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Hi-Tech Hideaway (No hacks)

by Numenor Posted 24th Feb 2005 at 8:18 PM - Updated 1st Oct 2008 at 9:28 PM by Numenor : Edited category (Starter Homes)
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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.
This starter house may not use up the space in a "rational" way, but looks much more expensive than it actually worths! :D
Cost: $ 19,997 (luckily, the fridge is full ). 1 Bedroom, 1 full bathroom, a large open-space living/dining/kitchen and a basement. Complete "starter" furniture.
Special features: glass everywhere! A large transparent "wall", a futuristic glass terrace and a suspended transparent entrance. Two stealth stairs leading to the upper floor and to the basement.

Only original Maxis stuff was used, *except* two glass floor tiles from RGiles' transparent floor collection.
Note: this house was designed to be furnished with ultra-modern furniture, walls and floors, but this is the best I could do with the $20,000 budget :p
So, you should replace furniture and decors as soon as your sims can afford it

In the attached package you'll find the standard .sims2pack containing *only* the lot (the package was checked with the Clean Installer).
If you haven't already installed the RGiles' tranparent floor tiles, they are included in the zip: install them along with your custom floors, in the download folder; you have to install the included floor tiles only if you haven't already downloaded them from RGiles' original thread.
Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: None
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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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 1,012.3 KB · Downloads: 7,069 · 24th Feb 2005
1,012.3 KB 7,069 24th Feb 2005
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 25th Feb 2005 at 12:56 PM
This looks great! Thanx
Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 1:31 PM
what does Pedo mellon a mino mean?
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#4 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 2:06 PM
It's Sindarin, the High Language of the elves. It means "Speak Friends and Enter": i.e. everyone claims to be a friend is welcome.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:01 PM
thanks, i downloaded it.
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 4:06 PM
Awesome house! Thanks! :D
Test Subject
#7 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 8:33 PM
looks great!!
#8 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 10:39 PM
Good Modern Architecture
This one is definitely going into one of my neighborhoods. Useful, well thought out, and a real pleasure to look at!
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#9 Old 25th Feb 2005 at 10:58 PM
Thank you all for the appreciation!
If you find something wrong with this house, let me know (on another house I've forgotten the door to the bathroom... )
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 12:00 AM
I've been playing with this house all afternoon and it is a wonderful design. I created a sim, moved in with 3 simolians to spare. Got a job immediately and have been upgrading as money allows. One thing is you turned off snap to grid when decorating.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 1:55 AM
How DID you get the "wall" of glass o.0 I'm really interested in trying to make a house of glass, and that would help me out alot o_o *downloads*
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:34 AM
very cool. thanks.
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 6:07 AM
looks grate ill download it!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 11:06 AM
Great and very playable home! I really like your no nonsense approach to house building.
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 2:28 PM
omg! how cool! i love the transparent wall ^_^
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#16 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 2:56 PM
Well, it's not a real transparent wall (I couldn't manage to make one working...). It's a transparent floor with one side lowered to the ground.
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 6:44 PM
Awesome house,
props for the Sindarin :werd:
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 1:44 AM
Very nicely done!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 9:02 PM
Thank you! I need a modern house for those lovely paintings justmoi has made, and this looks ideal.
Test Subject
#20 Old 28th Feb 2005 at 5:00 AM
I love it! Very impressive

"As usual, behind every idiot, there is a great woman"
-John Lennon
Test Subject
#21 Old 7th Mar 2005 at 5:16 AM
Loving the transparent wall, I'm going to have to try that :-)
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Mar 2005 at 10:46 AM
I love your houses. I have many of them. I never usually download houses in my game, but there are some really great ones out here. Thanks!
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#23 Old 8th Mar 2005 at 1:11 PM
Thanks, Cher. I like my houses this way (small, unusual and "clean") and there aren't many to download around here; so, neither I download houses. Seems that we have something in common!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 8th Mar 2005 at 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by Numenor
Thanks, Cher. I like my houses this way (small, unusual and "clean") and there aren't many to download around here; so, neither I download houses. Seems that we have something in common!

Your very welcome I'm Italian and have most of my family in Italy so we have that in common too :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 13th Mar 2005 at 6:43 AM
I love this house...especially the 'angled glass wall thingy.' Just one quick question: How did you do that? I could build some very interesting houses that way.

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