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neighborhood view fix: see whole neighborhood v1.0

by snappledude21 Posted 10th Oct 2004 at 11:29 PM - Updated 12th Oct 2008 at 3:04 AM by porkypine
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#76 Old 12th Mar 2005 at 10:51 PM
Test Subject
#77 Old 13th Mar 2005 at 5:01 PM
turns out that I had so many other problems in the end that I just started over from scratch. Once I did that, the camara worked great. Still rebuilding a neighbor hood so hopefully soon I will actually get to send someone to university.
Test Subject
#78 Old 16th Mar 2005 at 7:16 PM Last edited by HouseDesigner2 : 16th Mar 2005 at 7:28 PM.

Do you still have any backup folders of your neighborhoods from previous installation? Don't do this unless you have a backup of the complete My Documents/EAgames/Sims2 folder of your previous installation EXCEPT the camera folder. You won't be keeping that from your old install. You didn't have to lose all your neighborhood. I just found this forum today, so I couldn't answer this thread earlier. So, you couldn't use this camera hack is what I'm getting and you had to uninstall, then reinstall. If you have any backup files from your previous installation, try this:
Step 1. Take all your houses and families in your current game that you want to save and package them. If you have families that are in the bin that you want to keep, place them in a house or even an empty lot, then package them. If you have houses you want to keep in the house bin, place them in any neighborhood then package them. Don't forget all your neighborhoods if there is anything in those you want to keep. Also, if you had any new downloads you want to keep since your old installation that are in your game, you might want to save that folder. If you have movies, snapshots (storytelling folder) or custom neighborhoods (I believe it's the neighborhood terrain folder) in your current installation that you want to keep, save those folders including your packaged Lots and move them all to a safe location, desktop or someplace where your backups are not located.
Step 2. Now, don't do this unless you have a complete set of folders in your backups or you will have some folders missing. The reason I am going to tell you to just replace all folders except the camera is because I'm not sure what files the houses and families need to show up in the game. Select every folder in My Documents/EAgames/Sims2 of your current installation EXCEPT the camera folder or whatever one/s involved putting in this hack on your last installation. Delete all other folders EXCEPT the camera one (It sounds like that's the only folder involved). Now, delete the camera folder from your old installation backup folder. The idea is to keep the new installation camera folder and not replace it with the old one on your last installation. Since the camera folder is the one where you put in this hack in that caused you trouble (by what I've read in this thread), you will not replace the camera folder on your fresh installation. Take all other folders from your previous installation and copy them in your current My Documents/EAgames/Sims2 folder.
Step 3. Go back and install your houses, families, etc that I told you to save in step 1. Then open each folder you might have saved from your fresh installation (this is just if you had downloads, terrains, snapshots or movies that you didn't have in your first install that you wanted to keep) and send these to the appropriate folders. This should work
Test Subject
#79 Old 17th Mar 2005 at 5:45 AM
This is an awesome hack! You can actually see and place lots on the other side of the Pleasantview bridge. What's the sense of the wasted lots? This is the way it should have been made. The edges are not bad at all. I expected worse. How did you learn that, Snappledude?

I also want to mention I have University and it runs fine with this hack so far.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 18th Mar 2005 at 8:59 PM
WHOO! I was just going to ask about EP compatablility. I installed EP with the camera and it dissapeared, so I am installing it again, I think the installer simply overwrote that file. Thanks!
Test Subject
#81 Old 21st Mar 2005 at 3:00 AM
Do you mean you installed the hack, then the expansion pack? Yeah, that would probably overwrite it. It's awesome, you'll like it if you can get it to work.
Field Researcher
#82 Old 27th Mar 2005 at 9:48 AM
Thanks for this

Uhmm I paste it over what's already in the NeighborhoodCamera.txt right? So it would erase what's there??

