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Quedlinburg – Abandoned House

by plasticbox Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 1:06 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2014 at 4:40 PM by plasticbox
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So, this is an abandoned mansion. It's inspired by that neighbourhood prop that came with one of the EPs (this one) but probably not terribly close since I have no idea what the backside of the prop looks like.

It is deliberately dark and under-furnished, since it’s meant to be an old, abandoned house – it does have some lights though, and probably just enough furniture that a few sims could live there.



I’m uploading three versions:

1. Quedlinburg Large -- on a 30 x 40 lot, with overgrown garden
2. Quedlinburg Small -- the exact same house on a 20 x 20 lot, a little less furnished but otherwise identical (minus the garden of course)
3. Quedlinburg Small | Floorplan B -- the 20 x 20 version with a different floorplan (stairs go sideways), the outside is identical with "Small".

All versions have four bedrooms, and between 2.5 and 4 bathrooms. Playtested, the stacked stairs work in all of them (in my game – 1.57.something).

I hope the screenshots aren’t too confusing – the first bunch shows the large version (exterior, plans, overview), next up are two exterior shots of the small version, and then the overview and floorplans of Small | Floorplan B (since the interior of version A is nearly the same as the large version anyway, I’m not showing that one separately).


Required custom content:

Cornices 2 and 3 by Awesims
Just-A-Column 4/4 and 5/4 by Flabaliki – these don't seem to be online any more, so I’m attaching them here as a separate download


Recommended custom content:

Stove “Dicke Berta” by myself
Foundation Wall Fix by Buckley
CASTable plants by Aikea Guinea (indoor deco plants)


Prices:

Large: 89.525 furnished, 75.889 unfurnished
Small: 76.799 furnished, 67.944 unfurnished
Small | B: 84.259 furnished, 63.555 unfurnished


Note that I have a lighting mod installed (this one) so the shadows are much more pronounced on my screenshots than they’d be in an out-of-the-box game. All of the floorplans are photoshopped (lightened) so that you can actually see something; the overview screenshots show the lot exactly like it looks in my game.

Lot Size: 20x20 | 30x40
Lot Price: 63.555—89.525
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fixtures Only
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: 1.57.62.02
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Quedlinburg_Large.zip 3.86 MB 2,408 29th Aug 2014
Quedlinburg_Small.zip 3.02 MB 1,217 29th Aug 2014
Quedlinburg_Small_Floorplan_B.zip 3.55 MB 913 29th Aug 2014
JustAColumns.zip 159.6 KB 1,074 29th Aug 2014
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
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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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#2 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 5:39 AM
Aaahhh thank you so much! I love that neighborhood deco and had contemplated building it for myself before I decided I was too lazy. Now I can have it anyway!
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#3 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 1:19 PM Last edited by Fergus' Mind : 29th Aug 2014 at 1:30 PM.
This is the best recreation of it that I've seen. You've done a really good and thorough job of recreating the tone of the house. I attempted to recreate it myself but I went more with the real-life house that it replicates(still in great condition and looking loved and lived in) rather than the abandoned version from the game. But I really like what you've done here. I'm also really glad you used that wonderful stove of yours because I had that in my game ages ago and then it disappeared and for the life of me I couldn't remember where I got it from. So thanks for that too.
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#4 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 2:15 PM
Thanks for another great looking house!!!
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#5 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 4:54 PM
@Fergus' Mind , are there any other recreations of this? Of the prop, I mean? I’ve never seen any; would be curious to see how others have rebuilt it. And since you say “the real-life house that it replicates” .. this is a specific house? I never knew that. Can you point me at any links? I’m really curious now =)

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#6 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 7:48 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
@Fergus' Mind , are there any other recreations of this? Of the prop, I mean? I’ve never seen any; would be curious to see how others have rebuilt it. And since you say “the real-life house that it replicates” .. this is a specific house? I never knew that. Can you point me at any links? I’m really curious now =)

