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[OUTDATED] Changing Lot size after building and/or playing (Archived)

by Andi8104 Posted 19th Jul 2006 at 4:03 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 10:20 PM by Nysha
363 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
EDIT (by MTS2 Staff)
Unfortunately, as some of you already know, Andi8104 has prematurely deceased, and therefore the LotExpander is no more supported by him.
Luckily, some skillful users, Sorcerer and Mootilda, decided to continue developing this project.

The last (outdated) version released by Andi it attached to this post, and works with any game up to OFB included.

The current "latest version" is the Lot Expander by Mootilda; read the additional info and game compatibility at Mootilda's thread.

In any case keep in mind that the Lot Expander (any version) can break your lots, and damage you neighborhoods; therefore, if you don't make a backup of your neighborhood and suffer damages due to a (mis)usage of the Lot Expander, don't blame anyone but yourself


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(Original post by Andi8104)

First of all: sorry for my bad English. And at all the developers of you: sorry for the terrible coding.

Release 1.2.1:

A few bug fixes for the 'over the road' option.
E.g. the problem with the portals reported by Numenor is fixed.


Release 1.2:

Some bugs are fixed:

The problem with the 'flying' roofs, reported by TheCoffeeBear is solved now.

Sometimes there where some locked tiles on extended lots, so you can't build on it. This is fixed now.

Sometimes your Sims was buried or stick into walls after enlarging. This problem is not really fixed (The OBJT resources of the Sims are too complex for me, I think), but it is now easier to solve it. Just break up the actually action of such Sims and wait a few seconds. Now they were normally playable.

New Features:

You'll find a new Checkbox:

Checking it will bring you the following message, witch explains the functionality:


Now you also can choose the Next button without changing a value:



Release 1.1:
Now you can choose the direction of enlarging the lot.


Release 1.0:
I've written a little program to enlarge lots after building/playing:

LotExpander

It allows you to expand lots up to size 6 x 6 with a few mouse clicks (see pictures below). You can change both, Width and Height, in one Cycle. LotExpander offers English and German language GUI. You do no longer need SimPE or my Word macro for enlarging Lot. The problem described in post #8 is solved.

You need Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 to run LotExpander!

The program is using some DLLs from SimPE (included in Setup).
Big thanks for Quaxi for this and his whole work for the community!

LotExpander is released under GPL
You also can get the source code here.

Small Lots:
In attachment of this Post you'll find a complete set of Nx1 residential lots (N = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
These Lots are created with base game, so they will work with or without any EP.
If you are interested on Nx1 community lots, have a look at this post from MaryLou: #100
Moreover, there are some 1xN residential lots by Nightguy82 at Post #339
Now everyone can create lots of his/her wish size with LotExpander.
Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Save Editors
Plugin Type: 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
LotExpanderSource 1.2.1.zip

Size: 56.6 KB · Downloads: 8,047 · 29th Aug 2006
56.6 KB 8,047 29th Aug 2006
LotExpanderSetup 1.2.1.zip

Size: 625.3 KB · Downloads: 13,129 · 29th Aug 2006
625.3 KB 13,129 29th Aug 2006
X_x_1.rar

Size: 534.3 KB · Downloads: 8,675 · 24th Aug 2006
534.3 KB 8,675 24th Aug 2006
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Scholar
#26 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 1:25 AM
That's a wonderful and very much waited addition. thank you for sharing.
I've taken the liberty to bring attention to it to Sims program's web site. hope it's OK.
http://www.simprograms.com/index.jsp

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Test Subject
Original Poster
#27 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 9:26 AM
Shure it's OK.
Thanks
Test Subject
Original Poster
#28 Old 13th Aug 2006 at 10:21 PM Last edited by Andi8104 : 24th Aug 2006 at 6:42 PM.
Are you interested of Lots with size 1x1 or 2x1?

Edit: You'll find a complete set of X x 1 lots (X = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
created with base game in Post #1.
Mad Poster
#29 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 8:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andi8104
Are you interested of Lots with size 1x1 or 2x1?

NL or/and OfB required.


