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Backdoor Lane 19 [NL+OfB] -- Home Business

by plasticbox Posted 11th Feb 2007 at 12:16 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 11:04 PM by plasticbox
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 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: 153.852§
Lot Size: 2x3
Households: 1
Furnished: Yes -- doubleplusfurnished so to speak
Tested: Yes (a copy; the attached one is unplayed)

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

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 19
is a small house, probably older than the rest of Backdoor Lane, that is situated at an alley or throughway off the main street. It has a garden on the street side and a little square in front, each with a sitting area; two cars can park in the alley. Most of the inside of the house (the basement and a large part of the ground floor) is taken up by a store that currently sells antiques, leaving a combined kitchen/dining/living room on the ground floor and a bedroom upstairs for the owner.

The store has three rooms -- there's *so much* stuff in the catalogue that looks vaguely antique --, two in the basement and one on the main floor. From behind the register, stairs lead up to a little office area and from there on up through a lockable gate to the bedroom and bath. The kitchen/living/break room is accessible from the store and has a back door out to the side alley and the garden.

1 x double bedroom
2 x bathroom (one private, one public)
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
3 x store room

* The red couch in front of the cashier desk is not meant to be on sale -- the admiration queue would probably collide with the register queue ... I put it there for folks to sit on and chat.

* I realized only *after* doing the pretty little garden that this is going to be a residential lot, so I haven't taken trimmability of bushes into account. Not sure how many of them will survive.

* Not all of the items in the store can be sold -- what's not in the Buy Mode catalogue (unlocked in-game items) is usually considered decorative as far as the game is concerned. Some items, however, do work -- the CAS lights in the basement, for example, can be sold and restocked just fine.

* This makes an excellent corner lot, but it's also good to use inside a block: the main entrance + square line up exactly with the alleyway behind a neighbouring lot that's 2 tiles deep.

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 and my favourite fence =).

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
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: 1,000.1 KB · Downloads: 8,504 · 1st Apr 2007
1,000.1 KB 8,504 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).
  • 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 12th Feb 2007 at 10:39 AM
Field Researcher
#3 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 10:42 AM
Aww ! It's a great home business ! I love all your backdoor lane serie
Thanks for sharing it
Field Researcher
#4 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 1:48 PM
Another wonderful creation...thanks for sharing!

Everything I ever created is FREE for use. Use it as you wish, you can even include the CC with your lots. If you want to give credit please link to
#5 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 12:32 AM
Bravo Plasticbox, that's a beautiful job ! Thank you !

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 12:56 AM
Thank-you Love
Test Subject
#7 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 7:20 PM
The file seems to be corrupted. I tried downloading it twice, and a fellow simmer has done the same: we both found that the file was corrupted, and can't be used...

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 4:25 AM
this is so cute....thank you
Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 4:31 AM
Wow! Great idea with the antique store! It turned put really well. Keep up the outstanding work! *downloads*

Forum Resident
#10 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:35 AM
I love this building. It has so much charm and character. Thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 7:45 AM
Awesome - thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:40 AM
thank you