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5 Pelican Lane

by Caupi Posted 1st Jan 2008 at 5:31 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 8:50 PM by Caupi
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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After much hair-pulling and eye-gouging, the 5th house in the Pelican Lane series has appeared.



5 Pelican Lane is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath beach house or vacation home that features:

A private beach with swimmable ocean.
A basement carport, with parking for 2 cars.
A walk-out basement apartment (perfect for live-in help).
A great room with deck/beach access and ocean views.
A large kitchen which is open to the great room.
A master suite on the first floor.
4 bedrooms on the second floor, each pair connected by a Jack-and-Jill bath.
Upper deck access from the second floor.



*Pretty notice: You may have to download the invisible driveway recolor by roddyaleixo in order to not have the ugly Maxis driveway uglifying the place.

*Download instructions:

If you are using one of my custom neighborhoods, download 5PelicanLne.zip.
If you are using Maxis beach neighborhoods, download 5PelicanLaneMaxis.zip.

5PelicanLne.zip may or may not work in Maxis 'hoods. 5PelicanLaneMaxis.zip will NOT work in my custom hoods, so download accordingly. There may be minor cosmetic differences (different plant placement, etc) between the 2 zips, but I tried as much as possible to keep them the same.

There may be problems with the Maxis.zip in Bluewater village. I've tried my best to get it to fit in all of the old neighborhoods, but the terrain is so variable that I can't promise it will work in all of them. It worked fine in my test neighborhoods, but some people are reporting problems.

Enjoy

Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: 48,718

Custom Content by Me:
- Algae paint color with crown moulding
- Coral paint color with crown moulding
- Pollen paint color with crown moulding
- Seafoam paint color with crown moulding
- Squall paint color with crown moulding
- Wet sand paint color with wainscotting
- Algae paint color with wainscotting
- Coral paint color with wainscotting
- Pollen paint color with wainscotting
- Seafoam paint color with wainscotting
- Wet sand paint color with crown moulding
- Wood Siding in Sand, middle border
- Wood Siding in Sand, right border
- Wood Siding in Sand, left border
- Wood Siding in Sand

Custom Content Included:
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Privacy Window by MaryLou
- OFB Story Fence in Whitest Clean by Ailias
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Double Tall Window by MaryLou
- White washed floor by TribeccaSims2
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Door by MaryLou
- Indipendent Expression Inc. 3Tiles - Tall by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Single Tall Window by MaryLou
- White lattice wall by Patul

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Unfurnished
Special Flags: Beach Lot

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 Pets Seasons Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
5 Pelican Lane Maxis.zip

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 2,247 · 4th Jan 2008
1.35 MB 2,247 4th Jan 2008
5PelicanLne.zip

Size: 1.32 MB · Downloads: 2,357 · 1st Jan 2008
1.32 MB 2,357 1st Jan 2008
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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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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 7:02 AM
Now this is the best beach house I have seen.
I cant wait to go make a family and move them into this home.
It is so beautiful and roomy.
Thanks for creating and sharing, put your hair back in and rest your eye's, we need more great creations from you.
Test Subject
#3 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 7:05 AM
wooooooooooooooooow i luv this house to bad it needs the other ep's...by anychance you can make one for just the base or nl ep.......thnx anyway for sharing this lovely home.

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Scholar
#4 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 7:11 AM
Wonderful beach lot! It's really one of the best of all! Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 11:15 AM
Absolutly beautiful! Your design is perfect
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 11:40 AM
Gorgeous, and you didn't fill it with furnishings. My favourite kind of download
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#7 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 3:23 PM
What a pretty home! Thanks for sharing

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 3:43 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind feedback

Simadore, unfortunately since this is a Bon Voyage beach lot I can't do it in a base game/Night Life only form. I have been rolling around ideas for non-beach base game homes though, you may see one in the near future.
Test Subject
#9 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 5:18 PM
WOW! It's a good job i just got all the expansion packs then I can't wait to use this house, beautifully created. Thank you!

I want to go back to believing in everything and knowing nothing at all
Instructor
#10 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 12:29 AM
Very nice. I like the white lattice, railings, and landscaping especially.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 12:51 AM
I love this series. I have them all in my game and they look fabulous, thank you.
Alchemist
#12 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 6:49 AM
Lovely house, very well designed! Thank you and ciao.
Test Subject
#13 Old 3rd Jan 2008 at 1:40 PM
This is such a wonderful house, I've been searching for something like this for a long time. It's hard to find good-quality beach houses that are suitable for big families (mine is ever-growing... a two-bedroom house just isn't goin' to cut it!).

