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Mesa Flats (aka Midnight Masquerade): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC

by Hood Building Group Posted 12th Jan 2019 at 3:28 PM - Updated 10th Feb 2019 at 8:48 PM by Hood Building Group
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Here we have...
Mesa Flats (aka Midnight Masquerade)
It's a 'The Sims Pet Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2

Stephen Loyal is an accomplished SimCity chef who leads a quiet and ordered life in the desert suburb of Mesa Flats. Lately he's been unusually busy getting ready for his cousin's wedding and helping his employer Julianne cater the annual Mesa Flats Midnight Masquerade ball. Little does Stephen know that his life is about to get turned upside down...

Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder PSS1 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 Shopping District Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BPSS 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

For The Downtown Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder DPSS into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\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\Double Deluxe\EP2\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) or Downtown (D001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village or Downtown in the game. But the game will add Mesa Flats to your neighborhood. Restore B001 or D001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

A warning about the downtown version:

By default, only the first downtown added to a neighborhood will have its sims. All other downtowns will be empty. So, if you add Downtown first, then you won't have the Mesa Flats sims (or vice versa). They will simply be deleted - and, as you know, EA doesn't delete the sims properly - the junk references can be seen in SimPE. In order to solve this issue, please try this method.

However, if you plan to add only one populated downtown to your hood, you won't need to use this method.

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.
Mesa Flats 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 Midnight Masquerade 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 Mesa Flats lots have been recreated by marka93 and all of the playable sims of Mesa Flats have been cloned, fixed and recreated (using fixed clones) by Jawusa.

There are 10 families in total; 16 sims and 8 pets (if you get the Pets version).
Mesa Flats has 21 lots; 11 of them are community lots, the other 10 are all residential lots. If you get the shopping district version, there are 2 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 Mesa Flats as a subhood to Four Corners, Bitville or Garden Heights. This way, you can create your own Sims Stories megahood for TS2.
The last remaining The Sims Pet Stories neighborhoods, Arbor Falls, is 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 Mesa Flats!
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
MesaFlats_MainHood_Pets.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Main Hood -- Pets EP Required 11.91 MB 473 12th Jan 2019
MesaFlats_ShoppingDistrict_OFB&Pets.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business & Pets EPs Required 11.91 MB 422 12th Jan 2019
MesaFlats_Downtown_NL&Pets.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Downtown Subhood -- Nightlife & Pets EPs Required 11.91 MB 213 15th Jan 2019
MesaFlats_MainHood_BG.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Main Hood -- BG Compatible 10.31 MB 84 10th Feb 2019
MesaFlats_ShoppingDistrict_OFB.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business EP Required 10.31 MB 57 10th Feb 2019
MesaFlats_Downtown_NL.rar | Description: Mesa Flats -- Downtown Subhood -- Nightlife EP Required 10.31 MB 59 10th Feb 2019
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