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Midtown Mall

by Starspeed Posted 18th Feb 2007 at 3:51 PM - Updated 10th May 2007 at 9:58 PM by Starspeed : Updated link for custom content
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Title: Midtown Mall
Category: Commercial

lot size: 5x6
lot value: §916,986
furnished: yes - see credits below
played/tested: yes - 3 days

I present to you my first upload to this site: the Midtown Mall.

This location, constructed with all expansions up to Open for Business and no stuff packs, received its inspiration from a real-life mall and was designed to give a realistic mall experience.

The mall has three stories: two full stories plus a ground-level food court/indoor playground and can house a grand total of 31 businesses. Just under half of the stores have been left vacant to allow for individual player customization.

Ground level: Food court (2 restaurants & coffee shop), playground, mini-arcade.
First level: Shops (bookstore, clothing, Game Stop, hair stylist, jewelry, sporting goods), bowling alley, restrooms
Second level: Shops (clothing, florist, Hot Topic, ice cream shop, toys), dance club, restrooms

The rar file includes two files: the lot file and the included custom content. You need both files for the mall to function properly.

Custom Content Included:
Animated/Functional Value Vending Machine! by pacotacoplayer (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=194814)
ATM machine by monique (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=87893)
BJE_Serf_Furnishings and Slim_writ_kingscoats from A Midsimmer Night’s Dream by Magick Modders (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99584)
Deluxe Comic Rack by Luvs10s (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=115133)
Game Day Guidon by MaxoidMonkey (Maxis Sponsored) (http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/obj...hp?asset_id=293)
GameStop and Hot Topic signs by atavera (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=213739)
Holy Smoke Stairs “Recolourable” by Numenor (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=50737)
Nintendo Wii & PS3 Launch Items by pacotacoplayer (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=212830)

Custom Content Required but Not Included:
The UrbzTM Sims in the CityTM by MaxoidMonkey (Maxis Sponsored) (http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/obj...php?asset_id=54, seen as hack by Clean Installer)

Files from Retail Sims (Required but Not Included - see post #5 for download information):
bubble
Elegant Jewelry Display, Jewelry Counter & The Beauty Zone
Camping Set
Canteens, Coolers, Fishing Rod, Fishing Rod Display, Sleeping Bag & Thermos
EB Sims
Books in the Round, Dump Bin, Security Cabinet, Single Console Game, Single XBox 360 Box, Stack of Games & Video Game Display Shelves
Goth – Vamp – Geek
Death’s Scythe, Hanging T-Shirts, Manic Panic’s Dye Hard Hair Dye, Morbid Nail Polish, Recolors of the Counter-Culture Counter, T-Shirt Display Boxes, Thanatos Theatrics Eyeshadow Pack & Thanatos Theatrics Lipstick Variety Pack
Ice Cream Shop
Ice Cream Counter, Ice Cream Display Case, Menu Board, Soft Serve Machine, Stack of Bowls, Syrup Dispenser & Topping Counter
Mini Skate Shop
Recolors of Hanging T-Shirts & Recolors of T-Shirt Display Boxes
Sports Galore!
American Football, Baseball Bat, Maxis’ Dartboard in a Box, Maxis’ Golf Ball, Maxis’ Putter, Small Sports Ball, Sports Ball & Tennis Racket
OFB Individual Items
Coffee Mill

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 University 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
Midtown_Mall.rar

Size: 3.16 MB · Downloads: 1,206 · 18th Feb 2007
3.16 MB 1,206 18th Feb 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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6 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 5:01 AM
Nice! I always want a mall, but I'm too lazy to make one myself, lol.

Now the files from retail sims, are they included?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 1:47 PM
The terms and conditions at Retail Sims do not permit them to be included in the file. I did provide the link for each section of their site that has the necessary files as well as the name for each download you will need.

Starspeed
Webmaster of The Sims Realty Co.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starspeed
The terms and conditions at Retail Sims do not permit them to be included in the file. I did provide the link for each section of their site that has the necessary files as well as the name for each download you will need.


Alright sounds good!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 10th May 2007 at 6:22 PM
I created a custom page on my site specificially for this lot. It contains one zip file with everything you need for this lot.
http://www.retailsims.com/CustomLot...MidtownMall.htm
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Aug 2007 at 5:58 PM
where did u get the ice cream shop from?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 30th Aug 2007 at 3:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by astondb9
where did u get the ice cream shop from?


The items for the ice cream shop come from Retail Sims and should download with the zip file provided by HChangeri (link above).

Starspeed
Webmaster of The Sims Realty Co.