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Rise Up 20 (two matching modern base-game no-CC houses)

by Mootilda Posted 15th Aug 2011 at 4:25 AM - Updated 8th Sep 2011 at 3:30 AM by Mootilda : Add search keywords
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The House:

As you enter the large foyer, the great room opens before you, with a living room, kitchen, and dining nook. To the left of the foyer is a formal dining room and to the right is a large curved hallway which doubles as an office space. The hallway leads to 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus a powder room. Off of the master suite, with access to the living room, is a nursery.

The kitchen has a door to the attached garage and the dining nook has double doors to a small deck. 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.

There is no space for a functional driveway at the front of the house. If you wish to add a driveway inside of the garage, you will have to place the driveway extension piece using the "moveobjects on" cheat.

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 lot price shown is for the basement version of the house. The ground level version is slightly less expensive, at $49,206.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $50,454

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:

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 #161002, which inspired this lot:

The Parachute Club, for their song "Rise Up".
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
UP020.zip | Description: Ground level lot 303.2 KB 453 15th Aug 2011
UP020_Basement.zip | Description: Lot on foundation with basement 375.9 KB 387 15th Aug 2011
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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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
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Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #contemporary, #modern, #base game, #no custom content, #one story, #single story, #flat roof, #foundation roof, #basement