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Sulani

Sulani is a world introduced in The Sims 4: Island Living. It is based on Polynesian islands and culture.

Neighborhoods

Sulani consists of three neighborhoods.

Mua Pel’am
Ohan’ali Town
Lani St. Taz

Lots

There are a total of 11 residential lots and 3 community lots in Sulani.

Families

Kahananui family Journey’s End
§30,000
Mele Kahananui, Alika Kahananui
As the self-appointed “Sulani ambassadors” this enterprising couple, Mele and Alika, have decided to live out their golden years in a dream retreat away from the bustle of Ohan’ali Town.

Ngata family Reef Finery
§20,000
Oliana Ngata, Tane Ngata, Leila Illes
Coming to Sulani for inspiration Leila didn’t expect to fall in love so deeply with the islands. And it wasn’t just the scenery that she fell for, but also for Oliana and her son Tane that welcomed her so easily into their family. The three are now an insparable [sic] ​ ​trio that call Sulani their home enjoying the sand and ocean at their own pace.

Hoapili family Chieftain’s Villa
§22,000
Keala Hoapili, Lia Hauata
Sitting high above the center of Ohan’ali Town, Keala watches over the townsfolk who look to her for guidance. This spirited, young-at-heart grandmother has taken young Lia under her wing to pass on the knowledge and cultural history of Sulani through the generations.

Kealoha household Kin-Ship
§24,000
Makoa Kealoha, Lilliana Kealoha, Nani Kealoha, Duane Talla
The Kealohas are the epitome of Sulani: an industrious, welcoming, and tight-knit young family firmly rooted in island tradition to honor the past while supporting the bright future of their extended-family community.

Palace III 5×5 (Trianon 2013)

After several critics regarding Palace II‘s lack of elegance, and Palace I‘s messy floor plan, too few rooms, non-rectangular rooms and bad interior design, I decided in April 2013 to build a new The Sims model of Trianon Palace from Floresti, Romania, built by Cantacuzino Family in 1910 and abandoned (more details).

I broke my personal record of the most expensive house in The Sims 2. I have playtested it and modified it twice in May and for third time in July, before publishing on my website, to be sure that will be awesome.

 
 

This time I slightly broke away from the design of the real palace, I changed building shape, for enhancing its beautifulness and help the furniture layout, I have put trees all around the pool (the real palace have no tree around fountain), and compared with the 2009 Palace, the building grew 2 squares in width and 1 square in depth, and got 6 extra rooms.

There are now 19 rooms in total: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 HUGE ballroom, 6 additional rooms, 4 hallways. All rooms are connected with double doors to prevent traffic jams, as it is designed for large families of 8 sims.

The sun is now from street side (because the back terrace was anyway in darkness due to roof).

WARNING: I do not recommend this building for normal playing, it is HUGE and inefficient like how beautiful it is, send Sims in bad mood due to time wasted walking around. Also beware of utility bills, they cost about $1200.

Facade and palace floor plans
  
  

Palace interior design
  
  
  

Lot size: 5×5.
Lot facing: South.
House size: 28 x 21 squares.
Floor area: 672 squares (426 lower 246 upper) + 124 squares of terraces  + 128 squares of void.
Pool area: 234 squares (28 x 13) + 6 squares islands.

Basic version made with Nightlife
House price: $506.907 (unfurnished $189.416).
Expansions required: Nightlife only.

Enhanced version (shown in above pictures): added cornices, different paint for disco room (from Apartment Life), guitars, drum kit (from University).
Lot price: $533.989 (unfurnished $189.237).
Expansions required: University, Nightlife, Apartment Life.

The REAL palace I inspired my The Sims 2 palace from

Construction started from 1907, it was abandoned after World War I while still being under construction, windows and interior finishes never done, it was destroyed by 1977 earthquake when 4 of its 5 chimneys collapsed over internal walls, but major destruction occurred after fall of communism in 1989 by local people stealing bricks from internal walls, leaving only exterior marble walls standing. Read more on Palace Trianon Floresti page.

Palatul Cantacuzino Micul Trianon Floresti

The Sims 3 list of worlds & lots

Here is the list of worlds shipped with The Sims 3 base game and expansion packs, as well as worlds downloadable from Store. Click each world name to see list of lots and download Sims3Pack world files. In total there are 23 worlds with 1845 lots.

World image World (expansion) Number
of lots
Street layout Lot sizing Landscape
Worlds shipped with game
Sunset Valley Sunset Valley
(base game)
92 ★★
Twinbrook Twinbrook
(Ambitions)
82 ★★ ★★★ ★★
Bridgeport Bridgeport
(Late Night)
82 ★★
Appaloosa Plains Appaloosa Plains
(Pets)
69 ★★
Starlight Shores Starlight Shores
(Showtime)
73 ★★ ★★
Moonlight Falls Moonlight Falls
(Supernatural)
81 ★★★ ★★
Isla Paradiso Isla Paradiso
(Island Paradise)
118 ★★ ★★★
Sub-worlds shipped with game
Shang Simla Shang Simla
(World Adventures)
47
Champs Les Sims Champs Les Sims
(World Adventures)
58
Al Simhara Al Simhara
(World Adventures)
46
Sims University Sims University
(University Life)
56
Oasis Landing Oasis Landing
(Into the Future)
65
Downloadable worlds
Riverview Riverview 95 ★★ ★★★ ★★
Barnacle Bay Barnacle Bay 93 ★★★ ★★★ ★★
Hidden Springs Hidden Springs 85 ★★ ★★★
Lunar Lakes Lunar Lakes 86 ★★★ ★★★
Lucky Palms Lucky Palms 96 ★★ ★★
Sunlit Tides Sunlit Tides 86 ★★ ★★★
Monte Vista Monte Vista 89 ★★ ★★ ★★
Aurora Skies Aurora Skies 88 ★★★ ★★★ ★★
Dragon Valley Dragon Valley 81 ★★ ★★★
Midnight Hollow Midnight Hollow 92 ★★★ ★★
Roaring Heights Roaring Heights 94 ★★★ ★★ ★★

Credits to sims.wikia.com for world images.

Rating criteria:
Street layout:
 I love urban-like worlds, streets with dense rows of lots on both sides, I hate lots spread around the map.
Lot sizing: I love worlds having many standard lot sizes: 20×20, 20×30, 30×30, 30×40, 40×40, balanced towards smaller lots, I hate odd-sized lots (non-divisible by 10).
Landscape: I love sea and mountains, I hate desert.

Which is YOUR favorite world? And most-hated world?

Excel table – list of houses in each The Sims 3 world

Since I installed The Sims 3 in 2013 I compiled in Excel a table with all lots in every world. Database format: Lot address, Lot size, Lot name, Family name. Considering that I spent some time writing every lot (about 1 hour per world), and NO equivalent database is available on internet, I deserve one dollar for each world!

Buy full Excel file:


Free SAMPLE List of Lots in Sunset Valley only

About Teoalida as The Sims player

The Sims 2 is my favorite game, and I love architecture, I built over 50 houses which I offer for free download on this website. I also built several houses in The Sims 3. Beside playing the game as it was intended, I also practiced urban planning building large cities with apartment-like blocks.

Read here about my other hobbies. I also design real life houses and apartment blocks (architectural design services) in AutoCAD. See http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/.

My story as The Sims player

My journal in Sims began in 2003 when I received original The Sims game from a friend. I did not enjoyed it much.

In 2004 I connected to neighborhood LAN and later to internet and was able to download The Sims 2, but low-specs computer did not allowed me to play it properly. I started playing The Sims 2 in mid-2005 when my dad bought a more powerful video card, and it became my favorite game.

I built several houses in The Sims 2 and played with families in it, the houses were not great in terms of architecture, most of my early houses had a single room for living, dining, kitchen and at upper floor had 2 bedrooms and 3 double beds (because I was playing a family of 6 sims), example L-Shaped House 2008.

But the really impressive were the neighborhoods with decorative apartment blocks, IslaSegundo (2006), Pleasantview (2007), StarlingSprings (2008).

Pleasantview

In 2008 I started designing realistic buildings in AutoCAD and left the gaming world.

In 2009 I started my first website, featuring my portfolio of AutoCAD building designs and articles about housing in various countries, but it also had a page for The Sims 2 houses.

I returned in The Sims 2 in late 2011. In December 2011 I made a poll, to decide the size of my future houses: How big is the family that you usually play? 75% voted for 3-4 sims, rest of votes being for 1-2, 5-6, 7-8 Sims.

In 2012 after discovering live chat widgets for websites I got first major feedback about my houses:

  • Critics about messy floor plans. So I try to make rooms rectangular, for realism and beautifulness.
  • Critics about unrealistic houses with too few rooms. So I kept building houses with 3-4 rooms but not all are used as bedrooms. If you have only 4 Sims, feel free to delete beds and reuse the room for other purposes (example Federal Fortress have 6 rooms!).
  • Critics about lack of diversity. Indeed I had many similar houses in 2012, but today I build a variety of house sizes, from Starter Home 1×1 (67 squares) to Palace Trianon Floresti 5×5 (672 squares), decorated in a variety of styles.
  • Critics about decorative. I admit, I pay attention to architecture and functionality according Sims rules, rather than decorating realistically.

I compiled the following neighborhood using all the The Sims 2 houses built by me (plus few downloaded houses). NO housing lot has been rotated, because rotating them will rotate lighting direction too, and will look really messy.

All Maxis-made neighborhoods of The Sims 2 sucks except Pleasant View. Others have roads too far away and sloped roads. I need a neighborhood with many roads at 5 tiles apart. So I downloaded some from modthesims.info, which again, most sucks. The only somewhat appealing was Mountainside Village and used it for about 1 year until I ran out of space (some houses are multiplied to fill all the space, but I ran out of space in terms of space for certain lot sizes).

  
  

So since 2013 I switched to Lake Crossing downloaded from gethanesims.prismbaby.com, this map is split in 3 quarters by lakes and at this moment I have built only 1 quarter.

If you wonder why there is no Sims population: in this neighborhood I only place my houses to create a nice-looking city, such big city takes several minutes to load which would make playing difficult. So, when I play with Sims families, I use another neighborhood with just few houses.

 

I started playing The Sims 3 in January 2013, but I didn’t enjoyed it like The Sims 2. The growing business forced me to stop playing all games in late 2013.

I played The Sims 4 when Origin allowed us to play for 48 hours for free, and did not believed what piece of shit it is. Reminds me of The Sims 1.

My online business reached an income that allow me to be independent from my family while working less, so I can play games again occasionally. But The Sims 2 did not worked well on Windows 10 so I had to plug in my old desktop with Windows XP every time I wanted to play game. I resumed working at StarlingSprings megacity in 2016 and finished it in 2017 and also built a couple of new houses.

