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Backdoor Lane 26 [NL+OfB] -- "Bay Tree", small restaurant

by plasticbox Posted 13th Mar 2007 at 1:56 AM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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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 26 - "Bay Tree" restaurant
A small restaurant built on a 1x2 mini lot, with 8 tables on two floors and outside. Furnished in light wood with lots of green plants, in my imaginations this is a vegetarian/vegan/health food restaurant (note also the distinctive lack of dead flowers). Two bathrooms and a small shower room for the employees, open kitchen upstairs, playtested with 15 or so sims on the lot and works nicely (unlike it might seem, the stairs are not a bottleneck -- it worked very well with waiters and guests going up- and downstairs all the time).

If you're using this as a regular comm lot you should probably remove the table in the kitchen -- I put it there so that tired employees would always have somewhere to rest, but in non-owned mode you can't avoid guests being seated there which I find rather odd.

- Street view
- Backside
- Floor plan, ground floor
- Floor plan, top floor
- Interior, ground floor (2x)
- Interior, kitchen
- Overview, ground floor at night

If you've trouble downloading this with QXPress, try manually.

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.

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.

Furnished: Yes
Tested: Yes (a copy)

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: 47.622§

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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).
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 9:40 AM
Always so neat woot ! Thanks !
Field Researcher
#3 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 9:40 AM
I don't usually donwload lots, but I really like this one. I especially like the look and feel of it, something my neighborhoods lack entirely. Thank you for uploading and sharing it! :]

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Test Subject
#4 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 12:38 PM
Love this whole Backdoor Lane series!! Thank you for uploading these great lots.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 2:32 PM
Love you lot!! Thank you so much..,
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 4:00 PM
I always get excited when I see another one in your excellent Backdoor lane. Now if I can only get my freaking neighbourhood properly restarted, I'll turn to making a new terrain for a downdown. The only problem with your houses, is that they don't suit a normal Maxis road grid, so you need a custom terrain. That's what I think anyway. I tried using the standard downtown map and it didn't look right. I want the lots to sit adjacent to the ones behind them, with no gap, as is the case with the standard downtown map.

If anyone has made or knows of a terrain better suited to PlasticBox excellent series please share
#7 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 4:14 PM
All your backdoor lanes are beautifully constructed. The designs are unique and innovative, and every time I play my families on your lot, I take time to appreciate the house design before I actually play.
#8 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 4:40 PM
What a beautiful little house. I love smaller lots. Very good layout
#9 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 5:18 PM
Really cute lot plasticbox! Thank you!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
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#10 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 5:51 PM
Lot looks very neat and smart, but I must admit your lots are too small indoors. it seems that two sims will not be able to pass on by each other there :D

Its just my small observation no more.

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Original Poster
#11 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 6:33 PM
Ailias: like it says in the OP, I playtested this .. it does work, at least in my game, otherwise I wouldn't upload it =).

I think what might seem irritating is that when I take pictures while building (which is what i usually do), the chairs take up a full square of floorspace which makes it look cramped. But when you use the lot, they'll slide under the tables and sims can pass behind then.

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 10:02 PM
Have I mentioned lately that you are genius sim-builder? Wow.
Test Subject
#13 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 12:43 AM
Your "Backdoor Lane" series renewed my interest in the game, and reinforced with seasons I was able to create a beautiful urban atmosphere. I just love these lots and I was looking forward to the next addition to them. Bravo!
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 3:11 AM
These lots are very good
but does it matter what order you place the in go in?
Test Subject
#15 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 1:58 PM
This is so cute... I've never been in Greenwich Village (I live in Paris), but I believe that any would-be 'Village' should look like your Back Lane series !

Looking at these pictures I feel oddly nostalgic for a place where I've never been and that doesn't actually exist...

Thank you for that.

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#16 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 2:41 PM
Shadows9Assassin: "does it matter what order you place the in go in?" -- sorry, I don't understand what you mean. Can you re-word the question?

brouillard: "I feel oddly nostalgic for a place where I've never been" -- that is really sweet. Thanks! I know exactly what you mean =).

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 10:41 PM
I love all the lots you've made.
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Apr 2007 at 1:24 PM
another great job
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 10:18 PM
Love your houses and little shops keep up the good work!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:11 PM
I like it when there much houses. And I'm looking for exactly this kind of houses!

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#21 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 3:05 PM
Thank you again. My Sims seem to be more happy since they are able to visit your lots.

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 6:03 AM
Aw such a cute restraunt, I like a lot! Thank You
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 12th Jul 2007 at 10:03 AM
i love everything you made! I'll make a town using only your houses! Thanks!!!!
Test Subject
#24 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 1:51 PM
Brilliant! Can't wait to take my sims out for dinner Cheers!
Test Subject
#25 Old 11th May 2008 at 12:34 AM
I love your lots, they're so realistic I'd wish to be there
It's going to be a nice addition to Middleground in my game!

Thanks again!
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