Wow... My goodness... 10x20 & 20x20...! Are they made as templates?
I''m getting impatient with my slow handling of my NL-OFB copy...
Test Subject
Original Poster
#30 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 8:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by niol
Wow... My goodness... 10x20 & 20x20...! Are they made as templates?

No, I don't know how to make templates. These are just empty Lots.
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#31 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 12:09 PM Last edited by Inge Jones : 14th Aug 2006 at 12:15 PM.
Bah! I feel like clicking Report Rule Violation just to get a moderator to notice the thread and approve them :P

Can you make a 3x1 or 2x1 that has the narrow edge on the road? That would be really good for making British neighbourhoods
Test Subject
Original Poster
#32 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 12:53 PM
Shure, but you can do it by yourself:
Use the 1x1 lot above and enlarge it with LotExpander.
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#33 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 2:11 PM
Ah... Lol yes of course! :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#34 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 3:48 PM Last edited by Andi8104 : 24th Aug 2006 at 6:45 PM.
I've createt an 1x1 lot for base game.
So everyone can create his own lot sizes with LotExpander.

Edit: You'll find a complete set of X x 1 lots (X = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
created with base game in Post #1.
Test Subject
#35 Old 17th Aug 2006 at 11:52 PM
Wow, i give you PROPS!!!! Thanks alot for this!!!
Mad Poster
#36 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 7:40 AM
Yay..! ... Finally ,the dls are available...:D

Andi8104,

don't know how many thanks are enough...! Mmmm... a variously sized "lot" of "thanks" & "Danke"...!
Scholar
#37 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 6:20 PM
Ooo, I love this!! What about sharing lots built on these smaller lots? Will the downloader have to download these lots also or will they package?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#38 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 6:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesi
What about sharing lots built on these smaller lots? Will the downloader have to download these lots also or will they package?

You can share buildings on these lots the same way, as on other ones. The downloader don't have to download these lots, because there are just like normally empty lots.
Mad Poster
#39 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 10:33 PM
Merci beaucoup !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 9:08 PM
Thank you for the 1x1 blank lot.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#41 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:43 AM
A new version of LotExpander: 1.1

Now you can choose the direction of enlarging lots.

Have a look at Post #1.
Field Researcher
#42 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 1:18 AM
Thanks for the new version .
I'm so glad that we now can choose the direction of enlarging the lot!
Greetings, Katha

Still struggling with CAW :x
Forum Resident
#43 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 1:23 AM
This is too cool! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#44 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 3:34 AM
That's so good... Oh amazing... Maybe, ask a moderator to move this thread to the simstool section, so more people will know it... Thanks for all your hard work agsin... Wow...
Test Subject
Original Poster
#45 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 9:18 AM
Thank you all for your replys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by niol
Maybe, ask a moderator to move this thread to the simstool section, so more people will know it...

I'll do that.
Thanks
Field Researcher
#46 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 11:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andi8104
Are you interested of Lots with size 1x1 or 2x1?
NL or/and OfB required.


oh god i love you
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:04 PM
Is the lot expanding tool still pending approval? I can't download the zip in the first post. This is something I've wanted to be able to do for so long so many many thanks for making it possible.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#48 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:09 PM
Because I uploaded a new Version of LotExpander, the DLs are still pending approval.

If you can't wait, you can download it here:
http://rapidshare.de/files/30154147...up_1.1.zip.html

(Scroll down and click at 'free', then scroll down again, wait several seconds, type in the code in the field and click at 'Download via ...')
Test Subject
#49 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:16 PM

Awaiting Aproval


Can't wait to try it.
found this post via :google:

I have been so upset as the house that i like the best was downloaded on this site...

The car don't work... need bigger lot to build the garage, plus.. now I can beautify the lot as well.

THANKS

Finially things are getting setup.
eMail me [email protected]
or visit RepublicOfTheSims.com or SimsSecretSociety.com for my upcoming line of stuff.
Test Subject
#50 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:17 PM
thank you andi for the cant wait link....

thanks

Finially things are getting setup.
eMail me [email protected]
or visit RepublicOfTheSims.com or SimsSecretSociety.com for my upcoming line of stuff.
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