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Thinking Inside the Box

Wow, it's been so long since I posted here that I forgot for a bit where the post button is... Anyway, the wonderful shastakiss struck again today, this time dedicating her marvellous talents toward a little gift for me of all people! Needless to say I was (and still am) over the moon with excitement and am still struggling to form coherent sentences rather than babble away with glee. I was so excited, in fact, that I opened up my game right away to build a little house with them.

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I have no idea why the loveseat is flashing blue. I probably screwed something up installing it, but I didn't want to reload my game just for one little loveseat. Shasta's pictures didn't have this problem so I'm certain it's my fault, not hers.

Fixed! Thank you shastakiss!

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Being the first family in the Sim Bin (and very cute to boot!) the Goodies were chosen for playtesting.

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They may be older, but they still got it.

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Why let a one-bedroom house get in the way of adopting a child? Little Zara even dressed up for the occasion.

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...and then proceeds to tell her new parents about how she's just not getting any. Awkward.

Anyway, if you want the house you can have it. (Goodies and woohoo-deprived child not included.)


EDIT: As of August 2014 I have noticed the super duper hug bug in my game. I don't know how long it has been there, but there is a chance this lot is infected with it too. It will NOT harm your game, but it can be annoying. You can learn more about the bug here and download a mod to hide its behaviour (but not remove it completely) here. Because I don't want to risk infecting anyone, I have removed the download link, but feel free to copy the floorplans if you want to recreate the lot yourself. If you run into any problems, just shoot me an ask. I'm always happy to help.

- There is no CC included. The only CC used was the Cubic set from the long gone store, fixed by many, and made pretty by Shasta. The set is not included in the download.
- All EPs and SPs were used in building this. Sorry. I've heard that Clean Installer can allow you to download some stuff as long as you have the EPs and M&G (please correct me if I'm wrong). I think the only SPs I really made use of were Mansions and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath, and Ikea, but you can probably replace those items easily if you don't have them.
- Cost is high: 94,686, to be exact.
- Parts of the house are a bit bare to keep it under 100,000 and to allow for personalizing of course.
- There is no driveway piece in the garage, also to keep it slightly cheaper.
- Some of the plants are inaccessible for gardening. I recommend using these mods to solve that problem.
- Keen eyes may have noticed that one of the lamps is not actually up against the wall. This has been fixed in the downloadable version. (I was just too lazy to take a new picture.)
- There are many ways to get rid of the ugly yellow floor edge, but I think the easiest is this grey default. (Not shown in the pictures because I took out all my CC.)
- This house exists because of shastakiss. So if you like it, go say thank you to her for the wonderful downloads!
- You can find said wonderful downloads here, and help yourself to some cake too. As long as you promise not to spill any on the nice new furniture!

Thank you again, Shasta, for the best Internet present I received today! :D


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 17th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)

Fixed loveseat! Sorry so sorry! Happy birthday! I'm coming back to admire this lovely house and comment FOR REALS but I'm in damage control mode right now ♥
May. 17th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
Why yes, I'm replying to my own comment, WHAT.
Didily! This house is so cute, what a great floorplan! I love how you found so much non-cc that looks so nice all together. I love the Goodies too, especially her with her old-fashioned lace-up shoes living in such a modern house. And Zara is precious, turning up on the doorstep in her princess dress!
You said lovely blush-inducing things, I'm so happy you like it! I hope you have a wonderful birthday :3
PS His-and-hers towels in the bathroom!
May. 18th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The house was fun. :) And I meant all those things I said too, because they're true!

That's so weird about the loveseat. I was certain it was my fault because it looked fine in your pictures. Strange. Oh well, I've downloaded the fix now. Thank you again. :)
May. 17th, 2013 06:39 am (UTC)
Wow, your gift really inspired you, the house (and the gift) look great.
May. 18th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
May. 17th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
This house is awesome! What's the size lot size? I want to make sure there's a spot for it in my neighborhood when I close my game and install it.
:D:D Thank you!

EDIT: Nevermind, I spotted the top down pic and counted sidewalk tiles. I'm such a dork. Thank you again!

Edited at 2013-05-17 02:41 pm (UTC)
May. 18th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
Actually with lots you don't have to close the game to install them. I've never tried it with lots including CC (because I rarely download them) but CC-free lots work fine. So that doesn't help with this one, but in future!

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
May. 20th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I love this and I'm super jealous of your awesome ability to build nice modern looking houses. Mine never come out right! I'm definitely downloading this, already got a Sim in mind for it... :)
May. 22nd, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
Ha, I'm not sure how long lasting that ability is. I'm not usually very happy with my modernish houses, but this one just kind of happened... Glad you like it! And I'm very interested about this chosen Sim...anyone I know? ;)
May. 22nd, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
You should be proud of this one! And I'm actually thinking of sticking Cyd Roseland into it. In my game he's a fan of modern architecture, and while the house he's in now looks good, the floorplan doesn't really work for a guy with three dogs. I'm thinking with this one I could convert the garage into something for the pets? I really want to plop it down in Pleasantview (where Cyd lives), because in my mind, the residents of Pleasanvtiew get really mad at Cyd for building a super modern looking house in amongst all their older style buildings. (sorry for the babble, got a bit carried away with that explanation lol).
May. 22nd, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
No apology necessary, I love this idea! And I can totally see the Pleasantviewites (Pleasantviewians?) being stuffy about their architecture. They're probably miffed enough about those condos. :P
Jun. 8th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's lovely!
Jun. 10th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
You're lovely, thank you! :)
Aug. 21st, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I love this house, you did an excellent job building it! The design is superb, and everything looks so shiny and modern. It reminds me of how houses tend to be built in The Sims 3.
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