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14 small SC4 terrains/islands

by ambers_journey Posted 1st Feb 2007 at 9:26 PM - Updated 3rd Jul 2007 at 2:34 PM by ambers_journey : Update w/Screenshots
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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.
I got a couple requests a while back to make different, small terrains. There's 14 different terrains here. All 5 PNG's are included for each one. They are small, but some of them are really small. I placed the small highrise on each terrain for comparison. Some of you wanted a terrain that you can place larger lots on and I personally wanted some really small terrains that are appropiate for the 1x lots.

I'm updating this post some with a couple new screenshots. I have enjoyed having these small terrains and I think alot of you have too. The point of these terrains is that they are really small and very playable. The challenge and creativity here is that, despite looking way to simple, they were a complete pain to create because the tools in SC4 are only so small. That makes it really, really hard to edit the terrain such as mountains, smooth edges and still being low set in the water.

They work out really well for having different climate subhoods in Seasons, just as I had hoped. I can visit my always summer, remote islands where there's only a beach and pool, anytime, no matter what season my sim is currently in, or visit the snowy mountains. I have also enjoyed using Sunset Island for my own completely custom college campus. Now I hope they will work for vacation destinations in the next EP, we'll see. Paradise Island has grown to be my fav terrain.

Below are some specifics about each terrain. You can skip that section unless you need to know which lot sizes will fit on which terrain.

Please extract all files to My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains . I have no future plans to make any more SC4 terrains. It's a pain and I have all I'll ever need. Feedback is welcome. Enjoy!

Calhoun Island:
up to 3x2 inside, up to 4x4 on outside

Coral Island:
Single island taken from Emerald isles
3x3 center, up to 3x3

Ellis Island:
3x5 center, 3x3 center, 1x3 & 1x5 centers, up to 3x3 on outside

Emerald Isles:
3x3 center, 1x1 & 2x1 on all islands, 1x2, 1x3, 2x2 & 2x3 on 4 islands, 3x1 on 3 islands, 3x2, 3x3 & 5x2 on 2 islands, 2x4 on 1 island, only 1x1 & 2x1 fit on the smallest island

Enchanted Isles:
1x1, 2x1, 1x2, 2x2,each island, 2x3 & 1x3 on 2 islands, 3x1 will not fit

Golden Bay Island:
4- 3x3 centers, 2- 3x1 centers, up to 5x3 on outside

Grace Island:
3x3 centers, up to 5x4

Juno Island:
all lot sizes, 20 long

Kiwi Island:
3x3 center, up to 5x3 & 3x5

Northern Isles:
1x1, 1x2, 2x1 each island, 1 place for 2x2, 3x1 will not fit

Paradise Island:
5x3 center

South Bay Island:
up to 5x2

Sunset Island:
3x3 center, up to 4x3

Whitley Island:
up to 5x3
Tags: #sc4, #terrain, #terrains, #14, #small, #islands

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Sims 2
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Whitley Island.rar

Size: 301.1 KB · Downloads: 2,140 · 1st Feb 2007
301.1 KB 2,140 1st Feb 2007
Sunset Island.rar

Size: 285.0 KB · Downloads: 2,271 · 1st Feb 2007
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South Bay Island.rar

Size: 352.7 KB · Downloads: 2,056 · 1st Feb 2007
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Paradise Island.rar

Size: 402.1 KB · Downloads: 2,812 · 1st Feb 2007
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Northern Isles.rar

Size: 265.9 KB · Downloads: 2,073 · 1st Feb 2007
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Kiwi Island.rar

Size: 377.6 KB · Downloads: 2,268 · 1st Feb 2007
377.6 KB 2,268 1st Feb 2007
Juno Island.rar

Size: 343.6 KB · Downloads: 2,377 · 1st Feb 2007
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Grace Island.rar

Size: 345.2 KB · Downloads: 2,323 · 1st Feb 2007
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Golden Bay Island.rar

Size: 349.8 KB · Downloads: 4,034 · 1st Feb 2007
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Enchanted Isles.rar

Size: 310.4 KB · Downloads: 1,913 · 1st Feb 2007
310.4 KB 1,913 1st Feb 2007
Emerald Isles.rar

Size: 313.2 KB · Downloads: 2,085 · 1st Feb 2007
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Ellis Island.rar

Size: 325.1 KB · Downloads: 3,218 · 1st Feb 2007
325.1 KB 3,218 1st Feb 2007
Coral Island.rar

Size: 359.0 KB · Downloads: 2,324 · 1st Feb 2007
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Calhoun Island.rar

