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Parcheggio Mall

by MogHughson Posted 10th Nov 2010 at 4:32 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2010 at 10:32 PM by MogHughson
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
This community lot is built in the style of many American Strip Malls I have seen over the years. It is a community lot with various shops (described below) and a car park in the center which, if you get my Driveway as a Parking Space mod, your Sims will park in.

The shops (from left round to right) are:-

Fashion Boutique
A small clothes shop with several racks of cloths and a couple of changing rooms. The counter next to the cash register also sports a perfume rack and for those of you with the OFB EP, room for a jewelry rack next to it. There are some comfy seating areas next to the windows for wistful 'other halfs' to sit and gaze across the road while their partners are trying on the latest fashion.

Newsagents
Get all your games and magazines here. Also shown in the photographs is a Newspaper Rack and the Greetings Cards Rack. Neither of these are included in the packaged lot but I think they make nice additions to the store.

Mini Market
A one stop shop for all your groceries.

Gents toilets
Since I can never remember whether the triangle or the circle washroom door sign is gents, the door and the sinks are also blue.

Ladies toilets
Since I can never remember whether the triangle or the circle washroom door sign is ladies, the door and the sinks are also pink.

Restaurant
Hungry after all that shopping? Stop for a bite to eat in the restaurant. There are four booths for your comfort and delight while dining.

Reading Room
A quiet place to stop and read a book or play a game of chess. There is a cash regiser here in case you want to make an owned business at which point I believe you can buy books from bookcases. If you don't then you can delete the cash register from this store. This is also a good place to hang a Job Seeking Noticeboard - however this is not included in the packaged lot, but I think it makes a nice additional to the store.

Bar
Relax with a lovely blended (or poured) drink, play some pinball or have a dance to the jukebox. Unwind after a hard days shopping.


EP Requirements
This lot is built using the Any Game Starter to ensure no contamination from other EPs (and it has been checked with CleanInstaller). It only requires Maxis content from the Base Game and Nightlife EP plus a very small amount of custom content listed below. It was reduced using the Lot Adjuster just to allow me to build one square closer to the edge than otherwise.

If you want to have tarmac extending to the road as my floor plan shows, you will have to use moveobjects on in order to place the tarmac flooring - packaging the lot appears to remove these tiles.

Custom Content Included
Tiny Filesize Invisible Driveway for Lot Builders by Sophie-David

Custom Content Required but not included
Decorative Parking Spaces - with random cars parked by me
Driveway as a Parking Space by me

Custom Content Recommended but not included
This custom content is shown in the photographs but not included in the lot. If you like the recommendations you can download this content to enhance the lot further.
Job Seeking Noticeboard seen in the Reading Room in the photos
Greetings Cards Rack seen in the Newsagents in the photos
Newspaper Rack seen in the Newsagents in the photos


Lot Size: 4x3
Lot Price: $210,364

Custom Content by Me:
- Parcheggio Mall - Community Lot

Additional Credits:
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Mootilda for the Lot Adjuster.

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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.

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Parcheggio Mall.rar | Parcheggio Mall

Size: 588.7 KB · Downloads: 7,749 · 10th Nov 2010
588.7 KB 7,749 10th Nov 2010
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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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Instructor
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#2 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 5:06 PM
Cute! I love the way you can park in the middle.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 6:04 PM
I was looking for this! Thanks Mog! :D
Alchemist
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#4 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 8:33 PM
Thank you for building a lot along with your mod. Otherwise it would take some time befor I could start using the mod :p
And it's a bit funny that when I saw all the links in the thread to downloads you recommend -> I already have them all :D
Test Subject
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#5 Old 11th Nov 2010 at 3:48 PM Last edited by NoPointDeath : 11th Nov 2010 at 4:37 PM.
nice mall make a two storey if you can
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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 9:51 PM
I'm having trouble installing this lot. When I double-click on the File Sims2Pack, I get a box full of gibberish. I do have S2PCI, and haven't had this problem with other lots.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.- Proverbs 31:30
Miss BHAVing
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#7 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 11:57 PM
Can you post a screen shot of the gibberish you see?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 3:32 AM
Sure thing! Normally S2PCI would automatically open, but that isn't happening with this.
Screenshots

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.- Proverbs 31:30
Miss BHAVing
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#9 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 3:01 PM
Hmm - I think perhaps the download got corrupted. I would advise re-downloading? I have downloaded myself to check that the upload didn't get corrupted and it seems fine.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Dec 2010 at 5:47 AM
I'm having a problem with this mod. It downloaded and installed correctly, but after visiting a few times, it goes into buy/build mode as soon as my sim pulls into the driveway. It won't allow live mode at all.
Miss BHAVing
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#11 Old 1st Dec 2010 at 1:00 PM
Can you see if an error log is being generated? If your Sim was being deleted and thus the only controllable Sim was gone I think then the lot might do that? If there is an errorlog (when you run with testingCheatsEnabled) then can you post it on the "driveway as a parking space" thread as it is likely that which is in error. The other thing you could do is removed that mod and check that the lot is in general OK, or remove the driveway from the lot for similar reasons.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#12 Old 9th Jan 2011 at 1:44 PM
lol i have the same problem with the restrooms but the blue and pink told my sim straight away thanks so much
Instructor
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#13 Old 22nd Mar 2012 at 11:45 PM
Love it! My Sims is gonna Stay there a long Time!!
Sockpuppet
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#14 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 4:15 AM
THANKS
Test Subject
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#15 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 11:08 PM
Thank You!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 25th Aug 2016 at 2:18 PM
this is great