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Moo's Mews (8 modern base-game no-cc venues)

by Mootilda Posted 21st Jan 2010 at 2:30 PM - Updated 17th Mar 2013 at 10:57 PM by Mootilda : Add related downloads
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Moo's Mews are a set of tiny modern community lots where your sims can meet, eat, shop, and have a lot of fun. Because the lots are small, they will attract a small number of neighbors and townies. For your convenience, all lots have bathrooms.

Descriptions and pictures of the individual lots are in the first few comments posts in this thread.

Connecting walls:
Connecting walls allow the lots to be placed side-by-side seamlessly in your neighborhood, to create a small downtown area or strip mall. Lots can also be placed back-to-back or even back-to-side for corner roads. They will also work as stand-alone buildings.

Excess connecting walls can easily be removed, using the standard method for removing walls. Just use the <ctrl> key plus the wall tool to delete the walls that you don't want. Be sure to delete the upper wall before deleting the lower one.

Excess floor tiles:
To allow you to delete the connecting walls on the upper floor, several floor tiles have been strategically placed on the upper floor at the edges of the lot. These can all be deleted once the lot has been placed in your neighborhood and unwanted connecting walls have been removed. Just use the standard method for removing floor tiles. You will need to use the "moveobjects on" cheat to remove these tiles, then use the <ctrl> key plus any floor tile to delete the floor tile at the edge of the lot.

In general, the process for removing a connecting wall is: remove the upper wall, remove the excess floor tile, remove the lower wall. You will probably also want to remove the excess floor tiles for connecting walls that you wish to keep, although there is no harm in keeping either the excess walls or excess floors. Be sure to turn "moveobjects off" when you are done.

Weather-proofing:
Most of these lots have raised ceilings, which means that they may not be weather-proof if you have Seasons. However, it's very simple to close a building against the weather; just add some flooring above the main level.

Viewing angle:
Lots were designed to be played from the front; it should be possible to change the viewing angle with a small rearrangement of furnishings.

Sidewalks:
All pictures show extended sidewalks at the front of the lot. However, moving or placing the lot in a neighborhood may remove the sidewalk closest to the road. To add the sidewalk back in that spot, use the "moveobjects on" cheat to make that area accessible, then add concrete floor tiles as usual. Be sure to turn "moveobjects off" when you are done.

Adding, removing, and changing walls:
Internal walls can be changed as you desire. However, the outside walls, which are one tile in from the edge of the lot, were placed using the shrinking feature of the LotAdjuster. While these walls can be deleted without any problem, you will not be able to add them back without expanding and reshrinking the lot. It is not recommended that you remove the outer walls of the building.

Play-testing:
These lots were play-tested both in the base-game, and with all EPs and SPs except the Store edition. Note that bar drinks cannot be made in later EPs.

Two problems have been found with two specific EPs:

1) If Nightlife is your last EP and you have no SPs, then there is a problem when driving a car to one of these lots. This is a problem with all 1-wide community lots and is not specific to Moo's Mews. For now, have your sims use a taxi when traveling to these lots. For more information, or to follow our progress on finding a solution, see:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3026167

2) If Mansions & Gardens is your last EP / SP, then there is a problem with the alignment of wall coverings on walls with non-standard heights. All that this means is that the lots will not appear as pictured in this thread. There is no known solution at this time. If you don't like the new look, feel free to change the wall coverings used. For more information, see:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3025998

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Numenor for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to make these lots base-game compatible:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=250555

Thanks to Peter and Inge Jones for SimPE, which allowed me to change lot types between residential and community, giving me access to more objects than are usually available on base-game community lots:
http://sims.ambertation.de/

Thanks to frillen for the pizza and for making non-buyable objects available without requiring custom content:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=131127

Thanks to Sophie-David for the punching bag and for making career rewards available without requiring custom content:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=374017

Thanks to Inge Jones for the Portal Revealer, which allowed me to check and tweak the portal locations, which is especially important for 1 wide lots:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=251392

Thanks to aelflaed and plasticbox for giving me feedback on these lots.

These lots were created using the shrinking feature of the LotAdjuster to ensure maximum use of available space:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=384656

Rather than using the constrainfloorelevation cheat, I used the TS2GridAdjuster to adjust the roof heights:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327439

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MoosMewsSpa.zip

Size: 773.3 KB · Downloads: 8,918 · 21st Jan 2010
773.3 KB 8,918 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsPool.zip

Size: 809.2 KB · Downloads: 8,402 · 21st Jan 2010
809.2 KB 8,402 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsPizza.zip

Size: 619.3 KB · Downloads: 9,259 · 21st Jan 2010
619.3 KB 9,259 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsMiniMart.zip

Size: 782.8 KB · Downloads: 8,786 · 21st Jan 2010
782.8 KB 8,786 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsGym.zip

Size: 934.6 KB · Downloads: 8,940 · 21st Jan 2010
934.6 KB 8,940 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsCoffee.zip

Size: 785.1 KB · Downloads: 9,119 · 21st Jan 2010
785.1 KB 9,119 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsCinema.zip

Size: 765.2 KB · Downloads: 9,183 · 21st Jan 2010
765.2 KB 9,183 21st Jan 2010
MoosMewsArcade.zip

Size: 758.5 KB · Downloads: 8,926 · 21st Jan 2010
758.5 KB 8,926 21st Jan 2010
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

