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Rodney's Hideout - Maxis Remodel

by daman19942 Posted 8th Apr 2021 at 2:03 AM
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Having trouble finding a date? Bring yourself down to Rodney's Hideout, pull up a chair and relax. Who knows? Maybe you will find a new friend or even that new love you have been looking for.

As I continue my slow transformation of Downtown's community lots, I needed a pub. Rodney's Hideout, judging by its description alone, always seemed like the sort of place to take a date or an outing for a good time. But it also really lacked for atmosphere, and I don't know what was going on with that pond. I needed a casual place to eat, and I needed a bar with some games. Thus, this odd restaurant has been transformed into an English style pub.

With dark wood finishes, weathered brick, a long bar, and far too many pictures and posters on the walls, Rodney's Hideout is inspired by the pubs that I've known. If you aren't feeling the late night dance vibes of other establishments, grab a few drinks at the bar or shoot some pool with friends. Like all the best pubs, the bartenders here won't judge if you hangout into the early hours.

Because Rodney's does offer dining, there is a private room upstairs with its own bar and a piano for a different type of musical offering. Curious Sims might want to investigate the bookshelf at the top of the stairs and they just might find a secret room for high stakes poker players. (In all honesty, I just wanted to get a secret poker table in this place. The apartment is just for show, unless you are brave enough to make this a business. The third and fourth floors are intentionally empty, as well.

I've playtested the lot and had no issues. I didn't even realize I had J.M. Pescado's "autosecretdoor" mod, which allows sims to automatically use the secret bookshelf (ex. if you click the poker table, the sims will know to use the bookshelf to get to it, you don't have to instruct both actions). I don't think this applies to NPCs, and I made one selectable to get them to use the table. Just something to keep in mind. This mod is not included but is available at MATY and can be downloaded here.

As with my other community lots, there is some CC included in the file, and some not included that you will want to download to play the lot as shown.

Custom Content Included
Beautiful Bevels Hanging Light from TS3_TS2 Late Night EP - Dive Bar by Ladysimplayer8 at MTS
Classic Master Darter from TS3_TS2 Late Night EP - Dive Bar by Ladysimplayer8 at MTS
Still String Lights from Flickering Lights by PineappleForest at MTS

I have included the Beautiful Bevel Hanging Light and one recolor I used in the file. These items were great additions to the bar.

Custom Content Not Included
Decorative Parking Spaces by MogHughson at MTS
More Decorative Slots for Maxis Furniture by Lord Darcy at MTS
HugeLunatic's "Rugs zMOG!! Off Grid!! was used to place the entrance center rug off center. Not allowed to be included in lots, but a must have. Available here at MTS
Standard Parking Block by wndy26
Painting: Dogs Playing Poker by Ssilver at TSR

The Decorative Parking spaces are not included because they are an object mod. Lord Darcy's Decorative Slots are not included because it is a behavior mod. The standard parking block is not included if you do not want the parking lot decor.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): 220467

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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#2 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 1:08 PM
I tried to find Rodney's Hideout here. Probably that hideout is hidden here itself. Great house! (but that's totally another building tbh)
Regards Vic ^_^
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#3 Old 9th Apr 2021 at 1:12 AM Last edited by daman19942 : 9th Apr 2021 at 5:22 AM.
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
I tried to find Rodney's Hideout here. Probably that hideout is hidden here itself. Great house! (but that's totally another building tbh)
Regards Vic ^_^

Ha fair point. My makeovers don't use the original foundations (in this case, trying to delete Rodney's actually crashed my game so I had to bulldoze everything, but that's probably a me problem). I think of them more as re-imaginations that I build from scratch than trying to use the original lot.

Glad you like it though.
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#4 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 11:54 AM
I love this building! It's very realistic, this could be an actual European building in real life and I appreciate the addition of the emergency stairs on the side. They contribute to the illusion of a real place.
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#5 Old 11th Apr 2021 at 1:27 PM
There is so much I love about this! The bar area, the fire escapes...I have to steal these ideas for my own lots, now! lol

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#6 Old 11th Apr 2021 at 2:26 PM
You really have done a spectacular job with this one, it's so much more appealing and usable now. It really looks the part!