StarlingSprings

In August 2018 I bought an used laptop HP Elitebook 8540w ($250) purposely because it is one of the latest models that offer support for Windows XP and have resolution 1920×1080, this allow me to play The Sims 2 while doing my professional work on my desktop. I copy houses on desktop computer where I take screenshots in 4K resolution (3840×2160), a $600 monitor bought in July 2018.

My past house design were a mess, some having white fence, some brown fence, some hedges all around lot, etc. I started to renovate most important houses built over years to standardize several architectural styles and compile a new neighborhood with all them:

  • Starter homes: black roof tiles (default color), simple walls.
  • Ranch-style: gray roof tiles, walls with siding cover in various colors, white windows.
  • Mansion-style houses: red roof tiles, walls with white bricks or siding, dark or light wood windows.
  • Modern houses: flat roof, walls in various colors, black windows.
  • Special houses: few houses do not follow above standards.

Here are new screenshots of my houses on AutumnBay neighborhood… notice the 4K resolution!

Excel databases

I also love working in Excel, making databases, statistics and data analysis. In 2012 I made an Excel file with list of items in The Sims 2. In 2013 I made an Excel file with list of lots in each world of The Sims 3, I feel this necessary because in The Sims 3 the lots are fixed on map and cannot be edited like in The Sims 2.

In November 2018 I decided to post list of lots directly on website, this doubled/tripled website traffic and made me to create similar table with list of lots for The Sims 1 (december 2018) and The Sims 2 (April 2019) too.

American Home 2×2 E 218

The larger version of American single-story home. Designed in October 2012 for a family of 6 Sims, in American Style: asymmetrical, siding wall cover, front porch and carport. Improved September 2018 changing furniture and removing fences.



Original 2012 version
  

Lot size: 2×2.
Lot facing: East.
House price: $140,850 when built, $140,419 in Ultimate Collection, $28,635 unfurnished.
House size: 16×11.
Floor area: 218 squares + 8 squares of terraces (excluding 8 squares of void).
Pool area: 28 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only (The Sims 2 Deluxe).

American Home 2×2 E 131

Is possible to have a single-story house with driveway and swimming pool, on a 2×2 lot? YES! Designed in August 2012 for a family of 4 Sims, in American Style: asymmetrical, asymmetrical, siding wall covers, front porch and carport. Improved September 2018 changing furniture and removing fences.




Original 2012 version
 

Lot size: 2×2.
Lot facing: East.
House price: $95,068 in base game, $94,949 in ultimate collection, $19,002 unfurnished.
House size: 16×14.
Floor area: 131 squares + 8 squares of terraces (excluding 8 squares staircase void).
Pool area: 28 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only (The Sims 2 Deluxe).

The Sims 4 review

The Sims 4 coverThe Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in North America on September 2, 2014 for Microsoft Windows. A Mac compatible version of the game was made available for digital download on February 17, 2015. The Sims 4 is the first PC game to top all-format charts in two years. The game has received mixed reviews since its release, with the majority of criticism directed towards its lack of content.

Review by Teoalida

When I initially wrote this review, I wrote based on other people reviews, because did not had the change to get the game for free download and make it working. I am NOT going to pay even $1 for such bad game, I wanted to get it for free, play few hours to review it, then delete, because I cannot play it anyway, I have grown up, becoming an adult and a busy businessman so I no longer have time for gaming. I am sorry for all kids who wasted $60 for this piece of shit.

I played it in 2015 when EA offered the game for free play for 48 hours starting from the moment you download it, and improved the review.

The Sims 4 is the WORST game of Sims series, or second worst after the original The Sims game launched in 2000 (it being the first Sims game, is understandable why it was a bad game, but for a 2014 game is simply unacceptable to be so bad).

Electronic Arts made a huge step backwards in October 2014. Lots of features available in The Sims 2 and 3 base games do not exist in The Sims 4 base game.

  • The Sims 4 worlds are small, up to 20 lots, compared with 70-100 lots in The Sims 3. All lots are fixed on screen, a cartoon-style 2D map like in The Sims 1. You cannot rotate camera around the neighborhood. You cannot move houses from one lot to another.
  • The open concept from The Sims 3 is gone. You live in a neighborhood with max 5 playable houses on a background full of houses that you cannot touch. travelling between neighborhoods is possible but bring the loading screen like in The Sims 2.
  • The pools do not exist in base game. Do you notice that 90% of the houses I built in The Sims 2 and 3 have pools? I can’t live in a house without a pool. The pool feature was introduced in a patch launched one month later, but… all worlds launched for The Sims 3 are compatible with base game, so this does mean that possible new worlds that will be provided for The Sims 4 will feature only houses without pool? Horrible!
  • The owned cars or garages do not exist in base game and is unlikely to have them added by any expansion. With such small worlds and limited build mode you have nothing to do with a car. Cars that take sim to work, famous in previous 3 games, also do not exist, the sim simply go in front of house and disappear.
  • Toddler life stage is also removed. Not a big deal in my opinion.
  • Some useful services like firefighters and gardener do not exist in The Sims 4.
  • Workplaces and school are not existent in The Sims 4 as we know them in The Sims 3. It returns to The Sims 1 / 2 style, the sim goes in front of house and disappears, there is not even a car or school bus to take the sim to work, you do not see where it is going.
  • The Sims 4 graphics are not significantly improved compared with The Sims 3, or even worse, the grass and water were well textured in The Sims 3 while in The Sims 4 looks plain.
  • Create a Style from The Sims 3 was also removed. You can no longer apply custom colors to objects, you need to choose from a predefined list of colors as you did in The Sims 2.
  • The Sims 4 do not have a pre-made story.

The Sims 4 build mode was redesigned to allow easier construction of houses, but it prevents you from exploring architecture creativity:

  • You can buy pre-furnished rooms and arrange them to form a floorplan, doors are automatically added between rooms but sometimes in wrong place.
  • You can drag walls to resize the rooms without having to remove items hanged on wall. If the wall you move overlaps with furniture placed in the room, the furniture is automatically removed, but you can undo.
  • The Sims 4 houses can have 4 floors above ground and 2 basement floor (under ground).
  • Each floor can have 3 heights, short, medium, tall, 12, 16, 20 stair steps, 4 steps per horizontal square meaning 9 inch tread. Floor heights are approximately 9, 12, 15 feet, meaning that staircases have 9 inch riser, making them at 45-degree, steeper than in previous games and unrealistic, violating architectural codes from real life. For comparison in The Sims 1 / 2 / 3 the floors had a height of 16 steps with an apparent height of 10 feet, giving a riser of 7.5 inch. Most pre-build houses have medium wall height, making oversized ceiling height in my opinion. Tall walls are required to add cornices under roof, an useless feature in my opinion. You can change wall height anytime, but lowering the height will make tall windows to disappear.
  • The foundation is added automatically when you build the first floor, and you can anytime adjust basement height from 0 to 9 steps, stair length is adjusted automatically.
  • You cannot make houses raised on foundation and garage without foundation on same lot. You cannot have semi-basements integrated in foundation on sloped land, as it was possible in The Sims 2 and 3.

Other facts:

  • The Sims 4 support all 16:9 resolutions up to 2560×1440 (QHD). Good, considering that The Sims 3 lacked FULL HD (1920×1080) support and was running at maximum of 1600… 1600×900 and 1600×1200 (update: figured later that you can edit GraphicRules.sgr to set up custom resolutions, FULL HD and 4K works fine).
  • The life simulation was slightly improved over The Sims 3. This is the only good thing that survived from all The Sims series.

Lot prices in Newcrest

  • 15×20 – $1500
  • 20×30 – $2000
  • 20×40 – $2500
  • 30×30 – $2500
  • 30×40 – $3000
  • 40×50 – $8500

Willow Creek and Oasis Spring have lot prices varying between lots of same size.

The Sims 4 Expansion packs (from Wikipedia)

Get to Work
PC: NA: March 31, 2015; EU: April 2, 2015.
Console: WW: March 20, 2018.

The first expansion pack adds three new playable, active careers: Doctor, Detective and Scientist. Get to Work also gives the opportunity to build your own retail store and start your own retail business. The expansion pack also adds a new neighborhood called Magnolia Promenade, and planet Sixam, an alien home world, as well as playable alien Sims. It also adds two new skills (Baking and Photography), new objects and clothing.

Get Together
PC: NA: December 8, 2015; EU: December 10, 2015.
Console: WW: September 11, 2018.

Get Together is the second expansion pack for The Sims 4, which was announced on August 5, 2015 at Gamescom. The main new feature of this expansion pack is Clubs. The player can create and join Clubs with distinct interests, personalities, and styles where the player can set the rules, define their look, and customize their hangouts. Furthermore, there are brand new activities such as foosball, darts, Don’t Wake The Llama and arcade machine. There are also all new DJ & Dancing skills. This expansion pack features a new world of called Windenburg, with scenic neighborhoods and picturesque landmarks, including the sprawling hedge maze at the Von Haunt Estate, the alluring pools along the bluffs, and the mysterious ancient ruins. Other new features include: emotional texts, natural pool colours, new foods & drinks, barista & DJ NPCs, and new Closet WooHoo & Bush WooHoo.

City Living
PC: NA: November 1, 2016; EU: November 3, 2016.
Console: WW: November 14, 2017.

The third expansion pack features a new city called San Myshuno with four unique neighborhoods. City Living introduces new careers reflective of our time including the returning politician career and two new brand new fields never seen in the franchise: social media and critic. The expansion pack focuses on city life and reintroduces apartments into the city, ranging from fixer-uppers to penthouses. There are many new lots and activities for Sims to explore such the Spice Market, Karaoke Bar, Geek Con with video game competitions, the Spice Festival with curry eating contests and a Romance Festival for love-seeking Sims. Apartments will feature lot traits which can be assigned to any lot. The new lot traits are available via patch to players who do not purchase the expansion.

Cats & Dogs
PC: WW: November 10, 2017.
Console: WW: July 31, 2018.

The fourth expansion pack introduces creation of pets such as cats, dogs, and items catered to Sims’ furry friends (similar to The Sims 2: Pets, The Sims 3: Pets and The Sims: Unleashed). This also allows players to pursue a veterinary career and create their own veterinary practice.

EP05 Seasons
PC: WW: June 22, 2018.
Console: WW: November 13, 2018.

The fifth expansion pack introduces new weather and seasons systems similar to the systems found in The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3: Seasons, which allow Sims to experience winter, spring, summer, and fall. The pack also introduces new outfits as well as a new career, the Botanist.

Get Famous
PC: WW: November 16, 2018.
Console: WW: February 12, 2019.

The sixth expansion pack allows sims to become famous (similar to The Sims: Superstar) through the addition of an acting active career or a social media influencer. A variety of expensive objects are added to create luxury mansions, in the brand new world of Del Sol Valley.

