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Picked upload! PG Secondary School: 2 versions

by Sortyero29 Posted 11th Aug 2018 at 11:38 PM - Updated 14th Aug 2018 at 10:42 PM by Sortyero29
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 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.
After a few months of building and play-testing, I finally completed my newest school for the Sims! This upload has 2 versions of this school. The original version was built in Twinbrook to replace the school there, so it has the hill lot with the sports field at the top. The flat version is exactly the same except I built a sports field in the back of the school complete with football posts, soccer fields and bleachers. Both versions work beautifully and my sims have loved them!! They even stay after school to the surprise of their parents! Mostly to play basketball or use the trampoline. The Twinbrook school doesn't have a playground, I couldn't find a decent spot for it.

The building itself is identical in both. It contains a full size gymnasium, cafeteria, computer room, drafting class, art class, office, auto shop with scrap tables, science lab, 2 bathrooms, music room, 2 regular classrooms, library, locker area and an underground rabbithole. Not a rug.

For those that actually attend the real world version of this school and recognize it, I attended it many moons ago so it's probably changed since then. And of course it's difficult to fit the real one in a game. But this is more than good enough





Of course, I did use some store items. No custom content was used.

It's Not Gross Public Shower Station Twinbrook version only

BahHaus Immaculate Window

Sizzle Baby Pro Deep Fryer

Souped Up Napkin Holder

The Sims Classic- A Beary Good Friend

Rim Rockin’ Basketball Hoop

The Sims Classic- Forever Redwood Potted Tree

In Orbit Blinds


The Twinbrook version is on a 60x64 lot (same as Twinbrook school) and costs around $288, 756

The flat version is on a 64x64 lot and costs $308,505

I've enjoyed taking this trip down memory lane and letting my sim attend school in the same halls I did. She's good at picking fights too. Do sims get suspended??? Enjoy!!

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 308,505
Lot Price (unfurnished): 182,198

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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 Seasons University Life + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.67

This is a multi-part download:


PG Secondary School can be used in any world on a 64x64 lot.

PGSS Twinbrook can be used in Twinbrook ONLY, replacing the current school lot (60x64).
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
PGSS-Twinbrook.Sims3Pack.zip

Size: 3.40 MB · Downloads: 838 · 11th Aug 2018
3.40 MB 838 11th Aug 2018
PG Secondary School.Sims3Pack.zip

Size: 3.40 MB · Downloads: 1,846 · 11th Aug 2018
3.40 MB 1,846 11th Aug 2018
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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.


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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#2 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 8:37 AM
Looks awesome. Exactly like PGSS from what I can see from pics on Google.
Cheers from Lower Mainland BC.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 1:12 PM
Realistic accessible "Real World" commercial lots are an important part of any town I build, so I always appreciate more. I already have a school built on a massive scale over several buildings in the town I based on Twinbrook, but I might use it in another version in future. I'm sure the flat one will get used somewhere when I have time to get back to doing Sims stuff.

Your other recent uploads are also interesting.

Thanks
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NikkeiSimmer
Looks awesome. Exactly like PGSS from what I can see from pics on Google.
Cheers from Lower Mainland BC.


Thanks! Cheers from southwest Manitoba! Slowly working my way home
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Collector
Realistic accessible "Real World" commercial lots are an important part of any town I build, so I always appreciate more. I already have a school built on a massive scale over several buildings in the town I based on Twinbrook, but I might use it in another version in future. I'm sure the flat one will get used somewhere when I have time to get back to doing Sims stuff.

Your other recent uploads are also interesting.

Thanks


Thanks! Creating real world buildings is a hobby for me. I like my worlds to look realistic yet be fully functional. I still have lots left! At this rate I may as well build the whole city! LOL
Inventor
THANKS POST
#6 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 4:35 PM
I love the details in this school And you have an auto shop! I never thought of that Excellent school
Scholar
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#7 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 3:27 PM
Amazing school. It'll work great with Zerbu's Open Rabbithole mod. Does it come with a rabbithole rug or door?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 7:05 PM
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Originally Posted by skydome
Amazing school. It'll work great with Zerbu's Open Rabbithole mod. Does it come with a rabbithole rug or door?


