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Dead End Tenements - NO CC

by Zarathustra Posted 23rd Feb 2016 at 3:15 AM - Updated 31st May 2016 at 6:33 PM by Zarathustra : Warning
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"Good afternoon everyone. I know you're used to seeing my remarks given behind a podium, but if I'm going to run for Mayor of SimCity, there is much more to it than just prepared remarks given on prepared stages to prepared audiences. SimCity is facing many serious problems, and addressing them is one of the things I hope to do as the next Mayor, if I manage to earn your votes!"

"Millions of Sims call this grand city home, taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to its residents, and doing as every Sim hopes to, gradually climbing up, providing better and better accommodations and lives for themselves and their families. We should all strive to do the same, and to make it possible for everyone who lives in this city to do the same!"



"Yet there are those who have not been able to take advantage of this city's gifts- those who are still living in poverty and kept down, unable to change their lives for the better. Residents of SimCity who are trapped living in conditions like those in this apartment block behind me deserve our attention and our help just as much as the wealthy Sims who can afford the penthouses and luxury condominiums in the glittering skyscrapers of downtown, and as I run for Mayor, I intend to make sure that this campaign will address their needs too."

"See this alleyway behind me? Littered with cast-off clothing and abandoned cars, filthy pools of sludge after every rainstorm, and fire escapes that children play on instead of jungle gyms and monkey bars... this is not the SimCity that I want to see as we move forward. When I take office, I will do everything in my power to help the families who live in these conditions to find solid footing, and be able to improve their lives, just like all the rest of us strive to do. We should ensure that the schools these children go to provide the education they need, we should ensure that the civil servants in this neighborhood are held to the same high standards as those who rub shoulders with the rich and powerful, and we should ensure that no one finds themselves trapped in this situation year after year after year."



"This neighborhood used to be a bright, cheerful place, just like many others in SimCity. But sadly, over the years, the buildings fell into disrepair, the services dwindled, and the Sims living here lost the optimistic spirit that has allowed SimCity to thrive. You can see this in just these two buildings... an block of townhouses that's been gutted and now instead of housing two families, has ten squalid apartments shoehorned into it, and next door, a building that could have housed the offices of a legal firm or spent its time serving the thriving business community that once existed here now sits unfinished and abandoned, only ever used by Sims who've fallen victim to the epidemic of bubble blowers that's been sweeping the poorer areas of SimNation."

"Seeing a once-thriving neighborhood like this fall into ruin, it breaks my heart. I love this city, I love the people who call it home, and I want to ensure that each and every one of them is given the opportunities they need to succeed. No one should spend their life unemployed and living in a windowless basement, surrounded by crime and poverty. We can do better, and when I take office, I promise to you, we will do just that!"



"I believe this entire city still has the potential for greatness, and when I'm elected I promise that I'll work every day I'm in office to ensure that it reaches it. Neighborhoods like this are still found all across this city today... but when I leave office, I hope we can say that they've vanished into the past, and that we've made life better for each and every Sim who was once living in such tragic circumstances. This is what I want this election to be about... an optimistic vision for the future of SimCity, and a bright tomorrow for all its inhabitants! Thank you all, and be sure to get out the vote come election day!"



Now... a politician's campaign speech- do you believe them? Do you think conditions here will really get any better? Well, I suppose that's up to you, isn't it? Right now, conditions here are as bad and worse than our esteemed Sim politician friend just described. You can leave it that way, and force your Sims to struggle to get by, or you can do everything you can to improve the conditions found here, and make this neighborhood a jewel of SimCity! It's up to you!

There are 10 different apartment units in this lot, all found in the red brick building on the left- two basement apartments, two ground-floor townhouses, and three small apartments made by subdividing the upper floors. Apartments on this lot range from $360 to $990, so they are pretty inexpensive... hopefully your Sims can earn enough money to escape from this area quickly! The brownstone next door is empty (relatively speaking), with nothing but ratty old furniture and, yes, a bubble blower on the upper floor.

As with all my lots, there's no CC that you'll need to download, and I playtested a clone of it to make sure there weren't any hidden problems lurking... I only want your Sims to be stuck dealing with the problems of poverty and despair that ares supposed to be in a lot like this!

Wishing you "fun" with this lot may be a little off-base, so instead I'll just say- I hope it works well in whatever tragic story you've got going for your Sims!

