I don't think it'll be an issue to DL without FLS, just choose alternative bar stools and CAST them the same orange that's on the dresser in the dining room...unless you wanna choose your own design Hope that helps and that I haven't missed anything
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 5:50 PM
Great House I love it, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#20 Old 27th Jun 2016 at 1:52 PM
This is AWESOME!! You did an incredible job creating this beauty!
Test Subject
#21 Old 7th May 2018 at 6:41 PM
This is just incredible. I wish this could be converted over to The Sims 4. The Sims 4 really needs more retro CC. This is really just what i was looking for and sadly it is for The Sims 3. I may have to break down and get Sims 3.