Island Living
PC: WW: June 21, 2019
Console: WW: July 16, 2019

The seventh expansion focuses on sims living in a tropical paradise world called Sulani (in a similar vein to that of The Sims 3: Island Paradise). Other features include the conservationist, diving, fishing and lifeguard careers, playable mermaids, boats and the island locals.[88][89]

The Sims 4 Game packs (from Wikipedia)

Outdoor Retreat
PC: WW: January 13, 2015.
Console: WW: December 4, 2018.

Adds a new world called Granite Falls. Within the new world Sims can vacation outdoors in a national park. This pack also adds a new skill (Herbalism); a new collectable (insects); and several new Sims traits, achievements, aspirations, outfits, objects, and game interactions related to outdoor activities.

Spa Day
PC: WW: July 14, 2015.
Console: WW: April 18, 2019.

Adds a new building type, the spa. This pack also includes a new skill (Wellness) as well as several new outfits, objects and game interactions related to the typical features in a spa like massages, meditation, mud baths, saunas and yoga.

Dine Out
PC: WW: June 7, 2016.
Console: WW: January 8, 2018.

Allows Sims to visit restaurants, as well as build and run their own restaurant. Those that own restaurants can experiment with new foods, employ staff and succeed in cooking. This pack also comes with a variety of items in Create a Sim.

Vampires
PC: WW: January 24, 2017.
Console: WW: November 14, 2017.

Allows Sims to become Vampires with different powers and weaknesses. A new residential world with five lots, Forgotten Hollow, is also introduced. The pack also comes with a new aspiration, new lot traits and numerous CAS and Build mode items that fit the darker Vampire theme.

Parenthood
PC: WW: May 30, 2017.
Console: WW: June 19, 2018.

Allows adult Sims to control and shape their child or teen’s life. New features like cursing, acne, school related projects, and many more. Toddlers, children, and teens can now be rebellious to their parents and other siblings. Parents can treat this new behavior by being strict, or they could be nurturing and hope that good things will come.

Jungle Adventure
PC: WW: February 27, 2018.
Console:WW: December 4, 2018.

Adds a new destination world called Selvadorada. New food, dance moves and music are added. Ancient artifacts and mysterious relics can be excavated and examined.

Strangerville
PC: WW: February 26, 2019.

Adds a new residential world named Strangerville with a mystery to be solved. A new aspiration, build mode items, and CAS items were also included.

The Sims 4 Stuff packs (from Wikipedia)

Luxury Party Stuff
PC: WW: May 19, 2015.
Console: WW: December 5, 2017.

Includes several luxury party outfits and items, including buffet tables and a table-top cheese/chocolate/drinking fountain.

Perfect Patio Stuff
PC: WW: June 16, 2015.
Console: WW: November 17, 2017.

Includes patio furniture, including hot tubs, as well as new outfits.

Cool Kitchen Stuff
PC: WW: August 11, 2015.
Console:WW: December 5, 2017.

Includes kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances, such as an Ice Cream Maker with over 30 different flavors.

Spooky Stuff
PC: WW: September 29, 2015.
Console: WW: October 2, 2018.

Includes Halloween-related costumes, items including spider webs and a pumpkin carving station, and a new spooky-themed party that Sims can throw.

Movie Hangout Stuff
PC: WW: January 12, 2016.
Console: WW: February 19, 2019.

Includes Bohemian-styled clothing, home theaters, and items such as the Popcorn Maker.

Romantic Garden Stuff
PC: WW: February 9, 2016.
Console: WW: February 6, 2018.

Includes garden objects, new outfits, and new gameplay modes.

Kids Room Stuff
PC: WW: June 28, 2016.
Console: WW: June 19, 2018.

Includes items for children’s rooms, including new beds, a puppetry, a new game, and new hair and clothes for children.

Backyard Stuff
PC: WW: July 19, 2016.
Console: WW: May 22, 2018.

Includes items for the backyard such as slip ‘n’ slide and bird feeders, and new hair and clothes.

Vintage Glamour Stuff
PC: WW: December 6, 2016.
Console: WW: November 14, 2017.

Includes vintage style items such as a vanity table, new Old Hollywood inspired clothes and hair and the ability to hire a butler.

Bowling Night Stuff
PC: WW: March 29, 2017.
Console: WW: March 12, 2019.

Includes items such as bowling lanes allowing players to build their own bowling hangout(s) for their Sims to visit. A new five level bowling skill, new themed clothing items, furniture, wallpapers and floorings are also included.

Fitness Stuff
PC: WW: June 20, 2017.
Console: WW: March 12, 2019.

Includes new items such as the rock climbing treadmill, workout videos and earbuds. Also included are more fitness apparel.

Toddler Stuff
PC: WW: August 24, 2017.
Console: WW: May 22, 2018.

Includes new playground equipments for toddlers to use.

Laundry Day Stuff
PC: WW: January 16, 2018.
Console: WW: August 14, 2018.

Includes new home technologies to help your Sim with domestic responsibilities and live an eco-friendly life. Marks of the return of laundry, washing machines and other laundry related items.

My First Pet Stuff.
PC: WW: March 13, 2018.

Includes hamster, rat, pygmy hedgehog, or miniature bubalus as new pets. It is the first stuff pack to require another piece of Downloadable Content in order to use some of the content in it, in this case the Cats and Dogs pack.

Home Alone house 3×3 S 396

Real Home Alone HouseI built in The Sims 2 the house famous in one of my favorite movies: Home Alone 1 & 2, in September 2012, after I got its location and floor plan. A luxury property for families up to 8 sims, decorated including the rear garage and minivan seen in movie, but it resulted a messy floor plan.

Home Alone house address: 671 Lincoln Street, Winnetka, Illinois. A 2-story house plus attic and basement, 4250 square feet, built in 1921.

Most of interior shots were not made in the real house, instead the interior has been rebuilt in a filming studio, featuring a slightly different floor plan, for doing stunts and setting traps easier.

See floorplan of real house, and of movie house.

Home Alone House day Home Alone House facade Home Alone House rear
Home Alone House night Home Alone House first floor plan Home Alone House second floor plan

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: South
House price: $213,496.
House size: 20×12.
Floor area: 396 squares + 40 squares garage + 34 squares terraces.
Pool area: 72 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife only (The Sims 2 Deluxe).

StrangerVille

StrangerVille is a world introduced in The Sims 4: StrangerVille. It resembles a stereotypical rural desert town in the Southwestern United States, mostly inspired by the state of Arizona and Area 51.

Neighborhoods

StrangerVille consists of 2 neighborhoods and one special lot.

StrangerVille Plaza
Shady Acres

Special lot
The ██████ Lab

Lots

There are a total of 9 residential lots, 2 community lots and 1 special lot in StrangerVille. The residential and community lots are completely editable, while the special lot cannot be edited by the player.

Inhabited
Dream Weavers Way, owned by Eclectic Arts
Old Penelope, owned by Cahill
Riverside Grove, owned by Sigworth
StrangerVille Overlook, owned by Roswell

Uninhabited
Carpophagous Corner
Plateau Place
Slip 42

Empty lots
Cliff Side Crest 30×20
Creek Corner Cove 30×20

Community lots
8 Bells – Bar
StrangerVille Information Center – Library

Roaring Heights

Roaring Heights is the eleventh and final world available from The Sims 3 Store; it was released on December 12, 2013 for The Sims 3. It was first announced on November 25, 2013. This world has a rich and lavish look to it, along with an Art Deco and city themes to the whole world. It features brand new locations, features and new characters.

Roaring Heights

Total number of lots: 94
Lots 20×20: 2
Lots 20×30: 16
Lots 30×30: 9
Lots 30×40: 5
Lots 40×40: 17
Lots 40×50: 0
Lots 50×50: 7
Lots 50×60: 0
Lots 60×60: 3
Lots 64×64: 11
Odd-sized lots: 24

List of lots and houses in Roaring Heights world

Took me about 1 hour to compile the below table.
Please do not copy it on other websites without crediting www.teoalida.com/thesims

