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Minimalistic Starter Apartment - Update

by meriel Posted 19th Aug 2010 at 3:42 PM - Updated 21st Aug 2010 at 12:01 PM by meriel : Lot package update
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Hi,
This apartment contains four apartment rooms in total. Not much, I know. They're pretty roomy though, but still small at the same time; one apartment is basically just one big room with a bathroom (see screenshots.) It has an avenue walkway going parallel with the apartment's length - imagine it continues farther than the lot's size - and a shallow lake behind the apartment. There's also a pool on the outside, which is there only for decorative reasons. On the roof I put some love seats and a chees board, so that the inhabitants of the apartment can socialize with each other.

All the apartments are furnished with the basics, and one of them (the one in the interior pic) has a bit more stuff, such as: plants, kitchen cabinets, paintings etc.

UPDATE 20/08/10 (This concerns the first-uploaded lot package)
The column in the apartment entrance closest to the stair is in the way (see 1st floor plan pic) - the Simmers can't get up!
Advice:
Before you move in any Simmers, move or delete the column completely if you want them to be able to get up. (This is possibly the case for the other floors too.)
If you've already moved in a Sim though (like I have), you can either just deal with it or: move out, fix it, then move in again. *Sigh...* Sorry! I didn't think it would be in the way.
UPDATE 21/08/10
The lot package is updated with some fixes. Fixed problems: entrance column by stair was in the way; wrong shower was used within the fences in the bathrooms; a tree went through the wall on the first-floor-apartment-by-lake.


If you have a question or come across any kind of problem, let me know in the comments or by PM.

Hope you enjoy!

Lot Size: 3x5
Lot Price: 2912 - 2935

Custom Content by Me:
- Dark Wood floor
- Grey Ground Stone floor
- Inside/Outside Stone floor
- Roof Dark Stone Tiles floor
- Inside/Outside Stone2 floor
- Metro window recolour Steel~meriel
- Tile wall
- Grey Stone wall
- Dark wall2
- Inside Marble Bathroom wall
- Grey Wood wall
- Grey Concrete wall
- Inside Marble Bathroom2 wall
- Earth4 WithWoodLines wall

Custom Content Included:
- iMac by pacotacoplayer@MTS2
- Western Paper Birch 2 by corvidophile2
- Amelia Table Lamp by Adele
- "Super Chouette" Love Seat by Adele
- Zecutime Cityside Sofa by Ailias
- Aspire Dining Chair by ulmille
- Aspire Halogen Lamp by ulmille
- Aspire chair recolour Beige by ulmille
- Awesims Mid Century Sectional Sofa by leesester
- The Lolly Stick Chair by buggybooz
- Lolly stich chair recolour Ciron by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Cookerhood SMOKE alarm by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic counter by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Counter recolour BlackJack by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Counter recolour ChocolateSteal by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic dishwasher TOO by buggybooz
- Dishwasher No2 recolour BlackJack by buggybooz
- Dishwasher No2 recolour LightSteel by buggybooz
- KitchenBasicFridge1 by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Fridge1 recolour ShinySteal by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Island no 2 by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic round sink Mk 2 by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Barstool1 by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Stool recolour Beige by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Sooper dooper cooker by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic Trashcompactor by buggybooz
- KichenBasicWall Unit by buggybooz
- KichenBasicWall UnitCorner by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic WallUnit recolour PanelGlass by buggybooz
- KitchenBasic WallUnit recolour TopGlass by buggybooz
- Fusion Door 02b Dark by Tolli
- "Pigue Pen" Metal Gate by blake_boy
- Glass Shower Screen by blake_boy
- "Pegasus" Suspended Toilet Suite by blake_boy
- Plantation Double Bed by blake_boy
- Plantation Buffet Mirror by blake_boy
- Shiny Painting Long1tile recolour BrandyTjungarrayi by blake_boy
- Shiny Painting Long1tile recolour LucyLoomoo by blake_boy
- Frameless Aboriginal Paintings by blake_boy
- Frameless Aboriginal Masterpieces by blake_boy
- Shiny Painting Wide2tile recolour BushBananaDreaming by blake_boy
- The Square Sink by blake_boy
- Tivoli 1-tiled Cofee Table by blake_boy
- Wall-Hung Towel Rack by blake_boy
- Highest Intensity Halogen Wall Lighting by blake_boy
- Spike Floor Lantern by blake_boy
- Stack Table Lamp by blake_boy
- Stack Table Lamp recolour Gold by blake_boy
- PmS Birch by Funny2401
- PmS Mapeltree by Funny2401
- PmS Laureltree by Funny2401
- Stairway to heaven Stair by Holy Simoly
- Stairway to heaven Stair recolour White by Holy Simoly
- Invitation Fern by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Invitation Hosta by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence Glass(Grey) by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence High (Grey) by lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence Low 2 by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence Low by lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- ModernFence Matching column by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence Stair(Grey) by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Modern Fence Very High Quater by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Monochrome Armchair by Lirunchik @ BlackPearlSims
- Quattro Wall Mount Shower by blake_boy
- Awesims Bantam 2 seater by Sixtyten at AweSims
- Awesims Simple Desk recolour BlackWood by Sixtyten at AweSims
- Awesims Simple Desk by Sixtyten at AweSims
- Shelf recolour BlackStone by Sixtyten at AweSims
- Fusion Entrance Door (glass) by Tolli
- Fusion Door (window) by Tolli
- LG LCD Wall Tv by ShanOw
- Cool & Fresh living room set by Solander
- My House - Bath - Plant01 by Solander
- Fusion Door01c - dark by Tolli
- Focus Kitchen Counter recolour Dark by Tolli
- Focus-Kitchen Counter by Tolli
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window Master Mesh by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window by Tiggy027
- Metro Window recolour WhiteGlass by Tiggy027

Additional Credits:
Photoshop CS3, HomeCrafter

Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 7.84 MB · Downloads: 19,255 · 21st Aug 2010
7.84 MB 19,255 21st Aug 2010
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Helptato
#2 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 6:01 PM
Oh wow, these apartments are great! Love them!


