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Newbie Road 135-146 -- Twelve Budget Starters

by plasticbox Posted 25th Jul 2008 at 1:23 AM - Updated 3rd Sep 2009 at 5:53 PM by plasticbox
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
All of these lots require Seasons.



Description:

Twelve super-cheap, super-tiny starters that cost between 6.000§ and 12.000§. All of them sleep at least two sims (sometimes more) and come with the usual basic equipment, except for fire/burglar alarms (only the less dirt cheap ones have those).

Lot sizes are between 1x1 and 2x2, some lots have room for a driveway, all but one have a garden (or rather, some empty space that can be turned into one). Most of them have *some* sort of minimal landscaping already, but with less than half of the normal budget please don't expect very much.

They're all very sparsely furnished, needless to say -- some lots have an extra or two, like a TV or a dresser, but other than that it doesn't go beyond the basics.

The lots are not deprecated -- all of them are unplayed --, so you don't need to fear appliance breakage and you can swap out objects without making a loss.


Minimum equipment:
Included in all lots

- double bed
- fridge, kitchen counter; trash can
- dining table (or kitchen island) and something to sit on
- bookcase
- bathroom with shower or tub; toilet; kitchen sink
- phone; lights in all furnished rooms

None of the kitchens have stoves, but there's room for one in all of them.


Files:
Attached here is an all-in-one zip that contains all 12 lots; see the posts below for individual downloads with pics and info.

Newbie Road 135 -- Under 6.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 136 -- Under 7.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 137 -- Under 7.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 138 -- Under 8.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 139 -- Under 8.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 140 -- Under 9.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 141 -- Under 9.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 142 -- Under 10.000§, 1BR 1BA
Newbie Road 143 -- Under 10.000§, 2BR 2BA
Newbie Road 144 -- Under 10.000§, 2BR 1BA
Newbie Road 145 -- Under 11.000§, 2BR 2BA
Newbie Road 146 -- Under 12.000§, 2BR 1BA


Custom content:
Craftmeister double bed by myself used in all lots, one or two wallpapers by HolySimoly in most of them.

Not included:
The roof recolours on some of the screenshots are by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Thanks:
All lots except the 2x2 one are built on aelflaed's Sunnyside Mini Lots. Thank you!



Enjoy!
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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 Seasons
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NewbieRoad_135-146.zip

Size: 7.44 MB · Downloads: 10,699 · 25th Jul 2008
7.44 MB 10,699 25th Jul 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 25th Jul 2008 at 1:39 AM
Newbie Road 135 -- Under 6.000§
1BR 1BA

Super cheap "econo box": One bedroom that also serves as dining and living room, tiny kitchen, showerbath. But it sits on a 1x2 lot, so there's room to grow.

No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- Two wallpapers by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.


Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 5.997§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_135.zip (578.8 KB, 82 downloads)

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#3 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:43 AM
Newbie Road 136 -- Under 7.000§
1BR 1BA

One-bedroom house on a 1x2 lot, with bathtub! And a mirror! And a lovely shrub in front!

No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included. Can easily be expanded towards the back.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- Two wallpapers by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 6.968§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_136.zip (588.5 KB, 77 downloads)

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#4 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:44 AM
Newbie Road 137 -- Under 7.000§
2BR 1BA

Two bedrooms, yay! The single one is tiny and empty, but it serves the purpose. Has room for a driveway, as well (I recommend frillen's invisible one).

No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included, no extras.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: 6.999§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_137.zip (548.7 KB, 96 downloads)

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#5 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:49 AM
Newbie Road 138 -- Under 8.000§
2BR 1BA

Two bedrooms (a double and an empty single one), showerbath, no extras. This has a recognisable living area with room for a couch and perhaps a TV; the double bedroom also has a couple of tiles of free space.

No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included, no extras. Room for a driveway next to the house (Invisible Driveway by frillen recommended).

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- One wallpaper by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: 7.996§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_138.zip (596.5 KB, 92 downloads)

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#6 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:50 AM
Newbie Road 139 -- 8.000§
1BR 1BA

One bedroom, showerbath, living area and separate kitchen. Room to add on in the back yard. No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included, no extras.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 8.000§ exactly

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_139.zip (569.1 KB, 95 downloads)

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#7 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:54 AM
Newbie Road 140 -- Under 9.000§
1BR 1BA

Two-story house, one bedroom, bathtub, no extras. Features a comparatively stylish kitchen and a comfy couch. All basics included except a burglar alarm.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- Two wallpapers by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 8.993§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_140.zip (727.1 KB, 96 downloads)

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#8 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:57 AM
Newbie Road 141 -- Under 9.000§
2BR 1BA

Small house, but on a relatively large lot (this is the biggest one of these, 2x2), with two bedrooms and a bathtub. No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included. Room for a driveway next to the house (frillen's Invisible Driveway recommended as always).