Lot address Lot size Building name Family name
Mountain side
57 Angler’s Road 64×64 Secluded Fishing Hole (Fishing Spot)
24 Riverside Terrace 64×64 The Cat’s Meow, 3br/7.5ba Dandy
26 Riverside Terrace 40×30 Bridgeview Beach (Beach)
28 Riverside Terrace 30×30 Lavish Luxury, 4br/2.5ba
29 Riverside Terrace 25×25
30 Riverside Terrace 30×30 Embellished Excess, 3br/2.5ba Picard
32 Riverside Terrace 30×30 The Party Pad, 1br/1.5ba Houveir
33 Riverside Terrace 30×30
34 Riverside Terrace 20×20 Affordable Elegance, 1br/1ba
35 Riverside Terrace 40×40 The Round House 3br/4ba Capp
36 Riverside Terrace 64×64
37 Riverside Terrace 50×50 The Riverside Pool (Pool)
22 Sunset Road 50×50
27 Wellness Court 60×60 Avalon Hospital (No Visitors Allowed)
Beach side
25 Beach Drive 60×60
31 Beach Drive 20×30 Beachfront Cafe (Hangout)
32 Beach Drive 30×20 Luminous Bar (Hangout)
34 Beach Drive 30×20 The Waterfront, 4br/2.5ba
36 Beach Drive 30×20 Seaside Gym (Gym)
38 Beach Drive 30×20 The Palm Tree Bar (Hangout)
39 Beach Drive 64×64
40 Beach Drive 42×36 The Matinee Movie Theater (No Visitors Allowed)
41 Beach Drive 50×35 Waterfront Pool (Pool)
42 Beach Drive 30×20 Oceanside Cafe (Hangout)
43 Beach Drive 30×20 Beachfront Residence, 1br/1.5ba Supine
44 Beach Drive 30×20 Community Art Gallery (Art Gallery)
45 Beach Drive 30×20 The Panoramic View, 2br/2.5ba Battista
47 Beach Drive 30×20 The Beach Bum, 2br/3ba Souze
49 Beach Drive 30×20
51 Beach Drive 30×20 The Beginner, 1br/1ba
53 Beach Drive 30×20
55 Beach Drive 30×20
Downtown
41 Collins Street 52×32 Bourdelle’s Bistro (No Visitors Allowed)
45 Collins Street 40×20 Oceanview Park (Small Park)
46 Collins Street 40×40 Deco Groceries (No Visitors Allowed)
48 Collins Street 40×30 Modern Mansion, 3br/6.5ba
50 Garden Lane 50×50 Downtown Community Garden (Visitors Allowed)
40 Hillier Street 64×64
35 Hood Street 20×15 The Inaugural Institute, 1br/1ba
37 Hood Street 40×40 Hidden Secret, 2br/3ba
36 Loewy Lane 60×30 Secluded Manor, 4br/5.5ba Harbucks
38 Loewy Lane 30×30
35 Main Street 40×40 SimCo Synergy Business Buildng (No Visitors Allowed)
37 Main Street 38×40 Main Street Library (Library)
39 Main Street 20×40 Two-in-One, 2br/3.5ba
41 Main Street 40×20
43 Collins Street 30×60 City Condo, 5br/6ba
71 Military Road 60×60 Ocean’s Edge Military Base (No Visitors Allowed)
21 Palm Tree Avenue 40×40
22 Palm Tree Avenue 30×40 The Streamlined Lodge, 3br/2ba Jones
23 Palm Tree Avenue 40×40 Simple Decadence, 4br/4.5ba
24 Palm Tree Avenue 30×30 Striped Manse, 2br/2.5ba LaFontaine
25 Palm Tree Avenue 35×25 Beaming Abode, 2br/4ba Meyers
26 Palm Tree Avenue 20×20
27 Palm Tree Avenue 40×30 Humble Home, 1br/ba Davis
28 Palm Tree Avenue 15×20 Swift Starter, 1br/1ba
29 Palm Tree Avenue 30×60 Overstated Opulence, 2br/2.5ba Simovitch
30 Palm Tree Avenue 30×30 Cozy Comfort, 2br/2.5ba Torrance
32 Palm Tree Avenue 50×50
33 Palm Tree Avenue 40×20 The Pier, 1br/1.5ba
35 Palm Tree Avenue 40×20 The Houseboad, 2br/1.5ba Thebe
37 Palm Tree Avenue 40×20
38 Palm Tree Avenue 20×25 The Frugal Find, 1br/1ba
39 Palm Tree Avenue 40×20 The Stage, 5br/4ba Marks
40 Palm Tree Avenue 40×40 The Garden, 3br/4ba Davis-Welles
52 Pond Road 50×50 Downtown Fishing Park (Fishing Spot)
30 Prosperity Street 64×64 Resting Meadows (Graveyard)
32 Prosperity Street 20×30
33 Prosperity Street 40×64 Gilded Guard Police Station (No Visitors Allowed)
20 Paradise Drive 64×64
49 Rainbow Drive 64×64 Clyde’s Hideout (No Visitors Allowed)
50 Rainbow Drive 30×20
52 Rainbow Drive 50×50
37 Ruhlmann Road 25×25 Downtown Dwelling, 3br/3.5ba Nest
39 Ruhlmann Road 40×40 Dr. Terrible’s Science Building (No Visitors Allowed)
35 Stadium Street 64×64 Sixam Field
37 Stadium Street 40×40 Flawless Expressions Day Spa (No Visitors Allowed)
39 Stadium Street 40×26 Bar-Bell’s Gym (Gym)
42 Stadium Street 64×64 City Hall (No Visitors Allowed)
46 Sunburst Street 40×30
47 Sunburst Street 40×40 Estate Elevated, 2br/2.5ba Davidson
49 Sunburst Street 40×40
50 Sunburst Street 25×25 Stunning Starter, 1br/1ba
51 Sunburst Street 40×40 Purple Palace, 4br/2.5ba Morgan
52 Sunburst Street 30×30 The Little Treasure, 1br/1ba Cassat
53 Sunburst Street 50×50 The Family Fortress, 4br/6ba
54 Sunburst Street 40×40 The Field, 2br/3.5ba Ruth
55 Sunburst Street 40×40 The Citadel, 3br/1.5ba Shear
34 Van Alen Street 40×40 Bee’s Knees Books (No Visitors Allowed)
35 Van Alen Street 64×64 Roaring Heights Plaza (Big Park)
36 Van Alen Street 50×30 Downtown Museum (Art Gallery)
38 Van Alen Street 30×30 Gilded Apartmets, 2br/3ba Astare
40 Van Alen Street 40×40 The Chic Corner, 2br/3ba West
41 Van Alen Street 40×40 The Grand Castle, 5br/5.5ba

Condominium 4 blocks S 136

I planned this condominium using AutoCAD to make it as big as possible while keeping under limit of 2100 wall segments. I made 4 identical blocks with 9 floors, floors 1-7 having 136 squares and 60 wall segments, floor 8 having 88 squares and 44 wall segments, floor 9 having 24 squares and 20 wall segments. total 1936 wall segments. Then I built half-height walls that do not count towards wall limit. Then I build foundation and pool that does count towards wall limit but can be built even after 2100 limit was reached. It took about 5 hours to build in October 2018.




Lot size: 6×5.
Lot facing: South.
Lot price: $502,094, unfurnished $473,684.
Floor area: 4256 squares + 1427 squares balconies (floor 1 is 136 squares, floors 2-7 are 136 squares + 40 squares balconies, floor 8 is 88 squares + 64 squares balconies, floor 9 is 24 squares + 64 squares balconies).
Pool area: 308 squares.
Expansions required: Apartment Life.

Belladonna Cove

Belladonna Cove a pre-made neighborhoods that was added by The Sims 2: Apartment Life expansion pack.

It contains 49 lots, of which 16 community lots, 14 apartment lots, 19 residential lots, and 11 families living in.

Story: From far and wide, Sims have been drawn to beautiful Belladonna Cove! Some are looking for a quiet place to settle down, others to tango with the hustle and bustle of the more exciting districts and a distinct few who have been drawn by rumors of mystical energies. Will they all be able to get along?

Lot
Address
Lot
Size
Lot
Zoning
Lot
Value
Default
Value
Family
Name
Family
Funds
Highland East (antenna)
Finer Fare Market 2×3 Community Lot $123,908
Freya’s Raiments 2×3 Community Lot $167,511
Parkview Condominiums 5×3 Apartment $228,001 $2,313 to $3,201
Tech Center Flats 3×2 Apartment $180,833 $1,966 to $2,222
121 Tech Drive 2×2 For Sale $24,235 $24,235
240 Desmond Drive 3×3 For Sale $24,618 $24,618
Highland West
Audrey Manor 3×3 Apartment $426,239 $1,849 to $4,345
Cornerstore Condominiums 3×4 Apartment $461,856 $2,477 to $6,513 DeBateau $227,933
Tech Terrace 3×3 Apartment $293,221 $2,517 to $2,833 Baldwin $184,522
340 Audrey Avenue 2×2 Occupied $112,437 Rutherford $184,522
400 Audrey Avenue 3×3 For Sale $73,977 $74,424
241 Desmond Drive 3×3 For Sale $97,528 $97,528
Park zone
Central Park East 4×4 Community Lot $60,127
Central Park 4×4 Community Lot $42,258
Central Park Pavilion 3×4 Community Lot $42,582
Central Park West 4×4 Community Lot $99,310
Belladona Cove Art Museum 3×3 Community Lot $180,907
Belladona Cove Public Library 2×2 Community Lot $139,946
Gamesend Grounds 3×3 Community Lot $32,358
Central (antenna)
Center Drip Coffee Shop 2×2 Community Lot $71,766
City Center Lofts 3×2 Apartment $148,076 $904 to $1,900
Despirt Deals Clothing Store 2×3 Community Lot $71,894
Main Street Mobile Homes 5×2 Apartment $112,639 $772 to $1,238 Peterson $14,235
Swift N Thrift Mini Mart 2×2 Community Lot $40,556
108 Bella Park Road 2×2 Occupied $58,295 Green $62,557
189 Geary Avenue 2×3 Empty $6,932 $6,932
245 Main Street 3×2 For Sale $31,308 $31,308
South-East area
Belladona Cove Groceries 2×2 Community Lot $49,023
Cratus Gym 2×4 Community Lot $62,780
Archimedes Arcade 3×2 Community Lot $140,958
Bella’s Belles Townhomes 3×2 Apartment $156,729 $1,737 to $1,833
Ocean View Apartments 3×3 Apartment $168,755 $2,150 to $2,275 Patel $25,976
Seaspray Apartments 5×2 Apartment $317,626 $3,056 to $3,920
Sentinel Apartments 3×2 Apartment $173,954 $1,972 to $2,282 Cho $16,221
Riley $32,785
218 Bay View Drive 3×2 Occupied $87,469 Cordial $114,500
105 Bella Park Road 2×3 For Sale $50,661 $50,661
109 Bella Park Road 2×3 For Sale $32,646 $32,910
South-West area
Bella Park Condominiums 3×3 Apartment $206,985 $1,264 to $2,658 Cleveland $42,768
I N Clothing and Appare 3×3 Community Lot $121,235
Seaside Manor 3×2 Apartment $102,242 $1,621 to $1,688
The Crossroads Apartments 3×3 Apartment $149,821 $2,453 to $2,605
310 Bay View Drive 3×2 Occupied $96,325 Contender $180,272
314 Bay View Drive 3×2 For Sale $29,788 $30,289
318 Bay View Drive 3×2 For Sale $18,649 $18,917
322 Bay View Drive 3×3 For Sale $40,692 $40,786
315 Bella Park Road 3×2 For Sale $19,240 $19,374
319 Bella Park Road 3×2 For Sale $18,627 $18,829
120 Siena Street 2×3 For Sale $19,418 $19,697
Hidden area
Watervista Palace 4×4 For Sale $36,887 $36,887

Lot value: the value shown when you enter lot and click “Lot Information” in top-left corner, this is how I was able to get value for community lots and apartment lots.

Default value: the price shown in neighborhood view when you point mouse cursor on a lot. Available only for residential non-occupied houses. After you enter lot and return to neighborhood view, even without saving lot, the value changes the value shown in “Lot Information”.

The Sims 3 review

The Sims 3 coverThe Sims 3 was announced that it was in development for PlayStation 3 and Wii in November 2006, and later announced for OS X and Microsoft Windows. It was first released on June 2, 2009 simultaneously for OS X and Microsoft Windows – both versions on the same disc. Smartphone versions were also released on June 2, 2009. Console versions were released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS in October 2010 and a month later for the Wii. The Windows Phone version was made available on the Windows Phone Store on October 15, 2010. A Nintendo 3DS version, released on March 27, 2011, was one of its launch titles.

Review by Teoalida

After playing all remaining expansions of The Sims 2 during 2012, I decided to try The Sims 3 in January 2013, so here is my review:

The Sims 3 have a lot of advantages and disadvantages compared with The Sims 2, depending by each person tastes, each one can be better than other one. Personally I think that The Sims 2 is still the best! If The Sims 2 made me to stop playing The Sims 1, this does not happen with The Sims 3.

