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Previously Occupied Beachy Starter

by triciamanly Posted 30th Jun 2013 at 2:20 AM
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Shelly Swanson borrowed 4,000 simoleons from the motherlode and moved into this starter on stilts with a beachy feel. She got a job as a mascot and lived here while working her way up to starter. She is best friends with Will Greenly and love is in the air. Will has a bigger house so they will marry and live there soon. Shelly earned a romantic hottub and also bought a workout machine both of which she left in the house. Also included are chess board and easel, bookcase, fire and burglar alarms and other basic furnishings. The refrigerator isn't completely full of course. Otherwise, this is a move-in ready well tested starter home. Hope you'll be inspired to create a sim!

Note: this is a 2x2 lot thanks to mootilda's lot adjuster.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 19,326

Custom Content by Me:
- Sill To Ceiling Shutter mesh
- Simplicity Double Bed mesh
- Half Wall Modern Window

Custom Content Included:
- Palm Oasis Sim Art wall hanging by triciamanly
- cream stucco with molding by [email protected]
- FloorToCeilingShutter by [email protected]
- SFU Cream Diamond Floor by [email protected]
- By LadyAngel @ www.SimFansUK.com by [email protected]
- white vertical siding by [email protected]
- light blue paint with molding by [email protected]

Additional Credits: SimPE mootilda

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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
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Beachy Starter.zip

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 3,093 · 30th Jun 2013
1.55 MB 3,093 30th Jun 2013
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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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 3:33 AM
So nice to see a starter from you Tricia . I love the beachy feel with this house, it looks so inviting. Very charming interior as well, you should build starters more often!
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 5:45 AM
Very beachy, very cute - I love starter homes!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 9:58 AM
Awesome Anne!! A starter with CC!! For Sims that has to be a first!! Well Done Hun!!
Instructor
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#5 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 11:35 AM
Starter Home? Yay! Perfect for my Sims Who's just left college XD
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#6 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 12:19 PM
wow i can see myself adding some palm trees and maybe a tiny little pool... after one of my sims moved in... thanks anne for sharing and and I agree with Pippenhouse, you should built more starter homes, this looks great!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 4:33 PM
Thank you for sharing. I am curious as to how all the furnishing stayed behind on an occupied base game house, usually when sims moved out, they took or sold everything. This is a base game only house right? Any additional information is appreciated.
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 4:52 PM
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Originally Posted by eliseluong
Thank you for sharing. I am curious as to how all the furnishing stayed behind on an occupied base game house, usually when sims moved out, they took or sold everything. This is a base game only house right? Any additional information is appreciated.

I don't know how she did it, but the Stay-Things Shrub here can do that.

http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...2_MiscHacks.htm

It's a bit complicated, so make sure to follow the directions. You have to click on the shrub to select the option to make objects stay, and you'll have to select the option again if you add more objects.
Alchemist
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#9 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 9:03 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 2nd Jul 2013 at 5:17 AM. Reason: Merged posts: 4178837, 4178836, 4178834, 4178833, 4178832, 4178830, 4178828
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Originally Posted by eliseluong
Thank you for sharing. I am curious as to how all the furnishing stayed behind on an occupied base game house, usually when sims moved out, they took or sold everything. This is a base game only house right? Any additional information is appreciated.


eliseluong, thanks for commenting and asking a good question. I used sims2clean installer after I packaged the lot and removed the sims. I should have credited sim2 clean installer. It's a great tool!

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Originally Posted by Pippenhouse
So nice to see a starter from you Tricia . I love the beachy feel with this house, it looks so inviting. Very charming interior as well, you should build starters more often!


Pippenhouse, thanks so much! I think you're like me, we tend to go big and mansiony! I have the hardest time ever trying to stay in budget and of course, I cheated on this one by playing long enough to depreciate everything.

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Originally Posted by lorinsv60
Very beachy, very cute - I love starter homes!


I love the beach too so much! Thanks for commenting lorins! Hope you decorate with lots of beachy items!

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Originally Posted by CheekyBugga
Awesome Anne!! A starter with CC!! For Sims that has to be a first!! Well Done Hun!!


