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Backdoor Lane 14 [NL+OfB] -- Two houses with a store

by plasticbox Posted 27th Jan 2007 at 3:39 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:00 PM by plasticbox
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Cost: 115.553§
Lot: 2x3
Households: 2

Nightlife and OfB required.
Custom content included: Invisible Driveway by roddyaleixo, Balustrade Stairs by Brasstex and a beautiful wood floor from HolySimoly.

A note on the stairs: if you want to install them properly, please follow the link above for directions. This lot will work just fine if you don't, but you won't be able to select or change the stairs in house 2 or use them in other lots (they won't show up in the catalogue, which is what the installation procedure is for).


Description:
For sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

Backdoor Lane 14
are two houses, one of them with a small electronics store on the ground floor. One house -- the one with the store -- is only useful for a single sim or perhaps two (a parent with kid for example, or siblings, i.e. sims who would sleep in the same room but not in the same bed), the other one is large enough for four or five and also has a small garden with a covered porch. The store has a workshop/office area behind the counter with a back door to the yard; a tiny kitchen is crammed into the stairway that leads up to the apartment.

House 1:
1 x single bedroom/livingroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x store with lockable workshop area and separate bathroom

House 2:
2 x double bedroom, one of them with private study/nursery/kid's room (empty)
2 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x livingroom
1 x study (or single bedroom)


Both houses are fully furnished including outside lights and gardening. Parking for 3 cars in the backyard, cars included.

If you've questions on how to play multi-household lots, please check out Backdoor Lane 10, and unless your question or comment is specific to this lot, please post it in that thread as well (I'd like to keep it all in one place if possible).


Thank you:
This collection (frillen) as well as this one (loba) and that one (windkeeper), the mini lots by Andi8104 and the ones based thereupon (MaryLou) have been very useful in making the Backdoor Lane neighbourhood. Thanks for making them available, as well as for the driveway and the stairs and the floor of course.

Please don't PM me with neighbourhood terrain requests (look in the Neighbourhoods section instead), downloading issues (I can't help you -- look in Site Issues, Q-XPress forums etc), or Build Mode questions (general questions go here, lot specific questions in the d/l thread). Thanks.
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BackdoorLane_14.zip

Size: 1.54 MB · Downloads: 13,456 · 1st Apr 2007
1.54 MB 13,456 1st Apr 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#2 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 5:19 AM
Thank you for putting this up! I was hoping to see new additions to this set soon! ^^;''
Test Subject
#3 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 5:23 AM
great as useuall
Mad Poster
#4 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 6:47 AM
Very beutiful
thanks plasticbox

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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Scholar
#5 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 11:31 AM
LOVE this house.It has such a beautiful design.Can't wait to see it in the game.Thank you so much for ALL your work.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 1:19 PM
Gimmie a weekend free and i shall have this all set up-thanks!
Test Subject
#7 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 1:32 PM
Wiked lot Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 1:37 PM
oh it is so cleverly put together, this talent you have is unatural UNATURAL I TELL YOU!!!
thanks

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 3:14 PM
I love these houses. I have a whole neighborhood with only your houses. I'm glad you continued the series.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 6:02 PM
beautiful lot!and nice drsign,Thank you for sharing..
Instructor
#11 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 11:55 PM Last edited by IsolinaBlack : 28th Jan 2007 at 12:07 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnamin316
I love these houses. I have a whole neighborhood with only your houses. I'm glad you continued the series.


Same here. I'm thinking of working on making some more houses myself to work with the style.

To Plasticbox,
The things you link to are wonderful, and I looked inside one of those houses... That's INSANE! I know the cheats you used, but it's superbly well-done. I did not think it possible to use the cheats in such... Odd, and quite lovely, ways. It reminds me of when I went to masacheusettes or however it is called, near Boston, and visited my relatives. All sorts of wierd brick houses with... Siding, is it? I didn't know siding was ever actually used until I saw massacheusettes. xD Innnn any case, these buildings are beautiful, and I hope you continue to make a hundred. Or just twenty or fifty. Lol.
Happy simming!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 12:11 AM
How you worked in a BASEMENT is beyond me....^_^

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Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 1:20 AM
The lot is great! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 2:20 AM
This is cool. I wonder how they will all look together?!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 5:53 PM
Yet again you excel yourself. As some of the other folk have already said, it's lovely being able to populate and play an entire neighbourhood of your buildings. In my case I had to, after finding that the bit of Verona that I was using was too close to the water-table to allow for basements!
Test Subject
#16 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 2:33 AM
I'm having trouble with most of the files you have here on modthesims2. My Q-Xpress says that the files are not really sims2packs and are corrupt. I want your houses lol.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 7:38 AM
I LOVE IT! Thank you soooo much!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 8:24 PM
I can't seem to download the file. Q-Xpress or regular. Can you please see what is going on cause I really like these and want to use the in my game. Thank you!

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Original Poster
#19 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 9:27 PM
LadyDeath7331, in case you mean me by "you" (and if you don't, I doubt that this is the place to post): I am not in charge of this site. I'm sorry to hear people have downloading problems, but there's nothing I can do about it. It says so in the OP for a reason ...

Please look in Site Issues or something, you're not the only one complaining.

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Feb 2007 at 12:10 PM
I had a problem with your lot today. When I first looked in it it looked as the basement was full of water. I got really upset because I wanted to play with it. But i tried to go in in another neighborhood and try if the lot had the same problems there, and it didn't . So, everything is ok now, I think, yet I just wanted to mention it!
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#21 Old 6th Feb 2007 at 3:34 PM
That has nothing to do with the lot, only with where you place it. Too close to the shoreline = too low above water level = water comes in.

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 9th Feb 2007 at 7:51 AM
Ahaa, I see, thank you
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 9th Feb 2007 at 4:22 PM
Wow, this is wonderful great for moviemaking and storytelling. The decor and everything is fab! thanks for this!
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Feb 2007 at 9:16 AM
great!!!
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#25 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 12:16 PM
Everyone who's had problems downloading (empty zips): We're currently trying to narrow down the problem in this thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=222349 -- input appreciated.

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