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Acorn Bend, Predecorated Neighborhood

by QBUILDERZ Posted 16th Sep 2009 at 2:57 AM - Updated 16th May 2012 at 5:34 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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Acornbend | Requires no expansions, this is the un-decorated, terrain only file

Size: 813.8 KB · Downloads: 24,033 · 16th Sep 2009
813.8 KB 24,033 16th Sep 2009 | Reminder: Will NOT be decorated unless you download Criquettes sets (see post for links)!

Size: 331.9 KB · Downloads: 27,281 · 16th Sep 2009
331.9 KB 27,281 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
#76 Old 24th Feb 2011 at 9:42 PM
I created the asian vacation subhood and then renamed Acorn bend neighborhood-file and png-file to those other names (N004_Vacation... bla...) but it doesn't work :-(
Now the game thinks I didn't create a vacation hood at all.

PLEASE! Can't anyone tell me if there is a way??
Captain Louie
retired moderator
Original Poster
#77 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 10:57 PM
I have no idea how to make vacation subhoods, I am sorry

Now streaming on at or - whichever is easier for you to type in your browser.
Test Subject
#78 Old 21st Jun 2011 at 11:58 AM
I love Acorn Bend I've started creating sims for it and thinking what type of housing I should put.
But my biggest problem with it is that ... my water looks like crap. A solid blue color. Which kinda ruins everything for me. Do you use any default replacement ? (And same for the grass ? I find the color difference between the defaults and the docks to noticeable .) Thank you !
Test Subject
#79 Old 8th Oct 2011 at 9:11 PM
Q This is AWESOME!! LOVE IT!! but i don't know how to install it....I know how to download stuff so its the same? or not?
Test Subject
#80 Old 2nd Nov 2011 at 9:40 PM
This is my favorite neighborhood ever! I'm using it now and I just adore it.
Field Researcher
#81 Old 16th Dec 2011 at 6:38 PM
Originally Posted by QBUILDERZ
I have no idea how to make vacation subhoods, I am sorry

I totally forgot to mention it here - I found a way back then, Mootilda told me how:
You only need "HoodReplace"
Really easy to do!

So I get to use this beautiful decorated neighborhood just the way I wanted :-) Thanks again for making and sharing it!
Test Subject
#82 Old 20th Jan 2012 at 7:53 PM
This is awesome, by far the best neighbourhood I have =D
Field Researcher
#83 Old 9th Feb 2012 at 10:19 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love basically everything about it, and I cannot wait to get it into my game. It's a little perfect.

All of its traditional-but-industrial-looking infrastructure, so pretty and well-placed and the hillllls. :D
Test Subject
#84 Old 15th May 2012 at 4:26 PM
Very nice work! Like it! But sd I see this neighbourhood don't have place for beach lots?
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 25th May 2012 at 9:05 PM
HI! awesome neighbourhood! I absolutely adore it and I really really really want to use it <3
but my problem is, that none of the decorations show up (but I have everything in the right folder including the Criquette files), the water is one color solid blue instead of the transparent blue it should be and the grass looks a little odd as well..
am I doing anything wrong that causes this? could u please please help me?
30th Dec 2012 at 9:35 PM
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Test Subject
#86 Old 9th May 2013 at 7:48 PM
I have the same problem like Moreeza, none of the deco show up.
Do you have an idea, what's wrong? Everything is definitely in the right folder.
Test Subject
#87 Old 18th May 2013 at 3:56 AM
This is amazing, so excited to use it! Thanks
Test Subject
#88 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 11:49 PM
Searching for a neighborhood I will love has not been an easy task... but I think you just made it easier! This has everything I have been looking for. It's beautiful!!
Test Subject
#89 Old 7th Oct 2013 at 7:58 PM
This is a beautiful neighborhood, one of the best I've seen.
Space Pony
#90 Old 29th Dec 2013 at 10:33 AM
Sooo cooooooool.looks so real♥♡♡♥♡♥♡♥♥♡♥♡♥♥♡♡♡
#91 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 6:43 PM
Thanks!! Is a beautiful.
Test Subject
#92 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 7:10 PM
I'm kind of having a problem after I put it into my neighborhood folder, the characters,storytelling, and those folders aren't showing and I'm not sure why because they show for my other neighborhoods and it's really frustrating because I don't know how to get them to show.
Test Subject
#93 Old 3rd Jan 2015 at 6:18 PM
Test Subject
#94 Old 4th Jan 2015 at 4:17 AM
Thank you! Lovely!
Test Subject
#95 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 9:57 PM
Hey, the video is set as private!
#96 Old 19th Oct 2015 at 9:26 PM
This is really such a gorgeous neighborhood and so beautifully decorated! I can't thank you enough for sharing! One of THE best custom neighborhoods available for the game.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 19th May 2016 at 7:59 PM
An absolutely fabulous neighbourhood! I've added it to my game as Veronaville's Downtown using Mootilda's "Hood Replace". I specifically went looking for a suitable neighbourhood that looked like it could realistically be attached to Veronaville, and this one fit the bill with it's canal. But not only is it suitable terrain template, it comes pre-decorated! Thank you for creating and sharing.
Test Subject
#98 Old 22nd May 2016 at 11:00 PM
Thanks hun!! Beautiful.
Test Subject
#99 Old 22nd Jan 2022 at 9:53 AM
I just installed it and me is sooooo thrilled about this amazing hood !! Thank you, thank you a 1000 times !!
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