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Park in the Car Park

by MogHughson Posted 9th Nov 2010 at 5:48 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2021 at 10:21 PM by HugeLunatic
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
In the very first Sims 2 game I was curious why the various community lots in Pleasantview had large car parking areas where there were no cars. Then the Nightlife Expansion Pack came out and Sims had cars to drive, but parked on the side of the road when visiting community lots. Why don't they park in the car park?

Having made a mod to fill your empty car parks with cars, this mod now allows you to park among them. This mod updates the driveway objects to allow the placing of them on community lots where they can then be used to park on by Sims driving to that lot.

Please make sure you have the latest version of the decorative parking spaces to use in combination with this mod. If you don't, you will find that your cars get put into the decorative parking spaces and your Sim cannot get out.


I have also built an example lot to show you what I was imagining when I made this.


Click on the picture above to view a video

Expansion Pack Requirements
This object works with all EPs from NightLife onwards, including if you do not have NightLife, but do have Numenors Driveable Cars without NL.

If you have no EPs beyond Nightlife (i.e. you have NL only or UNI and NL) please download the package entitled "NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have Double Deluxe or any EP beyond NightLife please download the package entitled "BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have CrammyBoy's Community Time Project please additionally download the package entitled "CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104". I have named the file inside the .rar so that it will be loaded after this mod and the CTP mod if you place all three in the same folder or sub-folder. If you have an array of different sub-folders, please read more about Load Orderwiki to understand where to place it.

Please note: You must have the NightLife EP OR any EP/SP later than NL as per the description of Numenors Driveable Cars without NL. In short, if you have cars, you can use this mod.



This previously clashed with CrammyBoy's Community Time Project, but an extra package to fix this clash has now been provided.

I don't know of any other mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.


Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Chloe.Cirocco, epiphany10021 and Gwenke33 for testing the CTP compatibility package.

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 Nightlife
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CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Additional package to allow compatibility with CTP - DO NOT USE if you don't have CTP

Size: 740 Bytes · Downloads: 12,171 · 12th Jun 2011
740 Bytes 12,171 12th Jun 2011
BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you do have EPs beyond NightLife

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 44,248 · 9th Nov 2010
1.5 KB 44,248 9th Nov 2010
NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you have NightLife and no EPs beyond

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 20,780 · 9th Nov 2010
1.3 KB 20,780 9th Nov 2010
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. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Instructor
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#2 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 6:04 PM
This is amazing. Today, I was making a community lot in Strangetown (using your parking lots), and I was just thinking about how neat it would be if my sims could actually park there. Woot! Thank you!
Alchemist
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#3 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 6:34 PM
This is fantastic love little details that make the game better!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 7:01 PM
Wow you never cease to amaze me with your ingenious mods! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 7:24 PM
It was just yesterday when I was so angry about my Sims not being able to park properly on Community Lots and today there's you and your wonderful mod! Thank you very much!
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 7:37 PM
Oh, this is one I've been waiting for-in fact, I was pondering this question a while ago myself-"why can't simmies use the car parks in various locations?"
You have answered it very well! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 8:18 PM
Very, very cool! I've been wanting something like this for a long time. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 9:37 PM
Oh wow, this is a dream come true! I love your mod that makes cars show up on community lots, but this goes even beyond that. Yay!
transmogrified
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#9 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 10:07 PM
I think I'm hyperventilating. I can't wait to get this into my game.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 10:24 PM
This is so awesome i can't wait to use it in game. Thank you so much for creating this and sharing it with us.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 10:36 PM
Yay, more realism! Thanks so much for creating this! ^_^
Test Subject
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#12 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 10:56 PM
This is fantastic! I've yet to try your other mod but I saw this just today and I can't wait to use it. You modders are truly amazing
Test Subject
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#13 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:13 PM
Oh. My. Goodness. I'm downloading this now. Thank you!
Inventor
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#14 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:22 PM
I've been asking myself why I bother making lots with parking lots. Now I have a good reason to continue making them.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:23 PM
Thank you so much! I have been waiting for this since S2 came out. I figured that when NL came out we would be able to have our sims park in a parking lot, not on the street. So thank you so very much!
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:37 PM
I literally haven't been able to close my mouth since it becoming agape when I saw this! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Top Secret Researcher
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#17 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 11:59 PM
THANK YOU, I always wanted this!
Top Secret Researcher
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#18 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 12:08 AM
I looooooove this! So fantastic!
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 12:26 AM
A- mazing!! Another little annoyance corrected, thanks!
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 1:15 AM
Sheer genius! How do you manage to come up with exactly what community lots need? :D
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 3:40 AM
awesome!!! thank you
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#22 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 3:49 AM
I almost never let my sims have a car, but I use the decorative parking places on all the community lots and in a lot of the apartment lots I make too (especially the ones that have shops on them, thanks to you!). Now I might even buy some sims a car or two just to see them park in the parking lot . . .
Instructor
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#23 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 6:38 AM
Awesome! =)
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 7:27 AM
Fantastic work! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 8:09 AM
OMG!!! Thank you! i always hated the street parking.
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