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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
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"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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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mountainside Valley Shopping District V2.rar | BMV1 - Shopping District Subhood - OFB Required/No CC - V2

Size: 14.14 MB · Downloads: 1,457 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 1,457 27th Feb 2017
Mountainside Valley Main Hood V2.rar | MV01 - Main Hood - BG Compatible/No CC - V2

Size: 14.14 MB · Downloads: 3,043 · 27th Feb 2017
14.14 MB 3,043 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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Instructor
#51 Old 25th Feb 2015 at 8:37 PM
Sounds great! I cant wait to play these families

Peace, Harmony & Balance... Libra is Love..
Test Subject
#52 Old 25th Feb 2015 at 10:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hood Building Group
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?


I will try that thanks - I found that when one of them visits another lot I can have them move in and the game did not crash until her mom came to visit. I had the other household member ask mom to leave when I reloaded and no more problem. Thanks fr=or answering my post I appreciate it and I will try the new neighborhood it looks great.

Sincerely,

Denise
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 27th Feb 2015 at 8:39 AM
Default не Горная долина - New Base Game / Нет CC район
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Originally Posted by M.M.A.A.
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.

Thanks! To me friends have already downloaded. The city very was pleasant!
Test Subject
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#54 Old 5th Mar 2015 at 8:04 PM
nice
Top Secret Researcher
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#55 Old 2nd May 2015 at 9:01 PM
I'm glad to see the subhood version will go great in my megahood. Thank you.

Anyone playing using UC if you can not get the subhood to work: Go into C\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun With Pets\EP4\TSData\Res\Neighborhood Templates
Mad Poster
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#56 Old 26th May 2015 at 3:10 AM
A question about having to put a file in storytelling: I have all the EP's, and the instructions say in that case I don't need to add the storytelling folder. But there is another place that says "There's a problem with storytelling". So does that mean that even though I have all EP's and storytelling will automatically install, it's is incorrect so I still need to replace it?
Mad Poster
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#57 Old 26th May 2015 at 6:17 AM
@Grammapat - I believe, since you have all EPs, you'd want to keep the Storytelling folder inside the neighborhood folder. The problem comes when you just have the BG installed.
Mad Poster
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#58 Old 27th May 2015 at 4:51 AM Last edited by grammapat : 29th May 2015 at 6:13 PM.
Having a blast with this! There are some "secret" things going on, and OMG those faces!!! I can't help putting a story together. I'll link to it when I get it started (that IS ok isn't it?)
Mad Poster
#59 Old 30th May 2015 at 12:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Having a blast with this! There are some "secret" things going on, and OMG those faces!!! I can't help putting a story together. I'll link to it when I get it started (that IS ok isn't it?)


Yeah, sure, I think it would be better if you use the "What did you with the MV characters?" thread if you want.
Test Subject
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#60 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 7:21 AM
I love your inhabited neighborhoods. They are fantastic! If you ever need someone to help test future neighborhoods, let me know. I'd be glad to help out.
Mad Poster
#61 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 1:32 PM
@cabelle1863 just keep an eye here http://modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=611 and we are working on this one at the moment. http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=556025

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Test Subject
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#62 Old 19th Jul 2015 at 2:27 PM
So before I download this, (Because you always have the absolute best hoods) this one has a storyline as well as Bayside? Or just a fully complete 'make your own'?
Mad Poster
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#63 Old 19th Jul 2015 at 2:48 PM
There is a very minor story line with each household but it was design for the player to do with it as they will, so make it your own and have fun with it.

Quote:
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.
Mad Poster
#64 Old 30th Jun 2016 at 9:16 PM
Apparently there is an issue with aging with the Roomies Household. I have aging on, Sims on every other lot age, and I don't have Inteen or aging mods. Everyone in the Roomies Lot doesn't age.
Mad Poster
#65 Old 30th Jun 2016 at 9:52 PM Last edited by marka93 : 30th Jun 2016 at 10:49 PM.
@Jawusa we need to check this out please.

ADD: I just went in and tested it and it is turned off for that lot, can you please fix it and upload a new one.

I did not test the sub-hoods but they need it to I think.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#66 Old 30th Jun 2016 at 11:20 PM Last edited by Jawusa : 30th Jun 2016 at 11:36 PM.
I believe that's because we had "aging off" at that household back those days and forgot to change it back to "aging on" when MV was in development. Using the cheat to turn it on again worked for me.
I'm not sure about the subhood versions but most likely need to be fixed as well. The fix would be quite simple — just typing in the cheat "aging on" and save the lot. That should do the trick.

Thanks for the heads-up, Orilon!
I'll upload the fixed versions once I fix the Roomies household.

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
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Mad Poster
#67 Old 4th Jul 2016 at 9:56 PM
You're welcome.

Another question, this time about the Kurtain household. Does Grey Kurtain have a scripted chance card? If he doesn't then there seems to be a problem with my chance card mod.

The No School or Work chance card mod I'm using only allows Scripted chance cards (like the one that is scripted to make Mary-Sue Pleasant get fired so she comes home and catches Daniel cheating.)

Grey Kurtain got a chance card while he was at work. The HDCU doesn't show a conflict with it, and I don't know how to reliably trigger a chance card to do the 50/50.
Mad Poster
#68 Old 5th Jul 2016 at 2:40 PM
There is a lot of chance cards that are 50/50 or 49/51 already, this list at Snooty Sims is the best but it is missing 3 careers.
http://www.snootysims.com/thesims2i...d=careercards01

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#69 Old 5th Jul 2016 at 5:12 PM
That's not what I meant. I meant taking half my downloads out to see if I still get chance cards or not. I don't want any chance cards, and Grey Kurtain was the first Sim that I got a chance card on that wasn't scripted since I put the mod in.
Theorist
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#70 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 12:47 AM
Thank you
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#71 Old 27th Feb 2017 at 2:52 PM
The aging bug has been fixed. All members of the Roomies household age as usual now.
Sorry for taking this so long!

Thanks again @Orilon for reporting that bug.
Test Subject
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#72 Old 17th Mar 2017 at 1:45 PM
Love your Hoods!
Lab Assistant
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#73 Old 29th Apr 2017 at 2:35 PM
nice!! just downloaded this..but only the main hood since I have no idea on where to put the downtown and shopping district actually coz i don't have the folders that you mentioned in instructions on how to install them.. coz am using the ultimate collection version of the game and those folders that you mentioned are not in my EA games folders.. either way..thanx for this cool neighbourhood
Test Subject
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#74 Old 14th May 2017 at 8:00 AM
Can't wait to design this hood, thank you for sharing and making
Test Subject
#75 Old 30th Jul 2017 at 8:12 AM
Default help
hello i have complete collection but sims 2 double delux how am i supposed to install downtown?
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