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Picked upload! Backdoor Lane 57 -- Urban Apartment House (4 units)

by plasticbox Posted 25th Nov 2008 at 11:15 PM - Updated 13th Mar 2009 at 11:35 PM by plasticbox
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Requires NL, OfB and Pets.
No custom content.

Update, 2008-11-27: Replaced the upload since it was crashy -- if you had problems entering the lot before, please redownload and try again!

Less microscopic than the ones I've recently posted, this sits on a 2x2 lot and provides a home for a variety of very different tenants. The building has a yard with parking for three cars (cars included; I recommend frillen's Invisible Driveway recolour for additional prettiness), an attic, and a lift that goes all the way up to the top floor. Two of the apartments have a balcony on the yard side; a third balcony (with a telescope) can be used by all tenants.

This is *not an AL lot* (see Backdoor Lane 10 for info on non-AL apartments), but it's probably not difficult to convert it into one.

Apartment 1 (ground floor)

1 x double bedroom
1 x single bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
1 x dining/living
1 x kitchen
1 x bathroom

Designed to provide a very cheap home for up to five sims. No extras apart from a mirror and the obligatory bookcase. There is a little bit of empty space in the living room, so you could put in an easel or something.

Apartment 2 ("middle floor" – first/second, whichever way you count)

1 x double bedroom
1 x dining/living
1 x kitchen
1 x bathroom

A stuffy home full of stuff, probably best suited for an elderly lady or couple. Has a fireplace; not really any extras but certainly a lot of decoration. One bathroom that could be split into two (right down the middle).

Apartment 3 ("middle floor")

1 x double bedroom
1 x study
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x bathroom

Single apartment for a hip young urban thing, with balcony. Comes with computer and stereo, as well as an outdoor chess board and a grill on the balcony.

Apartment 4 (top floor):

1 x double bedroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living
1 x bathroom

An ultra romantic rooftop apartment for a single or couple and their cat, with a balcony and a fantastic view over the rooftops. There are some options for expansion: you could either just claim that one empty room in the attic as yours and connect it with the bedroom, or turn the bedroom into a dining/living room and connect the entire attic from there. Alternatively, you can also make the apartment smaller: put the double bed where the couch is and disconnect the bedroom – voilŕ, small but functional studio apartment.

Comes with an easel and a dresser; the furniture is not expensive so I believe this apartment should be quite cheap for AL users.

This lot is shrunk with Mootilda's LotAdjuster (v1.1); you can easily enlarge the lot with that if your sims want more outdoor space.

Because the lift is in the middle of the building (and blocking the view), there is no one camera angle that works for all apartments -- see screenshots below for examples.

Hopefully it's clear from the pictures what is where (I hit the 8-picture limit, as usual) -- apartment 1 is on the right side (from the street), 2 right on top of it, 3 on the left side and 4 on top of that. Access to the building is from within the throughway (you can see that in the Apartment 1 screenshots); the hall has a backdoor to the yard.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 141.421§
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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BackdoorLane_57.zip 999.5 KB 7,761 25th Nov 2008
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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: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable