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'''Lot assignment''' is an option that defines the specialty of a lot type. In ''[[The Sims]]'', lots are only distinguished between [[residential lot]] and [[community lot]]. In ''[[The Sims 2]]'', in addition to the residential and community lots, the game recognizes the term as '''lot zoning''' that define special lots, such as [[Dormitory|dormitories]], [[hotel]]s, [[apartment]]s, [[secret society]] lots, and so on. Lot zoning, however, is an advanced cheat, so it was not meant to be used freely.
   
The '''Lot assignment''' is the option that defines what a lot is used for.
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Beginning in ''[[The Sims 3]]'', players are able to set and define the type of a lot. The feature returns in ''[[The Sims 4]]''. Lot assignment allows community lots to be distinct from each other, depending on the assignment they have. For example, a [[park]] is expected to be outdoors and have [[playground]] objects, while a [[lounge]] is expected to have [[Bar (object)|bars]] and indoor amenities.
 
==The Sims==
 
In ''[[The Sims]]'', lots are only distinguished between [[residential lot]]s and [[community lot]]s.
 
 
==The Sims 2==
 
In ''[[The Sims 2]]'', lots can also only be designated as residential and community lot. As well as lot designations, the game recognizes the term '''lot zoning''' that define special lots, such as [[Dormitory|dormitories]], [[hotel]]s, [[apartment]]s &[[secret society]] lots.
 
Lot zoning is an advanced cheat and was not meant to be used freely.
 
   
 
==The Sims 3==
 
==The Sims 3==
In ''[[The Sims 3]]'', players are able to set and define the type of a lot. Lot assignment allows community lots to be distinct from each other, depending on the assignment they have. For example, a [[park]] is expected to be outdoors and have [[playground]] objects, while a [[lounge]] is expected to have [[Bar (object)|bars]] and indoor amenities.
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In ''The Sims 3'', players can set the lot assignment via [[Edit Town]] mode with [[The Sims 3/Patch 12|patch 1.12]]. Prior to patch 1.12, players have no free control to set the lot assignment of a lot. Instead, to set a lot assignment, players have to edit the community lot and place the required objects in order to set the lot assignment. The lot assignments below have ascending priority order, so if a lot meets the requirements of an art gallery, it will not be considered a pool no matter how many [[swimming pool]]s are on the lot:
 
Players can set the lot assignment via [[Edit Town]] mode with [[The Sims 3/Patch 12|patch 1.12]].
 
 
===Changing a Lot Assignment Prior to Patch 1.12===
 
Prior to patch 1.12, players had no free control to set the lot assignment of a lot. Instead, to set a lot assignment, players had to edit the community lot and place the required objects in order to set the lot assignment. The lot assignments below have ascending priority order. This means that if a lot meets the requirements of an art gallery, it will not be considered a pool no matter how many [[swimming pool]]s are on the lot:
 
 
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*Beach - 1 beach object{{which}}
 
*Beach - 1 beach object{{which}}
 
*Pool - 1 swimming pool
 
*Pool - 1 swimming pool
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*Art gallery - 16 paintings and sculptures in total
 
*Art gallery - 16 paintings and sculptures in total
 
*Library - 12 bookshelves
 
*Library - 12 bookshelves
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{{Col-end}}
 
{{Col-end}}
   
===Changing a Lot Assignment with Patch 1.12===
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As of patch 1.12, the option to set the lot assignment to any lots are available on Edit Town mode. The default lot assignment of a [[community lot]] is No Visitors Allowed, but prior to patch 1.12, the default is empty / blank. This is noticeable as some lots in [[Sunset Valley]] have no lot assignment.
As of patch 1.12, the option to set the lot assignment of any lots are available on Edit Town mode. The default lot assignment of a [[community lot]] is No Visitors Allowed, but prior to patch 1.12, the default is empty / blank. This is noticeable as some lots in [[Sunset Valley]] have no lot assignment.
 