Hi CheekyBugga, many thanks for your comment! Lady Angel doesn't charge a lot for her cc which she should because it's expensive looking!

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Originally Posted by TotallySimsCrazy
Starter Home? Yay! Perfect for my Sims Who's just left college XD


Good, a young surfer would like this. He or she could stand on the back deck and watch for gnarly waves!

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Originally Posted by Wunderkind
wow i can see myself adding some palm trees and maybe a tiny little pool... after one of my sims moved in... thanks anne for sharing and and I agree with Pippenhouse, you should built more starter homes, this looks great!


Wunderkind, I hope you will deck it out and make it look more realistic. Thanks so much for commenting!

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Originally Posted by Lullabee
I don't know how she did it, but the Stay-Things Shrub here can do that.

http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...2_MiscHacks.htm

It's a bit complicated, so make sure to follow the directions. You have to click on the shrub to select the option to make objects stay, and you'll have to select the option again if you add more objects.


Lullabee, thanks so much for sharing this information! All the best!
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#10 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 9:21 PM
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Originally Posted by triciamanly
eliseluong, thanks for commenting and asking a good question. I used sims2clean installer after I packaged the lot and removed the sims. I should have credited sim2 clean installer. It's a great tool!


You meant first the lot was packaged with the sims in it, and after that you used Mootilda's CleanInstaller (CI) to manually remove the sims to keep everything on the lot. Hmm... I have to try that, because I didn't know the CI can do that, can it also remove the memories (or object registries, or whatever it called) from objects that sims have interacted with, such as the bed, bookcase, fridge, etc, or more importantly the mailbox?
Alchemist
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#11 Old 1st Jul 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by eliseluong
You meant first the lot was packaged with the sims in it, and after that you used Mootilda's CleanInstaller (CI) to manually remove the sims to keep everything on the lot. Hmm... I have to try that, because I didn't know the CI can do that, can it also remove the memories (or object registries, or whatever it called) from objects that sims have interacted with, such as the bed, bookcase, fridge, etc, or more importantly the mailbox?


Hi eliseluong, yes, I packaged the lot with sims in it, then opened with sims2pack Clean Installer which I downloaded here: http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/ It lists all the cc in the lot plus the sims and sim acquaintances. I just removed the sims and friends and save with a different name like Previously Occupied 001. Then I usually reinstall the lot without sims in my game to get the correct price of the lot. I'm sorry I don't know about memories or object registries. Maybe someone else can answer that! I used Mootilda's lot adjuster to shrink this lot from 2x3 to 2x2 and that helped get a cheaper price too.
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#12 Old 1st Jul 2013 at 7:48 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 1st Jul 2013 at 8:28 PM.
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Originally Posted by eliseluong
You meant first the lot was packaged with the sims in it, and after that you used Mootilda's CleanInstaller (CI) to manually remove the sims to keep everything on the lot. Hmm... I have to try that, because I didn't know the CI can do that, can it also remove the memories (or object registries, or whatever it called) from objects that sims have interacted with, such as the bed, bookcase, fridge, etc, or more importantly the mailbox?
No. The Clean Installer doesn't remove any sim references associated with the lot. We do not know whether previously occupied lots are safe to share. Here is a thread where we are discussing the issue, but it will be difficult to guarantee that previously occupied lots are safe, even with a lot of research:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=503383

If you package a lot with sims and then use the Clean Installer to remove those sims (as was done with this lot), we know that the sim objects are still on the lot. I assume that the game will delete these sims when it can't find a sim with the correct GUID in your neighborhood, but I haven't done the research necessary to say for sure.
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#13 Old 1st Jul 2013 at 11:52 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 2nd Jul 2013 at 5:18 AM. Reason: Merged posts: 4179985, 4179990
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Originally Posted by Mootilda
No. The Clean Installer doesn't remove any sim references associated with the lot. We do not know whether previously occupied lots are safe to share. Here is a thread where we are discussing the issue, but it will be difficult to guarantee that previously occupied lots are safe, even with a lot of research:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=503383

If you package a lot with sims and then use the Clean Installer to remove those sims (as was done with this lot), we know that the sim objects are still on the lot. I assume that the game will delete these sims when it can't find a sim with the correct GUID in your neighborhood, but I haven't done the research necessary to say for sure.