Size: 354.7 KB · Downloads: 2,080 · 1st Feb 2007
354.7 KB 2,080 1st Feb 2007
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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 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\
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 6:29 AM
very nice creation!! Thank you
Mad Poster
#3 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 6:37 AM
Nice cute nbhoods for small stories
thank you

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Test Subject
#4 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 6:48 AM
i love little terrains thanks

What would Link say.... oh yes, Link can't talk.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 7:18 AM
Nice :D

Test Subject
#6 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 7:59 AM
I love tiny lots and neighborhoods for the sims! This is definitely awesome, thank you so much.
Test Subject
#7 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 11:45 AM
good idea but its not looking very creative.
on the pictures its looks like bread pieces in soup^^
but anyway i couldnt do it better
Test Subject
3rd Feb 2007 at 11:46 AM
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Test Subject
#8 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 2:37 PM
I find a tiny terrains for a long time..Thanks
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 12:02 AM
Wonderful collection, it would be a great addition to have some island that weren't so tall. I find especially on small terrains it's nice to be down closer to the ocean. Still, I very much appreciate the effort you put into these!
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 7:09 AM
thanks for sharing these terrains. i also have your evansville and i really, really enjoy it. i love the super small (1x1) plots. thanks again for sharing!
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Feb 2007 at 1:16 PM
They look great, thank you very
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Mar 2007 at 5:35 PM
Great !X

Alastair :)
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd Apr 2007 at 9:21 PM Last edited by SimulatedDork : 3rd Apr 2007 at 9:32 PM.
This is too cool, thanksk for sharing. I will definatly be using Juno (the best downtown ever! Lol) - you say it fits all lot sizes - even 5x5?
And for future reference - the NL tower shown in pictures is equivelant to a 3x3 lot.
Space Pony
#14 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 7:38 AM
Perfect for me tyvm!

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so astonished!
Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd May 2007 at 10:21 PM
Hi! I have a problem with installing these nice little terrains. I downloaded it with Q Express Installer but they were not present in game.. What have I got to do? (Please, don´t look at my english, I´m from Germany). Thank you for helping me.
Test Subject
#16 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 3:07 PM
Hi!I love these islands and use each one for a different Sim story,thanks!

P.S natvanaue,you need to put the files in My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains with the .png files.Hope this helps!
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 8:08 PM
i cant download anything thats in rar.
because my downloader comes up with the sims2 pack file.
do you have any of them in zip.
Test Subject
#18 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 1:47 PM
I do LOVE these islands!

I have a question though. Ambers_journey, or anyone that mey know, how do you get Paradise Island so flat round the edges? As shown in the last screen shot? I've tried (placeing lots etc) and failed meny times... please help?
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 4:41 AM Last edited by starrsim : 20th Jul 2008 at 4:48 AM.
I have been using your islands for a long time and I LOVE them. They make my game much more playable and it's fun trying to fit everything on small lots-but it's worth it not to worry about long loading times. I wanted to say thank you-thank you-thank you!
Test Subject
#20 Old 7th Jun 2010 at 11:53 PM
Thank you. Small is just right for my Sim world. Thank you again.
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 8:07 PM
Wow, thanks alot for these. Wish I could make islands like these, mine always end up too tall for beach lots, or uneven. Yours are just the right level and everything flat

Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Nov 2010 at 11:03 AM
I like Paradise Island that one's my favourite out of all of them
#23 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 9:28 PM
I was Planning On Making a mini island but couldn't find any mini SC4 Tarrains Your's Is Perfect!
Mad Poster
#24 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 8:04 PM Last edited by lauratje86 : 13th Dec 2017 at 7:03 PM.
These terrains were created before Bon Voyage was released, but beach lots can still be placed on some of the islands. For my own future reference and as it may be useful to others, here is some information about these islands' compatibility with Bon Voyage beach lots.

Golden Bay Island - 2 beach lots, 3x5 & 4x5. Minor terrain distortion.
Grace Island - 4 beach lots, 3*3x5 & 5x5. Minor to no terrain distortion if all four beach lots are placed.
Juno Island - 7 beach lots, 5*3x5, 4x5 & 5x5. Minor to major terrain distortion. May need to place lots, exit the neighbourhood and reload it to minimise terrain distortion.
Sunset Island - 3 beach lots, 2*3x5 & 5x5. Minor terrain distortion.
Whitley Island - 3 beach lots, 2*3x5 & 4x5. Minor terrain distortion.

The other islands/island groups are not compatible with Bon Voyage beach lots.
Mad Poster
11th Apr 2018 at 12:35 AM
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