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Don's Duplex ~ 2 Units with a Pool to match Pleasantview's Middle Lane Properties, on a 1-Click Foundation

by CatherineTCJD Posted 19th Jan 2018 at 7:45 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2020 at 10:26 PM by CatherineTCJD : Fixed a multitude of stuffeths!
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Designed to fit seamlessly in Don's neighborhood


This is Version "Take 2" (uploaded 08/08/2020) - it has been reworked on a 1-Click Foundation with minimal CC (only 3 items!) And, it is fully functional now - I heartily apologize to those who downloaded it in the past and found problems I have learned a lot since I first uploaded this apartment! . The look and 'feel' of the place is the same, so I did not re-do all the pictures. The first 6 pictures above are of the NEW building (hint: they are marked NEW) And, I have updated the below information where necessary. The big 'difference' is that it is now on a 1-click foundation - which means you must have HL's SimplePassageModStairs in your game for it to function, and for sims to be able to enter the building. The internal stairway has also been reworked. Instead of the split-landing shown in the older pictures, it is the spiral AL staircase.


Yes. Both apartments function as apartments, and share the pool. Just be sure to keep your back door locked - otherwise, nosy neighbors may just help themselves to a cup of sugar!




Please scroll through all the pictures to see everything this duplex has to offer. Each unit is fully furnished in a clean modern style, and includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a driveway, and a grill area in the back yard. Pets are allowed. Rent is between $1705 - $1711 $2,473 - $2,506. Welcome Home!

This is a clean copy of this house/lot; no sim has ever lived here. The package has been cleaned with Mootilda's Clean Installer.

There is parking for two vehicles, one on each driveway. Remember - if you want to have a car available (and it will be a 'community' car - usable by any resident) you must place it in the driveway before moving in your first sim.

Thank you Mootilda - for the GridAdjuster tool, which allows us to make 1-click/2-click Foundations and No-Slope Basements.




Pictures were taken with the following items in place, but they are NOT included:
- Invisible Smoke Alarm by pfish @ MTS2
- Invisible Driveway by Sophie-David @ MTS2
- Backless Tub/Shower combo by Huge Lunatic (HL) @ MTS2

Possibly used but NOT included - so, you may need to GO get it:
--- I use the Lifestyle Build Bundle wallpapers/floors ALL the time. (If you followed that link, it's the second link in the top post - extracted from Lifestyle Stories by Argon @ MATY) This 'bundle' lives back in my Bins folder so it doesn't have the CC star. If you ever enter one of my builds and find it has blank/unpapered walls/floors, it is because I used ones from this bundle and forgot to mention it. So, either substitute the wall/floor of your choice, or go get this bundle and re-install the lot (from your lot bin.)


Custom Content Included:
- Simple Passage Modular Stair by HugeLunatic (HL) @ Sims2Artists - these do need a script file so follow the link and make sure you install them properly!
- FREDRIK Workstation 1T Desk by HugeLunatic (HL) @ MTS2
- ModernAsian_PottedBamboo by From the EA Store Asian Fusion Set @ GoS

Lot Size: 3X2
Lot Price (furnished): $109,022
Rent: (furnished) $2,473 - 2,506


Standard mods I use that are not necessary nor included - but were probably used whilst building/photo-ing/prepping this house for upload...
I use Niol/Moi's Roof Shader for brighter roofs
And, HW/Honeywell's A Little Greyer: Roof Trim Defaults
Then, if it's a Bespoke Roof recolor - it will be THESE adjusted versions by The Llama Park/Tumblr that you see used in the pictures.
(However, what you get in the packaged file, will either be the plain EA roof or the straight, un-modified Bespoke roof from the set here on MTS2.)
Maranatah's White Wall Top texture replacement
Moo's Turn On/Off Lights
Menaceman's Lunatech Lighting Fix
BeosBoxBoy's no-red-pause-mod
Nopke's Go Under Spiral Stairs mod for proper spiral stair usage
And, of course, everyone needs Numenor's CEP and SEP!
I also use FRAPs to take in-game pictures, and PhotoShop to clean/collage said pictures.
And, I highly recommend using gummilutt's Invisible Medicine Cabinet to add features to any mirror - as per her policy, it's not used or included in this lot.


