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Bitville (aka Vincent's Story): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC - Base Game Compatible

by Hood Building Group Posted 2nd Oct 2015 at 5:36 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2019 at 9:28 PM by Hood Building Group
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Here we have...
Bitville (aka Vincent's Story)
It's a 'The Sims Life Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2; uploaded for the current monthly theme "All things retail".

(Neighborhood Description)

Despite being the wealthy CEO of Jigantor Computing Networks, Vincent Moore has never been lucky in love. While on a business trip to Sim City, Vincent has overseen the finish of JCN’s biggest project to date: The SimSat 9000 Communications Satellite. The launch was flawless, the hands have been shaken and the bonuses are in the mail. Now Vincent eagerly returns to his modest mansion in Bitville to see if he can find his one and only!

Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder LSV1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BLSV into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

In order to use the subhood template, please take note of the following:
-You need Mootilda's mods to fix the subhood selections, available here.
-To use Mootilda's mods, you will need Pets or a later EP/SP installed.
However, if you don't have Pets or a later EP/SP installed, you can temporarily remove Bluewater Village (B001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Bitville to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:

There aren't any townies or any NPC. So, you have to generate them yourself if you really want them.
You don't need to install a camera mod for this neighborhood. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game.

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.
Bitville is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. However, the shopping district/suburb subhood requires Open For Business.

This is a ground up recreation of Vincent's Story from Life Stories game using Numenor's AnyGameStarter and Mootilda's HoodReplace to create the neighborhood with no Maxis content and to get the original look of the neighborhood with its original roads, neighborhood terrain, trees and decorations.

All of the Bitville lots have been recreated by marka93 and all of the playable sims of Bitville have been cloned, fixed and recreated (using fixed clones) by Jawusa.
The sims' descriptions have been rewritten by Peni Griffin because EA's descriptions were related to the story in LS. Because there's no story to follow anymore, the descriptions didn't make any sense but thanks to Peni Griffin, the descriptions are useful again. Peni Griffin has incredibly good writing skills, so you won't be disappointed!

There are 11 families in total. Each family consists of one sim. We recommend that you hook them all up - this will make everything easier and you will only have 7 families in total then.
Bitville has 29 lots; 6 of them are community lots, the other lots are all residential lots. There are no vacant lots in the neighborhood.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

marka93 has tried to rebuild each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Life Stories is a mixture between Uni, NL and OFB, many of the Bitville lots had half walls and certain EP features (e.g. restaurants).

Therefore, many of the lots, that had half walls before, don't have any because half walls are not available in the base game.
Both of the subhood versions have half walls and some of the EP features, though. Look in the comments for this neighborhood to see what's missing and needs to be added.

We recommend adding Bitville as a subhood to Four Corners or vice versa.
Then you will have both of the LS neighborhoods, merged into one neighborhood.

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter which we used to make this neighborhood base game compatible and empty.
Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots in the neighborhood and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well as for her helpful HoodChecker (to see whether there are any problems or not) and for Hood Replace which we used to copy the neighborhood terrain with its roads, trees, decorations from LS into this neighborhood.
Peni Griffin for rewriting the sims' descriptions.
Compressjpeg.com for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE
Of course, EA for The Sims Life Stories and for the original Bitville!

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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ShoppingDistrict_Bitville.rar | Shopping District Subhood Version - Requires Open For Business EP

Size: 8.06 MB · Downloads: 4,883 · 2nd Oct 2015
8.06 MB 4,883 2nd Oct 2015
PrimaryHood_Bitville.rar | Primary Hood Version - Base Game Compatible (Does not require any EPs/SPs)

Size: 8.06 MB · Downloads: 6,983 · 2nd Oct 2015
8.06 MB 6,983 2nd Oct 2015
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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#2 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:39 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 11:13 AM.
Default The Aires Family
Bitville is the perfect hunting ground for Sasha to set her traps in and live comfortably off gullible and wealthy males. Sasha's rather impressive manipulation of the male gender dates back to the tender age of eight, when she convinced her father to buy her an expensive pony despite the fact that they lived in an apartment. Will her scheming ever get her what she wants? Is she even sure what she wants? Once upon a time, she dreamed of raising a family. But are there any men smart enough to make it worthwhile?
Family Funds: §19,860

  • Sasha Aires (Adult, Fortune, Leo, Unemployed):
    Bitville is the perfect hunting ground for Sasha to set her traps in and live comfortably off gullible and wealthy males. Sasha's rather impressive manipulation of the male gender dates back to the tender age of eight, when she convinced her father to buy her an expensive pony despite the fact that they lived in an apartment. Will her scheming ever get her what she wants? Is she even sure what she wants? Once upon a time, she dreamed of raising a family. But are there any men smart enough to make it worthwhile?
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#3 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:40 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM.
Default 22 Second Street - Residential Lot (The Aires Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

22 Second Street
1 story
3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§61,749
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#4 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:40 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 11:27 AM.
Default The Blaise Family
Kendra Blaise is (or was until recently) a firefighter. A hot female firefighter. A dangerous female firefighter. A psych evaluation failed to detect that her love of fires bordered on pyromania!
Family Funds: §13,241

