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Maxis Made Over-Brandi Broke's Trailer-Two versions-No CC

by joandsarah77 Posted 30th May 2014 at 7:25 AM - Updated 29th Jun 2015 at 1:31 AM by joandsarah77 : Updated lots to remove all sim references
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Brandi padded softly down the hall, nearly tripping over some scattered clothes and a toy xylophone. She bent down to pick them up, screaming as a cockroach scuttled from under the pile over her hand. Beau stirred a little in his crib nearby, but luckily didn’t wake up. Fumbling in the dark she made her way towards the kitchen, switching on the light to look at the time. More roaches ran here and there, disappearing under the ripped lino. Darn things, she would have to spray some more in the morning. Loud laughter from outside made her scowl and she folded her arms waiting for her son to open the door; this time he was going to be thoroughly grounded. The words she had ready dried in her throat as the ghostly apparition of her dead husband Skip floated through the door, reaching out dripping wet arms towards her.
Brandi woke with a start and clutched the crisp cotton sheets. Heart thumping she groped bedside the bed for her lamp and was comforted by the pink glow it gave her room. She knew it was just the nightmare, but she had to check on the boys. Beau’s room was still the same blue and the moonlight gleamed on his blond curls. Heart beating slower she made her way to Dustin’s room, where he also lay soundly sleeping. She dared to kiss his cheek, not something he would allow during the day. Leaving his room she went out the back, to breath in deeply the crisp night air scented by the lupin flowers. At peace once more she could finally go back to bed.

Welcome to the first of my Maxis makeovers, 55 Woodland Drive or Brandi Broke's trailer. In this and coming makeovers I will in most cases keep the footprint and exterior shape the same as I want the houses to be recognizable. I decided to make Brandi's trailer both up and down, so there are two versions, Nightmare and Dream. As you might have guessed from the little story, Brandi starts off in the nightmare trailer and then wakes up in the dream version. Which version does Brandi deserve? Brandi appears to be a pink loving, home baking, sweet family sim on the surface; but the murder of Skip is never explained and the original house does come with a small ladderless 'pool'. Skip was a romance sim and it's very possible Brandi found him with someone else and saw red, just like that bedroom, a bedroom that I think is decorated to Skip's tastes.

The original trailer


Nightmare version

You can enjoy torturing Brandi in the nightmare version, although it comes free of roaches.



Dream version
If you feel Brandi is innocent of Skip's murder and deserves a nice life insurance pay out, you can move her into the dream trailer. I made this one over the way I thought Brandi would like, with plenty of pink, flowers and a nice kitchen to bake in. I redesigned the floor plan to make the most of the available space. Everyone has their own bedroom and the toilet is separate from the bathroom. Once the unborn baby comes, his crib could be put where the change table is and the change table moved to the hallway. The only room not decorated by Brandi was Dustin's room, he decorated that himself. I'm sure Brandi would rather not see it, but you have to give some when your child becomes a teenager.



Interesting fact: 55 Woodland Drive is the only lot to have road access on two sides. This means it will only fit on a corner.

Note: I restored the original lot from the lot catalog using the method here http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=1401134.
The Goodies tested copies of both lots
No sims have lived in either lot.




Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: $21,980 - $52,216

Additional Credits:
Numenor for Any Game Starter
Mootilda for turn on/off all lights.

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.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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55 Woodland Drive Dream.rar

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#2 Old 30th May 2014 at 9:12 AM
Very interesting set up, Jo. I'm never into grunge so prefer the Dream version.
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#3 Old 30th May 2014 at 9:28 AM
I know you don't like grunge. I do sometimes, depending on the situation. Brandi's trailer seemed perfect for both.

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#4 Old 30th May 2014 at 12:25 PM
LOVE the dream version. I like to remodel the Maxis houses myself, but I haven't gone to the trailers yet; this is a great idea and I'll definitely implement some of this when the current sims move out.
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#5 Old 30th May 2014 at 4:37 PM
I like the grunge version, because it feels more fitting for the setting. If they are supposed to be poor and Brandi overwhelmed with more than she can handle, that's how I'd picture the house ending up like. If I ever play Pleasantview, I'll be sure to come grab it and move them to it instead of the original
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#6 Old 30th May 2014 at 5:07 PM
This looks great, Jo! I love your story - and the 2 possibilities. I haven't played the Brokes yet - I think I'll do them next Thanks for the inspiration!
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#7 Old 30th May 2014 at 5:39 PM
These look great, I love both of them! :D
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#8 Old 31st May 2014 at 2:55 AM
Thanks guys. :D

Cat, glad you like my little bit of story.

