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Newbie Road 105-114 -- Set of 10 mini starters

by plasticbox Posted 4th Apr 2008 at 10:53 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 4:32 PM by plasticbox
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Ten starters on 1x2 mini lots that are designed to make the most of a very small space while still being playable and realistic. They form a little alley when placed next to each other and look very pretty in neighbourhood view -- they're similar enough from the outside to not look messy, but have a variety of different floorplans. The set includes three starter businesses and a tiny farmhouse, so it's like a small village on the space of one large regular lot.

All lots are furnished for at least 2 sims with at least the usual starter equipment; most of the houses have some extras on top. Businesses are equipped and ready to play. All of the houses have porches or balconies and a driveway in front of the house; for larger gardens you can expand them with Mootilda's LotExpander. Cars on the screenshots are not included, they only show where the driveway is.

Basements are now even more unannoying! Not only do they have permanently non-filled-in windows, they're also better viewable in walls-down view, thanks to the CoverUpSlope fence that allows for basements inside regular walls (not just foundations).

All lots are thorougly playtested (copies of course, not the actual downloads). See follow-up posts for descriptions and screenshots of each one.


Files below:

Since all lots are basically using the same custom content, I've wrapped it up in one unified zip and packaged the individual lots without CC -- that way, people who want more than one of them don't need to download the CC umpteen times. This post has:

- NewbieRoad_104-114_All+CC.zip -- everything there is (all of the lots plus CC)
- NewbieRoad_105-114_customcontent.zip -- only the CC, for those who just want some of the lots

See the follow-up posts below for zips of the individual lots.


Custom content:

What's contained in NewbieRoad_105-114_customcontent.zip

Doors/Windows:
- One door and two windows from the IndividualExpressions Extension Set by MaryLou @ MTS2, from this and this thread
- Three windows from the Belhooven Extension Set by MaryLou @ MTS2, from this thread
- White recolors of the Mullionaire door and Belhooven window by MysticMog @ MTS2, from this thread

Stairs:
- Open Underneath Steadfast Stairs by crocobaura @ MTS2, from this thread
- Recolorable Wooden Deck Stairs by Numenor @ MTS2, from this thread
- Recolorable Wooden Deck Stairs by Reyn @ MTS2, from this thread
- One deck stair recolor by justmoi @ MTS2, from this post
- One deck stair recolor by nengi65 @ MTS2
- One deck stair recolor by Reyn @ MTS2, from this thread

Please see the threads linked above for installation instructions -- the lots will work just fine if you don't install the stairs properly, but you won't be able to select or change them or use them in other lots (they won't show up in the catalogue, which is what the installation procedure is for).

Walls:
- One wallpaper by larsson1970 @ MTS2
- One wallpaper by myself

Other/Mixed:
- Timber Column and lattice by Reyn @ MTS2, from this thread
- Recolour of Reyn's lattice by the_alien_among_us @ MTS2, from this thread
- Victorian Porch Fence by HolySimoly, from this page
- Ceiling rim and white recolour by 4ESF, from this page
- CoverUpSlope fence and recolours by d_unit @ MTS2, from this thread
- Invisible Driveway recolour by frillen, from this page

Buy Mode - Recolors:
- Maxis Piano recolor by mizmugs @ MTS2, from this thread
- White recolor of the Maxis cheap stove by WebbyMom @ MTS2


Thanks:

- All of the authors of the CC listed above, for making it and especially for allowing it to be redistributed
- MaryLou for these mini lots
- aelflaed for these mini lots


Have fun!
Number of bedrooms:
      2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included:
      Build content only: only Walls, floors, terrain paint, fences, stairs, windows, doors, etc.
Furnishings:
      Starter Furnishings: Lot is furnished similar to how one would expect a real life furnished house or apartment to be

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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NewbieRoad_105-114_CustomContent.zip

Size: 1,003.1 KB · Downloads: 2,052 · 4th Apr 2008
1,003.1 KB 2,052 4th Apr 2008
NewbieRoad_105-114_ALL+CC.zip

Size: 8.27 MB · Downloads: 5,919 · 4th Apr 2008
8.27 MB 5,919 4th Apr 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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#2 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:27 PM
Newbie Road 105 -- Home Business: Bakery

Small bakery: shop, kitchen and toilet on the ground floor, double bedroom and bathroom upstairs, with a small basement accessible from the store (via the lockable behind-the-counter space). The basement could be used as a workshop if you want to sell something other than food here; if you'd sell the food displays in the store you could afford a crafting bench right away. The basement can be expanded if necessary.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.995§

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#3 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:32 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 5th Apr 2008 at 1:06 PM.
Newbie Road 106 -- Home Business: Bar


Décor-wise, this is a place of somewhat dubious reputation (at least on the upstairs floor) -- it is designed for a sim who will run the bar and not do much else in the house except perhaps sit on the balcony. Bar, toilet, and a tiny kitchenette on the ground floor, double bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The kitchenette is more useable than it looks like at first glance: sims can prepare food on the counter next to the bar, and then eat at the table amongst their guests. This business is fun to play and runs very smoothly; there is enough room left for a wurlitzer to make it really authentic.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.991§

