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Bay Tree Drive 07 [OfB] -- Starter Home Business

by plasticbox Posted 13th May 2007 at 2:45 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 8:25 PM by plasticbox
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
OfB required (nothing else, thanks to Numenor's BaseGameStarter).
No custom content.

Bay Tree Drive
is a couple of starters and other small houses with gardens (or rather, space for gardens-to-be in most cases). They're built with both Seasons and a bit of city planning in mind: just like Backdoor Lane, all houses are based on the same templates (trees, driveways, pavement) and will make a well-formed alley when put next to each other.

Common features:
- Sideways driveways: realistic looking (to me) and space saving. Tested, found to work reliably in-game and won't block any carpools (not even on a 1-tile wide lot).
- Pretty trees in front, along with enough public space for visitor maintenance / yard sales / private rubbish dump / regular driveways in case you like those better
- Fenced-off gardens with gates: I've grown very fond of those as a gathering point for visitors (no chasing them across the lot while they're hiking from front door to back door). Also prevents kicking of trashcans, stealing of gnomes, and other forms of harrassment.
- Less minimalistic kitchens: I tried to provide some more space now that there's officially clutter (and juicers)
- The usual minimum equipment: lights in all furnished rooms, toilet, shower or tub, fridge, kitchen sink, trashcan, phone, burglar alarm, smoke detector, bookshelf, at least one double bed and seating for two. Compost bin too in most houses.

Bay Tree Drive 07:
A small starter home business for a toy maker. Access is from street level, with the store in the basement and a lockable living area upstairs. Very sparsely furnished, the "garden" is just an empty piece of land, has room for 1-2 sims the way it is now but you can subdivide the livingroom in order to have one more bedroom (those walls would have exceeded the starter budget). Alternatively, the niche in the livingroom is an excellent spot for a fireplace or for an extra toilet.

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x mini kitchen/dining
1 x living room (unfurnished)
1 x store with extra bathroom (unfurnished)

The space behind the counter is easy to make lockable if you add a fence+gate (and lock the door to the garden as well), I only didn't see an urgent need for that since there's nothing there that would attract customers.

No driveways included with this house, as it was made with OfB only (between the expensive store+manufacturing equipment and the relatively large lot, there wouldn't have been any money left for driveways anyway). The last screenshot shows where the driveways usually go in Bay Tree Drive; you can add them like this:

1. moveobjects on
2. remove sidewalk opposite the street
3. place driveway extensions
4. put back sidewalk where it belongs
5. moveobjects off

An invisible recolor (e.g. roddyaleixo's) is muchly recommended.

Households: 1
Played: No
Tested: No

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price: 19.986§
Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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 Open for Business
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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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#2 Old 13th May 2007 at 9:16 PM
Wow, This is Great!
I'm always on the lookout for nice OFB Freindly starter homes!!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 14th May 2007 at 6:29 AM
Very Nice P- Box! Got any more of the bay tree series coming?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th May 2007 at 10:35 AM
The interesting decision of windows of a basement floor. Bravo!
One more opening! Many thanks!!!
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#5 Old 14th May 2007 at 2:43 PM
Originally Posted by beeingbooring
Got any more of the bay tree series coming?

As always, I can't really tell =) there are some more unfinished ones lurking around, plus I also wanted to upload the empty templates for this, but I can never really foresee how much time I will have so ... in principle yes, just don't take my word for it.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 14th May 2007 at 5:30 PM
love it username kidio222 and on gaia ( username oatmealdragon and on neopets ((neopets) username 7380298
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 11:47 PM
Thanks for making a Baytree House that only requires OFB. I love the series but my laptop can't run seasons.

Your houses are both functional and beautiful! My game never lags from using your creations.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 4:21 PM
Danke! (Thanks in German)

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#9 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 7:14 AM
Whew, I´ve almost missed it! Thanks for #7!
Test Subject
#10 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 7:54 PM
erm with your tutorial on how to get the driveway sideways i am having a problem where i can't get it back
#11 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 10:36 AM
Now this is genius! I love your home businesses, but I didn't like how many levels there were in most of your lots. Also, it was so cramped going up and down. Just two wide levels is great! Thanks so much, I'll have a lot of fun with this one.
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:45 AM
thank you