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Bespoke Lot Pack - 15 Houses

by Honeywell Posted 21st Jul 2018 at 6:56 PM - Updated 25th Jul 2018 at 1:15 PM by Honeywell
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


ABOUT THE HOUSES
Here's 15 houses that use the Bespoke Build Set. They have some starter furnishings, lights, alarms and a phone. There are no skill builders or decorations and next to no landscaping - these are not decked out dream houses. But care and attention was paid to the builds, the layouts, how they look in neighborhood view and there's a nice mix of prices.

The lots were built in AGS (BG, NL, OFB, SSN) and have never been occupied but were compressed/cleaned of Sim references anyway (as that seems to be the new best practice)? I'm not sure but I did it anyway. One Exception: House 13, Flagstone Cloverdale, was packaged in my full game & requires all expansion & stuff packs.

CUSTOM CONTENT REQUIRED/NOT INCLUDED:
Bespoke Build Set
CUSTOM CONTENT INCLUDED (3 walls in a separate file):
Quiet Comfort Collection
  • HW_wallQC-kickCrwn-18shojiWhite
Exterior Wall Collection Neutrals
  • HW_wall_weathered-02Wütherbetten
  • HW_wall_shingle-02Wütherbetten
If you want the houses to look exactly as pictured you need the cc.

ABOUT THE CC
I tried to use different combinations/colors from the Bespoke Build set on these - even the ones I don't particularly like - for varieties sake but I don't know that that was the best decision looking at the collage of houses together. But you can recolor these to your hearts content. And that was one of the reasons for uploading - so they can be used as a mini guide for the Bespoke Build Set and to give people a quick way to play around with the set without having to build anything.

You don't need the CC if you just want the houses. The lots are covered in Bespoke Build Set deco ('cause that was the point) but if you don't have the cc installed the only things that get replaced with a Maxis object are the doors and windows. There's no mess of random objects to clean up. You can swap out the doors and windows and slap on some paint and get a nice enough looking house (in my opinion) with Maxis content or your favorite cc in a few minutes.

Note: If your last expansion pack is higher than Seasons the roof trims won't be attached to the roof. They'll still be positioned properly and will hide in cutaway view so nothing needs to be done. But if you pick up the trim pieces with the hand tool and let them re-attach the trims will go down with the roof like they should instead of just the walls. (If I would have known this before I started I probably would have just built these in my full game but it is what it is.)

Click the buttons for the house details.


















TERMS OF USE: None

Lot Size: 2x2, 2x3, 3x2, 3x3
Lot Price (furnished): 14K-60K

Additional Credits:
All the tools: AGS, SimPE, and Mootilda's Lot Adjuster, Grid Adjuster, Lot Compressor (Chris Hatch as well) and her Turn On/Off Lights.

Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
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.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_15Bespoke_greenTeaMansion.zip

Size: 529.2 KB · Downloads: 1,604 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_14Bespoke_coastalSage.zip

Size: 537.5 KB · Downloads: 1,374 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_13Bespoke_flagstoneCloverdale.zip

Size: 511.8 KB · Downloads: 1,361 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_12Bespoke_dutchColonial.zip

Size: 442.7 KB · Downloads: 1,303 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_11Bespoke_redRoofDIY.zip

Size: 452.4 KB · Downloads: 1,388 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_10Bespoke_greyEllis.zip

Size: 414.1 KB · Downloads: 1,252 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_09Bespoke_carriageHouse.zip

Size: 405.2 KB · Downloads: 1,179 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_08Bespoke_stormyCape.zip

Size: 382.7 KB · Downloads: 1,374 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_07Bespoke_greenDragon.zip

Size: 295.7 KB · Downloads: 1,217 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_06Bespoke_peachYellowMtnSide.zip

Size: 383.2 KB · Downloads: 1,280 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_05Bespoke_cherryVictorian.zip

Size: 401.3 KB · Downloads: 1,471 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_04Bespoke_mapleRanch.zip

Size: 307.7 KB · Downloads: 1,293 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_03Bespoke_blueBungalow.zip

Size: 332.9 KB · Downloads: 1,379 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_02Bespoke_brokeBespoke.zip

