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Finally, I got off my lazy backside and rebuilt the lot! I apologize for the looooooooooooooong delay.

If you have no idea what this thread is about, go here:

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Changes made in the rebuild:
All tomb objects removed from the lot and cc pack
Infirmary walls redone, using the basic penumbra wall and three patterns
Residential corridor wall redone using the basic penumbrea wall and three patterns

If you are running Sims 3 on a low end computer, I reccomend that you DO NOT install the full lot. It WILL lag, especially if you are below the cpu requirement, and it may demand more than your computer can handle.

My friend Jikkuri, who was going to beta test the lot, was never able to get it to install properly. She was having severe issues with EA Download Manager though, so I'm leaving towards the problem being her game and not the lot. Make sure that you read and follow ALL instructions before installing. If you don't, and the lot fails to install, don't cry to me. If you DO follow all instructions, and the lot installation still fails, drop me a line here or PM me, and I'll see what I can do for you.

Expansion/ Stuff Packs Required:


Fast Lane Stuff


High End Loft Stuff

Late Night

Outdoor Living Stuff

World Adventures

There are no objects from the Pets Expansion in the lot or on the sims themselves, but the expansion's patch IS required, so if you do not have the expansion, make sure you download the patch. If you don't have all the required expansions, but you really, really want to play the lot, drop me a line, and I'll see what I can do. The objects from the expansions other than Late Night can be done away with if neccesary. Late Night has too many objects on the lot, including the elevator that allows them to catch their rides to work on time, so it really cannot be removed.

Patches Required:

Do not attempt to install ANYTHING until your game is fully up to date. Failure to do so may cause the installation to fail and screw up any chance of it ever installing!

Base Game: - Either the Pets Expansion or its corresponding patch is needed to bring the base game to this version.
Fast Lane Stuff:
High End Loft Stuff: color]
Late Night:
Outdoor Living Stuff:
World Adventures:

If you are just installing the sims, you can get by without all the expansions, though if you don't have the packs needed for some of the clothes and hair, they'll be automatically replaced by things you do have.

All tomb objects have been removed from the lot, so those that were worried about that can download without having to worry about them. Smile

Custom Content Credits:

Except for the lab coat hack below, the rest of the custom content should be included in the lot. But just to be on the safe side, you can download it all below. Wink

Adult Lab Coats Unlockable in Create-a-Sim by Kitty Paine – THIS IS REQUIRED!

Men's Recolorable Trenchcoat and Outfit for Adult and Young Adult by EsmeraldaF

Hospital Set by Hekate999

Empty Bookshelf by cmomoney

Barrel of Fire by cmomoney

Pushable Crates by Alopex

Stackable Crates by Alopex

Lockers and Benches by Simmami

Cage Lights by cyclonesue

Florescent Ceiling lights by cyclonesue

Radiator by denizzo_ist

Decorative file cabinet by NinthWaveSims

Server Set by Schnuffi1982

Saw by Fresh-Prince

Budget Shower by Lisen801

Secret Bookcase Door by lilliebou

All wall, floor, and ceiling patterns created by Frictional Games, tiled and imported into The Sims 3 by me.

All posters by Frictional Games, imported into The Sims 3 by me.

Installation Instructions

If you are redownloading the lot, redownload the custon content package as well. Some of its contents have changed. You do not have to reinstall any of it if you don't want to, but it is a good idea to comb through it, see what has been added and removed and make the appropriate changes in your own game.

Read all of the above? Good. Onwards!

After downloading everything, now it's time to install. Install the custom content first! Inside the Penumbra Sims CC folder there are two subfolders: package files and Sims3Packs. How the files inside those folders are installed depends on what they are. The package files go into your My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods/Packages folder. The Sims3Pack files go into your My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads folder, and are installed via the downloads tab in the game launcher.

Once the CC is installed, I highly reccomend that you clear the game's cache files. Don't worry, it won't hurt anything; the game will siimply generate new ones when you next start it up. If the cache files are not deleted, the game may not show new CC. To delete them, head over to the My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 folder, and inside you'll find a few loose files floating around. Delete the following:


Once the CC is installed, now comes the sims themselves. They - and their lot - and they without their lot - and their lot without they *hears grammar teacher scream in pain* - are also Sims3Packs and are dropped in the My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads folder and installed via the downloads tab in the game launcher.