Lot Size: 2x3
Lot Price (furnished): $360 - $990

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
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
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Size: 1.57 MB · Downloads: 4,288 · 31st May 2016
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#2 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 4:46 AM
Wow! This looks...gorgeous? Fabulous? Hmm...those don't sound quite appropriate! At any rate--I love it!!! From an artistic perspective anyway ;) I can't wait to check this out in game. Thanks for sharing your beautiful lots and all your hard work.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 3:13 PM
With no cc this is amazing. I love it. Thank you. :)
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#4 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 7:35 PM
This lot is amazing! I love how this love can be achieved with no CC! Amazing work :D
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 11:06 PM
WOW! Awesome speech and a stunning build! Using the dressers as boxes was pure genius. If you have the H&M SP, you could use the fashion posters on the billboards. I was looking for a lot just like this, so thank you ♥
Instructor
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#6 Old 24th Feb 2016 at 11:06 PM
I appreciate the work you do for no CC players so much! Each lot is beautiful (yes, even this one!) and detailed, with such creativity!
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#7 Old 25th Feb 2016 at 11:13 PM
Just gorgeous Zarathustra - you hit all my spots for great lot building.
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#8 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 12:32 AM
I love it, I like having low in-come housing for new sims and sims that are coming out of University with low funds. this is perfect. thank you.
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#9 Old 8th Mar 2016 at 6:56 PM
You are always very creative with your use of maxis objects, but this was exceptionally creative, even for you! I love that you used Malm bedside tables and dressers as cardboard boxes, very neat. I love the variety of layouts for the apartments, especially the kitchens. And the two basement apartments are excellent with their lack of proper bathroom. Over all just such great attention to detail! Love it It's one of those things I didn't know I needed until I saw it.

Thank you for sharing with us
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#10 Old 22nd Mar 2016 at 9:42 AM
Everything you build is amazing. I downloaded this lot and all of your urban skyline buildings because your builds are some of the best I've ever seen. Like the others, I totally appreciate the no CC.

Thank you for the work you do and keep on keeping on!
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#11 Old 27th Mar 2016 at 8:40 PM
Wow... I was thinking of something like this, and now I really don't need to think about this kind of build, as it fits perfectly with what I had in mind. Thank you so much for sharing! (I think you were reading my mind!)
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#12 Old 21st Apr 2016 at 7:18 PM
This is incredibly creative. Thank you for sharing!
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#13 Old 29th May 2016 at 4:11 PM
I am speechless. What a great piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#14 Old 30th May 2016 at 7:39 PM
Hi, it seems this lot is infisted with the DEBUG Super Duper Hug Bug =( . Damn, this was the only lot I really wanted to use so badly but now I can't. Thanks for creating it, though!
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#15 Old 30th May 2016 at 8:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Eksclusiv
Hi, it seems this lot is infisted with the DEBUG Super Duper Hug Bug =( . Damn, this was the only lot I really wanted to use so badly but now I can't. Thanks for creating it, though!


Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that (for lots of reasons!) Clearly I'll have to do some work at tracking down the issue before I upload anything else...

In the meantime though, you're more than welcome just to re-create the lot yourself, if you have the patience for it! Like everything of mine, it's all EAxis content, so as long as you know the placement cheats I used, you should be able to get pretty close to matching!

Sorry again!

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We lied about having cookies.
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#16 Old 31st May 2016 at 6:33 PM
@Eksclusiv should be safe now!

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#17 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 1:53 PM
Thanks for the "quick" fix, although I know it was not exactly a quick one!
Once again, thanks for caring about the stalkers who love your work!
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#18 Old 5th Jun 2016 at 5:25 PM
This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you! Your creativity is inspiring to say the least.
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#19 Old 2nd Aug 2016 at 2:02 PM
Wow, thank you! I didn't expect that. Many thanks!!!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#20 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 10:30 PM
I went on a downloading rampage to throw together a new downtown and I grabbed this one. In game, your name isn't on the lot anyways, so I didn't immediately remember this was yours. However, when I loaded it up in game I fell in love immediately and I was almost positive it was your work and had to come check. You have such a wonderful distinctive style! The one basement apartment was really what did it for me. You are always so clever with your use of in game content. I literally burst out laughing when I saw it. XD Thanks for this!