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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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Lets you see the whole neighborhood freely. Borders of world look odd but not much you can do about it since they didn't intend you to see them. And yes you can put lots anywhere.

UPDATED: Yes i finally got around to updating it.....people, all you do is right click the txt file and save as. Then put it in

C:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Cameras

Save the original somewhere else just in case you want it back. The others that did a different version, great. I'm sure they work just as well, but this hack works just fine for university also.

I'd like to take an opportunity to NUDGE all of you over to my new hack, which lets you put doors and windows on foundation walls. So you can put water around your house and still have a basement. You can find that here

That works great for finally getting that door directly into the basement from the outside. Hope you guys enjoy that as much as this one.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 11th Oct 2004 at 5:11 AM
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 11th Oct 2004 at 11:38 PM
why thank you. quite nice to be able to use the whole thing huh? I know i personally spent quite a bit of time making neighborhoods, and was bummed at first when i couldn't use them. I'd appreciate any feedback. I am thinking of changing the rotation speed (slow it down) and making it so you can zoom in further. And maybe limit it so you can't QUITE see the edge of the map.....ya know, just so you don't have the ugliness of the unrendered drop off

Test Subject
#4 Old 12th Oct 2004 at 1:06 AM
that will be nice, good work snappledude21.
Ho, one thing, where that txt file goes?
Test Subject
#5 Old 14th Oct 2004 at 7:44 AM
thanks now i can put my houses anywere on neighborhood
I put lot on end of neighborhood theres lot of fog
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Oct 2004 at 4:05 PM
Thanks. I tried to do this but couldn't get it to work. Good on you. I wish I'd seen it earlier as I had to go back and redo my city in SC4 about 5 times
Test Subject
#7 Old 20th Oct 2004 at 12:43 AM
Used it for the first time last night, its a VERY cool camera tweak! I also see what you mean about the edges, strange they allowed the camera to pan out that far without adding SC4 style textures to the side?
#8 Old 23rd Oct 2004 at 11:34 AM
GJ this is realy good!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 24th Oct 2004 at 3:19 PM
when I down load it goes to a web sight,
I have copied to my note pad .
Am I missing some thing?
how can I get this to my Game?
Field Researcher
#10 Old 25th Oct 2004 at 5:20 PM
snappledude21 , excellent work. I like it very much, even if I do see the edges, which has come in handy for placing things like the sailboat decorations at the very edge of the map, etc. I you think you could make the zoom so that we can zoom in much closer? I like to get shots of my house in the neighborhood and it does not get close enough in to get great shots. Thanks so much.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Oct 2004 at 12:13 PM
This is the best mod for the Sims 2 yet! I made a city in SC4 and got annoyed how the camera didn't go all the way. Fixed Now! 10 for you.
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Nov 2004 at 6:57 AM
Oh I don't care about seeing the edges of the map. As long as I can put houses in more locations.
Test Subject
#13 Old 2nd Nov 2004 at 7:21 AM
I love this.
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Nov 2004 at 5:16 PM
this is very kool.

replace old neighborhoodcamera.txt (located The Sims 2/Cameras) with this one
Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Nov 2004 at 9:17 PM
n1 dude
Test Subject
#16 Old 5th Nov 2004 at 4:25 AM
thankx for this,now if i can just figure how it works.
Test Subject
#17 Old 6th Nov 2004 at 2:52 AM
Where do you put the text file at?
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Nov 2004 at 5:04 AM
I'd be most appreciative if someone would post specific instructions as to how this neighborhood view fix file should be downloaded to the game. A number of weeks have passed since the previous post to this forum and I'm wondering if this particular file is actually bogus. Hmm...gotta wonder : )
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Nov 2004 at 5:48 PM
what you do is select all the text then right click on hit copy then go into your documents/eagames/sims2/cameras file select the neighborhood camera text file then right click and select paste then save
Forum Resident
15th Nov 2004 at 10:45 AM
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15th Nov 2004 at 11:02 AM
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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 20th Nov 2004 at 2:45 AM
Thanks Snapple, I just got 3 of the old TOS terrains and this is gonna make them better to play!!

Oh Angle..

are you a 45 degree angle or a 90? You would probably get more help if you went to the proper forum, huh?
Field Researcher
#21 Old 22nd Nov 2004 at 3:24 PM
This is a fantastic hack. I love it.....finally I can use the whole neighborhoods to put lots/buildings on it.

I downloaded a HUGE neighborhood from an other site, which basically contains like 3 neighborhoods in one map.
In order to use it, you really need your neighborhood view hack installed.
Thanks again for that hack.
#22 Old 1st Dec 2004 at 4:20 AM
I know this is a LONG time from then (LOL) but this is great! I downloaded a city with basically a bunch of islands on it - this is helping so much! I could only see 1 island and a little teensy weensy bit of 3 others! Lol...
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 11th Dec 2004 at 12:34 AM
This is great. Now I can access the house I lost on the edge.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 13th Dec 2004 at 8:56 AM
this was just so needed =)
It should have been made this way
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