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Featured upload! -West Weasels- A Cozy and Quaint Full Neighborhood

by Phaenoh Posted 2nd Mar 2010 at 7:42 PM - Updated 23rd Nov 2011 at 5:10 AM by Phaenoh
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It's been a little over a year in the making but I've finally finished this project. Right around the time the achievement stickers came out I finally decided to commit to making a full neighborhood as an upload for you all. Luckily inspiration struck at roughly the same time. I was driving around with my (now) ex-boyfriend, Kalimos, (don't worry, it was an amicable split, we still talk and I'll likely still use him as my male model for my photoshoots) when we could not for the life of us, find the street we were looking for. The trees and shrubs were so overgrown on the street signs that eventually out of exasperation, he exclaimed, "I can't see a darn thing, that could be freaking West Weasels for all I know." (The language was a tad more colorful, but I don't believe it to be appropriate here.) With an awesome name as West Weasels, I just had to come up with something equally awesome, hopefully, you'll agree that I did.

West Weasels is a quaint and cozy little town. I wanted to make it as extra cutesy as possible without going overboard. This fairytale neighborhood was originally intended as a home for all our supernatural sims to live in harmony together. I see it as a fun place for them to live and to come back to after their work day as storybook creatures is over. I see them as actors of sorts. Like the old Looney Toons where the wolf and the sheep dog chase each other on the clock, but when they punch out they are friends, or like the Disney movie Halloweentown, lots of monsters and creatures all living together like no one is different or strange. Then again, this is just how I see it for my game; I purposely left the town vanilla enough for everyone to make up their own story to go with it.

The quaint little town of West Weasels is a perfect place to slow down. Everyone here is friendly, and while some of them have quirks, no one minds.


There are plenty of affordable cute houses here. Seven of the ten on this street can be purchased straight out of pocket. The other homes in this neighborhood are at various price points.


There are plenty of things to do and places to shop at in West Weasels. We have a town square that is a great place to meet people, the city park is a lovely place to take in the outside. We also have an ice rink, a community center with swimming pool, and a row of shops; toys, baked goods, gifts, antiques, and a hair salon.


The old marina features a restaurant, a fish market, and a game hall. The hermit's hut is perfect for an old seadog, afordable and out of the way.


I hope you enjoy playing with this hood as much as I enjoyed making it.
-Phae

P.S. Its a lot of work to get a project this big completed and uploaded, but I know its all worth it when I get to read all your comments. They really brighten my day, knowing that I've made people happy with my work. Thank you.

OFB, Pets, SSN, and MG Required

Known Issues: Whoops! The skating rink bathroom is missing its door! Be sure to add one in before you send simmies there or they'll be doing the potty dance the entire time they are there! I've fixed this in the separate download for the skate rink if you don't trust your building skills enough to add the black expensive wooden door.

Custom Content Included
Neighborhood Objects by Criquette
- Marina fishingboat single, Marina sailboat single, Marina wood pier short
- Walkway side, Walkway stairs right
Gable Ornament by Marina
- 2tiles - 8tiles
Stairs, Animation, and Ladder by Marvine
Slot Enable Package Countertop Mod by Numenor
Roof Trim Default, and Tire Swing by Phaenoh


Install Instructions:
Download all three files, you need both Part 1 and 2 of the hood and the Downloads archive. Remove the MTS_Phaenoh_(numbers) from their names and unrar them together. Don't forget to download the CC. Trust me you will want the CC I've chosen. I've tried very hard to keep the CC to a bare minimum because I know there are so many of us out there who don't like to use CC or don't like to download it in houses.

Place the folder N327 (number chosen for my birthday, corny maybe but I like it) in your Neighborhoods folder. Place the files from the downloads into your download folder. Start up the game and you should see West Weasels likely at the end of your neighborhoods list and it's custom thumbnail.

This is a multi-part download:


The files you need to install this as a complete neighborhood are in the main post, if you want only individual houses, you can download them from the comments.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WestWeasels_N327.part1.rar | Description: Requires Part 2 9.00 MB 16,020 2nd Mar 2010
WestWeasels_N327.part2.rar | Description: Requires Part 1 8.73 MB 14,969 2nd Mar 2010
WestWeasels_N327_Downloads.rar | Description: Required 1.51 MB 13,390 2nd Mar 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 6th May 2010 at 5:12 PM Last edited by Phaenoh : 29th May 2010 at 11:32 PM.
I figured it might be easier to show you how I'm messing this installation up.
Maybe if you see the composite of the pages that I get, you will be able to smack me on the head and show me what I'm doing wrong.
I really apologize for being a dunce.

