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Sunnyside Residential Mini Lots

by aelflaed Posted 8th Oct 2007 at 12:39 AM - Updated 10th Oct 2011 at 9:19 AM by aelflaed : fix pics
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Welcome to Sunnyside!

This set of basegame mini lots has the sun at the front, so all your houses will be bright and cheerful. No EPs required.

If you are wanting the Community Sunnyside lots, look here.
If you want the desert versions, look here.

I've been using the original mini lots by Andi8104 and MaryLou for a long time, and I love them. However, I always hated having the front of the house in shadow when I went to take pictures, so I decided to try and fix it.

If you have seen plasticbox's 2xN lots, mine are north-facing by his description.

My lots are firmly based on the originals. I have just turned them around, so the sun is at the front, instead of behind the building. Without the work done to shrink the lots in the first place, these could never have been made. (At least not by me - I looked at Andi's instructions for shrinking lots, and couldn't make head or tail of them.)

I am a builder, not a modder, and I have been babied through this entire process by all sorts of helpful (and very patient) people. These include Mootilda, MaryLou, Niol, Plasticbox, Inge, Numenor, and even my husband, who knows nothing about Sims 2 but is a good problem-solver. And of course, Andi8104, in absentia.

The lots have been made for any game configuration, using Numenor's Basegame Starter Pro. All the sizes are included, vertical and horizontal.

Special thanks to Mootilda for her endless patience in explaining how to use SimPE, and to MaryLou for creating custom thumbnails and cleaning up my packages.

The Lot Rotation tutorial is here.

Enjoy building on the sunny side of the street!




Lot Size: 1x1
Lot Price: various

Additional Credits:
Check out the LotExpander thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=195469

And the Basegame Starter:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=107015

Find the original mini lots here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=195469

Find Desert Minilots here:http://www.modthesims.info/d/276944 and here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/276941

Find Inge Jones's Portal Revealer here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=251392

Thanks to MTS2 for hosting my stuff, and providing me with people to help me with things like this.

Thanks to the makers of SimPE too.
Tags: #mini, #small, #lots, #sunnyside, #aelflaed, #tiny, #sunny

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Unfurnished

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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Sunnyside Residential Lots by Aelflaed.rar

Size: 2.31 MB · Downloads: 16,515 · 8th Oct 2007
2.31 MB 16,515 8th Oct 2007
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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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Alchemist
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Original Poster
#26 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 9:17 AM
Thanks to both of you.

I believe I have fixed the desert links. Thanks for the heads-up.
Test Subject
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#27 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 11:05 AM
Thanks for making these, everything looks so much brighter with the sun at the front of the house :D
Mad Poster
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#28 Old 30th Jul 2012 at 12:52 AM
Well, it took me a long time to try these, and I wonder why I waited so long! These lots make great small, sunny lots for those Sims on a budget.
Test Subject
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#29 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 10:07 PM
Super helpful. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#30 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 7:36 PM
Thank you ! :)
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#31 Old 19th Aug 2014 at 3:36 AM
You're welcome!
Inventor
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#32 Old 6th Mar 2015 at 5:27 PM
Gorgeous ! Thx !
Test Subject
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#33 Old 12th May 2015 at 1:34 AM
I remember using these years ago and I LOVED them, but now that I have The Sims 2 UC they won't even show up. I know it doesn't mention in your description but is there a certain folder that these files should be put in? I removed all my other downloads to check for conflicts and the mini lots still won't appear. :/
Alchemist
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#34 Old 12th May 2015 at 2:57 AM
Skarlin, I don't even know what UC is.
I admit to being completely out of touch with Sims 2 by now...At the time these were created, all the info needed was in the post. Probably your best bet would be asking others who play your version. They may have some advice.

If there is some fix required to make these work for those using UC, it's fine by me for someone to do that job and repost. If you do, let me know, and I will add that info/link to the top post so it's easy for others to find.
Test Subject
#35 Old 12th May 2015 at 5:31 AM
Ultimate Collection---sorry! I should have fully typed it instead.

Ahh, well it's no biggie. Hopefully there's someone out there who can or has figured it out, 'cause I'd love to have them in my game again. Thank you anyway though!
Alchemist
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#36 Old 14th May 2015 at 5:26 AM
sorry I can"t help more!
Test Subject
#37 Old 25th Aug 2015 at 5:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Skarlin
I remember using these years ago and I LOVED them, but now that I have The Sims 2 UC they won't even show up. I know it doesn't mention in your description but is there a certain folder that these files should be put in? I removed all my other downloads to check for conflicts and the mini lots still won't appear. :/


This is probably not your problem, but I thought I'd bring it up anyway just in case I'm not the only one who can be a tad forgetful at times. I had the same issue with the lots not showing up when I redownloaded them to my new computer, only to then realize that I had forgotten that the files are Sims2Packs and just plopped them in my Downloads folder without properly installing them. As I said, this is probably not what's going on with you, but I figured it couldn't hurt to mention it. (I don't have the UC though, and even though I do have all SPs and EPs I'm not sure one can trust EA not to mess up their own stuff when compiling it to a collection...)
Test Subject
#38 Old 7th Feb 2016 at 8:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MissNorris90
This is probably not your problem, but I thought I'd bring it up anyway just in case I'm not the only one who can be a tad forgetful at times. I had the same issue with the lots not showing up when I redownloaded them to my new computer, only to then realize that I had forgotten that the files are Sims2Packs and just plopped them in my Downloads folder without properly installing them. As I said, this is probably not what's going on with you, but I figured it couldn't hurt to mention it. (I don't have the UC though, and even though I do have all SPs and EPs I'm not sure one can trust EA not to mess up their own stuff when compiling it to a collection...)


Yeah, that's not what the issue is, but thank you though! I knew what to do with them but for some reason they still would not show up. I ended up having to uninstall the ultimate collection--it suddenly didn't want to start, so I reinstalled using the original game disks. So I still have every expansion and stuff pack, everything's patched and whatnot but these mini lots STILL won't show up in my game, and I've noticed that neither will other downloaded lots or sims show up either, when they all used to before on my old computer, way before UC.

I'm starting to suspect that maybe it's my computer that's the issue o.O. It's only a couple years old, with Windows 7 64bit.
So annoyed, but hopefully I'll come across a solution.
Lab Assistant
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#39 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 11:01 PM
These are amazing. <3
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#40 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 8:33 PM
Glad they are still useful!
Alchemist
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#41 Old 24th Jan 2019 at 12:45 AM
I had no idea these existed until today. Wow. Learn something new everyday! Even though you did it years ago, thank you very much, this is great work and it's still useful and still very much enjoyed!

http://www.modthesims.info/showthre...102#post5491102
Field Researcher
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#42 Old 2nd Sep 2020 at 1:13 AM
Thank you so much for sharing these empty lots, they're awesome, by now I'm downloading the residential ones, but sooner than later, I'll need the community ones, and then I'll grab them too.
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