One of the lots I was able to find again was Apple Plaza, originally made by Babbelsim. I used it in Sullivan 1.0 and made it over but I was never completely happy with the layout. Having the boys' bathroom on one floor and the girls' on the other was more annoying than I thought it would be, the hallways were too big and it was all just not quite right to me. So I decided to have another go at it, this time learning from my mistakes with the first one.
My original makeover is here. I forgot to do an exterior shot this time but it's not too different from my first makeover anyway. Remember I'm still fairly low on CC. I will likely end up adding some things to this lot when I have more but I am mostly happy with it as is.
First floor layout. The original lot has rooms that are completely internal, as in none of the walls touch an outside wall. Those kinds of rooms drive me a bit nuts, so I got rid of them.
Second floor layout. You may remember that Novak Hall was the dorm where I tested out the two dorm door thing and I've done that again here. I have 7 dorm rooms now, rather than 8. Seeing half the rooms house two sims, I'm just never going to need 8 rooms anyway and I like the layout better like this.
The downstairs hallway. These are the very first custom walls I've put into the game in Sullivan 2.0. I was SO excited to add them!
Other side of the hallway, I might add a couple of those lockers here, because those were handy in my first makeover of this lot.
The cafeteria. You can't really see it but I put my hospital posters back in the game, so the Heimlich maneuver poster is in here.
Too boring and awkward to take a proper picture of the bathrooms but..here are the bathrooms. The ones upstairs are identical.
Common room. I meant to replace that TV with the more modern looking one from Teen Style Stuff. It's not until I see things like CRT TVs in this game that I realise just how long ago 2004 was!
Guess whose room this is? This is Declan and Xavier's shared dorm room - this is Xavier's side. Their poster collection has dwindled a little but EA has a decent amount of sci-fi sort of clutter in the game already, so not too bad!
This is Declan's side. There are a few other twin share rooms in the dorm but all except this one just have the basic furniture with no decor. I'll add that when I move students in.
Upstairs hallway. Declan is very happy that I've added the vending machines - he goes up there all the time. I've play tested the dorm a little because I had to get the boys back up to their sophomore year before I could play them (which I am now ready to do).
An example of one of the double rooms. This one is not currently occupied by a playable, so it's a bit boring. I don't know why I didn't think to take a picture of Justin's room.
The poolside area. I went without the glass walls around the pool this time, in favour of adding a little barbeque area.
The basketball court, which I probably should have taken a better picture of.
I always have great plans for vegetable patches on my dorm lots and I don't think I've ever got one to harvest state! My sims are too busy flirting with each other to bother with the garden!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed the tour! I am aware that it's been kind of a long time between proper updates, so I hope this tides you over a bit. I've been having some health issues (which do seem to be improving over the last week, luckily), so I hope to get some time to play on the weekend. :)