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Tailgating Lot (Two Versions) - No CC!

by Goldenbtrfly Posted 29th Dec 2017 at 9:53 PM - Updated 31st Dec 2017 at 4:51 AM by Goldenbtrfly : combined uploads per instruction
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For many, Fall is a time to cheer on the home team and to watch sports from either a comfy home couch or an uncomfortable stadium seat. Some fans that really want to be immersed in the spirit of their team and the camaraderie of cheering them on, so they may do a little or a lot of tailgating! There are TWO versions of this lot - basic and fenced, so please be sure and grab the file you want! The fence and bushes are easy enough to remove if you do snag the wrong one.

The internet describes tailgating as: A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. People attending such a party are said to be 'tailgating'. Many people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. Tailgate parties also involve people bringing their own alcoholic beverages, barbecues, food etc. which is sampled and shared among fans attending the tailgate. Tailgates are intended to be non-commercial events, so selling items to the fans is frowned upon. Tailgate parties have spread to the pre-game festivities at sporting events besides football, such as basketball, hockey, soccer, and baseball, and also occur at non-sporting events such as weddings, barbecues, and concerts.

To use it in a sentence:"Lot 16E is reserved for alumni who wish to tailgate before the game" < This is the idea I was aiming for, and the inspiration behind this lot for the Seasons and Celebrations theme. What else could tailgating be than a celebration of team spirit!

This lot features:
  • Burglar alarm and smoke detector - no phone! (If your Sims will live here, cell phones are recommended.)
  • 2 grills
  • Lots of cars
  • Ample seating, some under a canopy
  • Bathroom
  • Fruit juice barrel/keg
  • Fun items - Chess table, radio, and party favors
  • "Merchandise stand" - this is generally frowned upon on real tailgating lots, but for my version/vision I included it to give Sims more to do.

Basic lot price: 41718
Fenced lot price: 55103
Both lots are 2x2

Since this has to be a residential lot for the cars to show up, it is not fully livable as is. You would definitely need a refrigerator or a picnic basket from ZenaDewDrop @ GoS , a shower (or sponge bath mod) and learning items to make this more habitable for the residents. If you wish to turn it into a commercial lot, the cars will disappear! You can, however, download car statues to simulate a full parking lot. This lot would probably be best for those who want to do storytelling, but you can run it as a home business if you wanted to with some tweaking. Alternatively, it would make a good companion lot for any football or sports lots you have placed in your neighborhood!

No CC was used, but all EPs/SPs are installed.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): 41718

Additional Credits:
Wikipedia for the definition.
Gummilutt for feedback, LOTS of encouragement on the idea and the awesome thumbnail pic she made me.
Lamare who gave Gummilutt the idea to do diagonal cuts!
Zarathustra for his amazing parking lots, which I discovered AFTER I had done this one.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Tailgate - Residential Basic.zip 444.9 KB 257 29th Dec 2017
Tailgate - Residential Fenced.zip 463.7 KB 231 31st Dec 2017
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .sims2pack file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.

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