I figured two versions would suit how different people liked to play the family.

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~Call me Jo~
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#9 Old 31st May 2014 at 11:42 PM
Nice Job, Jo!
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#10 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 12:40 AM
I love both of these! They are quite different from my own makeover, I hadn't even though of changing the layout like you did with two bedrooms across in the back. Very clever.
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#11 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 4:18 AM
Thanks Lauri

Thanks Phae. I haven't seen yours, although I did look through your page here. It's always interesting how given the same shape how many versions people can come up with.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#12 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 5:33 AM
Jo, I haven't posted mine up anywhere yet. I'm still in the process of rescuing my Pleasantview. I grabbed a quick screenie of the house now.

Dustin and Angela and their triplet toddler girls live here now. Dustin is a low level criminal, and Angie is a stay at home mom, her parents kicked her out of their house when they found out she was pregnant with *his* baby. I love this family, Brandi's entire brood is just drama. Beau turned out to be my first not-player-directed gay sim, and somehow he and his husband ended up in an apartment building with 4 other bleach blonde flaming gay pirates (I swear I had my clothing mods in and it still happened!) I've caught both Beau and his hubby in the communal hot tub with the neighbors and then some. Skip married my Orphan Scholarship challenge girl and she's just creepy from having been raised by ghosts. She's the town medium and is besties with Grimmy. They have a baby girl (Emma and Skip, not Grimmy). Brandi got remarried and has two teen boys about to head to college, one of them is seriously into star gazing and has gotten himself abducted already. Then there are two girls and they are still too young to be doing anything interesting much on their own, but I'm sure I've not seen the end of the trouble with this family.
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#13 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 6:18 AM
That's some family.

Good going fitting triplets in there and very different to my lay out. Hope you get your game off life support soon!

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#14 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 6:15 PM
Thanks jo, I hope so too, but it's been back-burned since the holidays. I'm concerned what I'll have to do to that poor trailer when they become kids and teens. Cribs are smaller than beds after all! I see you bumped it out a bit to make yours wider. Very clever
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#15 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 11:06 PM
No, not bumped out at all, unless you mean the rooms. the corridor is originally 3 tiles wide so I made it 2 wide. The only thing I changed structurally on the outside was add 2 extra tiles to the front porch in case it gave routing troubles.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
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Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#16 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 4:26 AM
Weird, yours is 7 across and mine is 6.

Oh, I know what happened! The original *is* 7, but all the other trailers on that street are 6 (I googled) so I must have cut mine down to match at some point. Don't mind me, always making things harder on myself for usually no good reason...
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#17 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 3:18 PM
I love this makeover can't wait for the next one.
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#18 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 12:28 AM
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Don't mind me, always making things harder on myself for usually no good reason.


Thank you cryp10em

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
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#19 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 8:53 AM
I love both versions Exactly what I look for in my houses - practical and with character (and no CC is a bonus!).
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#20 Old 2nd Feb 2015 at 7:09 AM
I'm not going to download it, mostly because I like to redo it myself WHILE I am playing the family, but this is quite nice (the dream version)! Smart layout!! I usually stuff the toddler in with his big brother (who always ends up being a little child from heaven in my game) and put half of Brandy's room into a nursery for the new baby- she has to learn to share!!
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#21 Old 16th Mar 2015 at 9:19 PM
Love them both but I just have to give the family a dream home. :)
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#22 Old 22nd Feb 2016 at 9:18 PM
These are great. I'm planning on using the nightmare version with a messy sim in my current neighbourhood, and I'd like to put the renovated version somewhere but don't have a corner for it yet. The nightmare version will, over the course of the messy sim's life, get worse. After he dies the lot will become a messy house challenge, with the goal of at least matching your lovely renovated version.
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#23 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 4:46 AM
Thank You
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#24 Old 9th Nov 2019 at 5:07 PM
I love it!! Totally grabbing whether it's for Brandi or not, aha! Thank you!