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Rise Up 23 (two matching modern base-game no-CC houses)

by Mootilda Posted 16th Aug 2011 at 2:04 AM - Updated 8th Sep 2011 at 4:30 AM by Mootilda : Add search keywords
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The House:

The small tiled foyer of this simple house opens to a cosy living room. Two archways lead past the fireplace into the combined kitchen and dining room. A long hallway to the right leads to 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, plus a powder room. The nursery can be accessed from either the eat-in kitchen or the master bathroom.

The attached garage is off of the living room. The garage and optional basement are roughed-in, for future use. The lot is small, but fully landscaped, with easily-playable views from the front of the house.

The Series:

Rise Up is a series of matching modern starter-furnished one-story houses on 3x2 lots. Each one was inspired by a real floor plan, but modified to fit on a small lot, simified, and redesigned with a modern exterior. Choose between a ground level home or the same house on a foundation with a basement.

Homes in this series are meant to be the next step up from a starter. Rooms are reasonably-sized. Furnishings are minimal and starter-style to keep costs down. There are no extraneous items like pictures and sculptures, although skill items are available. You can move your family in and have everything that you need, or consider the existing furnishings to be placement suggestions and upgrade to your liking.

Technical Details:

Some pets cannot navigate 2-click stairs. If you intend to play a family with pets, you might want to use the ground level lot.

The basement has two columns which can prevent your basement from flooding on low-lying ground, depending upon your EPs. Please see http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...840#post3579840 for details. If you'd like, the columns are easy to remove using the foundation tool, and the ground inside of the columns can be flattened using the level terrain tool.

The roof is a "foundation roof", created with inexpensive foundation walls. If necessary, these walls can be removed using the foundation tool.

The diagonal walls (created for the attached garage in the basement version of the house) have been hidden using a technique which will only work with some EPs. Please see http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...836#post3579836 for more information. If the technique doesn't work in your game, you'll probably want to reconsider the wall covering used for the garage.

The lot price shown is for the basement version of the house. The ground level version is slightly less expensive, at $47,510.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $48,861

Additional Credits:
Numenor, for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to make this lot without any EPs:

The LotAdjuster, which allowed me to create the walls one tile from the edge of the lot.

The GridAdjuster, which allowed me to easily make the 2-click foundation and the modern roof:

ConvertiWall, which allowed me to change the walls on the roof to foundation walls, thus reducing the cost in line with the actual structure. This program was also used in the technique to hide diagonal walls:

The LevelAdder (still in testing), which allowed me to add a foundation and basement to an existing ground level lot without rebuilding the entire lot:

Quaxi and Peter and Igne Jones, for SimPE, which allowed me to transfer the terrain paints from one lot to the other after a new level had been added:

The LotCompressor, which allowed me to remove unnecessary images from the lot package, thus reducing its size by half:

Ultimate Plans, for Plan #391019, which inspired this lot:

The Parachute Club, for their song "Rise Up".

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

TS2 Original Game
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
UP023.zip | Description: Ground level lot 299.1 KB 524 16th Aug 2011
UP023_Basement.zip | Description: Lot on foundation with basement 349.2 KB 481 16th Aug 2011
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