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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Original Poster
#26 Old 22nd Jan 2010 at 1:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
Very nice! I like the changes you've made since the original versions. The layouts are more interesting now.
Thank you for your feedback on my original designs. I made the lots very quickly for my own use, but they came out so well that I decided that I should consider uploading them. Without your input, they wouldn't have been as nice.
Alchemist
#27 Old 22nd Jan 2010 at 1:29 AM
You're very welcome!
Mad Poster
#28 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 9:34 AM
WOW, so sweet and totally gorgeous ! Thanks a lot for sharing this fantastic creation of yours
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 8:31 PM
These are great! Although they are small, they are still efficient and include everything you need for that chosen venue
Thanks so much for doing these, as well as including the blank template! =D
Instructor
#30 Old 28th Apr 2010 at 4:09 PM
These lots are great! I have base game only and they play like a dream. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Instructor
#31 Old 9th Jul 2010 at 8:19 AM
These are the best community lots I have ever played. They load really fast and since they're so small, the Sims don't tire out so quickly. I only have the base game, so I haven't had any problems. Thanks for creating these and sharng them with us.
Test Subject
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#32 Old 29th Apr 2011 at 9:23 PM
These tiny lots are really useful when I play my downtown area and I find myself using the shells and twisting them to my needs. Yeah, I suck with building. Thanks so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#33 Old 28th Sep 2011 at 4:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
Want to make a lot of your own to match these? Here's a completely unfinished lot for you to finish as you will.

Sharing policy for this lot: Please share freely, however you want.


So I was wondering if you could explain how to put the mews onto a community space, as they only show up in lots and houses for residential areas. Did I fail to dl something I need or have a put them in the wrong folder?

Sorry to post this here, not sure where it actually should have gone.

Anyways thanks in advance
Unco
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Original Poster
#34 Old 28th Sep 2011 at 5:14 AM Last edited by Mootilda : 28th Sep 2011 at 6:31 AM.
I don't understand what you're asking. Residential and community lots always appear in the same lot bin. If you place them into your neighborhood, they will be community lots.
Field Researcher
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#35 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 8:05 AM
i nabbed them all will fit in nicely in my new small town hood
Mad Poster
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#36 Old 3rd Nov 2012 at 5:34 PM
I love these - I downloaded them right when you uploaded them and use them frequently in my game (along with the newer Nightlife ones) but I just noticed the template lot - thank you for that, I'm looking forward to making a few more shops and things using the same design so that my town centre looks coordinated for a change! Thanks for sharing :-)
Theorist
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#37 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 11:52 AM
Thank you so much for these itty-bitty lots. I got the set with Nightclub and Bowling so far. Those have been my favorite 2 so far, I'll be trying more and looking for your others right now. Much nicer and easier to do Dream Dates and engagements with less townie problems. I just chase them off until a few of my playables show up and it keeps the others away. 5-6 sims is perfect, I've had up to 8 able to stay with no more showing up.
Instructor
#38 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 3:52 AM Last edited by ttowntallyho : 21st Nov 2012 at 4:00 PM.
I love these lots, but just one suggestion. I think you should have a direct link to your nightlife lots in this thread (I see that in that thread, you have a link to this one). I came to this thread a couple weeks ago and I didn't even realize that you had other lots like these until tonight! Otherwise I would have downloaded them also back then. If you already have a link and I missed it, then just ignore me!

Thanks again. These are awesome!

Edit: Question. If I wanted to get rid of the connecting walls for the gym so that it's standalone, how do I delete the roof tiles?
Test Subject
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#39 Old 20th Jan 2013 at 8:03 PM
What lovely little lots! Can't wait for my Sims to go to these lovely places
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Original Poster
#40 Old 20th Jan 2013 at 11:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttowntallyho
If I wanted to get rid of the connecting walls for the gym so that it's standalone, how do I delete the roof tiles?
Sorry, I didn't see this question until today. If you use the moveobjects on cheat, you should be able to delete tiles even at the edges of the lot.
Mad Poster
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#41 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 10:18 PM
I really, really adore these little lots - I now have the complete collection, with these, the NL ones, and the Hotel. In this collection, I especially love the Pizza parlour - it's incredibly cute to see loads of simmies flocking there to scoff down the pizzas and chat with each other. Also, the Swimming Pool building is just beautiful, especially the roof. Great work on all of these, thank you!
Test Subject
#42 Old 5th Jun 2013 at 11:19 PM
I just wanted to thank you for theese. Your community lots here are amazingly practical and cleverly arranged. So Thank You!
Field Researcher
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#43 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 12:39 PM
Thanks for sharing your efforts!
Forum Resident
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#44 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 11:47 AM
Love the lots. Miss you already!
Test Subject
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#45 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 4:42 AM
These are really great... simple and functional.
Top Secret Researcher
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#46 Old 5th Dec 2014 at 7:16 PM
thank you
Test Subject
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#47 Old 3rd Dec 2015 at 10:42 PM
How very cool! I got all these and the nightlife ones and the hotel. Moo's Mews is going to be a custom vacation destination for BV, once I fool with the hotel's door and podium requirements. Thanks very much!
Test Subject
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#48 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 2:09 PM
Thanks You!
Lab Assistant
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#49 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 10:42 PM
Thanks
Mad Poster
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#50 Old 7th Dec 2019 at 8:41 PM
Thank you
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