The Sims 3 returned to The Sims 1 style with neighborhoods (worlds) with fixed lots, it put accent on life simulation and scrap the ability of placing lots anywhere like in The Sims 2 and design a city (sadly, this was my favorite feature of The Sims 2). Joined buildings from one lot to another, such as terraced houses, possible in The Sims 1 but also in The Sims 2 with LotAdjuster tool, are no longer possible in The Sims 3.

The Create-a-World tool offered as separate download is incomplete and hard to use, I only wanted to add more smaller lots in existing neighborhoods!

Fortunately, you can move or copy buildings from one lot to another, even copying small lots on bigger lots, also rotate them.

Time is synchronized in entire town, while you play one family, the computer control all other families. You do not save families, you save all town at once. The lack of control caused numerous complaints around forums (I am confused how the computer control other families, I need to play more to figure this out).

Pros

The Sims 3 graphics are better (however the graphics play only minor role in my rating of games), Sun takes a path on the sky and each object cast shadows that moves around day, instead of sticking on a single direction.

The main problem of The Sims 2, the sun direction saved by lot, was solved in The Sims 3. I can rotate houses within a lot and no longer need to rebuild the if I want to have another side facing to sun. The design flaw from The Sims 2 that whole wall under balconies is in shadow, was solved in The Sims 3, now each roof, balcony, object, etc, cast correct shadows on below walls.

The Sims 3 got massive improvements in decorative functionality (exactly the part which I am NOT interested). All furniture can now be rotated with 45-degrees (in The Sims 2 you could rotate them with a cheat, but some will become nonfunctional, for example you can’t have dining table with seating at 45 degrees), additionally you can hold ALT key and place items out of grid and rotate them freely.

Create a Style is a tool that allow you to customize colors and patterns of each item, you can even edit sofa’s color and make it looking like a brick wall, and edit brick wall and make it looking like fabric. You can easily cheat for example use a cheap paint but color it like an expensive marble wall cover.

Cons

– Cannot make diagonal pools.

– Ceilings are displayed, but cannot paint them.

– Lack of properly-working driveway. The Sim go to street instead of going to the parked car, the car teleport to street, you can park cars anywhere in the lot, even on rooftop! Update: this is because The Sims 3 allow lots to be placed on any routable terrain without being directly connected to roads, and allow rotating lots which would be not possible if driveway was attached to street (cars can teleport in The Sims 2 too, if the driveway is blocked. If the driveway is correctly attached to street, the cars turn in reverse in realistic way).

– Non-realistic land prices, $2 per square. Largest lot in The Sims 3 (64×64) costs $8.192 while largest lot in The Sims 2 (60×50) costs $18.500. Typical houses on 30×30 lots cost $50.000 of which the land is only $1.800. In my opinion, land price shall be at least $10 per squares, so the starter families should start on small lot, then move to a bigger lot only when you can afford building a palace.

– Too big lots and odd-sized lots: I HATE lot sizes in The Sims 3, typical sizes are 20×30, 30×30, 30×40, 40×40, 60×60, but there are also numerous odd-sized lots that put me in doubt how big I should design my houses to be suitable for other players!

Smallest lot is Little Corsican Bistro in Sunset Valley, 16×18 squares, narrowest lot is Four Bridges Park in Riverview, 64×10 squares. I wished to have more small lots and even smaller such as 20×20 or even 10×20. Just look around my website, I have 30+ houses built in The Sims 2 and only 6 of them are bigger than 30×30.

Update: with The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion, or with patches released after the expansion, a World Editor appears in game and we can add additional lots small as 10×10, and with Add Any Lot Size tool we can create custom-sized lots!

The Sims 3 support same resolutions like The Sims 2, the maximum being 1600×1200. Shame, for a game to be launched in June 2009 without support for the FULL HD resolution of 1920×1080 that was adopted in 2008 by TV industry, which will become the standard resolution of high-end computers during following years. It also do not support 1680×1050 and 1920×1200 which are common since 2005. The highest widescreen resolutions supported by The Sims 3 are 1440×900 and 1600×900.

The Sims 3 expansion packs

World Adventures
Release date: NA: November 17, 2009; EU: November 19, 2009; AU: November 20, 2009.
Additions: New traits, items, clothing.
Features: quests, tomb exploration at three new destinations, photography, new build functions including the basement tool, nectar, fireworks, shops, vacation homes.
New vacation worlds: Champs Les Sims (France), Al Simhara (Egypt), Shang Simla (China)
Life State: Mummy.
New Careers: None.

Ambitions
Release date: NA: June 1, 2010; EU: June 3, 2010.
Additions: New careers, skills, traits, and items.
Features: control within work (professions and selected careers), laundry, tattoo system, skill-based self-employment.
New world: Twinbrook.
Life State: Simbot (Robot).
New Careers: Architectural Designer, Education, Firefighter, Ghost Hunter, Medical, Investigator, Stylist, Self-Employed.

Late Night
Release date: NA: October 26, 2010; EU: October 28, 2010.
Additions: New careers, skills, traits, clothes and accessories, furniture, and cars.
Features: bars, night clubs, penthouse suites, hot tubs, subway portholes, elevators, breast and muscle definition sliders, Group, Band, Butler, zodiac signs, new swimming pool design tools, height adjustment for wall objects, fountain tool.
New world: Bridgeport.
Life State: Vampire.
New Careers: Film, Band Member.

Generations
Release date: NA: May 31, 2011; EU: June 2, 2011.
Additions: New playground equipment, mid-life crisis, new interactions, new traits, and new profession.
Features: Pranks, body hair for males, new types of celebrations (i.e. birthday/teen/bachelor parties, weddings, slumber), memories, graduation ceremonies, prom, imaginative play, potions, spiral staircases, water slides, boarding schools, pillow fights, strollers, canes for elders.
Life State: Imaginary Friend.
New Careers: Daycare.

Pets
Release date: NA: October 18, 2011; EU: October 20, 2011.
Two editions: Regular and “Limited Edition”.
Additions: New pets, new animal and sim traits, Create-A-Pet, new lifetime wishes and rewards, new interactions, new items, new venues and community locations, new pet and sim skills.
Features: Controllable animals (cats, dogs, horses) and non-playable creatures (see NPC section), pet contests.
New world: Appaloosa Plains.
Life State: Unicorn.
New Careers: Equestrian.

Showtime
Release date: NA: March 6, 2012; EU: March 8, 2012
Three editions: Regular, “Limited Edition” and “Katy Perry Collector’s Edition”.
Additions: New stage performance careers (singer, acrobat, magician), new objects (pool table, golfing), new sim traits/lifetime wishes; Katy Perry only: downloadable stage venue, fruit-themed clothing, items, and stage props.
Features: Social features, stage decoration, singing, gigs, new ‘Achievement System’, Simport which allows importing and exporting of celebrity Sims.
New world: Starlight Shores.
Life State: Genie.
New Careers: Singer, Acrobat, Magician.

Supernatural
Release date: NA: September 4, 2012; EU: September 6, 2012.
Three editions: Regular, “Limited Edition” and “Origin Decor Edition”.
Additions: New items (alchemy station, rocking chair), new clothing options including wings, new traits.
Features: Supernatural life states including witches, werewolves, fairies, vampires, and zombies; creation of supernatural Sims directly in Create-A-Sim.
New world: Moonlight Falls.
Life State: Vampire, Witch, Werewolf, Zombie, Fairy.
New Careers: Fortune Teller

Seasons
Release date: NA: November 13, 2012; EU: November 15, 2012.
Two editions: Regular and “Limited Edition”.
Additions: New skills (soccer/snowboard), new traits, seasonal celebrations.
Features: Weather, seasons, new outerwear clothing category, new festivals & holidays, swimming in the ocean.
Life State: Alien.
New Careers: Test Subject (Aliens Only).

University Life
Release date: NA: March 5, 2013; EU: March 7, 2013.
Two editions: Regular and “Limited Edition”.
Additions: New skills (Bowling, Science, Photography, Social Networking & Street Arts), new traits, social groups, college sub-neighborhood, a smart phone, a new university world you enter when you enroll, and weather.
New university world: Sims University.
Life State: PlantSim.
New Careers: Art Appraiser, Sports Agent, Video Game Developer.

Island Paradise
Release date: NA: June 25, 2013; EU: June 27, 2013.
Two editions: Regular and “Limited Edition”.
Additions & Features: Houseboats, resort management, island discovery, new modes of transportation on water (e.g. boating, water skiing, windsurfing).
New world: Isla Paradiso.
Life State: Mermaid.
New Careers: Lifeguard, Resort Manager, Scuba Diver.

Into the Future
Release date: NA: October 22, 2013; EU: October 24, 2013.
Two editions: Regular and “Limited Edition”.
Additions & Features: Traveling to the future.
New world: Oasis Landing.
Life State: Plumbot (Robot).
New Careers: Plumbot Dealer, Astronomer, Plumbot Trainer

The Sims 3 Stuff packs

Main article: The Sims 3 Stuff packs
Stuff Packs only include new items e.g. furniture, clothing, hairstyles. They do not add any new functionality to the game. Stuff Packs are compatible with both Windows and OS X as with the main game and expansion packs.

High-End Loft Stuff
Release date: NA: February 2, 2010; EU: February 4, 2010.
High-end furnishings, mainly technology such as televisions, video game consoles, and computers, as well as postmodern designs of bookshelves, tables, and chairs. Three items from The Sims and The Sims 2 were reintroduced to celebrate The Sims 10th Anniversary. Alternatively titled “Design and High-Tech Stuff”.

Fast Lane Stuff
Release date: NA: September 7, 2010; EU: September 9, 2010.
Four all‐new styles of fashions, furnishings, and vehicles: Racing, Intrigue, Rockabilly, and Classic Luxury.

Outdoor Living Stuff
Release date: NA: February 1, 2011; EU: February 3, 2011.
Clothing, furnishings, and items centered on patio activities in two new styles: “Garden Terrace” features elegant wrought-iron pieces, while “Sunset on the Veranda” embraces the warmth of outdoors.

Town Life Stuff
Release date: NA: July 26, 2011; EU: July 28, 2011.
New casual outfits, hairstyles, and items. Features newly redesigned venues such as a school, cafe, and grocery store; as well as new community lots including a gym, park, laundromat, and library.

Master Suite Stuff
Release date: NA: January 24, 2012; EU: January 26, 2012.
Luxurious bedroom and bathroom décor centered on romance and relaxation. New contemporary furnishings and intimate apparel themed for creating romantic master suites.

Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats
Release date: NA: June 5, 2012; EU: June 7, 2012.
New candy-themed décor, items, outfits, hairstyles, and community lots. Features a Simlish version of Katy Perry’s song “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. On July 15, 2013, a Community Manager for EA confirmed that this stuff pack has been retired and is no longer available on Origin. Therefore, EA will not produce any more physical or digital copies of Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats.

