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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?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 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.
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: 1,456 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 1,456 27th Feb 2017
Mountainside Valley Main Hood V2.rar | MV01 - Main Hood - BG Compatible/No CC - V2

Size: 14.14 MB · Downloads: 3,042 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 3,042 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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 11:08 PM
Love this, always looking for new neighborhoods like this. Also love all the info you provided for each family. Thank you and will look forward to future neighborhoods you might share. Thanks :)
#27 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 2:08 AM
The families seem really interesting, and I love the look of the neighborhood! I would download, but I'm really committed to the one neighborhood I play... would it be possible to upload a subhood version too, like this neighborhood as a shopping district? Or can anybody advise me on how I could do that myself?
Test Subject
#28 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 2:57 AM
Great. I love to play in new worlds.
Mad Poster
#29 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 9:04 AM
Can't wait to try it!
Field Researcher
#30 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 9:13 AM
This is great, thank you very much for sharing! I really like the unique faces of these sims, it brings a good dose of realism, in my opinion. Thanks again
Mad Poster
#31 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 2:44 PM
This looks like a good midway point between the stress levels of Widespot and the relaxed and welcoming, but genetically bland, Riverside. I've always known this fandom could support multiple neighborhoods and I hope you get many, many downloaders. At first I was a bit dubious about the reliance on lot bin houses as bases, but y'all did a good job of demonstrating what can be done with them even with base game content. Your graveyard is beautiful, and I love all the different faces.
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#32 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 5:29 PM Last edited by Jawusa : 26th Jan 2015 at 5:40 PM.
Thank you all for your nice compliments. We appreciate them all.

@Jojoa777 Look at this tutorial

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
#33 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 7:39 PM
Thanks for the link!! It seems above my technical capabilities but I bet I could do it if I just followed the directions really closely- will do at a time when I'm less busy/more ready to tackle it
Mad Poster
#34 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 7:18 PM
Love it! Every family has its own puzzle to solve. So far Treah's had twins, boy and girl. I named them Chaos and Horror. Cecilia Rhein got new makeup and hair and is very hot now. She already hooked Craig Bailey. This is very interesting hood. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#35 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 9:36 PM
Thank you all! We'd love to hear more from you on what you did with each household!
Field Researcher
#36 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 12:48 AM Last edited by Sandy2Simmer : 20th Feb 2015 at 6:31 AM. Reason: additional comment
Thanks for the neighborhood! Just installed it today. Haven't played all of the families yet, but I wanted to say how fun it is and am loving the houses and families. Was a little surprised at Violets indiscretion LOL

Edited to say: I am playing this fun hood daily and still loving it!! A lot of the kids are in college now soon to graduate!! Thanks again!
Test Subject
#37 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 2:27 AM
Wow! A new and complete neighborhood ready to play! Love it -- so much thanks!
Mad Poster
#38 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 2:56 AM
@pamreg more to come, we will try and put out at least 1 a month and for now about 1 every other week.
#39 Old 3rd Feb 2015 at 5:29 AM
LOVE.. love love this !! Hoping to add the Widespot subhood :-) THANK YOU!!!
#40 Old 3rd Feb 2015 at 6:20 AM
Awesome Job :)
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 6th Feb 2015 at 4:00 PM
Thank you! I love Sims 2 and of course New Neighborhoods!!
Test Subject
#42 Old 7th Feb 2015 at 8:41 PM
loving these genetics (my favorite family is the ottomas family) thank you so much for this amazing hood
Test Subject
#43 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 9:52 PM
Great looking Neighborhood... Thank you...
Mad Poster
#44 Old 10th Feb 2015 at 7:25 PM
Originally Posted by ASAsims
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?

Sorry! I just noticed your post! Until now, have you managed to download it? If not, let us know so we can upload it somewhere else as well.
Test Subject
#46 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 3:32 PM
I like the hood! but the sims in it looks wierd
Test Subject
#47 Old 24th Feb 2015 at 2:52 PM
Default Game crashes
I have been trying to play this neighborhood , it is really well done, but the game keeps crashing. The biggest problems seem to be the Sheir(?) household - the one with the triplets - I tried moving one of them out and eventually got her straightened out but the rest of the house hold keeps crashing before I can try moving another one of them out. I moved the whole household out and back in but that did not help. Not sure what else to try.


Field Researcher
Original Poster
#48 Old 24th Feb 2015 at 6:33 PM
Strange... how you tried moving your Downloads/Saved Sims to desktop? Does it work then? If you have already done it....have you tried moving the Storytelling folder (inside the neighborhood folder) to desktop?
#49 Old 25th Feb 2015 at 12:08 AM
So is this neighborhood 100% townie free? (I hate Townies) So no pedestrians and townie sims on the community unless I create a subhood to generate them?
*The only sims who will exist are the current ones and future sims?

Peace, Harmony & Balance... Libra is Love..
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#50 Old 25th Feb 2015 at 12:05 PM
@frenchyxo22 Yes, this neighborhood is townie and NPC free. Well, there's only 1 NPC. He spawned while developement. It's a carpool driver but there are no other NPCs/townies. If you still want the subhoods but not the sims, then you can try my emptied templates if you want.

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
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