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Milk Bottle Apartment Door Model Changer

by leefish Posted 7th Dec 2008 at 12:55 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2013 at 9:35 PM by leefish : Added clarification regarding deletion of bottle after use
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
When apartment life first came out I was looking forward to making streets of houses with multiple families - I was disappointed to learn that the Apartment Door was hardcoded into the game and no other door could be used for Apartments. With the help of Inge Jones from simlogical and Tunaisafish of MTS2 I have created an object mod that makes different models of doors possible. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you -


This milk bottle in its cute (recolourable) holder combined with the door clones in this package makes it possible to use other door types as Apartment Doors. This can be used on existing apartments - see end of post. This has been fully playtested by Tunaisafish, Ingeli and myself (and various other testers who did not report back.....grrr).
The object requires a Sim to activate the milk bottle - see the pie menus in the picture below.

Which doors do you get?

You get up to 12 different doors - if you have all the EPs in the bottle. you DEFINITELY get 8 doors as below:

Mauritania Door, Walnut Door, Value Justa Door, 4 Score door, Colonial Interior Door, Moroccan Door, Leesester Apartment Door (with mat!) and Leesester Colonial Glass Door

Just click on the bottle and one of 2 options appears. Change to or change all - change to works one door at a time, change all will change all the doors on the lot. If you want to change ALL doors on the lot you can put the bottle anywhere, click on "change all" and follow the pie menu. If you want to change just one door put the bottle next to the door you want to change and click on "change to" and follow the pie menu. This means you can have different models of door on your apartment lot all at the same time! Of course, all of these doors are fully recolourable (repository technique doors) and will pick up any recolours of the original doors that you have in your downloads folder.

In the requirements for the object I said that this mod only requires Apartment Life to work; this is true but in order to see the Expansion Pack doors in game you do have to have a copy of the appropriate EP installed. In the menu for the Expansion pack doors next to the Door name is the required EP;
OFB = Open for Business
NL = Nightlife
GL = Glamour Life


You will find the bottle under decorative/sculptures at the reasonable price of 1 simoleon. Please be aware that you need a sim on the lot to change the doors. As you know, when you move a sim out of a furnished residential lot then all your furniture moves with it, so you can EITHER do the door design before you furnish OR use Inge's Stay Things Shrub from Simlogical OR use one of the apartment building cheats. Once a lot has been zoned as an apartment lot then your sim can use the milk bottle to recolour/redesign all the doors on the lot. Once all the doors have been changed, you can delete the milk bottle and the change will stay.


press ctrl+shift+c and type
boolprop testingcheatsenabled true
boolprop aptsublotspecifictoolsdisabled false

Place the bottle by any of the apartment doors and change them at will

press ctrl+shift+c and type
boolprop aptsublotspecifictoolsdisabled true
boolprop testingcheatsenabled false

The bottle has 679 polygons, all doors have the same polys as Maxis and will not show in your game as buyable items.

for this item ONLY I ask that you do not include it in lots as all the doors etc are required for this to work properly; however, a milkbottle lot will survive upload and download with the doorchange intact with no bottle on the lot if you leave the door clone in the package. If you decide to use this item for an uploaded lot in the description of the lot please mention this thread to download the bottle in your upload post so your downloaders can get different doors. The lot will still work fine even if the downloaders decide not to get the bottle.

Additional Credits:
Inge Jones for letting me use her forum, Tunaisafish for suggesting the one by one changer and testing, Ingeli for testing and Numenor for rejecting the first version of this mod as this version is a LOT better than the first, and, as always, SimPE.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Milk Bottle upload.rar

Size: 364.9 KB · Downloads: 13,338 · 7th Dec 2008
364.9 KB 13,338 7th Dec 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Top Secret Researcher
#101 Old 27th Apr 2016 at 4:57 PM
I never liked Apartments because the sound through the walls woke my sims up. I just started building my own apartments that are not connected. I hated those Apartment doors, though. Thank you, this will make my apartments look great.
#102 Old 26th Feb 2017 at 9:07 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 4th Mar 2017 at 7:13 PM
*headdesk* I have wasted DAYS looking for apartment door recolours...and just found this brilliant creation. Wow, talk about being late to the party! Thank you very very much for this; it's perfect!
Test Subject
#104 Old 17th Jul 2017 at 2:11 AM
How did I not know about this until now?! It's wonderful and I can't wait to have it in my game!
Space Pony
#105 Old 28th Oct 2017 at 7:26 AM
Originally Posted by Rusty55
I never liked Apartments because the sound through the walls woke my sims up.

Hi Rusty, if you still come around, there is a mod called "noise doesn't wake anybody up." I use it all the time regardless of whether in a house or in an apartment. I believe I took this when I started playing apartments b/c of the noise factor.
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