Saturday, 1 January 2011

* The Catania Café

It probably looks very familiar, but it really is very different. This is the cafe in Champs Les Sims... but I've *had at it*. I figure that if Betty is going to continue to travel the world, then I'd like the settings/visuals to be a tad more aesthetically pleasing than they currently are. This one has taken forever to do, because bloody Christmas got in the way of all the fun!

I finally took delivery of my new desktop, just two days before Christmas. The game loads and plays like a dream on it and it's becoming increasingly difficult to turn the damn thing off. I often forget how totally addictive this game can be when I'm *in love* with it. Sadly, I lost quite a lot of stuff in the changeover, because I'd already borked my game. So I'm going to have to redo the nectary and a few other lots.. I won't bore you with more pictures of the nectary, unless I finally do decide to refurbish it's exterior too.

If you like what you see (picture spam ahead) you'll find a link to the download at the bottom of the page.
I've not used any custom content, but have used maybe 10 store items. I've bulldozed the buildings that were previously taking up space at the rear, and replaced them with a colourful courtyard garden. The interior is completely different too. I hope you like it.

 Download HERE

Game Requirements

Lot Details

  • Community Lot
  • Lot Size 30 x 27
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Self Service Coffee

Premium Content

Custom Content

  • None


  1. I looove it Lily!

    And you pictures are dreamy!!!

  2. Wow, Lily - so many gorgeous shots here! I especially love the one through the window looking outside, and the one with just the table, chairs, and wine/glasses. I can't wait to see Betty visit this place! I bet she'll fall in love and never want to leave. ;) Congrats on your new desktop, btw! It sounds like a beast. :)

  3. Nohan, I had trouble picking pictures to use, there were sooooooooooo many of them! I went for overkill :D I'm glad you like it, thankyou.

    Jen, you take such beautiful photos yourself that I'm dead pleased you like these ones! I couldn't possibly have Betty continuously visiting these places the way they were - I've taken many more shots of Betty than anyone has seen, but not published them because they were dull, dull, dull! And what with the new desktop they're now, gone, gone, gone!

    It really is a beast but it refuses to unplug itself at night and come to bed with me ;0)

  4. Lily I have already commented at LSF bt I wanted to comment here too. I love this lot!! I am so glad you have the patience to makeover because I simply love them and my game wouldn't be the same :)

    I agree with Jenba about your picture taking. You take some seriously beautiful shots!

  5. You're an absolute sweetheart, Sam. Thankyou xx

  6. Me thinks I must hire you to landscape my backyard... that is quite a lovely spot you've created there my Dear!!!

    Gorgelicious!!! Yep!

    Thankies ♥

  7. Thanks Nengi, glad you like it :D xx

  8. Hello! I was wondering.. your blog is so well thought out and planned, and I actually just started a blog.. ( I make Sims and Houses) But could you tell me how to be able to upload to the blog?? Thank you!!

  9. Hello there, Hollywood! Thankyou very much for the compliment. As to your question, it all depends on what you want to upload. If it's *lots*, you need to have an account that you upload your files to, then link to from here. I have friends that use this site - . Good luck!

  10. Thanks Lily!! I always wondered how people did that... :-)

  11. Thank you sooo much! My blog has only been up for one day.. And I actually just uploaded my first lot!! *Modern Serenity* :-)

  12. That's wonderful! I'm off to take a peek xx

  13. The linkage does not work? Fabtastic as always :)

  14. Oops!! - I think we're changing servers or something, Soneen - the link should work again in the next couple of days but I'll have to go find out. Thanks for letting me know, and thankyou - I'm glad you like it xx

  15. I will wait until the site is unhacked *G* piss buckets though... those people are just LAME! I hope you get things sorted out xxx

  16. Thanks So, you're a darlin' - haven't see you at LS lately (unless you changed your username), hope you're well xx

  17. No, haven't changed my name but my account was deleted... more lame hackers?! Am well, just waaaaaaaay too busy in RL :( This is the first weekend I gets to play again, hence why I am on a shopping spree! Got the file, going to see how it is in the game, thanks for making it :) xxx

  18. Yeah, Hackers got the forum a few months back and we had to start again at LS. I hope you enjoy the cafe xx