   
 
Different lot assignments attract different kind of Sims (by their [[age]], [[life state|type]], [[trait]]s, [[skill]]s, [[career]], [[celebrity status]] and [[NPC]] role), as well allow permit/forbid certain [[pet]]s, define lot density and enforces associated activity/behavior (skill encouragement and object advertisement).<ref>http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5176583#post5176583</ref> Some lots could be a hotspot or a dead zone, where the lot would be deemed to have either higher or lower visitor density. In the [[full moon]], the density of a lot will also increase.<ref>Due to the game's poorly implemented method of populating a lot, lots might not be as crowded as the game would imply.</ref>
 
Different lot assignments attract different kind of Sims (by their [[age]], [[life state|type]], [[trait]]s, [[skill]]s, [[career]], [[celebrity status]] and [[NPC]] role), as well allow permit/forbid certain [[pet]]s, define lot density and enforces associated activity/behavior (skill encouragement and object advertisement).<ref>http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5176583#post5176583</ref> Some lots could be a hotspot or a dead zone, where the lot would be deemed to have either higher or lower visitor density. In the [[full moon]], the density of a lot will also increase.<ref>Due to the game's poorly implemented method of populating a lot, lots might not be as crowded as the game would imply.</ref>
   
===List of Lot Assignments===
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Certain lot assignments are only found in certain [[sub-neighborhood]]s, such as [[market]], and some lot assignments are hidden and only available in the [[Create a World]] or by unlocking them with <code>enableLotLocking on</code> cheat. Lot assignments control what [[Opportunity|opportunities]], [[gig]]s, or interactions are available. For example, some [[Mixology (The Sims 3)|Mixology]] bar drinks are only available in certain lot assignments.
Certain lot assignments can only found in certain [[sub-neighborhood]]s, such as the[[market]] lot assignment. Some lot assignments are only available in [[Create a World]] or by unlocking them with <code>enableLotLocking on</code> cheat.
 
Lot assignments control what [[Opportunity|opportunities]], [[gig]]s, or interactions are available. For example, some [[Mixology (The Sims 3)|Mixology]] bar drinks are only available in certain lot assignments.
 
   
====Residential====
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===Residential===
 
{{Main|Residential lot}}
 
{{Main|Residential lot}}
Residential is one of the two primary lot categories. Sims can live on residential lots. Expansion packs bring many new residential lot assignments into The Sims 3.
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Residential is one of the two primary lot categories. Sims can live on residential lots.
   
=====Assignments=====
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====Assignments in the residential category====
*Regular Lot
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*Apartment lot (Home world only){{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
 
*[[Non-Player Sims Only lot]] (Adventure destination only){{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
 
*[[Non-Player Sims Only lot]] (Adventure destination only){{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
 
*Ownable lot (Adventure destination and future world only){{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}{{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
 
*Ownable lot (Adventure destination and future world only){{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}{{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
*Apartment lot (Home world only){{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
 
 
*Private lot (CAW only){{Vgversion|TS3:IP}}
 
*Private lot (CAW only){{Vgversion|TS3:IP}}
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*Regular lot
   
====Community====
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===Community===
 
{{Main|Community lot}}
 
{{Main|Community lot}}
 
Community is one of the two primary lot categories. Community lots serve a variety of purposes.
 
Community is one of the two primary lot categories. Community lots serve a variety of purposes.
   
=====Assignments=====
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====Assignments in the community category====
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;[[The Sims 3|Base game]]
 
* [[Art gallery]]
 
* [[Art gallery]]
 
* [[Beach]]
 
* [[Beach]]
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* Visitors allowed (unassigned, NPCs will visit)
 
* Visitors allowed (unassigned, NPCs will visit)
   
* [[Academy]] {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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;[[World Adventures]]
* [[Base camp]] (Adventure destination only) {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Academy]]
* [[Chinese garden]] {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Base camp]] (Adventure destination only)
* [[Hidden tomb]] (Hidden/CAW) {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Chinese garden]]
* [[Tomb|Landmark tomb]] (Adventure destination only) {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Hidden tomb]] (Hidden/CAW)
* [[Market]] (Adventure destination only) {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Tomb|Landmark tomb]] (Adventure destination only)
* [[Nectary]] {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Market]] (Adventure destination only)
* [[Market|Small market]] (Adventure destination only) {{Vgversion|TS3:WA}}
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* [[Nectary]]
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* [[Market|Small market]] (Adventure destination only)
   
