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Mountainside Valley - New Inhabited Base Game/ No CC neighborhood

by Hood Building Group Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 8:59 PM - Updated 6th May 2018 at 4:11 PM by Hood Building Group
79 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
"Mountainside Valley's been known for its vast mountain ranges. Many sims from all over the world move to this seemingly quiet little town, seeking inspiration, love or a better life. Is it the mountains that attract the sims? Or the fresh air? Or maybe the friendly sims around town? Who knows what this place among the mountains, down in the valley has in store?"


Install Instructions:
For The Primary Hood Version:
Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder MV01 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:
Shopping District/Suburb Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BMV1 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 Mountainside Valley to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:

Mountainside Valley has its own custom SC4 terrain.
But there's no need for a camera mod. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game. You may need to rotate the camera to see some of the lots, though.

We have 7 households in this neighborhood. They're all mostly families but there's 1 roomate household. So, you won't end up with just families. Some of them are easy to play and some are (a bit) challenging. You can read more about the residents, their houses, and the community lots of the neighborhood in the comments for this thread.
Each family should have 5 storytelling pictures in their family album.

This neighborhood has been created with AnyGameStarter with no Maxis content, so there aren't any townies. You have to generate them yourself if you want them. You'll find a ghost who haunts the Rhein house. If you don't want the ghost, we have created a cemetary lot for this neighborhood so you can move his urnstone to the cemetary. You need Nightlife for this. If you don't have Nightlife but later EPs. Then you can put the urnstone into the inventory of any sim and visit the cemetary lot with that sim. Then you can click on the ground and choose the option to place the tombstone. You can read more about that lot in the comments for this thread.

By the way, there are unoccupied lots in this neighborhood but they are empty inside. We wanted to give you the ability to create your own unique houses using those lots.
All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor

Mountainside Valley is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. We left some space for you to place more lots, for instance for EP lots (like dog park, or a nightclub,...).
This is a group project which we finally completed. Yay! We're going to create more neighborhoods in the future.
Look at this thread and this for more information. We always accept applications.

I hope you like this neighborhood.


Additional Credits:
To Numenor for his AnyGameStarter
To Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots, and her fixed subhood selection , which we used for the subhoods.
To Peni Griffin - who allowed us to place a copy some of her wonderful community lots of her neighborhood Widespot
To the others - who helped us and gave some feedbacks or suggestions in this thread and this thread.
Of course to those - who have playtested this neighborhood.
And:
To litlegothcat13 for converting Meadow Creek and Mountainside Valley into subhoods.
To Orilon for for reporting the age issue in the Roomies household.

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

Sims 2
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Mountainside Valley Shopping District V2.rar | BMV1 - Shopping District Subhood - OFB Required/No CC - V2

Size: 14.14 MB · Downloads: 1,453 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 1,453 27th Feb 2017
Mountainside Valley Main Hood V2.rar | MV01 - Main Hood - BG Compatible/No CC - V2

Size: 14.14 MB · Downloads: 3,041 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 3,041 27th Feb 2017
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 5:44 PM
Default The Shaer Family
The Shaer's just moved to town after a very long plane ride. Now it's time for them to settle in. Are they going to make a home out of this place? Will Layla and Sarah fit in among their new colleagues at school? Can Nadia finally sit down and rest her feet?
  • Amin Shaer (Adult, Knowledge, Pisces,Test Subject): Amin and his family moved to Mountainside Valley, seeking a better quality life. He wants to make sure everything is well. He tends to make choices rapidly which could end up badly.
  • Nadia Shaer (Adult, Family, Virgo): Nadia wasn't quite sure about this move, she loves her family and husband and is willing to take any chances that could definitely provide the best living standards. She's tired and refuses to move again. It's time to focus on other things: her career life, perhaps?
  • Layla Shaer (Teen, Popularity, Leo, Public School Student): Layla felt her life came to an end when her parents decided it was best to move. She misses her old friends since she doesn't know anyone here. Maybe it's time for her to explore the town rather than stay at home and complain?
  • Sarah Shaer (Child, Grow Up, Aries, Public School Student): Sarah never got the chance to settle well into her old school before her family moved to this new place. Hopefully this is where they're going to stay for good!
  • Adil Shaer (Toddler, Grow Up, Sagittarius): Adil; the only person that never suffered from the aftermath of this move. Talk about the right timing!
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#3 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 5:49 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:31 AM.
Default 160 Oak Leaf Avenue (Shaer)
The Shear Residence

