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Backdoor Lane 41 -- Apartment house

by plasticbox Posted 2nd Nov 2007 at 1:36 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 4:50 PM by plasticbox
14 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 required.
Custom content included: One wallpaper by myself; frillen's invisible driveway didn't get packaged with the lot, so I included it as a separate file. Put in your downloads folder before attempting to play this lot.

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 41:
Three-story apartment house with a small back yard and a large common basement; two of the apartments are fully furnished. Two cars can park in the yard, cars included. (This is a totally normal lot, not experimental or anything)

Second floor:
1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
1 x nursery
1 x hallway
1 x spare room (empty)

Third floor:
1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x dining/living room
2 x spare room (empty)

All basics included with the furnished apartments (alarms, kitchen/bathroom and so on and so forth). The third one is empty but for a phone and a fire alarm.

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 that I've used in this lot.

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.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 95.176§

Custom Content by Me:
- Recolour of Maxis' "Industrio" Brick Wall
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 1.03 MB · Downloads: 9,438 · 2nd Nov 2007
1.03 MB 9,438 2nd Nov 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 3rd Nov 2007 at 12:29 AM
Cool, no problems downloading your houses, they're used sufficiently.

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They've been looking for you,
Even though I told them not to.

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#3 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 12:39 AM
Good to know that the Backdoor Lane is still growing. Thank you so much!

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#4 Old 3rd Nov 2007 at 1:06 AM
:: drools :: how do you keep doing it? how do you find the inspiration to make each house look different from the last??? They are all great.
3rd Nov 2007 at 4:02 AM
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#5 Old 4th Nov 2007 at 1:46 AM
Thank you, glad you build more Backdoor Lane houses
They are all so creative and gives alot of memories and inspiration...
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 5th Nov 2007 at 12:41 PM
Silly question, I'm sure, but ... One family plays this lot, right? I just want to be sure I'm not missing out on some secret or something. I do LOVE the look of all of your buildings.
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Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Nov 2007 at 8:58 PM

for info on multi-household lots, see Backdoor Lane 10:

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

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Nov 2007 at 11:23 PM
This perfect for my urban hood, THANKS ALOT!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Nov 2007 at 10:23 AM
Thanks. I am now well informed. I have loaded a few of your homes and am off to try them out!
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Dec 2007 at 10:10 PM
X) Thank a million!! <33333333333
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Mar 2008 at 8:51 AM
Another dumb question:

In the link you provided it said you had to of OfB ep...but I only have having multiple household on one lot only possible if I have OfB or can I still do this?
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Original Poster
#12 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 3:53 PM

multi-household lots don't need any EPs. Check out the links provided in the Backdoor Lane 10 thread -- Inge's doors for example have been available since the base game.

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

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#13 Old 3rd Nov 2010 at 5:28 AM
I love this apartment house! It's the only one I use. Works perfectly in game, thank you!
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 12:50 AM
thank you