Showing posts with label Elmdale project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elmdale project. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shabby but Charming Home: Download

Residential lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Waterfall Lane 1)

This single-story bungalow with a large deck is located in a picturesque place on the river bank near the waterfall, and is suitable for either a single person or a childless couple. The house is quite small, but it has everything needed for living: a hall; a quite spacious eat-in kitchen with a table for eight persons; a living room with a fireplace, an old TV, a stereo, and a lot of greenery; a small, but cozy bedroom which also functions as a study because it has a computer table; a little bathroom equipped with all the necessities, and a large deck perfect for fun and recreation. There is also a dog house hidden behind the bushes at the side of the house, and an open parking spot in the front yard. The house does not have any guest bedrooms, but there is a folding bed right in the hall, where either the owner(s) or the quests who stay for the night can sleep, if necessary. The rooms are decorated in  darkish, tranquil earthy tones. 
The interior is a bit shabby and old: it has definitely seen better days. The TV is very old-fashioned, the woods and fabrics have darkened and faded, but everything is neat, clean, and fully functioning.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Live&Learn Bookstore: Download

Community lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Broad Street 1)

Live&Learn Bookstore is a perfect place to go if you are looking for any sort of book. It sells classic literature and modern bestsellers, textbooks and encyclopedias, skill books and scientific literature etc. Here you can also purchase maps, chess sets, and even  telescopes - basically, anything you might need for intellectual activities and learning. The store also has a children's book section with some kids posters and various books for young readers.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Flowery Cottage: Download

Residential lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Trade Square 8)

It is a two-storey cottage built and furnished in quite a traditional style with some modern elements mixed in. It can accommodate up to 3 dwellers. Although created specifically for Elmdale, it will fit in most suburban areas. As the cottage is meant for a temperate climate, it features two fireplaces to keep it warm during cold season. It's vibrant red color makes the house stand out against both lush summer greenery and white, snowy winter landscape. The house features a detached garage suitable for two cars, a small, open, modestly decorated front yard, an uncovered front porch and a covered back porch, and quite a large fenced backyard with a hot tub, some lounge chairs, a stereo, a bench, and an outdoor dining area with table for 8 persons, grill and bar, which makes this backyard perfect for both family gatherings and parties with friends.
The entry hall is very small, as well as the half-bath and laundry combo, but the rest of the first floor is occupied by a spacious, open-plan room ideal for socialization. The room is divided into several zones: a small study with a computer and a chess table, a cozy living room with a fireplace and a large plazma TV, and a formal dining room for up to 6 persons. There is also a small breakfast nook for three. The kitchen is separated by two arches, and has enough space for cooking meals and storage.
The second floor has a small hall that functions as a library and recreation room, and is also heated by a fireplace. There are two bedrooms upstairs: one features a double bed and a separate bathroom accessible directly from the bedroom, and another one is equipped with a single bed and is suitable for a child or teen, or maybe even a single adult. There is also another small bathroom on the second floor, accessible from the hall.

Elmdale Project: New Phase

Hello there!
Sorry for the lack of updates.
I'm back and continuing with my Elmdale Project, but there are some changes to it. First of all, I've installed some new EPs and SPs, as well as new Store content, so, you'll need them for my upcoming lots. Also, now I use a very limited collection of CC, which is probably good news for many downloaders. See the list below to check the new requirements for Elmdale lots.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Golden Crown Theatre: Download

Community lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Highland Street 6)

Golden Crown Theatre is a private venue (Showtime lot), combined with the Theatre RH (the one from basegame). The RH is in the basement, and can be accessed from the yard. The Theatre also features a cafeteria where your sims can have a dessert or a drink, socialize,and play or listen to the piano.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Elmdale Railway Station: Download

Community lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Railway Street 6)

Since there is railway running through the town, it needs a railway station. Unfortunately, the trains are only deco, but still, I wanted my station to be realistic and lively, so, I assigned it as hangout lot. It was built specially for Elmdale, and I am not sure that it will look just as good in other towns, but who knows...The thing is that the rail tracs are placed in CAW, and the station overlays them, with platforms built for the tracs to fit in. Anyway, if you want to use it in another town, you can place the railways yourself.
The station is large, but some rooms are marked invisible.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Corner Cottage: Download

Residential lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Railway Street 3)
This is the 1st residential lot I built for this town. It is for a lonely sim, but can easily be converted into a family house, there is enough room for a family with 2-3 kids there.
The house features a small hall, a half-bathroom+laundry, a living-room and a kitchen=dining roomon the 1st floor, a master bedroom and bathroom, a quest bedroom and bathroom, and a hall on the 2nd floor, a backyard with picnick table, grill and bar, and a garage for two cars.
And it has very few user-made CC items, which might be a big advantage for some CC-avoiding simmers.

