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Efficiency Neighborhoods

by dinkytink Posted 12th Sep 2006 at 10:15 AM - Updated 23rd Jan 2009 at 10:22 PM by dinkytink : adding links to small blank lots
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Edit: I was asked for some links to small blank lots to use for maps such as mine. Here are a few to get you started:

http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=251798

http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=251800

http://www.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=250096

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Do you curse at tree removal? Do you shudder at rolling hills and majestic mountains? Do you hate saving a precious house, only to find that it warps the streets in every future town you place it in? Do you place blank lots just to level terrain? Do you hate the constant barrage of pointless questions from overly animated late night infomercial hosts?

Well, I can't do anything about your insomnia or your choice of channels, but allow me to introduce my HANDY DANDY EFFICIENCY neighborhoods!

Gorgeous neighborhood maps only retain their good looks if they're actually PLAYABLE on my... uh... your computer. And many of us still have slower machines. But luckily, there is also beauty in simplicity and efficiency. (And, luckily, SimCity4 just went down to half price at my local store.)

These neighborhoods have the good features I've been cursing for... er... you've been dreaming of. They are totally flat, need no camera hack, have no trees someone else placed, accommodate houses of all sizes EFFICIENTLY, have "town squares" and neighborhood clusters based on lot sizes. No wasted space. No constant scrolling, boredom, or nailbiting. All the things you crave with no added salt or trans fats. All 4 terrains included.

AND BEST OF ALL, they can be yours for 1 easy payment of NOTHING!!! 6 maps. No waiting. Download yours today!

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To install: Extract the files into your SC4Terrains folder. That's where your game looks for maps to play. NOT the downloads folder.

FYI: If you ever download a map that doesn't work for you, doublecheck that the person didn't make a mistake naming them. Spacing and capitalization of the basic name must all match in a set. Also, 300x225 is the size needed for the png's to be seen properly in the windows.

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
EasyU.rar

Size: 807.4 KB · Downloads: 3,912 · 12th Sep 2006
807.4 KB 3,912 12th Sep 2006
EasyTown.rar

Size: 806.9 KB · Downloads: 4,603 · 12th Sep 2006
806.9 KB 4,603 12th Sep 2006
EasyQuad.rar

Size: 806.5 KB · Downloads: 5,198 · 12th Sep 2006
806.5 KB 5,198 12th Sep 2006
DinkyEstates.rar

Size: 795.9 KB · Downloads: 4,200 · 12th Sep 2006
795.9 KB 4,200 12th Sep 2006
DinkORama.rar

Size: 822.0 KB · Downloads: 4,902 · 12th Sep 2006
822.0 KB 4,902 12th Sep 2006
DinkBlossom.rar

Size: 805.6 KB · Downloads: 5,418 · 12th Sep 2006
805.6 KB 5,418 12th Sep 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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 10:55 PM
I like the dinkblossom, good work. Thanks for sharing.

I'm going to stop modding the sims 2.
Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 11:10 PM
Wow, with a sales pitch like that how can I resist! Lovely work, and I am so familiar with the placing of blank lots to avoid warping - Thanks for sharing these!

I am happy to take requests, you can see more of my sim buildings here at my website DIPPY DESIGNS
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 11:21 PM
The maps are fantastic, but I simply must applaud the magnificent sense of showmanship, as well. Great work, all the way around!
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#5 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 11:30 PM
Hey these are great! I like the Dink-O-Rama. I've actually never used the camera hack for the neighborhood view, so these neighborhoods are very functional. Thanks!

DDO
Mad Poster
#6 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 11:37 PM
Nice set !
Clever use of the roads in these flat areas.

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 12:11 AM
Woohoo
Lab Assistant
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Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 12:26 AM
This is just what I wanted the other day when I was going insane trying to find my Sim City discs. Hee hee hee. Thank you muchly!
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 2:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fiona13
Wow, with a sales pitch like that how can I resist!



lmao ditto

But seriously i like all type of terrains and i like to landscape them but some flat , efficient terrains like yours are also desired, thank you for sharing and thanks for the laugh ( in a good way)

Corvi

You will find my older and newest creations here
Instructor
#10 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 3:44 AM
Great idea, 5 stars !
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 4:59 AM
thanks! i loved your sales pitch and love all the terrains!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 5:34 AM
After reading that description I must download it!

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:07 AM
Perfect! Its always hard to find such an easy organizable neighborhood! Great work!
Love the post by the way, a download that adds a giggle, is the best of all.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:12 AM
nice package

Mene Sakkhet Urseveh
Live Long, and Prosper
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:29 AM
Free download, free entertainment! Very nice
Test Subject
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Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 8:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virgil 577
Yes finally more than two houses per neighbourhood.


lol you guys

this upload thread is indeed so entertaining, wish more were like that!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 10:22 AM
Oh thank you so much for this, I love playing smaller neighborhoods and this much appreciated!
Test Subject
#18 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 3:11 PM
With such an entertaining sales pitch like that, who could refuse! LOL Thank you!

Susie
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:04 PM
Hi thank you for the great downloads but I have put them in my downloads folder and I can't find them in the game or even in the Clean Installer file. Please can you help.
Test Subject
#20 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:35 PM
mvanlaar2, all you had to do was look in the help files. http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=172304

Thank you dinkytink. Well done!

No need to ask permission to include my walls/floors in your free house uploads.

Please do not ask for zips. Get winrar, it's free.
Do not redistribute my work anywhere, no exceptions.
Instructor
#21 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:47 PM
I totally love the discription and the hoods look nice too. I'll check them out! Thanks!

Hey, wanna get rid of the PaySites once and for all?

Wanna join the Animal Army?
Give me credit and you can include/default/whatever my stuff - No Paysites!
- I always use skins from Enayla
Instructor
#22 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 6:47 PM
I totally love the description and the hoods look nice too. I'll check them out! Thanks!

Hey, wanna get rid of the PaySites once and for all?

Wanna join the Animal Army?
Give me credit and you can include/default/whatever my stuff - No Paysites!
- I always use skins from Enayla
Field Researcher
#23 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 9:50 PM
What I want to know is, where were these two days ago when I decided to start a custom neighborhood?? LOL

I love your sales pitch - it hit all the points that irritate me, too! And your neighborhoods are wonderful! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 14th Sep 2006 at 11:47 PM Last edited by dinkytink : 25th Sep 2006 at 4:02 PM.
Thanks so much for your kind comments! These maps aren't rocket science, but I figured everything has it's place.

CAgirlnKS, I was drawing them! I must have picked up on your vibes. Be careful what you wish for! lol
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