Size: 317.5 KB · Downloads: 1,268 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_01Bespoke_cheapCheerful.zip

Size: 552.6 KB · Downloads: 1,281 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_BespokeLotPack_Included-CC.zip

Size: 114.3 KB · Downloads: 5,728 · 21st Jul 2018
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HW_BespokeLotPack_All-Houses.zip

Size: 6.12 MB · Downloads: 11,585 · 21st Jul 2018
6.12 MB 11,585 21st Jul 2018
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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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Theorist
Original Poster
#26 Old 25th Jul 2018 at 1:08 PM
@Qahne That's exactly the reason - no decent layout. I like it too so I haven't given up on it yet. If I'm remembering correctly expanding the footprint to be able to put in a decent layout messed up the roof line. Hopefully when I go back to it I'll come up with something that works.

@MereltheDutchy It's the 1/2 height foundation causing that - I'm sorry I should have made a note of it. Shastakiss talks about it here:

"LARGE DOG EDIT: I found out that large dogs can't live in houses with one or two-click decks, their actions just fall out of their queue. Small dogs and cats will use the little stairs, no problem. Toddlers will too with rebecah's mod (I haven't tested it with kittens or puppies yet but I'm pretty sure they'd be fine too). HugeLunatic has some non-animated modular steps with an invisible recolor that work though!"

Lunies Simple Passage steps are HERE if you want to use them.
Top Secret Researcher
#27 Old 26th Jul 2018 at 7:47 AM
Wow. I want to create a new neighbourhood just for these houses! They're wonderful.
Field Researcher
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#28 Old 27th Jul 2018 at 12:46 AM
Thank you so much! I downloaded all of the houses to use in my Uberhood! My town's population is increasing rapidly and I was running out of houses to use. This set is perfect for those of us who aren't builders.
Forum Resident
#29 Old 27th Jul 2018 at 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Qahne
These are gorgeous, and so playable! I think I like the Dutch Colonial most of all but you have made it so hard to choose. By the way, why is this preview house absent here? It has a lot of charm to it, was hoping you'd manage to find a decent layout and post it up here.

http://thumbs.modthesims2.com/img/2...874-00house.jpg


I second this request! It's gorgeous

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Lab Assistant
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#30 Old 28th Jul 2018 at 7:36 PM
This is a treasure trove! All of the houses and so individual and distinctive. I'm in the middle of building a new suburb and was getting tired of a the building, but wanted something like an average small town. These lovely homes fit right in. As usual they look like great sim type housing. Thanks for this great lot pack.
Test Subject
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#31 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 12:24 AM
Incredible!
Test Subject
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#32 Old 5th Aug 2018 at 11:44 AM
They're wonderful. You did an amazing job. Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
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#33 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 4:11 AM
May I ask how you got the 'exposed' sides/edges of the foundations to be different colors? That has always been a gripe of mine with TS2, the ugly defaults that it comes with.
Theorist
Original Poster
#34 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 7:25 PM
@jtf04240 They're edge hiders. If you have the Bespoke Build set there's a set included but there are other/different types worth having too. Google Sims 2 edge hiders for more options.
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Theorist
#35 Old 1st Sep 2018 at 11:45 PM
Hi, I'm having trouble with the Broke Bespoke house. I tried to place a driveway on the gravel part, but the game points to the part of the driveway footprint that is in the street and says it's "out of bounds".
Theorist
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#36 Old 2nd Sep 2018 at 1:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kestrellyn
Hi, I'm having trouble with the Broke Bespoke house. I tried to place a driveway on the gravel part, but the game points to the part of the driveway footprint that is in the street and says it's "out of bounds".


Hi kestrellyn. Maybe try picking up the lot in neighborhood view and placing it down again to see if that fixes whatever's wrong? Or try placing the driveway with move objects on? If that doesn't work maybe someone on the forums has run into this before and has a suggestion. I'm playing the house with a driveway on the gravel. I also tested a fresh copy of the house and was able to add a driveway to that one too without any issue.
Theorist
#37 Old 2nd Sep 2018 at 5:39 AM
Is it safe to move it within the neighborhood while sims are living there, as long as I don't put it in the bin, or do I have to move everyone out first?
Theorist
Original Poster
#38 Old 2nd Sep 2018 at 4:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kestrellyn
Is it safe to move it within the neighborhood while sims are living there, as long as I don't put it in the bin, or do I have to move everyone out first?


