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Friendly Firmament (from the "bin") Maxis Makeover - now with 2 Bd/2 Ba ~ Minimal CC

by CatherineTCJD Posted 12th Jun 2018 at 8:50 PM - Updated 12th Jun 2018 at 9:07 PM by CatherineTCJD
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This is a remake/rebuild of a house that EAxis gave us with the Apartment Life EP - it (the original) can be found in the Lots and Houses Bin. The original house is on a rather large and underused lot. And, though the 'sticker' says it has 1.5 baths, it actually only has 1 bath - and that is located in the Master Suite. Check out the pictures below to compare, and see what all I changed:

The upstairs:

The main/ground floor:

This is a clean copy if the lot - no Sim has set foot in it. The lot has been play-tested; everything is accessible and in good working order. Invisible smoke alarms are under the range hood in the kitchen, and by the outdoor grill. The phone is on the wall by the kitchen; and the burglar alarm is by the front door. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, stove, fridge, and garbage can. The furnishings are sparse - as were what maxis originally gave us in this house. Everything for your Sim's basic needs is included. Please personalize it to meet your sims whims.

Let's go house-hunting with the Gavigans - scroll through all the pictures above to tour this house with them, and see all it has to offer.

Necessary, and NOT included - GO get them:
Backless Cheap Shower by HL @ MTS2
Invisible Driveway by SophieDavid @ MTS2
Lifestyle Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY. I used wallpapers and floors from this set.

Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): $32,409

Custom Content Included:
- Invisiblesmokealarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Steadfast/Balustrade-Stairs Open by HL @ Sims2Artists
- Steadfast/Balustrade-Stairs by HL @ MTS2 - follow HL's instructions to install these stairs properly.

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Built with the UC - you will need all EPs/SPs for this lot to load properly. Enjoy!

Size: 1.11 MB · Downloads: 358 · 12th Jun 2018
1.11 MB 358 12th Jun 2018
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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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4 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 13th Jun 2018 at 4:27 AM
Hi, it looks great! I'm not sure if I'll grab it, but you did a great job.
I do have to say though, the separate room on the ground floor is what Maxis was calling the half-bath.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Jun 2018 at 4:57 AM
Originally Posted by LauriMizutani
... the separate room on the ground floor is what Maxis was calling the half-bath.

Yes, I know, but it didn't have any fixtures in it. So, in my book, it's just an empty room.

I'm glad you liked it - and commented I love reading comments

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 13th Jun 2018 at 1:09 PM
I like doing this sort of thing myself, but this one I am grabbing, it's a useful house now. Great job!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Yes, I know, but it didn't have any fixtures in it. So, in my book, it's just an empty room.

I'm glad you liked it - and commented I love reading comments

LOL got it!