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Backdoor Lane 13 [NL+OfB] -- Rodney's Radio Shack (Home Business)

by plasticbox Posted 19th Jan 2007 at 10:03 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 10:55 PM by plasticbox
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 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.
Cost: 87.538§
Lot: 2x2
Households: 1

Nightlife and OfB required.
Custom content included: Two wallpapers by myself

For sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

Backdoor Lane 13
is a hi-fi store with an apartment upstairs that will house 1-3 sims (4 if you squeeze them a bit). Off the back of the store there's a small garden house with a side entrance that Rodney obviously hasn't used in a very long time; the garden house itself is empty as well (it connects to both apartment and store, so it can be used for expansion). The store is one room with a bathroom (employees only, unless you want to allow your visitors to use the espresso machine and DJ booth as well -- that one's not for sale, it's for the staff to entertain themselves).

1 x double bedroom
1 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
1 x studio/hobby room
1 x spare room (empty)

One room with separate bathroom, no break room but a lockable behind-the-counter area

Garden house:
1 x emtpy room
1 x bathroom

Fully furnished, including some expensive art and stuff on sale, only the bedroom is a tad bare. In- and outside lights, alarms, phone, trash cans included. No parking, not on the curb either, nada. Rodney doesn't drive. (If you're desparate, you can remove the overgrown "garden" out back and put a driveway there.)

If you want to remove the lights in the store, don't worry when they don't seem to go away at first -- it's several lights moveobjected atop each other. The ceiling spots are always 3 or 4 in one I think, the round wall lights are two each.

And I'm not aware of a way to set the records on sale, since they're not in the catalogue. They don't have a use in-game anyway ... regard them as decorative.

Thank you:
This collection (frillen) and that one (loba), the mini lots by Andi8104 and the ones based thereupon (MaryLou) have been very useful in making the Backdoor Lane neighbourhood. Thanks for making them available.

Please don't PM me with neighbourhood terrain requests (look in the Neighbourhoods section instead), downloading issues (I can't help you -- look in Site Issues, Q-XPress forums etc), or Build Mode questions (general questions go here, lot specific questions in the d/l thread). Thanks.
Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

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 Open for Business
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Size: 869.9 KB · Downloads: 6,547 · 1st Apr 2007
869.9 KB 6,547 1st Apr 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 10:44 PM
love it! looks so.. real
Field Researcher
#3 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 10:45 PM
I agree, it does look real. Great job!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 11:01 PM
Very realistic !
thanks plasticbox

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

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Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 12:40 AM
I love it!
No not just this
the whole back door series!

Keep up the good work :]

Has anyone seen the phone books, I'm ordering pizza
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 4:11 AM
I love this series immensely, but I can't see it ingame!

I download and install the files, but alas, they do not appear. I did download the mini lots (and all the sets you referenced), but nothing. Any ideas?
Mistress of architectural mishaps
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#7 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 10:04 AM
I've been following the 'backdoor lane' series since the beginning and I adore every one of your wonderful lots. Outstanding work! Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful talent with us

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Original Poster
#8 Old 21st Jan 2007 at 10:47 AM
RiotGirlK -- I can't help you with downloading issues I'm afraid (for several reasons, not because I don't want to ... I don't download lots, I don't use Clean Installer or QXPress, I use a different server, etc). I can assure you that the file is OK, please post in the Help section or QXPress forums (and read the FAQs first if you haven't already, might save you some time).

Nengi -- Thanks! This means a lot coming from you =).

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 4:26 AM
All of your work is amazing! you are very creative and show great visual insight, thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 5:46 PM
Thank-you Love
#11 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 11:47 AM
Thank you for this series! I am putting them all in my fave hood.
#12 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 9:09 AM
Very good and realistic work.

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#13 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 11:22 PM
Thanks PlasticBox. This is great and so are all of your homes thanks very much.


kind of.
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Dec 2009 at 9:06 AM
Great house, nice home business - thank you!
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:37 AM
thank you