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Sunnyside Community Mini Lots

by aelflaed Posted 8th Oct 2007 at 2:02 AM - Updated 29th Oct 2008 at 8:04 AM by aelflaed : added link to desert minis.
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Welcome to Sunnyside!

This set of basegame lots is made with the sun lighting the front of the lot, so all your buildings will be bright and cheerful.

If you are wanting the Residential Sunnyside lots, look here.
If you want the desert community lots, look here.


I have been using Andi8104 and MaryLou's mini lots for ages, but the sun is at the back of all of them.

I got tired of taking dark pictures of my creations, so I decided to get some new mini lots - only I ended up having to create them! As I am NOT a modder, I have been helped through the entire process by a lot of friendly and helpful people...including MaryLou, Mootilda, Niol, Plasticbox and Inge Jones. Also my husband, who knows nothing about Sims 2, but something about programming.

Essentially, these are the minilots we all know and love, but I have turned them around to face the sun. Without the work done by Andi8104, and continued by MaryLou and Mootilda, these lots would not exist.

They have been made for basegame (and any other configuration) using Numenor's Basegame Starter Pro, SimPE and the LotExpander.

All minilot sizes are included, vertical and horizontal.

Many thanks to all those who have helped me, and thanks also in memory of Andi.

Enjoy building on the sunny side of the street!

Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: N/A

Additional Credits:
More thanks to the creators of SimPE.

Find the LotExpander thread here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=175884

Find the Basegame Starter here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=107015

Find the original mini lots here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=195467

Find Inge Jones's Portal Revealer here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=251392

Thanks to MTS2 for hosting my stuff, and providing me with people to help me with things like this.
Tags: #small, #mini, #tiny, #sunnyside

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Unfurnished

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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Sunnyside Community Lots by Aelflaed.rar

Size: 2.26 MB · Downloads: 8,469 · 8th Oct 2007
2.26 MB 8,469 8th Oct 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 4:07 PM
Personally, I LOVE the mini-lots that have been made available. The more the merrier I say! I think they add more realism to the game, as even those of us who live in houses often have a neighbor just ten feet away.

My question about your lots is this: What do you mean by the sun only shining on the back of the lots (MaryLou's). There doesn't appear to be a specific place where the sun shines on my lots...either it's day or night. Am I missing something? Mostly I am curious because I didn't even realize there was a difference.

Thanks again for making these, I am quickly adding them to my lot collection!

Chelle
Site Helper
#3 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 6:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdelang
My question about your lots is this: What do you mean by the sun only shining on the back of the lots (MaryLou's). There doesn't appear to be a specific place where the sun shines on my lots...either it's day or night. Am I missing something? Mostly I am curious because I didn't even realize there was a difference.
Perhaps you don't have shadows on? Up until now, I've been playing with shadows off because MaryLou's mini-lots cast the shadow at the front of the house, making the house look darker. These new lots have the sun shining on the front of the house, making it look bright and cheerful.

If you don't have shadows on, you won't notice any difference between these lots and MaryLou's. In fact, they're the same lots, just rotated 180 degrees using my "Rotate a House on a Lot" tutorial.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#4 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 10:42 PM
Even with shadows off, two sides of the building will be dark in comparison with the other two. I never have shadows on, to save a bit of computer efficiency, and it still bugged me enough to go and learn how to rotate the lots.
Test Subject
#5 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 5:21 PM
Thank you so much..
It's what I am waiting for ... !!!
Test Subject
#6 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 8:12 PM
Thank you!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 13th Oct 2007 at 5:18 PM Last edited by Mimi52861 : 13th Oct 2007 at 6:42 PM. Reason: I'm an idiot!!
I've downloaded all of these & thanks a million aelflaed!

I do have a request though...could you make the sunnyside RESIDENTIAL mini lots? Please? Pretty Please?



I'm officially an idiot! I didn't think to check out your other uploads before I posted the above request. If I had checked first, I would have known that you already made the residential lots! Duh!

Anyways...I now have both sets in my game & I thank you again! :D

Not having a sig IS my sig. Oh wait, this is a sig, isn't it? Nevermind...
Mad Poster
#8 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 8:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdelang
...
My question about your lots is this: What do you mean by the sun only shining on the back of the lots (MaryLou's). There doesn't appear to be a specific place where the sun shines on my lots...either it's day or night. Am I missing something? Mostly I am curious because I didn't even realize there was a difference.
...


Besides, the night-mode's lighting direction is basically automatically set to be the opposite to the sun lighting direction.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 9:59 AM
Thank you.^^
Scholar
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#10 Old 7th Aug 2011 at 4:45 AM
You're my life saver... You're rock!!!
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#11 Old 9th Aug 2011 at 7:47 AM
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your comments. Enjoy!
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 9:43 AM
Fantastic for those tiny coffee shops or specialty stores. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 11:07 PM
Super helpful! Thanks.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 8:35 PM
Thank you ! :)
Meet Me In My Next Life
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#15 Old 20th Jan 2020 at 12:18 AM
Thank you for sharing these lots will come in handy in my game.
Instructor
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#16 Old 20th Jan 2020 at 6:59 AM
Love the minilots. Now I can be creative in small spaces. The best thing about the 1x1's are you don't have to zoom out to see the whole lot. They are much easier on the game too.
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Jan 2020 at 3:58 AM
Glad people are still finding these useful!