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A Real Winter Wonderland, yay...

by Metroid Menace Posted 26th Nov 2005 at 7:01 AM - Updated 11th Aug 2006 at 7:52 AM by Metroid Menace
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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.
Ok I decided to make a snow Neighborhood/Lot terrain file to fit in with the holiday themes : )

This simply turns all the default grass in the game, into snow.
-This includes the full neighborhood (however, there's one problem (see below))
-Also includes the Home Lot and surrounding neighborhood view (no snow terrain paint needed)
-You do not have to make a new neighborhood, all the existing ones will have snow on them already.
-Compatible with all versions.

The problems:
-You will TEMPORARILY lose your grass terrain-look until you remove this hack.(Thats why its good for christmas : ) )
-Every neighborhood is snowy (exept those that were not grass to begin with)
-The snow in the neighborhood mode is a slight cream color (see screenshot).. To fix, you need to download the snow neighborhood lighting fix (cant remember the name/link at the moment)
If you cant live with these problems then do not download this.

Also note that if you origonally have a desert/concrete/dirt neighborhood, you need to type the terrain changing cheat to get to the 'temperate' setting. (However in the House Lot views will remain as your origional terrain : ( )

This goes in your downloads folder. To uninstall, simply remove it.
-Metroid Menace

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

Sims 2
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Snow lighting.rar

Size: 8.8 KB · Downloads: 3,631 · 11th Aug 2006
8.8 KB 3,631 11th Aug 2006
Snow Textures.rar

Size: 2.17 MB · Downloads: 10,280 · 26th Nov 2005
2.17 MB 10,280 26th Nov 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:03 AM
Awesome! Thank you soo much!

Don't piss me off. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.
Test Subject
#3 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:08 AM
Wow! Spiffy! I really like the grass neihborhoods, but this is so cool! If you ever get it to not replace the grass, pleas let me know! This is so cool!

-*-"Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" - A.W.P.D. 1991 -*-
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:16 AM
cool
great make
Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:17 AM
whats the program your using
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:19 AM
OMG i love it

thanks so much. I've been wanting this for a long time. too cool

Eagles may soar, but bunnies don't get sucked into jet engines
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:20 AM
O_o what program? .. Sims 2 and SimPe..
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:33 AM
I'm very glad this was figured out! I didn't want to edit every house to have a snow terrain and plus it looked a little strange with the houses having snow but then suddenly have grass beside it.
Instructor
#9 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:46 AM
Great beginning, but like the other user above when you figure out how to affect just one neighbourhood and not all of the ones with grass please let me know as well. I would like to have a winter neighbourhood, but I also want temperate ones (palm trees look odd in snow and I have a lot of lots with those on them).

netseeker2
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:05 AM
I have a question, I *never* use the desert terrain, is there a way you could make one to override the desert one? or if you could let me know what i need to go to in SimPE i could do it
thanks
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:21 AM
Wow - Great work. Thank you
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:34 AM
I was going to edit the destert terrain, but i decided not to, becasue if your normally have grass, then use the cheat to make it dessert, the neighborhood changes and all, but in my test, the lots were still grass... So yeah it was kind of a bummer. And for making a *new* terrain type, its not possible, unless of course, I was to change a few things in the exe itself, which im not about to do. It will just have to overide a default until you remove it.

You can, if you want, make it overide the destert instead, by opening Textures.package in the Sims3D (base game folders), once inside, look for every desert terrain you see (some can be ommited though, if you know what to look for) and then edit all those images to snow ones.
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:49 AM
Hey, now this Mod really works out great! All this needs now is a companion mod that recolors the nighborhood tree objects with snow cover. In addition I agree with hrussio's observation about using an alternate terrain..

What about Dirt Terrain? Did you experiment any with it? If any Terrain should be replaced, I think dirt would be the most appropriate.. I never understood why that terrain was added, when snow would have been the one in greatest demand.

CaveSquid
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:50 AM
I love the idea too.. but Im not prepared to give up my grassy neighborhoods that Ive worked so hard on either. Im with hrussio on this one.. if it is possible to overwrite the dessert terrain, then I could keep my lush neighborhood and make a new one with the overwrite.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 8:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metroid Menace
the neighborhood changes and all, but in my test, the lots were still grass...


thats not that bad of a problem though, because we can always change the lot terrain with a snow terrain while we are on the lot

I will take a look in SimPE though, thanks
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 9:04 AM
oh and btw how did you edit it to be in just one file like that, *if* i figure it out (its midnight so thats a big if), i'm sure some people would want it
thanks
Field Researcher
#17 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 9:08 AM
I love it, I will use it for a while for christmas then disable it during spring...perfect!
Lab Assistant
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Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 9:41 AM
I was just thinking that this was not a possibility because no one here had done it yet! But you did!!!! Thank you so much. I really wanted a snowy terrain for the winter because I live in California and snow is really, really rare here but now I can have it thru my simmies!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 10:05 AM
this is a dream come true hack for me
i wanted snow so much and all i was doing was placing all houses together and then making there terrain snoey with snowy trees and some neighbourhoods snowy trees i got from here but this hack helped me more
thank you
Instructor
#20 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 10:48 AM
Metroid Menace could you please contact me via pm and explain to me how to do this,and I could maybe try to work on it and make it where it doesn't overwrite anything?
Thank you,
Walt
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 11:01 AM
I still dont see what's wrong with losing the grass terrain O_o; Like, you don't PERMANENTLY lose it, it's like actual snow fell on the grown and it stays until winters over (you can decide when that is by moving the hack out, then everything will be luciously green again). The thing I dont understand about the whole wanting to keep grass thing but also wanting snow, is how would you use them both at once? You cant, its either one or the other, cause if you just want an individual house to be snowy and the rest grassy then thats pretty easy to acompish without this hack (terrain paint).

The problem with overiding the dirt or concrete is that this mod would become a Nightlife compatable only, as right now its compatable with all.

And about making this just one file... well that is very simple. You just throw everything into one file!

And again folks, when your tired of snow and want grass again, just move the hack out of the download folder, and viola, grass is instantly back, no hastles or anything.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 11:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metroid Menace
I still dont see what's wrong with losing the grass terrain O_o; Like, you don't PERMANENTLY lose it, it's like actual snow fell on the grown and it stays until winters over (you can decide when that is by moving the hack out, then everything will be luciously green again).


I find that people complain simply because if they are given the opportunity, they will. You were wonderful enough to figure out how to give us our snowy neighborhoods. Don't let it bother ya much.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 12:06 PM
I've been wanting for this for a very long time, and even gave up by now.
Thank you VERY VERY much!

Worshiping you!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 12:19 PM
Thank you very much Metroid Menace!

You did it exactly as it should be - a small single file that allows you to temporary change the green terrain into this cozy white... It's perfect for the Christmas Time and it's outstanding!

[~]
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 12:30 PM
this i great and i dont mind one bit lossing the grass so many people wanted this and now they get it they complain well i love it thankyou very much xx
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