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Backdoor Lane -- Five small complementary lots [NL+OfB]

by plasticbox Posted 19th Jan 2007 at 9:18 PM - Updated 1st Apr 2007 at 1:08 PM by plasticbox
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Nightlife and OfB required for all lots.
No custom content except one wallpaper (by myself) in the public toilet lot.

Five small lots that I've made for Backdoor Lane -- they're useful to fill gaps since they'll fit in seamlessly (same pavement, same streetlights etc) and in other ways as well. All 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.

1. Bus Stop
3.073§, lot size 1x1, zoned as Community. If you're daring you can use this as residential lot as well ... Poverty Challenge style, I mean. There's a bench to sleep on -- two even --, what more do you need?

2. Tiny park with monument
8.814§, lot size 1x1, zoned as Community. I think if you have a sim buy this lot and run it as a low-level business, it should be well suited for dates (that the rest of the neighbourhood doesn't need to know about). Might even be profitable.

3. Public Toilet
7.478§, lot size 1x2, zoned as Residential. Two cosy park benches and two toilets and sinks and a grill, that's more than what some of my sims have! I'm not sure how well multiple carpools work on 1x1 lots, but with schoolchildren and a maid and a gardener and multiple carpools you surely wouldn't live here, would you. This is also a useful community lot for poor neighbourhoods; I think it should be Poverty Challenge compliant.

4. Small playground
6.658§, lot size 1x2, zoned as Community

5. Tiny Diner
22.041§, lot size 2x1, zoned as Community. I've used this as a takeout -- without restaurant personnel, just for the owner to sell the food he's prepared -- but if you remove the stove+fridge and/or reorganize a bit, it should work as a mini restaurant too. Would be worth a try to rezone and run this as a home business (there's a tiny park, with benches, on the same lot).

Have fun!

Thank you:
This collection (frillen) and that one (loba), 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.

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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
20th Jan 2007 at 11:05 PM
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 11:06 PM
Nice and realistic "utility" lots, brilliant idea !
thanks plasticbox

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

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#3 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 12:43 AM
Love the bus stop! I can't stress this enough; YOUR LOTS ARE AWESOME.
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#4 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 3:08 AM
I'm always pleasantly surprised when I see something you've made. These are excellent additions to rounding out the neighborhood!

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 8:38 AM
Cool...Neat Work...

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
#6 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 1:07 PM
Thanks for these, I'm never get any ideas what to fill these gaps in downtown.

Keep up the Good Work!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 4:05 PM
So adorable!

You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 4:09 PM
I love these but there seems to be a problem with the files/folders/download. "this folder was moved removed" or something like that. Poo! I can't download these for some reason. I love all your work - wish I was so talented/creative. Thanks so much for all you do!
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Original Poster
#9 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 4:45 PM
Downloading works fine for me ... try again, perhaps? Other than that, if you're sure it's *not* simply a 503 error, try posting in Site Issues?

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

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 7:52 PM
pb - I can download the files/zips fine (my bad - I should have said open/install) but when I go to open them I get that error. I don't get it with the rest of your lots? I just tried again and the same thing. Not sure why that is. Thanks so much for the response, tho! Do you think I still need to post a help issue? Thanks!
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#11 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 8:08 PM
These mini additions were a brilliant idea. Thank you.
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#12 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 9:44 PM
spithead, if you're getting "missing file" errors regarding your own harddrive I don't really see how anyone here should be able to help you ... but yes, try the Help section, hopefully you'll get it sorted out. (See also the last paragraph in my original post ... I'm not saying that because I don't want to help with these things, but because I just can't. Sorry.)

V1ND1CARE, thanks! I'd never have thought that you're into such mundane stuff =)

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#13 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 11:29 PM
Great little lots, I like the small park best, very well done on them all though.
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 4:34 AM
Wonderful Thank-you
#15 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 12:53 AM
I've been downloading all of your stuff I've found... It's all superb~!
I'm off to make a new neighborhood so I can use your stuff. xD Or maybe just a nightlife or Ofb town in my current town. xP
(Main town at the moment is for aliens, the other one is set in the 1860s xD)
Test Subject
#16 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 4:07 PM
try using the Clean Installer for these lots. I sometimes find it works better.

Lab Assistant
#17 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 9:02 AM
Looks good.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 6:31 PM
Thanks again for these lots, what imagination you’ve got, they’ve been the best yet I’ve downloaded and I’m enjoying the poverty challenge of the public toilet . It’s rough been poor in SimLand.
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 5:57 PM
Thank-you Love
#20 Old 15th Apr 2007 at 6:09 PM
Haha XD That bus stop is great. Thank yous for your original designs. :]
#21 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 8:07 AM
This is great. The most EA's neighborhood decoration don't match. But I hope one day it will be possible to build wall to wall on different lots, so that we can build real towns.

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#22 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 11:38 PM
These are great, THank You!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 4:39 PM
I love these little types of lots! They are So useful and always needed! Thank you! Keep up the good work! xoxoxoxoxo

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#24 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 12:51 AM
We need an easel for the first one, actually. Haha...

But yeah, thanks for this! I'm taking the first one.
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 8:34 AM
Finally my poor Sims can afford a public business as well. Great work. Thank you!
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