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Picked upload! Diamond Heights Apartments (CC free)

by joandsarah77 Posted 25th Mar 2018 at 4:22 AM - Updated 31st Mar 2018 at 9:20 AM by joandsarah77
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Do you ever start something and find it morphing into something else? The original plan was to make a luxury apartment building about 3 stories high on a 2 by 2 lot with the smallest possible self-contained units, luxury on a budget. Well that changed and this apartment complex is now 7 stories high or more according to grid adjuster on a 3 by 3 lot and isn't really budget friendly at all. How does that happen? Well take one idea, add in lot adjuster and a dash of grid adjuster and hey presto! *Hotel version here: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=609546


The Tour














Recommendedded CC
While the lot is CC free I recommend using
MogHughson's Apartments and Shopping, on the same Lot! http://modthesims.info/d/352602

Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=315720 This makes the tiny maxis ceiling light actually flush with the ceiling.

A gardening Mod such as Perfect Plants http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=13.0

This lot was made larger with lot Adjuster
Foundation made 2 clicks with grid Adjuster
There was also some CFE work and I strongly suggest not changing the structure.
Since a bartender spawned the lot was cleaned with Chris Hatch's add on to the Lot Compressor.
Copy Play tested.
*Sorry for the silly file name inside of the sims2pack, it refuses to change. It's not 'nearly finished' like the name suggests but fully finished and play tested. I think the name stuck after using grid or lot adjuster.
** What we call the ground floor American's call the first floor and what we call the first floor they call the second and so on up.
***Smoko is Aussie slang for tea break.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): Units:$1,669-$3,222

Additional Credits:
Mootilda
for Turn on lights http://modthesims.info/d/492998
The Lot Adjuster http://modthesims.info/d/384656
The grid Adjuster http://modthesims.info/d/327439

HugeLunatic Buyable Game objects
https://sims2artists.com/index.php?board=386.0

The Lot Compressor
Mootilda http://modthesims.info/d/426409
Chris Hatch for his add on to the Lot Compressor
http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=223639
Tags: #luxury, #apartments, #pool, #gym

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
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.

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
Diamond Heights Apartments.rar 1.14 MB 1,776 25th Mar 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Scholar
#2 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 5:50 AM
Awesome!
Alchemist
#3 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 5:58 PM
I love that you used items on the diagonal AND proved that they work - thank you for fiddling until they decided to be useful
It CAN be done!

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Time flies like an arrow ~ fruit flies like a banana
Ah, well... there is that
So, do you know the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
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#4 Old 26th Mar 2018 at 12:01 AM
Thanks for all the comments :D

@ihatemandatoryregister I think you mean the stage? The only half step foundation is what the building is sitting on.

@yo227 I have actually never played the Urbz, which building does it remind you of?

@Zarathustra I would love to know what was new to you! Steal away.

@Red Sonja The shelf on the white TV is actually not attached to the wall but rather placed over the TV. I used either snap on or quarter tile to place it. The one over the low wooden TV might be attached to the wall but the TV is also sunk slightly into the wall so they blend together.

@CatherineTCJD Well the trash chute was no worries which was a nice surprise. The coffee table vs the bookcase another thing entirely! It worked easily on the hotel but not so on an apartment. Hopefully, I will get the hotel up later today.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
#5 Old 26th Mar 2018 at 5:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Zarathustra I would love to know what was new to you! Steal away.


Haha, well the utility box in the backyard that you made with some of the OFB shelving was the first thing to catch my eye, but I also really like some of the overlapped rugs, the stuff you used to make your "fishtank" stand out a little more than most fake tanks using that approach, floor-level windows as "fencing," and the BBQ inset into a countertop (which I've seen before, I think even from you, but had forgotten about)! All clever tricks, and certainly enough to make me think!

Congrats on the Pick too!

Welcome to the Dark Side...
We lied about having cookies.
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#6 Old 26th Mar 2018 at 5:30 AM
Thanks Zar. The BBQ I have done on a few lots, I just find them a bit ugly sitting out all naked lol.

You are such a great builder using no CC, I appreciate the thoughts.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Mad Poster
#7 Old 30th Mar 2018 at 2:42 AM
A pic looks like a bakery..can Sims buy from it? And groceries?

Namaste
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#8 Old 30th Mar 2018 at 10:20 AM
@grammapat The details are in the description with a link to the shopping on apartment lot mod. With the mod installed you can buy groceries.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
#9 Old 30th Mar 2018 at 4:55 PM
Jo - I clicked the link for Chris Hatch's Lot Compressor Add-on, but all I got was his profile here on MTS2. I hadn't heard of his add-on before, and would like it. Where do I get it?
Thanksies!

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Time flies like an arrow ~ fruit flies like a banana
Ah, well... there is that
So, do you know the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
Needs Coffee
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Original Poster
#10 Old 31st Mar 2018 at 9:19 AM
@CatherineTCJD the link is in my lot cleaning tutorial that you can find here: http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=609188 scroll down to method two. Chris PM'd me a link just after I posted my tutorial on manual cleaning in simPE.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
#11 Old 31st Mar 2018 at 4:40 PM
Thank YOU!!! {{{hugs}}}

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
Time flies like an arrow ~ fruit flies like a banana
Ah, well... there is that
So, do you know the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
Alchemist
#12 Old 1st Apr 2018 at 7:56 PM
Yeah, burglars can rob in apartments (talking from experience) to answer your question.
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#13 Old 2nd Apr 2018 at 12:55 AM
Thanks Sneaky, good to know.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Test Subject
#14 Old 4th May 2018 at 7:12 PM
I love this, but can't download. I keep getting an error that the file is unknown or damaged. Same for the hotel version. Not happening with other posts.
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#15 Old 11th May 2018 at 5:23 AM
@shippie you probably need to download the newest WinRar. These lots are packed on the new version and the old one won't open it.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~