If your game is a jerk and gives you the whole "Your game is not up to date. Please update your game" first double check that your game is indeed up to date. If it's not, update and try again. If it is, load the game and see if the sims/lot/sims without lot/lot without sims is in the game or not. Sometimes Sims 3 is stupid and will insist that something couldn't be installed when it could and did. If you update and the lot still won't appear, there are a few possibilities as to why. The installation before the game was up to date could have screwed something up, the Generations Glitch - in which content installs but doesn't appear in the bin in game - could be at fault, EA Download Manager could be screwing up, or Gasp! the lot itself is screwed up. For the first 3, there is not much you can do but reinstall your game. If you suspect it's the last one, get back to me and I'll rebuild the lot from scratch if I have to.

There is a hiccup that affected the lot when I had to deinstall and reinstall the sims on my computer. The lot installed, and the custom content installed, but when I went into the lot to check on things, all my shiny new walls, floors, and ceilings were stark white. I had to redo them all, which was very irritating and time consuming. If thise happens to you, and you installed all the CC as instructed, everything should be ready for you to place. If you have trouble finding things, let me know, and I'll be glad to help you out.

The lot suffers from mild cc lag, due to the insane amount of custom content involved, but if you're running above the game's requirements, it shouldn't be an issue. If the lag is a bit much, you can ease things by deleting the four fog emitters on the lot. (Those blue spheres you see floating around in build or buy mode. All four are in the machine room.)

Finally! We're at the downloads! Woo!

LaFresque – No Lot - [url][/url]

The Shelter – No Sims - [url][/url]

Penumbra Sims CC - [url][/url]

The files are password locked, to prevent any Tom, Dick, and Harry that happens to be trawling the forum from grabbing the goodies, so just get the attachment below, and you'll be good to go!

Remember, if you have any problems - that can't be solved by following the instructions above, get back to me, and I'll see what I can do.

Hello there. The pictures for the lot you made had looked really good. I have everything for the sims and went to download your lot but I can't seem to get it to install at all. I have all of the CC there listed as well. But it only tells me I need to update my game. Sad
I haven't seen this happen before. But I will try and keep at it and see if I can find a way to make it work.
Stop! Cease all installation attempts immediately!

I just completed a full deinstallation of Sims 3 and I destroyed everything, my saved games, all my custom content, even the game's entries in windows registry. I am going to completely rebuild the lot frrom scratch, because something is my game was seriously screwed up. I don't know what exactly it was, or what was causing it, but on the chance it was the tomb objects, stop trying to install. I don't want your game to get screwed up too.

I'm gonig to rebuild the lot from scratch, this time with no tomb objects, and then I'll let my beta testers take a crack at it. If it works for them (and it had better) then I'll post it here. To be on the safe side, I'm gonig to get rid of the links to the lots in the main post until this is sorted.

If you want to play the sims, they should still install just fine, just don't go and get the lot itself. I'll have the rebuilt lot up as soon as possible, okay?

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you.
Okay, first off, I apologize for the insanely long delay. I will simply say that I was lazy and did not want to screw with the lot. Building it for the first time was a load of fun. Rebuilding it was a royal pain.

I have deinstalled and reinstalled my game THREE times, so whatever problem that there was that screwed up the lot hopefully has been fixed. Reread the first post as a few things have changed and try again. Jikkuri, my original beta tester, still cannot install this lot, but she is having game issues and is looking to deinstlal and reinstall her game. One of my other friends installed an early test version of this lot and was able to install it successfully, but she has not gotten back to me about the finished product even though I sent her the danged thing over a week ago, so I'm simply reuppping it here and hoping for the best.

LanaBluefied, if it still fails to install, try downloading and installing other lots. If those fail, it's your game and you'll have to deinstall and reinstall, though bear in mind that doing a complete deinstall requires editing the windows registry. If those other lots succeed but this one still fails, it could still be your game. Jikkuri has been having that problem for a while; lots from everyone but me work fine, but mine fail to install. Her game is acting up in other ways now, so it's looking like it was her game all along. At any rate, if you keep having trouble, PM me, and I'll try and help you out. Smile

Again, I am sooooo sorry for the late delay everyone!