* [[Consignment store]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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;[[Ambitions]]
* [[Fire station]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Consignment store]]
* [[Hangout]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Fire station]]
* [[Junkyard]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Hangout]]
* [[Junkyard|Junkyard with no visitors]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Junkyard]]
* [[Laundromat]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Junkyard|Junkyard with no visitors]]
* [[Salon]] {{Vgversion|TS3:A}}
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* [[Laundromat]]
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* [[Salon]]
   
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;[[Late Night]]
 
* [[Bar]]s
 
* [[Bar]]s
** [[Bar#Dive Bar|Dive bar]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Bar#Dive Bar|Dive bar]]
** [[Bar#Local Watering Hole|Local watering hole]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Bar#Local Watering Hole|Local watering hole]]
** [[Bar#Sports Bar|Sports bar]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Bar#Sports Bar|Sports bar]]
* [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)]]s
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* [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)|Clubs]]
** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Dance club|Dance club]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Dance club|Dance club]]
** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Disco club|Disco club]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Disco club|Disco club]]
** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Poolside club|Poolside club]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Club (The Sims 3: Late Night)#Poolside club|Poolside club]]
 
* [[Lounge]]s
 
* [[Lounge]]s
** [[Lounge#Exclusive Lounge|Exclusive lounge]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Lounge#Exclusive Lounge|Exclusive lounge]]
** [[Lounge#Fusion Lounge|Fusion lounge]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Lounge#Fusion Lounge|Fusion lounge]]
** [[Lounge#Vampire Lounge|Vampire lounge]] {{Vgversion|TS3:LN}}
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** [[Lounge#Vampire Lounge|Vampire lounge]]
   
* [[Cat jungle]] {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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;[[The Sims 3: Pets|Pets]]
* [[Dog park]] {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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* [[Cat jungle]]
* [[Equestrian center]] {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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* [[Dog park]]
* [[Horse ranch]] {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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* [[Equestrian center]]
* [[Pet store]] (requires Pet Shop register object) {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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* [[Horse ranch]]
* [[Bar|Dive bar criminal]] (Hidden) {{Vgversion|TS3:P}}
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* [[Pet store]] (requires Pet Shop register object)
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* [[Bar|Dive bar criminal]] (Hidden)
   
* [[Big show venue]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ST}}
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;[[Showtime]]
* [[Coffeehouse]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ST}}
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* [[Big show venue]]
* [[Live show venue]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ST}}
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* [[Coffeehouse]]
* [[Private venue]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ST}}
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* [[Live show venue]]
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* [[Private venue]]
   
* [[Elixir consignment store]] {{Vgversion|TS3:SN}}
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;[[Supernatural]]
* [[Supernatural hangout]] {{Vgversion|TS3:SN}}
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* [[Elixir consignment store]]
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* [[Supernatural hangout]]
   
* [[Festival grounds]] {{Vgversion|TS3:S}}
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;[[The Sims 3: Seasons|Seasons]]
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* [[Festival grounds]]
   
*[[Arcade]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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;[[University Life]]
*[[Java hut]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Arcade]]
*[[Dormitory]] (University world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Java hut]]
*[[Greek house|Fraternity]] (University world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Dormitory]] (University world only)
*[[Group science park]] (University world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Greek house|Fraternity]] (University world only)
*[[Nerd shop]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Group science park]] (University world only)
*[[Rebel hangout]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Nerd shop]]
*[[Greek house|Sorority]] (University world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Rebel hangout]]
*[[Student union]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Greek house|Sorority]] (University world only)
*[[University hangout]] {{Vgversion|TS3:UL}}
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*[[Student union]]
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*[[University hangout]]
   
*[[Diving area]] (Hidden/CAW) {{Vgversion|TS3:IP}}
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;[[Island Paradise]]
*[[Port]] {{Vgversion|TS3:IP}}
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*[[Diving area]] (Hidden/CAW)
*[[Resort]] {{Vgversion|TS3:IP}}
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*[[Port]]
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*[[Resort]]
   
