View Full Version : How do I uninstall neighborhood terrain replacement?
15th Jul 2012, 3:33 AM
I downloaded and installed custom terrain thinking it was the terrain in Build Mode, but it was actually a neighborhood template. :faceslap:
Now all of my neighborhoods have it and I need to get rid of it. I can't delete it from my downloads folder because I didn't put it in there. I actually clicked it, then hit install.
How do I uninstall neighborhood template replacements?
15th Jul 2012, 3:57 AM
It might help us if we had a link to the neighborhood template that you downloaded. I've never seen one that has an Install option.
If you followed the normal installation procedure, then you just reverse the steps, which would usually be to delete the neighborhood template and restore the original from your backup.
15th Jul 2012, 4:04 AM
Uum I think it was a neighborhood template? If that's what it is called. I'm sorry I am not sure.
Here is the link though.
I thought it was just the floor tiles and terrain paint but it made my whole neighborhood like that. I tried the "terraintype"cheat and that didn't help.
15th Jul 2012, 4:19 AM
No, that's not a neighborhood template. That's terrain paint.
There would appear to be three different packages in that zip file. Did you try removing them all from your Downloads folder?
15th Jul 2012, 4:26 AM
I never put it in my downloads folder.
It was one of those blue icons, and all I did was right click > open it and the blue window popped up saying "Install" and I installed it, then a minute later it popped up saying it was successfully installed.
Like you know when you make a sim in Body Shop, and then after packing it you right click it to install it? It was like that.
16th Jul 2012, 12:28 AM
I went and saw the comments on the upload, apparently I am not the only one who downloaded it and is now having this problem. Unfortunately the user who uploaded it, and most of the users with the same problem as me have not been on MTS for a long time. I did message one though, and I'm really crossing my fingers that they will know how to fix it. :cry: Until then, I can't play any of my lots/neighborhoods because they were all affected by the download.
16th Jul 2012, 3:37 AM
All that I see there are 3 package files. I believe that your problems will go away if you just delete those three packages.
16th Jul 2012, 5:11 AM
How do I delete the neighborhood terrain replacement?
I deleted the floor tiles, and build-mode terrain paint from my Downloads folder, but as for the third one (the one that automatically turns my neighborhood terrain into water) I never put it in my downloads to begin with. I just opened and Installed, and after it said it was successfully installed I deleted that file. The floor tiles and build-mode terrain paint are gone from my game (since I deleted it) but the neighborhood default one is staying the same.
I made a new neighborhood with concrete and luckily it didn't turn into water, but by the other comments on the upload it seems that the water was meant to completely replace the Temperate terrain.
It's a real bummer that I will have to move everything from those neighborhoods and put them in new ones that haven't been messed with by the upload. I still don't know though if I create a new temperate neighborhood if it will automatically default into the water. I guess I will just stick to concrete, desert, and dirt neighborhoods from now on. :|
Thank you Mootilda for being so helpful to me again. :)
16th Jul 2012, 2:03 PM
Well, the floor and the terrain paint are sims2packs, so installing those two will have created some .package files in your Downloads or SavedSims folders with random strings as filenames - sort the contents of those folders by date to figure out which files they are, and delete them.
The 'hood terrain is a .package file, so if you double-clicked it, you need to tell us which program it opened with, since it couldn't have been the Bodyshop installer or the Clean Installer.
16th Jul 2012, 2:20 PM
If you let Clean Installer scan your folder, it should be able to identify the various files that look like alphabet soup. That will make it easier to delete files you don't want if you don't remember the date, or if you did a lot of downloading that day.
16th Jul 2012, 6:15 PM
Each of the Sims2Pack files contains just one .package file. Find and remove all three files and your problem should disappear.
If you open the Sims2Pack files with the Clean Installer, it will tell you the file name of the package within each Sims2Pack.
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