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Backdoor Lane 01 [NL+OfB]

by plasticbox Posted 1st Jan 2007 at 10:42 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:32 PM by plasticbox
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
Cost: 62.851§
Lot: 2x2
Households: 1

Nightlife and OfB required.
Custom content included: Invisible Driveway, by roddyaleixo

Update, 2007-03-02:
Replaced the zip -- anyone who downloaded this before and got an empty sims2pack, try again. See this thread for more info.

For your sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

Backdoor Lane 01
is a small family house with two driveways and a little garden in the back.

1 x double bedroom
2 x single bedroom
2 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
2 x dining/living room
1 x spare room

Furnished a bit sketchy on the upper floor, basically just to indicate what could go where -- this house will be used by older families I guess, who will bring their own stuff anyway. All basics are included though (in- and outdoor lights, burglar and fire alarm, phone etc).

Not very well visible on the screenshots: the trashcans are behind the house, in the little paved area next to the driveway.

Thank you:
This collection (frillen) as well as this one (loba) and that one (windkeeper), the mini lots by Andi8104 and the ones based thereupon (MaryLou) have been very useful in making the Backdoor Lane neighbourhood. Thanks for making them available.

Please don't PM me with neighbourhood terrain requests (look in the Neighbourhoods section instead), downloading issues (I can't help you -- look in Site Issues, Q-XPress forums etc), or Build Mode questions (general questions go here, lot specific questions in the d/l thread). Thanks.
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

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 Nightlife Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 808.1 KB · Downloads: 7,474 · 2nd Mar 2007
808.1 KB 7,474 2nd Mar 2007
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:18 AM
I love, love, love your lots. They look so beautiful and are great for play. Thank you for this.

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#3 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 4:22 AM
Wow I cant remember the last time you uploaded a lot! Thanks this is great!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 9:42 AM
When I try and download this lot with Q-Xpress I keep getting errors. Anyone else having problems downloading this? I will try and download it again.

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They're making me take all the blamed,
They're making me cold in the night,
They're making me question my heart and my soul
And I think that it's not quite right
Mad Poster
#5 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 10:51 AM
an over great lot ! thank you again :D

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

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#6 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 1:37 PM
So realistic design!! like in real life house!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
The Quiet One
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#7 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 5:08 PM
oh yay, you're back! hope you had a great holiday and new years! love your houses! *downloads them all*

Demon Sheep
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#8 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 2:49 AM
They're all so realistic and adorable. As always. Happy New Year, plasticbox.... and welcome back!!! :D

*tacklehugs the buildy genius*
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Original Poster
#9 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 11:18 AM
Hey, you missed me?!? That is so sweet .. Thanks =). I'll be back with more of these, I think, playing around with the the backyard landscape has been lots of fun! There won't be many starter houses among them though, even the 2x1 lots I've made so far were >20K ... good to see you like them anyway.

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The Quiet One
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#10 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 6:36 PM
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Hey, you missed me?!? That is so sweet .. Thanks =). I'll be back with more of these, I think, playing around with the the backyard landscape has been lots of fun! There won't be many starter houses among them though, even the 2x1 lots I've made so far were >20K ... good to see you like them anyway.

LOL yes, I've missed you. I really like these "backdoor" lots you've just uploaded. I'm finally venturing into playing with a home business, so these are great to start with. I don't care that they're not starter... That's what the money cheat is for.

Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 11:48 PM
I've been away from Sims2 for a few weeks, after the Pets install went horribly wrong. Finally got everything working again, and what better way to kick off a new neighbourhood than to find Plasticbox is back to his creative best! Many thanks.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 5th Jan 2007 at 1:44 PM
More houses for my city, thanks
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 12:14 AM
Thanks for the great lots. Going to download more!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 5:30 PM
This is just too sweet. I love the backdoor lane theme, it's very small town yet modern. The size is just perfect too!

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- Mark Twain
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 4:44 PM
Oh this one is perfect for family in the city living. Thanx again for sharing.

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Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 9:39 PM
Thanks, your awesome! Very talented work, I just love it

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Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 9:37 PM
I just feel soo uncreative when I look at your houses ;p
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Apr 2007 at 12:26 PM
very nice job like always
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 11:05 AM
I really love this house. I am really enjoying the Backdoor Lane houses you create, my neighbourhood is nicely filling up with them. I hope you keep adding more. Great work!
#20 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 8:21 PM
I like your city houses, they are always excellent.

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Field Researcher
#21 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 5:52 PM
Hmm... Gotta make some more Neighborhoods... Thanks for these!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 1:52 PM
Thank you so much for all these wonderfull Backdoor Lane lots!
I have downloaded all of your houses - which will fill the newly created neighbourhood with my new sims Emily Aa and Jack Bb!
I have been playing the Sims since the first one came out, only to now create a new neighbourhood for the first time *lol* Thank you so much again for all this work!!
*I'm off to test Freetime with your houses!*
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Dec 2009 at 2:21 PM
Thank you for a wonderful house.
Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:33 AM
thank you