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Picked upload! Simtopia: Community Set #1 (City Hall and 3 City Squares) - NO CC

by StephSim Posted 13th Oct 2009 at 11:03 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2011 at 5:47 PM by StephSim : Making Clarifications.
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
~*~*~*~Simtopia Community Set #1: City Hall and 3 City Squares~*~*~*~



ABOUT THIS SET:
This is set 1 of 30 Simtopia Community Lots.

This set includes 4 Simtopia lots: Simtopia City Hall and 3 Simtopia City Squares.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Each lot is 3x3 and fits perfectly in the 3x3 squares in the Simtopia Neighborhoods (see link below to download the Simtopia Neighborhood Maps). Also, larger images of each lot are included in the zips.

SIMTOPIA City Hall
This lot includes a Courtroom, a Cafeteria, a Photo I.D. Office, a Motor Vehicles Training Room, 2 Administrative Offices and a Grand Conference Room.
LOT SIZE: 3 x 3
LOT COST: 0 SIMOLEONS (Community Lot)


SIMPTOPIA City Square 1 - Municipal Square
This lot includes a Mayor's Office, a Municipal Dining Hall, a Community Theatre and an Art Museum.
LOT SIZE: 3 x 3
LOT COST: 0 SIMOLEONS (Community Lot)

SIMPTOPIA City Square 2 - Studio Square
This lot includes a Clothing Store, an Artist's Studio Building (dance, music, art), an Office Building and a Restaurant & Bar.
LOT SIZE: 3 x 3
LOT COST: 0 SIMOLEONS (Community Lot)


SIMTOPIA City Square 3 - Skyline Square
This lot includes the Simtopia Skyline Restaurant, a Movie Theatre, a Gaming Zone, a Playground and a Roller Skating Rink.
LOT SIZE: 3 x 3
LOT COST: 0 SIMOLEONS (Community Lot)



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Click on the Related Pages Tab at the top of this page to grab the neighborhood maps and other Simtopia lots! Also, see my Journal for upcoming Simtopia downloads.

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Enjoy the downloads!
~*~StephSim~*~

ALL FOUR LOTS:
Lot Sizes: 3x3
Lot Prices: $0 (Community Lots)

Additional Credits:
Thank you my Beloved David for making the Career Reward objects available for me. You are my rock!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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This is a multi-part download:


To download Set #1 of the Simtopia Community Sets, simply click on the zip file that says "ALL".
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
StephSim09-ALLSimtopiaCommunitySet1.zip 9.64 MB 4,035 13th Oct 2009
StephSim09-SimtopiaCityHall.zip 2.27 MB 1,086 13th Oct 2009
StephSim09-SimtopiaCitySquare1.zip 2.59 MB 962 13th Oct 2009
StephSim09-SimtopiaCitySquare2.zip 2.91 MB 1,015 13th Oct 2009
StephSim09-SimtopiaCitySquare3.zip 3.30 MB 843 13th Oct 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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#2 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 11:32 PM
The scope of this project is breathtaking. Part 1 is amazing in and of itself. In the pictures, the exteriors are so detailed, and the interiors very functional and lovely. I still play Sims2, enjoy it very much, and it makes me happy others continue to create for it.

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Scholar
#3 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 11:49 PM
Wow! This is amazing StephSim! Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#4 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 1:52 AM
I dno't normally download community lots, but - as CatOfEvilGenius said - the scope of this is amazing! And it looks very functional. And the buildings are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of this!!!
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#5 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 2:20 AM Last edited by StephSim : 27th Oct 2009 at 11:20 PM.
Fresh-Prince-
Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate this coming from you since I am a crazy mad fan of your work! I bow to you.

Cat & Max Q -
Thanks Cat and Max!

I remember when Sims 1 ended I was just getting used to the newer EPs and Sims 2 hype overtook the creativity yet to be realized.

