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Picked upload! Welcome To The Arcades - A Resort Style Family Home

by toolowforzeros Posted 3rd Jun 2018 at 11:46 PM - Updated 9th Jun 2018 at 4:43 AM by toolowforzeros
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Hey guys,

I’m coming from a different perspective on this one. I wanted to create a comfortable and charming environment where your Sims could have fun and spend more time outdoors without getting bored. I started with a big pool and then moved on to landscaping; parks, pond, fountains, paths, and driveways. Finally I fitted the structures/buildings around whatever space was left which was a bit challenging but fun.

This is a resort style, modern luxury mansion with all basic needs and a flexible architecture that responds to change. It could be used as a small, medium or large family home. It could also be used as a community lot such as a wellness center/clinic, resort/holiday hotel, etc. All structures are modifiable to suit your style; the choice is yours.

It has two main buildings; the first building in front comprises 3 small houses with different heights linked together by a bridge and functions as a unit with the stargaze tower included.

On the west side is the guest house with an open living, kitchen, and dining areas, 1 bed, full bath with private laundry, study, and 2 balconies (one has a private bar, BBQ, dining and relaxation areas). The built-in bookshelf under the stairs next to the guest house is fully functional.

The middle house is the entertainment area; it features an open plan living, kitchen, and dining areas, a half bath, 2 bars, game and multiple seating areas, study, and 2 balconies (one has a good view to the pool area and its surroundings).

The house on the east has two spacious ensuite bedrooms (one has 2 balconies) with a common laundry room, kitchen, seating areas, study, and a half bath in the shared room downstairs, and both have direct access to the stargaze tower.

The second building (back) which is actually the fourth house also has an entertainment area on the first floor with an open plan living, kitchen, and a separate dining room, study, half bath, game area, multiple seating and relaxation areas.

The master ensuite is on the second floor and features a private stairway and balcony with great view to the pool and its surroundings. It also offers a separate living room, bedroom, and dining areas, office, study, and a shared laundry room. Also on the second floor is another spacious ensuite bedroom with a balcony facing the pool.

The main library is located on the third floor; it has a large balcony with seating, relaxation areas, and a panoramic view of the lot and its surroundings.

The outdoor environment offers 2 poolside parking spaces with private driveways, a large swimming pool (ideal for parties), foot massage, poolside seating, and relaxation areas, 6 small parks for recreational activities, fish pond, outdoor shower next to the gym, artist easel, game and picnic areas. The T-shaped buildings feature 2 kitchens with BBQ, 2 poolside bars, 3 half baths, sauna, hot tub, body massage, open-air gym, fireplace, study, artist room, game area, multiple seating, relaxation, and dining areas.

I added few walls to the T-shaped buildings to preserve an open look and feel of the environment but you could add walls, windows, and/or glass roofs as needed. All breakables upgraded and burglar alarms in designated areas.

Please note: the flat screen TV in the hot tub room (T-shaped building, West) is functional but not useful; it’s just a deco to make it look nice.
As always, all floor plans, builds, pattern, and deco styles by me but you will need Late Night, Showtime, 4Sps, and store contents (deco items) to make it look exactly the same otherwise they will be replaced with standard items. Place anywhere on a flat lot.

If you encounter any issues, please comment or send me a PM.
Hope you enjoy playing it

Store Contents: the store contents are deco items (plants, pictures, furniture) which do not have any impact on the builds or function of the game and could be replaced as needed.

Asymmetrical Plant Frame
Bayside Shelving
Beveled Mirror
Countdown Sconce
Cube of Light
Cyber Creeping Vine
Dionysus Sofa
Eastern Ambiance Ceiling Lamp
Fab Ficus
Forever Living Plant
Futuristic Comfort
Grecian Chair
Haute Hip Panther Sculpture
Inertia Swivel
Infinite Zen Massage Table
Keep Me Clean Outdoor Shower (New)
Leaves of Tears
Lush Bloom Lily Vase
Mother Brassbeard's Birdbath
Murano Retro and Ripe Fruit Bowl
Northern Lights
Piece of Paradise Fan Palms
Pineapple Pottery
Plant Pocket
Potted Orchids Divine
President's Desk
Pure and Tasteful Painting
Sailing Painting by A. Ship
Sharper Sim Foot Massage Chair
Steam-It-Up Sauna
The Right-O Wall Lamp
Theo's Contempo Coffee Table (Updated)
Tropical Fruit Bowl
Tropical Leaves of Repose
Ultramodern Dresser by D. Kyle
Ultramodern End Table by D. Kyle
Wonderfully Woven Hanging Chair