Mootilda, thanks so much for your reply. I can see that I have a lot to learn about how the game works. To be honest, I've done this many times. I build a lot and package it. Then I move a sim in to play test. If everything is fine, I use the lot I packaged, but if I have to fix things, I do, and then I package the lot with the test sim in it and remove it as I did here. What might be a side effect of doing this? I'm truly sorry if I've caused people's games to crash. I haven't had any complaints. I will cease and desist doing this immediately. Thanks again for making me aware.

Hello anyone who has downloaded this lot. Could you possibly let me know if you had problems using it, especially since it has a hot tub that another sim got with Aspiration Awards? Apologies to anyone who has had problems.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 5:14 AM Last edited by eliseluong : 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:12 AM.
In the past, some of the houses I have downloaded turned out to have other people's sims references, I could tell by the opened door and a message saying 'object in used', apparently a sim was walking through the door while the house was packaged, so the door was packaged in the 'opened' and 'in used' states. It won't let me move it, so I used the move_objects on cheat to delete that door, it corrected the problem. Can I conclude that deleting the sims referenced objects can solve the sims reference problem?

You have uploaded several hundreds of houses and nobody made any complaint about it, I guess there was no harm done.
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#15 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 8:32 PM
Ohh Anne I have done this too with all my houses!! I tend to make a Sim stand or sit after leaving the house to package up I hope that didn't create any problems either and I too will stop doing that as well I suppose we could just package it up first then send a sim in to play test and if we find any problems make a note of it and install the house again and fix them I think that would work out ok then
Alchemist
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#16 Old 3rd Jul 2013 at 2:16 AM
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Originally Posted by eliseluong
In the past, some of the houses I have downloaded turned out to have other people's sims references, I could tell by the opened door and a message saying 'object in used', apparently a sim was walking through the door while the house was packaged, so the door was packaged in the 'opened' and 'in used' states. It won't let me move it, so I used the move_objects on cheat to delete that door, it corrected the problem. Can I conclude that deleting the sims referenced objects can solve the sims reference problem?

You have uploaded several hundreds of houses and nobody made any complaint about it, I guess there was no harm done.


Eliseluong! Thanks for the reply and the solution you have used. I imagine that will work but it will cost simoleons! Oh well, most of my houses require a substantial motherlode loan anyway. (I don't mean to sound insensitive to sims who can't get loans!)
Alchemist
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#17 Old 3rd Jul 2013 at 2:17 AM
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Originally Posted by CheekyBugga
Ohh Anne I have done this too with all my houses!! I tend to make a Sim stand or sit after leaving the house to package up I hope that didn't create any problems either and I too will stop doing that as well I suppose we could just package it up first then send a sim in to play test and if we find any problems make a note of it and install the house again and fix them I think that would work out ok then


Hi good friend of mine! You and I can plead ignorance or at least we could! I think eliseluong's solution of just deleting affected items will work!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 3rd Jul 2013 at 4:34 AM
The downloaders were probably doing it already, i.e. using the move_objects on cheat to delete the affected objects, everybody knows how to use this cheat, so no big deal.
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#19 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 1:44 PM
Love the house you've made, triciamanly
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#20 Old 12th Jul 2014 at 1:59 AM
Crazy Cool!
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#21 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 7:52 PM
I have had this lot for a long time in my game with no adverse affects. I loved the fact that is was previously owned and had a back story. Thanks.
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#22 Old 31st Dec 2014 at 4:50 PM
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Originally Posted by sandya
I have had this lot for a long time in my game with no adverse affects. I loved the fact that is was previously owned and had a back story. Thanks.


sandya! Thanks so much for the feedback! The last thing I want to do is mess up someone's game, so good or bad, feedback is necessary. All the best!

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#23 Old 3rd Mar 2016 at 11:41 AM
thank you
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#24 Old 18th May 2017 at 6:48 PM
Thank you