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Backdoor Lane 07 [NL+OfB]

by plasticbox Posted 10th Jan 2007 at 7:28 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:37 PM by plasticbox
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 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: 48.184§
Lot: 2x1
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.


Description:
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.


Backdoor Lane 07
is a tiny city house with an equally tiny garden, suitable for 1-2 sims (more if you can do without a living room and cram the kids/uncle/roommate in there). On the ground floor is a kitchen and an outside toilet, upstairs a bedroom with a full bathroom, the basement holds a small living room. On my game, this makes a nice retirement house for a single or couple who wants to spend their golden years in the city and can afford all that expensive furniture.

1 x double bedroom
2 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x living room

Fully furnished, including a handful of hobby items (piano, chess board etc). In- and outside lights, burglar/fire alarm, phone and trash compactor are included as well. One car (included) can park on the curb.


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: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BackdoorLane_07.zip

Size: 1.03 MB · Downloads: 7,051 · 2nd Mar 2007
1.03 MB 7,051 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 10th Jan 2007 at 6:50 PM
well done plastic box another brilliant lot! you do wonders with limited split-levels, an inspiration to all. Thanks!

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The Anti-Social Extrovert
#3 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 7:11 PM
i love your lots! nice and small, yet perfectly functional thanks for sharing!! >^.^<

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 7:41 PM
Your backdoor serie is wonderful !
thank you plasticbox

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

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Test Subject
#5 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 8:01 PM
I don't know if it just me but I can't install any of your backdoor series, I am using the latest version of Q-Xpress and it keeps telling the file is possibly corrupted? I have also tried opening in WinRAR and it still won't have it! Any clues?
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 8:57 PM
Your backdoor series is wonderful! I wonder if you have a picture of the neighborhood so we can see how they all fit together? I want to create a small town but am afraid my puzzle fitting abilities are not very good. Thanks for your hard work!
Scholar
#7 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 9:19 PM
This house is cool! Thanks plasticbox
Alchemist
#8 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 11:44 PM
Thanks a lot plastic, I'm a fan of Backdoor Lane. Very nice lot, I can easily imagine it in campus too. Kiss and ciao.
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 12:58 AM
Just a note to say I am enjoying this whole series. Sorry for the pun, but 'it is right up my street'. Yes hear the groans. No seriously this is a real treat and am on the hunt for a real good hood to build my tiny world, of which many of your creations, or those based on will contain. Thanks for efforts and time..
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 3:53 AM
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 7:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sim_girl_uk
I don't know if it just me but I can't install any of your backdoor series, I am using the latest version of Q-Xpress and it keeps telling the file is possibly corrupted? I have also tried opening in WinRAR and it still won't have it! Any clues?


If I were you, I would try using Clean Installer to install the houses. The program is free, and the link to download it is on the MTS2 home page.

Plasticbox, another wonderful lot! I've got to have all of them.

See my blog for my very latest lots, including some that are not available on MTS2: Twoflower's Sims 2 Lots. Also, see what's happening in Apple Grove, my Prosperity Challenge neighborhood.
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#12 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 8:58 AM
rian90 -- there's an overview pic in the first post, Backdoor Lane 01, that shows a bit more of the hood than the other lot overviews. Below is another one. I didn't do any city planning for that, just plunked down the lots next to each other ... that's how I want them to work, street lights lining up automatically and such.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone =).
Screenshots

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

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 5:49 PM
Great Work On The Buildings, Looking Forward To More...

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Field Researcher
#14 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 3:40 PM
thanks, thanks, thanks!

you're all a bunch of nerds like me <3
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 4:35 PM
Thanx for the overview pic. It was realy helpful in deciding the placement.

Dyslexics Untie :P
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 9:13 PM
I just love your houses! THANKS!! :D
Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Mar 2007 at 9:01 PM
Thank-you Love
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 5:41 AM
OMG this house is awsome!! UR split levels rock yo!!!!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 1:03 AM
Another great house brilliantly designed and excellent layout. I've encountered a little problem though that I hope you can help me with.... During play, I switched to buy mode and accidently picked up the invisible driveway peice and now I can't lay it in the same position that you lay it. I don't know how to rotate the peice and now my car ends up in the middle of the garden instead of parked at the curb. Please can you tell me what to do to get my car back parked back at the roadside? cheers!
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
Original Poster
#20 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 1:11 AM
This thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=231971 has a quick howto .. let me know if it helps?

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

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#21 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 12:25 PM
Hi There Plasticbox Thanks for your fast and helpful response... Yep, all sorted now. Many Thanks!

Best Wishes,
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#22 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 1:08 PM
Glad to hear you fixed it. Oh and, next time this happens (unwantedly picking up something), you can press ESC to let go!

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

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Scholar
#23 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 7:46 AM
Very well done. Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 3rd Oct 2007 at 1:35 AM
If only it were as easy as clicking a button to have that house in real life... !
Test Subject
#25 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 8:37 AM
And again a big thank you for a wonderful house.
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