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Azalea Court Residential Cul-De-Sac

by joandsarah77 Posted 16th May 2012 at 4:53 PM - Updated 20th Feb 2015 at 12:56 PM by joandsarah77 : Updated link to the ceiling rim hiders for the third time. -_-
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Already zoned and play tested as an apartment complex, each house has its own feel and separate back yard designed for a particular kind of renter.

House One in brick is designed for a single male romance sim. It comes with a bar, hot tub and hammock for all his seducing needs.

House Two in cool green would be suitable for two elderly sisters to sew, potter around the garden or just sit and relax out the back.

House three in brick with blue shutters would be the perfect house for a couple or single parent that enjoys gardening. It comes with a child’s bedroom and room to grow vegetables.

House four is the only house with three bedrooms and comes with basic cheaper furnishings for a family. The backyard swing is just waiting for some children to try it out.


The common area has a barbeque area and a chess table.

Private backyards

To give each house its own private backyard as well as a front gate I placed fence across the middle of each yard. If you remove this you must also remove the front gate and the piece of fence the gate is on to allow it to be a rentable housing unit. The backyard will then become a common area.

To rent a furnished house
There are three ways to keep the furnishings.

Download and install 'Rent Furnished Apartment' by thetechnosim
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=325824

Download and install apthack by J. M. Pescado
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...ic,13471.0.html

Or use a cheat.
Before you rent the apartment:

. CTRL-SHIFT-C to bring up the cheat box.
. Enter the following cheat: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
. Walk your sim to the front door of the apartment that you want to rent.
. They need to be standing right in front of the door.
. Clear any actions from your sim's queue - including other sims trying to talk to them.
. SHIFT-click on the door of the apartment you wish to rent and choose "Rent Furnished."
. If the action falls out of your queue, your sim probably needs to be closer to the door.
. Once the apartment is rented, bring up the cheat box again.
. Enter: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled false to turn the cheat off again.

Shown in some pictures but not included:
ceiling rim hiders in white from 4ESF. http://archive.sims.shanegowland.co...net/other10.htm
This makes the tile edges look much nicer on the porch roofs.

The footpath and grass is easily deletable with moveobjects on to make it look like a small no through road.

Lot Size: 5x3
Lot Price: $2,572-$3,024
Tags: #cul-dee-sac, #units

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings Fully Furnished
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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Azalea Court .rar

Size: 823.1 KB · Downloads: 464 · 13th Aug 2013
823.1 KB 464 13th Aug 2013
Azalea Court.rar | Azalea Court Residential Cul-De-Sac

Size: 842.9 KB · Downloads: 1,162 · 16th May 2012
842.9 KB 1,162 16th May 2012
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. 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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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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Constant Contestant
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#2 Old 16th May 2012 at 5:44 PM
Yay, it's uploaded! Looks really great.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 16th May 2012 at 8:28 PM
Ooh, I think I like the yellow and blue house the best! Thanks!
Needs Coffee
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#4 Old 16th May 2012 at 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by karen lorraine
Yay, it's uploaded! Looks really great.


Thank you for your help. :D


That's my favourite house too.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 19th May 2012 at 2:45 PM
These are really, really cute. What a pleasant neighbourhood to live in!

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Alchemist
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#6 Old 19th May 2012 at 4:52 PM
A whole mini neighborhood! Lots of drama may result when moving in random families! Fights, flirtation, pranks, who knows what else! Thanks so much for all your hard work!
Needs Coffee
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#7 Old 22nd May 2012 at 12:21 AM
Hope you enjoy it ladyAngle.

You never know, it may be deperate housewives. :D
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 24th May 2012 at 12:50 AM
Thanks, Jo! :D
Instructor
#9 Old 24th May 2012 at 8:53 PM
I have been looking for apartments like this for a LONGGGGG time. I attempted to make my own, but it kept crashing so I gave up. Thank you so much!
Needs Coffee
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#10 Old 24th May 2012 at 11:45 PM
Hey Lauri *waves* found my other lot I see. Enjoy :D

I hope it's just what you want Rowenalupin.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 7:15 PM
YES!! Finally! This has more of an open world neighborhood type. I like it.
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Aug 2014 at 9:38 AM
Hi! I downloaded this today, and it's wonderful One thing, when I moved onto the lot, there were a whole lot of urns around the outside of the front porch on the front two houses. I'm thinking it's the roof trim (which I don't have), but the site you get it from is down. Has anyone uploaded them elsewhere?
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#13 Old 2nd Aug 2014 at 9:41 AM
Yes that would be the tile edge. I re-found that trim for another lot of mine when someone else had the same problem, I'll go find it for you.

Here you go: http://archive.sims.shanegowland.co...net/other10.htm They are somewhere in the text on that page.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Instructor
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#14 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 10:34 PM
Lots like this are the reason I keep wanting to play with apartments, despite the limitations Eaxis placed with them. Fantastic job!

Just curious, though. There are two files for download. Both seem like they're the lot. Is the second one an updated version or something? I'm going to download that one first, since they seem to be the same size, practically.
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#15 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 12:09 AM
The reason for the two files was my blunder, they are the same version so either file will do. When I cleaned all of my lots of the Super Hug (if you have seen any of the threads around on that) I uploaded the file again meaning to overwrite and replace it, but this was the first time I had done that and I didn't realize the name had to be exactly the same including spacing gaps and capitalization and everything, so it made a second file. Both files are clean I left it to keep my download count. I should probably say on the description that both files are the same.

I've often thought of redoing that fourth house from scratch and putting up new photos and a new file. Just that it doesn't match the others but I thought it was a good idea at the time to make a cheaper house.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Instructor
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#16 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 6:57 AM
Thanks for clarifying that.

I do like that the fourth house looks spacious but cheap, but the interior does look incongruous, when compared to the others. But that's hardly problematic. Still, if you had a specific image in mind of what you'd do to spruce it up, that would be interesting.

Now I should really get to sleep...
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 3rd Sep 2014 at 1:04 AM
Thank you, joandsarah77, for the download, link and updates. Can't wait to try this great cul de sac!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 21st Mar 2016 at 5:54 AM
Thank You