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British Style High Street

by MogHughson Posted 29th Sep 2009 at 8:55 PM - Updated 9th Nov 2010 at 10:25 PM by MogHughson
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I just love the quirky, often ad hoc design that British High Streets in small towns tend to display. Rather than uniform matching designs for each shop, they're all different. I have always wanted to build the same sort of thing for my Sims too and here it is. This lot is a combination lot containing four apartments built above shops of various types in a typical British High Street style.


Each apartment contains one double bedroom, bathroom and an open plan living area, suitable for a single person or couple. Each apartment is modestly furnished for those of you that like to play using the cheat for renting furnished apartments Tutorials:Building_an_Apartment#Renting_Furnishedwiki, including essentials such a telephone, burglar alarm and smoke detector. The open plan living area functions as a dining room, living room and kitchen with space for a study area (desk) ready for that inevitable visit from Mr. Humble! Apartments are from $1382 to $1644.

There are shared stairs for the middle two apartments, with a trash chute on the stairs to be shared by the two nieghbouring apartments. The stairs open out onto the High Street on the front of the building. The two end apartments have stairs up the sides of the overall building.


Coffee Bar (blue door) - There are no working bars in the Base so this is a Coffee Bar instead. If you have other EPs you could add a working bar, or a restaurent.
Fashion store (red door) - Browse, and try on new clothes, make sure you're up-to-date with all the latest fashion. Spacious changing rooms for your convenience, and comfy sofas for the partner in your life. Beautiful jewelry also for sale.
Newsagents (white door) - Magazines, computer games for your entertainment. Grab a quick soda or a snack, or sit down for a more leisurely coffee (self-serve).
Mini-Market (black door) - Stock up on your groceries, fruit, veg and frozen foods.

In order for the shops below the apartments to function properly, i.e. for cashiers to man the cash reigisters, for clothing racks to allow you to buy, etc, you require my global hack. This is not packaged with the lot in order to comply with the MTS upload rules.

EP Requirements
I have deliberately kept this lot a little sparse in order to ensure that the only EP you require is Apartment Life. This lot is built using the AnyGameStarter to ensure no contamination from other EPs (and it has been checked with CleanInstaller). Thus whichever other EPs you have, you can then use to expand upon the decor and even change the shops.

Custom content required but not included
My illuminated shop sign. If you prefer Simlish - you can also get Simlish recolours of these signs at that link.
Menaceman44's Female Adult Mannequin
Menaceman44's Female Evening Dress Mannequin
suggarheart's 20 nice Paintings for your Supermarket or Kitchen

Cheers
Mog

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price $1382 to $1644

Additional Credits:
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Everyone who provided feedback on the Creators feedback forum to help me finish this.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
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 Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The High Street (Nos 1 to 4).rar | Four apartments above four different shops - combination lot

Size: 794.7 KB · Downloads: 10,804 · 29th Sep 2009
794.7 KB 10,804 29th Sep 2009
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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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Miss BHAVing
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#2 Old 21st Sep 2009 at 6:37 PM
Default Pictures of the inside
... and here are some additional pictures of the insides of the shops and apartments on this lot. They are linked from the main thread too.

Enjoy!

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My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:12 PM
I assume you need apartment life for this? The required games only has the base game listed. Thanks for changing it!

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#4 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:18 PM
Fantastic lot! I love mixed use apartments/shops in real life and in the Sims.
This lot goes really well with row houses (thanks Mootilda!). Can build a whole British style neighborhood!

small note: Mr. Huble is not inevitable if you have the MATY anti-humble and buyable Humble computer fixes.

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Miss BHAVing
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#5 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:24 PM
Yes you need Apartment Life EP. This thread wasn't done through the upload wizard due to number of photos going over the 8 per thread limit. Thus, I didn't have the opportunity to check the appropriate buttons until it was posted - tis done now - you just beat me to it

I personally love the fact that you get a free computer - never even occurred to me to turn it off! Those that have the mod will no doubt realise as you did that they'll have to buy their own computer to put on the desk in the apartment

Cheers
Mog

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:31 PM
I love it!! Have been waiting for somebody to do something like this!! Personally I've always wanted to live above a shop -- ahh well at least now my simmies can live my dream! Excellent work. Looks suspiciously like the high street by me!

thanks xx
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#7 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:46 PM
Excellent work Mog. Yay for nipping downstairs to buy the paper!! Oh wait - you havent made that mod yet....