Additional Credits:
Thank you EAxis for this wonderful game
And, MTS2 for this terrific website!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
50MiddleLaneDuplex-CGT.zip | Built with the UC - Vers 2 - uploaded 08,08,2020

Size: 1.49 MB · Downloads: 1,523 · 8th Aug 2020
1.49 MB 1,523 8th Aug 2020
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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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Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#2 Old 19th Jan 2018 at 10:24 PM
How creative! Now you can have Don living on one side of the duplex, Dina and Nina on the other side. Then they don't have far to go to get into trouble...I'm downloading this one!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 20th Jan 2018 at 5:44 AM
where do I find that computer??
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#4 Old 20th Jan 2018 at 4:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Sonja
where do I find that computer??

Didn't it come with M&G or Apt Life?


FranH - I'm glad you like it You're gonna have some interesting situations arise...

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Jan 2018 at 3:14 PM
Hey I love the lot but I had a weird problem
The objects upstairs aren't clickable (in buy mode ) :/
And the desk upstairs was almost all the way outside of the house ( ik it sounds weird )
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#6 Old 25th Jan 2018 at 6:43 PM
Yes Shania I had the same problem. Also problem with the spiral stair to the roof in red apartment, facing wrong way. How did your girl get to the pool with fence in place around back door? I tried to fix by changing it back to a residential lot and adding a fence plus moving the pool but still have problems with upstairs. One wise one on this site said that split stairs might be a problem (my fav part of this lot). Going to try spirals or straight. I Like large apartments. nice
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 25th Jan 2018 at 8:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lharlamert
...problem with the spiral stair to the roof in red apartment, facing wrong way. How did your girl get to the pool with fence in place around back door? ...

A: Ooops - I bet I used the mirrored stairs from TSR. I'll check it and add that to the post. Sorry!
B: What fence around the back door? There's a floor divider (found in with fences) but, they just walk right over that.

As to the desk being outside - HUH!??? I have no idea. You are using HL's 1-tile desk right?
...which I see I forgot to add a link to too. *This is what happens when I build a lot, set it aside on my desktop, move into a new RL house, spend a great Christmas with my family, then try to upload said build - sheesh!*

I will add the forgotten items to the main post - I'm sorry for all the confusion!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 2:35 AM
thanks for the desk info unfortunately on the left apartment (haven't tested the other) you cant move items already upstairs and the sink and toilet block the shower creating really smelly sims now they all have aspiration take bath
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Aug 2020 at 3:31 AM
Hiii, the desk download is bunked D: I really love this apartment and would love to have the 1 tile ikea desk !
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 5th Aug 2020 at 4:21 AM Last edited by CatherineTCJD : 8th Aug 2020 at 9:25 PM.
I just clicked through to the desk DL with no problems... Try it again - it's there. (It's a box link - so you may need to do the box work around to get it to work.)
HL has some more 1-Tile desks here on MTS that you could substitute with too.

ETA - I don't remember if I ever uploaded the fixed lot? ...with the spiral stairs instead of the split-level stairs? I had computer issues right after I uploaded this lot (and things may have fallen through the cracks.) So, if you try this lot in game and have split-level stairs, please let me know. (And I'll try to remember to DL and check it myself tomorrow!)

ETA #2: I had not uploaded the fixed version, but I have now
ALL the above mentioned problems should be gone! Solid gone, man...

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
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and Vintage Stuffeths
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Aug 2020 at 4:29 AM
Thank yooou !
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
I just clicked through to the desk DL with no problems... Try it again - it's there. (It's a box link - so you may need to do the box work around to get it to work.)
HL has some more 1-Tile desks here on MTS that you could substitute with too.

ETA - I don't remember if I ever uploaded the fixed lot? ...with the spiral stairs instead of the split-level stairs? I had computer issues right after I uploaded this lot (and things may have fallen through the cracks.) So, if you try this lot in game and have split-level stairs, please let me know. (And I'll try to remember to DL and check it myself tomorrow!)

ETA #2: I had not uploaded the fixed version, but I have now
ALL the above mentioned problems should be gone! Solid gone, man...


Thank you so much ! i loved the lot before the fix, so ill probably love it even more now !