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Ocean Isles - Neighborhood Terrain

by Duds Posted 12th Feb 2006 at 10:59 AM
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Neighborhood terrain - Ocean Isles - by Duds at MTS2.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all the unzipped files to the EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains directory. The pictures will let you see an image in the neighborhood selection screen instead of the green line picture.


INCREASING CAMERA OPTIONS FOR INCREASED VIEWING

To allow better camera angles, zooming and greater access to the edge of the terrain I recommend you check out this post out:

GunMod's Camera Mod 3.1
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97642


BACKGROUND TO DESIGN AND HOW TO PLACE MORE LOTS ON SLOPING GROUND

I have created a few terrains that have a distinct lack of flat ground because I find it more challenging to design my houses on sloped ground.
The game defaults however keeps the slope you can build on and the slope within the lot pretty tame.

Thus you might find you have the dreaded 'red coloured' no placement allowed when trying to place lots in this neighborhood. To gain access to more locations you need to adjust some settings.

Its helpful to backup the file first in case you mess things up.


To maximize the places available for lots you need to edit the Neighborhood.ini file.
To make it work in all your neighborhoods (i.e. expansion packs), you need to change the neighborhood.ini files in the following directories, (if installed in default locations):
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 University\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Sys

Open each neighborhood.ini file with notepad and look for the paragraph that begins with the words [LotPlopTunables]
My setting at the end of the paragraph is:
MaxLotSlope=80.0

And to stop the lot becoming too flat when created in the [SmoothingUnderNewLot] paragraph I have changed the value to:
SmoothingTalusAngle=35.0
(This will enable lots that have very changable slopes, and can make for very interesting house designs, however the novice designer might want to give this one a miss)


Dont forget to save the changes after your done.


Boatnana’s post has a few more details of allowing lots to be placed on bigger slopes:
Change max slope value **Update Dec 14, 05**
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=47544


If you're looking for an Ocean type Island with more roads, here is the terrain I use for my standard neighborhood called Ocean Peaks
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53886

I have alos uploaded another terrain called Ocean Haven which I use for my Downtown neighborhood, (I use this one for my University neighborhood).


If you give it a go I hope you will enjoy this neighborhood terrain !


Created by Duds !
(feel free to distribute as you please, though would be nice to hear what you think of it)

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ocean Isles.zip

Size: 671.3 KB · Downloads: 2,022 · 12th Feb 2006
671.3 KB 2,022 12th Feb 2006
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 SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains 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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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 3:03 PM
That's awesome !!!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 3:18 PM
thats really great! *downloads*

-Jamie

"Sleep soundly Nina and don't fear the night, with it's long claws that scratch, and it's sharp teeth that bite. Under the covers theres no need to hide, for your Uncles a monster and hes on your side!" - Doctor Neo Cortex
Guest
#4 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 3:57 PM
help meeeeeeee.how u download???
Test Subject
#5 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 3:57 PM
this is the greatest neighborhood i have downloaded
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 7:46 PM
Thats cool ^^ Keep up the good work!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Feb 2006 at 3:25 AM
I rather fancy your work Duds, very nice.

"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc." We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.
Not just pretty words." -Addams Family
Inventor
#8 Old 13th Feb 2006 at 7:30 AM
Great neighborhood. Could you build another islnad neigborhood with more streets and long beaches ? Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 3:17 AM
Absolutely awesome. Downloaded and installed, already chose this is my new neighbourhood. Looks awesome with my decorations and transfered lots. Thanks as this is the best map I've ever downloaded.

Intru informatique...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 15th Feb 2006 at 1:00 AM
A special Thank you to all those that take the time to make comments,
I find it rewarding to hear from people that appreciate the efforts I go to.
(and I also appreciate those that choose to click the 'thanks' option, quite simple to do really and it gives the creator a sense of worth).

weff, I sent a private message that should help you out, if you need more help you can reply to that.

UK1967: I am working a terrain that I will upload shortly that has more 'beach front'. Its design is different to those already available here at MTS2. Based around an Island theme I tried to make it more natural and not too 'blocky'. (although I suspose blocky might be good for a terrain based around a series of cannals, which I could attempt later if anyone was interested).

Any way, happy simming to you all,
Duds
Guest
#11 Old 15th Feb 2006 at 5:16 PM
what if you dont have that doc to save in you know
EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains directory can i save in....
neibourhoods


p.s. sorry about the spelling
Guest
#12 Old 15th Feb 2006 at 5:22 PM
what if you dont have that doc to save in you know
EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains directory can i save in....
neibourhoods


p.s. sorry about the spelling
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 5:10 AM
121dude: You should have a folder of that name with several game default neighborhood terrains in.
You could try to do a search on your c: drive for SC4Terrains
or even to see where the default files have gone to by searching for *.sc4
hopefully that should find them.
I think the game will only allow you to get terrain files from the SC4Terrains directory(folder). This means that they will not so up when you create a new custom neighbourhood if the files are put into a neighbourhoods folders.

You could also attempt to see if you have the defaults loaded by trying to create a new custom neighbourhood in game and take note of the files available, then use the search function in windows explorer to find the folder that one of the files is located in, so that you can put the new terrains files in there with it.

Let me know how you get on and if any of that worked.
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 7:48 AM
Duds, man, you make ill neighborhoods! Love it, thank you.

I hope this signature isn't too long. ha.