*[[Base camp]] (Future world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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;[[Into the Future]]
*[[Bot emporium]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Base camp]] (Future world only)
*[[Business park]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Bot emporium]]
*[[Cafeteria]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Business park]]
*[[Beach|Dried up beach]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Cafeteria]]
*[[Lounge#Future Lounge|Future lounge]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Beach|Dried up beach]]
*[[Gallery shop]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Lounge#Future Lounge|Future lounge]]
*[[Plumbot competition arena]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}
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*[[Gallery shop]]
*[[Recreational park]] (Future world only) {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Plumbot competition arena]]
*[[Wasteland]] {{Vgversion|TS3:ITF}}
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*[[Recreational park]] (Future world only)
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*[[Wasteland]]
   
====Lot Assignments set by Rabbit Holes====
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===Assignments set by rabbit holes===
 
These lot types are available in CAW but they are only assigned to the rabbit holes.
 
These lot types are available in CAW but they are only assigned to the rabbit holes.
 
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Map tags are colored based on the type of lot they are attached to.
 
Map tags are colored based on the type of lot they are attached to.
 
* Green tags indicate the currently played [[household]]'s home lot
 
* Green tags indicate the currently played [[household]]'s home lot
* Dark blue tags indicate [[community lot]]s
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* Dark blue colors indicate [[community lot]]s
 
* Light blue tags with the career symbol on it indicate the selected Sim's place of [[work]]
 
* Light blue tags with the career symbol on it indicate the selected Sim's place of [[work]]
 
* Light blue tags with a star indicate [[opportunity|opportunities]]
 
* Light blue tags with a star indicate [[opportunity|opportunities]]
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==The Sims 4==
 
==The Sims 4==
In ''The Sims 4'', lots require certain objects in order to determine its lot assignment properly. The presence of these objects cause [[NPC]]s such as bartenders to appear on the lot. At launch there were only nine lot types, but since launch new lot types have been included in various packs and patches. Modders have also successfully created new lot types.
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In ''The Sims 4'', lots require certain objects in order to determine its lot assignment properly. The presence of these objects cause [[NPC]]s such as bartenders to appear on the lot. At launch there were only nine lot types, but since launch new lot types have been included in various packs and patches. Modders have also successfully created new lot types.
   
 
In [[The Sims 4/Patch 42|patch 42]], [[lot trait]]s were introduced. These traits along with lot types can characterize a lot's functionality and create an effect on the Sims that visit them.
 
In [[The Sims 4/Patch 42|patch 42]], [[lot trait]]s were introduced. These traits along with lot types can characterize a lot's functionality and create an effect on the Sims that visit them.
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[[File:TS4 lot type selection3.png|thumb|300px|The lot assignment selector.]]
 
[[File:TS4 lot type selection3.png|thumb|300px|The lot assignment selector.]]
   
===List of Lot Types===
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;Base game
 
*[[Bar]]
 
*[[Bar]]
 
*[[Forgotten Grotto]] ([[Secret lot]], hidden)
 
*[[Forgotten Grotto]] ([[Secret lot]], hidden)
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*[[Sylvan Glade]] ([[Secret lot]], hidden)
 
*[[Sylvan Glade]] ([[Secret lot]], hidden)
   
*[[Hermit's House|Hermit's hut]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:OR}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat|Outdoor Retreat]]''
*[[Rental]] (only available in [[Granite Falls]]) {{Vgversion|TS4:OR}}
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*[[Hermit's House|Hermit's hut]] (hidden)
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*[[Rental]] (only available in [[Granite Falls]])
   
*[[Sixam|Alien party lot]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GTW}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Get to Work|Get to Work]]''
*[[Hospital]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GTW}}
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*[[Sixam|Alien party lot]] (hidden)
*[[Police department]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GTW}}
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*[[Hospital]] (hidden)
*[[Business|Retail]] {{Vgversion|TS4:GTW}}
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*[[Police department]] (hidden)
*[[Science lab]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GTW}}
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*[[Business|Retail]]
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*[[Science lab]] (hidden)
   
