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Backdoor Lane 11 [NL+OfB] -- "Look Upon The Orient" (Home Business)

by plasticbox Posted 13th Jan 2007 at 2:47 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:48 PM by plasticbox
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 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: 130.310§
Lot: 2x2
Households: 1

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


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.

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


Backdoor Lane 11
is a one-family house with a store that sells middle eastern furniture and arts. The private section is accesssible through the store (right off the front door) and has an open floorplan with combined living/dining/break rooms on three levels; the store is one room with a separate bathroom. Quite atypical for Backdoor Lane, this house does *not* have a back door (unless you count the door to the basement).

1 x double bedroom with private bathroom
1 x single bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living/break room on two levels (looks less good than it could due to shoddy Maxis light rendering -- it's probably better with customized lights)
1 x store with separate bathroom
1 x basement (outside access; empty)

Note that this is only useful if you intend to either keep your employees out of the house entirely (except for the store bathroom), or grant them full access to your private living quarters (living + kitchen area). If we assume that this store is run by someone *from* the Middle East, the latter would be customary anyway, for all I know, so I didn't bother cutting it up into parts -- the only thing that I'd change after playtesting is to put the TV in the downstairs part of the living room so that poor Goopy doesn't have to walk so far when he's taking a break.

The office desk downstairs makes an excellent One Desk for homework, by the way.

Fully furnished, including a lot of expensive art in the store. In- and outside lights, alarms, phone and trash can/compactor are included; one car (included) can park in the backyard.



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, as well as for the driveway of course.
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: 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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BackdoorLane_11.zip

Size: 927.9 KB · Downloads: 5,308 · 1st Apr 2007
927.9 KB 5,308 1st Apr 2007
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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).
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 11:18 PM
brilliant addition, your lots look so realistic, they remind me of a town near to were i live, thanks!- huh downloads arnt working right now ill be back tomorrow.

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Space Pony
#3 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 11:24 PM
You made a fantastic lot, AGAIN !

I download all your stuff, it looks so pretty in the game.

Thanks al lot !

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 12:50 AM
Really well done Plastic! All your Lots are fantastic!

But I'm confused... The driveway... the car will go invisible, then appear on the road yes?

If that's right then I have a problem... I can't place a new car on the driveway, Mr. Lin drives a Honda Pilot... Not a Hunka... and if I select the Hunka in live mode, an error message comes up with "cannot select" and in buy mode with moveobjects on it says "cannot delete"... Ahh!!!

Sorry for any inconveniences ~sp?

Still a wonderful Lot!

+Lucky+

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Original Poster
#5 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 7:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by +Lucky+
I'm confused... The driveway... the car will go invisible, then appear on the road yes?


Yes exactly. Just like with the rear driveway when you place them the default way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by +Lucky+
if I select the Hunka in live mode, an error message comes up with "cannot select" and in buy mode with moveobjects on it says "cannot delete"... Ahh!!!


Are you sure that the car is not in use? That would be the ony "cannot select" error message I can think of. "In use", in my game, is also when a sim has queud up going somehwere by car, even with a ton of other things to do before that, or if he just came back ... in other words, the car can be unmanned but still in use.

Can you check your sims' queues + let me know? Also what expansions you have? If there's any issues with those nonstandard driveways, I'd sure like to figure them out =)

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 8:02 AM
Shallallaaa, thank you a lot for that lot xD!
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 8:07 AM
I love your backdoor lane houses~
So pretty and as I have seen in game, quite intricate housemaking!
they are really lovely and well planned cute homes
thank you for this really useful set!
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 8:11 AM
Oh but the thing is, backdoor lane houses 3 and 4 seem to have corrupt files..
I've downloaded them about 4~5 times each now, and they all are impossible to install
I wonder if you could possibly check and reupload?
though i guess if you don't, I could give a go at rebuilding the houses with your screenshots hehe..
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Original Poster
#9 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 9:08 AM
pinkpot, it's not the files ... there are issues with the servers at the moment, look in Site Issues. I can't do anything about it, keep trying and good luck.

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 12:25 PM Last edited by +Lucky+ : 14th Jan 2007 at 12:29 PM. Reason: Needed to ad Some Information...
Sorry Plastic, I'm being really stupid.... made sure that Mr. Lin had no commands... then realized that Mrs. Lin was still walking throught the house with "What's This?" Even though I had taken free will off, I had forgoten about her...

I own all EPs and Pack bar Glamour. But Pets and FFS have been uninstalled due to my graphics card not being up to scratch... Thats $40 out of pocket for that.... So, just EPs 1-3...

No worries now! Thanks for your Help!

+Lucky+

P.S: The Lins have now got a level three businsess! (They Never Close!)

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#11 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 1:02 PM
+Lucky+ -- so in other words, the problem was that she had the car in her queue (checking it out) and that's why you couldn't delete it at first, yes? Just want to make sure I understand you correctly and there is indeed no issue with the driveway itself. Thanks for the feedback.

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 3:13 PM
i LOVE this!

you're all a bunch of nerds like me <3
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 8:52 AM
Oh, I love you! You gave me inspiration to start use ofb again, thank you so much.
Test Subject
#14 Old 7th Feb 2007 at 2:30 PM
hi and thank you! i absoloutely love your houses and lots. They are the best i have ever seen by far! So realistic. I was wondering whether you could make these lots available for community lots instead of just for the neighbourhood please?
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#15 Old 7th Feb 2007 at 3:51 PM
You can change that yourself. Enter the lot, type "changelotzoning community" in the console, exit the lot, now it's a community lot ("changelotzoning residential" changes it back). Much easier than uploading everything twice. You'll need to put a community trashcan and phone somewhere before using it.

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Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 6:09 PM
Thank-you Love
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#17 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 9:01 AM
I love it. Thank you so much.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 4:49 AM
Really terrific design with lovely attention to details. It's obvious how much you enjoy this work. Thanks!
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 8:47 AM
And again thank you for a great house. I love the idea of selling middle eastern furnitures :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#20 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:38 AM
thank you