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The Bay Leaf Townhomes

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 29th Aug 2008 at 10:13 PM
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 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.
Features:

The Bay Leaf Townhomes is a set of three suburban apartments. With a warm brick exterior and neutral yet cozy interiors, this fully furnished set of townhomes will be perfect for your sims who are looking for multi-family living in a peaceful environment.

The individual units are:

One Bedroom:
  • 1706 Simoleons per week
  • 80 Square tiles
  • Single-level living, suitable for the elderly
  • Front entrance
  • Large bedroom with double bed
  • Cozy living room with attached dining area
  • Cute kitchen with plenty of counter space
  • Spacious full bath

Two Bedroom:
  • 2325 Simoleons per week
  • 134 Square tiles
  • Dual-level living for a larger family
  • Entrance from driveway
  • Large master bedroom with double bed
  • Smaller bedroom with single bed
  • 1/2 Bath on ground floor
  • Full bath on upper floor
  • Spacious living room with fireplace
  • Cute kitchen with modern appliances
  • Separate dining area
  • Attached 50 square tile private yard

Three Bedroom:
  • 4228 Simoleons per week
  • 163 Square tiles
  • Dual-level living for large family
  • Entrance from driveway
  • Large master bedroom with double bed, and attached full master bath
  • Smaller upper bedroom with single bed
  • Small lower bedroom with single bed - also suitable as a study or nursery
  • Full bath on lower floor
  • Spacious living room with fireplace
  • Dramatic balcony overlooking living room
  • Full dining area attached to living room
  • Large kitchen with attached eating area
  • Attached 50 square tile private yard

All units feature modern appliances and full basic furnishings.

All tenants are invited to use the shared recreation area, featuring a pool, hot tub, and grill.

Renting Furnished:

You must use a cheat to have the units furnished when your sims move in!

By default, all furnishings except for basics (counters, plumbing, appliances, wall and ceiling lights, etc.) will disappear when you move your playable sims in (except for the upstairs stuff in the two bedroom unit - I have no idea why). This is extremely annoying. Therefore, if you would like to rent any of the units furnished, you MUST do the following:
  • Move your family into the lot.
  • Before they choose an apartment, CTRL-SHIFT-C to bring up the cheat menu.
  • Enter the following cheat: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
  • Walk your sim to the front door of the unit you would like to rent. They need to be standing directly in front of the door.
  • SHIFT-click on the front door. You will see three menu options pop up.
  • Choose "Rent Furnished Apartment"
  • CTRL-SHIFT-C to bring up the cheat menu.
  • Turn off the cheat again by typing: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled false

If the action to rent the apartment falls out of your sim's queue/disappears, your sim needs to be closer to the door, with no other actions clogging up their queue.

Custom Content Required But NOT Included:

You must follow the following links and download the sets for this to work:

I figure you should already have those in your game anyway, and if not, you should get them because they're about the most useful set out there!

Thanks to:

MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for giving me a cool place to make pretty things for pixel dollies.

Cooldadx4, for the lovely fencing.

MaryLou, for my favourite windows.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: 1706 - 4228 per week

Custom Content Included:
- Stockade Fence Design 10 by Cooldadx4
- Fence Design 10 Gate by Cooldadx4

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 Free Time Apartment Life + 6 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Bay Tree Townhomes.rar

Size: 889.6 KB · Downloads: 1,973 · 30th Aug 2008
889.6 KB 1,973 30th Aug 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 29th Aug 2008 at 10:19 PM
First apartment on Mod The Sims 2 And first post
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 29th Aug 2008 at 10:19 PM
I've got to keep reminding myself that I can't download this, I haven't got the game yet. Damn you HP for making this so tempting!

I would like to clear up the little matter of my sanity as it has come into question. I am not in any way, shape, or form, sane. Insane? Hell yes!

People keep calling me 'evil.' I must be doing something right.

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Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Aug 2008 at 10:30 PM
Awesome HP and thanks :D

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#5 Old 29th Aug 2008 at 11:17 PM
Woohoo HP !!!!!

About time someone used my fences (which are my most thanked item) in a house lot upload ...I am uploading my own set of townhouses real soon too with a fence of mine in there .....

The house looks excellent btw lol
Test Subject
#6 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:55 AM
Very nice and thanks for sharing. How did you create this lot as an apartment versus residential? I tried the lot zoning change, but no luck and I haven't seen anything yet within the expansion pack FAQs.

Hey everybody...
Greatest Dad Ever
#7 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 11:14 AM Last edited by Cooldadx4 : 30th Aug 2008 at 11:15 AM. Reason: spell check LOLOLOL
Quote:
Originally Posted by eltrinow
Very nice and thanks for sharing. How did you create this lot as an apartment versus residential? I tried the lot zoning change, but no luck and I haven't seen anything yet within the expansion pack FAQs.


The correct cheat is :

changeLotZoning apartmentbase

spelled EXACTLY like that

and also you MUST only have ONE entrance to your house , you can have yards and back doors BUT they have to be completely fenced in with no gates (thanks HP :-P)
Scholar
#8 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 6:27 PM
I like it very much, thank you.

