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American Traditional - 5 BD, 4 BA Home, Nightlife Only

by Honeywell Posted 13th Jul 2010 at 6:31 AM - Updated 22nd Jul 2017 at 11:55 AM by Honeywell : photobucket pics
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

American Traditional started off following this floorplan but I couldn't build the side garage with just just Nightlife. Once the garage changed, I pretty much abandoned the entire plan and just winged it but you can still tell the house was based on it.

I usually build my lots using all the expansion and stuff packs but since I often like sharing my houses as much as building them I only used Nightlife and a handfull of CC for this one. Since you can't even buy the basegame without Nightlife anymore I hope anyone who wants to download this house can. If you do download this house I hope you enjoy it.

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Custom Content Required But NOT Included:

Modern Georgian Manor Set by phoenix_phaerie
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=188669

Modern Georgian Manor Add-Ons by phoenix_phaerie
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=267590

Pedimentary Door Collection Pt I by phoenix_phaerie
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=239126
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Details:
$181,872
Medium 3x4 Lot
5 Bedrooms (1 furnished)
4 Bathrooms
Garage
Pool & Hot Tub
Lights, Alarms & Phones
All Skill Builders

Playtest Notes:
This house doesn't have a basement or split levels which makes it much easier to play and you don't have to worry about flooded basements or weird camera angles. The ground floor is made out of foundation walls, though. So if cut-away walls is the only way you can stand to play this house probably isn't for you.

All the furniture can be used and all the landscaping can be reached to maintain it.

Interiors:




Custom Content Included:
- Mosaic Stone Wall byBlack Orchid

Recommended but not included:
- Invisible Drive Way by Sims2you7 (aka Frillen)
- White Roof Trim Defaults by Phaenoh

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: $181,872

Additional Credits:
AGS, SimPE, GIMP, Rugs - zMOG!! Off Grid!! by HugeLuantic and MTS, of course.

Oh Noes!

Do your windows look like this? Use your fence tool to delete the white border fence. As you delete the fencing your windows will show up correctly. Use the undo tool to quickly add back the fences you deleted. Your windows will still show up correctly.

Problems installing? Please don't PM me--the only thing I'm going to say is:
1. Did you remember to thank me? I don't really think it has anything to do with your installation problems but you can't rule it out! I've often thought it would be cool if my stuff only worked for those with a bit of common courtesy so it couldn't hurt to try.
2. Right click on the file and extract it.
3. Double click on the Sims2Pack and install it.
4. Profit!

Or you can try this link which is probably much more helpful than I am.
http://linna.modthesims.info/wiki.p...ves_Using_7-Zip

ETA:
- Unchecked OFB. Nightlife is the only pack needed.
- 7/14 added 7zip help link

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build content only
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
American Traditional.7z

Size: 943.7 KB · Downloads: 25,487 · 13th Jul 2010
943.7 KB 25,487 13th Jul 2010
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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Instructor
#2 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:45 AM
This is gorgeous! I love the interiors, you did a wonderful job with them. It looks like it will play well in my game
Theorist
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:49 AM
Heh. I still have your boolprop tutorial bookmarked on my SimPage from when I was trying to figure out how you do what you do (and what you do is impressive). So it's extra cool for me that you took the time to comment on my houses--thanks!
Banned
#4 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:01 PM
I really like this one!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:19 PM
Love this house! I like the fact that you made it basegame/nightlife only... it is greatly appreciated! The five bedrooms are awesome too. Thanks for uploading!
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:52 PM
looks good and has a great layout too! well done x
Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:09 PM
Gorgeous house, I love it! Thanks!
Alchemist
#8 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 11:05 PM
It's a house with universal appeal! I love it!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 3:44 AM
Gorgeous! I think it looks better than the one you started copying. =D
*favourites*

Remember, being paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
Theorist
Original Poster
#10 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 7:20 AM
Aww. Thanks for the lovely comments.
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 12:13 PM
This is beautiful! Can't wait to create a family for it.
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 12:48 AM
it is gorgeous! I <3 it! :D

Never regret something that once made you smile :)
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Jul 2010 at 5:26 PM
Wow, now this is a house I want to pull right off the screen - set down in some land in the mountains, and MOVE RIGHT ON IN! Beautiful job! It is classic yet modern. You all amaze me with your talents. I mean that sincerely. I wish I could design as good as you all.

"Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile"
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Jul 2010 at 6:18 PM
This house is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 1:37 AM
This looks beautiful, thanks for making it! It'll be perfect for big families in my game. I'm just wondering, in what folder am I supposed to place the file? Lots, downloads or something else?
Theorist
Original Poster
#16 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 11:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ..:ShitHappens:..
This looks beautiful, thanks for making it! It'll be perfect for big families in my game. I'm just wondering, in what folder am I supposed to place the file? Lots, downloads or something else?

SH, you don't need to place anything in your folders. All you need to do is right click on the file, choose extract and then you'll have a Sims2Pack file that you just double click on to install. Once you do that you can just delete those files. I hope you enjoy the house.

If you need a bit more explanation than that this should help:

http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...acking_Idiots_5
Test Subject
#17 Old 28th Jul 2010 at 1:35 AM
This house is beautiful! I love the style and floor plan! It's nice and big without being too much so and it's landscaped beautifully! You also just so happen to have used my favorite custom content windows! Thanks a ton for making it basegame/nightlife compatible.
Test Subject
#18 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 7:54 PM
Absolutely lovely! Thank you :]
Test Subject
#19 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 2:13 AM
could please make this file into a zip or rar? i really dont want to have to install a 7z extractor into my computer its alredy full of other junk. please n thank u

PiNkSuGaRx2
Theorist
Original Poster
#20 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 11:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PiNkSuGaRx2
could please make this file into a zip or rar? i really dont want to have to install a 7z extractor into my computer its alredy full of other junk. please n thank u
I'm sorry but I prefer using 7z since it isn't nagware and considering WinRAR also handles 7z archives I don't see a reason not to use my preference. If your WinRAR app can't handle 7z it's probably outdated and you should check to make sure you have the latest version installed.

If you do download the lot I hope you enjoy it.
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 7:26 AM
I love this house, a lot if thought went into the lay out and that is what I look for first.
I build boxes and work out the rooms in those boxes, so I am always on the look out for house that fit:

1 The Sims need for (extra) space to do anything.
2 Room to grow/include all the add on interest.
3 A good layout that makes sense, I am not interested in a battle every time a Sim shower before work.

One last comment to the soul who did not want to download "7z" , clean up your dead files, duplicates and do a defrag (I hope that I do not have to repeat "the backup statement"). Your system will crash sooner rather than later by the sounds of your comments. I use 7z, it is the best out there, an as a bonus it covers all types of Zip, Arc and others, it is the only one you really need.

Back to my thanks for a well thought out layout and space.
Test Subject
#22 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 6:30 AM
thank you sooo much this house is awesome!!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 5:55 PM
:O
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That is all.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream
Test Subject
#24 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 3:53 AM
I can't add the house to my game. It says "This content requires Expansion Pack data that is not installed." I have nightlife installed do you know what could be going on? I really want to use your house, it looks amazing!!
Theorist
Original Poster
#25 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 7:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ragdollman
I can't add the house to my game. It says "This content requires Expansion Pack data that is not installed." I have nightlife installed do you know what could be going on? I really want to use your house, it looks amazing!!

I built this house using AGS and only used the Nightlife expansion pack. But according to this Wiki article it means that additional packs were you used that you don't have installed and there's no work around.

http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?...Installed_Error

Considering that the only thing I can think to suggest is downloading the file again--maybe it was corrupted somehow? Or if that doesn't work I also upload my lots to the exchange (which confirms that the only expansion pack required is Nightlife) so maybe you can try there--it's the exact same file though so I don't see what difference that could make.

I'm sorry that's the only thing I can think to try since you're sure you have Nightlife installed and I'm sure that's the only expansion pack I used. G'luck and I hope it works out for you and you're able to enjoy the house.

Here's the link to the exchange:
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/lot...asset_id=833262
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