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#73 Road to Nowhere ~ Maxis MakeOver - 2 CHEAP Studio Apartments - No CC - CC Free

by CatherineTCJD Posted 17th Oct 2016 at 9:30 PM - Updated 11th Apr 2021 at 2:40 AM by CatherineTCJD
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Updated April 10, 2021 (rebuilt in Dec 2020) - I have updated this property. There will be no more stompies in the bathrooms. The lot is now CC-Free; and repackaged from my UC/Win 10 machine.


You know that weird little place in StrangeTown?
Well... now it's a duplex:









Please scroll through all the pictures to see what I changed - basically, everything. And then I redid it all in 2020!
The pictures may seem a bit confusing - as I left most of the old pictures... But, all problems have been fixed now and there is NO CC. New pictures are clearly marked with "2020 Redux."

These apartments are fully furnished, and lightly decorated. All appliances, plumbing and lighting is included. The stove and grill have smoke alarms. Telephones are by the front doors. I advise locking your back door, or intruders WILL visit! *sheesh*

There is no parking.

There are no bathtubs for dog washing.

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer.


Possibly used but NOT included - so, you may need to GO get it:
--- I use the Lifestyle Build Bundle wallpapers/floors ALL the time. (If you followed that link, it's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY) This 'bundle' lives back in my Bins folder so it doesn't have the CC star. If you ever enter one of my builds and find it has blank/unpapered walls/floors, it is because I used ones from this bundle and forgot to mention it. So, either substitute the wall/floor of your choice, or go get this bundle and re-install the lot (from your lot bin.)



There is no Custom Content included

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (Rent - furnished): $744 - $751



Standard mods I use that are not necessary, nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Deastrumquodvicis' Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
Gunmod's Radience Lighting System, which is installed with the Scriptorium (which is necessary for installing CC stairs.)
HugeLunatic's Sweet Down Low Tweaked + for the ability to shift things up/down on a wall without darkening the item!
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror.
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!

NOTE: Sweet Down Low Tweaked + sometimes causes pictures, curtains, shelves, and ceiling lights to 'jump' out of place when you first install a lot. You can click the item to put it back in place. The 'jumping' is a side-effect of the mod. It won't affect your game at all (other than the inconvenience of things being initially out of place *sigh*)

Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: Studio
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
73RdToNowhere-CGT.zip | Built with the UC. Enjoy!

Size: 890.8 KB · Downloads: 877 · 11th Apr 2021
890.8 KB 877 11th Apr 2021
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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#2 Old 17th Oct 2016 at 10:13 PM
Two people can not use those murphy beds without a mod.

But props for a valiant attempt to render useable the most useless house in all the hoods! I've never been able to do a damn thing with it that didn't crash and burn in play.
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#3 Old 17th Oct 2016 at 10:36 PM
Hi @Peni Griffin
Inge's use inaccessible bed mod must work then - right? I've always had that, and never had a problem.
Thanks for commenting. This is one house I NEVER played before redoing it

ETA - Gah! Cat on the keyboard - hit the wrong button

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#4 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 4:08 AM
Hey I love what you've done with this lot, I think it's a cool idea and you've done a great job. Unfortunately these won't work as apartments. An apartment has to be fully enclosed in order for the game to allow it (as you can see here on the sims wiki) and those back-doors out are going to be trouble. I've done the same before and was super bummed about it. Other than that it looks great! Love your work, keep it up!
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#5 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 4:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Petwonia
Hey I love what you've done with this lot, I think it's a cool idea and you've done a great job. Unfortunately these won't work as apartments. An apartment has to be fully enclosed in order for the game to allow it (as you can see here on the sims wiki) and those back-doors out are going to be trouble. I've done the same before and was super bummed about it. Other than that it looks great! Love your work, keep it up!

If you look in the 14th screenshot you can see those really small fences at the back of the house behind said back-doors. I think that should work!


Btw @CatherineTCJD, I love what you have done with the place! I like how this makeover looks way better than the original, but still perfectly fits with the other wacky buildings in Strangetown :D
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#6 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 5:05 AM
Now I see them, my mistake! Thank you for the correction.
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#7 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 6:00 AM
Thank you, both of you, for commenting. And if you look at the last picture, you'll see that they def. work as 2 apartments

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#8 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 1:11 PM
Thank you. I like it!
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#9 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 3:42 PM
I had an idea to turn this one into two apartments but with the upper as one and the basement as another for like vampires great job!

"Oh look, my grandchild is now an elder. They grow up so fast. Gee, I wonder when I'll finally graduate college." Sims 2
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#10 Old 19th Oct 2016 at 6:42 PM
This is a nice rework of the original shell. :)
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#11 Old 20th Oct 2016 at 12:49 AM
Terrific renovation creating two tiny living apartments! Installing it my Strangetown immediately.
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#12 Old 28th Oct 2016 at 10:31 PM
Good going making over that place Cat. That house has always scared me, as in yikes I am not even attempting anything here.

I hope that's your furry cat and not yourself leaping about the keyboard. :D
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#13 Old 29th Oct 2016 at 1:25 AM
Nice! I had remade that strange lot as well, but not as good as this! I definitely like the duplex you've turned it in to.
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#14 Old 19th Nov 2016 at 7:20 AM
Love how you changed it into apartments! :lovestruc
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#15 Old 16th May 2018 at 10:40 PM
These are so cute! I love how you kept the original aesthetic of the place.
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#16 Old 24th Jul 2021 at 5:43 PM Last edited by potentialfate : 24th Jul 2021 at 5:45 PM. Reason: unsupported emojis turned to question marks
Catherine!!! I love these. The rage I feel at the fact that I can't use carpet separators in apartments has been somewhat quelled by your use of them here That's a great way of doing that that I've never thought of.
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#17 Old 26th Jul 2021 at 11:28 PM
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...The rage I feel at the fact that I can't use carpet separators in apartments...

LOL - That ^ was what prompted my exploitation of the "glitch" I'm glad you like it

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