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Picked upload! Basic Motorway Set

by Criquette Posted 30th Aug 2008 at 1:21 PM
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This basic set of motorway decorations allows you to diversify your neighborhood look.

Please keep in mind, that this set is mostly for advanced simmers, with some kind of experience on making custom neighborhoods and using of neighborhood camera modds.

If you don’t have enough info about all this stuff, I recommend you to check the MTS2 tutorials.

Now, some info about the set.
It contains:
1. Motorway straight piece.
2. Road overpass.
3. Motorway piece with overpass and exits on both sides.
4. Motorway piece with exit to road, one side.
5. Motorway piece with exit to road, both sides.
6. Pedestrian overpass.

Recommendations and explanations:
Fist of all, I’d like to say that this set is an eye candy only.
Since it’s a neighborhood decoration, it will not work as a real neighborhood road and you will not able to place any lots next to it.

It does not animated, so you will not see any cars, moving along the motorway or any of the pieces of this set.

But any object of this set can be placed over the road and also over the lot, so if you want to have some cars on your motorway, just put it over exiting road.

It is highly recommended to have a Free Time EP installed, to be able to edit exiting terrain, for better use of this set. Because of it was created for totally flat terrain, it may look bad on any kind of hills, mountains and terrain slopes – please keep this in mind when you will work on a motorway in your neighborhood.

If you have a Free Time EP, use ‘modifyneighborhoodterrain on/off’ option (here you can find more info about this Free Time EP option), in other case, make sure that the terrain of your ‘hood does contain some flat area, where the motorway can be placed.

You will also need a lot of patience and some experience during motorway construction, since there is no snapping to grid in neighborhood mode.

Just put all the files from the zip to your S2 downloads folder.
All the elements will appear in ‘Misc’ submenu of Neighborhood decorations.

Have fun!

Polygon Counts:
Motorway straight piece: 1668
Motorway road overpass: 372
Complex overpass with exits: 3076
Two side exits: 2836
One side exits: 2700
Pedestrian overpass: 460

Additional Credits:
BIG thanks to MTS2!
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Criquette_motorway_set.zip 604.4 KB 30,119 30th Aug 2008
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\


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

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