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Top Secret Researcher
#77 Old 8th May 2010 at 6:23 PM
This is the first neighbourhood I've downloaded and I absolutely love it! I will never be able to create homes as lovely for the price some of these are...so jealous! lol
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#78 Old 9th May 2010 at 3:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Treowe
I figured it might be easier to show you how I'm messing this installation up. Maybe if you see the composite of the pages that I get, you will be able to smack me on the head and show me what I'm doing wrong. I really apologize for being a dunce.
You've renamed the files incorrectly. Pretty sure they need to be something.part1.rar not somethingpart1.rar. That one little . is important!
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 10th May 2010 at 7:27 AM
wish it was for Sims 3, i don't play Sims 2 much. but still cool.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 10th May 2010 at 3:06 PM Last edited by Treowe : 11th May 2010 at 1:49 AM.
I got it! Thanks for your help!!!
Instructor
#81 Old 11th May 2010 at 9:38 AM
Awesome! It's so beautiful! I'm never good at designing houses myself, much less entire hoods. There's never any style to them. I'll definitely use this hood, it's so beautiful!
Test Subject
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12th May 2010 at 12:37 AM
This message has been deleted by dooblydoo. Reason: thought it was sims 3.
Test Subject
#82 Old 14th May 2010 at 12:55 PM
Wonderful work, as always. I just added it as a Downtown to my UbermegaHood, and am moving several families there. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#83 Old 16th May 2010 at 3:13 PM
Thanks!! I have them downloaded and everything is ready to go!!!
Test Subject
#84 Old 24th May 2010 at 5:25 AM
This is amazing.
YOU'RE AMAZING.
If anyone disagrees, there's something wrong with them...
Thank you.

It just won't happen. Give up.
Test Subject
#85 Old 29th May 2010 at 2:03 AM
This town is just so cute! I LoVE it! Downloaded the first time I saw it.

Buut... Of course, I have a problem. I did everything, worked perfectly, played it ONCE. Then, the next day, I come an its not on the neighborhood screen! All the files are still in the correct folder ,so what happened?
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#86 Old 29th May 2010 at 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 4421marr
I have a problem. I did everything, worked perfectly, played it ONCE. Then, the next day, I come on its not on the neighborhood screen! All the files are still in the correct folder, so what happened?
Oh no! I've never heard of that problem before. Did you do anything strange when you were playing it like adding a neighborhood or exiting without saving or anything? Did you try removing your CC? I don't really know what to tell you.
Test Subject
#87 Old 30th May 2010 at 12:48 AM
How do you 'unrar' things? I'm not sure which version of WinRAR I have, but there is no 'unrar' option. This is super frustrating because I really want to play this neighborhood! I feel like an idiot, but I can't seem to get it right.
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Original Poster
#88 Old 30th May 2010 at 5:41 PM
'Extract' is what you need to do. Right-clicking brings up the options for me.
Test Subject
#89 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 2:49 AM
It Didn't Work!!! Help Me!!!
#90 Old 8th Jun 2010 at 8:09 PM
Please be more specific. We cannot help if we don`t know what went wrong.

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Test Subject
#91 Old 20th Jun 2010 at 2:55 PM
I love the treefort! Its so cute!
Test Subject
#92 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 11:51 PM
Hi!!

First I want to congratulate you for such an amazing job, I love this neighborhood!! Unfortunately I can't get it to show up in my game. I recently uninstalled M&G so I'm installing it again to see if that's the issue. Other than that, I've done exactly what you said but it doesn't show in my neighborhoods list when I open the game. I've already tried to re-download it several times, but no results.

I hope I'm not annoying you lol. Thank you in advance!!!
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Original Poster
#93 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 2:10 AM
MG really isn't a stuff pack, the game recognizes it as an EP so yes, that is the issue, you do need MG.
Test Subject
#94 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 5:49 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#95 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 8:35 AM
Is it absoloutely essential to own Mansion and Garden Stuff to download this?
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 6:52 PM
Hi. I LOVE this Neighborhood, but I have one small problem. When I install it, for some reason, all of the residential lots are gone, and the one by the water. Any help?

"I love you, but I've had too many meatballs!"
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Original Poster
#97 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 11:21 PM
Do you have all the EPs and SPs required? Have you downloaded all the necessary CC?
Test Subject
#98 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 7:12 PM
Hey, can u tell me the difference between these tree downloads?
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Original Poster
#99 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 9:37 PM
They are each part of the same download, you need all three. The biggest file size allowed is 10mb here, so I had to break them into 3 smaller parts. Download them all.
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Tags: #West Weasels, #Weasles, #fairytale, #cottage, #quaint, #cute, #cozy

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