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Backdoor Lane 54 -- Mini Apartment Building (3 units)

by plasticbox Posted 24th Nov 2008 at 2:31 AM - Updated 13th Mar 2009 at 11:31 PM by plasticbox
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Requires Nightlife, OfB and Pets.
No custom content.

Mini apartment building on a 1x2 lot, with three apartments for 1–2 sims each. The building has a basement with a little compartment for every tenant and some communal space; the trashcans are also in the basement. There is room for one driveway in front of the building (none included, since I didn't have an Invisible Driveway at hand). A lift connects the three upper stories; only to the basement sims have to walk.

Note that this is *not an AL lot*, however I believe it would be very easy to convert it into one (the apartments only have one door each and are completely surrounded by walls or fences). Multi-household lots have been an option since the base game (thanks to Inge, JMP, tunaisafish and others) – see my Backdoor Lane 10 post for more info if you're unsure how to lock the doors etc. without AL.

Each apartment has

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room

All are fully furnished; the floorplans are almost identical but not quite. The one on the ground floor has a terrace in front and a small balcony accessible from the bedroom; the one on the first floor also has a balcony.

Tested in NL+OfB+Pets. Very playable; all apartments are easy to see from the same camera angle.

This lot is shrunk with Mootilda's LotAdjuster (version 1.1). You can easily enlarge the lot with that, if you think your sims deserve more outdoor space.

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 108.277§

Additional Credits:
The roof recolour shown in the screenshots is by Neveah223; it is not included with the lot but I'm attaching it as a separate zip.

Thanks to Mootilda for asking in her journal "why do apartment buildings always have to be so *huge*?" .. that was a good question =)

Thanks to frillen for his ever-useful 229 in-game objects collection.
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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.

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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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Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#2 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 3:55 AM
Love these!
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#3 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 6:20 AM
Knitting fiend
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#4 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 2:38 PM

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#5 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 2:40 PM
Ahh, I've been waiting for you to do this! "When is plasticbox going to start making apartments" I've thought. And now they're here, yay!

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#6 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 5:21 PM
Woah stunning work, fab! :D

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#7 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 7:08 PM
Awesome again!

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#8 Old 24th Nov 2008 at 7:36 PM
maaaagnificent job! they're quite simple but so neat! thank you
#9 Old 28th Nov 2008 at 6:56 AM
WOW, I really like the look of this house. It looks so different from what you normally do, but it has a hint of your normal work if I am making any sense. LOL :p

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#10 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 9:40 PM
this is just perfect !!
small is so cute and cosy ! me and my sims thank you!!

*gone downloading the other apartment lots*

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#11 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 3:36 AM Last edited by Darkness_Thrives : 2nd Dec 2008 at 3:43 AM.
I've had a successful conversion of this lot with Apartment life, thanks so much

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#12 Old 6th Dec 2008 at 11:30 AM Last edited by maxon : 6th Dec 2008 at 11:34 AM. Reason: proof reading again
I just popped in to say I converted this lot for apartments last night and it worked just fine. I changed things in the basement and made it a games room. I also put in the trash chutes and a burglar alarm (one in the hall is best rather than the individual apartments as the policeman will politely wait for the burglar to finish using the lift to come down to ground level before he gets in to go up to the apartment where the theft occurred!). One of the things I dislike about custom apartments is all the effort required to furnish the damn things and DL your's fully furnished saves a lot of pratting about - you just need to do small adaptations to get it to work seamlessly. Also, I really like the townhousey-sort-of lots. Nice job.
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#13 Old 30th May 2009 at 4:37 AM
*drools profusely* This is absolutely spectacular and thoroughly delicious! The angles are perfect and the shape is wonderful! :D

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#14 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 8:10 AM
I have to try this. Thanks for sharing!
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#15 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 6:27 AM
Love it!!! The outside is absolutely lovely. Thanks so much!
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5th Feb 2012 at 11:56 PM
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#16 Old 7th Feb 2015 at 8:53 PM
These remind me of an old house that was converted into apartments. These are gorgeous.
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#17 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 11:37 AM
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#18 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 11:37 AM
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#19 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 6:56 AM
The tiny but complete apartment house is charming. I especially like the basement and may add a washer/dryer there. Cute!