*[[Spa]] {{Vgversion|TS4:SD}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Spa Day|Spa Day]]''
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*[[Spa]]
   
*[[Ancient ruins]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GT}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Get Together|Get Together]]''
*[[Café]] {{Vgversion|TS4:GT}}
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*[[Ancient ruins]] (hidden)
*[[Chalet gardens]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GT}}
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*[[Café]]
*[[Island bluff]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GT}}
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*[[Chalet gardens]] (hidden)
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*[[Island bluff]] (hidden)
   
*[[Restaurant]] {{Vgversion|TS4:DO}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Dine Out|Dine Out]]''
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*[[Restaurant]]
   
*[[Apartment]] (only available in [[San Myshuno]]) {{Vgversion|TS4:CL}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: City Living|City Living]]''
*[[Arts center]] {{Vgversion|TS4:CL}}
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*[[Apartment]] (only available in [[San Myshuno]])
*[[Park#The Sims 4|Central park]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:CL}}
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*[[Arts center]]
*[[Karaoke bar]] {{Vgversion|TS4:CL}}
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*[[Park#The Sims 4|Central park]] (hidden)
*[[Penthouse]] (hidden, only available in San Myshuno) {{Vgversion|TS4:CL}}
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*[[Karaoke bar]]
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*[[Penthouse]] (hidden, only available in San Myshuno)
   
*[[Vet clinic]] {{Vgversion|TS4:C&D}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs|Cats &amp; Dogs]]''
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*[[Vet clinic]]
   
*[[Jungle District#Omiscan Royal Baths|Omiscan Royal Baths]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:JA}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure|Jungle Adventure]]''
*[[Rental]] (only available in [[Selvadorada]]) {{Vgversion|TS4:JA}}
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*[[Jungle District#Omiscan Royal Baths|Omiscan Royal Baths]] (hidden)
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*[[Rental]] (only available in [[Selvadorada]])
   
*[[Plumbob Pictures|Acting studio]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:GF}}
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;''[[Get Famous]]''
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*[[Plumbob Pictures|Acting studio]] (hidden)
   
*[[The ██████ Lab|Secret lab]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:SV}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: StrangerVille|StrangerVille]]''
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*[[The ██████ Lab|Secret lab]] (hidden)
   
*[[Beach]] (only available in [[Sulani]]) {{Vgversion|TS4:IL}}
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;''[[The Sims 4: Island Living|Island Living]]''
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*[[Beach]] (only available in [[Sulani]])
   
*[[The Magic Realm]] (hidden) {{Vgversion|TS4:RoM}}
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;''[[Realm of Magic]]''
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*[[The Magic Realm]] (hidden)
   
*[[Foxbury Commons]] {{Vgversion|TS4:DU}}
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;''[[Discover University]]''
*[[Penthouse]] (hidden, only available in [[Britechester]]) {{Vgversion|TS4:DU}}
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*[[Foxbury Commons]]
*[[UBrite Commons]] {{Vgversion|TS4:DU}}
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*[[Penthouse]] (hidden, only available in [[Britechester]])
*[[University housing]] {{Vgversion|TS4:DU}}
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*[[UBrite Commons]]
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*[[University housing]]
   
*[[Residential lot#Tiny Home Residential|Tiny home residential]] {{Vgversion|TS4:TLS}}
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'''''[[The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff|Tiny Living Stuff]] '''''
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*[[Residential lot#Tiny Home Residential|Tiny home residential]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Lot assignment is an option that defines the specialty of a lot type. In The Sims, lots are only distinguished between residential lot and community lot. In The Sims 2, in addition to the residential and community lots, the game recognizes the term as lot zoning that define special lots, such as dormitories, hotels, apartments, secret society lots, and so on. Lot zoning, however, is an advanced cheat, so it was not meant to be used freely.

Beginning in The Sims 3, players are able to set and define the type of a lot. The feature returns in The Sims 4. Lot assignment allows community lots to be distinct from each other, depending on the assignment they have. For example, a park is expected to be outdoors and have playground objects, while a lounge is expected to have bars and indoor amenities.

