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Newbie Road 152 -- Starter for 8 sims, furnished

by plasticbox Posted 4th Aug 2008 at 6:21 PM - Updated 20th Sep 2008 at 6:19 AM by plasticbox
15 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.
Requires Pets.
Custom content not included: Shown in the pictures is a roof recolour by Neveah223 @ ESB, from this thread.

Modern-ish starter house, furnished for 8 sims, built for optimal traffic flow. Very sparsely landscaped, porch in the garden, room for one driveway next to the house (and if you want, another rotated one in front).

2 x double bedroom
2 x twin bedroom (could be used as double too)
4 x bathroom
1 x kitchen/dining/living room
1 x spare room (empty)

All basics included except a burglar alarm (I think), plus a mirror and a stereo. There's a tiny spare room in the basement that could be used either as a separate bedroom, or as yet another bathroom. Playtested with 8 adult sims and their pets, everything worked nicely -- in order to wash dogs in the bathtubs, you need to turn them around by 180° (sorry, I forgot to).


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 20.000§ exactly

Custom Content by Me:
- Double Pine Bed

Custom Content Included:
- 3 Tile NuMica Dining Table by CTNutmegger
Number of bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
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.

Sims 2 Pets
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Size: 867.4 KB · Downloads: 5,082 · 4th Aug 2008
867.4 KB 5,082 4th Aug 2008
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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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#2 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 7:46 PM
So this time I'm the first who can congrate to one more wonderful starter. Thanks for this excellent work

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#3 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 11:44 PM
As I am one of those odd players who almost never moves my sims out of their first home and generally has large families, this is a wonderful thing. Thanks a ton. I'm sure my sims will love it.
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8th Aug 2008 at 12:06 AM
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#4 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 2:43 AM
thanks, this is great! there are too few 8 person starter homes out there, methinks. plasticbox, i just luuuuurv your houses! xD
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#5 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 3:57 AM
A starter home furnished for eight sims? I have never made a large family, I didn't think they could afford all they needed with 20K. Starter homes for large families are hard to find, plus yours seem like something I might see down the street.

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#6 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 3:48 PM
This is beautiful! I love all of your creations! They are really great for starters.
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#7 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 8:12 AM
Hi there,

I was very excited to find this lovely home for a large family, so I set it up, went in to check it out before moving my large family in and....what!? The basement is half filled with water!!

I have never encountered this before and was wondering if anyone else has seen this.
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#8 Old 15th Aug 2008 at 8:59 AM
Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE this house!
I, too, am the kind of person who's Sim's families start off small, but grow, and never leave the house, so this was a great find.
Thank you thank you!
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#9 Old 15th Aug 2008 at 11:46 PM
Re. water in basements: Move the house up a hill, you're placing it too close to the ground water level. Sim basements aren't waterproof.

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#10 Old 24th Aug 2008 at 7:23 PM
Thank you for the tip on the flooded basement, will check it out and move my huge family in.
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#11 Old 1st Oct 2008 at 3:43 AM
What a cute house! Great job!
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#12 Old 21st Oct 2008 at 8:35 AM
Great house! :D

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#13 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 7:14 PM
This is the first small yet spacious enough for alot of sims, like my one big family thanks.
#14 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 6:07 AM
Ugh, I love this but I don't have Pets.
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#15 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 2:02 AM
thank you