The other ones I saw were on the exchange, so that gives you a kind of idea of the quality they were. As for the real house, I think I stumbled across its realestate listing online, possibly on Zillow. If I remember correctly it's in California/Oregon. But there's a lot of properties for sale there and I don't think they listed it with the build date, so finding it will be like finding a needle in a hay-stack, but when I get the chance I shall go digging for it. I believe it was painted a pale yellow/greyish colour on the exterior and had a great formal staircase that swept down to meet you at the front door. If I do manage to find it I'll let you know.
P.S. Here's an image that I found but the page it's from had no info on the house itself, only that it's Italianate in style, but I could have told you that.
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#7 Old 29th Aug 2014 at 8:09 PM
I think I actually have that exact pic (the one you just posted) in my "ideas" folder!! That must be something that comes up on Google results page 1 when searching for "Italianate" =)

Thanks for looking, anyway =) I assume there's probably lots of similar real houses -- I was thinking there is an in-game reference that I don't know about, perhaps in the name or description text. (Does it have an in-game name at all?) I’m not terribly familiar with famous American mansions, after all =)

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#8 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 2:07 PM
YES!!!!!!! There is finally a perfect house that was exactly what I was looking for. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#9 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 12:05 PM
Aaaawesome and then some :D
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#10 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Fergus' Mind
The other ones I saw were on the exchange, so that gives you a kind of idea of the quality they were. ...


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#11 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 12:59 PM
First - wonderful recreation!

And yes, I saw some attempts to build the same prop too, but I ain´t sure where. I think, one was here on MTS too. Exchange - I usually do not look there for anything else than worlds.

But I have a question. You called it Quedlinburg, and although I don´t build Quedlinburg, this building would fit damn nice into my new neighborhood. Particulary the fact, that you offer the building without lot is useful for me, and so I would kindly ask, if you would allow me to use it for my town (and for an upload some day then - with credits for sure)?
If you want to know, which town: have a look into the houses and landscaping pictures here. Altensimmen is, what I am working on.
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#12 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 1:08 PM
Sure you can use this. Have fun! The only requirement is that you include a link to the original upload (i.e., this thread).

(And it’s got nothing to do with the city/town Quedlinburg, the names are really just random names I gave the tester households ..

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#13 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 1:19 PM
Thank You! And for sure I will give cred s and links to any and every download I am using here.

Could be, that I´ll change minor things like the wooden facade into brickwork. As soon as I´ll have a place for it, I will show you a picture. If you´re pleased with it, then I will continue, if not, then I will not. Easy, or? At first I thought, I would build everything by myself, but I really like the idea to have a few very special buildings made by real artists. And your´s is definitely artwork.
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#14 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 1:33 PM
No need to "get permision" or anything -- you can do whatever you want! (This is why I insist on backlinks -- that way, people are still aware of the original version, so even if you cover it in neon pink zebra stripes, it's always clear who made what simply by looking at the uploads).

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#15 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 5:43 PM
If it's any constellation, I've managed to take some pictures of the prop from all angles, although I forgot to check what the prop is actually called.
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#16 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 5:58 PM
Well now I have already built it =) and I'm not going to revisit this (currently downloading TS4 -- 22%! Go Go Go! I guess that'll keep me busy for a while ..)

But thank you! Still good to have comparison pics, if only so that people can see in what way it's different =). Or maybe someone wants to edit it into something resembling the prop more closely.

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#17 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 8:51 PM
The Cornices don't appear to be available anymore. Is there any way you can include them in your download?
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#18 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 9:02 PM
AweSims seem to be still active, so can you let them know about it? It's their content, not mine.

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#19 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 1:25 PM
beautiful house !!
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#20 Old 30th May 2015 at 7:57 PM
I want to download this house and the required stuff for it, but the cornices aren't available for download anymore. How much would that affect the house?
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#21 Old 30th May 2015 at 8:28 PM
You could try using one of the Maxis cornices and give it similar colours .. I don't remember exactly since I haven't used TS3 in quite a long time, but I believe one Maxis cornice and one of the Awesims cornices were almost exactly the same height.

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#22 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 8:18 AM
WOW, thank you so much for making the same house on a tiny lot -- I can slip beauty this into a 30x30, OH YEAH!! Just love it, :-)
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#23 Old 15th Sep 2015 at 12:10 PM
Perfect for Midnight Hollow! Thanks!
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#24 Old 12th Jul 2017 at 3:24 AM
This house is lovely! I had been looking for a house for a family of supernaturals (with basement rooms for vampires and ghosts) and this fits the bill perfectly!! Thank you!