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Bachelor Apartments - CC-Free

by Loaf Posted 7th Jan 2009 at 12:35 AM - Updated 7th Jan 2009 at 11:28 AM by MissLoaf : Changed default image
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Bachelor Apartments - CC-Free

Well...ok, so they're not exactly all bachelor apartments - there are some family ones in here too! =P

Bachelor Apartments is the 4th instalment of my industrial-look lots, designed for the downtown area of Belladona Cove. Containing 5 residential units, along with an indoor communal lounge area and an outdoor relaxation area, Bachelor Apartments is the perfect place for your lower-budget sims, whether they are just striking out on their own, looking to raise a family, or willing to take on a roommate. Built with Numenor's AnyGameStarter, the block requires Apartment Life and IKEA Stuff ONLY and is 100% CC-Free, yay!

Built inside an old factory, the 5 apartments all retain the original ductwork and ventilation facilities used in the manufacture process. Despite these now being purely decorative features, the detailing gives the units a quirky look, different to many of the apartments currently avaliable on the market. All of the residential units have their own individual entrances, reached directly from the outside of the building - no awkward conversations with neighbours in corridors here!

The ground floor houses two good-sized studio apartments, both suitable for either your single sims or a couple. Also on the ground floor is the indoor community area, through which sims can access the back patio and other apartments. On the first floor, the two family apartments can be found - both have 2 bedrooms, a good-sized bathroom, and well-sized living areas. Though they may seem small, they can comfortably house a family of four with ease. Finally, on the second floor is the cheapest of the five units, a small two-bedroom apartment suitable for a single sim wanting seperate office space, or a sim looking for the challenges of a roommate. This unit could be extended sideways onto the ajacent balcony whilst the block is zoned as a residential building, or an entire new block could be added to create a 6-unit building.

The units are all fully-furnished, mostly with IKEA furniture to keep costs down. Priced at between 671-1017 simoleons, all of the units are affordable for even the poorest of sims, making the block the perfect starting place for your university graduates =P

The zip below includes both the fully-furnished apartment block, ready to be used straight away, and the residential version of the block (priced at 106,649), in case you wish to change the layout of the units or furnishings.

To rent the apartments fully-furnished, use ctrl+shift+c to bring up the cheat box, then type in boolprop TestingCheatsEnabled true and shift-click on the door of the apartment you wish to rent. Once your sim has rented the apartment, bring up the cheat box again, and input boolprop TestingCheatsEnabled false - rember, this goes for all apartments, not just this one!

Finally - pictured, but not included is HystericalParoxysm's rather fantastic bedding default replacements, found HERE

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 671-1017

Additional Credits:
Numenor, for the AGS

Manga_Moon, for the gorgeous composite image of the interiors =]

Everyone who has helped me out with this in #create, but to Canoodle especially for all her encouragement when this lot's development seemed to go on forever!

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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.

Sims 2 Apartment Life + 1 SPs
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Captain Louie
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#2 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 12:39 AM
I can see why you spent so much time on it! This is nothing short of a spectacular job loaf! and you were worried if it would be accepted or not psssh :D
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 12:57 AM
Really cool, I wanted to make an industrial apt. building, but it didn't come out very good. This is great though!
Test Subject
#4 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 2:24 PM
Didn't you used OfB, too? For the big windows?
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 3:30 PM
Originally Posted by benfleuss
Didn't you used OfB, too? For the big windows?

Nope, the 'The Embrasure' windows were included with Apartment Life as well as OFB - the lot is 100% AL & IKEA only, thanks to the AnyGameStarter =]
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#6 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 4:50 PM
Who's a pretty boy then - gorgeous apartment Loafie!

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Test Subject
#7 Old 31st Jan 2009 at 10:51 AM
Just what I was looking for, it really is perfect for college grads. Thank you =)
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 10:27 PM
This is *exactly* what my 'hood needed. Huzzah for realistic and cheap flats! You rock!
Lab Assistant
16th Mar 2009 at 2:41 PM
This message has been deleted by MTS2Staff. Reason: Copied attachment - thank you for the upload!
#9 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 12:13 AM
Awesome! :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 27th Aug 2013 at 2:06 AM
This is a truly awesome work; thank you, thank you, thank you very much.
#11 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 7:59 AM Last edited by Devon Aster : 14th Oct 2014 at 10:58 AM.
Edit: Well, it seems I am an idiot of some degree . I either missed or forgot that the zip included both a Residential and Apartments version of the lot. The one I had trouble with was, I believe, the Residential one. It was marked with an R. I just found the other (marked with an A) buried among other lots further on in my lot bin. That one installed as it should. I'm leaving the rest of my post as-is, since it seems Loaf intended that people be able to edit the Residential version and that might still be hindered by the units greying out.

Original post below:

Very nice work! Unfortunately, there appears to be an issue with the lot. I don't know if anyone else has encountered this, but I wanted to share the problem I ran into in case anyone else does and how I fixed it. (Just as a note, I'm running Ultimate Collection on Windows 8.1)

The Problem: When the lot is first placed, it is classed as Residential instead of Apartments and all of the units are greyed out as if occupied. Though it seems the logical next step would be to simply change the lot zoning from Residential to Apartments, DO NOT do this. This seems to bug the lot. The lot will show as Apartments from the Neighborhood view, but when entered again the units will remain greyed out. If you try to reverse it back to Residential (after changing it to Apartments) and replace the Unique Separators with regular doors, the furnishings seem to get wiped out. I didn't attempt to rent any of the units or buy the lot, so I don't know what would have happened.

The Fix: Place the lot and enter it. Delete all the Unique Separators and replace them with normal doors. You may or may not see the units 'fill in' as furnishing become visible. Save and exit. Go back into the lot. The furnishings should, hopefully, be visible now. It seems to be safe at this point to remove the normal doors, put the Unique Separators back in, and change the lot zoning to Apartments. Save and exit.

I would advise entering the lot one more time to double-check that none of the units grey out again. If you don't know how to change the lot zoning from Residential to Apartments, this is how: use Ctrl+Shift+C to bring up the cheat box, enter changelotzoning apartmentbase (to class the zone as Apartments), hit enter, save, and that's it!

I highly suggest fixing the lot, as it is very nicely furnished and it would be a shame to lose the lovely work done by Loaf

(Knowing my luck, there's probably an easier or quicker way to fix this )
#12 Old 16th Feb 2016 at 11:51 PM
Amazing design and perfect for my neighborhood of Sims working their way up from the bottom. Thanks for all the effort!