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Picked upload! Downtown Highrise Apartments -Almost NO CC-

by Phaenoh Posted 17th May 2014 at 7:43 PM - Updated 31st May 2017 at 7:50 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
It's been a while since you've seen anything from me and there are two reasons for that. First, I've had a job so my free time was significantly limited, and secondly, I'm trying to start my own contemporary dollhouse furniture business, so any free time I still had went straight into that. On Thursday, I was let go from my job. It was an intern position that was supposed to only last 4 months and lasted over a year, but I figured out a few months ago it wasn't going to turn into a real job. While I was planning on giving notice soon myself, they beat me to the punch and I found myself suddenly unemployed. To dull the shock of this, and to prove to myself that I can accomplish things, I spent the last 2 days finishing this apartment building that I started ages ago back in Feb when Zarathustra started uploading his amazing highrise apartment buildings. They were so inspiring I wanted to make my own.

Before we get started, I *highly* recommend you get MogHughson's Apartments and Shopping, on the same Lot! mod if you don't have it already. My lot will work without it, but with it, you will have NPC coffee baristas, bartenders, and the DJ.

Downtown Apartments Now Leasing!

This property has tons of amenities your sims will be sure to enjoy. Let's start at the bottom shall we? We have an underground parking lot because parking downtown is always at a premium, and a small crowd surrounding a local breakdancer can often be found there. On street level again is another performing artist, a human statue. Neither of these artists seem to bother our patrons much, so we let them stay. They often end up bringing customers to us! Inside to your left in the lobby is a coffee barista and the local tabloids. You can enjoy your morning coffee and paper here near the calming large salt water fish tank. Towards the back is a small cafe and sometimes you can catch a show or a standup event. There is also a photobooth to help you remember your experience.

Our resident's security is a top priority for us, so to access any more of our building you either need a key card or be buzzed in by another resident. Inside these doors to your right is our pool facility. Changing rooms and restrooms are available. There is a hot tub, and the full wall windows face south, so you can take in the lovely weather indoors if it gets too hot or too cold. Through these next double doors is the pool itself, we have two diving boards and more chairs around the pool. Up these stairs will take you to our deck where you will find more chairs to lay out on. A bar, espresso machine, and live dj will make your time enjoyable. Inside to the left is our gym facility. We only have a few machines, but there is always room for more (if you have UNI) and restrooms of course. The laundry facility is back out off the main hall to your right and there are vending machines and a pinball machine for while you wait. We have plenty of machines always available. Through these two sets of double doors (for sound proofing) is a conference room which can be booked for business events or small parties.

The next five floors are our apartments. The first three are a single floor and are 1 or 2 bed, with 1 or 2 baths, and the fourth apartment is a double floor penthouse. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Each apartment is set up for a different size family unit, so we can cater to whatever your housing needs may be. All units come fully furnished (unless you choose not to, or don't have a hack/update for it), all have bedroom and hall closets, 2 balconies with access to the fire escape, security systems, smoke detectors, and phones installed.

Moving up once again will take you to our city view restaurant and bar with two outdoor seating areas. From one of them you can access our roof and we have a special party space for our residents here. There is a hot tub, grill, table, and chairs, and we even supply a bartender. We like to keep this space flexible and plan on adding a bubble blower later this year. As you can see, this is a fantastic building that can accommodate almost every need imaginable. Shall we head down to the lobby to fill out the leasing papers? I


Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $638,218

MogHughson's Apartments and Shopping, on the same Lot!

Custom Content Included:
- Classic Brass Double and Single Beds by raquelcesar

Additional Credits:
Creds to Zarathustra for inspiring me to do this. and to raquelcesar for the only custom content I included.

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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.

Nightlife Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Phaenoh_DowntownApartments.rar 1.95 MB 15,017 17th May 2014
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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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#2 Old 17th May 2014 at 8:45 PM
Hey look, it's finished! And it looks great! And I'm jealous!- I've never managed to make a garage or a fire escape that I was happy with! I'm curious too... do things like the diving board on a foundation actually work? or is it just for show? Either way, I'm still so happy to see my creations helping to inspire people!

Also sorry to hear your internship dried up unexpectedly... hope your dollhouse business takes off! Good luck!

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#3 Old 17th May 2014 at 10:19 PM
sandya, I don't know anything more about that mod, perhaps you have another mod that is conflicting with it? There are listed conflicts on her page and alternate versions to try instead.

Zara, I'm so glad you like it! I've been trying with the fire escapes for a while now, but because of how the game deals with apartments, I couldn't actually make working ones if I wanted. I do love the look of them though! As far as the garage, I had Mog's other mod to make cars appear, but then found it wasn't compatible with apartments and I spent all morning trying to tinker with it and just gave up on it. The diving board does actually work, but your sim will sink through it a little before they jump to get to the right height first. It's a little weird, but imho, not bad enough to not use it.

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#4 Old 17th May 2014 at 10:57 PM
Unfortunately not, that's why I was trying to get Mog's mod to work, so at least *some* cars would be down there.
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#5 Old 18th May 2014 at 2:08 AM
I don't have anything up and running yet, but that is my plan for after my Kickstarter. Gotta buy a fancy machine first and I'll need help getting those funds together.
#6 Old 19th May 2014 at 2:09 PM
Love this high rise, but do the community lot features actually work?
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#7 Old 19th May 2014 at 2:35 PM
Yes they do! Most even work without the mod I linked too. The restaurant, diner, and photobooth all worked without the mod, but with it, the DJ, barista, bar tenders, and cashier all showed up as well.
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#8 Old 6th Jun 2014 at 3:06 PM
Originally Posted by malice macabre
Good luck with your Doll house business the furniture is a little cute, The kids had a little laugh at the video and the girls were all like "I want a dolls house! why haven't we got doll house?"

Love the apartment too thanks
Thank you, I'm so glad I made your kids laugh! I hope you'll consider supporting my campaign too, even just $1 is extremely appreciated!
#9 Old 27th Jun 2014 at 6:27 AM
You did more than perfect on his one here
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#10 Old 11th Jul 2014 at 4:36 PM
Originally Posted by lc123
hi it's great i love these apartments but somehow when i go into them there is a blue thing on the first floor when you emnter and i have no idea what it is
Oh my, that sounds very strange! Which floor do you mean? When you first enter the building, or enter the first apartment? Or the floor in between? Can you take a screenshot of your issue? That would probably be the fastest way for me to track it down and fix it.
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