20 October 2011

Mmmmm ... tasty!

Thanks to the latest TS3 patch for the Pets expansion, Sims can now eat pet food at the bistro.  I'm pretty sure they're not meant to do that (judging by the really bad animation when they do it) ... but who could resist the chance to try it out on everyone's favourite townie.  Nice fish food, Liam? 


Eeples Eend Beeneenees

As promised in my last fruit update, I haven't bought any Australian apples (or pears) for a while. My very small personal campaign (with no real sacrifice on my part) seems to be having the right effect with the South Australian Government backing away from imposing quarantine zones. 

"Industry were concerned that it may send a negative message to South Australian consumers and we may actually see a drop in the sale of apples and pears right across the board, irrespective of their source."

NZ apples haven't made their way to South Australia yet ... not quite the flood the local industry were worried about ... but I can't wait!

And for my regular readers waiting on the latest banana news ... sales are so slow that, I think for the first time ever, bananas are being specially advertised on TV so that we know they are back in the shops ... at $7.50 a kilo. 

16 October 2011

Lofty New Heights

Time to revamp the loft homes around the pool complex in Sunset Valley.  I guess I should've taken a before shot but the urge to replace them always overtakes me before I remember.  


Since I've got a bit of a weatherboard and stone theme going on about town, I thought I'd continue it with these revamps. I've renamed the houses Neo Heights (left), Metro Heights (centre) and Cosmo Heights (right).


And the revamped Azure Heights Pool with hot tubs and bar area.  I like how these lots actually fit together properly ... which is unusual for an EA town (usually there's an annoying gap) ... so the paving flows from one lot to another like it's a proper complex.


On the inside, the living areas are all neutral but with colour splashes in the bedrooms.  This is Neo Heights (with a handy fire pole so you don't need to wait for the lift) ...




... and Metro Heights ...




... and lastly Cosmo Heights. 




Download Neo Heights
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4710930

Download Metro Heights
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4710968

Download Cosmo Heights
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4710935

Download Azure Heights Pool
(revised January 2014 - see the updated version here)

15 October 2011

Wonderland

Meanwhile back in Sunset Valley, I've added an apartment building to the centre of town.  It has a small one bedroom apartment decorated with pieces from the quirky Through the Spy Glass sets for that Alice in Wonderland touch. 




 

Download Wonderland Apartment 

09 October 2011

Plumbob Pictures

I've added the movie backlot to both Sunset Valley (replacing the stadium which is now somewhere else) and Hidden Springs (replacing the military base) so there's a bit more variety in the careers available.  I'm not that keen on celebrities ... actually, it's the paparazzi I really don't like ... but I usually end up with everyone in town being a celebrity so they kind of cancel each other out.  Anyway, over at Plumbob Pictures I've updated the sets using the items from World Adventures. 




Download New Plumbob Pictures Backlot
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=4683394