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Backdoor Lane 09 [NL+OfB] -- 2 row houses with another one in the yard

by plasticbox Posted 10th Jan 2007 at 7:30 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:35 PM by plasticbox
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 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: 104.458§
Lot: 2x3
Households: 3

Nightlife and OfB required.
Custom content included: Invisible Driveway by roddyaleixo; two wallpapers by myself

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.

Backdoor Lane 09
are two row houses with access from the alley in the back, and a separate "garden house". The row houses were built a long time ago and have been slightly customised since (they're not exactly identical anymore); the garden house was probably added later on -- presumably when the the outhouse was torn down, because a) it already has proper indoor bathrooms, and b) it's really really small (the footprint isn't much more than what's needed for an outhouse or shed).

House 1 (left row house (seen from the street)):
1 x double bedroom
1 x upstairs hallway (livingroom)
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room
1 x toilet
1 x basement: one room and one bathroom (empty)

NO proper bathroom, except if you use the one that's provided in the basement (outside access only) or ditch the upstairs hallway and turn that into a bathroom.

House 2 (right row house):
1 x double bedroom
1 x upstairs hallway
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
1 x bathroom (tiny, only good for shower + toilet)
1 x basement: tiny hallway, one room, one bathroom (empty). Outside access only, as with the other one.

House 3 (garden house):
1 x double bedroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
2 x bathroom

The row houses both have basements with access from the alley, no screenshots included as I ran into the maximum picture limit again, but the entrance is right underneath the main entrance and they're quite livable, each with a bathroom (empty) and lots of sunlight.

House 1 and the garden house are fully furnished, including alarms and such, house 2 is empty. In- and outside lights provided, two cars (included) can park in the backyard.

If you don't want to play 3 families at once, it's no problem btw to just lock two of the houses (the built-in ofb access management thingy works fine for that) and only use one of the houses. Or if you're really daring, lock everything except one basement and cram your sim in there. Quite surprisingly, even with no hacks at all, my sims do *not* seem to bitch and whine about their neighbor's piano anymore since I installed OfB.

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: Unfurnished 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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Size: 1.19 MB · Downloads: 5,608 · 2nd Mar 2007
1.19 MB 5,608 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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 9:37 PM
really awesome !
thank you very much

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

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* The more I fail the more I approach the success

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 10:11 PM
I'd like to give you a deep, personal thank you for this urban set of homes. I've downloaded all of them and now I'm going to give Downtown the complete make-over I've always wanted. Thank you so much for making that easy for me by designing these great looking homes!
#4 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 11:08 PM
Well done plasticbox, your Backdor Lane project is really interesting. These new houses are so realistic! Lovely. Thank you and ciao.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 3:37 AM
Yay! I love all your Backdoor Lane lots because they look so realistic. I get so excited each time I see that there are more.

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.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 6:43 AM
I absolutely love your urban lots; I like to play my hoods, now, with much more pleasure than before. Thanks again!
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 5:51 AM
Can't wait to play this one!! thanks!!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 3:37 PM
i LOVE this!!!!!!!

you're all a bunch of nerds like me <3
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 10:00 PM
thank you so much for the lots,they are soooo realistic and they are special for me because they remind me of England,where my fiance is. Thank you so much again for sharing,and keep up the good work..

To thine own self be true... W. Shakespeare
Field Researcher
#10 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 12:42 AM
I absolutely love this lot, but upon putting it in game, I saw that the basement area was filled with water (watertool). I tried fixing it myself, to no avail. As you're the builder... any idea how to remedy this?

-Holy Hell!-
The cement is just - it's there for the weight dear!

Nice 'n' easy does it everytime...
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Original Poster
#11 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 2:05 AM
The water is there because you're putting the lot too close to the shoreline (too close to the ground water level). Sim basements aren't waterproof -- you need to move the house up the hill, then the water will go away.

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
#12 Old 9th Mar 2007 at 8:52 PM
Thank-you Love
#13 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 8:54 AM
I like it that every house of this series is build with new ideas. Thank you so much.

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#14 Old 19th Sep 2009 at 11:24 PM
It's a little too dark for me, but I'm playing it anyway.
Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 7:04 PM
I guess you were ahead of the Sims2 Development with this house. Now that we have Appartment Live this lot will be unlimited fun. Thank you!
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Mar 2015 at 7:02 PM
Altho this series is several years old now, I still play Sims 2 sometimes, because I have established neighborhoods & Sims I don't want to delete. These urban renovations, abandoned factories, etc., are perfect for one of my old neighborhoods! Thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:38 AM
thank you