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Arbor Falls (aka Free Play): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC

by Hood Building Group Posted 7th Aug 2019 at 2:54 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2019 at 9:34 PM by Hood Building Group
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Here we have...
Arbor Falls (aka Free Play)
It's a 'The Sims Pet Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2

Arbor Falls is a pleasant resort-style town nestled into the mountains of SimCity. The homes are modest one- to two- story houses usually surrounded by hills, trees and businesses. A fun-loving family town, Arbor Falls has become the location of choice for go-getters and trendsetters everywhere!

Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder PSF1 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 BPSF 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 Arbor Falls to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:
There aren't any townies or any NPCs in the neighborhood. 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.
Note: Although on a EA map, with the use of a camera mod, it will be much easier to navigate throughout Arbor Falls, which is why, we recommend using a camera mod!

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.
Arbor Falls is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. However. the shopping district/suburb subhood requires Open For Business EP.
We also included a version with the playables and their pets from The Sims Pet Stories. This version obviously requires Pets EP in order to work.

This is a ground up recreation of Free Play from Pet 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.

All of the Arbor Falls lots have been recreated and all of the playable sims of Arbor Falls have been cloned, fixed and recreated (using fixed clones).

There are 8 families in total; 13 sims and 8 pets (if you get the Pets version).
Arbor Falls has 22 lots; 8 of them are community lots, the other 14 are all residential lots. 6 of which are vacant.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

We tried to rebuild each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Pet Stories is based on pets, we also decided to include a version with pets. So, we only recommend to get the BG version if you don't have The Sims 2 Pets installed.

We also recommend adding Arbor Falls as a subhood to Four Corners or Bitville or Garden Heights or Mesa Flats. This way, you can create your own Sims Stories megahood for TS2.
We're so sorry for delaying the recreation of Arbor Falls, the last Pet Stories neighborhood, but we've uploaded all of the Sims Stories neighborhood recreations now, so you can finally complete your megahood.

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
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 in the neighborhood and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well as 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 PS into this neighborhood. for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE
Of course, EA for The Sims Pet Stories and for the original Arbor Falls!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
ArborFalls_ShoppingDistrict_OFB&Pets.rar | Arbor Falls -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business & Pets EPs Required

Size: 11.81 MB · Downloads: 2,885 · 7th Aug 2019
11.81 MB 2,885 7th Aug 2019
ArborFalls_ShoppingDistrict_OFB.rar | Arbor Falls -- Shopping District Subhood -- Open For Business EP Required

Size: 9.74 MB · Downloads: 754 · 7th Aug 2019
9.74 MB 754 7th Aug 2019
ArborFalls_MainHood_Pets.rar | Arbor Falls -- Main Hood -- Pets EP Required

Size: 11.81 MB · Downloads: 3,455 · 7th Aug 2019
11.81 MB 3,455 7th Aug 2019
ArborFalls_MainHood_BG.rar | Arbor Falls -- Main Hood -- BG Compatible

Size: 9.74 MB · Downloads: 1,507 · 7th Aug 2019
9.74 MB 1,507 7th Aug 2019

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