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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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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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.

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

Open for Business Pets Seasons + 1 SPs

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 16,026 2nd Mar 2010
WestWeasels_N327.part2.rar | Description: Requires Part 1 8.73 MB 14,974 2nd Mar 2010
WestWeasels_N327_Downloads.rar | Description: Required 1.51 MB 13,393 2nd Mar 2010
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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#2 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 4:55 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:34 AM.
Default Cottontail Cottage and Farmers' Market
Cottontail Cottage
$27,936 - 2x2 Residential
This adorable little cottage on the edge of town is perfect for an older couple ready to slow down, or for a young woman and her pets who prefer a bit of space from her neighbors for her 'hobbies'.

Farmers' Market
$72,899 - 3x2 Commercial
This quaint little farmer's market has a lovely variety of fresh produce and cute trinkets. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_CottontailCottage.rar (451.4 KB, 288 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_Farmers'Market.rar (429.5 KB, 276 downloads)
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#3 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 4:58 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:42 AM.
Default Marina Shops and Hermit's Hut
Marina Shops
$114,960 - 2x3 Commercial
This weathered old marina includes a quaint little seafood restuarant which is supplied with the catch of the day from the fish market next door. There is also a small pub / arcade for a bit of fun.

Hermit's Hut
$19,995 - 2x2 Residential
This little starter is perfect for that cranky old man every neighborhood seems to have. The kids tell stories about him to frighten the younger ones, the grownups just know that he is an elderly man who likes to keep to himself.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_MarinaShops.rar (463.4 KB, 235 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_Hermit'sHut.rar (510.4 KB, 232 downloads)
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#4 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:02 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:43 AM.
Default Spanish Abode and Cozy Casa Blanca
Spanish Abode
$19,977 - 2x2 Residential
This great little starter is perfect for a single child family. There is a cute little garden plot out front as well.

Cozy Casa Blanca
$19,987 - 2x2 Residential
This relaxing little starter comes with a pool, no room for kids though. Good home for grandparents.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_CozyCasaBlanca.rar (486.0 KB, 214 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_SpanishAbode.rar (333.2 KB, 206 downloads)
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#5 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:05 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 20th Feb 2010 at 9:15 PM.
Default Comfy Cabin and Princess Victoria
Comfy Cabin
$19,997 - 2x2 Residential
This roomy starter cabin has enough space to house a family of five. The open floor plan on the main floor helps create strong family ties.

Princess Victoria
$73,326 - 2x3 Residential
The lovely home is a step up from the starters. It is fully furnished and decorated for a family of four. The sun room is lovely and there is a balcony on the second floor.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_PrincessVictoria.rar (1.09 MB, 242 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_ComfyCabin.rar (1.02 MB, 246 downloads)
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#6 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:08 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:46 AM.
Default Edward Manor and Garden Villa
Edward Manor
$51,938 - 2x3 Residential
This is another upper class home, perfect for the couple without kids. The main floor is perfect for entertaining friends.

Garden Villa
$19,968 - 2x2 Residential
This happy greenhouse home is a lovely place to live for those who like to garden year-round.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_GardenVilla.rar (444.2 KB, 227 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_EdwardManor.rar (471.0 KB, 209 downloads)
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#7 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:10 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:48 AM.
Default Lavender Lane and Easy Breezeway
Lavender Lane
$19,999 - 2x2 Residential
Quaint little starter home perfect for those older unmarried women in every neighborhood.

Easy Breezeway
$19,998 - 2x2 Residential
This lovely home is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors, watching sunsets, storms, or fishing in the pond.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_EasyBreezeway.rar (527.1 KB, 212 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_LavenderLane.rar (570.9 KB, 209 downloads)
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#8 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:12 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:49 AM.
Default Attica Tower and Gregor Manse
Attica Tower
$19,812 - 2x2 Residential
This tight little starter house has enough space for a family of five but there isn't much elbow room even though there's enough bedspace.

Gregor Manse
$70,458 - 2x3 Residential
The luxury house is a great place to entertain friends and raise a few kids in style.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_GregorManse.rar (474.2 KB, 213 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_AtticaTower.rar (584.1 KB, 201 downloads)
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#9 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:15 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:51 AM.
Default Midcentury Modern and Homey Homestead
Midcentury Modern
$61,013 - 3x3 Residential
This lovely home is perfect for the couple who doesn't have kids and enjoys taking it easy. The sun room is a perfect place to read the morning paper.

Homey Homestead
$59,587 - 3x3 Residential
This home is perfect for the hardworking down to earth family, barn and pond included.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_MidcenturyModern.rar (569.0 KB, 234 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_HomeyHomestead.rar (689.0 KB, 233 downloads)
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#10 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:18 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:52 AM.
Default Stately Colonial and Family Values
Stately Colonial
$187,914 - 3x3 Residential
This large residence features two master bedrooms and enough bed space for four children.

Family Values
$84,977 - 3x3 Residential
This adorable house features a children's playhouse out back. This house fits a family of four.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_FamilyValues.rar (618.1 KB, 241 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_StatelyColonial.rar (763.5 KB, 240 downloads)
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#11 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:20 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:56 AM.
Default Modern Mansion
Modern Mansion
$240,163 - 3x5 Residential
This mansion combines modern styling with elegance.
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_ModernMansion.rar (896.2 KB, 211 downloads)
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#12 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:25 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 27th Feb 2010 at 1:59 AM.
Default Finer Diner and Community Center Pool
Finer Diner
$116,914 - 3x3 Commercial
Every little town needs a fancy little restuarant for date night. This isn't the fanciest place ever, but it suits the town. Indoor and outdoor dining available.