This sounds wonderful, going to try it now if I did it right
Field Researcher
#83 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 12:16 AM
you are the man!!!!!!!!!!!
#84 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 6:39 PM
Thank you for this hack. I first used it with the original Sims2. Great!
The university overwrote it and once I reinstalled it things are back to normal.
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 29th Mar 2005 at 7:15 PM
I love this hack but feel like it spins around way too fast and doesn't allow us to get up very close to the houses. Is there anyone who's seen something that will help with this? Snappledude21....I absolutely love this file but, are there values that I can change to fix these little nit picks of mine?
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 30th Mar 2005 at 12:14 AM
I get a red X where the download file should be. Can anyone help, maybe copy the txt in the thread?
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 30th Mar 2005 at 12:07 PM
same here need camera hack!!! my hillbillies are stuck over pleasantview bridge

Field Researcher
#88 Old 31st Mar 2005 at 3:31 AM
yep... cant get the download!!! when i installed the new ep, i lost this awesome mod and i want it back! please help!!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#89 Old 31st Mar 2005 at 4:01 AM
Default i am very confused

Thanks everyone for all the compliments. IF we can get the file back from the site, then i can tell everyone how to change every last part of the file so that you can change the rotation speed (zooming i'm not sure of yet, as you run into clipping issues with mountains, lowering the clipping distance kinda works, but you run into other problems, plus the houses look horrible up close unless you have every graphics option on). I don't have the file myself anymore, as the expansion pack overwrote it on my computer. I CAN and will make it again if i have to. But hopefully i won't have to. I'll try to see and message someone about how to get this back.

Lab Assistant
#90 Old 31st Mar 2005 at 4:38 AM Last edited by DawnKeeper : 14th Jul 2005 at 3:30 PM.
Does this look right? I am sure that this is the one I have saved and I reinstalled after I installed the EP.

EDIT: Took out download. Copty the text and place in your file.

Here is what I have:

# Camera configuration file for the Neighborhood screen.
# See cameras.txt for a description of syntax.

camera "Neighborhood" Neighborhood

zoom 1 (650 450 230)
fov (45 45 45)
clip (.6 .5 .4) (2000 2000 2000)
pitch (30 22 14) (40 45 50)

orientation 1 (0 45 90 135 180 225 270 315)

smoothing 5 8
wheel 5

constrain .9 .9 .9 .9

setparam defaultminchange 0.5

setparam keyboardrotationspeed 100
setparam keyboardrotationlerpsteps 2
setparam keyboardrotationlerpminchange 0.5

setparam keyboardtranslationspeed 50
setparam keyboardtranslationlerpsteps 5
setparam keyboardtranslationlerpminchange 0.5

setparam keyboardzoomspeed 1
setparam keyboardzoomlerpsteps 1
setparam keyboardzoomlerpminchange 1
setparam keyboardzoomscale 3
Test Subject
#91 Old 31st Mar 2005 at 5:00 PM Last edited by Robar : 31st Mar 2005 at 5:02 PM. Reason: spelling errors
Hey this works great! Rotation speed was to FAST! So I changed that from 100 to 50. Much nicer. The origonal was 15 but with the bigger land mass 50 works real good. If anyone wants to change it just go back into the Neighborhoodcamera file and look for this:
"setparam keyboardrotationspeed 100"
Just change 100 to 50.
I would assume that this would work at what ever number below 100 you set it at but have not tried it. Good luck and thanks for this great mod.
Field Researcher
#92 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:32 PM
Robar... did you use what DawnKeeper posted above to get it to work? what do you do, click on the download and install it in a file, or do you copy and paste what she wrote??? I am so confused...
Test Subject
#93 Old 3rd Apr 2005 at 7:12 AM
I don't know what your talking about. allstar
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 23rd Apr 2005 at 2:51 AM
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#95 Old 24th Apr 2005 at 6:38 PM
This is perfect. Seems to work great. I backed up the old neighborhood camera just in case, but don't think I'll be putting it back anytime soon. Its nice to finally be able to see that huge neighborhood I made with SimCity 4!

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#96 Old 24th Apr 2005 at 9:57 PM
hi i dont get it can anyone help
Test Subject
#97 Old 25th Apr 2005 at 5:47 PM
just wanted to say that this works great! i got the sim city neighborhood from 8DS and it was very difficult to use because it was so large but hard to view all the areas, even on my very large monitor. now i can see everything very easily. this is great. thanks!
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 25th Apr 2005 at 8:13 PM
great; but would also be nice if we could add more roads to put houses where there's a lot of land; or have a house far away from road like in the country; very cool though i've always hated that camera view!!!
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 26th Apr 2005 at 8:42 AM
I absolutely LOVE this hack. Thank you SO much!!!
#100 Old 27th Apr 2005 at 1:01 AM
I am so confused, could you please expand on this......all that is showing is the txt version. Where do you put that, if there is supposed to be another file where is it and what is it.....please help me!
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