Emma!

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 6:29 PM
Gorgeous!
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 8:36 PM
This is AWESOME!

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~Dr. Suess
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 1:23 AM
this is so beautiful! thanks!

<Just a broken heart that the world forgot. </3>
Mad Poster
#6 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 6:28 AM
Well done
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 10:40 AM
Great apartments. Thank you!

I do have a tiny problem. When my Sim goes to take a shower, he can't access it. This would be one of the apartments on the first floor. When I went into build mode to take the shower out, I couldn't. There wasn't an option to do anything with the fence or gate.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 12:58 PM
My Friend, This is Stunning.

"Architecture is Music in its Solid form."
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 2:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gizmokatz
Great apartments. Thank you!

I do have a tiny problem. When my Sim goes to take a shower, he can't access it. This would be one of the apartments on the first floor. When I went into build mode to take the shower out, I couldn't. There wasn't an option to do anything with the fence or gate.


I tried it out myself, and yes, my Sim couldn't take a shower either. The problem isn't the fence/gate though - I placed the gate in that way specifically for it to work. So the problem seems to be the shower.
I have two showers that look the same (they're by blake_boy btw ) and apparently I used the wrong one to be used within the fences (I always forget which one is which.) Get the right one here, it's "12) Blake's-Round-Shower.zip" in the download list (NOT the basegame one at the bottom): http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=241044

You can remove the shower by using the "move_objects on" cheat.

I just discovered another problem too( .) I'll put it in a upload update now...

Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments! :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 8:47 PM Last edited by gizmokatz : 20th Aug 2010 at 10:01 PM.
Thank you!

That was quick!

EDIT:

I put the new shower in and the Sim was able to walk into the shower. But, he still couldn't use it. There was something blocking him from spinning like a wall or something.
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 10:59 PM
LOve these apartments wish I could live in these! seriously! :p
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 10:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gizmokatz
Thank you!

That was quick!

EDIT:

I put the new shower in and the Sim was able to walk into the shower. But, he still couldn't use it. There was something blocking him from spinning like a wall or something.


No problem.

Hmm, that's weird. Are you sure you changed it into the new shower? (since they look the same it can be a bit confusing.) I tried it on both apartments on the lowest floor and it worked after that. The only time there seems to be a wall in the way or something is when the "wrong" shower is put there. Then it looks like this: (see attached screenshot)

Otherwise I don't know what the problem could be, so in that case you might have to put the shower outside the fences in the bathroom, or maybe move out, remove the fence, then move in again for it to work. :S
Screenshots
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 11:30 AM
I love this!! <3

Synchrogirl
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 1:05 PM
Maybe that was it. I swear I downloaded the right one. Not the base game one.

What I did was, moved the sim out, went back in and changed the zoning to residential and took it out. I turned around and replaced the shower with a bathtub. I did that for all the apartments. Then rezoned again to apartmentbase and the furniture went POOF! I sat here and went, OOPS! But I remembered where everything went. I also took out the colums.

Great apartments. And, I thank you for your help!
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 4:42 PM
As always wonderful apartment ! Thank you for your message
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 11:41 AM
You never fail to impress meriel.
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Sep 2010 at 6:01 PM
amazing! thanks a lot. :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#18 Old 12th Oct 2010 at 8:42 AM
how can i download this? and the MIU? it dosent go onto my game. how am i supposed to get both of them onto my game? what software do i need to download this and do i have to buy it? thanks.
great by the way! i love it
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 2:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmartCookie13
how can i download this? and the MIU? it dosent go onto my game. how am i supposed to get both of them onto my game? what software do i need to download this and do i have to buy it? thanks.
great by the way! i love it


you need to go into your download folder and install it
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#20 Old 2nd Feb 2011 at 3:25 PM
Why does the furnish flash blue?
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 2:17 PM
I absolutely love this apartment. But I can't have any of my Sims live here because whenever the bills come in the mail, my Sim is fined over 32,000$ every time!? I don't like to play my families with cheats so it's physically impossible for my sim to make over 32,000$ per week! Any advice?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#22 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 8:32 PM
jkent0429 -
Woah, that's weird.
Is this with the furnitures that's already there or have you decorated it yourself? If so, you might've bought something that's very expensive..? Otherwise I don't know why it would cost over 32,000...
Does it say, when you move into the apartment, that the rent cost that much? (you know, in the information that comes up when you buy an apartment.)
And is this always the case, if you've tried with different families?

I just tested moving into the apartment with just buying a couple of furnitures, and for me the bill is only for about 180.
Again, weird.

As for any advice, well, maybe you can get one of those money trees? If you don't count that as cheat as well, that is. Either that or you sell a bunch of stuff (if that even makes any difference.) I can't think of anything else.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 7th May 2011 at 4:00 PM
Very nice! I love the layout!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 11:55 AM
Awesome Apartment
Instructor
THANKS POST
#25 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 10:44 AM
Wow! Best Apartment I've seen! My Sims will love living here! Thank you!
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