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 1:07 AM
Moar HP architecture! :D
I have to get aparment life now...
Field Researcher
#10 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 8:56 PM
Wow!!!!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Sep 2008 at 6:40 PM Last edited by xox_loey : 15th Nov 2008 at 3:18 PM.
From Original Post
Quote:
By default, all furnishings except for basics (counters, plumbing, appliances, wall and ceiling lights, etc.) will disappear when you move your playable sims in (except for the upstairs stuff in the two bedroom unit - I have no idea why).


I think I can solve the issue of the furniture remaining in the upstairs of the two bedroom unit... One wall some place or another is causing the upstairs unit to be classed as "communal" area... I discovered this when trying to change the flooring up there.

Asides from that.. great apartment! I've been itching to use it, but haven't wanted to "waste it" on sims I'm not too keen on. I now have twins just moved in.. occupying the two bed and three bed.
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Sep 2008 at 7:42 AM
Everytime I look at one of your objects I learn something new, HP LOL finally I just went to check all your downloads They're all so very awesome I'm thinkin of getting the hubby to get me a couple TB for all my Sims downloads LOL
Instructor
#13 Old 16th Sep 2008 at 2:58 PM
This is really nice, I like that every apartment is different and it makes this house interesting. Good job!

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 6:03 PM
For some reason, the middle apartment's upstairs area acts a community hangout. It shows up when I'm in the other apartments and I can't move objects or decorate at all. I don't see any faults in your design plan, so I'm not really sure if it's a hack or not.

Thank you in advance.

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

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 12th Feb 2009 at 1:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by that1chica
For some reason, the middle apartment's upstairs area acts a community hangout. It shows up when I'm in the other apartments and I can't move objects or decorate at all. I don't see any faults in your design plan, so I'm not really sure if it's a hack or not.

Thank you in advance.
That would be because the stairs in the middle house use the interior stage thingy (build mode) and AL considers that to be communal.
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Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 8:59 PM
duck74 - Well, you could install it in the base game or without all those EPs - it just wouldn't actually WORK that way.

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 4th May 2009 at 10:28 AM
very nice,Thanks for sharing with us
Test Subject
#19 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 11:56 AM
love it so much!
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 9:58 PM
This apartment lot is aesthetically pleasing and I have enjoyed playing a sim in the one-bedroom apartment. But there have been some gameplay issues with it.

I hope that a detailed report of them won't be taken the wrong way. I'm not writing this note because I don't like the lot or appreciate your work, but because I'd like it to play even better so it doesn't wind up relegated to my lot bin, going undeservedly unused.

1) The mailbox is problematic, for two reasons.

a) The fencing blocks the rent-payment slot on the side of the mailbox, making it impossible for sims to pay their rent unless and until the landlord comes knocking for it.

b) The location at the far right side of the lot is less than optimal, as sims who have been invited over, are returning from work, etc. wind up walking all the way over there, then back to the center of the lot to the front door. When sims enter through the portal at the opposite end, this results in a lot of wasted time and walking, which can't easily be cancelled. Moving the mailbox even a little farther towards the center would help.

2) There appears to be an issue with the placement of the diving board and/or the size of the pool. When sims mount the board, and after they've decided not to chicken out, I get an animation where they're trying to shoo something out of the way. They don't seem to think there's proper space for diving.

3) The counters in the bathroom of the one-bedroom attract a lot of non-bathroom activity--perhaps because they are the same counters as in the kitchen. Serving platters go there, magazines that have just been brought in or read go there, etc. My sim even brought a hot dog back and set it on this counter after grilling a platter of them out in the common area.

4) The hot tub is so darned attractive to the sims, and they stay in there so long, that I'd consider either not using hot tubs in apartment lots (especially when there's already a pool), or making available an alternate hot-tub-less version of any apartment lot posted. Guests always go there very quickly, at all hours and in all weather, and stay long past normal guest-departing hours. And then there's the landlord--I think his current record for staying in the hot tub is 36 hours straight.

5) Space is tight in the one-bedroom, and it should be tight. Still, it might be a good idea to take another look at the bedroom itself--there is almost, but not quite, enough room in there to add a desk. (There'd be plenty of room for it if the closet didn't need as much space, not only for itself but to remain clear in front of it.) As it is, the only option I came up with for my sim to use the Humble computer was for him to keep it in inventory, placing it on the dining table temporarily each time it needed to be used.

If you were ever interested in revisiting and revising this lot, addressing these issues (along with replacing the stairway in the two-bedroom which, if velvetmagras is correct, is the culprit causing the weirdness there) would make these apartments truly outstanding.
Banned
#21 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 6:45 PM
This lot looks like fun to play, thanks!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#22 Old 30th Dec 2013 at 1:48 PM
I've just recently returned to the Sims 2 and you are one of the first creators I went to download from. I love all of your creations and I'm so glad that Mod the Sims continues to be a fixture in my life, and you along with it. I never downloaded this back in the day and I really look forward to having something with so much quality in my game. Thank-you. :D