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Featured upload! Steampunk Ahoy!

by ninotchka Posted 25th Jul 2010 at 1:29 AM - Updated 14th Oct 2010 at 2:38 AM by ninotchka : Replacing rar file with 7zip file for MAC users
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Steampunk Ahoy!

Requires World Adventures and Ambitions
Built with version 4.0.87
Uses Sims Store CC and 2 other CC items

Steampunk Ahoy! is a classic steampunk themed lot for your insane, genius, inventor, scientist (engineering types) Sims. It features an open plan dining/lounge and kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, 1 office area, deck with telescope and gramophone. There is also a smaller building out the back which houses the entrance to the spacious basement, which has plenty of rooms for work stations, extra bedrooms, storage for gems and other collectables and or junk. There is also room in the garden for a vegetable patch if your geeky Sim is that way inclined

You might notice small protrusions through the first floor of the house, they are from the chinese wagons underneath, they will not interfere with your Sims' walking routes/pathing/access to things. The fog emitters can be removed if you don't want the look of "steam" streaming down onto the ground from those mega engines mounted on the back of the house lol. The house itself was based on the one in the picture below, but as usual I deviated from the original so that I could fit living space into it and used a colour scheme that looked "steampunkish".

Free CC
Generation Clock
Registration Rewards for Ambitions
Free Hot Air Balloon by Podchacha (Sims 2 conversion, original mesh by [email protected])
Hot Air Balloon
Modular Pipe Organ (chamade parts) by Alexander Chubaty
Organ trompettes

Premium Sims Store CC
Galileo’s Observer
Retronik Lectronik by Phonokronik
Worthington's Washbasin
Retronator Stove
Estate Fence

The Sim model wears EsmeraldaF's Sims2 Rave Goggles Conversion which can be found here:

Lot Size: 25x25
Furnished: 87,211
Unfurnished: 34,989

Thank you for the suggestion, Justine

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 87,211

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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
Built with Game Version: 4.0.87
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Steampunk Ahoy!.7z 3.58 MB 8,993 14th Oct 2010
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
#101 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:25 PM
Originally Posted by ninotchka
Why do you post this in this thread?

Why not search the site for an answer to your problem, read the installation instructions here or go to the MTS help section help section and ask there?

I had the same problem. Came to re-download this content and StuffIt wouldn't read it . You can get the .7z archive reader here :
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 8:47 PM
Thank you for helping me find those Chamades. I installed the 4 of them. They look so cool on your Steampunk house. I also installed the converted Hot air balloons. However, they look so drab compared to the one in your photo.
Test Subject
#103 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 1:14 PM
you're gorgeous!
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by murfee
You know what this reminded me of as SOON as I saw it: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE!

Originally Posted by dexicola
This remind me of Howls moving castle! ^_^

That's the first thing I thought too. Although I'd love one like Howl's; all leggy and uneven and is moved by a fire demon called Calcifer.
That doesn't mean I don't love this one, though! It's awesome!
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 10th Dec 2010 at 6:06 AM
this is fabulous!
Test Subject
#106 Old 13th Jun 2011 at 10:27 AM
Holy wow, this is amazing, thank you!!
Test Subject
#107 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 7:18 AM
extraordinary work.. Simply superb.
Test Subject
#108 Old 7th Jul 2011 at 2:07 AM
Finally my Howl sim will have a great place to live with Sophie
Test Subject
#109 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 10:05 PM
Matches with the steampunk stuff that I downloaded from the Sims base website.
Test Subject
#110 Old 27th Aug 2011 at 9:09 AM
this looks really awesome. the irl photo reminded me more of howl's moving castle. lol
Test Subject
#111 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 11:25 PM
<3 ... no more words required!
Test Subject
#112 Old 11th Feb 2012 at 10:34 PM
This is just ... wow. Words escape me. Love, love, love!!
Test Subject
#113 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 10:00 PM
Oh my gosh! This alone is tempting me to buy The Sims 3....
Test Subject
#114 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 10:46 PM
Oh. My. Goodness.

This is absolutely incredible. This must have been extremely tedious work.

I LOVE steampunk. And I love this. So now, I love you.

My jaw hit the floor. Thank you so much for this beautiful piece of work.
Test Subject
#115 Old 25th Mar 2012 at 8:13 AM
Can't believe someone actually made the Neverwas Haul in the Sims. I've actually been inside this thing in real life and I'm a bit impressed. Good job, cheers.
Top Secret Researcher
#116 Old 20th Aug 2012 at 10:51 AM
Absolutely stunning and very creating...if I could create anything half as good as this I'd be a happy woman!

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Test Subject
#117 Old 30th Aug 2012 at 6:43 PM
Inspired by Howl's Moving Castle, eh?!
I just love it! <3
Test Subject
#118 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 8:49 AM
For those that don't know, the picture that this was based off of is a moving steam-powered house created by Major Catastrophe.

Thank you tons! This looks amazing! Totally loving it!
Test Subject
#119 Old 1st Apr 2015 at 1:47 PM
Hhaha.. Ahoy !!
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