Diesel Stuff
Release date: NA: July 10, 2012; EU: July 12, 2012.
New clothing and décor from Diesel.

70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff
Release date: NA: January 22, 2013; EU: January 24, 2013.
Outfits, hairstyles and items modeled on that of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Movie Stuff
Release date: NA: September 10, 2013; EU: September 12, 2013.
Clothing and décor inspired from iconic movie themes and settings.

Apartment block U-shaped

An apartment block intelligently designed to make its external shape as complex is possible, 44 segments of facade, while internal rooms are all rectangular. It feature a very efficient floor plan with two big rooms living and dining 7×6 squares, three bedrooms 4×4 squares, two bathrooms 4×2 an 3×2 squares, each room having 2 doors to other rooms to prevent sims getting stuck.

 

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: North.
Lot price: $425,975, unfurnished $96,863.
Rental price: $2,868
Building size: 26×21.
Apartment sizes: 146 squares plus 8 squares balcony.
Floor area: 660 squares (excluding 29 squares of void).
Pool area: 68 squares.
Expansions required: Apartment Life.

Pyramid house 3×3 W 268

Inspired from Egypt pyramids or Luxor Hotel from Las Vegas, this The Sims house is shaped like a pyramid and feature 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so it can be home for families up to 8 Sims. Made in October 2018, this is the first house designed by me where I decorated interior in stone and bricks, instead of wood and carpet seen in most of my houses. The interior receive daylight via windows even if the windows are not visible from outside, because are under roof.

Day view Night view
First floor Second floor
Dining room Living room

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: West.
House price: $138,048 furnished, $32,843 unfurnished.
House size: 14×17.
Floor area: 268 squares (208 squares first floor, 60 squares second floor, excluding 4 squares void).
Expansions required: none, base game only.

Săvârşin Castle 3×3 S 451

This is a The Sims 2 replica of the castle located in Săvârşin vilage in Romania. Built in 17th century, it was owned by various Hungarian noble families. Rebuilt in current form in 1860, it was purchased by King Michael I of Romania in 1944, confiscated by communists in 1948, then given back to King’s family in 2001. Restoration works were made from 2007 to 2015, changing castle color from yellow to white.

Real castle measure 40 x 18 meters with balcony on south side, and lies in middle of a 6.5 hectare park and do not have any lake, pool or fountain. No floor plan of real castle is available online or any information about number of rooms.

The Sims 2 castle measure 26 x 12 squares but have exactly same number of windows like real palace, and balcony is in north side to prevent shadows, while at south side I added a swimming pool like in most of houses built by me. Front yard measure 8 squares to allow you adding carport if you want.

Designed in September 2018, it have 4 bedrooms for families up to 8 sims, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room with 12 seats, 3 TVs, 2 pianos, 2 desks with computers, 2 empty desks, etc.

Lot size: 3×3.
Lot facing: North.
House price: $371,129, unfurnished $86,912.
House size: 26×12.
Floor area: 451 squares (excluding 29 squares of void).
Pool area: 68 squares.
Expansions required: Nightlife and Apartment Life.

Condominium 5 blocks N 116

I planned this condominium using AutoCAD to make it as big as possible while keeping under limit of 2100 wall segments. I made 5 blocks with 8 floors, each floor having 116 squares and 52 wall segments. 52 x 8 x 5 = 2080 wall segments. Gate uses remained 20 wall segments. Then I built half-height walls, 24 segments per floor x 8 x that do not count towards wall limit, roof terrace with 66 x 5 half-height walls. Then I build foundation tall like one floor and pool that does count towards wall limit but can be built even after 2100 limit was reached. It took about 5 hours to build in September 2018.




Lot size: 6×5.
Lot facing: North.
Lot price: $493,962, unfurnished $470,612.
Floor area: each floor is 116 squares + 32 squares balconies x 8 floors x 5 floors = 5920 squares in total.
Pool area: 272 squares.
Expansions required: Apartment Life.

Del Sol Valley

Del Sol Valley is a world that was introduced in The Sims 4: Get Famous. It is a big suburban area of a city, located near an ocean, and is focused on various celebrity Sims, both new and old. It is based on Los Angeles, especially Hollywood and Hollywood Hills.

Story: A densely populated city brimming with opportunities to make it big! If you can make it in Del Sol Valley you can make it anywhere. From the lavish living in The Pinnacles to the booming nightlife of Starlight Boulevard this world has everything going for it.

Neighborhoods

Del Sol Valley consists of three neighborhoods and one secret lot that can only be accessed through the actor career. Two neighborhoods have three lots each and one has five lots.

Mirage Park
The Pinnacles
Starlight Boulevard

Secret lot
Plumbob Pictures

Lots

There are a total of 6 residential lots and 5 community lots in Del Sol Valley.

Inhabited
Bailey-Moon Manor, owned by Bailey-Moon
Upland Place, owned by Jeong
The Ward Den, owned by Ward

Uninhabited
Chateau Peak
Inner Circle

Empty lots
Vacuous Green 50×40

Community lots
Orchid A Go Go – Lounge
Pectoral Fitness – Gym
Plumbob Pictures Museum – Museum
Studio PBP – Lounge
Ward Park – National park

Midnight Hollow

Midnight Hollow is a world from The Sims 3 Store that was released on September 26, 2013. It was first announced on September 12, 2013. This world is based on sleepy towns from classical monochrome horror movies. The whole town has a dull and darkened color scheme. It features brand new locations, new retail businesses, and new characters.

Midnight Hollow

Total number of lots: 92
Lots 20×20: 6
Lots 20×30: 11
Lots 30×30: 7
Lots 30×40: 0
Lots 40×40: 13
Lots 40×50: 0
Lots 50×50: 9
Lots 50×60: 0
Lots 60×60: 0
Lots 64×64: 7
Odd-sized lots: 39

List of lots and houses in Midnight Hollow world

Took me about 1 hour to compile the below table.
Please do not copy it on other websites without crediting www.teoalida.com/thesims

Lot address Lot size Building name Family name
40 Breach Bend 15×20 Fanciful Resicence, 1br/1ba
41 Breach Bend 20×25 Relevant Residence, 1br/1a Ainsley
42 Breach Bend 20×40 Prim Roost, 2br/1.5ba
43 Breach Bend 20×25 Orderly Quarters , 2br/3.5ba Synapse
44 Breach Bend 30×30 Somber Home, 1br, 2ba Watts
45 Breach Bend 20×30 Old Haunt, 1br/1.5ba Limb
46 Breach Bend 25×35 Conventional Domicile, 2br/2.5ba
47 Breach Bend 20×25 Curious Home, 1br/1ba
48 Breach Bend 25×25 Historic House, 2br/1.5ba Specter
49 Breach Bend 50×50 Traditional Lodging, 3br/3ba Prince
50 Breach Bend 64×64 Demure Habitat, 4br/4ba
51 Breach Bend 40×40
53 Breach Bend 25×50 Moldy Missives Library (Library)
55 Breach Bend 25×25 School of Hard Knocks (No Visitors Allowed)
56 Breach Bend 50×50 Pitch Park (Big Park)
57 Breach Bend 64×64 City Hall (No Visitors Allowed)
58 Breach Bend 30×30 Deserted Hymnasium (Gym)
59 Breach Bend 50×25 Antiquity Art Museum (Art Gallery)
61 Breach Bend 40×40 The Just Us Justice Department (No Visitors Allowed)
63 Breach Bend 20×40 Talentless Theatre (Visitors Allowed)
65 Breach Bend 40×40 (No Visitors Allowed)
67 Breach Bend 30×20 (No Visitors Allowed)
68 Breach Bend 20×30 (No Visitors Allowed)
69 Breach Bend 20×30 (No Visitors Allowed)
70 Breach Bend 40×40 Antique Lodging, 2br/2.5ba
72 Breach Bend 25×50 Strange Lodging, 2br/3ba Vasquez
74 Breach Bend 15×20 fantastic De, 1br/1ba
75 Breach Bend 20×25 Shaded Shack, 1br/2.5ba Hyde
77 Breach Bend 20×25 Typical Shanty, 1br/1ba Poirot
1 Lake View Rd 50×50 Blackish Fish Pond (Fishing Spot)
121 Poffald Place 30×30 Atypical Habitat, 2br/2.5ba Flynn
120 Poffald Place 20×25 Precarious Pub (Visitors Allowed)
122 Poffald Place 30×30 Vintage Sheler, 1br/2ba
123 Poffald Place 20×30 Extraordinary Home, 3br/2.5ba Lau
124 Poffald Place 20×40 Serious Shack, 2br/3ba Winchester
125 Poffald Place 20×40 General Roost, 1 br/1.5ba Bledsoe
1 Rojo Road 20×20 Grave Grocer (Hangout)
2 Rojo Road 40×20 For Lease (Hangout)
3 Rojo Road 40×20 Avant-Garde Gallery (Art Gallery)
4 Rojo Road 25×35 Noble Noshery (No Visitors Allowed)
5 Rojo Road 64×64 Simagon Alley (No Visitors Allowed)
6 Rojo Road 25×35 Darkside Books (Hangout)
7 Rojo Road 20×30 For Rent (Hangout)
8 Rojo Road 35×25 Fanciful Furniture Store (Hangout)
8 Shallow Street 50×25 Ghastly Graveyard (Graveyard)
9 Swallow Street 20×20
10 Swallow Street 50×50
11 Swallow Street 64×64 Sooty Abode, 2br/2ba Yates
12 Swallow Street 25×25
14 Swallow Street 30×20 (No Visitors Allowed)
16 Swallow Street 30×20
15 Swallow Street 30×30 Hazardous Hideaway (No Visitors Allowed)
18 Swallow Street 30×20 Fascinating Facts Observatory (No Visitors Allowed)
19 Swallow Street 50×50
20 Swallow Street 40×40
23 Swallow Street 25×50 Gloomy Garden (Visitors Allowed)
22 Swallow Street 40×40
24 Swallow Street 40×40 St. James Simitarium (No Visitors Allowed)
25 Swallow Street 40×40 Abnormal Habitat, 4br/3.5ba Doe
27 Swallow Street 25×50 Irregular Quarters, 3br/3ba Salas
26 Swallow Street 25×35 Unusual Abode, 1br/1.5ba Nguyen
28 Swallow Street 64×64
29 Swallow Street 64×64
30 Swallow Street 25×50 Weird Shelter, 3br/2.5ba Entrepreneurs
32 Swallow Street 20×30 Bizzare Dwelling, 1b4/1ba
100 Shearin Stroll 40×40 Bizzare Beach (Beach)
102 Shearin Stroll 20×20 Fledgling Fishing Pond (Fishing Spot)
103 Shearin Stroll 20×20 Deviant Shanty, 1br/2ba Pham
104 Shearin Stroll 50×50 Stately Stadium (No Visitors Allowed)
106 Shearin Stroll 20×40 Fast or Fresh (No Visitors Allowed)
107 Shearin Stroll 25×20 Eerie Den, 2br/3ba Wheeler
108 Shearin Stroll 50×25 Proper Shanty, 3br/3ba
109 Shearin Stroll 20×20 Eccentric Abode, 1br/1ba
110 Shearin Stroll 50×50 Grimy Residence, 2br/3ba Ziggfield
111 Shearin Stroll 40×40 Lonely Literary Café (Hangout)
112 Shearin Stroll 40×20 Passe Park (Small Park)
113 Shearin Stroll 40×40 Peculiar Pool (Pool)
80 True Terrace 50×25 Murky Dwelling, 1br/1.5ba Carter
82 True Terrace 25×25 Whimsical Shack, 1br/1ba
84 True Terrace 30×20 Mysterious Domicile, 1br/2ba Stewart
86 True Terrace 20×15
87 True Terrace 25×25 Classic Shelter, 1br/2ba Finley
88 True Terrace 50×50 Common Quarters, 2br/2ba
89 True Terrace 25×25
90 True Terrace 25×50 Peculiar Roost, 4br/1.5ba Sombre
91 True Terrace 20×20
92 True Terrace 30×30
93 True Terrace 30×30 Bubbles N’ Books (No Visitors Allowed)
94 True Terrace 50×50
95 True Terrace 64×64
96 True Terrace 40×40
97 True Terrace 40×40 Somber Beach (Beach)

