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Sim State Dorm by Gethane

by gethane Posted 4th Feb 2008 at 6:36 AM - Updated 4th Feb 2008 at 4:43 PM by gethane
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
I realized that though I've had this for download on my site for almost a year, I'd never released it here.

I like my dorms to look like "dorms." Utilitarian, not that luxurious, but functional. This dorm has had a lot of playtesting, not only by me, but several others as well.

Basement included for aspiration rewards or whatever. Room outside for gardening and a back door to access the pond for fishing.

I built is specifically to look like it fit in Sim State as this picture shows, however, you do need to move the rocks and tree group in the neighborhood just a bit so this fits where I've pictured it here. Siding and walkways are the same as used in Maxis-made Sim State buildings.

Space for 10 with 4 double rooms that seem to work fine. Single sims work great in the double bed rooms in each corner. I didn't put gender doors on the bathroom as it annoys me to send the right sim to the right bathroom, but that could be easily changed if you want those.

I used one of my own maxis rug recolors from Maxis Recolors: Room in a Box (Living Room) - Tan-Stripe-Bravo . I included it on this page for convenience. If you don't want to download it, it'll just default to a maxis rug, no harm done. No other custom content or walls/floors!

Hit the thanks button if you like!

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: n/a

Custom Content by Me:
- Maxis Rug recolor- Tan Stripe Bravo

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
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Size: 950.6 KB · Downloads: 2,376 · 4th Feb 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 4th Feb 2008 at 4:26 PM
This dorm really looks great! All those details are exciting: The double rooms! Room enough for dancing! The cook has his/her own door!
Wonderful, thanks,
Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 2:23 AM
I've been using your dorm for nearly a year now Geth, and it's a dream to play. Great layout, no bottlenecks, handles any number of playable sims living there. Heck I think the biggest problem I've had was when lightning kept hittting one of the street lamps out front. Everything a sim at college needs, and plenty of space for more. My sims won't live in any other dorm (they get fussy if I make them).
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 5th Feb 2008 at 4:11 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Keth! Always glad to "run into" you online .
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Nov 2008 at 1:40 PM
Very nice layout, it looks great! I don't have the best PC so I'm not sure how it will run on my machine. (I tend to stick to smaller buildings or spread the layout open wide enough that objects don't group together and cause slow down.) But hell, this is so awesome I'm gonna give it a go anyways!

"Mirrors are more fun than television" -The Flamingo
Field Researcher
#6 Old 17th Jun 2013 at 6:55 PM
I've played this for about 1 sim year now. It's fantastic! The best dorm I've ever played--and I've played a few. X3 Way to go!
#7 Old 4th Apr 2014 at 10:34 PM
I like how this dorm is kept simple, pleasant looking and appreciate how you have included the rug download .