Community Center Pool
$137,229 - 3x3 Commercial
The community center is the perfect place to swim, work out, or take a class. The pool area features two diving boards, a slide, hot tubs, and a run-through fountain. Upstairs inside are work out rooms.
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_FinerDiner.rar (673.6 KB, 199 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_CommunityCenterPool.rar (662.5 KB, 210 downloads)
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#13 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:27 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 17th Apr 2010 at 8:01 PM.
Default Skate Rink and City Park
Skate Rink
$121,363 - 5x3 Commercial
Ice skating is a sport that all ages enjoy. It is fun for kids and romantic enough for a date. This facility features two rinks and a workshop.

City Park
$24,467 - 3x3 Commercial
This little park is a great place to take the kids or the dog for the day. Fishing, swings, and darts are available. A lovely gazebo provides shade and a place to rest your feet for a bit.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_SkateRink.rar (492.2 KB, 231 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_CityPark.rar (229.1 KB, 198 downloads)
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#14 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:31 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 21st Feb 2010 at 6:01 PM.
Default Town Square and Nursery
Town Square
$82,998 - 5x5 Commercial
The town square is a nice way to spend a Sunday afteroon. Take a walk around the square, meet some new people, have a small barbeque, or get in a game of chess.

Nursery
$87,756 - 3x5 Commercial
Doing a little gardening? Maybe something to brighten up your kitchen? This is nursery has all your plant and gardening needs.
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_TownSquare.rar (348.8 KB, 214 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_Nursery.rar (622.8 KB, 215 downloads)
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#15 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:33 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 21st Feb 2010 at 7:55 PM.
Default Row House Shops
Antiques and Collectibles
$49,508 - 1x2 Commercial
Fancy fine furniture here, some hard to find collectibles as well.

Bakery
$31,168 - 1x2 Commercial
Simple little bakery with a full kitchen upstairs, makes for a great little business.

Beauty Salon
$45,526 - 1x2 Commercial
Need your hair done or looking for a new outfit? This is the place to go.

Gift Shoppe
$37,289 - 1x2 Commercial
Need to make it up to her because you forgot her birthday? We've got you covered.

Toy Store
$25,844 - 1x2 Commercial
Small little toy shop; bring the kids here for their birthdays perhaps?
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_Antiques&Collectibles.rar (681.5 KB, 234 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_Bakery.rar (643.9 KB, 238 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_BeautySalon.rar (577.0 KB, 255 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_GiftShoppe.rar (573.5 KB, 247 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_ToyStore.rar (558.2 KB, 230 downloads)
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#16 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 5:45 AM Last edited by Phaenoh : 21st Feb 2010 at 8:10 PM.
Default Back Parking Lot and The Treefort
Back Parking Lot
$16,625 - 1x5 Commercial
Not much to see here, just some parked cars and the attendant. Good place to race RC cars or set off some fireworks if you've got them though...

The Treefort
$23,723 - 2x2 Commercial
Great hangout place for kids to have fun away from the grownups. Treehouses, fishing, games, and sunshine, what more could you ask for?
Screenshots
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File Type: rar WestWeasels_BackParkingLot.rar (306.2 KB, 176 downloads)
File Type: rar WestWeasels_TheTreefort.rar (1,018.7 KB, 228 downloads)
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 8:08 PM
I love the size of the neighborhood and the idea behind it with all the creatures. It looks really great ;-)

What terrain did you use?
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 8:25 PM
This looks awesome!! I might just have to pull myself away from all of my families in Desiderata Valley to play this sweet baby.

"That idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on."
Test Subject
#19 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 9:05 PM
wow this is really awesome and its so perfect! Kudos!
Scholar
#20 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 9:17 PM
Very nice! You have put soooooo much work into this project! Really good!

The end of magical Pegasaus's era through the world of sims
Mad Poster
#21 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 10:12 PM
You did a lovely job with this-but one question: do you have to have M&G to just download the houses, or can you separate out the items attached to the houses with the Installer?
Because I'd love to download some of the houses, but I'm afraid to-I only have up to Seasons.
Instructor
#22 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 10:20 PM
What a delightful neighborhood! It does, indeed, look cozy and very playable. Thank you so much for sharing the complete 'hood with us.
Captain Louie
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#23 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 11:55 PM
I honestly can't decide if it is the quaint charm that bursts at the seams *cough*likemydreams*cough* or the lovely colors all across the hood, but whatever it is, I can't stop feeling so joyful when looking at it! Your ace decorating and architecture skills have impressed me yet again, Phae. If I had any more hats to take off to you, I would, but you seemed to have made it through my backup reserve. Wonderful, wonderful, and super stoked to see more of your beautiful creations in TS2. Much appreciated!

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Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#24 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 11:59 PM
Dreaming of olden days
We called it the golden days
Rolling fields and noble trees
A landscape that can only please.

Lee

Thanks for the hood - tis awesome

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Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Mar 2010 at 5:31 AM
hm i downloaded it all unpacked it and i also have put the N folder into my neighborhoods folder. (rest i have put into my downloads folder) but when i start the game i cant see the new neighborhood. im sorry about my bad english but maybe someone knows what i have done wrong? i realy would like to play with this neighboorhood.
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