If you're asking about corruption I wouldn't think it could cause any problems but I don't know. If you're asking if it's safe for your families, it's fine - I do it all of the time.
Lab Assistant
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#39 Old 6th Sep 2018 at 4:46 AM
So for some reason the structure of the houses will download but when I go to load them, but none of the CC will which I downloaded too Not sure what I'm doing wrong?
Theorist
Original Poster
#40 Old 6th Sep 2018 at 1:27 PM
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Originally Posted by thisfatfunnylife
So for some reason the structure of the houses will download but when I go to load them, but none of the CC will which I downloaded too Not sure what I'm doing wrong?

I'm not sure. If you downloaded the cc and put it in your downloads folder the houses will have the cc when you place them. Take a look in the catalog and double check that the build set is actually installed is my only suggestion. If it's not there double check that you have the right cc (you need to get the Bespoke Build set from another thread - not this one), you extracted the files and put them in your downloads folder.

Hope that helps.
Lab Assistant
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#41 Old 13th Sep 2018 at 9:25 PM
Thanks for these amazing lots.
Test Subject
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#42 Old 19th Sep 2018 at 4:33 PM
I have downloaded and used these houses for a little while now, and i absolutely love all of them! To build these and to create all of the build items must have been alot of work, and i am really grateful. Thank you,Honeywell!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 24th Sep 2018 at 10:30 PM
The houses are beautiful, but one are missing, which can be seen in the publication of the Bespoke Build Set.
The house is next:

Would there be any chance that you would share these house?
Test Subject
#44 Old 26th Sep 2018 at 4:33 PM
I love these houses so much, they are stunning! I'm just having one issue where my sims are popping out of their chairs or while standing are rotating 45 degrees on the spot. I can't think why they would be doing this but it's making it unplayable for me. I've tried my family in more than one house and it's happened each time. Am I missing something? or is this a glitch in these houses as I'm not noticing the same behaviour in my other households in maxis made homes.
Theorist
Original Poster
#45 Old 26th Sep 2018 at 6:03 PM
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Originally Posted by leabaneana
I love these houses so much, they are stunning! I'm just having one issue where my sims are popping out of their chairs or while standing are rotating 45 degrees on the spot. I can't think why they would be doing this but it's making it unplayable for me. I've tried my family in more than one house and it's happened each time. Am I missing something? or is this a glitch in these houses as I'm not noticing the same behaviour in my other households in maxis made homes.


This is the first I've heard of anything like this but some people are reporting having issues with their game crashing using the Bespoke Build set... so maybe? I don't know. I can't reproduce any issues in my own game and I know others are using the houses and cc without any problems too but it's possible. Maybe something is conflicting somewhere? You can try taking out any other cc you have and playing the lots to see what happens.

Beyond that I don't know what to suggest but I appreciate you posting.
Test Subject
#46 Old 26th Sep 2018 at 6:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
This is the first I've heard of anything like this but some people are reporting having issues with their game crashing using the Bespoke Build set... so maybe? I don't know. I can't reproduce any issues in my own game and I know others are using the houses and cc without any problems too but it's possible. Maybe something is conflicting somewhere? You can try taking out any other cc you have and playing the lots to see what happens.

Beyond that I don't know what to suggest but I appreciate you posting.


Thanks for looking into it, I did think it could be a conflict but I had no luck with that route. Turns out it was caused by a very peculiar glitch caused by moving their beds into their inventory when moving house, I only found this after moving them into numerous houses and eventually getting tired of bringing their belongings so leaving them all behind and then the problem went away.

Thanks again for the beautiful homes, now I know this glitch I'll happily move all my sims in the town to your houses (leaving their beds behind haha)
Lab Assistant
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#47 Old 27th Oct 2019 at 11:21 PM
Thanks! I'm getting a lot of use out of these houses.
Test Subject
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#48 Old 1st Sep 2020 at 8:13 AM
wow ! These houses look amazing. They are simple yet beautiful. I think I'm gonna make a whole new neighbourhood just using these houses.
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