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-Sand Simolean Point Shopping- 7 Little Shops Plus Template!

by Phaenoh Posted 10th Apr 2008 at 8:49 AM - Updated 23rd Dec 2014 at 1:32 AM by Phaenoh
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So here's my latest addition to Sand Simolean Point. If you don't know what it is, it's a cute little neighborhood that I made and I'm slowly adding buildings to it. On that note, as I am slowly adding to it, if you are following along, the only thing you will have to do is populate it.

I RARELY use commercial lots. Most of my sims live their entire lives only leaving the house to go to work. Geez, that sounds awful doesn't it? Well, maybe if I had cuter comm lots to visit, I'd use them. The Maxis ones are so huge and poorly designed that they lag my laptop and are a pain to navigate. For this project I've created seven specialty lots, each providing only one or two goods and services. Architecturally, they are identical. I made one building then furnished it and decorated it differently for each. I didn't do this because I'm lazy, I did it because I like the look of them when they are all sitting next to each other. Got inspired by these.

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Boutique
Need some new threads? How about a haircut? This might just be the shop for you my friend! Head down!

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Baby / Toys
Expecting a little someone? Or perhaps that someone arrived unexpectedly and caught you unprepared. Don't worry, we know all about taking care of baby (and tots and kids!)

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Music
Do you crave yet another musical instrument? Good news, whatever kind of instrument tickles your fancy can be found right here in our store. Check us out!

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Bakery / Coffee Shop
Nothing smells better than fresh baked bread and coffee. Here, we have both. We also offer cakes, cookies, and whatever else our baker can whip up for you!

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Grocer / Florist
Refrigerator empty AGAIN? Swing on over, we'll help you fill it right back up again! Special occasion that you might be forgetting? Get the flowers, just in case! (click for pic)

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Pets
Kids clamoring for a puppy finally pushing you over the edge? Bring the kids through here and maybe they will find something better, or atleast cleaner. (click for pic)

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Art Gallery
Trying to impress your friends, family, neighbors, or the Headmaster? Is your house just lackluster? We've got what you need to make your house the talk of the town. (click for pic)

Sand Simolean Point Shopping - Empty Shop
Empty shop template for those who'd like to add more shops that look like my set, or for those who don't have the necessary EPs to install the full versions. (this one only requires you to have OFB, if you don't happen to have all the EPs you can't download any of the full shops, but maybe you could grab this one and use the pictures as reference to make your own versions) (click for pic)

Custom Content NOT INCLUDED:
Various pieces from Marylou's Independent Expressions completer sets.
Go get them if you haven't already! They are WORTH IT!
Part I Part II Part III Part IV

Install Instructions:
You NEED to use CleanInstaller to install these. I have all the StuffPacks and that prevents the Maxis installer from letting you install these lots if you don't also have the StuffPacks. Some of the content used is from them, but I have found that that content will just not be there when you load the lot, like it never existed in the first place. You still need all the EPs, no way of getting around that. The template only requires OFB, so if you don't have all the EPs, you can create your own from that.


P.S. I'm really pleased with how these turned out, if you agree, lemme' know! Also, if you happen to have any interesting stories about these lots and the Maxis sims when you play them, I'd love to hear about it, parallel universes are fun, aren't they?

Lot Size: 1x2
Lot Price: n/a

Additional Credits:
Numenor's AnyGameStarter so you could have a OFB-only template lot

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
S.S.Point Shops - Empty-OFB.rar

Size: 410.5 KB · Downloads: 3,594 · 10th Apr 2008
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S.S.Point Shops - Pet Shop.rar

Size: 433.4 KB · Downloads: 3,645 · 10th Apr 2008
433.4 KB 3,645 10th Apr 2008
S.S.Point Shops - Music Shop.rar

Size: 473.8 KB · Downloads: 3,678 · 10th Apr 2008
473.8 KB 3,678 10th Apr 2008
S.S.Point Shops - Grocer Florist.rar

Size: 436.6 KB · Downloads: 3,871 · 10th Apr 2008
436.6 KB 3,871 10th Apr 2008
S.S.Point Shops - Boutique Salon.rar

Size: 435.1 KB · Downloads: 4,204 · 10th Apr 2008
435.1 KB 4,204 10th Apr 2008
S.S.Point Shops - Bakery Coffee.rar

Size: 436.9 KB · Downloads: 4,117 · 10th Apr 2008
436.9 KB 4,117 10th Apr 2008
S.S.Point Shops - Baby Toy.rar

Size: 445.4 KB · Downloads: 3,781 · 10th Apr 2008
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S.S.Point Shops - Art Gallery.rar

Size: 488.8 KB · Downloads: 3,812 · 10th Apr 2008
488.8 KB 3,812 10th Apr 2008

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time

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Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #shop, #shops, #shopping, #business, #small town, #grocery, #florist, #clothing, #salon, #hair stylist, #toy, #baby, #pet, #pets, #music, #instrument, #band, #art, #gallery, #sculpture, #bakery, #coffee

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