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Acorn Bend, Predecorated Neighborhood

by QBUILDERZ Posted 16th Sep 2009 at 1:57 AM - Updated 16th May 2012 at 4:34 AM by QBUILDERZ : Fixed file name issues -- Holy shit, the title has been misspelled for over two years! How did nobody notice!?
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Welcome to Acorn Bend!
Updated: September 15th 09 - Fixed issue with the decorated version, for the 20 of you who downloaded, DL again

Check out our pamphlet!
Acorn Bend is a new town located between majestic mountains. Since the roads are often long, winding, and precariously perched among the jagged mountain sides, they are the path less traveled. Here in Acorn Bend, main means of access are via canal. This clean and clear canal is home to some of the best fishing and recreational activities, such as boating and human to marine life interactions. With the ocean only a short ride away, Acorn Bend is truly a wonderful region to start zoning and building on!

There is plenty of room for houses of all shapes and sizes. There is a low coast if you would like to try experimenting with beach lots or the water flowing technique. This are is a true modern day marvel. Stare in awe, for this once used to be a mountain! Technology...well...blew it up! Massive retaining walls were erected to hold back the sliding land, and a canal was dredged out for a way to access the other towns far out of reach.


- Decorated version requires NL or higher
- For decorated version to show up, download BOTH files
- Terrain is base game compatible

CC Required but NOT included

- CC Required for the neighborhood to appear with decorations includes all of the following:
"Ultimate Train Set" By Criquette
"Road Bridges Set" By Criquette
"Modest Embankment Set" By Criquette

Without it the decorations will not appear!


Video Brochure, because watching is better than reading

I made a video for it, I like it so much. So, be sure to swing in and check it out if you have a chance. Be warned though, it is one of my most FAVORITE video game music pieces ever, it may cause you to have nostalgic moments and wanna play "Super Mario 64"

Link -

Additional Credits:
Criquette - The TOTALLY kick butt Train, Bridge, and Embankment sets! They are awesome and this upload would be terrible without them!
Phaenoh - For pushing my buttons and making me wanna make a hood
Fanseelamb and Loaf - Awesome encouragement in #create
Zaxis - Because his decorated hoods are SUCH an inspiration to me, thanks!
Staff - For the achievements, because I want to get them all!

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

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Acornbend | Requires no expansions, this is the un-decorated, terrain only file

Size: 813.8 KB · Downloads: 24,117 · 16th Sep 2009
813.8 KB 24,117 16th Sep 2009 | Reminder: Will NOT be decorated unless you download Criquettes sets (see post for links)!

Size: 331.9 KB · Downloads: 27,387 · 16th Sep 2009
331.9 KB 27,387 16th Sep 2009
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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Field Researcher
#51 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 2:43 PM
This is really awesome! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 11:25 PM
I love the design, thx.
Test Subject
#53 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 12:16 PM
you must have put so much effort into this <3
Test Subject
#54 Old 4th Jan 2010 at 4:55 AM
this hood is great! i love the canal it is great to have little shops at the bottom so visitors can come and look out at the canal. great work!
Test Subject
#55 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 5:35 PM
I don't know why but there are stones
in decorations places....
#56 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 8:09 PM
Did you download and install the REQUIRED_BUT_NOT_INCLUDED neighborhood decorations? If not, and the creator of those cloned them from stones, that`s exactly what I would expect to happen.

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Test Subject
14th Jan 2010 at 12:34 PM
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Test Subject
#57 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 12:36 PM
I found it. Thanks...
#58 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 7:43 PM
You`re welcome.

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Lab Assistant
#59 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 4:23 AM
OMG! You are amazing. I love this hood!!! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#60 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:01 PM
it looks beautifull! i'll have to try it out.
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:02 PM
beautifull, did you use the world creation tool from the sims 3?
#62 Old 18th Jan 2010 at 9:04 PM
Of course not. This is a Sims TWO neighborhood.

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Captain Louie
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Original Poster
#63 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 10:52 PM
haha, GeneralOperationsDirector, you are too kind XD Think you for patrolling this thread for me

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#64 Old 1st Feb 2010 at 7:31 PM
Aww, ::blush::, you`re welcome.

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Test Subject
#65 Old 5th Feb 2010 at 3:09 AM
thank you so much! this is EXACTLY what i needed
Test Subject
#66 Old 25th Mar 2010 at 12:14 PM
The "Thank you" number 700! o/ YAY!!
But seriously, you deserve a LOT more for this! It's just magnific!!!!
Test Subject
#67 Old 10th May 2010 at 1:07 AM
QBUILDERZ, I would like to ask you if I may use "Acorn Bend" in a youtube series I will be making. Its the perfect setting for my little drama, and credits to you will be given at the end of each episode! Please message me if your interested!

Thanks~ MissRainbowSocks

Why is it that sims can pee with their pants on and I can't?
#68 Old 14th May 2010 at 10:30 PM
Gorgeous! How come I've missed this?
Test Subject
#69 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 1:09 AM
Hye where do i extract e terrain file to???
#70 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 6:03 PM
SC4 files go into the Terrains folder; the whole neighborhood goes into the Neighborhoods folder.

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Test Subject
#71 Old 19th Jul 2010 at 6:15 PM
Default Please, please help!
[QUOTE=GeneralOperationsDirector]As for criquette`s decorations, I`ve got most of `em already, but haven`t had suitable opportunity to USE `em. I expected that my proposed procedure would work, but --as you know more about this `hood than I do-- wanted to be sure that YOU didn`t know of anything that would make it fail. It also seemed like an opportunity to tell other people about the method, in case they wanted to do same. Thank you.[/QUOTe So excited about this neighborhood but can't seem to set it up properly so it will be readily decorated. Can you and will you, please, inform me of what I am doing wrong? I know you are busy but I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
Test Subject
#72 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 5:20 PM
my new fav neighborhood!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 22nd Aug 2010 at 3:06 PM
Oh I love it! - and want it! Such a shame I don't have NL installed. I love the decos

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Field Researcher
#74 Old 21st Feb 2011 at 9:53 AM
This is fantastic!!
Does anyone know if I can use this (DECORATED!) as a Bon Voyage holiday subhood (or however you call that...)? I mean - what do I have to do?
Create that subhood first I guess... then how do I replace?
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