Four Corners (aka Riley's Story): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC - Base Game Compatible *Update! (V3), now with optional Townie & NPC Pool* (05/12/2024)

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Uploaded: 29th Jun 2015 at 11:53 PM
Updated: 12th May 2024 at 9:57 PM
Update: New Optional Townie/NPC Pool Added!! (05/12/2024)
As requested, we've created an optional townie/NPC pool. Now, you can finally play Four Corners, with its original lore, as well as with its original townies and NPCs, exactly as they were in Sims Life Stories. To use, just add the townie/NPC pool as a subhood to Four Corners (OFB required) and you're good to go! You may delete the subhood afterwards. It's really only meant to deliver the townies/NPCs into your neighborhood... kinda like a stealth hood.

One known issue is that all townies and NPCs will have their names randomized unfortunately. But you can use lingeringwillx's program to restore default names for sims in subneighborhoods. Alternatively, you can also use SimPE to rename everyone to their original names. For this, we've provided a list of townies and NPCs with their thumbnails and their default names.

Otherwise, they all come as close as possible to how they were in Sims Life Stories, i.e. they should all have the same aspirations, turn ons/offs, relationships, etc. We also gave them their original clothes and looks in every clothing category (yes, we really made sure they all match, also for the playable sims, already in this neighborhood, btw).

Oh, and they were created using meowingcookie's Maxis Infant Face templates, so they should all have genetic infant faces.

We're planning on creating the townie & NPC pools for the other recreated Sims Stories neighborhoods as well, so stay tuned for more to come! As always, happy simming!

Update (V3)!! (06/06/2023)
Ever wanted to play Four Corners in TS2, but with its original lore from the Sims Life Stories? Well, now you can! We've updated the recreated neighborhood that me made years ago and uploaded new and refreshed versions of Four Corners.

In these versions, you'd be greeted with a freshly "unlocked" free-play neighborhood just like in Sims Life Stories, except for the part that it was technically never "locked" in story mode, but it'd at least feel like you've just finished the story as you open the neighborhood. We've also updated the lots to make them look more accurate to the originals using a Uni+NL+OFB anygame, as well as making the restaurants and cafes and all functional for the main hood version.

In Sims Life Stories, right before the end of Riley's Story, the main character Riley and Mickey return from honeymoon and throw a party. In the end, she gives birth to a baby (or twins) and the player gets to name their baby/babies. We've recreated this scenario by setting the neighborhood right after they arrived from their honeymoon, so Riley starts off pregnant and will give birth in a few days, just like in Sims Life Stories.

The old versions are still available for upload, in case you'd want to play them without the lore from Sims Life Stories. Updated versions of the other Sims Stories recreated neighborhoods are in the works, so stay tuned for them! As always, happy simming!

Here we have...
Four Corners (aka Riley's Story)
It's a 'The Sims Life Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2; uploaded for the current monthly theme "Maxis".

First off, a big thank you goes to marka93 for recreating Four Corners and giving us permission to upload it with the group account. Thank YOU!
He's been working on this neighborhood recreation for 2 years. And it's finally finished! Yay!
He has built Four Corners, and we have playtested the neighborhood for him.

Riley Harlow had been living in Sim City all her life, untill she lost her job. Facing eviction, Riley turned to the one person she could count on, her aunt Sharon. Sharon had always been kind enough to help Riley out in a pinch, so Riley arranged to stay at her aunt's house in the suburb of Four Corners until she was back on her feet.

To Riley's surprise her aunt gave her the house and bought another house down the street.

Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder LSR1 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 Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BLSR 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 Optional Townie/NPC Pool:
1. Put the folder SLSR 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

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) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Four Corners to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:

This is a ground up recreation of Riley's Story from Life 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.

There aren't any townies or any NPC. 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.
Four Corners is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. The shopping district/suburb subhood however requires Open For Business.

This hood includes all the original playable sims. The sims have been extracted using SimPE, then cloned in Body Shop and then recreated in the neighborhood using the clones. marka93 also included Jane Harlow; Sharon's sister and Riley's mother.

There are 10 families and 17 sims in total.
Four Corners has 15 lots; 4 of them are community lots, the other lots are all residential lots. One of those lots is a vacant lot.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

marka93 has rebuilt each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Life Stories is a mixture between Uni, NL and OFB, many of the Four Corners lots had half walls and certain EP features (e.g. restaurants).

Therefore, many of the lots that had half walls before don't have any because halfwalls are not available in the base game.
Both of the subhood versions have halfwalls and some of the EP features, though. Look in the comments for this neighborhood to see what's missing and needs to be added.

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
marka93 for recreating this neighborhood and giving us the permission to upload it with the group account.
To the others who helped us playtesting Four Corners here in the Creator Feedback Forum.
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 and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well and 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 LS into this neighborhood.
Meowingcookie for Maxis Infant Face Templates for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE Of course, EA for The Sims Life Stories and for the original Four Corners!