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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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Size: 914 Bytes · Downloads: 60,507 · 10th Jul 2005
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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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Test Subject
#101 Old 27th Apr 2005 at 6:34 PM
Download the file with a right click and "Save as..." option.
TXT is right, it is a replacement for the original NeighborhoodCamera.txt, which you find in the Cameras Folder in ...\EA Games\The Sims 2.

Don't forget to backup the original file
Select the file by mouseclick, hit crtl+c on your keyboard, then crtl+v ... there is your copy.
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 11:30 PM
Thank you, thank you thank you!

For long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be

Test Subject
#103 Old 1st May 2005 at 2:52 AM
where do I put it?
Test Subject
#104 Old 7th May 2005 at 1:19 PM
I Love You Guys!!!!!!! I Finally Got This To Work And Not Crash My Game!!!!!!! Thanks To All Who Posted Helps!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#105 Old 7th May 2005 at 4:10 PM
k the neighborhood works but when i try to make a new sim all i get is the blue screen!! I can't see the bodies of the sims
How do I fix that??
Test Subject
#106 Old 8th May 2005 at 3:14 AM
i've been needing something like this for ages. now i've found it. thanks mate.
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 8th May 2005 at 6:25 AM
Thanks alot.
Lab Assistant
#108 Old 31st May 2005 at 6:34 PM
Default I cant download this..
For some reason, I can't download this..when I click on the download link, a weird page that looks like its from "Notebook" pops up onto the screen..
Test Subject
#109 Old 1st Jun 2005 at 2:54 AM
! :bump: Frickin' Awesome! :bump: !
Test Subject
#110 Old 2nd Jun 2005 at 3:21 AM
I'm getting an error message saying that webite not found. Has the hack been removed?
#111 Old 2nd Jun 2005 at 7:45 PM
yeah i can't donwload it either
Test Subject
#112 Old 10th Jun 2005 at 10:50 AM
I also can't download it, and am getting a page similar to notepad.

This was what I was looking for, so apologies for the thread I posted a while ago regarding this in support.
#113 Old 11th Jun 2005 at 12:30 AM
i can now c the whole neighborhood?!?!.......*hallelujah chorus plays* DOWNLOAD IT NOW I WILL :D
Test Subject
#114 Old 11th Jun 2005 at 8:25 AM
Did you have any luck downloading it Black Belt as I still can't?
Field Researcher
#115 Old 12th Jun 2005 at 1:59 AM
Wonder if someone made a way to see the lots next to your sim when your playing that lot. Lol thats confusing.
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 4:46 AM Last edited by ziggybec2005 : 19th Oct 2005 at 10:30 PM. Reason: Made some changes improved camera views no big deal
Default NeighborhoodCamera.txt
Sorry - foreverjadon - Thanks Too Gunmod - GunMod &

I take not credit for this file ..............
This Is University compatable too.........

And Yet Another Edit to The NeighborhoodCamers This is the same as the last one but lets you tilt the screen, buy pressing the wheel mouse button and moving the mouse forward or back, all I did was change a line Enjoy...

I take not credit for this file anyone cna make these changes..............

This is the file I downloaded and Edited.........

Original Can Be Found Here
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Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt CASCamera.txt (7.8 KB, 30 downloads)
File Type: txt LiveCamera.txt (2.2 KB, 34 downloads)
File Type: txt NeighborhoodCamera.txt (1.1 KB, 67 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 5:33 AM
Hope this is OK..... to post here.....
Forum Resident
#118 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 9:39 AM
Originally Posted by ziggybec2005
Hope this is OK..... to post here.....

Is this University compatable too? Thanks.

"This too shall pass, I shall walk and not become weary, I shall run and not faint, I shall mount up with wings like and eagle and fly."
Lab Assistant
#119 Old 19th Jun 2005 at 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by anglesims2
Is this University compatable too? Thanks.

yes it is
Field Researcher
#120 Old 21st Jun 2005 at 6:39 AM
This is great!! Please dont forget to update it once Nightlife comes!
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 25th Jun 2005 at 7:18 PM Last edited by Windaira : 25th Jun 2005 at 11:09 PM.
awww found it! Thank you foreverjadon and ziggybec2005!! I downloaded this before when it had it's own thread (the 2nd version) and I lost it when I had to format my PC! It works GREAT with the Uni EP!! It's the only one what has so far!

Edited: Ok, I downloaded this before when it was in it's own thread and it worked then. Since then I had to format my PC and re-install my game. Forgetting to save the file before. Came back here to download it, but now after I installed it, it doesn't work as it did before. Was something else changed in the file?? I tried the downloaded version as well as the one you posted in the thread. They aren't working. Any idea? I have Uni!
#122 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 1:07 AM
OMG thank u sooo much 4 this mod its awsome
Lab Assistant
#123 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 5:51 AM Last edited by RachieBoBachie : 29th Jun 2005 at 5:54 AM.
I still don't understand..where do I put the files? And which is the file I need to download, ziggybec2005's or foreverjadon's? Because when I downloaded ziggybec2005's file and tried to put it into the cameras folder, everything there was a readme, and when I try to download foreverjadon's, it won't install and a weird page pops up (like I said in one of my earlier posts, it looks like something from notepad)
Test Subject
#124 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 3:07 PM
to install this go to :

C:/Program Files/EA Games/TS Data/Res/UserData/Cameras

I suggest saving the original file NeighborhoodCamera file to another safe location on your computer. example simply rename it "originalNeighborhoodCamera" in my documents.

then simply place the new txt file you downloaded into that folder.

i did exactly this and it worked for me. hope it does for you folks also
Test Subject
#125 Old 1st Jul 2005 at 2:14 AM
Wow! What a nice hack. <3 So much more neighborhood to use.
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