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Picked upload! Backdoor Lane 48 -- Fake Rowhouse

by plasticbox Posted 27th May 2008 at 12:06 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 4:23 PM by plasticbox : Thanks Gwenke
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Requires NL.
Custom content included: Open Underneath Wooden Stairs by crocobaura -- please follow the instructions in the download thread if you want to install these properly. This lot will work fine if you don't, but you won't be able to select them or use them in other lots (they won't show up in the catalogue, which is what the installation procedure is for). Included as a separate download is frillen's Invisible Driveway -- put it in your Downloads folder before attempting to play this lot.

For sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

With the release of LotAdjuster 1.1, it's finally possible to build almost-real row houses. This is how I always wanted Backdoor Lane to look like. Here's a tutorial on how to build row houses like this one: Fake row houses

Backdoor Lane 48:
A city house on a 1x2 lot, furnished for 1-2 sims with room for more. Kitchen/dining, living room and toilet on the ground floor, bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs, empty basement. Small garden and one driveway in the backyard, car included.

1 x double bedroom
1 x single bedroom (empty)
2 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x living room
1 x basement (empty)

All basics included. Completely unannoying basement windows! Playtested for a couple days in Base+NL with no hacks, no crashes or problems found.

Please note: If you want to make structural changes to this lot, be aware that the last two tiles from the edge are unbuildable in exactly the same way as on all other lots, which includes the outermost tiles of the house in this case. You should be able to modify all inside walls since they're perpendicular to the lot edge, but not the left and right outside walls (parallel to the lot edge), the "fake" front and back walls, the roof, stairs, half walls, foundations, or floor tiles on level 1 and up. However, you can *delete* all of that -- so in order to use this house at the end of a row, you can just remove the bits of fake wall on one side and the last tile of roof .. it should look quite OK then.

This lot has been shrunk with LotAdjuster See here for more information:

Discussion: Lot Size, Orientation, Rotation, etc. -- Research thread @ mts2; the first post has lots of relevant pointers
LotAdjuster download thread

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 43.273§

Custom Content Included:
- Wooden Stairs Open Underneath by crocobaura

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Mootilda and the fearless LotAdjuster testers: aelflaed, Inge Jones, MaryLou, niol, Mutantbunny, Rascal, Simsample, KariMinger/Zazazu, DocDoofus, behold_the_muse, baratron, dizzy, ladykatsim, JMP, ebonyspiral, MadameMim, ikbod, mildlydisguised, Emma, Quinctia, maxon, CatOfEvilGenius, alexpilgrim and everyone else.

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Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished