I was just had a thought. How would the home businesses run in Apartment Life? I mean if your Neighbour sim had a Cafe/Corner store etc under his apartment could your active sim go there and buy coffee or groceries etc.
I was just wondering as I was planning on making some medieval towns/villages using the apartments system and as I usually have my medieval sims have a businessplace/home it would be quite cool to have my sim just 'pop over next door' to grab some groceries or even a pint to drink at the tavern.
I would say, if you want to give it a "feel" of it being like a real apartment, then why not use some community to residential cheat/hack in the game, just to have a downstairs convenience store or cafe. NPCs should work as long as you don't have a home business (I believe.) I remember doing this with a restaurant podium and stove from NL/OFB and the NPCs showed up. my sims couldn't be a cook/host until they opened up a business, which probably won't be possible because of the restriction on home businesses. But in BV, of course there was a restaurant in one of the hotels, in which AL is similar to. Think about it.
I think fway is right, except for the actual apartments, the rest of the area on an apartment lot works as a community lot, or a hotel lot. So a corner café or a grocery store on the lot will probably work fine. I'd love to be able to buy clothes in a downstairs shop! That would let my sims that want to do that all the time do it on a daily basis.
Webster54- You cannot. Landlords are NPCs, and playable sims cannot be landlords. I don't doubt a hack will come up quickly though.
Sims can not own businesses on apartment lots. This is a confirmed fact.
I doubt highly that they can buy clothes in their apartment buildings, that would have been mentioned somewhere. They will be able to have common area kitchens that they have to pay for, but they are still cooking their own food, they just pay money for the food instead of food points.
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