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The Family Mansion *Update: Sunken lot Tip!*

by xNikki Posted 13th May 2011 at 11:20 PM - Updated 20th May 2011 at 5:52 PM by nikkicornelisse
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
*Update: Sunken lot TIP* 20th of May
Use this cheat if you're lot is sunken. Somehow it isn't sunken in my game, so I don't know how to fix it..

SetImportedTerrainOffset (value) - The value can be a positive or negative number, and can contain a decimal.


Hi there everybody!

A while ago I got a PM from a guy named Alex. He asked me to build a house for his family. But not just a 'house'. No, a huge mansion
with everything his family needs. Well, I must say, it wasn't easy to build a house like this. I needed to adjust his wishlist to my buildingskills
and finally I got this result. The Family Mansion.

This house is the first version of Alex his request. I changed little things in this house to even make it fit better with his request. His house originally is a 64x64 lot
and has a huge basement with all EP's stuff. I didn't use that out in this house I'm uploading now.

The Family Mansion has three floors. On the first floor is a HUGE hall (with modern chandeliers ). If you walk through the huge door you enter the huge livingroom to your right.
Trust me, everything is huge in this house. Next to the huge livingroom is a diningarea. Next to that you can find a kitchen. There's also a half-bathroom.
On the left side of the first floor is a hometheater. (Whoa, luxury!) There's also a library and even a room were you can put things from France, Egypt or China.

When you get back to the hall you can choose one of the two staircases to go upstairs. On the second floor of the house are four bedrooms and.. I believe 5 bathrooms.
You're probably like: "FIVE!? What the heck do you need five bathrooms for?" Well, let me tell you. When you live big, you live big.
Every room has his own bathroom. Now, I can tell you that two of those bathrooms are nothing more than a sink and a toilet, but to have that en-suite is kinda luxury too, right?
There are two big bedrooms and two small bedrooms. In the middle of the second floor is also a main bathroom. This one has a little room in it which we call the laundry room.

On the third and last floor is a bedroom and a bathroom. Alex requested this as the butler's room, but you can also use this as a hobbyroom or even a second hometheater.
Anything you wish for.

Outside is a HUGE (seriously, it's huge) garden. I had so much space left that I decided to go green and planted some wonderful flowers and trees around the house.
Ofcourse, I left some space for some kidstoys, a nice pool and an eating/relax place! At the front of the house you can find a garage with two parkingspaces.

Information about the house:
- The house is build on a 50x50 lot.
- The price unfurnished is 157.344.
- The price furnished is 321.973
- The EP's required are WA, AM and LN.

There is NO CC in the house. Yay!

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: 321.973

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Alex for requesting this house!
Tags: #mansion, #family, #big, #huge, #pool

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night
Built with Game Version: 6.2.4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Family Mansion by NikkiCornelisse.rar 2.21 MB 2,739 16th May 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th May 2011 at 11:42 PM
Thank you! You don't usually find these types of houses without a huge CC list. Thanks again!
Test Subject
#3 Old 14th May 2011 at 2:35 AM
Very beautiful house..
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th May 2011 at 6:33 AM
WOW! Gorgeous!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th May 2011 at 5:06 PM Last edited by AmberIndia : 15th May 2011 at 3:54 AM.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I guess it will fit my plan! Kudos for not using CC. In Bridgeport the house/lot becomes uneven, even after flattening the lot before adding this house. Which neighborhood does this work best?
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th May 2011 at 2:40 PM
It's so beautiful. Thank you for not using custom content.
#7 Old 16th May 2011 at 6:34 AM
Yeah I loved the house and downloaded it into my game, and for some reason it's built like it's in a ditch... I'm using the Sunset Valley world, and put my 50x50 lot on a flat surface..... but my sims can't get out once I moved them. So I had to take it out my game. Just wanted to let you know that this doesn't work for that world. I tried placing this house in several locations just to let you know.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th May 2011 at 9:40 AM
Ow, I see. Problems with the lot.

I've had this before once I made something. Err, I'll try something to fix it and upload the new file!

"And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears and love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears." ~ Mumford & Sons
Forum Resident
#9 Old 16th May 2011 at 1:46 PM
This house looks really great and I love that it doesn't contain any CC at all. Quality work!

I don't know if this belongs here but players can also fix the sunken lot problem on their own by using the cheat: SetImportedTerrainOffset (value) - The value can be a positive or negative number, and can contain a decimal.

I'm curious how you fixed it yourself, nikkicornelisse? Anyhow, I hope my comment is not inappropriate.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 16th May 2011 at 3:43 PM
Hi Nonamena,

I didn't know that! Thanks for the tip. I think others will be happy with this too.
I fixed the problem by using the other lot that I had for backup. I've exported it twice and this one seems to be fine to me..
Well, anyways, love to hear a report on how the fix turns out for everyone.

"And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears and love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears." ~ Mumford & Sons
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th May 2011 at 11:25 AM
Nikki, unfortunately its not working for me. The house still sinks. Any tips?
Forum Resident
#12 Old 17th May 2011 at 1:52 PM
Originally Posted by AmberIndia
Nikki, unfortunately its not working for me. The house still sinks. Any tips?

The lot also is also sunken for me (even the new version). To fix it, you only need to do a few extra steps before placing the lot. Go into Edit Town and find the empty lot where you want to place the house. Select build/buy on the empty. Bring up the cheats console and enter:

SetImportedTerrainOffset [value]

The [value] will be a number, positive or negative. If your lot is sunken, you will use a positive number, and if it is elevated, use a negative number. You can also use decimals (I have foudnt hat only one decimal place works, but I could be wrong). After you have entered the cheat, simply go back to Edit Town and place the lot.

You may have to do some guesswork before you get the lot to come out smoothly, and it might not come out 100% perfect (there may be some very tiny elevation/sunkenness which is hardly noticeable if you don't spend too much time looking at the ground in front of the house).

My lot was pretty far in, so I used SetImportedTerrainOffset 5
and it worked out really well. There is a tiny little bump in front of the house, but that's all.

There is a thread about this issue on the forums, but it hasn't been touched in over a month.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 17th May 2011 at 4:38 PM
I can try fixing it..

Let me work on it for a couple minutes.

"And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears and love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears." ~ Mumford & Sons
#14 Old 17th May 2011 at 8:22 PM
Yes I just added it again and I have the same problem.
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st May 2011 at 8:50 PM
Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing
Field Researcher
#16 Old 24th May 2011 at 2:33 PM
this is wonderful
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 1:36 AM
I have the sunken lot issue as well but I am going to try the tip posted above