For the last several months there has been a challenge on MATY in Planet K 20X6 called "EAxis House of Fail." Basically, every month a house that came with the game is chosen for its crappiness, and people rebuild it, keeping the original outside walls. The idea is to turn it into a nice looking, playable home. December's House of Fail is this one in Veronaville.
Here is my remodel of this useless house. As you can see, I decided to go with a castle theme. My version of this house is probably still useless, but I think mine has more style.
I opted to name the street of my new set of split-level homes "Divided Drive." Sadly, it was the best I could come up with, but to me it sounds better than Split Street. This house has 4 levels inside, which was a challenge. I used a houseplan as a guide, but ended up making some major changes on the inside, and a few on the outside as well. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
For the last few months there has been a challenge on MATY in Planet K 20X6 called "EAxis House of Fail." Basically, every month a house that came with the game is chosen for its crappiness, and people rebuild it, keeping the original outside walls. The idea is to turn it into a nice looking, playable home.
So here is August's challenge house. If you've ever played Strangetown, you may have seen this little vacant house. It is a little piece of crap. The long, narrow entrance is a death trap for your sims, and everything is all ugly on the inside with a bad floor plan. To top it all off, the edges of the lot are not even level.
And this is my version of the same lot. Well, I actually took a lot of
pictures of the original lot and rebuilt it just like the original, only
I used a flat lot. Then I added on and changed it until I got this.
After I rebuilt the original Weasley Burrow because of the non-level edges issue I mentioned in my previous post, I discovered that with LotAdjuster it could be fixed. This is called Murphy's Law, but that's OK. So, I loaded The Basegame + University on my hubby's computer, fiddled with LotAjuster, and yada, yada, yada... the lot is now flat. So here are some original upload pics from when I put it on the exchange in July 2005, and apologize that they're small and can't be enlarged when you click on them:
I don't know about you, but I can't help but get excited about the new Apartment Life expansion pack that's coming out in less than a month. I think it's really cool that finally there will be at least a little more magic stuff in the game. With this in mind, I thought this would be the perfect time to dust off and rebuild The Weasley Burrow.
At one time -- way back when I only had the Uni EP, I built the Weasley's house. Unfortunately, I built it on a lot that didn't start out being level, which I found out later is a very bad thing for people who place lots in neighborhoods like Veronaville, as non-level lots seem to permanently alter the terrain. In shallow neighborhoods, this can cause really bad flooding everywhere. Anyway, I ended up deleting just about everything from the exchange at the time I realized this. I just didn't have the interest for the longest time to rebuild any of those lots, but now that there will be witches and magic I couldn't resist rebuilding this one:
Hughes.net Update: Contacting our state's Attorney General got our internet problems fixed free of charge. It's amazing how much better customer service is when they have that kind of motivation to succeed. We didn't have to talk to a single person in India this time, either. As it turns out, the problem was that the power cord to our modem was defective, causing the modem to go out during the peak energy usage times of the day because it wasn't getting 100% full power. Weird. Took the poor repair guy hours to find the problem.
On to the main topic of this post, which is another Sears home. When I saw the picture, I fell in love with the house and I had to build it right away. The house is fully furnished on a 2x2 lot for §79,193 with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a full daylight basement.
Important: Marvine's Spiral Stairs need an animation file which is included in my lot's .zip file, but it is not inside the .sims2pack file. You just need to make sure that the animation file ends up in your Downloads folder when you install the lot. If you use folders inside your Downloads folder, make sure the Spiral Stairs and the animation file end up in the same folder.
This is the picture and plan that I built the house from. Supposedly, it's a house plan from 1911.
I decided I should start a blog with my latest houses, as my internet "provider" has gone downhill considerably. I have no service between 10:30 a.m. and about 6:30 p.m. every single day. In case you're wondering who to avoid, I have Hughes.net, and they really, really, really suck. Anyway, this means I have less time to attempt to jump through hoops at MTS2 and deal with their site/server issues, so I will just feature any of my new/rebuilt houses on this blog first and upload them to box.net. I still may put them on MTS2 eventually. It's just a lot of work. :P
I actually built this cottage several months ago, but I never got around to uploading it. It's built on a 1x2 lot and has 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath. The house is fully furnished and costs §42,941. I playtested a copy of the house, and everything seems to be working well.
This is a view of the right side. Don't worry, the dog is not included. ;) He was there when I was playtesting a copy of the lot.
Here is another house I remodeled for MATY's EAxis House of Fail for July 2008. Today's date is actually August 20, 2010, but I just don't want to push out my newer posts with my older stuff. I'm just trying to archive all my lots in my blog.
Here is the original lot that came in the lot bin with Seasons. Like most of the pre-built homes in the Sims 2, it is not a house I would ever use for my sims. It is not a harmonious haven at all to me.