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Retirement Home

by bubbajoe62 Posted 3rd Jan 2009 at 10:38 PM - Updated 31st Mar 2009 at 1:39 AM by bubbajoe62
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Elders piling up around your neighborhood?
Unwanted pets stacking up in the adoption bin?

Move them all to a retirement home. They will enjoy living out their days in clean, quiet, simple surroundings.
Plenty of social, plenty of activities, and with a stove hack, virtually care-free. Play them one day every time you open up your game and soon you will be able to start that cemetery you were planning :-)

Seriously though, this building is specially designed to play large numbers of Sims at once, not an Apartment Life-type retirement lot. It has open floor plans, wide stairways, super layout and great lines of sight. I have play-tested it for about 4 sim-weeks with 6-8 Sims and one or two pets. Even though not all the elders are platinum, the most I usually have to do is direct them to invite over a kid or grand kid once in awhile when they need cheering up. They have a huge combined income so buying them things is not a problem and if you have FT or AL there's plenty of space for more activities.

Sleeps 8. With 2 doors to a bedroom, each elder can be assigned using the 'lock' function and they will always go to their proper rooms for sleep/shower. Bedrooms fit two twins or a double for roomies or couples.

Load a test Sim named Joe Retirement Home before your first elder and you will have the fun of an appropriate neighborhood hover.

Also try the 10-room dorm version; 6 small townie rooms on the third floor and 4 nice ones on the ground floor. Play-tested for one Simester and also runs very smoothly. Zoned dorm, this will only show up in your Uni hoods.

The Retirement Home only is shown with Schmidt's Wunder Tub Transparent Recolor by Ailias.
It did not seem like it was packaged with the lot so I included it in the .rar file. I wanted to save you as much trouble as possible because I am now going to send you on a shopping trip.

Custom Content Required But Not Included:
Usually when I see a list like this I run like crazy but in this case it seemed like nothing would do but Shoukier's stuff at Sims2Play so I have made it very easy for you to find everything. Look around while you are will probably see much more you can't live without.

Slim Rug 3x3
Slim Rug Recolor Sets 1,2
"Express" single bed and recolors
Bedding Pack 2
Painting #21 and recolors
Painting #22 and recolors
"Baccara" Floor Lamp
"Bata" table
"Mallory" Chair/Sofa and recolors
"Vision" Bookcase#1,#2,Desk and End Table
"Anes" Bed
"Mimosa" Mirror
"Reverie" Office Chair and recolors

On the way back, stop by 4eversimfantasy and pick up just one last thing:
Cottage2 Dining Table

CC Highly Recommended But Not Required:

Are you back? Good. Let's talk about hacks. I've tried a lot of different ones and I usually end up taking them out because they do too much or not enough or cause a conflict or upset the balance of the game in some unforeseen way. I've never had any problems with the following hack and I would not play my retirement home without it. All it does is make the dorm cook show up where ever you install a Shiny Tyme Cooktop and cook for the rest of the folks there. He keeps the same dorm hours from about 4am to 12am and he still needs a counter to set the meals on. This has never caused me any problems when playing an actual dorm. If you must have the Cooktop without the cook in some residence for some reason, do like I do and keep your hacks in a special subfolder and pull it out when necessary. You can get it at Simlogical:

Neither dorm nor retirement home contain content from FT/AL/Ikea but were packaged after installation of those EPs.

Lot Size: 3x3
Lot Price: $83,307

Custom Content Included:
- MetroBeige wall by Chrissie @ pimp-my-sims
- "Noguchi" Bookcase by Kate @ Parsimonious
- 4ESF Bedroom8 Fence by 4eversimfantasy
- Edge Smoother White by Ailias @ MTS2
- Highest Intensity Halogen Wall Lighting by blake_boy @MTS2
- 4ESF Bedroom8 Fence recolor by 4eversimfantasy
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set - Dishwasher by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set Hanging Corner with Light by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set Hanging Multi-Shelves with Plate by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set Hanging Multi-Shelves by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set Cooker Hood with Lights by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- "CounterCulture" Modular Kitchen Set - Trash Compactor by MaryLou & Numenor @ MTS2
- Windowsill with vase and flowers by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Windowsill with vase and flowers recolor by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Standard Window by MaryLou @ MTS2
- "Independent Expression Set" - Double Door by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Inc. - 4 Tiles - Tall by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Independent Expressions Inc. - 4 Tiles - Standard Height by MaryLou @ MTS2
- Country Parlour Chess Table by MsBarrows @ MTS2
- Recolourable* Holy Smoke modular stairs recolor by Numenor @ MTS2
- Simland Mall low fence by olemantiker @ Male-Order Bride
- Recolourable* Holy Smoke modular stairs by Numenor @ MTS2
- Recolourable* Holy Smoke modular stairs recolor by Numenor @ MTS2
- SiP floor3 by Jasmine @ Sims in Paris
- Basic Paint - Green Light by HystericalParoxysm @ MTS2
- Basic Paint - Brown Lightest by HystericalParoxysm @ MTS2
- "Midnight Ride" Gable Vent - Low (2 Tile) by Kate @ Parsimonious

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Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 5 SPs

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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #retirement home, #elder residence