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Ocean Shores - Neighborhood Terrain

by Duds Posted 11th May 2006 at 1:38 PM
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all the unzipped files to the 'My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains' directory (folder).
The pictures will let you see an image in the neighborhood selection screen instead of the green line picture.
You can then choose Oceanshores.sc4 from the list when you create a custom neighbourhood.


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

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.

Jayhawk4Ever sent me a request for a terrain based on Naples where there was both a beach and a mountain feature. Using a little bit of artistic licence I created a bay with a penunisula either side trying to get the amalfi coast feel.

At least with this terrain your sims will get a view over their neighbours roof !

Now, the game defaults unfortunately do not allow you to build on decent sloped land.

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
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open for Business\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

(the number is the angle of the slope allowed to build on)


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)
For an example see my 'Cliffside Retreat - On the Edge' lot, enabled by adjusting this value...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=131878


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


Click on 'Duds' in the creator details box or follow this link to to see my other uploads which includes some more terrains...
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=55313


All the best, and if you give decided to use this neighborhood then I hope it serves you well!


Happy Simming !


Feel free to distribute as you please, though would be nice to hear what you think of it, maybe even spare a moment to click on the thanks option

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 Shores.zip

Size: 728.1 KB · Downloads: 4,049 · 11th May 2006
728.1 KB 4,049 11th May 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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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th May 2006 at 9:23 AM
thanks I wish I had sim city 4 but unfortunately only a couple of people do. great dl though
Test Subject
#3 Old 12th May 2006 at 1:24 PM
Default Thank you!
Duds, I so very much appreciate you taking the time to create this request of mine....it looks beautiful! I can't wait to start building on it. I send you a hug! :D

I hope this signature isn't too long. ha.
Inventor
#4 Old 12th May 2006 at 2:23 PM
It looks great! Thanks a lot for sharing!


Visit my site: www.simkot.com
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Retired Moderator
retired moderator
#5 Old 12th May 2006 at 2:47 PM
You've provided users with a plethora of fantastic landscapes and this one, with its lot space and terrain variety, is no exception. Thank you for sharing all of them with us.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 12th May 2006 at 7:07 PM
Wow!!! I love it, I love it, I LOVE it! I downloaded it a 1/2 second after I saw it! Duds you are the coolest thing in the world! Instead of being called "Lab assistat", they should be calling you "Landscape God". I can't wait to play this in my game! This'll give my sims a nice, peaceful scenic view!
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th May 2006 at 8:16 PM
This is a really cool neighborhood. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 13th May 2006 at 12:33 AM
by any chance was this sim based off the peter pan island it looks the same lol
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 13th May 2006 at 1:10 AM
Thanks for the comments and thanks so far people !

Klaus, I didn't think of peter pan when making it, but with a few more trees to make a jungle then it could be one :D
Mad Poster
#10 Old 14th May 2006 at 8:17 AM
Wow, what a pretty and interesting neighbourhood...
Thanks for sharing it...
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th May 2006 at 7:55 PM
Nice neighborhood. This one will definately make a better custom neighborhood than the one I'm currently using (called Place lol)

Quote:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Jun 2006 at 10:28 PM
ocean shores like rocket power! haha! Awesome! downloading
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Jun 2006 at 10:33 AM
Great work Duds! Thats just what i've been looking for ;*

Av: Zuza the rat. Mar '05 - Jun '06 ;(
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Jul 2006 at 12:31 AM
Default Ocean Shores
Hey great job and i live in ocean shores ^_^ so on my point of view very well done. and thanks.. :D
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Jun 2007 at 2:54 AM
Brilliant! There can be no more a perfect terrain for my downtown of Constantinoble.