Free Store Contents
Earth Day
New Year's Nectar
Surreal Grilled Cheese Painting
The Sims Celebrations (Updated)

Lot Size: 64x64
Lot Price (furnished): 1,389,747
Lot Price (unfurnished): 607,601

Additional Credits:
MTS Team, Hellfrozeover for her excellent support

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
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.

Late Night Showtime + 4 SPs
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Arcades_.7z 5.56 MB 2,263 3rd Jun 2018
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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#2 Old 5th Jun 2018 at 7:05 AM
Originally Posted by Collector
It will be hard to know where to start in exploring this. So much to look at.


Always a pleasure seeing your comment. Sounds like you are going to have fun exploring it; enjoy
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#3 Old 6th Jun 2018 at 3:20 AM
Originally Posted by Amber Lokisdotter
Oh my gosh, I totally love this house! It's just... wow!

It was interesting and fun building it, glad you love it. Thanks i really appreciate it
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#4 Old 7th Jun 2018 at 8:21 AM
Originally Posted by PuddinPop
This is incredible!!! I am loving how creative you were with the MOO cheat Installed and ready to explore... Thank you

Thank you so much; would love to have a feedback on that. Enjoy
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#5 Old 7th Jun 2018 at 1:47 PM Last edited by toolowforzeros : 8th Jun 2018 at 4:10 PM.
Originally Posted by Hadrian
Hello. First of all, I have been an absolute fan of you Camdice Retreat house since you posted it last year and made it my main family home ever since. But now I just saw this new house and tried it on my PC and my jaws dropped. Um... this is just mind blowing, astounding and perfect work. I could NOT believe how artistic you are designing such luxurious vacation houses but I think if you were a real world home designer, people would scream to buy one of your architectural creations, even the most snobbish celebrities. This is simply wonderful. You have no idea how much this new home totally fits my own taste and how much I'd wish I had such an opulent charming home. I am a terrible builder in Sim games, and I prefer playing custom house in live mode, making my families and watching them evolve. Since last year, your houses have been the best I came by, in my opinion.

I have created an account here on Mod The Sims, in order to say thank you to you for your work and the time you take to share your talent to us Simmers from around the globe. Thank you very kindly.

Wow, didn't know I already went that far; thought I haven't even scratched the middle yet
Jokes aside, I am very pleased, thankful, and appreciative of your time and compliments. Never had such beautiful words with strong motivation in my life. The positive energy that comes from your words means so much to me and will make me build more beautiful and enjoyable homes for the Sims community. I am really glad and truly grateful to have made you and your Sims family happy

I'll drop by to see how your Sims family is getting along with their new home and will also keep you updated on future projects, cheers
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#6 Old 7th Jun 2018 at 5:55 PM
Originally Posted by murfee
This is an amazingly complex build, wow!

Thanks! Beautiful stories on your page. I like "The Omega Point," send me a PM for the next chapter. Enjoy
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#7 Old 9th Jun 2018 at 1:03 AM
Originally Posted by Tony_Prince
It blown my mind awesome work, huge respect

Thanks! I hope your Sims family will find peace of mind in their new home
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#8 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 2:39 AM
Originally Posted by soocoolsim
Amazing. So very creative, I love this. Heading off to download and explore in game. Well done!

Thank you, enjoy
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#9 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 9:04 AM
Originally Posted by Redd Velvett
Freaking awesome

Thank you, I appreciate it
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#10 Old 24th Jun 2018 at 1:56 PM
Originally Posted by sparky1922
I agree with all other comments this is a creative stunning lot and I look forward to my sims exploring it, thank you so much..

You are very welcome
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#11 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 8:03 PM
Originally Posted by Basti_04
What a great great work. How long do you work on this?

Thank you so much! It took me about 5 weeks after subtracting 1 week for my exam (where I did nothing but intense studying). The planning phase was the most challenging and after that you just execute.Time spent varied from 1-3 hours whenever i added something to the build and that was not everyday. Hope that helps. Enjoy