  • Kendra Blaise (Adult, Knowledge, Gemini, Unemployed):
    Kendra Blaise is (or was until recently) a firefighter. A hot female firefighter. A dangerous female firefighter. A psych evaluation failed to detect that her love of fires bordered on pyromania!
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#5 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:41 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM.
Default 18 First Street - Residential Lot (The Blaise Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

18 First Street
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§58,228
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#6 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:41 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 12:11 PM.
Default The Boggle Family
A geek's geek in a high tech town, Sherman loves Bitville. He knows the fastest route from any point to any other, and he has the high score on both pinball machines at Baliwood Star Lanes. One day, his plan for the ultimate resource management game will be a multi-million dollar reality!
Family Funds §13,057

  • Sherman Boggle (Adult, Knowledge, Virgo, Unemployed):
    A geek's geek in a high tech town, Sherman loves Bitville. He knows the fastest route from any point to any other, and he has the high score on both pinball machines at Baliwood Star Lanes. One day, his plan for the ultimate resource management game will be a multi-million dollar reality!
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#7 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:42 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM.
Default 104 Mountain View - Residential Lot (The Boggle Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

104 Mountain View
2 stories
3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
2x2 lot
§60,248
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#8 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:43 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 12:42 PM.
Default The Calamari Family
Heir to a restaurant empire, Don knows his family's reputation for having a tentacle in every pie. Don's conviviality and generosity make him look like an easy mark, but he's no pushover. If he likes you, he'll give you the moon; try to play him for a sucker, though, and watch out!
Family Funds §154,240

  • Don Calamari (Adult, Popularity, Aires, Unemployed):
    Heir to a restaurant empire, Don knows his family's reputation for having a tentacle in every pie. Don's conviviality and generosity make him look like an easy mark, but he's no pushover. If he likes you, he'll give you the moon; try to play him for a sucker, though, and watch out!
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#9 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:43 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM.
Default 203 Cliffside Drive - Residential Lot (The Calamari Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

203 Cliffside Drive
3 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§93,687
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#10 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:44 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 12:41 PM.
Default The Chomsky Family
The best friend of Bitville. Everybody loves Greg, and everybody SMELLS Greg. The guy hasn't got his hygiene together, but what's to be expected from the lowest paid male in Bitville? He doesn't worry about his status because he keeps sight of the important things - fun and friendship. It's been a while since Greg's last date. Can a big heart make up for a big mess?
Family Funds: §21,150

  • Greg Chomsky (Adult, Popularity, Libra, Unemployed):
    The best friend of Bitville. Everybody loves Greg, and everybody SMELLS Greg. The guy hasn't got his hygiene together, but what's to be expected from the lowest paid male in Bitville? He doesn't worry about his status because he keeps sight of the important things - fun and friendship. It's been a while since Greg's last date. Can a big heart make up for a big mess?
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#11 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:44 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM.
Default 102 Mountain View - Residential Lot (The Chomsky Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

102 Mountain View
2 stories
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
2x2 lot
§66,492
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#12 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:44 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 12:58 PM.
Default The Cullen Family
Don't call him Jonathan - he hates that name! It sounds so - prissy. And Johnny's not prissy, he's orderly. There's a big difference! It's no crime to like keeping nice things nice, or to prefer having things your own way.
Family Funds: §1,468

  • Johnny Cullen (Adult, Popularity, Scorpio, Unemployed):
    Don't call him Jonathan - he hates that name! It sounds so - prissy. And Johnny's not prissy, he's orderly. There's a big difference! It's no crime to like keeping nice things nice, or to prefer having things your own way.
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#13 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:45 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM.
Default 2nd Street - Residential Lot (The Cullen Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

2nd Street
2 stories
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§47,881
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#14 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:45 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 1:09 PM.
Default The Hayden Family
Samantha managed to scrape up enough money for a really nice house, but with no income coming in, Samantha is going to have a hard time. No shopping sprees, doing her own housework, and she may have to get a real job! What's a single girl to do?
Family Funds: §5,825

  • Samantha Hayden (Adult, Romance, Scorpio, Unemployed):
    Samantha managed to scrape up enough money for a really nice house, but with no income coming in, Samantha is going to have a hard time. No shopping sprees, doing her own housework, and she may have to get a real job! What's a single girl to do?
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#15 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:46 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 22nd Sep 2015 at 6:49 PM.
Default 19 Second Street - Residential Lot (The Hayden Family)
Note: In LS, the pool does not look as it is now. But the base game does not allow such pool shapes. So you have to fix it yourself, if you're downloading the primary hood version. It's fixed in both of the subhood versions.
Click here to see the picture of how the pool looks like in LS, so you can recreate it easily yourself.