School & Childcare Centre: Download

Community lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Railway Street 5)

This lot features school RH from Twinbrook, but also has open classes and a lot of outdoor objects for fun, sport and other skills. The functional building is connected to the RH and designed to look like a part of it.
The 1st floor is occupied by a hall and a typical class.
The 2nd floor features an art class where anyone from kids to elders can come and develop their painting/drawing skills.
The 3rd floor functions like a childcare centre. You can find there skill-building objects for toddlers, a lot of toys for toddlers and kids, the kitchen where you can feed them, and the bedroom for the little ones to have a nap. Also, there's a bathroom with potties there.
The school yard is quite large, and has some chess tables, sports objects, a playground with a treehouse, and some benches.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hospital & Medical Labs: Download

Community lot for the town of Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Western Promenade 8)

This lot features the base game Hospital RH (the one from Sunset Valley) with decorative "wrapping" around its first floor, and functional rooms in the basement. The basement can be accessed from the stairs on the bask of the RH, and has labs with University Life objects,so you can send your sims here for some practice and skill building if you plan them to study Medicine and Science at the university.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bloodred Ruby Vampire Lounge: Download

Community lot for the town of  Elmdale
(Address in Elmdale: Riverside Promenade 3)

Though this is called vampire lounge, most its visitors don't even believe that vampires exist. The come here for fun, karaoke, exclusive drinks, specific atmosphere, new impressions and adventures. Surely, they get it all, but in addition, they have a chance to find out that all of those tales about mysterious and fascinating night creatures are, well, not just tales.

Elmdale Project

What is Elmdale Project?
Elmdale Project includes the world of Elmdale itself (check the post below to view and download), and lots for it, sometimes mixed up with sims made specially for this town.
Elmdale has lots of quite odd sizes, as well as specific layout and planning, so, to reach a neat and natural look, you'll need to place lots by address. It may be not really important for some lots (mostly residential), but for community lots, it is vital.

How long will the project last?
I don't really know. Elmdale has many lots, and it may take quite a long time to build them all.

Why not upload the town already with lots?
I won't do it because I use a lot of CC in my lots. I made Elmdale for myself as main world, and gave myself total freedom for CC use, and if the world came with built lots, the downloaders would have to have all my CC collection in their game, except for CAS items.  Even players who are okay with CC, and have a lot of it in their own game,would definitely not like the idea.Uploading lots separately gives more choice and flexibility: you can download all my lots for Elmdale, some of them, or none of them.

Elmdale, New Sims 3 World: Download

Hello again,
Elmdale is finally ready for download!
It is the first world I've finished, and my main gaming world. I've been looking for a medium non-island, non-tropical world that has all types of areas and doesn't require all EPs for a very long time, but didn't manage to find one (well, all but the base game only worlds require at least WA), so, I decided to make one myself. Elmdale is created on a medium-sized map, with distant terrain from Twinbrook, or, to be exact, 3 of them rotated and placed in different positions to surround the town from all sides.
It is a sims 3 world located in a valley of a small river flowing into the sea. The river divides the town into two parts: urban and rural. The urban part includes old town, industrial area, modern district, modern suburb and old suburb. The more rural part across the river has many fields, places for small farms and traditional houses. The town also has a beach area and a pier for houseboats. Many lots on the coast are placed partially in the water, and there are several lots that can function as ports.
The town has a railway that looks like functional (though it is just a deco, of course), many parking places and billboards to make it look more real and alive. The two tiny lots without addresses near the bus stops were made to place busses on them.
I used ini. files from China (WA) to make custom weather for the world, but you don’t need WA for the world to function.
Elmdale is set in temperate climate and is suitable for every season.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Elmdale: Autumn Views

Elmdale is being tested, and will soon be available for download. I was very curious about its autumn look, because I found out that many sims 3 worlds don’t look very natural in autumn, probably because of the textures, and very saturated, tropical colors, so, I tried to pick the textures that would fit any season, and ended up with warm, calm palette. It was also important to choose the trees typical of temperate climate, and fitting the world’s color palette both in summer and autumn.

Here are some pictures of autumn Elmdale:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Elmdale: New Sims 3 World Coming Soon

Hello everybody!

My first world, Elmdale, will soon be available for download. It is an empty world on the medium map, with about 140 lots (quite big, but not as huge as it could’ve been if I made it on the largest map). The world is almost ready; it needs just a few tweaks and a bit of testing.