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Backdoor Lane 15 [NL+OfB] -- City Starter

by plasticbox Posted 21st Jan 2007 at 12:13 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 9:55 PM by plasticbox
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Cost: 19.985§
Lot: 2x2
Households: 1

Nightlife and OfB required.
No custom content.

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 15:
I didn't think it was possible to build a Backdoor Lane starter house (the pavement and street lights alone cost a fortune), and indeed it's not easy. But it worked, and it even turned out quite nicely: Backdoor Lane 15 is a proper two-story city house for the bargain price of just under 20K, ready for 1-2 sims to move in, all basics included. It's very sparsely furnished but has lots of spare room, and will fit in seamlessly with the rest of Backdoor Lane.

1 x double bedroom
2 x bathroom (1 furnished)
1 x kitchen/dining
3 x spare room (empty)

Basic appliances included: lights in- and outside, toilet, shower, fridge, kitchen sink, phone, burglar alarm, trash can, smoke detector, bookshelf. The yard is empty and the garden just a bare patch of grass; enough room for driveways but none included.

Please note: The outside paint on the upper floor and the wood floor inside the house are unhidden from the catalogue and thus will not be selectable in your game (unless you've unhidden them as well). Don't worry if you can't select/remove them, there's nothing wrong with your game, just paint over them once and they'll behave like any other paint.

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: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 876.3 KB · Downloads: 11,823 · 1st Apr 2007
876.3 KB 11,823 1st Apr 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 22nd Jan 2007 at 2:33 AM
It's very life-like and practical like all your creations. Nice job.

Herald Between Two Lands
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#3 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 5:03 AM
Wonderful job! It's such a perfect little house.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 5:40 AM
ur whole series is awsome!!! i cant wait to see what u have next. u make very good starter homes!

To find all of my latest and previous houses please visit this site and register!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 6:19 AM
An awesome starter for a well deserved feature
thank you 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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#6 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 7:45 AM
Wonderful work plasticbox... (I wouldn't expect anything less from such a talented creator) Thank you very much for sharing all your jewels with us

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Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 8:27 AM
Awesome house. Thanks.
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 8:54 AM
Wonderful wonderful wonderful! I love this series. Great job!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 4:10 PM
Amazing House!

Field Researcher
#10 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 4:29 PM
I am totally loving this whole series. I think I have all of them in play now and I love how they look all grouped together in the neighbourhood view. Thanks so much for creating them and sharing them with us!

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
Test Subject
#11 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 4:53 PM
I´m addicted to your Backdoor Lane houses by now, can´t wait to see whats coming next

Please keep up your excellent work.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 7:20 PM
I need to start a new neighborhood
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 8:01 PM
Originally Posted by Yargo179
It's very life-like and practical like all your creations. Nice job.
I agree! I've always admired this about your stuff. It's always functional and stylish, with little wasted space. Keep up the awesome work. :D
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 11:12 PM
looks great!!

how to pine artistically? twenty-seven names for tears?
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 12:58 AM
I very much like this new city theme.

I hope you plan on continuing it.
Test Subject
#16 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 8:58 AM
These lots are great! I've just downloaded them all. Thank You So Much!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 4:45 PM
15? what happened to 14?
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Original Poster
#18 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 6:42 PM
Heh. I was wondering whether someone would ask that =) ... 14 is still in testing. Coming soon!

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Field Researcher
#19 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 11:05 PM
Wow what a charming home. thanks for sharing!

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 6:54 PM

you're all a bunch of nerds like me <3
Test Subject
#21 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 11:55 AM
Thank you, it`s fantastic!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 1:19 PM
Says its not a valid archive but, it looks very nice.

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 7:42 PM

but there is an error... i cant use it....
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Original Poster
#24 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 8:43 PM
I'll need something more detailed than "an error" ... =/

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#25 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 12:25 PM
Everyone who's had problems downloading (empty zips): We're currently trying to narrow down the problem in this thread: -- input appreciated.

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