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Picked upload! Rural road & terrain mod

by Criquette Posted 24th Feb 2008 at 1:02 PM
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hello everyone.

Let me introduce to you a new terrain mod, that gives to your dirt neighborhoods a new rural look.
This mod replaces standart dirt terrain/road textures with dark green grass texture for terrain and bright concrete road texture for the road.

To install this mod, just put all .package files from the archive to your downloads directory. After this, your dirt terrain neighborhoods will have a new look.

To have a standart dirt terrain back - just delete these files from your downloads directory.

To replace a standart lot road floor tiles you must enter a 'moveobjects on' code.

Compatibility:
This mod is not compatible with any terrain/road mod that affects standart dirt terrain or roads. So incase of using this mod, delete another mod that replaces dirt terrain textures with custom ones.

Issues:
Since i've created this mod for my own use and uploading it by many requests, i will not try to eliminate some issues that are not a big deal for me, but you must know about it:

there can be a problem with driveway when you replace standart lot road floor tiles with custom ones - a driveway will not fit the road and you will not able to rotate it.
So if you want your sim to have a car, place the driveway first, and then replace the road texture floor tiles with a matching ones.





Additional Credits:
This mod is based on a Stev84's Terrain Mod: Victorian Cobble Streets for Grass Neighbourhoods and was uploaded with his permission.
Tags: #road, #rural, #streets, #concrete

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
crqtt_rural_road_terrain_001.zip 1.54 MB 7,886 24th Feb 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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\

-or-

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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25 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Instructor
#2 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 3:12 PM
oh it looks so good! the neighborhood looks so cute with this mod! thanx for sharing! i never used the dirt terrain 'cause it looks so... dirty, eheh and i like pretty neighborhoods, i will create one using this terrain when i load my game ^^

hi!
Instructor
#3 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 3:17 PM
Thanks Criquette! These are very nice. :]
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 5:39 PM
Awesome! I was actually going to pm you and ask when you were going to upload this. :D

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 6:43 PM
Great idea! I think this could possibly work well for a medieval neighbourhood too. I have my medieval neighbourhood set to dirt but I don't really like the brown terrain. Even though your roads are concrete, I think with a small stretch of the imagination I could consider them to be pebble! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#6 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 8:55 PM
Great. I did not want to replace regular grass, but I wanted a grass neighborhood without black and yellow streets.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 10:52 PM
So, this replaces lush terrain?

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Instructor
#8 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 12:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyChEmIcAlRoMaNcElUv
So, this replaces lush terrain?

-.-;; no. It replaces the DIRT terrain. Please read the post. :]
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 3:00 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this. I too never use the dirt terrain because it just does not appeal to me in any way. I love the rural look as well so this is great. Thanks again.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th Feb 2008 at 2:29 PM
The only time I used the dirt neighborhood was before Seasons with a snow replacement. Now I can assure you that I will use it more often. Thanks! It looks awesome.

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Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 12:01 AM
Thanks for sharing! I'm literally going off to use it right now.
Forum Resident
#12 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 3:25 PM
This is really really cool and looks very pretty in game. Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 3:58 AM Last edited by rook_cheshire : 4th Apr 2008 at 4:03 AM.
I came over from the thread on Simtropolis (despite already being a member of MTS2), I was just marvelling at your road textures ( the first ones with the 2x2 rug for the centre lines) and wondering if you'll ever release those lovely neighbourhood curve road objects you modded?
Test Subject
#14 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:48 AM
This sounds great and looks awesome, but I love my Victorian dirt neighbourhood! Is there any way you could replace the concrete texture with this as well? I never use that one because I find it so ugly and cold, so a pretty replacement like this is just what it needs!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 11:35 PM
Thank you so much! I will be using this in Autumns Flowers!!
Scholar
#16 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 1:13 AM
can you make this just so it effects ONLY road texture for any terrain type?
i use the maxis match bright burst terrarin paint neighborhood overwright but i whould LOVE to have these cement streets also
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 12:28 AM
if its just a texture mod, why does it affect driveway placement? or is the driveway bug just a visual error???
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 12:46 AM
I would love to have this mod for lush terrains too :-)
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd Nov 2008 at 6:30 AM
It's nice, but to me, it sadly looks a little dull to the eye. I know the dirt terrains basically scream 'depressing' to me, and that's probably their purpose and can wiggle their way into some stories, but this is almost a tinsy bit too much for me...

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Lab Assistant
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2nd Sep 2009 at 1:28 PM
This message has been deleted by MCO798. Reason: not more using this mod yet...
Test Subject
#20 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 10:47 PM
OK, thanks a lot, but its not working for me with all EPs. It was working with all EPs up to seasons, but after installing the rest, the tarrain looks dirt again, only the street is replaced. Now I have the Problem, when removing the floortiles (which I put on the street before) on the street, the old street is not there anymore.....
Test Subject
#21 Old 5th May 2010 at 5:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iansplinter
OK, thanks a lot, but its not working for me with all EPs. It was working with all EPs up to seasons, but after installing the rest, the tarrain looks dirt again, only the street is replaced. Now I have the Problem, when removing the floortiles (which I put on the street before) on the street, the old street is not there anymore.....

I'm having the same problem, too. I have all EPs except Pets and BV and I can see the road and sidewalk, but the grass itself remains the original dirt color. Would it be possible to update this?
Test Subject
#22 Old 22nd Aug 2010 at 7:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Chitina
I'm having the same problem, too. I have all EPs except Pets and BV and I can see the road and sidewalk, but the grass itself remains the original dirt color. Would it be possible to update this?


Weird mine is opposite. I am up to Mansion and Garden stuff, with all EP and SP. But I went into an existing neighborhood and used the cheat to change the terrain, and the dirt went to grass fine, but the roads didn't change.

Anyone else have this problem? Or can offer any help?
Test Subject
#23 Old 3rd Jul 2016 at 1:03 PM
Sorry, but how do I replace the road in lot view? I cannot find any rug, just the floor tiles...
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