Please note: I've only seen on the screenshots that the bathtub is facing the wrong direction -- please turn it around by 180° so that your sims can get in.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- One wallpaper by HolySimoly

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 8.995§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_141.zip (623.7 KB, 76 downloads)

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#9 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:00 AM
Newbie Road 142 -- Under 10.000§
1BR 1BA

One bedroom, showerbath, kitchen and dining/living are separate. No fire or burglar alarm, all other basics included.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- Two wallpapers by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 9.999§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_142.zip (732.5 KB, 90 downloads)

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#10 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:02 AM
Newbie Road 143 -- Under 10.000§
2BR 2BA

Two bedrooms that are *both* furnished, separate half-bath downstairs and bathtub-bath upstairs, all basics except fire/burglar alarm included. Plus a dresser, and a mirror. This one is playtested, as well -- the upstairs floor (stuff underneath the roof slope) is fully useable.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: 9.994§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_143.zip (692.7 KB, 127 downloads)

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#11 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:04 AM
Newbie Road 144 -- Under 10.000§
2BR 1BA

Two bedrooms, both furnished, one of them would be large enough for two single beds if you throw out the desk (the main one is a double as usual). With TV! Also includes fire and burglar alarm.

Room for a driveway next to the house (frillen's Invisible Driveway recommended).

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- One wallpaper by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: 9.993§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_144.zip (614.5 KB, 131 downloads)

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#12 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:08 AM
Newbie Road 145 -- Under 11.000§
2BR 2BA

Two bedrooms, one furnished, both bathrooms are furnished. No alarms, all other basics included.

Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself
- One wallpaper by HolySimoly
- Not included: the roof recolour is by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 10.993§

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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_145.zip (611.0 KB, 100 downloads)

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#13 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:10 AM
Newbie Road 146 -- Under 12.000§
2BR 1BA

Two bedrooms, one bathroom with tub, has fire and burglar alarms as well as a TV and a couch to watch it on. The second bedroom is unfurnished, would sleep two if you squeeze them, has a door to the garden.

Room for a driveway next to the house (use the frillen one, it's the best driveway ever).


Custom content:
- Craftmeister double bed by myself

Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: 11.995§
Screenshots
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File Type: zip NewbieRoad_146.zip (740.5 KB, 87 downloads)

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#14 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:26 AM
They're all different, and all have interesting details, I like that. My favorite is the pink one because of the trellis by the door. I would so plant clematis or morning glories on it in real life. What a great set for setting up a new neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:32 AM
Thank you for this incredible collection. Looking at these, I get a hankering for budget stores/eateries to match. Hope you don't mind if I use some changelotzoning magic on a couple of them? (I can't tell you how much use I get out of the market booths in Baskerville.)
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#16 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:41 AM
Very cute! Thanks so much!

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#17 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:50 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 25th Jul 2008 at 5:15 PM. Reason: No "Feature This", please =)
PlasticBox, Oh, My Goodness . . . Even you, have outdone yourself with this awesome download!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I, (with words) express my absolute gratitude to you for this amazing dowload?

Thank you for sharing your many talents with the rest of the community.
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#18 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 5:13 AM
What a nice little collection of starters Thank you!

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#19 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 6:02 AM
oh wow I love these, but Newbie Road 144 is my favorite .
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#20 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:36 AM
What Cuties! I´ve just decided to use them all! Thanks,
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#21 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:47 AM
I love them all, they will be a good startingpoint for the new simmies in my brandnew neighborhood. Thank you so much!
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#22 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 1:38 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 25th Jul 2008 at 5:14 PM. Reason: No "Feature This", please =)
I love your creations, plasticbox. I have downloaded every house you've made (I prefer the smaller houses anyway). Thanks for this new collection.

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#23 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:13 PM
OMG- thank you so much, pb! That's totally amazing. Love every house of them. Can't decide which one to download - well maybe, I should download them all.
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#24 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 2:42 PM
Thank you, Plasticbox. One can never have enough tiny starter houses.
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#25 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 5:13 PM
I appreciate everyone's feedback -- but please don't post any more "This should be featured!" remarks, or I'll have to go stompinate them. I know you only mean to say that you like it, but there's a reason we don't allow this kind of comment (see the site rules): features are at the discretion of staff *only*, they're not a public vote.

Thank you =)

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