The Sims 3

In The Sims 3, players can set the lot assignment via Edit Town mode with patch 1.12. Prior to patch 1.12, players have no free control to set the lot assignment of a lot. Instead, to set a lot assignment, players have to edit the community lot and place the required objects in order to set the lot assignment. The lot assignments below have ascending priority order, so if a lot meets the requirements of an art gallery, it will not be considered a pool no matter how many swimming pools are on the lot:

  • Empty - none
  • Fishing spot - 1 fishing spawner
  • Small park - 3 park objects[which?]
  • Big park - 12 park objects[which?]
  • Beach - 1 beach object[which?]
  • Pool - 1 swimming pool
  • Art gallery - 16 paintings and sculptures in total
  • Library - 12 bookshelves
  • Gym - 4 gym objects
  • Graveyard - 4 tombstones and 1 mausoleum
  • Rabbit hole lot - any rabbit holes other than mausoleum

As of patch 1.12, the option to set the lot assignment to any lots are available on Edit Town mode. The default lot assignment of a community lot is No Visitors Allowed, but prior to patch 1.12, the default is empty / blank. This is noticeable as some lots in Sunset Valley have no lot assignment.

Different lot assignments attract different kind of Sims (by their age, type, traits, skills, career, celebrity status and NPC role), as well allow permit/forbid certain pets, define lot density and enforces associated activity/behavior (skill encouragement and object advertisement).[1] Some lots could be a hotspot or a dead zone, where the lot would be deemed to have either higher or lower visitor density. In the full moon, the density of a lot will also increase.[2]

Certain lot assignments are only found in certain sub-neighborhoods, such as market, and some lot assignments are hidden and only available in the Create a World or by unlocking them with enableLotLocking on cheat. Lot assignments control what opportunities, gigs, or interactions are available. For example, some Mixology bar drinks are only available in certain lot assignments.

Residential

Main article: Residential lot

Residential is one of the two primary lot categories. Sims can live on residential lots.

Assignments in the residential category

Community

Main article: Community lot

Community is one of the two primary lot categories. Community lots serve a variety of purposes.

Assignments in the community category

Base game
World Adventures
Ambitions
Late Night
Pets
Showtime
Supernatural
Seasons
University Life
Island Paradise
Into the Future

Assignments set by rabbit holes

These lot types are available in CAW but they are only assigned to the rabbit holes.

Map tags

Map tags are colored markers that appear over lots in the Map View. By default, they will appear over all community lots and the residential lots of known Sims in the map view. They will also appear for active opportunities and adventures, and will also appear over the currently selected Sim's workplace or school. Clicking on a map tag allows the player to direct Sims to the lot without having to exit Map View; functionally, it provides the same options as clicking on the lot in live mode. If the currently selected Sim is on a lot, their plumbob will appear next to the map tag for the lot they are in.

Map tags are colored based on the type of lot they are attached to.

  • Green tags indicate the currently played household's home lot
  • Dark blue colors indicate community lots
  • Light blue tags with the career symbol on it indicate the selected Sim's place of work
  • Light blue tags with a star indicate opportunities
  • Orange tags indicate the residential lots of other Sims that the current Sim knows. Map tags will not appear for empty lots or for lots inhabited by unknown Sims.
  • Red tags indicate rabbit holes.

The Sims 4

In The Sims 4, lots require certain objects in order to determine its lot assignment properly. The presence of these objects cause NPCs such as bartenders to appear on the lot. At launch there were only nine lot types, but since launch new lot types have been included in various packs and patches. Modders have also successfully created new lot types.

In patch 42, lot traits were introduced. These traits along with lot types can characterize a lot's functionality and create an effect on the Sims that visit them.

TS4 lot type selection3

The lot assignment selector.

Base game
Outdoor Retreat
Get to Work
Spa Day
Get Together
Dine Out
City Living
Cats & Dogs
Jungle Adventure
Get Famous
StrangerVille
Island Living
Realm of Magic
Discover University

Tiny Living Stuff

References

  1. http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5176583#post5176583
  2. Due to the game's poorly implemented method of populating a lot, lots might not be as crowded as the game would imply.
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