This time (especially since I have no real desire to abandon Sims 2 for Sims 3), I want to enjoy The Sims 2...but I need the ULTIMATE neighborhood to play in that has everything...a neighborhood with functional buildings for the Sims to "do" something in while there, yet have the essence of what they are supposed to be.

In all honesty, my passion is with houses...but the lack of enough predecorated community lots gave birth to this project. So, I decided to create this major project as my formal adieu to Sims 2...not that I'm saying Goodbye to it. But this is a massive project y'all (remnants of living in Texas)!

Do enjoy the downloads everyone and let me know how the playing goes.

I did test them, but my computer graphics are not at their best at the moment. I just received my new fans, graphics card and power supply today to go with the new motherboard...So tomorrow the computer will be basically rebuilt and more powerful!

Happy Simming All!

~*~Stephanie~*~

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#6 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 2:53 AM
WOW! Impressive! It must have taken such a long time to do these! Great job!

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Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 2:53 AM
These look nice! I especially like the city hall!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 3:41 AM
This is truly amazing! I am in awe, the attention to detail is outstanding.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful neighbourhood.
Gone Fishin'
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#9 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 7:29 AM Last edited by nixnivis : 14th Oct 2009 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Clarification
Just give me a moment to pick my jaw up... there.

This is amazing! Completely, utterly, incredibly amazing!!! I love it, and so will my Sims. Also, a big THANK YOU for not abandoning TS2 for TS3!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 8:52 AM
Wow, your lots really look amazing! I'm very impressed and look forward to seeing how you'll form this project.

for more of my lots check out my blog: smmishing.wordpress.com/
Instructor
#11 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 9:45 AM
This is simply amazing! Once I get all the stuff packs, I'll be downloading this!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 10:11 AM
Oh WOW ! Amazing lots ! I love them all ! You're truly talented Thanks a ton for sharing
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Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 1:46 PM
sarah*rose
Thanks for the compliment! Well...I guess it did take some time to design the lots. Although I find that when I'm designing lots time goes out the window when I enjoy what I'm doing. In all honesty, I think I spent more time in the planning phase -organizing the types of community lots, residential lots and specialty lots I want to include in this little venture. Of course, the list grew and grew!

psychosim0
I appreciate the positive feedback. Deciding to create a City Hall seemed the perfect inspiration for this project. My favorite room in the City Hall is the Courtroom. I actually found a "scales of justice" yesterday to accent the judges desk. Creating a Custom Content free neighborhood is quite challenging for me, but I've come to realize that simplicity has it's rewards. I am actually using Custom Content as a way to "accent" my lots AFTER they have been uploaded. This forced me to make the Community Lots more functional for the Simmies.

Piper_26
I am glad to share this with the Sims community. Although I must confess the heart of this collection is selfishness. First off, I "needed" to sucessfully complete something in the now that I could control and to express my creativity in a purely tangible way. Second, this "project" was about having all the types of lots I wanted in one neighborhood but have never had (to include everything from "normal" to "imaginary", from "modern" homes to "medieval" castles. Hopefully (a year from now - LOL) when I upload the final lots for this project I will have achieved my goal.

nixnivis
Glad to see you still around as I know that you are busy with your Sci-fi creations elsewhere! WHICH reminds me, I need to add my "Sim Trek" ideas to my Simtopia neighborhood.

Abandon Sims 2...never! I have too much invested in it. I'm actually looking forward to aspects of each set and feeling more inspired everyday to create things of imaginative beauty. Also, it's time I actually broadened my creative style to share my vision for an ideal Sim community that encompasses a bit of everything without me filling my neighborhood with neighborhood objects instead of functional Sim lots.

Take care and thanks again for the compliment.

smmi73
I value your feedback!

smmi73 said:
"I'm very impressed and look forward to seeing how you'll form this project."
So do I! :rofl ...As it all exist perfectly in my head.

101ita
Thanks again 101ita.