160 Oak Leaf Avenue
2 stories
3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§52,928
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#4 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 5:56 PM
Default The Kurtin Family
Violet loves to throw parties whenever she gets the chance. Grey wishes she doesn't and just wants to return home to a quiet place. It's not like their twins are any helpful in that matter.
  • Grey Kurtin (Adult, Fortune, Virgo, Mailroom Technician): After a long tiresome day at work, Grey just wants to come home, sit on the couch, and watch TV!
  • Violet Kurtin (Adult, Popularity, Leo, Lobbyist): Violet's career requires attendance and planning of several social events (not to mention meeting a lot of people). This has had its stake on Grey.
  • Cyan Kurtin (Teen, Popularity, Libra, Public School Student): Cyan can be a bit troublesome. His mother's career shines a lot of attention over the whole family. Can he behave himself for the sake of their reputation around town?
  • Green Kurtin (Teen, Knowledge, Libra, Public School Student): Often gone unnoticed, Green stays up in his room for hours. He's a loner. Much like his father.
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#5 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:06 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:30 AM.
Default 140 Main Street (Kurtin)
The Kurtin Residence

140 Main Street
2 stories
3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§39,772
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#6 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:13 PM
Default The Treah Family
The Treah's have been popping out kids whenever they get the chance. They try to make sure that the nest is never empty, but that can't go on forever.
  • Forest Treah (Adult, Family, Sagittarius): Forest loves his family and his wife. He always wanted to have a lot of children. But Forest has to get a job soon. He cannot be unemployed all his life. If so, he wouldn't be able to pay the bills and his family would have to move out.
  • Willow Treah (Adult, Family, Capricorn): Willow loves children and cannot live without them. Her goal is to have 10 children and 20 grandchildren. She knows that her husband has to get a job soon but she still wants to have a lot of children. Can she reach her goal? Even if Forest is working?
  • Acacia Treah (Teen, Fortune, Aries, Public School Student): Acacia has to look after her younger siblings quite often. She wants to be an artist rather than a babysitter. She's actually quite creative and has some potential for those careers.
  • Ash Treah (Child, Grow Up, Capricorn, Public School Student): Ash enjoys watching TV and is quite playful. He often plays hide-and-seek with his sister whenever he's bored.
  • Kamilah Treah (Child, Grow Up, Cancer, Public School Student): Kamilah loves to be outside and sometimes plays hide-and-seek with her brother.
  • Banyan Treah (Toddler, Pisces, Cancer): Banyan is a quiet toddler. Nobody knows what he's going to tear or break next...
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#7 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:19 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:30 AM.
Default 90 Oceanside Drive (Treah)
The Treah Residence

90 Oceanside Drive
3 stories
4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§48,946
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#8 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:25 PM
Default The Rhein Family
Deliah decided to move after her husband died in a house fire. She wants to start a new life in Mountainside Valley and dreams of being a grandmother. Unfortunately all of her triplets are busy with other things. Especially Sheila, she still can't get over her father's sudden death.
  • Deliah Rhein (Elder, Family, Virgo): Deliah cannot wait to be a grandmother. Unfortunately all of her triplets would make bad mothers so she would be the one who's going to raise all the children. Deliah wouldn't actually mind it but her triplets may do.
  • Cecilia Rhein (Adult, Romance, Cancer, Golf Caddy): Cecilia wants to find her own place soon because she doesn't want to hear any grandchildren wishes or any other annoying sentences from her mother. All she wants is ... party, party, PARTAAAY!
  • Mathilda Rhein (Adult, Fortune, Cancer, Mailroom Technician): Mathilda loves her family but nothing is more important to her than a solid career! She's looking forward to find her own place just like her sister Cecilia and earn a lot of money.
  • Sheila Rhein (Adult, Family, Cancer, Recruit): Unlike her triplets sisters, Sheila is shy and rarely goes out. She's always upset and nothing can cheer her up. She couldn't get over her fathers death yet and gets annoyed by her mother with those silly grandchildren sentences.
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#9 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:38 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:28 AM.
Default 150 Main Street (Rhein)
The Rhein Residence

150 Main Street
2 stories
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§87,513
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#10 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:44 PM
Default The James Family
When Mary met Danny, she knew that he would be her future husband. They're happily married now and already have two children. Mary loves her children and husband but it's time for Danny to get off the couch and get a job.
  • Danny James (Adult, Knowledge, Aries): Danny would love to get a job but he just can't seem to do it.
  • Mary James (Adult, Family, Aquarius): Mary just love kids and the more there are the happier she will be.
  • Tina James (Toddler, Grow Up, Pisces): When can I run?
  • Sam James (Toddler, Grow Up, Pisces): Let's play.
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#11 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:47 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:27 AM.
Default 110 Mountainside Road (James)
The James Residence

