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Backdoor Lane 27 [NL+OfB] -- Gym and Cafe

by plasticbox Posted 17th Mar 2007 at 10:48 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2007 at 12:42 AM by plasticbox
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 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.
Nightlife and OfB required.
Custom content: Two wallpapers by myself

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 27
is a two-story building with a café/bar on the ground floor and a gym upstairs. The café has a large outdoor terrace with access from the front and side, and one inside room with access to the bathrooms, the kitchen in the basement, and a backdoor to the yard. A small showerbath for employees is situated in the basement. The gym has its own small bar (think refreshments/energy drinks) and a sitting area on the balcony where partons can relax and chat. Your sims can work out on the bench press, punching bag, and stereo (I don't have Uni); they can also shop for groceries as the gym offers a selection of "softdrinks".

Playtested with about 15 visitors, works fine. One thing that's hard to see on the screenshots (because the walls are down): the downstairs (café) toilets are two separate stalls, one of them with it's own sink, so no privacy issues.

- Street view
- Side view
- Backside
- Floor plan, ground floor: Café with terrace, bathrooms, foyer
- Floor plan, top floor: Gym, toilets/showers, foyer
- Interior, detail: downstairs bar/café
- Interior, detail: upstairs foyer (entrance to the gym)
- Interior, detail x 4: gym interior | basement | bar/café interior | side entrance

If you've trouble downloading this with QXPress, try manually.

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.

Played: No
Furnished: Yes
Tested: Yes (a copy)

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 85.531§

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 971.7 KB · Downloads: 12,170 · 17th Mar 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 12:24 AM
great job, love your work!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 3:51 AM
I was just looking for a small gym. Thanks. I love your lots. They're small and play really smoothly.
Forum Resident
#4 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 4:49 PM
Love this lot also!! Thank you..,
Test Subject
#5 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 6:15 PM
Well done! The series you have created is fantastic. Thank you!

Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 6:18 PM
I love this series too. But is it right that they're two lots are missing? Or did i miss them?
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 10:41 PM
Everything you make, man, all great.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 3:38 PM
This is great! Thanks!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Apr 2007 at 1:24 PM
another great house, i realy like this collection, great job
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 4:27 AM
I have almost all of your backdoor collection, it is fantastic! I downloaded this gym/cafe to play, however it crashes me out of the game every time I try to enter it. So sadly, I can't use this creation of yours, however I enjoy the other things you made and look forward to more!
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#11 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 1:28 PM
DangerKitty, seeing as nobody else has reported crashes I'm not sure it's the lot that causes that? I can't think of anything that makes this one different from any of the other Backdoor Lane lots .. and those you can play, can't you? I would say, try redownloading and/or reinstalling (it might theoretically have become borken during transfer somehow) and if that doesn't help the usual procedures apply (remove Downloads, etc). If you really do find something wrong with the lot, please do let me know!

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#12 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 3:02 PM
Great job. Hope some more community lots will follow.

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#13 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:00 AM
Thank You, I Love your Backdoor Lane series!
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:42 AM
thank you