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Featured upload! Sports & Recreation Center (1 CC item + No CC)

by MystAngel Posted 23rd Mar 2016 at 12:42 PM - Updated 23rd Mar 2016 at 6:15 PM by MystAngel
50 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This lot is uploaded by request, but I made it for personal use, intended as a business to be run by a sport enthusiast Sim. It requires minimal amount of NPCs/employees, so it is an easy profit through ticket machines with minimal expenses. If it's played as a visiting community lot, it has a broad number of activities. I tried to include almost all sport/fitness/athletic/recreation activities you would expect to find in a real life Sports and Recreation center, based on the objects and possibilities CC free game provides. It is playtested, all functional objects should be usable (although, have in mind that I used a lot of cheats and off grid placements).

Activities:
- roller skating with small tribunes, seating area for eating snacks from vending machines, male and female restrooms
- ice skating with tribunes and with improvised coffee drinking area, restrooms
- closed pool with showers and locker rooms, entrance hall with summer and swimming decor
- gym with strength and cardio exercise equipment, punching bag and ballet barre, restrooms
- Bowling alley with billiards, darts, terrace chess area, restrooms
- Basketball court with tribunes, restrooms and locker rooms
- Football/Soccer field with small improvised tribunes
- Outside small basketball court
- Decorative clay tennis court
- Two execuputters (for golf lovers)
- Few small park areas
- Fast food stand (One complete diner)

Since I used CFE cheat to make the curved roofs, game broke the top level tiles, making the improvised roof practically useless for keeping the weather out. For those of you who don't mind this, or have some other idea how to solve it, I included the No CC version of the lot. For those who would like instantly weatherproofed version, I put up the the second file with only one CC item - Invisible floor tiles by Muse - which I placed one level under the curved roofs, to protect the interior from weather.
  • Sports & Recreation Center - No CC (not weatherproof)
    Custom Content included: none
    Lot size: 5x6
    Lot price: 582,911
  • Sports & Recreation Center - weatherproof (with Invisible floor by Muse)
    Custom Content included - Invisible floor tile by Muse
    Lot size: 5x6
    Lot price: 585,027

Sorry for possible grammar/spelling/stylistic mistakes. Hope no one even reads these descriptions. I don't. That's why I provided lots of pictures.

Lot Size: 5x6
Lot Price (furnished): §582,911 - §585,027

Custom Content Included:
- Invisible Floor Tile by moonlight_muse

Additional Credits:
- Made with The Sims 2 and all it's expansion packs & stuff packs
- Scanned with Sims2Pack Clean Installer
- Sims references cleaned with SimPe
- Special thanks to all the folks from the Creator Feedback Forum

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sports & Recreation Center - No CC (not weatherproof).rar 1.71 MB 2,406 23rd Mar 2016
Sports & Recreation Center - weatherproof (with Invisible floor by Muse).rar 1.73 MB 5,092 23rd Mar 2016
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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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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#2 Old 23rd Mar 2016 at 6:09 PM
Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you find this useful.
The Sims community and it's creators enhanced and enriched my games so much over the years, I guess it was time to give a small piece of it back.

@gummilutt, both, actually. The food stand automatically spawned NPC, but I DID play with the lot BEFORE I decided to upload it. I didn't initially plan to upload, I posted in Creator Feedback Forum to get some answers about the building (for personal use), and there I was advised to share it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 24th Mar 2016 at 12:27 AM
I'm really happy you all like it and have a place for it in your games. Thank you for your, above all, emotionally rewarding words. I felt absurdly useful today .

@Zarathustra, you have so many featured creations, and creations generally, and I just recently started intensive TS2 playing, so I'm afraid I can't tell you anything you already don't know. I used the usual building cheats (moveobjects, snapobjectstogrid, allow45degree etc), nothing special. I didn't even know that others have a problem with placing windows and doors off grid. It's not some bug exclusive to this lot, I also used a couple of off-grid placed windows as a sign frame on other small business lot I built:

Maybe there is something in options, I really don't know. I saw that you don't use CC, I understand that even tiny things like these can expand your decorating possibilities, so if something keeps preventing you from moving windows, doors and door frames to your liking, tell me where to look, or maybe print screen something, I'd be happy to help.
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Theorist
#4 Old 24th Mar 2016 at 2:36 AM
I may or may not have spent a good chunk of time this afternoon determinedly figuring out how to make it work- looks like the trick is the old boolprop snapobjectstogrid false cheat... something I usually try to avoid, since it can be so temperamental! I'll have to remember that one though- being able to play around with architectural elements like that has a lot of potential!

Also, I love that little business too, especially using that particular staircase, which I usually hate, in such a clever way!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 24th Mar 2016 at 4:27 PM
@ekrubynaffit
Thank you. I'm glad you like the roofs. Honestly, I'm not fully satisfied with those. Apart from not being weatherproof, my main problem was the way they look from a ceiling point of view. But, as I was enlightened in CFF, that couldn't be avoided.


@Zarathustra
Yes, boolprop snapobjectstogrid false is my main used cheat. It's actually extremely powerful. Interestingly, in TS3 you don't need a cheat for off-grid placement and you can place objects at any angle, but in some ways TS2's off-grid placement IS more powerful (I'm not sure, but I don't think I could place windows and doors off grid, especially that close to a wall). I also like what I can do with columns. For example, in that particular lot I used as another example in the post above (Beauty salon, Spa and Boutique), I used an off-grid placed column to improvise a wooden shower:

And the best part is - the shower is accessible and usable! Routing is also a lot better in TS2, than TS3, and my main game in the last few years was TS3 (irreplaceable CAST, of course). And you know what, I'm still not craving for excess CC, not until I explore all the options.


@joandsarah77
Thank you, Jo. You've been so helpful to me over there, I really appreciate it. The trophy case is an off-grid placed window in between a door frame; window being placed a little bit further from the wall than door frame. Down are two small off-grid placed and linked lockers, to appear as one object. By the way, none of it causes routing issues, you can even click on the trophy and direct a Sim to view it.
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 1st Apr 2016 at 12:21 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm really happy you like it.

Jo, I have yet to explore TS2 modding community thoroughly, but I'm still enjoying it playing almost vanilla, with minimal modifications. I did read all essential mods threads I encountered though. Those will be useful when I finally start collecting. And also all those tools and mods that experienced lot creators, like you, put in additional credits list. And thank you, I was really positively surprised when it got picked. Even though I had never intended to upload anything, now I'm glad I did.
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