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Newbie Road 134 -- Base Game Starter, no CC

by plasticbox Posted 20th Jul 2008 at 5:32 PM - Updated 20th Sep 2008 at 6:05 AM by plasticbox
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
No EPs required.
No custom content.

Small starter with fenced-in garden, furnished for 1-2 sims, with some spare room but no extra bedrooms. Covered front porch, terrace in the garden, room for two driveways next to the house.

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining
1 x living room
1 x living area (empty)

All basics included, plus a chess set and a mirror.

Note that the last 2 tiles of the upstairs living area (underneath the roof slope) may not be fully useable (at least not without sims or furniture poking through the roof). When playtesting, I put a stereo there and that worked fine; the house is also weatherproof (playtested in Base+SSN). This is a "Bigger Attic", see here for a tutorial.

Shown in the pictures (but not included) is a roof recolour by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 19.992§
Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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
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Size: 1,003.2 KB · Downloads: 13,133 · 20th Jul 2008
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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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#2 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 5:52 PM
This is beautiful, I love the traditional look. I love all the windows! My only concern is that there isn't a bathroom on the ground floor, but that's a simply fix. Thanks for uploading another beautiful starter!

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#3 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 11:40 PM
nice house! also thanks for poiting me on the "Bigger Attic" trick, I'll try that!

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#4 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 12:04 PM
This is a really nice little house, the bigger attic really makes it look good on the outside.

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#5 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 1:15 PM
This is exaclty what I was looking for for one of my Sim family's. Thank you ! :D
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#6 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 10:49 PM
Did you just hear a little squeal of delight? Yeah? Sorry, that was me. It really was your fault though, for making such a freakin' adorable house. Thank you!
#7 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 12:48 AM
Very cute I just love the enclosed porch area, I can't wait to try it. Maybe I missed it somewhere but what inspired the Newbie Road series?
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#8 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 2:28 AM
Inspired? They're just .. starters. Inspired by a lack of roofs over sim heads, perhaps =) -- and I get bored quickly when building larger houses, so I like the 20.000§ limit. Even though I meanwhile have more starters than I could ever actually use.

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#9 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 7:34 PM
Looks so inviting! Cant wait to play it, thank you!
#10 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 1:00 PM
This house is wonderful, inviting and classical Thank you!

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#11 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 1:47 PM
Oh my, pb. I could really comment on all your houses in a very positive way. So just another thanks for this great starter!
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#12 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:28 AM
For some reason this house screams "Ikea makeover nao!" Awesome work!
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#13 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 7:10 PM
This is soo cute! This one is definately going in my game. I have the perfect family for this house. Thanks so much
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#14 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 8:38 AM
I love this layout! Very cute

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#15 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 8:30 PM
Some people would say, oh don't bother it's just a small basic home but I say that it's a beautiful home and it makes me feeel good because I will admit, I can't build falsh modern houses!
Test Subject
#16 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 7:02 AM
I LOVE your Newbie homes! Thank you SO much for creating them
#17 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 6:09 AM
This is beautiful! I love the colors!
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#18 Old 27th Jun 2015 at 3:36 PM
Thank you sooo much for this awesome lot!
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#19 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 2:03 AM
thank you