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Newbie Road 88 -- Base Game Starter

by plasticbox Posted 14th Jun 2007 at 7:17 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2008 at 9:18 PM by plasticbox
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 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.
No EPs required.
Custom content included: Open Underneath Deck Stairs by crocobaura, one wallpaper by myself

If you want to install the stairs properly, please follow the directions given in the thread linked above. This lot will work just fine if you don't, but you won't be able to select or change the stairs or use them in other lots (they won't show up in the catalogue, which is what the installation procedure is for).

Country-style starter house with attic and basement, very sparsely furnished for 1-2 sims but with room for more. This is an expanded/modified version of Newbie Road 51 -- I always wanted to make a version with basement, and now with those excellent crocobaurian stairs I can!

1 x double bedroom
2 x bathroom (1 furnished)
1 x kitchen/dining
2 x spare room (empty)
1 x basement (empty)

Basics included: lights, toilet, bathtub, fridge, kitchen sink, phone, trash can, smoke detector, bookshelf. NO burglar alarm. The little niche in the middle of the top floor can easily be made into another bathroom if you need one.

This is designed to work for everyone: does not require any EPs as it was made with Numenor's BaseGameStarter (check it out if you haven't already), tested in Seasons for weatherproofness, has enough room for driveways in front of the house if you have NL. Can easily be tweaked into a Bay Tree Drive lot if you add a fence and plunk down some alley trees.

This house has been used in a remodelling contest
hosted by htlovescats -- here are the results:

First Place: Slow Path of Life by ghjk525
Second Place: Grandfather's Pasture by Abraxas12
Third Place: Easy by Cuteamycat

Others, in the order of submission:
Nightfall by tance
Heidenröslein by Norvegese
Hope by Yen1688
Farm Road 71 by battang9412
Breath of Countryside by Featherofwin
Caramel Latte by angel000926
The rest area of Life by pennycat
Late-Modernism by sabrina948
Lonesome Pavilion by sue226671
Retire, Simple Life by poesp

Contest page

I find it amazing to see all those different results people came up with, all of them using the exact same house to start with. Thanks for the links, Amy!

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.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 19.955§

Custom Content by Me:
- Recolor of Maxis Clapboard

Custom Content Included:
- Wooden Stairs Open Underneath by crocobaura

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Numenor for the BaseGameStarter and to crocobaura for the stairs =)
Number of bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only
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
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Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 5,900 · 14th Jun 2007
1.14 MB 5,900 14th Jun 2007
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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 11:54 PM
Welcome back Newbi Way, love the stairs and stuff.

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 12:38 AM
Oh, so cozy! Love the stairs.

#4 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 1:50 AM
Thanks for this lot, very good looking.
#5 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 2:06 AM
Wow! Another Newbie Road!!! It's been a long time! Thank you!

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 6:24 AM
I LOVE it! I'm currently playing a merged version of all three maxis neighborhoods and was searching (to no avail) for a "Verona-esque" house. This one is perfect.

Thank you! You're the best!
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#7 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 7:04 AM
Awesome job! I always find Tudor starter homes the hardest to built, because I always end up going way over the budget... so kudos on keeping it under 20,000! :D

There's always money in the banana stand.
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 10:28 PM
WOW! Newbie Road is back again... THANKS!!!
Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#9 Old 17th Jun 2007 at 6:26 AM
Oh cuteness! This house looks so sweet. Thanks again, plasticbox! :D
#10 Old 18th Jun 2007 at 12:46 AM
very nice job! Thank you!

Please check me out at Sims Crossing Please do not upload any of my lots,clothing, or other creations to other sites!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 18th Jun 2007 at 10:04 PM
yes! a big but cheap house! this is just what i was looking for ^____^ thanks so much!

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and hold me in your arms until the sadness goes away
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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:12 PM
Thanks so much for ALL your starter homes, they're each lovely!

Check out my uploads here at MTS2.
Test Subject
#13 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:43 AM
thank you