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Backdoor Lane 06 [NL+OfB] - Small Grocery Store

by plasticbox Posted 6th Jan 2007 at 9:44 AM - Updated 2nd Mar 2007 at 6:05 PM by plasticbox
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 2 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: 24.541§
Lot: 1x2

Nightlife and OfB required.
No custom content.

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 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.

If you need a neighbourhood terrain, please look in this section instead of PMing me. Thanks.

Backdoor Lane 06
is a small grocery store with a somewhat unkempt little garden next to it. Downstairs is the store and a bathroom, upstairs a small kitchen, a sitting area and a desk where the owner can do his bookkeeping. If you don't need a double bed and your hygienic standards aren't too high, you could probably live here as well (without the armchairs upstairs, there would be enough space for a single bed).

1 x storeroom
1 x bathroom (toilet + sink)
1 x kitchen/dining/living/office/break room

Fully furnished, all fixtures included (in- and outside lights, burglar alarm, phone). I may have forgot to put a trash can/compactor inside the house (large bins are right outside the back door though).

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.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Jan 2007 at 9:37 PM
Ah, great, I was just realizing I needed a grocery store for my new neighborhood, but I was sick of building lots. This looks perfect, especially with it meant to go in a downtown type area.
Demon Sheep
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#3 Old 6th Jan 2007 at 11:06 PM
Ridiculously adorable, plasticbox. I love it! :D
#4 Old 6th Jan 2007 at 11:45 PM
WOW! very nice store
thank you
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 3:43 AM
Gomaseubnida, Aju mame deuneyo. I love it.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 8:24 AM
This is scarily realistic - excellent!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 7:17 PM
Ahhh I LOVE the back door series...

Will you be making some more, oh please oh please say you will!!!
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Original Poster
#8 Old 7th Jan 2007 at 7:40 PM
Yes, yes, there will be more. It takes a while to make the screenshots etc ... but you can already see on the screenshots that there's more houses in that hood than I've uploaded so far =).

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jan 2007 at 4:29 AM
Oh u've made me so happy!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jan 2007 at 8:20 AM
This is so realistic. Just like the Mom&Pop corner stores in South Philadelphia!

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 6:09 PM
Looks marvelous!!!!. but I don't get it installed. My Q-press installer reports this is nog a sims2 file or is corrupted.... What a pity. You know what happened? Am I the only one with this problem?
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 1:20 PM
I have tried to download this lot twice now and both times I get the error message that this is not a sims2pack,file possibly corrupted.

Are there any others having the same problems as I am?

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Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 11:44 AM
how did you create 1x2 lot?
or where you get that?
my most little lot is 1x3
anyway all your buildings are just great! :D

Edited: sorry, i should read all before asking something^^
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#14 Old 2nd Mar 2007 at 6:13 PM
Anyone who had downloading problems resulting in empty sims2pack files, see the update in the OP. I think this was a compatibility issue and is solved now.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 12:11 PM
I can't get this to Show up
I have all the Ep's
this it the only Lot that won't

Test Subject
#16 Old 10th May 2007 at 2:43 AM Last edited by Jasonator : 13th May 2007 at 11:48 PM. Reason: Typo
OMG< Great I love this seris, i have all the homes!, but My Hood aint good enought i know you have told me were to go, but whats it called?
PM if ya decide to answer
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Jun 2007 at 10:18 PM
I aguee with them. I love it!
#18 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 8:48 PM
Thank you for sharing. I hope this series will never end.

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#19 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:41 AM
Aw so cute! Thank You, this is useful =]
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 7:31 PM
Oh. My. God. I love this house. And if I actually believed in God, I'd say you're him. Or she. Whatever, you're genious! Thank you thank you thank you! - Finds for The Sims 3 & The Sims 2.
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Dec 2009 at 8:40 AM
Thank you for this excellent starter business.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 2:04 AM
Thank you so much for this, plasticbox! O__O I sent you that request a little while ago and was a little sad that you weren't taking requests, since I was having no luck finding anything like the neighborhood in that Simlish music video, but this collection of lots is perfect! I had no idea you made this. ^__^ Love it~

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#23 Old 18th May 2014 at 8:47 AM
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#24 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:39 AM
thank you