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Sunset Town Center (No CC)

by Sorbesque Posted 22nd Nov 2012 at 11:23 PM - Updated 23rd Nov 2012 at 3:31 AM by Sorbesque
66 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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The Central Park of Sunset Valley, as we know it, is nice and all that, but one would mostly hang around in only two major spots of that whole lot; the grilling area and the fountain. So it's really a waste of space to only use one third.

Goodbye Central Park, Hello Town Center!

All the shops scattered around Sunset Valley has been combined to fit and replace the Central Park lot. Your sim would now save time travelling from one vicinity to the next. Everything is within a walking distance. - It wouldn’t be called a Town Center if it wasn’t!

You only need Base Game for this lot to run. No CC.

What’s in the Town Center?

Rabbit Hole Buildings
  • Diner
  • Spa
  • Offices
  • Bistro
  • Groceries
  • Bookstore
  • Cinema

Park Features
  • Monument (1)
  • Restrooms (MF)
  • Gazebo (1)
  • Fountain (1)
  • Grills (4)
  • Chessboards (2)
  • Playground area (2)
  • Plenty of benches and outdoor tables
  • Seeds and insects spawns*

* If you have Pets installed, by default, small animals (turtles, rodents, etc) will occasionally spawn there as well.

Special Upgrade (For storytelling purpose)
  • Diner’s Drivethru Lane
  • Diner’s Drivethru Booth**

** If you have WA installed, you may place the Food Register in the booth, but you would have to delete the parking lot because everybody would be angry at the car for blocking.
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Sunset Town Center has been tried&tested in-game and is functioning well without a hiccup. The Grill-A-Thon even got held here. And working sims (full or part time) who have a job in these buildings also went to work smoothly (you would need to delete the existing rabbit holes in your town, so your working sims would go to the Town Center's vicinity).

The Town Center was made before Pets and Seasons, with the latest patch 1.42, and tested with and without any mods (nrass and the likes). Works fine. // Do let me know if you're using it with Seasons.

Hope you'll enjoy this lot as much as I did making it. Please don't hesitate to drop feedbacks.

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: 163,418

Number of bedrooms:
      Not Applicable: For Commercial Lots
Custom Content Included:
      None: No Custom Content included
      Fully Furnished: Lot is completely decked out in furnishings
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.

Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sorbesque_Sunset_Town_Center.rar | Base Game compatible. No CC.

Size: 1.21 MB · Downloads: 12,692 · 22nd Nov 2012
1.21 MB 12,692 22nd Nov 2012
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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 1st Sep 2013 at 9:10 PM
Had to reinstall my game, this was a must!
Test Subject
#52 Old 11th Dec 2013 at 3:20 PM
had to do a reinstall of my game and freaked when i realized i didnt save this/your lot...omg i found it..thank you!!
Test Subject
#53 Old 19th Dec 2013 at 10:07 PM
I forgot this was made. I was just about to redo my town to free up some lots for some of my maid Community stores. Question with seasons do the festivals still show up?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#54 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 11:23 AM
Hello, apologies for not been around for those with questions:
Further questions about the town center, just ask me at .

Originally Posted by bijin12
Hello, I'm new to TS3 and I'm not sure which community lots/rabbit holes I need to delete?

All the rabbit holes I have listed on the post.

Originally Posted by AimRea
it ain't working :'( in tears here

It won't work on patch before 1.42. - And you need to manually replace the lot, it won't replace itself like an override. - It's in lot bin.

Originally Posted by coolkips
Lot Size: 6x6 or 64x64 ???

6x6 = 60x60 or 64x64; as I recall, that used to be the short form around MTS, previously. (eg. 1x1 = 10x10 so on)

Originally Posted by dreamcatcher2009
I forgot this was made. I was just about to redo my town to free up some lots for some of my maid Community stores. Question with seasons do the festivals still show up?

This is not a festival lot. And I have not tried to set it as a festival lot. - So I only placed a festival lot elsewhere.

★ my s i m b l r
Test Subject
#55 Old 21st Apr 2014 at 3:30 AM
After all these years, I still love this!
Test Subject
#56 Old 4th Jun 2014 at 11:59 PM
Wow, this looks awesome! Still debating if i should use it because the park area is being used as festival grounds!
Test Subject
#57 Old 1st Nov 2014 at 6:16 PM
Field Researcher
#58 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 7:59 AM
This is amazingly awesome!

Since I don't like the Drive-In lane, I edited the lot to remove the drive-in lane, and replace with a bunch of Picnic Tables. (I used Eat Outside Diners & ALL Restaurants to ensure the tables will be filled up by the sims.

Removing the Drive-In lane also enabled me to enlarge the park between the diner and the Doo-Peas tower, to add stuff.

Another change I made is to delete the two dining table sets beside the Little Corsican, and replace with a pro bar.

Now my city center is really alive!

Again, thanks for your hard work!
Test Subject
#59 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 4:27 AM
Cant wait to use!
Test Subject
#60 Old 15th Apr 2015 at 10:02 PM
Perffff <3 I love the sims of SV but I hate that it's so small- this is gonna free up so much space! :)
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 4th Sep 2015 at 2:36 AM
I absolutely love this. I have noticed one issue though: when sims eat outside at the bistro, the plates get stuck on the tables and stink up the place. But that could be because I have it set as a big park; I'm not sure because I haven't tried setting it as something else. But anyways, this is seriously really awesome and frees up SO much room. Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#62 Old 5th Oct 2015 at 10:08 AM
Test Subject
#63 Old 9th May 2016 at 2:02 AM
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 3:19 PM
thank you so much! I was looking for this .
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 14th Jun 2016 at 2:42 PM
Will it work in other towns? Just curious.

Steal from me and you steal TWICE!
Test Subject
#66 Old 21st Jun 2016 at 7:06 PM
Most likely, just replace the old town center/park of that world with this one and then delete the rabbit holes scattered around town that this lot replaces. That's what I'll be doing to free up some space for my own lots.
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 17th Feb 2019 at 8:41 AM

As my town (Riverview) grew and grew, I added shopping districts in outlying areas. I squeezed together a few rabbit holes. I was so excited to find this! It looks much better than what I was doing, and includes more stuff. Now, I happily drop this into those remote places and stick a subway next to it.

The only change I've made is deleting a row of tiles from one of the places. It was on a hill, and the tile bent funny. I deleted it and smoothed the area, and it looks fine. I tend to modify everything I download, so this is a big deal. It's perfect the way it is! (Although I may follow pepoluan's idea, so they can eat outside the diner.)

There are always sims in these places, day and night. I haven't seen any routing issues. They seem to like it as much as I do.

Thank you!
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