The one regret I have about this project is that players "need" all the EPs and Stuff Packs. Originally, I was going to do a Base Game Only Neighborhood...but that can wait as inspiration is what it is and I wanted to finally be able to design in simplicity and enjoy all of these games that I paid for without having to keep separate files and programs permanently installed on my computer. So...get those STUFF Packs when you can...I guessing they are a bit cheaper now that TS3 is out.

Guardgian
Well isn't that the pot talking to the kettle! While I haven't downloaded your "lots" persay, I'm aware of your creations. I love the look of your Sims 3 lot "The Park Along The Way" and the gentle creativity of your "Cheshire Grin" lot. However, I do have quite a few of your objects in my "MTS-Guardigan" folder. Nontheless...Thank you immensely for the shouts!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Scholar
#14 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 8:31 PM
This is very,very good set and I like it.But I expected your Gwrych castle and medieval bulidings.This is also great!Thanks!
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Original Poster
#15 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 1:48 AM
Thanks Pegasus!

Gwrych isn't dead. It just was put on hold until my computer was rebuilt...which it FINALLY is and working beautifully.

I will upload sets #2 and #3 of Simtopia and then work on Gwrych. Since I am uploading Gwrych under StephSim, I need to do a bit of simplifying and make sure I design all the lots myself in completion. It will happen soon. Very soon!

~*~StephSim~*~

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
#16 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 3:36 AM
Hey, Steph!

Wow, you've been busy. I'm glad to see you've found your muse again, I thought you'd left us for good. This is a very pleasant surprise.

It would be redundant to heap accolades on your genius as a lot designer, but these lots are fresh and original. Thanks for this.

Welcome back, sister.

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#17 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 5:59 AM Last edited by StephSim : 27th Oct 2009 at 10:19 PM.
JASON...You are on my to do list for tomorrow. I was actually coming to your site to seek you out. I have been browsing your site looking at your inspirational to do list. Now that I am settling down FINALLY...my creativity is better. It's easier to be when the person you are with is also a Simmer. Bro, I miss you like mad. You'll love the new me...less chatting....more Simming! ---Yeah...right!

Genius...There's that word again. Let's not talk of your creative genuis!

Thanks for the compliment. I'll be visiting your site tomorrow, pending there is no pre-wedding drama tomorrow. I plan to take it easy the day before the nuptials. I actually have "butterflies" for the first time in my life.

Steph

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Wiki Wizard
#18 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 5:17 PM
Woah steph, this stuff is amazing!!! well done on such beautiful work


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Original Poster
#19 Old 1st Dec 2009 at 5:34 AM
Thanks DD!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 5:31 PM
This is absolutely AMAZING! Like others have said, I don't usually download community lots, but this a MUST HAVE!
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Original Poster
#21 Old 22nd Dec 2009 at 5:06 PM
boomer329 - Thanks for the love! Actually, I'm hoping to change the lack of love for community lots with this collection. For me, playing has always been lackluster without a cohesive general community to play in. So, I'm on the road to making Simville community lots a little more fun to play in...well as soon as I iron out a few medieval lot bugs I'm having with my Gwrych project. Do enjoy the lots! More will come soon!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th Dec 2009 at 3:11 AM
this is simply outstanding work and i appreciate you sharing it with all of us!
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Original Poster
#23 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 10:27 PM
aishah2195
Thank you. I hope you (and your Sims) enjoy it!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 3:42 PM
I just discovered these and I am loving them! Thank you so very much. Your stuff never crashes my game and it is always so playable and fun. Thanks again.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 4:43 PM Last edited by StephSim : 3rd Feb 2010 at 10:54 PM.
I'm fussing with the "playability" of my Simtopia Train Depot at this very moment. I couldn't figure out why the waiters/waitresses were no where to be found. Apparently they were amazed at the pile of coal (Maxis ashes) I have in the engine car. So I am searching for an alternative. Then I will upload the Train Depot!

Do enjoy the lots. More to come soon.

~*~Stephanie~*~

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
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