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Liveable House #1

by Howabominable Posted 12th Sep 2005 at 5:41 AM - Updated 24th Sep 2005 at 3:13 AM by Howabominable
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
This is a house built by a sims2 player. That may not sound like much, but I've noticed that recently alot of people have worked so hard to make their houses architectural masterpieces while forgetting that people download houses to PLAY in them, not look at them. So I have taken matters into my own hands to make a series of houses that not only LOOK decent, but are functional as well. I know your sims will enjoy this house because mine have!

This house is fully-furnished, featuring two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen/dining room, a study, a gazebo, and a balcony. It costs $136,718. There are a few Univ. items in it, so I will call it ep-only, just in case.

This is the first item I have ever uploaded onto mts2, so bear with me =P. I ran this through with Clean Installer several times.

The following custom content is in this package file:
Pink Glitter Grass - http://www.parsimonious.org/decorating2/ground/1.shtml
White Wood Gazebo Pack - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=81279
Numenor's seamless wallwindows - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...?threadid=70222
Simsky's multi-alarm - http://simsky.parsimonious.org/ensimsky.php
Echo's 2x3 rug - http://www.eternal-echo.net/sims/rugs.php

Feel free to give me tips on improvement, but if you criticize my kitchen I'll be sad because I like it .

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
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Size: 1.07 MB · Downloads: 1,103 · 12th Sep 2005
1.07 MB 1,103 12th Sep 2005
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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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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 2:07 AM
Hi Howabominable! It looks like a really great house. From the screen shot, I will like your kitchen too. It's unusual that you put a wardrobe in your kitchen, but kinda neat too. Looks like a hutch, but you don't have to make your sims go back to their bedroom or take a shower when they stroll downstairs to make breakfast in their undies or PJ's! Very convenient. The only thing I don't like is the pink yard, but I will download it because I figure I can change that anyway. Otherwise, I think you did a great job on it. I make dull, boring, boxy houses, so I must come here to MTS2 and the great creators like yourself to have an interesting house. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 4:11 AM
Thats really very nice. It's great to know someone has the player in mind instead of their egos for a change. And your kitchen is very homey and cozy too. Very nice job, thank you for considering those of us without the latest in video cards or computers.
Instructor
Original Poster
#4 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 4:50 AM
Thanks, glad someone enjoys it. I can breathe now :-P.

And real men have pink yards! I had to use that terrain because it's the only one I had that I knew where it came from. It was either that or make the yard dirt brown. Yummy.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 6:26 AM
Howabominable, I bet you really worked hard on this.
And I agree on your comments about having houses that are playable (Do a search for "Budget Lane" for great starter houses - and no, they're not mine).
Tips:
1/ Think about having enough flat space, level with the road, for the new cars in Nightlife (I deleted one of my threads because of this).
2/ You have plants in front of windows, which block the view and affect the aesthetics, but if there's a reason for doing it, fine. Same thing with furniture, but I can understand you may be doing this for downloaders to change themselves.
3/ You don't need a fence all the way around the lot, except for looks, if it's to keep visitor out.
This is not criticism, as you asked for tips (be prepared for lots of suggestions, most of it contradicting what's been posted before, and DO YOUR OWN THING!)
Fine work, and I'm looking foreward to seeing more from you, Howabominable.
Instructor
Original Poster
#6 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 5:46 PM
=P The fence is for looks. I got the idea from a house I downloaded elsewhere and wanted to try it out lol.

And I remembered garages right as I finished it. You can just remove the garden and add one there though. Or get rid of the gazebo. I'm constantly downloading houses, demolishing parts, and adding what I want. I don't expect anyone to keep my houses exactly the way they were downloaded I even changed the color on my version lol.
Forum Resident
#7 Old 13th Sep 2005 at 9:02 PM Last edited by jinyc : 13th Sep 2005 at 9:04 PM.
Howabominable, amen! The house is great!

I have a lot of down loaded lots in my Veronaville. I don't think there is a one that I ahven't altered. Everytime I renovate I try to keep the house as close in spirit to the original as possible. That's my homage to the creator's hard work.

Th biggest nightmare for me has always been a house with a single stairway for each level. My Simmies are stubborn meanies and complain incessantly when a stairway is not double wide. That is one thing I have corrected in my beloved down loaded lots. I see that you have wisely addressed this with you fab house.

The other nightmare is landscaping. While a lush landscape is lovely it is sooooo impracticle. I can't tell you how many gardeners have spent the entire day trying to landscape properties that were severely overgrown. Oh my! Your garden is lovely and just right.

I have two or three houses that were one bedroom barns when I originally down loded them. How I made them three to five bedroom livable spaces is another story.

I have nothing but praise for your new house and hope you will honor us with more of your creations.

Okay, wake up everyone!
Instructor
Original Poster
#8 Old 14th Sep 2005 at 1:32 AM
LOL thanks for this, I wasn't expecting this kind of a reaction Oo. I've had that stair problem too, in houses that I build. This was the first one where I was like "hey, maybe I should have TWO stairs! Wow!" And thanks for liking my garden, I'm not a very good landscaper. I'm glad nobody's complained that I didn't put in a pool.

The nannies hate me cause of that.
Forum Resident
#9 Old 14th Sep 2005 at 4:08 AM
This house looks very cozy

Now known as CMW15
Instructor
Original Poster
#10 Old 17th Sep 2005 at 12:58 AM
For those who care, I'm going to add a Nightlife version of this house in the next couple of days with a garage the only problem I may have is the garage may not if on the specific side of the lot I have planned it for. If that doesn't work out, you can always add your own.
Scholar
#11 Old 25th Sep 2005 at 10:00 PM
dunno how i've missed this house till just now
going to download. i like ones that are playable. i try to make mine playable, usually they are and i have low specs due to playing on a laptop. too much landscaping is terrible for me so i have to take a lot of it away, i only landscape really for those i upload here and even then i try not to go overboard
Test Subject
#12 Old 13th Nov 2005 at 6:30 PM
i cant play the house it keeps crashing do i need to go to those site to download the stuff individually i have university so wuts the problem?

i cant post a pic so go to my website :) T.H.C.G.
Instructor
Original Poster
#13 Old 7th Apr 2006 at 10:14 PM
No, the list I provided are things that are included in the package. If one of them are causing a problem, use the Clean Installer to delete them before installing the package.

The house works fine on my computer, does anyone else have a problem with it?