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Milk Bottle Apartment Door Model Changer

by leefish Posted 7th Dec 2008 at 12:55 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2013 at 9:35 PM by leefish : Added clarification regarding deletion of bottle after use
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
When apartment life first came out I was looking forward to making streets of houses with multiple families - I was disappointed to learn that the Apartment Door was hardcoded into the game and no other door could be used for Apartments. With the help of Inge Jones from simlogical and Tunaisafish of MTS2 I have created an object mod that makes different models of doors possible. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you -


This milk bottle in its cute (recolourable) holder combined with the door clones in this package makes it possible to use other door types as Apartment Doors. This can be used on existing apartments - see end of post. This has been fully playtested by Tunaisafish, Ingeli and myself (and various other testers who did not report back.....grrr).
The object requires a Sim to activate the milk bottle - see the pie menus in the picture below.

Which doors do you get?

You get up to 12 different doors - if you have all the EPs in the bottle. you DEFINITELY get 8 doors as below:

Mauritania Door, Walnut Door, Value Justa Door, 4 Score door, Colonial Interior Door, Moroccan Door, Leesester Apartment Door (with mat!) and Leesester Colonial Glass Door

Just click on the bottle and one of 2 options appears. Change to or change all - change to works one door at a time, change all will change all the doors on the lot. If you want to change ALL doors on the lot you can put the bottle anywhere, click on "change all" and follow the pie menu. If you want to change just one door put the bottle next to the door you want to change and click on "change to" and follow the pie menu. This means you can have different models of door on your apartment lot all at the same time! Of course, all of these doors are fully recolourable (repository technique doors) and will pick up any recolours of the original doors that you have in your downloads folder.

In the requirements for the object I said that this mod only requires Apartment Life to work; this is true but in order to see the Expansion Pack doors in game you do have to have a copy of the appropriate EP installed. In the menu for the Expansion pack doors next to the Door name is the required EP;
OFB = Open for Business
NL = Nightlife
GL = Glamour Life


You will find the bottle under decorative/sculptures at the reasonable price of 1 simoleon. Please be aware that you need a sim on the lot to change the doors. As you know, when you move a sim out of a furnished residential lot then all your furniture moves with it, so you can EITHER do the door design before you furnish OR use Inge's Stay Things Shrub from Simlogical OR use one of the apartment building cheats. Once a lot has been zoned as an apartment lot then your sim can use the milk bottle to recolour/redesign all the doors on the lot. Once all the doors have been changed, you can delete the milk bottle and the change will stay.


press ctrl+shift+c and type
boolprop testingcheatsenabled true
boolprop aptsublotspecifictoolsdisabled false

Place the bottle by any of the apartment doors and change them at will

press ctrl+shift+c and type
boolprop aptsublotspecifictoolsdisabled true
boolprop testingcheatsenabled false

The bottle has 679 polygons, all doors have the same polys as Maxis and will not show in your game as buyable items.

for this item ONLY I ask that you do not include it in lots as all the doors etc are required for this to work properly; however, a milkbottle lot will survive upload and download with the doorchange intact with no bottle on the lot if you leave the door clone in the package. If you decide to use this item for an uploaded lot in the description of the lot please mention this thread to download the bottle in your upload post so your downloaders can get different doors. The lot will still work fine even if the downloaders decide not to get the bottle.

Additional Credits:
Inge Jones for letting me use her forum, Tunaisafish for suggesting the one by one changer and testing, Ingeli for testing and Numenor for rejecting the first version of this mod as this version is a LOT better than the first, and, as always, SimPE.

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 Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Milk Bottle upload.rar

Size: 364.9 KB · Downloads: 13,338 · 7th Dec 2008
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 1:02 AM
Absolutely brilliant! Thank you very much for this!

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#3 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 1:14 AM
Thanks for this super idea and the work on this object!
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#4 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 1:34 AM
Wow, this is really clever and very much needed. Thankyou!

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#5 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 2:20 AM
very, very useful! thank you!
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#6 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 2:33 AM
Neat thanks for sharing
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#7 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 4:16 AM
Oh wow! This also bothered me. I was working on a mat, just like the one in the game, that you would put in front of the door and you would be able to make that door usable as an apartment door. But this looks better. Thanks!

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#8 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 1:31 PM
This is me....dancing a dance of thanks! It has annoyed me from day one that apartment doors were limited!
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#9 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 2:40 PM
Sweet. I was sick of the limitations put on apartment doors, and this is a cute and handy solution to that irritation.
#10 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 2:53 PM
Wow. This is an amazing add to the game. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing with us.
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#11 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 5:46 PM


I've been wanting something like this since I installed the EP. THANK YOU :D

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#12 Old 7th Dec 2008 at 5:51 PM
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#13 Old 8th Dec 2008 at 1:53 AM
I haven't had time to use it yet but I love how its a bottle of milk. So cute

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#14 Old 8th Dec 2008 at 5:54 AM
This is just a brilliant idea!!! I even like the way the milk bottle just looks sitting outside the door. I just love that I can use some other doors for my apartments now. Thanks so much!

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#15 Old 8th Dec 2008 at 4:01 PM
This is grrrrrreat.
Thank you soooooo much.
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#16 Old 9th Dec 2008 at 9:21 AM Last edited by harry_tristan_harding : 9th Dec 2008 at 4:21 PM.
I have some good news for you leesester, This seem to work fine if you have ever EP and SP installed including M&G that just came out. Don't get the doors that came with M&G but thats to be expected given thats it was in the works before M&G. Nice Job

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#17 Old 12th Dec 2008 at 5:08 PM
Hi harry, thanks for the confirmation but I knew that - like I said in the post, you NEED Apartment Life and base game - if you choose one of the EP doors that are in the package without the EP installed then it will not work (I have all EPs and SPs myself) but only for just that EP. All the rest work no matter what.

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#18 Old 12th Dec 2008 at 8:32 PM
I am so glad you made this. Thanks so much. It's wonderful

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#19 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 1:23 AM
I had the same first response. I figured someone like you would come along and fix it, though!

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#20 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 9:58 AM
Thanks so much for this love it!

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#21 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 5:10 PM
Once you've changed the apartment doors, can you delete the milk bottle? Will the changes stick?
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#22 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:01 PM Last edited by leesester : 14th Dec 2008 at 7:27 PM.
Hi, yes, that is what it says in the post; you can delete the milk bottle and exit the lot and the changes stick. You can also UPLOAD the lot without the bottle - I don't use cleaninstaller, I just clear all CC I have not used in the lot out of my DL and package to file. I tested this, and the changes stayed, no bottle. You have to leave the doorclones of the doors you used, of course, just like any other CC, but not the bottle. My tester downloaded the lot from this site (I posted it on the creator feedback forum) and installed in their game and doors stayed changed without the bottle.

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#23 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:46 PM
My tester downloaded the lot from this site (I posted it on the creator feedback forum) and installed in their game and doors stayed changed without the bottle.

And had no problems moving family's in and getting them to rent as well. I also had NPC's show up at the lot and rent apartments too. Everything went pretty smoothly at lest for me and I can't wait to make my own lot and try the method myself with one of my own lots.

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#24 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 12:01 AM
freaking amazing!

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#25 Old 15th Dec 2008 at 9:23 PM
thank u 4 this Leesester Happy Holidays 2 u
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