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The Windy Cafe & Street Shops

by eltrinow Posted 19th Aug 2006 at 9:21 PM - Updated 20th Aug 2006 at 9:53 AM by eltrinow : forgot to include the lot size, sorry :O)
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
I created this lot about 3 months ago and decided it was time to upload. Its size is 3x2 and it contains a cafe, a coffee house with a bandstand, a clothing boutique, and a small gallery. The empty residential space above the coffee house and restaurant is for aesthetic purposes, to help with the "city" appearance.

The following custom content is included:


UK1967: roof air pipe, wooden palette, cardboard boxes
Windkeeper: fake trashcan
Cazkiwi: dumpster, short grass
Atavera: alpha letters sign, neon coffee sign
Macarossi: eclectic expressions door
Devguy: graffiti pack brick
Numenor: seamless windows
Ignorant Bliss: remodeled windows
HChangeri: recolor of Retroville awning
MaryLou: windowsill with flowers

xmsims:bus stop bench and canopy
Retail Sims: newspaper boxes, parking meters, and trashbags
Pixel Sims: small round window
Shiny Sims: nouveau fence
Pimp my Sims: narrow twin windows-modern kitchen01 set by Solander
4esf: other2 glass door
Cyclonesure: Urban renewal security kit-chickenwire mesh fence

Coffee House

klarsicht42: KS simple round lamp
Xanathon: starlamp
AERhodesJr: picture recolor
HChangeri: coffee drink menu-"We call it football" recolor

Reflex Sims: round glass dining table, spindle chair, hanging plant, large painting, candelabra, mirror
Mango-Sims: white votive candle, black wooden wall, square potted plant, yellow pillar candle
Shoukeir: cabinet, painting, leopard print sofa
xmsims: white sofa, small potted plant
PeggySims2: glass vase w/ flowers, glass vases
Birgit43: scarf & rod, candle chandelier
Giselle: small round glass table
Sims2sisters: stripped dining chairs
Sunairsims: glass vase w/ plant
Tarox: single candle wall sconce cigarettes & ashtray coffee service
Parsimonious: spirit sink
Vitasims2: Extro chandelier
Helena: square wooden table
Around the Sim2: enzo dining chairs
Pimp my Sims: Chrissie's "Macao" chandelier

The Windy Cafe

Moon_Ez: "stress down" set (iron tables and chairs)
CTNutmegger: modern fireplace cover used on the 4th floor
Exnem: luxury kitchen table
Witchboy: Chat Noir recolor of "lady on red"

4ESF: bedroom11 plant, livingroom6 plant, dining6 plant, outdoor7 tulips, kitchen4 breadbox & kiwi, fruitbowl
xmsims: window & door opening, potted plant
Parsimonious: Sanctuary plant
Sims2sisters: small drink menu
Around the Sim2: Bengale study painting
Mango-Sims: ceiling lights


ta539: hanging wall deco

Sunairsims: store clothes rack, shoe stand lamp, sectional table, shelves rack, dress display (pgs 52 & 53)
xmsims: floor mirror, chaise
4ESF: livingroom3 ottoman, quadro plant
PeggySims2: white laptop, desk chair
Birgit43: large mirror, vase
Mango-Sims: potted branch
Pimp my Sims: Chicago bathroom wall sconce, Claude lamp by Chrissie
modern sims objects: cylinder floor lamps by Tiggy027
Shoukeir: small picture, round mirror, large painting
Around the Sim2: Epure bathroom sink
Tribeccasims2: Unshello bathroom walls


Moon_Ez: 2 small dots dining chair
funami1300: contempo design-wallclimber
AERhodesJr: oil fantasy & lady on red recolors

4ESF: small sculpture, large floor sculpture, laptop-notebook
Shoukeir: mallory painting, vase
Reflex Sims: bowl sculpture, abstract sculpture, Barbara Mechler art
Mango-Sims: ceiling lights
11dots: desk books, Alessia flowers, laurana painting
SimGedohns: loft office desk

Once again thanks to the talented artists listed above for sharing their creations I hope I haven't forgotten anyone, if so please contact me.

I hope you all enjoy using this lot

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 Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Windy Cafe and Shops.rar

Size: 972.3 KB · Downloads: 11,772 · 19th Aug 2006
972.3 KB 11,772 19th Aug 2006
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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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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 9:23 AM
Very nice. It will fit in nicely with my little shops I have already. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 11:10 AM
oh my my my. i have found something special,thank you for sharing this with us i know i will like it and use it thanks again 5*'s from me too you

"The only thing too fear is fear it's self."- FDR
"As you slide down the bannister of life,consider me a splinter."~Jason Crawford
Mad Poster
#4 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 11:51 AM
Thank you! This is very nice indeed! Business will definitely flourish in this location. (Well, after I fix my computer and it will no longer freeze, and crash and return all sorts of errors. )
Mad Poster
#5 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 12:01 PM
Very very très très joli !!!
Thanks for your great jobe !

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
#6 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 2:14 PM
Impressive work, thank you. Really well detailed. I'm also quite surprized by small size of the file even the massive furnishing, that's a good point. Thanks again and ciao.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 3:20 PM
This is awesome! And it's a small lot so it'll run great in my game. I'm going to love playing this.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 4:07 PM Last edited by Witchboy : 21st Aug 2006 at 4:21 PM. Reason: Finally got it to dwnload
Excellent Lot! Thank You for sharing but the file seems to be corrupt. These are the errors i get when trying to unrar it

!C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\MTS2_357836_eltrinow_Windy_Cafe_and_Shops.rar: Unexpected end of archive

! C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\MTS2_357836_eltrinow_Windy_Cafe_and_Shops.rar: CRC failed in Windy Cafe and Shops.Sims2Pack. The file is corrupt


Well i got it to download but there seems to be no custom content included. Everything turns to maxis objects & theres curtains on the outside of the building
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 5:40 PM
Wow! A truly amazing looking lot, but just one thing.... when I go to install it, there is not custom content included in the package. I use the Clean Installer and the only thing in the package is the lot itself. Just an FYI.

