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Backdoor Lane 49 -- Fake Rowhouse (Mini Duplex)

by plasticbox Posted 27th May 2008 at 12:22 AM - Updated 7th Mar 2009 at 3:40 PM by plasticbox : Pulled upload (hopefully temporarily)
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Upload is temporarily removed -- it will crash on load for some OSX users. I built it when I still had the game on Windows, so I never noticed. This is a bug we discovered two weeks ago; I only learned today that it also affects this lot. It doesn't seem to affect any other uploads of mine (I tested, and I'm one of the "some" OSX users who is crashing), only this lot.

I'll put it back up once we know what exactly triggers the bug and how to resolve it -- perhaps there's a way to repair the lot.


Requires NL and OfB.
Custom content included: frillen's Invisible Driveway included as a separate file -- put it in your Downloads folder before attempting to play this lot.

For sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

With the release of LotAdjuster 1.1, it's finally possible to build almost-real row houses. This is how I always wanted Backdoor Lane to look like. Here's a tutorial on how to build row houses like this one: Fake row houses

Backdoor Lane 49:
A mini duplex on a 1x3 lot, furnished for 1-2 sims each with *no* spare room whatsoever. Both houses have a nice garden with terrace. Kitchen/dining and hallway on the ground floor, bathroom and double bedroom upstairs. One driveway in front of the house, car not included.

One of the houses is furnished, the other one only has bathroom fixtures and alarms installed. Playtested for two days in my full game with no hacks, no problems found.

Please note: If you want to make structural changes to this lot, be aware that the last two tiles from the edge are unbuildable in exactly the same way as on all other lots, which includes the outermost tiles of the house in this case. You should be able to modify all inside walls since they're perpendicular to the lot edge, but not the left and right outside walls (parallel to the lot edge), the "fake" front and back walls, the roof, stairs, half walls, foundations, or floor tiles on level 1 and up. However, you can *delete* all of that -- so in order to use this house at the end of a row, you can just remove the bits of fake wall on one side and the last tile of roof .. it should look quite OK then. Also, you can always expand the house, make your changes, and then shrink it again.

This lot has been shrunk with LotAdjuster See here for more information:

Discussion: Lot Size, Orientation, Rotation, etc. -- Research thread @ mts2; the first post has lots of relevant pointers
LotAdjuster download thread

Lot Size: 1x3
Lot Price: 42.956

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Mootilda and the fearless LotAdjuster testers: aelflaed, Inge Jones, MaryLou, niol, Mutantbunny, Rascal, Simsample, KariMinger/Zazazu, DocDoofus, behold_the_muse, baratron, dizzy, ladykatsim, JMP, ebonyspiral, MadameMim, ikbod, mildlydisguised, Emma, Quinctia, maxon, CatOfEvilGenius, alexpilgrim and everyone else.

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Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fixtures Only Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable