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Terrain Mod: Country Roads Dirt Replacement

by Stev84 Posted 4th Jan 2007 at 8:48 PM - Updated 10th Jan 2007 at 5:14 PM by Stev84
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Some people requested a version of my previous country-roads mod that not only replaces the road textures but also one of the other Maxis-made terrain types like desert, dirt or concrete.

And I did it. This mod is nearly the same as my last, but this one replaces the dirt-terrain. The dirt-neighbourhoods will look like grass-neighbourhoods with country roads. This way you can have grass neighbourhoods with asphalt roads and grass neighbourhoods with country roads (but no dirt neighbourhoods anymore!).

There are some small differences between the original grass-terrain and the one I made and that replaces the dirt-terrain. They are most obvious on the lot itself. The ground-texture is kind of blurry, but I couldn’t find a solution for this problem. The grass and dirt terrain seem to use a different number of textures and the texture size differs, too (dirt texture don’t have to be what detailed). Therefore I made a ground cover that looks like the grass in the grass-neighbourhoods. Spray it on the lot and the ground won’t look blurred anymore.

Important:

The street in front of the house will look like always: Gray asphalt.
The second download file (Maxis-Like-Grass + matching country road floors.rar) contains four floors and one ground cover. The floors look like the country roads I made. So you give in the “moveobjects on”-cheat and replace the original street floors with my country road floors. This way the gray asphalt road in front of the house will look like a country road, too.
The groundcover looks like the normal Maxis grass. You can spray it on your lot and the ground won’t look blurred anymore (as it unfortunately does without the ground cover).


You will need Nightlife to use this mod. Simply delete the country-road-mod(grass)-dirt-replacement.package and the dirt neighbourhoods will look dirty again.

This mod is based on the work of QwinsepiaSquared. Visit this thread to say thank you for the possibility to change the road textures.
Tags: #country, #roads, #terrain

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 Nightlife
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Maxis-Like-Grass + matching country road floors.rar

Size: 623.9 KB · Downloads: 5,747 · 4th Jan 2007
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country-road-mod(grass)-dirt-replacement.package.rar

Size: 1.35 MB · Downloads: 6,177 · 4th Jan 2007
1.35 MB 6,177 4th Jan 2007
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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:
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 9:33 PM
I have a question, (I love this, by the way), When we place a house on the dirt road, when you're playing that house, will you still see the road that you had before? Or will it be dirt too? Thanks.

EveZ
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Mad Poster
#3 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 10:35 PM
This is good for countrysides. I wonder if Seasons will have this since it will have a countryside theme. Good job!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 11:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EveZ
I have a question, (I love this, by the way), When we place a house on the dirt road, when you're playing that house, will you still see the road that you had before? Or will it be dirt too? Thanks.


I must confess, I don't understand your question.
When you place a house, all roads outside the property will be country roads. But the road in front of the house still will be an asphalt road. But I made matching floors what look like the country roads, so you can replace the asphalt road with these.
I hope, this answers your question.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 5th Jan 2007 at 8:08 AM
Thank you very much for this MOD, sorry but I am French, therefore I do not speak English very well, but I hope that you will understand... and it is a super MOD ! congratulation ! It well will be useful to me for my history.

Kisses
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th Jan 2007 at 8:12 AM
and I have a question, in our house, the road will be replaced? or it will have to be replaced by this code? "boolProp displayNeighborhoodRoads false"il is necessary to do what so that the road of our house is replaced?

thank you
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Jan 2007 at 3:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pouki38
and I have a question, in our house, the road will be replaced? or it will have to be replaced by this code? "boolProp displayNeighborhoodRoads false"il is necessary to do what so that the road of our house is replaced?

thank you


No, the street in front of the house will look like always: Gray asphalt. And the cheat you mentioned above only removes the roads in the neighbourhood view where you can choose a house. They simply disappear.
The second download file (Maxis-Like-Grass + matching country road floors.rar) contains four floors and one ground cover. The floors look like the country roads I made. So you give in the “moveobjects on”-cheat and replace the original street floors with my country road floors.
The groundcover looks like the normal Maxis grass. You can spray it on your lot and the ground won’t look blurred anymore (as it unfortunately does without the ground cover).

Visite my websit SimClan 84 for more Sims1 and Sims2 downloads and photo storys.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Jan 2007 at 1:31 AM
nice mod.

Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th Mar 2007 at 12:17 AM
Is there problems with this mod and later expansions? Like seasons? Because I just put it in my downloads-folder, and it didn't work for me. I have all the expansions.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 4:03 PM
Nevermind. I get it now. And it works! THANKYOU for this. I love it!
Test Subject
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6th Apr 2007 at 10:28 PM
This message has been deleted by lindawing. Reason: Oops! Meant it to be a thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Apr 2007 at 10:34 PM
Stev--

I came in here to get the link for the dusty roads for the desert terrain mod because I'm using it in my game now and wanted others to know about it, when I saw this one--the country roads for the dirt terrains. This is totally awesome, and I thank you VERY much for it. I haven't used it yet, but having used the other, I'm sure this one is just as good. :-)

Check out Neighborly Sims (my fansite), at:

http://www.flyingacres.com/Neighbor...hborlySims.html

I'm going to post up both links, and within a short while, my Autumn Dreams neighborhood will show a current picture using the dusty roads mod.

Thank you again. :-)

Linda A. Wingfield
Test Subject
#12 Old 6th Apr 2007 at 11:24 PM
Stev--

Unfortunately, there does seem to be a problem with the country roads/dirt terrain override, if Seasons (and possibly Pets) is installed. I have them both installed.

I did find that the override works for making NEW neighborhoods. However, it does NOT work correctly when just changing the type of terrain in an existing neighborhood. The terrain changes (it doesn't become dirt, but becomes grass). However, the roads do NOT change--they remain asphalt. I'm talking about the neighborhood view...not the lot view.

When you create a NEW neighborhood and choose the dirt terrain option right from the beginning, the terrain is grass and the roads are country style.

Since I have three neighborhoods in my game that I wanted to be converted, this isn't doing what I had hoped it would do, so for now I'm taking the mod out of my Downloads folder. I'll keep a watch to see if you're able to do anything about this.

Keep up the great work. I'm sure you can fix this little problem. :-)

Linda
Field Researcher
#13 Old 7th Apr 2007 at 3:12 AM
I have the same problem. First I got is serious trouble with the Seasons patch, the hood screen was just flashing - so I did a reinstall. Now this mod doesnt work anymore I loved my old roads, if anyone finds a solution, please let us know.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 9th Apr 2007 at 2:10 PM
@lindawing

I am sorry, but the problem you discribed is a problem, I am not able to fix. It has nothing to do with my mod. I noticed it the first time, when I tried to change the shoping neighbourhood from open for business into a desert terrain using the terrain type cheat. The terrain changed into dessert, but a stripe of grass remained between the street and the sidewalk.
This means, that the terrain type cheat doesn't change the street texture. I can do nothing to change this.

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Instructor
#15 Old 27th May 2007 at 3:16 PM
I actually like the dirt neighborhood terrain- is there any chance you will be making a dirt roads for the dirt neighborhood any time soon? I'd like to use this but not if it turns my dirt neighborhood to grass.
Test Subject
#16 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 1:05 PM
Thank you, this is great for my (soon to be) medieval neigbourhood! Great work, I appreciate it.
Test Subject
#17 Old 24th Feb 2008 at 8:01 PM
hey this is great.

But I am using the cobblestone for my dirt neighorhood... could you somehow make this concrete replacement too?
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Jun 2008 at 2:19 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes! Wonderful! Thank UUUUUUUU !!!!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#19 Old 1st Jul 2008 at 8:48 PM
You're welcome!

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 1:41 PM
I'm adding my vote for a mod that replaces the road textures- but leaves the ground texture- of the dirt hoods.

I don't want 2 grass terrains; I want dirt hoods available, just with your awesome roads!

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Test Subject
#21 Old 1st May 2010 at 3:41 PM Last edited by denisesims2 : 1st May 2010 at 7:35 PM.
Thank you! :D

Edit:

I just made a new neighbourhood with the dirt so I could have those nice roads but I don't see anything it looks like only the dirt has changed into grass but the road is still asphalt.
Maybe becouse I have seasons?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#22 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 10:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by denisesims2
Thank you! :D

Edit:

I just made a new neighbourhood with the dirt so I could have those nice roads but I don't see anything it looks like only the dirt has changed into grass but the road is still asphalt.
Maybe becouse I have seasons?


If the dirt has changed into grass, then the mod works. I have seasons, too, and the mod works fine for me. This mod doesn't change the asphalt road infront of the house automaitically. You always will have to replace this road with matching floors manually.

bye
Stev

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Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#23 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 2:45 AM
looks good :) Thanks !