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#4 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:36 PM
Newbie Road 107


Pretty little house for 1-2 sims, with open kitchen/dining/living space and bathroom on the ground floor, and a double bedroom plus tiny extra bedroom upstairs. Comes with a stereo and a chess board.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.905§

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#5 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:39 PM
Newbie Road 108 -- Home Business: Florist


This has a small flower store on the ground floor, complete with crafting bench and semi-stocked already -- you can move in and start up your business right away. Full bathroom and eat-in kitchen on the ground floor, double bedroom and tiny extra (bed)room upstairs. Playtested with a family of three, the store works nicely.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.960§

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#6 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:43 PM
Newbie Road 109


This provides as much space as you an get in such a small house: it has a good-sized front porch and balcony plus a tiny extra porch in the back, as well as a relatively large basement. Kitchen, dining/living room and toilet on the ground floor, double bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The basement could be subdivided into two small rooms -- you could put an additional bedroom plus study in here, for example.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 20.000§

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#7 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:49 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 15th Apr 2008 at 9:36 PM.
Newbie Road 110


This house has a small garden with barbecue and a porch + balcony in front. Living room, showerbath and kitchen/dining on the ground floor, double bedroom plus small spare room upstairs. Comes with a TV, a dresser, a mirror and a stereo on top of the usual basics.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.995§

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#8 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:52 PM
Newbie Road 111 -- Tiny farmhouse


Farmhouse with garden, comes with an apple tree and a greenhouse. The greenhouse is accessible directly from inside the house. Kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, two bedrooms (a double and a tiny single one) on the top floor, with basement. My tester sims raised two children in here and lived from the garden produce -- the basement is not perfect for a nursery since it's a bit out of the way, but it works well enough, particularly if you put a second fridge in the basement corridor.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.998§

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#9 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:55 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 4th Apr 2008 at 9:05 PM.
Newbie Road 112


Country-ish house with basement. Open kitchen/dining/living and a toilet on the ground floor, double bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Small porch in the back that is currently used for the trashcans (so that nobody can kick them over).

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.991§

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#10 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 8:58 PM
Newbie Road 113


Somewhat modern house with fenced-in backyard that is just large enough to squeeze in a hot tub. Worked well for my Pleasure sim tester to have parties and enjoy life. Open kitchen/dining/living and bathroom on the ground floor, double bedroom with private showerbath (unfurnished) and a small extra room upstairs. This house comes with a computer, a mirror and a stereo on top of the usual basics. The stereo does not block the door, I've tested this (the door will slide open on the other side, not where the stero is).

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.994§

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#11 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 9:03 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 5th Apr 2008 at 1:01 PM.
Newbie Road 114


House with basement, live-in kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, double bedroom and spare room upstairs. The basement is empty; it would be large enough to use it as another double bedroom. Comes with a piano.

Lot size: 1x2
Lot price: 19.986§

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#12 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 9:20 PM
You really put a lot of work into these and it was a clever idea. Thanks. :*)

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#13 Old 6th Apr 2008 at 9:50 PM
Yay! Now Baskerville can get an expansion.
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#14 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 2:35 AM
Thanks! These will be perfect for my sims that come directly from uni.

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#15 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 3:23 PM
Nice that you´re back and bringing such sweeties with you! Thanks,
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#16 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 6:26 AM
Thank you so much. I love all of your lots they are great!

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#17 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 8:31 AM
Gosh these are so freakin' cute. I was trying my best after my last reinstall not to DL too many houses or mesh objects but I had to get these. They are precious thank you for all the hard work.
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#18 Old 8th Apr 2008 at 8:39 AM
Thanks Plasticbox.
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#19 Old 13th Apr 2008 at 11:51 AM
These are absolutely phenomenal! I normally don't download lots/houses, but I had to have these. Great work!
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#20 Old 15th Apr 2008 at 9:21 PM
You are the BEST - I LOVE you and EVERYTHING you make! :D

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#21 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 3:33 AM Last edited by Yargo179 : 21st Apr 2008 at 7:05 AM.
I will name a street in my neighborhood in your honor and place all these awesome starters along it. How does PlasticBox Avenue sound to you? Maybe Plastic St. or Box Ave. are better options.

One question, can I download the lots without the cc? Will they work despite of it?

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#22 Old 19th Apr 2008 at 4:03 PM
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can I download the lots without the cc? Will they work despite of it?

Try it out and see what happens? Some of the stuff i've used will turn into sculptures when it's not available (like the ceiling rims, for example) -- you'll have to delete those or they'll block the way. Missing stairs and windows you'll need to replace; missing recolors should not cause any issues.

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#23 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 5:35 PM
These are wonderful, 10 lots in one, what a treat


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#24 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 5:16 PM
Fantastic!
One house in 9 colours, such a smart idea!!!

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#25 Old 18th Sep 2009 at 8:47 PM
Wow, I missed these somehow. I love the whole concept of "starter home businesses". The lots look clean and well thought-out. Thanks!
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