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Backdoor Lane 16 [NL+OfB] -- Home Business (converted warehouse with small ruin)

by plasticbox Posted 27th Jan 2007 at 4:50 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:58 PM by plasticbox
27 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: 48.057§
Lot: 2x3
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.


Backdoor Lane 16
is a former warehouse or factory that has been turned into a discount store with small apartment for the owner/s. The store carries everything from the Buy Mode catalogue that costs 100§ or less, which results in a rather bizarre assortment of goods -- for sims who don't have a lot of money to spend (and aren't too concerned about style), this might be a good one-stop shop.

Access to the apartment is through the store; the kitchen also serves as a break room. The basement is empty, providing plenty of room for expansion of either the store or the family; the ruin of a shed sits in the backyard.

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x store with access to basement and back door to the yard

Fully furnished including alarms etc, outside lights and "gardening"; store is fully stocked; parking for 2 cars in front of the building, cars included.


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.

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
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
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BackdoorLane_16.zip

Size: 779.2 KB · Downloads: 8,155 · 1st Apr 2007
779.2 KB 8,155 1st Apr 2007
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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).
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Instructor
#2 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 5:45 AM
Another great urband lot! Thank you plasticbox!

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 6:21 AM
Very nice industrial lot, plasticbox.

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Instructor
#4 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 6:21 AM
Yet another one of your wonderful urban lots! Thanks alot! ^^;''
These all so unique and beautiful. Thank you for putting them up.
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#5 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 7:08 AM
This is great; thanks for sharing

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Alchemist
#6 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 11:05 AM
It's so realistic. I agree with you, this lot has a "bizarre" look but with absolutely positive meaning. You guessed the urban touch.
I'd love to visite the ruined building, i wonder if i could find some ruined furniture, an old bookcase, paintings, cartoon boxes, and more misterious things. Thank you, it's really good. ciao ciao
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Original Poster
#7 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 2:31 PM
lamamma, I can only do so much with just the Maxis items (so, no ruined furniture =) ... but you should definitely find *some*thing in the ruin.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
... but you should definitely find *some*thing in the ruin.


Oh dear, there goes another evening with the family. I'll just have to install this little treasure into the new neighbourhood to see what lurks therein... Many thanks, plasticbox, as always.
Alchemist
#9 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 6:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
lamamma, I can only do so much with just the Maxis items (so, no ruined furniture =) ... but you should definitely find *some*thing in the ruin.

Hi plasticbox, actually I've found something there! the right details for a "ruin"
I do not say what, others would discover by themselves. THANK YOU and ciao.
Test Subject
#10 Old 2nd Mar 2007 at 9:56 AM
Amazing lot... I love it. Thanks fo sharing.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 5:29 PM
Thank-you Love
Test Subject
#12 Old 22nd Mar 2007 at 2:33 PM
Hi Plasticbox, I downloaded this whole series and created an entire neighbourhood with it. Thank you very much!
Unfortunately, I had an issue with this lot when I called the gardener and about 15 gardeners were spawned - all different NPCs. I've never had this happen in my game before and read it was something to do with portals. Also, my sims complain at the 'door' to the ruin as though something is blocking their way when they try to get in.
I have not done anything to the lot except activate it as a home business and set the shop items for sale, incorporate a bathroom in the basement area and added furniture to create a bedroom. I've also moved the maple tree from the ruin because I have seasons and my sims could not get to the leaves to rake and put 3 fruit trees in the garden.
I was just wondering do you have any insight on the multiple gardeners issue?

Thanks.
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#13 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 7:52 PM
butterly,

The gardeners issue I've had myself a long time ago -- as far as I recall, it's not caused by something on the lot directly but can happen anytime on any lot. I don't remember the details very well, except that the issue arose in my game after I had been playing that house for more than one generation ... at the time I had the problem I bulldozed the lot and then installed this: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...=0&page=2&pp=25 to prevent further problems.

Is your game patched?

As for the ruin, yes the door could very well be blocked (perhaps by the slanted ceiling?). It's not built for functionality or to be used as is, since it's a ruin anyway =).

Sorry about the Seasons issues, I don't have Seasons myself and at the time I built this I knew nothing about leaf raking.

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Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Mar 2007 at 10:47 PM
Hi plasticbox,
Thanks for the response. Well, I was determined to keep this lot because it's great fun so I played through until the gardener was due to come again. This time only one gardener came and worked as normal, no problems. I have researched the 'hoard of gardeners' issue more and it seems a very random occurrence generally so I will just hope it doesn't happen again.
Thanks for the link. My game is fully patched and apparently the patches *should* supercede the fix you linked to, but I have read of others having the issue occasionally still. Please, no apologies are required for anything, I know the game constantly changes with EPs and patches etc. I only mentioned the things I had done to the lot in case they may have affected any of your building techniques.
All seems well now and I am really loving this neighbourhood!
An aside - do you have an idea of how many of this series you will eventually make?

Thanks again.
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#15 Old 29th Mar 2007 at 7:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by butterly
All seems well now and I am really loving this neighbourhood!
An aside - do you have an idea of how many of this series you will eventually make?


Good to hear it's working now =)

and no, I can't foresee how many lots I'm going to make. Sometimes I have the time and "brain-space" to play games and build sim houses, sometimes not .. in the next couple of weeks I don't think I'll upload much (too many interesting things going on in RL =). But I'm still interested in the city theme, so next time I build anything it's very likely going to be Backdoor Lane.

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Scholar
#16 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 9:20 AM
Thank you again. Another thing that makes your houses so perfect: You don't need tons of custom content!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 1:23 AM
A fantastic little house - I love it.

One thing I noticed: when I downloaded it, the trash can was stuck inside the ruins. I know there are a couple on the lot, but apparently that particular one was the one all my Sims wanted to use.

I moved it out by the back steps and then everything was fine - and nobody was leaving garbage piles by the ruins anymore!
Forum Resident
#18 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 4:21 AM
Wonderful!

Thank you.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 5:34 AM
I went a little silly yesterday and downloaded most of your Backdoor lots. I love that they have so little CC. I wanted to have a shed in good repair on this lot instead of the ruined one. However, it seems to be impossible (or maybe I'm just not talented enough) to get rid of the roof made of floor tiles. Any ideas?

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#20 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 5:48 AM
melethana, this has been explained to you already in the thread you made in Build Mode. Please stick to one thread.

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#22 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 7:41 PM
duck74, please *read* the thread in Build Mode that you've already posted in ..

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Forum Resident
#23 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:36 AM
Loving the warehouse. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#24 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 10:15 PM
Thanks to your ninja sim skillz, my neighborhood now has an abandoned, decrepit downtown, as all the sims fled for the suburbs 20 years ago!
Test Subject
#25 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 9:15 AM
Thank you for this nice lot!
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