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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 8,992 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
#2 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 2:45 AM
Woo! Steampunk! My favourite fictional genre! *starts downloading*

One question, though: How does the Sim get to the second floor? I see that there's a firepole to go from the second floor to the first, but isn't that one-way? Am I blind and not seeing the method of ascent, or does the firepole alow two-way travel (pardon the ignorance, I've never used one in any of my houses and I don't [yet] have a firefighter Sim)?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 2:48 AM
Im sorry, I had to pick my jaw from the floor! Well done. I have always loved your floorplans!

Ten little soldiers all in a line. A shot rings out, - down to nine.
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:02 AM
i really loved your steampunk.i downloaded it right away.thanks.
#5 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:12 AM
Outstanding and impressing,..never saw a house like this *g* ... cool... I'll edit this post later when I have the right words
This is really unique
Forum Resident
#6 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:55 AM
Wow, this is amazing!!! I envy your creative mind.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 4:11 AM
This is truly incredible, I mean really amazing. One of the most creative lots I've ever seen. Well done!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 4:16 AM
My jaw just hit the floor. Fantastic work
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 5:21 AM
I can't use this because it's not my style, but oh my god is it awesome. Amazing work!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 5:37 AM
OMG! I'm totally in love with this house! It's gorgeous, unique and so beautifully crafted. You're amazing!
Test Subject
25th Jul 2010 at 5:56 AM
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Original Poster
#11 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 5:59 AM
Ok some of you lovely people have to stop dropping jaws, this could become very messy only kidding, thanks guys, it was hoot to create, and I chortled nearly all the way through building it because I was hungover - I mean like seedylicious hungover

Thank you all for your great feedback

HiddenForce, your Sims can go up and down that pole, you have to watch them though, some of them keep going up and down until they run out of energy and others, fall flat on their asses

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
#12 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 6:37 AM
*Nerdgasms* I love it.

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 7:12 AM
It's beautiful. I don't see a stairs to the second floor. Is there one? Thank you.
#14 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 7:25 AM
Originally Posted by ninotchka
HiddenForce, your Sims can go up and down that pole, you have to watch them though, some of them keep going up and down until they run out of energy and others, fall flat on their asses

You are SO right! It is too funny to watch them!

Amazing lot! I see your creativity is in overdrive again! lol
Original Poster
#15 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 8:42 AM
Originally Posted by bestock
It's beautiful. I don't see a stairs to the second floor. Is there one? Thank you.

No stairs to the second floor, there is only a speedy pole (which your Sims can use to go up and down), stairs would not fit in there without causing the house shape to be bumped out in a way I didn't want it go.

Check the Sims 3 EA Freebies List for some awesome freebie downloads!
#16 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 9:03 AM
This theme is not my favorite,but your lot is so magnificent that I can't resist.I am lost in admiration.You are currently creating and sharing so much beauty that you'll sure make the world more beautiful.Thanks so much !
Mad Poster
#17 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 10:28 AM
OMG, this really is jaw-dropping! Your creativity and attention to detail are always so astounding, and this is so imaginative, and I *LOVE* Steampunk, there is definitely a place for this in my town! In fact, I'd like to live in it in real life! Thanks for this great creation!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 10:59 AM
This is really unique! Thank you.
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 11:13 AM
ohhhhh my gosh! this is amazing! i had my inventor-gothic-sim-girl just moving out of her parents house and i didn´t find a house that matched her. and now here it is : THE perfect house! thanks sooooooooooooo much for creating this !!!!
#20 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 12:42 PM
God, you're probably one of the most talented builders for TS3 right now.
#21 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:27 PM
Absolutely wonderful, the creativity and attention to detail!
Just amazing!

Mad Poster
#22 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:59 PM
YES! Steampunk! WOO! Wait--what am I shouting for? I don't have any EPs!
Alright, now forgive me if I end up window shopping, but I just had to ask: that yellow scarf/cravat thing the girl is wearing: was that EP clothing or Sims Store clothing?
Also, on the second floor, that big yellow round awning you have, was that EP/Store CC?
Last question: You know what this reminded me of as SOON as I saw it: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE! *squealing*

SPLENDID work! A total favorite, even if I can't donload it! And your use of colors was genius!
Test Subject
#23 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 2:23 PM Last edited by gomme : 25th Jul 2010 at 2:38 PM.
Ohhh ! I love this !

Thanks so much, and I cannot wait to use this house !
Test Subject
#24 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 2:50 PM
Amazing! do we have to dowload all CC before, or is it included in the pack? Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:01 PM
I usually don't leave a message just hit the thanks button and start downloading, but for this one I had to let you know how original,fabulous and inventive this house is, I can't wait to play with this lot. it looks like such fun..
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