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Garden Heights (aka Best in Show): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC

by Hood Building Group Posted 20th Jul 2018 at 11:20 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2019 at 1:07 PM by Hood Building Group
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Here we have...
Garden Heights (aka Best in Show)
It's a 'The Sims Pet Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2

Alice Whitt has inherited her grandparents' house. Recently she's moved back to Garden Heights to take ownership of the property, but money problems have put her on the verge of financial ruin. A starving artist, she hasn't been able to make ends meet every month, but she is determined to make a better life for herself and her dog, Sam. She may be forced to move if she doesn't come up with the simoleons to pay her taxes. Her friends Amaya and Thomas are there to help, but ultimately Alice must find a way to save her house!

Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder PSA1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BPSA into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

In order to use the subhood template, please take note of the following:
-You need Mootilda's mods to fix the subhood selections, available here.
-To use Mootilda's mods, you will need Pets or a later EP/SP installed.
However, if you don't have Pets or a later EP/SP installed, you can temporarily remove Bluewater Village (B001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Garden Heights to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:
There aren't any townies or any NPCs in the neighborhood. So, you have to generate them yourself if you really want them.
You don't need to install a camera mod for this neighborhood. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game.

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.
Garden Heights is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. However. the shopping district/suburb subhood requires Open For Business EP.
We also included a version with the playables and their pets from The Sims Pet Stories. This version obviously requires Pets EP in order to work.

This is a ground up recreation of Best in Show from Pet Stories game using Numenor's AnyGameStarter and Mootilda's HoodReplace to create the neighborhood with no Maxis content and to get the original look of the neighborhood with its original roads, neighborhood terrain, trees and decorations.

All of the Garden Heights lots have been recreated by marka93 and all of the playable sims of Garden Heights have been cloned, fixed and recreated (using fixed clones) by Jawusa.

There are 10 families in total. Each family consists of one sim (and one pet - if you download the Pets version). We recommend that you hook them all up - this will make everything easier and you will only have 5 families in total then.
Garden Heights has 22 lots; 10 of them are community lots, the other 12 are all residential lots, of which 2 are vacant residential lots. If you get the shopping district version, there are 4 owned properties.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

marka93 has tried to rebuild each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Pet Stories is based on pets, we also decided to include a version with pets. So, we only recommend to get the BG version if you don't have The Sims 2 Pets installed.

We also recommend adding Garden heights as a subhood to Four Corners or Bitville. This way, you can create your own Sims Stories megahood for TS2.
The other two The Sims Pet Stories neighborhoods, Mesa Flats and Arbor Falls, are already in the works and will be uploaded very soon!

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter which we used to make this neighborhood base game compatible and empty.
Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots in the neighborhood and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well as for her helpful HoodChecker (to see whether there are any problems or not) and for Hood Replace which we used to copy the neighborhood terrain with its roads, trees, decorations from PS into this neighborhood.
Compressjpeg.com for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE
Of course, EA for The Sims Pet Stories and for the original Garden Heights!
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GardenHeights_MainHood_BG.rar | Description: Garden Heights -- Main Hood -- Base Game Compatible 8.95 MB 429 20th Jul 2018
GardenHeights_MainHood_Pets.rar | Description: Garden Heights -- Main Hood -- Pets EP Needed 11.99 MB 894 20th Jul 2018
GardenHeights_ShoppingDistrict_OFB.rar | Description: Garden Heights -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business EP Needed 8.94 MB 232 20th Jul 2018
GardenHeights_ShoppingDistrict_OFB&Pets.rar | Description: Garden Heights -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business & Pets EPs Needed 11.99 MB 833 20th Jul 2018
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