110 Mountainside Road
1 story
2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
3x2 lot
§17,635
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#12 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:52 PM
Default The McCormick Family
Jules and Virginia never expected that Ryan would run away someday. They have no idea where he went and are worried sick about him. Will he ever come back?
  • Jules McCormick (Adult, Knowledge, Cancer, Emergency Medical Technician): Is it Jules fault that Ryan has run away? Probably, because he kinda tried to organise his life. Maybe he should have given him more space and independence before he ran away. By the way, it's time to focus on his career, more or less.
  • Virginia McCormick (Adult, Knowledge, Scorpio, Emergency Medical Technician): Virginia wasn't aware of how Ryan felt. Well, she changed a lot. She won't be that strict anymore. All she wants is Ryan back home. She just wants a second chance. Anyway, she will become an elder soon. Maybe it's time for another child, before it's too late.
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#13 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 6:54 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:25 AM.
Default 190 Main Street (McCormick)
The McCormick Residence

190 Main Street
1 story
2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
3x2 lot
§33,406
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#14 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:00 PM
Default The Roomies Family
Stuart was surprised when his nephew knocked on the door and begged for an accommodation. Craig and Robin wouldn't mind it so they have welcomed him in. Stuart is a bit doubtful, though.
  • Stuart McCormick (Elder, Popularity, Aries): It's not like Stuart doesn't love his nephew but Ryan has to return to home. Otherwise, his parents will worry to death. Stuart has never had any kids and doesn't think that he's going to be a good 'father' figure for Ryan.
  • Craig Bailey (Adult, Romance, Leo): Craig enjoys having multiple lovers at once. That Violet was just the start! The more, the merrier... But it's time to focus on something different now. He can't party all his life. He has to work too.
  • Robin Moore (Adult, Knowledge, Pisces, Test Subject): Robin's been bullied a lot in the past. As a kid, he was fascinated by science and wanted to be a scientist. Well, he's still really keen on science and still wants to be a scientist.
  • Ryan McCormick (Teen, Popularity, Libra, Public School Student): Ryan didn't get on quite well with his parents and decided to run away. Uncle Stuart seemed to be his only hope. Fortunately he accepted Ryan and now lives along with him and two other roomates.
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#15 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:02 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:26 AM.
Default 80 Oceanside Drive (Roomies)
The Roomies Residence

80 Oceanside Drive
2 stories
3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
4x3 lot
§76,196
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#16 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:05 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default 150 Oak Leaf Avenue
This is a vacant lot.

150 Oak Leaf Avenue
3 stories
3x3 lot
§23,980
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#17 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:06 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default 10 Oak Leaf Avenue
This is a vacant lot.

10 Oak Leaf Avenue
2 stories
3x2 lot
§13,503
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#18 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:07 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default 180 Main Street
This is a vacant lot.

180 Main Street
2 stories
3x2 lot
§15,291
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#19 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:09 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default 70 Worthington Way
This is a vacant lot.

70 Worthington Way
2 stories
4x4 lot
§45,666
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#20 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:11 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default 60 Worthington Way
This is a vacant lot.

60 Worthington Way
3 stories
4x4 lot
§44,903
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#21 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:18 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 3rd Jan 2016 at 8:51 PM.
Default General Store
"Whether you're just passing through or live here year-round, the General Store is the only place to buy anything in all of Mountainside Valley."

3x2 lot
§80,550

Again thank you Peni Griffin for this lot.
This is a modified version of the General Store lot, found in Peni Griffin's Widespot
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#22 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:22 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:23 AM.
Default Swimming Hole
"Fed by natural springs, the Swimming Hole is an updated version of the classic country recreation area.
In other words, it has a restroom."

3x2 lot
§36,032

Again thank you Peni Griffin for this lot.
This is a modified version of the Swimming Hole lot, found in Peni Griffin's Widespot
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#23 Old 22nd Jan 2015 at 7:25 PM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jan 2015 at 8:22 AM.
Default Maple Lake Cemetary
Maple Lake Cemetary
This is a quiet place where you can mourn for deceased ancestors.

5x5 lot
§53,753

We've created this cemetary lot for those who have Nightlife or higher. You can move your urnstones to this cemetary. You need Nightlife for this. If you don't have Nightlife but later EPs. Then you can put the urnstone into the inventory of any sim and visit the cemetary lot with that sim. Then you can click on the ground and choose the option to place the tombstone.
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THANKS POST
#24 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 9:31 PM
This looks great and I love the storyline that gets you going. Thanks for creating this! I look forward to more creations.

Downloading now.
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THANKS POST
#25 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 11:01 PM
Very much it is pleasant to me! But I cannot download from a site because of the slow Internet. It is possible other reference for downloading?
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