Realistic apartment block 3×2

A The Sims 2 apartment block designed to be realistic, floor plan inspired from a block type common across many Asian cities. Two-storey, 3 bedroom apartments per floor, with bedrooms accessible via hallway. Made in April 2013 shortly before leaving gaming world thus remained not published… published it on website in 2018.

 
 
 

Lot size: 3×2.
Lot facing: South.
Lot price: $308,264.
Building size: 26×12 (excluding balconies).
Apartment sizes: 107 squares plus 8 squares of balcony.
Rental fees: $2,230-2,344.
Expansion needed: Apartment Life only.

Dragon Valley

Dragon Valley is a The Sims 3 Store world that was released on May 30, 2013. It was first announced at the Live Broadcast on April 16, 2013. The theme of this world is medieval and fantasy. It features brand new locations, features, as well as new characters.

Dragon Valley

Total number of lots: 81
Lots 20×20: 7
Lots 20×30: 10
Lots 30×30: 29
Lots 30×40: 8
Lots 40×40: 9
Lots 40×50: 0
Lots 50×50: 2
Lots 50×60: 0
Lots 60×60: 1
Lots 64×64: 7
Odd-sized lots: 8

List of lots and houses in Dragon Valley world

Took me about 1 hour to compile the below table.
Please do not copy it on other websites without crediting www.teoalida.com/thesims

Lot address Lot size Building name Family name
Downtown
60 Abbey Alley 20×20
53 Ardmore Avenue 50×50 Sláinte chugat Harmony Hospital (No Visitors Allowed)
55 Ardmore Avenue 30×40 City Hall (No Visitors Allowed)
57 Ardmore Avenue 40×30 Tome Traders (No Visitors Allowed)
59 Ardmore Avenue 20×20 Miser McCann’s Restaurant (No Visitors Allowed)
61 Ardmore Avenue 40×40 Home for the Gentry – 3Br, 2.5Ba O’Reilly
45 Brea Bend 30×30 Thatched Cottage – 1br, 1Ba Walsh
81 Claddagh Court 30×30 Humble Home – 1Br, 1.5Ba
81 Claddagh Court 64×64
82 Claddagh Court 30×30 Limmerick House – 1Br, 1.5Ba Finnigan
83 Claddagh Court 30×40 Playful Park (Big Park)
84 Claddagh Court 30×30 City Cairn Memorial Lot (Graveyard)
86 Deidre Drive 30×20
87 Deidre Drive 20×30 Simple Shack – 2Br, 1.5Ba
40 Elm Grove 30×30 Mith, Legend, Lore, and Fact Facility (No Visitors Allowed)
41 Elm Grove 30×30 Prctice Pit Gymnasium (Gym)
42 Elm Grove 30×30 Heart and History Art Galery (Art Gallery)
43 Elm Grove 30×30 Freedom Books (Library)
44 Elm Grove 30×30 Garda Police and Military (No Visitors Allowed)
46 Elm Grove 30×40 Like Minded Individuals, inc. (No Visitors Allowed)
50 Elm Grove 30×30 The Local Grocer (No Visitors Allowed)
51 Elm Grove 25×40 Community Garden (Small Park)
1 Mithrilen Manor 40×40 Secure Stronghold – 2Br, 2Ba Mithrilen
2 Mithrilen Manor 30×30 (No Visitors Allowed)
3 Mithrilen Manor 40×40 Carrybeg – 2Br, 1.5Ba
9 Mithrilen Manor 20×30
56 Morrigan Mews 30×30
71 Shillelagh Street 20×30
72 Shillelagh Street 30×30 McCafferty’s Pub (Visitors Allowed)
73 Shillelagh Street 20×30 Dormer House – 3Br, 3Ba
74 Shillelagh Street 30×30 Small Steady Home – 1Br, 1.5Ba Murphy
75 Shillelagh Street 30×30 Defended Domicile – 2Br, 1.5Ba Sackholme
76 Shillelagh Street 30×30 Solidly Built Home – 2Br. 2Ba MacAnna
77 Shillelagh Street 30×40 The Cottage – 1Br, 1.5Ba MacGrath
78 Shillelagh Street 30×20 Very Comfortable House – 2Br, 1Ba
80 Shillelagh Street 30×30
Downtown extension
38 Aibell Avenue 64×64
52 Brighid Bend 20×40 Meek Manor – 1Br, 1Ba
54 Brighid Bend 30×30 Glenbeg – 1Br, 1.5Ba Kelly
88 Deidre Drive 40×40
4 Mithrilen Manor 30×20
5 Mithrilen Manor 30×30 Glen House – 2Br, 2Ba
6 Mithrilen Manor 60×30 The Orphanage – 6Br, 4.5Ba
7 Mithrilen Manor 60×60 Feudal Fishing Spot (Fishing Spot)
8 Mithrilen Manor 20×30
South area
58 Balor Bend 30×40 Wisteria House – 2Br, 2.5Ba Eames
63 Oak Grove 25×25 Rusti Home – 1Br, 1Ba
64 Oak Grove 64×64
66 Oak Grove 30×30
68 Oak Grove 40×20 Cladach Beach (Beach)
70 Oak Grove 20×20 Vantage Point – 1Br, 1Ba Grey
West area
35 Aibell Avenue 30×30
37 Aibell Avenue 20×30 Landing Place – 1Br, 1Ba McCann
90 Dagda Drive 30×30 Humble House – 1Br, 1Ba Ordhen
91 Dagda Drive 50×25 Cozy Cottage – 1Br, 1.5Ba
92 Dagda Drive 50×40 Sun Home – 2r, 2Ba Delaney
32 Lugh Lane 64×64
33 Lugh Lane 40×40 Carrigbeg – 2Br, 1Ba Cromos
34 Lugh Lane 40×40 Sweet Shelter – 1Br, 1Ba Burb
North area
47 Aine Avenue 40×40
49 Aine Avenue 64×64 Tourney Tent of Novices (No Visitors Allowed)
85 Deidre Drive 30×40 The Gables – 2Br, 2.5Ba O’Shea
100 O’Connell Heights 64×64 The Big House – 3Br, 3.5Ba O’Connell
101 O’Connell Heights 64×64 Drake School o Life and Learning (No Visitors Allowed)
East area
40 Clan Road 30×20 Crios Pond (Fishing Spot)
10 Clover Drive 50×50 Ubiquiitous Unity Day Spa (No Visitors Allowed)
11 Clover Drive 30×30 Swimmer’s Safety Practice Pool (Pool)
13 Clover Drive 30×30 World’s Theatre (No Visitors Allowed)
14 Clover Drive 20×20
15 Clover Drive 20×20 Sturdy Home – 2Br, 1.5Ba Flanagan
16 Clover Drive 25×25
17 Clover Drive 30×30
19 Clover Drive 30×40
20 Clover Drive 40×40
21 Clover Drive 20×20 Cozy and Content – 1Br, 1Ba
23 Clover Drive 30×30 Dragon Tavern (No Visitors Allowed)
24 Clover Drive 30×30 Hefry Home – 3Br, 1.5Ba Dolan
25 Clover Drive 30×30 Mol Beach (Beach)
26 Clover Drive 30×30 Dara Cotage – 1Br, 1.5Ba Hooley
28 Clover Drive 40×40 Mithrilen’s Madmen Hideaway (No Visitors Allowed)
30 Clover Drive 20×20 Loch House – 1Br, 1.5Ba Lochlan

Desiderata Valley

Desiderata Valley a pre-made neighborhoods that was added by The Sims 2: FreeTime expansion pack.

It contains 23 lots, of which 7 community lots, 16 residential lots, and 6 families living in.

Story: Serenely nestled in the hills, Desiderata Valley is a place of dreams, hopes and aspirations. Many have found the quiet hills a wonderful place to relax and pursue their favorite pastimes. Who knows what destiny has in store for the Sims of Desiderata Valley?

Lot
Address
Lot
Size
Lot
Zoning
Lot
Value
Default
Value
Family
Name
Family
Funds
Copur Kitchen Cook-Off 2×2 Community Lot $72,846
Greaves Greener Gardens 5×4 Community Lot $70,201
Gustav’s Grocery 4×4 Community Lot $95,253
Kiddle Care Castle 3×3 Community Lot $72,785
Mostly Modern Art Museum 3×2 Community Lot $75,528
Spark! Sports Park 5×3 Community Lot $75,650
The Flippery Frock 2×3 Community Lot $89,208
244 Hillside Pass Road 2×2 For Sale $17,882 $17,882
348 Hillside Pass Road 3×3 For Sale $4,800 $4,800
290 Hobby Drive 4×4 For Sale $19,965 $19,965
153 Main Street 2×2 Occupied $50,813 Mole $54,151
196 Main Street 3×2 For Sale $17,704 $17,704
250 Main Street 4×4 Occupied $126,775 Aspir $132,190
1042 East Dreaming Drive 2×3 For Sale $16,937 $16,937
1026 West Dreaming Drive 3×3 Occupied $60,948 Contrary $61,540
1097 West Dreaming Drive 2×3 For Sale $18,909 $18,909
1050 East Leisure Lane 4×4 Occupied $91,374 Bell $94,653
1055 East Leisure Lane 3×3 Occupied $71,377 Joque $73,039
1051 West Leisure Lane 3×2 For Sale $18,578 $18,578
1080 West Leisure Lane 3×3 Occupied $80,547 Una $84,702
111 East Pleasure Path 4×4 For Sale $19,487 $19,487
175 East Pleasure Path 3×4 For Sale $19,630 $19,630
189 West Pleasure Path 4×3 For Sale $19,993 $19,993

Lot value: the value shown when you enter lot and click “Lot Information” in top-left corner, this is how I was able to get value for community lots and apartment lots.