I don't usually download lots that often anymore, but this is a real treat and I would love to get the version with the custom content.
#10 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 6:47 PM
eltrinow, the lot is great but as Witchboy said the file seems not to be the one expected. May I ask to check the matter? it would be nice from you because we would have this lot as you uploaded. In any case, if CC are not included, please state it. Thanks again and ciao.
#11 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 6:15 AM
The newspaper stands and some other CC from retailsims may not work with OFB. Their website says so. That might be the reason behind the errors you are getting and things not showing up in the game. I am sure it is unfurnished to be that small of a file size. With that said, THIS IS AN AWESOME LOT.

Please check me out at Sims Crossing Please do not upload any of my lots,clothing, or other creations to other sites!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#12 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 7:33 AM
Thank you for the kind words, it means a lot to me that you all like it.

However, I do need to apologize. This is my second upload and my assumption was as long as the "lotSegmentForUpload" option was selected it would include the custom content used when I packaged the lot. This does not seem to be the case since some of you have reported no content shows up.

I am running into another problem, I would like to replace the file, however from S2PCI I'm not sure what to include. My first attempt makes the file over 40MB. I'm not sure exactly what to do, but I'm working on it.

Please bear with me :O)

Hey everybody...
Field Researcher
#13 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 5:23 PM
Thank you, this lot is amazing, but I too get no custom content, so I hope you get this worked out soon, I really love it and would love to include it in my game. Thank you.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.- Maya Angelou

Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 9:03 AM
Pleeeeez fix it I love it and realy want it in my game it´s so perfect.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 7:38 PM
beautiful work love it!!!!!!!

"it is better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you are not"
Test Subject
#16 Old 7th Sep 2006 at 9:01 AM
I guess there's no hope you'll be able to reupload this lot with the custom content? *whimpers and crawls back under her bed to pout*
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 4th Oct 2006 at 12:28 AM Last edited by Jaedle : 8th Oct 2006 at 2:19 AM.
The lot works fine, but you need to download the custom content yourself. It will then load into the lot if you place the lot afterward. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a few of the smaller items and the reflexsims paintings, and some of the wallpapers don't seem to be listed. Other than that it looks great. For those who are seeing curtains on the outside of the building, I think you are missing either the windows or the flowerboxes or both. It's a really gorgeous and highly playable lot with the custom content installed. There is *plenty* of room for the families of the shop owners to live above. I've made it into a co-op, and I have to say it's the most playable business/residence lot I have ever had.

The newspaper boxes are decorative and entirely compatible with OFB. I haven't found anything at retailsims yet that isn't. The disclaimer just means the creator did not test them in OFB.

Eltrinow, I believe I downloaded all the outdoor content you link but my lefthand building is showing up concrete outdoors. You might want to check and make sure you've listed all the wallpapers. My guess is the 40 mb might actually be how much space this lot may take with all that custom content included, so you may want to look at having a seperate content pack. You could just put the walls, floors, and uploadable build objects into the main pack and the custom decor in a seperate one, People who chose not to download that would still have the Maxis default content as a guideline.

edit: If you are seeing curtains outside the windows, make sure you have the Retroville awnings.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 22nd Feb 2007 at 7:00 PM Last edited by kaycab : 22nd Feb 2007 at 8:24 PM.
It's a beautiful lot. Unfortunately I'm one of the people not getting any of the cc included. It would make the downloading process go a lot faster if you were to link directly to the objects instead of the creators,
eta: many of the links provided are out of date, and some of the objects must be paid for.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 8:57 PM
Beautiful lot, but, like the others, I don't get the custom content. I suppose I could download them separately, or furnish it myself. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
25th Apr 2007 at 3:46 AM
This message has been deleted by Angelyne. Reason: pointless comment
Test Subject
#20 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 4:32 AM Last edited by Xtian : 7th Jul 2008 at 6:26 AM. Reason: Increasing annoyance with hugely time-consuming CC Scavenger-Hunt
Great Lot, But No Post-Uploading Support From Builder
This is a wonderful lot, but did anyone else go mad trying to figure things out like which of the umpteen chairs available at could be considered 'spindle chairs?' Or, how about trying to determine which possible cabinet is intended out of all objects labeled as cabinets (overhanging, hutch-style, and otherwise) at Shoukeir's OR determining which of the literally dozens of paintings was meant by 'Painting' when referencing the same site??? Aargh

I'm about half-way through the list right now; I haven't been able to find a couple of things, but if I get most of them I guess that's better than none. It's really too bad the builder never made a CC pack to go with this really creative and, especially now that AL is on its way, timely lot.

*glares at eltrinow for teasing us with amazing screenshots but then refusing to play fair in helping us OCD-style players find the CC so the lot looks the way it was intended*
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 10:10 PM
Thanks very much. This is a wonderful little lot.
Test Subject
#22 Old 3rd Nov 2008 at 11:02 AM
I also went mad, just as Xtian, by trying to get all the custom content. Because I didn't succeed in finding everything, I decided to "design" my own e.g. boutique and gallery and the are just as pretty as eltrinows.

PS eltrinow: wonderful work though! I love it, especially the gallery and boutique!
Test Subject
#23 Old 10th Feb 2013 at 12:58 AM
This looks so awesome, thank you so much for sharing !