I downloaded this and placed it in Bluewater Village of Riverblossom Hills. For some reason, every time I try to go into the house in build mode, it crashes my game. It doesn't do it with any of my other lots, and I have all of the expansions listed. I have no idea what's going wrong with it. I was so disappointed! I really do love this house.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 3rd Jan 2008 at 4:35 PM
gutterflow3r,

Bluewater Village was one of the neighborhoods I wasn't able to get it to fit on, I'm surprised you were able to even place it.

I *think* what causes the crashing/inability to place beach lots in some neighborhoods is the difference in land "thickness" where the flat part near the street starts sloping down toward the water. I noticed if I messed with that at all, even in the neighborhood in which I built the house, I would have crashing or not being able to place the lot. Not that any of that helps you, unless you'd like to place the lot in a neighborhood that doesn't crash it, and twiddle with the land height (painstaking stuff there, and I'm not sure it would work).

I was building these houses mainly for myself (I like to do big families too), and my beach Sims all live in my custom neighborhoods. I've been toying with the idea of rebuilding some of these lots in Maxis neighborhoods when I have the time. Perhaps I'll give that a shot with this house first.

I'm sorry it's not working out for you, but thanks a lot for the feedback. I'll try to figure something out.
Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Jan 2008 at 5:31 PM
Hmn... that may just be it. It only fits in one place in Bluewater, and it took a lot of fiddling to get it to fit there, so perhaps it really is just the placement... problem being, my favourite family lives in Riverblossom, and I'm not sure I can place it there! A bit of a predicament, really. :P

But thank you kindly for the reply! I understand what's going on with it now. Do you know if any of the beach lot sizes would fit in Bluewater somewhere? I would absolutely love to see this one re-done to fit, when and if you get the time of course! I've been searching for a house like it all night, but to no avail... ah... for now, they'll be living in your Rambling Victorian house. I love it too, but I am so bent on having them live on a beach. I think I'm too finicky. :P
Test Subject
Original Poster
#16 Old 3rd Jan 2008 at 7:13 PM
OK folks, I've added 5 Pelican Lane Maxis.zip for those of you playing Maxis neighborhoods. I rebuilt the house in a Maxis 'hood and was able to move it around/enter it in other Maxis neighborhoods (it may still be tricky placement as Maxis doesn't make "level" shorelines, but it should work). There may be slight cosmetic difference as it was rebuilt from scratch, but it's 99% the same house. Hope that works for you
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Jan 2008 at 4:45 AM
Thanks so much for this. I'm still getting the crash error when I try to load the new house, I haven't a clue what on earth could be going wrong with it. I've tried removing my CC folder, placingthe lot in different spots (in BWV), but for some reason it still won't work, and it's the only lot that's doing it. Totally puzzled.

But! I'm just being a complainosaur now. :P
Test Subject
Original Poster
#18 Old 4th Jan 2008 at 4:07 PM Last edited by Caupi : 4th Jan 2008 at 4:13 PM.
Ugh I'm so sorry, I just have no idea what's going on. Someone else is having problems with BWV too, but I was totally able to move the Maxis.zip around and enter it in different "clean" neighborhoods (ones not attached to other 'hoods, and including BWV), no problems. I forgot this is one of the reasons I have been only building on my terrains, they're all the same shoreline height/level, building on Maxis beach terrains is so frustrating.

I'm flush out of ideas. I'm about 90% positive it's something with the terrain depth in the packaged house and the depth where you're trying to move it, but...well not much I can do there I'm so sorry it's not working.

*edit* I just had an idea. I'll try one more thing and try get a test version up sometime tonight for you.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 1:50 AM
I love this series of houses. I've used 1,2, and 3 in several of my neighbourhoods and they're gorgeous. However 4, 5 and 6 crash my game. I use custom neighbour hoods so chose that version, when they didn;t work ,I downloaded the maxis version. Still crashed my game. I tried blue water village as a trial. It still crashed. Can anyone advise???I just love these houses.
Instructor
#20 Old 18th Feb 2008 at 8:07 AM
Very nice house! Thank you for building it :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 23rd Nov 2011 at 9:34 PM
Very Nice!