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Backdoor Lane 02 [NL+OfB] -- Two houses with store and small factory

by plasticbox Posted 1st Jan 2007 at 11:13 PM - Updated 13th Jan 2015 at 5:25 AM by plasticbox : Reupload (Glitchfix)
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 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: 116.274§ (furnished), 31.582§ (unfurnished)
Lot: 2x2
Households: 2

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.

Update, 2007-01-10:
Reuploaded to fix a (purely aesthetic) glitch: the basement windows would sometimes not show properly (or to be exact, the windows would, but the hole in the wall would be missing), this was caused by the pavement in front of them as I now realized. No need to redownload, it's faster and easier if you simply remove the pavement yourself if it bothers you (only the tiles *directly* outside the window, i.e. the non-flat ones).

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 02
are two houses: one for a single sim or couple with a store downstairs (currently a toy store), and one for a family of three that has a little factory attached. The basement belongs to the factory, as well -- suitable to enslave your neighbors in the robot manufacturing industry, for example (you could also combine the houses and sell the robots right next door).

House 1:
1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
1 x store with bathroom and a small back room for coffee breaks

House 2:
1 x double bedroom
1 x single bedroom
1 x bathroom (toilet only!)
1 x kitchen
2 x dining/living room

Note that house 2 has been built in an era where indoor bathrooms weren't a common commodity yet ... luckily, there's a shower room for the factory workers that this family can resort to. I haven't attached a screenshot of that (8 pics is the limit), but the upstairs part of the factory is really simple anyway: one office/storage room, and the bathroom (2 showers + sink + toilet).

Both houses are fully furnished if you download the "furnished" version. The "unfurnished" zip is just that, and slightly deprecated as well (post-playtesting), which makes it quite the bargain for your not-so-rich sims.

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: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Unfurnished Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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: 976.4 KB · Downloads: 3,262 · 2nd Mar 2007
976.4 KB 3,262 2nd Mar 2007

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 5,741 · 2nd Mar 2007
1.15 MB 5,741 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 6:48 AM
looks nice
Mad Poster
#3 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 10:50 AM
a great lot plasticbox, I lke it
thank you

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

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Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 11:21 AM
Yay! Nice to see you're back, plasticbox! We've missed your fiiiiine creations.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 1:03 PM
Thank you so much for this. I hate building houses, so i prefer downloading them ^^

Im worth your attention
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 2:45 PM
Woah... these houses are really cool, and will fit into a neighbourhood i've built perfectly! Thank you! x
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Jan 2007 at 10:17 PM
thank you! i love the whole set!!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 8:05 AM
Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 8:45 AM
I love your work. You are my idol.
#10 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 9:35 PM
All I can say: Excellent as always.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 11:08 PM
Hi. I love this duplex and I am very fond of your other houses/downloads/creations. I wanted to tell you that I downloaded this house and remodeled it. I was thinking of uploading it if you're okay with that.
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 9:05 AM
Thank you for this nice house!
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:33 AM
thank you