All Maxis Downtownies - Easy to add to any existing neighborhood!

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Uploaded: 1st Jul 2021 at 4:43 AM
Updated: 4th Jul 2021 at 3:24 AM
Hi again everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

I’ve got something quick for you today - all of the Maxis Downtownies in one easy to add subhood! This is part 2 in my Downtown series, soon to be followed by a CC FREE version of my Downtown :D

I’ll let you all in on a little secret - I love my Downtown, but I always disliked that it didn’t have any Downtownies, which is what, in my opinion, made it so alive! I recently figured out how to really easily add them to any hood - even if you don’t use my Downtown, and I’ve uploaded it in an easy to add subhood!

What is this? This is a subhood that contains all Downtownies that come with Downtown in Nightlife. They ALL have their same aspirations, personalities, jobs, etc!

Quick notes:
- This contains all Downtownies, special sims, and service NPC’s from Downtown!

- Once you add the hood following the instructions outlined below and in the download, you’ll notice that the townie and NPC names get randomized and aren’t their original names. Though annoying, this is normal and you will have to rename them all yourself. Not much I can do about this :/

- Since all of these sims are still (or should still be) flagged as downtownies, they will not appear in your main hood. To see them, you need to travel to Downtown, as you would with the regular Downtownies

- This is CC FREE!

- This requires Nightlife at the minimum, however, I have UC so it may or may not work without that or all packs.

- I have also included a folder called “Portraits” that has pics of all the sims in the hood because, why not.

- Not that is makes a difference, but this is a DOWNTOWN subhood, not a shopping district.

- This does NOT include the dead Tricous, but still includes the teens who are alive

- The living Tricou's (Teens) are still related

*Please backup your game before you dump all of these townies into your hoods. This has been tested but as with TS2, it's always better to be safe than sorry!

IMPORTANT NOTICE if you have other POPULATED Downtowns attached to your hood:

Two Versions:

* There are two versions of the dowtownie subhood - one as a Downtown and one as a Shopping District. There are two different versions because the game will not allow two inhabited Downtowns to exist in the same hood. I added the Shopping District version in case anyone wanted to play with them but already had an inhabited Downtown. Please see the install instructions below depeing on which version you are downloading:

Install Instructions:

Once you have downloaded and extracted the Downtownies.Zip, follow the instructions below:

1. You are going to right click and copy/cut the entire DTDT folder.

2. Navigate to one of the following file paths, depending on if you have the disk version or UC and if you are using the Downtown version or the Shopping District version:

Downtown Version:

Ultimate Collection: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\EP2\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Disk: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Shopping District Version:

Ultimate Collection: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Disk: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open for Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Within this folder is where EA stores the Downtown/Bluewater Village that you add in game. Paste/drag in the DTDT folder.

3. Once you have done this, open your game and the hood you wish to add the sims to.

4. Go to add a Downtown/Shopping District as you would in hood view. If you did this properly, you should see an option called "Downtownies". Select this and proceed with adding the hood. There are no actual buildings or anything in this hood. The physical hood is just a "vehicle" for you to add the sims with.

5. Once the downtownie hood has been added, you can go back to view the downtowns/shopping districts by clicking the button at the top of the screen. There you can select and delete the empty hood you just added

*This will NOT delete the sims, just the physical hood. This is safe to do.

6. Now, you will have 67 additional Downtownies to roam your downtown! Beware that these are downtownies, so they WILL NOT appear on lots in your home hood

ALL Credit for this goes to Sunrader Sims for sharing their amazing technique for how to do this on MTS here! Couldn’t have done this as easily as I did without them

- Additional thanks to Jawusa for letting me know this would work with a shopping district as well!

Let me know if you have any questions, and as usual, enjoy

- Mike