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Newbie Road 51 [NL] - Starter House

by plasticbox Posted 7th Mar 2006 at 3:48 AM - Updated 13th Jan 2015 at 5:25 AM by plasticbox : Dead link rectification
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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Title: Newbie Road 51 [NL] - Starter House
Category: Lots & Housing > Residential > Starter Homes

Cost: 19.998
Lot size: 2x2

Nightlife expansion required.
No custom content.

Description:
A beautiful little country house, furnished for 1-2 sims but suitable for a small family (this is bigger than it looks from the outside, due to the custom roof construction that allows for a bigger attic). Some landscaping and decoration, small garden, one driveway included with enough room for a second one.

1 x double bedroom
2 x bathroom
1 x kitchen
1 x living room
2 x spare room (unfurnished)

Basic appliances included: lights, toilet, shower/tub combo, fridge, kitchen sink, phone, burglar alarm, smoke detector, bookshelf. This house also has an easel (not on the screenshots -- forgot to take pictures after I added it); the toilet tucked in under the stairs has been playtested and works 1a (see screenshot).

Expandability: Perhaps a little shed in the garden, but otherwise it's not worth the trouble I think.


Note:
If you get an "expansion pack data required" error upon installation, use Clean Installer instead of the Maxis one. Apparently this is a known issue (not specific to this download), see this thread describing the problem and this post (daysies) explaining the workaround.

Enjoy!


Pictures:
- Street view
- Backside 1
- Backside 2
- Floor plan, ground floor
- Overview, ground floor
- Overview, top floor
- Toilet in action
- Stairs, tabbed view with door open and camera on same floor

About the last picture: Due to the way that most Maxis stairs are constructed (they all have this wooden thing underneath, except for Holy Smoke and the wrought iron ones), there's a -- purely optical -- glitch that you might encounter if you use the tabbed camera view a lot: the wooden thing underneath the stairs will show if the camera is on the same level as the stairs *and* in tabbed mode. Which means you won't be able to see your sims while they're doing business on the toilet (but they will still be able to do it perfectly fine). If this bothers you, there are some beautiful custom stairs here that don't have the "thing underneath" (Balustrade Stairs, by Brasstex; there's probably others as well) -- you might want to install and use those instead.

I never use the tabbed view in-game (only for taking pics), so I don't know how much of an issue this is for others ... for me the opposite was the problem: I didn't like how the stairs magically disappear in normal camera mode, so I thought I'd put something there that would make sense both for the sims *and* the user, and this kind of thing -- toilet or small storeroom underneath stairs -- I've actually seen (and bonked my head on) in RL.
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings

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 Nightlife
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NewbieRoad_51.zip

Size: 728.5 KB · Downloads: 6,208 · 7th Mar 2006
728.5 KB 6,208 7th Mar 2006
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 5:04 AM
wondefully done. i simply love all of work. thanks for making these houses & everything. (;

i even fell for that stupid love song...
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 5:30 AM
It has a nice cottage-y feel. Yet another fabulous starter house by plasticbox
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 1:54 PM
oh yes, this looks awesome, i have to have this 1 too lol thanks again :hippy:

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Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 4:28 PM
Its very pretty! Its a shame I don't have Nightlife otherwise I'd download it. Well done!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 4:35 PM Last edited by mstybl95 : 7th Mar 2006 at 4:36 PM. Reason: mispelling
This is beautifully and tastefully done. The layout is practical and very easy to navigate and I love what you did with the upstairs windows!! Thanks for this!

Check out my site: SIMple Realty
Test Subject
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7th Mar 2006 at 9:18 PM
This message has been deleted by Animal Crazed Erin (ACE). Reason: Said I got an error, forgot that they mentioned it does that.
Scholar
#7 Old 8th Mar 2006 at 1:37 AM
Nice Job! You worked well with the split-leveling. It looks great :D
Scholar
#8 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 2:24 AM
the vampeee will love this house,thanks

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Test Subject
#9 Old 9th Mar 2006 at 5:54 AM
thank for all the houses & etc you've made, they have really blown me away, especially all the quality you put into the starter homes. thank you very mucho! ;D

i even fell for that stupid love song...
Test Subject
#10 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 6:36 PM
it looks a bit german. so i will download it.

I am from Germany. So I hope I won´t make so many mistakes.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 21st Oct 2007 at 4:01 PM
How'dya make the attic sooo spacious? I would really appreciate if you told me how
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#12 Old 21st Oct 2007 at 11:03 PM
Re. the attic, see this tutorial: http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=156028

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#13 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:23 AM
thank you