Default value: the price shown in neighborhood view when you point mouse cursor on a lot. Available only for residential non-occupied houses. After you enter lot and return to neighborhood view, even without saving lot, the value changes the value shown in “Lot Information”.

The Sims 2 review

The Sims 2 coverAfter playing The Sims 1 around 2003-2005 and never enjoying it like other games such as racing and strategy, I got The Sims 2 in 2005, and it became instantly my favorite game.

The Sims 2 was launched on September 14, 2004. A port to Mac OS X was released on June 17, 2005. Eight expansion packs and nine stuff packs were subsequently released.

The Sims 2 has turned The Sims series into 3D graphics engine. Sims have life goals, wants and fears, the fulfillment of which can produce both positive or negative outcomes.

A lot of things have been improved compared with original The Sims. Most importantly, The Sims 2 introduced ability to edit neighborhoods. You can place lots anywhere, move, rotate, copy them, transpose them from one neighborhood to another, even with families living on them (not recommended to move families from one neighborhood to another).

Due to above reason, size of lots in The Sims 2 is a multiply of 10 of the size shown in neighborhood view. Base game allow you to place lots from 3×2 to 5×5, while Nightlife and newer expansion packs add more sizes including 3×1, 2×2 and 6×5. With third-party tools such as Mootilda Lot Adjuster you can obtain any lot size from 1×1, 1×5 to 6×5 even in base game. More details: lot sizes and prices.

The Sims 2 base game comes with 3 pre-made neighborhoods, with all expansion installed will be 6 pre-made neighborhoods, plus 8 pre-made sub-neighborhoods which can be linked to each neighborhood and visited (3 university campuses, 1 downtown, 1 shopping district, 3 vacation destinations). Total 14 pre-made neighborhoods with 350 lots. Additional 5 hidden neighborhoods do exist in game files and are used to generate NPC, they cannot be played. More details: The Sims 2 neighborhoods.

Players can make custom neighborhoods using .sc4 terrains, base game provide 12 terrain templates and with expansion packs makes a total of 24. Players can make custom terrain templates with another game: SimCity 4.

The Sims 2 houses can be built more compact and realistic than The Sims 1 houses where only 1 Sim can sit in any square, I always had traffic jams between kitchen and dining, to eat 4 people was necessary a 2×2 table. In The Sims 2 a 1×1 table can sustain 4 chairs.

The Sims 2 introduced weekdays, with children going to school from Monday to Friday while adult jobs work hours and work days vary from job to job.

The Sims 2 architectural features were improved greatly. Under default settings the houses can have up to 5 floors. This can be foundation + 3 floors + roof or terrace. You can eliminate the foundation, or built a semi-underground basement floor inside foundation. There is a TRICK that allow building 6 levels: put a dormer on the highest level, but this will not allow anymore stepped roofs taller than one floor.

Roofs can be built automatically or manually, allow you to make a mix of hipped and gabled roofs. Base game roof pitch is always 45 degrees to allow attic usage, which cause very tall roofs in case of squarish single-storey houses (reason for which personally I choose to build houses L-shaped, U-shaped, etc, to make roof not too tall). Nightlife and newer expansion packs add a cheat roofslopeangle 15-75 (degrees).

A cheat was introduced by University and Open for Business expansion packs: press Ctrl+Shift+C when you are in Neighborhood (NOT in a lot), type sethighestallowedlevel 16 (or any number up to 255), then open any lot and you can built more levels. If the height limit was reached, just put a dormer to unlock the limit. Do not try to build more than 16 floors, the game will crash.

Swimming pools in The Sims base game can have only 4 sides, Nightlife or newer expansion packs allow you to build non-rectangular pools such as L-shaped or with diagonal sides.

The Sims 2 introduced aging and genetics (aging can be disabled using cheat aging -off):

Babies cannot be created via Create a Sim, they can be made by doing WooHoo in bed (Sims definition of sex). After 72 hours of pregnancy, a baby is born. Babies can be also adopted if a Sim call adoption service, they never call you like in The Sims 1. Babies do appear in Sims list, but cannot be selected or controlled directly, but only by another sim, teen or older.

Toddler last 4 days, they can be controlled and move around house but depends by other sims, teen or older, to be feed up, change diapers, put them in and out their cribs, climbing stairs, etc.

Child last 8 days, they go to school from 9 AM to 3 PM and can be taken away by social worker in case of falling grades or low hunger motive, as they cannot prepare food, but only have a snack.

Teen last 15 days, but can be aged earlier if they go to university. Teenagers continue to go to school, but from 9 AM to 1 PM, and can be taken away by social worker in case of falling grades but not in case of hunger. Teenagers can also have a part-time job, drive cars, cook food and other adult abilities, except getting married and WooHoo.

Young adult is an optional life stage that happens if a Teen sim is sent to college, otherwise they turn into adult. Young adult last the full duration of college, which under normal circumstances is 8 semesters of 72 hours each.

Adult last 29 years. Adults can have a full-time job, same abilities like teens, plus ability to marry and WooHoo (having sex).

Elder is the final life stage, when adults age to elder they will be 54 days old regardless of how much they actually lived. Elder last 10 days + a random number from 1 of 10, plus a number of days based on their aspiration at the moment they aged, +10, +7, +3, 0, -2 days. Elder female Sims cannot get pregnant, but Elder male Sims can still impregnate adult female Sims. Adults who have jobs when they become elders can keep those jobs, or they can retire and receive a pension, which is per week half of weekly salary of the job he or she retired from, and the Sim will receive one-seventh of that each day. A retired Sim can have a part-time job like teenagers, in parallel with pension.

Some critics by me

  • Starter families gets $20.000 regardless of number of Sims. Is this correct?
  • Land prices are too cheap. A starter family can afford even the largest lot (5×6 which is $18,500). In my opinion, starter families should buy only small housing lots and move to large housing lots only when they get enough rich to build palaces. I am not against large lots, but look at the houses made by me, showing the potential of small lots. $100,000+ houses on 2×2 lots that cost only $1,600. Also even the cheapest, basic furniture for a fully furnished house is approximately the value of empty house. In real life, no house is cheaper than its furniture.
  • Another thing that I do not like is that the sun in neighborhood view is in opposite direction of the sun in lot view. The sun direction is defined based on the original lot orientation when it was placed, rotating lots will make neighborhood view to have shadows in multiple directions. I personally build playable houses with various lot orientations to have most beautiful facade and pool on sunny side, while buildings designed purely for neighborhood decoration to have most beautiful facade on the dark side in lot to be sunny side in neighborhood.

The Sims 2 expansion packs

University
Release date: Windows: NA: March 1, 2005, EU: March 2, 2005, Mac OS X: ?.
Add ability to go to college, Young Adult age group, Influence system.
New sub-neighborhoods: La Fiesta Tech, Sim State University, Académie Le Tour
New careers: Natural Scientist, Paranormal, Show Business, Artist

Nightlife
Release date: NA: September 13, 2005, EU: September 13, 2005, Mac OS X: ?.
Add ability to own cars, and sub-neighborhood Downtown.

Open for Business
Release date: Windows: NA: March 2, 2006, EU: March 2, 2006, Mac OS X: September 4, 2006.
Add ability to set up home businesses.
New pre-made neighborhood: Bluewater Village.

Pets
Release date: Windows: NA: October 17, 2006, EU: October 20, 2006, Mac OS X: November 6, 2006.
Sims can now own pets.
New careers for pets: Security, Showbiz, Service.

Seasons
Release date: Windows: NA: March 1, 2007, EU: March 2, 2007, Mac OS X: June 11, 2007.
Add seasons and weather, fishing and gardening.
New pre-made neighborhood: Riverblossom Hills.
New careers: Education, Gamer, Journalism, Law, Music.

Bon Voyage
Release date: Windows: NA: September 4, 2007, EU: September 7, 2007, Mac OS X: December 17, 2007.
Allow sims to go in vacation.
3 pre-made sub-neighborhoods: Twikkii Island, Three Lakes, Takemizu Village.

FreeTime
Release date: Windows: NA: February 26, 2008, EU: February 22, 2008.
Add ability to keep hobbies, lifetime aspiration system, new talent badges.
New pre-made neighborhood: Desiderata Valley.
New careers: Oceanography, Intelligence, Entertainment, Dance, Architecture

Apartment Life
Release date: Windows: NA: August 27, 2008, EU: August 29, 2008.
Allow you to build apartments and put up to 4 families on same lot.
Add witchcraft system.
New pre-made neighborhood: Belladonna Cove.
Characters: Witches, Warlocks.

The Sims 2 stuff packs

Holiday Party Pack
Release date: Windows: NA: November 17, 2005
Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year themed stuff, plus new NPCs: Santa Claus, Father Time, and Baby New Year

Family Fun Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: April 13, 2006, Mac OS X: April 30, 2007
Family-oriented Fairy tale, outer space and nautical themed items mainly for children’s bedrooms

Glamour Life Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: August 31, 2006, Mac OS X: June 1, 2007
Luxury, couture and glamour themed objects, floors and walls

Happy Holiday Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: November 7, 2006, Mac OS X: September 4, 2007
All items from Holiday Party Pack plus added Asian and European holiday themed stuff

Celebration! Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: April 3, 2007.
Wedding themed hairstyles, fashions and accessories, furniture, and other party enhancers

H&M Fashion Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: June 5, 2007
Fashion collections from H&M and H&M branded build objects

Teen Style Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: November 5, 2007
Goth, Thrasher and Socialite themed stuff for teenagers’ bedrooms, teenage haircuts and new teenage clothes

Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
Release date: Windows: NA: April 15, 2008
Kitchen and bathroom objects, floors, walls and clothing items

IKEA Home Stuff
Released on Windows: NA: June 24, 2008
Fashionable furniture, floors and walls from the styles of IKEA

Mansion & Garden Stuff
Released on: Windows: NA: November 17, 2008
Items featuring three new decorative themes (Moroccan, Art Deco and Second Empire)

The Sims 2 custom content requirements

You can package lots in game and give them to friends or post them online to be downloaded and installed on other computers if they contains all expansion packs that were installed on the computer where the house was built, regardless they contains items from them or not, they also require stuff packs if they contains items from them. An exception is for University expansion pack, which is technically a stuff pack, and Mansion and Garden stuff pack, which is technically an expansion pack.