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Miss BHAVing
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#8 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by leesester
Excellent work Mog. Yay for nipping downstairs to buy the paper!! Oh wait - you havent made that mod yet....
Actually to buy a paper (or at least a magazine anyway) you can do with this lot and the shopping mod.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:39 PM
I've had your mod since you released it and tried very hard to make my own community/apartment lots. I have a few nice ones now - one with a pub and one with a launderette below. I'm glad you finally uploaded this lot! Thanks so much for your hard work.

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#10 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by insidious_glamour
I've had your mod since you released it and tried very hard to make my own community/apartment lots. I have a few nice ones now - one with a pub and one with a launderette below. I'm glad you finally uploaded this lot! Thanks so much for your hard work.
Are you planning on uploading them? If you do, let me know and I'll link them from the shopping mod page.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#11 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MogHughson
Actually to buy a paper (or at least a magazine anyway) you can do with this lot and the shopping mod.


Indeed - my sims buy a mag, but on a Sunday - they want a paper. I will have a snuffle about for a less awesome solution.

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 1:32 AM
Very nice! Thank you for uploading this!!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 8:04 AM
love the mismatched style and the row house design. Thank you

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 1:06 PM
ModHughson I love this..... I am indeed from England and I think you have nailed the British shop look
Just wanted to know if the lot is built with no custom content and that is all Maxis stuff?

Thank you for bringing a bit of Britain to the Sims 2!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 2:09 PM
It looks great! I'm happy to see it finished
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#16 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 2:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake Lucas
ModHughson I love this..... I am indeed from England and I think you have nailed the British shop look
Just wanted to know if the lot is built with no custom content and that is all Maxis stuff?

Thank you for bringing a bit of Britain to the Sims 2!
As noted in the thread, there is very little custom content in the lot, the shop sign, the two shop manniquins and the supermarket posters. There are links to the four pages on MTS to get those four peices of custom content.

Cheers
Mog

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 2:30 PM Last edited by MCO798 : 1st Nov 2009 at 7:42 PM.
Wow mog! i've been awaiting this for very long! Really nice.

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#18 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 4:44 PM
Haha, extremely glad to see this one up, great work on it. :D

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MogHughson
Are you planning on uploading them? If you do, let me know and I'll link them from the shopping mod page.


I hadn't even thought of uploading them! I'll work on cleaning them out this weekend when I have some free time and let you know so you can link them. ^_^

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#20 Old 1st Oct 2009 at 9:42 PM
Sweet! I've seen my mannequins in someone elses game now! Brilliant.
Fantastic work on this lot, Mog. It really does look like our streets.

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Test Subject
#21 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 8:15 PM
wow this is so kool! this would look great in the city i built - it was kind of english themed lol! Great job :D
Test Subject
#22 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 1:07 PM
Great work Mog. I downloaded this & followed your instructions precisely,but the apartment mailbox didnt show.Moved in sims anyhow & landlord showed up so I guess all ok.
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#23 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 3:40 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 16th Oct 2009 at 6:11 PM.
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Originally Posted by hookedonsims
Great work Mog. I downloaded this & followed your instructions precisely,but the apartment mailbox didnt show.Moved in sims anyhow & landlord showed up so I guess all ok.
Hi there - which instructions were you following? You sound like you might have been following instructions from the Apartments and Shopping on the same lot thread? Were you making alterations to the lot before using it (as those would be need then)? Now that you have moved in Sims - is the mailbox an apartment mailbox or is it still a residential mailbox?

Cheers
Mog

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#24 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 9:54 AM
Hi Mog- Yes I wasusing apt & shopping thread, no alterations made. Moved in sims but still residential mailbox
Miss BHAVing
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#25 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 10:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hookedonsims
Hi Mog- Yes I wasusing apt & shopping thread, no alterations made. Moved in sims but still residential mailbox
I have seen mention on a thread on this site about this happening if you have a buyable mailbox. Could that be your problem?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
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