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Picked upload! Sims National Bank

by cutsocks Posted 8th Nov 2014 at 8:00 AM - Updated 8th Nov 2014 at 10:04 AM by cutsocks
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Have you ever felt your banking experience was somewhat lacking? Left feeling cold by the distant, impersonal world of online financial management? Desperately searching for roped lines, tellers behind counters, and a place where a real person can tell you that your credit is terrible--all in grand opulence? Well, look no further!

The newly (circa 1905) opened Sims National Bank will cater to all your (hypothetical) banking needs! This grand financial institution is Neoclassical in design with its facade inspired by the majesty of ancient Roman triumphal arches. Inside, you (and your tiny paycheck) will be humbled and awed by the soaring, three story lobby, featuring loads of natural woodwork and a gorgeous inlaid stone floor. A fabulous staircase leads to offices on the second floor, where accredited bank personnel can assist you individually with more specific banking needs. Inner workings of Sims National Bank take place on third floor, and two secure (not at all) vaults are housed in the basement.

Along with the bank, there is an unfurnished building beside it, containing a possible store on the main floor and an upstairs apartment. In addition to the descriptions above, the main floor of the bank has a side entrance, an alley entrance, a patron restroom, a waiting room, the tellers' station, and a small office. The second floor also has a broom closet and a records room. The third floor has the employee lounge, conference room, more office space, and his and her employee restrooms. In keeping with a more historic theme, there are (mostly) no touches of modernity like computers or whatnot.

As there is no actual banking in the Sims 3, this is presented as a purely cosmetic community lot. Suggestions for use include: making the unused attached building into a consignment/pet/elixir store, slapping a business and journalism rabbit hole rug down, slapping a criminal rabbit hole rug down. having a poor Sim loiter around hoping for a loan that will never come, making a heist machinima. Endless possibilities. Cinderellimouse made an excellent suggestion: use for custom careers! Such as Missy Hissy's Banking Career here at MTS. (I know squat about custom careers, so no other suggestions or info, sorry.)

Some fairly advanced CFE was used, as was a liberal use of moveobjects on.

Price: 180,351

Lot size: 30x30

Custom content: Moar Barn Walls! by armiel here at MTS.

I used HugeLunatic's Pets Painting unlock. Not necessary to download, but nice to have.

Special thanks to user mikedoo62! They stated they could not find an "old town" style bank--and that sounded like a challenge to me! Not sure how "old town" this is, but it is a bank! :P

Lot Size: 30x30
Lot Price (furnished): 180,351
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Sims National Bank.zip 4.07 MB 3,672 8th Nov 2014
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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Built with Game Version: 1.67

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

Tags: #bank, #community, #neoclassical, #triumphal arch, #money, #stone