Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sharing Duff's Lot: Unoccupied and for Download

I stripped it and tried to make it work as a download.  All the info is under the cut.

This is the first time I've tried this, and it has been a huge awful pain in the ass.  I have no idea if it will work.  If anyone downloads it, please let me know what happens.

It's unfurnished.  Why?  Because there are hundreds of different pieces of CC, all with meshes you probably don't have.  The load of crap that the game packs up just for an unfurnished lot blows my mind, so I wouldn't throw a furnished lot at anybody.  I stripped the landscaping, too, which really bothered me, but some of the plants are high poly and I don't remember where I got them all.

I did include two additional rar files because I don't think the mesh loads and because they are old and difficult to locate.  I included the rar file for the climbing plant collection by cordivophile2 (in the graveyard under Sironasims).  I included the Tig cutout set because it's hard to find and usually incomplete.  

Size and Stats

The size is 3x5.  It's been adjusted using Lot Adjuster, which you may have to have in order to load it.  I don't think that's the case, but if it is, here it is.  It's a wonderful tool.  http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=282409

The price is about $75K.

I have all EP's and SP's.  You will need AL.

You might have to download the things below because I can't swear that the meshes load.  Anything from TSR is free.  If TSR is an issue, and I'm not going to argue that point, I really can't help you.  You'll have to do without.  I'm not going to share TSR files.


1. YOU MUST HAVE THE SL SHIFTABLE OMSPs.  Things will be seriously borked if you don't.

Shiftable OMSP set by SilentLucidity  http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=317716


Other things you will need and might have to load separately:

2. Minimalist Glass Door (Color Blind Set) by macarossi  http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=171265

3. Tig Metro Window Set  http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=257715

4. The Motion Windows and Doors by lirunchik at BPS: http://www.blackpearlsims.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=1325

5. Laurana Interior Fence by 11 Dots now at BPS  http://www.blackpearlsims.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=2931

6. Torrox Support Beams: This is part of a set so you will probably have to get the master objects.  http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=415934

7. Brick Patio Superset by Spaik.  The meshes might be loaded with the lot; I can't tell.  If not, the arches and columns are on tsr or here:http://paysites.mustbedestroyed.org/booty/ts2/tsr/spaik/

8. Room Transitions (they're under curtains) by wideopeneyes (tsr)  http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims2/id/768624/

9. Crown molding by 71robert13 at tsr, the NewWall Standard Set:  http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims2-objects-buildmode-architectural/title/newwalls-standard-set--mgal--crown-molding/id/967614/


Other things I want to mention:

- The spiral stairs are a conversion by evanesco.  You can find them on GoS here:  http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=26485.0.  I think they will load with the lot but I'm not positive.

- Waterfall is part of the Bermude Set by alex_stanton1983 at MTS here http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=264614  (Note:  most of the trees and shrubs I used (and removed) are also by that creator.)  I think this will load with the lot.

- Murals by limabean at BPS:  http://www.blackpearlsims.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=6038

- Floors and walls are from all over the place but some of the best are by CuriousB.  http://curiousb.livejournal.com/

- The ceiling lights/tiles are by chinasims.  I think/hope they will load for you.  The site is dead so I'm not worried about sharing the CC.  If you touch the OMSP's they're loaded on, cancel the action.  If was really difficult to get them in place and I'm not sure I could ever do it again.  Just be careful with them.

- I don't know what all that alphanumeric recolor file crap is.  I'm afraid to remove it.  Feel free to set it aside and see what happens.  

AND I highly highly recommend this set of default replacement floor skin/edges.  You can use only one at a time, but it definitely saves time.  http://www.feenwald.com/en/specials/replacements/flooredge.php

After all that, here is the link (and that might not work either, please let me know).

Duff's Vacant Lot


  1. Gorgeous house!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing it. :)

    1. You are so welcome, and thank you for walking me through this. I still can't get my paid mediafire account to bring up the 'share' option. I hope it doesn't crash your game.

  2. This is so gorgeous and awesome. Thank you for sharing it ♥

    1. LOL thanks but it's a BOX. If you actually download it, and I hope somebody does so I know what went wrong, please let me know. And you are always welcome.

      And how cold is it there now? I envy you the cold.

    2. Here is about + 3-10 Celsius depending on the sun. And it's raining... almost all the time.. ;)I wish it would snow soon. I like the winter if there's snow and cold :D
      I'll let you know if there's something wrong :)

    3. I love raining all the time but snow would be even better. Thank you!

  3. My spidey-senses were tingling... Now I know why!
    The house is for grabs! Yay, now watch me search EVERY inch of it for the owner! He's hiding, I just know it...

    It looks good hun! Real classy - Modern Classy!
    Grabbing it for sure! Can't use it right now, but you never know which of my character's might be homeless tomorrow! Love it!!

    1. It looks bad without the landscaping, and I had to take down the owner's special room because well...because.

      I have no idea if anybody is actually going to be able to use it, but thank you so much for holding my hand!

    2. Auwwww, Pity the special room is gone! It was the first place I was going to look for Duff! LOL

      It doesn't look bad without the landscaping, it looks a bit empty, There's a difference :)
      But the frame of the house is there. That's sometimes the main problem, building the frame!

      You'd be surprised!
      You're welcome dearie :) I'm just your friendly neighborhood Cooper/Duff-stalker! I'll be around!

  4. This lot is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. You're welcome. It was definitely a learning experience. I would never attempt this again after furnishing a lot. I couldn't find the invisible OMSPs; couldn't find the hidden mini lights; realized I'd used an arch from another window/door set but couldn't find that either. Things I thought would be 'sold' when I sold the house stayed in place and things I thought would stay, vanished (like the fireplace). I went through 10 versions, packing and looking at them in Clean Installer, removing things from the DL folder and trying again. LOL do NOT do this!

      I'm glad you like it! It makes the effort worthwhile.