19 Second Street
1 story
1 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§47,478
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#16 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 1:23 PM.
Default The Hunt Family
Naomi is not ambitious. She just wants to find true love and happiness. In the meantime, she'll work to pay the bills (which are considerable; this house her black sheep aunt left her is expensive to maintain), watch her favorite soaps, and stay alert for Mr. Right!
Family Funds: §2,592

  • Naomi Hunt (Adult, Family, Pisces, Unemployed):
    Naomi is not ambitious. She just wants to find true love and happiness. In the meantime, she'll work to pay the bills (which are considerable; this house her black sheep aunt left her is expensive to maintain), watch her favorite soaps, and stay alert for Mr. Right!
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#17 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM.
Default 27 Second Street - Residential Lot (The Hunt Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

27 Second Street
2 story
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§90,929
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#18 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:47 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 11:01 AM.
Default The Moore Family
Vincent's uncle got him a kite when he was six. Vincent attached three bottle rockets, a flying disc and a funnel to the kite and had his first satellite. At age ten he met Greg Chomsky and tried to attach Greg, and they've been friends ever since. Nine years later Vincent moved to Bitville and started Jigantor Computing Networks.
Family Funds: §2,829,078

  • Vincent Moore (Adult, Fortune, Gemini, Business Tycoon):
    Vincent is the founder and owner of JCN Corporation, and is constantly working. This leaves him no time to devote to his social life. Can Vincent juggle both love and labor?
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#19 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM.
Default 1 JCN Circle - Residential Lot (The Moore Residence)
Note: In LS, the pool does not look as it is now. But the base game does not allow such pool shapes. So you have to fix it yourself, if you're downloading the primary hood version. It's fixed in both of the subhood versions.
Click here to see the picture of how the pool looks like in LS, so you can recreate it easily yourself.

Note: If you have University installed, the piano is actually a guitar in LS. The base game doesn't have guitars, so you have to replace the piano yourself.

Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

1 JCN Circle
1 story
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§122,097
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#20 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:48 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 1:42 PM.
Default The Oglethorpe Family
Maximillion Oglethorpe has amassed plenty of wealth, trusting love to find him. But love is overdue, and he has no one to spend all this money on! Has he left it too late, or is there someone out there who needs him, who can fill the empty space in his life (and his house)?
Family Funds: §118,071

  • Maximillion Oglethorpe (Elder, Family, Taurus, Unemployed):
    Maximillion Oglethorpe has amassed plenty of wealth, trusting love to find him. But love is overdue, and he has no one to spend all this money on! Has he left it too late, or is there someone out there who needs him, who can fill the empty space in his life (and his house)?
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#21 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 22nd Sep 2015 at 6:33 PM.
Default 108 Cliffside Drive - Residential Lot (The Oglethorpe Residence)
Note: In LS, the pool does not look as it is now. But the base game does not allow such pool shapes. So you have to fix it yourself, if you're downloading the primary hood version. It's fixed in both of the subhood versions.
Click here to see the picture of how the pool looks like in LS, so you can recreate it easily yourself.

108 Cliffside Drive
3 stories
1 bedroom and 2 bathroom
3x2 lot
§79,897
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#22 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 1:56 PM.
Default The Starr Family
Alexa is Bitville's model of elegance. The men don't stand a chance. Her prince is out there somewhere, and she's going to have fun finding him! Fueled by an unlimited supply of coffee and a clear sense of what she wants, Alexa couldn't help turning the heads of the modern moguls in Bitville, even if she wanted to.
Family Funds: §13,166

  • Alexa Starr (Adult, Romance, Sagittarius, Unemployed):
    Alexa is Bitville's model of elegance. The men don't stand a chance. Her prince is out there somewhere, and she's going to have fun finding him! Fueled by an unlimited supply of coffee and a clear sense of what she wants, Alexa couldn't help turning the heads of the modern moguls in Bitville, even if she wanted to.
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#23 Old 14th Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 22nd Sep 2015 at 7:02 PM.
Default 299 Cliffside Drive - Residential Lot (The Starr Residence)
Note: If you have University, FreeTime, or Apartment Life installed, in LS, there is a pool table in the game room. But that object does not exists in the base game, so you have to place it yourself.
Click here to see the pictures of the lot.

299 Cliffside Drive
3 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§80,228
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#24 Old 20th Sep 2015 at 1:57 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 20th Sep 2015 at 2:21 PM.
Default Arcadium Plaza - Community Lot
To shop at Arcadium, you need the Titanium.
Arcadium Plaza
3x3 lot
§150,273
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#25 Old 20th Sep 2015 at 1:57 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM.
Default Baliwood Star Lanes - Community Lot
Strike One: Come on down.
Strike Two: Get a drink.
Strike Three: You are on a roll.
Note: If you have University installed, the espresso bar won't spawn any barista NPCs. Because it's not a real espresso bar.
You have to replace that fake espresso bar with an actual espresso bar yourself. Click here to see the pictures of how it ought to look like.

Note: If you have University, FreeTime, or Apartment Life installed, in LS, there are two pool tables. But those objects don't exists in the base game, so you have to place the pool tables yourself.
Click here to see the pictures of the lot.

Note: If you have Nightlife installed, in LS, there are three bowling lanes. But those objects don't exists in the base game, so you have to place the bowling lanes yourself. You don't have to do this in the downtown subhood version, because it's already fixed there.
Click here to see the pictures of the lot.

Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually half walls. Because half walls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have half walls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have half walls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the half walls.

Baliwood Star Lanes
3x3 lot
§114,586
Screenshots
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