Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Weasley Burrow

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:

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Sears Modern Homes No. 137

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.

Anyway...

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.

Requires: all EP's up to FreeTime. I also have Family Fun and Celebration SP's, although those are probably not required, especially if you install the house with Sims2Pack Clean Installer.

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.
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Monday, July 21, 2008

1 Wee Way

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.

Requires: all EP's up to FreeTime. I also have Family Fun and Celebration SP's, although those are probably not required, especially if you install the house with Sims2Pack Clean Installer.

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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.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Harmonious Haven

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.


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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.

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This to me...

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...is a little more harmonious.

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