No rug or door, rabbithole building is in the basement.
Scholar
#9 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sortyero29
No rug or door, rabbithole building is in the basement.


Woah awesome! I didn't even know that was possible?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by skydome
Woah awesome! I didn't even know that was possible?


As long as the sims have access to the basement via stairs or elevator they access the rabbit hole the same as if it was on ground level.

There is a pic showing it amongst the other pictures.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 2:45 AM
I cannot believe my old high school just got uploaded here! Can't wait to check it out. Fantastic job with the exterior, it looks identical to the real thing. I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackled Vanier Hall. Hopefully my sims won't freeze their butts off in the winter like I did when my locker was out in the shop building! I kinda feel obligated to say that it certainly is a small world after all!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 7:14 AM Last edited by Sortyero29 : 21st Aug 2018 at 5:15 PM.
Lmao!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApparentlyZack
I cannot believe my old high school just got uploaded here! Can't wait to check it out. Fantastic job with the exterior, it looks identical to the real thing. I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackled Vanier Hall. Hopefully my sims won't freeze their butts off in the winter like I did when my locker was out in the shop building! I kinda feel obligated to say that it certainly is a small world after all!


Unfortunately, no Vanier Hall I put the gym there, not enough room for both. The thought had crossed my mind tho......I recall having concerts & assemblies in there!

I went there so long ago it’s scary, and my memory is probably off. I do recall for sure that band class was on the second floor along with science, the cafeteria food sucked even then, the walls were concrete blocks as I had my head whacked on them a couple times by the local bully until my stepbrother took over. Thankfully I was fighting back better when he graduated (which was a year later). I had drafting class down near auto shop, I would have liked building the courtyard but again not enough space and I definitely remember the locker foyer cause I got stuffed in mine a couple times! It was actually a pretty darned big school!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I hope you enjoy yours!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 24th Aug 2018 at 4:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApparentlyZack
I cannot believe my old high school just got uploaded here! Can't wait to check it out. Fantastic job with the exterior, it looks identical to the real thing. I'm looking forward to seeing how you tackled Vanier Hall. Hopefully my sims won't freeze their butts off in the winter like I did when my locker was out in the shop building! I kinda feel obligated to say that it certainly is a small world after all!


Somehow...that makes me really glad that I went to high-school in the Lower Mainland. It was cold but not below zero at least most days in the winter-time down here. Sorry to hear about your tribulations during the winter, Zack.

I gotta try to see if I can create "Garibaldi Secondary School" in Maple Ridge. Went there from '83-'86. ~sigh...that makes me feel OLD. then went to TFSS (formerly Port Coquitlam Senior Secondary) from '87-'89.

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Originally Posted by Sortyero29
Unfortunately, no Vanier Hall I put the gym there, not enough room for both. The thought had crossed my mind tho......I recall having concerts & assemblies in there!

I went there so long ago it’s scary, and my memory is probably off. I do recall for sure that band class was on the second floor along with science, the cafeteria food sucked even then, the walls were concrete blocks as I had my head whacked on them a couple times by the local bully until my stepbrother took over. Thankfully I was fighting back better when he graduated (which was a year later). I had drafting class down near auto shop, I would have liked building the courtyard but again not enough space and I definitely remember the locker foyer cause I got stuffed in mine a couple times! It was actually a pretty darned big school!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I hope you enjoy yours!


@Sortyero29, you were in band? I was a band-geek too (trumpet (concertband), trombone (jazzband) and I sang too)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 24th Aug 2018 at 4:29 PM
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@Sortyero29, you were in band? I was a band-geek too (trumpet (concertband), trombone (jazzband) and I sang too)


LOL! Yes, I was in the school band as well as the army cadet band. In school I played oboe/clarinet, and in cadets it was the glockenspiel.

Funny that a couple of you mention the lower mainland. I was born in Vancouver, lived on CFB Comox until I was 4, then moved north.
Even with all that’s happening out there right now, I’m still working on moving back. I miss it like crazy!

Thanks for the kind words!