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13 Fledgling Flats (modern base-game no-CC starter)

by Mootilda Posted 13th Jan 2010 at 7:54 PM - Updated 16th Jan 2010 at 9:52 PM by Mootilda : Pointer to snapshots of creation process.
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Fledgling Flats is a street of new 1-story modern starter homes. Each home was designed by a first-year student entering the Landgraab Academy of Design and the teachers assure us that these houses are very livable. The substantial savings on architecture fees have been passed on directly to you.

This unique home has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a 2x1 lot. It includes all necessary skill-builders, as well as several extras: computer, tv, and stereo. The low price of $19,499 means that you'll have some money to spare after moving in. Fully-furnished for two; the spare bedroom suite has been left unfurnished for future use. The foyer has double entry doors and there are also double doors into the master suite. Lighted inside and out. Tastefully decorated in muted tones, but there's plenty of time to choose your color scheme before you move-in.

Although this house is small, there's plenty of room to move around, plus room to expand. The spare bedroom is big enough for a nursery, twin beds, a hobby room, or even a second master suite. Both full bathrooms have additional space for a sink and shower-tub upgrade. There's room on the lot for a future 1-car driveway. This is a compact but stunning home for a low price.

Unfortunately, for this amount of money we were unable to supply any landscaping, except for the newly planted lawn. The parkland behind each lot is for sale, which means that you can use the LotAdjuster to expand this lot at the back, if you require additional space.

Here is a link to the design criteria used for all Fledgling Flats lots:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=294825

The cost of this multi-level roof was kept low by replacing the beams with foundation walls at a fraction of the price. For more information about "foundation roofs":
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=294652

If you're interested in learning how to make curves like this, I've attached some screenshots in post #5.

Base game compatible. No CC. Seasons proof. Play tested.


Lot Size: 2x1
Lot Price: $19,499

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Numenor for the AnyGameStarter:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=250555

This lot was created using the shrinking feature of the LotAdjuster to ensure maximum use of available space:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=384656

The beams were changed from normal walls to foundation walls using ConvertiWall:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327132

The curved roof was created using the TS2GridAdjuster:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327439

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
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.

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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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 10:10 AM
Oh WOW ! Beautiful !! I am totally impressed on how you manage to do such a grandiose houses with only the game's possibilities ! Immediate download with a ton of thanks for sharing
Field Researcher
#3 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 6:31 PM
How does this only have 1 comment?! This is EPIC!!!! I love this, I would never have thought of this myself, it seem doable but very very time consuming and for that I definitely think it should have a star...Great job
Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 2:44 AM
That's a really nice design! Very elegant for a small home.
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#5 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 6:25 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 16th Jan 2010 at 9:48 PM.
Default How I made this lot
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Originally Posted by fling-89
it seem doable but very very time consuming
Not really that time consuming. Getting the original vision is always the hard part.

I just fooled around with the TS2GridAdjuster until I got the curve that I wanted from the front of the lot to the back, then added on a curve from the left to right sides of the lot (relative to current elevations, so that I wouldn't lose the original curve), then a final height adjustment. Since I kept notes as I was working, I've attached the intermediate screenshots of the GridAdjuster and results in-game.
Screenshots
Test Subject
#6 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 12:57 AM
how did you make a curve??? that's what i cant figure out!
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Original Poster
#7 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 3:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrKarmion
how did you make a curve??? that's what i cant figure out!
I used the "curve" option of the TS2GridAdjuster.

This roof is pretty complex, which is why I included screenshots of the GridAdjuster parameters that I used to create the lot. Mainly what I did was: to have a vision of what I wanted the roof to look like, and then to experiment with the GridAdjuster until I achieved a look that I was happy with. Would it help to see the lot before any adjustments were made? Would it help for me to try to explain why I chose the parameters that I did?

I'm trying to make a tutorial on how to use the "curve" option of the GridAdjuster, but it will have to be less complex than this roof.
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 3:41 PM
thankyouu sweetheart! (=
Test Subject
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#9 Old 1st Oct 2010 at 10:16 PM
in love with this lot. beautiful
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 20th Jun 2011 at 10:39 AM
Oh Mootilda, I love all your Fledgling Flats and this one is no exception. One part of my Pleasantville game is only occupied with your flats and I love to play them. I also have an area at my University which uses your flats. Here the scholarship kids are living.

Thanks so much - pls keep them coming!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 10:03 PM
LOVE IT! It's interesting and nice looking TY!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 1:13 PM
Thanks You!